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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Electromagnetic engine. Searete, Workman Nydegger, November 24, 2009: US07622814 (16 worldwide citation)


An engine includes a piston slidably disposed in a cylinder with a closed end. The engine further includes a converter operable with the piston to convert mechanical energy of the piston to electrical energy in the converter in a stroke and convert electrical energy of the converter to mechanical en ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Opposed piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, May 31, 2011: US07950356 (9 worldwide citation)


In an embodiment, an internal combustion engine includes a first cylinder having a first piston and a second piston slidably disposed therein, an intake port arranged to admit a reactant into the first cylinder between the first and second pistons, and an exhaust port axially spaced from the intake ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Fund I, Workman Nydegger, August 17, 2010: US07777357 (9 worldwide citation)


An engine includes a cylinder having two ends, a piston slidably disposed in the cylinder and a converter operable with the piston to convert mechanical energy of the piston from and to electrical energy.


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Method of retrofitting an engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, December 28, 2010: US07856714 (8 worldwide citation)


A method of retrofitting for electrical power generation an internal combustion engine (including a plurality of pistons connected to a common crankshaft) includes applying to at least one and optionally to each piston a power converter operable to convert mechanical energy of the piston to and from ...


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William H. Gates III
Roderick A Hyde, William H Gates III, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, Nathan P Myhrvold, Clarence T Tegreene, Thomas A Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Free piston electromagnetic engine. The Invention Science Fund I, Workman Nydegger, October 18, 2011: US08037852 (2 worldwide citation)


Methods of operating an internal combustion engine are disclosed that may include a first piston slidably disposed in a first cylinder having a first and a second closed end, and a first converter operable with the first cylinder. The first converter may be configured to convert mechanical energy to ...


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William H. Gates III
Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Lowell L Wood Jr, Victoria Y H Wood: Water alteration structure and system having below surface valves or wave reflectors. May 6, 2014: US08715496 (2 worldwide citation)


A system for altering water properties in an outdoor body of water includes a holding vessel configured to hold water. The holding vessel has at least one wall extending above a mean surface water level. The system also includes at least one conduit extending downward from the holding vessel. The at ...


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William H. Gates III
Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Willard H Wattenburg, Lowell L Wood Jr: Water alteration structure applications and methods. April 1, 2014: US08685254 (1 worldwide citation)


A method is generally described which includes environmental alteration. The method includes determining a placement of at least one vessel capable of moving water to lower depths in the water via wave induced downwelling. The method also includes placing the at least one vessel in the determined pl ...


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William H. Gates III
Jeffrey A Bowers, Kenneth G Caldeira, Alistair K Chan, William H Gates III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y Ishikawa, Jordin T Kare, John Latham, Nathan P Myhrvold, Stephen H Salter, Clarence T Tegreene, Lowell L Wood Jr: Water alteration structure movement method and system. March 25, 2014: US08679331 (1 worldwide citation)


A structure described generally for altering one or more properties within a body of water includes a vessel configured to hold water. The vessel may have at least one wall. The at least one wall extends at least above a mean surface water level. At least one conduit extends downward from the holdin ...



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