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Title: Survivability of wave energy convertors

Abstract

A wave energy conversion (WEC) system includes a float body, a heave plate, a tether, and a controller. The tether couples the heave plate to the float body. The controller controls the tether between survivability modes. Each survivability mode adjusts a tension and/or length of the tether.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oscilla Power, Inc., Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1735233
Patent Number(s):
10767617
Application Number:
16/399,989
Assignee:
Oscilla Power, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05B - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F03 - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS F03B - MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007346
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 04/30/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mundon, Timothy R., Rosenberg, Brian, Gill, Andrew Joseph, Ackers, Ben, McCauley, Ian, and Fitzgerald, Ken. Survivability of wave energy convertors. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Mundon, Timothy R., Rosenberg, Brian, Gill, Andrew Joseph, Ackers, Ben, McCauley, Ian, & Fitzgerald, Ken. Survivability of wave energy convertors. United States.
Mundon, Timothy R., Rosenberg, Brian, Gill, Andrew Joseph, Ackers, Ben, McCauley, Ian, and Fitzgerald, Ken. Tue . "Survivability of wave energy convertors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1735233.
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abstractNote = {A wave energy conversion (WEC) system includes a float body, a heave plate, a tether, and a controller. The tether couples the heave plate to the float body. The controller controls the tether between survivability modes. Each survivability mode adjusts a tension and/or length of the tether.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
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Wave energy converter
patent, August 2019


Wave power generator systems
patent, December 2009


Power take off system for wave energy convertor
patent, July 2019