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US20080035195 THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS  
Representative configurations for improved thermoelectric power generation systems to improve and increase thermal efficiency are disclosed.
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...
US20090301687 INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEM FOR WHOLE HOME OR BUILDING  
An integrated energy system for a home or other building utilizes a heated reservoir for energy storage. The reservoir is mainly heated by one or more solar collectors. The system also includes an...
US20050252543 Low power thermoelectric generator  
Disclosed is a foil segment for a thermoelectric generator comprising a top plate disposed in spaced relation above a bottom plate. An array of the foil segments is perpendicularly disposed in...
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....
US20130005372 Integral thermoelectric generator for wireless devices  
Electrical power is produced by a first process component, a first heat pipe formed in part by a first cavity within the first process component, and a thermoelectric generator assembly. The...
US20160197259 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES AND SYSTEMS  
The present disclosure provides a thermoelectric element comprising a flexible semiconductor substrate having exposed surfaces with a metal content that is less than about 1% as measured by x-ray...
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...
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...
US20050172993 Thermoelectric generator for internal combustion engine  
A thermoelectric generator for an internal combustion engine that prevents a thermoelectric generation element from being damaged. The thermoelectric generator includes a casing, which is arranged...
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...
US20140230871 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT  
A thermoelectric conversion material containing a carbon nanotube and a conjugated polymer, in which the conjugated polymer at least has, as a repeating unit having a conjugated system, (A) a...
US20110226299 DEVICE FOR ENERGY CONVERSION, ELECTRICAL SWITCHING, AND THERMAL SWITCHING  
An improved design for maintaining nanometer separation between electrodes in tunneling, thermo-tunneling, diode, thermionic, thermoelectric, thermo-photovoltaic, current limiting, reset-able...
US20090301541 THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR  
A thermoelectric generator includes a plurality of thermoelectric modules that generate electrical power when subjected to a temperature differential. The generator also includes a plurality of...
US20060048807 Thin film thermoelectric module  
Disclosed herein is a thin film thermoelectric module. the module includes high and low temperature part module substrates, unit thermoelectric devices, and lead wires. The high and low...
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...
US20130180563 THERMALLY SWITCHED THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION  
The Seebeck effect is the generation of a voltage between two junctions of dissimilar materials, and this effect is used to convert heat to electricity using thermoelectric modules containing a...
US20120111386 ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS  
In some embodiments, an integrated power generation system includes a primary power source supplying power to a primary power user, a thermoelectric power generator system thermally coupled to a...
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...
US20070125415 Light capture with patterned solar cell bus wires  
Crystalline silicon PV modules typically use tinned flat copper wire to increase the conductivity of a bus bar metallization and to interconnect to adjacent cells. Such a flat bus wire may be...
US20060076046 Thermoelectric device structure and apparatus incorporating same  
In certain embodiments, a thermoelectric device apparatus includes a plurality of laterally spaced-apart electrodes disposed upon a supporting structure, and at least one complementary pair of...
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...
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...
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...
US20100012165 Self-Powered Electrical System  
A portable self-powered electrical system for converting heat energy into electrical energy to power one or more electric devices, the portable self-powered electrical system comprises a housing,...
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...
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...
US20050150537 Thermoelectric devices  
A thermoelectric device with an improved figure-of-merit achieved by lowering the thermal conductivity of the thermoelectric device without significantly reducing electrical conductivity. The...
US20170062691 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS  
A thermoelectric conversion apparatus includes a substrate, and a power generation part formed on the substrate for generating a thermoelectric power. The power generation part includes a magnetic...
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...
US20130306124 WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY METHOD  
To provide a wireless power supply device and a wireless power supply method capable of supplying electric power by a wireless system, using a means other than radio waves. This wireless power...
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...
US20120152297 POWER GENERATION USING A THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR AND A PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL  
An energy harvesting device is disclosed that includes a thermoelectric device adapted to produce electricity according to a Seebeck effect when a thermal gradient is imposed across first and...
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...
US20050109386 System and method for enhanced thermophotovoltaic generation  
A system and method for lower cost, high efficiency, thermophotovoltaic distributed generation includes: an emitter, a photovoltaic cell, and transient electrical energy storage.
US20130087180 WEARABLE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR SYSTEM  
A wearable thermoelectric generator system thermoelectric generator may include a thermoelectric generator, a heat collector, and a heat exchanger. The heat collector may be configured to be...
US20100154855 Thin walled thermoelectric devices and methods for production thereof  
A thermoelectric generator is built into the wall of a heat exchanger by applying coatings of dielectric, electrical conductor and N-type and P-type thermoelectric materials. A tubular heat...
US20100147351 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE  
A thermoelectric conversion module including a double angular cylinder including an inner tube and an outer tube disposed on an axis common to the inner tube and at a predetermined spacing....
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...
US20080245352 THERMO-ELECTRIC GENERATOR FOR USE WITH A STOVE  
Disclosed is in combination, a stove and a thermoelectric generator, wherein the stove has a heating chamber and the generator has a hot side plate positioned in use within the heating chamber in...
US20160260883 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT  
Provided are a thermoelectric conversion element which has a thermoelectric conversion layer made of an organic material and is capable of generating electric power at a favorable efficiency and a...
US20130298954 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL, AND THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND THERMOELECTRIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL  
A thermoelectric material including a composition of Formula 1: (Bi1-x-zSbxAz)u(Te1-ySey)w, Formula 1 wherein A is a transition metal, 0≦x<1, 0≦y≦1, 0
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...
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...
US20130061901 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTING MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
Provided is a high temperature thermoelectric converting module including a plurality of p type thermoelectric elements; a plurality of n type thermoelectric elements; a plurality of electrodes;...
US20110114146 UNIWAFER THERMOELECTRIC MODULES  
A uniwafer device for thermoelectric applications includes one or more first thermoelectric elements and one or more second thermoelectric elements comprising respectively a first and second...
US20070289622 Integrated solar energy conversion system, method, and apparatus  
A solar energy conversion package includes a photovoltaic (PV) cell, a thermionic or thermoelectric conversion unit and a thermal heating system. Solar radiation is concentrated by a lens or...
US20060157102 Waste heat recovery system and thermoelectric conversion system  
A waste heat recover system includes a mechanism for supplying power by use of a thermoelectric conversion unit, and a mechanism for utilizing heat released from the thermoelectric conversion...
US20060048809 Thermoelectric devices with controlled current flow and related methods  
Thermoelectric devices comprising at least a first conductive material, a first semiconductive material, a second conductive material, and a third conductive material. The second conductive...

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