System and method for generating electric power from a rotating tire's mechanical energy.
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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|Date:||Dec 1, 2006|
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