06966747 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 87 patents.

A wind turbine device of increased efficiency is comprised of a set of fixed airfoils that direct wind into a rotor having a plurality of blades. The fixed airfoils may extend to the ground to increase the amount of wind directed into the rotor and may be manufactured from concrete. The rotor blades have a vented portion near the axis of rotation that has been found to increase efficiency for certain blade geometries. For other blade geometries, increased efficiency is observed with no gap at the axis of rotation. The rotor may also be manufactured from composite materials to increase strength while decreasing the moment of inertia for the rotor.

Title
Wind turbine having airfoils for blocking and directing wind and rotors with or without a central gap
Application Number
10/831515
Publication Number
6966747 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2004
Publication Date
November 22, 2005
Inventor
Scott J Taylor
Cheyenne, 82009
WY, US
Ronald J Taylor
Cheyenne, 82009
WY, US
Agent
William W Cochran
Cochran Freund & Young
IPC
F03D 003/04
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