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SunPower Patent Grants

Bifacial solar cell module with backside reflector

Patent Number 10243087 - March 26, 2019

A bifacial solar cell module includes solar cells that are protected by front side packaging components and backside packaging components. The…

End clamp for mounting solar module to rail

Patent Number 10243507 - March 26, 2019

A solar power system may include rails, solar modules, and a plurality of clamps to secure the solar modules to the rails. An end clamp may be…

Backfeed power supply for solar power system

Patent Number 10236690 - March 19, 2019

A solar collection system may collect energy from the sun to generate electricity for distribution on an electrical grid. In addition to…

Photonic degradation monitoring for semiconductor devices

Patent Number 10230329 - March 12, 2019

Methods of testing a semiconductor, and semiconductor testing apparatus, are described. In an example, a method for testing a semiconductor…

Metallization of solar cells with differentiated P-type and N-type region architectures

Patent Number 10224442 - March 5, 2019

Methods of fabricating solar cell emitter regions with differentiated P-type and N-type regions architectures, and resulting solar cells, are…

SunPower Patent Applications

CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING CURRENT IN A PARALLEL-CONNECTED ARRAY

Application Number 20190074795 - March 7, 2019

A solar device system includes one or more solar devices shingled into an array of solar devices. Each solar device includes one or more…

AUTOMATED SOLAR COLLECTOR CLEANING DEVICE

Application Number 20190063788 - February 28, 2019

An autonomous solar collector cleaning device includes at least one main shaft, a first driver attached to a first end of the at least one…

LOCALIZED POWER POINT OPTIMIZER FOR SOLAR CELL INSTALLATIONS

Application Number 20190052091 - February 14, 2019

In one embodiment, a solar cell installation includes several groups of solar cells. Each group of solar cells has a local power point…

ETCHING OF SOLAR CELL MATERIALS

Application Number 20190044006 - February 7, 2019

A solar cell is fabricated by etching one or more of its layers without substantially etching another layer of the solar cell. In one…

TRENCH PROCESS AND STRUCTURE FOR BACKSIDE CONTACT SOLAR CELLS WITH POLYSILICON DOPED REGIONS

Application Number 20190044015 - February 7, 2019

A solar cell includes polysilicon P-type and N-type doped regions on a backside of a substrate, such as a silicon wafer. A trench structure…

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