Title:
Rotor for a wave energy converter
United States Patent D821318


Inventors:
Yang, Yingchen (Edinburg, TX, US)
Application Number:
29/585783
Publication Date:
06/26/2018
Filing Date:
11/29/2016
Assignee:
THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (Austin, TX, US)
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
D13/115
International Classes:
(IPC1-7): 1301
Field of Search:
D12/180, D13/101, D13/102, D13/103, D13/107, D13/112, D13/114, D13/115, D13/116, D13/118, D13/122, D13/125, D13/133, D13/162.1, D13/184, D13/199, D14/188, D21/405, D21/409, D21/424, D21/450, D21/458, D21/463, D21/510, D21/578, D21/585, D23/315, D23/356, D23/377, D25/35, D32/17, D32/68, D32/70, D32/71, D32/73
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Primary Examiner:
Calabrese, Mary Ann
Assistant Examiner:
Ho, Catherine
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Claims:
CLAIM

1. The ornamental design for a rotor for a wave energy converter, as shown and described.

Description:

This invention was made with government support under 1263196 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a rotor for a wave energy converter, showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;

FIG. 4 is a right side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 5 is a left side elevational view thereof;

FIG. 6 is a front elevational view thereof; and,

FIG. 7 is a back elevational view thereof.