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Laurent Bonnet: Rotor blade for a wind turbine having aerodynamic feature elements. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, October 20, 2009: US07604461 (32 worldwide citation)

A rotor blade for a wind turbine includes a surface having a plurality of aerodynamics feature elements formed therein. The elements for influencing an airflow at the surface during operation of the wind turbine and arrayed in a two dimensional pattern.


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Howard Daniel Driver, Stefan Herr: Methods and apparatus for producing wind energy with reduced wind turbine noise. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, December 29, 2009: US07637721 (32 worldwide citation)

A trailing edge cap for a blade includes a body configured to mount on at least two differently at least one of sized and shaped blades such that the body at least partially covers an original trailing edge portion of the blade. The body has a body edge portion for forming a new trailing edge portio ...


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Sidney A Barker, Anthony Klodowski, John D Atre, Einar Larsen, Goran Drobnjak: Method and apparatus for operating electrical machines. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, December 8, 2009: US07629705 (28 worldwide citation)

A method for operating an electrical machine includes coupling the electrical machine to an electric power system such that the electric power system is configured to transmit at least one phase of electric power to and from the electrical machine. The method also includes configuring the electrical ...


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Mark Edward Cardinal, Reinhard Br├╝gger, Andreas Kirchner: Systems and methods for controlling a ramp rate of a wind farm. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, November 3, 2009: US07613548 (25 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling a ramp rate of a wind farm is described. The method includes predicting an initial predicted power to be output by a wind farm including a wind turbine.


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Christian Schram, Henning Luetze, Andreas Buecker, Andre Riesberg, Robert William Delmerico: Method and apparatus for controlling rotary machines. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, February 2, 2010: US07656135 (23 worldwide citation)

A wind turbine generator includes at least one rotating member, at least one stationary member, and a clearance gap control system. The stationary member is positioned such that a clearance gap is defined between a portion of the rotating member and a portion of the stationary member. The clearance ...


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Robert Gregory Wagoner, Anthony Klodowski: Methods and systems for operating a wind turbine power converter. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, March 20, 2012: US08138620 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for providing an output power to a load is described. The method includes coupling a multi-thread power converter system to an alternating current (AC) generator and to a load and monitoring at least one operating characteristic of the AC generator. The method also includes providing the mu ...


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Vincent Schellings: Wind energy system and method of operation thereof. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, July 14, 2009: US07560823 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a wind energy system is provided comprising the steps of setting the value of an operational parameter of the wind energy system, measuring a yield parameter of the wind energy system and measuring a condition parameter. Further, the method comprises the step of calculating an ...


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Mahesh Amritlal Morjaria, Rui Zhou, Amit Chandrakant Joshi, Abhinanda Sarkar, Vineel Chandrakanth Gujjar: Method and apparatus for operating wind turbine generators. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, April 21, 2009: US07523001 (19 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a wind farm that includes a plurality of wind turbine generators (WTGs) includes generating wind turbine generator (WTG) availability data for each WTG. The method also includes generating wide-area meteorological data for a first geographical region. The method further include ...


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Dirk Jan Kootstra, Eric Arthur Baker, John P Davis: Methods and systems for transporting wind turbine components. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, April 27, 2010: US07704024 (17 worldwide citation)

A mounting system includes a plurality of adjacent railcars including a first railcar that includes spaced first and second wheel assemblies each including at least one wheel pair. The mounting system also includes a first and second frames coupled to the first railcar. The first frame includes a sp ...


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Ewald Teipen: Ventilation assembly for wind turbine rotor hub. General Electric Company, James McGinness Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, September 29, 2009: US07594800 (17 worldwide citation)

A ventilation assembly for a wind turbine rotor hub is provided, the ventilation assembly comprising a frame fixedly mountable to the rotor hub, the frame including at least one opening, and a cover for said at least one opening, the cover being mounted to said frame to be freely rotatable with resp ...