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Patent application: Vehicle seating assembly

Ben Welter - Sunday, August 19, 2018
Ford patent drawing

U.S. patent application 20180229632 (applicant Ford Global Technologies LLC,  Dearborn, Mich.):

"A vehicle seating assembly comprises a body with a center portion and four corner portions and a seating surface. A supporting layer is disposed below the body. A thermal transfer node is disposed in the body. The thermal transfer node includes a heat sink and a thermoelectric device. The heat sink is located between the seating surface and the thermoelectric device. The heat sink and the thermoelectric device are configured to draw heat away from the heating surface. A fluid moves proximate the thermal transfer node and into the supporting layer to draw heat away from the thermal transfer node. A phase change material is disposed between the seating surface and the heat sink."

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20180229632.pdf

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