Inflatable Pressure Absorption Wave Actuated Pump

Dale Jenne (Inventor), Yi-Hsiang Yu (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein is a wave energy converter that uses a flexible and inflatable chamber to absorb wave energy and convert it to electrical energy through the varying hydrostatic and hydrodynamic pressure at or below the water surface.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,795,904 B2
Filing date24/10/23
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5700-87887


  • chamber
  • concentric
  • inlet valve
  • mooring connection
  • wave energy pump


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