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Refrigeration > Using Electrical Or Magnetic Effect > Thermoelectric; E.g., Peltier Effect > Heat Pump, Selective Heating And Cooling

Heat Pump, Selective Heating And Cooling

Heat Pump, Selective Heating And Cooling patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/10/14 - 20140190185 - System and method for preventing overheating or excessive backpressure in thermoelectric systems
A thermoelectric assembly and a method of operating a thermoelectric assembly are provided. The thermoelectric assembly includes at least one thermoelectric subassembly configured to be in thermal communication with a heat source and configured to be in thermal communication with a heat sink. The at least one thermoelectric subassembly includes...

07/03/14 - 20140182310 - Thermo-electric heat pump systems
This invention relates to providing energy efficient thermo-electric heat pump systems for iso-thermal transport and storage, of perishable goods, such as vaccines, chemicals, biologicals, and other temperature sensitive goods. Also this invention relates to providing energy efficient iso-thermal transport and storage systems, of perishable goods, which are compact, light weight....

06/19/14 - 20140165598 - Molded clear ice spheres
An ice maker adapted to make clear ice spheres includes a mold apparatus having a first mold portion and a second mold portion. The first and second mold portions further include mold cavity segments which define mold cavities when the mold apparatus is assembled in an ice forming position. A...

06/19/14 - 20140165599 - Thermoelectric ice maker
An ice maker has a mold with a first piece and a second piece. A cavity within the mold includes a first reservoir in the first piece and a second reservoir in the second piece that align to substantially enclose the cavity. A fluid intake aperture in the first piece...

06/19/14 - 20140165600 - Clear ice maker and method for forming clear ice
A clear ice maker having an ice tray with a thermally conductive cold plate, where the cold plate has a top surface and a bottom surface, with a thermoelectric cooling device thermally coupled to the bottom surface. Water is dispensed onto the top surface, and the bottom surface is cooled...

06/19/14 - 20140165601 - Clear ice maker
An ice making tray has an array of individual ice cube compartments. A mechanical oscillating mechanism is coupled to the tray and rotates the tray from a horizontal plane in opposite directions along an axis through an angle φ of about 20° to 40°, such that water in the tray...

06/19/14 - 20140165602 - Clear ice maker and method for forming clear ice
An ice maker, including sensors to measure usage parameters and transmit the same to a controller. The controller is operably connected to a plurality of ice forming systems, and directs the systems to operate in a high energy mode or a low energy mode, based on the usage parameter. The...

06/19/14 - 20140165603 - Cooling system for ice maker
An ice maker having an ice tray horizontally suspended within a housing and a drive body rotatably coupled to a transverse axis of the ice tray and configured to oscillate the ice tray about the transverse axis. The cold side of a thermoelectric device is thermally coupled with a bottom...

06/19/14 - 20140165604 - Ice maker with rocking cold plate
An ice maker assembly includes an ice forming plate and a cooling source thermally engaged to a bottom surface of the ice forming plate. The cooling source is configured to freeze water coming into contact with a top surface of the ice forming plate. A containment wall surrounds the top...

06/19/14 - 20140165605 - Clear ice maker with varied thermal conductivity
A clear ice maker assembly for an appliance includes an ice tray rotatably coupled with a housing and horizontally suspended within an interior volume of the housing. The ice tray includes a metallic ice forming plate with a bottom surface, a substantially planar top surface and an edge portion. A...

06/19/14 - 20140165606 - Air-conditioning apparatus for vehicle
An air-conditioning apparatus for a vehicle, which includes an evaporator core and a heater core disposed on a ventilation channel overlapping each other, and thermoelectric device having a heat generating surface and a heat absorbing surface. A cooling line including a first cooling channel through which cooling water circulates around...

06/19/14 - 20140165607 - Heated or cooled dishwasher safe dishware and drinkware
An actively heated mug or travel mug is provided. The mug or travel mug can include a body that receives a liquid therein and a heating system at least partially disposed in the body. The heating system can include one or more heating elements that heat a surface of the...

06/05/14 - 20140150456 - Refrigerator with icemaker chilled by thermoelectric device cooled by fresh food compartment air
An icemaker is mounted remotely from a freezer compartment. The icemaker includes an ice mold. A thermoelectric device is provided and includes a warm side and an opposite cold side. A flow pathway is connected in communication between the cold side of the thermoelectric device and the icemaker. In one...

06/05/14 - 20140150457 - Refrigerator with icemaker chilled by thermoelectric device cooled by fresh food compartment air
An icemaker is mounted remotely from a freezer compartment. The icemaker includes an ice mold. A thermoelectric device is provided and includes a warm side and an opposite cold side. A flow pathway is connected in communication between the cold side of the thermoelectric device and the icemaker. In one...

06/05/14 - 20140150458 - Fresh ice
A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, an ice maker disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, an ice storage bucket, a heater thermally coupled to the ice storage bucket to melt ice stored in the ice storage bucket, and a drain positioned to capture water from the ice melted by the heater....

06/05/14 - 20140150459 - Convertible ice storage
A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet, an ice maker disposed within the refrigerator cabinet, an ice storage bucket and a drain positioned to capture water from the ice as it is melted. Ice may melt due to air from the refrigeration compartment or elsewhere, the ambient temperature within the ice...

06/05/14 - 20140150460 - Apparatus with ice maker
An apparatus that has a housing with an icemaker disposed within the housing is disclosed. The icemaker includes an ice mold. A thermoelectric device is provided having a warm side and an opposite cold side. The cold side is thermally coupled to the icemaker. A flow pathway is configured in...

05/15/14 - 20140130517 - Cooling and heating cup holder
A cup holder, which cools and heats a cup, includes an inner holder, an outer holder, a thermoelectric device and a blower. The inner holder, made of metal, holds the cup therein and has a protrusion on a side portion thereof. An open portion of the protrusion defines a flow...

05/15/14 - 20140130518 - Temperature control device and temperature element
A temperature element may be provided with: a combination of a p type semiconductor and an n type semiconductor disposed separated from each other; a metal well, which has a mounting part on which a container for DNA samples is directly mounted and which is connected to both the p...

04/17/14 - 20140102116 - Microfluidic device for inducing separations by freezing and associated method
A microfluidic device is provided for inducing the separation of constituent elements from a microfluidic sample by introducing phase changes in the microfluidic sample while contained in a microfluidic channel in the device. At least a portion of the microfluidic sample is frozen to cause fractional exclusion of the constituent...

03/20/14 - 20140075962 - Arrangement of a thermoelectric heat pump
An arrangement of a thermoelectric heat pump in at least one first fluid circuit, one second fluid circuit and one third fluid circuit is provided for a motor vehicle. The arrangement has a first heat exchanger provided for exchange of heat between a fluid of the first fluid circuit and...

03/13/14 - 20140069112 - Cooling and heating cup holder
A cooling and heating cup holder may include a holder body being open in a top thereof and defining a space therein so as to receive a cup, a blower fluid-connected to first and second sides of the holder body, wherein the blower supplies air to the first side of...

03/13/14 - 20140069113 - Battery system
Disclosed herein is a battery system including: an airtight housing through which air is blocked; a battery pack unit disposed in the airtight housing; a suction opening and a discharging opening disposed in the airtight housing; an airtight cooling device spaced apart from the airtight housing and from a vehicle...

03/13/14 - 20140069114 - Cooling and heating cup holder
A cooling and heating cup holder includes a holder body having a container shape, formed of a thermally conductive material, having a substantially uniform thickness, and having a contact portion pressed from an inner side to integrally protrude outward from one side surface thereof and having a contact surface forming...

03/06/14 - 20140060086 - Temperature control systems with thermoelectric devices
Temperature control systems and methods can be designed for controlling the interior climate of a vehicle or other the climate of another desired region. The temperature control system for a vehicle can have a thermoelectric system providing heating and/or cooling, including supplemental heating and/or cooling. The thermoelectric system can transfer...

01/30/14 - 20140026594 - Integrated dehumidification method and system combining boundary layer control with mainstream disturbance enhanced heat exchange
An integrated dehumidification method and system that combines boundary layer control with mainstream disturbance enhanced heat exchange; a boundary layer flow control device is arranged on the flow boundary layer; and a mainstream disturbance device is arranged on the main runner to realize adequate heat exchange. An integrated dehumidification system...

12/12/13 - 20130327063 - Climate control system for hybrid vehicles using thermoelectric devices
The present disclosure provides a system for controlling the climate of a vehicle. The system includes a thermoelectric module and a heat exchanger. The thermoelectric module includes thermoelectric elements powered by electric energy. The thermoelectric elements emit or absorb heat energy based on the polarity of the electrical energy provided....

12/05/13 - 20130319014 - Room air conditioner having a liquid-to-air heat exchanging device with peltier elements
A room air conditioner with a liquid-to-air heat exchanging device for the exchange of heat between a liquid and air has a first flow channel (2; 2A) for the air and a second flow channel (5) for the liquid, and at least one Peltier element (14). The heat exchanging device...

11/28/13 - 20130312426 - Drinking dispenser and thermoelectric heat pump apparatus thereof
A drinking dispenser has a warm water container; a hot water container coupled to the warm water container; a water supplying apparatus separately coupled to the warm water container and the hot water container; and a thermoelectric heat pump apparatus, configured with a pump that is arranged coupling to the...

11/21/13 - 20130305743 - Thermoelectric module with a heat conducting layer and method of manufacturing a thermoelectric module
A thermoelectric module includes a cold side, a hot side and thermoelectric elements disposed between the two sides. At least one heat conducting layer is disposed between the thermoelectric elements and at least the cold side or the hot side and the heat conducting layer can be compressed. A method...

11/07/13 - 20130291560 - Cartridge for multiple thermoelectric modules
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 - 20130291561 - Parallel thermoelectric heat exchange systems
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 - 20130291562 - Physically separated hot side and cold side heat sinks 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 - 20130291563 - Two-phase heat exchanger mounting
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...

10/24/13 - 20130276464 - Measurement method, measurement apparatus, and computer program product
A measurement method, a measurement apparatus, and a computer program product for measuring a thermoelectric module are provided. A temperature is provided to the thermoelectric module. A current is applied to the thermoelectric module to turn both sides of the thermoelectric module into a hot side and a cold side....

10/17/13 - 20130269368 - Thermal plate with planar thermal zones for semiconductor processing
A thermal plate for a substrate support assembly in a semiconductor plasma processing apparatus, includes multiple independently controllable planar thermal zones arranged in a scalable multiplexing layout, and electronics to independently control and power the planar heater zones. Each planar thermal zone uses at least one Peltier device as a...

09/19/13 - 20130239590 - Vehicle air comfort system and method
Vehicle air comfort systems and methods. The systems and methods may comprise: (1) a plurality of flow tunnels for passage of a heat-transfer fluid; (2) a thermoelectric cooler in thermal communication with the flow tunnels for thermally conditioning the heat-transfer fluid in the flow tunnels; (3) an air inlet for...

08/22/13 - 20130213058 - Thermoelectric-based thermal management system
Disclosed is a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for a vehicle that operates in a heating mode, a cooling mode or a demisting mode. In some embodiments, the system includes a first circuit having first pump for circulating a first medium therein, a second circuit having a second pump...

08/01/13 - 20130192271 - Temperature control systems with thermoelectric devices
Temperature control systems and methods can be designed for controlling the interior climate of a vehicle or other the climate of another desired region. The temperature control system for a vehicle can have a thermoelectric system providing heating and/or cooling, including supplemental heating and/or cooling. The thermoelectric system can transfer...

08/01/13 - 20130192272 - Temperature control systems with thermoelectric devices
Temperature control systems and methods can be designed for controlling the interior climate of a vehicle or other the climate of another desired region. The temperature control system for a vehicle can have a thermoelectric system providing heating and/or cooling, including supplemental heating and/or cooling. The thermoelectric system can transfer...

07/11/13 - 20130174578 - Heating and cooling unit with semiconductor device and heat pipe
Aspects of the invention support simultaneous operation of a cooling side and a heating side of an apparatus to change the temperatures of a cooling serving surface and a heating serving surface, respectively. A cooling semiconductor device (which may comprise one or more Peltier devices) transfers heat from its top...

07/11/13 - 20130174579 - Hvac system for a hybrid vehicle
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 cooling for air supplied to a passenger compartment of the vehicle to maximize an efficiency of operation of the hybrid vehicle during...

07/11/13 - 20130174580 - Household system with multiple peltier systems
A household system (1), which includes a first cooling unit (10) that is configured to be connectable to a heat/energy reservoir (30) via a first peltier system (11), and a heating unit (20) that is configured to be connectable to the heat/energy reservoir (30) via a second peltier system (21),...

06/20/13 - 20130152604 - Fluid temperature adjusting device
A fluid temperature adjusting device includes: a heater configured to heat a fluid passing through a fluid passageway; a peltier module including a plurality of peltier elements, the peltier module configured to heat or cool the fluid passing through the fluid passageway; and a controller configured to supply thermal energy...

06/20/13 - 20130152605 - Fluid temperature adjusting device
A fluid temperature adjusting device includes: a heater configured to heat a fluid passing through a fluid passageway; a peltier module including a plurality of peltier elements, the peltier module being configured to heat or cool the fluid passing through the fluid passageway; and a controller configured to divide a...

05/30/13 - 20130133338 - Use of energy harvested by adaptive cooling and energy harvesting arrangements for information technology
Arrangements for the use of energy harvested by adaptive cooling and energy harvesting arrangements for use in information technology and other heat-producing equipment are disclosed. The arrangements provide for cooling and energy harvesting subsystems, each of which can operate in isolation and can be interconnected with additional subsystems in peer...

05/23/13 - 20130125563 - Condensate water removing apparatus for vehicle air conditioners
A condensate water removing apparatus for vehicle air conditioners which quickly removes condensate water generated from a thermoelement assembly. The apparatus includes: a thermoelement assembly installed in an air channel that guides air sucked and blown by a blower fan for heating or cooling; a partition plate placed to come...

03/14/13 - 20130061604 - Storage device
A storage device adapted to contain a food item such a butter comprises a closeable container, a means for maintaining a predetermined temperature with the container irrespective of ambient temperature and an internal power source adapted to power the means for maintaining a predetermined temperature. The closeable container is located...

01/24/13 - 20130019611 - Personal temperature control system
A personal temperature control system includes an article having flexible tubing through it for circulating a heat transfer fluid and an article coupling affixed to distal ends of the flexible tubing. The article coupling releasably couples to a heat exchanger having a thermoelectric cooling/heating unit having one or more TEC...

01/10/13 - 20130008181 - Integration 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 wherein the thermoelectric elements run substantially parallel to or at an acute angle relative to the...

12/13/12 - 20120312029 - Thermoelectric heat exchanger
A thermoelectric heat exchanger for heating or cooling a medium, that includes at least one first tube for carrying a first medium and at least one second tube for carrying the first medium. The second tube being arranged substantially parallel to the first tube. The thermoelectric heat exchanger also has...