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Title: Cartridge-based thermoelectric systems

Abstract

Cartridge-based thermoelectric assemblies and systems are provided which include at least one shunt configured to extend around a conduit, a plurality of thermoelectric elements in thermal communication and in electrical communication with the at least one shunt with at least a portion of the at least one shunt sandwiched between the at least one first thermoelectric element and the at least one second thermoelectric element. The thermoelectric elements are electrically isolated from the conduit. The thermoelectric assemblies and systems further include at least one heat exchanger in thermal communication with the at least one shunt and configured to be in thermal communication with a second fluid.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Gentherm Inc., Northville, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532153
Patent Number(s):
9293680
Application Number:
13/489,237
Assignee:
Gentherm Incorporated (Northville, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01N - GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02T - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005387; FC26-04NT42279
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012-06-05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Poliquin, Eric, Crane, Douglas T., Jovovic, Vladimir, Dean, Joseph, Kossakovski, Dmitri, and LaGrandeur, John Walter. Cartridge-based thermoelectric systems. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Poliquin, Eric, Crane, Douglas T., Jovovic, Vladimir, Dean, Joseph, Kossakovski, Dmitri, & LaGrandeur, John Walter. Cartridge-based thermoelectric systems. United States.
Poliquin, Eric, Crane, Douglas T., Jovovic, Vladimir, Dean, Joseph, Kossakovski, Dmitri, and LaGrandeur, John Walter. Tue . "Cartridge-based thermoelectric systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532153.
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