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US20140116491 BULK-SIZE NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME BY SINTERING NANOWIRES  
Thermoelectric solid material and method thereof. The thermoelectric solid material includes a plurality of nanowires. Each nanowire of the plurality of nanowires corresponds to an aspect ratio...
US20090178700 THERMOELECTRIC FIGURE OF MERIT ENHANCEMENT BY MODIFICATION OF THE ELECTRONIC DENSITY OF STATES  
A thermoelectric material and a method of fabricating a thermoelectric material are provided. The thermoelectric material includes a doped compound of at least one Group IV element and at least...
US20080283109 Space solar power system for thermochemical processing and electricity production  
Thermochemical processing systems for the production of electricity and chemicals using energy from an orbiting space solar power satellite (100). Methods of producing electricity and chemicals...
US20080264464 Temperature Control Including Integrated Thermoelectric Sensing and Heat Pumping Devices and Related Methods and Systems  
A temperature control system may include a thermoelectric device, and a controller electrically coupled to the thermoelectric device. The controller may be configured to apply an AC signal to the...
US20130019918 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A method for forming a thermoelectric element for use in a thermoelectric device comprises forming a mask adjacent to a substrate. The mask can include three-dimensional structures phase-separated...
US20090044848 Nanostructured Material-Based Thermoelectric Generators  
A thermoelectric device that can exhibit substantially high specific power density is provided. The device includes core having a p-type element made from carbon nanotube and an n-type element....
US20120198616 DISTRIBUTED THERMOELECTRIC STRING AND INSULATING PANEL AND APPLICATIONS FOR LOCAL HEATING, LOCAL COOLING, AND POWER GENERATION FROM HEAT  
Inexpensive, lightweight, flexible heating and cooling panels with highly distributed thermoelectric elements are provided. A thermoelectric “string” is described that may be woven or assembled...
US20080142068 Direct Thermoelectric chiller assembly  
A thermoelectric system comprising at least one thermoelectric module comprising a first side and a second side, and being configured to develop a temperate difference between the first side and...
US20070277866 Thermoelectric nanotube arrays  
In some embodiments, the present invention is directed to thermoelectric devices comprising thermoelectric elements comprising nanotubes of thermoelectric material. The present invention is also...
US20090205695 Energy Conversion Device  
An improved design for maintaining nanometer separation between electrodes in tunneling, thermo-tunneling, diode, thermionic, thermoelectric, thermo-photovoltaic and other devices is disclosed. At...
US20150287902 MODULAR THERMOELECTRIC UNITS FOR HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF  
Apparatus and method for generating electricity. The apparatus includes one or more first components configured to extract heat from at least a first fluid flow at a first temperature to one or...
US20150207056 ALUMINUM-MAGNESIUM-SILICON COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL, THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE EACH COMPRISING OR INCLUDING THE COMPOSITE MATERIAL  
Disclosed is an aluminum-magnesium-silicon composite material that contains an alloy comprising Al, Mg, and Si and can be used favorably as a material for a thermoelectric conversion module, and...
US20110220163 THERMOELECTRIC HETEROSTRUCTURE ASSEMBLIES ELEMENT  
Improved thermoelectric assemblies are disclosed, wherein layers of heterostructure thermoelectric materials or thin layers of thermoelectric material form thermoelectric elements. The layers are...
US20050150539 Monolithic thin-film thermoelectric device including complementary thermoelectric materials  
A vertical, monolithic, thin-film thermoelectric device is described. Thermoelectric elements of opposing conductivity types may be coupled electrically in series and thermally in parallel by...
US20160056360 Flexible Thermoelectric Device Using Mesh Type Substrate and Manufacturing Method Thereof  
The present invention relates to a flexible thermoelectric device and a manufacturing method thereof, and a thermoelectric material is formed on a mesh type substrate made of a glass fabric, and...
US20120024332 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL COATED WITH A PROTECTIVE LAYER  
A thermoelectric material in a shape for forming part of a thermoelectric module, the thermoelectric material is coated with a protective layer to prevent degradation by humidity, oxygen,...
US20050150535 Method for forming a thin-film thermoelectric device including a phonon-blocking thermal conductor  
A vertical, monolithic, thin-film thermoelectric device is described. Thermoelectric elements of opposing conductivity types may be coupled electrically in series and thermally in parallel by...
US20100258154 THERMOELECTRIC ALLOYS WITH IMPROVED THERMOELECTRIC POWER FACTOR  
A thermoelectric material and a method of using a thermoelectric device are provided. The thermoelectric material includes at least one compound having a general composition of...
US20140261608 Thermal Interface Structure for Thermoelectric Devices  
A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve...
US20130146117 System and Method for Converting Electromagnetic Radiation to Electrical Energy  
An nanoantenna comprising a resonant structure element is tuned to capture energy, for example heat or light, radiated at a resonant frequency and to transfer structure to convert the captured...
US20120152295 ARRAYS OF FILLED NANOSTRUCTURES WITH PROTRUDING SEGMENTS AND METHODS THEREOF  
A structure and method for at least one array of nanowires partially embedded in a matrix includes nanowires and one or more fill materials located between the nanowires. Each of the nanowires...
US20070272290 REGULATING VEHICLE CABIN ENVIRONMENT AND GENERATING SUPPLEMENTAL ELECTRICAL CURRENT FROM WASTE HEAT  
A method and system for environmental control and supplementary power generation in conventional and hybrid vehicle applications is presented. A thermoelectric heat pump function regulates...
US20130340801 Thermoelectric Power Generation System Using Gradient Heat Exchanger  
A power generating system comprising a heat exchanger comprising an inlet, an outlet and a conduit extending along a length of the heat exchanger between the inlet and the outlet, and a plurality...
US20130333738 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL, AND FLEXIBLE THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT USING THE SAME  
An object of the invention is to provide a thermoelectric conversion material that can have a balance between flexibility and high thermoelectric conversion capacity, a thermoelectric conversion...
US20130037071 THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THERMOELECTRIC MODULE  
A thermoelectric module which has at least one thermoelectric element for converting energy between thermal energy and electrical energy. The at least one thermoelectric element has a first...
US20100163090 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF, CHIP STACK STRUCTURE, AND CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE  
A thermoelectric device including a first substrate, a plurality of conductive vias, a second substrate, a thermoelectric couple module, a first insulation layer, and a second insulation layer is...
US20060157101 System and method for fabrication of high-efficiency durable thermoelectric devices  
The present invention relates to a durable high-efficiency thermoelectric device. More specifically, the present invention relates to a thermoelectric device formed with a novel thermoelectric...
US20150155463 THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A THERMOELECTRIC MODULE  
A thermoelectric module which has at least one thermoelectric element for converting energy between thermal energy and electrical energy. The at least one thermoelectric element has a first...
US20140360546 SILICON-BASED THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS INCLUDING ISOELECTRONIC IMPURITIES, THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES BASED ON SUCH MATERIALS, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME  
Silicon-based thermoelectric materials including isoelectronic impurities, thermoelectric devices based on such materials, and methods of making and using same are provided. According to one...
US20140261607 Thermoelectric Module with Flexible Connector  
A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve...
US20080289677 COMPOSITE THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE  
The present disclosure describes a improved composite thermoelectric and an accompanying method. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the thermoelectric is constructed in layers...
US20070028956 Methods of forming thermoelectric devices including superlattice structures of alternating layers with heterogeneous periods and related devices  
Forming a thermoelectric device may include forming a thermoelectric superlattice including a plurality of alternating layers of different thermoelectric materials wherein a period of the...
US20120160293 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR  
A thermoelectric conversion module has a thermoelectric conversion element and an electrode, which are metallurgically bonded together via a porous metal layer. The porous metal layer is made of...
US20120152296 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE, THERMOELECTIC DEVICE MODULE, AND METHOD OF FORMING THE THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE  
Provided are a thermoelectric device, a thermoelectric device module, and a method of forming the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric device includes a first conductive type first...
US20100319746 HIGH EFFICIENCY THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION USING ZINTL-TYPE MATERIALS  
The invention disclosed herein relates to thermoelectrically-active p-type Zintl phase materials as well as devices utilizing such compounds. Such thermoelectric materials and devices may be used...
US20130276851 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE  
The present invention provides a thermoelectric device comprising a first electrode, a second electrode, and conducting composition capable of conducting ions, wherein the first and second...
US20110094556 PLANAR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR  
A thermoelectric generator may comprise a pair of thermally conducive top and bottom plates having a foil assembly positioned therebetween. The foil assembly may comprise a substrate having a...
US20120227778 Thermoelectric Textile  
Disclosed are thermoelectric systems and methods for manufacturing thermoelectric systems. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric system include a flexible structure and at least one thermocouple...
US20100170551 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE, THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, AND THEIR MANUFACTURING METHOD  
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a substrate and a plurality of thermoelectric conversion devices arranged on the surface of the substrate. The substrate is provided with a through hole...
US20100024859 THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR FOR VARIABLE THERMAL POWER SOURCE  
A thermoelectric generator includes a first thermoelectric segment including at least one thermoelectric module. The first thermoelectric segment has a working fluid flowing therethrough with a...
US20090211619 Thermoelectric Material and Device Incorporating Same  
A thermoelectric device includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements coupled between a first plate and a second plate. The plurality of thermoelectric elements are electrically interconnected...
US20090205696 Thermoelectric Heat Pumps Providing Active Thermal Barriers and Related Devices and Methods  
An electronic device may include a heat generating component and a surface adjacent the heat generating component. A temperature of the heat generating component may be greater than a temperature...
US20120297755 MODULE, ASSEMBLY WITH MODULE, THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR UNIT AND EXHAUST GAS CONDUIT DEVICE WITH GENERATOR UNIT  
A thermoelectric module (10) has a plurality of series-connected thermoelectric elements which are arranged between a first module housing plate defining a high-temperature side and a second...
US20110030754 THERMOELECTRIC MODULES AND RELATED METHODS  
An example thermoelectric module of the present disclosure generally includes a first laminate having a dielectric layer and an electrically conductive layer coupled to the dielectric layer, a...
US20100006132 Stacked Thermoelectric Modules  
An apparatus includes a first thermally conductive body having a plurality of fingers and a second thermally conductive body having a plurality of fingers. The first and second bodies are...
US20120174956 Thermoelectric Modules, Thermoelectric Assemblies, and Related Methods  
An example thermoelectric module generally includes a first laminate having a dielectric layer and an electrically conductive layer coupled to the dielectric layer, a second laminate having a...
US20100212713 Thermoelectric Conversion Module Component, Thermoelectric Conversion Module, and Method for Producing the Aforementioned  
A thermoelectric conversion module component includes a laminate formed of a plurality of stacked thermoelectric elements each including a unit circuit having repeated pn junction pairs that...
US20070175506 THERMOELECTRIC MODULE, METHOD OF FORMING A THERMOELECTRIC ELEMENT, AND METHOD OF THERMOELECTRIC MODULE  
A method of forming thermoelectric elements includes introducing a molten thermoelectric-material in a plurality of holes of a mold, and solidifying the molten thermoelectric-material in the...
US20060107986 Peltier cooling systems with high aspect ratio  
New Peltier semiconductor heat transfer systems are presented herein. In particular, Peltier heat transfer systems of Peltier semiconductor elements of highly unique shape are arranged to bias the...
US20090229649 THERMAL MANAGEMENT FOR IMPROVED ENGINE OPERATION  
A method comprising flowing engine combustion exhaust through a thermoelectric device and flowing engine coolant through the thermoelectric device to provide faster engine and transmission warming...

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