Global Patent Index - EP 1259991 A1

EP 1259991 A1 2002-11-27 - THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR FOR AN AIRCRAFT

Title (en)

THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR FOR AN AIRCRAFT

Title (de)

THERMOELEKTRISCHER LEISTUNGSGENERATOR FÜR EIN FLUGZEUG

Title (fr)

GENERATEUR DE PUISSANCE THERMOELECTRIQUE DESTINE UN AERONEF

Publication

EP 1259991 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01914334 A

Priority

  • US 0102568 W
  • US 50671600 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0161768A1] A thermoelectric power generator for an aircraft including a heat source or hot air exhaust air flow (30), characterized as providing thermal energy, at least one thermoelectric module (32), including a plurality of thermoelectric elements, positioned in communication with the heat source, and a heat extractor, or a cool air flow (18), positioned in communication with the thermoelectric module so that thermal energy flows through the thermoelectric elements thereby generating electrical power. The thermoelectric module is typically comprised of silicon, boron carbide, a silicon/germanium alloy, geranium, or skutterudite which optionally includes a quantum well structure.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01L 35/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B64D 41/00 (2006.01); H01L 35/00 (2006.01); H01L 35/32 (2006.01); H02N 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B64D 41/00 (2013.01); H01L 35/00 (2013.01); Y02T 50/44 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0161768A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 0161768 A1 20010823; AU 3973001 A 20010827; EP 1259991 A1 20021127; JP 2003523298 A 20030805

INPADOC legal status


2004-05-26 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB

2004-01-02 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20031027

2002-11-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020918

2002-11-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-11-27 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI