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Thermoelectric heat exchange element

United States Patent

August 14, 2007
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A thermoelectric heat exchange module includes a first substrate including a heat receptive side and a heat donative side and a series of undulatory pleats. The module may also include a thermoelectric material layer having a ZT value of 1.0 or more disposed on at least one of the heat receptive side and the heat donative side, and an electrical contact may be in electrical communication with the thermoelectric material layer.
Callas; James J. (Peoria, IL), Taher; Mahmoud A. (Peoria, IL)
Caterpillar Inc (Peoria, IL)
11/ 029,471
January 6, 2005
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under the terms of Subcontract No. ZCL-4-32060-04, under Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government may have certain rights in this invention.