Engine Propeller Navigating with
The present invention concerns an engine of
Navigation. Navigating on a Sea, Lake, Ocean or any surface of
water shaken by waves, undulations, the streams etc. The
device according to the invention, aims at supplying a means
of Navigation's appropriate (clean), easy to practice; it can
be Additional in the other means of navigation's.
The device according to this invention allows the navigation.
By converting the Bi-directional Kinetic energy of movements,
the oscillations, right-left an/or front-back and/or high/down
.To a Uni-directional (one-way) horizontal push. These
energies are free,renewable undeveloped in navigations up to
day. They have an Uncomfortable and incidence.
This device doing the conversion, a part of the oscillations.
(Friction, Vertical Level variations), to a (one-way)
In fact, any variation of the boat level is attenuated and
converted to a uni-directional(One-way) horizontal push. This
device converting the Bi-directional Kinetic Energy (up/down),
to a horizontal Kinetic Energy (one-way) A similar device is
used in the aviation for a century with the success. But in a
opposite applications. The Aircraft manufacturers, the power
developed by Engines, reactors pushing in front the Air-plane.
The arrangement of wings and the position of lids, convert a
part(party) of this power in a vertical push. Also Gliders
convert the current of the ascending air(sight) and or while
losing of height to a uni-directional horizontal push.
This device is experimented on a prototype-reduced scale and
it works perfectly. We can do a demonstration .
Wave Energy Propulsion - YouTube
Dec 8, 2009
Uploaded by Francois Kneider
Francois Kneider's Wave Powered Boat Working Principles
While about a month ago I was presenting an article about
Suntory Mermaid II, a boat powered only by the movement of the
waves, I am now presenting an inventor, named Francois
Kneider, who in his seventies, continues to amaze the people
who know him by the number of ideas he has and the innovations
he brought to life. In 2005, he focused on building wave
powered systems for boats.
He has made concepts that shouldn’t work according to
conventional theories and practices. When examining his
demonstration of his cold cathode tube, the head of an
electrical company told him, “It should not work!” while
admitting that it did. Kneider compared this achievement
to Newton’s apple remaining suspended in the air, as opposed
to landing on his head.
Kneider’s idea was to convert a vertical moving wave to push
the boat on the horizontal. The following images demonstrate
the concept :
Mr. Kneider is disappointed by the current progress in battery
technologies (as of 2005), instead he says we should use
self-generated power onboard our boats, because this kind of
energy usage is the greenest and the most efficient (nothing
is lost as heat or other forms of energy).
Below is an example of a boat modified to suit the idea of
self-power. The first example is the boat with the blades set
for powering it, and the second is the case when, during a
storm, the blades are raised for not being torn apart (the
energy is higher than the system can bear, like in the video
of the wind turbine torn apart by high velocity winds) – click
to enlarge the photos:
Mr. Kneider also put a comment on this blog for me to check
out his website and inventions posted on PESN. I thank him for
that matter. Great inventions!
Motor for sailing using wave energy
EC: B63H1/36; B63H19/02
IPC: B63H1/36; B63H19/02; B63H1/00
Abstract -- The invention relates to a device
for sailing using wave energy, by converting the up-down
linear movement into a horizontal directional thrust. The
element B can tilt and is fitted with two stops K and L. Any
thrust generated by the element A is converted into a
horizontal thrust by the element B in the direction of the
arrow F. The device according to the invention is particularly
intended for moving boats by wave energy.
Present invention relates to a motor of navigation functioning
with the energy of the waves, swell, floods, corrugations etc.
, sailing on a sea, a lake, an ocean, or any water surface
agitated by waves. One knows already the technical ones used
in the field of the navigation, using power plants, and
sailboats. The heat energies are generally crude and generate
pollution. Sailboats are very widespread, but they present
also have disadvantages, for example: to go against the wind,
and difficulties of management. The energies of the waves are
practiced only on the surfing in a way very limited for
The apparatus described in this invention, aims at providing
means of navigation that is clean and easy to practice, and it
can be complementary with the other means quoted above.
The apparatus in accordance with the invention particularly
makes it possible to be freed from constrained from the heat
energies, and the disadvantages of the navigation with sail
and the difficult character of surfing. With this aim, the
invention proposes essentially navigation means with the
energies of the waves, more exactly the energies generated on
a floating member giving it a straight movement of high
downwards, and the low one upwards; this straight movement of
high downwards, and low upwards conceals a substantial source
of potential energy not exploited before this invention. This
phenomenon of straight movement present a maximum amplitude
with the water surface, and progressively attenuates while
going towards the depth, this attenuation is relatively
progressive, it will reach agitating zero with a few metres of
the water surface, therefore there is a difference in
agitating going of high to the bottom, that is to say a
potential difference in energy.
The apparatus in accordance with the invention aims at
exploiting this potential difference by proposing a practical
and economic apparatus converting this energy resultant of the
straight movement into an horizontal thrust in a given
direction, from where a motor functioning with the energies of
the waves, by attenuating the high-low movement.
The present invention is characterized as follows: It includes
member A (see PL1 Fig.l) floating with the water surface being
at the maximum point of agitation, a second member B placed in
the submerged part at some distance from the agitating
maximum, towards zero agitation .
B, represents the converter element of the rectilinear energy
giving directional thrust. To understand the object of the
invention, we suppose that the part B is submerged with the
vicinity of agitating zero. The part B consisted a member
resembling with a pivotal plank on an axis C, being between
the center of gravity of this plank and its end. Any thrust of
member A of high to the bottom generates a thrust of the
member B in the same direction, tilting the plank B and by
positioning the high part D compared to the part E bass, that
one would cause an horizontal thrust in the direction of the
arrow F (see PL1 - Fig.l)
Any thrust of member A, low to the top would rock the member D
of the plank B to the bottom, and the part E to the top would
continue a thrust in the direction of the arrow F, so each
high-low straight movement and vice versa causes a thrust in
the same direction. To choose its direction, it is enough to
position the plank B via the member G in the wanted direction,
independently of the direction of the waves and winds. Speed
of displacement of this boat, boat etc, depends on the members
following: the amplitude of the waves, the surface with
element B and the angle of its pivot, its optimum depth, and
resistance of the whole to the movements. This angle of
swivels perhaps lies controlled by fixed stops and/or
variable, placed to have the angle getting the optimum thrust.
(see PL2 3-4). The angle the zero, i.e. plank B remaining
immovable on its axis causes a thrust of the for these equal
in two opposed directions, from where thrust EGA is zero. The
change of a given angle would involve one thrust in the
indicated direction and the proximity of it B compared to the
point of agitating zero lies determines pushed. The member B
is described in only one member for faci liter the description
and the comprehension of the invention.
The member B perhaps carried out in 1-2-3-4, etc., infinite
numbers of elements. Numbers of the members and theirs sizes
can be given by requirements of price, weight, effectiveness,
size of the boat, ship, etc. Speed and the cost of
construction will determine the numbers of members B and their
The adaptation of several members B directed in way that the
thrusts being opposed the ones to the others in a skilful way
generated the fixity of member A independently of the waves
The member H is presented in a pivotal bar, which perhaps
realized by a fixed bar or flexible rope.
The apparatus in accordance with the invention cannot function
without the agitating of the waves. One can assist it by a
motor auxiliary which would be used for at this time to enter
and leave ports in particular.
The apparatus in accordance with the invention can find a
considerable application in the field of the navigation, boat,
boat, vessel, building, ship, platforms, etc., serving either
with their movements or with their fixing. The overall
construction can be carried out with steel, wood, synthetic
and various products, for example: semi-flexible
materials like the fins (used by divers) by the fact of their
semi-rigid constitution, would make member B funtion without a
pivot, although the efficiency is lesser.