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Lon E Bell: Thermoelectric power generation utilizing convective heat flow. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 29, 2003: US06598405 (112 worldwide citation)

An improved efficiency thermoelectric power generation system is disclosed wherein convection is actively facilitated through a thermoelectric array, and the thermoelectric array is used to generate electrical power. Thermal power is convected through the thermoelectric array or arrays toward at lea ...


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Lon E Bell: Efficiency thermoelectrics utilizing thermal isolation. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 1, 2003: US06539725 (108 worldwide citation)

An improved efficiency thermoelectric system and method of making such a thermoelectric system are disclosed. Significant thermal isolation between thermoelectric elements in at least one direction across a thermoelectric system provides increased efficiency over conventional thermoelectric arrays. ...


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Lon E Bell: Thermoelectric power generation systems. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 30, 2003: US06625990 (99 worldwide citation)

An improved thermoelectric power generation system utilizes rotary thermoelectric configurations to improve and increase thermal power throughput. These systems are further enhanced by the use of hetrostructure thermoelectric materials, very thin plated materials, and deposited thermoelectric materi ...


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Lon E Bell: High power density thermoelectric systems. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 1, 2005: US06959555 (67 worldwide citation)

A number of compact, high-efficiency and high-power density thermoelectric systems utilizing the advantages of thermal isolation are described. Such configurations exhibit high system efficiency and power density. Some configurations exhibit a substantial reduction in the amount of thermoelectric ma ...


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Lon E Bell: Efficiency thermoelectrics utilizing convective heat flow. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 6, 2004: US06672076 (67 worldwide citation)

An improved efficiency thermoelectric system is disclosed wherein convection is actively facilitated through a thermoelectric array. Thermoelectrics are commonly used for cooling and heating applications. Thermal power is convected through a thermoelectric array toward at least one side of the therm ...


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Lon E Bell: Thermoelectric transient cooling and heating systems. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 28, 2003: US06637210 (63 worldwide citation)

An improved efficiency thermoelectric system operates the thermoelectric elements in the system in a non-steady state manner. The thermoelectric elements are powered for predefined periods of time to obtain increased efficiency. This benefit can be improved by also altering the resistance of the the ...


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Peter R Gawthrop: Climate control system for hybrid vehicles using thermoelectric devices. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 3, 2008: US07380586 (52 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for controlling the climate of a hybrid vehicle. The system includes a thermoelectric module, a heat exchanger, a pump, and a valve. The thermoelectric module includes thermoelectric elements powered by electric energy. The thermoelectric elements emit or abso ...


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Lon E Bell: Compact, high-efficiency thermoelectric systems. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 19, 2007: US07231772 (51 worldwide citation)

A number of compact, high-efficiency thermoelectric system utilizing the advantages of thermal isolation in the direction of a working medium flow or movement, in manufacturable systems, are described. Such configurations exhibit high system efficiency and power density. Several different embodiment ...


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Lon E Bell, Robert W Diller: Thermoelectric personal environment appliance. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 23, 2008: US07426835 (50 worldwide citation)

A personal environment appliance is disclosed in which a person in a work area can individually control the ambient conditions of that persons localized work space environment. The control permits highly localized adjustment to suit individual preferences, thereby, reducing the impact of individual ...


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Lon E Bell: Thermoelectric heterostructure assemblies element. BSST, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 2, 2004: US06812395 (47 worldwide citation)

Improved thermoelectric assemblies are disclosed, wherein layers of heterostructure thermoelectric materials or thin layers of thermoelectric material form thermoelectric elements. The layers are bound together with agents that improve structural strengths, allow electrical current to pass in a pref ...



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