Hancock Bruce Jay, Johnson Don E, Merkley Zane W: Method and system for conversion of water and development of power. Aqualectra of Arizona, August 21, 1973: US3754147 (28 worldwide citation)

Using the power from ocean waves, air is entrained by the Bernoulli principle and placed under compression. This compressed air is used to drive prime movers and to generate electricity. The generated electricity can be employed to desalt and separate sea water electrolytically into oxygen and hydro ...