US 9,812,993 B2
Single electrode triboelectric generator
Zhong Lin Wang, Atlanta, GA (US); Ya Yang, Atlanta, GA (US); Hulin Zhang, Atlanta, GA (US); and Guang Zhu, Atlanta, GA (US)
Assigned to Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by Zhong Lin Wang, Atlanta, GA (US); Ya Yang, Atlanta, GA (US); Hulin Zhang, Atlanta, GA (US); and Guang Zhu, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Jun. 25, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/314,131.
Application 14/314,131 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/032,864, filed on Sep. 20, 2013, granted, now 9,595,894.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/839,018, filed on Jun. 25, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/704,138, filed on Sep. 21, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/754,992, filed on Jan. 22, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/870,388, filed on Aug. 27, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0300248 A1, Oct. 9, 2014
Int. Cl. H02N 11/00 (2006.01); H02N 1/04 (2006.01); G01L 9/00 (2006.01)
CPC H02N 1/04 (2013.01) [G01L 9/0072 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A triboelectric generator, comprising:
(a) a first contact charging member having a contact side and an opposite back side, including a material that has a first rating on a triboelectric series, the first contact charging member also having a conductive aspect;
(b) a second contact charging member that has a second rating on the triboelectric series, different from the first rating, and configured to come into contact with the first contact charging member and go out of contact with the first contact charging member; and
(c) an electrical load electrically coupled to the first contact charging member and to a common voltage so that current will flow through the load after the second contact charging member comes into contact with the first contact charging member and then goes out of contact with the first contact charging member,
wherein at least one of the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member has an outer surface that comprises a film on which a plurality of nanoparticles is disposed wherein the film includes a first composition and wherein the nanoparticles include the first composition.