Patent Number: 6,984,804

Title: Non-contact treatment method

Abstract: Before electrically connecting at least two photovoltaic elements, a medium capable of absorbing at least 10% or more of a light having a wavelength of 0.4 .mu.m to 2.0 .mu.m is provided on an electric connection portion of the photovoltaic element, whereby the present invention provides a method of electrically connecting a group of photovoltaic elements to one another with a high yield and easy automatization.

Inventors: Takeyama; Yoshifumi (Kyoto, JP), Satoi; Tsunenobu (Yokohama, JP), Kasai; Shozo (Yokohama, JP), Murakami; Tsutomu (Nara, JP), Kusakari; Masayuki (Tokyo, JP), Tsuzuki; Koji (Ikoma, JP), Hayashi; Yoshimitsu (Yokohama, JP), Shimizu; Koichi (Kyotanabe, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B23K 26/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018