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SunPower Patent Grants

Sun tracking solar energy collection system with torsion lock

Patent Number 10174970 - January 8, 2019

A rotation locking device for use in a row-level sun tracking solar energy collection system includes a housing, a first locking member, a…

Laser foil trim approaches for foil-based metallization for solar cells

Patent Number 10177260 - January 8, 2019

Laser foil trim approaches for foil-based metallization of solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are described. For example, a method of…

Bonds for solar cell metallization

Patent Number 10177270 - January 8, 2019

A solar cell can include a substrate and a semiconductor region disposed in or above the substrate. The solar cell can also include a…

Snap-on rail assembly

Patent Number 10177704 - January 8, 2019

A mounting assembly to mount frames on a mounting surface, the mounting assembly having rails that supports the frames, each rail having an…

Solar cells with improved lifetime, passivation and/or efficiency

Patent Number 10170642 - January 1, 2019

A method of fabricating a solar cell can include forming a dielectric region on a silicon substrate. The method can also include forming an…

SunPower Patent Applications

SOLAR MODULE CLEANER

Application Number 20190013775 - January 10, 2019

A photovoltaic (PV) module cleaning system can include a robotic cleaning device and a support system. The support system can be configured to…

SPACER FORMATION IN A SOLAR CELL USING OXYGEN ION IMPLANTATION

Application Number 20180358490 - December 13, 2018

A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell has a front side facing the sun during normal operation, and a back side facing away from the sun.…

HYBRID MANAGEMENT MODULE

Application Number 20180351504 - December 6, 2018

One or more hybrid management modules for Photovoltaic (PV) systems are provided. These modules may be configured for peer-to-peer…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH AN ARRAY OF INVERTERS

Application Number 20180323642 - November 8, 2018

A system and method for establishing communication between a controller and a plurality of inverters comprises determining a response time…

INITIALIZING VIRTUAL OSCILLATOR CONTROL

Application Number 20180323726 - November 8, 2018

A first micro-inverter and a second micro-inverter are arranged to source a load. The micro-inverters include a virtual oscillator control…

SunPower Federal District Court Decisions

In Re SunPower Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation

California Northern District Court - November 20, 2018

STIPULATION AND ORDER OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/20/18. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on…

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - October 9, 2018

ORDER by Judge Richard Seeborg granting 101 Motion to Dismiss without Leave to Amend. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/9/2018)

Plaintiff v. Defendant

California Northern District Court - May 22, 2018

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting 14 Motion to Appear by Telephone at the Case Management Conference. Counsel shall…

In Re Sunpower Corporation Securities Litigation

California Northern District Court - April 18, 2018

ORDER by Judge Richard Seeborg granting 88 Motion to Dismiss, with leave to amend. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/18/2018)

Mirion Technologies (Canberra), Inc. v. Sunpower, Inc.

Ohio Southern District Court - November 6, 2017

OPINION AND ORDER denying 2 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge James L. Graham on 11/6/2017. (ds)

SunPower State Court Decisions

JANNARONE v. SUNPOWER CORPORATION

New Jersey New Jersey District Court - November 7, 2018

MEMORANDUM OPINION filed. Signed by Judge Michael A. Shipp on 11/7/2018. (km)

SunPower Corporation v. United States

United States US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

In Re SunPower Corporation Shareholder Derivative Litigation

California California Northern District Court - December 27, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO CONSIDER WHETHER CASES SHOULD BE RELATED. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 12/27/16. (cl, COURT…

Bristow v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - November 9, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER GRANTING ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO RELATE CASES. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 11/9/16. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on…

Patel v. SunPower Corporation et al

California California Northern District Court - October 14, 2016

STIPULATION AND ORDER granting motion to relate cases 16-04710 RS, 16-04915 WHO, 16-05312 NC, 16-05381 NC. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on…

SunPower Federal Appellate Court Decisions

SunPower Corporation v. United States

US Court of International Trade - July 21, 2017

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - June 8, 2016

SunPower Corp. v. United States

U.S. Court of International Trade - December 30, 2015