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Robert J Flynn, George J Cicchetti, Jonathan d E Coony: Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system. December 10, 1996: US05582691 (33 worldwide citation)

An improved ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system which includes a novel combined evaporator/condenser. The combined evaporator/condenser further includes a plurality of evaporator spouts and a mist eliminator, wherein the pressure is maintained across the plurality of evaporator spouts. The ...


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Robert J Flynn, George J Cicchetti, Jonathan d E Coony, Lloyd A Bush: Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system. OTEC Developments, May 7, 1996: US05513494 (33 worldwide citation)

A hybrid ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system, including an energy generation sub-system for receiving warm sea water, evaporating a working fluid at a natural depth of the received warm sea water to produce a working vapor, and generating energy from the working vapor and a pumping sub-sys ...


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James G Wenzel, Lloyd C Trimble: Flexible retractable cold water pipe for an ocean thermal energy conversion system. Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, John J Morrissey, February 5, 1985: US04497342 (26 worldwide citation)

A cold water pipe (11) for an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system comprises a tubular membrane (12) made of a fabric such as a canvas, which is substantially impervious to flowing water. A proximal end of the pipe (11) is secured to a surface structure such as a ship (10), and a distal end ...


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Russell O Pearson: Dynamic positioning system for a vessel containing an ocean thermal energy conversion system. TRW, Daniel T Anderson, Jerry A Dinardo, Donald R Nyhagen, March 29, 1977: US04014279 (23 worldwide citation)

A dynamic positioning system for a sea-going vessel containing an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system utilizes the thrust produced by the sea water effluents resulting from the energy conversion process to position the vessel against wind and ocean current forces. In one preferred embodime ...


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Eduardo Saucedo: Integrated OTEC platform. February 12, 2008: US07328578 (21 worldwide citation)

An integrated platform to house an ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system that utilizes: (i) a cold water circuit consisting of a way of receiving and distributing the cold water from the cold water pipe (CWP) to vertical conduits housing the condensers into collectors that discharge via larg ...


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Robert James Howard, Nicholas J Nagurny, Laurie E Meyer, John W Rapp: Ocean thermal energy conversion system. Lockheed Martin Corporation, DeMont & Breyer, February 21, 2012: US08117843 (10 worldwide citation)

An Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system is disclosed. The OTEC system generates electrical energy based on a difference in the temperatures of the water from a surface region of a body of water and a thermal mass whose temperature is based on the temperature of water from a deep water regio ...


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Robert James Howard, Nicholas J Nagurny, Laurie E Meyer, John W Rapp: OTEC system. Lockheed Martin Corporation, DeMont & Breyer, April 3, 2012: US08146362 (10 worldwide citation)

An Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system comprising a self-contained submersible OTEC plant is disclosed. The OTEC plant comprises a electrical generation system and a thermal mass whose temperature is based on the temperature of water at a first depth of a body of water. The OTEC plant is m ...


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Robert J Howard, John W Rapp, Patrick Grandelli, Joseph C Van Ryzin: Clathrate ice thermal transport for ocean thermal energy conversion. Lockheed Martin Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 8, 2011: US07900452 (7 worldwide citation)

A substance is added to cold ocean water in a cold water pipe of an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system. The substance raises the freezing point of the ocean water in a cold water heat exchanger of the OTEC system, thereby forming an ice slurry. The substance is added at the depth of the a ...


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Po Hua Hsu, Chi Jung Kuo: Ocean thermal energy conversion system and condenser thereof. Industrial Technology Research Institute, Rabin & Berdo P C, April 23, 2013: US08424307 (5 worldwide citation)

An ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) system includes a working fluid pump, an evaporator, a turbine, a condenser, and a working fluid. The evaporator is connected to the working fluid pump. The turbine is connected to the evaporator. The condenser is respectively connected to the turbine and th ...


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Paul James Troy: Automated positioning and submersible open ocean platform. Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Seth M Reiss AAL ALLLC, October 4, 2011: US08028660 (4 worldwide citation)

An open-ocean fish-growing platform has a submersible cage structure for growing fish, an antenna for receiving positioning signals transmitted from an external source, a position-correction apparatus for calculating a position error signal from a target geostationary position, and an ocean thermal ...