Patents by Inventor Jon Murray Schroeder

Jon Murray Schroeder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140208773
    Abstract: An improved circular multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric generator is used in a variety of transportation vehicles including manufactured vehicles, retrofitted vehicles and vehicle power combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20140196274
    Abstract: A means for determining the electrical resistance and resistivity of thermoelectric material allows quality control at all steps in the construction of a bismuth telluride and antimony telluride thermoelectric generator. The method involves measuring negative thermoelectric voltage with no current flowing and then a measure of negative thermoelectric voltage while forcing known current through the material in the same direction as shorted to accurately determine thermoelectric resistance. A manual and automatic method of manufacturing thermoelectric rings using forcing current for in-process testing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20140163714
    Abstract: A means for determining the electrical resistance and resistivity of thermoelectric material allows quality control at all steps in the construction of a bismuth telluride and antimony telluride thermoelectric generator. The method involves measuring negative thermoelectric voltage with no current flowing and then a measure of negative thermoelectric voltage while forcing known current through the material in the same direction as shorted to accurately determine thermoelectric resistance. A manual and automatic method of manufacturing thermoelectric rings using forcing current for in-process testing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8688390
    Abstract: A means for determining the electrical resistance and resistivity of thermoelectric material allows quality control at all steps in the construction of a bismuth telluride and antimony telluride thermoelectric generator. The method involves measuring negative thermoelectric voltage with no current flowing and then a measure of negative thermoelectric voltage while forcing known current through the material in the same direction as shorted to accurately determine thermoelectric resistance. A manual and automatic method of manufacturing thermoelectric rings using forcing current for in-process testing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Jon Murray Schroeder
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8684114
    Abstract: An improved circular multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric generator is used in a variety of transportation vehicles including manufactured vehicles, retrofitted vehicles and vehicle power combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20140076826
    Abstract: An improved circular multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric generator is used in a variety of transportation vehicles including manufactured vehicles, retrofitted vehicles and vehicle power combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8598445
    Abstract: A means of providing solar powered electricity for day and nighttime use supported in part by power from the grid to allow a small generator to electrify the home or business with a small generator operating with much larger capacity. Excess solar energy is provided to the power company as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20130154375
    Abstract: A means of providing solar powered electricity for day and nighttime use supported in part by power from the grid to allow a small generator to electrify the home or business with a small generator operating with much larger capacity. Excess solar energy is provided to the power company as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8354582
    Abstract: A means of providing solar powered electricity for day and nighttime use supported in part by power from the grid to allow a small generator to electrify the home or business with a small generator operating with much larger capacity. Excess solar energy is provided to the power company as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20120247847
    Abstract: An improved circular multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric generator is used in a variety of transportation vehicles including manufactured vehicles, retrofitted vehicles and vehicle power combinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8183456
    Abstract: An improved circular multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device. The thermoelectric generator is used in a variety of transportation vehicles including manufactured vehicles, retrofitted vehicles and vehicle power combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20120090534
    Abstract: High efficiency conversion of heat energy to electrical energy is achieved using a ring of metallic components and anodically sliced, reduced barriers, high purity n-type and p-type semiconductor wafers. Energy produced by heating one set of fins and cooling another set is extracted from a ring of bismuth telluride based n-type wafers and antimony telluride based p-type wafers using make-before-break control of MOSfet switch banks. Standard AC frequencies and DC output result from rectification of make-before-break high frequency switched very high currents in the ring and a DC to AC converter. Solar energy stored in porcelain fragments extends the time that solar energy can be used as the heat source for the thermoelectric generator device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch
  • Patent number: 8101846
    Abstract: High efficiency conversion of heat energy to electrical energy is achieved using a ring of metallic components and anodically sliced, reduced barriers, high purity n-type and p-type semiconductor wafers. Energy produced by heating one set of fins and cooling another set is extracted from a ring of bismuth telluride based n-type wafers and antimony telluride based p-type wafers using make-before-break control of MOSfet switch banks. Standard AC frequencies and DC output result from rectification of make-before-break high frequency switched very high currents in the ring and a DC to AC converter. Solar energy stored in porcelain fragments extends the time that solar energy can be used as the heat source for the thermoelectric generator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20100288322
    Abstract: Conversion of solar heat into electrical energy is achieved using a parabolic reflector, a heat transfer medium, a high-density heat store and a thermoelectric generator. The system is useful for various forms of stationary and moving applications. Using stored heat derived from sunlight provides day and night electrical supply over many days depending on the size of the solar collector and heat store. Moving applications are achieved using a mobile heat store with attached thermoelectric generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20100288323
    Abstract: A means for determining the electrical resistance and resistivity of thermoelectric material allows quality control at all steps in the construction of a bismuth telluride and antimony telluride thermoelectric generator. The method involves measuring negative thermoelectric voltage with no current flowing and then a measure of negative thermoelectric voltage while forcing known current through the material in the same direction as shorted to accurately determine thermoelectric resistance. A manual and automatic method of manufacturing thermoelectric rings using forcing current for in-process testing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20100288326
    Abstract: A means of providing solar powered electricity for day and nighttime use supported in part by power from the grid to allow a small generator to electrify the home or business with a small generator operating with much larger capacity. Excess solar energy is provided to the power company as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20090229650
    Abstract: A solid-state thermoelectric generator device can directly drive a high voltage grid at voltage without a special step-up transformer. Phase sensing, output voltage and waveform of the generator can be electronically adjusted to match parameters sensed directly from the grid, generator output adjusted to conform exactly to the grid. Three solar powered generators connected as a “y” with three legs with common earth grounds can power individual phases of the grid as a mini-power plant providing three-phase grid voltage electricity. Power quality correction to the grid can be made to individual phases of the grid on an automatic, self-correcting basis as needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Philip Hirsch
  • Publication number: 20040134200
    Abstract: An improved torus multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric heater and chiller utilizes torus thermoelectric generator to provide high current to force heat flow. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a thermoelectric generator directly to a torus heater and chiller. A thermoelectric generator exhaust heat drives a second thermoelectric generator connected to a thermoelectric heater and chiller to produce heat flow in the heater and chiller using air, gas, or liquid to convey heat into and away from the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsel
  • Publication number: 20030217766
    Abstract: An improved torus multi-element semiconductor thermoelectric hybrid utilizes a make-before-break high frequency switching output component to provide nominal alternating current voltage outputs. Overall efficiency of heat conversion is improved by coupling a chiller to the thermoelectric generator where exhaust heat produces chilled liquid or air that is conveyed to the cold side of the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventors: Jon Murray Schroeder, Gerald Phillip Hirsch