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20080277940System and apparatus for improved turbine pressure and pressure drop control using turbine head potential - A system for improved power generation through movement of water having a turbine positioned in a moving body of water to receive kinetic energy, a blocking fitting, attachment or wall on the upper surface of the turbine to creates head potential in a moving body of water; an energy producing cell that is driven by said head potential. The energy producing cells are positioned to receive potential energy in addition to the kinetic energy from the head effect converting said energy combination or contribution by the movement of water through the cell. The system turbine may be fitted with a member positioned circumferentially about the housing for inducing a pressure drop across the turbine. The member may be a rotating blade, cantilevered duct, circumferential flange, radial eductor, and air tube for injection of ambient air into said water source.11-13-2008
20080309087SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWER GENERATION WITH EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION - A power generation system includes a gas turbine system. The turbine system includes a combustion chamber configured to combust a fuel stream a compressor configured to receive a feed oxidant stream and supply a compressed oxidant to the combustion chamber and an expander configured to receive a discharge from the combustion chamber and generate an exhaust comprising carbon dioxide and electrical energy. The system further includes a retrofittable exhaust gas recirculation system including a splitter configured to split the exhaust into a first split stream and a second split stream, a heat recovery steam generator configured to receive the first split stream and generate a cooled first split stream and a purification system configured to receive the first cooled split stream and the second split stream and generate a recycle stream, wherein the recycle stream is mixed with the fresh oxidant to generate the feed oxidant stream.12-18-2008
20130026760METHOD FOR TREATING ORGANIC WASTE AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SOLID FUEL/COMPOST USING ZERO DISCHARGE ACE SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for treating organic waste and producing solid fuel or compost from the treated organic waste.01-31-2013
20080203732Hybrid turbo charger - There is provided a hybrid turbocharger that allows easy and quick attachment/removal of a coupling attachment boss to which an end section of a coupling is attached, thereby reducing the amount of operation time required for an overhaul of the turbocharger. The hybrid turbocharger includes: a turbine section that is driven by exhaust gas introduced from an internal combustion engine; a compressor section that is driven by the turbine section to pressure-feed outside air into the internal combustion engine; and a power generator having a rotating shaft coupled to a rotating shaft of the turbine section and the compressor section via a coupling. A coupling attachment boss to which one end section of the coupling is coupled, intervenes and is fixed, via a boss fixing nut that screws onto a screw section formed on a tip end of one end section of the rotating shaft of the turbine section and the compressor section, between one end surface of a turbine rotor that constitutes the turbine section or one end surface of a compressor impeller that constitutes the compressor section, and the boss fixing nut.08-28-2008
20100164227COMPLETELY SUBMERGED WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER - A wave energy converter apparatus comprising at least two members joined mutually by a connector movable so as to allow mutual displacement of the members in response to waves in water where the apparatus is located. The apparatus also includes an energy converter for converting motion of the connector to electrical energy, and a device for storing and/or transporting elsewhere the energy produced. Preferably, the members are non-floating and completely submerged, thereby causing the apparatus, as a whole, to be neutrally buoyant. A member is additionally provided for maintaining each of the submerged members substantially at rest relative to the surrounding water with which they are in contact, such that the members move under wave action substantially in the same manner as an undisturbed water particle located in the same region, the at least two submerged members being spaced mutually by the connector so as to assume respective positions affected differently by the wave-induced water motion.07-01-2010
20100164228WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - A wind turbine generator capable of enhancing starting performance of the wind turbine generator when the outside air temperature is low and capable of securing temperature adjusting ability of a generator set in a wide outside air temperature range is provided. A wind turbine generator includes a nacelle (07-01-2010
20110193346METHOD AND APPARATUS TO RECOVER AND CONVERT WASTE HEAT TO MECHANICAL ENERGY - A method and system for waste heat recovery for conversion to mechanical energy. Exhaust is received from an engine into a first heat exchanger where heat from the exhaust is transferred to a refrigerant. The exhaust is then transferred to a regenerator module in order to produce electricity which is provided to a power box. The hot refrigerant from the first heat exchanger is transferred to a kinetic energy recovery system to produce electricity which is also transferred to said power box. The power box provides electricity to a traction motor and the traction motor turns an axle. The refrigerant is then transferred to a refrigerant cooling unit and then to a second heat exchanger wherein ambient air from the regenerator module is cooled. The refrigerant and cooled ambient air can be then transferred to an engine cooling jacket to cool the engine.08-11-2011
20100078941Pliant or Compliant Elements for Harnessing the Forces of Moving Fluid to Transport Fluid or Generate Electricity - Pliant, or compliant mechanisms for extracting electrical energy or useful work from a moving fluid are described. Persistent deformations in flexible elements are maintained with deformation retaining, or restraining components. The deformation retaining components may, in various embodiments, include rigid or tensile members, elastic coils, and/or the like. The deformations of the mechanisms may be configured so as to receive forces from moving fluid and transfer those forces in a variety of ways so as to pump fluid or generate electricity from this pumped fluid, or to generate electricity from material strains induced by moving fluid.04-01-2010
20130033041Fluid displacement methods and resultant machines - We have invented multiple methods of fluid displacement that enable a device to become buoyant at depth. It is accomplished by utilizing a fluid with a greater gravity or pressure, whether naturally occuring or mechanically generated. The first fluid is directed by a valve to displace a lighter fluid from a chamber or container into a second fluid body, with the result that a device at depth within the second fluid body becomes positively buoyant. The positively buoyant device can be utilized for example in energy production, item retrieval at depth or moving an object from the surface to a specific depth and back.02-07-2013
20130076038PLATFORM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM FLOWING FLUID USING GENERALLY PROLATE TURBINE - A platform-like device for generating electricity from moving fluids has two has at least two fluid turbines coupled to one another through a frame. The fluid turbines are adapted to rotate in opposite directions. The fluid turbines also provide buoyancy for the platform so that the platform is self supporting in the water. The fluid turbines preferably have helicoid flights (screw-like threads) mounted to generally prolate casings. The fluid turbines preferably connect to electric generators through belt, chain-drive, or other transmission systems. The platform may additional support a wind turbine.03-28-2013
20090250933TURBO GENERATOR - A turbo generator having a turbine configured to be driven by exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine, and an electric generator having a rotor coupled to the turbine and a stator having an ironless coil arranged with the rotor to generate electric power when the rotor is rotated by the turbine.10-08-2009
20100045043SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER - System for generating electric power characterised in that it comprises a line of turbines including a plurality of horizontal axis turbine devices (02-25-2010
20130038062SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING HYDRAULIC TRANSIENT ENERGY - A system is disclosed for Hydraulic Transient Energy Generation, based on the principle of hydraulic transients involving conversion of kinetic energy into potential (pressure) energy, which will serve as a reliable, renewable, inexpensive and green source of energy, and provide good environmental benefits (and CO02-14-2013
20090160190Electrical Generation Device - In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, an electric generating device accelerates a plurality of spaced magnetic disks inside a circular chamber. The exterior wall of the circular chamber includes a coil winding, so as the plurality of spaced magnetic discs move within the chamber, an electric current induces in the coil winding. A two-piston mechanical pump drives a gas into traveling compartments located between a pair of the spaced magnetic discs. By forcing fluid into the compartment, the discs are forced to travel within the circular chamber. A set of one-way flow valves ensures that the fluid is uni-directional and directs flow to cause the movement of the discs. A small portion of the generated electricity is returned to the system to energize a pair of helper motors. The electric helper motors, each couple to a respective cam. Rotation of the cams drives the piston pump.06-25-2009
20090008940Hydroelectric Device - The present invention provides a hydroelectric device having a closed conduit portion extending along an elevational drop, with a turbine positioned at a lower elevation and in fluid communication with the closed conduit portion. The closed conduit portion contains a volume of fluid forming a pressure head therein, the fluid impacting the turbine in such a manner as to operate the turbine and produce electricity therefrom.01-08-2009
20130043681METHODS AND SYSTEMS FORHYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATION - A system and method for generating hydroelectric power. More specifically, a system for generating hydroelectric power which transforms the kinetic energy in water, supplied to a consumer via a utility conduit, into electrical energy wherein water pressure is conserved or maintained at a desired water pressure within the device using a compressible gas headspace region.02-21-2013
20090015011DEVICE FOR PRODUCING ELECTRICAL POWER IN A TWO-SPOOL GAS TURBINE ENGINE - The invention relates to a device for producing electrical power in a multi-spool gas turbine engine comprising at least one first rotary spool (01-15-2009
20100264655SYSTEMS INVOLVING MULTI-SPOOL GENERATORS - A system comprises a turbine engine having a first spool connected to a compressor portion, a power turbine spool, a first generator connected to the power turbine spool, and a second generator connected to the first spool.10-21-2010
20100066089SUBSEA TURBINE WITH A PERIPHERAL DRIVE - A ducted water turbine is configured to be installed in a subsea environment to generate hydroelectric power and broadly includes a turbine housing, a turbine rotor, and a generator. The turbine rotor includes a peripheral rim and a plurality of rotor blades mounted to and extending radially inwardly from the rim. The turbine housing includes a duct that permits water to flow through the housing. The peripheral rim is rotatably mounted in the duct, with the water flow causing the turbine rotor to spin. The turbine rotor is drivingly connected to the generator and powers the generator when the turbine rotor is spun by the water flow.03-18-2010
20100327591Kinetic Energy Recovery Turbine - The invention consists of developing an environmentally friendly new energy converter using light weight material. The energy converter shall be fully submersed in running undercurrents waters and have high overall efficiency ratio. The energy converter consists of, among other things, eliminating the in-line electric generator and substitute it with peripheral electro-magnetic coupling device, attached to the runner tip from inside and surrounding the energy converter housing from outside. The energy converter electric brushless circuits and winding must be totally sealed from water, using new sealing techniques and shall be also electrically isolated as well. The energy converter allows extracting energies from undercurrents with large frequency and voltage ranges.12-30-2010
20100133838Turbine rotor and power plant - A turbine rotor for a wind or hydropower plant or for propulsive means for a vessel where the turbine rotor comprises a generally doughnut-shaped hub. The doughnut-shaped hub is configured as a closed, hollow profile in a cross section B, and wherein the doughnut-shaped hub is formed either in the shape of a torus, the torus being circularly shaped in cross section B and the torus being ring-shaped in cross section A wherein the outer and inner circumferences of the ring are circular, or in the shape of a quasi-torus, the quasi-torus being polygonally or circularly shaped in cross section B and the torus being ring-shaped in cross section A wherein the outer and inner circumferences of the ring are polygonally or circularly shaped, on which torus or quasi-torus at least one rotor blade is provided. There is also provided a wind, hydro or tidal plant comprising the turbine rotor.06-03-2010
20130056987METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MICROWAVE REDUCTION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS - The invention pertains to utilization of high power density microwave energy to reduce organic compounds to carbon and their constituents, primarily in a gaseous state. The process includes, but is not limited to, scrap tires, plastics, asphalt roofing shingles, computer waste, medical waste, municipal solid waste, construction waste, shale oil, and PCB/PAH/HCB-laden materials. The process includes the steps of feeding organic material into a microwave applicator and exposing the material to microwave energy fed from at least two linear polarized sources in non-parallel alignment to each other, and collecting the material. The at least two sources of microwave energy are from a bifurcated waveguide assembly, whose outputs are perpendicular to each other and fed through waveguide of proper impedance, such that the microwave sources are physically and electrically 90° out of phase to each other. The microwave frequency is between 894 and 1000 MHz, preferably approximately 915 MHz.03-07-2013
20120306205NOVEL SYSTEMS FOR INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND POWER OUTPUT OF IN-CONDUIT HYDROELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND TURBINE - Inventive systems (e.g., turbines) for harnessing hydroelectric energy are described. The turbines, includes: (12-06-2012
20110012356GENERATOR - A swimming pool water inlet generator operable to allow the generator to be attached to a swimming pool water inlet, a turbine assembly arranged and operable to generate electricity when water flows through the inlet and at least one electrically powered device operable to use the generated electricity in the operation thereof.01-20-2011
20110012354GENERATOR FOR FLUID-DRIVEN PRODUCTION OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND A METHOD OF MAKING THE GENERATOR - A generator (01-20-2011
20130062883Heat Recovery System of the Boiler with CO2 Capture System - A boiler system including an electric power generation system having a boiler, a steam turbine for generating electric power by steams which received heat at a boiler, a condenser provided at the downstream thereof for condensing the steams, and a heater for heating condensed water by steams extracted from the steam turbine and, further, a CO03-14-2013
20130062882Power Sluice Gate System - A power sluice gate system and method is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system a support structure, and a bracket assembly movably engaged with the support structure is provided. A turbine rotor supported by the movable bracket assembly can be selectively lowered into and raised out of a sluice discharge channel to allow waste water from a retention area to flow across the turbine rotor. A generator may be connected to the turbine rotor for transforming mechanical energy provided by the turbine rotor into electricity.03-14-2013
20090261590ELECTRICAL ENERGY GENERATING SYSTEM - An electrical energy generating system that does not cause destruction of natural environment and environment pollution in installation of the generating device and in the operation thereof is provided.10-22-2009
20090236854POWER GENERATING DEVICE CAPABLE OF OUTPUTTING AT CONSTANT ROTATION SPEED - A power generating device capable of outputting at a constant rotation speed is configured with a constant speed unit for transforming a varying input rotation speed into a constant output rotation speed, which comprises: a power source, an electric generator and a constant speed unit; wherein the constant speed unit further comprises: a first differential gear set, having two input ends and an output end being configured in a manner that one of the two input ends is connected with the power source and the output end is connected to a load; a continuously variable transmission (CVT) mechanism, configured with an input end and an output end in a manner that the input end is connected to the power source; a hydraulic torque converter, configured with an input end and an output end in a manner that the input end is connected to the load; a second differential gear set, configured with two input ends and an output end in a manner that the two input ends are connected respectively to the output end of the CVT mechanism and the hydraulic torque converter so as to perform a power composition process in the second differential gear set and then transmit the composite power from its output end to the other input end of the first differential gear set that is not connected to the power source.09-24-2009
20090039653TURBOJET COMPRISING A CURRENT GENERATOR MOUNTED IN THE FAN AND A METHOD OF MOUNTING SAID GENERATOR IN THE FAN - The invention relates to a twin-spool gas turbine turbojet comprising a high-pressure rotor (02-12-2009
20100052326GEOTHERMAL ENERGY SYSTEM - A method and system for generating electrical energy is provided. The method and the system comprises a geothermal underground dry space with a hot ambient temperature, a water intake at the bottom of the sea or ocean, a passageway leading from said water intake to said geothermal underground dry space, allowing water to flow from said water intake to said geothermal underground dry space, a duct for allowing hot water or steam to escape upwardly from said geothermal underground dry space towards the surface of the ground, and means for converting thermal energy from said hot water or steam to electrical energy.03-04-2010
20120235411Low Profile Solar Energy Conversion System - A novel cost effective low profile structure that converts and stores solar radiation into heat and electricity for controlled utilization. The inventive material incorporates a large insulated vault or chamber of substantial thermal mass connected to a series of inlet passages and to a solar collector assembly. As solar radiation is collected by the solar collector assembly a temperature gradient is created between the collector and the air that is within the vault resulting in air being drawn out of the chamber and through the collector assembly. This air movement is utilized to rotate turbines that are coupled to the inlet passages generating electricity. The hot air is also captured and utilized. The system provides for an efficient, economical process of harnessing and utilizing solar energy by capitalizing on not only on its thermal nature, but its motive nature as well.09-20-2012
20130207396POWER GENERATION APPARATUS - A power generation apparatus according to the present invention includes: an inlet which is provided at a location on an opposite side of an expander rotor with respect to a power generator stator in a power generator housing and which is capable of leading a working medium into the power generator housing, a cooling flow passage which supplies the inlet from a circulation pump with the working medium without interposition of an evaporator, a communication opening which is capable of leading the working medium out of the power generator housing so as to lead the working medium to a condenser, and a throttle valve which depressurizes the working medium led via the cooling flow passage from the circulation pump into the power generator housing.08-15-2013
20090045629TURBO-GENERATOR CONTROL WITH VARIABLE VALVE ACTUATION - An internal combustion engine incorporating a turbo-generator and one or more variably activated exhaust valves. The exhaust valves are adapted to variably release exhaust gases from a combustion cylinder during a combustion cycle to an exhaust system. The turbo-generator is adapted to receive exhaust gases from the exhaust system and rotationally harness energy therefrom to produce electrical power. A controller is adapted to command the exhaust valve to variably open in response to a desired output for the turbo-generator.02-19-2009
20100237622IMPULSE HYDRO ELECTRIC TURBINE COMPRISING ROTATING NOZZLES - The invention relates to a hydroelectric machine. According to the invention, the machine includes: at least two pipes (09-23-2010
20090072537SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING MOIST AIR INTO WATER AND POWER - The present invention is directed to power generation systems and methods for converting naturally occurring moist air into power and water, enabling generation of power without carbon combustion and without the release of green-house gasses which usually accompany thermodynamic power generation. According to one embodiment, a compressor module is used to greatly compress enriched water vapor drawn from the surrounding moist air. The compressed water vapor is then condensed into output water by a working fluid, while the heated working fluid is used in a Rankine-cycle power generation loop to turn a turbine and thereby create transmittable electrical power.03-19-2009
20110109087GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANT - Geothermal power plant, comprising units that are modularized and adapted in order to fit into one or more container, as a geothermal container unit, the geothermal container unit is dimensioned in order to be adapted to extract geothermal energy from one drillbore, and each geothermal container unit has means for being electrically connected to other geothermal container units as well as electric power network, thereby providing a geothermal power plant arranged in a network providing load balancing and redundancy.05-12-2011
20110278844River High Pressure Energy Conversion Machine - A river high pressure energy conversion machine which has no moving parts, comprising a machine (or pump) having a pipe attached to a river bed, with a flexible pipe to an enlarged water inlet attached to the underside of a float, to assure entrance of water just below the river water surface. A discharge pipe from the machine rises above the river bank to a accessory turbogenerator, through a stop valve and a pressure regulating valve. The discharge pipe from the accessory turbogenerator discharges river water back to the river. Water stacks up inside the sloping machine pipe on the river bed, and creates higher water pressure at the machine pipe outlet for driving the turbogenerator. This is a continuous process, generating electricity twenty-four hours every day, using only gravity as the pressurizing force on water to generate electricity, without using fossil, nuclear or artificial energy forces.11-17-2011
20120080882Electric generator utilizing high pressure fluid spray to rotate power generating - The inventor presents a new generator utilizing a new method to rotate power generating mechanisms within comprising a prior art a/c permanent magnet alternator affixed atop a cylindrical housing having its central rotor shaft penetrating down through central aperture through tank top within tank. A rotor wheel is coupled to rotor shaft to aid in rotor rotation. The new method to rotate said rotor wheel further comprises a fluid pump whereby fluid is pulled from the bottom of tank through a tank outlet port and returned through tank inlet port at the top of tank wherein a high pressure fluid tip having a small aperture in center is further coupled within tank. When spent fluid is pulled from tank bottom through pump it is then forced through the high pressure tip causing a high velocity spray to be repelled at rotor wheel reacting with rotor wheel blades causing rotor to spin creating usable electricity. The present invention when operating creates more usable electricity than is needed to run the fluid pump, but cannot operate on its own without a outside source of power to operate pump. Once the generator is operational, the electricity created can be used to charge a bank of batteries or extend the battery life of batteries charged by a wind turbine or solar panels. The power can also be used to power a home or sold back to the utility company. The generator is meant to be used wherever an extra energy source is needed.04-05-2012
20100045042Renewable Energy Electric Generating System - A system, apparatus and method for generating electricity from renewable geothermal, wind, and solar energy sources includes a heat balancer for supplementing and regulating the heat energy fed to a turbine generator; a hydrogen-fired boiler for supplying supplementary heat; and an injection manifold for metering controlled amounts of superheated combustible gas into the working fluids to optimize efficiency.02-25-2010
20120187688SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY - A split heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) arrangement including a first HRSG coupled to a turbine and thereby receptive of a portion of the exhaust gases to deliver the portion of the exhaust gases to a compressor, a second HRSG coupled to the turbine and thereby receptive of a remaining portion of the exhaust gases, which includes an NOx catalyst and a CO catalyst sequentially disposed therein to remove NOx and CO from the exhaust gases and an air injection apparatus to inject air into the second HRSG between the NOx catalyst and the CO catalyst to facilitate CO consumption at the CO catalyst.07-26-2012
20120286517ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXHAUST ENERGY CAPTURE AND ELECTRICAL GENERATION - An exhaust energy recovery and electrical generation system includes a conduit having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the conduit is configured to receive a gas flow transmitted by a gas flow channel of a gas flow source and wherein the conduit is configured to transmit the received gas flow from the first end thereof toward the second end thereof. A first blade assembly is coupled to the conduit, wherein the first blade assembly is configured to be moved when the received gas flow is transmitted from the first end of the conduit; and an electrical generator coupled to the first blade assembly to generate electricity when the first blade assembly moves. A cross-sectional area of the first end of the conduit may be less than a cross-sectional area of the gas flow channel.11-15-2012
20110285132VARIABLE SPEED MACHINE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - A variable speed machine assembly includes an input shaft, a variable speed magnetically geared generator coupled to the input shaft, an electrical machine coupled to the input shaft, and a power converter coupled to the variable speed magnetically geared generator and the electrical machine. The power converter is configured to use electrical power output by the electrical machine to control a frequency of power output by the variable speed magnetically geared generator.11-24-2011
20110285135FLUID DRIVEN ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A tubular housing includes at least one fixed helical vane formed onto the inner surfaces of the tubular housing in a spiral and adapted to direct fluid into a spiraled flow and focus fluid onto a fan blade assembly associated with an alternator system and located within the tubular housing before a system exhaust. A generator cone can be mounted near the center and front of the fan blade assembly facing fluid passing through the tubular housing. As fluid passes over the generator cone it experiences compression between the generator cone and housing resulting in increased pressure and velocity of the fluid, thereby increasing rotational speed of the generator blades and generator as the compressed, spiraled fluid passes through the blades and exits the tubular housing. The system can be used for fixed or mobile applications in water, wind and manually induced fluid flow.11-24-2011
20110285134FLUID DRIVEN ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A tubular housing can include at least one fixed helical vane formed onto the inner surfaces of the tubular housing in a spiral and adapted to direct fluid into a spiraled flow and focus fluid onto a fan blade assembly associated with an alternator system and located within the tubular housing before a system exhaust. A generator cone can be mounted near the center and front of the fan blade assembly facing fluid passing through the tubular housing. As fluid passes over the generator cone it experiences compression between the generator cone and housing resulting in increased pressure and velocity of the fluid, thereby increasing rotational speed of the generator blades and generator as the compressed, spiraled fluid passes through the blades and exits the tubular housing. The system can be used for fixed or mobile applications in water, wind and manually induced fluid flow.11-24-2011
20110285133ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXHAUST ENERGY CAPTURE AND ELECTRICAL GENERATION - An exhaust energy recovery and electrical generation system includes a conduit having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the conduit is configured to receive a gas flow transmitted by a gas flow channel of a gas flow source and wherein the conduit is configured to transmit the received gas flow from the first end thereof toward the second end thereof. A first blade assembly is coupled to the conduit, wherein the first blade assembly is configured to be moved when the received gas flow is transmitted from the first end of the conduit; and an electrical generator coupled to the first blade assembly to generate electricity when the first blade assembly moves. A cross-sectional area of the first end of the conduit may be less than a cross-sectional area of the gas flow channel.11-24-2011
20120139249AIR CURRENT GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - The invention relates to an airflow power generation system and method. The airflow power generation system comprises a gas source, a channel comprising an airflow inlet and an airflow outlet, at least one unpowered ventilator, and at least one turbo-generating set. The airflow inlet is connected to the gas source; the unpowered ventilator is disposed at the airflow outlet, the unpowered ventilator is in a natural wind field; at least rotating blades of the turbo-generating set are positioned inside the channel. The unpowered ventilator operates to rotate under the action of temperature difference between inside and outside of the channel, and/or under the action of natural wind, to form negative pressure in the channel, to intake gas continuously from the gas source, to form airflow in the channel, to push the rotating blades to rotate via the airflow, and to drive the turbo-generating set to generate power.06-07-2012
20100090465Process of installing prefabricated sections of pressurized and/or non-pressurized fluid-, utility-, and/or matter-carrying and encapsulated mediums with turbine systems attached into medium systems - This patent pertains to an embodiment for a process for installing prefabricated sections of fluid-, utility-, and/or matter-carrying medium systems with turbines systems attached to change the kinetic energy of flowing fluids, utilities, and/or matter into electrical energy. Sections of existing or yet to be discovered mediums systems will be removed and replaced with prefabricated sections with varying turbine systems attached. These prefabricated systems can be installed in isolation or in groups along the entirety of a medium system to maximize potential electrical energy production. A system for conducting the newly generated electricity to desired destinations is also described. The patent uses the resource of infinite consumer demand for fluids, utilities, and/or matter to be transported to and from geographical areas via medium systems to generate electricity. This untapped resource of infinite consumer demand has the potential to be a beneficent “green” power source that can put power back into the grid in a clean and efficient manner.04-15-2010
20090212570Hybrid solar thermal chimney - A solar power arrangement for converting solar energy into electricity comprising; a solar chimney, the chimney having a flared base spaced from the ground the chimney including a transparent surface to allow solar energy to heat air within the solar chimney. A first air turbine drives a first generator, and the chimney including an exhaust. The first air turbine drives an air compressor and wherein the compressor includes an ambient air intake and a plurality of pipes for receiving compressed attached to the solar chimney. A plurality of heliostats focus solar energy on the pipes to heat the compressed air contained therein and a second turbine driven by expansion of the compressed air wherein the second turbine drives a second generator.08-27-2009
20090085355Self-acting variable pitch vertical axis wind turbine - A self-acting variable pitch vertical axis wind turbine is provided with asymmetrically mounted blade paddles rotatably mounted for limited movement such that at one limit of the rotation, a paddle is operational to rotate the impeller and at the other limit of the rotation the paddle feathers.04-02-2009
20120187687Hydroelectric Generators - Hydroelectric generators for harnessing potential energy from a flowing liquid source with a varying surface level. Hydroelectric generators may comprise platforms with buoyancies selected to remain suspended in the liquid source at a selected depth. In some examples, generation units may be fixed to the platform, the generation unit including turbines partially submerged in the liquid source, generators drivingly connected to the wheel, and electrical interfaces connected to the generator, the electrical interface configured to connect to an external power system. In some examples, hydroelectric generators may include one or more anchors connected to the platform. In some examples, generation units may include rotors. In some examples, hydroelectric generators may include projections extending into the liquid source and define channels between the projections.07-26-2012
20090152869Economical method of power generation from solar heat - An apparatus for converting solar heat into electrical power by building a large structure with a transparent roof at the edge of any steep high mountain having a large diameter pipe connected to the roof at the top end of the structure and laid on the surface of the mountain to the top of the mountain. A fan-operated turbine-generator installed at the bottom base of the large diameter pipe generates electricity. The invention includes constructing shallow pools or reservoirs inside the structure, storing the moisture generated via humid air and condensation at the top of the mountain in a pool or water tank, installing a return pipe to the original reservoirs or pools, and installing a hydro-electric turbine-generator at the bottom of the mountain on this return pipe to generate additional electricity.06-18-2009
20090152868REMOTE POWER-GENERATING ASSEMBLY - A remote power supply system associated with offshore hydrocarbon production and transportation operations includes an expansion turbine that generates power for the system. The remote power supply system also has a support structure that supports the expansion turbine. A cooling section is supported by the support structure, and is in fluid communication with the expansion turbine to receive the vapor therefrom and to condense it to liquid. A downcomer and boiler section is in fluid communication with the cooling section to receive the liquid condensed from the vapor. An ignition assembly is positioned toward a lower end portion of the downcomer and boiler section. The ignition assembly ignites a fuel and air mixture and causes the liquid received by the downcomer and boiler section from the cooling section to boil into vapor. A return passage conveys vapor from the downcomer and boiler section to the inlet of the expansion turbine.06-18-2009
20080265580Jet Engine Comprising an Integrated Electric Motor/Generator Unit - A jet engine, in particular for an aircraft, having a high-pressure compressor that is situated inside a compressor housing, the high-pressure compressor having blade elements that, through their rotational motion, compress air flowing into the high-pressure compressor via an intake channel, the high-pressure compressor having a plurality of compressor stages on which the blade elements are situated, and the jet engine also having an integrated electric motor/generator unit, wherein the motor/generator unit is situated in the rotational plane of the at least first compressor stage of the high-pressure compressor, and includes a stator that extends around the periphery of the compressor housing, as well as a runner that is formed by the blade elements of the at least first compressor stage, and that the motor/generator unit has an output power of 100 kVA to 150 kVA.10-30-2008
20110248502Waste Water Electrical Power Generating System - An electrical power generating system is connected to a sewer for conveying waste water to a sanitary treatment station. Waste water is propelled through the sewer line by pumping equipment which simultaneously pulverizes most large objects carried by the waste water. The waste water drives one or more water-operated turbines. The turbines are operatively connected to electrical power generators for producing electrical power and dispersing the power through an electrical power transmission system.10-13-2011
20090309364POWER GENERATION SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT USING A FUEL CELL - A fuel cell (12-17-2009
20090174189Turbine assembly for generating electricity in vehicles - A system for generating electricity from the rotational movement of wheels of a vehicle incorporates a turbine assembly, a wheel assembly, and an apparatus for storing electricity. The turbine assembly is disposed within the wheel assembly. The turbine assembly is connected to the apparatus for storing electricity thereby supplying the apparatus for storing electricity with electricity produced by the rotational movement of the wheel. The turbine assembly is comprised of a hollow rotor and a stator. The stator is disposed longitudinally within the hollow rotor.07-09-2009
20120187686HYDROELECTRIC GENERATORS - Hydroelectric generators, including liquid sources containing liquid, siphons extending from a first end positioned within the liquid source to a second end at a lower elevation than the first end, and generation units configured to receive liquid from the siphon pipe, either directly or through an intermediary collection body. The siphons including siphon pipes, including input segments proximate the first end defining an input opening within the liquid source, discharge segments proximate the second end defining an output opening, and elevated segments extending between the input segments and the discharge segments with a portion of their length above the first ends and the second ends.07-26-2012
20100117364BUOYANCY HYDRO POWER GENERATOR AND METHOD - A buoyancy hydro power installation comprises wave energy collectors and compressors mounted on a platform at sea level which sits on a vertical tower extending below sea level and houses compressed air pipes, expansion pipes, compressed air storage chambers and a turbine at the submerged end of the tower, said installation being tethered to the sea floor. The wave energy collectors comprise buoyancy tanks mounted on the platform which move up and down with wave motion which drives the air compressors and there are sea current energy collectors comprising turbines which are mounted on the outside of the vertical tower.05-13-2010
20100084867WIND POWER GENERATOR - The wind power generator includes: a wind tunnel formed by a cylindrical member erected on a foundation in a vertical direction; a plurality of wind-collecting plates that extends from a circumferential wall of the cylindrical member in directions normal to the circumferential wall; a plurality of upper and lower guide plates provided between the wind-collecting plates; a plurality of wind inlets that introduces wind collected by the wind-collecting plates into the wind tunnel; back-flow preventing means that allow only the flow of wind blowing from the outside of the cylindrical member into the inside of the cylindrical member; a turbine that is driven by wind blowing out from one end of the wind tunnel, and power generator that is driven by the turbine.04-08-2010
20090289457HYDROGEN POWERED STEAM TURBINE - A process provides energy from a hydrogen flame to produce ultra high temperature steam, which is water vapor having a temperature over 1200° C., as an energy transfer medium to drive a steam turbine. The hydrogen fuel may be supplied to the system from a source of isolated hydrogen such as compressed or liquefied H11-26-2009
20110062712HYBRID POWER GENERATION CYCLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - 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 condensed wet vapor is reheated and used for processing of both energy sources.03-17-2011
20110062711ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE (ORC) TURBO GENERATOR FOR PREVENTION OF PENETRATION OF WORKING FLUID - An organic rankine cycle (ORC) turbo generator for prevention of penetration of a working fluid is provided, which can block penetration of the working fluid from a turbine into a generator, thereby improving the efficiency of power generation. The turbo generator comprises: a turbine including a turbine housing, a turbine blade and a fluid injection nozzle; a generator including a generator housing connected to the turbine housing, a rotor rotatably mounted inside the generator housing and a rotary shaft mounted to the turbine blade, and a first bearing and a second bearing mounted at the front and rear ends of the rotor; and working fluid penetration-preventing means adapted to block the pressure generated from the turbine so as to prevent the working fluid injected from the fluid injection nozzle from being penetrated into the generator.03-17-2011
20100084866SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A HYDRO-HYDRAULIC GRAVITATIONAL GENERATOR - A system and method for generating electricity using a hydro-hydraulic gravitational generator. In such a system, a main housing that is disposed in deep water may be exposed to deep water pressure. A piston disposed in the main housing may be raised as water enters the main housing. Water passing through water turbines generate electricity in this phase. After the piston is raised to its highest point within the main housing, the main housing may be exposed to atmospheric pressure such that the gravitational force on the piston expels the water that was just drawn in. The expelling water also may generate electricity by being passed though water turbines. The cycle may be repeated and electricity may be continuously generated.04-08-2010
20100007146Method And Apparatus For Generating Electrical Power - A superheater in a power plant that superheats steam to operation conditions exceeding an operating limit of an associated steam-producing boiler. The superheater combusts oxygen and fuel with cooled recycled combustion gas to produce a CO01-14-2010
20090001727Process for Production of Electric Energy and Co2 From a Hydrocarbon Feedstock - The present invention relates to a process for production of electric energy and CO01-01-2009
20110198848SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOWNHOLE POWER GENERATION - A technique facilitates generation of electric power in well environments. The technique involves combining a cooperating stator and rotor assembly to create an electromagnetic generator. The cooperating stator and rotor assembly utilize an electromagnet which works with a generator coil to create electrical power. Use of the electromagnet enables the electromagnetic field created during generation of electrical power to be selectively eliminated. Elimination of the electromagnetic field allows magnetic particles to be freely flushed from the electromagnetic generator.08-18-2011
20090284013Dry 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 gas turbine engine 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 NO11-19-2009
20100133840AERIAL WIND POWER GENERATING SYSTEM USING FLOATING BODY - The present invention provides an aerial wind power generating system which has an improved structure such that despite light wind, satisfactory wind power generation can be ensured, and such that it is easy to install and remove the system, thus being effectively adapted to a temporary and portable wind power generating system. The system of the present invention includes a floating body (06-03-2010
20130099499SMALL TURBINES IN URBAN SEWAGE AND STORM WATER FLOW SYSTEMS USED IN ONSITE POWER PLANTS FOR HYDROGEN FUEL PRODUCTION AND WATER PURIFICATION - Sewage and/or storm water flow systems and methods, which use generator and small turbine assemblies positioned within sewage and/or storm water conduits are disclosed herein. One system configuration includes a generator, at least one electrical connector coupled to the generator, and a small turbine coupled to the generator. The turbine includes a shaft mountable to a lower sewage conduit base and at least one anchor coupled to the shaft, which is mountable to a conduit wall section. The generator and turbine assemblies may also be arranged in a sequential array positioned within one or more modified conduits for generation of on-site electricity, which can be used for various green technologies, including water purification, water desalination, and manufacture of hydrogen fuel.04-25-2013
20130099500Downhole Apparatus for Electrical Power Generation From Shaft Flexure - An apparatus and a method for generating electrical power are disclosed. The apparatus includes a mud motor including a rotor. The rotor is capable of eccentric motion and has a rotor end. The apparatus further includes an inverse magnetostrictive device having a magnetostrictive element. The magnetostrictive element has a flexing end that is affixed to the rotor end.04-25-2013
20110204642River High Pressure Energy Conversion Machine - A river high pressure energy conversion machine which has no moving parts, comprising a machine (or pump) having a pipe attached to a river bed, with a flexible pipe to an enlarged water inlet attached to the underside of a float, to assure entrance of water just below the river water surface. A discharge pipe from the machine rises above the river bank to a water-driven accessory, through a stop valve and a pressure regulating valve. The discharge pipe from the accessory discharges river water back to the river. Water stacks up inside the sloping machine pipe on the river bed, and creates higher water pressure at the machine pipe outlet for driving the accessory. This is a continuous process, generating electricity twenty-four hours every day, using only gravity as the pressurizing force on water to generate electricity, without using fossil, nuclear or artificial energy forces.08-25-2011
20090261591SOLAR STEAM GENERATOR - A solar power generation system includes a solar receiver disposed on a tower that receives radiant heat reflected from a field of solar collectors. The solar receiver includes an evaporator having a plurality of vertically oriented tubes to form a panel for receiving a fluid, such as water and/or steam, wherein the tubes have a rifled internal surface. The fluid within the tubes has a mass flow greater than 0.2×1010-22-2009
20110204641HYDROELECTRIC TURBINE-BASED POWER-GENERATING SYSTEM FOR VESSELS AND SUBMARINES - Power-generating system based on successive hydroelectric turbines (∫08-25-2011
20120292908Aircraft Fuel Storage Device, Management Associated System and Method - The device according to the invention comprises at least one main reservoir (11-22-2012
20100201128Wind Turbine, A Method For Coupling A First Drive Train Component Of The Drive Train Of A Wind Turbine To A Second Drive Train Component Of The Drive Train And Use Of A Wind Turbine - A wind turbine including a drive train. The drive train includes at least a rotor for transforming wind into rotation of a rotor hub, to provide a drive torque, a generator for transforming at least a part of the drive torque into electrical power, and at least one coupling for connecting a first drive train component to a second drive train component for transferring the drive torque between the components. The coupling includes a first coupling part with a first coupling area, the first coupling area being connected with a second coupling area of a second coupling part, whereby the drive torque is transferred from one of the areas to the other of the areas during operation of the coupling.08-12-2010
20100201127THERMALLY OPERATED ROTATABLE COMPONENT RESTRAINT SYSTEM - A turboalternator system includes a turboalternator having a rotatable member operatively engaged to a bearing set, a radial support element, and a contact structure engaged with the radial support element. The rotatable member defines a first end, a second end and an axis of rotation. The turboalternator system is configured to be thermally adjustable such that in a first thermal condition the contact structure is at a first radial position with respect to the axis of rotation and contacts the rotatable member to provide support, and in a second thermal condition the contact structure is at a second radial position with respect to the axis of rotation that is spaced further from the axis of rotation than the first radial position. The contact structure includes a ring having a groove formed in an outer diameter surface thereof, and the radial support element engages the groove in the contact structure.08-12-2010
20100127499TAPERED HELICAL AUGER TURBINE TO CONVERT HYDROKINETIC ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY - A helical auger turbine and hydrokinetic device for use with electrical generators for producing electricity. The auger turbine includes a generally helical turbine blade rotatably mounted on a central shaft, which may be tapered at each end, and a flange extending perpendicularly to an edge of the turbine blade. At least one turbine blade support connection is included for connecting the central shaft to a support structure. An electrical generator may be powered by the helical auger turbine, that can be used in a tidal water flow. The helical auger turbine can operate a high pressure pump connected to a hydraulic accumulator for storing pressurized hydraulic fluid from the high pressure pump. An electrical generator can be operated by hydraulic fluid delivered from the hydraulic accumulator at times of slow water flow. A plurality of helical auger turbines can be horizontally oriented under water, tethered to legs of an ocean platform such as an oil rig secured to the seabed.05-27-2010
20100201126TURBO GENERATOR AND FUEL CELL SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME - Provided are a turbo generator and a fuel cell system having the same. The turbo generator includes a housing; an air inlet formed on the same axis as the axis of the housing on a first side of the housing; a rotor, a stator winding unit, impeller, and a turbine wheel mounted in the housing; and a tie-shaft installed to pass through the impeller and the turbine wheel and rotatably and integrally support the rotor.08-12-2010
20100201125PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING CONSUMABLE ENERGY - A method of powering a multi-level structure is provided, which includes disposing a climate control system in the building. The system has a cooling tower, a fluid cooled chiller, a return line connecting an output of the chiller to an input of the cooling tower, and a condenser pump for pumping fluid therebetween. The system further includes a supply line connecting an output of the cooling tower to an input of the chiller, fluid being gravity fed from the cooling tower to the chiller. A turbine generator is disposed in the return line, the turbine generator being powered by fluid flowing through the return line. The method provides for transferring power generated from the turbine generator to a power supply for the structure.08-12-2010
20110266802Tunnel power turbine system to generate potential energy from waste kinetic energy - A system for generating energy from waste includes a generator device and an ejector device integrated in a pipe line unit. The generator device includes nozzle venture inlets. The ejector device is coupled with the generator device and includes a slit venture outlet to restore any velocity pressure loss in the pipe line unit and eliminate any back pressure buildup in the generator device.11-03-2011
20080238101Gas production well secondary purpose turbine electric power generator system - A natural gas production well secondary purpose turbine electric power generator system includes: a.) a natural gas production well from an underground or underwater natural gas well production field that produces natural gas at the surface at an elevated pressure of at least 500 psi and at least 200 psi in excess of desired pressure delivered to gas processing or gas distribution lines; b.) a natural gas valving subsystem connected to said well; and, c.) a power generating turbine subsystem, including at least one gas driven turbine located in at least one of said well and said gas valving subsystem.10-02-2008
20080315590System for Harnessing the Force of Gravity - The invention relates to a system for harnessing the force of gravity. The purpose of the present invention refers to the combined or separate production of energy and/or the pumping of fluid or gases, using a system including a support point on which a long surface can pivot by mean of hinges or bolts. The aforementioned surface is characterized in that it comprises surfaces which are joined at each end by means of hinges such that they can move vertically, the vertical position thereof being maintained under the action of the force exerted by one or more weights which can be moved from one surface to the other and vice versa by means of mechanisms using motors of any type. In this way, when one end surface is lowered, the other surface is raised, thereby actuating the pistons which move inside cylinders which are joined by rods to the end surfaces and which can generate a pneumatic or hydraulic pressure system.12-25-2008
20080303282Water cycling system with compressor motive force and with turbine electric power generator - A water cycling system with compressor motive force and with turbine electric power generation, includes: (a) a water piping subsystem that has a circuitous loop means for continuously or intermittently circulating water in a loop, the loop having an upward flowing side and a downward flowing side, the loop having a bottom level and a top level with a head differential of at least fifty feet between the bottom level and the top level; (b) an air compressor subsystem including at least one air compressor having a compressed air outlet with the air outlet being located below the top level in the upwardly flowing side of the loop; and, (c) at least one electric power generating water-driven turbine located within the loop. In some instances the subsystem of piping is part of a water well; in other instances, part of a geothermal well; in yet other instances a different system, such as an above-ground system, e.g. a water tower.12-11-2008
20120292909ROTATING PRESSURE REDUCTION TURBINE WITH COG WHEELS FOR A WELL STREAM HAVING A HYDRAULIC POWER TRANSMISSION FOR OPERATION OF AN ELECTRICITY GENERATOR - A pressure reduction turbine for a hydrocarbon well stream driving a hydraulic pump, and the turbine has two cog wheels mounted laterally to a well stream. A deflector plate is positioned at the well inlet to split and direct the well stream towards the outsides of the cogwheels and to drive them with opposite rotation. The turbine is designed to give a large pressure drop. Ceramics is used in the turbine housing, in the turbine inlet and in the turbine outlet, to withstand erosion wear. A hydraulic pump is supplied with collective torque via the turbine shaft, supported by two journal bearings and is connected to the pump via a dynamic sealing arrangement. Alternatively the torque from the turbine may be transmitted by to the pump without the dynamic seal, via a magnet coupling. In an underwater implementation the turbine with the pump are equipped with an arrangement for connection or disconnection via an underwater tool system, so that the equipment may be pulled and installed from a surface vessel. The hydraulic pump leads hydraulic oil at high pressure out into a piping system where hydraulic energy, possibly from several such power sources, is led to a common hydraulic motor driving an electric generator. In a surface implementation the generator is positioned in a non-explosive environment, for example in an overpressure container.11-22-2012
20120292907Fluid Energy Apparatus and Method - A preferred embodiment includes a system for power generation through movement of fluid having a variety of configurations and implementations. One preferred embodiment includes a system for power generation through movement of fluid includes a power generating cell with a generally cylindrical housing a ring for rotating disposed in said housing, one or more impellers fixedly coupled to said ring, and a generator operably coupled to said ring for receiving energy from the one or more impellers in which fluid is disposed about one or more impellers for creating energy.11-22-2012
20110204640IN-PIPE HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM AND TURBINE - A generally spherical turbine configured to rotate transversely within a cylindrical pipe under the power of fluid flowing either direction therethrough is operatively coupled with a rotating machine or generator to produce electricity. In one embodiment, the blades of the spherical turbine curve in an approximately 180 degree arc in a plane that is at an inclined angle relative to the rotational axis of a central shaft. In another embodiment, a deflector is provided upstream of the spherical turbine and within the cylindrical pipe to control flow through the spherical turbine by shielding a part thereof. The blades of the spherical turbine are airfoil in cross section to optimize hydrodynamic flow, to minimize cavitation, and to maximize conversion from axial to rotating energy.08-25-2011
20080272597Power generating plant - During operation of a power generating plant, which essentially comprises a gas turbogroup, a compressed air accumulator, an air turbine which is equipped with at least one generator, the compressed air which is extracted from the compressed air accumulator is directed through a heat exchanger, which acts on the outflow side of the gas turbogroup, and is thermally conditioned there. This compressed air then charges the air turbine, wherein during a “black out” or other shutdown of the power generating plant, the electric current energy which can be obtained by means of the thermally conditioned compressed air in the air turbine, via a power line is used directly for start-up of the gas turbogroup.11-06-2008
20080231052Air-wind power system for a vehicle - The present invention provides an air-wind power system for a vehicle having an electrically operable drive system. The system includes at least one battery which is mounted within an interior portion of such vehicle and which is connected to such drive system and at least one air-wind powered turbine which is mounted on the vehicle and which is electrically coupled to the at least one battery. The air-wind powered turbine has a propeller fixed in a vertical plane and mounted on a horizontally disposed shaft having an axis thereof being disposed perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of such vehicle. A rotational movement of the propeller caused by an air current enables the at least one turbine to generate an electric energy which is stored in the at least one battery and which is used by such drive system to move such vehicle in a direction of travel.09-25-2008
20100295311MINIATURE HYDRO-POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A miniature hydro-power generation system includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The outer housing may receive a flow of liquid flowing in a first direction at a predetermined range of pressure. The flow of liquid may be decreased by a predetermined amount of pressure and increased by a predetermined amount of velocity and channeled to a hydro-generator included in the inner housing with an inlet nozzle. The flow of liquid may be channeled with the inlet nozzle to flow in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. Upon transfer of kinetic energy in the flow of liquid to the hydro-generator, the inner housing may rotate in the second direction. The flow of liquid may then be channeled back to the first direction and out of the housing with an outlet nozzle. The outlet nozzle configured to increase the pressure and decrease the velocity of the flow of liquid to minimized non-laminar flow characteristics.11-25-2010
20110006529COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT - Disclosed herein are embodiments of combined cycle power plants having elevated exhaust pressure from a steam turbine. The elevated exhaust pressure from the steam turbine may result in an elevated condensate pressure and temperature. A cooling system removes sensible heat from the condensate. The elevated condensate temperature results in a greater temperature difference between the condensate and the working medium in the cooling system. The amount of heat that is dissipated by the cooling system is proportionate to the heat transfer surface and the temperature difference between the condensate and the working medium. As a result of the greater temperature difference, a smaller cooling system configured to operate with a higher temperature condensate may be utilized in place of a larger cooling system configured to operate with lower temperature condensate. By reducing the size of the cooling system, the overall size of the combined cycle power plant may be reduced.01-13-2011
20110006530ELECTRICITY GENERATING ARRANGEMENT - According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided an electricity generating arrangement comprising at least one secondary water conduit fitted to a primary water conduit, the secondary water conduit defining an inlet for allowing water flowing through the primary water conduit to enter the secondary water conduit and an outlet for allowing water flowing through the secondary water conduit to exit the secondary water conduit so as to rejoin the primary water conduit. The arrangement further comprises at least one rotatable turbine located within the secondary water conduit, each turbine being connectable to a generator so that under the influence of the water flowing through the secondary water conduit, the turbine can rotate so as to drive the generator to generate electricity. In an example embodiment, an inlet valve is located within the secondary water conduit, adjacent the inlet, and an outlet valve is located within the secondary water conduit, adjacent the outlet.01-13-2011
20130119666SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING MULTIPLE CRYOGENIC HYDRAULIC TURBINES - There is provided a system and method for producing liquefied natural gas (LNG). An exemplary method includes flowing a high-pressure stream of LNG through a first series of liquid turbines. The exemplary method also includes generating electricity by reducing the pressure of the high-pressure stream of LNG to form a low-pressure stream of LNG. The exemplary method additionally includes bypassing any one the liquid turbines that has a failure while continuing to produce electricity from the first series.05-16-2013
20100270801ELECTRICITY STORAGE AND RECOVERY SYSTEM - The electricity storage and recovery system. At first, injects high-pressure gas in a high-pressure tank and then, the normal-pressure fluid from a normal-pressure tank is pumped into the high-pressure tank by a motor-driven pump so that the electrical energy is converted to high-pressure potential energy of the fluid stored inside the high-pressure tank. To recover the potential energy back to electrical energy, the high-pressure fluid flows from the bottom of the high-pressure tank to the normal-pressure tank through a turbine. The turbine in turn drives a generator to produce electricity. The pump and the turbine are of a same device running in opposite directions. The motor and the generator are also of a same device running in opposite directions.10-28-2010
20120267893ELECTRICITY GENERATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a system to create vapor for generating electric power. The system includes a vessel comprising a fluid and a complex and a turbine. The vessel of the system is configured to concentrate EM radiation received from an EM radiation source. The vessel of the system is further configured to apply the EM radiation to the complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat. The vessel of the system is also configured to transform, using the heat generated by the complex, the fluid to vapor. The vessel of the system is further configured to sending the vapor to a turbine. The turbine of the system is configured to receive, from the vessel, the vapor used to generate the electric power.10-25-2012
20090278355MINIATURE HYDRO-POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A miniature hydro-power generation system includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The outer housing may receive a flow of liquid flowing in a first direction at a predetermined range of pressure. The flow of liquid may be decreased by a predetermined amount of pressure and increased by a predetermined amount of velocity and channeled to a hydro-generator included in the inner housing with an inlet nozzle. The flow of liquid may be channeled with the inlet nozzle to flow in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. Upon transfer of kinetic energy in the flow of liquid to the hydro-generator, the inner housing may rotate in the second direction. The flow of liquid may then be channeled back to the first direction and out of the housing with an outlet nozzle. The outlet nozzle configured to increase the pressure and decrease the velocity of the flow of liquid to minimized non-laminar flow characteristics.11-12-2009
20090261592Solar Energy Conversion Using Brayton System - A modified Brayton Cycle Engine employs solar radiation to heat a compressible Brayton working fluid for driving a turbine to which an electric generator is coupled for converting solar radiation to electricity. A compressor, also coupled to the turbine, compresses the Brayton working fluid before it is heated by the solar radiation. Heat from a solar MHD generator may also be used to heat the Brayton working fluid. A heat pipe can be used to efficiently transfer heat from the solar radiation or MHD generator to the Brayton working fluid. Spent Brayton working fluid exiting the turbine is passed through a heat exchanger to preheat compressed Brayton working fluid exiting the compressor before the compressed Brayton working fluid is heated by the solar radiation. The spent Brayton working fluid exiting the heat exchanger may be further cooled in another heat exchanger across which ambient air can be blown.10-22-2009
20120068464HYDROELECTRIC IN-PIPE TURBINE BLADES - The special circumstances of working with hydroelectric turbines in pipes require innovations in blade shapes and systems that are presented here. An example is streamlining of the blades greater than that found in traditional hydroelectric turbines.03-22-2012
20120104760DYNAMOELECTRIC MACHINE SUPPORT SYSTEM - A support system for a dynamoelectric machine is disclosed. In one embodiment, the support system includes: a mounting pad having a first face and a second face, the second face including a pair of slots; a pair of spring bars welded or brazed to the mounting pad at the pair of slots; a collar welded or brazed to the first face of the mounting pad; and a key bar between and affixed to the pair of spring bars.05-03-2012
20090322089Integrated solar energy receiver-storage unit - Receivers for use in solar energy collector systems and solar-powered electrical energy generating plants are provided. The receivers comprise a solar radiation absorbing core that converts absorbed solar radiation to thermal energy. The core comprises a refractory material to allow the receivers to operate continuously at high temperatures reached by absorbing concentrated solar radiation. The thermal energy so generated in the core may be stored in the receiver for a transitory period, or for a more extended period. Receivers may comprise one or more fluid channels in and/or around the core for conveying a working fluid to facilitate extraction of stored thermal energy from the core.12-31-2009
20110221197APPARATUS FOR TRANSFORMING ENERGY OF LIQUID FLOWING IN A LIQUID FLOW PATH - An apparatus for positioning thereof in a liquid flow path, comprising: a housing configured to be received in the flow path and having a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet defining a flow direction therebetween; a current generator including a shaft supported by the housing and having a rotor mounted thereon and having a plurality of vanes, the shaft extending in the housing along the flow direction allowing rotation of the rotor with the vanes by liquid passing through the generator, and a stator associated with the rotor for producing electrical signals corresponding to the rotation of the rotor; and, electrical wiring for electrically connecting the current generator to a power receiver for transferring the electrical signals thereto.09-15-2011
20090051167Combustion 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.02-26-2009
20110227345SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND STORING CLEAN ENERGY - The system for generating and storing clean energy includes a flexible body externally exposed to an intermittent localized pressure. A pair of one-way check valves couple to the flexible body. A first valve is configured to facilitate unidirectional fluid flow into the flexible body and a second valve configured to facilitate unidirectional fluid flow out from the flexible body. A substantially rigid and planar base is positioned between the flexible body and the intermittent localized pressure so that pressure point peristaltic expansion and compression cycles along a portion of the flexible body cause positive fluid displacement into and out from the flexible body. An energy generation system in fluid communication with the flexible body is configured to generate electrical energy from pressurized fluid resultant from the peristaltic expansion and compression cycles.09-22-2011
20110140434TURBINE RELATIONSHIPS IN PIPES - The location of in-pipe turbines within a piping system and their relationships to other devices in the piping system is dependent on several factors for the ideal operation of these turbines, whether from the nozzle shooting liquid into air, or providing a stable pressure to the turbine and the generator. Several solutions to this issue are presented.06-16-2011
20090001728SECONDARY POWER SOURCE FOR A LIGHT TRUCK VEHICLE - The invention is directed at an air flow apparatus for use with an electric vehicle. The air flow apparatus operates as complementary energy sources for the production of electricity to maintain battery capacity for the propulsion of an electrically powered vehicle. This is preferably achieved by combining induced air flow and the burning of a fossil fuel, such as propane, to effect generator output. In another embodiment, the use of propane is reduced as the vehicle proceeds at specific speeds.01-01-2009
20080315589Energy Recovery System - An energy recovery system for a process means (12-25-2008
20080315588EARTH CURRENT POWERED RADIAL OUTFLOW TURBOGENERATOR - Presented is an improved concept for deriving power from flowing fluid currents in the form of a radial outflow turbine that drives a generator. Fluid normally enters the turbine rotor axially and exits radially through power generating elements. Such power generating elements may be airfoil or more blunt shaped where, in the latter instance, rotor rotational power is generated by trailing edge vortex forces acting on the power generating elements. The instant invention turbogenerator may be utilized in either gas or liquid and examples of both are given. Drive fluids are normally derived from the earth's natural occurring fluid currents.12-25-2008
20100156104Thermal Reduction Gasification Process for Generating Hydrogen and Electricity - An apparatus for generating synthesis gas from waste organic materials that consists of a thermal reduction gasification reactor which is a rotary reactor having a drying and volatilizing zone for gasifying organic materials and a reformation zone for converting the gasified organic materials to synthesis gas. Solid waste organic material is fed to the reactor that heats the solid material to a temperature of about 600° C. to about 1000° C. The synthesis gas generated by the apparatus is substantially hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The apparatus is combined with an electrical generation system for making purified hydrogen and electricity. Alternatively, the synthesis gas can be used as a source for hydrogen. The synthesis gas is cleaned, the composition is shifted to enrich the content of hydrogen, and the hydrogen is isolated from the other gases that make up the synthesis gas. Alternatively, the synthesis gas can be fermented forming an organic alcohol and an organic acid.06-24-2010
20120193919ENERGY REGENERATING DAMPER - Disclosed is an energy-regenerating damper that ensures a compression stroke and has a simplified structure. A piston (08-02-2012
20100156105SYTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY - A system for generating electricity including a vertical oriented tower comprising an intake opening for receiving fluid flow, a scoop that is moveably mounted to a base for directing the fluid flow to the intake opening, a fluid-activated mechanism that is automatically oriented in response to direction of the fluid flow, the fluid-activated mechanism being operatively connected to the scoop so that orientation of the fluid-activated mechanism in response to the fluid flow angles the scoop in the direction of the fluid flow, and a turbine that receives the fluid flow directed by the scoop to generate electricity.06-24-2010
20100181771Integrated Hydroelectric Power-Generating System and Energy Storage Device - A hydroelectric power-generating apparatus comprising: (1) a fluid inlet, (2) a diffuser having (a) at least one vane supporting a diffuser hub and (b) a rotor rotatably supported by the diffuser hub and having (i) impeller blades, (ii) an impeller hub, and (iii) a shroud at the periphery of the rotor, the shroud including at least one magnet, and (3) a housing surrounding the shroud and having a rigidly-attached stator including laminations and at least one electrical coil, whereby a flow of fluid through the diffuser and rotor causes the rotation of the rotor and the at least one magnet induces an electric current in the at least one coil.07-22-2010
20100187823FIRED HEATER - A fired heater has two types of burners. The first burner is located in a duct which provides oxygen-containing gas to the heater to be combusted with the fuel provided by the burner. The second burner is located in the heater and provides both air and fuel for combustion. The heater may be located downstream of a gas turbine engine that cogenerates electricity and provides the oxygen-containing gas.07-29-2010
20080246281TURBOALTERNATOR WITH HYDRODYNAMIC BEARINGS - This invention provides a small, high efficiency, oil-free turbine-driven alternator (i.e. turboalternator) suitable for conversion of stored energy in a process gas to electrical power, facilitating recapture of energy during operation that would otherwise be wasted. The turboalternator includes a turbine and a generating device operatively connected together by a rotating shaft capable of rotating at high speeds. The rotating shaft is supported by foil gas bearings.10-09-2008
20090045630Exhaust gas electric generation apparatus and method - An apparatus for generating electricity from a relatively low velocity exhaust produced by a piece of machinery. The apparatus includes a fan assembly located inside a frame mounted adjacent to the exhaust vent found on the piece of machinery. The fan assembly includes a plurality of fixed vanes that extend transversely into the exhaust gas. The ends of the vanes are attached to two side plates that rotate freely around the frame's center axis. Attached to the inside side plate is an outer housing with two magnetic plates mounted therein. The two magnetic plates are spaced apart thereby forming a gap in which a stator disc with a plurality of coil members is formed. The stator disc is fixed to an axle that is longitudinally aligned with the center axis of the outer housing and the fan assembly. During operation, the exhaust gas causes the fan assembly and the outer housing to rotate. Because the stator disc is stationary, an electric current is produced in the stator disc as the two magnetic discs rotate around it. The current is then transmitted to a rectifier and inverter for local use or transmission to a utility grid.02-19-2009
20100176594AUXILIARY POWER GENERATION APPARATUS - An auxiliary power generation apparatus for powering an ancillary electrical load comprises an apparatus comprising a combustor arranged for disposal in an exhaust conduit of a reciprocating engine, a compressor arranged in fluid communication with an inlet of the combustor for the supply of compressed air to the combustor, a turbogenerator arranged for converting combustion product from the combustor into electrical energy, and a controller for controlling the supply of electrical energy to the ancillary electrical load.07-15-2010
20100001528UNDERWATER GENERATOR - The present invention relates to a underwater generator for generating electricity comprising: a casing; a turbine propeller assembly configured within the casing; a platform, where said platform provides a mechanism to hold the casing; a cover member, where said cover member protects the turbine propeller assembly; and a power cable for transmitting electrical energy from the underwater generator to a user thereof. The casing may include a slit at a bottom portion, where the slit allows the removal of sediments, sand particles and similar materials. The turbine propeller assembly includes a plurality of blades. In one exemplary embodiment, the plurality of blades may turn in one direction and in yet another exemplary embodiment, the blades may turn in two directions.01-07-2010
20100253080Apparatus for Generating Electricity - An apparatus for generating electricity is provided. The apparatus comprises a first reservoir having a fluid, a second reservoir located below the first reservoir and receiving fluid from the first reservoir, a turbine connected to the first reservoir by a first tube, a second tube connecting the turbine to the second reservoir, a third tube connecting the first reservoir to the second reservoir, and a power source located adjacent to the second reservoir. The power source pumps fluid from the second reservoir to the first reservoir, and the fluid travels through the first tube into the turbine, thereby generating electricity.10-07-2010
20090200805COMPRESSED-AIR-STORING ELECTRICITY GENERATING SYSTEM AND ELECTRICITY GENERATING METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed are a compressed air energy-storing electricity generating system and an electricity generating method using the same, in which air of a high pressure is injected into a tank laid under the ground using midnight electricity and surplus produced electricity, and the air of the high pressure in the tank is uniformly discharged so as to drive a generator during a time period when the consumption of electric power is high, thus efficiently managing energy.08-13-2009
20110175358ONE AND TWO-STAGE DIRECT GAS AND STEAM SCREW EXPANDER GENERATOR SYSTEM (DSG) - A method and system for generating electrical power from geothermal, gas pressure let down, and/or heated waste steam sources utilizes a twin-screw compressor reversed to operate as an expander, wherein the expansion provides mechanical power than can be converted to electrical power utilizing a generator, without the need to utilize dry steam turbines. Multiple stages may be utilized in the expansion process.07-21-2011
20100237620TURBINE ASSEMBLY - A turbine unit (09-23-2010
20120228876Power Generator for Booster Amplifier Systems - A system to harvest energy from fluid flow includes: an outer body including a flowway; an inner sleeve rotatably coupled to the outer body; and a magnetostrictive material disposed proximate to the inner sleeve to be strained due to a rotation of the inner sleeve in response to a fluid flow in the flowway.09-13-2012
20120139250Apparatus for Downhole Power Generation - Apparatus is provided for use in power generation, including a fluid-flow-driven power generator for use in a fluid-containing pipe such as a drill pipe as used in oil and gas exploration and extraction. Parts of the generator are adapted to be removable from the pipe—for example while a drill pipe is downhole within a drilling well—to leave a clear through bore for survey and fishing operations and to enable replacement of the removed parts. The removable part may be a flow control assembly, which includes an adjustable flow control nozzle or which receives any one of a set of different size nozzles. The flow-driven generator comprises an impeller connected to a magnet assembly to rotate the magnet assembly when fluid flows past the impeller. This causes relative movement between the magnet assembly and an adjacent electrical coil assembly, the relative movement and magnetic coupling generating an electrical current in the coil assembly. This generated electrical current is used to power electrical devices within the pipe.06-07-2012
20100237621PDC BEARING FOR USE IN A FLUID ENVIRONMENT - A self-aligning bearing assembly utilizing PDC buttons for forming opposing circumferential arrays of bearing surfaces, is particularly suitable for use in a fluid environment, such as being immersed in flowing water when supporting the rotor of a hydroelectric turbine. One bearing surface is supported for rotation with the rotor. The opposing bearing surface is supported by a spherical joint in a stationary housing. When the rotor is subjected to hydraulic loading, the opposing bearing surface can be tilted to self-align with the rotor axis.09-23-2010
20110210556Thrust Balancing Device For Cryogenic Fluid Machinery - An improvement for a turbine generator or pump having main bearings separated by a span of shaft and a thrust equalizing mechanism adjacent one of said main bearings, the improvement comprising a stationary length compensator interposed between the thrust equalizing mechanism and its adjacent main bearing to reduce the span between said main bearings. Preferably the length compensator is composed of material that shrinks less than the shaft of the generator, and the height of the length compensator, i.e., the compensating dimension, is selected according to desired thrust equalizing mechanism operating parameters over a temperature range.09-01-2011
20100127498STEAM DRIVEN TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM - A system for generating electricity from steam power, which includes a steam source communicated with a steam load, the steam load requiring steam at a load pressure lower than the steam source; a pressure reduction valve communicated between the steam source and the steam load, and adapted to reduce steam pressure to the load pressure; and a pressure reduction valve bypass circuit including a steam turbine for converting steam to electric power, the turbine being communicated with an electric power load to provide power to the load. The turbine is advantageously positioned vertically above a motor.05-27-2010
20100219638Turbomachinery Electric Generator Arrangement - A turbomachinery electric generator arrangement includes a rotary compressor, a generator having a rotary armature and a stator, a combustion chamber to which compressed gas is directed from the compressor, a rotary turbine to which combustion product is directed from the combustion chamber and a bearing arrangement supporting in rotation the rotary compressor, rotary armature and rotary turbine. Compressed gas for cooling components of the arrangement is directed from the rotary compressor, typically being tapped off from a subsidiary gas output upstream of a primary gas outlet. Bearing thermal shielding and modular construction of components are also features of the arrangement.09-02-2010
20080309086Wind Turbine Apparatus - Conventionally, a main shaft of the wind turbine apparatus has awkward such as heaviness or difficulties of assembling, since the length of the main shaft must be long to support a generator rotor. It is requested originally to light heaviness of a wind turbine apparatus, since it supports a wind wheel and a generator etc. on a tower at prescribed height. A hub 12-18-2008
20090015012AXIAL IN-LINE TURBOMACHINE - A turbomachine has a housing defining an axis and having an axially outwardly directed first end wall. A shaft rotatable about the axis inside the housing has a first end projecting axially from the housing. An electric rotor is provided on the shaft, and an electric stator is provided on the housing juxtaposed with the electric rotor. A radial impeller fixed on the first shaft end outside the housing has an inner face directed axially toward the housing end wall. A magnetic bearing half is fixed on the housing end wall immediately adjacent and directed at the impeller inner face.01-15-2009
20090072538PLANT FOR THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY - A plant for generating electricity includes a gas turbine, a compressor driven by the gas turbine, a reduction reactor configured to reduce metal oxides, fed with a fuel and having a first circulating fluidized bed, a first cyclone configured to separate the metal oxide solids, and feeding at least a portion of the metal oxide solids to the reduction reactor via a first connecting line, an oxidation reactor configured to oxidize the metal oxides having a second circulating fluidized bed and fed only with pressurized air from the compressor, and a second cyclone configured to separate the metal oxide solids and feeding at least a portion of the metal oxide solids to the oxidation reactor via a second connecting line.03-19-2009
20080265579DRIVE TRAIN FOR AN IMMERSION ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a power generation plant, driven by a water current, comprising 10-30-2008
20110127774Energy converter for flowing fluids and gases - An electrical machine, e.g. water turbine or bow propeller includes a ring shaped stator ring and inside it a rotatable rotor ring with to it mounted blades flown around by the fluid. Magnetic elements generate axial directed magnetic forces between rotor and stator. Stabilizing elements keep the rotor during operation in an axial stable position. The magnetic elements include permanent magnets to generate an axial directed magnetic preload which is oppositely directed to the force exerted by the water to the rotor ring such that the axial force to be exerted by the stabilization means is smaller. The magnetic elements include the stator and rotor of the generator/motor, wherein the stator and rotor are behind each other, relative to the axial direction.06-02-2011
20100295309SUBMERSIBLE POWER GENERATING PLANT, DRIVEN BY A WATER FLOW - The invention relates to an energy generating system for obtaining electrical energy from a water flow, comprising: a rotating unit (11-25-2010
20100295310Non-fuel combusting stand alone air turbine engine - The invention discloses a non-fuel combusting air turbine assembly suitable as a stand alone system for generating electricity. The systems include an air turbine engine powered by a compressor mechanism to increase the potential energy that can be harnessed by the turbines, having a noise reducing air intake section for delivering air to the compressor. Additionally, the systems include a turbine mechanism composed of plural sets of stationary vanes and rotating vanes, preferably arranged alternatively, and a battery rechargeable by a generator operable by the rotating turbine vanes. To initiate starting the turbine assembly, a secondary power source is included.11-25-2010
20100295306SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING SOLAR RADIATION INTO ELECTRICITY - A system is provided for converting thermal energy derived from a solar field into electricity. The system is adapted to operate in accordance with at least two modes of operation, depending upon the thermal energy intake, and comprises: a first power generation sub-system comprising means to heat water into superheated steam by exchanging heat with a first heat transfer fluid being heated at the solar radiation collecting field, and a back pressure turbine for producing electricity; a second power generation sub-system comprising means to heat a second working fluid, and the second working fluid is used to operate a second turbine for producing electricity; and wherein the system is characterized in that when the thermal energy received at the first power generation sub-system exceeds a predetermined threshold of a selected criterion, both power generation sub-systems are operative to produce electricity and at least part of the heat required to heat the second working fluid is derived from exhaust steam being produced at the first power generation sub-system, whereas when the thermal energy received at the first power generation sub-system does not exceed that threshold, the thermal energy conveyed by the first heat transfer fluid is used essentially to heat the second working fluid and the electricity is generated only by the second power generation sub-system.11-25-2010
20100295307Floating Wind Turbine With Turbine Anchor - The wind turbine 11-25-2010
20110241345EXPANDABLE MULTI-SET CIRCULATION HYDROELECTRIC POWER GENERATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - An expandable multi-set circulation hydroelectric power generation method and system. The system includes a power station control area (A), a transformer substation area (B), a circulation cistern (C) provided with a plurality of small cisterns (CA10-06-2011
20100308587MINI-TURBINE DRIVEN BY FLUID POWER FOR ELECTRICITY GENERATION - A mini-turbine includes a hollow inner cylinder adapted to connect to a fluid source; a rotor disposed in and rotatably connected to the inner cylinder, the rotor comprising blades and an enclosed permanent magnet for producing a magnetic field; a winding mounted around the inner cylinder and being about flush with the rotor; a hollow outer cylinder mounted around the inner cylinder in a spaced fashion; and a nozzle disposed at a top opening of the inner cylinder and above the rotor. In one embodiment, pressurized water from a faucet may impinge upon the blades to rotate the rotor after passing the nozzle so that the rotor may cut lines of magnetic flux in the magnetic field to generate an induced AC voltage in the winding.12-09-2010
20100133835TANDEM ELECTRIC MACHINE ARRANGEMENT - The tandem electric machine arrangement comprises an outside rotor having two axially spaced-apart sets of circumferentially-disposed permanent magnets. It also comprises an inside stator having at least two electrically-independent windings, the at least two windings axially spaced apart from one another and disposed relative to the magnet sets to thereby be magnetically coupled to a respective one of the sets of permanent magnets during rotation of the rotor. One of the rotor and the stator is provided in two separate pieces, each piece supported from opposite axial sides of the electric machine relative to one another. The other of the rotor and the stator is supported from substantially centrally of the two pieces.06-03-2010
20100133837METHOD FOR ACCUMULATION AND UTILIZATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY - The invention includes a method for both accumulation and use of renewable energy from sun, wind or waves. The invention is based on that the renewable energy, which powers for example a windmill (06-03-2010
20100133834Differential pressure generator - An electrical generator (06-03-2010
20100133839Fluid Powered Generator - An integrated generator unit is provided to generate electrical energy. One or more integrated generator units are mounted in an enclosure and in communication with a battery to store electrical energy. Each unit has a plurality of rotational elements that rotate about an axis as fluid passes through the enclosure. A magnet is provided in communication with at least one end of the rotational elements and in close proximity to electrically conductive material. As the rotational element is exposed to fluid flow, fluid passes through the enclosure and causes the rotational element(s) to rotate. This rotation causes the magnet to pass by the electrically conductive material and to generate electrical energy.06-03-2010
20100237619POWER RECOVERY MACHINE - A machine for recovering power from a flow of compressed gas, for example, natural gas includes a turbo-expander having a turbo-expander wheel, and a generator having a rotor able to be driven by the turbo-expander wheel and a stator about the rotor. The turbo-expander and the generator are housed in a length of pipe. The turbo-expander wheel has an obverse side facing the generator. There is a flow passage for the flow of expanded gas that places the obverse side of the wheel in gas flow communication with an outer surface of the stator. This outer surface typically carries fins to facilitate cooling of the stator by expanded gas from the turbo-expander.09-23-2010
20110025065CLEAN STEAM ELECTRIC ENGINE - A clean steam electric engine utilizes a unique insulated chamber with a steel cylinder to store thermal energy. The apparatus includes: insulated chamber to prevent heat lost to the outside, steel cylinder to store thermal energy, natural gas burner, heating element, a turbine to convert the thermal energy into kinetic energy, condenser coil with air conditioning unit to convert the steam back to water, steel container to store water from the condenser, electric pump to the pump water back to the cylinder to be converted back to steam, and steel container to store natural gas.02-03-2011
20110109088Windsock horizontal axes turbine - The windsock horizontal axes windmill is much like a conventional horizontal axes windmill with two unique differences. The propeller is replaced with a cone shaped turbine that runs slower with less noise very much like a squirrel cage type vertical axes windmill. The cone shaped turbine can also be seen so birds don't fly into it. The windsock turbine used underwater has the same advantages and also has the advantage of deflecting seaweed and other garbage pass the turbine because of the cone shape with the point facing the oncoming water. The windsock acts like a weedless, environmentally friendly prop in the water.05-12-2011
20110042953EMBEDDED TURBINE GENERATOR SET - This disclosure relates to a turbine generator set, in which an axial-flow turbine and a generator are embedded inside a flow channel. In an exemplary embodiment of the disclosure, the turbine generator set comprises: a flow channel being provided with a front end as an inlet duct and a back end as an outlet duct; an axial-flow turbine, being single-stage or multi-stage, capable of transforming thermal and pressure energies of a working fluid inside the flow channel into rotational energy; and a generator, comprising a rotor and a stator, being capable of transforming the rotational energy into electricity. A shaft of the turbine and a shaft of the generator can be coupled directly or by way of a gear set. Electricity is transmitted from the flow channel by way of a bunch of cables passing through the flow channel.02-24-2011
20110115228FLOW ENHANCEMENT FOR UNDERWATER TURBINE GENERATOR - A flow enhancement improvement for an underwater turbine generator (05-19-2011
20110115226SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS RELATING TO SOLAR-THERMAL POWER GENERATION - The present application thus describes a solar-thermal power generation plant that includes one or more towers; a plurality of heliostats disposed around each of the one or more towers; a direct solar evaporator mounted at an elevated position on each of the one or more towers, the heliostats being configured to reflect solar radiation toward the direct solar evaporator such that concentrated solar radiation heats a receiving surface on the direct solar evaporator; and a heat engine mounted at an elevated position on each of the one or more towers, attached to the direct solar evaporator, and configured to use the heat from the receiving surface on the direct solar evaporator to generate electricity.05-19-2011
20110115227TURBOGENERATOR WITH COOLING SYSTEM - A turbogenerator having a gas turbine engine powering generator and a cooling system and an annular heat exchanger powered by a fan disposed across an outer fan duct of the engine. Fan variable inlet and outlet guide vanes may be used to vary power between the fan and the generator which are drivenly connected to a low pressure turbine. Inner and outer portions separated by a rotating shroud of the fan are disposed in annular inner and outer fan ducts respectively. A directed energy weapon may be powered by the generator and cooled by the cooling system. A refrigeration apparatus may be operably disposed between the annular heat exchanger and the directed energy weapon for cooling the directed energy weapon and conditioning power electronics for the weapon. The refrigeration apparatus may include a vapor cycle cooling system and a cold storage containing a phase change material.05-19-2011
20110084487METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND SYSTEMS FOR THE EXTENSIBLE AND RECYCLABLE USE OF SOLID MATTER IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY - A system that stabilizes or supplements the variable power output from an external energy source by producing power from aluminum alloys. The aluminum alloy produces hydrogen from water, and also releases heat. During this process, the aluminum alloy is oxidized to alumina mixture, which can be recycled in a smelting unit to regenerate the aluminum alloy. The aluminum alloy can be easily transported in existing transportation system to different locations. The system produces electricity on-demand using portions of the existing power generation and transportation systems with minimal carbon footprint/emission.04-14-2011
20110127773SYSTEM FOR GENERATION OF POWER USING SOLAR ENERGY - An electricity generation system is presented. The electricity generation system includes a solar preheater for preheating compressed discharge air, a combustor to receive the heated compressed air from the solar preheater, burn a fuel using the heated compressed air to generate hot burned gas, a first turbine to receive the hot burned gas from the combustor, expand the hot burned gas to generate exhaust gas, a heat recovery steam generator to receive the exhaust gas from the first turbine, generate vapor by heating a condensed fluid using the exhaust gas, a solar evaporator/superheater to receive a heated working fluid from the heat recovery steam generator, generate solar vapor by heating the heated working fluid, and a second turbine to drive a second generator using vapor and the solar vapor.06-02-2011
20110241344TURBOMACHINERY DEVICE FOR BOTH COMPRESSION AND EXPANSION - A turbomachinery device operable in either a compressor mode or a turbine mode. The device includes an impeller that rotates in the same direction in both modes, and the general flow direction remains the same in both modes. An inlet flow-guiding device may be included to direct fluid into the impeller. The impeller is coupled to a motor/generator, which operates as a motor to add power to the impeller in the compressor mode, and as a generator in the turbine mode to extract mechanical power from the impeller and convert it into electrical power. An outlet flow-guiding device may also be included. The inlet and outlet flow-guiding devices can be inlet and outlet guide vanes that are variable in setting angle or are extendable and retractable into and out of the flow path, or can be other types of flow-guiding devices.10-06-2011
20110210555GAS TURBINE DRIVEN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM WITH CONSTANT OUTPUT THROUGH A FULL RANGE OF AMBIENT CONDITIONS - A gas turbine compressor (09-01-2011
20100187822Multi-process method of combined heat and power generation, biodiesel production, ethanol production, town gas production, methane production, and syngas production - The present invention relates to an energy efficient method of combined heat and power/combined-cycle electricity generation method and gasification method utilizing a multi-process method of producing, methane, biodiesel, and ethanol production. The waste heat from the combined heat and power generation/combined-cycle method and gasification method is utilized by these multiple methods in such a manner that the waste heat of each successive method serves directly as the heat reservoir for the succeeding method before it is reclaimed at the back-end of the combined-cycle method.07-29-2010
20090218821LOW EMISSION TURBINE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A turbine system is provided. The turbine system includes a compressor configured to compress ambient air and a combustor configured to receive compressed air from the compressor, and to combust a fuel stream to generate an exhaust gas. The turbine system also includes a turbine for receiving the exhaust gas from the combustor to generate electricity; wherein a first portion of the exhaust gas is mixed with the ambient air to form a low-oxygen air stream, and wherein the low-oxygen air stream is compressed using the compressor, and is directed to the combustor for combusting the fuel stream to generate a low-NO09-03-2009
20110148117UNDERWATER TURBINE WITH FINNED DIFFUSER FOR FLOW ENHANCEMENT - A submerged flow augmented shrouded turbine power generation system with a forward flow compression section (06-23-2011
20090322090ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND SUPPLYING ENERGY - An energy storage system is provided which includes an electrolyser a hydrogen gas storage and a power plant. The electrolyser is connected to the hydrogen gas storage and the hydrogen gas storage is connected to the power plant. Furthermore, a method for storing and supplying energy is provided which includes delivering electrical energy to an electrolyser; decomposing water into oxygen and hydrogen gas by means of the electrolyser; storing the hydrogen gas; supplying the stored hydrogen gas to a power plant; and producing electrical energy via of the power plant.12-31-2009
20100038910 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GENERATOR OF ELECTRICAL POWER - “IMPROVEMENT IN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GENERATOR OF ELECTRICAL POWER”, the invention herein refers to improvements in electrical power generating equipment which, due to the construction adopted, allows simplified maintenance at reduced frequency; in addition to useful application in several types of hydro electrical power plants, namely: micro, mini and small sized hydroelectric power plants.02-18-2010
20100072752POWER GENERATION SYSTEM USING HELICAL TURBINE - Disclosed is a helical turbine power generation system for generating electricity by using a helical turbine and an overload prevention generator, the system including: a helical turbine rotatably provided in a frame so as to continuously generate rotation force under unidirectional or multidirectional fluid flow; a step-up gear for increasing a rotational velocity of the helical turbine up to a level required for generating electricity; and an overload prevention generator for generating electricity by using the rotational velocity transferred from the step-up gear, and for preventing overload caused by a sudden increase in a rotational velocity. Therefore, it is possible to reduce equipment costs and to prevent environmental pollution.03-25-2010
20110074158TURBO-MACHINE HAVING AT LEAST TWO COUNTER-ROTATABLE ROTORS AND HAVING MECHANICAL TORQUE COMPENSATION - A turbo-machine includes at least two rotors which are mounted so as to be rotatable in opposite directions relative to one another about a rotational axis and on which are arranged blades or vanes, having a rotatably mounted machine shaft and having a drive mechanism which connects the machine shaft to the at least two rotors and which converts a rotational movement of the machine shaft into rotational movements of the rotors in opposite directions relative to one another or vice versa. In at least one embodiment, the turbo-machine is designed to utilize the hydrodynamic advantages of counter-rotating rotors yet at the same time have comparatively low mechanical complexity and component density and therefore increased reliability. This is possible according to at least one embodiment of the invention in that the turbo-machine has a housing which forms a duct for a flow of a fluid, wherein the rotors are arranged in series in the duct in the flow direction of the fluid, the machine shaft and the rotors are of annular design and are rotatably mounted in the housing, and wherein the annular rotors have in each case a ring inner side and a ring outer side, wherein the blades or vanes are arranged on the ring inner side.03-31-2011
20110101695FLUID TURBINE - A fluid turbine includes stator fitted with fluid inlet and outlet, and a rolling rotor installed inside the confusor part of the stator at one end of a shaft, with the other end fixed in a clamp of a clamping mechanism on the stator. The shaft of the rolling rotor is fixed in the clamp of the clamping mechanism non-rotationally with the possibility of angular deflection in all directions. A generator is connected to the shaft.05-05-2011
20120200088Sipoline Hydro Electric Generator - A portable hydroelectric generator that carries its own water supply. A tube with a first opening at one end for receiving fluid from a trough and a second opening at the other end for discharging the received fluid. The tube has an inverted U shape having a side A which extends from the first opening toward the top of the inverted U and a side B which includes a turbine coupled to a generator extends from the top of the inverted U to the second end. Side A has a volume which is smaller than the volume of side B and the second opening is located above the level of the fluid in the trough. When fluid is in the tube, its weight in side B is greater than its weight in side A which causes the fluid to flow from the first opening through the tube and out of the second opening.08-09-2012
20110101694SELF ORIENTING VERTICAL AXIS WIND TURBINE - A vertical axis wind turbine includes a propeller assembly formed from a hub with downwardly and outwardly depending blades. The propeller assembly has a polygonal base with the blades forming the bases of a triangular surface meeting at a common vertex. The hub is mounted on a spindle which is connected to a shaft which is rotatable. A bendable joint is provided between the spindle and the shaft such that the hub and blades appear to face into the wind and spin. A lower end of the rotatable shaft is connected to a means for utilizing the rotation of the shaft. The angle that the blades make to the hub may be changed such that the blade swept area presented to the wind may be regulated to either speed up or slow down rotation. Struts may be provided between the blades such that longer blades may be used.05-05-2011
20120119499Hydroelectric Power Generating Equipment - Disclosed is hydroelectric power generating equipment wherein, since the equipment is employed in a mode in which all water turbine vanes are concurrently immersed, the immersed volume of a water turbine as a whole is greatly increased, and a considerable portion of the weight of the actual water turbine and the weight of a generator that is connected to the water turbine can be borne by the total amount of buoyancy acting on the water turbine vanes. This makes it possible to reduce the weight of and space taken up by the support structure section of the water turbine and generator, thereby making it possible to effectively reduce the space and construction costs involved in installing the hydroelectric power generating equipment.05-17-2012
20120119498WIND POWER GENERATION DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - The present invention relates to a wind power generation device for electronic equipment comprising at least a heat dissipation module, a wind power generation module, and at least a reception module. The heat dissipation module includes a heat dissipation device with a plurality of heat dissipating fins, and a first fan butted with one side of the heat dissipation device. Butted with the other side of the heat dissipation device in opposition to the first fan, the wind power generation module is driven to operate, generate electricity, and produce a power signal under the propulsion of the fluid generated by the first fan. The reception module is electrically interconnected with the wind power generation module and receives the power signal. The present invention's combination of a heat dissipation module, a wind power generation module, and a reception module effectively saves energy by utilizing or recycling the fluid generated by the first fan, converting the fluid into usable energy (such as power supply), and supplying the energy to the reception module for use or storage.05-17-2012
20110042952FLUID MACHINE, WIND TURBINE, AND METHOD FOR INCREASING VELOCITY OF INTERNAL FLOW OF FLUID MACHINE, UTILIZING UNSTEADY FLOW - A fluid machine includes a non-streamline casing capable of forming a stable vortex street on a downstream side by internal and external flows, and an impeller disposed inside the casing. The casing has a vortex generator configured to form the vortex street on the downstream side. The vortex generator is provided with a phase control structure which regulates a phase of a vortex formation that fluctuates along a circumferential direction in a plane including a rear face of the casing and which clarifies a cell structure to be formed along the circumferential direction of the casing to fix, on a surface of the casing, respective positions of cells into a plurality of segmented regions arranged in the circumferential direction. The velocity of the internal flow is increased by the phase control structure.02-24-2011
20110254273TURBINE FOR A FLUID STREAM - A turbine for a fluid stream has a support structure, a cage rotor, and a generator. The cage rotor is rotated about a first axis by motive fluids moving with a component perpendicular to the first axis. The cage rotor is pivotally mounted to the support structure about a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis. A generator is driven by the rotation of the cage rotor. An actuator adjusts the pivotal position of the cage rotor relative to the support structure.10-20-2011
20110025067MODULAR ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE WITH REVERSIBLE GENERATOR-MOTOR OPERATION - A modular electromagnetic device has a stator and a rotor rotating between facing surfaces of the stator and bearing a plurality of magnets distributed with alternate orientations in a substantially ring-shaped pattern, and the stator comprises at least one pair of magnetic yokes symmetrically located at both sides of the rotor. Each yoke has a pair of projecting arms extending towards the magnets and bearing a respective coil for collection of electric power from or supply of electric power to the device. Each yoke is individually mounted on an own support equipped with adjusting units arranged to adjust the yoke position relative to the confronting magnets, and forms, together with its coils, its support, the adjusting units thereof, and sensing and control means controlling the yoke adjustment, an elementary stator cell that can be replicated to form single-phase or multiphase modules.02-03-2011
20110025068Hydroelectric Power System - A hydroelectric power system is provided. The hydroelectric power system includes a storage tank; a fluid; a penstock; an electric turbine generator, a transformer, an electric power grid system; a pump, and connecting conduit. A method of generating hydroelectric energy is also provided.02-03-2011
20110025066ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE WITH REVERSIBLE GENERATOR-MOTOR OPERATION - An electromagnetic device has a stator and a rotor rotating between facing surfaces of the stator and bearing a plurality of magnets distributed at regular intervals along its periphery. The magnets are so arranged that they form a sequence of alternately opposite poles on the surfaces of the rotor directed towards the stator, and the stator comprises two sets of independently supported magnetic yokes located at both sides of the rotor in front of the magnets. The magnetic yokes have two axially oriented arms, the end surfaces of which, in static conditions of the rotor, at least partly face a pair of successive magnets on a same surface of the rotor.02-03-2011
20100295308MICROTURBINE SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A microturbine system is disclosed. The system may be provided with a first and a second blade wheel, at least one nozzle for spouting a pressure medium onto the first blade wheel for driving this wheel, wherein the first blade wheel is configured for transferring pressure medium received from the nozzle to the second blade wheel for driving the second blade wheel, the arrangement being such that the first and second blade wheel are rotatable in opposite directions under the influence of the pressure medium, and a first and second electricity generator, respectively, coupled to the first and second blade wheel, respectively. In addition, the invention relates to a method for generating electricity.11-25-2010
20080231051MIDGET GAS TURBINE - The present invention provides a midget gas turbine has:09-25-2008
20100117363AIRBORNE STABILIZED WIND TURBINES SYSTEM - Airborne system for producing electricity from wind includes at least one shaft, one or more wind turbines rotatably mounted to each shaft, and generators that convert rotation of the turbine(s) into electricity. A lifting section is connected to the shaft(s) and generates a lifting force that causes the system to be airborne. A center of gravity of the system is lower than its center of lift. When the turbines are exposed to wind and rotate (at least one in one direction and another in an opposite direction), torques induced on the shaft(s) of the system balance each other and remaining deferential torque is balanced by returning torque that is generated by the angular deviation of the center of gravity from its lowest position. A magnitude of this returning torque increases as the angular deviation increases until the system reach angular stability. Electricity is generated and conducted for storage or usage.05-13-2010
20100244448METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLENDING LIGNITE AND COKE SLURRIES - A method may include preparing a coke slurry, preparing a lignite slurry separate from the coke slurry, and combining the coke slurry with the lignite slurry to form a coke/lignite slurry.09-30-2010
20090146427Centrifugal driving electricity generation system for energy conservation - A centrifugal driving electricity generation system for energy conservation comprises a kinetic energy driving system powered with electric energy or fuel energy, an impelled rotary system, a gearing wheel group system, at holder, and a power generation system. In the principle of contrast between centrifugal and application of force, the lower kinetic energy driving system drives the impelled rotary system from a centrifugal terminal to make an effect of centrifugal force, which amplifies multiple times the original energy of kinetic energy driving system and makes the system link with a gearing wheel group system through an axis portion of the impelled rotary system to drive the higher power generation system to operate at a high speed for power generation at a rating rotation speed. Thus, the lower kinetic energy driving system may be used to drive the higher power generation system to generate electricity for achievement of energy conservation.06-11-2009
20100001529RIBBON DRIVE POWER GENERATION AND METHOD OF USE - The ribbon drive generation apparatus is comprised of a ribbon-like curved shape, composed either of metal or other suitable material, attached to a containment tube, peripheral rings, shaft, or porous central tube, with the complete apparatus being contained in a tube having a constant diameter for the length of the tube. The ribbon can be peripherally mounted to the containment tube and optionally to a central porous tube. In this form the containment tube rotates and can form part of a rotor for a generator apparatus. The optional central porous tube can also be used as a bearing surface or, if attached to the inside edge of the ribbon, a power take-off shaft.01-07-2010
20110254274GAS TURBINE ENGINES - The generator uses a permanent magnet electrical machine providing three phase, unregulated DC voltage, from three windings feeding a rectifier circuit. A capacitor across the DC voltage acts as a buffer between the DC supply and the load. Regulation of the DC supply seen by the load is achieved by a switch in parallel with the DC voltage and with the load. The switch allows current to be drawn by the capacitor or load from the windings, or shorts the windings. The inductance of the windings makes it safe to short them. A blocking diode prevents current returning from the capacitor when the switch is closed. The result is a regulated DC output of adequate quality for e.g. aerospace applications and with low component count and complexity.10-20-2011
20080252078RECOVERING HEAT ENERGY - Some embodiments of a generator system can be used with the working fluid in a Rankine cycle. For example, the generator system can be used in a Rankine cycle to recover heat from one of a number of commercial applications and to convert that heat energy into electrical energy. In particular embodiments, the generator system may include a turbine generator apparatus to generate electrical energy and a liquid separator arranged upstream of the turbine generator apparatus.10-16-2008
20130168964WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM GENERATOR ENCAPSULATION - 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 an encapsulant configured to withstand exposure to the organic working fluid to inhibit contact between the underlying component and the organic working fluid.07-04-2013
20130168965SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOWNHOLE GEOTHERMAL ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION - There is provided herein a system and method for generating downhole electricity from wells or similar apertures that penetrate sufficiently deep into the subsurface to allow liquid water to be converted to steam. In the preferred embodiment, a well that reaches to a point in the subsurface where the ambient temperature at depth is significantly above the boiling point of water (i.e., greater than 212° F.) will be used, said steam providing the force necessary to turn the blades of a turbine which, in turn, provides rotational force a downhole generator, thereby resulting in the generation of electricity.07-04-2013
20100283248VENTURI BASED OCEAN WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM - By optimizing the degree to which water is accelerated through a venturi device, the amount of power that an energy device extracts from the ocean is maximized. Prior venturi-based wave energy devices have proven to be inefficient because of the relatively small amount of power that they generate relative to their size and cost. By optimizing the venturi effect created within the submerged venturi components of such devices, the speed of the water moving through the narrowest portions of such a devices is maximized with respect to the wave environments in which they operate, and a maximal amount of energy is extracted from the ocean. This optimization of a wave energy device's power is sufficient to render such devices cost effective. The method of extracting energy from the accelerated flow of water moving through such venturi devices is not limited, and many alternatives exist, each with its own potential benefits.11-11-2010
20120061967OCEAN WATER RUN AND VERTICAL DROP IS GREEN POWER GENERATION - This invention is developed using all the laws of hydraulics and fluid dynamics by digging a tunnel, placing a pipe, etc in the earth surrounding the water body at various levels at least starting from the surface of the water body and going to the very bottom of the water bed in various geometrical figures, angles and degrees suitable for an individual project and individual site and individual generation requirements any where in the world for the water to come out of the water body either from the bottom, below the bottom of the water bed and projecting into the water body or from the sides surrounding the water body and run into the facility from the inlet and various inlets which is constructed below the main level of the water body or mean sea level or main water body level on the earth and required in the water body also so that the various turbine-generators of various capacities, shapes, designs, available in the global markets are erected in a cascading manner or any other system designed for the generation of electricity using various heads and a stable water flow and water velocity in the water ways, The water coming out of the facility with the help of difference in the hydro static pressure etc starting from the water body which is transferred into the tunnel, facility, method etc and the same hydro static pressure is moving in the entire tunnel, facility, system, method etc making the water run and spin the turbines and water is removed with the help of the outlet and multiple outlets exposed to the surface of the earth and open to sky so that the water will flow in the canal which is above the mean sea level discharging the pressure created in the tunnel, facility, method etc by pumps and reaching the water body once again.03-15-2012
20110018273STARTER/GENERATOR INTEGRATED INTO COMPRESSOR OF TURBINE ENGINE - A turbine engine compressor has a rotor including rotating compressor discs. Magnets are positioned on the rotating compressor discs. Electrical coils are positioned in a stationary guide vane internal ring so as to create an electric machine providing starting torque to a rotor, and/or generating electrical energy once the rotor is rotating.01-27-2011
20110018272Direct driven free flow turbine - Hydraulic turbine immerged into a free flowing current consisting of a turbine runner that drives an electrical generator in direct shaft connection without rotational speed increasing transmission and the electric generator's stator bore diameter is smaller than the stator core length.01-27-2011
20110018274 HYDROELECTRIC TURBINE WITH FLOATING ROTOR - The present invention is concerned with a hydroelectric turbine which includes a stator and a shaftless rotor housed for rotation within the stator, the stator defining an opening or channel in which the rotor is retained and which channel is dimension to permit the rotor to undergo both axial rotation and displacement along the circumference of the opening, whereby during operation the rotor assumes substantially hypocycloidal motion relative to the stator.01-27-2011
20100117362WIND POWER TURBINE - A wind power turbine having a pylon; a nacelle; an electric generator fitted to the nacelle to produce electric energy; a frequency converter housed inside the pylon; and a cooling system for cooling the frequency converter, and which has an open-loop circuit provided with a conduit, and at least one cooling fin thermally connected to the frequency converter and housed in the conduit.05-13-2010
20110095533Rescue and Emergency Power Method and System - The present invention provides methods and systems for a power generation system, including an inlet for introducing a liquid into the system, an inlet pipe for carrying the liquid introduced to the inlet, a generation station for converting the flow of liquid into energy, and an outlet pipe for removing the liquid from the generation station.04-28-2011
20130009399WASTE HEAT RECOVERY - A method and apparatus for a vacuum tube configured to produce heat during operation. A boiler is configured to hold a fluid used to cool at least a portion of the vacuum tube during operation, wherein the fluid, when used to cool at least the portion of the vacuum tube, produces vapor. A turbine is configured to receive at least a first portion of the vapor produced when the fluid is used to cool at least the portion of the vacuum tube, wherein the turbine, when at least the first portion of the vapor produced when the fluid is used to cool at least the portion of the vacuum tube is received, is further configured to convert into electrical energy at least the first portion of the vapor produced when the fluid is used to cool at least the portion of the vacuum tube.01-10-2013
20130009400ROTOR AND NOZZLE ASSEMBLY FOR A RADIAL TURBINE AND METHOD OF OPERATION - A rotor for a radial flow turbine has an impulse chamber (01-10-2013
20100213715 ARRANGEMENT FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC ENERGY - The present invention relates to an arrangement for generating electric energy. The arrangement comprises a light absorbing device comprising a gaseous medium adapted to be circulated by means of natural circulation and heated by incident light radiation and an energy transforming device adapted to absorb heat energy from the gaseous medium and to transfer the absorbed heat energy to electric energy.08-26-2010
20110260459Method and apparatus for creating internal directional underwater falls and generating electrical energy therefrom - Creation of internal underwater falls and generation of electrical energy therefrom includes providing a hollow tank having a substantially vertical axis; locating a rotatable turbine in an interior of said tank and orienting said rotatable turbine so that its axis of rotation is an axis selected from consisting of a vertical axis of rotation and a horizontal axis of rotation; providing a directional flow of water into said tank forming a directional underwater fall in said tank, and directing the underwater fall onto blades of the turbine to rotate the turbine; connecting an electrical generator with a shaft of the turbine so that the rotation of the shaft of the turbine is transmitted to the electrical generator which thereby generates electricity; and evacuating water from an interior of the tank after water passes through the turbine, so as to leave under the turbine a space sufficient for a continuous flow of water into said tank, formation of the underwater fall into said tank, and flow of water out of said tank.10-27-2011
20110260456HYDRO UNIT RETROFIT AND METHOD OF PERFORMING SAME - A turbine replacement unit for replacement of at least one double runner horizontal submersible installation for a hydroelectric plant including at least one submerged coupling and at least one submerged bearing supported by a submerged bearing pedestal in which each of the two runners discharge a flow into a common draft tube. The replacement unit includes a single runner positioned to replace each of the two runners, the single runner receiving a flow and discharging the flow into the existing common draft tube. A dry pit assembly is positioned to surround the submerged pedestal and define an air space around the submerged pedestal and an oil-flooded bearing is positioned on the pedestal to replace the submerged bearing. A shaft supports the runner for rotation and is at least partially supported for rotation by the oil-flooded bearing. A generator is coupled to the shaft and is operable to produce an electrical power in response to rotation of the shaft.10-27-2011
20100320764RECOVERING HEAT ENERGY - Some embodiments of a generator system can be used with the working fluid in a Rankine cycle. For example, the generator system can be used in a Rankine cycle to recover heat from one of a number of commercial applications and to convert that heat energy into electrical energy. In particular embodiments, the generator system may include a turbine generator apparatus to generate electrical energy and a liquid separator arranged upstream of the turbine generator apparatus.12-23-2010
20100060006GENERATOR - The generator has a driving section provided with an impeller received in a casing, which is formed so as to allow the fluid at high-temperature and under high-pressure to flow in an inlet and to allow the fluid to flow out of an outlet, and adapted to rotate the impeller by the flow pressure of fluid, a power generating section consisting of a rotor and a stator coil, and a driving shaft having one end for fixing the impeller and the other end for fixing the rotor. Electric power is generated at the power generating section by rotating the rotor by the impeller through the driving shaft. The generator is further provided with a partition wall for hermetically partitioning the rotor and the stator coil with the rotor contained in a rotor containing chamber formed therein.03-11-2010
20100060005Power generation system using low grade solar energy - Disclosed is a system providing practical power generation from heat energy input from a low grade source, such as solar energy. In a modified Rankine cycle, increased energy is extracted via the turbine by letting the working fluid drop to a lower pressure. Phase change of the low pressure working fluid is accomplished using enhanced condensation. Condensation is enhanced by use of an evaporative cooler. To enable continued operation when solar exposure is attenuated, a supplemental heater is included to heat the working fluid.03-11-2010
20110260458TUBULAR TURBINE GENERATOR UNIT - The invention concerns a tubular turbine generator unit including 10-27-2011
20110187111Hydraulic Power Generation Motor - A hydraulic power generation motor includes a tubular body (08-04-2011
20110187110FLUID TURBINE - A fluid turbine comprises a turbine shroud, an ejector shroud, and a means for extracting energy from a fluid stream. The means for extracting energy is located in the annulus between the turbine shroud and the ejector shroud. High-energy fluid can flow through the turbine shroud to bypass the means for extracting energy. Energy is extracted from the fluid passing through the means to form a low-energy fluid stream. The high-energy fluid and the low-energy fluid can then be mixed. The turbine shroud and/or the ejector shroud has mixing lobes to increase the mixing of the two fluid streams.08-04-2011
20100019496METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING A COMBINED CYCLE POWER PLANT - A method and system for operating a gas turbine engine power system are provided. The system includes a gas turbine engine system that includes a gas turbine engine coupled to an electrical generator through a first shaft wherein the gas turbine engine includes a compressor, a combustion chamber, and a turbine drivingly coupled to the compressor and the electrical generator. The system also includes a variable speed electrical motor coupled to a load through a second shaft and a variable speed drive selectably couplable to the electrical generator during a starting sequence of the gas turbine engine system in a first configuration of the gas turbine engine power system and to the variable speed motor in a second configuration of the gas turbine engine power system.01-28-2010
20100219637Compost Updraft Tower - A system and method for converting heat energy released by compostable matter into electricity through the use of a compost updraft tower. A compost updraft tower comprises a collector region that contains compostable matter, one or more towers that rise up through the collector region, and one or more turbines. The air within the collector region is heated by the energy released during the composting process, and the heated air flows through the collector region toward the open first end of one or more of the towers. The heated air then rises up through one or more of the towers to the open second end of the tower. The heated air flowing through the system drives turbines that generate electricity. In one embodiment the roof of the collector region is transparent to allow solar radiation to penetrate the collector region and heat air within.09-02-2010
20100276932PITCH DRIVE DEVICE OF WIND TURBINE GENERATOR AND WIND TURBINE GENERATOR - A pitch drive device of a wind turbine generator and a wind turbine generator that have simple and inexpensive structures and that are capable of preventing a decrease in the reliability of the pitch drive device are provided. There is provided a cylinder (11-04-2010
20100133836ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION BY TRAFFIC DRIVEN TURBINES - Electric power is generated through turbines with magnetic material rotated by magnetized or non-magnetized ferrous material on vehicles passing by the turbines. The turbines are placed at preferably high traffic locations along highways, railways, and similar transportation paths. Magnetized or non-magnetized ferrous material such as external parts or add-on strips on vehicles cause rotation of the turbine generating electricity for use in local consumption or for adding to the power distribution network.06-03-2010
20110074157FAUCET HYDROELECTRIC GENERATOR - According to one embodiment, a faucet hydroelectric generator includes: a cylinder portion including a supply water inflow port and a supply water outflow port and having a supply water flow channel formed therein; a bucket having a rotation center axis generally parallel to the supply water flow channel, and including a bucket blade provided in the supply water flow channel so as to be rotatable about the rotation center axis; a magnet rotatable integrally with the bucket; a coil configured to generate electromotive force by rotation of the magnet; a nozzle portion including a plurality of injection ports configured to cause incoming water flowing parallel to the rotation center axis to be squirted in a plane generally perpendicular to the rotation center axis from radially outside the bucket blade toward the bucket blade; and a lid provided at an upstream end of the bucket blade and configured to rotate integrally with the bucket blade. The lid includes a thrust reducer configured to reduce a thrust force applied to the bucket.03-31-2011
20090267349Production Processes, Systems, Methods, and Apparatuses - The present disclosure provides production processes that can include exposing a carbon-based material to liquid media to form hydrocarbon fuel. Waste to fuel conversion processes as well as waste material processing reactors are provided that can be configured to convert waste to fuel. Heat exchangers, power generation processes and combustion turbine exhaust apparatus are also provided. Fuel generation processes and generation systems are provided. Reaction media conduit systems as well as processes for servicing reactant media pumps coupled to both inlet and outlet conduits containing reactant media, are also provided.10-29-2009
20080290663Hydroelectric in-pipe generator - The present device provides an in-pipe turbine generator having a conduit, a plurality of runner blades positioned within the conduit, and a pitch adjustment mechanism whereby the pitch of the runner blades may be varied. The pitch adjustment mechanism further includes pitch adjustment screws that are positioned on a tangential flat on the master pitch adjustment bevel gear. Rotation of the pitch adjustment screw rotates the master pitch adjustment bevel gear thereby rotating the blade hub gears and the runner blades. Runner blade torque and angular velocity is transferred to a DC power generator and may be converted to AC power.11-27-2008
20120098264Augmented Velocity Hydro-Electric Turbine Generator - This invention provides an augmented velocity hydraulic power generator comprised of an induced vortex in combination with other fluid velocity enhancement techniques to maximize power output enabling a minimal apparatus size and minimal or no environmental impact.04-26-2012
20110304143WIND GENERATOR FOR INSTALLATION ON A HOUSE - Apparatus (12-15-2011
20120306208POWER PLANT WITH MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC TOPPING CYCLE - A system and method for generating power, comprises providing a fuel stream and an oxygen stream to a magnetohydrodynamic generator so as to generate electric power and a first exhaust stream comprising CO12-06-2012
20120306207RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH TWO-STAGE EXHAUST SYSTEM - Two-stage exhaust apparatus for a reciprocating internal combustion engine having one or more cylinders each with at least one piston and at least one exhaust port, the apparatus including a first-stage jet port in each cylinder, the jet port configured to open to release high-pressure exhaust gas to a high-pressure motor prior to exhaust-port opening.12-06-2012
20120306206ULTRA HIGH PRESSURE TURBOMACHINE FOR WASTE HEAT RECOVERY - A turbine-driven alternator (i.e., a turbomachine) suitable for generating electrical power from process gas waste energy. In particular suitable for very high density process gases such as super critical CO2, R134a, R245fa, etc. The turboalternator comprises two separate machines, specifically, a turbine device and an alternator device operatively connected together by a coupling shaft. The rotating shaft assemblies for each machines on the turbine side and the alternator side are supported by hydrodynamic foil gas bearings. The foil gas bearings use process gas at the turbine side, enabling high-pressure operation (˜3000 psia) and thrust load balancing. At the alternator side, cooling fluid is used in the foil gas bearings, enabling high-speed (˜40,000 rpm), low-windage, oil-free operation with closed-loop shaft cooling.12-06-2012
20120038162AIRFLOW GENERATOR - Converting an air flow into a source of electricity by an airflow generator includes disposing the airflow generator in an air flow path of a machine for receiving the air flow to rotate a turbine bladed portion of the airflow generator that causes a plurality of permanent magnets disposed along the circumference of the bladed portion to cyclically move in close proximity to a plurality of fixed position stator coils thereby generating electrical currents in the coils that can be harvested.02-16-2012
20080231053Apparatus For Production of Hydrogen Gas Using Wind and Wave Action - A platform apparatus for producing hydrogen gas from water includes a buoyant base configured for floating in a body of water, such as on the ocean, a vertical support member extending upwardly from the base, a wind turbine rotatably coupled to the support member for transforming the kinetic energy of wind into rotational energy, a generator coupled to the wind turbine for transforming the rotational energy generated into DC electricity, and an electrolysis apparatus affixed to the platform for using the electricity to extract hydrogen gas from water by the process of hydrolysis. The electrolysis apparatus preferably comprises an exchange chamber for storing water collected from the body of water, a pair of corrosion resistant electrodes, and a gas collection apparatus for collecting the hydrogen gas produced by electrolysis. The platform apparatus preferably includes a pumping apparatus powered by wave motion of the body of water for supplying water to the electrolysis apparatus. A gearing system preferably allows the generator to be driven at a greater rotational speed than the wind turbine.09-25-2008
20120001429CARBON 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.01-05-2012
20120001430FLOW DEVELOPMENT AND COGENERATION CHAMBER - A fluid handling and cogeneration system has an inlet conduit receiving a fluid, a housing having a inlet end, a outlet end and an interior surface. The housing encloses an inner body which together with the housing is arranged to form an annular space between the interior surface of the housing and an exterior surface of the inner body. The system also includes at least one diverter configured such that the fluid is directed to circulate around the inner body and traverse the annular space from the diverter toward the outlet end of the housing in an organized fashion. A generator is provided within the housing to harness the fluid traversing the annular space to generate electrical power.01-05-2012
20110156394TURBINE ENGINE POWERED SYSTEM WITH HYBRID BEARING - One embodiment of the present invention is a unique turbine engine. Another embodiment is a unique turbine engine powered system. Another embodiment is a hybrid bearing system for use in a turbine engine and/or a turbine engine powered system. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for hybrid bearings, turbine engine systems with one or more hybrid bearings and turbine engine powered systems with one or more hybrid bearings. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application shall become apparent from the description and figures provided herewith.06-30-2011
20110049895Method and Apparatus for Improved Hydropower System - Methods and apparatus for improved power generation through movement of water retrofitting existing hydroelectric dams with draft tube inserts and tailrace walls to increase water velocity for production of power using hydrokinetic turbines installed in the tailrace. By initial design or by draft tube inserts and tailrace walls, increased and streamlined water flow leads to higher efficiencies of the hydrokinetic turbine, thus more efficiently converting available kinetic energy of the water into usable energy.03-03-2011
20110049894Electricity Generating Assembly - An electricity generating assembly includes a first turbine having a first plurality of fan blades and a second turbine having a second plurality of fan blades. A first rotor is connected to the first turbine and rotatable with the first turbine. A second rotor is connected to the second turbine and is rotatable with the second turbine. The first and second turbines are rotatably connected to a shaft such that rotation of the first and second turbines cause rotation of the shaft, wherein the first and second turbines rotate in opposite directions.03-03-2011
20110049893Air conditioning cover connecting exhaust to turbine - An apparatus in the form of a transfer unit for transferring exhaust air from the condenser unit of an air conditioning system to an air fan turbine for driving it. The transfer unit includes a plastic, sound absorbing cover shroud for covering the exhaust fan of the condenser unit; a flexible air hose or duct having a first end connected to the cover shroud and a second end for connecting to the intake end of an air fan turbine. The air fan turbine has an intake end, a fan, and an exhaust end, wherein the second end of the air hose is connected to the intake end of the air fan turbine. The transfer unit also includes wiring connected to the output of the air fan turbine for transferring electricity produced by the air fan turbine to an electric storage collector and meter for collecting, storing, measuring, and using the electric energy produced. Also, an inverter may be connected between the air fan turbine and the electric storage collector.03-03-2011
20120056431Efficient Low Rank Coal Gasification, Combustion, and Processing Systems and Methods - Efficient coal pre-processing systems (03-08-2012
20080272598Power augmentation of combustion turbines with compressed air energy storage and additional expander - A combustion turbine power generation system (11-06-2008
20120153622ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM WITH STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A method for selectively generating electrical power uses water gravity flow to generate electrical power. An electrical power generator is driven to generate electrical power in response to the waste. A portion of the electrical power generated by the at least one electrical power generator can be stored and tapped later to supplement the output of the electrical power generator. A portion of the water flow can be stored and tapped later to supplement the water flow.06-21-2012
20100133841HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT - The invention relates to a hydropower plant 06-03-2010
20100096857FLOW DEVELOPMENT AND COGENERATION CHAMBER - A fluid handling and cogeneration system has an inlet conduit receiving a fluid, a housing having a inlet end, a outlet end and an interior surface. The housing encloses an inner body which together with the housing is arranged to form an annular space between the interior surface of the housing and an exterior surface of the inner body. The system also includes at least one diverter configured such that the fluid is directed to circulate around the inner body and traverse the annular space from the diverter toward the outlet end of the housing in an organized fashion. A generator is provided within the housing to harness the fluid traversing the annular space to generate electrical power.04-22-2010
20100096856APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER FROM A LIQUID CURRENT - A liquid current power generating system in one embodiment includes a first electric generator, a first vertical rotor operably connected to the first electric generator and extending into a liquid current, and a first turbine operably connected to the first vertical rotor and including at least one first end plate and a first vertical louver with a front side, and a back side, and pivotable between a first position whereat the backside is in contact with a first wall portion of the at least one first end plate, and a second position whereat the backside is in contact with a second wall portion of the at least one first end plate.04-22-2010
20110012355Fluid Whirl Lighting Apparatus - This disclosure provides a fluid whirl lighting apparatus, which comprises: a housing; a coil module, disposed on an inner wall of the housing; a rotor, disposed in the housing, provided with a plurality of blades on an inner wall thereof and a magnetic module on an outer wall corresponding to the coil module; a lighting module, disposed on the outer wall of the housing while electrically coupled to the coil module; and an alarm element, electrically connected to the coil module for issuing an alarm; wherein the outer wall of the rotor and the inner wall of the housing define an air-tight space for accommodating a liquid, and the rotor is rotated by a flowing fluid propelling the plural blades for enabling a relative movement between the coil module and the magnetic module for generating electricity; and the lighting module is used for providing illumination in response to the electricity.01-20-2011
20120153623ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM - An electrical power generating system is connected to a sewer for conveying waste water to a sanitary treatment station. Waste water is propelled through the sewer line by pumping equipment which simultaneously pulverizes most large objects carried by the waste water. The waste water drives one or more water-operated turbines. The turbines are operatively connected to electrical power generators for producing electrical power and dispersing the power through an electrical power transmission system.06-21-2012
20120153620BIDIRECTIONAL PUMPING & ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM - A fluid pumping and energy recovery device may include a housing that defines an impeller chamber and a motor/generator chamber. An impeller may reside within the impeller chamber; and a motor/generator may reside in the motor/generator chamber. The motor/generator may include a stator and a rotor. The rotor may be coupled to the impeller and supported (e.g., by magnetic bearings) to rotate in the stator. The rotor may generate electrical power in a generating mode and rotate in response to electrical power applied to the stator in a motoring mode. Seals may be adapted to hydraulically isolate the pump chamber from the motor/generator chamber by sealing against a rotating surface of the device. In certain instances, sealing is achieved using a bidirectional seal.06-21-2012
20120153621COOLING SYSTEMS AND HYBRID A/C SYSTEMS USING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION-ABSORBING COMPLEX - A method for powering a cooling unit. The method including applying electromagnetic (EM) radiation to a complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat, transforming, using the heat generated by the complex, a fluid to vapor, and sending the vapor from the vessel to a turbine coupled to a generator by a shaft, where the vapor causes the turbine to rotate, which turns the shaft and causes the generator to generate the electric power, wherein the electric powers supplements the power needed to power the cooling unit.06-21-2012
20120153619DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM OCEAN WAVES - According to one aspect of the invention, a device for converting kinetic energy of water waves to electrical power includes a turbine structure having multiple blades evenly attached to a first shaft, a first pulley wheel attached to the first shaft, a second pulley wheel attached to a second shaft disposed in parallel with the first shaft, an electricity generator is attached to the second shaft, and a platform is configured to support the turbine structure, the platform having an upper deck and a lower deck coupled to each other via a hinge. The upper deck is tilted from the lower deck via the hinge such that the first shaft is positioned with an inclining angle with respect to the water surface. The inclining angle is configured such that a distance and time for each fin to travel under the water surface between the entry point and exiting point are maximized while being near to the water surface.06-21-2012
20110089695Method and Apparatus for Improved Hydropower Generation at Existing Impoundments - A floatable or moveable and/or fixed frame for insertion of power generating modules to generate power from impounded water through the frame in lock and dam and other settings presenting head potential and moving water. The frame is prefabricated and moved onto site as a module or modules, or as a ballastable marine hulled device with positions in the frame for insertion of modular elements including a generator, a turbine and a spacer for configuring a generating cell in different positions within the frame. A gantry positioned on the frame permits easy movement of individual modules into position.04-21-2011
20120126539TURBINE-GENERATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A turbine-generator system includes a power source powered by renewable energy. The power source drives a compressor, which outputs compressed air to pressurized tanks. A turbine is connected to the tanks via one or more nozzles. The turbine includes turbine blade assemblies and a turbine flywheel, each rotatably mounted to a shaft. The nozzles deliver compressed air to the turbine blades. The turbine includes a magnet motor for selectably applying torque to the turbine flywheel. The turbine is coupled to a generator via a magnetic clutch. An external control computer controls the rotational speed of the magnet motor and the amount and timing of the compressed air injected onto the turbine blades. A load sensor is coupled to an output of the generator and is in communication with the external control computer.05-24-2012
20120169054Power Conversion and Energy Storage Device - Power conversion device including: a first fluid conduit; a diffuser attached thereto with at least one vane supporting a diffuser hub; a rotor supported by the diffuser hub and having a rotor blade, hub, and shroud at the periphery thereof with at least one magnet thereon; a housing surrounding the shroud and attached to the diffuser, and having a stator including laminations forming poles and at least one coil therearound, the stator encapsulated in a non-metallic compound to prevent fluid contact with laminations and coil(s); a commutation control connected to the coil(s) and having external leads; and a second fluid conduit attached to the housing so fluid flow causes a torque load on the blades, rotating the rotor and inducing a magnetic field in the poles to generate current in the coil, converting hydraulic power to electric power. The device operates as a turbine/generator and as a motor/pump.07-05-2012
20100264656ORBITING POWER PLANT - A self-contained orbiting power plant receives and directs solar radiation as an energy source to heat the working fluid of a Rankine-type engine used to power an electrical energy generator and create a pseudo-gravity environment in which the buoyant force exists. Through the use of reflectors and alignment of the power plant with the solar radiation source, the low temperature of outer space is used as a heat sink to condense steam back into the liquid phase. The working fluid (e.g. water) is pressurized and heated to the elevated vaporization point and the expansion of the superheated steam is captured through rotation of the power plant in the microgravity environment. The steam is used to rotate an electrical generator turbine and a counter-rotation hull turbine. The steam is cooled by conductive heat transfer to a cooling fluid (e.g. liquid ammonia) which radiates excess heat to outer space, and to return the working fluid to the liquid phase for recirculation. The produced electrical current is transformed and transmitted as microwave energy. The power generated may be transformed to specific transmittable wavelengths to decompose greenhouse gases in the atmosphere during transmission.10-21-2010
20090058089ELECTRICITY GENERATION IN A TURBOMACHINE - A turbomachine comprising at least one Stirling cycle thermal engine which is mounted at the end of a radial arm (03-05-2009
20100052325ENERGY GENERATION PLANT DRIVEN BY WIND OR WATER CURRENTS - Power generation plant for obtaining electrical power from a water or air flow includes a turbine; an electrical generator, having a coaxial configuration of a rotor and a stator. The rotor is an external rotor and part of an annular support structure for the turbine. The stator is housed in a stator housing which is sealed to the ambient medium and a wall area of the sealed stator housing running in the area of the gap between rotor and stator so that the rotor is situated radially outside the sealed stator housing and the magnetic interaction between rotor and stator occurs through this wall area. A mount for the annular support structure includes the rotor. The mount is situated adjoining the gap between the rotor and stator and is supported on the external circumference of the sealed stator housing.03-04-2010
20120235412 HYDROELECTRIC TURBINE WITH COIL COOLING - The present invention provides provided a hydroelectric turbine having a stator and a rotor, an array of magnets being fixed to rotor and a corresponding array of coils being fixed to the stator, the turbine further including means for cooling the coils during operation of the turbine, the cooling means preferably taking the form of one or more channels passing through the stator, in close proximity to the coils, in order to allow fluid flow through the channels to cool the coils.09-20-2012
20120313375ROTATIONAL FORCE GENERATING DEVICE AND A CENTRIPETALLY ACTING TYPE OF WATER TURBINE USING THE SAME - The present invention relates to a centripetally acting type of water turbine which uses low-head and low-speed water flow and which comprises a rotational force generating device having an inner and an outer centripetal canister rotatably supported by means of a stand and a securing shaft either vertically or to left and right in a straight line, and having a plurality of blades fixedly joined in a radiating fashion between the inner and outer centripetal canisters, and in which the combined shape of the inner and outer centripetal canisters and neighbouring individual blades is constituted as a lower surface which inclines such that water or steam flows at an incline downwardly and, as it does so, the rotational radius progressively reduces.12-13-2012
20100270802WIND TURBINE - A wind turbine comprises an impeller and a turbine shroud disposed about the impeller. The impeller surrounds a center body having a central passageway through which air can flow through the center body to bypass the impeller. The impeller comprises a central ring and a plurality of impeller blades extending therefrom. When air passes through the impeller blades, some of its energy is used to turn the blades. The reduced-energy air is then mixed with the air flowing through the central passageway. This mixing allows the operating efficiency of the turbines to routinely exceed the Betz limit.10-28-2010
20100025998SUBMERGED HYDROELECTRIC TURBINES HAVING BUOYANCY CHAMBERS - In a hydroelectric turbine having a rotor disposed within a stator housing, the rotor having an annular outer rim received by a channel in the stator housing, the improvement comprising a buoyant rotor, the rotor preferably having buoyancy chambers disposed within the rotor. The buoyancy chambers may be disposed within the annular outer rim, the blades or an annular inner rim, or combinations thereof. Preferably, the buoyancy chambers are filled with a material having a specific gravity of one or less, and most preferably the filler material is a polymer foam that adds rigidity to the rotor.02-04-2010
20120223525ELECTRICITY GENERATING DEVICE - An electricity generating device includes a generator, a counterweight flywheel, and a power transfer equipment. The counterweight flywheel includes a flywheel body connected to the generator, a clutch set on the flywheel body and a number of weight bodies movably attached to the flywheel body. The power transfer equipment is to drive the flywheel to rotate via the clutch, and in turn, the flywheel body is to drive the generator to generate electricity.09-06-2012
20120256421Fossil-fueled power station comprising a carbon dioxide separation device and method for operating a fossil-fueled power station - A fossil-fueled power station including a steam turbine is provided. A steam generator is mounted downstream of the steam turbine via a steam return line and a carbon dioxide separation device. The carbon dioxide separation device is connected to the steam return line via a process steam line and a backpressure steam turbine is mounted into the process steam line.10-11-2012
20120256420SATURATED STEAM THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE FOR A TURBINE AND AN ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION - A saturated steam or weakly superheated steam thermodynamic cycle in an electricity generating plant includes at least a nuclear energy source and a turbine having at least a high-pressure module, a medium-pressure module and a low-pressure module. The steam flows successively through the high-pressure, medium-pressure and low-pressure modules. The steam undergoes a first drying and/or superheating cycle between the high-pressure and medium-pressure modules and also a second cycle comprising at least a drying and/or a superheating process between the medium-pressure module and the low-pressure module.10-11-2012
20120261922Fossil-fueled power station comprising a carbon dioxide separation device and method for operating a fossil-fueled power station - A fossil-fueled power station including a steam generator is provided. A steam turbine is mounted downstream of the steam generator via a hot intermediate superheater line and a carbon dioxide separation device. The carbon dioxide separation device is connected to the hot intermediate superheater line via a process steam line and a backpressure steam turbine is mounted into the process steam line.10-18-2012
20120228875SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF HARVESTING ENERGY IN A WELLBORE - A downhole assembly including a turbine to be disposed within a wellbore and a rotating array. The rotating array includes magnetic material and is coupled to the turbine. The downhole assembly also includes a magnetostrictive material coupled to the rotating array to strain the magnetostrictive material to induce an electric current in a conductor coupled to the magnetostrictive material.09-13-2012
20100327593APPARATUS FOR RECOVERY OF KINETIC ENERGY FROM MOVING WHEELED VEHICLES - The present invention relates to an apparatus for recovery of kinetic energy from moving wheeled vehicles which includes at least one fluid filled pipe capable of substantially collapsing on impact with the wheels of the vehicle to provide fluid displacement; at least one turbine for converting the fluid displacement from the at least one fluid filled pipe to mechanical movement; a gravity feed fluid reservoir positioned above the height of the at least one fluid filled pipe; a circuit capable of one-way fluid flow from the at least one fluid filled pipe to the at least one turbine generator unit and back to the at least one fluid filled pipe via the gravity feed fluid reservoir wherein the at least one fluid filled pipe is set diagonally to the vehicle's path of direction each of the fluid filled pipe is arranged in a loop with the open ends of the pipe in direct fluid communication to the circuit.12-30-2010
20100327592AIR-INLET SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND COMBUSTION ENGINE COMPRISING THE AIR-INLET SYSTEM - The invention relates to an air-inlet system (12-30-2010
20100327590ELECTRICITY GENERATING APPARATUS USING BUBBLE BUOYANCY - An electricity generating apparatus connected to a diffuser for purifying the quality of water in an area generates electricity while being operated by bubbles and the buoyancy of a water stream, generated in the diffuser, and thus supplies the produced electricity to the diffuser, so that the diffuser can purify the quality of water. The apparatus includes: a turbine shaft installed in a vertical direction; a cylindrical turbine including supports, one end connected with the turbine shaft, and an internal fixed plate and an external fixed plate being formed; turbine blades, formed between the internal fixed plate and the external fixed plate; and a generator, connected with a driving gear formed at an upper end of the turbine shaft, for generates electricity when the turbine shaft is rotated.12-30-2010
20100327589GAS TURBINE WITH WIRED SHAFT FORMING PART OF A GENERATOR/MOTOR ASSEMBLY - A gas turbine engine including an electrical assembly operable as at least one of an electric motor and a generator, with an electromagnetic rotor formed in part by a portion of one of a main shaft concentrically and drivingly connected to at least one turbine rotor and a tower shaft directly driven by the main shaft and extending generally radially therefrom.12-30-2010
20100327588GAS TURBINE WITH MAGNETIC SHAFT FORMING PART OF A GENERATOR/MOTOR ASSEMBLY - A gas turbine engine including a first shaft being one of a main shaft concentrically mounted to at least one turbine rotor and a tower shaft directly driven by the main shaft and extending generally radially therefrom, the first shaft having a reduced diameter portion located within the gas turbine engine, an electrical assembly having a rotor comprising permanent magnets retained on an outer surface of the reduced diameter portion and a stator comprising a magnetic field circuit disposed adjacent an outer periphery of the rotor, and an electrical connection between the magnetic field circuit and at least one of a power source and an electrically drivable accessory.12-30-2010
20120299302METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SOURCE OF THERMODYNAMIC ENERGY BY CO2 CONVERSION FROM CARBON-CONTAINING RAW MATERIALS - The invention constitutes a process and system to generate electricity from the conversion of CO11-29-2012
20120299301INFINITELY VARIABLE MOTION CONTROL (IVMC) FOR TRANSMISSIONS, WIND AND RIVER TURBINES, AND PUMPS AND COMPRESSORS - Infinitely variable motion control (IVMC) provides motion control without any requirement for changing gears or use of a clutch. A spur gear transgear, defined as a system having an input, an output and a control, a variable pitch cam having an eccentric inner and outer cam assembly and a driver may be used to form a speed converter. The speed converter is used in various forms to provide an infinitely variable transmission, a differential, embodiments of wind and river turbines and pumps/compressors. In one embodiment, the speed converter drives first and second directional control assemblies to provide a vehicle with zero turn radius. A variable torque converter may be used in various embodiments to control torque from a minimum to a maximum by controlling movement of a rotor along a shaft in relation to a stator.11-29-2012
20120299300TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM - A turbine generator system is operable to provide electric power to an electric network connected thereto, and includes a turbine generator apparatus and an output module. The turbine generator apparatus includes a turbine rotor provided with a plurality of blades and rotatable to output a mechanical torque, and a generator coupled to the turbine rotor and to be driven by the mechanical torque to generate driving electric power having a system frequency. The output module is electrically connected to the turbine generator apparatus for converting the driving electric power into output electric power to be provided to the electric network. The generator includes a mechanical filter that is operable, when the turbine generator system has a fault, to resonate in a specified frequency that is based on the system frequency to make the blades of the turbine rotor less sensitive to electromagnetic torque disturbance attributed to the fault.11-29-2012
20110037265Hollow turbine - A turbine which incorporates intake and exhaust pipes that prevent the passing flow from interfering with, or impeding the operation of the turbine. An optional directional cone, with optional helical supports, mounts within the intake pipe and channels flow at an optimal angle to the turbine blades as well as to the outermost, from the axis of rotation, area of the blade's surface, increasing torque and thus efficiency. The turbine's blades are affixed to the inner surface of a cylindrical shell that is free to rotate within a supporting structure. The cylindrical shell also contains the stationary intake and exhaust pipes. The vacant axis of rotation can be closed or open, by means of shorter blades that form a hole with the distal edges of the blades to allow for passing fish and debris to safely exit. Rotational energy is transferred from the outer surface of the cylindrical shell by gears or belts.02-17-2011
20120319405DEEP OCEAN CURRENT POWER PLANT AND CONSTRUCTING PROCEDURE THEREOF - A deep ocean current power plant comprises a current generator group, a floating midway platform, a generator anchorage system, a midway platform anchorage system, and at least one power transmission-and-distribution cable. The constructing procedure of the deep ocean current power plant comprises following steps of sea-cast anchoring and cable-numbering; platform assembling and undersea anchoring; current generator group anchoring; and testing and correcting a stability of whole structure.12-20-2012
20080217920TURBINE WITH TUBE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF PREVENTING DETACHMENT OF A FLUID FLOW - Turbine system including a turbine and a tubular arrangement having an exit opening. The tubular arrangement is arranged on a downstream side of the turbine. At least one flow controlling device at least partially prevents a fluid flow through the tubular arrangement from becoming detached from the tubular arrangement. The at least one flow controlling device is positioned within the fluid flow and in an area of the exit opening. The turbine system is configured to operate efficiently in an environment wherein at least an upper edge of the exit opening is arranged above a downstream liquid level.09-11-2008
20110227344METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING DE-COMPRESSED FLUID (AIR) AS A COOLANT - The present invention includes a system for generating electrical power which may include a data center including at least one equipment which requires electrical power, a renewable power source to generate renewable electric power, a motor to receive the electrical power and to operate a compressor to compress a fluid, a storage device to store the compressed fluid, and a turbine to convert the compressed fluid to operate an electrical generator. The electrical generator may generate electricity to be used by the data center and the storage device may be an underground cavern. The renewable power source may supply electricity directly to the data center, and the turbine may be a high-pressure turbine. The turbine may receive natural gas, and the turbine may be a low-pressure turbine. The system may include a recuperator to receive waste heat from the data center, and the system may include a recuperator to receive waste heat from the turbine.09-22-2011
20100244449Solar-based power generator - The solar-based power generator is a system for producing usable electricity from water, which is heated through concentration of ambient, environmental light. The generator includes a reservoir having an open upper end. The reservoir receives a volume of water therein. A convex lens is mounted on an upper edge of the reservoir. The convex lens covers the open upper end. A steam output port is in fluid communication with a steam-based electrical generator. The convex lens concentrates ambient light on the water stored within the reservoir, thus heating the water and to converting the liquid water to steam. Additionally, a methane-burning electrical generator is in communication with the reservoir. Pollutants in the water produce methane during heating and decomposition, which is burned by the methane-burning electrical generator.09-30-2010
20120280503EXHAUST ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM - An energy recovery system includes a fan and a wind turbine adapted to mount adjacent the fan to recover energy from the air flow generated by the fan.11-08-2012
20110278846TURBOEXPANDER FOR POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS - Systems include using a turboexpander in power generation systems. The system includes: a turboexpander to include an expander section, a pump section and a motor-generator section which are mechanically linked via a shaft. The expander section is fluidly connected to an outlet side of a heat exchanger and configured to receive a vapor stream of a fluid, to rotate the shaft and to generate an expanded vapor stream of the fluid. The pump section is fluidly connected to an outlet side of a condenser and configured to receive a liquid stream of the fluid, to pressurize the liquid stream of the fluid and to circulate the fluid in the power generation system. The motor-generator section is configured to output an electrical current.11-17-2011
20110278845Waterfall High Pressure Energy Conversion Machine - A river high pressure energy conversion machine which has no moving parts, comprising a machine (or pump) having a pipe attached to a river bed, with a flexible pipe to an enlarged water inlet attached to the underside of a float, to assure entrance of water just below the river water surface. A discharge pipe from the machine rises above the river bank to a accessory turbogenerator, through a stop valve and a pressure regulating valve. The discharge pipe from the accessory turbogenerator discharges river water back to the river. Water stacks up inside the sloping machine pipe on the river bed, and creates higher water pressure at the machine pipe outlet for driving the turbogenerator. This is a continuous process, generating electricity twenty-four hours every day, using only gravity as the pressurizing force on water to generate electricity, without using fossil, nuclear or artificial energy forces.11-17-2011
20120326444HYDROPOWER GENERATING SYSTEM - A hydropower generating system includes a pump, a container data center, and a hydropower generating module. The container data center includes a number of cooling pipes. Each of the cooling pipes includes a water intake and a water outlet. The water outlet is connected to the pump. The pump is for pumping water from a source to the cooling pipes. The water flows along the pipes to dissipate the heat generated by the container data center. The hydropower generating module includes a turbine and a generator. The turbine is arranged under the water outlet. The hydropower generating module is electrically connected to the pump. The water flowing out from the water outlets is able to turn the turbine, causing the turbine to drive the generator to generate electrical power, the generated electrical power is supplied to the pump.12-27-2012
20110309623DEVICE, A SYSTEM INSTALLATION AND A METHOD - The invention relates to a device for generating electrical power, wherein the device (12-22-2011
20120286514FLUID-DRIVEN, ELECTRICITY-GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DATA CENTER - A fluid-driven, electricity-generating system and method are provided for a data center with a fluid transport pipe. The generating system includes a housing coupled in fluid communication with the fluid transport pipe, an impeller disposed within the housing and positioned to turn with flow of fluid across the impeller, one or more magnetic structures disposed to turn with turning of the impeller, and an electrical circuit. Electricity is generated for the electrical circuit with turning of the one or more magnetic structures, and is supplied to an electrical load disposed within or associated with the data center.11-15-2012
20120286515GENERATOR SYSTEM FOR REUSING EXHAUST AIR - Briefly stated, in accordance with the present subject matter, a generator system is provided. The assembly includes a turbine to be driven by exhaust air and a casing surrounding the turbine. The exhaust air issues from an exhaust structure. The turbine and the casing are each supported independently of the exhaust structure by a support structure. A generator is mechanically coupled to the turbine. The support structure is proportioned to mount the generator system in a selected juxtaposition with a preselected exhaust structure. A generator provides power to an output conductor. Power conditioning apparatus may be included in the system or may be located remotely.11-15-2012
20120286516VARIABLE SPEED GENERATOR - A variable speed generator for producing AC electrical power includes an alternator to generate a first AC current, and a first rectifier which rectifies the first AC current from the alternator; a main exciter having a first field winding which receives the rectified first AC current and a first armature which produces a second AC current in response; a second rectifier which rectifies the second AC current from the first armature; a main generator having a second field winding which receives the rectified second AC current and a second armature which produces an output AC current in response; and a control arrangement for activating a selected pole configuration. The second field winding provides a plurality of selectively activatable pole configurations which differ in the number of their poles, such that the frequency of the output AC current can be varied by switching between the pole configurations.11-15-2012
20100213714 New System Turbine Generation Set - The present invention provides a novel turbo-generator unit, which at least comprises a boiler and a superheater and a reheater provided in the boiler. On the boiler, the positions corresponding to the header of the steam inlets and outlets of the superheater and reheater form the header-connection area; the steam pipe system at least comprises the pipes that connect the boiler with the HP cylinder and the IP cylinder and are used to transmit the HTHP steam; the HP cylinder and the generator constitute the high-level shafting, and the high-level shafting is positioned outside of boiler and close to the header-connection area. The present invention can also comprise a low-level shafting positioned at a low level. Since the high-level shafting and the low-level shafting are arranged at different levels, the lengths of costly HTHP steam pipes in the pipe system and the pressure drop and heat radiation loss of the pipe system are significantly reduced, and the work capability of the unit is improved. Furthermore, the quantity of the steam stored in the reheat system and the adjustment inertia of unit is reduced, and the economical efficiency of the double-reheat unit is sufficiently realized.08-26-2010
20130009398ROADWAY ENERGY HARVESTING - A system of efficiently and safely generating and storing energy from the weight and motion of a moving vehicle across a roadway. It is a object of the present invention to transform energy in the form of pressure, weight, or movement, for example, produced by moving vehicles into air pressure, store it, and subsequently convert the energy into the type of usable energy typically desired by cities, municipalities or private entities. In an embodiment, pressurized air is utilized. In another embodiment, magnetoelectric energy is utilized.01-10-2013
20130015663SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING POWER GENERATIONAANM Kumula; Mario JoaoAACI Sugar LandAAST TXAACO USAAGP Kumula; Mario Joao Sugar Land TX USAANM Freidl; RomanAACI SpringAAST TXAACO USAAGP Freidl; Roman Spring TX US - Systems and devices for controlling power generation are provided. For example, such a system may include an electrical generator controller. The controller may include a filter component, a frequency response schedule component, and a rate limiter component. The filter component may receive a power grid frequency signal and output the frequency signal when the frequency signal is outside a frequency band. The frequency response schedule component may determine an ultimate target power contribution using the filtered frequency signal, the ultimate target power contribution representing an ultimate amount of power contribution that the electrical generator should provide in a primary frequency response. The rate limiter component may determine an immediate target power contribution signal that varies over time and approaches the ultimate target power contribution. Thus, the controller may control the approach rate and/or arrival time, and so forth, of the primary frequency response to a power grid frequency disturbance.01-17-2013
20110148116Antenna Mounted Wind Power Generator - A cellular communication tower is adapted to support a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) that includes a generator mechanism. The signal and power cable for the communication antennas run through the central axis or bore of the generator. The blades of the VAWT are disposed so as to avoid interferences with communication signals. The tower preferably deploys an open truss construction to avoid the impact of periodic pressure pulse as the turning blades shift out of alignment from shading the tower. Thus, with an open truss tower the turbine blades can be a larger size and still not cause such pressure pulses.06-23-2011
20130020805PNEUMATIC ROAD GENERATOR - The invention is a game that allows true worldwide participation through the use of social media tools and devices. The object or mission of the game is to answer a set number of questions to generate a key that opens a vault unveiling a prize. The first team to successfully answer all the questions and generate the key that opens the vault wins the competition. For a person to play the game teams are formed by registered players and only teams are recognized in the competition. Each question is supplied a set of clues that help lead to the correct answer. While all answers and key characters and numbers are typed in at the web site, all questions, clues, and key characters and numbers are delivered only to preselected social media channels, not at the web site adding to the challenge and fun.01-24-2013
20080252077GENERATING ENERGY FROM FLUID EXPANSION - Some embodiments of a fluid expansion system include a turbine generator apparatus in which the driven member is arranged on the outlet side of the turbine wheel. In such circumstances, the fluid output from the turbine wheel can flow towards the driven member, for example, to provide heat dissipation to some components of the turbine generator apparatus (e.g., generator electronics or the like). This arrangement of the turbine wheel relative to the driven member also permits the use of bearing supports on both the input side and the outlet side of the turbine wheel.10-16-2008
20130168966METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE INTO HYDROCARBONS - The present invention relates to a method for converting carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons by reacting magnesium with carbon dioxide to obtain magnesium oxide and carbon, reacting the carbon with hot water steam to obtain hydrogen (H07-04-2013
20080224473Roto-synchronous electric motor - An electric motor for an automobile is herein introduced as a power source which does not require gas or any other fuel of any kind; nor does it require solar power, batteries, nor fuel cells for its operation. The vehicle will be powered by the dynamics of the physical dynamics of the electromagnetic forces of momentum. This novel idea drastically alters the perception of the automobile with its internal combustion engine, need for a radiator, muffler, anti-freeze, etc. In fact, this vehicle does not have what is usually thought of as an “engine.” It operates under the dynamics of physical laws of electromagnetic force for mechanical propulsion and strength of torque for horsepower. Otherwise, it operates in the same conventional manner as does the typical passenger automobile. Moreover, this novel idea addresses the adverse effects of air pollution upon human health, environmental ecology, global oil depletion, and protracted monetary expense.09-18-2008
20110260457Downhole Axial Flux Generator - What is claimed is a downhole tool string component comprising a generator. The generator may comprise a toroidal stator comprising an interior channel formed between inward extending stator poles. A coil of wire is disposed within the interior channel, and a plurality of magnets are rotatably disposed proximate each pole.10-27-2011
20130099501DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRIC POWER FROM A SOURCE OF AIR OR OTHER GAS OR FLUID UNDER PRESSURE04-25-2013
20130134713Turbine-Generator Driven by Compressed Air and Magnet Motor - A turbine assembly, which may be part of a turbine generator assembly, includes a turbine flywheel assembly and a magnet motor within a turbine casing. The turbine flywheel assembly comprises a turbine flywheel rotatably coupled to a shaft, turbine blade assemblies mounted thereon and a magnet motor rotor assembly coupled to the shaft. The magnet motor rotor assembly includes rotor permanent magnets arranged in a ring around the shaft. The same pole of each includes rotor permanent magnet faces outward away from the shaft. A magnet motor stator assembly comprises stator magnet assemblies, each comprising a stator electromagnet and a stator permanent magnet, arranged in a ring around the magnet motor rotor assembly to exert replusive force on the nearest rotor permanent magnet. Selectably controllable nozzles inject compressed air onto the turbine blades. Electromagnet controller(s) individually and selectably activate, deactivate and polarity-switch the stator electromagnets.05-30-2013
20080197634Thermally operated rotatable component restraint system - A turboalternator system includes a turboalternator having a rotatable member operatively engaged to a bearing set, a radial support element, and a contact structure engaged with the radial support element. The rotatable member defines a first end, a second end and an axis of rotation. The turboalternator system is configured to be thermally adjustable such that in a first thermal condition the contact structure is at a first radial position with respect to the axis of rotation and contacts the rotatable member to provide support, and in a second thermal condition the contact structure is at a second radial position with respect to the axis of rotation that is spaced further from the axis of rotation than the first radial position.08-21-2008
20110221198VORTICAL FLOW TURBINE - The invention relates to a water turbine that extracts the rotational energy out of a vortical flow of water. The water turbine includes a rotor with at least one channel extending circumferentially and longitudinally across the rotor. The channel includes a bend to extract the rotational energy from the vortical flow of water. The invention may also include guide vanes at an inlet of the water turbine to cause a vortical flow in the water turbine. Furthermore, the water turbine may be tapered between the inlet and the rotor to increase the rotational velocity of the vortical flow.09-15-2011
20130147196Solar Tower With Integrated Gas Turbine - A solar tower (06-13-2013
20130147197Combined Cycle Solar Power Generation - Combined cycle solar power generation is achieved using a primary cycle based on a solar receiver, such as a volumetric absorber, in which compressed air is heated by concentrated solar radiation, coupled with a secondary cycle based on a water/steam circuit driven by exhaust gas from the primary cycle. When the primary cycle is inactive, typically at night time, the secondary cycle can be driven by accessing a heat store of liquid or solid heat storage material, such as a molten salt or concrete blocks, which has been heated earlier during day time operation. The water/steam circuit is reconfigurable between first and second switching conditions, wherein in the first switching condition heat is transferred directly or indirectly from the primary cycle to heat the heat storage material, and in the second switching condition stored heat is transferred from the heat storage material to the water/steam circuit in order to generate steam.06-13-2013
20120274072hydroelectric generator having water-filled gap between rotor and stator - “IMPROVEMENT IN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GENERATOR OF ELECTRICAL POWER”, the invention herein refers to improvements in electrical power generating equipment which, due to the construction adopted, allows simplified maintenance at reduced frequency; in addition to useful application in several types of hydro electrical power plants, namely: micro, mini and small sized hydroelectric power plants.11-01-2012
20120274071HYDROELECTRIC GENERATOR HAVING WATER-FILLED GAP BETWEEN ROTOR AND STATOR - “IMPROVEMENT IN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT GENERATOR OF ELECTRICAL POWER”, the invention herein refers to improvements in electrical power generating equipment which, due to the construction adopted, allows simplified maintenance at reduced frequency; in addition to useful application in several types of hydro electrical power plants, namely: micro, mini and small sized hydroelectric power plants.11-01-2012
20120274070METHOD AND AN INSTALLATION FOR PRODUCTION SUPPLEMENTARY ELECTRICAL ENERGY - An installation for producing supplementary electrical energy for an electricity network includes at least first and second water reservoirs, the first water reservoir being situated at a first level and the second water reservoir being situated at a second level lower than the first level, a communicating pipe between the first water reservoir and the second water reservoir being provided with a remote-controlled valve, and a hydro-electric generating system being provided with a pumping installation. The first and/or second water reservoir is integrated in the foundations in the lower portion of an artificial building that needs to be built for a primary function independently of a secondary function of producing electricity. The first water reservoir or the second water reservoir may constitute a common body of water in the vicinity of ground level. The water reservoirs integrated in foundations of buildings may in particular cooperate with installations for air-conditioning or heating the buildings at the base of which they are constructed, or associated buildings.11-01-2012
20120274069DUAL FLUID CIRCUIT SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A VAPOROUS WORKING FLUID USING SOLAR ENERGY - Systems for producing vaporous working fluid are provided, including: a first fluid passage configured to convey a working fluid to a first solar heating system, wherein the first solar heating system heats the working fluid to produce a heated working fluid having a temperature t11-01-2012
20110233935MINIATURE HYDRO-POWER GENERATION SYSTEM - A miniature hydro-power generation system includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The outer housing may receive a flow of liquid flowing in a first direction at a predetermined range of pressure. The flow of liquid may be decreased by a predetermined amount of pressure and increased by a predetermined amount of velocity and channeled to a hydro-generator included in the inner housing with an inlet nozzle. The flow of liquid may be channeled with the inlet nozzle to flow in a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. Upon transfer of kinetic energy in the flow of liquid to the hydro-generator, the inner housing may rotate in the second direction. The flow of liquid may then be channeled back to the first direction and out of the housing with an outlet nozzle. The outlet nozzle configured to increase the pressure and decrease the velocity of the flow of liquid to minimized non-laminar flow characteristics.09-29-2011
20110233934STORAGE 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.09-29-2011
20100314880WASTE WATER ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM - An electrical power generating system is connected to a sewer for conveying waste water to a sanitary treatment station. Waste water is propelled through the sewer line by pumping equipment which simultaneously pulverizes most large objects carried by the waste water. The waste water drives one or more water-operated turbines. The turbines are operatively connected to electrical power generators for producing electrical power and dispersing the power through an electrical power transmission system.12-16-2010
20100314879HIGH-TEMPERATURE RADIATOR STORAGE YARD GENERATING APPARATUS - A chimney has a lower portion substantially in the shape of a pyramid and an upper portion forming a cylindrical portion that extends with a predetermined dimension upwardly and is provided in a ceiling portion of a building of a coil yard that is used for temporary storage of the hot-rolled coil which is an intermediate iron and steel product acting as a high-temperature heat radiator that is manufactured using the hot-rolling equipment of an iron and steel mill. A power generating turbine is provided at a predetermined position in the cylindrical portion. An intake duct is provided on a lower end portion of the side walls of the building. Hot-rolled coils that are in a high-temperature condition after manufacture are successively imported into the coil yard and accumulated and stored until transfer to a subsequent processing step. An ascending airflow is generated by sequential heating of air introduced into the building from the intake duct using heat retained in the hot-rolled coils. The power generating turbines are rotated by the ascending airflow passing through the cylindrical portion of the chimney to thereby execute wind power generation. As a result, the heat retained in the high-temperature heat radiator manufactured by introduction of heat can be efficiently used.12-16-2010
20100314878Direct Generation of Steam Motive Flow by Water-Cooled Hydrogen/Oxygen Combustion - A hydrogen/oxygen combustion system of direct steam generation of motive flow, with the capacity to regulate and control temperature and pressure conditions, enabling the use of spontaneously generated motive flow in turbine-driven power generating system applications. Steam is generated directly by the combustion reaction between hydrogen and oxygen gas fuel stocks, temperature-regulated by the injection of water into the body of super-heated steam generated by such a reaction. Motive body temperature is controlled by the absorption of heat inherent in the vaporization of water-injectate; regulation of temperature is a function of the ratio of water to feed-stock gas, injected into the motive body. Motive body pressure is regulated by controlling the total flow of gas fuel stocks and water into the combustion chamber of the steam-generating engine. Exhaust steam is compressed and ported to the next engine, or from a final stage to the condenser for recovery.12-16-2010
20100314877GAS TURBINE BLEED ENERGY RECOVERY VIA COUNTER ROTATING GENERATOR - A gas turbine engine includes a main compressor section for compressing air, a main combustor section positioned downstream of the main compressor section, a main turbine section positioned downstream of the main combustor section, and a spool extending from the main compressor section to the main turbine section. A second turbine is fluidically connected to the main compressor section by a bleed passage. An electrical generator is mechanically driven by both the spool and the second turbine.12-16-2010
20130181453Energy Recovery Apparatus for a Refrigeration System - An energy recovery apparatus for use in a refrigeration system, comprises an intake port, a nozzle, a turbine and a discharge port. The intake port is adapted to be in fluid communication with a condenser of a refrigeration system. The nozzle comprises a converging portion, a throat region and a diverging portion. The nozzle is configured to expand refrigerant discharged from the condenser and increase velocity of the refrigerant as it passes through the nozzle. The turbine is positioned relative to the nozzle and configured to be driven by refrigerant discharged from the nozzle. The discharge port is downstream of the turbine and is configured to be in fluid communication with an evaporator of the refrigeration system.07-18-2013
20090085356Dam-free hydro-power plant - A dam-free hydro-power plant for generating electricity comprises a convergent-divergent water passage including a cylindrical neck containing a shutter, branch pipes connected with the neck, each branch pipe including a reverse valve capable of triggering, depending on the stream direction in the passage. A first and second branch pipes are located in front of the shutter, a third and fourth branch pipes are located behind thereof, a first and second buffers accumulating respectively higher-pressure liquid and lower-pressure liquid, the buffers are communicated through a cross-flow pipeline enclosing a turbine joined with an electro-generator. The first buffer is communicated with the neck via the first and the third branch pipe, whereas the second buffer is communicated with the neck via the second and the fourth branch pipe. The plant is highly efficient due to deploying hydro-impact, and particularly usable in places of tidal activities, in freezing rivers for all-year-round generating electricity.04-02-2009
20130154266EXHAUST GAS TURBOCHARGER - A generator housing that accommodates, in the interior thereof, a hollow-cylindrical liner and a stator that is disposed on a radially inner side of the liner has a split-in-two structure that can be divided into two parts at a plane including the rotation axis of the rotation shaft; and individual joints formed inside the generator housing between a pathway and a hole for supplying a cooling medium to the pathway, which is formed inside the liner, and also a hole for exhausting the cooling medium from the pathway are provided with ring-like members that are provided with front surfaces that face the liner and back surfaces that face the generator housing and that have a through-hole that communicates between the hole and the pathway or a through-hole that communicates between the hole and the pathway center portions thereof.06-20-2013
20130119667JET ENGINE WITH CARBON CAPTURE - A method for producing electrical power and capture CO05-16-2013
20130187386Deep Water Hydro-Electric Power System - A deep-water power generation system includes an initially evacuated sphere having walls of suitable strength or reinforcement for maintaining its structural integrity in deep-water pressures; a power axle extending from a north pole thereof to below a south pole of the sphere; blades of a turbine secured upon a support frame secured to the axle in a latitudinal plane of the sphere; and inlet ports positioned at the plane of the blades of the turbine and receiving an inflow of ambient deep water against the blade. The fluid flow induces rotation of the blades power axle secured to the frame. A thrust deck is rigidly secured, within the sphere, to the power axle and above the turbine and a generator is secured upon the thrust deck at the south pole of the sphere spirally expelling water from the south pole of the system.07-25-2013
20120013125GENERATING ENERGY FROM FLUID EXPANSION - An apparatus includes an electric generator having a stator and a rotor. A turbine is coupled to an end of the rotor to rotate at the same speed as the rotor. The turbine may rotate in response to expansion of a working fluid flowing from an inlet side to an outlet side of the turbine. The apparatus also includes a housing assembly with an inwardly oriented shroud, which is located at close proximity to the turbine. The proximity of the shroud to the turbine establishes the pressure ratio of the turbine, allowing the system to operate without seals. Magnetic bearings and position sensors are used to maintain the distance between the shroud and the wheel. In certain implementations, the positioning of the turbine can be controlled to optimize machine performance.01-19-2012
20120056430GENERATING HYDROENERGY - A method of recovering energy from the potential energy of water in a body of water includes providing a reservoir at least partly below a surface of a body of water, leading water from the body of water in the reservoir, and storing potential energy by removing water from the reservoir. A hydroenergy plant recovers energy from the water while leading the water into the reservoir using a turbine and an electric generator coupled to the turbine.03-08-2012
20130200622MARINE GEOTHERMAL POWER GENERATION SYSTEM WITH TURBINE ENGINES - A geothermal power generation system configured to generate power by suspending turbine engines over a pit exposing a geothermal energy source is disclosed. The geothermal power generation system may include a support structure sized to a pit and at least one turbine engine hanging below the support structure. One or more turbine engine deployment systems may be configured to move the turbine engine, i.e. raise or lower, such that a distance between the turbine engine and the geothermal energy source changes. In one embodiment, the turbine engine deployment system may be formed from a plurality of cables extending from a rotatable cable drum on the support structure and downward from a plurality of pulleys positioned along the pulley track. The support structure may also include a pulley track extending from the first base to the second base. One or more electrical transmission lines may extend from the turbine engine.08-08-2013
20130200623MAGNETICALLY GEARED MACHINE FOR MARINE GENERATION - The present invention provides an electrical machine for use in marine generation comprising a marine turbine, a first rotor mechanically connected to the marine turbine, a second rotor and a stator. The first rotor is configured to transfer torque to the second rotor in a magnetically geared manner, and the second rotor is configured to induce an AC voltage in the stator.08-08-2013
20130200624GENERATING STEAM FROM CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL - A system and method of generating steam comprising providing a continuous supply of coal, combusting the coal in a primary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a first product gas stream, recovering heat from the first product gas stream in a first heat recovery steam generator to produce a first steam output, processing the first product gas stream in a secondary processing chamber in the presence of oxygen and water to provide a second Processing HRSG product gas stream, recovering heat from the second product gas stream in a second heat recovery steam generator to produce a second steam output, and combining the first steam output and the second steam output. Preferably, the combined steam output is used to drive a steam turbine and the turbine is coupled to a generator.08-08-2013
20130200625Sweep-Based Membrane Gas Separation Integrated With Gas-Fired Power Production And CO2 Recovery - A process involving membrane-based gas separation and power generation, specifically for controlling carbon dioxide emissions from gas-fired power plants. The process includes a compression step, a combustion step, and an expansion/electricity generation step, as in traditional power plants. The process also includes a sweep-driven membrane separation step and a carbon dioxide removal or capture step. The carbon dioxide removal step is carried out on a portion of gas from the compression step.08-08-2013

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