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Thermoelectric devices and applications for the same

United States Patent

March 8, 2016
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Thermoelectric Ambient Energy Harvester
High performance thin film thermoelectric couples and methods of making the same are disclosed. Such couples allow fabrication of at least microwatt to watt-level power supply devices operating at voltages greater than one volt even when activated by only small temperature differences.
Olsen; Larry C. (Richland, WA), DeSteese; John G. (Kennewick, WA), Martin; Peter M. (Kennewick, WA), Johnston; John W. (Yakima, WA), Peters; Timothy J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 581,281
December 2, 2004
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.