04804855 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 6 patents.

A hydromotive machine apparatus comprises a bulkhead assembly comprised of an array of water tubes connected to each other with their longitudinal axes in parallel to provide the bulkhead as a relatively light and strong, truss-like integral unit providing a plurality of water flow paths through it. A plurality of submersible hydraulic electromotive machines, which may be generators and/or pumps, is mounted on the bulkhead assembly with runners of the machines disposed within respective water flow paths provided by the water tubes. The apparatus may include a trash screen mounted thereon, and/or valves associated with the water tubes to control the flow of water therethrough. The apparatus may be installed in a hydroelectic power installation by assembling it at a site remote from the water course operating site, for example, at an elevated position above the water level, and moving the apparatus, or at least the bulkhead assembly, as a unit to a submerged, operating position within a water course or passageway.

Title
Hydromotive machine apparatus and method of constructing the same
Application Number
14440
Publication Number
4804855
Application Date
July 21, 1987
Publication Date
February 14, 1989
Inventor
Henry K Obermeyer
36 Wickhams Fancy, Rivers Edge Rd., Collinsville, 06022
CT, US
Agent
Victor E Libert
IPC
F03B 13/10
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