07211905 is referenced by 56 patents and cites 45 patents.

A vehicle-mounted generator is powered by relative wind produced by the combination of ambient wind and motion of the vehicle, or by movement of water when mounted on the hull of a water-borne vehicle. A rigid cylindrical housing forms an enclosed interior chamber. Wind asymmetrically enters the chamber through an inlet located on one side of a central longitudinal drive shaft, and exits through an outlet located at the top of the housing. A spiraling parabolic deck forms a floor of the interior chamber, and spirals around the central longitudinal shaft from the bottom of the housing to the outlet at the top. A turbine mounted on the drive shaft within the outlet converts energy of the exiting wind to mechanical energy. An electrical generator converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy for recharging a battery or powering an electric motor.

Title
Vehicle-mounted generator
Application Number
11/274616
Publication Number
7211905 (B1)
Application Date
November 15, 2005
Publication Date
May 1, 2007
Inventor
William K McDavid Jr
Tetonia, 83001-0319
ID, US
Agent
Steven W Smith
IPC
B60K 11/00
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