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1. (WO2017032721) DEVICE FOR LINEAR PROPULSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032721    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069736
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Aug 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F03B 17/06
B63H 1/32
B63H 19/02
Applicants: CETUS TECHNOLOGY LTD
Inventors: DIPNALL, David
Title: DEVICE FOR LINEAR PROPULSION
Abstract:
A device for linear propulsion (1) comprises a support structure (2) for carrying a payload, and one or more wave propulsion modules (3). The or each wave propulsion module (3) comprises a first individually- pivoted substantially planar blade (4) and a second individually- pivoted substantially planar blade (5). The first individually-pivoted substantially planar blade (4) is capable of producing a reactive force by self-attenuating by spring or dynamics of buoyancy means in response to an incoming fluid flow in the horizontal plane (6). The second individually-pivoted substantially planar blade (5) is capable of producing a reactive force by self-attenuating by spring or dynamics of buoyancy means in response to an incoming fluid flow in the vertical plane (7).