Energy harvesting system, apparatus and method

Jeffery B. Fortin (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

An energy harvesting device, system and method are described. The energy harvester collects acoustic energy and transforms it into electrical energy for use by a sensor. The energy harvester utilizes a piezoelectric device, which may be encased, either wholly or partially, within an acoustic chamber. Alternatively, the piezoelectric device may be entirely exterior to the acoustic chamber, which acts to amplify the collected acoustic energy.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS7116036B2
StatePublished - Oct 3 2006

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