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Patent application: Athletic activity monitoring device

Ben Welter - Thursday, November 09, 2017

U.S. patent application 20170324018 (applicant Nike Inc., Beaverton, Ore.):

Nike patent drawing"Aspects relate to an energy harvesting device adapted for use by an athlete while exercising. The device may utilize a mass of phase-change material to store heat energy, the stored heat energy subsequently converted into electrical energy by one or more thermoelectric generator modules. The energy harvesting device may be integrated into an item of clothing, and such that the mass of phase change material may store heat energy as the item of clothing is laundered."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170324018.pdf

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