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9006557 Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems  
A thermoelectric assembly and method are provided. The thermoelectric assembly can extend at least partially around a perimeter of a first fluid conduit. The thermoelectric assembly can include a...
8940195 Conductive paste, and electronic device and solar cell including an electrode formed using the same  
A conductive paste includes a conductive powder, a metallic glass, and an organic vehicle. The metallic glass includes a first element, a second element having a higher absolute value of Gibbs...
8921679 Thermoelectric module and method of fabricating the same  
The disclosure provides a thermoelectric module and a method for fabricating the same. The thermoelectric module includes a plurality of p-type and n-type segmented thermoelectric elements...
8841540 High temperature thermoelectrics  
In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a thermoelectric device includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements that each include a diffusion barrier. The diffusion barrier...
8841539 High efficiency thermoelectric device  
A thermoelectric device based on a multilayer structure having alternate layers of metal/material mixture. The alternate layers have differing metal content. The layer structure is irradiated with...
8748726 Synthesis of silver, antimony, and tin doped bismuth telluride nanoparticles and bulk bismuth telluride to form bismuth telluride composites  
According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of thermoelectric materials, which embodiments may have improved figure of merit. In one exemplary embodiment, a thermoelectric...
8664510 Infrared absorber and thermal infrared detector  
The infrared ray absorbing film 2 is provided with a first layer 21 containing TiN and a second layer 22 containing an Si based compound, converting energy of infrared ray made incident from the...
8664509 Thermoelectric apparatus and method of fabricating the same  
A thermoelectric apparatus includes a first and a second assemblies, at least a first and a second heat conductors. The first assembly includes a first and a second substrates, and several first...
8586854 Thermoelectric conversion element  
A thermoelectric conversion element is configured to have two types of conductors with different Seebeck coefficients physically connected alternately with an electrode via one or more electrical...
8581089 Module having a plurality of thermoelectric elements  
A module having a plurality of thermoelectric elements electrically connected in series, each being made of at least one n-layer and at least one p-layer made of thermoelectric material with a...
8581088 Thermoelectric power generation apparatus and method  
A thermoelectric power generation apparatus includes a thermoelectric device having a first surface, an opposed second surface, and a first thermal energy storage unit operatively coupled to the...
8552284 Pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generating device  
A pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generating device includes an internal through-hole along the axis direction of the pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generation device; a plurality of first...
8440843 2, 2-bipyridine ligand, sensitizing dye and dye sensitized solar cell  
A dye sensitized solar cell, comprising a heteroleptic polypyridil complex of Ru, Os or Fe. The donating ligand has an extended conjugated π-system increasing the light absorbance and keeing the...
8441093 Shared membrane thermopile sensor array  
A thermopile sensor array is provided. The thermopile sensor array may include multiple pixels formed by multiple thermopiles arranged on a single common shared support membrane. A separation...
8390113 Thermoelectric conversion module  
A pressing member is prevented from being damaged by heat, heat dissipation through the pressing member on the higher-temperature side and reduction in thermoelectric conversion efficiency due to...
8383926 Thermoelectric structure and use of the thermoelectric structure to form a textile structure  
The thermoelectric structure is formed by a network of wires oriented substantially in a weft direction of the structure. It comprises first and second conducting wires of different kinds,...
8188360 Thermoelectric conversion device  
A thermoelectric conversion device includes a hot terminal substrate, a cold terminal substrate and a stacked structure. The stacked structure is disposed between the hot terminal substrate and...
8143510 Thermoelectric composite semiconductor  
Heat transfer to refrigerate or heat uses a thermoelectric semiconductor structure including a P-type composite of dices of semiconductor material alloyed with P-type material forming spaced...
8129609 Integrated thermoelectric cooling devices and methods for fabricating same  
Semiconductor integrated thermoelectric devices are provided, which are formed having high-density arrays of thermoelectric (TE) elements using semiconductor thin-film and VLSI (very large scale...
8129610 Thermoelectric transducer  
A thermoelectric transducer is provided, where a decrease in conversion efficiency due to uneven characteristics of semiconductors is resolved and a decrease in adhesion strength between each...
7994416 Semi-compensated pins for cold junction compensation  
A set of electrical connector pins for a thermocouple includes two materially similar conductor pairs, each conductor pair having conductors composed of a different material, and carried by an...
7943844 Thermoelectric module and manufacturing method for same  
A thermoelectric module and method of manufacture thereof, capable of preventing short-circuits between electrodes due to solder without causing increases in size or cost. A thermoelectric module...
7939743 Computer with thermoelectric conversion  
A computer with thermoelectric conversion uses a thermoelectric conversion module that connects between a heat generating device and a low temperature device to fully utilize the redundant heat...
7880079 Dual gap thermo-tunneling apparatus and methods  
Method and apparatus for improved thermal isolation for thermoelectric devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric device includes a first substrate portion having a first p-type...
7875791 Method for manufacturing a thermopile on a membrane and a membrane-less thermopile, the thermopile thus obtained and a thermoelectric generator comprising such thermopiles  
A method for manufacturing thermopile carrier chips comprises forming first type thermocouple legs and second type thermocouple legs on a first surface of a substrate and afterwards removing part...
7868242 Thermoelectric conversion module  
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a tubular element unit having a plurality of ring-like thermoelectric elements coaxially arranged with air as an insulator sandwiched inbetween. The...
7831205 Methods and systems for wireless communication by magnetic induction  
Disclosed are embodiments of methods and systems for wireless data transmission by magnetic induction. In one embodiment, a network of magnetic induction units is provided. The units may be...
7820905 Thermoelectric conversion device and manufacture method for the same  
A thermoelectric conversion device and a manufacture method thereof are provided. The manufacture method includes an electrode board stamping process, an insulating frame molding process, a...
7763792 Multistage heat pumps and method of manufacture  
A thermoelectric module is provided that includes a first thermally conductive plate with a first array of thermoelectric elements coupled to it. The first array of thermoelectric elements...
7723607 High performance thermoelectric materials and their method of preparation  
The present invention provides an indium-doped Co4Sb12 skutterudite composition in which some Co on the cubic lattice structure may be replaced with one or more members of the group consisting of...
7687705 Efficient thermoelectric device  
A high efficiency thermo electric device comprising a multi nanolayer structure of alternating insulator and insulator/metal material that is irradiated across the plane of the layer structure...
7655858 Thermoelectric device having an energy storage device located between its hot and cold sides  
A thermoelectric device (100, 342) that includes at least one thermoelectric couple (118, 304) that contains a thermoelectric junction (156) between two dissimilar materials (P, N) that allow...
7560640 Densely packed thermoelectric cooler  
Embodiments of the invention provide a thin film thermoelectric cooler. The cooler may have a high packing density that provides good cooling performance. The cooler may be formed by forming a...
7544883 Integrated thermoelectric cooling devices and methods for fabricating same  
Semiconductor integrated thermoelectric devices are provided, which are formed having high-density arrays of thermoelectric (TE) elements using semiconductor thin-film and VLSI (very large scale...
7317265 Method and apparatus for power management  
A system in accordance with the invention includes a power converter for converting a thermally generated voltage where the power converter includes a low-voltage direct current to direct current...
7291191 Fuel cell cartridge filters and pressure relief  
Described herein is a portable storage device that stores a hydrogen fuel source. The storage device includes a bladder that contains the hydrogen fuel source and conforms to the volume of the...
7157707 Radiation detector, sensor module having a radiation detector, and method for manufacturing a radiation detector  
A radiation detector, a method for manufacturing a radiation detector, and a sensor module having a radiation detector. The radiation detector may include a thermopile chip having a diaphragm, a...
7084342 Semi-compensated pins for cold junction compensation  
An apparatus and system is presented for partially compensating the cold junction of a thermocouple system using low cost semi-compensated conductors of system components accommodating various...
6987223 Heat sink for silicon thermopile  
A thermopile structure containing improved heat sinks for thermocouples in the detectors is described. The heat sinks are provided without additional processing. The heat sinks are added by using...
6894215 Thermoelectric module  
A thermoelectric module with a simple structure with less breakage by thermal stress is provided. For this purpose, the thermoelectric module includes p-type and n-type thermoelectric elements...
6872879 Thermoelectric generator  
A thermoelectric generator comprising a plurality of semi-conductor elements of type n an type p alternatingly disposed and connected at the ends thereof to form a plurality of thermocouples on...
6871999 Method for the correction of the output signal of an infra red radiation multiple element sensor  
A method for the correction of the output signal of an infra red radiation multiple element sensor comprises the steps of determining and storing a parameter of a sensor element of the sensor and...
6863438 Microstructured thermosensor  
A micropatterned thermosensor, e.g., an infrared sensor, includes a supporting body and at least one thermocouple arranged thereon. The thermocouple also has a first material and a second...
6740806 Combined thermocouple and thermopile capable of generating multiple EMF signals  
A combined thermocouple and thermopile capable of producing multiple EMF signals. The combined thermocouple and thermopile construction is particularly adapted for use as an electric generator...
6713833 Thermopile on an electrical insulating substrate  
A thermopile on an electrically insulating substrate. A pattern is arranged on this substrate of parts which consist of a first conductive material, to which a second conductive material is...
6713668 Solar energy converter and solar energy conversion system  
A solar energy converter includes: a light-concentrating instrument; an electron emitter in an insulated vacuum vessel, emitting electrons in a vacuum as a temperature rises by sunlight; an...
6670538 Thermal radiation sensor  
A radiation sensor which includes a thermopile for detecting radiant energy. The thermopile and a support rim for the thermopile are fabricated as an integrated unit to form a support chip. The...
6653547 Solar energy converter  
The solar energy converter comprises an electron emitter and an electron collector. They are provided separate from each other in a vacuum vessel. Solar energy in a wide range of sunlight spectrum...
6641301 Radiation detector with passive air purge and reduced noise  
A method and apparatus for maintaining a viewing window of a detector substantially clean includes enclosing the detector within a housing, and moving a target surface relative to the viewing...
6565254 Infrared sensing element and temperature measuring device  
An infrared sensing element of the present invention includes a base including a thin film portion and a thick wall portion arranged around the thin film portion, and a thermopile including a...

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