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Gary Moore, Mark Edward Cardinal: Wind turbine system control. General Electric Company, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 14, 2006: US07013203 (37 worldwide citation)

Wind turbine generator wind farm systems to collect data for use for wind farm control. A combination master-slave supervisory command and data acquisition (SCADA) architecture together with distributed databases local to the data producing device within a wind farm provide functionality for real-ti ...


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Joseph Lippert Jr: Wind rotor automatic air brake. Grumman Corporation, Mellor A Gill, December 25, 1979: US04180372 (36 worldwide citation)

A spring-loaded pivoting end plate that is hinged such that it is deployed by centrifugal force into the airstream to thereby act as an aerodynamic brake for wind turbines in overspeed conditions. The brake has a stationary portion fixed on the tip of the turbine rotor and a pivoting portion hinged ...


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Enis Ben M, Lieberman Paul: Thermal energy storage system using compressed air energy and/or chilled water from desalination processes. Enis Ben M, Lieberman Paul, SHIMAZAKI John J, May 2, 2008: WO/2008/051427 (36 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a universal system for producing cost effective energy particularly for cooling purposes. In one embodiment, wind turbines are used to generate electricity and compressed air energy, wherein the compressed air energy is used to co-generate electricity and chilled air. The ch ...


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Aloys Wobben: System and method for monitoring a wind turbine. Neil A Steinberg, November 22, 2005: US06966754 (35 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the present invention relates to a system for monitoring wind turbines, wherein image and acoustic monitoring, in particular, is performed. In order to further improve, for example, the maintenance, safety and efficiency of a wind turbine, it is desirable to monitor additional paramet ...


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Ingersoll Eric: The use of intersecting vane machines in combination with wind turbines. Mechanology, Ingersoll Eric, ELMORE Carolyn S, July 14, 2005: WO/2005/062969 (35 worldwide citation)

Accordingly, it is an object of this invention to provide a fluid compressor comprising: a rotatable turbine mounted to a mast or supporting structure; a toroidal intersecting vane compressor (TIVC) characterized by a fluid intake opening and a fluid exhaust opening, wherein the rotation of the turb ...


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Ben Enis M, Lieberman Paul: A method of storing and transporting wind generated energy using a pipeline system. Ben Enis M, Lieberman Paul, SHIMAZAKI John J, December 16, 2004: WO/2004/109172 (35 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method of using a pipeline system for storing and transporting compressed air energy generated by wind turbines, wherein the pipeline preferably extends along a predetermined route, between a remote location where wind conditions are relatively consistent and predicable, a ...


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Ole Gunneskov, Nicholas Dudley Barlow, Mark Hancock, Tomas Vronsky: Wind turbine blade. NEG Micon, Harness Dickey & Pierce, April 3, 2007: US07198471 (33 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a wind turbine blade comprising a number of pre-fabricated strips arranged in a sequence along the outer periphery. The strips consist of a fibrous composite material, preferably carbon fibres, and consist of a wooden material, preferably plywood or wooden fibres held in a c ...


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Allan P Henderson: Perimeter weighted foundation for wind turbines and the like. Jacobson Holman PLLC, January 6, 2004: US06672023 (33 worldwide citation)

A perimeter weighted foundation has a central pier pedestal and a base extending outwardly from and below the pier pedestal. The base includes an outer perimeter wall section and a radially extending, disk-shaped spread section interconnecting the bottom of the pier pedestal and the top of the perim ...


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Norman Rittenhouse: High-efficiency parallel-pole molded-magnetic flux channels transverse wound motor-dynamo. Brian S Steinberger, Phyllis K Wood, Law Offices of Brian S Steinberger P A, August 25, 2009: US07579742 (32 worldwide citation)

A motor/dynamo including a mounting shaft having a hollow channel and a bearing attached to each end, a non-rotating cylindrical hub having a hollow core for the mounting shaft, single or plural rows of plural parallel pole molded magnetic flux channels each having two halves and forming a hollow ch ...


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Kevin L Cousineau: Control systems for controlling a wind turbine. Zond Systems, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 11, 1994: US05278773 (32 worldwide citation)

A distributed module control system for controlling a wind turbine using multiple controls and monitors comprising multiple modules that include microcontrollers, and having data input terminals and data output terminals; high level logic circuitry interconnecting the modules via selected data input ...



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