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Systems and methods for wave energy conversion

United States Patent

9,581,128
February 28, 2017
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Systems for wave energy conversion that have components that can survive the harsh marine environment and that can be attached to fixed structures, such as a pier, and having the ability to naturally adjust for tidal height and methods for their use are presented.
MacDonald; Daniel G. (Mashpee, MA), Cantara; Justin (Fall River, MA), Nathan; Craig (Andover, MA), Lopes; Amy M. (New Bedford, MA), Green; Brandon E. (Fall River, MA)
University of Massachusetts (Boston, MA)
14/ 402,392
May 24, 2013
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT A portion of this invention was made under U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. ST#106801. The government may have certain rights in the invention.