US Patent No. 10,219,323

CONDUCTIVE CONVECTIVE CLIMATE CONTROLLED SEAT


Patent No. 10,219,323
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Conductive Convective Climate Controlled Seat
Inventorship Masahiko Inaba, Chino Hills, CA (US)
Keith Alan Lindeman, Chino, CA (US)
John D. Lofy, Claremont, CA (US)
Assignee GENTHREM INCORPORATED, Northville, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,323

1. A climate controlled assembly, comprising:a support member having a support surface configured to support an occupant;
a blower configured to draw air adjacent the support surface of the support member;
a thermoelectric device disposed on the support member and including a main side and a waste side, the main side configured to provide heating or cooling to the support surface;
a heat exchanger conductively coupled to the waste side of the thermoelectric device; and
a conductive member conductively coupled to the main side of the thermoelectric device, at least a portion of the conductive member extending along the support surface of the support member, wherein
during operation, the blower draws air adjacent the support surface at the same time the thermoelectric device cools the conductive member.