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Thermoelectric; E.g., Peltier Effect

Thermoelectric; E.g., Peltier Effect patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

11/06/14 - 20140325997 - Thermoelectric heat pump
In certain embodiments, a thermoelectric heat pump includes a heat transfer region having an array of thermoelectric modules, a waste channel in substantial thermal communication with a high temperature portion of the heat transfer region, and a main channel in substantial thermal communication with a low temperature portion of the...

10/30/14 - 20140318152 - Method and apparatus for thermoelectric cooling of fluids
The present disclosure provides a method and a thermoelectric cooling apparatus for cooling a fluid. The thermoelectric cooling apparatus comprises one or more of thermoelectric devices, a hot sink, a cold sink, and a heat rejection apparatus which comprises condenser fins and a fan to attain a high figure of...

10/16/14 - 20140305140 - Vehicle noise-proof cover
A vehicle noise-proof cover is provided which includes a thermoelectric element and which is capable of efficiently generating electric power. The vehicle noise-proof cover is placed so as to cover a driving force generating device of a vehicle. The vehicle noise-proof cover includes: a cover body having a noise absorption...

10/16/14 - 20140305141 - System and method for optimal cooling by thermo electric cooling module (tec) and an electric fan thereof
The various embodiments of the present system disclose a system for an optimal cooling by a thermoelectric cooling module and an electric fan thereof. The system comprises a thermoelectric cooling module, an electric fan and a housing. The thermoelectric cooling module comprises a plurality of thermoelectric sub-modules, a hot side...

09/18/14 - 20140260328 - Electronic apparatus and cooling method
A system that cools an electric component by a cooling medium cooled by a heat exchanger, the system includes a pipe through which a cooling medium to cool the electronic component flows; a metal member configured to be coupled with an outer surface of the pipe; a Peltier device configured...

09/18/14 - 20140260329 - Method and system for thermoelectric cooling of products on display at retail
A thermoelectrically cooled system and method is disclosed, which includes a thermoelectrically cooled sleeve, which is configured to hold one or more cylindrical cans of a retail product. The thermoelectrically cooled sleeve includes an outer cylindrical body, an inner cylindrical body, a thermoelectric element located between the outer cylindrical body...

08/28/14 - 20140238044 - Air conditioned headgear and air conditioned clothing
The present invention provides an air conditioned headgear and clothing. The headgear includes a thermoelectric cooling module and a control chip. The control chip includes a power supply circuit to supply driving current to the thermoelectric cooling module. The inner temperature of the headgear, the temperature of a heat sink,...

08/28/14 - 20140238045 - Semiconductor device comprising a stacked die configuration including an integrated peltier element
A method of controlling temperature in a semiconductor device that includes a stacked device configuration is disclosed. The method includes providing a Peltier element having a metal-based heat sink formed above a first substrate of the stacked device configuration and a metal-based heat source formed above a second substrate of...

08/07/14 - 20140216058 - Micro channel cooling device, micro channel cooling system, and electronic instrument
A microchannel cooling device includes a heat sink having a liquid refrigerant flow channel having a microscopic cross section and connected to a heat source thermally, and a thermoelectric element provided on the heat sink and extending parallel to a direction of extension of the liquid refrigerant flow channel....

07/10/14 - 20140190183 - Efficient chiller for a supercritical fluid chromatography pump
Methods and systems for pumping compressible fluids in high pressure applications such as high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) or supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) applications are disclosed. An improved cooling device for a pump head for use in a supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) system is described. A system for chilling a pumping...

07/10/14 - 20140190184 - Cooling system for a machine and method of assembly of same
A cooling system for rotating machines, such as electric motors, is provided. A heat exchanger housing is coupled with the housing of an electric motor. At least one Peltier effect device is coupled to an outer wall of the heat exchanger housing. At least one outflow air passage and at...

06/26/14 - 20140174099 - Heat exchanger having thermoelectric element
A heat exchanger having a thermoelectric element. A heat-generating pack defines therein a circulation space, and has a passage in an upper portion of one end and a passage in the lower portion of the opposite end. A heat-absorbing pack defines therein a circulation space, and has a passage in...

06/19/14 - 20140165596 - Thermoelectric arrangement for use in a cooling system of a motor vehicle and cooling system having such a thermoelectric arrangement
A thermoelectric arrangement for use in a cooling system (4, 6) of a motor vehicle has a thermocouple (8) with a first, heat-outputting thermal element (10), a second, heat-absorbing thermal element (12) and a conductor element (14) through which current flows. At least two cooling circuits (16, 18, 20) are...

06/19/14 - 20140165597 - Battery cooling
The battery thermal management device includes a thermally conductive structure and a thermoelectric module. The thermally conductive structure is coupleable to a battery and operable to provide a thermal path between the battery and the thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module is operable to transfer heat between itself and the thermally...

06/12/14 - 20140157794 - Solar powered refrigerated container
A portable, solar assisted, temperature controlled container comprises: a body with a cavity; a lid sealable thereon; a detachable solar panel producing electric power; a thermoelectric cooling unit; an interior heat sink secured in the cavity proximate to an interior side of the thermoelectric cooling unit with an interior fan...

05/22/14 - 20140137569 - System and method for thermoelectric personal comfort controlled bedding
A system and method is provided for controlling condensation generation in an air conditioning system for use in a bed (mattress). During active operation of the air conditioning system to generate conditioned air, the relative humidity of ambient air is measured and operation of one or more thermoelectric devices (TEDs)...

05/22/14 - 20140137570 - Variable thermal resistance mounting system
A variable-thermal-resistance mounting system may include a cylinder coupled to a heat source, or heat load and a rod movably engaged to the cylinder and coupled to a remaining one of the heat source and heat load. The rod may be coupled to a heat load. The rod may be...

05/15/14 - 20140130516 - Climate controlled seating assembly with sensors
According to certain embodiments disclosed in the present application, a climate controlled seating assembly includes a thermal module. The thermal module comprises at least one inlet channel, at least one outlet channel and a thermoelectric device (e.g., Peltier circuit) positioned upstream of the outlet channel. In one embodiment, the seating...

05/01/14 - 20140116068 - Auxiliary heat exchangers
An auxiliary heat exchanger may reduce a temperature of a refrigerant allowed to pass through the auxiliary heat exchanger. The operation of the auxiliary heat exchanger may be controlled. In some implementations, the auxiliary heat exchangers may include fluid retention members, thermoelectric coolers, and/or other types of heat exchangers....

03/20/14 - 20140075959 - Evaporative cooler apparatus and method
A water cooler kit is provided for use with an evaporative cooler of a type comprising at least one cooling pad, a water reservoir, a water inlet to supply water to the reservoir from a water supply at least one conduit for distributing water onto said at least one cooling...

03/20/14 - 20140075960 - Cooling device for electronic components
A cooling device for electronic components is a combination of substrate (aluminum nitride substrate—thermoelectric elements—aluminum nitride substrate) and utilizing the temperature difference generated by two top and bottom ends of the cooling device to effectively remove the heat generated by the electronic components. This cooling device not only can effectively...

03/20/14 - 20140075961 - Thermoelectric module
A thermoelectric module includes an insulating substrate, plural electrodes formed on a component side of the insulating substrate, plural pettier elements each mounted on and electrically connected to the electrodes, and a mark for image recognition formed at least one of the electrodes, the mark for image recognition having lightness...

03/13/14 - 20140069111 - Thermoelectric-enhanced air and liquid cooling of an electronic system
Thermoelectric-enhanced air and liquid cooling of an electronic system is provided by a cooling apparatus which includes a liquid-cooled structure in thermal communication with an electronic component(s), and liquid-to-liquid and air-to-liquid heat exchangers coupled in series fluid communication via a coolant loop, which includes first and second loop portions coupled...

03/06/14 - 20140060085 - Cooling apparatus
Cooling apparatus including a thermoelectric device (1618) either forming at least part of at least one body (1614, 1616) to be cooled, or being positioned adjacent, in use, at least one body to be cooled, wherein the at least one body contains coolant....

02/27/14 - 20140053575 - Contaminant separator for a vapor-compression refrigeration apparatus
Apparatuses and methods are provided for facilitating cooling of an electronic component. The apparatus includes a vapor-compression refrigeration system, which includes an expansion component, an evaporator, a compressor and a condenser coupled in fluid communication. The evaporator is coupled to and cools the electronic component. The apparatus further includes a...

02/13/14 - 20140041396 - Medical, topper, pet wireless, and automated manufacturing of distributed thermoelectric heating and cooling
A thermoelectric device comprising an elongated panel, formed of a thermally insulating material, and having a plurality of thermoelectric elements comprising compacted conductors inside the insulating material and expanded conductors outside the insulating material is combined with other layers for leakage current interception, bodily fluid absorption, and pillars that preserve...

01/30/14 - 20140026593 - Thawing vessel for biological products
Described herein are devices and methods for thawing frozen biological products efficiently without harming the products....

01/23/14 - 20140020405 - Multistage thermal flow device and thermal energy transfer
Technologies are generally described herein for multistage thermal flow devices and methods effective to transfer thermal energy between a heat source and a heat sink having different surface areas and thermal energy flow characteristics. Some example multistage thermal flow devices may include multiple stages of heat transfer pumps utilizing electrocaloric...

01/16/14 - 20140013773 - Air conditioning apparatus for vehicle
An air conditioning apparatus for a vehicle may include a Peltier module and a cooling core installed in an HVAC (heating ventilating and air conditioning) unit, the HVAC unit being provided with a blower, a nitrogen tank storing liquid nitrogen therein, a nitrogen line passing through the cooling core, wherein...

01/16/14 - 20140013774 - Thermoelectric temperature control unit
The application relates to thermoelectric temperature control units, for example for controlling the temperature of an energy storage device in a motor vehicle. An exemplary embodiment comprises a Peltier element, having a first and a second surface, wherein the second surface is substantially adjacent or opposite to the first. The...

01/09/14 - 20140007594 - Systems and methods for thermoelectrically cooling inductive charging stations
In some embodiments, a cooling system for an induction charger includes a thermal conditioning module in fluid communication with an induction charging assembly, which includes a dock and an induction charging module. The dock can be configured to receive a portable electronic device, such as a cell phone, that is...

12/19/13 - 20130333394 - Method and apparutus for performance enhancing body cooling with thermoelectric
Heat accumulated inside the human body can affect performance and may also lead to heat stroke, hyperthermia and even death. A method and system for performance enhancing body cooling with the use of thermoelectric cooling plate for performance enhancement and prevention of heat stress/heat stroke/hyperthermia is described. The system targets...

12/05/13 - 20130319013 - Compact ampoule thermal management system
Apparatus for thermal management of a precursor for use in substrate processing are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for thermal management of a precursor for use in substrate processing may include a body having an opening sized to receive a storage container having a liquid or solid precursor...

11/07/13 - 20130291555 - Thermoelectric refrigeration system control scheme for high efficiency performance
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to controlling multiple Thermoelectric Coolers (TECs) to maintain a set point temperature of a chamber. In one embodiment, a controller receives temperature data corresponding to a temperature of the chamber. Based on the temperature data, the controller selectively controls two or more subsets of...

11/07/13 - 20130291556 - Systems and methods to mitigate heat leak back in a thermoelectric refrigeration system
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to controlling multiple Thermoelectric Coolers (TECs) to maintain a set point temperature of a chamber. In one embodiment, a controller receives temperature data corresponding to a temperature of the chamber. Based on the temperature data, the controller selectively controls two or more subsets of...

11/07/13 - 20130291557 - Thermoelectric refrigeration system control scheme for high efficiency performance
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to controlling multiple Thermoelectric Coolers (TECs) to maintain a set point temperature of a chamber. In one embodiment, a controller receives temperature data corresponding to a temperature of the chamber. Based on the temperature data, the controller selectively controls two or more subsets of...

11/07/13 - 20130291558 - Thermoelectric heat exchange system comprising cascaded cold side heat sinks
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to controlling multiple Thermoelectric Coolers (TECs) to maintain a set point temperature of a chamber. In one embodiment, a controller receives temperature data corresponding to a temperature of the chamber. Based on the temperature data, the controller selectively controls two or more subsets of...

11/07/13 - 20130291559 - Thermoelectric heat exchanger component including protective heat spreading lid and optimal thermal interface resistance
Embodiments of a thermoelectric heat exchanger component having a heat spreading lid that optimizes thermal interface resistance between the heat spreading lid and multiple thermoelectric devices and methods of fabrication thereof are disclosed. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric heat exchanger component includes a circuit board and multiple thermoelectric devices attached...

10/24/13 - 20130276462 - Room cooling system
The present disclosure relates to a user-installable room cooling system. This system is both energy and cost efficient and utilizes distributed heat exchangers to a liquid loop. An exemplary embodiment may be comprised of a heat to air transfer plate, a heat pump, a block of heat conductive material, a...

10/24/13 - 20130276463 - Combined lighting and air conditioning fixture
The disclosed embodiments describe a cost and energy efficient combined lighting and air conditioning fixture. This combined system may employ a flexible distributed air handler that can employ distributed heat exchangers to a liquid loop. The described system may be comprised of distributed dampers, heat exchangers, and air handlers that...

10/10/13 - 20130263606 - Current lead device
A current lead apparatus includes a pipe surrounding a current lead connected between a low temperature side terminal and an ambient side terminal. The refrigerant gas discharged at the ambient temperature side is circulated via a plurality of stages of freezers to a low temperature side of the pipe....

09/26/13 - 20130247589 - Position measuring system and method
A position measurement device includes a light source, a reflector coupled to a test object, a light detector between the light source and reflector, and a controller to measure a position of the test object based on an interference pattern generated by a reference beam and a measurement beam output...

09/19/13 - 20130239589 - Peltier cooler equipped with synthetic jet ejectors
A device (301) is provided which includes a Peltier device (303); a heat sink (305) in thermal contact with the Peltier device; and a synthetic jet ejector (307, 309) which directs a synthetic jet (319, 321) onto or adjacent to a surface of the heat sink....

09/12/13 - 20130232994 - Modular ice storage for uninterruptible chilled water
A backup cooling storage system comprising at least one cooling and storage unit configured to cool a liquid supply using a quantity of cooled material when a main chiller of the liquid supply is not operational, and at least one chilling element configured to generate the quantity of cooled material...

09/12/13 - 20130232995 - Hybrid heat exchanger
A thermoelectric cooler assembly comprises a cold plate, a first thermoelectric cooler, and a second thermoelectric cooler. The cold plate has a first side and a second side. The first thermoelectric cooler is in thermal communication with the first side of the cold plate, and the second thermoelectric cooler is...

09/05/13 - 20130227966 - Thermoelectric assembly for improved airflow
In one embodiment, a system includes a first thermoelectric assembly that includes a first set of thermoelectric elements and a first plate and a second plate are coupled to the first set of thermoelectric elements. A second thermoelectric assembly is spaced apart from the first thermoelectric assembly. It includes a...

08/08/13 - 20130199208 - Liquid cooling system and method for cooling at least one heat generating component
A liquid cooling system for cooling at least one heat generating component, comprises a liquid loop in which liquid is arranged to be circulated, and arranged to be cooled by a first stage cooling unit, where the cold side of at least one Thermo Electric Cooling unit is arranged at...

08/01/13 - 20130192270 - Heat transfer subsystem interconnection arrangements for information technology
Arrangements for heat transfer subsystem interconnection for use in information technology and other heat-producing equipment are disclosed. The arrangements provide for plurality of individual subsystems, each having a thermal interface. These are configured so that two or more of the subsystems can be thermally interconnected by connecting their thermal interfaces....

07/18/13 - 20130180264 - Dual mode automobile air-conditioning system and methods of use
The present inventive disclosure is directed generally to an improved automobile air- conditioning system that can be operated while the automobile's engine is not running. In variations, a typical vapor-compression-cycle air-conditioning system is modified to allow the refrigerant compressor to be driven from either of two power sources: (1) from...

07/11/13 - 20130174577 - Heating and cooling unit with semiconductor device and heat pipe
Aspects of the invention support the changing of a serving surface temperature in order to cool or heat the serving surface. Heat is transferred to or from the serving surface through at least one Peltier device, a heat pipe, and a heat sink. The mode of operation is determined by...

05/02/13 - 20130104569 - Method and apparatus to affect body-temperature regulation
Disrupting an ability to regulate core body temperature of a human includes a cooling device having various components, and the cooling device is controlled in various manners to remove heat from an anatomical region (e.g., distal extremity). The cooling device might be programmed to maintain a range of temperatures designed...