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US20120103381 Segmented thermoelectric module with bonded legs  
A segmented lead telluride egg-crate thermoelectric module. In preferred embodiments N legs and P legs are segmented into at least two segments. The segments are chosen for their figure of merit...
US20130167897 HETEROGENEOUS LAMINATE INCLUDING GRAPHENE, AND THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL, THERMOELECTRIC MODULE, AND THERMOELECTRIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE HETEROGENEOUS LAMINATE  
A heterogeneous laminate including: graphene; and a thermoelectric inorganic compound disposed on the graphene.
US20150114441 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL INCLUDING NANO-INCLUSIONS, THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND THERMOELECTRIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME  
A thermoelectric material including a thermoelectric matrix; and nano-inclusions in the thermoelectric matrix, the nano-inclusions having an average particle diameter of about 10 nanometers to...
US20140261609 ULTRATHIN NANOWIRE-BASED AND NANOSCALE HETEROSTRUCTURE BASED THERMOELECTRONIC CONVERSION STRUCTURES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A nano scale hetero structure tellurium-based nanowire structure is disclosed including a dumbbell-like crystalline heterostructure having a center rod-like portion and one octahedral structure...
US20080223426 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTER  
A thermoelectric converter including p-type semiconductors and n-type semiconductors alternately provided in corresponding first and second through holes, respectively, in a ceramic honeycomb. The...
US20070240750 Nanoscale thermoelectrics by bulk processing  
A thermoelectric having self-assembled structures, where the structures may be lamellae or dendrites. For some embodiments, the self-assembled structures are obtained by melting a mixture of Pb,...
US20090072078 High Altitude Airship Configuration And Power Technology And Method For Operation Of Same  
A new High Altitude Airship (HAA) capable of various extended applications and mission scenarios utilizing inventive onboard energy harvesting and power distribution systems. The power technology...
US20060272697 Thermoelectric compositions and process  
A process for producing bulk thermoelectric compositions containing nanoscale inclusions is described. The thermoelectric compositions have a higher figure of merit (ZT) than without the...
US20140060607 FLEXIBLE POLYMER-BASED THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS AND FABRICS INCORPORATING THE SAME  
Thermoelectric materials and flexible polymer-based thermoelectric materials that may be applied to fabrics for use as personal cooling/heating clothes and portable power source.
US20090025774 THERMOELECTRIC MEANS AND FABRIC-TYPE STRUCTURE INCORPORATING SUCH A MEANS  
The invention relates to a thermoelectric means (60) that can be woven or knitted, taking the form of an elongate body and having on its surface at least one converter for converting thermal...
US20110100409 THERMOELECTRIC NANO-COMPOSITE, AND THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND THERMOELECTRIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE THERMOELECTRIC NANO-COMPOSITE  
A thermoelectric nano-composite including a thermoelectric matrix; a nano-metal particle; and a nano-thermoelectric material represented by Formula 1: AxMyBz Formula 1 wherein A includes at least...
US20140000671 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE USING THE SAME  
Disclosed is a new thermoelectric conversion material represented by the chemical formula 1: Bi1-xCu1-yO1-zTe, where 0≦x<1, 0≦y<1, 0≦z<1 and x+y+z>0. A thermoelectric conversion device using said...
US20120211045 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE USING THE SAME  
Disclosed is a new thermoelectric conversion material represented by the chemical formula 1: Bi1-xCu1-yO1-zTe, where 0≦x<1, 0≦y<1, 0≦z<1 and x+y+z>0. A thermoelectric conversion device using said...
US20080295879 Thermoelectric and Pyroelectric Energy Conversion Devices  
New thermoelectric materials and devices are disclosed for application to high efficiency thermoelectric power generation. New functional materials based on oxides, rare-earth-oxides,...
US20110297202 NANO STRUCTURE INCLUDING DISCONTINUOUS AREA AND THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE INCLUDING NANO STRUCTURE  
A thermoelectric material including: a nanostructure; a discontinuous area disposed in the nanostructure, and an uneven portion disposed on the nano structure.
US20150107640 IV-VI AND III-V QUANTUM DOT STRUCTURES IN A V-VI MATRIX  
A thermoelectric material and methods of manufacturing thereof are disclosed. In general, the thermoelectric material comprises a Group V-VI host, or matrix, material and Group III-V or Group...
US20100095997 Stacked thin-film superlattice thermoelectric devices  
A thermoelectric device (31) includes a plurality of alternating p-type and n-type semiconductor thermoelectric elements (32, 34, 36; 33, 35 37) the elements (32-37) being separated by...
US20120247524 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS  
Disclosed is an article having: a porous thermally insulating material, an electrically conductive coating on the thermally insulating material, and a thermoelectric coating on the electrically...
US20140137917 THERMOELECTRIC MODULE WITH BI-TAPERED THERMOELECTRIC PINS  
The thermoelectric module with bi-tapered thermoelectric pins is a semiconductor device configured as a thermoelectric power generator that has pins made of Bismuth Telluride that attach to a...
US20150020862 Oxide Nanoparticle-Dispersed, Chalcogenide-Based, and Phase-Separated Composite Thermoelectric Material  
Provided is a thermoelectric material containing: a matrix containing a Group 13 element of chalcogenide; and oxide nanoparticles dispersed into the matrix to have excellent thermal stability,...
US20070095383 Thermoelectric material, thermoelectric element, thermoelectric module and methods for manufacturing the same  
T provide an N type thermoelectric material having figure of the merit improved to be comparable to or higher than that of P type thermoelectric material, the N type thermoelectric material of the...
US20070039641 Cobalt oxide thermoelectric compositions and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to thermoelectric cobalt oxide compositions and their use in thermal management and generation of electrical power. The invention particularly relates to thin films...
US20070056624 Thin film ceramic thermocouples  
A thin film ceramic thermocouple (10) having two ceramic thermocouple (12, 14) that are in contact with each other in at least on point to form a junction, and wherein each element was prepared in...
US20070227577 Pb-Te-compounds doped with tin-antimony-tellurides for thermoelectric generators or peltier arrangements  
The invention relates to a thermoelectrically active p- or n-conductive semiconductor material constituted by a compound of the general formula (I) (PbTe)1-x(Sn2±ySb2±zTe5)x (I) with 0.0001≦x≦0.5,...
US20080223427 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTER  
A thermoelectric converter including plural thermoelectric conversion modules connected in series by having p-type semiconductors and n-type semiconductors alternately provided in through holes of...
US20080087317 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...
US20120145214 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE USING SAME  
A thermoelectric conversion material contains a mixed oxide containing Zn, Ga, and In. The thermoelectric conversion material is one in which the mixed oxide further contains Al. The...
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...
US20100294326 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE  
The present invention realizes a thermoelectric conversion material having excellent thermoelectric performance over a wide temperature range, and a thermoelectric conversion module providing...
US20130180560 NANOSCALE, ULTRA-THIN FILMS FOR EXCELLENT THERMOELECTRIC FIGURE OF MERIT  
A thermoelectric structure including a thermoelectric material having a thickness less than 50 nm and a semi-insulating material in electrical contact with the thermoelectric material. The...
US20070157960 Composite oxide having n-type thermoelectric conversion property  
The present invention provides a complex oxide having a composition represented by the formula LavM1wNixM2yOz; wherein M1 is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Na, K, Sr,...
US20130263907 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL, THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE  
Provided is a p-type thermoelectric conversion material achieving a low environment load and low costs and having high efficiency. A thermoelectric conversion device is constituted by raw...
US20130139864 THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES  
Provided is a thermoelectric device including two legs having a rough side surface and a smooth side surface facing each other. Phonons may be scattered by the rough side surface, thereby...
US20110240083 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL, AND THERMOELECTRIC MODULE AND THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL  
A thermoelectric material including a compound represented by Formula 1 below: (R1-aR′a)(T1-bT′b)3±y Formula 1 wherein R and R′ are different from each other, and each includes at least one...
US20110226304 Thermoelectric Conversion Module  
A thermoelectric conversion module that generates electric power by applying a temperature difference to a pn junction between a p-type oxide thermoelectric conversion material and an n-type oxide...
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...
US20080169016 NANOWIRE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME  
The present invention is directed to an electrical device that comprises a first and a second fiber having a core of thermoelectric material embedded in an electrically insulating material, and a...
US20140305484 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL  
Provided is a thermoelectric conversion material which is composed of Bi2-xMnxSe3, is single-crystalline, and has a p-type carrier.
US20130255743 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME  
A thermoelectric conversion material in which the electron spatial distribution assumes a wire structure or a quasi-one-dimensional structure is fabricated. A mode of the present invention...
US20130247952 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME  
A thermoelectric conversion material in a wire structure or quasi-one-dimensional structure is fabricated simply and with good reproducibility. In one mode of the present invention, a...
US20080066797 Selective light absorbing semiconductor surface  
A selective light absorbing semiconductor surface is disclosed. Said semiconductor surface is characterized by the presence of indentations or protrusions comprising a grating of dimensions such...
US20120174954 SEEBECK/PELTIER THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE EMPLOYING TREATED FILMS OF SEMICONDUCTING MATERIAL NOT REQUIRING NANOMETRIC DEFINITION  
The disclosure relates to Seebeck/Peltier effect thermoelectric conversion devices and in particular devices made of stack of dielectric layers alternated to treated semiconducting layers even of...
US20140144477 THERMOELECTRIC NANOCRYSTAL COATED GLASS FIBER SENSORS  
This disclosure examines using lead telluride nanocrystals as well as other materials suitable for thermoelectric conversion, particularly materials with high Figure of Merit values, as coatings...
US20130247949 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...
US20080202575 METHODS FOR HIGH FIGURE-OF-MERIT IN NANOSTRUCTURED THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS  
Thermoelectric materials with high figures of merit, ZT values, are disclosed. In many instances, such materials include nano-sized domains (e.g., nanocrystalline), which are hypothesized to help...
US20130247951 THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL WITH HIGH CROSS-PLANE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY IN THE PRESENCE OF A POTENTIAL BARRIER  
Embodiments of a thermoelectric material having high cross-plane electrical conductivity in the presence of one or more Seebeck coefficient enhancing potential barriers and methods of fabrication...
US20100218796 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE  
Provided is a thermoelectric conversion module. This thermoelectric conversion module comprises a pair of substrates facing each other, a plurality of p-type thermoelectric conversion elements and...
US20130298957 Electrically Conductive Nanocomposite Material and Thermoelectric Device Comprising the Material  
An electrically conductive composite material that includes an electrically conductive polymer, and at least one metal nanoparticle coated with a protective agent, wherein said protective agent...
US20110023619 THIN FILM CERAMIC THERMOCOUPLES  
A thin film ceramic thermocouple (10) having two ceramic thermocouple (12, 14) that are in contact with each other in at least on point to form a junction, and wherein each element was prepared in...
US20090205694 Thermoelectric Generation Device for Energy Recovery  
A thermoelectric generation device is configured for mounting on cooling tubes of a heat exchanger of a computer room air conditioning unit in a data center. A first type of Seebeck material and a...

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