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Title: Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle

A thermoelectric generator for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gasses produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gasses pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure.
  1. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Bass, John C. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5625245
Application Number:
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
thermoelectric; generator; motor; vehicle; producing; electric; power; heat; exhaust; gasses; produced; engine; pass; finned; transfer; support; structure; seat; positions; outside; surface; positioning; modules; contact; cylinder; provides; framework; spring; force; applied; hold; seats; thermoelectric module; electric generator; outside surface; motor vehicle; electric power; heat transfer; support structure; exhaust gas; thermoelectric generator; spring force; thermoelectric modules; exhaust gasses; /310/322/