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9018511 Spring-loaded heat exchanger fins  
A heat exchanger includes a first plate and a second plate connected to the first plate to define a duct between the first plate and the second plate. At least one elastic cooling fin is disposed...
8975503 Thermoelectric energy harvesting system  
An apparatus comprising a structure and an energy harvesting device. The structure is configured to have a first portion and a second. The energy harvesting device is formed as part of the...
8969703 Distributed thermoelectric string and insulating panel  
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...
8921683 Combined solar/thermal (CHP) heat and power for residential and industrial buildings  
A solar powered generator (100) has thermoelectric elements adjacent to and below solar cells. Concentrated sunlight is provided. A heat sink (104), which can be variable in temperature or...
8816183 Thermoelectric module and optical transmission apparatus  
A thermoelectric module includes a first insulated substrate having a first opposing surface, a second insulated substrate having a second opposing surface, the second opposing surface faces the...
8793992 Thermoelectric device for use with Stirling engine  
An exhaust gas manifold having thermoelectric devices in the exhaust manifold of a stirling engine is disclosed.
8766083 Thermoelectric element  
A thermoelectric element includes at least one thermopair and a pn-junction. The thermopair has a first material with a positive Seebeck coefficient and a second material with a negative Seebeck...
8729381 Nanostructures having high performance thermoelectric properties  
The invention provides for a nanostructure, or an array of such nanostructures, each comprising a rough surface, and a doped or undoped semiconductor. The nanostructure is an one-dimensional (1-D)...
8704076 Thermoelectric tempering device  
A thermoelectric tempering device having a plurality of thermoelectrically operating tempering elements, including a cold surface, which forms upon the supply of an electric current, on one side...
8686278 Energy-efficient micro-combustion system for power generation and fuel processing  
An integrated micro-combustion power generator converts hydrocarbon fuel into electricity. The integrated micro-scale power generator includes a micro-machined combustor adapted to convert...
8685758 Thermoelectric conversion module and method of restoring the same  
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a pair of heat transfer plates, p-type semiconductor blocks and n-type semiconductor blocks arranged between the heat transfer plates, and terminal...
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...
8659903 Heat switch array for thermal hot spot cooling  
A device has a passive cooling device having a surface, at least one active cooling device on the surface of the passive cooling device, and a thermal switch coupled to the passive cooling device,...
8649179 Circuit assemblies including thermoelectric modules  
A circuit assembly generally includes a circuit board and at least one electrical pathway configured to couple a thermoelectric module to the circuit board for use as a heat pump in the circuit...
8552283 Thermoelectric application for waste heat recovery from semiconductor devices in power electronics systems  
In a power electronics system of a next generation vehicle, a power module is provided including a thermoelectric device which is provided in a thermally conductive path between a power device and...
8546680 Energy efficient micro combustion system for power generation and fuel processing  
An integrated micro-scale power converter converts hydrocarbon fuel into electricity. The integrated micro-scale power converter includes a micromachined combustor adapted to convert hydrocarbon...
8471139 Thermoelectric conversion module and method for manufacturing thermoelectric conversion module  
A thermoelectric conversion module which has a P-type thermoelectric conversion material and an N-type thermoelectric conversion material electrically connected to each other. The P-type...
8373057 Thermoelectric element  
A thermoelectric element includes at least one thermopair and a pn-junction. The thermopair has a first material with a positive Seebeck coefficient and a second material with a negative Seebeck...
8362351 Module comprising a thermoelectric generator, as well as power source  
According to a first aspect, the invention relates to a TEG module, in particular for a power source (10), comprising a space (14) at least partially delimited by walls (16), at least one...
8341950 Engine exhaust system having a thermoelectric conversion device and a heat pipe  
Systems and methods for converting engine heat energy to electricity using a thermoelectric conversion device are provided herein. One example system may include an engine heat source, a...
8309838 Potential amplified nonequilibrium thermal electric device (PANTEC)  
A semiconductor structure is provided that can be used for cooling, heating, and power generation. A first region of the semiconductor structure has a first length and comprises a first...
8283553 Photon enhanced thermoelectric power generation  
A system and method for generating electrical power from a heat source utilizing both photonic and thermal conversion are disclosed. Specifically, power is generated by coupling photon converters...
8258393 Nanowire thermoelectric device  
A thermoelectric device is provided. The thermoelectric device includes a P-type thermoelectric component, an N-type thermoelectric component, and an electrically conductive layer. Each of the...
8256220 Exhaust gas bypass valve control for thermoelectric generator  
A method of controlling engine exhaust flow through at least one of an exhaust bypass and a thermoelectric device via a bypass valve is provided. The method includes: determining a mass flow of...
8188665 Light emitting diode with energy recovery system  
The invention relates to a light emitting diode (LED) which is electrically connected to an anode and a source. According to the invention one of the anode and the source is thermally coupled to a...
8063298 Methods of forming embedded thermoelectric coolers with adjacent thermally conductive fields  
A method of forming a thermoelectric device may include providing a substrate having a surface, and thermally coupling a thermoelectric p-n couple to a first portion of the surface of a substrate....
8053947 Device for converting thermal energy into electrical energy  
A current source and method of producing the current source are provided. The current source includes a metal source, a buffer layer, a filter and a collector. An electrical connection is provided...
8039728 Glass-ceramic thermoelectric module  
The invention is directed to a thermoelectric module that utilizes a glass-ceramic material in place of the alumina and aluminum nitride that are commonly used in such modules. The glass-ceramic...
7994415 Thermoelectric device and power generation method using the same  
The thermoelectric device of the present invention includes a first electrode and a second electrode that are disposed to be opposed to each other, and a laminate that is interposed between the...
7982278 Thermoelectric module  
A thermoelectric module has a first substrate, a second substrate spaced from the first substrate, a plurality of P type thermoelectric elements and N type thermoelectric elements arranged in the...
7805950 Thermal transfer device and system and method incorporating same  
A thermal transfer device having a first substrate layer, a second substrate layer and first and second electrodes disposed between the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer. The...
7779639 HVAC system for hybrid vehicles using thermoelectric devices  
A heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a hybrid vehicle is disclosed, the HVAC system including at least one thermoelectric device for providing supplemental heating and...
7667132 Electric power generating apparatus and control method for electric power generating apparatus  
When electric power is obtained from a thermoelectric element, a value of electric current is changed, and two combinations of the electric current value and a voltage value (i1, V1) and (i2 and...
7608849 Non-volatile switching element, method for manufacturing the same, and integrated circuit having non-volatile switching elements  
The present invention provides a non-volatile switching element having a novel structure that operates at a high speed and enables high integration, and an integrated circuit that includes such...
7503180 Thermoelectric conversion module and electronic device  
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a first insulated substrate formed in a plate shape, a second insulated substrate formed in a plate shape, the first insulated substrate and the second...
7467513 Exhaust emission control system  
An exhaust emission control system. A generator has a thermoelectric conversion element for achieving thermoelectric conversion by making use of heat of exhaust gas. An exhaust purifying catalyst...
7444822 Heat exchanger and manufacturing method thereof  
Resins (5, 6) are interposed as insulating layers between heat radiation side and heat absorption side heat exchange bodies (2, 3) and heat radiation side and heat absorption side electrodes (41,...
7384704 Methods and apparatus for controlling the temperature of an automobile battery  
A method and apparatus maintain the temperature of a automobile battery within a predetermined temperature range even though the ambient temperature is outside of the predetermined temperature...
7246496 Thermoelectric based heating and cooling system for a hybrid-electric vehicle  
A heating and cooling system including a first and second thermoelectric module each has a first surface and a second surface. In thermal communication with the first and second surfaces of the...
7152710 Self-powered, heat-activated LED vehicle exhaust tip assembly  
A self-powered, heat-activated LED exhaust tip assembly (10) that is comprised of three major elements: a cylindrical enclosure (12), a heat conducting sub-assembly (80) and an electronics circuit...
7100369 Thermoelectric generating device  
A thermoelectric generating device has a thermoelectric element which utilizes an exhaust gas from an engine as a high temperature heat source and an engine coolant as a low temperature heat...
6987650 Device with thermoelectric cooling  
Increasing the output signal from CPP GMR devices by increasing the read current has not previously been considered an option because it would make the device run too hot. This problem has been...
6951456 Microcombustor and combustion-based thermoelectric microgenerator  
A generally toroidal counterflow heat exchanger is the main element of a combustor that operates at a micro scale. The combustor includes a central combustion region with openings to a reactant...
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...
6743972 Heat dissipating IC devices  
Heat dissipating IC devices including at least one IC die comprising a semiconductor substrate with circuitry which utilize thermoelectric effects to more effectively dissipate thermal energy from...
6727422 Heat sink/heat spreader structures and methods of manufacture  
A heat sink/heat spreader structure utilizing thermoelectric effects to efficiently transport thermal energy from a variety of heat sources including integrated circuits and other electronic...
6705089 Two stage cooling system employing thermoelectric modules  
A cooling system is provided for cooling a heat generating component of an electronic device. The cooling system includes at least two cooling subsystems for a staged reduction of the temperature...
6658860 Counter-flow heat pump  
Counter-current heat flow systems are disclosed, where heat containing medium flows in adjacent conduits arranged anti-parallel to one another so that the medium flowing from a warm zone to a cool...
6548750 Solid state thermoelectric device  
The solid state thermoelectric device includes at least an array of metallic conductor and/or N-type and P-type semiconductor thermoelectric elements assembled on a printed circuit and forming...
6467275 Cold point design for efficient thermoelectric coolers  
A thermoelectric device is provided. In one embodiment, the thermoelectric device includes a first portion of a thermoelement and a second portion of the thermoelement. The first portion of the...

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