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Don E Rainey: Ocean tide energy converter. Bacon & Thomas, June 24, 1980: US04208878 (57 worldwide citation)

A tide motor energy source includes a tidal piston with a valved chamber. The piston drives a hydraulic ram to generate electrical power through a pressure accumulator and hydraulic motor. The ram can be locked hydraulically to enable the tidal piston to be held fixed at a desired elevation and the ...


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Don E Rainey: Ocean tide energy converter having improved efficiency. Bacon & Thomas, January 29, 1980: US04185464 (19 worldwide citation)

A tide motor useful for converting periodic rising and falling water levels to useful work such as electric power generation includes a primary piston having a large enclosed chamber that can selectively be filled with air for generation of upward thrust when submerged in rising tidal water or fille ...


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Ocean tide energy converter. January 25, 1979: WO/1979/000028 (1 worldwide citation)

A tide motor energy source includes a tidal piston (10) with a valved chamber (19). The piston (10) drives a hydraulic ram (38) to generate electrical power through a pressure accumulator (44) and hydraulic motor (60). The ram (38) can be locked hydraulically to enable the tidal piston to be held fi ...


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Rainey Don E: Transformateur de la force motrice des marees, Ocean tide energy converter. Rainey Don E, June 3, 1980: CA1078706

OCEAN TIDE ENERGY CONVERTER ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A tide motor energy source includes a tidal piston witha valved chamber. The piston drives a hydraulic ram to generateelectrical power through a pressure accumulator and hydraulicmotor. The ram can be locked hydraulically to enable the tidalpist ...


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