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System and method for generating electric power from a rotating tire's mechanical energy.

U.S. patent: 7,096,727

Issued: August 29, 2006

Inventors: John David Adamson and George Phillips O'Brien

Assigned: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.

Key statement: A tire assembly with integrated power generation features includes piezoelectric devices and power conditioning modules. Piezoelectric fibers, a piezoceramic wafer or a piezoceramic unimorph structure are mounted within the tire such that an electric charge is generated as the wheel assembly moves along a ground surface and is stored in energy storage devices.

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Title Annotation:Patent News
Author:Samples, Bob
Publication:Rubber World
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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