Patents

Published September 2018

Sunlight has been granted 49 U.S. Patents in the areas of solar UAV, free-space optical communication, PV and related topics, with more than 15 U.S. Patent applications pending.

Patent No.

Patent Title

9,083,425 Distributed airborne wireless networks
9,302,782 Methods and apparatus for a distributed airborne wireless communications fleet
9,836,065 Distributed airborne transportation system
9,541,924 Methods and apparatus for distributed airborne transportation system
9,596,020 Methods for providing distributed airborne wireless communications
8,897,770 Apparatus for distributed airborne wireless communications
8,983,455 Apparatus for distributed airborne wireless communications
9,985,718 Methods for providing distributed airborne wireless communications
9,870,005 Apparatus for close formation flight
9,714,090 Aircraft for vertical take-off and landing
10,040,553 Vertical take-off and landing detachable carrier and system for airborne and ground transportation
8,448,898 Autonomous solar aircraft
8,746,620 Adaptive solar airframe
9,067,668 Adaptable solar airframe with a flexible photovoltaic system
9,391,700 Integrated optical receiver skin
9,570,795 Multi-functional skin incorporating a photo-voltaic array and a RF antenna
9,802,711 Multi-layer de-icing skin for aircraft platforms
9,841,616 Mobile system incorporating flexible and tunable anti-reflective skin and method of use
9,758,257 Airflow sensing systems and apparatus
10,017,271 Methods of three dimensional (3D) airflow sensing and analysis
8,224,189 Retro-directive target for free-space optical communication and method of producing same
9,045,234 Method for airborne kinetic energy conversion
10,040,561 Airborne kinetic energy conversion system
7,923,282 Formation of stretchable photovoltaic devices and carriers
10,043,929 Spectrally adaptive multijunction photovoltaic thin film device and method of producing
9,012,763 Stretchable photovoltaic devices and carriers
7,842,534 Method for forming a compound semi-conductor thin-film
7,910,396 Three-stage formation of thin-films for photovoltaic devices
8,012,788 Multi-stage formation of thin-films for photovoltaic devices
8,110,428 Thin-film photovoltaic devices
8,187,906 Method for fabricating composite substrates for thin film electro-optical devices
8,343,794 Method and apparatus for manufacturing multi-layered electro-optic devices
9,397,499 Methods and apparatus for high-frequency electrical power collection and transfer
9,391,457 Apparatus and method for producing AC power
8,431,430 Method for forming a compound semi-conductor thin-film
8,455,808 Apparatus for optical restricting having an absorber material or producing and transferring photoexcitations to an emitter material
8,461,504 Methods for optical restricting including a photorestrictor for producing and transferring photoexcitations
8,835,748 Multi-junction PV module
9,087,948 Manufacturing method of multi-junction PV modules
8,894,826 Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin films with composition controlled by co-sputtering
9,881,774 Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin films with composition controlled by co-sputtering
9,646,828 A reacted particle deposition (RPD) method for forming a compound semi-conductor thin-film
9,856,143 A pressure controlled droplet spraying (PCDS) method for forming particles of compound materials from melts
9,994,951 Photovoltaic sputtering targets fabricated from reclaimed materials
9,834,454 Hybrid solar desalination system
9,834,455 Solar desalination system employing a humidification-dehumidification process
8,097,980 Distributed solar power plant and a method of its connection to the existing power grid
8,552,582 Distributed solar power plant and a method of its connection to the existing power grid
9,231,405 System and method for operating a distributed energy generating plant using a renewable source of energy

 

Sunlight has been granted 9 European patents in the areas of solar UAV and PV validated in various European nations with 15 International patent applications pendingĀ in solar UAV, free-space optical communication, PV an related topics.

EP 2 660 151 Autonomous solar aircraft
EP 3 106 906 Integrated optical receiver
EP 2 346 780 Pressure controlled droplet spraying (PCDS) method for forming particles of compound materials from melts
EP 2 503 589 Multi-stage formation of thin-films for photovoltaic devices
EP 2 260 506 Method for forming a compound semi-conductor thin-film
EP 2 255 392 Method and apparatus for fabricating composite substrates for thin film electro-optical devices
EP 2 759 469 Adaptive solar airframe
EP 2 266 144 Multi-junction solar array
EP 2 238 522 Distributed renewable energy plant and a method of its connection to the existing power grid
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