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A Thermoelectric Generation Systems(TGS) is an IT system such as a server, router or switch of any platform type employing Thermoelectric technology. Simply put, our systems utilize Thermoelectrics to convert waste heat or any form of temperature gradient within the IT device to usable energy. With Thermoelectrics integrated in our systems these devices now have a second dimension to their respective IT role, energy generation. The energy generated from the work these systems would normally conduct in the data center has a value and can be used for many purposes. For example, one important purpose is to offset the cost of energy consumption in the same data center.

AMI envisions a future where the data center not only runs efficiently by utilizing today's green technologies and programs but also generates energy to offset the cost of the energy it consumes. That is the second dimension to our products. If every device(router, switch, server, mainframe, or appliance) in the data center utilized Thermoelectrics as part of their system design and manufacturing standard, the data center can be transformed into a energy generating power plant. These systems can, for their operational life, generate energy that would be included into a larger pool of capacity for many applicable uses. It was through this principal that we derived our Enterprise Energy Vision.

Offer Amount Sought
Sale $750,001
Priority date
Sep 30, 2007
Expiration date
Apr 2, 2032
Forward references
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Energy Harvesting and Information Technology. Thermoelectric Generation Systems(TGS) is an IT system such as a server, router or switch of any platform configuration employing Thermoelectric technology. Simply put, our systems utilize Thermoelectrics to convert waste heat or any form of temperature gradient within the IT device to usable energy.
Country Status Patent or Application Number
United States Issued Patent 9,059,372
Issued Patents
Pending Applications only
We believe the time has come for the IT industry to recognize, utilize and integrate Thermoelectrics to capitalize on the increase demand of computing resources and waste heat generated for power generation in most of its devices. Devices that exhibit high amounts of joule heating range from standalone servers, densely populated blade and rack based systems, High Performance Computing(HPC) and supercomputer platforms, appliances, routers, switches and firewalls. Also, not excluding ups systems, within system power supplies, power distribution and any form of heat or temperature gradient(hot or cold) generated due to computing or power distribution/transforming related work can also be utilized as a source of harvesting energy.


Jeffrey Sicuranza is a technology consultant for over 30 years and has been in private practice for over 20 years. Founder of Applied Methodologies, Inc. About Applied Methodologies, Inc(AMI). AMI is a leading technology consultation and research firm located in Wantagh, NY. AMI has been providing consulting services to corporate enterprises since 1995. AMILABS is the research and development arm of Applied Methodologies, Inc. AMILABS is also an online data communications and general Computer Science laboratory that is available for students and professionals to study various networking and computer industry technologies remotely. AMI has clientèle across the country and across many industries. Jeffrey's portfolio of work including this invention can be viewed at http://amilabs.com/jeff
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