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Title: Thermoelectric system

Abstract

In one particular embodiment, an internal combustion engine is provided. The engine comprises a block, a head, a piston, a combustion chamber defined by the block, the piston, and the head, and at least one thermoelectric device positioned between the combustion chamber and the head. In this particular embodiment, the thermoelectric device is in direct contact with the combustion chamber. In another particular embodiment, a cylinder head configured to sit atop a cylinder bank of an internal combustion engine is provided. The cylinder head comprises a cooling channel configured to receive cooling fluid, valve seats configured for receiving intake and exhaust valves, and thermoelectric devices positioned around the valve seats.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Washington, IL
  2. Peoria, IL
  3. East Peoria, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States); United Technologies Corporation, Farmington, CT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919062
Patent Number(s):
7287506
Application Number:
11/520,107
Assignee:
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
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
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02B - INTERNAL-COMBUSTION PISTON ENGINES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42280
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Reiners, Eric A, Taher, Mahmoud A, Fei, Dong, and McGilvray, Andrew N. Thermoelectric system. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Reiners, Eric A, Taher, Mahmoud A, Fei, Dong, & McGilvray, Andrew N. Thermoelectric system. United States.
Reiners, Eric A, Taher, Mahmoud A, Fei, Dong, and McGilvray, Andrew N. Tue . "Thermoelectric system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919062.
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year = {2007},
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