|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||123/195R ; 123/193.1 ; 123/193.2 ; 136/205 ; 136/225 ; 136/227|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 4|
An engine block containing thermoelectric materials that generates a direct current during operation and, in so doing, provides for at least some of the necessary engine cooling requirements and for at least some of the electric power requirements. The result is wasted heat energy is being converted into electricity.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] In a vehicle having a combustion engine including an engine block as a prime mover, and said vehicle also having electricity utilizing devices, a thermoelectric engine block structure suitable for converting a portion of the waste heat generated by said engine into useful direct current including: a first plurality of spaced lamella the lamella being formed of a first thermoelectric material; a second plurality of spaced lamella the second plurality of lamella being formed of a second thermoelectric material, the second plural...