04115034 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 18 patents.

A vehicle-actuated air compressor and a system are disclosed for utilizing compressed air to operate an electrical generator to generate electricity. The vehicle-actuated air compressor includes an actuator, a cylinder, and a piston in the cylinder reciprocatable in response to actuation of the actuator by a vehicle for compressing air in the cylinder. The cylinder is provided with a first vent means for introducing air into the cylinder behind the piston during a forward stroke of the piston, a valve-controlled second vent means for introducing air into the cylinder on the other side of the piston during the reverse stroke thereof, and outlet means for supplying air compressed by the piston during the forward stroke thereof to a utilization device. In the system for generating electricity, the air compressor is combined with an electricity generator operated by compressed air to generate electricity, and at least one air storage unit coupled between the electricity generator and the outlet means of the cylinder for storing compressed air enroute to the generator. The air storage unit may be supplied with compressed air from other vehicle-actuated air compressors to provide a network for supplying compressed air to the air operated electricity generator. The vehicle may be land-borne or water-borne or both types may be used in one network.

Vehicle-actuated air compressor and system therefor
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
July 11, 1977
Publication Date
September 19, 1978
Roland L Smith
450 SE. 8th St., Homestead, 33030
Oltman and Flynn
F04B 35/06
F04B 17/06
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