08042334 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 11 patents.

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and associated methods for generating energy by capturing and taking benefit of the energy generated by any quantity of air surfacing inside water. The apparatus includes a frame structure to which is rotatably mounted an upper drive wheel, a lower wheel, and a vertical fluid column container. An endless chain of gas capsule elements is mounted on the upper and lower wheels. This endless chain passes vertically up into and through the fluid column container through a seal port in the bottom of the container. As the endless chain of gas capsule elements passes vertically through the fluid in the container, fluid pressure on the elements due to the height of the column of fluid in the container produces a net buoyant force upward on the elements, causing them to rise, generating kinetic energy that turns the wheels.

Title
Vertical fluid container with endless chain
Application Number
12/239159
Publication Number
8042334 (B2)
Application Date
September 26, 2008
Publication Date
October 25, 2011
Inventor
Renato Bastos Ribeiro
Porto Alegre
BR
Agent
Greenberg Traurig
IPC
F02B 63/04
F01D 23/00
F03B 9/00
F03B 17/02
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