Patent Number: 8,575,825

Title: High-efficiency compact miniaturized energy harvesting and storage device

Abstract: An energy harvesting and storage system includes an array of piezoelectric electrodes, in which the piezoelectric electrodes generate electrical energy from mechanical displacements of the piezoelectric electrodes; and an array of capacitor electrodes disposed in proximity to the piezoelectric electrodes, in which the array of capacitor electrodes stores a portion of the energy generated by the piezoelectric electrodes. An energy system includes a substrate including an array of micro-post electrodes connected to a cathode layer of the substrate; an isolation material covering the array of micro-post electrodes; and an anode layer including electrodes filling the remaining region between the isolation material-covered micro-post electrodes, in which the anode layer, electrodes, isolation material, micro-post electrodes, and substrate are monolithically coupled.

Inventors: Mohamadi; Farrokh (Newport Beach, CA)

Assignee: Mohamadi; Farrokh

International Classification: H02N 2/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017