ApplicationNo. 479545 filed on 06/14/1974
US Classes:60/398, Utilizing natural energy or having a geographic feature415/906, Having specific features for water current416/197AAir and water motors (natural fluid current)
ExaminersPrimary: Schwadron, Martin P.
Assistant: Burks, Sr., H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractA device for utilizing wave energy that is otherwise lost, or spent in eroding shore lines and/or shore facilities, having a combined trough-turbine arrangement is disclosed. Inclined ramp means, curved and triangular deflectors, bucket-wheel combinations, and turbine guards combine with a flywheel to provide smooth-flowing power from wave energy. The interrelationships of the various parts reduces turbulence and increases the thrust of an incoming volume of wave energy, to rotate a shaft from which power can be derived.