Energy Harvesting Technology

Case ID: 01113

Description

This invention involves a new energy harvesting technology that uses a simple, position-dependent passive switch to harvest the peak electric potential energy generated in the electrostatic induction process as a droplet of liquid moves over different materials. This new technology is perfectly suited to scavenge low-level, otherwise wasted, ambient energy and works over a broad spectrum of vibrational frequencies. The energy created by this technology is directly stored as potential energy and produces a DC current. It requires no additional control circuitry that would reduce it's efficiency.

 

Applications

  • Portable electronic devices
  • Biomedical implants
  • Wearable electronics
  • Self-powered sensors

 

Advantages

  • Harvests low-level, ambient energy
  • Highly efficient energy storage
  • Scalable
Patent Information:
Inventors
Tianwei (David) Ma
Jian (Jimmy) Yu
Enze Ma

For information, contact:
Avery Munoz
Licensing Associate
University of Hawaii
avery2@hawaii.edu
Keywords
Devices:Medical
Energy
Engineering:Electrical
Environment:Sensing
Power:Generation


Categories
Energy
Engineering
Power
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