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Title: Ocean wave energy converter

Abstract

This patent describes apparatus for converting the energy of wave motion on the surface of a body of water to electricity comprising: lower structural support means approximately forming edge elements of an equilateral triangle; lower tube receptacles connected to the lower structural support means approximately forming vertex elements of an equilateral triangle; tubular members having upper and lower portions positioned within the tube receptacles approximately forming trimetric edge elements of a right conical frustum; a separable buoyancy device affixed to the upper portions of the tubular members above the lower structural support means, the buoyancy device having upper and lower surfaces and an enclosed space therein; an annulated receptacle plate affixed to the upper surface of the buoyancy device; truncated right circular cylinders connected to the annulated receptacle plate extending outwardly in coaxial alignment with respective tubular members; articulated brackets connected to the annulated receptacle plate in radial extension; upper structural support means connected to the articulated brackets in radial extension for connection to other receptacle plate articulated brackets of a module array; and dual rolling contact support means comprising open linear slide bearings operatively positioned within the tube upper portions and the truncated cylinders.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6385761
Patent Number(s):
US 4672222
Assignee:
NOV; NOV-87-067546; EDB-87-122730
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 13 Mar 1986
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS; DESIGN; OPERATION; FASTENERS; POSITIONING; POWER GENERATION; SUPPORTS; TUBES; WAVE PROPAGATION; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; 160800* - Tidal & Wave Power- Wave Energy Converters

Citation Formats

Ames, P F. Ocean wave energy converter. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Ames, P F. Ocean wave energy converter. United States.
Ames, P F. Tue . "Ocean wave energy converter". United States.
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abstractNote = {This patent describes apparatus for converting the energy of wave motion on the surface of a body of water to electricity comprising: lower structural support means approximately forming edge elements of an equilateral triangle; lower tube receptacles connected to the lower structural support means approximately forming vertex elements of an equilateral triangle; tubular members having upper and lower portions positioned within the tube receptacles approximately forming trimetric edge elements of a right conical frustum; a separable buoyancy device affixed to the upper portions of the tubular members above the lower structural support means, the buoyancy device having upper and lower surfaces and an enclosed space therein; an annulated receptacle plate affixed to the upper surface of the buoyancy device; truncated right circular cylinders connected to the annulated receptacle plate extending outwardly in coaxial alignment with respective tubular members; articulated brackets connected to the annulated receptacle plate in radial extension; upper structural support means connected to the articulated brackets in radial extension for connection to other receptacle plate articulated brackets of a module array; and dual rolling contact support means comprising open linear slide bearings operatively positioned within the tube upper portions and the truncated cylinders.},
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year = {1987},
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