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Boris Isaacson: Inflatable air-driven motor. I Morley Drucker, April 11, 1978: US04083652 (6 worldwide citation)

A centrifugal air-driven motor, or windmill, is disclosed wherein the blades thereof are made of a pliable, flexible, uniformly apertured sheeting made, for example, of plastic, affixed by a flexible support system, to a central rotatable shaft, so that as the apertured plastic sheet is moved centri ...


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Hayashi Shingo: Control device for windmill. Nabtesco, November 1, 2007: JP2007-285214 (6 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To implement both efficient operation of an electric generator of a windmill and prevention of damaging of the windmill, responding to wind blowing from any direction.SOLUTION: A control device for a windmill comprises: a pitch control device 36 in which a plurality of windmill ...


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Franklin Y K Chen: Wind cone windmills and application to energy harvesting factory ships. Michael I Kroll, June 12, 2012: US08197178 (5 worldwide citation)

Large wind cones are used to collect and discharge wind energy to small low cost wind turbines. Large straight or gradually bending windcones are installed as sails on top of ships, on anchored floating platforms and on anchored land platforms. Special ship design features to harvest and store harve ...


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William L Ducker: Adjustable vane windmills. Wind Engineering Corporation, Ely Silverman, September 14, 1982: US04349315 (5 worldwide citation)

A system of rotatably and pivotally mounted radially extended bent supports for radially extending windmill rotor vanes in combination with axially movable radially extended control struts connected to the vanes with semi-automatic and automatic torque and other sensing and servo units provide autom ...


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Samir S Shiban: Oil spill and hurricane fighting system. Innovative Engineering Solutions, James Creighton Wray, September 3, 2013: US08522707 (5 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional floating structure is formed of interconnected sealed pipes. Large tires are filled with foam, sealed and arranged side by side on the lowest horizontal pipes. A deck supports activities. Structures on sides at a water surface trap floating substances. Offset hinged plates connec ...


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Improvements in or relating to windmills or wind motors. Walter James Mcbain, Andrew Mcbain, Henry Turner Howitt, October 7, 1926: GB258952-A (5 worldwide citation)

258,952. McBain, W. J., McBain, A., and Howitt, H. T. Feb. 22, 1926. Regulating. - Relates to wind screws with automatically variable pitch blades wherein the blades move axially under centrifugal force and are provided with pins engaging cam grooves in the boss whereby they are rotated on their axe ...


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Improvements in and relating to windmills. Lewis Chalice, Ellen Louise Chalice, January 24, 1929: GB304514-A (5 worldwide citation)

304,514. Chalice, L., and Chalice, E. L. March 28, 1928. Current motors; regulating.-In a windmill of the current motor type having feathering vanes the vanes 9, Fig. 1, are interconnected by members 10, 11, 12 so that they form, when all are closed, a more or less symmetrical drum. In the modificat ...


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Improvements relating to planetary gearing. Gen Motors, July 16, 1958: GB798273-A (5 worldwide citation)

798,273. Toothed gearing. GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION. Oct. 31, 1956 [Nov. 4, 1955], No. 33224/56. Class 80 (1). [Also in Group XXXIII] In planetary reduction gearing particularly for an aircraft propeller shaft 11. wherein the shaft 11, mounted in fixed bearings, is integral with a spider 14 carryin ...


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Improvements in or relating to fans, rotors, and the like. William Wycliffe Spooner, February 4, 1937: GB460781-A (5 worldwide citation)

460,781. Screw fans and windmills. SPOONER, W. W. Aug. 6, 1935, No. 22112. [Classes 110 (i) and 110 (iii)] A screw fan, propeller, or windmill comprises two or more coaxial rings of blades, or rotors, of different diameter, each independently mounted for rotation at speeds inversely proportioned to ...


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