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Mike Clary has over 30 years' experience in bringing new technologies to market. Prior to joining Bodle, he was CEO at Heliotrope Technologies, a California developer of smart glazing based on electrochromic technology. Clary has also served as founding CEO at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) funded companies, GMZ Energy Inc. and Solasta Inc. Clary was a senior executive at Sun Microsystems, Inc. for many years, where he led the licensing and adoption of Java, the Internet-based programming language. "Mike's decision to relocate to the UK and to join Bodle is a testament to the exciting potential of our core technology" said David Fyfe, Chairman of Bodle Technologies Ltd. "Under his leadership, we hope to be able to move from the prototype stage to real world applications, much more quickly." An Oxford University spinout company co-founded by Harish Bhaskaran, Peiman Hosseini and David Fyfe in late 2015, Bodle Technologies is pioneering the development of video-capable, vibrant colour reflective display technology, utilizing phase-changing materials. Reflective displays, which reflect rather than transmit or emit light, are particularly suited to situations where outdoor readability is a concern, such as public information displays, eReaders and wearables. The technology is bistable, requiring no energy to retain a static image, significantly extending battery life for portable applications. Bodle's highly reflective SRD® pixels can display a best-in-class reflective colour gamut without needing pigments or dyes. Instead, colour is generated by a structural effect, which is controlled by switching the refractive index of an active layer - a solid-state phase change material. The response time is rapid, enabling video-capable applications on a range of devices. "This is a rare example of a completely new display technology, one with tremendous potential to enable next generation displays" comments Mike Clary, CEO of the company. "Bodle's technology delivers the vivid colour and video capability that has been holding back the reflective display market until now". Bodle Technologies will be explaining the technology during a symposium presentation at international Display Week 2017, taking place at the Convention Center, Los Angeles CA from 21 - 26 May. Bodle Technologies is developing SRD®, the world's first solid-state reflective display technology, based on phase-change materials. Providing vivid colour and video-capability, with zero energy use for static image storage, the technology is ideally suited to address the issues of poor outdoor readability and high power consumption associated with transmissive and emissive displays. Invented at the University of Oxford, the science behind SRD® was first published in Nature during 2014. Bodle was founded the following year and has a growing IP portfolio covering this new display technology. Bodle's investors are led by Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)


Patent
Boston College and GMZ Energy | Date: 2011-12-19

Thermoelectric materials and methods of making thermoelectric materials having a nanometer mean grain size less than 1 micron. The method includes combining and arc melting constituent elements of the thermoelectric material to form a liquid alloy of the thermoelectric material and casting the liquid alloy of the thermoelectric material to form a solid casting of the thermoelectric material. The method also includes ball milling the solid casting of the thermoelectric material into nanometer mean size particles and sintering the nanometer size particles to form the thermoelectric material having nanometer scale mean grain size.


Patent
Boston College and GMZ Energy | Date: 2012-12-19

Thermoelectric materials and methods of making thermoelectric materials having a nanometer mean grain size less than 1 micron. The method includes combining and arc melting constituent elements of the thermoelectric material to form a liquid alloy of the thermoelectric material and casting the liquid alloy of the thermoelectric material to form a solid casting of the thermoelectric material. The method also includes ball milling the solid casting of the thermoelectric material into nanometer mean size particles and sintering the nanometer size particles to form the thermoelectric material having nanometer scale mean grain size.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2014-03-13

A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve reliability for thermoelectric modules. In addition, the connector may provide a buffer layer (e.g., cushion) to damp mechanical vibrations. In further embodiments, a thermal interface structure for a thermoelectric device includes a thermally conductive body comprising a first compliant surface for directly interfacing with a first component of the thermoelectric device and a second compliant surface, opposite the first surface, for directly interfacing with a second component of the thermoelectric device.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2014-03-13

A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve reliability for thermoelectric modules. In addition, the connector may provide a buffer layer (e.g., cushion) to damp mechanical vibrations. In further embodiments, a thermal interface structure for a thermoelectric device includes a thermally conductive body comprising a first compliant surface for directly interfacing with a first component of the thermoelectric device and a second compliant surface, opposite the first surface, for directly interfacing with a second component of the thermoelectric device.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2014-06-09

Thermoelectric modules and methods of making thermoelectric modules that include a plurality of row couples each comprising interconnected pairs of n-type and p-type thermoelectric material legs between a first bonding area and a second bonding area, a first connector bonded to each of the first bonding areas of the plurality of row couples, and a second connector bonded to each of the second bonding areas of the plurality of row couples, wherein the first and second connectors provide mechanical support for and electrical connection between the plurality of row couples. The first and second connectors may be connector members having a patterned conductive surface to define a circuit configuration for the module.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2014-03-12

Methods of fabricating a thermoelectric element include bonding at least one thermoelectric material leg to at least one of a header and an electrical connector using a direct bonding process. The direct bonding process may include liquid diffusion (e.g., brazing) or solid state diffusion bonding. The thermoelectric material leg may be directly bonded to the header or electrical connector without the use of a metal contact layer between the thermoelectric material leg and the header or electrical connector.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2013-10-09

Methods of fabricating a thermoelectric element with reduced yield loss include forming a solid body of thermoelectric material having first dimension of 150 mm or more and thickness dimension of 5 mm or less, and dicing the body into a plurality of thermoelectric legs, without cutting along the thickness dimension of the body. Further methods include providing a metal material over a surface of a thermoelectric material, and hot pressing the metal material and the thermoelectric material to form a solid body having a contact metal layer and a thermoelectric material layer.


Patent
GMZ Energy | Date: 2014-02-18

A self-powered boiler comprising a burner that burns a fuel to produce a hot combustion product that is used to heat a fluid and a thermoelectric generator (TEG) system comprising a first side in thermal communication with the hot combustion product and a second side in thermal communication with a lower temperature region of the boiler, and a plurality of thermoelectric converters disposed therebetween for generating electric power, wherein the electric power generated by the TEG system is equal to or greater than a total electric power consumed by the boiler under normal operating conditions.


A power generating system comprising a heat exchanger comprising an inlet, an outlet and a conduit extending along a length of the heat exchanger between the inlet and the outlet, and a plurality of thermally conductive fins provided within the conduit, a packing fraction of the fins increasing from a first packing fraction proximate the inlet to a second packing fraction proximate the outlet; and a plurality of thermoelectric power generators positioned along the length of the heat exchanger, each thermoelectric power generator comprising a hot side, a cold side and a thermoelectric element extending there between, wherein the hot sides of the thermoelectric power generators are in thermal contact with the plurality of fins such that the temperature of each hot side is substantially equal along the length of the heat exchanger.

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