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1. US20120181971 - Thermoelectric generator for battery charging and power supply

Office
United States of America
Application Number 12602032
Application Date 28.07.2009
Publication Number 20120181971
Publication Date 19.07.2012
Grant Number 08404962
Grant Date 26.03.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H01L 35/00
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
35Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
H01L 35/30
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
35Thermoelectric devices comprising a junction of dissimilar materials, i.e. exhibiting Seebeck or Peltier effect with or without other thermoelectric effects or thermomagnetic effects; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
28operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only
30characterised by the heat-exchanging means at the junction
H01M 10/46
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
MPROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
10Secondary cells; Manufacture thereof
42Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells
46Accumulators structurally combined with charging apparatus
Applicants Birkeland Bjørn Erik
Therm-Tech AS
Såghus Finn Erik
Rosness Erik
Inventors Birkeland Bjørn Erik
Såghus Finn Erik
Rosness Erik
Agents Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
Priority Data 20083371 01.08.2008 NO
Title
(EN) Thermoelectric generator for battery charging and power supply
Abstract
(EN)

A portable device for supplying with power of at least one portable electrical load or gadget (70), wherein the device (10) is adapted to be manually heated and comprises at least one thermoelectric element (20) having one hot or warm side (21) and one cold side (22), a container (30) attached to the cold side (22) and adapted for holding or keeping a cooling medium or fluid (90) therein, a power converter (60) and a set of cables (65) coming out of the thermoelectric element (20) and connected to the electrical load (70) via the power converter (60).


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