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1. (WO2018200367) ADAPTIVE LINEAR LINKED PISTON ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200367    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/028828
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: F02B 63/04
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: ROSS, Jay, B.
Title: ADAPTIVE LINEAR LINKED PISTON ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR
Abstract:
A load adaptive linear electrical generator system is provided for generating DC electrical power. The electrical generation system includes one or more power generation modules which will be selectively turned on or off and additively contribute power depending on the DC power demand. Each power generating module includes a pair of linear electrical generators connected to respective ones of a pair of internal combustion piston based power assemblies. The piston in the internal combustion assembly is connected to a magnet in the linear electrical generator. The piston/magnet assembly oscillates in a simple harmonic motion at a frequency dependent on a power load of the electrical generator. A stroke limiter constrains the piston/magnet assembly motion to preset limits.