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1. (WO2018026930) MOORING SYSTEM FOR DRIFTING ENERGY CONVERTERS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/026930 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/045120
Publication Date: 08.02.2018 International Filing Date: 02.08.2017
IPC:
F03B 13/18 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/10 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/12 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/16 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/20 (2006.01) ,F21S 9/04 (2006.01)
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
13
Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
12
characterised by using wave or tide energy
14
using wave energy
16
using the relative movement between a wave-operated member and another member
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wherein the other member is fixed, at least at one point, with respect to the sea bed or shore
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
13
Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
10
Submerged units incorporating electric generators or motors
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
13
Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
12
characterised by using wave or tide energy
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
13
Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
12
characterised by using wave or tide energy
14
using wave energy
16
using the relative movement between a wave-operated member and another member
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
B
MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
13
Adaptations of machines or engines for special use; Combinations of machines or engines with driving or driven apparatus; Power stations or aggregates
12
characterised by using wave or tide energy
14
using wave energy
16
using the relative movement between a wave-operated member and another member
20
wherein both members are movable relative to the sea bed or shore
F MECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
21
LIGHTING
S
NON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF
9
Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply
04
the power supply being a generator
Applicants:
SHELDON-COULSON, Garth Alexander [US/US]; US
MOFFAT, Brian [US/US]; US
Inventors:
SHELDON-COULSON, Garth Alexander; US
MOFFAT, Brian; US
Agent:
MOFFATT, Michael, J.; Fulwider Patton LLP 6100 Center Drive Ste. 1200 Los Angeles, California 90045, US
Priority Data:
15/666,52101.08.2017US
62/370,40103.08.2016US
62/454,92606.02.2017US
Title (EN) MOORING SYSTEM FOR DRIFTING ENERGY CONVERTERS
(FR) SYSTÈME D'AMARRAGE POUR CONVERTISSEURS D'ÉNERGIE FLOTTANTS
Abstract:
(EN) A system that maintains the relative and/or absolute geographical positions of two or more buoyant devices floating in a body of water. A plurality of formation restoring tethers are disclosed which permit the unrestricted vertical movement of networked buoyant devices, while resisting increases in their lateral separations by providing restoring forces to oppose such separations. Tensioning mechanisms incorporated into the tethers generate the resistance to the lateral separations of two or more entities by transforming such separations into an increase in the potential energy stored within such tensioning mechanisms, the potential energy of which is released in the process of restoring the original separations and/or positions of the displaced buoyant devices.
(FR) Un système qui maintient les positions géographiques relatives et/ou absolues d'au moins deux dispositifs flottants surnageants dans un corps d'eau. L'invention concerne une pluralité d'attaches de restauration de formation qui permettent le mouvement vertical non limité de dispositifs flottants en réseau, tout en résistant aux écarts dans leurs séparations latérales en fournissant des forces de restauration pour s'opposer à de telles séparations. Des mécanismes de tension incorporés dans les attaches génèrent une résistance aux séparations latérales d'au moins deux entités par transformation de telles séparations en une augmentation de l'énergie potentielle stockée à l'intérieur des mécanismes de tension, et dont cette énergie potentielle est libérée dans le processus de restauration des séparations et/ou des positions d'origine des dispositifs flottants déplacés.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)