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1. (WO2017037291) POWER GENERATION DEVICE AND A POWER GENERATION METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037291    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070871
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 06 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: H02N 1/04
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: GERHARDT, Lutz Christian
DAVIE, Alan James
JOHNSON, Mark Thomas
KROES, Hans
JOYE, Neil Francis
Title: POWER GENERATION DEVICE AND A POWER GENERATION METHOD
Abstract:
The invention provides a power generation device comprising at least two generating arrangements, each adapted to generate a voltage output through the relative motion of two differently charged generating elements, the generating elements having some separation distance (which may be zero or non-zero). The arrangements are co-operatively configured in such a way that the separation distances between their respective elements are reciprocally related: an increase in one leads to a related decrease in the other. By combining these two signal outputs, a single voltage, current or power output may be provided in a self- regulating manner by the device whose amplitude is substantially independent of any changes or variations in the separation distance between elements of either of the two arrangements.