WO2020200846A1 – A Wave-powered Towing Apparatus – Google Patents

In use, the trailing end (right hand side of Fig. 1 and 2 to a trailing end on the right. At the trailing end there is an hydraulic linear actuator 5 mounted to each spine member 3 and 4, from each of which extends a control cable 6 which runs along the length of the respective spine member. Our prior PCT Patent Specification WO2017/025544 describes a towing apparatus having a long line of length greater than 100m, blades pivotally mounted to the line, and restraints which prevent pivoting beyond a limit in one rotational direction and allow pivoting in the other.

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Tatuajes en la espalda: sigue la moda - Centro Mujer Preferably, the gap between blades is in the range of 1.0 m to 3.0 m. Preferably, the length of the apparatus is in the range of 100 m to 1 km. In this case the collector has a number of debris-collecting tubes 1010 extending downwardly for a depth of about 20m, each tube having a diameter of about 3m in this example, and generally preferably in the range of lm to 5m. The debris tends to float and collect in the upper end of the tubes 1010, and there may be a flocculating agent used. For example, the spine member has preferably a diameter in the range of 200mm to 400mm, and where hollow the wall thickness is preferably in the range of 10mm to 50mm. The internal space provides additional buoyancy, and it may be pressurised to achieve additional stiffness. An additional feature may be added to this catch feature to optimize the blade power angle to suit wave conditions.

The linear actuator 5 allows the restraint cables 11 to be loosened if desired, such as during storm conditions in which it is desirable that they are free to move, in a manner analogous to seaweed on rocks moving under wave action. Preferably, the apparatus further comprises an actuator arranged to retract blades towards the spine or to remove constraints to render them disabled. Preferably, the actuator comprises a linear actuator to adjust restraint cables of the blades to allow them to pivot freely. Preferably, the guide comprises a debris-collection a channel at a trailing end of the guide. Each blade 10 comprises a rectangular plate 15 and a lip extending in the trailing direction from the plate’s lower edge. Preferably, the spine comprises at least one member which includes a pocket for fluid such as air or water.

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Preferably, the apparatus includes a controller adapted to pump fluid into buoyancy fluid containers such as pockets in the guide to control elevation. These sensors trigger the controller to release some or all of the blades, allowing them to feather freely, like seaweed, with the flow of the wave. Preferably, at least some of the blades are mounted to the spine by couplers which allow three-dimensional rotation. The coupler 20 allows rotation about a horizontal transverse axis through the spine member and also rotation about a vertical axis through the body 23. It is therefore“universal”, allowing limited three-dimensional rotation, especially of the blade 10 about a transverse horizontal axis across the rails 3 and 4 for capturing wave energy and also allowing a small degree of vertical axis rotation to accommodate some blade and spine bending. Parches dolor de espalda . We also describe a collection apparatus for gathering floating debris from the sea surface, the apparatus comprising at least two towing apparatus linked to a gathering guide, so that the towing apparatus and the guide form a C-shape in plan, preferably narrowing to form a curved apex in plan formed by the guide.

For example, the collection apparatus may have towing apparatus different from those described linked to the guide. The invention is not limited to the embodiments described but may be varied in construction and detail. 1, but impingement on the leading-end surfaces of the blades 10 merely causes them to close over towards the spine. 11(a) shows the position in storm protection mode, so the blade is free to swing and move, similar to seaweed, whereas Fig.