Patents by Inventor Natalio Mingo Bisquert

Natalio Mingo Bisquert 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: 20170110645
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thermoelectric material including: providing a half-Heusler compound of MgCuSn nanoparticles, obtaining a powder by mechanical alloying by using Mg chips, Si fine powder, Sn fine powder and Sb powder, the half-Heusler compound of MgCuSn nanoparticles and cyclohexane solution,wherein the weight percent V, of the cyclohexane solution is comprised between 0.5 wt % and 4.0 wt % and wherein the volume percent VHH of the Half-Heusler compound of MgCuSn nanoparticles satisfies: 1.4 vol %<VHH<2.0 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Natalio MINGO BISQUERT, Guillaume BERNARD-GRANGER, Radivoje VRACAR, Nebil AYAPE KATCHO
  • Patent number: 9599522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for forecasting the energy consumption of a building, taking into account the heat exchanges from received solar radiation and/or heat convection and/or conduction between the building and the outside environment based on a physical model. The method includes a learning step to deduce the value of the parameters of the physical model based on previous measurements performed on the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Tristan Caroff, Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Vincent Remondiere
  • Publication number: 20150139848
    Abstract: This thermoelectric material manufacturing method includes the steps of: preparing a powder from an at least binary thermoelectric alloy (AxB1-x) intended to be used as a matrix; mixing the powder with nanoparticles of pure metal (M) intended to form inclusions in the matrix; and submitting the mixture to a step of sintering at an adapted temperature resulting in the forming, in the matrix, of nanometric inclusions of composition MaAb and/or MaBb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mathieu SOULIER, Maya MARINOVA-ATANAS, Natalio MINGO BISQUERT, Christelle NAVONE, Amandine NERI
  • Patent number: 8962970
    Abstract: A method for making a thermoelectric microstructure includes: forming an insulating substrate; forming, on the substrate, a first assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements extending in parallel and in a first direction from first to second connection areas, and having a first Seebeck coefficient; forming, on the substrate, a second assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements electrically insulated from the first assembly and extending in parallel and in a second direction other than the first one, from the first to second connection areas, and having a second Seebeck coefficient other than the first one; providing, in the first and second connection areas, electric connection elements, each of which electrically connects at least one element of first and second assemblies; two conductor or semiconductor elements of a single assembly are separated in a predetermined direction by a predetermined average distance in the connection areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Tristan Caroff, Marc Plissonnier, Vincent Remondiere, Shidong Wang
  • Patent number: 8961810
    Abstract: Nanocomposite materials comprising a SiGe matrix with silicide and/or germanide nanoinclusions dispersed therein, said nanocomposite materials having improved thermoelectric energy conversion capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Marc Plissonnier, Ali Shakouri
  • Publication number: 20140036951
    Abstract: Device (30) for measuring or evaluating a characteristic of a heat flux (?) exchanged between a first medium and a second medium, the device comprising a first thermoelectric means (31) and a second thermoelectric means (32), the first and second thermoelectric means being electrically connected in series and thermally connected in series, the first thermoelectric means being of a first nature (n-type) and the second thermoelectric means being of a second nature (p-type), the first and second natures being such that the first thermoelectric means and the second thermoelectric means polarize with opposite polarities under the effect of a heat flux having a given direction and a given sign.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Commissariat a L'energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Tristan Caroff, Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Vincent Remondiere
  • Publication number: 20120060888
    Abstract: A method for making a thermoelectric microstructure includes: forming an insulating substrate; forming, on the substrate, a first assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements extending in parallel and in a first direction from first to second connection areas, and having a first Seebeck coefficient; forming, on the substrate, a second assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements electrically insulated from the first assembly and extending in parallel and in a second direction other than the first one, from the first to second connection areas, and having a second Seebeck coefficient other than the first one; providing, in the first and second connection areas, electric connection elements, each of which electrically connects at least one element of first and second assemblies; two conductor or semiconductor elements of a single assembly are separated in a predetermined direction by a predetermined average distance in the connection areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energie Alternatives
    Inventors: Natalio MINGO BISQUERT, Tristan Caroff, Marc Plissonnier, Vincent Remondiere, Shidong Wang
  • Publication number: 20110195185
    Abstract: Nanocomposite materials comprising a SiGe matrix with silicide and/or germanide nanoinclusions dispersed therein, said nanocomposite materials having improved thermoelectric energy conversion capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Natalio Mingo Bisquert, Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Marc Plissonnier, Ali Shakouri