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1. WO2020139780 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

Publication Number WO/2020/139780
Publication Date 02.07.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/068048
International Filing Date 20.12.2019
IPC
F03G 7/04 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
04using pressure differences or thermal differences occurring in nature
F03G 7/05 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
04using pressure differences or thermal differences occurring in nature
05Ocean thermal energy conversion, i.e. OTEC
F03G 7/00 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA, OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER-PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
H01L 35/28 2006.01
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
H01L 35/30 2006.01
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
H01L 35/00 2006.01
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
CPC
F03G 7/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
F03G 7/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
04using pressure differences or thermal differences occurring in nature
F03G 7/05
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
GSPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS; MECHANICAL-POWER PRODUCING DEVICES OR MECHANISMS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR OR USING ENERGY SOURCES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7Mechanical-power-producing mechanisms, not otherwise provided for or using energy sources not otherwise provided for
04using pressure differences or thermal differences occurring in nature
05Ocean thermal energy conversion, i.e. OTEC
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 peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
H01L 35/28
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 peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
28operating with Peltier or Seebeck effect only
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 peculiar to 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
Applicants
  • WEIR, James William [US]/[US]
  • MILLER, Travis James [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • WEIR, James William
  • MILLER, Travis James
  • SPRINGETT, Frank Benjamin
Agents
  • SULLIVAN, Kristian R.
  • MAAG, Gregory L.
Priority Data
62/785,53827.12.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE GÉNÉRATION D'ÉNERGIE ÉLECTRIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
Power generation assemblies and methods relating thereto are disclosed. In an embodiment, the power generation assembly includes a thermoelectric generator, and a conductor configured to conduct electricity generated by the thermoelectric generator to the surface of a subterranean wellbore. The power generation assembly is to circulate a working fluid through a closed loop in the power generation assembly in response to the receipt of geothermal energy within a subterranean formation, to cause the thermoelectric generator to generate electricity.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des ensembles de génération d'énergie et des procédés associés. Dans un mode de réalisation, l'ensemble de génération d'énergie comprend un générateur thermoélectrique, et un conducteur configuré pour conduire l'électricité générée par le générateur thermoélectrique vers la surface d'un puits de forage souterrain. L'ensemble de génération d'énergie est destiné à faire circuler un fluide de travail à travers une boucle fermée dans l'ensemble de génération d'énergie en réponse à la réception d'énergie géothermique dans une formation souterraine, pour amener le générateur thermoélectrique à générer de l'électricité.
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