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Title: Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle

Abstract

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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
870925
Patent Number(s):
5625245
Application Number:
08/139,311
Assignee:
Bass, John C. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037)
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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/

Citation Formats

Bass, John C. Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Bass, John C. Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle. United States.
Bass, John C. Tue . "Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870925.
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author = {Bass, John C},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {4}
}

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