Kyocera had 11 patents in advanced materials during Q1 2024. Kyocera Corp’s Q1 2024 patents include a photovoltaic module with a weather-resistant front protective layer and a filler containing a material that generates a free acid. Another patent describes a method for measuring light and temperature-induced degradation in crystalline silicon. Additionally, a patent covers a piezoelectric device with a cavity overlapping an electrode and a vibration absorber to reduce vibration. GlobalData’s report on Kyocera gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Kyocera grant share with advanced materials as a theme is 45% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Photovoltaic module (Patent ID: US20240072186A1)

The patent filed by Kyocera Corp. describes a photovoltaic module with a front protective layer, back protective layer, solar cells, and a filler. The front protective layer is light-transmissive, while the back protective layer faces the solar cells. The filler, containing a material generating a free acid, covers the solar cells. The front protective layer is made of a weather-resistant resin, with part of its surface exposed externally. Additionally, the front protective layer may include a fluorine resin, such as fluorinated ethylene propylene, ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, or ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene. The module may also have a protective film on the first surface and microthrough-holes extending through the front protective layer.

Furthermore, the photovoltaic module may have a front protective layer with microthrough-holes, a weather-resistant property, and exposure of part of the first surface externally. This design ensures efficient light transmission and protection for the solar cells. The inclusion of a filler generating a free acid enhances the module's performance, while the use of a weather-resistant resin and fluorine resin improves durability. The protective film and microthrough-holes provide additional protection and functionality to the module, making it a comprehensive solution for solar energy generation.

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