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The GyroWaveGen(tm)/(or generic GyroGen) uses a gyroscopic flywheel to provide the stationary position against which the oscillations of the wave motion can then be converted to usable energy. Invented in 1979 and patented in 1982, the owners of the technology are now looking to take an improved design to market.
- "We hope to have a website later this year." -- George Sachs (March 7, 2007)
March 10, 2007
Information posted here at PESWiki, the first issuance online, additional to the original patent.
First patent for the GyroGen/GyroWaveGen(tm) 4,352,023, additional patents are pending.
Submitted to PESNetwork on March 5, 2007 by George Sachs:
While originally invented over 25 years ago (patent # 4,352,023), the GyroWaveGen™ is now gaining renewed interest, given the need to find significant new sources of green power. The GyroWaveGen(tm) (also known generically as the GyroGen) is unique among all other proposed wave energy devices, in that it makes use of an active (i.e. energy using) device as the key to its efficient, scalable and adaptive functioning.
Among the many distinct advantages of this technology, is its ability to completely isolate the gyroscopic transducer/generator set and all moving parts, from the harsh ocean environment. Some additional advantages of the technology are that it is easy to scale, it is highly modular, it is very easy to move and maintain, it is very robust and survivable, and it can be manufactured and deployed at relatively low cost (compared with wind turbines). Also, because the technology can be mounted on an above-water or boat-like (and even drivable) ocean going structure, any potentially complex permitting issues should be substantially mitigated, if not eliminated.
The technology is currently undergoing extensive development and testing, and additional patents are being sought.
Several artist concepts of various versions of the device have been produced along with various prototypes.
A video that will demonstrate a scale model of the device is being prepared for later dissemination.
Investors are currently being sought to pursue commercialization.
- US Patent 4,352,023 - Mechanism for generating power from wave motion on a body of water; Herbert K. Sachs and George A. Sachs; September 28, 1982
- A mechanism for generating power from wave motion on a body of water. The mechanism includes a buoyant body which is adapted to float on a body of water and to roll and pitch in response to the wave motion of the water. A gyro-wave energy transducer is mounted on the buoyant body for translating the pendulum-like motions of the buoyant body into rotational motion. The gyro-wave energy transducer includes a gimbal comprised of first and second frames, with the first frame being pivotally mounted to the second frame and the second frame being pivotally mounted to the buoyant body. A gyroscope is mounted to the first frame for rotation about an axis perpendicular to the axes of rotation of the first and second frames. A motor/generator is coupled to the gyroscope for maintaining a controlled rotational velocity for the gyroscope. Transferring members are associated with one of the first and second frames for transferring torque of one of the first and second frames to the gyroscope about an axis that is perpendicular to that of the gyroscope which results in rotation of the other of the first and second frames. An electrical generator is responsive to the relative rotational movement of the first and second frames for generating electrical energy. A storage battery is mounted on the buoyant body for storing and releasing electrical energy and is operatively coupled to the motor/generator and the electrical generator. A control circuit is associated with the generator and the motor/generator unit of the gyroscope and is responsive to the time rate of change of current produced by the generator for controlling the rotational velocity of the gyroscope in order to maintain maximum power output from the electrical generator.
- Additional patents are pending.
- The core of the technology along with additional advancements that have been made are presently held as proprietary information, either in the form of patents, trade secrets, test data, design data, copyrighted documents or trademarks.
Paradyme Systems (originally named Paradigm Systems), was founded by George Sachs and has been in the business of providing analysis, design and computer software development services for over 25 years, specializing the the fields of scientific programming, applied mathematics, CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping, it strives to develop innovative new concepts and technologies that can be applied towards solving today's pressing problems.
Questions specifically in regard to the GyroWaveGen(tm) technology can be (temporarily) sent to gyrowavegen@sbcglobal.
In the News
- "PESWiki is among the first websites to be contacted with regards the GyroWaveGen(tm) technology. A broader press release is planned for later in the year. A dedicated website should appear with more details in the near future." -- George Sachs (Feb. 11, 2008)
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