Marlow Industries Inc. | Date: 2011-12-01
In one embodiment, a method for forming a metallized ceramic includes thermal spraying metal directly onto a first side of a ceramic plate. The metal comprising aluminum. The method also includes densifying the thermally ceramic plate after spraying the metal onto the first side of the ceramic plate.
Marlow Industries Inc. | Date: 2013-07-30
A system and method is provided for controlling condensation generation in an air conditioning system for use in a bed (mattress). During active operation of the air conditioning system to generate conditioned air, the relative humidity of ambient air is measured and operation of one or more thermoelectric devices (TEDs) within the air conditioning system in response to the measured relative humidity is adjusted to control condensate buildup. In addition, during a subsequent drying operation, the relative humidity of the ambient air is measured and the drying operation is adjusted or otherwise controlled based on the measurement.
Marlow Industries Inc. | Date: 2011-05-31
A distribution system is adapted for use with a mattress and a personal comfort system with an air conditioning system operable for outputting a conditioned air flow. The distribution system includes at least top and bottom layers of fabric material and a spacer structure disposed between the bottom and top layers. The spacer structure defines an internal volume within the distribution layer and is configured to enable the received conditioned air flow to flow therethrough. This flow of conditioned air has a cooling or heating effect on a body on the mattress.
Marlow Industries Inc. | Date: 2015-02-17
A thermoelectric-based air conditioning system is provided. The system includes at least a first supply air channel and a separate second supply air channel disposed in a housing. The system also includes a first thermoelectric cooler (TEC) assembly forming at least a portion of the first supply air channel and configured to independently condition air within the first supply air channel. The system further includes a second TEC assembly forming at least a portion of the second supply air channel and configured to independently condition air within the second supply air channel. The system includes a printed circuit board (PCB) for each of the first and second TEC assembly, wherein each of the PCSs are configured to provide an electrical connection between a first TEC and a second TEC with each of the first and second TEC assemblies. The system further includes a mold substrate configured to over-mold the first and second TECs of the first and second TEC assemblies.
Marlow Industries Inc. | Date: 2012-02-20
An active thermoelectric plate exchanger is provided that includes a plurality of thermally conductive plates and a thermoelectric (TE) assembly having an array of thermoelectric modules (TEM) (e.g., TE coolers or TE generators) for heating/cooling or power generation. For cooling/heating, the TECs actively transfer heat between two fluids. For power generation, the TEGs generate and output power when two fluids having a thermal differential therebetween is applied across the TEGs. Several TE assemblies may be disposed in a stacked configuration between thermally conductive plates contacting the fluids. Additional fluid turbulence generating structures may be included with the fluid flow chambers/paths to generate fluid turbulence and increase thermal efficiency. These structures may include a thermally conductive plate with surface structures or may be a thermally conductive wire cloth, woven wire or wire mesh or screen. The resulting plate exchanger is modular and scalable.