||WO||WO/2014/111756 - MECHANISM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY BY DROPPING A WEIGHT ELEMENT||24.07.2014||
||PCT/IB2013/050452||MAINSEL, João Gaspar||MAINSEL, João Gaspar|
Mechanism for generating electrical energy by dropping a weight element, which is identified by the reference sign 'M', is characterized in that it uses the kinetic energy of a weight element (7) that falls accelerated by the force of gravity reaching a stop (12), which moves a transmission arm (13), which is connected to a clutch (16) positioned on a spring (25); the weight element (7) is captured by a pneumatic actuator mounted on a fixed base (2), which has external guide rods (5) and internal guide rods (6) that connect to a cradle (8); an electromagnet (4) connected to a movable base (3) and supported by a fixed base (1) is used to capture the weight element; in case of elevated masses, the weight element is connected directly to the rod of the actuator (7A), using a single-action actuator (1A) to raise it to the height from which it is released; in the lower portion there is also a guide structure (16) that has pins (14), a clutch (16) comprising an arm (17), a lock (18) and a lock base (19) that torque the rotor shaft (24), which has a mass disc (27) of the low-rotation inertial movement, and bearings (23), on supporting elements to the generating unit (26); the movement is accelerated by a gearbox (21) connected by an elastic coupling (22) to actuate the electrical generator (20); there is also an air circuit that makes air flow from the main tank (31) to the dual-action actuators (1) or single-action actuators (1A), which discharge directly to a connecting tank (2), which transfers it to the main tank (31), using air amplifiers (32) that double the kinetic velocity thereof, for re-entry into the main tank (31); in case of discharges, the circuit also has a compensation compressor (30).
||WO||WO/2014/113809 - KINETIC ENERGY HARVESTING USING CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS||24.07.2014||
||PCT/US2014/012376||BROWN UNIVERSITY||MANDRE, Shreyas|
The present invention provides a system for engaging a fluid flow. The system comprising one or more foil members operationally connected to a feedback control loop system. In one embodiment, the foil member is a hydrofoil member or an airfoil member. The foil members are configured for one or more degrees of freedom of oscillatory movement within the fluid flow. The feedback control loop system comprises a sensor system, actuator system, and a controller system. The feedback control loop system configured for actuating the foil members and thereby optimizing the operation of the foil members to attain one or more optimization objectives. In operation, the foil members are situated in the fluid flow and are manipulated to attain one or more optimization objectives.
||WO||WO/2014/111119 - DEVICE FOR DAMPING VIBRATIONS WITH AN ENERGY RECOVERY CAPABILITY, AND VEHICLE WITH SUCH A DEVICE||24.07.2014||
||PCT/EP2013/003879||AUDI AG||KOCH, Thilo|
The invention relates to a device (1) for damping vibrations with an energy recovery capability, comprising an input shaft (2) which can be rotated about the input shaft longitudinal axis A with an alternating rotational direction by a component that vibrates relative to the device (1). A freewheel device (3) is connected to the input shaft (2) on the drive side and at least indirectly to a generator (4) on the output side, said generator being capable of converting the kinetic rotational energy into electric energy and transferring said energy to an energy storage element (5), and the freewheel device (3) comprises a first (6) and a second freewheel (7), each of which is rotationally fixed to the input shaft (2) on the drive side and is arranged so as to lock in the opposite direction. The second freewheel (7) is connected to a reverse gear mechanism (8) on the output side, and the reverse transmission (8) and the first freewheel (6) are at least indirectly connected to the generator (4) on the output side. The invention also relates to a vehicle with a device (1) according to the invention.
||WO||WO/2014/111397 - SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY ACTUATOR FOR VALVE FOR A VAPOUR COMPRESSION SYSTEM||24.07.2014||
||PCT/EP2014/050653||DANFOSS A/S||BEEK, Johan van|
The invention relates to an actuator for a valve in a refrigeration system. The invention also relates to a valve with such actuator, and to a refrigeration system with such valve. The actuator comprises an elongated Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) element extending along two or more string-like extensions from a distant end to a proximate end in relation to a valve element of a valve. The SMA element, when forming part of the valve, may extend from the distant end to the proximate end connected to a housing of the SMA element, however, electrically insulated from the housing. An encapsulation may provide a thermal resistance, a thermal conductor and/or an electrical resistance between the SMA element and other elements or the surroundings of the SMA element.
||WO||WO/2014/113826 - A MULTI-STAGE HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATING STATION||24.07.2014||
||PCT/ZA2014/000001||JORDAAN, Peter Philip||JORDAAN, Peter Philip|
This invention relates to a multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10). More specifically, the invention relates to multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10) having multiple turbines spaced along a continuously failing stepped open canal (12), which stepped open canal accelerates the flow of water into the turbines to velocities normally associated with higher head heights. The multi-stage hydroelectric power generating station (10) includes at least one stepped canal (12) for directing a flow of liquid and two or more rotors (14) operably driven by the liquid flowing through each stepped canal (12). The stepped canal (12) is co-operatively defined by a canal floor (16) and opposing canal sidewalls (18), wherein the canal floor (16) comprises a continuous negative gradient thereby to restrict damming of liquid flowing through the stepped canal (12). The two or more rotors (14) are spaced relative to one another along the stepped canal (12) such that at least two steps of the stepped canal (12) are located between consecutive rotors (14).
||WO||WO/2014/107775 - SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING KINETIC ENERGY FROM AQUATIC WAVES||17.07.2014||
||PCT/BR2013/000018||VIANI, Delcio||VIANI, Delcio|
Capturing kinetic energy from aquatic waves to generate electrical energy; • Energy generated by waves; • Alternative energies; • Sustainable generation of electrical energy. The basic concept of this patent is to generate electrical energy through the oscillations of sea waves in conjunction with the principles of gravitational force and pull with pendular rotational movement that transforms the potential energy absorbed into mechanical energy, and subsequently electrical energy. The concept applied in the preferred embodiment thereof in principle includes a parent platform, strategically positioned above the waterline in a location that has a historically regular wave pattern, and which can therefore be used as the energy source, transferring the oscillations by means of thrust to the cells isolated in the spaces thereof inside the platform, and inside each cell, a pendular rotor that is subject to gravitational force rotates in the direction of the drop, actuating the drive shaft (EM) in the center of the apparatus, which transfers the mechanical energy to the system, which is able to generate electrical energy, directly to a generating set or indirectly by means of a hydraulic system, with separate pumps, and that in series produce a stream to the generating station, which may be on the platform or on land, depending on the location distance and positioning.
||WO||WO/2014/109452 - TIDAL POWER GENERATION APPARATUS||17.07.2014||
||PCT/KR2013/007739||LEE, Gang hyeon||LEE, Gang hyeon|
The present invention relates to a tidal power generation apparatus which not only is relatively simple without the need for a dam or barrage and can increase the efficiency of power generation, but also can minimize changes to an ecosystem in accordance with environment-friendly standards. As such, the present invention comprises: at least two ships anchored in parallel toward the direction of tide influx; a tide influx frame which is installed between the ships, forms a water passage toward the direction of the tide influx, has tide guide surfaces which are respectively formed in the front and the back of the water passage and have a shape in which the width of the water passage gradually narrows, and also has tide through-holes which are round as seen from the front and formed continuously from the tide guide surfaces; a water turbine comprising a rotary shaft disposed in a forward/backward direction in the central part of the tide influx frame and multiple rotor blades which are radially and spirally fixed to the rotary shaft so as for the outer ends thereof to be in proximity to the tide through-holes, the water turbine rotating in one direction as tides passing through the tide through-holes come in contact with the multiple rotor blades; and a power generation module which is connected to the rotary shaft so as to allow power transmission and generates electric power by means of the rotational force of the rotary shaft.
||WO||WO/2014/109450 - TIDAL POWER GENERATION APPARATUS||17.07.2014||
||PCT/KR2013/007736||LEE, Gang hyeon||LEE, Gang hyeon|
The present invention relates to a tidal power generation apparatus which not only is relatively simple without the need for a dam or barrage and can increase the efficiency of power generation, but also can minimize changes to an ecosystem in accordance with environment-friendly standards. As such, the present invention comprises: a tide influx frame having a water passage formed toward the direction of tide influx and having tide guide surfaces formed respectively in the front and the back of the water passage so as to be diagonally symmetrical with respect to the central part thereof; a water turbine comprising a rotary shaft which is rotatably and vertically erected in the central part of the tide influx frame, a rotating body which has multiple locking protrusions formed at equal intervals on the outer surface thereof and is provided with an upper plate and a lower plate respectively at the top and bottom thereof and is fixed to the rotary shaft, and multiple first opening/closing doors which are rounded in the opposite direction of the tide influx so as to act as resistance to tides and are rotatably mounted between the edges of the upper and lower plates in a manner that the rotation thereof is restricted by the respective locking protrusions; and a power generation module which is connected to the top part of the rotary shaft withdrawn upwardly from the central part of the upper plate so as to allow power transmission and generates electric power by means of the rotational force of the rotary shaft.
||WO||WO/2014/109451 - TIDAL POWER GENERATION APPARATUS||17.07.2014||
||PCT/KR2013/007738||LEE, Gang Hyeon||LEE, Gang Hyeon|
The present invention relates to a tidal power generation apparatus which not only is relatively simple without the need for a dam or barrage and can increase the efficiency of power generation, but also can minimize changes to an ecosystem in accordance with environment-friendly standards. As such, the present invention comprises: at least two ships anchored in parallel to form a water passage toward the direction of tide influx; a water turbine which comprises a rotary shaft disposed between the respective ships and rotatably fixed to a shaft support formed in each ship, and circular side plates fixed at predetermined intervals to the middle part of the rotary shaft, and which has, fixed between the respective side plates, multiple support spokes formed radially from the rotary shaft, a tide support ring supported by the support spokes, and multiple tide contact plates on the outside of the tide support ring and extending outward from the respective support spokes so as to form a tide resistance space therebetween; and power generation modules which are connected to either side of the rotary shaft of the water turbine so as to allow power transmission and generates electric power by means of the rotational force of the rotary shaft.
||WO||WO/2014/110160 - SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY||17.07.2014||
||PCT/US2014/010721||FLYING BY DESIGN, INC.||MARKIE, William L.|
Disclosed is a system for storing and recovering energy, the system comprising an energy capturing device, a storage vessel operably linked to the energy capturing device, the storage vessel adapted to receive and store energy captured by the energy capturing device, and an energy recovery device adapted to receive the stored energy from the storage vessel, the energy recovery device operable to convert the stored energy to electrical energy. The energy recovery device is in electrical communication with an existing electrical infrastructure, whereby the electrical energy is delivered to a population.