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Title:
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UMBRELLA POWER GENERATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/129124
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a system for power generation from a fluid, such as air or water. The system comprises a rail tether, and a working umbrella movably mounted to the rail tether such that the working umbrella is powered by the fluid in a first direction along the rail tether during a working stroke of the working umbrella. A working tether couples the working umbrella to a generator during at least the working stroke of the working umbrella, and a motor is coupled to the working umbrella during at least a recovery stroke of the working umbrella, the recovery stroke being in an opposite direction to the first direction along the rail tether.

Inventors:
ZHANG, Jianjun (10104 Imperial Avenue, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
ZOU, Nanzhi (49002 Cinnamon Fern Cmn, Unit 509Fremont, CA, 94539, US)
ZHOU, Wang-Long (31 Farrwood Drive, Andover, MA, 01810, US)
Application Number:
US2010/030071
Publication Date:
November 11, 2010
Filing Date:
April 06, 2010
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
SKYWIND, INC. (31 Farrwood Drive, Andover, MA, 01810, US)
ZHANG, Jianjun (10104 Imperial Avenue, Cupertino, CA, 95014, US)
ZOU, Nanzhi (49002 Cinnamon Fern Cmn, Unit 509Fremont, CA, 94539, US)
ZHOU, Wang-Long (31 Farrwood Drive, Andover, MA, 01810, US)
International Classes:
F03D5/00
Foreign References:
US20070120004A12007-05-31
US20090097974A12009-04-16
US20020033019A12002-03-21
CN2426024Y2001-04-04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WAKIMURA, Mary Lou et al. (Hamilton, Brook Smith & Reynolds, P.C.,530 Virginia Rd.,P.O. Box 913, Concord MA, 01742-9133, US)
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