TODAY’S PATENT – COMPACT THERMOELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR AND MODULE
The COMPACT THERMOELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR AND MODULE was invented by Charles A. Sharp, III (Dallas, TX), Michael J. Doke (Dallas, TX), Richard A. Howarth (Allen, TX), Leonard J. Recine, Sr. (Plano, TX) on 26th of March 1996, bearing the patent number .
This invention relates to thermoelectric devices and more particularly to the use of a thermoelectric module to maintain the temperature of a container, box, or any other type of enclosed structure within a desired temperature range.
A module for controlling the temperature within an enclosed structure is provided. The module comprises a thermoelectric assembly, a platform, and a panel. The thermo electric assembly comprises a thermoelectric device with a heat sink disposed on one side of the device and a second heat sink disposed on the other side of the device. An electric motor attached to one of the heat sinks with a rotating shaft extending longitudinally through the electric motor and both heat sinks. A propeller may be attached to each end of the rotating shaft. The platform may be removably engaged with the enclosed structure. An opening may be provided in the platform.