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Thermopile

Thermopile 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 - 20140190543 - Wafer scale thermoelectric energy harvester
An integrated circuit may include a substrate and a dielectric layer formed over the substrate. A plurality of p-type thermoelectric elements and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric elements may be disposed within the dielectric layer. The p-type thermoelectric elements and the n-type thermoelectric elements may be connected in series while...

06/26/14 - 20140174496 - Hybrid generator using thermoelectric generation and piezoelectric generation
A hybrid generator using a thermoelectric generation and a piezoelectric generation are provided. The hybrid generator includes first and second insulating layers spaced apart from each other; a thermoelectric structure disposed between the first and second insulating layers; a first electrode disposed on the second insulating layer; a piezoelectric structure...

05/22/14 - 20140137918 - Thermoelectric device and method of making same
A thermoelectric device, module, and system, and method for and method for making is provided. The thermoelectric device (200) having a first and second elements (202 and 204). The first and second elements (202 and 204) having first and second portions (206 and 208), and third and fourth portions (212...

03/06/14 - 20140060605 - Method for the production of a thermoelectric module
The invention relates to a thermoelectric module comprising a metal housing element and a ceramic layer that is applied to the metal housing element. The thermoelectric module further comprises an additional housing element arranged on the side of the metal housing element which is provided with the ceramic layer, the...

01/30/14 - 20140026934 - Three-dimensional thermoelectric energy harvester and fabrication method thereof
A three-dimensional thermoelectric energy harvester and a fabrication method thereof. Low-resistivity silicon is etched to form a plurality of grooves and silicon columns between the grooves, and an insulating layer is formed on a surface of the groove, and thermoelectric columns are fabricated by using a thin-film deposition technique, so...

10/17/13 - 20130269745 - Thermoelectric conversion module
A thermoelectric conversion module in which a high-density disposition is easily performed and connection reliability is high is supplied. A thermoelectric conversion module is provided, which includes a plurality of p-type thermoelectric conversion elements and a plurality of n-type thermoelectric conversion elements that are alternately arranged. and electrically connected in...

09/12/13 - 20130233369 - Thermoelectric conversion module and thermoelectric conversion apparatus
A thermoelectric conversion module and a thermoelectric conversion apparatus in which a thermoelectric conversion element can be flexibly attached to heat sources having various shapes in high density are provided. The thermoelectric conversion module includes a first thermoelectric conversion element configured of a cylindrical thermoelectric conversion material having a hollow...

07/04/13 - 20130167896 - Thermoelectric module and method of fabricating the same
The disclosure provides a thermoelectric module and a method for fabricating the same. The thermoelectric module includes a plurality of p-type and n-type segmented thermoelectric elements disposed in a planar array, wherein the p-type and n-type segmented thermoelectric elements are coupled in series via a plurality of first electrodes and...

06/27/13 - 20130160808 - Thermoelectric generating apparatus and module
A thermoelectric generating apparatus is provided which includes a first and a second thermoelectric (TE) devices. The first TE device and the second TE device have an electrical junction surface that is an interdigitated junction interface. The Seebeck coefficient of the first TE device is more than that of the...

06/27/13 - 20130160809 - Tubular thermoelectric module and method for producing the module
A method for producing a thermoelectric module and a tubular thermoelectric module include at least an inner tube, an outer tube and an interspace therebetween. At least a plurality of rings each formed by a plurality of n-doped and p-doped semiconductor elements disposed alternately in a circumferential direction are disposed...

05/23/13 - 20130125949 - Packaging for thermoelectric subcomponents
A thermoelectric semiconducting assembly. Two parallel plates, a first plate and a second plate, are spaced apart. A plurality of pellets are fitted into said first plate and into said second plate, each said pellet comprising a body, a first cap, and a second cap, said body including a silicon...

05/02/13 - 20130104953 - Cartridge-based thermoelectric systems
Cartridge-based thermoelectric assemblies and systems are provided which include at least one shunt configured to extend around a conduit, a plurality of thermoelectric elements in thermal communication and in electrical communication with the at least one shunt with at least a portion of the at least one shunt sandwiched between...

04/25/13 - 20130098419 - Thermoelectric converter with projecting cell stack
A thermoelectric converter is formed by a plenum divided into high and low pressure chambers by a partition and includes a stack of series-coupled alkali-metal thermoelectric cells that projects orthogonally from the partition into one of the chambers....

03/21/13 - 20130068273 - Pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generating device
A pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generating device includes an internal through-hole along the axis direction of the pipe-shaped thermoelectric power generation device; a plurality of first cup-shaped components each made of metal; a plurality of second cup-shaped components each made of thermoelectric material; a first electrode; a second electrode. The plurality...

02/14/13 - 20130037073 - Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems
A thermoelectric assembly and method are provided. The thermoelectric assembly can extend at least partially around a perimeter of a first fluid conduit. The thermoelectric assembly can include a plurality of thermoelectric sub-assemblies aligned with one another along the perimeter of the first fluid conduit. Each thermoelectric sub-assembly can include...

02/07/13 - 20130032189 - High temperature thermoelectrics
In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a thermoelectric device includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements that each include a diffusion barrier. The diffusion barrier includes a refractory metal. The thermoelectric device also includes a plurality of conductors coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric elements. The plurality of...

01/24/13 - 20130019917 - Thermoelectric conversion of waste heat from generator cooling system
An electrical generator includes a rotor, a stator core disposed axially around the rotor, a stator sleeve assembly disposed axially around the stator core, and a stator housing disposed axially around the stator sleeve assembly. The stator sleeve assembly includes a cylindrical stator sleeve and thermoelectric elements. The cylindrical stator...

11/08/12 - 20120279543 - Power converter
A power converter is provided and includes a heat collector surface, n- and p-legs formed of n- and p-type thermoelectric materials, respectively, which are each disposed in thermal communication with the heat collector surface, parallel electric busses electrically coupled to the n- and p-legs and a housing, which is electrically...

11/08/12 - 20120279544 - 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: an upper substrate on which a plurality of upper metal electrodes are arranged; a lower substrate on which a plurality of lower metal electrodes...

11/01/12 - 20120273020 - Device for generating electric energy from a heat-conducting material
A device for generating electric energy includes at least one heated heat-conducting main body, at least one projection and thermoelectric elements laterally attached to the at least one projection. A thermoelectric efficiency of each thermoelectric element and a heat output of the at least one projection are matched to each...

09/13/12 - 20120227780 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method of manufacturing same
A thermoelectric conversion module includes an insulative substrate, a plurality of thermoelectric conversion material films disposed with a gap therebetween on a first surface of the insulative substrate and made of any one of an n-type thermoelectric conversion material and a p-type thermoelectric conversion material, a first electrode and a...

07/05/12 - 20120167937 - Thermoelectric module and method of manufacturing the same
A thermoelectric module includes a first and a second substrates, plural thermoelectric elements, plural first and second metal electrodes, plural first and second solder layers, and spacers. The thermoelectric elements are disposed between the first and second substrates, and each pair includes a P-type and an N-type thermoelectric elements. An...

06/14/12 - 20120145214 - 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 thermoelectric conversion material is one in which the relative density of the mixed oxide is not less than 80%. The thermoelectric conversion...

05/31/12 - 20120132243 - Thermoelectric module with improved efficiency
A thermoelectric module comprising a matrix comprising junctions having two N-type and P-type thermoelectric chips, said junctions being electrically connected to form an electric circuit. Flow of an electric current in the circuit heats one surface of the matrix by Peltier effect. Heating of one surface of the matrix makes...

05/17/12 - 20120118347 - Thermoelectric conversion material
A thermoelectric conversion material includes a complex oxide containing Zn, Al, Ga, and B. The thermoelectric conversion material is one in which a ratio of a molar amount of B to a total molar amount of Zn, Al, Ga, and B is not less than 0.0001 and not more than...

05/03/12 - 20120103380 - Thermoelectric module and process for the production thereof
In a process for the production of a thermoelectric module, thermoelectric legs which are electrically contact-connected in series are coated so as to be covered with an electrically insulating solid material....

03/29/12 - 20120073620 - Thermoelectric power generation apparatus and method
A thermoelectric power generation apparatus includes a thermoelectric device having a first surface, an opposed second surface, and a first thermal energy storage unit operatively coupled to the first surface of the thermoelectric device setting the first surface at a first temperature. The thermoelectric power generation apparatus also includes a...

03/15/12 - 20120060887 - Asymmetric thermoelectric module and method of manufacturing the same
Disclosed is an asymmetric thermoelectric module, which includes a plurality of first-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, a plurality of second-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, a plurality of pairs of assistant layers having different melting points and disposed on the upper and lower surfaces of the first-type and second-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, and...

03/15/12 - 20120060888 - Microstructure for a seebeck effect thermoelectric generator, and method for making such a microstructure
A method for making a thermoelectric microstructure includes: forming an insulating substrate; forming, on the substrate, a first assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements extending in parallel and in a first direction from first to second connection areas, and having a first Seebeck coefficient; forming, on the substrate, a second...

12/01/11 - 20110290295 - Thermoelectric/solar cell hybrid coupled via vacuum insulated glazing unit, and method of making the same
Certain example embodiments provide techniques for improving the output of hybrid systems comprising photovoltaic (PV) and thermoelectric (TE) modules in conjunction with super-insulating, yet optically transmissive, vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit technologies. More particularly, certain example embodiments relate to hybrid systems including hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (mc-Si), hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si),...

11/10/11 - 20110271995 - Thermoelectric modules
A thermoelectric module includes: thermoelectric semiconductor elements; printed metal conductors for interconnecting the semiconductor elements; and at least one base support for the printed conductors, the base support including a metal matrix composite....

11/03/11 - 20110265839 - Thermoelectric conversion module
A thermoelectric conversion module is provided with a p-type thermoelectric conversion element and an n-type thermoelectric conversion element; a support frame having a through hole with the p-type thermoelectric conversion element therein and a through hole with the n-type thermoelectric conversion element therein; and an electrode electrically connecting the p-type...

09/01/11 - 20110209740 - High capacity thermoelectric temperature control systems
A thermoelectric system includes a first plurality of thermoelectric elements and a second plurality of thermoelectric elements. The thermoelectric system further includes a plurality of heat transfer devices. Each heat transfer device has a first side in thermal communication with two or more thermoelectric elements of the first plurality of...

06/30/11 - 20110155202 - Miniature thermoelectric power generator
The subject invention pertains to thermoelectric power generation. According to certain embodiments, a stack of silicon-micromachined chips can be connected to form a cylindrical heat exchanger that enables a large, uniform temperature difference across a radially-oriented thermopile. Each layer in the stack can comprise two thermally-isolated concentric silicon rings connected...

06/16/11 - 20110139206 - Thermoelectric device and thermoelectric module
According to one embodiment, a thermoelectric device is provided with thermoelectric elements and formed of a material capable of exhibiting the thermoelectric effect and a first electrode located at end portions of the thermoelectric elements. The first electrode includes an electrode member, a soaking member having electrical conductivity, located between...

04/14/11 - 20110083712 - Thermoelectric module
Provided is a thermoelectric module including electrodes and P-type and N-type semiconductors formed on a substrate by a printing method. The thermoelectric module includes upper and lower substrates (110 and 120) formed of ceramic or aluminum and forming upper and lower surfaces of the thermoelectric module; electrodes (130) disposed on...

09/09/10 - 20100224226 - Thermoelectric conversion device
A thermoelectric conversion device includes a hot terminal substrate, a cold terminal substrate and a stacked structure. The stacked structure is disposed between the hot terminal substrate and the cold terminal substrate. The stacked structure includes thermoelectric conversion layers each including a thermoelectric couple layer, a first conductive layer and...

07/01/10 - 20100163090 - Thermoelectric device and fabrication method thereof, chip stack structure, and chip package structure
A thermoelectric device including a first substrate, a plurality of conductive vias, a second substrate, a thermoelectric couple module, a first insulation layer, and a second insulation layer is provided. The first substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The conductive vias running through...

04/01/10 - 20100078054 - Thermal difference engine
Closed system heat engines can be used to deliver useful electrical power by harvesting ambient energy in the environment. The present invention provides a means of harvesting these low temperature differences in to useful energy and provides while providing rectification and regulation features....

01/14/10 - 20100006132 - Stacked thermoelectric modules
An apparatus includes a first thermally conductive body having a plurality of fingers and a second thermally conductive body having a plurality of fingers. The first and second bodies are configured such that the fingers of the first body are interdigitated with the fingers of the second body. Each of...

02/05/09 - 20090032080 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method for manufacturing the same
A compact, high-performance thermoelectric conversion module includes a laminate having a plurality of insulating layers, p-type thermoelectric semiconductors and n-type thermoelectric semiconductors formed by a technique for manufacturing a multilayer circuit board, particularly a technique for forming a via-conductor. Pairs of the p-type thermoelectric semiconductors and the n-type thermoelectric semiconductors...