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Title: Triboelectric generators and sensors

Abstract

A triboelectric power system includes a triboelectric generator, a rechargeable energy storage unit and a power management circuit. The rechargeable energy storage unit is associated to the triboelectric generator. The power management circuit is configured to receive an input current from the triboelectric generator and to deliver an output current corresponding to the input current to the rechargeable battery so that the output current has a current direction and a voltage that will recharge the rechargeable battery.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1400231
Patent Number(s):
9790928
Application Number:
14/447,132
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03G - SPRING, WEIGHT, INERTIA OR LIKE MOTORS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01H - MEASUREMENT OF MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS OR ULTRASONIC, SONIC OR INFRASONIC WAVES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhong Lin, Wang, Sihong, Zhu, Guang, Zhou, Yusheng, Chen, Jun, and Bai, Peng. Triboelectric generators and sensors. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Wang, Sihong, Zhu, Guang, Zhou, Yusheng, Chen, Jun, & Bai, Peng. Triboelectric generators and sensors. United States.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Wang, Sihong, Zhu, Guang, Zhou, Yusheng, Chen, Jun, and Bai, Peng. Tue . "Triboelectric generators and sensors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1400231.
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