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Title: Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems

Abstract

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 a plurality of thermoelectric elements in parallel electrical communication with one another, and at least one shunt a plurality of electrically insulating elements to prevent current flow in a plane perpendicular to the first direction between adjacent thermoelectric sub-assemblies.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Gentherm Inc., Azusa, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531800
Patent Number(s):
9,006,557
Application Number:
13/489,192
Assignee:
Gentherm Incorporated (Azusa, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42279; N00014-08-C-0161
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012-06-05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

LaGrandeur, John, Poliquin, Eric, Kossakovski, Dmitri, and Jovovic, Vladimir. Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
LaGrandeur, John, Poliquin, Eric, Kossakovski, Dmitri, & Jovovic, Vladimir. Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems. United States.
LaGrandeur, John, Poliquin, Eric, Kossakovski, Dmitri, and Jovovic, Vladimir. Tue . "Systems and methods for reducing current and increasing voltage in thermoelectric systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531800.
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