08350403 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 54 patents.

A power generation system (20) including an airborne electricity generator (30), a tether assembly (40) configured to carry electricity from the generator to land, the tether assembly having a first end portion (42) coupled to the generator, and a winch assembly (50) configured to reel the tether assembly onto a drum (52), wherein the winch assembly is configured to apply a reel tension to the tether assembly reeled onto the drum that is lower than a tension in the first end portion of the tether assembly.

Title
Tether handling for airborne electricity generators
Application Number
12/505308
Publication Number
8350403 (B2)
Application Date
July 17, 2009
Publication Date
January 8, 2013
Inventor
Joseph A Carroll
Chula Vista
CA, US
Agent
Dicke Billig & Czaja PLLC
Assignee
Baseload Energy
OR, US
IPC
F03D 9/00
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