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Patent Number: 217921
Title: WAVE ENERGY HARNESSING DEVICE
Inventors: RAFTERY; MICHAEL WILLIAM
Abstract: A system for converting fluid surface wave energy into electrical energy. The system includes an electrical generating device, positioned in a waterproof housing, for producing electrical energy. A float, deployed on the fluid surface, is attached to the generating device when the housing is submerged within the fluid. Vertical motion of the surface waves produce vertical motion of the float, which turns and powers the electrical generating device. A plurality of anchors, positioned on the fluid floor, are attached to the housing so that the housing may be positioned proximate the fluid surface for creating a shoaling effect when a plurality of systems are deployed on the fluid surface.
Filing Date: 2008-09-11
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