US4524285A – Hydro-current Energy Converter – Google Patents

7 and 8. The floatation system has floatation tanks 70, 71 attached by straps 72 to housing 12 of converter 10, and compressed air storage tank 73. Tanks 70, 71 are partially air filled (76) and partially water filled (77), to produce correct ballast. Connecting the interior of compressed air tank 73 to floatation tanks 72 is air line 74 having air valve 75. To decrease the ballast of converter 10, valve 75 is opened, and compressed air in tank 73 allowed to enter either of tanks 71, as appropriate, causing water in tanks 71 to be ejected (e.g. In operation, the motor as shown is deployed in an appropriate, natural environment having a current of water, such as in the Gulfstream.

The expanded water, after striking rotor blade 30, then passes over tertiary housing 46 along the guide panels 38, 50, 52, through the circular guard panels 54 and 56. Thus, naturally occurring energy can be recovered in a most efficient way without disturbing the environment. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates generally to hydro-dynamic motors, and specifically to a motor which is useful for generating electricity by capturing naturally available energy from a flowing stream of water, such as the Gulfstream found along the coastal areas of the Eastern United States; rivers such as the Mississippi, canals, etc., wherein a flowing stream is created by ocean tides or other flowing streams created by man and transferred therefrom the appropriate lines to shore installations or floating installations for ultimate consumer use. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION To secure these and other objects that shall become apparent hereinafter, there is provided a hydro-dynamic motor comprising a rigid, tubular primary housing which may be anchored or permanently mounted so that it does not move relative to the ocean bed or bottom.

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It is another object of this invention to provide a hydro-dynamic motor of improved efficiency which has an internal chamber for accelerating the water flow prior to its reaching the internal rotor blade. A third or tertiary housing mounted on the other side of the rotor and supported on the inside of the housing is utilized to support the rotor shaft and to aid in reducing eddy currents or cavitation for enhancing efficiency after the water flow has passed the rotor blades. FIG. 4 shows a fragmentary top plan view of a portion of the rotor and static deflecting blades as used in the present invention. The angles of static guide vanes–and rotor blades–are also such that the flow incident on each results in torques on each that are oppositely directed. 3) which act as a guard to prevent any type of harmful objects which would damage the static or rotor blades or the internal secondary housing from being received within the primary housing 12. The circular panels 20 and 22 also act to guide the flow of water into the external housing.

Looking at FIGS. 4 and 5, one embodiment of the relationship of the rotor blades is shown compared with the static guide vanes 26. Note that the rotor blades 30 are spaced such that two adjacent sets of rotor blades have the same spacial distance circumferentially around the rotor as two static guide vanes 26. This insures that at any instant in time with respect to the relative movement of the rotor and the guide vane, at least two and normally three rotor blades are in the flow path between guide vanes. Current therefrom channelled into this device as it travels over the cone is accelerated to some six miles per hour, striking the fixed vanes on the back area of the cone and then deflected some ninety degrees against the vanes on the rotor which is mobile, and which turns the generator enclosed inside the cone, generating the electrical power, which is then transmitted to a shore installation for distribution or otherwise transmitted via floating platform or other similar device to shore installation for ultimate consumer use.

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In FIGS. 6, turbine shaft 32 connects to pump shaft 60 via gear box 61. The purpose of the gearing in gear box 61 is to increase the slow angular velocity of shaft 32 to a magnitude more appropriate to the machinery inside housing 14. Remedios caseros para quitar el dolor de espalda . Gear box 61 can be a variable transmission to accomodate varying speeds of shaft 32 resulting from varying flow velocities through converter 10. Housing 14 is filled by fluid 63, which can be lubricating fluid. Legs 94 of tripod 90 may be of adjutable length to accomodate variations in the river/sea bed’s contour.

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In the illustrated embodiment, legs 94 have telescoped within them members 95, which are sealed to legs 94 by bearing seal 96. Telescoped members 94, 95 can be hydraulically operated to individually adjust the length of each tripod leg. 9, which shows tripod 90 holding energy converter 10. Converter 10 can be fixed to surface 91 of tripod 90 by lines 92, which could be cables attached to eyelets 93. Alternatively, one could bolt or weld converter 10 directly to surface 91, or otherwise attach 10 to 91 by any appropriate means. While many have talked about capturing the energy of the Gulfstream, no one has come forward with a simple, pollution-free manner of doing so until this device has been presented.