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(11)    Patent No :    AP 2600    (73) Applicant(s)       
(21)    Application No :    AP/P/2008/004701    ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION, 1201 Lake       
            Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77380,       
                   
(22)    Filing Date :    10.12.2008    United States of America       
(24)    Date of Grant &    25.02.2013           
                   
(45)    Publication :

(30)  Priority Data    (72) Inventors

    (33) Country    (31) Number    (32) Date    BOLIN William D, United States of America   
    US            61/135,072        16.07.2008           
    US            12/252,540        16.10.2008    (74) Representative   
(84)    Designated State                   
    BW    GM    GH    KE    LS    MW    MZ   NA   SL    FISHER CORMACK & BOTHA   
    SD    SZ    T Z    UG    ZM    ZW               
(51)    International    Classification    F03B 13/10 (2006.01)    F03B 13/26 (2006.01)   
                            H02K 44/08 (2006.01)    F03B 17/06 (2006.01)
(54)    Title

Water current power generation system

(57)    Abstract

A water current power generation system is provided, including a plurality of flotation tubes joined by a body structure; a plurality of ballast chambers joined by a body structure; a plurality of induction type power generation units disposed within housings associated with one or more of the flotation chambers, ballast chambers and body structure; and a plurality of propellers disposed in mechanical communication with each of the induction type generator units. Methods and means of deploying, positioning, maintaining, controlling and operating the system are also provided, as are detailed descriptions of novel inductor type generators used to obtain power from fast moving water currents, flotation tanks for tensioning the system against a submerged anchoring system disposed on an associated seafloor, and

fluid-filled ballast chambers equipped with multiple sub-chambers that lend precision control and continuous adjustability to the system
(56)    Documents Cited :    US4613279 A    EP0931931 A1    DE10002092 A1    US2006266038 A1    US2005029817

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