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Wind Turbine-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Methods of non-destructive testing and ultrasonic inspection of composite materials
General Electric Company
July 13, 2017 - N°20170199160

A method of non-destructive testing includes locating an ultrasonic transducer with respect to a component having a visually-inaccessible structure to collect b-scan data from at least one b-scan of the component and to collect c-scan data from at least one c-scan of the component. The method also includes filtering the b-scan data and the c-scan data to remove random noise ...
Kit for a wind station, and method
Ingeteam Power Technology, S.a.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170198681

Kit and method for a wind station comprising a fixed speed wind turbine with a generator being coupled to a grid by means of a coupling device so that the turbine operates at a fixed grid current frequency of the grid. The kit (100) is adapted to be coupled between the generator (10) of the wind turbine (1) and the grid (2), replacing at ...
A wind turbine yaw control method and system
Guodian United Power Technology Company Limited
July 13, 2017 - N°20170198680

The present invention discloses a wind turbine yaw control method and system, the method comprising the following steps: establishing a reference model, giving the optimal yaw reference model different wind speeds for wind shift angles; using model reference adaptive control: getting the adaptive control input so that the difference between the actual yaw angle deviation of the wind and the ...
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Platform for generating electricity from flowing fluid using generally prolate turbine
Natural Power Concepts, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191465

A platform-like device for generating electricity from moving fluids has two has at least two fluid turbines coupled to one another through a frame. The fluid turbines are adapted to rotate in opposite directions. The fluid turbines also provide buoyancy for the platform so that the platform is self supporting in the water. The fluid turbines preferably have helicoid flights (...
Wind turbine with optical pressure sensors and method for operating a wind turbine
Wobben Properties Gmbh
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191464

Wind turbine with at least one rotor blade and at least one optical pressure sensor arranged on the rotor blade, and method for operating the wind turbine.
An aeroshell extender piece for a wind turbine blade
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s
July 06, 2017 - N°20170191462

A flexible aeroshell extender piece for an inboard part of a wind turbine blade is described, along with an associated method of manufacture. The flexible aeroshell is formed by first assembling a consolidated aeroshell piece, and then making a series of slits at the trailing edge of the aeroshell piece. Such a construction provides an aeroshell having a relatively flexible ...
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Floating wind turbine with a floating foundation, and method for installation of such a wind ...
Aerodyn Engineering Gmbh
July 06, 2017 - N°20170190391

A floating downwind turbine comprising: a floating foundation; a tower which is rotationally fixed on the floating foundation; an energy conversion unit which is mounted on the tower, comprises a rotor and is rotationally fixedly connected to the tower; and at least one tensioning element which connects the tower or the energy conversion unit to the foundation in the upwind ...
Active promotion of wind turbine tower oscillations
Vestas Wind Systems A/s
June 29, 2017 - N°20170184077

The invention relates to a method for determining dynamic parameters associated with damping properties of a wind turbine. The method involves active excitation of tower oscillations by adjusting the pitch or rotor torque. After the active excitation, the parameters can be determined from the passive decay of the excited oscillations. Alternatively, the oscillations can be actively damped, so that the ...
Wind turbine tower and method for erecting a wind turbine tower
Wobben Properties Gmbh
June 29, 2017 - N°20170184076

A wind turbine tower is provided with a plurality of tower segment which are placed one on top of the other in order to form the tower. A lower tower segment has a lower end face, and in the lower region of the lower tower segment, the lower tower segment has a plurality of recesses and through-bores between the lower ...
Wind turbine pitch cabinet temperature control system
Moog Unna Gmbh
June 29, 2017 - N°20170184074

A wind turbine temperature control system for maintaining the temperature of an energy storage device, the temperature control system has a breaking resistor for providing heat to the energy storage device and a power supply for causing a current to flow in the breaking resistor.
Wind turbine control method and associated wind turbine
Acciona Windpower, S.a.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170184073

The present invention relates to a wind turbine control method that makes it possible to detect misalignments in said wind turbine with respect to the wind direction, wherein once these situations are detected, the control method of the present invention makes it possible to perform an automatic correction of the control parameters and to return the wind turbine to its ...
Pre-cast concrete foundation of modular construction for telecommunication or wind turbine tower
649119 N.b. Inc.
June 29, 2017 - N°20170183840

A modular foundation design for supporting a wind turbine or telecommunication tower, comprised of pre-cast concrete modules offering advantages of off-site manufacture and ease of transportation, but which deign is simple to construct. A base slab is provided comprised of sub-modules/base members arranged together in juxtaposed position which together provide a horizontal surface on which pre-cast pipe members may ...
Power generation system of a multi-converter wind turbine and control method thereof
Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S. L.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170179727

Wind turbine comprising a plurality of converters, which are dynamically switched between at least a first standby state, a second running state, and a third state with an active direct current link. Converters are switched from the first standby state to the third state when a required reactive power is higher than a reactive power capability of converters on the ...
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Lightning measuring system for a wind turbine
Global Lightning Protection Services A/s
June 22, 2017 - N°20170176500

A lightning measuring system (lms) for measuring lightning current parameters in a down conductor (dc) in a wind turbineis disclosed, said lightning measuring system (lms) comprising—a sensor arrangement (sea) being arranged to measure on said down conductor (dc), —a data collection unit (dcu), —a connection arrangement (ca) electrically connecting said sensor arrangement (sea) with said data ...
Wind turbine with a modular drive train
Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S. L.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175717

A wind turbine wherein the drive train section corresponding to the main shaft and the first stage of the gearbox is structured by two separable modules and comprises a connecting device between the main shaft and the planet carrier configured to allow a flexible coupling between them. The first module comprises the main shaft, its housing and two bearings as ...
A wind turbine with a tower-mounted heat exchange structure
Vestas Wind Systems A/s
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175716

A wind turbine with a tower; a nacelle supported by said tower; at least one unit to be cooled and arranged in the tower or the nacelle; a tower mounted heat exchange structure arranged outside the nacelle and tower; and a circuit facilitating a flow of a fluid medium between the at least one unit and the heat exchange structure. ...
System and method for repairing dents in wind turbine tower sections and a related dent ...
General Electric Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175715

A system for repairing dents in a wind turbine tower section may generally include a dent repair tool having a tool hub and a plurality of arms configured to extend radially outwardly from the tool hub towards an inner surface of the tower section. The tool may also include a linear actuator configured to linearly actuate a plunger of the ...
Operating a wind turbine
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175714

A method is proposed for operating a wind turbine, including the following steps: deriving at least one turbulence characteristic of atmosphere hitting the wind turbine, determining at least one wind turbine specific parameter based on the at least one derived turbulence characteristic, and operating the wind turbine according to the at least one determined turbine specific parameter is provided. Further, ...
Wind turbine with improved safety features
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175713

The wind turbine includes a wind driven turbine wheel rotatable about a central axis that has sail wings that catch the wind and rotate the turbine wheel. An anchor has its anchor line attached to the turbine wheel at its axis of rotation to prevent tilting the wind turbine in response to high wind conditions. A set of streamers attached ...
Wind turbine with improved mast assembly
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175712

The wind turbine includes a wind driven turbine wheel rotatable about a central axis that has sail wings that catch the wind and rotate the turbine wheel. An anchor has its anchor line attached to the turbine wheel at its axis of rotation to prevent tilting the wind turbine in response to high wind conditions. A set of streamers attached ...
Calibrating a yaw system of a wind turbine
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
June 22, 2017 - N°20170175710

A method is provided for calibrating a yaw system of a wind turbine, including the following steps: determining a true sun position in relation to the position of the wind turbine, calibrating the yaw system based on the true sun position and based on turbine specific information. Further, a wind turbine and a device as well as a computer program ...
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