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20090194998Electric generator assembly - An electric generator assembly is used on a vehicle having a frame and a rotating element, and includes a bracket that is adapted to be fixed to the frame of the vehicle, a support, an electric generator, and an adjusting unit. The support is pivotably mounted to the bracket. The electric generator is mounted on the support and includes a roller that is adapted to be engaged with the rotating element of the vehicle so as to be driven thereby. The adjusting unit is employed to adjust relative positioning between the bracket and the support to engage the roller with the rotating element and release the roller from the rotating element.08-06-2009
20120169068Kinetic Energy Atom-Powered Engine - A device for converting the kinetic energy of molecules into useful work includes an actuator configured to move within a fluid or gas due to collisions with the molecules of the fluid or gas. The actuator has dimensions that subject it to the Brownian motion of the surrounding molecules. The actuator utilizes objects having multiple surfaces where the different surfaces result in differing coefficients of restitution. The Brownian motion of surrounding molecules produce molecular impacts with the surfaces. Each surface then experiences relative differences in transferred energy from the kinetic collisions. The sum effect of the collisions produces net velocity in a desired direction. The controlled motion can be utilized in a variety of manners to perform work, such as generating electricity or transporting materials.07-05-2012
20120169065Home energy systems - An energy system is provided that includes an engine disposed to produce electricity, a fuel storage disposed to hold fuel for use by the engine, a battery disposed to store the electricity produced by the engine, an electrical grid having electrical connectivity of a charging station from the engine or the battery, and an electrical grid controller disposed to regulate the generation, use and delivery of the electricity to and from the electrical grid.07-05-2012
20100140960ENGINE GENERATOR SET - An engine generator set comprises an internal combustion engine (06-10-2010
20090058098BACKUP GENERATORS - A method for providing backup power for an electronic installation comprising a plurality of electronic units, all operating on standard commercial power, comprising a plurality of backup generators, that are scaleable, modular and redundant, adapted to power one or more of the electronic units in the event standard commercial power is interrupted.03-05-2009
20130026766HARVESTING ENERGY FROM A DRILLSTRING - The subject disclosure relates to energy harvesting. More particularly, the subject disclosure relates to harvesting energy from the relative motion between a rotary stabilizer and the drill string. In further embodiments, the subject disclosure relates to harvesting energy from vibrations in the drill string.01-31-2013
20080258471Gravity based power generator - A system and method for a gravity-driven powered generator having at least one envelope filled with a buoyant gas is provided. The gas containing envelope has an escape valve allowing a portion of the buoyant gas within the container to escape. When a critical amount of gas has escaped from the envelope, the envelope descends along a support beam via gravity. The descending envelope is connected to a power generator. A valve on a reservoir containing the buoyant gas is then opened and the gas may refill the envelope. The filled envelope containing the buoyant gas then rises with respect to the outside environment. The rising envelope then ascends along the support beam until a portion of the gas in the envelope is released and the process repeats itself.10-23-2008
20100072758On-Road Energy Conversion and Vibration Absorber Apparatus - An on-road energy conversion and vibration absorber apparatus receives the kinetic energy from moving vehicles and pedestrians when being weighed down, and converts the received kinetic energy into a static energy using a restorable elastic element compressing a fluid thereby storing the static energy in a pressure chamber, and then conducting the pressurized fluid to pass though a check valve along a conduit and drive a vane wheel by releasing its static energy. The vane wheel in turn drives a generator to generate electric energy, the vibration of the vehicles is alleviated by cushion effect provided by the apparatus.03-25-2010
20100072760Regenerative shock absorber system - A regenerative shock absorber that include a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when the shock is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor, in turn, drives an electric generator that produced electric energy. The electric energy may be provided to a vehicle, among other things. The regenerative shock absorber may also provide ride performance that comparable to or exceeds that of conventional shock absorbers.03-25-2010
20130033044ENHANCING POWER CYCLE EFFICIENCY FOR A SUPERCRITICAL BRAYTON CYCLE POWER SYSTEM USING TUNABLE SUPERCRITICAL GAS MIXTURES - Various technologies pertaining to tuning composition of a fluid mixture in a supercritical Brayton cycle power generation system are described herein. Compounds, such as Alkanes, are selectively added or removed from an operating fluid of the supercritical Brayton cycle power generation system to cause the critical temperature of the fluid to move up or down, depending upon environmental conditions. As efficiency of the supercritical Brayton cycle power generation system is substantially optimized when heat is rejected near the critical temperature of the fluid, dynamically modifying the critical temperature of the fluid based upon sensed environmental conditions improves efficiency of such a system.02-07-2013
20090121494ELETRICAL ENERGY GENERATOR - An electrical energy generator that converts kinetic energy harvested from voluntary motor activity of a human or animal to electrical energy. The electrical energy generator includes a housing, a coil of electrically conductive material, a reciprocally movable electromagnetically active mass, springs connecting the mass to either the housing or to adjustment means engaged with said housing, and, optionally, means for constraining non-linear motion of the electromagnetically active mass, and/or means of mitigating motion retardation of the electromagnetically active mass within any existing housing atmosphere. The electrical energy generator may be associated with a carried item, such as a backpack.05-14-2009
20100148520Electrical energy amplifier system - This invention has been developed to source low cost, reliable, clean electrical power. Its compact size, portability and self-sufficient drive means and associated generator make it ideal for numerous different applications where electrical power is required. The invention utilizes a partially rotating disk, a magnet connected to the rotating disk that moves through a chamber of copper wires and per Faraday's Law of Induction generates voltage and current. The output is connected to electronic circuitry that conditions the generated signal for battery storage. The batteries DC voltage is connected to an inverter that converts the DC battery voltage to an 117 VAC, 60 cycle electrical energy.06-17-2010
20100140957Method for generation of power from intraluminal pressure changes - A method for generating power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; and (b) converting the intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator.06-10-2010
20130076044Conversion of Kinetic Into Electric Energy Utilizing The Universal Principles of Gravity & Magnetism - The present invention is directed to a method of generating electricity from the rolling contact between the wheels of self-propelled vehicles, and the support surfaces, upon which the self-propelled vehicles translate. Platforms over which the tires of the moving vehicles pass are implanted into a road surface. Mounted below the platforms are a series of rotatable cones each of which mounts therein a plurality of electrically-conducting wires, or equivalents. Surrounding each rotatable cone is a magnetic-field producing element. Each rotating cone is connected to a portion of the platforms. As the vehicles pass over the platform, each platform is moved vertically downward, causing the each respective cone to rotate, thus creating a magnetic flux that produces electricity in the copper wires mounted within each cone.03-28-2013
20100045048Device for Energy Harvesting Within a Vessel - An energy harvesting device is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the energy harvesting device is that it is adapted for insertion into a human blood vessel for converting pulsatile pressure in the blood vessel into electrical energy. The energy harvesting device can provide electrical energy to another electronic or electromechanical on or in the human body. The energy harvesting device can include an electrostatic generator. Methods associated with use of the energy harvesting device are also covered.02-25-2010
20100096861Second law energy system - The purpose of the Second Law Energy System (FIG. 04-22-2010
20100096860GRAVITY-DRIVEN ENGINE - A gravity-driven engine (04-22-2010
20130038071POWER GENERATOR - A power generator for taking out electric power from a pyroelectric part by changing temperature of the pyroelectric part exhibiting a pyroelectric effect is disclosed. The power generator includes a heating section that heats the pyroelectric part using a heating medium; a cooling section that cools the pyroelectric part using a cooling medium; and a thermal resistance changer that changes at least one of thermal resistance between the heating medium and the pyroelectric part and thermal resistance between the cooling medium and the pyroelectric part.02-14-2013
20100109342ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATOR - Systems and methods are disclosed relating to a system including a launch tube and a generator connected with the launch tube. The generator uses multiphase materials (MPM) and compressed air to convert kinetic energy of the MPM into electrical energy.05-06-2010
20100109341System and method for generating power using angular kinetic energy - A system and method for generating power using angular kinetic energy is provided. A gyroscope power generator is positioned at a location on a spinning astronomical body and oriented based upon the location so as to couple the angular kinetic energy of the spinning astronomical body through the gyroscope power generator to a load. An energy source is provided to the gyroscope power generator to achieve a gyroscopic moment sufficient to couple to the spin rate of the spinning astronomical body. The energy source is removed and power produced by the gyroscope power generator is harnessed.05-06-2010
20100109343Generating electricity with a hypocyloidally driven, opposed piston, internal combustion engine - An electrical generator includes an opposed piston, internal-combustion engine with a piston and a hypocycloidal drive connected by a rod to the piston. The construction of the hypocycloidal drive imposes a sinusoidal period on the linear motion of the piston and connecting rod. As generator associated with the piston produces a sinusoidal voltage in response to the liner motion of the piston and connecting rod.05-06-2010
20130082466DEVICE FOR GENERATING CURRENT AND/OR VOLTAGE BASED ON A THERMOELECTRIC MODULE PLACED IN A FLOWING FLUID - The device for generating current and/or voltage includes means for making a fluid flow between an inlet and an outlet of the device, and a thermoelectric module having a first active surface exposed to the fluid. The thermoelectric module includes apertures, and is placed in the path of the fluid between the inlet and the outlet of the device, the first active surface being substantially perpendicular to the direction of flow of the fluid.04-04-2013
20130088020Method, System, Apparatus to generate electricity from objects under motion - The current invention is a method or system or apparatus to generate energy from objects under motion that make contact with a solid surface. This method uses a combination of electromagnetic and piezoelectric mechanisms for generating electricity. In this method, motion or vibration of object is converted to electricity. This method can be used either in singularity or plurality in parking lots, railway systems, road transportation, cargo industry, staircases, shopping malls, airports, ship decks, gyms, etc. where there is constant motion or vibration over a solid surface.04-11-2013
20090045635BACKUP GENERATORS - A backup power generator unit for use with electronic equipment housed in an equipment cabinet, the cabinet having a top and a bottom, the bottom comprising attachment structure to attach the equipment cabinet to a base, the backup generator being housed in a backup generator cabinet having a top and a bottom substantially the same size as the top and bottom of the electronic equipment cabinet, the backup generator cabinet having attachment structure substantially similar to the attachment structure of the electronic equipment cabinet, so that the backup generator cabinet fits under the bottom or on the top of the electrical equipment cabinet and can be attached thereto.02-19-2009
20120181796Method and system for energy harvesting - A power-recapture method and system converts mechanical energy, which would otherwise be dissipated, into available electrical energy. A plurality of computer-coordinated Electric Generators are arranged with salient sensors that detect appropriate motion then adjust the phasing and intensity of electromagnets of the Electric Generator to optimally convert variable mechanical motion into electric current.07-19-2012
20130207403Device for Converting Kinetic Energy into Electrical Energy - A device for converting kinetic energy into electrical energy, having a pendulum which includes a pendulum rod and a pendulum weight and is suspended in oscillating fashion on a shaft, a generator connected to the shaft and configured to convert the rotational energy of the pendulum into electrical energy, and means by which the pendulum is rigidly connected to the shaft when it oscillates in a predetermined direction. The pendulum is suspended in a tiltable frame, the tilt axis of which is located below an oscillation path of the pendulum and parallel to the pendulum axis. A push rod of a hydraulic or pneumatic drive cylinder supplied with energy for the pendulum drive is connected to the frame, and the drive cylinder is pivotably connected to the elements of the device that convert the electrical energy.08-15-2013
20100327605Power Generation Systems, Processes for Generating Energy at an Industrial Mine Site, Water Heating Systems, and Processes of Heating Water - Power generation systems are provided that include a circular loop of conduit, a dehumidifier coupled to the conduit, a power turbine coupled to the turbine and a pump coupled to the conduit. Processes for generating energy at an industrial mine site are also provided. Water heating systems are provided that can include a dehumidifier associated with a conduit containing water, a holding tank coupled to the conduit and water heaters coupled to the holding tank. Processes of heating water are also provided.12-30-2010
20100327603D.E.S. generator 2 - D.E.S. GENERATOR 2, an electricity-generating System consisting of a plurality of mechanical devices for producing and transmitting rotary motions; connecting instrument for transferring said rotary motions; means for engaging said connecting instrument; mechanical device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy; and an unconventional means for spinning said mechanical devices for producing and transmitting rotary motions which make said mechanical device converting mechanical energy into electrical energy generate electricity. Said unconventional means not being any kind of fossil fuel, nor water, nor wind, nor solar power but, nevertheless, is capable of doing what water or wind can do, and is readily available, inexhaustible, renewable and sustainable. Unlike the wind and solar power, however, it does not depend on nor is affected by any kind of weather conditions. Thus, it is reliable and can make the D.E.S. Generating System generate electrical energy continuously. Said D.E.S. Generating System can be designed to continuously generate several giga-watts of clean electrical energy.12-30-2010
20110001322SELF-CHARGING ELECTRICAL CAR - An energy recovery system for a vehicle comprises an arm mounted between a chassis of a vehicle and an axle of the vehicle. The arm is configured to pivot with respect to the chassis and the axle when the chassis is vertically displaced with respect to the axle. A one-way ratchet assembly couples the arm to an output shaft and is movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position. A torsion spring is coupled to the output shaft such that when the output shaft is rotated in a first direction, the torsion spring is tightened. An electromechanical assembly is configured to move the ratchet assembly from the engaged position to the disengaged position when the torsion spring reaches a pre-determined tightness, so that when the ratchet assembly is in the disengaged position, the torsion spring loosens and induces rotation of the output shaft in the second direction. A generator is coupled to the output shaft.01-06-2011
20100264669GENERATOR FRAME WITH GRAPPLING ATTACHMENT FEATURE AND THEFT DETERRING WEIGHT RECEPTACLE - An improved generator frame includes a grappling attachment feature and theft-deterring weight receptacle for adding weight on-site. In one method of using the improved generator frame, concrete or metal components may added to the weight receptacle to increase the overall weight of a generator assembly to deter its theft.10-21-2010
20090309373MECHANICAL OUTPUT WORK GENERATING APPARATUS INCORPORATING BUOYANCY INDUCING COMPONENTS - A mechanical output generating assembly including housing having a fluid filled interior and defining a passageway through which travels a buoyant article. A reload mechanism is secured to the housing for successively introducing a plurality of buoyant article into a bottom feed location associated with the housing. The buoyant articles exert a lift generating force to drive a power take off component incorporated into the housing. A re-supply mechanism is provided for transferring buoyant articles from an upper exit location of the housing to the reload mechanism for subsequent re-introduction into the housing.12-17-2009
20090302615Hidroflot - The energy generator system is made up of eight attached floaters with the same amount of break-away mechanical arms connected to a central shaft, all located in a circular position. The entire system is within a container of water that keeps the water level at ⅘ parts of its capacity or in the same amount that is ⅕ part over of the shaft.12-10-2009
20120217759BATCHES OF ENERGY - This disclosure is based on the fact that when energy is changed, it is changed by batches of work product, and the larger the batch of material, the smaller, proportionally, is the energy. This fact is based on the energy of motion mathematics of dynetics, which derives directly from Galileo's laws of motion, and works all manner of energy problems to exactly comply with the accepted definition of power and energy. Also, it is an accepted fact of physics, that the energy of different branches of physics are convertible, one to another, using a simple constant. This means that the energy of all of these energy sources are developed by work batches. Some of the divisions of physics are shown below.08-30-2012
20120112473Solar desalination system with reciprocating solar engine pumps - A solar desalination system includes a solar furnace for receiving seawater into a vessel and concentrating sunlight on the vessel to heat that water using solar energy to create desalinated steam. Water is input into the furnace via a pump that is powered by a reciprocating solar engine. The reciprocating solar engine includes a seesawing platform with a closed system of two or more connected containers thereon. Solar heating causes a fluid to move from one container to another causing the platform to reciprocally rotate through a predetermined arc, creating energy that can be harnessed. A riser pipe extending upwardly from the solar furnace carries steam to an electric power-producing steam turbine generator where the steam generates electricity. A drop pipe extending downwardly from the steam turbine generator carries desalinated water to an electric power-producing hydroturbine generator where the water generates electricity and is then removed for subsequent use.05-10-2012
20120112472Energy Storage Devices and Methods of Using Same - The invention is directed to various energy storage devices and methods of using the same. The energy storage device takes advantage of the height difference between the bottom and the surface of a body of water. The energy storage device utilizes the movement of a mass, such as weights or floats, to store energy as potential energy and to generate energy by releasing the potential energy. Weights attached to tethers are pulled toward the surface of the water by a motor/generator powered by energy to be stored, thereby storing potential energy. Allowing the weights to fall downward releases the potential energy and reverses the motor/generator to generate electricity. Floats attached to tethers are pulled toward the bottom of the water by a motor/generator powered by energy to be stored, thereby storing potential energy. Allowing the floats to rise releases the potential energy and reverses the motor/generator to generate electricity.05-10-2012
20120112470Portable power generator - A portable power generator employs high voltage DC, at standard AC voltages and using standard AC connectors. Since switching chargers immediately rectify the 120-240 Volt single phase AC input, a 120-240 Volt DC source is acceptable to drive these chargers. A high frequency conversion to AC and a step up transformer is one approach and the second approach uses an inductor in a boost circuit. Mechanically a hand crank and pedal powered mechanism are used. In a first embodiment, a one dynamo (generator) 10 watt hand crank model can drive the charger for a complete range of portable devices except laptops. In a second embodiment, a two dynamo (generator) model operated with pedals can drive a small 20 watt laptop. The invention contemplates use of either one generator or two generators in parallel or in series. Additional generators over two can also be employed.05-10-2012
20130056993Use of thermal hydraulic DC generators meets the requirements to qualify as a "Green Energy" source - Thermal Hydraulic DC Generators capture energy from Turbine Generators, Combustion Engines, Geothermal Sources, Facility Systems, or Solar Collectors. These sources can be used to produce 180-degree Fahrenheit hot water in order to drive Thermal Hydraulic DC Generators. These Generators create a very efficient means of generating electric power.03-07-2013
20120223531Generator Selection in a Power Plant - A power plant includes an engine coupled to a first generator and a second generator. The first generator includes a synchronous generator wherein the first generator is configured to provide reactive power to the second generator. The second generator includes an induction generator. One or more sensors are configured to measure a current output and a voltage output of the first and second generators, and a controller is configured to determine a power factor for the power plant based on the measured current output and voltage outputs. Based on the determined power factor, the controller adjusts the reactive power provided from the first generator to the second generator such that the power factor is maintained at a predetermined value.09-06-2012
20110012370SYSTEM FOR THE TRANSPORT OF AN ORE PULP IN A LINE SYSTEM LOCATED ALONG A GRADIENT, AND COMPONENTS OF SUCH A SYSTEM - A system for transporting an ore pulp (S) in a line system (01-20-2011
20130062887Gravito-electric power generation - This disclosure presents and claims means for the modification of local gravitation by modifying its direction of action and presents and claims various uses of those means. The new technology involved is the recognition that light and gravitation flow in the same common medium; that the observed effects of gravitational lensing and light diffraction demonstrate the gravitational field of atoms deflecting the flow of that common medium of light and gravitation; that a suitable arrangement of atoms consequently could produce a desired deflection of gravitation; and that the atomic structure of a cubic crystal [for example Silicon] is suitable for that application.03-14-2013
20130062890CARBON DIOXIDE-BASED GEOTHERMAL ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATED THERETO - Novel carbon dioxide-based geothermal energy generation systems, i.e., carbon plume geothermal (CPG) systems, and methods are provided. With the novel systems and methods described herein, geothermal energy can now be provided at lower temperatures and at locations other than hot, dry rock formations, without negatively impacting the surrounding area through use of large-scale hydrofracturing. Use of a carbon dioxide-based geothermal system further provides a means for sequestering and storing excess carbon dioxide, rather than having it released to the atmosphere.03-14-2013
20130062888MOBILE SERVER SYSTEM WITH ENERGY REGENERATION FUNCTION - A mobile server system with an energy regeneration function includes a container, at least one server placed within the container, and at least one power generating mechanism received in the receiving portion. Top surface defines a receiving portion. The container defines a through hole communicating with the receiving portion in a position where the at least one server is placed. The power generating mechanism includes an impeller element, a generator and a shaft fixed between the impeller element and the generator. Hot air generated from the at least one server is transmitted to the receiving portion through the through hole to cooperate with cold air from the air to generate airflow. The airflow drives the impeller element to rotate. The shaft is driven by the impeller element to rotate. The generator is driven by the shaft to rotate to generate power.03-14-2013
20130062889VARIABLE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR - A variable electrical generator (03-14-2013
20100072759Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Systems Incorporating Parametric Bending Mode Energy Harvesting - Vibrational energy harvesting (VEH) structures that include resonant beams each having a fundamental resonance frequency and a parametric mode frequency and including at least one piezoelectric layer for generating electrical charge in response to each of fundamental-resonance excitation and parametric-mode excitation of that beam. Circuitry is provided for harvesting the electrical charge from the resonant beam. In some embodiments, the parametric mode frequency of the beam is tuned to be close to its fundamental resonance frequency so as to increase the effective bandwidth of a VEH structure. The effective bandwidth of a VEH structure can be further increased by tuning ones of multiple parametric-mode-enabled resonant beams to slightly different fundamental resonance frequencies and parametric mode frequencies.03-25-2010
20110133487METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OSMOTIC POWER GENERATION - An osmotic power generation system and method for generating osmotic power includes a membrane chamber having a semi-permeable membrane therein defining a first portion and a second portion therein. The system also includes a first pump communicating a first fluid to the first portion and a second pump communicating a second fluid to the second portion. The second fluid has higher total dissolved solids than the first fluid. A second portion energy recovery device is in fluid communication with the second portion. A power generator is in communication with the second portion energy recovery device generating electrical power in response to the second portion energy recovery device and the pressure in the second portion.06-09-2011
20120228882SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HARVESTING ENERGY IN A WELLBORE - A system to harvest energy in a wellbore is disclosed. The system includes a flexible member disposed in a wellbore. The flexible member includes at least a portion of a drill string. The system includes an energy harvesting apparatus that includes magnetostrictive material and a conductor coupled to the magnetostrictive material. The energy harvesting apparatus is coupled to the flexible member to transfer forces from the flexible member to impart at least one of a strain or stress in the magnetostrictive material and to induce an electrical current in the conductor.09-13-2012
20110278859COOLING HEAT GENERATING EQUIPMENT - In one general embodiment, a system includes a working fluid operable to be circulated through a working cycle. The working cycle includes one or more expander-generators driven by the working fluid to generate electrical power at a first condition; an evaporator heat exchanger; and a condenser heat exchanger. The system includes power electronics thermally coupled to a heat exchanger and adapted to convert the electrical power at the first condition to electrical power at a second condition; and a conduit in fluid communication with the working cycle and the heat exchanger. The conduit is adapted to circulate the working fluid through the heat exchanger such that heat generated by the power electronics is transferred to the working fluid.11-17-2011
20110278862NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION METHOD UTILIZING A GAS DYNAMIC LASER, WITH COGENERATION OF ELECTRICAL POWER - A method for producing natural gas is provided. a gas dynamic laser is powered by a gas, such as carbon dioxide, while the same gas is converted by a catalytic converter heated by the beam of the laser. Other gases can be formed simultaneously in other catalytic converters heated by the laser beam. The resulting converted gases can be used to produce a fuel gas. Excess heat and/or by-products of the process can be used to produce electricity.11-17-2011
20110278861WAVE MOTION-TYPE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR AND WAVE MOTION-TYPE VESSEL - This invention is to provide a wave power generator that can be produced with low costs for generating power in use of force of wave reaching ships periodically during voyages of ships. The wave power generator of the invention comprises a compressed air producing unit having a restoring member whose shape returns to an original shape after air contained in the restoring member is exhausted where a coving member containing the restoring member is contracted, a compressed air storing unit connected in air communication with the compressed air producing unit for temporarily storing the exhausted air, a compressed air turbine unit connected in air communication with the compressed air storing unit for producing rotary drive force from the exhausted air temporarily stored, and a power generating unit connected with the compressed air turbine unit for generating power from the rotary drive force.11-17-2011
20100253093LINEAR INDUCTION GENERATOR - A magnet may move within a coil-wrapped set of concentric tubes. The magnet may be moved from one end to the other by energizing solenoids located on each end of the set of tubes. The power consumed by the solenoids may be less than the power generated by the movement of the magnet.10-07-2010
20090243305Gravity motor and method - A gravity motor wherein a beam is pivotally mounted intermediate its opposite ends for oscillation in a vertical plane about a pivot point on a support structure. A moveable weight is slidably connected to the beam for reciprocal movement between the opposite ends of the beam past the pivot point. A drive unit is mounted and engaged for driving the weight back and forth between opposite ends of the beam thereby causing reciprocation of the beam about the pivot point by gravity to rotate a shaft in order to generate electricity or to provide other motor functions.10-01-2009
20120187700ELECTROLYSIS CELL AND ELECTRICAL POWER UNIT INCORPORATING SAME - Electrolysis cell (07-26-2012
20100171318Magnetic drive for electrical generation - The magnetic drive for electrical generation is a magnetically driven mechanical device in which two opposing arrays of permanent magnets are set in electromagnetic fields arranged with their positive polarity ends facing each other and that are set at an angle relative to the exterior of an interior shaft with a gap between the two opposing arrays necessary to allow for the rotation of the arrays. The exterior magnetic array is fixed, while the interior magnetic array is connected to a rotating shaft. The exterior magnetic forces work to push against the interior magnets causing the interior magnetic array to rotate. The interior shaft is inserted through and connected to an electric generator, converting the mechanical rotation into electrical power.07-08-2010
20110049908Systems and Methods for Providing Multi-Purpose Renewable Energy Storage and Release - A refrigeration unit or system is used to at least partially freeze water. The at least partially frozen water may then be separated into ice and water. The ice may be stored and allowed to melt, thereby providing an ice portion and a melted ice water portion. When energy release is desired, the melted ice water portion along with a hot liquid may be used to drive a thermal motor. The thermal motor may then in turn drive the electric generator, resulting in electric energy production.03-03-2011
20110278860FISHING REEL POWER GENERATOR - A fishing reel power generator system is for generation of power on a reel assembly coupled to a fishing rod. The power generation system includes a reel assembly having a gear track, a hand crank capable of being rotated a gear of the gear track; a geared end electrical generator coupled to gear of the gear track for generating electrical energy by converting the rotatory motion of the hand crank into electrical energy; and power storage unit coupled to the generator for storing the generated electrical energy. A removable handle includes a generated electrical energy which may be used for purposes such as powering LED lights located on the fishing rod or on the reel assembly, a bite indication unit and one or more electronics devices external to the fishing reel and the fishing rod, such as cellular phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), flashlight, global positioning systems (GPS), radio, etc.11-17-2011
20110316290INTRA-TIRE POWER GENERATING APPARATUS - An intra-tire power generating apparatus capable of producing high power is provided. The apparatus includes rotary magnets and rotary weights, which rotate in response to variations in centrifugal force and circumferential acceleration working on the tire of a running vehicle, and a coil unit, which is located between two rotary magnets facing each other and generates voltages through electromagnetic induction from the rotary magnets. In the apparatus, the rotary magnets and the rotary weights have an identical center line of rotation. The rotary weights are so formed as to have their center of gravity dislocated from the center line of rotation. The rotary magnets are each provided, in the plane orthogonal to the center line of rotation, with an even number of regions adjoining in the circumferential direction around the center line of rotation, the adjoining regions having different magnetic poles from each other. The two rotary magnets facing each other are so configured as to rotate while maintaining the opposition of their respective regions having mutually opposite magnetic poles. And the coil unit has coil windings, each of which is of a tubular shape surrounding a space through which the magnetic flux generated between the mutually opposite magnetic poles of the two rotating rotary magnets passes.12-29-2011
20120007370Fuel Cell System Comprising at Least One Fuel Cell - A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell with a cathode region and an anode region. The fuel cell system also includes at least one device, which is flown through by an intake air flow flowing to the cathode region and by a used air stream discharged from the cathode region. It also includes catalytic material for the thermal conversion of fuel-containing gas. A first unit with catalytic material is arranged in the flow direction of the intake air flow upstream the at least one device. An exhaust gas from the anode region can be fed to this first unit as a fuel-containing gas. A second unit with catalytic material is arranged in the flow direction of the used air flow downstream of the at least one device.01-12-2012
20110140455MAGNETICALLY SUSPENDED FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH MAGNETIC DRIVE - Techniques for flywheel energy storage devices including magnetic bearings and/or magnetic drives are generally disclosed. Some example magnetic bearings may include a flywheel magnet and a support magnet arranged to magnetically suspend a rotating flywheel. Some example magnetic drives may include at least one drive magnet arranged to magnetically engage a diamagnetic material associated with the flywheel to exert torque on the flywheel.06-16-2011
20110285146WEARABLE GENERATOR DEVICE - A wearable generator system in one embodiment includes a plurality of coils, each of the plurality of coils extending within a respective one of a plurality of planes, a magnet for generating a magnetic field, and a support attached to a support anchor point and to the magnet, and suspending the magnet at a position whereat the magnet is not frictionally engaged with a fixed surface, the support having a length selected such that the magnetic field is movable across each of the plurality of coils.11-24-2011
20110285147APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ENERGY STORAGE - Some embodiments relate to an energy storage and generation system, comprising a cable system having a first end portion located at a first elevation and a second end portion located at a second elevation, a plurality of mass carriers supported by the cable system, one or more motor generators coupled with the cable system and with an energy grid, a control system in communication with at least the one or more motor generators, a first mass pile area configured to store mass medium positioned at the first elevation, and a second mass pile area configured to store mass medium positioned at the second elevation that can be higher than the first elevation. The one or more motor generators can move the cable system in an energy storing state and be moved by the cable in an energy generating state. The system can store energy by transferring mass medium from the first mass pile area to the second mass pile area, and can generate energy by transferring mass medium from the second mass pile area to the first mass pile area.11-24-2011
20090021023SHELF STORAGE SYSTEM WITH ENERGY RECYCLING - In a shelf storage system (01-22-2009
20090218824Electromechanical Generator for Converting Mechanical Vibrational Energy Into Electrical Energy - An electromechanical generator comprising a resonator comprising a vibratable mass, a biasing device connected to the vibratable mass, a power transduction device for converting mechanical vibrational movement of the vibratable mass into electrical power, and a resonator support for supporting the vibratable mass, biasing device and power transduction device, the electromechanical generator further comprising a vibratable mount incorporating at least one spring, the vibratable mount being connected to the resonator support for mounting the resonator to a vibratable body from which electrical energy is to be harvested.09-03-2009
20110298223Method and apparatus for generating energy - A novel furnace and scrubber assembly which generates electrical energy by the initial combustion of material and a methodology which causes such electrical energy to be generated. Further, a novel scrubber technology which improves both scrubber efficiency and furnace efficiency while recovering energy from a furnace exhaust stream.12-08-2011
20110298222Electric power generation from moving vehicles - A system of embedded cylindrical rollers is mounted in an underground containment system in spaced transverse channels beneath a road surface. Power is generated from the passage of motor vehicles over the rollers converting rotary energy into electrical energy. Each roller is designed as a power generator which can be networked together to produce electrical energy directly to a storage battery or grid, thereby eliminating the need to couple the roller to an external generator as in prior art. The system activates when the vehicles contact the embedded rollers in a prescribed direction, and transfer vehicular movement into rotational motion, thus generating electrical energy produced insitu without the need for an external generator.12-08-2011
20110298221Power Tiles - Power Tiles are generators of electric energy that use energy of the bodies/objects such as trains, vehicles, airplanes, people, and animals which are already in motion. Power Tiles are installed as pavements or under pavements and/or under railroad tracks. Power Tiles generate electric energy when exposed to various force applied by people, animals, vehicles, airplanes, and/or trains that are running over it or are stepping on it. Power Tiles are capable of generating amounts of electrical power that can contribute to the existing power production and eventually replace some of the existing ways of generating power that cause high pollution or are too expensive. Power Tiles can be installed in the areas close to consumers, which means that these generators do not require transferring of electrical energy at long distances as the most of existing generators do, which lowers the overall cost of the power generated by Power Tiles.12-08-2011
20090091137GENERATOR-EQUIPPED ENGINE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SAME - An engine (04-09-2009
20110291425LOW CO2 EMISSIONS SYSTEMS - Systems and methods of generating power or producing gaseous products generate CO12-01-2011
20120032452Waste Material, Coal, Used Tires and Biomass Conversion to Alternative Energy and Synthetic Fuels Solutions System with Carbon Capture and Liquefaction - The system contained within this application for non-provisional patent protection provides the ability to convert municipal solid waste materials, used tires, various biomass including wood chips and other agricultural waste, and the addition of coal into synthesis gas (syngas), with oxygen as plasma gas. The system will accommodate the possibility for variation in feedstock co-gasification of the various materials with plasma torches that will be embedded in a plasma gasification unit. One converted into synthesis gas (syngas), the syngas will be cleaned of acid gases and carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide will be captured and converted for various industrial applications instead of being released into the atmosphere. Clean syngas generated by the system will become the gas fuel for various energy solutions including clean electricity, as substitute for natural gas, and ultra clean FT synthetic fuels.02-09-2012
20100289271Energy harvesting device - An energy harvester is provided. The energy harvester includes a permanent magnet and a coil. At least one of the permanent magnet and coil rotate completely about an axis such that relative movement between the permanent magnet and the coil is realized to generate an electrical current for use in powering a device.11-18-2010
20100225121Rotating Electrical Machines - A torsional vibration damper is integrated into a rotating electrical machine. A rotatable assembly of the electrical machine includes a rotor core pack having a first end and a second end. The integrated torsional vibration damper consists of a torsional elastic coupling and a torsional elastic damper and provides mechanical damping. The integrated torsional vibration damper is mounted to the rotatable shaft of the electrical machine by a flange. The rotor core pack is mounted at the first end to the integrated torsional vibration damper by suitable structure members such as a mounting flange and is not fixedly mounted directly to the rotatable shaft. In the case where the rotor core pack is cooled by circulating coolant fluid (e.g. MIDEL) then the integrated torsional vibration damper may be a viscous damper that uses the coolant fluid as a viscous working fluid.09-09-2010
20100090477Foot-Powered Footwear-Embedded Sensor-Transceiver - A user-powered apparatus, system, and method of providing a pedestrian with information is disclosed. The present invention harvests energy created by a moving pedestrian and takes the harvested energy and uses it to recharge an energy storage device that is embedded in the same footwear. Also built into the footwear may be a microcontroller and sensor, and a transmitter/receiver mechanism by which signals may be transmitted to and received from a wrist watch, iPod®, cell phone and/or any similar portable device on the pedestrian. The footwear may be capable of receiving signals transmitted by the portable device or GPS satellite. The GPS satellite may provide information about the geographical location of the pedestrian. Since the energy storage device may be flexible, it can survive on footwear that gets flexed a significant amount. The energy harvester may harvest energy from the footsteps of the pedestrian or some other source and recharge the energy storage device so that there is no need to replace the energy storage device that is an integral and inseparable part of the footwear.04-15-2010
20100301617GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine includes in serial flow relationship: a first compressor provided with at least one row of compressor blades distributed circumferentially around the first compressor; a combustion chamber; and a first turbine provided with at least one row of turbine blades distributed circumferentially around the first turbine, wherein the first compressor and the first turbine are rotationally rigidly connected by a first shaft. The first turbine is adapted to influence a gas flow rate through the gas turbine engine depending on a rotational speed of the first turbine, wherein the gas turbine engine further includes an arrangement for controlling the rotational speed of the first turbine. A method for controlling a gas flow rate in an axial flow gas turbine engine is also provided.12-02-2010
20110133485TRANSVERSE REGULATED FLUX MACHINE - A machine has a rotor to be associated with a shaft. The rotor is provided with permanent magnets. A stator has pole pieces, including a main winding and flux diverters separating the main winding from a control coil. Control is provided for controlling the power passing through the control coil. The machine is a transverse flux machine. The machine may be utilized as a generator, an electric motor, or for other application.06-09-2011
20090284020Vibration electric power generator - A vibration electric power generator includes an iron core having a coil wound therearound, a magnet member relatively moved with respect to the iron core by vibrations caused during running of a bicycle; and a nonmagnetic member fixed to the iron core and being in close contact with the magnet member. A plurality of magnets are stacked such that identical poles face each other. Switching is realized, by the vibrations caused during the running of the bicycle, between a state in which a first protrusion of the iron core is attracted and brought into contact with a north pole magnetism collecting and permeative plate and a second protrusion of the iron core is attracted and brought into contact with a south pole magnetism collecting and permeative plate and a state in which the second protrusion is attracted and brought into contact with a north pole magnetism collecting and permeative plate and the first protrusion is attracted and brought into contact with a south pole magnetism collecting and permeative plate.11-19-2009
20080284177Mobile Power Plant - The invention relates to a mobile container power plant. The aim of the invention is to allow for the first time the production of a mobile power plant of this size, which produces an electric current without the emission of pollutants. To achieve this, said plant consists of a container (11-20-2008
20100001537DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICITY - Electricity production method comprising a movement in water of a plurality of movable elements (01-07-2010
20090152873Shock Wave and Power Generation Using on-Chip Nanoenergetic Material - A method of generating power uses a nanoenergetic material. The nanoenergetic material comprising thermite is obtained and deposited on a substrate. An igniter is placed on the nanoenergetic material. When power is desired, the nanoenergetic material is ignited. A transducer receives thermal, sonic, magnetic, optic and/or mechanical energy from combustion of the nanoenergetic material and converts it into electrical energy. Preferably, the transducer is a thermoelectric, piezoelectric or magneto device. Preferably, multiple transducers are integrated in one power generators to maximize the power from nanoenergetic thermites.06-18-2009
20090152874THREE PLUS THREE PHASE FLYWHEEL POWER SUPPLY - A flywheel power supply includes a motor-generator having a polyphase stator.06-18-2009
20090115195Gravity Power Generation Mechanism - A gravity power generation mechanism utilizes a gravity energy conversion unit to convert the gravity potential energy into the kinetic energy. The gravity energy conversion unit produces positive torques by adopting outward-spreading single directional swing arms and reduces the negative torques by cooperating with the folding action of the single directional swing arms, so as to perform a long-time, effective and continuous energy conversion of converting gravity potential energy into the kinetic energy. Next, the kinetic energy will be transmitted to a power generating unit to perform another energy conversion of converting the kinetic energy into the electric energy. And finally, a power supply system is used to transmit the electric energy out. By such arrangements, the gravity power generation mechanism not only has the advantages, such as: more simplified in structure, higher conversion ratio, and more environment-friendly but only needs a little of starting energy to perform a long-time energy conversion.05-07-2009
20090309372Magnaforce generator - The MagnaForce Generator is an energy producing device using magnetic force in a way that allows continuous movement to produce energy. The device described above where one or more of the magnets are attached to a device which moves the magnet(s) to maximize the free flow of the movement created by the magnetic fields. Most likely magnets in a circle with a spinning magnet on a shaft in the middle The device described incorporates piston(s) which retreats into a cylinder to avoid opposing forces from or related to the primary rotational device that do not complement the production of energy and that emerge to assist in the production. The device incorporates materials that redirect the magnetic fields to maximize the production of energy. The device described might incorporate any pre-existing braking device. The device described might incorporate a pre-existing generating device. The device described might incorporate a locomotive device.12-17-2009
20090309371System and Method of Power Production - A system and method for efficient power production through the use of compressed air. The system and method provide for a self-contained system and method for providing power such that power may be supplied at remote locations without the requirement of coupling to an existing power supply. The power producing system generally comprises an air motor, an electric generator, an air compressor, and a compressed air tank which are operatively coupled to produce power which may be supplied to one or more electrical devices.12-17-2009
20090309370METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY - A method for generating electricity along a roadway is provided. The method includes actuating an energy transfer assembly coupled to the roadway, wherein the energy transfer assembly is actuated by a force acting upon the roadway. The method also includes generating electricity at a generator coupled to the energy transfer assembly, the generator being driven by actuation of the energy transfer assembly.12-17-2009
20110062722INTEGRATED HYDROMETHANATION COMBINED CYCLE PROCESS - The present invention relates to an integrated process for preparing combustible gaseous products via the hydromethanation of carbonaceous feedstocks in the presence of steam, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, a hydromethanation catalyst and optionally oxygen, and generating electrical power from those combustible gaseous products.03-17-2011
20110062724HYBRID SOLAR COLLECTOR AND GEO-THERMAL CONCEPT - The hybrid solar collector and geothermal system collects low grade heat energy derived from the sun. A simple heat engine converts this energy using conventional methods of power conversion. By exploiting the difference in temperature between the Hybrid Solar collector and the Geothermal heat sink, mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy without the use of combustion. The device does not produce any CO03-17-2011
20110062723POLYPHASE TRANSVERSE AND/OR COMMUTATED FLUX SYSTEMS - Disclosed are single- and poly-phase transverse and/or commutated flux machines and components thereof, and methods of making and using the same. Exemplary devices, including polyphase devices, may variously be configured with an interior rotor and/or an interior stator. Other exemplary devices, including polyphase devices, may be configured in a slim, stacked, and/or nested configuration. Via use of such polyphase configurations, transverse and/or commutated flux machines can achieve improved performance, efficiency, and/or be sized or otherwise configured for various applications.03-17-2011
20110062721INTEGRATED HYDROMETHANATION COMBINED CYCLE PROCESS - The present invention relates to an integrated process for preparing combustible gaseous products via the hydromethanation of carbonaceous feedstocks in the presence of steam, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, a hydromethanation catalyst and optionally oxygen, and generating electrical power from those combustible gaseous products as well as a hydrogen and/or methane by-product stream.03-17-2011
20090167032PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE WITH INTEGRAL CURRENT GENERATOR AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME - A portable mobile device includes a first component and a second component movably connected to the first component. The first and second component are configured to be movable with respect to each other during the normal operation of the portable computing device. The portable computing device further includes a current generator connected to the first component and/or the second component. The current generator is operable to generate a current when the first component and the second component move with respect to each other in an engaged mode. A method for generating a current is also disclosed.07-02-2009
20110169277Engine - An engine is provided that utilizes an active heat exchanger such as a heat pump to transfer heat into and remove heat from a low boiling point liquid that is disposed in a pair of diametrically opposed containers. The addition of heat into the low-boiling point liquid causes the liquid to move vertically from a bottom container to a top container, transforming the transferred heat energy into potential energy. The top container is allowed to fall under the weight of the transferred liquid, transforming the potential energy to kinetic energy which is used to perform the desired work. The expanding low-boiling point liquid can also be used to advance a magnetic back and forth through a wire coiling to produce an electric current, converting the transferred heat energy into electrical energy. The use of an active heat exchanger such as a heat pump permits the use of one unit of electrical energy to transfer 3 to 5 units of heat energy.07-14-2011
20110169276FIELD EFFECT POWER GENERATION DEVICE - The objective is to develop a device that generates power with high efficiency and utilizes the obtained electrical energy effectively without external combustion energy such as fossil fuels or the like. Electrical energy is obtained by carriers passing through a potential barrier due to a field effect, and thus energy is pre-supplied to the carriers to increase the number of carriers contributing to electrical energy generation, whereby a highly efficient field power generation device can be realized.07-14-2011
20120193925Clean-Burning Electrical Power Generating System - A system for generating electrical power employs a reactor for producing a product gas in response to the consumption of a feedstock. A heat reclamation arrangement employs a sodium heat pipe that communicates with the product gas the spent steam to extract heat from the product gas and thereby form heated steam. Heated steam is delivered to a turbine that has an input for receiving the heated steam, an outlet for exhausting spent steam, and a rotatory output. An electrical generator is coupled to the rotatory output of the turbine for producing the electrical energy. A recirculating system returns the spent steam to the heat reclamation arrangement. The fuel provided to the reactor may be any combination of coal, municipal solid waste, biomass, or a non-fossil fuel. Additives serve to neutralize the acid or base content of the product gas. A secondary power generation facility receives the product gas and produces additional electrical power.08-02-2012
20090091138Electromagnetic engine - A converter converts mechanical energy of a piston to and from electrical energy during each piston cycle.04-09-2009
20110198861METHOD FOR PRODUCING ENERGY AND CAPTURING CO2 - Method for producing energy by oxidizing a carbon-containing fuel (08-18-2011
20090284021Energy storage - Several embodiments are disclosed that enhance and improve the efficiencies of alternative electrical generating sources by converting electrical energy to potential energy through electro-mechanical means. The embodiments provide gravitational energy storage by lifting masses from lower to higher elevations during desired periods, such as when the generating sources are producing excess energy or when electrical rates are the least expensive. Energy storage is maintained until such time as it is need and then converted from potential mechanical energy to electricity by gravitational forces. By storing energy, one can supplement and enhance the efficiencies of producing electricity by alternative means such as wind and solar by expanding the times when electricity is available. Additionally, one can time-shift the purchase and use of commercial power by buying power to store energy when rates are low and using the stored energy when rates are high.11-19-2009
20110198860Generator Set With Removable Panels And Captive Bolt System - A method of retrofitting a generator set includes disconnecting a removable panel from a frame of a generator set housing. In order to accomplish this, short bolts associated with the removable panel are disconnected from nutserts that are permanently affixed to the frame. A removable panel compliance kit is installed to the generator set frame by threading long bolts through the nutserts and then attaching a pair of nuts in a locking configuration on each of the long bolts. The removable panel, which is modified to include keyhole shaped bolt openings, is then reconnected to the frame by advancing the long bolts further into the respective nutserts.08-18-2011
20130099506ELECTRICITY GENERATION DEVICE AND ELECTRICITY COLLECTION SYSTEM - This invention provides an electricity generation device capable of generating electricity using kinetic energy generated by spontaneous behavior of an animal. The device includes a mechano-electric conversion mechanism that converts a displacement of a body part where the animal spontaneously moves (for example, a mouth) into an electric energy. For example, the mechano-electric conversion mechanism can have an arrangement for converting the displacement of the body part into rotation by a combination of a rack and a gear and rotating the rotor of a dynamo or an alternator.04-25-2013
20110169275POWER GENERATION - A power generating system 07-14-2011
20100201135SMALL-SIZED POWER PACKAGE - A small-sized power package includes a tubular case, a magnet tube, a coil, a power-generating magnet, a shaft, a movable box, and a positioning magnet. The power-generating magnet is attracted by the positioning magnet and thus suspended within the magnet tube. The small-sized power package has enhanced power generating efficiency by utilizing the benefit of magnetic levitation. An electronic device including such a small-sized power package is also provided.08-12-2010
20110204654Engine and supercharger - An internal combustion engine is coupled to a supercharger operable to supply varying amounts of air to the engine responsive to the load on the engine. The supercharger has a pair of screw rotors driven by the engine to move air to the engine and a control apparatus for varying the mass and pressure of air supplied to the engine.08-25-2011
20100140959Device and system for generation of power from intraluminal pressure changes - A device for generating power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise: (a) a generator configured for intraluminal disposal; and (b) an intraluminal pressure change-receiving structure.06-10-2010
20110266813Heat engine for converting low temperature energy to electricity - The disclosure relates to heat engines that operate using low temperature differentials. A Stirling engine is modified to provide a new heat engine that has no contained working fluid. The new heat engine flexible cylinders and the pistons are moved vertically upward by cables and vertically downward by gravity.11-03-2011
20090167034Appartus for Generating Power Responsive to Mechanical Vibration - A vibrational energy harvesting apparatus comprising: a substrate having a plurality of integral compliant regions; at least two ferromagnetic masses each coupled to a corresponding one or more of the integral compliant regions such that at least one of the ferromagnetic masses moves with respect to the substrate responsive to substrate acceleration, each ferromagnetic mass having an inner magnetic pole disposed such that the inner magnetic poles are separated by a gap, wherein the magnetic polarities of the inner magnetic poles on the opposing sides of the gap are similar; wherein the inner magnetic poles form a steep flux gradient region in and around the gap; and a coil coupled to the substrate and disposed within the steep flux gradient region where it is exposed to a changing magnetic flux arising from motion of at least one of the ferromagnetic masses with respect to the substrate.07-02-2009
20080277943Method and apparatus for harvesting biomechanical energy - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for harvesting energy from motion of one or more joints. Energy harvesters comprise: a generator for converting mechanical energy into corresponding electrical energy; one or more sensors for sensing one or more corresponding characteristics associated with motion of the one or more joints; and control circuitry connected to receive the one or more sensed characteristics and configured to assess, based at least in part on the one or more sensed characteristics, whether motion of the one or more joints is associated with mutualistic conditions or non-mutualistic conditions. If conditions are determined to be mutualistic, energy harvesting is engaged. If conditions are determined to be non-mutualistic, energy harvesting is disengaged.11-13-2008
20080284178Method of Generating Electricity and Device for Generating Electricity by Utilizing the Lifting Force of the Water - The present invention relates to a method of generating electricity by utilizing the lifting force of the water. The method comprises of the steps of submerging and anchoring an air filled sphere (11-20-2008
20100127508GENERATING UNIT COMPRISING A COMBUSTION ENGINE AND A GENERATOR - A power generating unit consists of an internal combustion engine (05-27-2010
20120292918ELECTRIC OPERATING SYSTEM FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT FOR A WORK MACHINE AND WORK MACHINE COMPRISING AN ELECTRIC OPERATING SYSTEM - An electric operating system for operating at least one electric equipment article for a work machine is provided. This electric operating system includes a flywheel generator for generating electric power needed for the operation of the at least one electric equipment article. Further, the system includes a power electronic device connected to the output of the flywheel generator for adapting a voltage level provided by the flywheel generator to a voltage level required for the operation of the at least one electric equipment article. Finally, the system includes a connector device adapted for to be connectable to the power electronic device and the at least one electric equipment article when the at least one electric equipment article is attached to, or arranged at, the work machine for providing the at least one electric equipment article with electric power at the adapted voltage level.11-22-2012
20100140958Method for powering devices from intraluminal pressure changes - A method for extracting power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; (b) converting an intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator; and (c) providing the energy to a power utilization device.06-10-2010
20100140956Method for generation of power from intraluminal pressure changes - A method for extracting power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; (b) converting the intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator; and (c) storing the energy in an energy storage apparatus.06-10-2010
20110006546GAS TURBINE AND METHOD FOR MAINTAINING AND INSPECTING THE SAME - A gas turbine includes a gas turbine body in which a rotor is rotated with the energy of combustion gas produced by combustion of fuel to take out rotational energy from the rotor, an inlet casing that is attached to the gas turbine body and that guides the air to a compressor section compressing the air, an air intake chamber that is connected to the inlet casing and that guides the air taken in from the atmosphere to the gas turbine body, and a notch so formed in the air intake chamber as to cover the entire range where the rotor passes or exists when the rotor is moved.01-13-2011
20090179433SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION UTILIZING VEHICLE TRAFFIC ON ROADWAYS - A system and method for electrical power generation utilizing vehicle traffic on roadways is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a power generation system comprises one or more standard hydraulic cylinders, one or more electro-mechanical generators, and one or more hydraulic accumulators coupled to a hydraulic motor.07-16-2009
20110204655ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS - The present invention provides an energy storage device that utilizes a cold sink that undergoes cycles of freezing and thawing. The device converts electrical energy to stored thermal energy, and then re-converts the stored thermal energy to electrical energy, as needed or desired. The device can store energy on a large scale (e.g., on the order of megawatts or greater) and for an extended period of time (e.g., for at least 12 hours, or longer, as needed).08-25-2011
20110204653GENERATORS USING BIO-KINETIC ENERGY - Devices for converting bio-kinetic energy into electrical energy. Devices may include a fluid conduit configured to contain a liquid conductive material, a transducer coupled to the fluid conduit and configured to drive flow of the liquid conductive material through the fluid conduit, and a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power generation unit operatively coupled to the fluid conduit, wherein the MHD power generation unit is configured to convert liquid conductive material flow through the fluid conduit into electrical power. Devices may be incorporated into a number of wearable articles and building articles for conversion of bio-kinetic energy into electrical energy.08-25-2011
20090091139Osmotic energy - A process for driving a prime mover, said process comprising a) positioning a selective membrane between a liquid and a solution having a higher osmotic potential than the liquid, such that the solution becomes pressurised by the influx of liquid across the membrane, b) using the pressure generated in the solution to drive a prime mover, c) recovering the solution, d) separating at least some of the solvent from the solution to form a residual product, and e) recycling the separated solvent and/or the residual product of step d) to step a).04-09-2009
20090085359ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a power generator including a movable portion displaced by kinetic energy acting on an electronic apparatus body and a conversion portion converting displacement of the movable portion to electric energy, wherein the movable portion of the power generator is arranged on or below a gravity center of the electronic apparatus body in a state where the electronic apparatus body is supported in a used state.04-02-2009
20110221206LINEAR POWER GENERATOR WITH A RECIPROCATING PISTON CONFIGURATION - A linear power generator for generating electrical power utilizing a waste or low grade heat source. According to an embodiment, the linear power generator comprises a cylinder assembly and an electromagnetic coil. The cylinder assembly comprises two chambers with respective pistons in a coaxial arrangement and the pistons are configured to move in opposite directions in response to the application of pressurized vapour or gas. The vapour or gas is heated utilizing the waste or low grade heat source and pressurized for the cylinder assembly. Each of the pistons includes a drive shaft which is coupled to an electromagnetic component. The pressurized vapour or gas is applied in a substantially synchronized manner to each of the chambers to move the pistons through substantially equal but opposite linear cycles. The movement of the pistons moves the electromagnetic components through the electromagnetic coil, which induces a voltage in the coil.09-15-2011
20090127865SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING USEFUL ENERGY FROM VEHICLE MOTION - A system for generating useful energy from vehicle motion. The system includes: a projection projecting above a road surface, pivotably mounted to the road surface to be pushed downward against an upward bias, by a vehicle tire passing over an upper surface of the projection; a master fluid cylinder mechanically linked to the projection; a fluid transfer device connected to the master fluid cylinder; a secondary fluid cylinder, communicating with the master fluid cylinder via the fluid transfer device; and a lever configured to transfer motion from the secondary fluid cylinder to a flywheel shaft, the flywheel shaft having a distal end coupled to an electric generator.05-21-2009
20090140529ENHANCED INTERNAL ELECTRICAL GENERATORS - Enhanced internal electrical generators are provided which include pole pieces that form air gaps flanked with conductive wire coils. Rotatable armatures supporting permanent magnets are arranged to swing or revolve relative to the air gaps such that the magnetic flux thereof is intersected by the wire coils to generate electrical voltage and current therein. These generators may be incorporated within the housing of many portable devices such as cell phones to self generate electrical current useful for operating the device or recharging its batteries or other component that stores the generated electrical energy.06-04-2009
20120068474MICROSYSTEMS FOR CONVERTING PRESSURES AND COMPRESSION - The invention relates to a microsystem for converting a difference in pressures in a fluid into mechanical movement, this microsystem comprising:—an inlet nozzle (03-22-2012
20120104766Power Generator Utilizing Circulated Working Fluid from a Pulsed Electrolysis System and Method of Using Same - A power generating system (05-03-2012
20090315337Method and Apparatus for Direct Energy Conversion - A method and apparatus for direct energy conversion employs modulated static magnetic flux emanating from the pole of a permanent magnet. Photon Cooper pair breaking is used to force a quantum state in Type II superconductor thin films by modulating a vortex channel made up of a bundle of vortex tubes isolated from each other for channeling static magnetic flux. Flux quanta are pinned inside the vortex channel by the magnetic interaction of the Meissner effect, atomic elastic forces, and an effect of electrons moving on the surfaces of the vortex tubes, and a massive shift in the permeability at the front of vortex channel. Static flux conducted through the vortex channel while in a superconducting state is modulated by forcing a quantum state of the Cooper pairs to toggle the vortex channel in and out of a superconducting state, which modifies its permeability up to 1×1012-24-2009
20090051169Energy converter - A rotor rotates about a spindle and has one or more sliders which are movable between two stop points. An actuator is activated by pressurized fluid and causes the slider or sliders to move back and forth between the stop points. The back and forth movement causes the spindle to rotate and the rotational energy of the spindle is harnessed to produce electricity.02-26-2009
20110221208Opposed piston electromagnetic engine - A converter converts mechanical energy of a piston to and from electrical energy during each piston cycle.09-15-2011
20110140459ENHANCED ELECTRICITY COGENERATION IN CEMENT CLINKER PRODUCTION - The disclosure relates to a method to produce electricity in a cement clinker production utilizing a kiln and/or a precalciner as combustion chambers to generate electricity, the method including:06-16-2011
20110140458METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOTIONAL/VIBRATIONAL ENERGY HARVESTING VIA ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION USING A MAGNET ARRAY - Embodiments of the subject invention pertain to a method and apparatus for vibrational energy harvesting via electromagnetic induction using a magnet array. Specific embodiments of the subject invention incorporate at least one conductive coil and at least one magnet array. Magnets used in such magnet arrays can be permanent magnets of various shapes, such as arc-shaped, square, rectangular, wedge, or trapezoidal. These magnet arrays can then be, for example, circular, hexagonal, rectangular, or square in external shape and create various types of internal magnetic fields, such as dipole, quadrupole, hexapole, or octapole magnetic fields. Through use of a magnet array, embodiments of the invention can increase the strength of magnetic fields by approximately 10 times compared to typical vibrational energy harvesters. The 10 time increase in the strength of the magnetic fields can result in up to a 100-fold increase in power. Preferably, the magnetic fields created by the subject device are substantially, if not completely, enclosed within the device.06-16-2011
20110140457WASTEWATER PRE-TREATMENT AND EVAPORATION SYSTEM - A fluid evaporation system includes a housing bounding an airflow path. A misting system is positioned within the airflow path for spraying a wastewater into the airflow path. Water in the misted wastewater is evaporated, thereby concentrating minerals in the wastewater. A pretreatment system is positioned upstream from the fluid evaporator. The pretreatment system includes a gas induced separator. Separation of hydrocarbons and water are enhanced using a polymer and/or by lowering the pH of the wastewater.06-16-2011
20110227348Underground Generating Device that is Rolled or Run Over by Cars so as to Provide a Generating Effect - An underground generating device includes a housing, a coil assembly mounted in the housing, and a core assembly movably mounted in the housing. The coil assembly includes a coil seat, a plurality of mounting tubes mounted in the coil seat and a plurality of induction coil sets mounted on each of the mounting tubes. The core assembly includes a plurality of cores movably mounted in the mounting tubes, a plurality of magnetic disks mounted on each of the cores, and a driven piece located outside of the housing and connected with the cores. Thus, when the driven piece is pressed intermittently, the magnetic disks are moved to pass through the induction coil sets reciprocally to change the magnetic field between the magnetic disks and the induction coil sets so that the induction coil sets produce an induction current to provide a generating effect.09-22-2011
20110140456Shape-Memory Alloy-Driven Power Plant and Method - A power plant configured for converting thermal energy to electricity includes a source of thermal energy provided by a temperature difference between a primary fluid having a first temperature and a secondary fluid having a second temperature that is different from the first temperature. The plant also includes a collector configured for enhancing the temperature difference between the primary and secondary fluids, and a heat engine configured for converting at least some thermal energy to mechanical energy. The heat engine includes a pseudoplastically pre-strained shape-memory alloy disposed in heat exchange relationship with each of the primary and secondary fluids. Further, the plant includes a generator driven by the heat engine and configured for converting mechanical energy to electricity. A method of utilizing a naturally-occurring temperature difference between air and/or water to change a crystallographic phase of the shape-memory alloy to convert the temperature difference into mechanical energy is disclosed.06-16-2011
20090230698Method And Apparatus For Generating Electricity While A User Is Moving - The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for generating electricity while a user is moving. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for improved systems and methods for generating electricity while a user is walking or running. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for improved systems and methods for generating electricity while a user is moving, wherein the systems and methods for generating electricity while a user is moving are portable, and wherein the systems and methods provide for a high output of auxiliary power to electronic devices and/or loads.09-17-2009
20090108589BACK-UP ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ATTACHED TO AUTOMATIC FIREARMS - A firearm improvement taking the form of a mechanical dynamo installed in an automatic firearm. Several components either replace certain parts of the firearm or are added to the firearm. In conjunction with the operation of the firearm, the components generate electric energy which is then stored in a capacitor, battery, or other element for the storage of electric energy, or supply power to a battery recharging unit attached to the firearm. The electric energy contained in the storage component, or used to recharge the batteries placed in the recharging unit, may be used at a later time as a back-up power supply for electronic components attached to or incorporated into the firearm, such as red-dot or reflex sights, laser sighting equipment, or night vision equipment.04-30-2009
20130214542CARBON-DIOXIDE-NEUTRAL COMPENSATION FOR CURRENT LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS IN AN ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - A method is provided for carbon-dioxide-neutral compensation for current level fluctuations in an electrical power supply system as a result of peaks and troughs in the generation of electrical energy. When a generation peak occurs, electrical energy produced from a regenerative energy source is used in an electrolysis unit for hydrogen generation. A hydrogen flow generated in the electrolysis unit is supplied to a reactor unit that catalytically generates an energy-carrier flow containing hydrocarbon. In a generation trough, the produced energy-carrier flow is burned in a combustion chamber. The thermal energy of the flue-gas flow formed by the combustion is used to generate electrical energy in a turbine process. The generated electrical energy is fed into the electrical power supply system. The flue-gas flow is supplied to the reactor unit as a carbon source for generation of the energy-carrier flow.08-22-2013
20110221209Buoyancy Energy Cell - A device for the generation of energy and in particular electrical energy includes a cell or chamber which moves upwardly and downwardly in a body of water. Cog wheels are connected to the cell. The cog wheels are connected to the shafts of generators. Rotation of the cog wheels operates the generators which produce energy. The cog wheels engage anchor chains or vertical supports. The up and down movement of the cell causes the cog wheels to move upwardly and downwardly along the anchor chains and thereby rotate. This rotation drives the energy generator and generates energy, preferably electricity. The cog wheels are permitted to rotate upon the receipt of a request for energy. This results in a highly efficient source of energy or electricity. Energy from other sources, such as wind or tides, can be utilized to operate the cell.09-15-2011
20110221207Municipal wastewater electrical power generation assembly and a method for generating electrical power - An electrical generating assembly 09-15-2011
20080315595Stand-Alone Device for Generating Electrical Energy - The present invention relates to a stand-alone device for generating electrical energy comprising:—an excitation coil (12-25-2008
20090096219ENERGY GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHODS BASED UPON MAGNETIC FLUX SWITCHING - In an electrical energy generator, at least one permanent magnet generates flux and a magnetizable member forms the single flux path. An electrically conductive coil is wound around the magnetizable member, and a plurality of flux switches are operative to sequentially reverse the flux from the magnet through the member, thereby inducing electrical current in the coil. A “Figure-8” construction comprises two continuous loops of magnetizable material sharing a magnetizable member common to both loops. An alternative configuration uses stacked loops and a separate piece of material acting as the magnetizable member. One end of the magnet is coupled to one of the loops, with the other end being coupled to the other loop. Each loop further includes two flux switches operated in a 2×2 sequence to sequentially reverse the flux through the magnetizable member. A relatively small amount of electrical power is used to control the magnetic flux of a permanent magnet by switching the flux between alternate paths. The resulting power from the switched magnetic flux yields substantially more power than the power required for the input switching.04-16-2009
20090256363ELECTRICITY GENERATING DEVICE - This invention is about a step-on electric current generation device. When a weight such as a human body steps on the device, the weight forces movement of the device and mechanical linkages converts mechanical energy into electrical energy via an electrical generator.10-15-2009
20090256362Method and apparatus for storing and transporting energy using a pipeline - A method and apparatus for storing and transporting energy in the form of compressed air energy via a pipeline shown. The method preferably consists of using at least one power source to drive a compressor to compress air into storage, wherein the pipeline can be adapted to reduce the pressure losses that are experienced along its length, such as by providing first and second segments, wherein the second segment is located further downstream from the first segment, and the first segment's diameter is greater than that of the second segment. Facilities or communities connected to the pipeline can use the energy in the form of electricity, or to drive pneumatic tools or equipment, or to generate chilled air as a by-product, which can be used for refrigeration, air conditioning or desalination. A utility or grid or wind farm or other power source can be used to generate the compressed air energy, such as during low demand periods, such that the energy can be used during high demand periods.10-15-2009
20100156115SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING OR CONVERTING ENERGY FOR EQUIPMENT HAVING A MOVABLE IMPLEMENT AND METHOD - Potential energy of an implement and implement supporting member, such as a mechanical arm, attached to a machine, such as construction equipment, is recovered by an energy converter, such as a flywheel or a pull-cord generator, during relative movement between the implement supporting member and the machine. An activator causes relative movement between the implement and the machine. The flywheel or pull-cord generator drives an auxiliary pump or electric generator when the flywheel or pull-cord generator moves relative the auxiliary pump or electric generator. The recovered potential energy is stored in an accumulator or battery. Kinetic energy may be converted to electric energy or hydraulic pressure and stored for later use.06-24-2010
20100148518Stationary genset power system having turbo-compounding - A stationary genset power system is disclosed. The stationary genset power system may have a combustion engine configured to produce a mechanical output, and a main generator driven by the combustion engine to convert a majority portion of the mechanical output to electricity directed to an external load. The stationary genset power system may also have a turbine fluidly connected to the combustion engine, a compressor operatively driven by the turbine to compress combustion air directed to the combustion engine, and a secondary generator operatively driven by the turbine to produce electricity directed to the external load. The stationary genset power system may further have a controller in communication with the primary and second generators. The controller may be configured to synchronize an electrical power output of the secondary generator with an electrical power output of the primary generator prior to connection of the secondary generator to the external load.06-17-2010
20100156116Arrangement to stabilise a grid - An arrangement to stabilize a power-grid is provided. The grid is coupled with a power-system via an inverter-system, while the power-system feeds in electrical power into the grid when needed. A synchronous generator is connected with the grid. The synchronous generator is designed to compensate sudden load-changes of the grid.06-24-2010
20110031764RECOVERY OF POTENTIAL ENERGY FROM THE APRON OF A ROLLER BLIND - The invention relates to the recovery of the potential energy from the apron of a roller blind including driving means provided with a motor connected to autonomous supply means during the expansion or retraction phase of the apron. More particularly, during the expansion or retraction phase of the apron, the method comprises determining an energy recovery phase corresponding to a motor torque applied by the apron on the driving means. The invention also allows energy recovery without damaging the components of said blind.02-10-2011
20090079200Electromechanical Energy Harvesting System - An ambient energy harvesting system, and method of use thereof, includes a magnetic flux-generating assembly (03-26-2009
20100194117ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE HAVING COMPACT FLUX PATHS FOR HARVESTING ENERGY FROM VIBRATIONS - Electrical energy is produced by harvesting mechanical energy in the form of vibrations which are generally present in tools during the process of drilling oil wells. Electrical energy production is based on the Faraday induction principle whereby changes, i.e., movement, in magnetic flux through a coil induce an electric current through the coil. The changes in magnetic flux are produced by relative motion between at least one set of magnets and at least one coil. In particular, as the flux lines change due to the movement of the magnets, they remain perpendicular to both the direction of motion of the magnets as well as a planar or cylindrical surface defined by the coils. As a result, output for a given size of device is enhanced. Further, flexibility in adapting device form factor to particular shapes is enhanced. For example, a relatively flat device may be implemented using flexural bearing support of the magnets and coils on a printed circuit. The flexural bearings may also function as spring members that define the resonant frequency of the device. Alternative embodiments may be characterized by cylindrical or annular form factors.08-05-2010
20100187835Electromagnetic Energy Scavenger Based on Moving Permanent Magnets - An electromagnetic energy scavenger (07-29-2010
20100259051Solar-initiated wind power generation system - A solar-initiated wind power generation system includes: (a) at least one support member adapted to support, and being connected to and supporting, a solar canopy above ground level; (b) at least one wind-driven power turbine and generator connected to the at least one support member and to an apex of a solar canopy; (c) the solar canopy, having a periphery and an inner area wherein the inner area is at least partially elevated above the periphery to establish at least one apex with a venturi effect, the solar canopy being connected to the at least one support member, the solar canopy having a major portion being selected from the group consisting of translucent material, transparent material and combinations thereof, the at least one apex of the solar canopy being connected to the at least one wind-driven power turbine and generator.10-14-2010
20100001536METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MOTION OF A SERIES OF HOLLOW ELEMENTS IN A FLUID ENVIRONMENT - A method of generating motion in a second fluid (f01-07-2010
20100181780Renewable energy power system - A renewable energy power system includes activating wind turbine apparatus generating renewable energy power and thereby a controller is employed to furnish desired voltage to vehicle applications as well as a household or building applications also, a controller directs unspent energy to necessitate other operations or send net energy back to the electrical grid, and as a consequence, electric vehicle recharge no longer applies plus, grid demand is reduced therefore energy technology for transportation, and habitat, and industry can improve.07-22-2010
20100176605Derivative Electric Generator - This invention is intended to produce enough electricity to power a household or supply a utility grid. The core system includes a DC or AC electric motor which has higher horsepower than required and lower wattage than its generator or alternator counterpart. Both share a power supply. The generator or alternator is regulated to a higher voltage than the shared power source. These core components are wired in either series or parallel.07-15-2010
20100253094COMBINED PUMP AND VALVE APPARATUS - A combined pump and valve apparatus including a cylindrical casing, a shaft arranged symmetrically in the casing, a device fixedly attached to the shaft and in close fit with the cylindrical casing, thereby defining separated chambers within the casing, a plurality of outlets/inlets arranged along the circumference of the casing, and a plurality of axially arranged inlets/outlets, each of which is fixedly connected to a respective one of the separated chambers. The axially arranged inlets/outlets are alternately in fluid connection with each of the outlets/inlets fixedly arranged along the circumference of the casing in response to rotation of the shaft and the device with respect to the casing. An impeller arrangement pumps a fluid through the combined pump and valve apparatus in response to the rotation of the shaft.10-07-2010
20100237631Oscillating Power Generator - An electrical power generating apparatus utilizes an oscillating assembly to power at least one generator. The oscillating assembly comprises an off-balanced wheel assembly having either a partially circumferential wheel ring or a circular wheel ring with an off-balanced weight distribution, assembled to a centrally located wheel hub. The pendulum assembly is pivotally assembled to a frame via the wheel hub. A counterbalancing beam extends upwardly from the wheel hub, bisecting the wheel, placing equal mass to each side, such that the pendulum assembly is symmetric. Weights can be disposed upon each of the counterbalancing beam and the wheel assembly to aid in optimizing the teetering operation of the oscillating assembly. As the oscillating assembly operates, the motion is transferred to the at least generator which creates an electrical power output. An actuator injects energy into the oscillating motion to overcome any losses due to friction, air resistance, and such.09-23-2010
20100237629Flywheel system - A flywheel system has an approximately toroidal flywheel rotor having an outer radius, the flywheel rotor positioned around and bound to a hub by stringers, the stringers each of a radius slightly smaller than the outer radius of the flywheel rotor. The hub is suspended from a motor-generator by a flexible shaft or rigid shaft with flexible joint, the flywheel rotor having a mass, substantially all of the mass of the flywheel rotor comprising fibers, the fibers in large part movable relative to each other. The motor-generator is suspended from a damped gimbal, and the flywheel rotor and motor-generator are within a chamber evacuatable to vacuum. An electrostatic motor/generator can also be within the same vacuum as the flywheel.09-23-2010
20120228883BEAM-FORMING CONCENTRATING SOLAR THERMAL ARRAY POWER SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to concentrating solar-power systems and, more particularly, beam-forming concentrating solar thermal array power systems. A solar thermal array power system is provided, including a plurality of solar concentrators arranged in pods. Each solar concentrator includes a solar collector, one or more beam-forming elements, and one or more beam-steering elements. The solar collector is dimensioned to collect and divert incoming rays of sunlight. The beam-forming elements intercept the diverted rays of sunlight, and are shaped to concentrate the rays of sunlight into a beam. The steering elements are shaped, dimensioned, positioned, and/or oriented to deflect the beam toward a beam output path. The beams from the concentrators are converted to heat at a receiver, and the heat may be temporarily stored or directly used to generate electricity.09-13-2012
20100237630Device and method for generating reciprocating motion - A device for generating substantially vertically-reciprocating motion uses a plurality of chambers in substantial vertical alignment. Each chamber has an air pocket and a buoyant member which floats at the air/water interface, and such air pockets expand and contract upon receipt of additional amounts of air from below and release of some of the air, usually to a chamber above. As the air pockets expand and contract, the interfaces are raised and lowered, and the buoyant elements are raised and lowered with the interfaces. A method uses such device to generate such reciprocating motion, which optionally may be used to drive electric generators.09-23-2010
20100253091PHYSICAL ENERGY-CONVERTING ROTOR, ROTATING METHOD OF THE SAME AND GENERATING SET USING THE SAME - A physical energy-converting rotor has a rotor body and multiple weights. When the rotor body is rotated, an inner virtual orbit and an outer virtual orbit are formed and the weights are rotated. The weights are moved back and forth between the inner and outer virtual orbits to form non-balances to keep the rotor body rotating. The physical energy-converting rotor may operate alone, or may cooperate with non-pollution generators such as wind generators and water generators to enhance power-generating effect.10-07-2010
20110101703MULTIPHASE MATERIAL GENERATOR VEHICLE - Systems and methods are disclosed relating to a vehicle driven by an air driven generator that employs multiphase materials and compressed air.05-05-2011
20100253092WIRELESS MOUSE WITH POWER GENERATING FUNCTION - A wireless mouse includes a magnetic ball, a power generating device and a power storage device. The power generating device includes an inductive coil, being dome-shaped and partially covering the magnetic ball and configured for generating inductive voltage following the movement of the magnetic ball, and a converting unit, being configured for converting the inductive voltage to a stabilized DC voltage. The power storage device electrically is coupled to the power generating device and configured for being charged by the converting unit using the stabilized DC voltage and provide power for the wireless mouse.10-07-2010
20100253089ENERGY HARVESTER UTILIZING EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD - Apparatus and method for harvesting energy from the environment and/or other external sources and converting it to useful electrical energy. The harvester does not contain a permanent magnet or other local field source but instead relies on the earth's magnetic field of another source of a magnetic field that is external to the sensing device. One advantage of these new harvesters is that they can be made smaller and lighter than energy harvesters that contain a magnet and/or an inertial mass.10-07-2010
20110057459ELECTRIC CURRENT-GENERATING AND/OR ELECTRIC POWER-PLANT DEVICE ON-BOARD A SAILING STRUCTURE - The object of the invention is an electric current-generating and/or electric power-plant device (03-10-2011
20110057458PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a piezoelectric energy harvester and a method of manufacturing the same. The piezoelectric energy harvester is configured to obtain primary voltage from a piezoelectric layer vibrated to generate voltage and secondary voltage from a magnetostrictive layer vibrated to induce a change in magnetic field and a coil surrounding the magnetostrictive layer. Thus, it is possible to obtain sufficient voltage to drive a power conditioning circuit (PCC).03-10-2011
20100127507Electromagnetic engine - A converter converts mechanical energy of a piston to and from electrical energy during each piston cycle.05-27-2010
20130127178ELECTRIC GENERATOR OPERATED BY RANDOM MOTION - It is disclosed a device which includes an elongated member, and an energy convertor. The elongated member has a base side and a free end. A certain direction is defined by a line connecting centers of the base side and the free end. The free end oscillates relative to the base side, in a response to a mechanical excitation, in a direction substantially perpendicular to the certain direction. The energy convertor converts mechanical energy of the oscillations of the free end to electrical energy. The energy convertor includes a coil attached to the free end, and a permanent magnet tightly fixed to the base side. Mechanical oscillation of the coil relative to the permanent magnet induces a flow of alternate current from the energy convertor. The energy convertor is electrically connected to a current rectifier for rectifying the alternate current, whereas the rectified direct current feeds a battery. The device is installed within a host mobile device, and the base side is fixed to the host mobile device. The device is enclosed within a vacuum chamber such as to prevent dissipation of energy of the mechanical oscillation by air friction.05-23-2013
20130127179WASTE HEAT POWER GENERATOR - This waste heat power generator (G) includes: an evaporator (05-23-2013
20090250941System and method of increasing the output energy of an electrical motor by transferring the output energy through a plurality of hydraulic networks to create a continuous electrical cycle - Today, the world is faced with an energy crisis. There are needs for improved ways to conserve energy, increase efficiency of present systems and create a new way of controlling energy.10-08-2009
20090315335ENERGY HARVESTING BY MEANS OF THERMO-MECHANICAL DEVICE UTILIZING BISTABLE FERROMAGNETS - An inventive energy harvesting apparatus may include a ferromagnetic material and/or a shape memory alloys to convert thermal energy to mechanical energy to electrical energy. The apparatus is subjected to a thermal gradient to cause beams to bend thus creating stress/strain in a piezoelectric material, or creating magnetic flux in a magnetic path. The charges created in this process can be transferred to electrical batteries.12-24-2009
20090039656Energy Recovery System - The present invention is an energy recovery system comprising: 02-12-2009
20090315338Mobile Energy Systems and Methods - Mobile energy systems including a frame, an axle supported by the frame, a wheel mounted to the axle and in contact with the ground, the wheel being configured rotate about the axle when the frame translates relative to the ground, an energy storage device supported by the frame, and an electricity generator operatively connected to the wheel and electrically connected to the energy storage device, the electricity generator being driven by rotation of the wheel and generating electricity when driven. Mobile energy methods including rotating a wheel by moving it along the ground, producing electricity as the wheel rotates by driving an electricity generator, and storing at least a portion of the electricity produced by the electricity generator in an energy storage device.12-24-2009
20100187833Jay gravi-bouyant balls - This is an energy or electricity generation process or system that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy comprised of a design using gas or air, liquid or water and solids in high, rectangular and sealed chambers where specially designed mainly solid, spherical, buoyant bodies, objects or devices circulate up and down using the full potential of gravity to drop down, activate a mechanism to initiate an alternator in one chamber and then employ the process and power of buoyancy in water in another chamber to lift back up to it's original point at the top to start all over again circulating continuously wherefore supplying energy continuously.07-29-2010
20110037274ASSEMBLAGE OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY - The project is based on system of power fed by reduction gears with electric motors, dynamic oil, other. With production of job mechanic and energy other in exit to according to of the type of job to be done how multiplier pomps oil dynamics alternator transmissions wheels engine other, with manifold ways of use.02-17-2011
20090108590ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus includes a power generator including a movable portion displaced by kinetic energy acting on an electronic apparatus body and a conversion portion converting displacement of the movable portion to electric energy, wherein the movable portion of the power generator is arranged at a position separated from a support portion of the electronic apparatus body.04-30-2009
20100308602METHOD OF GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, CORRESPONDING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - A method of generating electrical energy in an integrated circuit that may include setting into motion a (3D) three-dimensional enclosed space in the integrated circuit. The 3D enclosed space may include a piezoelectric element and a free moving object therein. The method may also include producing the electrical energy from impact between the free moving object and the piezoelectric element during the motion.12-09-2010
20110248512Continuous Wind Power System with Auxiliary Blades - One embodiment of a continuous wind power system with auxiliary blades comprises of a general generator (10-13-2011
20100308601Permanent Magnet Motion Amplified Motor and Control System - A permanent magnet motor operated by the magnetic interaction between two or more permanent magnets, and a control system therefor, is provided. The permanent magnet motor may be a piston motor having a magnetic piston assembly mounted on a crank shaft, and a rotatable cam shaft having a cam magnet corresponding to the piston assembly. When the cam shaft rotates about an axis, the poles of the cam magnet alternatingly face the adjacent magnetic pole of the corresponding piston magnet. The magnetic field interactions between the piston magnet and the cam magnet cause the piston to reciprocate within the cylinder. The permanent magnet motor may also be a rotary motor comprising a rotor having a plurality of rotor magnets, and a stator having a stator magnet. A stator motor drives the stator causing the rotor to rotate in response to alternating interactions between magnetic fields of the stator magnet and rotor magnets. A vehicle comprising a permanent magnet motor is also disclosed.12-09-2010
20110121581Nuvolt power system "NPS" - Unlike current electric generators; the Nuvolt Power System “NPS” is an electric generator that, once started, will produce electrical power continuously, without the aid or use of external energy sources such as: mechanical, fuel, waves, wind, solar or electrical energy.05-26-2011
20110001323ROTARY MAGNUS ENERGY HARVESTER - An energy harvester capable of providing motion from fluid flow, which comprises at least one Magnus cylinder driven to rotate by the movement of the fluid past a fin device. This causes the Magnus cylinder to rotate, and further interactions between the rotating Magnus cylinder and the moving fluid generate a Magnus lifting force. A channel or system may be also provided to direct the fluid flow to the Magnus cylinder. This rotating Magnus cylinder configuration is integrated into a mechanical device that is designed to transfer the Magnus lifting forces into a rotary mechanical motion to drive an electric generator. The device can be utilized in either air or hydraulic environments. A modification of the energy harvester can also be configured to utilize the generated electricity to produce hydrogen for use in fuel cells, or for combustion.01-06-2011
20100133855ROAD VEHICLE ACTUATED ENERGY DEVICE - A road vehicle actuated energy device for use in a path of a vehicle includes an actuator for transverse disposal in a cavity of a road across the path of the vehicle, wherein the actuator includes a bent member having a first end and a second end and when so disposed in the road the first end moves between a first position above the road and a second position below the first position, a rotatable drive shaft, a one-way clutch ring operably connected to the second end of the bent member wherein the one-way clutch ring has an inner opening configured to receive the drive shaft therethrough and engage the drive shaft in a manner to cause one-way rotation thereof when the first end is moved from the first position to the second position and freely releases the drive shaft when moving from the second position to the first position and an energy generator operably connected to the drive shaft in a manner to generate energy upon rotation of the drive shaft.06-03-2010
20110025072SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WATER DESALINATION AND OTHER USES - A system for converting wave energy into rotary motion and for sea water desalination, including buoyancy means upon sea waves wherein the buoyancy means move according to the sea waves motion; a piston, containing fluid, wherein the piston is pivotally attached to the buoyancy means, thereby converting mechanical kinetic energy into hydraulic pressure of fluid. A hydraulic system that includes pipes and one or more one-directional valves for allowing pressure conservation in the hydraulic system even after releasing the piston. The fluid pressure is preferably stored in a pressure container. The system further includes a hydraulic motor that is operatively connected to the hydraulic system wherein the hydraulic pressure creates a flow of fluid that operatively rotates the hydraulic motor. The rotary motion can then be used for sea water desalination and for other uses.02-03-2011
20110109102Meta-material vibration energy harvester - A meta-material vibration energy harvester includes a housing element encapsulating a multiplicity of oscillators capable of harvesting a significant percentage of the total mechanical energy diffusely distributed throughout the vibrating structure, the harvester design resulting in a rapid transfer of mechanical energy entering it via the housing element from the element to the oscillators wherein the energy remains trapped while accumulating over an extended time, the percentage of energy transfer primarily depending on the ratios of the sum of the oscillator masses to the sum of the housing mass and of the measure of the mass of the vibrating structure and of the width of the band spanned by the oscillators to its center frequency, both the relevant measure of the vibrating structure mass and the values of the mass and frequency ratios that maximize the percentage of internal energy transfer depending on the harvesting scenario.05-12-2011
20110042968METHOD AND PLANT FOR COMBINED PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND WATER - This invention relates to a method and plant for combined electric energy and water production, where the method comprises feeding substantially pure oxygen and a hydrocarbon fuel in a stochiometric ratio to a combustor (02-24-2011
20110115237THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR - A thermoelectric generator including a membrane maintained by lateral ends and capable of taking a first shape when its temperature reaches a first threshold and a second shape when its temperature reaches a second threshold greater than the first threshold; at least one electrically conductive element attached to with the membrane and connecting the lateral ends of the membrane; and circuitry capable of generating, at the level of the membrane, a magnetic field orthogonal to the membrane displacement direction, the lateral ends of the membrane being connected to output terminals of the generator.05-19-2011
20100164235Power Generation Systems and Methods of Generating Power - A power generation system is provided that includes an internal combustion engine configured to provide rotational mechanical energy. A generator is configured to receive the rotational mechanical energy and generate electrical power in response to the rotational mechanical energy. A fluid medium is provided to the internal combustion engine and to the generator for removing thermal energy from the internal combustion engine and from the generator.07-01-2010
20100164234GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine is provided having a variety of forms and features. The gas turbine engine can include a compressor having movable vanes. In one form of operation the compressor can close down the vanes to a relatively low flow capacity position and the compressor can be operated at a higher speed, whereupon the vanes can be repositioned and the gas turbine engine operated at a different condition. The gas turbine engine can include a turbine having movable vanes. In one form of operation the turbine can change the vane positions to a relatively low torque position and the engine operated at a higher fuel flow condition, whereupon the vanes can be repositioned and the gas turbine engine operated at a different condition. The gas turbine engine can have a heater that adds heat to a flow stream, a motor that provides energy to a shaft, and an external load.07-01-2010
20110084500LOW PROFILE, SURFACE-MOUNTED POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A low-profile, surface mount vehicle energy harvester including a low-profile, surface mount subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and an entry ramp at a first end of the harvester roadway surface; and an exit ramp at a second end of the harvester roadway surface.04-14-2011
20110127778METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING ENERGY FROM BIOMASS - A method and apparatus for extracting useful energy from biomass fuels as part of a hybrid electricity generating thermal power plant, utilising both a primary heat source, such as coal, gas, oil or nuclear power, and a secondary heat source in the form of biomass, whereby the biomass is oxidised in aqueous solution in a supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) process utilising energy from the primary heat source to heat and compress a feed stream of water to a temperature and pressure at or beyond its critical point.06-02-2011
20110241357METHOD FOR PRODUCING ENERGY USING AN ALKALAI METAL - A method is disclosed for producing energy from the controlled reaction of an alkali metal with water. The method comprises forcing a liquefied alkali metal through a filter that separates the liquid alkali metal into alkali metal droplets. The alkali metal droplets comprise small enough particles that the alkali metal droplets completely react in water to produce heat, steam, an alkaline hydroxide and hydrogen gas before the alkali metal droplets reach the surface of the water. The filter separates the alkali metal droplets at a sufficient distance to avoid recombining of the alkali metal droplets. The alkaline hydroxide is reduced to an alkali metal and water which can be reused in the system.10-06-2011
20110241356SPACED-APART CABLE MODULES IN WELLBORE ENERGY STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL - A system for storing and retrieving energy may include a cable and a weight connected to the cable. A plurality of cable modules may be attached at spaced-apart locations to the cable above the weight. Each cable module may prevent the cable above and below the cable module from coming in contact with a neighboring stationary wall. A hoist may controllably raise and lower the weight by sequentially grabbing each neighboring cable module.10-06-2011
20110084499WEATHER RESPONSIVE TREADLE LOCKING MEANS FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a treadle locking device that selectively locks the vehicle activated treadle in the second position.04-14-2011
20110084501VEHICLE SPEED DETECTION MEANS FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a vehicle speed detection device that detects a speed of a vehicle travelling over the roadway surface based on a speed of movement of the vehicle activated treadle.04-14-2011
20110084498Electrical Generator and Method of Generating Electricity - An environmentally friendly and efficient electrical generator and system for and method of generating electricity comprises a source of power having one or more batteries, an electric motor powered by the batteries, a hydraulic pump operated by the motor to pressurize a fluid, a first hydraulic motor powered by the pump, a rotating shaft attached to the first hydraulic motor, an air pressurized hydraulic system and an output alternator connected to the shaft to generate electricity. In the preferred embodiment, the air pressurized hydraulic system comprises a compressor operatively connected to the shaft to pressurize air, an air amplifying mechanism to increase the flow rate of the pressurized air, a pressurizing tank to increase the pressure of the pressurized air, a hydraulic power unit to pressurize fluid with the pressurized air, a second hydraulic motor powered by the pressurized fluid and a recharging alternator to recharge the batteries.04-14-2011
20110175371Flywheel system - A flywheel system has an approximately toroidal flywheel rotor having an outer radius, the flywheel rotor positioned around and bound to a hub by stringers, the stringers each of a radius slightly smaller than the outer radius of the flywheel rotor. The hub is suspended from a motor-generator by a flexible shaft or rigid shaft with flexible joint, the flywheel rotor having a mass, substantially all of the mass of the flywheel rotor comprising fibers, the fibers in large part movable relative to each other. The motor-generator is suspended from a damped gimbal, and the flywheel rotor and motor-generator are within a chamber evacuatable to vacuum. An electrostatic motor/generator can also be within the same vacuum as the flywheel.07-21-2011
20090322099Rotational generator method and rotational generator - A parasitic electric generator which captures and converts rotation mechanical energy of rotating wheels of a source of rotation (rotating wheeled aircraft, ships or machines and vehicles such as but not limited to autos, trucks, buses, tractors, rail trains) into electricity. This electricity is generated by magnets attached/embedded in/on the rotating wheels. Such wheels with attached/embedded magnets rotating perpendicularly and within a series of wire coils creates a magnetic flux in such coils of wire causing an electric current. The purpose of such electric current is to 1) power the source of rotation, and/or, 2) recharge/supplement the source of rotation's battery or batteries, and/or 3) perform electrolysis of water into hydrogen gas and oxygen gas common called Brown's gas for further accumulation as a fuel. (122 words)12-31-2009
20090322100ENGINE GENERATOR - An engine generator accommodating an engine and a generator inside a case. A first stationary handle that extends in the width direction is mounted in the rear section of the case. A second stationary handle is mounted on the upper front part of the case. A draw handle is provided so as to swing in the vertical direction in relation to the second stationary handle. The second stationary handle is manually grasped and the engine generator is moved. The first and second stationary handles are grasped and the engine generator is lifted. The draw handle is pulled to move the engine generator.12-31-2009
20090256361ENERGY HARVESTER - An energy harvesting system and method includes a rotatable member with an electrically conductive coil mounted to the rotatable member and adapted to move with the rotatable member such that the movement of the coil through a magnetic field induces a voltage in the coil. An energy storage device is coupled to the coil.10-15-2009
20110175370Portable Multi-Stack Flywheel Energy Storage Assembly - The Portable Multi-stack Flywheel Energy Storage Assembly stores energy from any electrical grid or other energy source such as wind turbines and photovoltaic solar power to a flywheel assembly. The invention is comprised of a motor/generator with a combination of multi-stacked flywheels, positive locking roller stops and speed activated clutches. The preferred embodiment would utilize variable inertia flywheels that has a liquid chamber which can be filled after assembly allowing greater portability than conventional flywheels. The rotating liquid provides the mass that spins up with less initial energy, requires lower operating speed for greater safety and reduced cost, and can be drained to move to another location if desired. When the power source is removed from the motor, the spinning flywheels cause the motor/generator to function in its generator mode, thereby supplying needed electrical energy back into the system.07-21-2011
20110175369Apparatus and methods for mitigating electromagnetic emissions - Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with mitigation of magnetic fields are described herein. In an embodiment, a method for mitigating an electromagnetic field includes positioning a mitigating coil around a linear alternator of linear motor so that the mitigating coil is coaxially located with an alternator coil; arranging the mitigating coil to generate a field to mitigate an electromagnetic field generated by the alternator coil; and passing an induced current from the alternator coil through the mitigating coil.07-21-2011
20110074163Cangrier-M87 machine or C-M87 a very powerful synchronized multi-lever perpetual motion machine designed for hydroelectric (hydraulic) power generation water recycling concept - When water is pumped manually to the overhead tank, the weight of the water is felt on the opposite end of the lever. Thus, an equal or heavier weight to counter that weight is thought of This idea works on the Output Process but not on the Input Process. However, unlike conventional water pumps, C-M87 works on both processes using techniques (invention) that employ the underlying Principles of Equilibrium or Perfect Balance. These techniques constitute the secret of C-M87, a very powerful multi-lever perpetual motion machine capable of using equal or heavier weights to counter the weights on the other end of the lever on both the Input and the Output Operations. Therefore, since it is perfectly balance, pumping out 2 cubic meters of water per stroke through a 1.6-meter diameter 200-meter high pipe, with total water weight of 400 tons, becomes an easy task for C-M87.03-31-2011
20120200092Systems and Methods for Processing Municipal Wastewater Treatment Sewage Sludge - The present invention relates to methods and systems for processing sewage sludge using a gasification process. The gasification process takes place at high temperatures in an oxygen-starved environment, which enables carbon-containing materials in the sewage sludge to chemically react under the preferred temperature and oxygen levels, resulting in the formation of usable products, including ash, electricity, and syngas—all of which are generally environmentally benign.08-09-2012
20110074164Solar Thermal Power Generation Apparatus - A solar thermal power generation apparatus of the present invention is made up of a turbine 03-31-2011
20110074162Energy harvester apparatus having improved efficiency - An improved vibrational energy harvester includes a housing and at least one energy transducer. In an embodiment, a second mass element is arranged to receive collisionally transferred kinetic energy from a first mass element when the housing is in an effective state of mechanical agitation, resulting in relative motion between the housing and at least one of the second and further mass elements. The energy transducer is arranged to be activated by the resulting relative motion between the housing and at least one of the second and further mass elements. In a further embodiment, kinetic energy is collisionally transferred in a velocity-multiplying arrangement from the first to a second or further mass element that has a range of linear ballistic motion. The energy transducer is arranged to be activated, at least in part, by the ballistic motion of the second or further mass element. The energy transducer, or a portion of it, may be attached to the housing, or it may be attached to another of the mass elements.03-31-2011
20120119515SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING ENERGY IN APPARATUSES FOR THE HANDLING OF LOADS - System for recovering energy in apparatuses for handling loads wherein a load (05-17-2012
20120119514STORAGE OF COMPRESSED AIR IN WIND TURBINE SUPPORT STRUCTURE - An energy storage and recovery system employs air compressed utilizing power from an operating wind turbine. This compressed air is stored within one or more chambers of a structure supporting the wind turbine above the ground. By functioning as both a physical support and as a vessel for storing compressed air, the relative contribution of the support structure to the overall cost of the energy storage and recovery system may be reduced, thereby improving economic realization for the combined turbine/support apparatus. In certain embodiments, expansion forces of the compressed air stored within the chamber, may be relied upon to augment the physical stability of a support structure, further reducing material costs of the support structure.05-17-2012
20120119513Energy storage and generation systems and methods using coupled cylinder assemblies - In various embodiments, cylinder assemblies are coupled in series pneumatically, thereby reducing a range of force produced by or acting on the cylinder assemblies during expansion or compression of a gas.05-17-2012
20110042967ELECTRIC GENERATOR DRIVEN BY COMBUSTION ENGINE AND HAVING FLUID COOLING - A combustion engine driven electrical generator includes a generator shaft to be driven by a combustion engine shaft. The generator shaft rotates near stator windings. An electrical terminal connection delivers generated electricity to a user. A cooling fluid circuit provides flooded cooling fluid to the stator and rotor windings. The oil or cooling fluid circuit takes hot cooling fluid from the generator and passes the hot cooling fluid through a cooler heat exchanger, and then back into the generator housing.02-24-2011
20100308600Systems for the recovery of gas and/or heat from the melting of metals and/or the smelting of ores and conversion thereof to electricity - Systems recover gas and/or heat and convert the recovered gas and/or heat to electrical power. The systems recover gas and/or heat from metal melting and/or smelting processes used in the manufacturing and/or refining of metals and/or their by-products. The recovered gas and/or heat are,converted into electrical power. The heat of the metal melting and/or smelting process is converted to superheated liquid, such as steam, through a heat exchanger for operating a turbine motor and electrical power generator to produce electrical power. Flue gases from the melting and/or smelting processes used in the manufacturing and/or refining of metals and/or their by-products are utilized to drive a gas turbine motor and electrical power generator to produce electrical power. Electricity generated by the systems electrolyze water to form hydrogen gas and oxygen gas.12-09-2010
20110148123Zero-Emission Power Plant - There is provided a power plant in which a fossil fuel is used to generate power. An exemplary power plant includes a generator and a turbine that drives the generator, which generates electricity. Also included is a separator with which carbon dioxide is separated out of exhaust gas of the power plant. The power plant further includes a compressor with which the separated carbon dioxide is liquefied, the compressor being coupled to an electric drive.06-23-2011
20100253090Solar Wind Chime - A solar wind chime having a structure that supports a solar energy system, a electrical subsystem, a cage, and a chime. The solar energy system includes a rechargeable electrical power source conductively coupled to a solar energy collection system. The rechargeable electrical power source powers one or more electrical subsystems. The electrical subsystem having at least one light for illuminating the solar wind chime. The cage is configured for protecting an ornamental object. The chime includes a bracket disposed within the chime. A wire extends through the chime and is at least partially supported by the bracket.10-07-2010
20110148124DEVICE FOR FIXING BIOMASS-BASED SOLAR HEAT AND CARBON DIOXIDE GAS, AND HOUSE EQUIPPED WITH SAME FIXING DEVICE - There are provided a device for fixing biomass-based solar heat and carbon dioxide gas with a similarity to containerized culture having high crop productivity, which is capable of fixing carbon dioxide gas highly efficiently, while being compact and easily managed, and a house equipped with the fixing device having an energy circulation system. The fixing device for biomass-based solar heat and carbon dioxide gas is configured to include an air intake unit which takes air into a box, a mesh-like air and water flow-through unit laid in the bottom of the box that is configured to be open to the atmosphere, a water reservoir tray on which the box is mounted, and cultivation soil which is held inside the box. Further, in the house relating to the present invention, the fixing device for biomass-based solar heat and carbon dioxide gas is arranged in an area that gets a lot of sunshine.06-23-2011
20090167033ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL CURRENT AND METHODS THEREOF - The present invention discloses an electromagnetic electrical current generator (EECG) which comprises a hollow outer envelope having a side wall with a predetermined magnetic polarity distributed over its inner surface, one inner core free to move in said envelope characterized by the same magnetic polarity distributed over its outer surface, one conducting wire located in or on the outer envelope adapted to generate AC current, and a diode bridge interconnected to said conducting wire adapted to transform said AC current to DC current. A method for providing an EECG for generating electrical current is also disclosed.07-02-2009
20120242090SOLAR POWER PLANT WITH INTEGRATED GAS TURBINE - A hybrid solar power plant includes a first circuit including a first flow medium and a second circuit including a second flow medium. The first circuit includes at least one solar collector to transfer collected solar heat to the first flow medium. The first circuit includes at least one first fluid/second fluid heat exchanger to exchange heat from the first flow medium in the first circuit to the second flow medium in the second circuit. The second circuit is preferably a water/steam circuit. The second circuit includes at least one steam turbine for generating electricity out of steam. The first circuit further includes a heat source for generating a flow of heating gas. The heat source serves as the auxiliary energy. A gas/first fluid heat exchanger is provided for transferring heat from the flow of heating gas to the first flow medium in the first circuit.09-27-2012
20120200091PORTABLE POWER GENERATION UNIT - The system described herein allows for a combination of water passing over a Pelton wheel and super-heated steam directed to a steam turbine to control a common shaft engaging an electrical generator. The system is contained within a common housing and is portable for delivery to the most remote locations.08-09-2012
20120169067AIR CONDITION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF CONVERTING WASTE HEAT INTO ELECTRICITY - An air conditioning system includes an air conditioning unit and an electricity generating unit. The air conditioning unit includes an expansion valve, an evaporator, a compressor and a condenser that cooperate to form a first coolant circulating loop for circulation of a first coolant. The electricity generating unit includes a heat radiator disposed adjacent to the evaporator, a heat absorber coupled to the heat radiator and disposed adjacent to the condenser, a turbine coupled between the heat radiator and the heat absorber, and an electricity generator coupled to the turbine. The heat radiator, the heat absorber and the turbine cooperate to form a second coolant circulating loop for circulation of a second coolant. The electricity generator converts mechanical energy from the turbine into electricity.07-05-2012
20120169066ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR AND METHOD OF GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER - An electric power generator having two water tanks, and two chambers movable up and down inside the two water tanks respectively in opposite directions. Each chamber has a top wall having an air outlet covered by a pressure valve, and a bottom wall having a plurality of apertures serving as both water inlets and outlets. An electric motor drivably connected to two chains from which the two chambers are hung respectively. Upper and lower electromagnetic holding devices provided at top and bottom of each water tank for holding or releasing the chambers. Continuous up and down movement of the two chambers in opposite directions by buoyancy and gravity alternately and continuously drives the electric motor to generate electric power. A method of generating electric power is also disclosed.07-05-2012
20100283259WHEEL HOP GENERATOR MECHANISM - The wheel hop generator mechanism includes a plurality of forced oil feeders, assembled between the axles and vehicle body. The forced oil feeders includes a cylinder and a telescopic cylinder block, and oil inlet check valves and oil outlet check valves are placed at the motion position of the piston of the cylinder corresponding to the telescopic cylinder block. An oil tank, used to accommodate the oil required for actuation of the forced oil feeders is linked by an oil pipeline to the oil inlet check valve and oil outlet check valve, forming a common oil circulation loop. An oil drive motor is assembled at a predefined section on the oil pipeline and has an oil inlet portion, oil discharge portion and power output axle. The power output axle is mated with a generator. Vehicles can be powered continuously to ensure better power generation effect.11-11-2010
20100283264Impact Powered Devices - A device including: a housing; a powered element disposed on or in the housing; and an impact power producing element housed on or in the housing and operatively connected to the powered element, the impact power producing element producing power upon an impact of at least a portion of the housing with another surface; wherein the impact power producing element comprises a mass and one or more spring elements connected at a first end to the mass and at a second end directly or indirectly to the housing and the impact power producing element further comprises one or more magnet elements and a coil, wherein the impact causes a relative motion between the one or more magnet elements and the coil.11-11-2010
20100283262Energy Recovery And Cooling System For A Hybrid Machine - An apparatus for a hybrid machine is disclosed. The apparatus includes a fluid pump operably connected to a condenser and a fluid path operably connected to the fluid pump. The fluid receives thermal energy from a first machine component and a second machine component. The first machine component has a static operating temperature equal to or lower than the second machine component.11-11-2010
20100283265METHOD FOR POWERING A DEVICE WITH AN IMPACT - A method for powering a device. The method including: impacting a portion of the device against a surface; converting the impacting to electrical energy; and providing at least a portion of the electrical energy to at least one powered element associated with the device.11-11-2010
20120267900ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICE INCLUDING MEMS COMPOSITE TRANSDUCER - An energy harvesting device includes a MEMS composite transducer. The MEMS composite transducer includes a substrate. Portions of the substrate define an outer boundary of a cavity. A MEMS transducing member includes a beam having a first end and a second end. The first end is anchored to the substrate and the second end cantilevers over the cavity. A compliant membrane is positioned in contact with the MEMS transducing member. A first portion of the compliant membrane covers the MEMS transducing member. A second portion of the compliant membrane is anchored to the substrate. The compliant member is configured to be set into oscillation by excitations produced externally relative to the energy harvesting device.10-25-2012
20120267899ENERGY HARVESTING USING MEMS COMPOSITE TRANSDUCER - A method of harvesting energy from the environment includes providing an energy harvesting device. The energy harvesting device includes a MEMS composite transducer. The MEMS composite transducer includes a substrate. Portions of the substrate define an outer boundary of a cavity. A MEMS transducing member includes a beam having a first end and a second end. The first end is anchored to the substrate and the second end cantilevers over the cavity. A compliant membrane is positioned in contact with the MEMS transducing member. A first portion of the compliant membrane covers the MEMS transducing member. A second portion of the compliant membrane is anchored to the substrate. The energy harvesting device is configured so that the compliant membrane is set into oscillation by excitations produced external to the energy harvesting device. The MEMS transducing member is caused to move into and out of the cavity by the oscillating compliant membrane. The motion of the MEMS transducing member is converted into an electrical signal.10-25-2012
20120267901COMBINATION PHOTOVOLTAIC AND WIND POWER GENERATION INSTALLATION - A combination photovoltaic and wind power generation installation comprising at least one wind turbine and a plurality of photovoltaic arrays, wherein the photovoltaic arrays may be disposed around the at least one wind turbine such that the photovoltaic arrays are at least partially shaded a portion of the day by the shadow cast by the at least one wind turbine. Photovoltaic modules that are resistant to shading effects may be used to minimize the effects of shading by the at least one wind turbine. The combination photovoltaic and wind power generation installation may transmit power through a single transmission line.10-25-2012
20110133488Electromechanical Generator for, and Method of, Converting Mechanical Vibrational Energy Into Electrical Energy - An electromechanical generator for converting mechanical vibrational energy into electrical energy, the electromechanical generator comprising an electrically conductive coil assembly and a magnet assembly, the magnet assembly comprising at least one magnet and a two-part magnetic core, the two parts of the core being mounted by a biasing device so as to be relatively vibratable at a resonant frequency along an axis about a central position thereby to cause a change of magnetic flux linked with the coil assembly to generate an electrical potential in the coil assembly.06-09-2011
20110084503SELF-POWERED VEHICLE SENSOR SYSTEMS - A vehicle system is provided. The vehicle system includes a vehicle suspension apparatus configured for movement during vehicle travel; an energy harvesting device mounted on the vehicle suspension apparatus and configured to generate electrical energy in response to the movement of the vehicle suspension apparatus; and a sensor mounted on the vehicle suspension apparatus and coupled to the energy harvesting device for receiving the electrical energy.04-14-2011
20110254285Electromagnetic Energy Harvester and a Door Latch Release Mechanism as an Energy Source for the Harvester - A system for electromagnetically harvesting waste kinetic energy. A wound electrical coil having a hollow bobbin abuts an opening in ring magnet. An actuator plunger extends through the opening. Fixed magnets are located at the opposite end of the bobbin. Floating magnets are disposed within the bobbin, arranged with their magnetic field opposing that of the fixed magnets but not that of the ring magnet. Axial force on the actuator plunger moves the floating magnets toward the fixed magnets. When the actuator is released, the floating magnets are repelled by the fixed magnets and attracted by the ring magnet, causing the floating magnets to pass rapidly through the coil, thereby generating an electric current in the coil. In one application, the harvester is actuated by a keeper in a door latch release mechanism. In a second application the harvester is actuated by a latch bolt of a lock set.10-20-2011
20100117375ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE - An energy storage device including at least one shaft member, at least a pair of flywheels including a first flywheel and a second flywheel larger than the first flywheel, each flywheel associated with the at least one shaft member, a clutch assembly associated with each of the flywheels, at least one low power input device, and a power take off means associated with the second flywheel, wherein the first flywheel is rotated using a low power input device and is accelerated to a predetermined rotational velocity whereupon the clutch assembly engages to connect the first and second flywheels allowing inertial and kinetic energy to transfer between the flywheels to accelerate the second flywheel.05-13-2010
20110133486Electromagnetic Hybrid Rotary Engine - An engine includes a rotary piston slideably disposed an epitrochoid-shaped housing forming one or more rotor chambers between the rotary piston and the housing wall. The engine further includes a converter operable with the rotary piston to convert mechanical energy of the rotary piston to electrical energy in the converter in a stroke and convert electrical energy of the converter to mechanical energy in the rotary piston in at least one other stroke.06-09-2011
20120146340System for generating electricity from arena seating - A system which generates electricity from the movement of at least a portion of a seat in an arena and, preferably, combines electricity generated by the movement of a plurality of seats to create usable quantities of electrical energy.06-14-2012
20110080006Method - A method for generating power from water by pressure retarded osmosis comprises the steps of: pumping sea water into a first pathway which is at least partially defined by a first face of a membrane, said membrane comprising a distinct electrically conductive porous nanotube layer; pumping fresh water into a second pathway which is at least partially defined by a second face of the membrane to generate an osmotic pressure gradient across the membrane; and harnessing the power generated from the osmotic pressure gradient.04-07-2011
20110095544Magnetic Drive Inducing Constant-Speed Rotation - A drive system moved by the power of repelling magnets causes a big wheel to rotate. The big wheel induces the rotation of a smaller wheel, connected to the shaft of an alternator (if we want to obtain obtaining an a.c. current) or a generator (for a c.c. current) which, through a forced rotation, produces electric energy. This is a maximum simple and cheap system which produces alternating current non-stop for many years on end, where it is needed, without fuel or waste.04-28-2011
20110095543EQUIPMENT OF CONTINUING PNEUMATIC ELECTRIC IMPULSE - Patent of utility model for an EQUIPMENT OF CONTINUING PNEUMATIC ELECTRIC IMPULSE composed of vacuum chamber with metallic oval structure 04-28-2011
20100283261Buoyancy Energy Cell - A device for the generation of energy and in particular electrical energy includes a cell or chamber which moves upwardly and downwardly in a body of water. Cog wheels are connected to the cell. The cog wheels are connected to the shafts of generators. Rotation of the cog wheels operates the generators which produce energy. The cog wheels engage anchor chains or vertical supports. One end of each anchor chain is secured to an anchor located at the bottom of the body of water. The other end of the anchor chain is secured to a float which floats at or near the surface of the body of water. The up and down movement of the cell causes the cog wheels to move upwardly and downwardly along the anchor chains and thereby rotate. This rotation drives the energy generator and generates energy, preferably electricity. The cog wheels are permitted to rotate upon the receipt of a request for energy. This results in a highly efficient source of energy or electricity.11-11-2010
20100060015PORTABLE GENERATOR HAVING A DETACHABLE PANEL - A portable generator is provided with a remote power source connection, and optionally also provided with remote control and/or monitoring features. The portable generator's control panel is partially or entirely removable from the portable generator. A short pigtail with a weatherproof multi-pin connection connects to the generator's wiring harness. The multi-pin connector on the pigtail allows the panel to be removably connected to the pigtail and the generator to be removably connected to an interconnecting cord. A longer interconnecting cord connects the removable panel to the generator, and transmits the power to the remotely locatable panel, along with transmitting any desired control aspects such as on, off, start, or circuit breaker re-set commands, and/or transmitting any desired monitoring information such as voltage, amperage, gas level, oil level, frequency of the generated power, circuit breakers, or operating time. But preferably the removable panel has all the power outlets supplied by all the electrical power generated by the portable generator.03-11-2010
20100060016NETWORK OF ENERGY GENERATING MODULES FOR TRANSFER OF ENERGY OUTPUTS - A network of energy generating modules includes a plurality of energy generating modules positioned over a geographic area and a network monitoring station. The energy generating modules may include enclosures and energy-transfer receptacles. The enclosures are configured to maintain an energy generating device capable of generating an energy output, and the energy-transfer receptacles are configured to be coupled to the energy generating device and to transfer the energy outputs to energy consuming devices. The energy generating modules are communicably linked to a communications network. In other embodiments, the network of energy generating modules further includes a network monitoring station configured to communicate with the energy generating modules over the communications network to monitor one or more conditions of the energy generating modules.03-11-2010
20080217926Electrical Energy generator - An electrical energy generator that converts kinetic energy harvested from voluntary motor activity of a human or animal to electrical energy. The electrical energy generator includes a housing, a coil of electrically conductive material, a reciprocally movable electromagnetically active mass, springs connecting the mass to either the housing or to adjustment means engaged with said housing, and, optionally, means for constraining non-linear motion of the electromagnetically active mass, and/or means of mitigating motion retardation of the electromagnetically active mass within any existing housing atmosphere. The electrical energy generator may be associated with a carried item, such as a backpack.09-11-2008
20110260471SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING AND GENERATING ENERGY - A method for storing potential energy and generating electrical energy. The method has the steps of accumulating and storing potential energy, converting the potential energy to mechanical energy at the election of a user, and converting the mechanical energy to electrical energy. There are various embodiments of energy storage and generation systems for carrying out the steps of the method.10-27-2011
20110187126HOT DRY ROCK GENERATION SYSTEM - A hot dry rock generation system, having: a recharge well that is formed from the ground to an underground hot dry rock into which a heat carrier streams through the recharge well; a production well that is formed from the underground hot dry rock from which the heated heat carrier is streams through the production well; a power generation plant that converts the thermal energy of the heat carrier streaming out of, into electric energy; a collecting tank that stores the heat carrier discharged from the power generation plant; a sealing water pump that sucks the heat carrier collected in the collecting tank and makes the heat carrier stream into the recharge well, whereby the hot dry rock generation system is provided with a heat exchanger into which the heat carrier streaming out of the production well streams.08-04-2011
20110148122Apparatus for energy conversion - A system for generating electrical power supply signals includes at least one heat engine having a chamber that undergoes heating/cooling cycle and corresponding pressure variations. At least one piezoelectric transducer is deformed in response to the pressure variations of the heat engine. A power converter transforms the electric signals generated in response to deformation of the piezoelectric transducer(s) to a desired electrical power supply signal. The heat engine preferably uses a geothermal source of cold and an ambient source of hot or vice-versa. Hydrogen can be used as a working fluid, and metal hydride material can be used for absorbing and desorbing hydrogen during the cycle of heating and cooling of the heat engine. A phase change material can also be used. The power converter preferably includes an electromechanical battery with a flywheel storing rotational energy and possibly an electrostatic motor that adds rotational energy to the flywheel.06-23-2011
20090315336Renewable energy generation system - A plurality of exercise machines each have a generator with a rotating element for creating a current flow. A primary electrical cable is between the input and output ends. A plurality of feed lines couple an associated generator with the primary electrical cable. A diode is in each of the feed lines. Current is allowed to flow from the generators to the primary feed line and any back flow is precluded. A regulator coupled to each feed line is adapted to regulate the voltage of each machine and to maintain such voltage at a constant level. An inverter is coupled to the primary electrical cable. A combiner/controller along the primary electrical cable between the inverter and the feed lines is adapted to combine the current from the generators being fed to the inverter.12-24-2009
20110215593ON-ROAD ENERGY CONVERSION AND VIBRATION ABSORBER APPARATUS - An on-road energy conversion and vibration absorber apparatus receives the kinetic energy from moving vehicles and pedestrians when being weighed down, and converts the received kinetic energy into a potential energy using a restorable elastic element compressing a fluid thereby storing the potential energy in a pressure chamber, and then conducting the pressurized fluid to pass though a check valve along a conduit and drive a vane wheel by releasing its potential energy. The vane wheel in turn drives a generator to generate electric energy, and the vibration of the vehicles is alleviated by cushion effect provided by the apparatus.09-08-2011
20110215592FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE WITH A HUBLESS RING-SHAPED ROTOR - A flywheel based energy storage apparatus and method are disclosed. The flywheel based energy storage apparatus includes a housing and a hub-less flywheel mounted within the housing. The hub-less flywheel has a mass which is shifted radially outwards from a central axis of the hub-less flywheel thus increasing the energy density of the apparatus. The flywheel includes an outer axially extending annular surface, an inner axially extending surface and two radially extending side surfaces. The inner axially extending surface has a plurality of magnets aligned to form a rotor. A plurality of coils is supported by the housing and is aligned with the rotor to form a motor/generator. A controller controls the motion of the hub-less flywheel to reduce vibrations and controls electrical power transfer to and from the motor/generator.09-08-2011
20110215591OUTLET BOX FOR POWER GENERATOR AGGREGATE MOUNTED ON A FRAME TO ATTENUATE VIBRATION AND OSCILLATION - A vibration dampened power generation aggregate including an internal combustion engine, generator and outlet box mounted upon a frame having vibration dampening mounts for the power generation aggregates. The outlet box as an interior space divided into compartments for the placement of accessories, switches and generator governors. The frame has a first side and a second side and the power generation aggregate is mounted on the frame such that the mass of the power generation aggregate is evenly distributed on the first and second sides to reduce harmonic vibration and sound transmission of the power generation aggregate on the frame during aggregate operation.09-08-2011
20110215590Dual-Mode Piezoelectric/Magnetic Vibrational Energy Harvester - Embodiments of a vibrational energy harvester are provided. A vibrational energy harvester can include a translator layer sandwiched between two stator layers. The translator layer can include a plate having an array of magnets and two or more piezoelectric patches coupled to a tether beam attached to the plate. The stator layers can have a printed circuit board with multilayer electrical windings situated in a housing. In operation, vibration of the housing can result in bending of the piezoelectric patches coupled to the tether beam. This bending simultaneously results in a relative displacement of the translator, which causes a voltage potential in the piezoelectric patches, and a relative velocity between the translator and the stators, which induces a voltage potential in the stator coils. These voltage potentials generate an AC power, which can be converted to DC power through a rectification circuit incorporating passive and active conversion.09-08-2011
20090085358Dynamo Apparatus for Boat04-02-2009
20090167031Electrical Energy Generator Based On Buoyancy - This invention relates to an apparatus and method for generating electrical energy in a body of water. The apparatus and method relates to the effective conversion and storage of electrical energy which is analogous to a pumped storage system for generating electricity with hydroelectric power. The present invention includes an elongate stator assembly which, in use, is immersed in a body of water and having a plurality of electrical induction coils located thereon. The elongate stator assembly being secured in a substantially vertical position in the body of water using a base unit which is fixed to a seabed or the bottom of the body of water; the upper part of the elongate stator assembly being secured to a floatation buoy. The present invention also comprises a movable shuttle means which is coaxially coupled to the elongate stator assembly. The movable shuttle means having a plurality of permanent magnets disposed therein such that a magnetic flux is generated by the plurality of permanent magnets which intersects with the plurality of electrical induction coils located on the elongate stator assembly. The moveable shuttle means also includes buoyancy control means for cyclically controlling the depth of the movable shuttle means in the body of water such that the movement of the movable shuttle means relative to the elongate stator assembly induces a voltage in the plurality of electrical induction coils. The present invention also describes a method of operating an electrical energy generator in which, during the hours of low power consumption, electrical energy is taken from the power supply to charge the buoyancy control means and, during the hours of peak power consumption, the depth of the movable shuttle means is cyclically controlled and the voltage induced in the plurality of induction coils is extracted and converted and supplied to the power grid. In use, a plurality of electrical energy generators can be linked together to provide a significant energy-dense source.07-02-2009
20120098276DRY 3-WAY CATALYTIC REDUCTION OF GAS TURBINE NOX - A power generation system capable of eliminating NO components in the exhaust gas by using a 3-way catalyst, comprising a gas compressor to increase the pressure of ambient air fed to the system; a combustor capable of oxidizing a mixture of fuel and compressed air to generate an expanded, high temperature exhaust gas; a turbine that uses the force of the high temperature gas; an exhaust gas recycle (EGR) stream back to the combustor; a 3-way catalytic reactor downstream of the gas turbine engine outlet which treats the exhaust gas stream to remove substantially all of the NO04-26-2012
20110109101Insta Power - An emergency power source generator, alternator, inverter and gearbox which provides DC power that is then inverted to 110-120V AC power wherein the alternator produces electrical power to charge three 12V batteries set up in tandem via an inverter which is configured to invert the 12V batteries into AC power on a portable frame with wheels and outlets for the portable power.05-12-2011
20100148519ENERGY HARVESTING DEVICE - A piezoelectric energy harvesting device (PEHD) comprising a driving element, conducting element, piezoelectric layer and non-piezoelectric layer capable of converting ambient mechanical energy into electrical energy. The piezoelectric layer may be constructed from PMN-PT or PZT having a thickness of about 1-150 ?m. The PEHD may be used to generate about 1 W. The harvested energy may be stored and used to power microelectronic devices and rechargeable battery technologies.06-17-2010
20120098277SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AQUIFER GEO-COOLING - A geo-cooling system of specified cooling capacity for cooling a known heat load is disclosed. The system includes a cool water aquifer, a cool water production well and a heated water injection well. The cool water production well is open to the cool water aquifer and in hydrologic communication with a subterranean heat exchange area that provides requisite cooling capacity to a known heat load. The heated water injection well is in hydrologic communication with the subterranean heat exchange area and open to the cool water aquifer at a prescribed distance from the cool water production well. The prescribed distance between the cool water production well and the heated water injection well is at least based on the available size of a subterranean heat exchange area including a portion of the cool water aquifer that hydrologically communicates between the heated water injection well and the cool water production well.04-26-2012
20120098275PLANT FOR RE-GASIFICATION OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN COMBINATION WITH PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC POWER - A plant for the combined re-gasification of refrigerated liquid gas and the production of electric power, where both a unit for re-gasification of liquid gas and a unit for the production of electric power are installed on board a floating terminal comprising tanks for liquid gas, said power producing unit being designed for the generation of electric power by combustion of hydrocarbons, and that the heat produced by the power producing unit is used for the re-gasification of the refrigerated liquid gas.04-26-2012
20120098274Method of and plant for storage and retrieval of electrical energy - A series of capacitors arranged in a way to prevent build up of electric flux between the plates of adjacent capacitors. The capacitors are electrically wired and provided with means to charge them by deriving electrical energy from a power source. The capacitors are also provided with means to discharge them one at a time at predetermined interval and during discharging, momentarily activate a motor. As the motor is activated during the discharge event of a capacitor it rotates a shaft which has means to engage and rotate a second shaft mounted with a flywheel. The first shaft will have means to disengage itself from the second shaft in between the discharge events of any two capacitors. The second shaft is connected to a third shaft through a gear box allowing it to rotate at desired rpm. The third shaft is also connected to a generator to produce electricity. Before the start of the process of discharging the capacitors the second shaft starts rotating with the help of a starter and a starter gear to overcome the inertia of rest of the flywheel.04-26-2012
20110148121SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION UTILIZING VEHICLE TRAFFIC ON ROADWAYS - A power generation system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the power generation system comprises a road plate assembly, a rocker arm coupled to the road plate assembly. The rocker arm undergoes a swinging motion by a downward motion of the road plate assembly caused by a vehicle passing over the road plate assembly. An electro-mechanical generator coupled to the rocker arm produces electricity by the swinging motion of the rocker arm.06-23-2011
20110068585METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND UTILIZING ENERGY GENERATED IN A FLUE GAS STREAM PROCESSING SYSTEM - A system and process for utilizing energy generated within a flue gas processing system (03-24-2011
20110304154System for Harvesting Power and Method Thereof - A power harvesting device and method thereof are provided, wherein the power harvesting device is configured to harvest power from at least one falling object and transfer the harvested power. The power harvesting device includes a wheel configured to rotate when the at least one falling object contacts the wheel, wherein the wheel includes an axle, and at least one paddle surface extends radially from the axle. The power harvesting device further includes a linkage device operably connected to the wheel and configured to transfer the harvested power, and the linkage device is further configured to convert mechanical power from the wheel rotating to electrical power and an electrical load electrically connected to the linkage device.12-15-2011
20100148521Water displacement apparatus - A water displacement apparatus is provided which uses water as a means for transferring energy from the wind and sun into electricity. Wind and the sun may be used to displace water from a water container means. The water container means has a water container member which may be partially submerged in a water supply or reservoir, or it may be connected remotely. The water container means also has a water transport member connected to it, through which water from the water reservoir may move into the water container member. The water from the supply or reservoir will move into the water container member as the water displacement process begins. A conventional windmill system may be used to mechanically displace the water, or an evaporation system utilizing one or more lenses may be used to evaporate the water. An electric generator means may be operatively connected to the water container means in such a manner that the movement of the water through said water transport member may be used to generate electricity. In an alternate configuration, a water condenser means may be connected to the water container means in such a manner that the evaporated water may be transformed back into liquid form and returned to the reservoir or collected for possible residential, commercial, or industrial uses. The various components of the water displacement means and electricity generation means, along with the water condenser means, may also be used in various combinations to displace larger amounts of water.06-17-2010
20090273190Asymmetric hydraulic press electric generator - The asymmetric hydraulic press electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy using hydraulic pressure. It employs the principle that force acting on a small area can create a much larger force by virtue of hydrostatic pressure and that a large amount of energy can be carried by a small flow of highly pressurized fluid.11-05-2009
20120038176WASTE HEAT AUXILIARY POWER UNIT - The present invention relates to a waste heat auxiliary power unit. In one embodiment, the present invention is a heat exchange unit for an automobile including a core unit configured to be connected to a catalytic converter of the automobile, the core unit generating vapor, and a first energy generation module connected to the core unit, the first energy generation module receiving the vapor from the core unit and generating energy from the vapor.02-16-2012
20120038175GENERATING AND USING ELECTRICITY DERIVED FROM WASTE HEAT OF AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE02-16-2012
20120038173METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING WATER TO A HEAT ENGINE VIA A DAMMED WATER SOURCE - A method, system and apparatus are provided that provide water to a heat engine via a dammed water source. The water may be tapped for cooling of and/or injection into a heat engine. Further, steam from operation of the heat engine and/or directing exhaust gases of a heat engine into a water flow in an exit channel may be collected and harnessed for power generation in a steam-driven power generator, for industrial heating purposes and other industrial uses, and/or for cooling and subsequent use as potentially more pure water. Additionally, water mist may be sprayed into the exhaust gases for sound suppression purposes.02-16-2012
20120038172RENEWABLE POWER STORAGE UTILIZING LIQUID GAS - Machinery and methods for converting inexpensive electricity to higher value electricity. A system includes means for compressing a gas such as air, means for condensing the gas to a liquid stream, means for storing liquefied gas, means for pumping the liquefied gas, means for evaporating and heating the liquefied gas or for heating the liquefied gas to form a supercritical fluid, and introducing this stream into a means for producing electricity. The means for compressing a gas may include sources of electricity from renewable energy sources. A method of storing energy may comprise (a) compressing and liquefying air using energy from a renewable energy source; and (b) subsequently expanding vapor generated from the liquefied air through an expander to drive a generator and produce electricity. Various systems and methods disclosed herein allow electricity from renewable sources and produced during off-peak periods to be utilized during peak demand periods for electricity with low capital and installed costs.02-16-2012
20100320774POWER GENERATOR - A portable generator unit has a frame, a generator fixed on the frame, a combustion engine fixed on the frame and coupled to the generator to drive it, a fuel tank, and means securing the tank to the frame for pivoting between a use position with the tank overlying and closely juxtaposed with the engine and generator and a maintenance position pivoted up and spaced from and giving access to the engine and generator.12-23-2010
20120061973Method and Apparatus for Compressed Gas Energy Storage in Offshore Wind Farms - A method and apparatus for compressed gas energy storage using underwater tanks for storing and releasing compressed gas in offshore wind farms has been disclosed.03-15-2012
20100164233Centrifugal torque amplifyer - Herein disclosed is an electrical power generation apparatus that produces more power than the apparatus consumes for operation and the excess power can be used for clean environmentally friendly energizing of additional devices of user choice. The overall apparatus is operational due to centrifugal force created within the assembly of the apparatus.07-01-2010
20120043765DYNAMIC COMBUSTION CHAMBER - A system for converting potential energy into heat including a tower configured to contain a fluid and to permit the formation of a substantially nitrogen-free combustion chamber defined by the tower and the surface of the fluid in the tower and at a pressure less than ambient, a first tower outlet in fluid communication with a first fuel valve configured to regulate a flow of the fluid out of the tower, an oxygen source in fluid communication with an oxygen valve in fluid communication with an oxygen inlet in fluid communication with the tower, a source of combustible fuel including hydrogen in fluid communication with a fuel valve in fluid communication with a fuel inlet in fluid communication with the tower, and an ignition source positioned so that it resides within the combustion chamber and is configured to initiate a reaction between oxygen and fuel.02-23-2012
20110156407Methods and Systems for Power Generation By Changing Density of A Fluid - An apparatus for generating energy is provided. The apparatus includes an object for being placed in a fluid. An electrical generator is coupled to the object and is configured for generating electricity upon translation of the object. A gas injector is provided for injecting gases into the fluid to lower the density thereof to less than the density of the object and thereby induce translation of the object to generate electricity by the electrical generator.06-30-2011
20110049909Pneumatic mechanical power source - An mechanical power system provides torque without using a heat engine where fossil-fuel engines have conventionally been used, by replacing the fossil-fuel burning engine with a rotary pneumatic motor and feeding pressure-regulated compressed gas to the rotary pneumatic motor. The rotary pneumatic motor can be used anywhere, and requires preferably compressed nitrogen in a non-liquid state. Automotive, marine and electrical generating applications are adaptable, and auxiliary power is available for emergencies where a supply of compressed gas has been exhausted. A screw-type compressor can be electrically powered to supply compressed gas to the pneumatic motor where tanks of compressed gas have been exhausted. An electrical generating power plant includes an array of solar panels for generating direct current (DC) and a DC/AC converter for converting the DC to alternating current (AC) and outputting a portion of the AC via a power plant output port to supply an AC load.03-03-2011
20120007369COMPACT THERMOACOUSTIC ARRAY ENERGY CONVERTER - A thermoacoustic array energy converter consists of heat driven thermoacoustic prime movers in parallel coupled by means of an acoustic cavity to a piezoelectric electrical generator whose output is rectified and fed to an energy storage element. The prime movers convert heat to sound in a resonator. The sound form a phase-locked array is converted to electricity by means of the piezoelectric element. The generated electric energy is converted to DC by means of a rectifier set and it is then stored in a battery or supercapacitor. The generated electric energy can also be converted to power line frequency.01-12-2012
20120007368PRESSURE REDUCTION PLANT FOR A GAS OR GAS MIXTURE - The present invention relates to a pressure reduction plant for a gas or gas mixture and recovering of the pressure power lost by said gas or gas mixture, the said gas or the said gas mixture flowing through at least a driving turbine of an electrical power turbo generator set, which comprises a high pressure inlet pipeline (01-12-2012
20120007367Fitness Equipment Energy Regenerating and Saving System - A fitness equipment energy regenerating and saving system is provided. The system includes a bidirectional power converter, a bidirectional power drive, a generator, and an energy managing circuit. The energy managing circuit activates the bidirectional power converter so as to enable the bidirectional power drive to feedback the power generated by the generator to an electrical grid when the generator is operated in a generator mode. The energy managing circuit sets the bidirectional power converter to a current-regulating mode so as to enable the bidirectional power drive to obtain the power required for driving from the electrical grid when the generator is operated in a motor mode.01-12-2012
20120013132LOW EMISSIONS HYBRID VEHICLE - One embodiment of the invention relates to a power system for a vehicle. The power system includes a first power source that is configured to provide power to the wheels of the vehicle. The power system further includes a second power source, an electrical system powered by the second power source, and an accessory powered by the second power source. The first power source does not provide power to the electrical system or to the accessory.01-19-2012
20110084502Linear Rotary Generator - A linear rotary generator includes a magnet, a housing defining a cavity receiving the magnet, and a solenoid around the cavity. The magnet has a magnetic axis that rotates about a rotational axis as the magnet rolls along a direction perpendicular to the rotational axis. As the magnet passes through the solenoid, it induces an alternating current in the solenoid. The rotary power generator may be fixed to an object experiencing motion, which causes the magnet to roll in the housing and generate electricity for the object.04-14-2011
20120205918Power Generator - A closed loop thermodynamic system acts as power generator. The system includes an air blower, an expansion coil, a compressor, a large heat storage tank, a gas turbine, and an electric generator. The expansion coil includes heat absorption tubes which extract heat from air circulated by the blower and add heat to a refrigerant within the exchanger tubes. The compressor condenses the refrigerant into a large heat storage tank. The compressed liquid is allowed to expand into a high pressure gas which drives the gas turbine to drive an electric generator. The generator electricity is converted into household electricity which is used to provide electric power.08-16-2012
20120205917EFFICIENT ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES AND METHODS - In various embodiments, an apparatus for producing electricity includes a plurality of hydraulic-to-electric converters with each hydraulic-to-electric converters including a hydraulic motor coupled to a common high-pressure hydraulic line and a common low-pressure hydraulic line, a controllable hydraulic switch hydraulically coupled to each respective hydraulic motor, each controllable hydraulic switch being capable of controllably placing the respective hydraulic motor on-line by allowing flow of hydraulic fluid from the common high-pressure hydraulic line through its respective hydraulic motor or off-line by preventing flow of hydraulic fluid from the common high-pressure hydraulic line through its respective hydraulic motor, and an electric generator mechanically coupled to each respective hydraulic motor and configured to generate electricity when hydraulic fluid flows through the respective hydraulic motor. The apparatus further includes a control system coupled to each controllable hydraulic switch configured to place individual hydraulic motors on-line or off-line as a function of available energy provided by the high-pressure line.08-16-2012
20110012369SUBMERGED POWER GENERATOR - A submerged power generator comprises a hull that defines an air space. A weighted container is allowed to fall within the air space during a power generating stroke. The container interacts with an apparatus so as to drive a generator during the power stroke. After the power stroke the container is ejected from the hull into the surrounding body of water. The container is made buoyant and thus floats upwardly during a buoyant stroke. The buoyant container is retrieved as it approaches the top of the hull and reintroduced into the hull for another power generating cycle.01-20-2011
20120153634Mobile Power System - A mobile power system includes a first transportable body including a generator assembly and a second transportable body including a turbine assembly. One end of the second transportable body is attached to and faces an end of the first transportable body such that the first and second transportable bodies are generally collinear. The mobile power system also includes a third transportable body including auxiliary equipment and a fourth transportable body including electrical equipment. The third transportable body includes a portion that is generally aligned with at least a portion of the first and second transportable bodies along a direction that is generally perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the third transportable body. The third transportable body is located between the fourth transportable body and the first and second transportable bodies. The first, second, third, and fourth transportable bodies are substantially parallel and are separately transportable.06-21-2012
20090033101Method for the Generation of Electrical Energy, Method for Operation of an Electrically-Driven Motor Vehicle and Device for Generation of Electrical Energy and Electric Vehicle - A process for generation of electrical power comprises the exothermic, possibly catalytic, decomposition of a medium, preferably hydrogen peroxide, with the addition of water and the use of the steam to drive a steam machine, which is connected to an electricity generator.02-05-2009
20120153635APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY GENERATING POWER WHEN A DOOR IS ACTED UPON BY AN OUTSIDE FORCE - A system for generating electricity from the motion of a door is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes an AC or a DC generator acted upon by a flexible member coupled to at or near an edge of a door opposite a hinge. The sweep of the door causes the flexible member to impart rotary motion to the generator, thereby generating electricity.06-21-2012
20120153636Passively Cooled Lightweight Thermoelectric Generator System - A portable device for generating electrical power comprises a vessel and a thermoelectric generator module. A gasket having an opening is included, along with a bottom plate that comprises a material having a higher a higher thermal conductivity than a material comprising the gasket. A thermal interface enhancer is adjacent one of the top side of the module and the bottom side of the module. A thermal interface inhibitor is also included. The bottom plate is secured to the bottom portion of the vessel with a fastener such that an area is formed between them. The gasket is secured to the bottom plate within the area, and the spacer is configured around the fastener. The thermal interface inhibitor is configured to aid in the maintenance of a temperature differential between the vessel and the bottom plate when the bottom plate is heated.06-21-2012
20120112471ENERGY PLANT POWERED BY AIR PRESSURE - An energy plant includes a high pressure tube having one or more inputs and an output. An air intake is in fluid communication with at least a first input with one or more pumps being in fluid communication with the high pressure tube. A motor is in fluid communication with the output of the tube, the motor converting wind pressure into energy. A road bed is provided in operative communication with the plurality of pumps such that pressure applied to the road bed activates the pump to create a positive pressure within the high pressure tube.05-10-2012
20090134632Energy Harvesting System and Method - An energy harvesting system is arranged to harvest energy generated by a rotating tire. The system comprises a chamber holding fluid and an energy converter arranged to extract kinetic energy generated by a flow of the fluid, the flow being induced by a deformation of the chamber during the tire rotation, and further arranged to convert the kinetic energy into electrical energy. A method of harvesting energy generated by a rotating tire is also provided.05-28-2009
20090134631HARVESTING ENERGY IN REMOTE LOCATIONS - Electrical energy is produced at a remote site by converting kinetic energy from the environment. The kinetic energy may include vibrations and flow of fluid. In some embodiments the kinetic energy causes magnets to move with respect to coils in order to produce electrical energy. An anchor holds the device in place, and permits the device to be retrieved or relocated. A flexure or compliant membrane that helps determine the position of the magnets with respect to coils is defined by mechanical properties that permit oscillatory movement in response to the inputted kinetic energy. The device can be tuned to different vibration and flow regimes in order to enhance energy conversion efficiency. Further, the device may be mounted in a secondary flow path such as a side package or annular tube.05-28-2009
20120211996Electrical Generator Apparatus, Particularly For Use On A Vehicle Roadway - An electrical generator apparatus, which is configured to convert an external actuation force applied by a vehicle traveling on a roadway into electrical energy, includes a rotatable top portion adapted to receive the external actuation force applied by the vehicle traveling on the roadway; a plurality of linkage members operatively connected to one another in succession, the rotatable top portion being operatively coupled to a first one of the plurality of linkage members; a first wheel operatively coupled to a last one of the plurality of linkage members; a second wheel operatively coupled to the first wheel via a tangential coupling element; a rotatable shaft operatively coupled to the second wheel; at least one flywheel operatively coupled to the rotatable shaft; and at least one electrical generator operatively coupled to the rotatable shaft, the electrical generator adapted to convert a rotational movement of the rotatable shaft into electrical energy.08-23-2012
20120248786Cryogenic Pressurized Liquefied Gas Expander - The present disclosure provides an improved multistage cryogenic liquefied gas expander for transforming the energy of a pressurized liquefied gas into electric energy, capable of operating at variable speeds, the improvement being a multistage cryogenic liquefied gas expander having at least two stages where only the first stage has a non-rotating nozzle ring having a plurality of adjustable position guide vanes.10-04-2012
20100127509Gravity Engine - An energy capturing apparatus for capturing energy from gravity and buoyancy acting on a plurality of spheres circulating through the system. In a first phase gravity acts to accelerate the spheres on a conveyor belt imparting rotational force to the belt which may be harnessed to perform work. Concurrently, buoyancy of a fluid filled conduit provides a manner to return the spheres to the top of the conveyor to continue to rotate it and provide the energy to the conveyor belt to perform work. Axles at both ends of the conveyor belt may be engaged mechanically to communicate the force of the spheres being attracted by gravity to turn the belt.05-27-2010
20100207399PYRAMID ELECTRIC GENERATOR - A pyramid electric generator for harvesting the vibrational energies of Earth's atomic oscillators according to the present invention comprises: (1) an antenna/waveguide that is geometrically optimized; (2) a coil wound with an insulated conductor on a nonconductive coil form, the coil being connected at its top lead to the conducting surface of the antenna/waveguide such that the coil is connected near the point at which the electric field contacts the antenna/waveguide, the antenna/waveguide serving as a quasi-capacitive series element to provide a specific resonant frequency; (3) the bottom lead of the coil is connected to a driver operating in the LF or ELF bands. In another mode of operation, a secondary coil is positioned coaxially within the first coil acting as a resonant step-up transformer winding. The generator resonantly couples into specific frequencies of Earth's atomic oscillators and extracts electric energy thereof.08-19-2010
20110181050Combustion turbine cooling media supply method - A land based gas turbine apparatus includes an integral compressor; a turbine component having a combustor to which air from the integral compressor and fuel are supplied; and a generator operatively connected to the turbine for generating electricity; wherein hot gas path component parts in the turbine component are cooled entirely or at least partially by cooling air or other cooling media supplied by an external compressor. A method is also provided which includes the steps of supplying compressed air to the combustor from the integral compressor; and supplying at least a portion of the cooling air or other cooling media to the hot gas path parts in the turbine component from an external compressor.07-28-2011
20110181049ENHANCED MULTI-MODE POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - An enhanced multi-mode power generation system harnesses solar energy, wind, and heat within a designed building or within a large enclosed area, providing an indoor system to generate electricity. Air within an enclosure is heated, either by solar energy or by use of an electrified exothermic heating material, to enhance the airflow velocity within the enclosure. A system of narrowed passageways within the enclosure further increases the airflow velocity, which enhancement may also include or be supplemented by a blower. The enhanced velocity air is passed through one or multiple-staged wind turbines to generate electrical power.07-28-2011
20120169064SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HARVESTING VIBRATIONAL ENERGY FROM VEHICLES - Disclosed are methods, systems and apparatuses for harvesting vibrational energy from vehicles, as well as methods for locating vibrational energy on a vehicle. One harvesting apparatus comprises a vibrational energy harvester coupled to a substantially maximal vibrational displacement node of the structural element of a vehicle, and tuned to a frequency of vibration of the maximal vibrational displacement node. The harvester may be one of a variety of harvesting devices, such as piezoelectric devices. Methods are also provided to locate structural elements which are appropriate for vibrational energy harvesting.07-05-2012
20120169069ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL CURRENT AND METHODS THEREOF - An AC current generator for generating an CA current and method therefor and includes a stator and a rotor. The stator includes an outer shell of non-magnetic material enclosing an evacuated chamber and having a distribution of a plurality of ferromagnets attached thereto. The rotor includes an inner core of non-magnetic material located at a stability location within said evacuated chamber and having a distribution of a plurality of diamagnets attached thereto. In addition, the AC current generator includes at least one magnetic flux detection unit located within at least one magnetic field generated by at least one group of ferromagnets of the plurality of ferromagnets. Displacing the rotor from the stability location towards the at least one group of ferromagnets generates a change in magnetic flux in the magnetic field thereby generating an AC current in the at least one magnetic flux detection unit.07-05-2012
20120161451PRODUCTION OF LIQUID FUEL OR ELECTRIC POWER FROM SYNTHESIS GAS IN AN INTEGRATED PLATFORM - System(s) and process(es) are provided to produce synthesis gas (syngas) from carbonaceous feedstock and synthesize the syngas into liquid fuel and related byproduct substances. Dissipated heat and byproduct substances are utilized to supply energy to the system(s) and process(es). Utilization of dissipated heat and the byproduct substances as energy sources allows the system(s) and process(es) to be implemented without input from external energy sources. Byproduct substances also are recycled for reconversion to syngas. Syngas is produced in a gasification platform through a multi-phased gasification process comprising pyrolysis of the carbonaceous feedstock, steam reformation (or reaction) of pyrolysis gas, and cleaning of syngas ejected from such steam reformation. The syngas is catalytically converted into a product comprising the liquid fuel and the byproduct substances. Separation of the product enables supply of the liquid fuel and the byproduct substances for enabling, in part, operation of the system(s) and implementation of the process(es).06-28-2012
20120211997METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC ENERGY IN A TYRE - A method and system for generating electric energy in a tyre includes a device including a housing that extends according to a longitudinal axis X, at least one electrical winding, a magnet movable within the housing along the longitudinal axis, and a force providing element positioned at least one of two opposite ends of the housing, which is adapted to exert on the magnet a force along said longitudinal axis. The device is fixed on a crown portion of the tyre; the tyre is rotated on a rolling surface so as to determine variations of forces that act on the device every time the device passes, due to the rolling of the tyre, at a footprint of the tyre; the force exerted by the force providing element and the variations of forces along the longitudinal axis are exploited so as to cause variations of the magnet position with respect to the at least one electrical winding; and the electric energy generated across the at least one electrical winding as a consequence of the variations of the position of the magnet with respect to the electrical winding is collected.08-23-2012
20120211995HOSES PRINCIPALLY FOR AUTOMATIC SWIMMING POOL CLEANERS - Creating and utilizing electricity and radiation via actions of hoses is detailed. Likewise described is using electricity to heat the hoses and radiation to sanitize fluid such as water of a pool or spa. Electricity may be generated by pulsation of the hoses when employed together with a water-interruption type of automatic pool cleaner, for example. Hoses alternatively or additionally may include chemicals or materials reactive to light or other radiation.08-23-2012
20090058097Electric power supply system - Vehicles are connected to respective receptacles of houses and are capable of generating commercial AC power to supply the generated electric power to a power transmission line. The vehicles communicate with a management server via the houses and the power transmission line. The vehicles output to the management server such information items concerning the vehicles as vehicle ID, amount of generated electric power and remaining amount of fuel. When electric power shortage occurs, the management server generates a start command and a power generation command for the vehicles based on the information concerning the vehicles to output the generated commands to the vehicles.03-05-2009
20120119512POWER PLANT AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A main air compressor delivers a compressed ambient gas flow with a compressed ambient gas flow rate to a turbine combustor. A fuel stream with a flow rate is delivered to the turbine combustor and mixed with the compressed ambient gas flow and an exhaust gas flow and burned with substantially stoichiometric combustion to form the exhaust gas flow and drive a turbine, thus operating the power plant at a first load. A portion of the exhaust gas flow is recirculated from the turbine to the turbine compressor and a portion is delivered to an exhaust path. The fuel stream flow rate and the compressed ambient gas flow rate are reduced, and substantially stoichiometric combustion is maintained and the power plant is operated at a second load. The fuel stream flow rate is further reduced and lean combustion is achieved and the power plant is operated at a third load.05-17-2012
20120119511HEATED-AIR CONDUIT FOR ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - In an energy conversion system, a flexible conduit is disposed on the outside of a high rise of terrain drawing a stream of heated air through the conduit from a low to a higher elevation, a support structure supports the flexible conduit to maintain a substantially uniform cross-sectional area of the conduit orthogonal to its longitudinal axis. A plurality of longitudinal sections are included that individually include a plurality of lateral modular segments disposed orthogonally about the longitudinal axis of the conduit to laterally enclose the interior of the individual section of the conduit. The conduit has an interior surface of a repetitive varying contour that reduces friction between the interior surface and the air that flows through the conduit.05-17-2012
20120248785System including an electromagnetically energized piston motor designed to convert chemical and electrical energy to mechanical energy - An energy conversion and free hydrogen producing system including a electromagnetically energized reciprocating piston motor, a plurality of lead acid flow through batteries, each consisting of a plurality of individual flow through lead acid cells, and a hydrogen burning internal combustion engine. With concentrated sulfuric acid as the primary fluid, the electromagnetically energized reciprocation piston motor, and the hydrogen burning internal combustion engine provide a rotational torque output.10-04-2012
20120248784CONVERSION OF BIO-ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY - Devices and methods for converting movement into electrical energy. The electrical energy produced by the device can, for example, be stored in a storage device and used to power an electrical appliance. By using the devices, it is possible to provide a portable electrical device with a stable power supply that does not need to be recharged.10-04-2012
20120235423AIR CURTAIN INCINERATOR HAVING WASTE HEAT POWER GENERATION - A portable air curtain incinerator for burning biomass, such as cleared logs and vegetation, is equipped with heat recovery panels along at least one of the sidewalls of the incinerator's firebox, and a heat transfer medium is cycled through the heat recovery panels and expanded to its gaseous phase by heat released during incineration of the biomass. The gaseous medium is directed to drive the turbine of a generator to generate electricity. The heat transfer medium is condensed, preferably using a local source of cooling water, and the cycle is repeated. The air curtain incinerator may include its own generator, or multiple incinerators may be coupled to a single shared generator.09-20-2012
20120175887Vehicle Having Two Generators - A vehicle includes an engine having a crankshaft, a charging generator disposed on the crankshaft, a power-supplying generator driven by the engine and including a rotating shaft misaligned from the crankshaft, and a vehicle power generating apparatus. The power generating apparatus includes a clutch unit and a driving unit. The clutch unit includes a clutch disposed on the crankshaft, a driving gear disposed on the clutch, and a switching mechanism operable for driving the clutch. The motion transmitting unit includes a driven gear meshing with the driving gear, and an input shaft driven by the driven gear and connected to and co-rotatable with the rotating shaft of the power-supplying generator.07-12-2012
20120175889GAS TURBINE COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention is a gas turbine combined cycle power plant which generates electricity by fueling a gas turbine with crude oil or heavy oil and which is provided with a vacuum distillation unit which distills and extracts a light oil fraction from crude oil or heavy oil by keeping the interior thereof in an environment which lowers a boiling point of crude oil or heavy oil, and the vacuum distillation unit is provided with heaters which heat distillation materials by using low pressure steam and medium pressure steam generated in a gas turbine combined cycle.07-12-2012
20120175888Municipal wastewater electrical power generation assembly and a method for generating electrical power - An electrical generating assembly 07-12-2012
20120217760RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE AND CONVERSION SYSTEM - The invention consists of a system for generating regulated and controllable AC electricity from renewable sources of energy that are intermittent in their power output. The whole configuration comprises a renewable energy source and an appropriate conversion mechanism, an electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from water, a hydrogen storage tank, fuel cells to generate DC electricity using hydrogen as the fuel, and an electromechanical energy conversion system, comprising a DC motor in series with an AC generator to convert the DC electricity output of the fuel cells to controllable, regulated, harmonics—free AC output, directly connected to the power system grid. Other features of the system include the capability to modify the system, so as to generate electricity from natural gas, propane and hydrogen that was produced by off-peak electricity.08-30-2012
20120074713Methods and Systems for Power Generation By Changing Density of A Fluid - A method for generating energy from low-density fluids is provided. The method includes placing a first object in a first portion of fluid having a first density, injecting low-density fluids into the first portion of fluid in order to reduce the density thereof to a second density less than the density of the first object and thereby induce buoyancy-dependent translation of the first object in response thereto, and generating energy based upon buoyancy-dependent translation of the first object. Related apparatuses and systems are also disclosed.03-29-2012
20120280517STABLE HYDROGEN-CONTAINING FUELS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ENERGY THEREFROM - Hydrogen-containing fuel/oxidizer combinations, such as aqueous ammonia and aqueous hydrogen peroxide, are disclosed. Systems and methods using such fuel for generation of energy are also disclosed. The reaction products of the fuels are environmentally benign chemicals such as nitrogen gas and water.11-08-2012
20120280516VIBRATION ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE - Some embodiments relate to an energy conversion device comprising: a casing; a magnet disposed in the casing: an object in the casing attracted to the magnet and free to move relative to the magnet in at least two degrees of freedom; and at least one transducer element positioned to be affected by changes in a magnetic field of the magnet; wherein movement of the object relative to the magnet varies the magnetic field through the at least one transducer element, thereby generating electrical potential across a part of the at least one transducer element. In some embodiments, the transducer element may comprise a magnetostrictive piezoelectric (MP) element and the electrical potential may be generated across a piezoelectric part of the MP element. Alternatively, the transducer element may comprise an electromagnetic (EM) coil element.11-08-2012
20120187699Compressed Air Accumulation System For Power Generation - A compressed air generation system that provides compressed air for a variety of applications including generation electricity. An optional application is a water-based system that uses a submerged piston that, when moved through a cylinder via gravity, forces water through a turbine which in turn produces electricity. Compressed air is used for buoyancy to raise the piston for subsequent cycles. Once the piston reaches the top of the cylinder, the air supply is stopped and the process begins again. Compressed air is accumulated from a variety of sources that input air under pressure to a series of accumulators. Compressed air from the accumulators is fed to a central air pressure system that provides sufficient air pressure to supply compressed air to actuate the piston. In addition, compressed air can be retained in air accumulator tanks as a stored energy supply that can be used for a variety of applications.07-26-2012
20120256427Temperature-Activated Voltage Generator - An illustrative embodiment of a temperature-activated voltage generator includes a generator housing having housing interior; a flexible, temperature-sensitive bimetallic element disposed in the housing interior; and a piezoelectric element carried by the generator housing. The bimetallic element is positional between first position wherein the bimetallic element disengages the piezoelectric element, and a second position wherein the bimetallic element engages the piezoelectric element. Electrical voltage output leads are electrically connected to the piezoelectric element. A voltage-generating method is also disclosed.10-11-2012
20110121583SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AND TRANSPORTING ELECTRIC POWER FROM HYDROTHERMAL VENTS - An electric generator may utilize the thermoacoustic effect to extract usable energy from the natural thermal gradient present between hydrothermal fluid issuing from an undersea hydrothermal vent and ambient sea water by creating an acoustic pressure wave in a working fluid inside a thermoacoustic resonance chamber. The acoustic energy is converted to electric energy by a piezoelectric transducer that resonates with the acoustic wave, and is then transported to land through a network of power cables. This provides a robust system that reduces the need for frequent maintenance visits, and therefore enables the extraction of deep sea hydrothermal energy into a viable and cost effective renewable energy alternative.05-26-2011
20110121582COOLING SYSTEM - A cooling system configured for converting thermal energy to mechanical energy includes a source of thermal energy provided by a temperature difference between a heat source having a first temperature and a coolant having a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature. The cooling system includes a cooling circuit configured for conveying the coolant to and from the heat source. The cooling circuit includes a conduit and a pump in fluid communication with the conduit and configured for delivering the coolant to the heat source. The cooling system also includes a heat engine disposed in thermal relationship with the conduit and configured for converting thermal to mechanical energy. The heat engine includes a first element formed from a first shape memory alloy having a crystallographic phase changeable between austenite and martensite at a first transformation temperature in response to the temperature difference between the heat source and coolant.05-26-2011
20100327607APPARATUS FOR EXPELLING ENERGY AWAY FROM THE EARTH IN ORDER TO SUPPRESS GLOBAL WARMING - An apparatus for expelling energy away from the earth in order to suppress global warming of the present invention is characterized by comprising a first generator for converting kinetic energy such as solar energy entering into atmosphere of the earth, geothermal energy, energy consumed by humans and converted mainly into heat or light, or a current of air or ocean waves etc. into electrical energy, a heat pump operated by the electrical energy obtained from the first generator, a second generator for converting heat energy produced by the heat pump into electrical energy, and an oscillator for converting the electrical energy obtained from the second generator into electromagnetic wave and radiating the electromagnetic wave into the outer space.12-30-2010
20100327606Energy Generation Systems and Processes - The present disclosure provides energy generation systems that include a conduit loop having two portions with one portion being subterranean and the other portion being above ground. These systems can also include a power turbine coupled to both portions of the conduit loop and a pump coupled to both portions of the conduit loop. Processes for generating energy are also provided.12-30-2010
20100327604Human powered pull strings generator - A double strings rotor system comprising of at least one set of double strings anchored at a rotor with a shaft (optional) is disclosed. An improved human powered pull strings generator comprises the double strings rotor system, a stator system, an electrical circuit system, and a cover protection system (optionally without the cover protection system). The rotation of the rotor is provided by repeatedly pulling and un-pulling the twisted double strings with one or two hands and electricity can be generated using this improved human powered pull strings generator, which can power an electrical device.12-30-2010
20100327602Road farm unit - Taking advantage of a provisional patent filed Jan. 21, 2009 confirmation number 8217. 1 hereby claim to be the original inventor of the road farm unit. The units are set In each lane of a road or rail road track. Vehicles or trains passing over said units would spin a wheel connected to a generator thereby creating electric power. Advantages over wind farm units which need wind over 15 mph to produce electric power are much more costly and are usually many miles from a power grid and also kill birds.12-30-2010
20100327601Soldier Portable Generator - A soldier portable generator and a method for powering a soldier portable generator are provided. The soldier portable generator includes a generator base, where the generator base houses a generator having a generator interface. The soldier portable generator further includes an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) turbine engine. The UAV turbine engine is connected to the generator and powers the generator.12-30-2010
20120299310SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENERGY STORAGE AND RECOVERY USING RAPID ISOTHERMAL GAS EXPANSION AND COMPRESSION - The invention relates to systems and methods for rapidly and isothermally expanding and compressing gas in energy storage and recovery systems that use open-air hydraulic-pneumatic cylinder assemblies, such as an accumulator and an intensifier in communication with a high-pressure gas storage reservoir on a gas-side of the circuits and a combination fluid motor/pump, coupled to a combination electric generator/motor on the fluid side of the circuits. The systems use heat transfer subsystems in communication with at least one of the cylinder assemblies or reservoir to thermally condition the gas being expanded or compressed.11-29-2012
20120299309FACILITY FOR PRODUCING ELECTRIC CURRENT USING SOLAR RADIATION, AND METHOD FOR SECURING A BUILDING PROVIDED WITH SUCH A FACILITY - The invention relates to a facility (11-29-2012
20110037275UTILITY SCALE ELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM - A potential energy storage system incorporating multiple track mounted shuttle units having motor/generator drive bogies and structure with an integral transfer mechanism for removably carrying energy storage masses from a first lower elevation storage yard to a second higher elevation storage yard employing excess energy from the electrical grid driving the motors, removing the masses in the second storage yard for energy storage, retrieving the masses and returning the masses from the second storage yard to the first storage yard recovering electrical energy through the generators.02-17-2011
20120319410SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION - A thermal energy storage system is proposed in which the latent heat of fusion of common salts is used to store energy within a selectable temperature range, extending both above and below the melting/freezing temperature zone of the salt mixture. The salt mixture occupies interstitial void spaces in a solid endostructure. The solid material remains in the solid state throughout the thermal cycling of the energy storage system, and preferably has properties of thermal conduction and specific heat that enhance the behavior of the salt mixture alone, while being chemically compatible with all materials in the storage system. The storage system is capable of accepting and delivering heat at high rates, thereby allowing power generation using a suitable energy transfer media to power a turbine of an electric generator or a process heat need to provide a relatively local, dispatchable, rechargeable thermal storage system, combined with a suitably sized generator.12-20-2012
20120319409RETRACTABLE POWER TURBINE AND METHOD THEREOF - A downhole electrical generating apparatus providing power to downhole electronics. The apparatus includes a tubular having a wall forming a tubular space which receives a flow in a flow direction. A retractable electrical generating apparatus positionable in a first condition facing the flow and in a second condition substantially opening the tubular space. Also included is a method of providing power to downhole electronics12-20-2012
20120267902POWER CONVERTING DEVICE FOR HYBRID - The present disclosure prevents an inrush current generated when one side is completely discharged, or charged voltages are different from one another because a DC link capacitor and an ultra-capacitor are directly connected to each other, by driving a load motor after completing initial charging by making each voltage the same through the performing of switching between a DC link capacitor and an ultra-capacitor during initial ignition, so as to safely perform initializing regardless of the charged-discharged state of an electricity storage device during initial ignition.10-25-2012
20100187834SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided systems and method for generating electrical energy that includes a resilient member having an original shape with a cruciform cross-section. A bulwark is connected to the resilient member. A system is provided to selectively apply a torsional force to the resilient member using capillary forces to rotate the resilient member with respect to the bulwark. This places the resilient member in a deformed shape. The system also selectively terminates the capillary forces allowing the resilient member to return to the original shape. An electrical generator subsystem having a rotor and a stator is included. The rotor is coupled to the resilient member to spin in response to the resilient member changing from the deformed shape to the original shape.07-29-2010
20120080889ARRANGEMENT TO SUPPLY A SENSOR WITH ELECTRICAL POWER - An arrangement to supply an active electrical component with electrical power is proposed. The component is arranged asides a wind turbine blade. A kinetic charger is connected with the component. The kinetic charger is designed and constructed to transform mechanical movements of the blade into electrical power, while the power generated by the kinetic charger is supplied to the component.04-05-2012
20120080888SELF-SUSTAINING ELECTRIC-POWER GENERATOR UTILIZING ELECTRONS OF LOW INERTIAL MASS TO MAGNIFY INDUCTIVE ENERGY - Electrical oscillations in a metallic “sending coil” radiate inductive photons toward one or more “energy-magnifying coils” comprised of a photoconductor or doped semiconductor coating a metallic conductor, or comprised of a superconductor. Electrons of low inertial mass in the energy-magnifying coil(s) receive from the sending coil a transverse force having no in-line backforce, which exempts this force from the energy-conservation rule. The low-mass electrons in the energy-magnifying coil(s) receive increased acceleration proportional to normal electron mass divided by the lesser mass. Secondarily radiated inductive-photon energy is magnified proportionally to the electrons' greater acceleration, squared. E.g., the inductive-energy-magnification factor of CdSe photoelectrons with 0.13× normal electron mass is 59×. Magnified inductive-photon energy from the energy-magnifying coil(s) induces oscillating electric energy in one or more metallic “output coil(s).” The electric energy output exceeds energy input if more of the magnified photon-induction energy is directed toward the output coil(s) than is directed as a counter force to the sending coil. After an external energy source initiates the oscillations, feedback from the generated surplus energy makes the device a self-sustaining generator of electric power for useful purposes.04-05-2012
20110260470Tribrid electric transportation system - A tribrid electric transportation system including a dual generator wind turbine to produce wind energy, a solar panel mounted to the roof gathers a secondary source of solar energy, and a diesel fueled electric generator or fuel cell adds a third source of energy to an electric motor to propel the vehicle forward. The vehicle may consist of a plurality of vehicle types. A switching and control system allows the battery bank to be recharged when necessary, from any of the three primary sources of energy. The system is designed to have at least two energy sources directly power the electric motor, thereby preserving the battery pack as reserve energy when needed. An emergency backup charging unit may be available if the battery bank cannot be sufficiently recharged by the tribrid solar, wind and diesel generator or fuel cell systems. The invention takes advantage of this backup energy system to run more efficiently, under any condition, for longer distances and to preserve the battery bank for a much longer period of time.10-27-2011
20120326451SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING THE ENERGY OF ELECTRICAL STORM DISCHARGES - The present invention consisting of the following system built from a lightning rod or a group of them in a field or area to capture the electric discharge or discharges during a storm, these lightning rods connected to a central system of a solenoid or electromagnet, which at the moment of receiving the discharge through the rod generates an electromagnetic force of attraction, wherein the solenoid is disposed in a road or lane on which a series of aligned rolls or metallic cylinders due to the magnetic attraction of the electromagnet move by said track in an upwardly by the slope and once above by the effect of gravity, descend through the same channel dragging a conveyor belt by like a transmission chain that engages with the teeth of a gear whose rotation moves in turn electricity generator that is transformed and distributed for its consumption.12-27-2012
20120091731APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHARGING AND DISCHARGING A DUAL BATTERY SYSTEM - A dual battery charging and discharging system controls the configuration of multiple batteries arranged in multiple battery banks. The batteries within each bank are connected in series when powering an electrical load, such as a service motor, and are connected in parallel when charging. A microprocessor monitors the voltage levels of the batteries in each bank and controls relays to switch the electrical load over to a charged battery bank when the voltage level of the discharging battery bank drops below a minimum run threshold. The microprocessor also monitors the voltage levels of the charging battery bank and controls relays to cease charging when the voltage level rises above a minimum charge threshold. The batteries are charged by an alternator driven by a drive motor through a gear reduction system.04-19-2012
20120091730Energy Supply System and Operating Method - An energy supply system is provided with an electricity generating device for regeneratively generating electrical energy that can be fed into an electricity supply grid. The energy supply system includes an electricity generating device for regeneratively generating electrical energy which can be fed into an electricity supply grid, a hydrogen generating device for generating hydrogen using electrical energy from the regenerative electricity generating device, a methanation device for converting hydrogen generated by the hydrogen generating device and a supplied carbon oxide gas into a gas containing methane, and a gas providing device for providing a supplementary gas or a replacement gas in a variably specifiable supplementary/replacement gas quality suitable for feeding into a gas supply grid with the use of the gas containing methane from the methanation device and/or the hydrogen from the hydrogen generating device. A method of operating the system is also provided.04-19-2012
20120091729DEEP OCEAN ENERGY SYSTEM WITH FULL SEA WATER AIR CONDITIONING AND UTILITY WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION - An enhanced-air conditioning system for tropical and sub-tropical island sea coast environments having access to deep ocean sea water. Sea water from depths of at least about 1200 feet, at a temperature of 47° F. or lower, is utilized as a source for circulating chilled water loops providing district wide air conditioning, in some instances with assistance from electrically driven chillers. The sea water is then further used to condense working fluid in a low temperature Organic Rankine Cycle or Kalina Cycle turbine generator, the heat source for which is the cooling jacket of a diesel engine generator, and also to condense working fluid in a steam driven Rankine Cycle turbine generator, the heat source for which is exhaust heat from the diesel engine. Alternate heat sources, if available, can be utilized. Additional electrical generation from these sources far exceeds the costs of pumping the sea water.04-19-2012
20120286522COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM UTILIZING TWO-PHASE FLOW TO FACILITATE HEAT EXCHANGE - A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses mechanical power to compress air (when it is acting as a compressor) and converts the energy stored in compressed air to mechanical power (when it is acting as an expander). In certain embodiments, the compressor-expander comprises one or more stages, each stage consisting of pressure vessel (the “pressure cell”) partially filled with water or other liquid. In some embodiments, the pressure vessel communicates with one or more cylinder devices to exchange air and liquid with the cylinder chamber(s) thereof. Suitable valving allows air to enter and leave the pressure cell and cylinder device, if present, under electronic control.11-15-2012
20100176604Pressure and Rotation Activated Electrical Power Generation System - The invention concerns mainly the utilization of gravity, more specifically the weight of a vehicle and the rotation of the wheels that support the vehicle during its motion to produce an electric current within the wheels to be utilized by the vehicle's electrical requirements. The power generation would exist at all times during the motion of the vehicle and could greatly increase the range of electric and electric hybrid vehicles, as well as increasing the MPG of combustion vehicles by reducing the mechanical power consumption of the power generator (alternator) currently utilized to recharge the vehicle's battery. A similarity in all existing terrestrial vehicles which use contact with a surface as the medium and method of transportation is the existence of the weight of the vehicle which forces a pressure against that surface during the mobilization of the vehicle. This downward force contributes as an additional friction working against the efficiency of the locomotion of the vehicle. By utilizing the pressure created at the tangent where the wheel meets the supporting surface through a system of pressure activated power generators positioned within the wheels, an electric current is created which can increase the efficiency of the vehicle without introducing additional friction to the motion of the vehicle due to the fact that the downward force created by gravity exists at all times regardless of the configuration of the vehicle.07-15-2010
20120139262MOTION INDUCED ELECTRIC GENERATOR - A motion induced electric generator is mounted to a vehicle or conveyance to harness the oscillatory motion generated during travel of the vehicle or conveyance, and may be coupled to at least one device or system, such as an external rail car lighting system, a global positioning device, a diagnostic device, or a combination thereof. Once the motion of the vehicle is harnessed and translated into usable and/or storable energy, the current or voltage is transmitted directly to the units for immediate consumption or for storage in a battery, capacitor, or a combination thereof.06-07-2012
20130015669METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING ENERGY BY EXPANDING A GAS AT A WELLHEADAANM Favilli; StefanoAACI Rosignano MarittimoAACO ITAAGP Favilli; Stefano Rosignano Marittimo ITAANM Leitempergher; GiacintoAACI CastelleoneAACO ITAAGP Leitempergher; Giacinto Castelleone ITAANM Scibola; LucianoAACI CremaAACO ITAAGP Scibola; Luciano Crema IT - A method and an apparatus (01-17-2013
20080238107SOUNDPROOF TYPE ENGINE GENERATOR - A soundproof type engine generator has an outer shell made by attaching at least a bottom panel to a three-dimensional frame and four wheels in the lower part thereof for transport. The soundproof type engine generator also has handles provided coaxially with opposing wheel shafts of the four wheels, which can be held by a user and facilitate the lifting of the soundproof type engine generator, even if the engine generator is heavy. The wheels of the engine generator are disposed farther outward than the outer shell of the soundproof type engine generator.10-02-2008
20130168971WORKING FLUID SENSOR SYSTEM FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A working fluid sensor system adapted to analyze operation of a power generation system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a working fluid sensor system includes: a set of sensors adapted to be disposed within a turbine, the set of sensors including probe portions which extend into a flowpath of the turbine for exposure to a working fluid, the probe portions adapted to react to a force exerted by the working fluid on the probe portions and indicate a moisture content of the working fluid.07-04-2013
20130168972WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEMS - In one embodiment, a waste heat recovery system includes multiple organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems arranged in a cascade configuration. Each ORC system includes a heat exchanger that transfers heat to the working fluid to vaporize the working fluid. Each ORC system also includes an integrated power module that expands the working fluid to generate electricity.07-04-2013
20130168973WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM GENERATOR VARNISHING - In one embodiment, a system includes a generator configured to receive a flow of an organic working fluid. The generator includes a stator and a permanent magnet rotor configured to rotate within the stator to generate electricity. The generator further includes one or more components disposed within the generator and configured to be exposed to the flow of the organic working fluid. The one or more components each include an underlying component and a varnish configured to withstand exposure to the organic working fluid to inhibit contact between the underlying component and the organic working fluid.07-04-2013
20080224477System And Method For Electrical Power Generation Utilizing Vehicle Traffic On Roadways - An improved system and method for electrical power generation utilizing vehicle traffic on roadways is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a power generation system comprises one or more standard hydraulic cylinders, one or more electro-mechanical generators, and one or more hydraulic accumulators coupled to a hydraulic motor.09-18-2008
20110260472Method for Using Vehicle Movement for Producing Electric Energy - The current Patent of Invention intends to produce electrical energy by using the movement (law of inertia) of vehicles in major avenues, streets, roads, highways and similar ones spread in the country and worldwide.10-27-2011
20120248788SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING POTENTIAL OR KINETIC ENERGY OF A BODY WEIGHING UPON OR TRAVELLING OVER A SUPPORT OR TRANSIT PLANE INTO USEFUL ENERGY - The present invention refers to a system (10-04-2012
20120248787CONVEYING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING ENERGY - A conveying device for producing energy, including a circulating conveying member of containers, which have a load strand and a return strand, the conveying device being equipped in such a way that the conveying device slides or rolls downward by means of the load strand on a inclined plane having an angle (alpha), wherein the load strand moves the return strand, and a device for drawing power arranged on the conveying member and being moved by the circulating conveying member, the device including a means for removing energy from the device. The method for operating the device is characterized in that, while the conveying member is circulating, the first container running into the load strand (in the area of arrow A) is loaded with a burdening good and the good is discharged shortly before exiting the load strand (at arrow B).10-04-2012
20130093194HYDROGEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE POWER OUTPUT OF POWER STATIONS BASED ON RENEWABLE ENERGHY SOURCES AND CONTROL PROCESS - It stands out mainly for consisting of a nested configuration of electrolysis units (04-18-2013
20130093193POWER GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING PREDICTIVE CONTROL APPARATUS TO REDUCE INFLUENCES OF WEATHER-VARYING FACTORS - A power generation system (04-18-2013
20130113222ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE - An electromagnetic device is provided and includes a stator defining a bore, a rotor rotatable within the stator bore and having permanent magnetic elements disposed about an outer surface thereof to define a series of magnetic poles, power coils configured to generate a power current as a first portion of the magnetic poles pass each of the power coils due to rotor rotation and sense coils configured to generate a sense current as a second portion of the magnetic poles pass each of the sense coils due to the rotor rotation.05-09-2013
20130113221HOT DAY CYCLE - A thermodynamic cycle is disclosed and has a working fluid circuit that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy on hot days. A pump circulates a working fluid to a heat exchanger that heats the working fluid. The heated working fluid is then expanded in a power turbine. The expanded working fluid is then cooled and condensed using one or more compressors interposing at least two intercooling components. The intercooling components cool and condense the working fluid with a cooling medium derived at ambient temperature, where the ambient temperature is above the critical temperature of the working fluid.05-09-2013
20130119677METHOD OF PRODUCING POWER - A process for producing power from a fuel stream containing at least 30 mol % hydrogen sulfide is provided. The fuel stream is combusted with an oxidant stream containing molecular oxygen to generate a combusted gas stream containing thermal power, where the molar ratio of molecular oxygen to hydrogen sulfide is at least 1:1. Electrical power is generated from the thermal power of the combusted gas stream.05-16-2013
20100276944METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING BIOMECHANICAL ENERGY - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for harvesting energy from motion of one or more joints. Energy harvesters comprise: an energy converter for converting mechanical energy into corresponding electrical energy; one or more sensors for sensing one or more corresponding characteristics associated with motion of the one or more joints; and a controller connected to receive the one or more sensed characteristics and configured to assess, based at least in part on the one or more sensed characteristics, whether motion of the one or more joints is associated with mutualistic conditions or non-mutualistic conditions. If conditions are determined to be mutualistic, energy harvesting is engaged. If conditions ate determined to be non-mutualistic, energy harvesting is disengaged.11-04-2010
20110210563PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATOR - The present invention relates to a permanent magnet generator for increasing the capacity of generating the electric power by increasing the number of a magnetic pole. Thus, the present invention is constructed to largely increase the capacity of generating the electric power by installing the ferromagnetic substances, which are magnetized due to permanent magnets disposed at the rotor, between the permanent magnets thereby easily increasing the number of the magnetic poles twice.09-01-2011
20110248513METHOD FOR USE OF THE SYNTHESIS GAS THAT COMES FROM A GASIFIER - A synthesis gas (H10-13-2011
20130140830SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC AND MECHANICAL POWER UTILIZING A THERMAL GRADIENT - A system for generating electric and mechanical power utilizing a thermal gradient includes a thermal gradient producing device in communication with a turbine generator. The system being configured to absorb heat energy from an outside environment, circulate the same through a circulation chamber and convert the heat energy into one or both of a mechanical force and electricity which can be fed back to the system itself or utilized by other devices.06-06-2013
20130147206POWER GENERATOR POWER GENERATION FACILITY - In a power generation facility, there are provided a plurality of diesel engines, a plurality of turbochargers driven by exhaust gas of these diesel engines, a plurality of power generators connected to the plurality of turbochargers, a plurality of converters for converting AC power generated by the plurality of power generators to DC power, one inverter for converting the DC power outputted from the plurality of converters to AC power, and a main controller for controlling the converters in accordance with the AC power from the inverter, by which stable electric power can be generated.06-13-2013
20090127866HYDROELECTRIC DEVICE FOR HARNESSING THE BUOYANT FORCE OF AN OBJECT IN A FLUID - The present invention provides, in one embodiment, a device for producing electricity, the device including a housing having a volume of fluid therein, a rotor within the housing, the rotor being in fluid communication with the housing and fixedly attached to a shaft. At least one buoy is sized and shaped to move through the fluid in housing, as well as though an inlet and outlet of the housing. An electrical generator is coupled to the shaft to which the rotor is attached. When a buoy moved into the housing through the inlet, it rises in the fluid and is received by the rotor, causing the rotor to turn as the buoy continues to rise. The turning of the rotor operates the electrical generator.05-21-2009
20100283263DEVICE FOR CONVERSION OF THERMODYNAMIC ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY - A device for conversion of thermodynamic energy into electrical energy includes a piston/cylinder unit (11-11-2010
20100283260Buoyancy Prime Mover - The invention is directed to the use of buoyancy force as a prime mover that converts the potential energy of a compressed gas transmitted to a buoy device within a liquid into rotating mechanical energy which is mechanically connected to a electric generator, wherein said prime mover comprises a shaft and several extended arms with a buoy device at each distal end to generate the rotational motion at the electric generator.11-11-2010
20100301616METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING ENERGY - The present application relates to an energy storing system, which comprises a plurality of weights; a first storing unit and a second storing unit, wherein the first storing unit is arranged below the second storing unit and each of the storing units comprises a guiding track on which weights can be placed and along which weights can be moved, wherein each of said guiding tracks comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the second portion is arranged below the first portion; and a loading unit configured to lift at least one weight from the first storing unit to the second storing unit during a first period thereby converting electrical energy to potential energy, said loading unit further configured to lower at least one weight from the second storing unit to the first storing unit during a second period, thereby converting potential energy to electrical energy, wherein the loading unit is configured to collect a weight from the second portion of the first storing unit and to place said weight on the first portion of the second storing unit during the first period and to collect a weight from the second portion of the second storing unit and to place said weight on the first portion of the first storing unit during the second period. Further, the present invention also discloses a corresponding method.12-02-2010
20130175807ELECTRICITY-GENERATING SYSTEM - An electricity-generating system of the invention which includes the following: a carbonization apparatus for carbonizing a carbonization source to form a carbonized product; a heat recovery steam generator for producing first steam through heat exchange with the heat exhausted from the carbonization apparatus; a carbonized fuel steam generator which employs the carbonized product serving as a fuel; a mixing header for mixing the first steam and a second steam produced by the carbonized fuel steam generator, which steams are fed thereinto, to thereby discharge a steam mixture having a uniform pressure; an electricity-generating apparatus for generating electricity by means of the steam mixture discharged from the mixing header as an actuating source; and an electricity-storing apparatus for storing the electricity generated by the electricity-generating apparatus.07-11-2013
20130175808WATER COLUMN GENERATOR FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY - A closed system column generator having a container for holding a fluid having a first end and a second end. A traveler reciprocally traveling along a travel path between the first end and the second end of the container. The traveler exhibits a positive buoyancy and negative buoyancy as a function of a position and direction of travel along the travel path. At least one generator disposed along the travel path, operatively connected to the traveler, to generate electricity as a function of movement of the traveler along the travel path at a position proximate to the generator.07-11-2013
20090121493ELECTRICAL ENERGY GENERATOR - An electrical energy generator that converts kinetic energy harvested from voluntary motor activity of a human or animal to electrical energy. The electrical energy generator includes a housing, a coil of electrically conductive material, a reciprocally movable electromagnetically active mass, springs connecting the mass to either the housing or to adjustment means engaged with said housing, and, optionally, means for constraining non-linear motion of the electromagnetically active mass, and/or means of mitigating motion retardation of the electromagnetically active mass within any existing housing atmosphere. The electrical energy generator may be associated with a carried item, such as a backpack.05-14-2009
20120274079Multi-source passive energy power generation - A multi-source passive energy power generation system that includes use of solar radiation to drive an air compressor and compressed air is then delivered to a power wheel positioned within a fluid tank. The air pressure is delivered to air chambers mounted upon tubular spokes of the power wheel and buoyancy force is used to drive rotation of the power wheel within the fluid tank. In some embodiments weights are added to translate along the tubular spokes under the guidance of cam surfaces to a rotational force to the power wheel from the force of gravity.11-01-2012
20120274078HYBRID CONCENTRATED SOLAR COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT AND SOLAR REFORMER FOR USE THEREIN - A hybrid concentrated solar combined cycle (CSCC) power plant based on solar reforming technology, method of generating electricity using the system and a solar reformer for use in the system are provided. The system enables integration of a concentrated solar power plant (CSP) and a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant, resulting in a hybrid system that corrects known issues related to large-scale concentrated solar power generation. The solar reformer provides for the storage of solar energy in a reformate fuel during the reforming reaction and subsequent release through a gas turbine combustion reaction. Fuels directed into the gas turbine power plant can be alternated between hydrocarbon fluid and the reformate fuel dependent upon available solar thermal energy.11-01-2012
20110233941SOUND WAVE RESONANCE GENERATOR - The present invention relates to a sound wave resonance generator that is placed on underground railways of subways, in tunnels of surface streets, and around a landing field of the airplane of an airport, from which big noises are generated, thereby collecting surrounding noises around there, converting the collected noises into vibration motions of resonators, converting the vibration motions of the resonators into an electrical energy, and making the use of the electrical energy as a power source for driving a load.09-29-2011
20110233940SOLAR-THERMAL GAS TURBINE GENERATOR - A solar-thermal gas turbine generator is equipped with a compressor, a heat receiver, and a turbine. Additionally, there is a generator that is driven by the solar-thermal gas turbine to generate power; and a steam power generation cycle in which high-temperature air exhausted from the turbine is introduced into a steam generator and in which a steam turbine that is operated with steam generated at the steam generator drives a generator to generator power, wherein a solar-thermal steam generator that generates steam by being heated with heat collected by the light collector is provided upstream of the steam turbine of the steam power generation cycle, and a distribution ratio for distributing the sunlight collected by the light collector to the heat receiver and the solar-thermal steam generator is adjusted in accordance with the sunlight intensity.09-29-2011
20100314888Integration Of An Air Separation Apparatus And of A Steam Reheating Cycle - A process for the integration of an air separation apparatus and of a steam reheat cycle is presented.12-16-2010
20130181460Zero carbon energy from hydrocarbon fuels and sunlight - The instant invention comprises improved Means for the creation of electrical energy, mechanical energy, H07-18-2013
20110254284ELECTRICAL GENERATION - Synchronous generators are driven by shafts to produce 3-phase AC power. The frequency and amplitude of power depends on the speed of the respective shaft. The outputs are rectified and connected in series to provide an output of varying voltage DC power to a load. Applications in aerospace and renewable energy supply are described.10-20-2011
20130154280INTEGRATED ENERGY GENERATING DAMPER - A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor drives an electric generator that produces electricity. Both the motor and generator are central to the device housing. Exemplary configurations are disclosed such as monotube, twin-tube, tri-tube and rotary based designs that each incorporates an integrated energy harvesting apparatus. By varying the electrical characteristics on an internal generator, the kinematic characteristics of the energy harvesting apparatus can be dynamically altered. In another mode, the apparatus can be used as an actuator to create linear movement. Applications include vehicle suspension systems (to act as the primary damper component), railcar bogie dampers, or industrial applications such as machinery dampers and wave energy harvesters, and electro-hydraulic actuators.06-20-2013
20130154278Systems And Methods For Gasifying A Hydrocarbon Feedstock - Systems and methods for gasifying a hydrocarbon feedstock are provided. The hydrocarbon feedstock can be gasified in the presence of one or more particulates to produce a syngas and one or more carbon-containing particulates. At least a portion of the carbon of the one or more carbon-containing particulates can be combusted in a combustion process external to the gasifying of the hydrocarbon feedstock to produce a combustion gas. The combustion gas can be utilized in one or more processes external to the gasifying of the hydrocarbon feedstock.06-20-2013
20130154279Wheelmill - By transferring the rotation of a vehicle wheel assembly to an electric generator motor, a vehicle may provide electricity for itself. Wheel assembly rotation will spin a wheelmill by connecting the wheelmill to a rotational surface of a vehicle wheel assembly. Electricity generated from the wheelmill can be used to supplement and recharge the power of the vehicle's electrical source, lengthen the battery life of a vehicle, and minimize battery capacity.06-20-2013
20110304155POWER PLANT WITH CO2 CAPTURE AND COMPRESSION12-15-2011
20130119676METHOD OF PROCESSING FEED STREAMS CONTAINING HYDROGEN SULFIDE - A method of processing feed streams containing significant quantities of hydrogen sulfide is provided. The method includes providing a feed gas stream that includes hydrogen sulfide and hydrocarbons. The feed gas stream has at least 1% by volume hydrogen sulfide. At least a portion of the feed gas stream is separated into a hydrogen sulfide stream and a hydrocarbon stream. The hydrogen sulfide stream includes more hydrogen sulfide, by volume percent, than the feed stream; and the hydrocarbon stream contains less hydrogen sulfide, by volume percent, than the feed gas stream. The hydrocarbon gas stream is processed to produce a natural gas product selected from pipeline natural gas, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. Greater than one-third of the hydrogen sulfide stream, on a volume basis, is combusted to generate thermal power.05-16-2013
20120007371Fuel Cell System Comprising at Least One Fuel Cell - A fuel cell system comprises a fuel cell with a cathode region and anode region. The fuel cell system includes an exchanging device, which is flown through by an intake air flow flowing to the cathode region and by a used air flow discharged from the cathode region. In the exchanging device, heat is transferred from the intake air flow to the used air flow, and water vapor is simultaneously transferred from the used air flow to the intake air flow. At least part of the exchanging device is provided with a catalytic material at the intake air side. Furthermore, an exhaust gas from the anode region is fed to the exchanging device at the intake air side.01-12-2012
20120019010Fluid Machine - Purpose: To provide a fluid machine, the production efficiency and maintenance characteristics of which can be improved while performance is ensured.01-26-2012
20120019009COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM UTILIZING TWO-PHASE FLOW TO FACILITATE HEAT EXCHANGE - A compressed-air energy storage system according to embodiments of the present invention comprises a reversible mechanism to compress and expand air, one or more compressed air storage tanks, a control system, one or more heat exchangers, and, in certain embodiments of the invention, a motor-generator. The reversible air compressor-expander uses mechanical power to compress air (when it is acting as a compressor) and converts the energy stored in compressed air to mechanical power (when it is acting as an expander). In certain embodiments, the compressor-expander comprises one or more stages, each stage consisting of pressure vessel (the “pressure cell”) partially filled with water or other liquid. In some embodiments, the pressure vessel communicates with one or more cylinder devices to exchange air and liquid with the cylinder chamber(s) thereof. Suitable valving allows air to enter and leave the pressure cell and cylinder device, if present, under electronic control.01-26-2012
20120019008Hybrid vertical energy storage system - A hybrid vertical energy storage system is invented wherein the components responsible for the conversion, storage and production of energy are used as the weighted component of a gravitationally aided energy storage device. The present invention allows gravity to operate mechanical devices which may help move a volume of fluid in order to compress a gas and store potential energy. The present invention utilizes the attributes of pumped hydro by using gravity assisted fluid transfer, and also combines Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) functionality by powering hydraulic pumps and motors to transfer fluid from one vessel to another vessel. This feature allows conventional, inexpensive, market proven components to make the capture, conversion, storage and production of energy more effective and affordable while eliminating the placement issues associated with such large scale pumped hydro and CAES systems while extending battery service life. Ideally, combining the positive attributes of some or all of the existing technologies into one energy storage system would provide a real and meaningful improvement, especially if the improvement reduced or eliminated economic, environmental and operational flaws associated with the individual technologies. This invention also provides a method of combining the output of individual, combined attribute energy storage systems to provide user definable and expandable electrical energy production. The vertical aspect of the invention allows operational attribute that separates and makes independent the capture and storage of energy being placed into the energy storage system and the hydro-pneumatic production of energy exiting the system.01-26-2012
20120019007METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING HARMONIC CURRENTS IN A WIND TURBINE PARK - A collector system (01-26-2012
20130193692Electric Power Generating Speed Bump - An electric generating speed bump is described, which combines two applications: Firstly—it works as a usual commonly and widely used speed bump (a humplike bar which fixed to the surface across the road to slow down passing vehicles); Secondly—it converts the kinetic energy and weight force of the vehicle which passes the speed bump to electric energy. The electric energy is generated by linear electric generator (which is installed inside the speed bump) when the wheels of a vehicle roll over the speed bump.08-01-2013
20130193693MULTIMODAL VIBRATION HARVESTER COMBINING INDUCTIVE AND MAGNETOSTRICTIVE MECHANISMS - Multi-Mechanism Energy Harvesters (MMEHs) combining magnetostrictive and inductive mechanisms with a shape and size similar to an AA battery. Included are MMEHs with (a) an inductive mode: a cylindrical tube, a rod lengthwise within the tube, permanent magnets with opposing polarities at opposing ends of the tube, an annular oscillatory magnet in the tube and between the magnets and around the rod; and a primary coil around the tube and oscillatory magnet, such that relative movement between the magnet and coil induces electrical current in the coil; and (b) a magnetostrictive mode comprising: piezoelectric cymbal transducers on opposing ends of the tube and comprising a magnetostrictive material surrounded by a secondary coil, such that movement of the magnetostrictive material induces voltage in the secondary coil. During use, electrical energy can be harvested from the relative motion between the magnet and coil and from the magnetostrictive material.08-01-2013
20120038174Storing Carbon Dioxide and Producing Methane and Geothermal Energy from Deep Saline Aquifers - A novel idea involving the coupling of CO02-16-2012
20130200635METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR POWER GENERATION BY CHANGING DENSITY OF A FLUID - A density engine includes an object movably positioned in a host liquid, the object having a density less than that of host liquid. An injector injects gas below the object creating a rising fluid region having a density less than that of the object. The object is not buoyant in the rising fluid region. An electrical generator is coupled to the object to generate electrical energy upon movement of the object. A biofuel production facility receives gas from the density engine and produces a biofuel through a biological process of a living organism that utilizes the gas. A consolidated energy production and storage system includes a gas sequestration facility, a density engine, and a biofuel production facility located together on a contiguous plot of land. Windmills and solar collectors may be located on the plot of land.08-08-2013
20130200634Positive Displacement Expander - Provided herein are multiple variations, applications, and variations for producing electrical power from a flowing fluid such as a gas or liquid under pressure, for example natural gas flowing through a pipeline, by means of one or more positive displacement devices that drive one or more electrical generators. The electrical generators may be immersed in the flow stream together with the positive displacement devices as disclosed, or alternately may be isolated from the flow stream, such as by magnetic coupling, in order to promote longevity and to decrease the risk of accidental discharge or explosion of the fluid in the flow stream. To further decrease such risks, the positive displacement devices may isolate the drive fluid from the environment without the use of dynamic seals.08-08-2013
20120086218METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY AND USE OF A WORKING SUBSTANCE - In a method for generating electrical energy by means of at least one low-temperature heat source (04-12-2012
20130207402SOLAR POWER PLANT - A solar power plant in a new split configuration of a solar Brayton cycle or Brayton/Rankine combined cycle which comprises an array of heliostat mounted mirrors, a solar receiver and a high pressure section of a Brayton cycle power plant mounted near a top of a solar tower, a low pressure section of the Brayton Cycle power plant and the electric generator mounted near or at ground level.08-15-2013
20130207401HIGH EFFICIENCY RADIOISOTOPE THERMODYNAMIC ELECTRICAL GENERATOR - An electric generator comprises a central cylindrical shielded autoclave fuel capsule made out of metal in which are contained radioisotope fuel rods. A spiral cylindrical heat exchanger encases the fuel capsule. A thermal insulating material insulates the fuel capsule from the cylindrical heat exchanger which encases it to avoid thermal losses. The radioisotope fuel capsule and heat exchanger are contained within a cylindrical housing having a bore formed therein eccentrically located in a cylindrical rotor to form an “eccentric” compression chamber. A number of movable vanes slide radially inwards and outwards in slots formed in the cylindrical rotor. The ends of the vanes are biased against the walls of the eccentric cylinder by means of gas/vapor pressure in the rear part of the radial slots or by spring bias.08-15-2013
20090230697ENGINE-DRIVEN POWER GENERATOR - Engine-driven power generator includes: a power generation section having a drive shaft connected to a crankshaft; a gas-liquid separation unit provided upstream of the power generation section and having an air inlet port for taking in cooling air, the inlet port being disposed immediately under a fuel tank, the separation unit separating moisture from the taken-in air; and a cooling fan rotatable by the drive shaft to direct the taken-in air into the power generation section.09-17-2009
20120032448WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - The present invention provides a wind turbine generator, in which a rotor head that rotates by receiving external wind with turbine blades generates power by driving a generator installed inside a nacelle and in which the nacelle is installed at a top end of a tower, wherein an introducing vent that takes the external wind into an internal space in the wind turbine generator is provided at a portion of an outer circumference surface of the tower or the nacelle that receives positive pressure due to the external wind; and an exhaust vent that externally exhausts cooling air in the internal space is provided at a portion of the outer circumference surface of the tower or the nacelle that receives the negative pressure due to the external wind.02-09-2012
20110266811SYNCHRONOUS GENERATOR, ESPECIALLY FOR WIND TURBINES - A synchronous generator is provided. The generator includes a rotor, which rotates around a machine axis and is concentrically surrounded by a stator with a stator winding. A plurality of permanent magnets and pole pieces are alternatingly arranged at the rim of the rotor with the permanent magnets being oriented in an essentially tangential direction. Torque and power characteristic of the generator are improved by alternating pole pieces and pairs of permanent magnets. The permanent magnets each have a rectangular cross section in the axial direction, the pole pieces each have a symmetric trapezoidal cross section in the axial direction with the symmetry plane of the trapezoid extending radially through the machine axis and the longer parallel side lying outside. The two permanent magnets of each pair of permanent magnets are separated from each other by an intermediate wedge, which corresponds with its cross section to the trapezoidal pole pieces.11-03-2011
20110204652WIND POWER GENERATOR - A fan cooler of a wind power generator that cools devices disposed in a nacelle (08-25-2011
20090230696Method and apparatus for using solar energy to enhance the operation of a compressed air energy storage system - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for using solar energy to enhance the efficiency of a compressed air energy storage system (and visa-versa). The apparatus comprises a photovoltaic panel to drive a compressor, which provides compressed air energy into an inner vessel housed within a storage tank. Two solar receiving panels are used to heat water which can be circulated and stored within an annulus surrounding the inner vessel, wherein the heated water can help regulate the temperature of the compressed air within the tank. This way, when air is released using a turbo expander, any excess temperature drops that can otherwise result from air expansion can be avoided. The overall system efficiency is enhanced by the chilled air by-product of the turbo expander which is used to generate more electrical power from an associated fuel-driven generator set, and/or by the waste heat from the compressor and from the generator set exhaust which is used in a Combined Heat and Power system (CHP) to power either a steam-driven generator set or an absorption chiller.09-17-2009
20110241353WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - A wind turbine generator according to the present invention includes: a rotor head equipped with wind turbine blades to constitute a wind turbine rotor blade; a nacelle that bears a rotation shaft of the rotor head and houses a generator that generates electricity by a rotation of the rotor head; a tower that supports the nacelle; a rotor head cover that covers the rotor head; an outside-air intake that is provided on a distal end part of the rotor head cover and takes in the outside wind; an outside-air delivery communicating parts that delivers the outside air, which has been taken into the rotor head cover from the outside-air intake, to an inside of the nacelle; and cooling air outlets that are provided in a region of the outer surface of the nacelle that experiences a negative pressure due to the outside wind.10-06-2011
20110241352FILTERING OF DEBRIS IN WIND TURBINES - A wind turbine is disclosed, the wind turbine comprising a nacelle including at least one of a debris-generating device, an inlet for air or an outlet for air. Following this invention, the wind turbine further comprises at least one electro-static filter arranged to filter at least one of the debris coming from the debris-generating device, the air coming into the nacelle through the inlet or the air coming out of the nacelle through the outlet.10-06-2011
20110109100WIND TURBINE - The invention concerns a wind turbine comprising a tower (05-12-2011
20110115235Variable speed high efficiency cooling system - The present invention includes an engine mechanically coupled to a generator to provide mechanical power thereto and a housing assembly defining an interior space to at least partially enclose the engine and the generator. The housing has a first airflow path structured to provide cooling into the radiator and a second airflow path structured to provide cooling to at least one of the engine and the generator. A temperature sensor can be disposed within the housing and a variable speed fan can be in flow communication with at least one of the first airflow path and the second airflow path. Further, a controller may be in communication with the variable speed fan and the temperature sensor.05-19-2011
20110042964Reliability and serviceability enhanced engine driven electrical generating system - A engine driven electrical generating system and its support cradle for use in confined space enclosures with a triple redundant troubleshooting system, a triple redundant troubleshooting data transmission system, and a double redundant electric fan cooling system wherein the most common modes of motor or generator failure can be repaired quickly and easily with the genset in situ. With the most common mode of failure for a genset being overheating, enhanced fan monitoring and replacement systems have been incorporated.02-24-2011
20110175368WIND DRIVEN GENERATOR - A first wind driven generator includes: a rotor head having wind turbine blades attached thereto; a nacelle that pivotally supports the rotor head; a tower that supports the nacelle; an opening portion that is provided on a tip end of the rotor head and introduces outside air; and a plurality of air-supply acceleration guides that are provided on an outer circumference of the opening portion of the rotor head and collect the outside air in the opening portion. The outside air can be actively taken in the rotor head from the opening portion by causing the air-supply acceleration guides to rotate to follow rotation of the rotor head.07-21-2011
20100244458ENGINE-DRIVEN POWER GENERATION APPARATUS - In an engine-driven power generation apparatus, where an engine and a power generator driven by the engine are accommodated in a hermetically sealed housing and where an external air take-in pipe takes air into the housing, an air discharge pipe discharges the taken-in air to outside of the housing and an engine exhaust pipe discharges exhaust gas to outside of the housing, an ejector chamber is provided outside of the housing for causing the air, flowing in the air discharge pipe, to be compulsorily sucked to outside of the housing through a sucking action of the exhaust gas flowing in the engine exhaust pipe.09-30-2010
20120032449WIND TURBINE COMPRISING A GENERATOR COOLING SYSTEM - A wind power installation is provided having a pylon, a pod mounted rotatably on the pylon, a generator arranged within the pod and having a rotor and a stator, and at least one fan in the region of the pod. The fan may be adapted to blow air out of a rear part of the pod, through an air gap between the stator and the rotor and into a front part of the pod. A seal structure may be positioned in the pod in such a way that an air flow that bypasses the air gap between the stator and the rotor is substantially prevented.02-09-2012
20110210561ROTOR OF AN ELECTRICAL GENERATOR FOR AEOLIAN APPLICATION WITH COOLING FLOWS IN AT LEAST ONE OF THE COIL HEADS - The invention relates to a rotor comprising an axle, a set of stacked magnetic metal plates, an alternating current polyphase winding passing through the set of metal plates, and a bandage surrounding each coil head. In the rotor, at least in one of the coil heads, the bandage is respectively divided into at least two parts separated by a determined axial distance, thereby defining a radial channel enabling a radial flow of cooling air between the respective parts of the bandage metal band.09-01-2011
20110260466PERMANENT MAGNET TYPE ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE - For providing a permanent magnet type rotary electric machine that can reduce magnetic fluxes concentrated to one side in rotating direction on a magnetic pole circumferential face that causes torque ripple as well as ensure the mechanical strength, in the present invention, an outer circumference of respective magnetic poles is formed in a circular arc having a same curvature as well as the magnetic pole center axes of the respective magnetic poles are displaced with respect to the rotation center of a rotor so that an air gap between a stator and the respective magnetic pole outer circumferences at one side in the rotating direction is widened in comparison with the air gap at the other side.10-27-2011
20110260468ENGINE ELECTRICAL GENERATOR COOLING DEVICE AND METHOD - A rotor for an electrical generator is disclosed, including a rotor body having a circular portion and a cylindrical portion coaxial with the circular portion. A generally cylindrical recess is defined by the cylindrical portion and the first side of the circular portion for receiving a stator. At least one first wall is at least partially spaced apart from the first side of the circular portion, defining at least one chamber therebetween. The chamber has an inlet. An aperture in the at least one first wall defines an outlet of the at least one chamber. At least one second wall extends outwardly from the first side of the circular portion. The at least one second wall has an end portion adjacent to the inlet of the at least one chamber. An internal combustion engine with an electrical generator and a method of cooling an electrical generator are also disclosed.10-27-2011
20110133483WIND POWER GENERATOR - Provided is a wind power generator equipped with a circulating passage including a downward passage through which air in a nacelle flows downward from the nacelle through a tower and an upward passage through which the air that has flowed downward flows upward through the tower into the nacelle; and a heat exchanger part configured to exchange heat between the air and outside air at an intermediate portion of the circulating passage, wherein the upward passage is thermally insulated.06-09-2011
20110316288GENERATOR, IN PARTICULAR FOR A WIND TURBINE - A generator is provided, which includes a stator with a plurality of induction coils and a rotor rotatable around the stator with at least one permanent magnet or a plurality of permanent magnets arranged in circumferential direction. The generator also includes at least one airduct for guiding an air flow to the stator, wherein the at least one permanent magnet is or the plurality of permanent magnets are provided with recesses arranged opposite to the stator. In one embodiment, the generator is a generator of a wind turbine.12-29-2011
20090121492SOUNDPROOF ENCLOSED TYPE GENERATOR - Reduce noises emitted from inlet and outlet of cooling air of a soundproof enclosed type generator. An inlet 05-14-2009
20120133152SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COOLING ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OF WIND TURBINES - A cooling system for use in cooling an electrical component of a wind turbine is described herein. The cooling system includes a first heat exchange assembly that is coupled to the electrical component. The first heat exchange assembly is configured to transfer heat from the electrical component to a cooling fluid. A fluid distribution assembly is coupled to the first heat exchange assembly for selectively channeling the cooling fluid to the first heat exchange assembly. The fluid distribution assembly is configured to adjust a flowrate of the cooling fluid being channeled to the first heat exchange assembly to adjust a temperature of the component.05-31-2012
20110260467RING GENERATOR - A ring generator of a wind power installation is provided comprising a stator having a peripherally extending stator ring for receiving stator windings and a rotor mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation relative to the stator, wherein the stator ring has cooling passages for cooling the stator by an air flow. A ring generator of a wind power installation is also provided having a stator, a peripherally extending stator ring for receiving stator windings, a rotor mounted rotatably relative to the stator and a stator bell connected to the stator ring for providing a pressure chamber with an increased or reduced pressure for providing an air flow through and/or along the stator and/or rotor for cooling the ring generator, wherein the stator bell has at least one fan opening provided with a fan.10-27-2011
20120280514VENTILATION SYSTEMS FOR A WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM - A ventilation system for a wind turbine generator system having a ventilation duct for conducting a cooling air that has been heated by waste heat from an air intake section of the ventilation duct to an air outlet section of the ventilation duct, along a flow path bounded by a duct wall which extends between the air intake section and the air outlet section, wherein in a sectional plane, preferably in every sectional plane that extends perpendicular to the flow path, the inside span of the ventilation duct can be adjusted by applying pressure to an outer boundary surface of the duct wall.11-08-2012
20100176603TWO-STAGE COOLING FAN FOR AN ELECTRIC GENERATOR - An engine driven generator (07-15-2010
20130140829NACELLE THERMAL CONDITIONING SYSTEM FOR OFF-SHORE WIND TURBINES - A thermal conditioning system for an off-shore wind turbine is provided. The thermal conditioning system comprises channels for circulating ambient air from an inlet area located in the outside of the wind turbine nacelle to an outlet area located in the outside of the wind turbine preventing that the ambient air enters inside the wind turbine nacelle. The ambient air channels are arranged to cool conductively or convectively the air inside the wind turbine nacelle.06-06-2013
20120299307WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - With a simple and low-cost structure, it is possible to introduce a sufficient amount of external wind while suppressing power consumption, and thereby, inside a nacelle and a tower are satisfactorily cooled. A wind turbine generator, in which a rotor head generates power by driving a generator installed inside a nacelle and in which the nacelle is installed at a top end of a tower, wherein an introducing vent that takes the external wind into an internal space in the wind turbine generator is provided at a portion of an outer circumference surface of the tower or the nacelle that receives positive pressure due to the external wind; and an exhaust vent that externally exhausts cooling air in the internal space is provided at a portion of an outer circumference surface of the tower or the nacelle that receives the negative pressure due to the external wind.11-29-2012
20100156114High Efficiency Electric Power System - An electric power system comprising an electric generator, an electric motor, and a variable ratio transmission system. The electric generator and the electric motor are operatively connected via the variable ratio transmission system. The variable ratio transmission system provides mechanical energy from the electric motor to the electric generator which provides for the generation of electric energy. The variable ratio transmission system including an electric motor sprocket hub, an electric generator sprocket hub, a chain connecting said electric motor hub with the electric generator hub, and at least one derailleur for moving the chain to different sprockets within the electric motor hub or the electric generator hub as variations in power are needed.06-24-2010
20110241355ASSEMBLY FOR THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE ENERGY - In a novel assembly for the use of alternative energy, an even number of weights (10-06-2011
20120032451SEWER ENERGY MILL SYSTEM - A sewer energy mill system is provided for converting kinetic energy possessed by the wastewater flowing through a sewer line into electrical energy. The system may be installed within a conventional existing manhole infrastructure of the sewer system or within a customized structure specifically designed to accommodate the system and installed into the sewer system02-09-2012
20110316289BICYCLE WITH A FLYWHEEL ACCESSORY FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER - Eco-friendly transport means including mechanisms to generate, transport and buffer/store energy.12-29-2011
20120013131Gravity power generating apparatus - The present invention provides a gravity power generating apparatus comprising a set of a plurality of magnetic heavy objects; a generator for generating electrical power by rotating a rotor of the generator, wherein the rotation of the generator is accomplished by having each heavy object to pass through a gravity route; a delivery route for delivering each heavy object to drive each heavy object to pass through the gravity route; a delivery route motor for supplying power for the delivery route; and a plurality of magnetic elements provided around the gravity route, wherein each magnetic element is wound around with a coil on the surface so that an electrical current is generated in the coil to supply to the delivery route motor.01-19-2012
20110193350Electrical Generators For Low-Frequency and Time-Varying Rocking and Rotary Motions - An apparatus for generating electrical energy from a first motion having a low and/or variable frequency. The apparatus including: a first device to which the first motion is transferred; and a second device to which the first motion is transferred from the first device, the second device operating at a second motion having a frequency which is higher and/or more constant that the first motion. Wherein the first device comprises one of a first rotating shaft or first translating mass; the first shaft or first mass includes a tip interacting with the second device to transfer the first motion thereto, the second device comprises a mechanism having an electrical energy generator for converting the second motion to electrical energy; and the electrical energy generator comprises a rotary or linear coil and magnet generator or a piezoelectric generator. The interaction of the tip with the shaft or mass can be contactless.08-11-2011
20100102571Manpower Power Generator - A manpower power generator includes a hand pole set, a foot pole set, a linking pole set, a freewheel set, a power generator, a electrical-control apparatus, a battery, a seat sit, and a pedestal. The aforementioned configuration is driven by manpower to output the mechanical energy and to convert the mechanical energy into the electric energy by the electrical-control apparatus. The electric energy is provided as home electric power and is isolated from the power generated by the power station. By the wheel set, the manpower power generator is able to be moved conveniently, and is able to be set indoor or outdoor for kinds of buildings. During generating power, the user can also go in for physical training. Thus, it is able to gain two advantages by the manpower power generator.04-29-2010
20100109340AC ELECTRICAL GENERATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is an AC electrical generator system for coupling a variable speed rotating power source to an AC electrical generator through a continuously variable transmission having a finite variable transmission ratio. A controller controls the continuously variable transmission to transform rotational energy from the variable speed power source into substantially constant speed rotation of the AC electrical generator to produce AC electricity with frequency variations within an acceptable range.05-06-2010
20110309636URGENCY GENERATOR AND MACHINE CHARGING SYSTEM - A generator is disclosed herein for pedaling to produce power. The generator comprises a frame comprising metallic parts, a first belt; and a box, wherein the generator receives concurrent pressure for starting a main dynamo.12-22-2011
20130088019APPARATUS FOR GENERATING POWER FROM A TURBINE ENGINE - An apparatus for powering an aircraft by generating power from a pressure spool of a turbine engine. AC power can be extracted from the turbine engine by a generator having an integrated autotransformer unit, and converted to DC power.04-11-2013
20120217758ACCELERATION MECHANISM FOR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT - A rotary disk acceleration mechanism for exercise equipment includes a stationary axle; a first large rotary disk; at least one acceleration disk assembly; a first belt, which is coupled between the acceleration disk assembly and the first large rotary disk; a first bearing, which is mounted to the stationary axle; a second small rotary disk, which is rotatably mounted by the first bearing to the stationary axle and is coaxial with the first large rotary disk; and a second belt, which is coupled between the acceleration disk assembly and the second small rotary disk, so that the acceleration disk assembly drives, via the second belt, the second small rotary disk to rotate.08-30-2012
20120223530PROCESSING MACHINE - A processing machine includes a high-pressure fluid pipe for allowing high-pressure fluid to reciprocate, a power transfer module connected to the high-pressure fluid pipe, a counterweight flywheel connected to the power transfer module, and a power changing module connected to the counterweight flywheel. The power transfer module is operable to transfer reciprocating power from high-pressure fluid reciprocating in the high-pressure fluid pipe to the counterweight flywheel. The counterweight flywheel is driven to rotate to drive the power changing module to operate. The power changing module changes kinetic power of the counterweight flywheel into a different type of power.09-06-2012
20110012368Energy converting device - The invention relates to an energy converting device, particularly for converting mechanical to hydraulic energy, and therefrom into electrical energy, using as an energy transport medium a control fluid guided in two different control circuits having an operative connection to each other by means of a coupling device (01-20-2011
20130062886POWER GENERATING DEVICE - A power generating device includes an input rotor that is provided to an output shaft of speed up gears so as to be capable of rotating together with the output shaft, an output rotor that is provided to a drive shaft of a generator so as to be capable of rotating together with the drive shaft, and a one-way clutch that is disposed between the input rotor and the output rotor. The one-way clutch connects the input rotor with the output rotor so as to rotate together with the input rotor and the output rotor when the rotation speed of the input rotor exceeds the rotation speed of the output rotor, and the one-way clutch is configured to release the connection between the input rotor and the output rotor when the rotation speed of the input rotor falls below the rotation speed of the output rotor.03-14-2013
20110278854POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A power generation system includes a base, a loading driving unit, and an adjusting unit. The base includes a sidewall. The load driving unit includes a platform, a first gear, a second gear, a roller, a motor, a first connection member and a second connection member. One end of the platform of the load driving unit is pivotally connected with the sidewall of the base. A heavy load is disposed on the platform. The loading driving unit applies a force on the first gear and then generates a moment of force to the second gear. A kinetic energy output from the motor is transferred from the first gear to the second gear. Due to the kinetic energy and the moment of force, the second gear has an output power greater than the input power that is transferred from the motor.11-17-2011
20110278858ENERGY PRODUCTION PLANT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - An energy production plant, in particular a wind power plant, comprises a drive shaft, a generator (11-17-2011
20110278857METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ANKLE MOTION - A method for harvesting energy from ankle motion includes coupling a generator module across an ankle joint, the generator module including a generator and an elastic member. The generator is affixed to the leg shank and at least one of the generator and the elastic member is continuously coupled to the foot across the ankle joint. Energy may be harvested in the elastic member while generating electricity with the generator from motion of the ankle joint. Alternatively, or in addition, electricity may be generated with the generator from energy harvested in the elastic member after the energy is harvested.11-17-2011
20110278856Shock Absorbing System For Energy Recycling - A shock absorber is provided in the present invention. The shock absorber includes a resilient element; a gear set comprising a first non-return gear and a second non-return gear; and an electric generator driven by the first non-return gear to generate a power when the resilient element is compressed and driven by the second non-return gear when the resilient element is loosened.11-17-2011
20110278855CYCLIC GRAVITATION POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - The present invention proposes a cyclic gravitation power generation system, which comprises a vertical water tank, a propulsive device, a guiding device, a carrying device and a power generation device, wherein potential energy is converted into kinetic energy to drive a generator to generate electric power when float balls are moved downward from a high position to a low position by gravity, and the vertical water tank can make the float balls to be moved back to the high position to perform a cyclic operation, whereby is achieved a low-cost cyclic power generation system.11-17-2011
20110285145ALTERNATIVE DRIVER DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL GENERATOR - a mechanism to produce the revolutions required by an electrical generator. This mechanism consists of a fixed frame with a ramp in helical form around an internal axis in vertical position. The ramp supports spheres that are pushed to the top of the ramp by bars, parallel to the axis and attached to it.11-24-2011
20110169274SELF CONTAINED IN-GROUND GEOTHERMAL GENERATOR - A self contained geothermal generator includes a boiler, a turbine compartment, an electricity generator, a condenser and an electric cable. The condenser includes a distributor chamber, a peripheral chamber and plurality of tubes disposed between the chambers. The peripheral chamber of the condenser surrounds and cools turbine, elective generator and selector of the condenser departments. The condenser cools and converts exhausted steam back in liquid state and returns it back into boiler for reheating. In a method of using the geothermal generator, water contained within the boiler is converted to high-pressure, super heated steam due to heat from hot rocks contained within a pre-drilled well below the Earth's surface. The steam is used to produce electric energy which is transported up to the ground surface by the electric cable. A plurality of geothermal generators may be used in a “binary” power plant through system of several heat exchangers.07-14-2011
20130009407APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM ROCKING ACTIVATED ENERGY - An apparatus includes an unbalanced mass unit configured to be rockable between front and rear unbalanced positions by virtue of the moment of inertia, a coupling shaft which rotatably extends through an upper segment of the unbalanced mass unit and which is coupled with an electricity generator, and a releasably retaining member releasably retaining the unbalanced mass unit at the rear unbalanced position. In response to a downward mechanical load, the releasably retaining member releases the unbalanced mass unit to allow the unbalanced mass unit to commence rocking so as to permit the coupling shaft to generate a rotating torque for conversion into electricity by the electricity generator.01-10-2013
20090278361ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION DEVICE - When a rotation frequency of a rotary shaft 11-12-2009
20110198859GRAVITY-ASSISTED ROTATIONAL MECHANISM AND GENERATOR DEVICE COOPERATING THEREWITH - A gravity-assisted rotational mechanism and a generator device cooperating therewith. The gravity-assisted rotational mechanism includes multiple concentric rotational members having different sizes and rotatable about the same rotational center, several link members having equal weights for driving the same, and at least one connection member for pivotally connecting the rotational members with the link members. The rotational members can symmetrically push/pull each other. The link members and connection member are respectively mounted on interference sections of at least some of the rotational members to absorb gravitational energy. The energy of the link members is transmitted via the interference sections to the rotational members to form a cycle of energy storage and transmission. In condition of low energy loss, the gravity-assisted rotational mechanism forms a continuously swinging self-revolving device for lasting watching. The generator device serves to store the gravitational energy in the form of electrical energy for use of load.08-18-2011
20090295171PORTABLE ELECTRICITY GENERATOR - An apparatus for producing electricity includes an elongated body and an electricity generating device operatively connected to the elongated body. A drive shaft is positioned along the elongated body, the drive shaft having an input and an output. A driven shaft is positioned along the elongated body and spaced apart from the drive shaft, the driven shaft having an input and an output, the output driving the electricity generating device. There is a first mechanical linkage between the drive shaft and the driven shaft. A method of producing electricity includes positioning a combustion engine powered vehicle over at least a portion of the apparatus, mechanically linking an output shaft of the combustion engine powered device to the input of the drive shaft, and powering the electricity generating device with the combustion engine powered vehicle.12-03-2009
20100201134Gravity-based electrical energy production system - A rotating-energy electrical production system includes an elongate central substantially vertically extending bar structure including an exterior helical thread portion extending therearound from an upper region thereof to lower region thereof, and a free-to-rotate disk structure encircling the bar structure, the disk structure having an interior helical thread portion engaging the exterior helical thread portion of the bar structure for helically winding counter-rotation therebetween under the force of gravity acting on the disk structure.08-12-2010
20100201133Zero Point Energy Rotator Transducer and Associated Methods - An energy conversion system for extracting energy from the zero-point field of space is disclosed and described. This system includes a primary transducer operatively associated with a secondary transducer. The primary transducer can include a substrate having an arm rotatably coupled to the substrate, while the substrate can be confined to move along a linear oscillatory path. The secondary transducer converts kinetic energy of the substrate and arm to usable energy. The multi-mode motion of the substrate and arm combination is sufficient to impart a momentum influx to rotational motion of the arm.08-12-2010
20110198858APPARATUS FOR ENERGY PRODUCTION - Apparatus for energy production comprises a motor and interconnected flywheel. The apparatus is capable of collecting the energy accumulated in the flywheel's rotary motion peaks, storing and accumulating energy from the flywheel for use when the energy is required.08-18-2011
20110266812Asynchronous wired-transmission electric drive system driven by human generating power - The present invention relates to an asynchronous wired-transmission electric drive system driven by human generating power, which is driven by human power, the feature is a generator driven by human power, and the power generated by the generator is used for driving a motor to drive a load.11-03-2011
20110006545NESTED EXCITER AND MAIN GENERATOR STAGES FOR A WOUND FIELD GENERATOR - A wound field generator (01-13-2011
20100270811Generating Station Which Transforms the Force of Gravity Into Electricity - An electricity generating station using a method which enables the force of gravity to be transformed into electricity and which comprises two 6-metre diameter semi-solid combined structure axle-borne wheels which serve to increase the axle revolutions, two electricity generators, six direction reversers fitted to the axle, six plastic containers for transporting water, six chains enabling the reverser to raise and lower the six containers, two revolution step-up gears for increasing the revolutions, an electric pump for raising the water, a water valve which opens and closes for filling the containers, a back sluice for container draining, a pair of tanks and a network of PVC conduits.10-28-2010
20120068473ROADWAY ARRANGEMENT FOR POWER GENERATION - A roadway arrangement comprises a first road segment; an upper bridge mounted for rotational movement about a pivot axis relative to the first road segment; a lower bridge, including one or more upwardly extending segments; and a second road segment. As a vehicle travels from the first road segment and starts moving across the upper bridge, the upper bridge will rotate downward about the pivot axis and will continue to rotate until the one or more upwardly extending segments of the lower bridge extend through respective openings defined by the upper bridge, at which time the vehicle will transition from driving on the road surface as defined by the upper bridge to driving on the road surface as defined by the upwardly extending segments of the lower bridge. The movement of the upper bridge produces work, which can then be used for power generation.03-22-2012
20110140454POWER GENERATION APPARATUS - A marine power generation apparatus is provided for generating power from an ocean current. The apparatus includes a turbine operable to generate power when within an ocean current. The turbine includes a pair of turbine blade assemblies each having a hub, a set of turbine spokes, stays or blades extending radially from the hub; and a circumferential ring extending around and connected to an outer periphery of the set of turbine spokes, stays or blades. The pair of turbine blade assemblies is mounted for same-direction rotation when placed in an ocean current and each being coupled with a common turbine shaft or a turbine shaft assembly. In addition, the turbine shaft is coupled along a shared axis with a rotor or an electrical generator. Means is also provided for anchoring the power generation means relative to a floor of the ocean and in alignment with the ocean current.06-16-2011
20120068472ELECTRICAL MACHINES, WIND TURBINES, AND METHODS FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE - Electrical machines, wind turbines, and methods of operating an electrical machine. The electrical machine includes first and second rotatable members that are configured to convert mechanical energy received from the wind turbine rotor into electrical energy. The first rotatable member is coupled with the wind turbine rotor and the second rotatable member is coupled by a gear train with the wind turbine rotor. The gear train, which is driven by rotation of the wind turbine rotor, rotates the second rotatable member relative to the first rotatable member in a direction counter to a direction of rotation of the first rotatable member. The electrical machine may be a generator of the wind turbine.03-22-2012
20100156113Generator coupling for use with gas turbine engine - A generator coupling assembly includes an output housing, an output member rotationally supported by the output housing, a generator powered by the output member, and a clutch adapter. The generator includes a generator stator, a generator rotor rotatably supported within the generator stator, a shaft coupled to the generator rotor, and a clutch member arranged on the shaft. The clutch adapter is coupled to and radially retained by the output member, and includes a clutching structure configured for selective engagement with the clutch member to engage the clutch member and the clutch adapter for co-rotation.06-24-2010
20110210562Generator System for Recovering Vehicle and Resident Wasted Energy - The system is intended to extract energy from a vehicle that is otherwise wasted. As an example and not limiting, the generator and linkage as described can be employed with the rotation of a vehicle wheel to capture energy lost during vehicle braking with the generator functioning to convert vehicle momentum to electric power by putting a load on the wheels of the vehicle which effectively brakes the vehicle while driving the generator, which electricity from the generator likewise is stored in batteries.09-01-2011
20110057457METHOD FOR OPERATING A POWER ROTARY ACTUATOR AND A POWER PLANT FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD - The invention relates to inertial systems for the accumulation and conversion of energy, and can be used as a power unit to drive various machines and vehicles. According to the disclosed method, a source of mechanical oscillations is used to generate an alternating rotational torque which is applied to the working train made capable of unidirectional rotational motion. An inertial vibrator disposed axially on the working train is used as the oscillation source. The power unit putting the method into practice comprises an electrical generator, a control device and a power drive, including a base on which a first assembly is disposed, with the capability of unidirectional rotation and including a driving train for the transmission of operating torque and a motor with the capability of free rotation of at least one member with unbalanced mass on a shaft disposed on the first assembly axially relative to the rotation of the driving train, in so doing the kinematic linkage between it and the final driven train contains a second assembly having the capability to transmit the operating torque. The invention makes it possible to eliminate the negative feedback effect of the mechanical load on the motor.03-10-2011
20110057456DRIVES FOR SEALED SYSTEMS - A drive for a sealed magnetically geared system comprising a housing defining a sealed chamber, a driving member including a first set of magnets, and a driven member comprising a second set of magnets, one of the members being located inside the chamber, wherein the first and second sets of magnets are arranged to produce different numbers of magnetic poles, and the housing includes a wall extending between the members and supporting a plurality of pole pieces which are arranged to modulate the magnetic field acting between the magnets.03-10-2011
20100133854COMPACT GEARED DRIVE TRAIN - A drive train for a wind turbine is provided. The wind turbine includes a rotor connected to a low speed shaft, and a low speed shaft connected to a gearbox. The gearbox has a high speed shaft connected to a generator. The drive train includes a bearing interposed between the gearbox and the generator. A gearbox lubrication medium is at least partially contained within the gearbox, and the bearing shares the gearbox lubrication medium with the gearbox.06-03-2010
20110115236ELECTRICAL GENERATOR - An electrical generator powered by the rotation of a central shaft. A gear train rotates with respect to the central shaft and is in operable connection to a generator for producing electrical energy. The shaft can be rotated by falling weights connected to longitudinal arms. Alternatively, a motor can be used to rotate a relatively large wheel in operable connection with the series of gears or gear train. Additionally, the shaft can be rotated by a renewable energy source, such as wind or water.05-19-2011
20120032450Generator Arrangement for a Wind Power Plant - A generator arrangement for a wind power plant includes a ring-shaped primary part, a ringshaped secondary part, and a planetary transmission arrangement disposed inside the primary part and the secondary part. The planetary transmission arrangement comprises an internal gear, a sun gear, and at least two planet gears. The sun gear is substantially ringshaped, having an inner wall, and outer wall, and a web connecting the inner wall and the outer wall. The internal gear is disposed between the inner wall and the outer wall of the sun gear and is supported at the outer wall of the sun gear.02-09-2012
20110042965WIND TURBINE POWER TRAIN - A wind turbine power train comprising a turbine rotor stage and drive shaft; an electric generator stage connected to the turbine rotor stage and a power electronic converter stage connected to the electric generator stage; wherein the electric generator stage comprises an electrical machine with integral magnetic gearing, an output of the electric generator stage being AC electrical power.02-24-2011
20110042966POWER GENERATOR USING LOAD APPLIED TO TIRE - The present invention concerns a power generator using weight applied to a tire. More specifically, a drive gear inside a hydraulic driving apparatus is connected to a rotary shaft of the power generator and rotates using hydraulic pressure generated in a compartment by a load applied to a tire. Thus, this invention leads the current generated in the power generator connected to the drive gear. The disclosed power generator comprises a plurality of compartments which respectively have flexible diaphragms and house liquid between the outer circumference of the wheel and the inner circumference of the tire. In the tire, the diaphragms are diagonally or horizontally placed in relation to the moving direction of the tire. Each compartment comprises two hoses whereof one is for ejecting internal liquid into the hydraulic driving apparatus and the other is for suctioning the liquid from the hydraulic driving apparatus into the compartment. The housing of the hydraulic driving apparatus is installed in the power generator which is installed inside the wheel. The liquid ejected from the ejection hose rotates the drive gear in the opposite way of tire rotation and the shaft of the drive gear transmits the torque to a rotor shaft of the power generator. In summary, the present invention comprises the power generator with the rotor capable of generating electricity and an electricity-leading unit which leads the electricity generated in the rotor of the power generator.02-24-2011
20090033100Hand Squeeze Generator - A hand squeeze generator includes a carrying body, a lever, an elastic member to return the crank to its original position, a gear transmission unit, and a generation motor driven by the gear transmission unit. The lever drives the gear transmission unit and the gear transmission unit drives the generation motor through a clutch gear. The present invention may be installed on an electric appliance or connected to an electric appliance, alternatively, be used to charge a rechargeable battery. When the electric power is not enough or the battery is going to run down, it is not necessary to connect an external power source. The present invention is driven to generate electricity or to recharge a battery. The present invention is favorable for environmental protection, cost-effective, easy for production, and convenient in use.02-05-2009
20110241354MULTI-SEGMENT WEIGHT IN WELLBORE ENERGY STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL - A system for storing and retrieving energy may include a cable and a multi-segment weight connected to the cable. The multi-segment weight may include a chain of weight segments. The chain of weight segments may be flexible so as to permit each weight segment to rotate with respect to each of its neighboring weight segments.10-06-2011
20110101701TRANSIENT ABSORBER FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle; and a transient absorption device coupled between the vehicle activated treadle and the generator.05-05-2011
20120119509ELECTROMAGNETIC, CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION POWER SPLIT TURBO COMPOUND AND ENGINE AND VEHICLE COMPRISING SUCH A TURBO COMPOUND - An electromagnetic, continuously variable transmission power split turbo compound includes a turbo compound turbine driven by exhaust gases from an internal combustion engine, and a power split device comprising a magnetic gear arrangement. The magnetic gear arrangement includes a high speed rotor comprising a first quantity of permanent magnets, a low speed rotor comprising a second quantity of permanent magnets, and a plural pole rotor between the high speed rotor and the low speed rotor. A first rotor of the high speed rotor, the low speed rotor, and the plural pole rotor includes a mechanical input drive adapted to be driven by the turbine. A second rotor of the high speed rotor, the low speed rotor, and the plural pole rotor includes a mechanical output drive. A third rotor of the high speed rotor, the low speed rotor, and the plural pole rotor is unconnected to a mechanical drive and includes a controlling rotor for controlling a ratio of input drive angular velocity to output drive angular velocity.05-17-2012
20100295323Machine For Generating Electricity - Present invention relates to simple energy generator operating in simple leverage mechanism. The claimed inventive machine converts the increasingly acquired energy in to any other form received from first arm and increasingly forwarded to the following arm by way of a leverage mechanism. According to the invention the machine comprise many vigor arms and ancillary arms. Each vigor arms transmits the power to the following arm as increased by the ancillary arms. This process finally circles the final crankshaft and transmits the energy to a dynamo which shall convert the mechanical energy to the electrical energy. As per the claimed invention generating energy shall be cheaper, environment friendly and silent.11-25-2010
20100276943Large-scale perpetual power generation, rotor, and flywheel system - This present invention relates to an electricity generating plant more particularly a large-scale perpetual power generation, rotor, and flywheel system comprising plurality of electric generator set circumferentially mounted on the floor and attached by means to a vertical-axis spindle assembly which is powered primarily by kinetic energy of lateral levers suspended by stay members unitary into a stress balanced gravity dependent rotor assembly very large and massive and driven perpetually by an active drive system of a much smaller power energized from within, essentially within an enclosed space—a building on the block and the like.11-04-2010
20110133484Magnetized foucault pendulum electrical energy source - A magnetized Foucault Pendulum electrical energy source having a gear transmission connected between the rotatable Foucault Pendulum and an electrical generator. A portion of the current from the generator is transmitted to an electromagnet which is periodically energized to repel a mass on the end of the pendulum to maintain the pendulum in continuous motion. The remaining portion of the electrical current is transmitted to individual households or to a power grid.06-09-2011
20110018283WIND TURBINE DEVICE - A wind turbine device, in which the rotor of the wind turbine is connected to a rotor shaft, and in which a torque is transmitted from the rotor to a power machine, and in which the torque is transmitted between the rotor and power machine via a harmonic gear.01-27-2011
20100117374Electricity production from static weight - The invention relates to an electric energy generation system based on the use of static weight. The static weight can be placed, pushed, or rolled onto a platform or shelf, controlled in its vertical motion downward, and connected to an electric generator, which transforms the vertical linear motion to electricity. A gearing system, hydraulic transmission, fluid coupling, or torque convertor to convert linear to rotational motion is employed as necessary, thereby turning the generator. A return means, of various forms, allows the platform or shelf to return to original position, and provides an opportunity to make use of vertical motion once again for energy production. A flywheel may be used to provide more sustained and smoother power over a longer period, and other amplification means may be used to increase duration or amount of power, as well as conversion means to provide electricity in usable form.05-13-2010
20120146339ENERGY REGENERATION DEVICE OF SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE - An energy recovery device of a vehicle suspension system includes a suspension link arm that connects a wheel carrier to a subframe to move up and down according to a road condition, a rotational direction converter that is disposed between a vehicle body side connecting portion of the suspension link and a vehicle body and outputs one direction movement of both direction movements of the vehicle body side connecting portion according to the up-and-down movement of the suspension link arm, a generator that is rotated by torque outputted by the rotational direction converter to generate electrical energy, a rectifier that is connected to the generator to rectify the generated electrical energy, and a battery that is connected to the rectifier to charge the electrical energy thereto.06-14-2012
20110187125Electrical Generator Apparatus, Particularly For Use On a Vehicle Roadway - An electrical generator apparatus, which is configured to convert an external actuation force applied by a vehicle traveling on a roadway into electrical energy, includes a rotatable top portion adapted to receive the external actuation force applied by the vehicle traveling on the roadway; a plurality of linkage members operatively connected to one another in succession, the rotatable top portion being operatively coupled to a first one of the plurality of linkage members operatively connected to one another in succession; a first wheel operatively coupled to a last one of the plurality of linkage members operatively connected to one another in succession; a second wheel operatively coupled to the first wheel via a tangential coupling element; a rotatable shaft operatively coupled to the second wheel; at least one flywheel operatively coupled to the rotatable shaft; and at least one electrical generator operatively coupled to the rotatable shaft, the electrical generator adapted to convert a rotational movement of the rotatable shaft into electrical energy. The second wheel of the electrical generator apparatus is configured to rotate at a higher angular velocity than the first wheel.08-04-2011
20110215589 ROAD-BASED ELECTRICITY GENERATOR - Generating electricity from wheeled vehicles passing along a road, by positioning a hinged protruding flap to generate linear motion of an attached rack upon depression of the flap by a passing vehicle, converting the linear motion of the rack to a rotational motion of an axis by enabling rotation of the axis in one direction only, and regulating accumulated rotational motion to a specified range of rotation speeds. A flywheel is used to accumulate the rotations and enable a relatively stable electricity generation.09-08-2011
20110215588Linear hydraulic and generator coupling system and method - The present invention consists of a generator or alternator coupled with a hydraulic cylinder/motor network. The coupling is achieved by a gear, rack and pinion system. Once the hydraulic cylinder/motor network is initiated by a battery, the output-shaft moves a rack in a linear motion while in contact with the pinion, which is mounted to the shaft of the generator/alternator, thus causing rotation of the generator/alternator shaft. As the generator/alternator shaft rotates, an electrical current is produced that can be used to supply a charge back to the battery and/or other articles which need a supply of electricity to operate, commercial or residential.09-08-2011
20090127864Robot gravity-based electrical generator - A robotic generator that produces electric power and is actuated by the forces of gravity, the Archimedes principle and Faraday's laws of electromagnetic induction.05-21-2009
20090243304SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING LINEAR MOTION FOR CONVERSION TO ENERGY - Systems and methods are provided for capturing linear motion and converting it to energy may augment existing power grids, and may be installed in existing infrastructure. In some examples, a system may be installed in a roadway to capture the linear motion of automobiles, so that it may be converted first to rotational motion, then to energy. In other examples, systems may be installed in railways, sidewalks or other areas to capture and convert linear motion from trains, bicycles, walkers and other moving objects. In yet other examples, the linear motion from a package moving along a series of spindles arranged linearly may be captured and eventually converted to energy.10-01-2009
20110049907GENERATOR FOR ROTOR - Provided is a generator for a rotor, having a simple structure and being capable of enhancing power generation efficiency. A supporting member fixes or releases a slender shaft material to or from a rotor. Rotating members are disposed respectively at both ends of the shaft material 03-03-2011
20110049906APPARATUS FOR CONVERTING KINETIC ENERGY - Apparatus for converting kinetic energy into usable power (03-03-2011
20120205916Apparatus for generating energy using mechanical energy and gravitational energy - An apparatus for generating energy using mechanical energy and gravitational energy comprises a generator, a plurality of free wheels, a first pulling mechanism, a second pulling mechanism, and a battery. The generator and the plurality of free wheels are connected by a turbine shaft. The first pulling mechanism and the second pulling mechanism are connected to the plurality of free wheels. Each plurality of free wheels comprises a rod which oscillate forward and backward turning the plurality of free wheels. Since the turbine shaft is connected with the plurality of free wheels and the generator, the generator rotates simultaneously with the plurality of free wheels. As a result, the generator produced energy which is converted into electricity.08-16-2012
20100253088ENERGY GENERATOR - Inertia driven energy harvesters including a movable arm, suspension system, gearing system, generator and energy distribution system. The energy harvesters enable the efficient capture and conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy.10-07-2010
20120025543Linear Hydraulic and Generator Coupling Apparatus and Method of Use Thereof - A linear hydraulic and generator coupling apparatus for transferring and manipulating power. The apparatus has an electrical system, a hydraulic system and a gear system. In operation, the electrical system directs the hydraulic system to force the rack of the gear system into horizontal motion. The gear system transfers the linear kinetic energy into angular momentum, and from there into electrical energy via selectively engaging alternating gears. The gear system preferably has two sets of gears that are engaged with the electrical system by selectively sliding the gears into position.02-02-2012
20110089703RECIPROCAL SPRING ARRANGEMENT FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A vehicle energy harvester including a subunit having an upper surface forming a roadway surface; a vehicle activated treadle on the subunit, the vehicle activated treadle moveable between a first position in which an upper surface of the treadle is at an angle with respect to the upper surface of the roadway surface and a second position in which the upper surface of the treadle is flush with the upper surface of the roadway surface; a generator that generates power in response to movement of the vehicle activated treadle from the first position to the second position and from the second position to the first position.04-21-2011
20120126546ELECTRICITY-GENERATING UNIT AND ELECTRICAL MOTOR VEHICLE - The aim of the invention is to produce an electricity-producing unit that enables a motor vehicle of any conceivable design to be equipped with said invention and thus to produce a motor vehicle that is driven purely by one or more electric motors, wherein the electricity-generating unit works pollutant-free during operation, is environmentally friendly, generates little noise, and has a very small design. Said aim is achieved by a drive system comprising a turbine (05-24-2012
20120133154WIND TURBINE WITH SINGLE-STAGE COMPACT DRIVE TRAIN - A drive train for a wind turbine includes individual rotor blades connected to a rotor hub. The drive train includes a gearbox, with the rotor hub mounted directly to the gearbox. The gearbox further includes a stationary gear carrier mounted to a mainframe of the wind turbine such that the gearbox substantially supports the weight of the rotor hub. A generator includes a rotor and stationary stator, with the gearbox comprising an output shaft coupled to the rotor such that the gearbox substantially supports the weight of the rotor.05-31-2012
20120133153PEDAL POWER GENERATING DEVICE - A pedal power generating device includes a base having two supporting arms upwardly extending therefrom. The base has a gearbox mounted thereon. A pedal assembly is mounted between the two supporting arms. The pedal assembly has a pedal, a supporter extending from the pedal, a connecting rod assembled with the supporter and connected to the gearbox, and a twist spring mounted between the pedal and the two supporting arms. A transmitting assembly is mounted in the gearbox. The transmitting assembly includes a driver, a first gear train engaged with the driver, a second gear train engaged with the first gear train, and a steering gear set simultaneously engaging with the first gear train and the second gear train. A generator is mounted adjacent to the gearbox, and the generator has a rotor engaged with the second gear train.05-31-2012
20110181048GEAR DRIVEN ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM - A gear driven energy transfer system having a pair of power conversion systems, wherein each system includes an electric drive motor, a gear box, a transmission and a generator to allow for the powering of a plurality of devices connected to the system.07-28-2011
20120161450Energy Storage System - An Energy Storage System for the storage of energy by means of lifting a plurality of masses (06-28-2012
20120248783ELECTRIC GENERATOR WITH ECONOMY MODE OPERATION - An electric generator including: a prime mover; an alternator; a first drive shaft connected to the prime mover; a second drive shaft connected to the alternator; and an overdrive assembly including: a speed conversion assembly connected to the first drive shaft; and a centrifugal clutch connected to the speed conversion assembly and to the second drive shaft. An electric generator, including: a prime mover; an alternator; and an overdrive assembly. For a load on the generator at or above a load threshold, the overdrive assembly is arranged to form a first torque path from the prime mover to the alternator, the first torque path bypassing the overdrive assembly. For a load on the generator below the load threshold, the overdrive assembly is arranged to form a second torque path from the prime mover to the alternator through the overdrive assembly.10-04-2012
20120119510PNEUMATIC GEARBOX WITH VARIABLE SPEED TRANSMISSION AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present technology is directed generally to pneumatic gearbox systems with variable speed transmission and associated systems and methods. In selected embodiments, pneumatic gearbox systems can include a variable input power source and a compressor operatively coupled thereto. The compressor can be configured to compress a fluid at a first cyclic frequency from the variable power input power source. The system can further include a storage vessel in fluid communication with the compressor and an expander in fluid communication with the storage vessel. The storage vessel can be configured to retain a volume of the fluid after compression until the expander draws upon it to expand the fluid at a second cyclic frequency different from the first cyclic frequency. The second cyclic frequency can be configured to synchronize with that of an electrical generator.05-17-2012
20120175886GAS TURBINE ENGINE CONFIGURATIONS - A system of dense packaging of turbomachinery in a gas turbine engine by means of close-coupling of components and by the ability to rotate various engine components with respect to other engine components is disclosed. In addition, spool shaft rotational direction may be reversed to suit the application. In multiple engine configurations, the same ability to close-couple and rotate components and to reverse shaft rotational direction in order to rearrange the engine geometry package is used for packaging two or more gas turbine engines to achieve high power density. Dense-packing is possible because of a number of features of the basic engine. These features include: the use of compact centrifugal compressors and radial turbine assemblies; the close coupling of turbomachinery for a dense packaging; the ability to rotate certain key components so as to facilitate ducting and preferred placement of other components; the ability to control spool shaft rotational direction; and operation at high overall pressure ratios.07-12-2012
20100264668Micro electromechanical generator and method of converting mechanical centrifugal energy into electrical energy - A device for converting mechanical centrifugal energy into electrical energy. This invention having a weighted gear that spins around a shaft and engages a torque increasing gear train to wind a spring. The force of the wound spring is unleashed by means of a clutch and switch assembly and thus engages a second gear train that increases speed and is connected to the shaft of a DC motor through a series of gears. The DC motor sends the created electrical energy to a first circuit board assembly that increases the electrical energy output and transfers the increased electrical energy to a capacitor where the electrical energy is stored. There is a second circuit board assembly, which takes the overflow of the electrical energy that is stored within the capacitor and transfers the electrical to a rechargeable battery that is encased within the master assembly thus providing a charge to the said battery. A third circuit board assembly takes the stored energy from the rechargeable battery and regulates the electrical energy flow to the Positive and Negative connection to regulate the energy flow to the master battery assembly's specifications.10-21-2010
20120256426Drive Train and Wind Turbine - A drive train for harnessing the energy of a fluid flow includes a rotor configured to be driven by the fluid flow, a transmission that is connected to the rotor at the input end, either directly or indirectly via the rotor shaft or other components, and a generator that is connected to the transmission at the output end. A lubricant system supplies lubricant to one of the drive train components as well as to another drive train component.10-11-2012
20100230977Energy conversion system employing high pressure air, steam or fuming gases - An energy conversion device includes batteries and a DC motor. A rotary member is driven by a hydraulic pump, which acts through pistons engaging a eccentric U-shaped rod to impart torque to the rotary member. Bevel gears transfer the torque to the rotary member, which can be connected to a DC generator or a battery charger. The pistons include hollow piston head and piston rods, which reduce the amount of hydraulic fluid that must be pumped. This energy conversion device may be employed in a vehicle. Hydraulic fluid, activated steam or air may be employed as a working medium.09-16-2010
20100230976Self-Generating Device for Exercising Equipment - A generating device for an exercising equipment includes a power source, a speed increasing unit and a generating unit. The generating unit includes a rotor, a stator located in the rotor and a driven member secured on the rotor and provided with a driven gear. The speed increasing unit includes a drive member having a first portion rotated by the power source and a second portion provided with a drive gear and a plurality of transmission gears each intermeshing with the drive gear and the driven gear. The drive gear has a diameter greater than that of each of the transmission gears so that the rotation speed of each of the transmission gears is greater than that of the drive member to increase the rotation speed of the rotor and to enhance the generating efficiency of the generating unit.09-16-2010
20130020809Pollution free electrical power generator - Small AC power plant device comprises of three long parallel rigid arms. Primary function the rigid power arms is, ratcheting and reciprocating uniformly to turn a gearbox continuously, reduce torque and maintain rpm. Longer the rigid power arms, less torque required to turn the generator. One end of each rigid power arm is the attached with two sets of ratchet mechanisms on both sides along with one way clutch bearing on a common shaft. All three rigid power arms are attached to the same said shaft. Positive movement of the each rigid arm individually turns the said common shaft that is coupled to a gearbox whereby the generator continuously. Other end of the rigid power arms are attached to crankshaft or upright conveyer or ball screw assembly type of mechanism. This devices advantage is it maintains the required 50 Hz/60 Hz. and produces energy at zero pollution and low consumption.01-24-2013
20120326450Method of Power Generation - The inventive technology described herein generally relates to the field of power generation. More specifically, methods and apparatus for a power generation coupler utilizing perhaps multiple generators coupled through a power generation coupler to at least one rotational movement element such that said coupled connection is dynamically movable across the surface the rotational movement element so as to maintain an electrical output at a constant generator rotation(s) per minute (RPM) according to the varying rotational velocity along the radius of a rotational movement element. In some embodiments such coupled generators may be sequentially loaded and disengaged to such rotational movement element to maintain an electrical output at a constant generator RPM. Certain embodiments may include a static power generation coupler as well as an electrically dynamic power generation coupler such that the current applied to the stator of a generator may dynamically alter that generators resistance.12-27-2012
20120280515MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE METHOD AND DEVICE - Provided is an energy storage system configured to accumulate energy for subsequent discharge. One embodiment includes an indirect energy storage assembly configured to accept energy input from a direct storage assembly. The indirect energy storage assembly includes a converter for lifting a mass, a speed reducer coupled to the converter for increasing torque provided, and a mass coupled to the speed reducer for generating potential energy when raised. In one embodiment, the direct energy storage assembly produces energy based on descent of a mass, the descent controlled by operation of a speed increaser coupled to a generator. In one example, the speed increaser provides an input:output ratio of at least 1:100. The speed increaser can be configured based on parameters of the generator (e.g., speed and torque). The mass of the direct energy storage assembly can include a float for lifting the mass responsive to water level.11-08-2012
20120326449GEARING GENERATOR FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE - A gearing generator for an electric vehicle has a gear transmission box, a gearing device and an electromotor. The gearing device is mounted in the gear transmission box and has a transmission shaft, an output shaft and a gear-up segment. The transmission shaft is rotatably mounted through the gear transmission box. The output shaft is mounted in the gear transmission box above the transmission shaft. The gear-up segment is connected between the transmission shaft and the output shaft. The electromotor is connected to the gearing device outside the gear transmission box and has a base, a coil stator, an eccentric flywheel, a fan, a protecting hood and a commutator. The base is mounted on the gear transmission box. The coil stator is mounted on the base. The eccentric flywheel is mounted on the output shaft and has a flywheel hole, a unilateral bearing, a permanent-magnet rotor and multiple weighted blocks.12-27-2012
20120133155WIND POWER PLANT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF A WIND POWER PLANT - A wind power turbine with a wind rotor which operates at variable speeds, a generator that can operate at a constant speed and an electric machine that can operate at a variable speeds, which are each in driving connection with one another by way of a superimposition transmission, such that as a power control device for regulating the speed of the generator, the electric machine is connected to a power grid and operates as a generator and motor. A controllable brake, for braking the generator, is arranged in the force flow between the transmission and the generator to extend the operating range of the wind power turbine down to lower wind speeds. When operating the turbine at low wind speeds, the brake is applied, the generator is deactivated, and electric current is produced by operating the electric machine as a generator, which is fed to the power grid.05-31-2012
20120139261WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM - A wave energy conversion system is described. The system comprises a wave energy absorber for absorbing wave energy. At least one switched reluctance machine is driven by the wave energy absorber for converting mechanical energy to electrical energy. The switched reluctance machine has a generating mode and a motoring mode. A sensing means is provided for sensing an operating parameter generated by the wave energy absorber. A control means is co-operable with the sensing means for controlling the mode of the switched reluctance machine in response to the sensed operating parameter.06-07-2012
20130015668ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORAANM CHANG; SHENG-CHUANGAACI Taipei CityAACO TWAAGP CHANG; SHENG-CHUANG Taipei City TWAANM Chang; Feng-ChenAACI Keelung CityAACO TWAAGP Chang; Feng-Chen Keelung City TW - An electric power generator device includes: a dynamic force source device for generating a dynamic force driving a rotor of a generator to perform a rotary motion via moment transmission mechanism; the generator for generating an electric power, the generator including the rotor; the moment transmission mechanism disposed between the dynamic force source device and the rotor of the generator and adapted to lengthen a moment arm between a point of application of the dynamic force and the rotor, such that the moment arm thus lengthened allows the dynamic force transmission mechanism to impose a moment amplifying effect on the rotor, thereby driving in a labor-saving manner the rotor to perform the rotary motion.01-17-2013
20130020810Device to replace nuclear and fossil-fuel steam supply power plants with zero CO2 and safe efficient superheated steam - The invention provides processes and apparatuses for safely, rapidly, cost-effectively producing superheated steam. These processes and apparatuses involves producing clean low-cost electricity by the long rigid power arms generator thereby operating electric-arc furnaces side by side, melting steel repeatedly and tungsten steam pipes bedded in molten steel to produce superheated steam, this method of producing steam will replace nuclear, coal and other fossil fuel method of producing steam on the steam producing side of the equation without dismantling the entire nuclear or coal fired power plants, by merely discarding the nuclear side or the coal side of the either plant altogether. The use the ocean water to produce superheated steam for turbines and the distillation will produce clean drinking water, excess power from the generator through an electrolysis process will produce oxygen for the electric-arc furnace to increase temperature for steam and hydrogen gas stored as energy.01-24-2013
20120242089Energy transforming apparatus - An energy transforming apparatus has a controllable magnetic power gathering device and a transforming device to transform the non-continuous kinetic energy into electrical power to store in the power storage assembly. The controllable magnetic power gathering device has a non-continuous moved or linear reciprocating moved input end, a continuous rotating output end and a controllable energy-adjusting end, etc, to transform the impulse momentum into the continuous kinetic energy with the differential motion and using the non-contacting magnetic wheel transmission assembly to protect the overload effect. The transforming device has an energy transforming assembly, a circuit adjustment assembly and a power storage assembly. The circuit adjustment assembly is electrically connected with the energy transforming assembly to control the energy transforming assembly to transform the kinetic energy into electrical power. Accordingly, the energy transforming apparatus can transform non-continuous kinetic energy into continuous movement and further into electric power.09-27-2012
20110260469ENERGY HARVESTING SEATING - Seating systems in which energy is harvested from the physical movement of the seat. The seating system includes a seating article, an electrical generator, a drive mechanism, and a battery. The generator, the drive mechanism, and the battery are supported on the seating article. The generator is powered by the drive mechanism in response to movement of the user. For example, the drive mechanism may be responsive to the vertical movements of a seat.10-27-2011
20130127177GRAVITY-ASSISTED ROTATIONAL MECHANISM AND GENERATOR DEVICE COOPERATING THEREWITH - A gravity-assisted rotational mechanism and a generator device cooperating therewith. The gravity-assisted rotational mechanism includes multiple concentric rotational members having different sizes and rotatable about the same rotational center, several link members having equal weights for driving the same, and at least one connection member for pivotally connecting the rotational members with the link members. The rotational members can symmetrically push/pull each other. The link members and connection member are respectively mounted on interference sections of at least some of the rotational members to absorb gravitational energy. The energy of the link members is transmitted via the interference sections to the rotational members to form a cycle of energy storage and transmission, whereby the gravity-assisted rotational mechanism can lastingly continuously self-rotate as an ornamental device. The generator device serves to convert the gravitational energy and minimize the rotational inertia loss and increase yield rate of electrical energy.05-23-2013
20100276942 Electrical Power Generation From Fluid Flow - A rotatable drive mechanism is disclosed for a power generating apparatus 11-04-2010
20130127176ROADWAY BUMP ELECTRICITY GENERATION SYSTEM - The roadway bump electricity generation system converts kinetic energy obtained from a vehicle into electrical energy, which is intended for use on roads, highways and parking garages. At least one guide-mounted, spring-loaded member is disposed in the roadway and operates an electric generator when displaced by the vehicle wheels rolling over the bump.05-23-2013
20100013241Bicycle-seat power generation device - A bicycle-seat power generation device includes a seat, a frame, an electrical generator, an electrical generation module, a mount, and a cushioning unit. The electrical generator includes a spindle gear. The electrical generation module includes a toothed rack and a transmission gear train. The toothed rack has an upper end abutting against an underside of the seat. The transmission gear train has an end engaging the toothed rack and another end engaging the spindle gear of the electrical generator. The mount accommodates the electrical generation module and the electrical generator therein in order to have the electrical generation module and the electrical generator coupled between the seat and the frame. The cushioning unit is also coupled between the seat and the frame and is fixed together with the mount in order to drive the toothed rack of the electrical generation module for effecting power generation. As such, a bicycle-seat power generation device that features simultaneous shock absorption and power generation is provided.01-21-2010
20130154276INTEGRATED HEIGHT SENSOR AND REGENERATIVE ENERGY GENERATION DEVICE - A regenerative energy generation device is provided, which includes a height sensor fixed to a vehicle by a bracket, a lever portion rotatably installed on the height sensor at a predetermined angle to be rotated as a height between the vehicle and the ground is changed, and a generator rotated by the rotation of the lever portion to generate energy.06-20-2013
20130154277WHEEL SUSPENSION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - A wheel suspension for a motor vehicle includes an electric vibration damper which is affixed to the vehicle body and which has a generator that can be driven by translational wheel movements of the vehicle wheel in order to generate an induced voltage. The stator and the rotor of the generator are interconnected via at least one gear stage, wherein a gear element of the gear stage is a drive gear wheel of a rack-and-pinion drive that is drivingly connected to a wheel carrier of the wheel suspension, with the wheel carrier following the wheel movements.06-20-2013
20120019006COAXIAL WIND TURBINE - Disclosed is a gearbox with two driver gears that are phase shifted 180 degrees with respect to a driven gear so that counter-rotation of the driver gears combine to rotate the driven gear together. The gearbox can be used to couple a counter-rotating, coaxial wind turbine rotors by coupling the driver gears to the counter-rotating rotors and the driven gear to a generator so that the counter-rotating rotors on the wind turbine rotate the driven gear in the same direction. The driven gear can be coupled to a generator to produce electricity.01-26-2012
20100148517PENDULUM MECHANISM AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM USING SAME - A mechanism for driving a generator, comprising at least one pendulum comprising a mass free to pendulate about an axis of oscillation; an actuator for applying a force to the mass in a direction of pendulation for at least a portion of the pendulation; and a drive train between the at least one pendulum and the generator for transferring energy between the pendulum and the generator. The drive train comprises a drive member mounted to the pendulum for pendulation therewith; a wheel, the drive member applying a reciprocating rotational force to the wheel when pendulating, the rotating wheel driving the drive shaft; and a freewheeling clutch mechanism interposed between the wheel and the drive shaft such that the drive shaft is driven only in a predetermined direction of rotation.06-17-2010
20120299308ROTATION DEVICE - There is provided a rotation device comprising a rotatable output axis arranged to have its axis line extending in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the direction of gravity, a plurality of shafts each having one end attached to the output axis, a plurality of first heavy weights each supported on the other end of the shafts, second heavy weights supported slidably by and along the respective shafts at a position nearer the output axis in relation to the first heavy weights, and an eccentric guide member for supporting slidably the second heavy weights to make the rotational orbit of the second heavy weights associated with the rotation of the output axis eccentric to the axial center of the output axis.11-29-2012
20130076043STORAGE SYSTEM FOR STORING ENERGY USEFUL IN STARTING AND REGULATING ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS - A storage system for storing energy useful in starting and regulating electrical systems, that includes03-28-2013
20100283258Uninterruptible solar power - Solar energy storage is achieved by capturing the rotational energy produced by a solar thermal energy system's turbines, and storing that energy in an energy storage spring, via a gear or a connected gear box/transmission, in a very efficient and scalable manner. Another gear box/transmission connected to the energy storage spring provides uninterrupted rotational energy, at a constant rate, to the system's electric generators, making it possible to provide base-load power. The stored rotational energy may also be released only during periods of peak demand, providing frequency regulation, in what is known as a peaker power plant. Previously, this instant on and off operation was only available in hydroelectric power plants. Stored rotational energy may also be utilized to provide a continuous pumping means, as well as to energize other machinery that relies on rotational energy, whereby performing work without generating electricity or burning fuel of any sort.11-11-2010
20110127777Grid power storage and frequency regulation - An apparatus to capture and store electricity, and then instantly retransmit it on demand, is disclosed. An electric motor transfers rotational energy to at least one energy storage spring that rotationally connects to an electric generator via a variety of rotational energy connecting elements. Utilizing energy storage springs in this manner enables intermittent generation from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, to provide base load electric power as well as providing frequency regulation to the national electric power grids. Electric grid power may be utilized when the price is low to compress the springs, and then released and transferred to an electric generator when the price of electricity is higher. Rotational energy storage may be utilized to provide backup power for applications of all sizes. It is efficient, scalable, and deployable almost anywhere.06-02-2011
20100038916PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - There is provided a portable electronic device capable of being immediately operated without the use of a battery even when the battery reaches exhaustion. An electricity generating unit 02-18-2010
20110101702Spring Generator - A spring operated generator includes a pair of torsion spring banks and a pair of elongate shafts extending through respective spring banks and operatively connected to respective generators. A starter motor is connected to each respective spring bank for initially winding each spring bank. When actuated, the primed spring bank is allowed to unwind. A clutch coupled to the elongate shaft is configured to engage a respective generator, transferring energy from shaft rotation to the generator which produces electricity. As one spring bank unwinds, the other spring bank is wound in like manner as the first. When the initial spring bank is unwound and the other spring bank is sufficiently wound, the cycle is repeated, thereby causing the other generator to produce electricity.05-05-2011
20120306216Universal automatic cord reeling device - An automatic universal cord reeling device capable of consolidating, organizing and storing cords and flexible tubes from any source comprising, a two tiered spool and a spring motor used to drive the mechanism to provide stored energy to the system through the operations of a set of gears and a spring loaded plunger and detent system. In an alternate embodiment of the invention, a mini alternator may be attached to the spring motor drum of the system to generate electric current which is stored in a battery pack incorporated within the system. In this embodiment, the stored energy in the form of electric current can be tapped through a plug to drive an electronic mobile or other device.12-06-2012
20120313380Energy Storage System Using Springs - An energy storage system used to store energy is disclosed. The system uses compression, torsion, extension and/or leaf springs to store energy. Input energy is use to compress the springs through an apparatus. The potential energy in the compressed spring is used to run a generator, which provides power to the consumer.12-13-2012
20120091728POWER MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A power module is configured to provide power to an electronic device. The module includes a rechargeable battery, an electrical generator, and a driving member. The electrical generator includes a rotor. The driving member is used to drive the rotor to rotate, and includes a mainspring, a receiver to receive the mainspring, and a shaft including one end connected to the mainspring and an opposite end connected to the rotor, enabling the rotor to rotate in union with the shaft. A cable includes one end attached to the shaft with a portion of the cable wound around the shaft. When an opposite end of the cable is pulled, the shaft rotates in a first direction, compressing the mainspring, when the mainspring rebounds, the shaft rotates back in a second direction, and the unwound part of the cable is wound back onto the shaft.04-19-2012
20130175806POWER GENERATOR DEVICE AND SWITCH - A power generator device includes a switch lever that is operated upon power generation, a power generator that generates an induced electromotive force when a driven unit is driven; and a power generation spring that accumulates an elastic force upon being applied an external force and outputs the accumulated elastic force to drive the driven unit. Further, the power generator device includes a sliding member and a pinwheel that are configured to transmit an operating force of the switch lever to the power generation spring while the switch lever is positioned between a pre-operation position and an accumulation complete position at which a predetermined elastic force is accumulated at the power generation spring, and disengage the engagement between the switch lever and the power generation spring and allow the power generation spring to output the accumulated elastic force when the switch lever moves past the accumulation complete position.07-11-2013
20130200633METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVAL OF HARMONIC NOISE - An apparatus for removing harmonic noise from a power transmission line transmitting electricity at a primary frequency includes a filter and a controller coupled to the sensor and to an actuator-generator. The filter separates electricity at a harmonic of a primary frequency from the electrical signal transmitted by the power transmission line. The controller is configured to modulate consumption of electricity from the power transmission line. The consumption is controlled by electrical actuation of the actuator-generator, such that the electrical actuation of the actuator-generator causes consumption of electricity from the power transmission line at a harmonic of the primary frequency. The actuator-generator is coupled to an elastically deformable component, such that electrical actuation of the actuator-generator generates tension in the elastically deformable component.08-08-2013
20130200632METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING ENERGY - An energy storage apparatus for storing energy transmitted by a power transmission line includes an elastically deformable component and an actuator-generator. The actuator-generator is coupled to the elastically deformable component such that electrical actuation of the actuator-generator generates tension in the elastically deformable component. The actuator-generator is further coupled to the elastically deformable component such that mechanical actuation of the actuator-generator via a release of tension in the elastically deformable component causes a generation of electrical energy by the actuator-generator.08-08-2013
20130207400ENERGY STORAGE AND DRIVE DEVICE - A Mechanical Energy Storage and Drive Device, The device stores elastic energy in its storage equipment (The springs) and creating resonance/pendulum phenomena inside its equipment (the springs and its coupled mass) after releasing the charged springs by using continuous external energy source feeds the electric motor/solenoid that produce the small vibrated power applied on the springs and its coupled mass for creating the resonance/pendulum phenomena inside the device.08-15-2013
20130026765THERMAL SHIELD FOR SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER - A thermal shield for a system for generating electric power may include a sheet of material configured to be operably associated with an engine of the system for generating electric power such that heat from the engine is deflected back toward the engine. The sheet of material may define a generally rectangular shape defining a length dimension and a width dimension, and the length dimension may be configured to generally correspond to a length defined by the engine.01-31-2013
20110204651Engine Generator - An engine generator is provided having an improved cooling effect realized by cooling air while ensuring a compact arrangement of components in a housing. The engine generator includes an engine 08-25-2011
20100156112HEAT ENGINE AND HEAT TO ELECTRICITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A waste heat recovery system, method and device executes a thermodynamic cycle using a working fluid in a working fluid circuit which has a high pressure side and a low pressure side. Components of the system in the working fluid circuit include a waste heat exchanger in thermal communication with a waste heat source also connected to the working fluid circuit, whereby thermal energy is transferred from the waste heat source to the working fluid in the working fluid circuit, an expander located between the high pressure side and the low pressure side of the working fluid circuit, the expander operative to convert a pressure/enthalpy drop in the working fluid to mechanical energy, a recuperator in the working fluid circuit operative to transfer thermal energy between the high pressure side and the low pressure side of the working fluid circuit, a cooler in thermal communication with the low pressure side of the working fluid circuit operative to control temperature of the working fluid in the low side of the working fluid circuit, a pump in the working fluid circuit and connected to the low pressure side and to the high pressure side of the working fluid circuit and operative to move the working fluid through the working fluid circuit, and a mass management system connected to the working fluid circuit, the mass management system, method and device having a working fluid vessel connected to the low pressure side of the working fluid circuit and configured to passively control an amount of working fluid mass in the working fluid circuit.06-24-2010
20100072757Portable Energy Generation Systems - Portable energy generation systems are disclosed. More particularly, a high-output mobile electrical generator system comprising a radial engine power source providing a highly compact physical format.03-25-2010
20100109339ELECTRICAL GENERATOR USED WITH A MICRO-REFINERY - An ethanol and electrical power supply system includes a micro refinery that produces ethanol, an engine that runs on the ethanol produced by the micro-refinery and a generator that converts energy from the engine into electrical energy. The micro-refinery ferments feedstock to produce water and ethanol. Heat from the engine is transferred to the micro-refinery and used to vaporize the ethanol during the distillation process.05-06-2010
20100109338METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUXILIARY POWER TO AN ELECTRIC POWER PLANT USING FISCHER TROPSCH TECHNOLOGY - A method for meeting both base-load and peak-load demand in a power production facility. By integrating a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) hydrocarbon production facility with an electrical power generating facility, peak-load power demand can be met by reducing the temperature of the FT reactor thereby increasing the quantity of tail gases and using FT tail gases to fuel a gas turbine generator set. The method enables rapid power response and allows the synthesis gas generating units and the FT units to operate with constant flow rates.05-06-2010
20110309635ELECTRICITY GENERATION DEVICE WITH SEVERAL HEAT PUMPS IN SERIES - The device for generating electricity (12-22-2011
20120181795AIR FLOW ARRANGEMENT FOR TWO DIESEL GENERATOR SETS IN SHIPPING CONTAINER - A system includes a shipping container having air inlets at each end and an air outlet at a top and approximate center. The system includes two engines positioned one on each side of a center region, with two generators—each positioned between one of the engines and an end of the container. The center region includes a fuel tank and an air director. An air flow path on each side flows air in the air inlet, over the generator, over the engine, through an engine radiator, mixes the air with exhaust from the engine, and flows out the air outlet. The system maximizes an exhaust flow path length back to the air inlet to prevent exhaust gas recirculation. The system further configures the exhaust air to be heated and released at a higher location than the inlet to minimize potential exhaust gas recirculation.07-19-2012
20120181794MAGNETOELECTRIC COGENERATOR - A magnetoelectric cogenerator uses a magnetic fuel cell stack to convert renewable energy for outputting, and works basing on the first law of thermodynamics to covert potential into kinetic energy through the known Hall Effect and enables out-coupling of electric energy. For DC output, the magnetic fuel cell stack is an inductance-type high-frequency transformer; and for AC output, a DC permanent-magnet motor and a permanent-magnet self-excited generator enable forming of the cell stack, i.e. to combine with a power storage module to form the magnetoelectric cogenerator. A damper absorbs or eliminates anti-electromotive force (EMF) or eddy current from time to time for the DC permanent-magnet motor to always maintain in an optimal state for normal operation to reduce power consumption. The magnetoelectric cogenerator is able to stably generate power without producing any emission to thereby solve the problems of power supply and environmental protection in the electric energy application fields.07-19-2012
20130088018LINEAR GENERATOR HAVING A FLUID PRESSURE CYLINDER STRUCTURE - A linear generator has a fluid pressure cylinder structure for reciprocating a piston in a cylinder in the axial direction by applying alternately a fluid pressure in a left fluid pressure chamber in contact with the left end wall of the cylinder and a fluid pressure in a right fluid pressure chamber in contact with the right end wall of the cylinder to the piston. A permanent magnet band is formed between the left and right pressure receiving surfaces of the piston, and an electromotive coil band provided over the left and right fluid pressure chambers is formed on the cylindrical wall between the left and right end walls of the cylinder so that power generation in the electromotive coil band is induced by the reciprocating movement in the axial direction of the piston having the permanent magnet band.04-11-2013
20130088017GENERATOR - A generator, such as for a gas turbine engine, includes an integrated auto transformer unit having secondary windings connected to a main windings.04-11-2013
20120112468OPPOSED FREE PISTON LINEAR ALTERNATOR - A free piston linear alternator includes a cylinder having a pair of bounce chambers, a pair of scavenging chambers, a pair of opposed pistons and a combustion chamber disposed between the opposed pistons. The pistons are axially opposed from each other and generate electric current when each of the pistons linearly translate. Each of the bounce chambers is disposed between respective ones of the pistons and a respective outer end of the cylinder and includes substantially constrained air configured to return respective ones of the pistons to a respective first position from a respective second position after combustion.05-10-2012
20120112467FREE PISTON LINEAR ALTERNATOR UTILIZING OPPOSED PISTONS WITH SPRING RETURN - A free piston linear alternator includes a cylinder having a pair of outer chambers, a pair of opposed pistons and a combustion chamber disposed between the opposed pistons. Each outer chamber is disposed between respective ones of the pistons and a respective outer end of the cylinder. The pistons are axially opposed from each other and independently generate electric current when each of the pistons linearly translate. Each of a pair of return members is disposed within a respective one of the outer chambers, and each of the return members is configured to return respective ones of the pistons to a respective first position from a respective second position after combustion.05-10-2012
20130056992WASTE HEAT UTILIZATION SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND MOTOR-GENERATOR DEVICE FOR USE IN THE SYSTEM - Either one of an inner rotor (03-07-2013
20120223529INTEGRATED COMBUSTION AND ELECTRIC HYBRID ENGINES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USE THEREOF - A new approach to achieving greater fuel efficiencies in the design and implementation of hybrid automotive vehicles. Efficiency and power benefits accrue from the integration of electric motor components into various components of combustion-fueled engines, thus obviating the need for much separate equipment, such as discrete electric motors) and gear arrangements in order to obtain hybrid operation. Among other things, a significant savings of weight in the vehicle and increased control of the coordination between combustion-fueled and electric motor propulsion of the vehicle is obtained.09-06-2012
20110012367FREE-PISTON LINEAR ALTERNATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus are provided for operating a free-piston linear alternator. The apparatus includes a linear machine having first and second coils wound around a path for a linearly-moving mass and a rotating machine having a rotating mass and third and fourth coils. The first coil is coupled to the third coil, and the second coil is coupled to the fourth coil, such that movement of the linearly-moving mass with respect to the first and second coils imparts a first magnetic field upon the rotating mass via the third and fourth coils. Further, movement of the rotating mass with respect to the third and fourth coils creates a second magnetic field upon the linearly-moving mass to position the linearly moving mass for combustion.01-20-2011
20110012366Stirling Machine - A Stirling machine comprising a reciprocating power piston with a power magnet, and a stator having a coil electromagnetically coupled to the power magnet. At least one spring magnet is arranged to provide an axial centring force on the piston. The spring magnet is fixed with respect to the stator.01-20-2011
20130062885METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING ELECTRICAL POWER FROM A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A method and apparatus for powering an aircraft by extracting power from both the high pressure and low pressure spools of a gas turbine engine. DC power can be generated using the high pressure spool and AC power can be generated using the low pressure spool.03-14-2013
20090079199ELECTRIC GENERATOR OPERATED BY RECIPROCATING WELLBORE PUMP AND MONITORING SYSTEM USED THEREWITH - An electrical system for use with a sucker rod pump includes an electric generator configured to be operated by motion of a sucker rod string. The rod string is configured to transfer motive power to the sucker rod pump disposed in a wellbore. The generator is disposed in the wellbore. The system includes at least one electrically powered device electrically coupled to the generator and disposed in the wellbore.03-26-2009
20110278853METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR REGULATING FREQUENCY OF GENERATED POWER USING FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS WITH VARYING LOAD AND/OR POWER GENERATION - Featured are methods for regulating the AC frequency of the electrical power to be supplied on an electrical distribution system or grid. Such a method includes electrically coupling an energy storage sub-system to the electrical distribution network, where the energy storage sub-system includes one or more flywheel energy storage systems. Also featured as devices, systems and apparatuses embodying such methodologies or for use in implementing such methodologies of the present invention.11-17-2011
20100327600POWER GENERATING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREFOR - A power generation system has at least one wheel. A trailing arm is pivotably coupled to an undercarriage of a vehicle for converting rotational energy generated by the at least one wheel to electrical energy. A transformer is coupled to the trailing arm. An electric refrigeration unit is coupled to the transformer.12-30-2010
20110298220Combined stranded gas and wind integrated system power plant - A combined stranded gas and wind integrated system power plant is disclosed which may be used to capture energy from stranded natural gas in conjunction with wind energy to provide usable electricity which may be used either locally or transmitted to the grid.12-08-2011
20110298219ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND ON-BOARD BATTERY CHARGING APPARATUS THEREFOR - An electric vehicle and a range extender engine are shown including the controls to operate the same.12-08-2011
20100090476Fluid Machine, Rankine Circuit, and System for Utilizing Waste Heat from Vehicle - A system for utilizing waste heat from a vehicle has a Rankine circuit, and the Rankine circuit includes a fluid machine. A generating unit of the fluid machine has a third rotating body that is disposed coaxially with a first rotating body of a pump unit and a second rotating body of an expansion unit. The fluid machine has a drive shaft that is integrally connected at least to the first rotating body, among the first, second and third rotating bodies, and a power transmission unit that is connected to the drive shaft and transmits external power to the drive shaft.04-15-2010
20120098272GRAVITY-ASSISTED GEOMAGNETIC GENERATOR - A geomagnetic power generating apparatus 04-26-2012
20110169271MICRO POWER GENERATING DEVICE - A micro power generating device configured to be disposed on a medium structure always in a vibrating environment to provide low-power electric energy includes a case, a body, elastic members, at least a magnetic member, a coil, and a circuit board. The body is combined in the case and has a chamber. One elastic member is respectively disposed on a top side and a bottom side of the chamber. The magnetic member is slidably accommodated in the chamber and is moved back and forth in the chamber by elastic forces provided by the elastic members. The coil is wound around the body. When the magnetic member is moved back and forth in the chamber under the effects of vibrations and the elastic forces provided by the elastic members, the coil generates an induced current accordingly. The circuit board is electrically connected to the coil, and used for processing the induced current generated by the coil into a power supply for external use.07-14-2011
20090108588COGENERATION SYSTEM - A cogeneration system is disclosed. The system has a cooling water circulation channel for returning cooling water of the engine to the engine after some of the cooling water has been removed. The cooling water circulation channel is provided with a cooling water pump for pressure-feeding the cooling water; electricity supplying means; and a control part for performing a control so that electrical energy is supplied from the electricity supplying means to a motor for driving the cooling water pump when a power outage signal is received.04-30-2009
20110006544 Hydrogen Generator - A hydrogen generator comprising an enclosure, a series of spaced plates contained within the enclosure and defining between them liquidtight cells, with a plate forming a first wall of each cell of a nobler material than a plate forming a second wall of that cell, and where a first place of the series is an anode arranged to be connected to a power supply and the last plate of the series is a cathode arranged to be connected to a power supply, an inlet to each cell arranged to allow an electrolyte to flow into the cell, and an outlet from each cell arranged to allow an electrolyte and hydrogen gas to flow out of the cell.01-13-2011
20110133481Ecologically Friendly Generator - The present invention relates to the field of generators and engines. Specific embodiments of the invention include a generator comprising: a combustion chamber for combusting fuel to produce a high pressure flow of air or gas; a combustion wheel comprising: a rim with circumferentially spaced combustion plates protruding radially outward from the rim for receiving the high pressure flow of air or gas; a wheel hub providing means for rotating the wheel on an axis of rotation upon interaction of the high pressure flow on the combustion plates; spokes comprising one or more magnets, wherein the spokes operably connect the hub to the rim and provide for the magnets to interact with pick-up coils; pick-up coils for receiving energy from the magnets during rotation of the wheel and for producing electrical energy therefrom; and optionally comprising a battery for receiving and storing energy from the pick-up coils.06-09-2011
20090295169STARTER SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE ELECTRIC GENERATORS USING A PORTABLE UNIVERSAL BATTERY PACK - A portable power driven system has a manually movable frame. In one example, an internal combustion engine and a generator device that generates AC power are supported on the frame. The internal combustion engine drives the generator device. An electrically powered starting device is coupled to the internal combustion engine. A control panel is coupled to the frame and includes at least one AC outlet and a battery receptacle that is electrically coupled to the starting device. The battery receptacle is materially the same as a foot of a cordless power tool that receives a battery pack. According to one aspect, the battery pack for the cordless power tool may be permanently mounted in the battery receptacle and provides electrical power to the starting device. The battery receptacle may be contained in an enclosure. The enclosure may provide biasing members urging the battery pack into the battery receptacle.12-03-2009
20100090475Exercise Device Capable Of Generating Electricity - An exercise device capable of generating electricity includes a generator unit, a power conversion unit, a controller unit, a power resistor unit, a human machine interface (HMI) unit and an energy conversion unit. The power conversion unit is electrically connected to the generator unit for receiving an AC power source outputted by the generator and converting it into a plurality of DC power sources. With stepping on the exercise device by external manpower to drive the generator unit to operate, the energy conversion unit is used to store the energy. Further, in the beginning of the operation of the exercise device, the energy conversion unit provides the HMI unit with necessary electricity. After the exercise device achieves a certain rotating speed, the power conversion unit is switched to provide the HMI unit with necessary electricity. With the above arrangement, the exercise device can be driven by an external force to generate electricity.04-15-2010
20110169272Auto-Charging Battery System - A system for automatically recharging a battery includes a converter that responds to indirect, reactive forces (e.g. vibrations and jerks) that are externally applied to the system. The response is a generation of electrical energy. A central controller in the system can then, simultaneously or selectively: 1) route this electrical energy directly to a user; 2) transfer the electrical energy to a battery for the recharging of the battery; and 3) divert the electrical energy to a storage unit for subsequent use in recharging the battery or direct use by the user.07-14-2011
20090278360Generating method and generating system utilizing combustion exhaust gas - Gas pressure and exhaust heat of the combustion exhaust gas exhausted from the internal combustion engine is effectively utilized for generating electricity.11-12-2009
20130099505ELECTROMECHANICAL ATTACHMENT MECHANISM FOR GENERATOR HEAD - A mechanism that uses several parts and components herein described, to rotate an alternator in order to produce electric power, while sustaining itself for long periods of time.04-25-2013
20110169273HYBRID ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM - A hybrid energy conversion system is described which utilizes a drive engine configured to output mechanical energy at a generally uniform rotational speed under varying mechanical load conditions. The mechanical energy is used to turn an electrical generator mechanically coupled to the drive engine. The electrical energy output from the electrical generator is then used to power an electrical motor coupled to a mechanical load.07-14-2011
20090295170EJECTOR DEVICE - An ejector device effective to generate a negative pressure by element of compressed air fed to an ejector of the device via a compressed-air duct includes an air suction duct, a pressure sensor and an electrically activatable valve member arranged in the compressed-air duct for regulating the flow of compressed air to the ejector, as well as electrically supplied control electronics (12-03-2009
20090267352Drive device - A drive device includes an input shaft connected to an engine; a first rotating electrical machine and a second rotating electrical machine; a differential gear unit including a first rotating element, a second rotating element, and a third rotating element; and a control device. The first rotating electrical machine and the differential gear unit are positioned coaxially with the input shaft. The first rotating electrical machine and the second rotating electrical machine are positioned on different axes from each other so as to axially overlap each other. A first component of the control device is positioned lower than the first rotating electrical machine and positioned so that at least a part of the first component overlaps the first rotating electrical machine when viewed in a vertical top plan view.10-29-2009
20110204650POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS - A power supply system comprises an internal combustion engine (08-25-2011
20110266810SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPRESSED-GAS ENERGY STORAGE USING COUPLED CYLINDER ASSEMBLIES - In various embodiments, a pneumatic cylinder assembly is coupled to a mechanism that converts motion of a piston into electricity, and vice versa, during expansion or compression of a gas in the pneumatic cylinder assembly.11-03-2011
20100127506System and Method for Electrically-Coupled Thermal Cycle - In one embodiment according to the invention, there is provided a method for generating electrical energy using a thermal cycle of a working gas. The method comprises using the motion of a piston in a cylinder, containing the working gas performing the thermal cycle, to electromagnetically induce current in an electrical circuit coupled to the cylinder; using the electrical circuit to store the electrical energy, produced by the current induced in the electrical circuit, in an electrical storage device; and using the electrical energy stored in the electrical storage device to electromagnetically provide a motive force to the piston. Cyclically using the electrical circuit to store the electrical energy and using the stored energy to provide a motive force to the piston effect a net positive average power transfer into the electrical storage device over the course of the thermal cycle.05-27-2010
20080309092Power Generator - The invention relates to a closed system (12-18-2008
20090015021SELF-SUPPORTING POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A scalable micro-grid for providing power to areas remote from the existing power grid. At least two power pods linked in parallel. Each power pod has at least one, micro-turbine fueled by methane gas. As power needs increase, additional power pods are added to the system to meet the additional power needs. The power pods have redundancy such as a diesel genset to ensure continuous power. Power pods are more environmentally friendly than diesel generators and independent of existing power grid. Installation of a power pods requires a short lead-time and thus can be put into operation as soon as the need for more power arises. The power generation source is close to the power consumption point. Removal cost is minimal and the equipment can be reused in another remote power generation locale.01-15-2009
20090066091ENERGY GENERATING MODULES WITH FUEL CHAMBERS - An energy generating module comprises an enclosure, an energy generating device, a fuel chamber, and one or more sealable ports. In one exemplary embodiment, the fuel chamber comprises a primary containment tank contained within a secondary containment tank, the primary and secondary containment tanks separated by one or more interstitial spaces. The enclosure comprises a plurality of exterior enclosure walls and a plurality of interior enclosure walls that cooperate to form the secondary containment tank such that the primary containment tank is disposed between the exterior enclosure walls and the interior enclosure walls. In another exemplary embodiment, the exterior enclosure walls and the interior enclosure walls cooperate to form a single-walled fuel chamber disposed between the exterior and interior enclosure walls of the energy generating module. Additional exemplary embodiments include fuel chambers configured as any multiple-wall structures, whether double-wall, triple-wall, or other, that comprise a plurality of containment tanks.03-12-2009
20120068471ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM - A system of hardware and controls, know as a Hydrogen Hub, that absorbs electric power from any source, including hydropower, wind, solar, and other energy resources, chemically stores the power in hydrogen-dense anhydrous ammonia, then reshapes the stored energy to the power grid with zero emissions by using anhydrous ammonia to fuel diesel-type, spark-ignited internal combustion, combustion turbine, fuel cell or other electric power generators.03-22-2012
20120104765DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER FROM SMALL MOVEMENTS - This invention describes a device for the generation of electric energy from small movements which comprises: a magnet with the shape of a solid of revolution which comprises at least a couple of poles (N, S) placed around an axis of revolution; a tube whose transversal section is complementary to the shape of the magnet, and which comprises a winding rolled transversally around it, with the magnet placed in the interior of the tube so that an inclination of the tube causes the magnet to roll, traveling along the interior of the tube and inducing tension on the winding.05-03-2012
20110227347HEAT ENGINE - Disclosed is a heat engine following an intermediate form between an ideal Carnot engine and a Stirling engine and having high thermal efficiency. The heat engine includes a cylinder in which operating gas is filled; a high temperature heater which heats a front end part of the cylinder and thermally expands the operating gas; a low temperature cooler which cools a rear end part of the cylinder and contracts the operating gas; and a piston which is accommodated inside the cylinder to rectilinearly reciprocate as the operating gas is thermally expanded and contracted, and includes a heat opening to make the operating gas directly contact the high temperature heater or the low temperature cooler.09-22-2011
20110227346GAS TURBINE WITH EXTERNAL COMBUSTION, APPLYING A ROTATING REGENERATING HEAT EXCHANGER - The invention relates to a gas turbine (09-22-2011
20110140453HYBRID BIOMASS PROCESS WITH REHEAT CYCLE - Methods and systems for the generation of electrical energy through the combination of steam flows produced from different fuel sources. Steam produced from processing of a biomass fuel source is combined with steam produced from the processing of natural gas or fossil fuel and routed through a steam turbine generator to produce electrical energy. The steam is preferably reheated after partial processing in the steam turbine generator and then recirculated for further processing in the steam turbine generators. Following extraction of all available energy from the steam, the steam is condensed to water, the feedwater is then reheated and pumped to the boilers of both energy sources for conversion into steam.06-16-2011
20090230694General purpose engine - The present invention achieves an improvement in the power generation capacity of a general purpose engine provided for a power generation application while realizing reductions in the weight and size thereof. An optional external apparatus can be attached to one shaft part of a rotary shaft, and an axial gap type motor/generator constituted by power generating rotors (inner and outer rotors) and a stator is attached integrally to another shaft part of the rotary shaft.09-17-2009
20090230693General purpose engine - The present invention achieves reductions in the weight and size of a general purpose engine provided for a power generation application. An optional external apparatus can be attached to one shaft part of a rotary shaft, and an axial gap type motor/generator constituted by a power generating rotor (inner rotor) and a stator is attached integrally to another shaft part of the rotary shaft.09-17-2009
20090230695General purpose engine - A general purpose engine is provided with an engine main body, a rotary shaft, and an axial gap type motor/generator. The rotary shaft is rotated by a driving force of the engine main body. The rotary shaft includes a first shaft part disposed on one side portion of the engine main body and a second shaft part disposed on another side portion of the engine main body. The axial gap type motor/generator is attached integrally to the second shaft part. The axial gap type motor/generator is provided with a power generating rotor that rotates integrally with said rotary shaft, and a stator that is attached to the engine main body. The stator is disposed on a side closer to the engine main body than the power generating rotor and at a remove from the power generating rotor.09-17-2009
20090243303Bag/pack power generation device - A bag/pack power generation device includes a power generation module, a generator, and a bag/pack. The power generation module includes first and second speed-up gear shafts and a rack. Each speed-up gear shaft includes a pinion and a gear mounted thereto. The pinion of the first speed-up gear shaft mates the rack. The gear of the first speed-up gear shaft mates the pinion of the second speed-up gear shaft. The gear of the second speed-up gear shaft is in operative coupling with the generator. The bag/pack has at least one strap comprised of strap segments and a buckle connecting between the strap segments. The buckle includes an outer frame and a central portion. The outer frame has an inner edge forming a toothed section. The central portion is coupled to the first and second speed-up gear shafts and the generator. As such, the power generation device is arranged on the strap and when the bag/pack is subjected to natural moving rhythm, the generator is operated to generate electrical power.10-01-2009
20090250940Self sufficient electro/magnet engine unit - Apparatus to build a self sufficient electromagnet engine unit.10-08-2009
20090261598Apparatus for Actuating a Locking Element With an Electrical Generator - In an apparatus, for example key (10-22-2009
20100156110METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONVERTING THERMAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICITY, HIGH POTENTIAL HEAT AND COLD - The inventive method for converting thermal energy into electricity, high-potential heat and cold consists in evaporating a coolant from a strong solution at a high temperature and pressure in a boiler in such a way that a superheated vapour and a weak solution thereof are formed, in reducing the temperature and pressure of the coolant and solution associated with the interaction thereof with external consumers (sources) of energy, in absorbing the low-temperature coolant in the weak solution in an absorber, in subsequently compressing the strong solution, which is formed during the absorption, by a pump, in heating said solution in a regenerator and in supplying it to evaporation. Prior to absorption, the weak solution is overcooled in a cooler using low-temperature energy sources. A turbine with a generator or a condenser, a control valve and an evaporator are used as a unit for interacting the coolant with energy consumers. Said invention makes it possible to increase the efficiency of heating, cooling and power energy generation processes.06-24-2010
20100176602SOLAR POWER PLANT AND METHOD AND/OR SYSTEM OF STORING ENERGY IN A CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PLANT - A method for storing heat from a solar collector CSTC in Concentrating Solar Power plants and delivering the heat to the power plant PP when needed. The method uses a compressed gas such as carbon dioxide or air as a heat transfer medium in the collectors CSTC and transferring the heat by depositing it on a bed of heat-resistant solids and later, recovering the heat by a second circuit of the same compressed gas. The storage system HSS is designed to allow the heat to be recovered at a high efficiency with practically no reduction in temperature. Unlike liquid heat transfer media, our storage method itself can operate at very high temperatures, up to 3000° F., a capability which can lead to greater efficiency. Due to material constraints and cost considerations in the rest of the system the maximum temperature is presently limited to between 1700° F. and 2000° F. The method can be applied to all current solar collector designs. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.07-15-2010
20100187832DEVICES FOR RECEIVING AND USING ENERGY FROM A BUILDING ENVIRONMENT - A device for use in a building automation system includes a first circuit configured to receive non-electrical energy from an environment in which the device is placed and convert the non-electrical energy to electrical energy. The electrical energy is used to power the first circuit. The first circuit configured to sense a parameter based on the non-electrical energy. A communications interface configured to be powered by the electrical energy and configured to communicate the sensed parameter to the building automation system.07-29-2010
20100013240INLINE WATER PUMP DRIVE AND WATER COOLED STATOR - An all-terrain vehicle is shown including an engine with a water pump, generator, and crankshaft having a common axis of rotation. The water pump and generator share a common wall to transfer heat from the generator to the water pump.01-21-2010
20100001535EXHAUST GAS THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM OF HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE - An exhaust gas thermal energy recovery system of a hybrid electric vehicle includes a second catalytic converter 01-07-2010
20100156111Thermo-Electric Engine - A thermo-electric engine with a working fluid operative in a closed Rankine cycle to enable a harvesting energy from an external source of thermodynamic energy comprising an internal combustion engine or solar energy. The thermo-electric engine comprising an evaporator; a turbine fluidically coupled to the evaporator; a heat exchanger comprising a condenser for receiving working fluid from the turbine; a hot liquid input for coupling to a source of heated liquid coolant from an internal combustion engine to the evaporator; a liquid return for returning liquid coolant to the internal combustion engine; a cooling liquid input to the condenser for receiving cooling liquid from a radiator; and a cooling liquid return for returning the cooling liquid to the radiator. Alternatively, a solar energy collector can power a turbine fluidically coupled to the solar energy collector for receiving working fluid.06-24-2010
20100237628ENERGY RECYCLING STRUCTURE - An energy recycling structure includes a primary portion, a secondary portion and a positioning shaft. The primary portion connects to a motor and includes a radially magnetic assembly including a number of strips having different magnetic strength. The secondary portion connects to a driven element and includes a coil electrically connecting to a peripheral device. The positioning shaft connects the primary portion and the secondary portion. A current flows in the coil when the coil cuts the magnetic lines of force of the magnetic assembly during rotation of the magnetic assembly.09-23-2010
20100219646Apparatus and Method for Generating Power Downhole - A downhole power generator comprises a substantially tubular body. A cover surrounds at least a portion of the body. At least one piezoelectric element is disposed in a cavity in the body, the piezoelectric element acting cooperatively with the cover such that motion of the cover relative to the body causes the piezoelectric element to generate electric power. A method for generating power downhole comprises disposing a cover around at least a portion of a substantially tubular body; disposing at least one piezoelectric element in the body; and engaging the piezoelectric element with the cover such that motion of the cover relative to the body causes the piezoelectric element to generate electric power.09-02-2010
20110057454ARRANGEMENT STRUCTURE FOR CONTROL BOX AND ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER IN FRAME-MOUNTED ENGINE GENERATOR - In the context of a frame-mounted engine generator in which mounted within a frame (03-10-2011
20130127175ELECTRICITY GENERATING SHOCK ABSORBERS - An electricity generating shock absorber includes a coil assembly having a length of electrically conducting material wrapped around an outside perimeter, and along a length, of a hollow tube formed of electrically resistant material; a magnet unit formed of at least one annular axial magnet; a central shaft having a magnetic reluctance on which a plurality of the magnet units are mounted, the central shaft dimensioned for insertion through a central opening of the at least one annular axial magnet, the central shaft combined with the plurality of magnet units forming a magnet assembly dimensioned to slideably insert into a central cavity of the hollow tube; and a cylindrical shell having a first end attached to a terminal end of the magnet assembly, the cylindrical shell extending a length of the magnet assembly, the cylindrical shell having an inner diameter sized to slideably accommodate an outside diameter of the coil assembly.05-23-2013
20090315333PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY FROM LOW-TEMPERATURE ENERGY SOURCES - The invention relates to a system for producing energy from a coolant (12-24-2009
20090315334Vehicular Movement Electricity Converter Embedded Within A Road Bumb - A system for converting vehicular movement into electricity while serving as a road hump at the same time. The linear motion of the vehicles is transformed by the device into rotational motion and finally converted into electric power. The system comprises a semi-flexible cover strip lying across the path of vehicular traffic, covering the rest of the system, which is encapsulated within a housing embedded in the ground. The cover is connected to a generator via a wing or wings and a mechanism or mechanisms comprising a fly wheel, a rotor, a stator and a clutch. Passing vehicles push the cover strip down, causing the wings to depress, and engaging a clutch that transfers a rotational motion to the rotor, eventually, the rotor drives an electromagnetic generator. The electromagnetic generator converts the rotational motion of the rotor into electrical power.12-24-2009
20100295322FLOOR SUITABLE FOR GENERATING, CONVERTING AND/OR STORING ENERGY - The invention concerns a floor suitable for generating, converting and/or storing energy, wherein this energy can be generated, converted and/or stored by placing and/or displacing mass thereon, wherein the floor can comprise discrete modules (11-25-2010
20100308599ENERGY HARVESTING FROM FLOW-INDUCED VIBRATIONS - Electrical energy is produced at a remote site by converting kinetic energy from fluid flow to electrical energy using a downhole harvesting apparatus. The downhole harvesting apparatus includes a vibrating sleeve member that vibrates in response to fluid flow through a tubular housing structure. The vibration of the sleeve is used to generate electrical power. The harvesting apparatus may include features to help maintain constant fluid flow in the tubular structure. The harvesting apparatus can be tuned to different vibration and flow regimes in order to enhance energy conversion efficiency.12-09-2010
20100301615GAS TURBINE CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SINGLE-SHAFT COMBINED CYCLE PLANT - An object is to maintain a constant gas turbine output without requiring a complicated procedure on site and without being affected by variations in the output of a steam turbine during a reverse-washing/normal-washing switching period of a condenser. A gas turbine control system for a single-shaft combined cycle plant generates a gas turbine output command using a parameter reflecting a gas turbine output during a reverse-washing/normal-washing switching period of a condenser and generates the gas turbine output command on the basis of a generator output command and a steam turbine output during a period other than the reverse-washing/normal-washing switching period of the condenser.12-02-2010
20090015022BACKPACK BASED SYSTEM FOR HUMAN ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND USE WHEN OFF THE ELECTRIC GRID - An electricity-generating backpack that is substantially lighter in weight, has the multiple springs replaced with one large spring whose spring constant can be adjusted in the field in seconds, and replaces a DC generator with a brushless AC generator that permits approximately 70% generator efficiency and the generation of up to 20 W of electrical power by converting mechanical energy to electrical power. A device is provided that always removes some electricity, but not too much, as necessary to extract large levels of the electricity while controlling damping by providing electrical damping circuits including a DC-DC converter designed to emulate a desired load at its input terminals. Additional electricity generating E-MOD devices may be used for generating additional power by hooking an E-Mod device to a generator and to the backpack belt at the wearer's hip and includes a wand that fits against the wearer's femur so as to move through a range of motion as the patient walks. The system also provides multiple possibilities of electricity generation when not walking including a light-weight bicycle ergometer which can be mounted to the backpack frame and generate very high power levels (100 W). The electricity generated and stored by the backpack may be used to charge batteries and to power a number of devices that may be carried by the backpack, such as a Sterling Cooler System that is powered by the backpack's stored power to provide cooling power for cooling items carried by the backpack.01-15-2009
20110042963DRIVE COMBINATION TO GENERATE ELECTRICAL POWER AND HEAT - A drive combination for generation of electrical power and heat includes a piston engine coupled to a generator. A connecting rod of an engine body of the engine is directly linked to an overhung crank, and the crank is a component of a generator shaft of the generator, so that the generator shaft forms the crankshaft of the engine body.02-24-2011
20090322098INTEGRATED COMBUSTION AND ELECTRIC HYBRID ENGINES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USE THEREOF - A new approach to achieving greater fuel efficiencies in the design and implementation of hybrid automotive vehicles. Efficiency and power benefits accrue from the integration of electric motor components into various components of combustion-fueled engines, thus obviating the need for much separate equipment, such as discrete electric motor(s) and gear arrangements in order to obtain hybrid operation. Among other things, a significant savings of weight in the vehicle and increased control of the coordination between combustion-fueled and electric motor propulsion of the vehicle is obtained.12-31-2009
20110127776POWER GENERATOR - The present invention provides a power generator for generating electricity comprising a high pressure core having an interior chamber. The interior chamber is filled with a volume of one or more pressurized inert gases. A microwave frequency generator is provided for resonating the gas at a high radio frequency typically 2.4 GHz or higher, and means for securing and emitting the frequency generator into the core are provided. In addition, electrical conductors are positioned in the core to effectuate the production of electricity through lightening, arc, flame, and high heat. The conductors extend through the core to conduct the flow of electricity away from the core. A coolant such as water may be circulated around the outside surface of the core to dissipate heat from the core, the coolant can then be converted to steam to power a turbine to provide a second method through which the invention generates electricity.06-02-2011
20110241351Power generating system employing a radial air cooled aircraft engine - A system using a radial air cooled aircraft engine as the prime mover to drive a generator. The system's engine (prime mover) has been redesigned and modified to burn gaseous fuels such as propane, methane, natural gas, hydrogen, ethane, butane, digester gas, or landfill gas. The basic components of the system include a highly modified Pratt & Whitney radial aircraft engine, an optional torque converter, a flywheel, shaft couplers, cooling fans, and a generator with a main disconnect switch are enclosed in a standard shipping container.10-06-2011
20110084497Electrical generator - The electrical generator allows energy to be recovered and stored from a rotating wheel, cam, gear or the like. The electrical generator includes at least one hollow tube mounted radially on a wheel rim. The wheel rim has a central portion and a circumferential edge, and the hollow tube has opposed first and second ends, respectively positioned adjacent the central portion and the circumferential edge of the wheel rim. At least one first elastic member and at least one second elastic member are mounted within the hollow tube and respectively cover the first and second ends thereof. At least one magnet is slidably received within the hollow tube, and at least one induction coil is mounted about an exterior surface of the hollow tube. An AC to DC converter is in communication with the induction coil, and an electrical battery is in communication with the AC to DC converter.04-14-2011
20110175367ELECTRIC GENERATOR - An electric generator includes an electric-power generating mechanism of an electrostatic induction type or an electromagnetic induction type, a first rectification portion, an electricity accumulation portion, an outer positive electrode, and an outer negative electrode. The electric-power generation mechanism has a first electrode and a second electrode, and the first rectification portion has input terminals electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode respectively, and has an output portion including positive and negative terminals. The electricity accumulation portion has an inner positive electrode electrically connected to the positive terminal, and an inner negative electrode electrically connected to the negative terminal. The outer positive electrode is electrically connected to the inner positive electrode, and the outer negative electrode is electrically connected to the inner negative electrode. The electric generator has an outer shape which can be substituted for a battery to be used in the electronic apparatus.07-21-2011
20090322096Thermal shield for system for generating electric power - A thermal shield for a system for generating electric power may include a sheet of material configured to be operably associated with an engine of the system for generating electric power such that heat from the engine is deflected back toward the engine. The sheet of material may define a generally rectangular shape defining a length dimension and a width dimension, and the length dimension may be configured to generally correspond to a length defined by the engine.12-31-2009
20090322097ENGINE GENERATOR - An engine generator having a high-rigidity rigid skeletal member. A bottom cover supports the engine/generator unit. A wall-shaped vertical frame is disposed transversely of the engine generator in a front section of the bottom cover and rising from the bottom cover front section. A T-shaped center frame extends between a rear section of the bottom cover and the vertical frame. The skeletal member includes the bottom cover, the vertical frame and the center frame.12-31-2009
20120200090Energy source system and method - An energy source system could include sets of two units of one rotating magnet and two swinging targets in each unit on a single spindle. In each unit one swinging target could swing over the spindle in one direction and the other swinging target would swing under the spindle in the opposite direction. The rotating magnet in each unit could ascend and descend driving the over the spindle swinging target, positioned at the inner side of the rotating magnet, from the 90 degrees mark to the 270 degrees mark over the spindle and would descend and ascend driving the under the spindle swinging target, positioned at the outer side of the rotating magnet, from the 270 degrees mark to the 90 degrees mark under the spindle. The rotating magnet in each unit could shuttle inward toward the over the spindle swinging target at the 90 degrees mark and outward toward the under the spindle target at the 270 degrees mark on a one-way linear direction. The rotating magnet, which drives the spindle and a flywheel and also drives the swinging targets, could rotate in a steady speed rate of rotation due to the inertia of the flywheel.08-09-2012
20120119508Gravity and Buoyancy Electricity Generation System - A method of generating electricity for mass production using the principles of gravity and buoyancy, that is:05-17-2012
20110057455METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION - A method and apparatus for generating hydrogen gas includes a reactor vessel in which electrolysis takes place in water, an electrical current source coupled to the reactor, and a chemical energy conversion device that converts chemical energy to electrical current by reacting hydrogen gas with oxygen gas. Conduits convey the gases from the reactor to the conversion device, and safety devices and controls maintain safe and efficient operation of the system. A backfire suppression apparatus may be used to prevent a backfire from propagating backward through the system and causing damage, while a buffer tank may ensure that the gases supplied to the chemical energy conversion device are substantially free of liquid water or other contaminants. One or more heat exchangers maintain an optimal temperature range for the water inside the reactor, and a programmable logic controller may be provided to monitor and control the operation of the apparatus.03-10-2011
20100301614Installation and Method for Storing and Returning Electrical Energy - An installation for storing and returning electrical energy having first and second enclosures containing a gas and porous refractory materials suitable for transferring heat by contact between said porous refractory materials and a gas flowing through said enclosures, and a compressor and an expander for the gas flowing in pipes between each of the ends of an enclosure connected to an end of the other enclosure. Methods are also disclosed for storing electrical energy in the form of heat energy in which an installation of the invention is used, and for a method of returning electrical energy from heat energy stored by a method according to the invention. The electrical energy is stored in the form of heat within masses of refractory material, and the stored thermal potential energy is returned in the form of electrical energy.12-02-2010
20100244457ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM - Energy harvesting systems are described in which electroactive materials, such as dielectric elastomers, may be utilized to absorb the shocks, bumps, and vibrations from the road or path to generate energy which is captured and stored for use in the vehicle to provide additional power for any number of uses. Other devices and systems, such as household appliances which dissipate vibrational energy, may also incorporate any number of the dielectric elastomer generators.09-30-2010
20120126544HIGH-EFFICIENCY TWO-PISTON LINEAR COMBUSTION ENGINE - Various embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a two-piston linear combustion engine, comprising: a cylinder having a cylinder wall and a pair of ends, the cylinder including a combustion section disposed in a center portion of the cylinder; a pair of opposed piston assemblies adapted to move linearly within the cylinder, each piston assembly disposed on one side of the combustion section opposite the other piston assembly; a pair of driver sections, each driver section comprising a compression mechanism that directly provides at least some compression work during a compression stroke of the engine; and a pair of linear electromagnetic machines adapted to directly convert kinetic energy of the piston assembly into electrical energy, and adapted to directly convert electrical energy into kinetic energy of the piston assembly for providing compression work during the compression stroke, wherein each linear electromagnetic machine is located distal to an end of the cylinder; wherein the engine includes a variable expansion ratio greater than 50:1.05-24-2012
20100123319MECHANICALLY-DRIVEN ELECTRIC GENERATOR - A generator produces electrical energy by extracting potential energy from the vertical movement of weights. A tandem system converts this vertical movement into rotational energy in pulleys coupled to the weights. A pulley belt system then transfers this energy and uses gear ratios to increase the rotational speed. A gearbox system then uses the kinetic energy provided at increased rotational speed to generate electrical energy.05-20-2010
20080252080Gasoline Generator - The present invention relates to a gasoline generator, belongs to the technical field of motive power equipment. Wherein the gasoline engine set in an enclosed case, a permanent magnet generator is mounted on the engine housing, handle tray mounted on the fore end surface of cool air suction cover, suction cover is joined to the engine housing handle tray, joined to the suction cover, together forms the main cooling air channel for the motive power. The present invention provides a simple, compact and rational structure. Air guide plate and the cool air suction cover envelop all the high temperature parts of the engine and the generator, exhaust pipe and muffler as a whole. Cool air sucked in by the suction fan provides specific and adequate cooling for the above units/parts and then exhausted out of chamber through outlet slots. Therefore the cooling system provides a rational cooling for the engine, ensuring effective cooling for the engine where it generates most heat (around the cylinders, exhaust pipes, oil case in engine bottom), thereby providing a highly efficient cooling for the engine.10-16-2008
20100283256OIL COOLED GENERATOR GROUP - The invention relates to an operating unit for nautical use, wherein an internal combustion engine drives an electric energy generator. According to the invention, the generator is cooled by oil in which the rotor and the stator are partly immersed: the spinning motion of the rotor drags the oil into the air gap, thus cooling the stator as well.11-11-2010
20100283257METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERMAL PROCESSING OF SLURRY - In a method and apparatus for thermal processing of slurry, the slurry is combined with a bio-mass to produce a mixture which is then subjected to a cracking temperature in a receiving tank, thereby liquefying and allowing the mixture to catalytically undergo a cracking reaction. The cracking reaction which the liquefied mixture undergoes is continued in a mixer pump to thereby produce a reaction mixture. The reaction mixture is outgased in an intermediate tank to separate an outgased fraction from a non-outgased fraction. Subsequently, the outgased fraction is allowed to cool down, thereby producing fuel, while the non-outgased fraction is returned to the receiving tank and subjected again to the cracking temperature. Residual matter of the non-outgased fraction settles in the intermediate tank and is periodically removed.11-11-2010
20100283255VEHICLE ENERGY HARVESTING ROADWAY - A vehicle energy harvesting roadway is provided. The vehicle energy harvesting roadway includes a deformable driving surface that is longitudinally flexible and transversely stiff. The deformable driving surface is disposed between a passing vehicle and one or more transducers or one or more compressible hoses.11-11-2010
20100117373ELECTRIC POWER GENERATING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an electric power generating apparatus. The electric power generating apparatus includes a casing that is made of a nonmagnetic material and has an outer surface and an interior space, a guide shaft that is made of a nonmagnetic material and provided in the interior space while being supported by the casing, a permanent magnet provided to the guide shaft so that the permanent magnet is capable of being reciprocated, a coil provided on an outer circumference of the interior space, a shield case to cover the outer surface of the casing, the shield case being made of a magnetic material, and an electric circuit unit to output an electric energy generated in the coil by reciprocating the permanent magnet.05-13-2010
20110133482SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY IN SMALL/LARGE SCALE IN AN ECO-FRIENDLY MANNER WITHOUT USAGE OF ANY RAW MATERIALS - A scalable technique for generation of electricity where at least one moving machine is connected with at least one rotatable circular moving arm. The circular moving arm is supported with respect to a vertical gear shaft positioned in a bearing gear housing. Two ends of the moving arm are adapted to be freely rotated in a circular path causing rotation of the vertical shaft. At least one alternator(s)/generator(s) is operatively connected to said vertical shaft such that rotation of the vertical shaft causes the alternator/generator to generate electricity.06-09-2011
20110080005FLUID-DRIVEN ELECTRICAL GENERATOR - The fluid-driven electrical generator utilizes internal driven fluid currents to generate a regular, mechanical oscillation that is used to generate electricity through electromagnetic induction. The fluid-driven electrical generator includes a base having opposed upper and lower surfaces. A linearly oscillating disc having opposed upper and lower surfaces and having a central passage formed therethrough is resiliently supported above the base to form a lower fluid flow path therebetween. An upper housing is mounted above the upper surface of the linearly oscillating disc. A lower surface of an upper wall thereof is spaced apart from the upper surface of the linearly oscillating disc to form an upper fluid flow path therebetween. At least one permanent magnet is attached to an outer edge of the linearly oscillating disc for generating alternating electrical current in at least one induction coil mounted adjacent the at least one permanent magnet.04-07-2011
20110095542LUBRICANT FREE, REDUCED MASS, FREE-PISTON, STIRLING MACHINE HAVING RECIPROCATING PISTON DRIVINGLY LINKED TO ROTARY ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSDUCER MOVING IN ROTATIONAL OSCILLATION - A free-piston Stirling machine drivingly coupled to at least one rotary electromagnetic transducer. At least one pulley is oriented in a plane of a reciprocating piston connecting rod. At least one motion translating drive link connects the connecting rod to the pulley by at least two straps so that the pulley moves in rotationally oscillating motion. The two straps extend along an arcuate surface of the pulley into connection to the piston rod at two spaced locations. The pulley is linked to a rotary electromagnetic transducer so that both move in rotationally oscillating motion. Preferably a piston spring resonates the piston at an operating frequency of the Stirling machine and a torsion spring resonates the pulley in rotational oscillation at the operating frequency of the Stirling machine.04-28-2011
20110095541GENERATOR UNIT, IN PARTICULAR FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - A generator unit, in particular for motor vehicles, having at least one generator for producing electrical power and having a multi-stage compressor unit that includes at least two compressors connected in series and downline from which there is a turbine unit having at least one turbine, there being a combustion chamber situated between compressor unit and turbine unit. An injection device is provided for injecting fuel between the compressors.04-28-2011
20110095540WEATHER RESISTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR WITH A REMOTE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION PANEL - A weather resistant portable electric generator is disclosed. The weather resistant portable electric generator has a fuel tank which provides fuel to an engine. The engine is connected to an alternator, which is connected to an outlet, the outlet configured to receive an electrical connector. The weather resistant portable electric generator also has a control panel and a moveable cover. The moveable cover can move between a raised and a lowered position. The control panel is located under the moveable cover. When the moveable cover is in the closed position, the moveable cover protects the control panel and outlet from atmospheric conditions.04-28-2011
20080258470Energy Generation System For Housing, Commercial, and Industrial Applications - Embodiments of a system for providing energy to a house or group of houses comprising an energy source coupled to a motor, generator, storage battery, and control/monitoring unit, are described. A plurality of different energy sources can be used in conjunction with a power control and generation system that comprises an input interface coupled to a high-efficiency generator and an output interface to either an energy storage unit or output to a power grid. The different energy sources can include solar, wind or water power, compressed gas or internal combustion engine power, or electrical power. For non-kinetic energy sources, a motor may be included as part of the power control and generation system. The input interface of the power control and generation system includes a power conditioning module for optimizing the operating range of the motor. The high efficiency generator outputs AC electricity at a relatively high frequency. The output interface down converts this AC power to standard power grid frequencies.10-23-2008
20110187123PORTABLE INTEGRATED POWER SUPPLY AND HVAC UNIT - An integrated portable power unit including a power pack and a generator mounted within a first compartment and including a second isolated air handling compartment. The air handling compartment may include a fan for moving air through ductwork, a radiator for receiving heated cooling water from the power pack and a heat exchanger connected to a compressor for generating cooled water, the compressor and the fan connected to the power pack.08-04-2011
20110187124POWER GENERATING APPARATUS AND PROCESS - Apparatus and process for generating an electric output comprising (a) electromagnetic means having magnet means and electromagnetic coil means; (i) a plurality of gas receiving chambers comprising at least a first chamber and a second chamber; each of the chambers having gas inlet and outlet means and adapted to receive and expel pressurized gas; (ii) moveable member means associated with the chambers; (b). means for providing pressurized gas to the chambers; (c) means for releasing pressurized gas from the chambers; and (d) means for providing timing and synchronized control of pressurized gas into and out of the chambers to effect movement of the moveable member means to provide the electric output. The apparatus and process allows for the efficient utilization of low grade heat, for example, from geothermal, waste cooling fluids and other types of waste heat sources.08-04-2011
20100019505GRAVITY SCAVENGED GENERATOR WITH INTEGRAL ENGINE OIL TANK - A generator having an integral oil tank for an auxiliary power unit (APU) is provided. A gas turbine engine has a turbine shaft extending from an aft portion to a forward portion where it is in communication with a gear box mounted thereto. The gearbox advantageously has at least one oil gravity drain passage in flow communication with a lower portion thereof and is suitable for reducing the speed of the turbine shaft by gear reduction to power an oil cooled generator attached thereto. The oil cooled generator has at least one oil gravity drain passage therein. An engine oil tank is integral with and advantageously removable from the generator and is in flow communication with each oil gravity drain passage making is suitable for gravity scavenging oil from the generator and advantageously the gearbox.01-28-2010
20090039655RESONANT STATOR BALANCING OF FREE PISTON MACHINE COUPLED TO LINEAR MOTOR OR ALTERNATOR - A beta-type free-piston Stirling cycle engine or cooler is drivingly coupled to a linear alternator or linear motor and has an improved balancing system to minimize vibration without the need for a separate vibration balancing unit. The stator of the linear motor or alternator is mounted to the interior of the casing through an interposed spring to provide an oscillating system permitting the stator to reciprocate and flex the spring during operation of the Stirling machine and coupled transducer. The natural frequency of oscillation, ω02-12-2009
20100270810ALTERNATIVE ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR VEHICLES - A system for generating energy using the rotating wheels of a vehicle and for collecting such energy is provided. An alternative system for powering vehicle engines using relatively inexpensive fuel sources is also provided.10-28-2010
20120098273TWO-STROKE GASOLINE ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH A SELF-POWERING GENERATOR - A two-stroke gasoline engine equipped with a self-powering generator is disclosed. The two-stroke gasoline engine includes a housing, an engine bearer, a crank and a self-powering generator. The housing is provided on a side of the two-stroke gasoline engine and formed with a central part. The engine bearer is fixed to the housing and formed on a side thereof with a receiving space for accommodating the self-powering generator. The crank is provided from the central part to pass through the engine bearer with one end protruding into the receiving space. The self-powering generator includes a stator and a rotor. The stator is fixed to the engine bearer, and the rotor is fixed to the crank through the central pivot part so that the self-powering generator is powered by the two-stroke gasoline engine and can generate power continuously.04-26-2012
20120038171PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY HAVING BOTH INVERTER POWER SUPPLY AND TRADITIONAL POWER SUPPLY RECEPTACLES - A generator for providing electric power. The generator includes an engine associated with an alternator. Rotation of the engine causes the alternator to generate an AC source voltage that is fed to at least one analog output receptacle. The generator further includes an inverter connected to receive the AC source voltage and generate a digital AC output voltage having a constant voltage value and a constant frequency. The inverter allows the engine to operate at less than full speed when an electric load is drawing a relatively low amount of power from the generator. The analog receptacle allows larger electric loads to be connected to the generator where the electric loads cannot be supported by the digital AC output voltage.02-16-2012
20100320773SPACECRAFT ELECTRIC REGENERATOR - Spacecraft electric regenerator, a power regenerative device that generates electrical power to spacecrafts. The device generates its own power by rotating a rotor disc with magnetic Pole pieces attached to its inner bore around an armature coil assembly fixed to a stationary shaft. The rotor disc being rotated to a predetermined velocity by a starter mechanism and the rotation thereafter being maintained under a zero gravity and in vacuum conditions due to the accumulated kinetic energy. To overcome any inherent and imposed retarding forces, the rotation being assisted by transferring the rotational power of an electric driver motor as magnetic power from a driver disc with magnetic Pole pieces attached to its outer circumference surface. The rotation being controlled and maintained by a power control and conversion process in order to sustain the power regenerative cycle.12-23-2010
20120112469TURBOCOMPOUND FREE PISTON LINEAR ALTERNATOR - A free piston linear alternator including a pair of pistons, each piston axially opposed from the other and generating electric current when linearly translating within the cylinder, a combustion chamber disposed between the pistons, a return mechanism configured to return the pistons to respective first positions from respective second positions after combustion; and an exhaust system fluidly coupled to the combustion chamber and including a power turbine transforming exhaust gas feedstream pressure into a mechanical output.05-10-2012
20110156406Platform energy harvesting - Presented herein are approaches for using mother boards and/or other masses, already in a platform06-30-2011
20100314887Mechanical motion charging system on an electric vehicle - A system in an electric vehicle converts the mechanical energy resulting from movement of the vehicle chassis to electric energy. The system has one or more energy conversion units including an alternator with a rotatable shaft and a weighted fly wheel fixed to the shaft. A female receptor on an end of the alternator shaft is disposed in spaced, axial alignment with a male driver on the end of a spiral ratcheting shaft that is operatively engaged with a pivoting lever and the chassis of the vehicle, whereupon upward and downward motion of the chassis frame causes the male driver to move between engagement and disengagement with the female receptor. A ratchet mechanism drives rotation of the spiral ratcheting shaft upon engagement of the male driver with the female receptor, thereby rotating the female receptor, flywheel and alternator shaft. The male driver disengages from the female receptor, allowing the fly wheel and alternator shaft to freely rotate in order to generate electric energy which is used to continuously charge a bank of batteries for powering the electric vehicle.12-16-2010
20100308598Gravity-Electricity Generator - A device that converts gravitational energy into electricity using the weight of a vehicle with a hydraulic turbine transmission that dissipates the acceleration into the generator while the vehicle drops at a fixed, constant speed, represented by Newton's 212-09-2010
20120025542Fluid Movement Systems Including a Continuously Variable Transmission - A system has a pump with a power input, a power source and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to the power source and to the power input of the pump. The CVT transmits power from the power source to the pump. The CVT comprises a plurality of planetary members in rolling contact with an inner race and an outer race. A radial distance between the planetary members and a drive-transmitting member corresponds to a transmission ratio of the CVT.02-02-2012
20100096859Electric Bike With Capability Of Self-Charging - The present invention provides an electric bike with capability of self-charging. The electric bike is fixedly supported by supporting legs so as to be operated in a stationary point. A user steps on a petal assembly of the electric bike to drive a wheel to rotate. The electric bike further includes a power-generating device, a controller, a battery and a damper. The controller is used to receive a power source outputted by the power-generating device and convert the power source into a plurality of DC power sources to charge the battery. The damper consumes a portion of electricity generated by the power-generating device. With the above arrangement, the electric bike can be charged by itself while the user is exercising.04-22-2010
20120153633ELECTROPNEUMATIC FIELD DEVICE - In an electropneumatic field device for controlling a pneumatic actuator, an energy converter converts pneumatic energy of a pneumatic power supply of the actuator into electrical energy. An oscillating permanent magnet receives a compressed air pulse to perform a forward motion. A return device transmits a return force to the oscillating permanent magnet for performing a return motion opposite to the forward motion. An electrical voltage is induced into a coil of the energy converter by the forward and return motions of the oscillating permanent magnet. The return device is designed to generate a magnetic field that is polarized with respect to the oscillating permanent magnet such that a magnetic repulsion return force induces the return motion.06-21-2012
20100289270PYROLYTIC THERMAL CONVERSION SYSTEM - A pyrolytic process includes converting various organic wastes into more readily usable organic substances such as, without limitation, organic gases and liquids that may be used as fuels. An exemplary pyrolytic process generates sufficient organic fuels in satisfaction of the heat requirements and electrical requirements to carry out the pyrolytic process, thereby providing excess fuels above and beyond those necessary to carry out the process.11-18-2010
20120126545ENGINE DEVICE - An engine device includes an engine, a power generating portion, a motor portion, and a transmission mechanism. The engine includes a piston and a cylinder, and the piston is arranged in the cylinder and moves back and forth between a top dead center and a bottom dead center. The power generating portion and the motor portion are annularly disposed on the periphery of the cylinder. When the piston moves from the top dead center towards the bottom dead center, the transmission mechanism drives a power generating rotor of the power generating portion to move correspondingly in a direction opposite to that of the piston and enables the power generating portion to generate electric power. When the piston is located at the bottom dead center, the motor portion actuates a motor rotor to move, and pushes the piston to move towards the top dead center through the transmission mechanism.05-24-2012
20120126543HIGH-EFFICIENCY SINGLE-PISTON LINEAR COMBUSTION ENGINE - Various embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a linear combustion engine, comprising: a cylinder having a cylinder wall, the cylinder including a combustion section disposed in a lower portion of the cylinder; a piston assemblies adapted to move linearly within the cylinder, the piston assembly located above the combustion section; a driver section disposed in an upper portion of the cylinder, the driver section comprising a compression mechanism that directly provides at least some compression work during a compression stroke of the engine; and a linear electromagnetic machine adapted to directly convert kinetic energy of the piston assembly into electrical energy, and adapted to directly convert electrical energy into kinetic energy of the piston assembly for providing compression work during the compression stroke, wherein the linear electromagnetic machine is above the upper end of the cylinder; wherein the engine includes a variable expansion ratio greater than 50:1.05-24-2012
20120211994ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes a power controller and a power motor. The power controller is used to electrically connect a power storage device. The power motor includes a magnetic part and a coil part. The coil part has a main coil and a electromagnetic inducting coil that are electrically connected to the power controller. The main coil is used to drive a relative rotation of the magnetic part and the coil part. The electromagnetic inducting coil generates electricity which is inducted by a magnetic field of the magnetic part. The power storage device is charged by the electricity via the power controller.08-23-2012
20120133151DEVICE AND RELATIVE METHOD FOR SCAVENGING ENERGY - An energy scavenging device includes an electromagnetic transducer adapted to generate a current in response to accelerations impressed thereto. The device also includes a power switching stage input with the current generated by the electromagnetic transducer, having a network of controlled switches adapted to alternately deliver on output nodes of the switching stage an output current that does not invert its sign and to short-circuit the transducer. There is an output capacitor coupled between the output nodes of the power stage. A controller having a sensor coupled to the electromagnetic transducer is to sense the current flowing therethrough, the controller being adapted to drive the switches of the power stage in order to either short-circuit the electromagnetic transducer or to direct the current flowing through the transducer to charge the output capacitor.05-31-2012
20120133150COMBINATION LOW SPOOL GENERATOR AND RAM AIR TURBINE GENERATOR - A power generating apparatus for use with an aircraft gas turbine engine has a low pressure spool assembly which includes an electrical generator. The electrical generator includes a generator stator supported on a stationary structure of the engine and a generator rotor rotatable around the generator stator and mounted to the low pressure spool assembly.05-31-2012
20120235422Energy Generation Device - A device generates energy by harnessing gravitational and buoyancy forces acting on a moving member. The device includes a plurality of buoyant members, a first passage with fluid configured to receive at least one of the buoyant members so the buoyant member is free to move within the first passage due to buoyancy forces, a second passage configured to receive the buoyant member from the first passage so the buoyant member is free to move within the second passage due to gravitational forces, a first transfer mechanism that transfers the buoyant member from the first passage to the second passage, a second transfer mechanism that transfers the buoyant member from the second passage to the first passage, and at least one generator responsive to buoyant member movement within the first and/or second passage to generate electrical energy.09-20-2012
20100052333Wast water energy system and method - A waste water energy system and method for producing electric power using waste water. Waste water from a waste water source is provided to one or more electric power generating devices that utilize waste water in and for the production of electric power.03-04-2010
20100052332Environment friendly remote control - A remote control is suggested, which comprises an electric signal transmitter being supplied with energy from an electrical energy storage device. The remote control comprises a generator for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy to be stored in the electrical energy storage device. The remote control is provided with a display indicating an empty electrical energy storage device. The display informs the user immediately and unambiguously about the situation that he has to recharge the energy storage of the remote control before he tries to send out a command in vain.03-04-2010
20100052331SYSTEM FOR STARTING POWER SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE GENERATOR UNITS - A control system and strategy for starting power systems having a plurality of power modules. For example, a multi-engine generator set switcher locomotive has three power modules each of which have an engine associated therewith. Upon receiving a command from the locomotive indicating to the engine control module to start at least one power module, i.e., engine, the control strategy determines whether to start the engine with an air or electric start. The control strategy starts only a single engine at a time, thereby avoiding overloading the airflow capacity of the compressed air source or the electric power capacity of the electric source. The control strategy also implements a command to start every engine with an air starter, if possible, to preserve the electric starter motor and the electric power capacity of the electric source.03-04-2010
20120313379SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING, SHIPPING, DISTRIBUTING, AND STORING HYDROGEN - These inventions related to systems and methods for producing, shipping, distributing, storing and consuming hydrogen. In one embodiment, a hydrogen production and storage system includes a plurality of wind turbines for generating electrical power; a power distribution control system for distributing, and converting the electrical power from the wind turbines, and an electrolyzer unit that receive electrical power from the power distribution system and purified water from the desalination units and thereby converts the water into hydrogen and oxygen. After its production, hydrogen is used produce electrical power as and when required. The power can come from a new and/or retrofitted power plant that uses a gas turbine to consume the hydrogen. Secondary electrical generation, co-generation is accomplished when the gas turbine exhaust is used to generate steam to turn a steam turbine and electrical generator.12-13-2012
20120175885Rotating Impeller Systems and Methods of Using Same - The present disclosure provides rotating impeller systems comprising a shaft with a plurality of blades attached to its inner wall. In motor applications, the shaft serves as the electrical and mechanical elements of a pump or vacuum system. In particular, the shaft rotates when energized, and the attached blades create a driving force. The rotating impeller systems of the present disclosure may be used in generator applications, where the shaft serves as the rotor and a housing serves as the stator. Generator applications include wind energy or hydroelectricity.07-12-2012
20090072545Process of processes for radical solution of the air pollution and the global warming, based on the discovery of the bezentropic thermomechanics and eco fuels through bezentropic electricity - This high tech invention stems from the recent discovery of a new natural thermal law and its numerous applications, named for short ‘universal law of bezentropy’. Its full name is; ‘Law of the bezentropic spontaneous natural and artificial rectification of the disorderly vibrating gas and steam molecules into colinear ordered molecular jets, creating a valuable new science termed ‘bezentropic thermomechanics’ permitting (practically) full conversion of the heat into work, which is otherwise prohibited by the law of ‘entropy”, a.k.a, the second law of thermodynamics. The precursors of this important discovery are found in the startling paradoxes nos: 1, 2, and 3, included within this disclosure, and discovered as well by this inventor. They help in better understanding the law of bezentropy.03-19-2009
20120313378TAR REMOVAL FOR BIOMASS GASIFICATION SYSTEMS - The disclosed embodiments provide systems for the removal and use of tar from a biomass gasification system. For example, in one embodiment, a biomass gasification system includes a reactor configured to gasify a biomass fuel in the presence of air to generate a producer gas. The system also includes an absorber configured to receive a mixture of the producer gas and tar and to absorb the tar into an organic solvent to produce treated producer gas and a rich solvent mixture containing at least a portion of the tar. The system further includes a recycle line configured to direct the rich solvent mixture to a biomass gasifier.12-13-2012
20080296907ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH REGENERATION - An electric powered vehicle has a rechargeable power source coupled to at least one electric motor through a controller. The motor(s) are coupled to a drive train for converting the rotational movement of the motor(s) into linear motion of the vehicle. At least one generator is coupled to the motor(s) for generating a first electric potential for recharging the power source. On the front surface of the vehicle is an air passage that channels air movement to a fan when moving in a forward motion. The fan rotates in response to the air movement and is coupled to a fan generator that turns in response, generating a second electric potential for recharging the power source. The tips of the fan blades are equipped with magnetic material and a series of electro-magnets are configured in proximity of the blades so they can be sequentially energized in absence of air movement to rotate the fan and generating the second electric potential in absence of air movement. The motor(s) and generators will function as a braking system to slow the vehicle when needed and generate electric potentials for charging the power source.12-04-2008
20120299306COGENERATION SYSTEM - A cogeneration system includes a fuel evaporator; an internal combustion engine which outputs mechanical energy by combusting fuel evaporated by the fuel evaporator; an electric energy generator that converts the mechanical energy to an electric energy; a cold energy recovery portion which recovers cold energy generated when the fuel evaporator evaporates the fuel; an exhaust heat recovery portion which recovers heat exhausted from the engine; and a gas cleaner that cleans nitrogen oxides contained in gas exhausted from the engine. When the fuel is supplied to the gas cleaner, the fuel reduces the nitrogen oxides by reacting with the nitrogen oxides.11-29-2012
20100026011Expansion Circuit - An expansion circuit comprising a working medium and a decompression unit for converting thermal energy of a combustion engine into electrical energy by expanding the working medium, wherein the decompression unit is part of an air-conditioning circuit as a compressor for compressing a working medium. The decompression unit runs in the same direction during expansion of a working medium and during compression of a working medium.02-04-2010
20110037273LIFTING DEVICE, POWER GENERATION DEVICE AND SEA REVERSE OSMOSIS DEVICE - A lifting device includes: at least one first magnetic body, which is positioned on a platform and driven by a driving unit so as to move along a predetermined track; at least one second magnetic body, which is positioned above a part of track of the first magnetic body by a supporting device, and the magnetism of which is repulsive to that of the first magnetic body; and a lifting mechanism, which is fixedly connected to the second magnetic body, the second magnetic body is lifted or lowered according to the first magnetic body passing through or leaving from the second magnetic body during its movement course so as to cause the lifting mechanism to be lifted, lowered or swung. The lifting device can lift heavy objects by magnetic energy existing in the nature and has a simple structure, broad applicability, energy saving and high enviromental protectionability. A power generation device and a sea reverse osmosis device that have the lifting device are disclosed.02-17-2011
20120319408AIRFLOW BASED MICROTURBINE POWER SUPPLY - An airflow based microturbine power supply is disclosed. In one embodiment, the airflow based microturbine power supply includes at least one microturbine configured to circulate upon receiving airflow and to convert to mechanical energy. Further, the airflow based microturbine power supply includes a generator coupled to the at least one microturbine to convert the mechanical energy of the microturbine into electrical energy via electromagnetic induction.12-20-2012
20120267898INTEGRATED RANKINE-CYCLE MACHINE - Machine operating on the Rankine cycle for converting thermal energy into electric energy by making use of low-temperature heat sources for the production of electric energy, comprising a cylinder and a related piston, which a related main shaft is associated to, a direct-voltage power generator, which comprises a rotor and a respective stator and is driven by said main shaft, wherein said cylinder is fed at the head portion thereof through two ports ensuring inlet and exhaust, respectively, by means of a rotating valve provided with at least a through-aperture, which is adapted to enable a flow passage to be established between an inlet conduit and the inner chamber of said cylinder; said rotating valve is driven by a plurality of motion transmission members connected to the main shaft, the latter being in turn connected to the rotor of a power generator. Preferably, said cylinder, said main shaft, said motion transmission members, said power generator and said rotating valve are entirely contained within a sealed casing, the wall of which is provided with a passageway for the electric connections, as well as an inlet mouth and an outlet mouth for the gas used as the working fluid for the Rankine cycle.10-25-2012
20120280513Free Piston Engine - A free-piston engine comprising an engine cylinder and a single piston member comprising a double-ended piston configured to move within the cylinder, wherein the piston member partitions the cylinder into two separate chambers, each of which are supplied with a compressible working fluid from one or more intake means, the piston being arranged to move over and past the intake means during each stroke such that the fluid is replenished within one chamber while the piston compresses the fluid held in the other chamber.11-08-2012
20120280512Electric Generator - An electric generator is disclosed. In an example, the electric generator includes a temporary energy source for starting operations. The electric generator also includes a primary circuit to disconnect the temporary energy source after starting operations. The electric generator also includes a secondary circuit including an array, a collector, and a converter, the collector to collect an AC signal from the array and the converter to convert the AC signal into electric power for output by the electric generator.11-08-2012
20120326448RAIL BARREL DIRECT ENERGY TRANSFEROR PIEZOELECTRICITY - The rail barrel direct energy transferor is a modified rail barrel within which a flywheel consisting of two propellers rotate and traverse back and forth in order to transfer rotational energy to generators provided at distal ends of said rail barrel. The interior of the rail barrel is outfitted with a threaded rod upon which two propellers rotate about and traverse back and forth along. The propellers are adjacent one another and include longitudinal members that extend away from one another. The longitudinal members engage the generators when traversed down the threaded rod in order to transfer the rotational energy. The distal ends include spring pistons that are pushed against when the propellers reach the respective end of the rail barrel. The spring pistons being supplied compressed air from a source, and which pushes the propellers of the flywheel in order to continue the traversing motion.12-27-2012
20120286521COMPACT, HIGH-EFFICIENCY INTEGRATED RESONANT POWER SYSTEMS - A compact, high output free-piston engine is described. The engine can be configured in radial and other configurations to increase energy density. The engine can comprise one or more pairs of opposed pistons. One piston can be used to derive work via internal combustion or an external heat source. The opposing piston can be disposed in a cylinder of fixed or variable volume to act as an air spring. In the configuration, the two pistons can act as a spring-mass system with a natural, or resonant, frequency. The one or more pairs of pistons can be coupled to a driveshaft using a one-way clutch to convert the reciprocal translations of the two pistons into rotary movement. The engine can be coupled to an advanced, highly efficient electrical generator to provide for the efficient localized production of electricity.11-15-2012
20120139260POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS - A power supply system comprises an internal combustion engine (06-07-2012
20130015667SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A power generation system comprises a tube, a coil assembly, a magnetic assembly, and a direct detonation source. The coil assembly comprises at least one coil configured outside the tube. The magnetic assembly comprises at least one magnet inside the tube. The magnetic assembly is configured to move relative to the tube. The direct detonation source produces a detonation impulse that causes one of the tube or the magnetic assembly to move thereby generating power based on the movement of the magnet assembly relative to the coil assembly where the direct detonation source produces the detonation impulse at an ignition point without requiring a period of deflagration.01-17-2013
20130020808UNDERWATER ELECTRICITY GENERATION MODULE PROVIDED WITH A BASE - The invention relates to an underwater electricity generation module provided with a base. The electricity generation module is of the type that comprises an elongate cylindrical casing (01-24-2013
20130168970POWER GENERATORS AND METHODS - A power generator comprises a hull that defines an air space and a fluid column. A weighted container is allowed to fall within the air space during a power generating stroke. The container interacts with an apparatus so as to drive a generator during the power stroke. After the power stroke, the container is ejected from the hull into the fluid column. The container is made buoyant and thus floats upwardly during a buoyant stroke. The buoyant container is retrieved as it approaches the top of the hull and reintroduced into the hull for another power generating cycle.07-04-2013
20080224476PORTABLE POWER PACK, FUEL/AIR SUPPLY FOR THE PORTABLE POWER PACK, UNIFLOW SCAVENGING MICRO-ENGINE FOR THE PORTABLE POWER PACK AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A small portable power pack includes a fuel/air supply for mixing fuel, which is supplied from outside, with outside air, thereby providing mixed gas; a uniflow scavenging micro-engine for receiving mixed gas from the fuel/air supply and igniting mixed gas to explode; a control panel for operating and controlling the uniflow scavenging micro-engine; a capacitor battery for powering the control panel and the uniflow scavenging micro-engine. The portable power pack is easily carried and used without the restriction of spaces and sites.09-18-2008
20110272952Electrical Generator With Improved Cooling And Exhaust Flows - An electrical generator has an internal combustion engine and an alternator mounted to the engine and operative to generate electrical power during running of the engine. The alternator and the engine are arranged vertically to reduce the footprint of the electrical generator. The components of the electrical generator are contained within an enclosure defined by a base panel, a set of upright side panels, and a roof panel. When the roof panel is removed, each of the side panels can be independently removed from engagement with the base panel, which allows for easier access to the components of the electrical generator, such as for maintenance, service, and repair. The components are arranged so that cooling and exhaust air flow paths are defined within the enclosure.11-10-2011
20130168969FLEX FUEL FIELD GENERATOR - A generator system includes (i) an internal combustion engine, (ii) an exhaust gas outlet, connected to the internal combustion engine, for venting exhaust gasses, and (iii) a condenser, connected to the exhaust gas outlet, for condensing water from exhaust gasses.07-04-2013
20100019506Power system having an ammonia fueled engine - A power system is disclosed. The power system may include an output device and a combustion engine configured to combust ammonia as a primary fuel to generate mechanical power directed to the output device. The power system may also include an electrical unit configured to supplement the mechanical power directed to the output device.01-28-2010
20130093192Decoupled, fluid displacer, sterling engine - A mechanically decoupled, fluid displacing Sterling engine includes first and second containers, first and second fluid conduits mounted to the containers, a pump mounted in cooperation with the second conduit for selectively pumping fluid between the containers, a processor controlling the pump, a third fluid conduit whose lower end extends into the lower end of the second container, a fluid motivated actuator mounted to the third conduit. The first and second containers contain an actuating volume of an actuating fluid and a working gas. Expanding of the gas actuates the actuator. The volume of the containers is pressurized by a geothermal temperature differential. The pump displaces the actuating fluid between the containers so as to correspondingly displace the gas for heating or cooling to provide the temperature differential to the gas.04-18-2013
20130113219FAN CONFIGURATION FOR AN ENGINE DRIVEN GENERATOR - Some embodiments relate to a generator that includes an alternator and an engine. The engine includes an output shaft that is coupled to a rotor of the alternator. The generator further includes a first fan that initially directs air in a first direction which is parallel to a longitudinal axis of the output shaft. A second fan that directs air in a second direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the output shaft. The generator further includes an enclosure such that the alternator, the engine, the first fan and the second fan are within the enclosure. In some embodiments, the generator may further include a third fan that directs air in the direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the output shaft and a fourth fan that directs air in a direction that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the output shaft.05-09-2013
20130113218ENGINE DRIVEN GENERATOR THAT IS COOLED BY A FIRST ELECTRICAL FAN AND A SECOND ELECTRICAL FAN - Some embodiments relate to an engine driven generator that includes a first electrical fan and a second electrical fan. The engine driven generator further includes a power source and a circuit connecting the power source to the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan. The circuit is configured to selectively connect the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan in series or in parallel. The circuit may operate the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan at full speed when the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan are electrically connected in parallel. The circuit may operate the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan at less than full speed when the first electrical fan and the second electrical fan are electrically connected in series.05-09-2013
20130113220Fluid-driven power generation apparatus and system for generating electricity and method of assembling the fluid-driven power generation apparatus - Fluid-driven power generation apparatus and system for generating electricity and method of assembling the fluid-driven power generation apparatus. The fluid-driven power generation apparatus and system comprises a container for containing a fluid, such as water. An electrically operable pump pumps the fluid from the container to a nozzle disposed near a turbine wheel. The pump is powered by batteries, so that the pump operates pollution-free without combustion of fossil fuels. Fluid from the nozzle jets onto the turbine wheel to rotate the turbine wheel. The nozzle and turbine wheel are configured so that optimal rotation of the turbine wheel is achieved for efficient electricity generation. An electrical generator coupled to the turbine wheel generates electricity as the turbine wheel rotates. The electricity generated is supplied to an end user and any excess electricity is provided to an electrical transmission grid.05-09-2013
20130119675ELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR AND MOTOR ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED THEREWITH - The invention relates to an electric power generator (05-16-2013
20130127174Method for Generating Tidal Energy Utilizing the Scalar Gravitational Potential of Celestial Bodies - Tidal energy generator uses the scalar gravitational potential to utilize energy from celestial bodies. Kinetic energy is extracted from the celestial objects by means of a system including a rotatable arm, a mass fluctuation producing system arranged on the arm and including dielectric material whose mass fluctuates when subjected to a changing electromagnetic field in view of the scalar gravitational potential of the celestial objects, a rotation system that rotates the arm at a variable speed to cause rotation of the mass fluctuation producing system thereon, and a control system that controls the mass fluctuation producing system and rotation system in order to accelerate the dielectric material when it has a relatively light mass and decelerate the dielectric material when it has a relatively heavy mass. Excess energy arising from an energy differential between the acceleration and deceleration of the dielectric material is directed to a load.05-23-2013
20130134718METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HARVESTING ENERGY BASED ON THE RANDOM OCCURRENCE OF COMMON DIRECTION MOLECULES - An energy collecting device is disclosed. For example, the energy collecting device comprises a plate layer having a plurality of perforations for receiving a plurality of molecules, a molecular energy collecting layer, coupled to the plate layer, having an impacting structure for receiving the plurality of molecules, and a substrate layer, coupled to the molecular energy collecting layer, having a conductor wire coil for collecting electrons that are generated when the plurality of molecules impacts the impacting structure.05-30-2013
20130134719ENGINE GENERATOR - An engine generator for driving an air motor to energize an engine is provided which reduces an installation space and facility and running costs. The engine generator (EG) is attached to a fire extinguishing facility (05-30-2013
20110248511Generator set cooling control system - A system includes a genset having an engine, an AC generator, and a radiator thermally coupled to the engine. The system includes an electric variable speed fan having an outlet flow, where the outlet flow passes at least partially through the radiator. The system includes a controller structured to functionally execute certain operations for cooling the genset. The controller interprets a genset identification parameter and selects a cooling algorithm from a predetermined set of cooling algorithms according to the genset identification parameter. The controller further interprets genset operating conditions according to the cooling algorithm, and provides a cooling fan command in response to the genset operating conditions and the cooling algorithm. The electric variable speed fan is responsive to the cooling fan command.10-13-2011
20130147203GENERATOR SET ASSEMBLY WITH BAFFLE - An apparatus includes a housing having a ventilation opening. A component such as a generator set can be disposed within an interior space of the housing. A baffle can be disposed within the interior space of the housing at a location that obstructs an acoustic line of sight between the ventilation opening and the component to eliminate or otherwise reduce a sound signature of the component. The baffle can also be configured to accumulate water from the ventilation opening. A drain can also be provided to aid in the removal of water accumulated by the baffle and route the water outside the housing.06-13-2013
20130147204Hybrid Drive And Energy System For Aircraft - A hybrid drive system for aircraft, in particular helicopters, with at least one energy generating module having an internal combustion engine and a generator that can be powered by the latter to generate electrical energy, and at least one electric motor for powering a drive means of the aircraft.06-13-2013
20130147205INTEGRATED ENERGY GENERATING DAMPER - A linear energy harvesting device that includes a housing and a piston that moves at least partially through the housing when it is compressed or extended from a rest position. When the piston moves, hydraulic fluid is pressurized and drives a hydraulic motor. The hydraulic motor drives an electric generator that produces electricity. Both the motor and generator are central to the device housing. Exemplary configurations are disclosed such as monotube, twin-tube, tri-tube and rotary based designs that each incorporates an integrated energy harvesting apparatus. By varying the electrical characteristics on an internal generator, the kinematic characteristics of to the energy harvesting apparatus can be dynamically altered. In another mode, the apparatus can be used as an actuator to create linear movement. Applications include vehicle suspension systems (to act as the primary damper component), railcar bogie dampers, or industrial applications such as machinery dampers and wave energy harvesters, and electro-hydraulic actuators.06-13-2013
20130175805ELECTRICAL GENERATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A HYBRID FUEL CELL POWER PLANT - A hybrid fuel cell system comprising a high temperature fuel cell having an anode section and a cathode section, a gas turbine comprising a compressor cycle for compressing a supply gas and an expansion cycle for expanding one of heated compressed supply gas and a second gas derived from the compressed supply gas to provide mechanical energy to an induction machine, and an induction machine for converting mechanical energy to electrical energy and adapted to output an electrical output.07-11-2013
20120274077Portable Power Driven Equipment With Internal Combustion Engine Combined Battery Charging And Starting Circuit Where The Battery Is A Removable Battery Pack - A portable generator system having an internal combustion engine, a starting device for starting the internal combustion engine and a power generating device for generating an AC signal for powering a charger assembly, the charger assembly adapted to receive the AC signal and to generate a DC charging signal. The charger assembly includes a first user controllable switch and a second user controllable switch.11-01-2012
20130181459POWER GENERATION DEVICES AND METHODS - A power generation device including: a housing; an elastic element disposed in the housing in a preloaded state; a power source operatively connected to the elastic element such that release of the elastic element from the preloaded state converts potential energy in the elastic element to electric power by the power source; and a locking element for releasably locking the elastic element in the preloaded state such that removing the locking element causes the potential energy preloaded in the elastic element to be converted to electric power by the power source.07-18-2013
20130154273Engine Generator - An engine driven generator has an inner rotor type generator with capacitor and AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) is selectively connected to a cam shaft, which rotates with half the speed of a crankshaft. An outer rotor type generator with inverter is selectively connected to a flywheel affixed to the crankshaft. Power generated by an engine at adequate rotating speed is fully transmitted to the generator and rotor speed of the generators satisfies requirement. A direction of rotation of crankshaft conforms with the typical standard of the industry relating to engines and generators.06-20-2013
20130154274SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION - Systems for generating electricity from waste heat given off by an electrical system are disclosed. An electrical power generation system comprises a hollow tubular member closed at both end, a magnet disposed within the tubular member, a conducting coils disposed on an outside surface of the tubular member, a thermocouple adapted to accumulate a charge so as to induce movement of the magnet within the tubular member, and one or more circuit boxes electrically coupled to the conducting coils.06-20-2013
20130154275Power Systems - A power system comprises a tension harnessing arrangement to harness tension in a tether connected between a tensioning arrangement and storage means. The tension harnessing arrangement of the system comprises at least one first capstan roller arranged in a predetermined configuration. The tether tensioningly abuts at least a portion of the periphery of the first capstan rollers such that there is substantial contact between the tether and the first capstan rollers, thereby engaging the first capstan rollers to generate rotational energy. Alternatively, second capstan rollers engage with the first capstan rollers. At least one converter functionally co-operates with the first capstan rollers, either directly or via the second capstan rollers, for converting the rotational energy to energy in a transmissible form, storage form dissipative form, or a combination thereof.06-20-2013
20110291424SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY - A system for generating electricity includes a housing body defining an accommodating space, an oxyhydrogen generating unit, a combustion unit, a turbine unit disposed above the combustion unit, and an electrical generator. The housing body is formed with a top exhaust vent and at least one air entrance both in flow communication with the accommodating space. The air entrance allows air to flow into the accommodating space. The oxyhydrogen generating unit is used for electrolytically converting an electrolyte into oxyhydrogen gas. The combustion unit is operable to burn the oxyhydrogen gas from the oxyhydrogen generating unit for heating air in the accommodating space so as to generate an upward airflow. The turbine unit is to be driven by the upward airflow to rotate. The electrical generator is driven by the turbine unit so as to generate electrical power.12-01-2011
20130119674BAMIJI PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATOR (BPMG) - The invention is a magnet generator that continues in operation non-stop until stop by the operator with it's main source of power being permanent magnets which are axially and diagonally arrange to create magnetic field when there is an impulse of rotation initiated by the auto-rotation starter device. Hence it require no fuel to keep on operating, but the magnetic forces of the magnets acting on each magnet are so arranged on the two opposite aluminum disc, such arrangement and initial spinning of the auto-rotation starting device creates a non-stop attraction and repulsion of the magnets, hence keeping the machine in constant motion, such motion is transmitted to the alternator through a shaft, there-by producing 240 VAC@50 Hz. The current invention will be a global solution to power generation that is safe; economical; maintenance free; environmentally friendly and an all-locations installation technology master-piece.05-16-2013
20130187392STANDBY GENERATOR - A standby generator includes a base and a number of walls extending from the base including a wall having a removable panel. A cover is coupled to the wall having the removable panel and is moveable between a closed position and an open position. When the cover in the open position, the removable panel may be removed from the standby generator.07-25-2013
20130187391CONDENSER COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING SOLAR ABSORPTION CHILLER - A system configured to thermally regulate exhaust portions of a power plant system (e.g. steam turbine) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: a condenser adapted to connect to and thermally regulate exhaust portions of a steam turbine; and a cooling system operably connected to the condenser and adapted to supply a cooling fluid to the condenser, the cooling system including a solar absorption chiller adapted to adjust a temperature of the cooling fluid.07-25-2013
20130187393AXIAL GAP TYPE GENERATOR - There is provided an axial gap type generator. The axial gap type generator includes: a stator core fixed to a crank case of an engine; a rotor yoke fixed to a crankshaft of the engine and opposing the stator core across spacing in an axial direction of the crankshaft; a first planar section provided in the crankshaft and formed to have a planar shape that is perpendicular to a rotation center axis; a second planar section provided at a base, at which the rotor yoke is mounted on the crankshaft, and disposed opposing the first planar section; and a shim clamped between the first planar section and the second planar section.07-25-2013
20100060014Device for Energy Recovery for a Large Diesel Engine - A device for energy recovery for a large diesel engine includes a current generator for converting mechanical rotational energy into electric energy. The current generator includes input shaft for applying rotational energy; a steam turbine a first shaft for transmitting the rotational energy of the steam turbine to the input shaft of the current generator a power turbine and a second shaft for transmitting the rotational energy of the power turbine to the input shaft of the current generator, wherein the first shaft and the second shaft are coupled with the input shaft of the current generator. A first coupling device between the current generator and the steam turbine couples the input shaft of the current generator and the first shaft and/or a second coupling device between the current generator and the power turbine couples the input shaft of the current generator and the second shaft are provided.03-11-2010
20120019005INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH ROCKER MEMBER-AFFECTED STROKE - An internal combustion engine may include a cylinder block defining a cylinder and a crankshaft including a crankpin. The crankshaft is rotatably received by the cylinder block and rotates along a longitudinal axis, and the crankpin defines a longitudinal axis parallel to and spaced from the longitudinal axis along which the crankshaft rotates. The engine may further include a piston configured to reciprocate within the cylinder and a connecting rod including a distal end and a proximal end, wherein the distal end is operably coupled to the piston. The engine may also include a rocker member including a pivot portion, a coupling portion, and a slot, wherein the pivot portion is operably coupled to the cylinder block, the coupling portion is operably coupled to the proximal end of the connecting rod, and the slot is operably coupled to the crankpin. The slot may be configured to vary a distance between the crankpin and the distal end of the connecting rod.01-26-2012
20120292917THREE PHASE INVERTER TYPE GENERATOR - A three phase inverter-type generator includes an engine, an AC generator driven by the engine, a rectifier for converting the output of the AC generator into a DC voltage, a three phase inverter for converting the output of the rectifier into a three phase AC voltage, a three phase transformer connected to the output side of the three phase inverter, and a filter, whereby the three phase transformer has a primary-side connection and a secondary-side connection having a three phase connection, the secondary-side connection having first through third windings forming a star connection in which one end of each is respectively connected to a neutral point, with each having the same number of windings and a mutual phase difference of 120°.11-22-2012
20130200631ROLLER, IN PARTICULAR TRACK ROLLER OR CARRYING ROLLER FOR CABLEWAY SYSTEMS - A roller, in particular track roller or a carrying roller for use in a cableway system is formed with a cylindrical tubular piece that is located radially on the inside, two annular bearings that are located radially outside the tubular piece and at an axial distance from each other, and a roller body that is located radially outside the annular bearings. The roller body is formed of a track ring and two flanged disks located to the sides thereof. The roller includes an annular electric generator which is located within a cavity surrounded by the roller body and the two annular bearings.08-08-2013
20120080887SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING ENERGY AND/OR GENERATING EFFICIENT ENERGY - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for storing energy, such as wind energy, and/or generating generally efficient energy from hydrogen peroxide (H04-05-2012
20120086217Power Generation Apparatus - The invention relates to a power generation apparatus (04-12-2012