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Thermoelectric

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

08/28/14 - 20140238457 - Method of producing a thermocouple having a tailored thermoelectric response
A method is disclosed for tailoring the thermoelectric response of a thermocouple to that desired by a user. The method comprises the steps of; (a) selecting a first thermoelectric material, (b) selecting a second thermoelectric material having dissimilar thermoelectric properties to the first thermoelectric material, a thermocouple formed from the...

08/21/14 - 20140230868 - Graphene-containing composite laminate, thermoelectric material, and thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric material
A composite laminate may include graphene and a thermoelectric inorganic material including a single crystal having a hexagonal crystal system....

08/07/14 - 20140216513 - High zt thermoelectric with reversible junction
A composite structure with tailored anisotropic energy flow is described. The structure consists of an array of two-dimensional electrodes with anisotropic geometrical shapes on a semiconductor or semimetal layer that in turn is on a metal baselayer. An applied voltage between the two-dimensional electrode array and the baselayer renders the...

07/31/14 - 20140209139 - Thermoelectric module, method for producing a thermoelectric module and use of a metallic glass or a sintered material
The invention relates to a thermoelectric module, having an electric insulation, an electric conductor path, one surface of the electric conductor path being attached to a surface of the electrical insulation, and a thermoelectric material, one surface of the thermoelectric material being attached to another surface of the conductor path....

07/03/14 - 20140182644 - Structures and methods for multi-leg package thermoelectric devices
Thermoelectric device with a multi-leg package and method thereof. The thermoelectric device includes a first ceramic base structure including a first surface and a second surface, and a first plurality of pads including one or more first materials thermally and electrically conductive. The first plurality of pads are attached to...

06/26/14 - 20140174492 - Thermoelectric material and method for manufacturing the same
A thermoelectric material and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The thermoelectric material includes a mixture of nano-thermoelectric crystal particles, micron-thermoelectric crystal particles and nano-metal particles....

06/26/14 - 20140174493 - Nanocomposite thermoelectric conversion material and method of manufacture thereof
A nanocomposite thermoelectric conversion material includes a matrix and semiconductor nanowires dispersed as a dispersant in the matrix. The semiconductor nanowires are arranged unidirectionally in a long axis direction of the semiconductor nanowires....

05/08/14 - 20140124010 - Thin film thermoelectric devices having favorable crystal tilt
A method of fabricating a thermoelectric device includes providing a substrate having a plurality of inclined growth surfaces protruding from a surface thereof. Respective thermoelectric material layers are grown on the inclined growth surfaces, and the respective thermoelectric material layers coalesce to collectively define a continuous thermoelectric film. A surface...

04/17/14 - 20140102498 - Methods of fabricating thermoelectric elements
Methods of fabricating a thermoelectric element with reduced yield loss include forming a solid body of thermoelectric material having first dimension of 150 mm or more and thickness dimension of 5 mm or less, and dicing the body into a plurality of thermoelectric legs, without cutting along the thickness dimension...

03/06/14 - 20140060601 - Thermoelectric elements
A thermoelectric element includes a body formed of a single thermoelectric material and extending in a first direction along which a thermal gradient is established in thermoelectric operation, wherein the body has at least first and second adjacent sections in the first direction; at least one of the sections is...

10/03/13 - 20130255738 - Phononic structures and related devices and methods
Phononic structures, devices related to phononic structures, and methods related to fabrication of the phononic structures are described. The phononic structure can include a sheet of material, where the sheet of material can include a plurality of regions. Adjacent regions in the sheet of material can have dissimilar phononic patterns....

09/05/13 - 20130228204 - Semiconductor element formed of thermoelectric material for use in a thermoelectric module and thermoelectric module having semiconductor elements
A semiconductor element is formed of a thermoelectric material having at least one aperture, a first end face and an opposite second end face. A cross-sectional surface which is parallel to the first end face or to the second end face extends through the thermoelectric material and through the aperture...

08/22/13 - 20130213447 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method for manufacturing thermoelectric conversion module
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a pair of substrates, electrodes formed on the facing surfaces of a pair of the electrodes, a thermoelectric element disposed between the electrodes, and a joining layer that joins the electrodes and the thermoelectric element, in which the thickness of the joining layer is 30...

06/27/13 - 20130160805 - Thermoelectric material, method for fabricating the same, and thermoelectric module employing the same
The invention provides a thermoelectric material, a method for fabricating the same, and a thermoelectric module employing the same. The thermoelectric material is composed of Zn4Sb(3-x)Rex, wherein 0<x<0.02. Further, the thermoelectric module includes a first electrode, and a thermoelectric element, wherein the thermoelectric element includes the thermoelectric material composed of...

06/13/13 - 20130146114 - Thermoelectric element
Disclosed is a thermoelectric element capable of being easily fabricated by employing a semiconductor CMOS process, and improving the thermoelectric efficiency by reducing thermal conductivity while improving electric conductivity between a heat absorption part and a heat emission unit. The thermoelectric element according to an exemplary embodiment of the present...

06/13/13 - 20130146115 - Incremental deployment of stand-alone and hierarchical adaptive cooling and energy harvesting arrangements for information technology
Arrangements for incremental deployment of stand-alone and hierarchical adaptive cooling and energy harvesting arrangements for use in information technology and other heat-producing equipment are disclosed. The arrangements provide for individual cooling and energy harvesting subsystems, each of which can operate in isolation and can be interconnected with additional subsystems in...

06/13/13 - 20130146116 - Thermoelectric devices with interface materials and methods of manufacturing the same
Thermoelectric devices with interface materials and methods of manufacturing the same are provided. A thermoelectric device can include at least one shunt, at least one thermoelectric element in thermal and electrical communication with the at least one shunt, and at least one interface material between the at least one shunt...

05/30/13 - 20130133710 - Communications among subsystems in adaptive cooling and energy harvesting arrangements for information technology
Arrangements for communications among subsystems within 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 and hierarchical...

05/16/13 - 20130118541 - Thermoelectric module and method of manufacturing the same
Disclosed herein are a thermoelectric module and a method of manufacturing the same. The thermoelectric module includes: a thermoelectric laminate in which a plurality of N-type thermoelectric sheets made of an N-type thermoelectric material and a plurality of P-type thermoelectric sheets made of a P-type thermoelectric material are alternately disposed...

05/02/13 - 20130104948 - Thermoelectric conversion element and thermoelectric conversion device
[Means for Achieving Object] A thermal spin-wave spin current generating member made of a magneto-dielectric body is provided with an inverse spin Hall effect member, a temperature gradient is provided in the above-described thermal spin-wave spin current generating member in the direction of the thickness, and at the same time...

05/02/13 - 20130104949 - Thermoelectric converter devices
An improved thermoelectric converter device capable of effective and efficient high temperature operation is provided. The device includes at least a pair of spaced electrodes including substrates made from polished single crystal sapphire and active low and high temperature heat transfer regions contiguous with the electrodes and formed from materials...

04/25/13 - 20130098416 - Modulatable thermoelectric device
A thermoelectric device includes first and second legs extending continuously between first and second heat sources. The first and second legs respectively include first and second conducting elements and third and fourth conducting elements. The first and third conducting elements are adjacent and separated by an insulator. The second and...

04/25/13 - 20130098417 - Thermogenerator comprising phase-change materials
A thermogenerator including at least one thermoelement and two phase-change materials having different phase-change temperatures, the at least one thermoelement having two opposite main faces, and each of the faces is covered by one of the phase-change materials, such that the thermoelement is subject only to a temperature gradient imposed...

03/28/13 - 20130074897 - Thermoelectric module and manufacturing method for thermoelectric module
The present invention is related to a thermoelectric module and a method for manufacturing the same. The thermoelectric module includes a substrate, a bottom electrode and a thermoelectric semiconductor. The thermoelectric module further includes an insulating layer integrally formed on a whole exposed surface of the bottom electrode, a portion...

03/21/13 - 20130068270 - Thermoelectric material, method for preparing the same, and thermoelectric module including the same
According to the present invention, as for a thermoelectric material having a nanometer-sized layered structure, crystallinity of each layer is excellent, electric conductivity of electron is improved, and phonon diffraction is induced at a grain interface between layers, and thus, a thermoelectric module having excellent thermoelectric properties can be provided....

02/07/13 - 20130032188 - Thermoelectric power module
A thermoelectric power module capable of withstanding a long time use in a high temperature environment where a temperature (Th) of a higher temperature portion exceeds 250° C. The thermoelectric power module includes: a thermoelectric power element; a first diffusion prevention layer consisting of molybdenum (Mo) and disposed on a...

01/17/13 - 20130014795 - Thermoelectric module
Disclosed herein is a thermoelectric module. The thermoelectric module includes: an upper substrate and a lower substrate each having a plurality of grooves formed on one surface thereof; a plurality of heat radiation pads embedded in the plurality of grooves; a plurality of electrodes formed on surfaces of the plurality...

01/03/13 - 20130000688 - Thermoelectric device
A thermoelectric device (100) includes a pair of spaced apart oppositely doped structures (110, 120) connecting between a common electrode (140) at a first end and different ones of a pair (150) of separate electrodes (150a, 150b) at a second end of the structures. Each oppositely doped structure includes a...

12/27/12 - 20120325280 - Thermoelectric conversion units
Embodiments of the present invention may include a thermoelectric conversion unit having a pair of substrates opposing each other, thermoelectric conversion elements provided between the pair of substrates, a frame member, and a case. The frame member may be mounted along an outer peripheral portion of the pair of substrates....

12/27/12 - 20120325281 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method of manufacturing the same
The method of manufacturing a thermoelectric conversion module includes the steps of providing a first inner surface of a first substrate with plural first electrodes and a first positioning portion, wherein the first positioning portion is located at a predetermined position to the first electrodes without overlapping with the first...

12/06/12 - 20120305043 - Thermoelectric devices with reduction of interfacial losses
In certain embodiments, a thermoelectric system can include a first thermoelectric assembly and a second thermoelectric assembly. Both the first and second thermoelectric assemblies can be configured to receive heat from at least one heat source and to transmit heat to at least one heat sink. The first and second...

11/22/12 - 20120291832 - Thermoelectric conversion module
A thermoelectric conversion module includes a plurality of first substrates and a plurality of second substrates disposed to face each other, a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, a plurality of thermoelectric conversion elements, a base plate, first fins and second fins. Each inner surface of...

11/08/12 - 20120279541 - Thermoelectric module
Disclosed herein is a thermoelectric module using a thermoelectric element capable of showing a spin Seebeck effect. The present invention provides a new thermoelectric module including: a thermoelectric element; a first outer electrode that is connected to one side of the thermoelectric element and is applied with positive voltage; a...

10/11/12 - 20120255590 - Thermoelectric conversion module
A thermoelectric conversion module includes two substrates, electrodes, thermoelectric conversion elements provided between the substrates and electrically connected in series via the electrodes, a polygonally-shaped thermoelectric conversion element disposition area provided on inner surface of the substrate wherein the thermoelectric conversion elements are disposed in the thermoelectric conversion element area,...

09/13/12 - 20120227778 - Thermoelectric textile
Disclosed are thermoelectric systems and methods for manufacturing thermoelectric systems. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric system include a flexible structure and at least one thermocouple unit integrated in or attached to the flexible structure, where each thermocouple unit comprises at least one thermocouple and at least one flexible radiator element...

07/26/12 - 20120186621 - Thermoelectric material including nanoinclusions, 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 about 30 nanometers....

07/12/12 - 20120174954 - 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 large size, not requiring lithographic patterning in a nano-micrometric scale....

06/28/12 - 20120160288 - Thermoelectric conversion device
A thermoelectric conversion device includes a Heusler alloy film having a structure of B2 or L21 in notation of A2BC and a pair of electrodes on the Heusler alloy film to output an electromotive force generated by a thermal gradient in the Heusler alloy film. The thermoelectric conversion device further...

06/21/12 - 20120152294 - Thermoelectric material including coating layers, method of preparing the thermoelectric material, and thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric material
A thermoelectric material includes powders having a surface coated with an inorganic material. The thermoelectric material includes a thermoelectric semiconductor powder and a coating layer on an outer surface of the thermoelectric semiconductor powders....

06/21/12 - 20120152295 - Arrays of filled nanostructures with protruding segments and methods thereof
A structure and method for at least one array of nanowires partially embedded in a matrix includes nanowires and one or more fill materials located between the nanowires. Each of the nanowires including a first segment associated with a first end, a second segment associated with a second end, and...

06/21/12 - 20120152296 - Thermoelectric device, thermoelectic device module, and method of forming the thermoelectric device
Provided are a thermoelectric device, a thermoelectric device module, and a method of forming the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric device includes a first conductive type first semiconductor nanowire including at least one first barrier region; a second conductive type second semiconductor nanowire including at least one second barrier region; a...

06/14/12 - 20120145209 - Thermoelectric element and thermoelectric module including the same
Disclosed herein are a thermoelectric element and a thermoelectric module including the same. The thermoelectric element is manufactured by differently setting diameter, density, and flatness, or laminating a plurality of sheets formed by mixing of metal or non-metal materials. Thus, thermoelectric figure of merit is improved in the thermoelectric module....

06/14/12 - 20120145210 - Next generation thermoelectric device designs and methods of using same
This patent incorporates several new modified irregular-shaped thermoelectric element designs and connections for use in thermoelectric conversion devices to increase efficiency and lower the cost and size of thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectric conversion devices using the new design criteria have demonstrated comparative higher performance than current commercially available standard thermoelectric conversion...

06/14/12 - 20120145211 - Thermoelectric device and method of manufacturing the same
The present invention provides a thermoelectric device including: thermoelectric sheets made of a thermoelectric semiconductor and laminated in multi-layers; and a metal sheet interposed between the thermoelectric sheets, and a method of manufacturing the same....

06/14/12 - 20120145212 - Synthesis of silver, antimony, and tin doped bismuth telluride nanoparticles and bulk bismuth telluride to form bismuth telluride composites
According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of thermoelectric materials, which embodiments may have improved figure of merit. In one exemplary embodiment, a thermoelectric material generally includes bismuth telluride nanoparticles, which may be undoped or doped with at least one or more of silver, antimony, tin, and/or a combination...

05/17/12 - 20120118343 - Aluminum-magnesium-silicon composite material and process for producing same, and thermoelectric conversion material, thermoelectric conversion element and thermoelectric conversion module each comprising or including the composite material
Disclosed is an aluminum-magnesium-silicon composite material that contains an alloy comprising Al, Mg, and Si and can be used favorably as a material for a thermoelectric conversion module, and that has excellent thermoelectric conversion properties. The aluminum-magnesium-silicon composite material contains an alloy comprising Al, Mg and Si, and has an...

05/10/12 - 20120111385 - Doped pnictogen chalcogenide nanoplates, methods of making, and assemblies and films thereof
Embodiments of the invention are directed to doped pnictogen chalcogenide nanoplates, where each nanoplate comprises a rhombohedral crystal of Bi2Te3, Bi2Se3, or Sb2Te3 that is sulfur doped. Another embodiment of the invention is directed to a microwave activated method of preparation of the doped pnictogen chalcogenide nanoplates. Other embodiments of...

04/26/12 - 20120097204 - Nanomesh phononic structures for low thermal conductivity and thermoelectric energy conversion materials
A nanomesh phononic structure includes: a sheet including a first material, the sheet having a plurality of phononic-sized features spaced apart at a phononic pitch, the phononic pitch being smaller than or equal to twice a maximum phonon mean free path of the first material and the phononic size being...

04/26/12 - 20120097205 - Magnesium-silicon composite material and process for producing same, and thermoelectric conversion material, thermoelectric conversion element, and thermoelectric conversion module each comprising or including the composite material
Provided is a magnesium-silicon composite material which contains Mg2Si as an intermetallic compound imposing no burden on the environment, is suitable for use as a material for thermoelectric conversion modules, and has excellent thermoelectric conversion performance. The magnesium-silicon composite material has a dimensionless figure-of-merit parameter at 866K of 0.665 or...

03/08/12 - 20120055526 - Thermoelectric material, and thermoelectric module and thermoelectric device comprising the thermoelectric material
A thermoelectric material having a high performance index and a thermoelectric module and a thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric material, and more particularly, to a thermoelectric material having a high Seebeck coefficient, high electrical conductivity, and low thermal conductivity and a thermoelectric module and a thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric...

03/01/12 - 20120048321 - Split thermo-electric cycles for simultaneous cooling, heating, and temperature control
The invention is new types of split-thermo-electric structures for cooling, heating, or stabilizing the temperature of an object or for electric power generation. In a first type of structure the transport of the electric current between the heat absorbing and the heat dispersing sides of the structure is disengaged from...