SILICONE RUBBER FOAM BRUSH

Pablo Carrasco Zanini (Inventor), Brian Parrott (Inventor), Ali Shehri (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

97 Cloth ,.„ Rubber Effect of Different Brush Materials on Solar Cell Performance 1.03 .02 Not Brushed DOriginal (a) 0Brushed (b) aWashed (c) Fig. 1A E g 0.98 b c a b c a b Nylon Cloth Foam (12) INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION PUBLISHED UNDER THE PATENT COOPERATION TREATY (PCT) (19) World Intellectual Property Organization International Bureau (43) International Publication Date 08 September 2017 (08.09.2017) W I PO I PCT omit Ill DID lII 0 onm im 111E1111°111 (10) International Publication Number WO 2017/151894 A3 (51) International Patent Classification: BO8B 1/00 (2006.01) BO8B 11/04 (2006.01) A46B 13/00 (2006.01) F24J 2/46 (2006.01) A47L 1/00 (2006.01) A46B 9/00 (2006.01) BO8B 1/04 (2006.01) A46D 1/00 (2006.01) (21) International Application Number: PCT/US2017/020412 (22) International Filing Date: 02 March 2017 (02.03.2017) (25) Filing Language: English (26) Publication Language: English (30) Priority Data: 62/303,958 04 March 2016 (04.03.2016) US (71) Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY [SA/SA]; 1 Eastern Avenue, Dhahran 31311 (SA). (71) Applicant (for US only): ARAMCO SERVICES COM- PANY [US/US]; 9009 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77096 (US). (72) Inventors: CARRASCO ZANINI, Pablo; 1-355 Lab, In- novation Cluster #3, Bldg. 23, KAUST Research Park, Thuwal 23955-6900 (SA). PARROTT, Brian; 1-355 Lab, Innovation Cluster #3, Bldg. 23, KAUST Research Park, Thuwal 23955-6900 (SA). SHEHRI, Ali; 1-355 Lab, limo- vation Cluster #3, Bldg. 23, KAUST Research Park, Thuw- al 23955-6900 (SA). (74) Agent: LEASON, David et al.; Leason Ellis LLP, One Barker Avenue, Fifth Floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (US). (81) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every kind of national protection available): AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, — (54) Title: SILICONE RUBBER FOAM BRUSH Assessment of Brushing Impact (20 Years with Sand) 71- 00 1-1 1-1 N 1-1 O (57) : A method and device for cleaning and pretreating solar panels is provided. The device is a brush (1000) which includes an extrusion (1002), having cleaning elements made from silicone foam rubber material attached to it. The free ends (2002, 2004) of a sheet (2000) each define a flap of the brush.The sheet (2000) of silicone foam rubber material having two free ends (2002, 2004) which can be attached to a core member such that the two free ends extend away from the core member to form flaps. The solar panels can be cleaned by brushing the solar panel surfaces with the flaps of silicone foam rubber material. The solar panels can also be pretreated by brushing the solar panel surfaces with silicone foam rubber material. [Continued on next page] WO 2017/151894 A3 MUNRO DOI 01011MOIDEMOM VIII 1111101111101111011111111101110 II KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW. (84) Designated States (unless otherwise indicated, for every kind of regional protection available): ARIPO (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW), Eurasian (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM), European (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR), OAPI (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG). Published: with international search report (Art. 21(3)) before the expiration of the time limit for amending the claims and to be republished in the event of receipt of amendments (Rule 48.2(h)) (88) Date of publication of the international search report: 30 November 2017 (30.11.2017)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberSG11201806795P
IPCB08B 11/ 04 A I
Priority date03/2/17
StatePublished - Sep 27 2018

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