US 11,656,007 B2
Thermo-electric heat pump systems
Alp Ilercil, Scottsdale, AZ (US)
Assigned to Ambassador Asset Management Limited Partnership, Mesa, AZ (US)
Filed by AMBASSADOR ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Mesa, AZ (US)
Filed on Apr. 16, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/233,420.
Application 17/233,420 is a continuation of application No. 16/700,867, filed on Dec. 2, 2019, granted, now 10,982,884.
Application 16/700,867 is a continuation of application No. 16/228,391, filed on Dec. 20, 2018, granted, now 10,495,357, issued on Dec. 3, 2019.
Application 16/228,391 is a continuation of application No. 15/702,379, filed on Sep. 12, 2017, granted, now 10,161,657, issued on Dec. 25, 2018.
Application 15/702,379 is a continuation of application No. 15/427,243, filed on Feb. 8, 2017, granted, now 9,791,185, issued on Oct. 17, 2017.
Application 15/427,243 is a continuation of application No. 14/834,260, filed on Aug. 24, 2015, granted, now 9,599,376, issued on Mar. 21, 2017.
Application 14/834,260 is a continuation of application No. 14/228,048, filed on Mar. 27, 2014, granted, now 9,115,919, issued on Aug. 25, 2015.
Application 14/228,048 is a continuation of application No. 14/197,589, filed on Mar. 5, 2014, granted, now 9,134,055, issued on Sep. 15, 2015.
Application 14/228,048 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/176,078, filed on Feb. 8, 2014, granted, now 9,151,523, issued on Oct. 6, 2015.
Application 14/176,078 is a continuation of application No. 13/146,635, granted, now 8,646,282, issued on Feb. 11, 2014, previously published as PCT/US2010/022459, filed on Jan. 28, 2010.
Application 13/146,635 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/361,484, filed on Jan. 28, 2009, granted, now 8,677,767, issued on Mar. 25, 2014.
Application 14/197,589 is a continuation of application No. 12/361,484, filed on Jan. 28, 2009, granted, now 8,677,767, issued on Mar. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/805,926, filed on Mar. 27, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/148,911, filed on Jan. 30, 2009.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/056,801, filed on May 28, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/024,169, filed on Jan. 28, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2021/0310704 A1, Oct. 7, 2021
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F25D 11/00 (2006.01); F25B 21/04 (2006.01); F25B 21/02 (2006.01)
CPC F25B 21/02 (2013.01) [F25B 21/04 (2013.01); F25D 11/00 (2013.01); F25D 11/003 (2013.01); F25B 2321/021 (2013.01); F25B 2321/023 (2013.01); F25B 2321/0212 (2013.01); F25B 2321/0251 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
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1. A thermal protection system, relating to thermally protecting temperature sensitive goods, comprising:
a vessel configured to contain the temperature sensitive goods;
a stack of at least three identical thermoelectric modules thermally coupled to the vessel arranged electrically and thermally in series and configured such that each thermoelectric module within the stack simultaneously uses the Peltier effect;
a thermally capacitive spacer block disposed between each of the at least three thermoelectric modules;
an energy source coupled to the stack of at least three thermoelectric modules and configured to provide a current source to each of the serially connected thermoelectric modules;
a heat sink coupled to the stack of at least three thermoelectric modules and thermally capacitive spacer blocks opposite the vessel; and
a microcontroller operatively associated with the energy source to direct current from the energy source to the stack of at least three thermoelectric modules.