Global Patent Index - EP 2622657 A1

EP 2622657 A1 20130807 - THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR INTENDED TO GENERATE AN ELECTRIC CURRENT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Title (en)

THERMOELECTRIC DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR INTENDED TO GENERATE AN ELECTRIC CURRENT IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Title (de)

THERMOELEKTRISCHE VORRICHTUNG, IM BESONDEREN ZUR STROMERZEUGUNG BEI EINEM KRAFTFAHRZEUG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF THERMO ÉLECTRIQUE, NOTAMMENT DESTINÉ À GÉNÉRER UN COURANT ÉLECTRIQUE DANS UN VÉHICULE AUTOMOBILE

Publication

EP 2622657 A1 20130807 (FR)

Application

EP 11738219 A 20110728

Priority

  • FR 1057876 A 20100929
  • EP 2011063025 W 20110728

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2012041559A1] The invention relates to a thermoelectric device comprising: a first circuit (1), or hot circuit, through which a first fluid can flow following a path along which the temperature of the fluid drops; a second circuit (2), or cold circuit, through which a second fluid can flow at a temperature below that of the first fluid, following a path along which the temperature of the second fluid rises; and elements (3p, 3n), known as thermoelectric elements, which can be used to generate an electric current in the presence of a temperature gradient, said thermoelectric elements (3p, 3n) being distributed along the hot (1) and cold (2) circuits which are configured to create the gradient. According to the invention, the device is configured so that the contribution of the thermoelectric elements to the generation of electricity is substantially constant along the path of the first and/or second fluid.

IPC 8 full level

H01L 35/30 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

H01L 35/30 (2013.01 - EP US); F28F 1/32 (2013.01 - EP US)

Citation (examination)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

FR 2965401 A1 20120330; FR 2965401 B1 20120914; EP 2622657 A1 20130807; JP 2013543656 A 20131205; US 2014048114 A1 20140220; US 9299906 B2 20160329; WO 2012041559 A1 20120405

DOCDB simple family (application)

FR 1057876 A 20100929; EP 11738219 A 20110728; EP 2011063025 W 20110728; JP 2013530640 A 20110728; US 201113876742 A 20110728