20160032886 WAVE POWER ELECTRICITY GENERATION DEVICE||US||04.02.2016|
||14811197||Hui-Hsiung YANG||Hui-Hsiung YANG|
A wave power electricity generation device includes a base unit, an electricity generation unit mounted on the base unit, a driving unit and a pneumatic unit. The driving unit is pivoted to the base unit, and includes a floating frame and a swing arm that is pivoted to the base unit and that interconnects the electricity generation unit and the floating frame. The driving unit is adapted to be driven by waves to drive operation of the electricity generation unit and to actuate operation of the pneumatic unit for compressing air into high pressure air that is to be stored in the floating frame. The high pressure air is released to actuate the electricity generation unit when the electricity generation unit is unable to be driven due to insufficient waves.
20160032887 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING ENERGY IN A MOVING FLUID MASS TO ROTATIONAL ENERGY DRVING A TRANSMISSION||US||04.02.2016|
||13633774||Roland Wayne Patton||Roland Wayne Patton|
Three bodies interact to drive a transmission having a pair of one-way clutches coupling a single length of drive chain or other elongate flexible member to an intermeshed pair of counter rotatable gears so as to drive a primary shaft in a single rotational direction. The three bodies are a fixed body, a floating body, and a suspended and usually submerged weighted body. The three bodies are interconnected by the single length of the elongate flexible member and are spaced apart there along. The weighted body is mounted at one end of the elongate flexible member. The primary shaft is mounted above the surface of a moving fluid mass to either the fixed or floating body. The end of the flexible member opposite to the weight is mounted to the other of the fixed or floating body.
20160032905 Contact Interface Energy Harvesting Systems and Methods||US||04.02.2016|
||14776743||Daniel KLOTZER||Daniel Klotzer|
The present invention is an energy harvesting contact interface usable as a vehicle tire or a cushion, among other purposes.
20160032888 A Power Generating Water Turbine Assembly||US||04.02.2016|
||14780645||Vincent MCCORMACK||Vincent McCormack|
An accelerator and water turbine assembly is provided for mounting in a tidal stream having a water turbine (12) and a water flow accelerator for providing a turbine driver current having a speed greater than that of the uninterrupted ambient tidal stream in which the accelerator has an accelerator body member (11) having a water flow facing front face (13) and side faces (14) depending therefrom around which the water flows adjacent each of the side faces as a turbine driver current and in which the water turbine (12) is mounted to be at least partially shrouded by the accelerator body member from the accelerated turbine driver current flowing adjacent and relatively close to a side face of the accelerator where the water flow achieves substantially maximum velocity and in which the accelerator is laterally spaced apart from the turbine driver current modifying effect of any other flow obstruction.
20160032904 CORE REACTOR AND SYSTEM||US||04.02.2016|
||14776736||TRANSTAR GROUP, LTD||Allen KAPLAN|
A core reactor comprises a multistage single, dual, multi-directional or reversible flow system including at least: 1) a power generation stage; 2) a power amplification stage or stages; 3) apparatus feed and/or an internal processing system; and an optional flow recycle and/or propulsion stage. The core reactor can include the following interconnected components: 1) primary kinetic energy device (s); exhaust nozzles; 2) single or multilevel swirl chambers; 3) single or multiple conical vortex cones; and 4) modified vortex tubes(s) for cryogenic, sonic or extreme thermal heart generation streams. The present core reactor is capable of generating/storing electricity, electrical power and/or energy beams including, inter alia: 1) exothermic and endothermic heat; cryogenic cold; 3) sonic resonance; 4) luminosity; 5) thrust; 6) vacuum; and 7) electromagnetism. Included within the ambit of power amplification are, for example: 1) exhaust nozzle flow amplification; 2) centrifuge power amplification and first stage gas separation; 3) quantum MAGLEV levitated inner swirl chamber flow amplification; and induced flow merging convergent low conical vortex cone(s) including inner flow cone flow compression and outer vortex cone flow entrainment and amplification.
WO/2016/016668 CONVERSION FROM GRAVITATIONAL FORCE TO ELECTRICAL POWER||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/GH2015/000001||AMEOLLY KWADZO, Anthony ||AMEOLLY KWADZO, Anthony |
Hydro-dynamics is a novel concept about conversion of gravitational force into rotational motion and then into electricity. The plant is composed of an overhead water reservoir (100), a rectangular shaped revolving water turbine (103), with buckets (123) to receive water momentarily. An alternator (104) coupled to the turbine (103). A shallow intermediate water tank (106) beneath the turbine (103) that spanned on top of a number of energy of position forming devices (108). These devices work in series and house diaphragms (119) in their lower sections. A weight floater (110) connected to a weight mass (114) fixed on the roof of a diaphragm (119) in each Device. Gravity an inexhaustible and clean energy is induced to act alternately on a weight mass (114) which exert pressure on the diaphragm (119) that serve as a pump to circulate water in the system. A free falling water-body coming from the overhead water reservoir (100) turns the turbine (103) which is coupled to the alternator (104) to generate electricity.
WO/2016/017057 ACTUATOR AND ALARM DEVICE||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/JP2015/002849||SONY CORPORATION ||KAWAGUCHI, Hiroto |
This actuator (1) comprises a holder (3), a slider (4), a wire (5), and a pair of electrode sections (32, 32). The slider (4) is slidably held by the holder (3). The wire (5) is a member that is locked into the slider (4), shrinks in at least the wire length direction during conduction, and slides the slider (4). Both ends (52, 52) of the wire (5) are joined, respectively, to the pair of electrode sections (32, 32).
WO/2016/016802 A COLD WATER PIPING SYSTEM INCLUDING AN ARTICULATING INTERFACE, MODULAR ELEMENTS, AND STRAINER ASSEMBLY||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/IB2015/055687||GATEFF, Jean-Paul ||GATEFF, Jean-Paul |
A cold water piping system including a floating platform (50) having horizontal and vertical surfaces, the platform including a moon pool generally in the middle of the horizontal surface in the form of a vertical cylinder with four recesses (62) having a rectangular shape, an articulating interface (51) suspended directly from the platform, the interface including a tubular shape made of fabric and a bellows assembly disposed at a bottom portion thereof. The system also includes at least two suspension cable assemblies secured to the platform, where the at least two suspension cables cross the moon pool (58), vertically mounted modular elements (53), where ends of the suspension cable assemblies are fastened to a top modular element at four diametrically opposed points, and a strainer (54) having sea water intakes including a counterweight (64) connected to the lowest modular element. The system also includes winches (56) disposed on the horizontal surface of the platform and deployment cables (57) connected to the strainer and winches.
WO/2016/015724 SHAFT ASSEMBLY HAVING A SEALING MEDIUM AND WATER TURBINE HAVING THE SHAFT ASSEMBLY||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/DE2015/200367||SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG ||PRIGGE, Martin |
The invention relates to a shaft assembly (5), comprising a shaft (9), a rolling-element bearing device (10a, 10b), a surrounding construction (8), wherein the shaft is rotatably supported in the surrounding construction by means of the rolling-element bearing device, a seal device (11a, 11b), wherein the seal device is arranged between the shaft and the surrounding construction and separates a surrounding space (2) having a liquid surrounding medium (3) from a rolling-element bearing space (12) having a liquid sealing medium (18), wherein the seal device is designed as a conveying seal device in order implement a pumping action directed toward the surrounding space when the shaft is rotated in relation to the surrounding construction so that the sealing medium can be conveyed from the rolling-element bearing space into the surrounding space, a supply device (6) for supplying the rolling-element bearing space with the sealing medium, and a valve device (19), wherein the valve device is arranged between the supply device and the rolling-element bearing space with respect to flow and wherein the valve device is designed as a pressure equalization valve, which reduces the supply pressure present from the supply device in such a way that the internal pressure present in the rolling-element bearing space corresponds to the surrounding pressure in the surrounding space.
WO/2016/018013 METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICITY BY INCREASING VELOCITY AND PRESSURE OF WATER FLOWING IN RIVER OR SEA||WO||04.02.2016|
||PCT/KR2015/007777||CHUNG, Seun-yung ||CHUNG, Seun-yung |
The present invention relates to generation of electricity by collecting water, which normally flows gently in a river or a sea, using a funnel, thereby increasing the velocity and pressure of the flowing water.