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Thermoelectric devices and applications for the same

United States Patent Application

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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.
DeSteese, John G. (Kennewick, WA), Olsen, Larry C. (Richland, WA), Johnston, John W. (Yakima, WA), Martin, Peter M. (Kennewick, WA), Peters, Timothy J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute
11/ 004,611
December 2, 2004