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1. (WO2011161203) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/161203    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2011/060528
Publication Date: Dec 29, 2011 International Filing Date: Jun 22, 2011
IPC: F03B 13/20
F03G 7/08
H02K 7/18
H02K 35/02
Applicants: UNIVERSITEIT GENT
DEGRIECK, Joris
VAN PAEPEGEM, Wim
VANTORRE, Marc
Inventors: DEGRIECK, Joris
VAN PAEPEGEM, Wim
VANTORRE, Marc
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY CONVERSION
Abstract:
A system and method for conversion of first energy. The conversion system comprises a housing for interacting with the first energy, e.g. a floating housing floating on sea waves. The system furthermore comprises an internal rotational mass configured to undergo threedimensional relative rotational movement in the housing induced by actuation of the housing by the first energy. The internal rotational mass has a center of mass coinciding with the center of rotation of the threedimensional rotational movement of the internal rotational mass in the housing. The system thereby is an energy conversion means adapted for converting first energy into a relative rotational movement between the housing and the internal rotational mass induced by inertial properties of the housing and the internal rotational mass.