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1. US20170164757 - METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HEATING AND COOLING SEATS AND OTHER USER ITEMS UTILIZING THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE SHEET WITH ONE OR MORE THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15291239
Application Date 12.10.2016
Publication Number 20170164757
Publication Date 15.06.2017
Publication Kind A1
IPC
A47C 21/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
21Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
04Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
A47C 7/74
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
7Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
62Accessories for chairs
72Adaptations for incorporating lamps, radio sets, bars, telephones, ventilation, heating or cooling arrangements or the like
74for ventilation, heating or cooling
A47C 7/02
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS; SOFAS; BEDS
7Parts, details, or accessories of chairs or stools
02Seat parts
F25B 21/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION OR SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
BREFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS, OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
21Machines, plant, or systems, using electric or magnetic effects
02using Peltier effect; using Nernst-Ettinghausen effect
04reversible
B60N 2/56
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
56Heating or ventilating devices
CPC
A47C 21/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
CCHAIRS
21Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders
04Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
F25B 21/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
25REFRIGERATION OR COOLING; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS; MANUFACTURE OR STORAGE OF ICE; LIQUEFACTION SOLIDIFICATION OF GASES
BREFRIGERATION MACHINES, PLANTS OR SYSTEMS; COMBINED HEATING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS; HEAT-PUMP SYSTEMS
21Machines, plant, or systems, using electric or magnetic effects
02using Peltier effect; using Nernst-Ettinghausen effect
04reversible
B60N 2/5642
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
56Heating or ventilating devices
5607characterised by convection
5621by air
5642with circulation of air through a layer inside the seat
B60N 2/5657
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
56Heating or ventilating devices
5607characterised by convection
5621by air
5657blown towards the seat surface
B60N 2/5678
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
56Heating or ventilating devices
5678characterised by electrical systems
B60N 2/5692
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
NSEATS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLES; VEHICLE PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2Seats specially adapted for vehicles; Arrangement or mounting of seats in vehicles
56Heating or ventilating devices
5678characterised by electrical systems
5692Refrigerating means
Applicants Novus Energy Technologies, Inc.
Inventors Peter M. Thomas
Stephen M. Thomas
Title
(EN) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR HEATING AND COOLING SEATS AND OTHER USER ITEMS UTILIZING THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE SHEET WITH ONE OR MORE THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES
Abstract
(EN)

A cooling and heating system for seats and other user items utilizes a thermally conductive sheet with one or more thermoelectric devices. This thermally conductive sheet has high thermal conductivity and is flexible, and may comprise polyimide, graphite, PGS graphite, carbon fiber, or more advanced materials such as graphene or carbon nanotubes or other high thermal conductivity material such as copper or aluminum sheet or mesh. The thermally conductive flexible sheet with remote thermoelectric device provides good temperature uniformity across the seat, quick response time, and excellent performance in extreme ambient temperatures. The high thermal conductivity sheet can be placed in the seat area between the upholstery and seat cushion with thermoelectric devices thermally connected to the thermally conductive sheet away from the occupant seating area to provide comfortable and durable seating with thermal comfort control. Heat rejection may be accomplished using a heat sink (with or without a fan) or a heat pipe connected to a heat sink (with or without a fan) or other heat rejection mechanisms.


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