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Spar buoy platform

11/03/16 - 20160318628 - An offshore airborne wind turbine system including an aerial vehicle, an electrically conductive tether having a first end secured to the aerial vehicle and a second end secured to a platform, a rotatable drum positioned on the platform, an aerial vehicle perch extending from the platform, wherein the platform is
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Airborne rigid kite with on-board power plant for ship propulsion

09/22/16 - 20160273519 - A vehicle-based airborne wind turbine system having an aerial wing, a plurality of rotors each having a plurality of rotatable blades positioned on the aerial wing, an electrically conductive tether secured to the aerial wing and secured to a ground station positioned on a vehicle, wherein the aerial wing is
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Thomas Van Alsenoy, Richard Wayne Devaul

Pivoting perch for flying wind turbine parking

09/15/16 - 20160264260 - An airborne wind turbine system is provided including an aerial vehicle having a fuselage, an electrically conductive tether having a first end secured to the aerial vehicle and a second end secured to a rotatable drum positioned on a tower onto which the tether is wrapped when the aerial vehicle
Inventors: Brian Hachtmann, Damon Vander Lind, Maaike Louis Evers, Michael Simonian

Bridles for stability of a powered kite and a system and method for use of same

08/18/16 - 20160236776 - The system may include a ground station, a tether attached to a ground station on a first end and to two or more bridles on a second, and a kite. The kite may include a main wing. Each bridle of the two or more bridles may be attached to the
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Methods and systems for estimating an orientation of a tethered aerial vehicle relative to wind

07/07/16 - 20160195443 - A system may include a tether coupled to a ground station. The system may also include an aerial vehicle coupled to the tether and configured to fly in a given path relative to the ground station based on a length of the tether. The system may also include one or
Inventors: Kenny Jensen, Damon Vander Lind

Carbon fiber motor rotor integrating propeller mount

03/03/16 - 20160061186 - A rotor for use with an airborne wind turbine, wherein the rotor comprises a front flange, a can, a rear flange, and a rigid insert comprising a propeller mount, wherein the front flange, can, and rear flange comprise one of carbon fiber and spun aluminum, wherein a rear end of
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, George Edward Homsy

Tethers for airborne wind turbines

02/25/16 - 20160056621 - A tether may include a core, a plurality of electrical conductors wound around the core, and a jacket surrounding the plurality of electrical conductors. The plurality of electrical conductors may include at least two groups of electrical conductors. Each group of electrical conductors of the at least two groups of
Inventors: Elias Wolfgang Patten, Damon Vander Lind, Leo Casey

Wiring harness for an aerial vehicle

02/25/16 - 20160052629 - Systems and methods are provided for a wiring harness for an aerial vehicle. A wing of the aerial vehicle comprises a pocket for insertion of the wiring harness. The wiring harness provides wiring and associated connections capable to attach to and power various components.
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Eric Chin, Kurt Hallamasek

Methods and systems for determining a priority sequence for changing a position or an attitude of an aircraft in hover flight

01/14/16 - 20160011600 - An example method may include receiving data representing an initial position and an initial attitude of an aircraft. The method further includes determining a change to a first attribute and a second attribute of the position or the attitude of the aircraft to achieve a subsequent position and a subsequent
Inventors: Erik Christopher Chubb, Damon Vander Lind, Brian Hachtmann

Tether winding

01/07/16 - 20160002013 - Wind energy systems, such as an Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”), may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path, such as a substantially circular path, to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. In an
Inventors: Brian Hachtmann, Damon Vander Lind

Systems and methods for controlling rotation and twist of a tether

12/31/15 - 20150375874 - A system may include a tether, a slip ring, a tether gimbal assembly, a drive mechanism, a control system. The tether may include a distal tether end coupled to an aerial vehicle, a proximate tether end, and at least one insulated electrical conductor coupled to the aerial vehicle. The slip
Inventors: Elias Wolfgang Patten, Damon Vander Lind, Bryan Christopher Gilroysmith, Brian Hachtmann

Drive mechanisms for use in controlling rotation and twist of a tether

12/31/15 - 20150375873 - A system may include a tether, a tether gimbal assembly, a drive mechanism, and a control system. The tether may include a distal end, a proximate end, and at least one conductor. The tether gimbal assembly may be connected to the tether. The drive mechanism may be coupled to the
Inventors: Bryan Christopher Gilroysmith, Brian Hachtmann, Elias Wolfgang Patten, Damon Vander Lind

Horizontal tail surface

12/31/15 - 20150375847 - An aerial vehicle including a fuselage, a main wing attached to the fuselage, a support structure extending upwardly from the fuselage and having a front surface facing the main wing, an overhang positioned on a top of the support structure and extending towards the main wing, one or more rotating
Inventors: Peter Kinne, Damon Vander Lind, Gregor Cadman

Methods and systems for transitioning an aerial vehicle between hover flight and crosswind flight

12/10/15 - 20150353194 - A method may involve operating an aerial vehicle in a hover-flight orientation. The aerial vehicle may be connected to a tether that defines a tether sphere having a radius based on a length of the tether, and the tether may be connected to a ground station. The method may involve
Inventors: Erik Christopher Chubb, Damon Vander Lind

Drive mechanism utilizing a tubular shaft and fixed central shaft

11/19/15 - 20150330367 - Apparatus are disclosed that are configured to distribute internal loads from a drive mechanism to a solid fixed shaft and rotatable tubular shaft coupled to a propeller, for example. An example apparatus involves: (a) a stator, (b) a central shaft arranged coaxially within the stator, wherein the central shaft has
Inventors: George Edward Homsy, Damon Vander Lind

Airborne rigid kite with on-board power plant for ship propulsion

10/22/15 - 20150298806 - A vehicle-based airborne wind turbine system having an aerial wing, a plurality of rotors each having a plurality of rotatable blades positioned on the aerial wing, an electrically conductive tether secured to the aerial wing and secured to a ground station positioned on a vehicle, wherein the aerial wing is
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Thomas Van Alsenoy, Richard Wayne Devaul

Radiator and duct configuration on an airborne wind turbine for maximum effectiveness

09/10/15 - 20150252788 - In order to maximize cooling while minimizing drag in aerial vehicles of airborne wind turbines, it may be preferable to dissipate the cooling energy of the motors via a radiator in a region with advantageous airflow parameters. Aerial vehicle rotors operating in thrust mode may produce relatively more airflow velocity
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Radiator configuration for a flying wind turbine that passively controls airflow

09/10/15 - 20150251763 - In order to increase efficiency in aerial wind turbine vehicles, it is desirable to reduce the system drag associated with airflow across radiator in those cases where airflow exceeds the necessary flow to sufficiently cool the motor/generators. Exemplary embodiments herein include passive flow restrictors that can activate under varying flight
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Spar buoy platform

08/20/15 - 20150232200 - An offshore airborne wind turbine system including an aerial vehicle, an electrically conductive tether having a first end secured to the aerial vehicle and a second end secured to a platform, a rotatable drum positioned on the platform, an aerial vehicle perch extending from the platform, wherein the platform is
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Systems and apparatus for cable management

06/25/15 - 20150180186 - Wind energy systems, such as an Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”), may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. The aerial vehicle may be tethered to a
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Path based power generation control for an aerial vehicle

06/25/15 - 20150177737 - Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle. An example method may include operating an aerial vehicle in a crosswind-flight orientation substantially along a first flight path to generate power. The first flight path may include a substantially circular path that allows the aerial
Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Damon Vander Lind

Path based power generation control for an aerial vehicle

06/25/15 - 20150175262 - Methods and systems described herein relate to power generation control for an aerial vehicle. An example method may include operating an aerial vehicle in a crosswind-flight orientation substantially along a first flight path to generate power. The first flight path may include a substantially circular path that allows the aerial
Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Damon Vander Lind

Curvature sensing

06/25/15 - 20150175261 - A system may include a tether connected to a ground station. The tether may include at least two bridle segments. The system may further include an aerial vehicle connected to the at least two bridle segments. The system may also include at least one sensor and a control system. The
Inventors: Kenneth Jensen, Damon Vander Lind

Ground station with shuttled drum for tethered aerial vehicles

06/11/15 - 20150158600 - A system may include an aerial vehicle, a perch platform configured to receive the aerial vehicle, and a ground station coupled to the aerial vehicle via a tether. The ground station may include a winch including a winch drum configured to move laterally and spin in a manner such that
Inventors: Brian Hachtmann, Damon Vander Lind

Systems and apparatus for tether termination mount for tethered aerial vehicles

06/11/15 - 20150158586 - Wind energy systems, such as an Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”), may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. The aerial vehicle may be tethered to a
Inventors: Brian Hachtmann, Corwin Hardham, Damon Vander Lind, Rob Nelson

Systems and apparatus for tether termination mount for tethered aerial vehicles

06/11/15 - 20150158585 - Wind energy systems, such as an Airborne Wind Turbine (“AWT”), may be used to facilitate conversion of kinetic energy to electrical energy. An AWT may include an aerial vehicle that flies in a path to convert kinetic wind energy to electrical energy. The aerial vehicle may be tethered to a
Inventors: Brian Hachtmann, Corwin Hardham, Damon Vander Lind, Rob Nelson

Motor pylons for a kite and airborne power generation system using same

05/28/15 - 20150144733 - A motor pylon system adapted for use with an airborne power generations system is disclosed. The pylons may support turbine driven generators for wind based electrical power generation which also function as electric motors in some aspects. The pylons may be designed to provide side force useful for turning a
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Pranay Sinha

Methods and systems for transitioning an aerial vehicle between crosswind flight and hover flight

03/19/15 - 20150076289 - A method may involve operating an aerial vehicle in a hover-flight orientation. The aerial vehicle may be connected to a tether that defines a tether sphere having a radius based on a length of the tether, and the tether may be connected to a ground station. The method may involve
Inventors: Erik Christopher Chubb, Damon Vander Lind

Bridles for stability of a powered kite and a system and method for use of same

11/06/14 - 20140326831 - The system may include a ground station, a tether attached to a ground station on a first end and to two or more bridles on a second, and a kite. The kite may include a main wing. Each bridle of the two or more bridles may be attached to the
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind

Tethered system for power generation

11/25/10 - 20100295303 - A system for power generation comprises a wing, a turbine, a tether, and a tether tension sensor. The wing is for generating lift. The turbine is coupled to the wing and is used for generating power from rotation of a propeller or for generating thrust using the propeller. One end
Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Becker Van Niekerk, Corwin Hardham


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