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Prime-mover dynamo plants June invention type 06/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100156112 - Heat engine and heat to electricity systems and methods: A waste heat recovery system, method and device executes a thermodynamic cycle using a working fluid in a working fluid circuit which has a high pressure side and a low pressure side. Components of the system in the working fluid circuit include a waste heat exchanger in thermal communication with... Agent: Roetzel & Andress
20100156110 - Method and device for converting thermal energy into electricity, high potential heat and cold: The inventive method for converting thermal energy into electricity, high-potential heat and cold consists in evaporating a coolant from a strong solution at a high temperature and pressure in a boiler in such a way that a superheated vapour and a weak solution thereof are formed, in reducing the temperature... Agent: Yefim Kreydin
20100156111 - Thermo-electric engine: A thermo-electric engine with a working fluid operative in a closed Rankine cycle to enable a harvesting energy from an external source of thermodynamic energy comprising an internal combustion engine or solar energy. The thermo-electric engine comprising an evaporator; a turbine fluidically coupled to the evaporator; a heat exchanger comprising... Agent: Thomas P O'connell
20100156113 - Generator coupling for use with gas turbine engine: A generator coupling assembly includes an output housing, an output member rotationally supported by the output housing, a generator powered by the output member, and a clutch adapter. The generator includes a generator stator, a generator rotor rotatably supported within the generator stator, a shaft coupled to the generator rotor,... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20100156114 - High efficiency electric power system: An electric power system comprising an electric generator, an electric motor, and a variable ratio transmission system. The electric generator and the electric motor are operatively connected via the variable ratio transmission system. The variable ratio transmission system provides mechanical energy from the electric motor to the electric generator which... Agent: Jay M. Schloff
20100156116 - Arrangement to stabilise a grid: An arrangement to stabilize a power-grid is provided. The grid is coupled with a power-system via an inverter-system, while the power-system feeds in electrical power into the grid when needed. A synchronous generator is connected with the grid. The synchronous generator is designed to compensate sudden load-changes of the grid.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100156115 - System for recovering or converting energy for equipment having a movable implement and method: Potential energy of an implement and implement supporting member, such as a mechanical arm, attached to a machine, such as construction equipment, is recovered by an energy converter, such as a flywheel or a pull-cord generator, during relative movement between the implement supporting member and the machine. An activator causes... Agent: Cnh America LLC Intellectual Property Law Department
20100156117 - Genset power system having multiple modes of operation: A power system is disclosed. The power system may have an engine, a generator, a monitoring device configured to monitor the generator and to generate a signal, and a performance module configured to provide an alarm and a shutdown command to the engine based on the signal. The power system... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100156102 - Electric generation system including multiple motor/generators: An electric generating system including a frame configured to couple to a tether system and at least one power generation module mounted to the frame. The at least one power generation module includes a holding structure attached to the frame, a rotating structure, including a rotor shaft, configured to rotate... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100156103 - Sytem and method for generating electricity: A system for generating electricity including a substantially frustoconical shaped scoop having a fluid intake opening at a larger end for receiving fluid flow, and a fluid outlet opening at a smaller end for allowing the fluid flow to exit the scoop. The scoop is rotatably mounted to a tower.... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100156105 - Sytem and method for generating electricity: A system for generating electricity including a vertical oriented tower comprising an intake opening for receiving fluid flow, a scoop that is moveably mounted to a base for directing the fluid flow to the intake opening, a fluid-activated mechanism that is automatically oriented in response to direction of the fluid... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100156104 - Thermal reduction gasification process for generating hydrogen and electricity: An apparatus for generating synthesis gas from waste organic materials that consists of a thermal reduction gasification reactor which is a rotary reactor having a drying and volatilizing zone for gasifying organic materials and a reformation zone for converting the gasified organic materials to synthesis gas. Solid waste organic material... Agent: Ralph H. Dougherty
20100156106 - wave energy capturing device: A wave energy capturing device (10) comprising a base (12) adapted for fixed connection to a submerged surface (14). At least one elongate buoyant paddle (26) is pivotally mounted to the base (12) about a first pivotal axis (22), for angular oscillation through an angle range when wave motion applies... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100156107 - System and method for generating electricity: A system for generating electricity including a vertical oriented tower comprising an intake opening for receiving fluid flow, a scoop that is moveably mounted to a base for directing the fluid flow to the intake opening, a fluid-activated mechanism that is automatically oriented in response to direction of the fluid... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100156108 - Sytem and method for generating electricity: A method of generating electricity including the steps of providing a system including a vertical oriented tower having an intake opening, a scoop that is moveably mounted to a base, the scoop being in fluid communication with the intake opening of the tower, a fluid-activated mechanism that is automatically oriented... Agent: Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP
20100156109 - Wind-driven electric plant: A wind-driven electric plant comprises an annular inlet shell and an annular outer shell with the cross-section of its inside surface being shaped as a circle. The annular shell accommodates a turbine in a coaxial relation thereof. Kinematically coupled with the turbine is a mechanism for converting mechanical energy. At... Agent: Law Offices Of Christopher L. Makay06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100148517 - Pendulum mechanism and power generation system using same: A mechanism for driving a generator, comprising at least one pendulum comprising a mass free to pendulate about an axis of oscillation; an actuator for applying a force to the mass in a direction of pendulation for at least a portion of the pendulation; and a drive train between the... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
20100148520 - Electrical energy amplifier system: This invention has been developed to source low cost, reliable, clean electrical power. Its compact size, portability and self-sufficient drive means and associated generator make it ideal for numerous different applications where electrical power is required. The invention utilizes a partially rotating disk, a magnet connected to the rotating disk... Agent: Robert Michael Tyburski
20100148519 - Energy harvesting device: A piezoelectric energy harvesting device (PEHD) comprising a driving element, conducting element, piezoelectric layer and non-piezoelectric layer capable of converting ambient mechanical energy into electrical energy. The piezoelectric layer may be constructed from PMN-PT or PZT having a thickness of about 1-150 ?m. The PEHD may be used to generate... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100148518 - Stationary genset power system having turbo-compounding: A stationary genset power system is disclosed. The stationary genset power system may have a combustion engine configured to produce a mechanical output, and a main generator driven by the combustion engine to convert a majority portion of the mechanical output to electricity directed to an external load. The stationary... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20100148521 - Water displacement apparatus: A water displacement apparatus is provided which uses water as a means for transferring energy from the wind and sun into electricity. Wind and the sun may be used to displace water from a water container means. The water container means has a water container member which may be partially... Agent: Gary Lawrence Johnston
20100148504 - Advanced wave energy converter control: A wave energy converter (WEC) system includes first and second bodies which can move relative to each other in response to waves and a power-take-off (PTO) device coupled between the two bodies to convert their relative motion into energy. A sensor is used to sense selected characteristics of an incoming... Agent: Henry I. Schanzer, Esq.
20100148505 - Contact-less power and signal transmission device for a high power level transformer: A transformer is provided comprising a first member upon which a first circuit is wound; a second member upon which a second circuit is wound such that power is transferred to the second circuit in a contact-less manner; and a signal transmitter on the first member in close proximity to... Agent: Michael J. Cherskov
20100148508 - Control method and apparatus: A method and a controller for controlling a wind power generation system is disclosed. The system is connected to a grid at a point of connection, and is devised to feed reactive power to the grid in order to improve grid stability. A Q-V characteristic is determined for the grid... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100148507 - Method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine and a wind turbine: A method for controlling the operation of a wind turbine includes determining a first measure of a mechanical input of a component of the wind turbine, and concurrently, determining a second measure of a mechanical output of the component, determining an operating frequency response function of the component from an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100148506 - Rotor blade adjustment device for a wind turbine: A wind turbine includes a rotor having adjustable rotor blades for driving a generator and an adjusting device for the rotor blades provided with an actuator that comprises at least an excitation winding. The adjusting device includes a torque-reducing device that automatically reduces drag torque of the actuator. The torque-reducing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100148510 - Device for converting the ripple and/or the oscillations of a liquid in which it is at least partly immersed, into usable energy: A device (1) making it possible to convert the undulation and/or the oscillations of a liquid in which it is at least partially immersed into usable energy. The device (1) includes a float (3) guided by a guide device (2) anchored in the sea bed, with the aid of guide... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100148509 - Ortiz turbine: The Ortiz turbine is designed to collect the kinetic energy of water currents, be this at sea, river or at the beach. It is composed of a omni-directional turbine a generator and a main axle that holds together the whole structure. This main axle also attaches the turbine to the... Agent: Israel Ortiz
20100148511 - Wave electric power plant: The inventive wave electric power plant is used for converting surface wave energy, and relates to hydraulic power engineering. The aim of the invention is to design a reliable, long-life and low material content wave electric power plant exhibiting a stable, increased performance for the extended range of wave parameters.... Agent: John Alumit
20100148512 - Apparatus for generating electricity from flowing fluid using generally prolate turbine: An apparatus for generating electricity from a moving liquid has a generally oblate casing and a generally helicoid working member adapted to convert energy of a flowing fluid into rotation of the casing. A rotor-like element of an electrical generator is coupled to the rotating casing. A stator like element... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100148513 - Power generator and turbine unit: Underwater power generator or turbine unit (2; 102; 202; 302; 402) comprises a first housing part (4; 104; 204; 304P, a second body part (6; 106, 206, 306, 406) and means for connecting the first and second housing parts (4, 6; 104, 106; 204, 206; 304, 306; 404; 406). The... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100148515 - Direct current brushless machine and wind turbine system: Also described is an aerodynamic system comprising inner and outer annulus disposed driving fans, with a pressure differential flow enhancing aerodynamic housing, able to concentrate and make laminar rough and turbulent intake air molecule flows, creating a smooth rotationally organized downstream vortex field, with maximum power extraction from building structure... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100148516 - Wind powered generator: A wind powered generator comprises a stationary tower to capture wind from any compass direction, an impeller inside the tower that is spun by wind entering through airfoil baffles on the outer walls of the tower, and a three-phase alternator that sandwiches and spins flywheels bejeweled with ceramic magnets in... Agent: Richard Brewster Main, Esq.
20100148514 - Wind turbine generating apparatus: The invention provides a wind turbine generating apparatus capable of controlling a temperature in a rotor head. In a wind turbine generating apparatus in which a driving/generating mechanism coupled to a rotor head having wind turbine blades attached thereto is housed in a nacelle, and control devices are housed in... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100140960 - Engine generator set: An engine generator set comprises an internal combustion engine (10) having an output shaft (12) that is coupled to an electrical generator (14) for producing an AC electrical power output’. The engine is operable to rotate the shaft (12) at a first rotational speed so that the generator (14) is... Agent: Krieg Devault LLP
20100140956 - Method for generation of power from intraluminal pressure changes: A method for extracting power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; (b) converting the intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator; and (c) storing the energy in an energy storage apparatus.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100140957 - Method for generation of power from intraluminal pressure changes: A method for generating power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; and (b) converting the intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100140958 - Method for powering devices from intraluminal pressure changes: A method for extracting power from intraluminal pressure changes may comprise one or more of the following steps: (a) receiving an intraluminal pressure change; (b) converting an intraluminal pressure change into energy with an intraluminal generator; and (c) providing the energy to a power utilization device.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20100140933 - Device for capturing energy from a fluid flow: A device (10) for capturing energy from a fluid flow is disclosed. The device (10) comprises a base (12) adapted for stationary mounting relative to the fluid flow. A member (20), having a longitudinal axis (21), is movably connected relative to the base (12) and is adapted to move relative... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20100140934 - Method and system of controlling a hydroelectric plant: The control system of an embodiment of the present invention may be configured to automatically and/or continuously monitor the hydroelectric plant to determine whether a physical parameter is within a desired range. Alternatively, the control system may be configured to require a user action to the initiate operation. An embodiment... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100140935 - Reversible hydroelectric device: Reversible hydroelectric device that can be installed on an outside pipe, comprising a hydraulic power unit comprising a hydraulic machine comprising a centrifugal pump that can be reversed as a turbine and a hydraulic circuit having bypass branches and motorized valves allowing circulation of water in said hydraulic machine in... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20100140941 - Control of the rotational speed of a wind turbine which is impeded to export electrical power to an electricity network: A rotational speed controlling device for a wind turbine is provided. The controlling device includes a first input node for receiving a first signal, indicative of an actual rotational speed of the rotor, a second input node for receiving a second signal, indicative of a reference rotational speed for the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100140939 - Method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine: A power system for a wind turbine having a measurement device configured to detect an overfrequency condition within an electrical system and a controller communicatively coupled to the measurement device. The controller is configured to switch the wind turbine between a power generation mode and a power consumption mode based... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100140940 - System and method for controlling wind turbine actuation: A wind turbine includes a plurality of wind turbine blades attached to a rotor positioned atop a tower affixed to a tower foundation. At least one blade pitch sensor is configured to measure blade pitch angles for one or more of the wind turbine blades. A rotor/generator speed sensor is... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100140938 - System, device, and method for controlling a wind turbine using seasonal parameters: A method for controlling an operation of a wind turbine. A plurality of operating specifications, each of which corresponds to a season, is defined. A current season is determined. An operating specification corresponding to the current season is selected. An operation of a wind turbine is controlled based at least... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100140937 - Wind turbine starting: A method of providing power from a wind generator includes sending a request to supply power to an operator of a power distribution network; receiving an authorization to supply power from the power distribution network operator; and connecting the wind generator to the power distribution network in response to the... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100140936 - Wind turbine with gps load control: A wind turbine includes at least one global positioning sensor for determining a deflection of a component of the wind turbine.... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100140943 - Device for storage of intraluminally generated power: w
20100140942 - Platform for generating electricity from flowing fluid using generally prolate turbine: A platform-like device for generating electricity from moving fluids has two has at least two fluid turbines coupled to one another through a frame. The fluid turbines are adapted to rotate in opposite directions. The fluid turbines also provide buoyancy for the platform so that the platform is self supporting... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100140945 - System for converting tidal wave energy into electric energy: A system for converting marine surface wave energy into electric energy includes a barrier disposed generally vertically and having at least a portion thereof disposed above a surface of a body of water. The portion has a substantially planar surface disposed generally transverse to direction of marine surface waves. Bottom... Agent: James Ray & Associates
20100140944 - Wave energy converter: A wave energy converter (10) for extracting useful energy from wave motion. The converter (10) comprises an active float (12) that is arranged to float on the water, and being arranged to heave and surge in response to wave motion acting on the active float, and an elongate reactive body... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20100140947 - High efficiency turbine and method of generating power: The present invention is directed to a turbine comprising a pair of opposing end discs concentrically aligned with a central axis of the turbine and a plurality of blades extending between the end discs. At least one end discs is adapted for engaging with a generator for generating power. The... Agent: Kevin Farrell Pierce Atwood
20100140946 - System and method for generating power by river flow: The present invention relates to a system and a method for generating power by river flow. The system includes: a wheel disc fixedly disposed relatively to water current; a floating body floating on the water current; a baffle disposed on the floating body, inserted into the water current during generating... Agent: J C Patents
20100140952 - Cooling system and wind turbine incorporating same: A cooling system for a wind turbine is provided. The cooling system includes at least one generator having a plurality of external fins disposed around at least a portion of the periphery of the generator. A shroud is disposed around at least a portion of the generator, and is configured... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100140950 - Decorative wind turbine having flame-like appearance: A wind turbine has a visual envelope suggestive of a flame. The turbine has a rotor adapted to rotate about an axis of rotation that is perpendicular to a direction of a prevailing wind. The visual envelope is curvilinear, generally wider toward the root end, and narrower near the tip.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100140953 - Method and apparatus for measuring wind velocity: A sensor assembly for use in measuring wind velocity is described that includes a body that includes at least one surface a flow path defined at least partially by the at least one surface. The sensor assembly further includes a wire extending from the at least one surface, and the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100140954 - Method and system for air velocity generated electrical power: A new and useful concept for utilizing an air flow in connection with a primary function, to produce electricity, to provide a clean alternative source of electrical energy, is provided. The electrical energy is produced in connection with a primary air flow in a facility, and preferably used and/or in... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.
20100140949 - Mobile wind turbine: An articulated erection structure is disclosed for use in mobilizing a wind energy extraction device. The wind turbine has blades capable of being disposed in side-by-side, parallel alignment for transportation. The erection structure has a mast that can be configured in a horizontal orientation for transportation with the turbine generator... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100140951 - Rimmed turbine: A wind power extraction device has a rotor with a hub and a rim coupled to the hub through a plurality of blades. The blades rotate the rotor about an axis of rotation passing through the hub in response to a wind moving generally parallel to the axis of rotation.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100140955 - Wind power current generator: The invention relates to a wind power current generator comprising a bearing, a tubular stator that carries a race of the bearing, a tubular rotor coaxial with the tubular stator that can rotate in relation to the stator, a hub connected to the rotor, and at least two blades radially... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100140948 - Wind turbine and method of assembling the same: A method of assembling a wind turbine is provided. The method includes coupling a support flange to an inner surface of a tower, and positioning a yaw bearing on the support flange. The yaw bearing includes a plurality of horizontally oriented rollers. A base of a nacelle assembly is positioned... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100133854 - Compact geared drive train: A drive train for a wind turbine is provided. The wind turbine includes a rotor connected to a low speed shaft, and a low speed shaft connected to a gearbox. The gearbox has a high speed shaft connected to a generator. The drive train includes a bearing interposed between the... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100133855 - Road vehicle actuated energy device: A road vehicle actuated energy device for use in a path of a vehicle includes an actuator for transverse disposal in a cavity of a road across the path of the vehicle, wherein the actuator includes a bent member having a first end and a second end and when so... Agent: A Patent Lawyer Corp, PLC R William Graham
20100133813 - Systems and methods for providing ac power from multiple turbine engine spools: Systems and methods for providing AC power from multiple turbine engine spools are disclosed. A system in a particular embodiment includes a turbofan engine having a compressor, a first turbine and a first shaft connected between the compressor and the first turbine, and a fan, a second turbine and a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP (boeing)
20100133825 - Azimuth angle measurement system and method for operating the same: An azimuth angle measurement system includes a rotatable ring, a wire coupled at a first end to the ring, a length measurement device configured to measure a length of a portion of the wire that extends from the ring, and a control system configured to determine an azimuth angle based... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133828 - Condition monitoring system for wind turbine generator and method for operating wind turbine generator: A method for operating a wind turbine generator includes generating at least one of a plurality of rotor shaft angular displacement values, a plurality of rotor shaft angular velocity signals, and a plurality of rotor shaft angular acceleration signals. The method also includes determining a torsional moment within a rotor... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133823 - Hybrid braking system and method: A wind turbine hybrid braking system is presented. The system includes a generator coupled to a main shaft of the wind turbine for generating and transmitting power. A mechanical brake is coupled to the main shaft for applying reaction torque upon braking of the wind turbine. The system further includes... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100133829 - Improvements in or relating to wind turbines: A wind turbine system comprising: a wind turbine; a regenerative drive system; a wind-speed sensor for measuring local wind speed; and a controller; the wind turbine comprising a motor-generator system which is operatively connected to the regenerative-drive system; the motor-generator system being drivable as a motor by the regenerative drive... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100133814 - Load identification system and method of assembling the same: A method of identifying a load on a wind turbine is provided. The method includes sensing accelerations of a rotor in a plurality of dimensions via at least one acceleration sensor and transmitting, from the acceleration sensor, signals indicative of the sensed accelerations to a control system. The method also... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133831 - Method and apparatus for controlling a wind turbine: A control system for a wind turbine, the control system having at least one measurement device configured to measure at least one operating condition of the wind turbine and a first controller. The first controller is configured to calculate an operating limit of the wind turbine based on the measured... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133817 - Method and apparatus for controlling the tip speed of a blade of a wind turbine: A method for controlling a tip speed of a blade of a wind turbine. The method includes determining the wind speed proximate the wind turbine; maintaining a first substantially constant rotational speed of the tip of the blade during variable wind speeds above a first predetermined nominal wind speed and... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
20100133826 - Method and apparatus for generating power in a wind turbine: A generator for use in a wind turbine includes a rotor including a plurality of windings. The rotor is configured to be electrically coupled to a wind turbine electrical distribution system. The generator also includes a stator including a plurality of windings. The stator is configured to be magnetically coupled... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133815 - Method and apparatus for operating a wind turbine during a loss of communication: A method for operating a wind turbine during a loss of communication is described that includes coupling a pitch controller to at least one wind turbine blade and to a wind turbine controller, establishing communication between the pitch controller and the wind turbine controller, and detecting a loss of communication... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133827 - Method and system for controlling a wind turbine: A control system for a wind turbine having a tower, a generator, and at least one rotor blade. The control system includes a sensor configured to measure an angle of inclination of the tower with respect to a surface, at least one pitch assembly configured to adjust a pitch angle... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133824 - Method and system for cooling a wind turbine structure: A control method and associated component configuration provide cooling for components within a wind turbine structure, such as a tower or nacelle. A recirculating airstream of internal air is established in the structure. For a defined set of operational conditions of the wind turbine that affect a required cooling capacity... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A. And General Electric Company
20100133821 - Method and system for extracting inertial energy from a wind turbine: A system for operating a wind turbine during a curtailment operation is described. The wind turbine includes a generator and a wind turbine rotor having at least one rotor blade. The wind turbine also includes a drive train that includes at least one shaft coupled to the wind turbine rotor... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133818 - Method and system for noise controlled operation of a wind turbine: A method for controlling noise generated from a wind turbine. The method including providing a blade attached to a hub having a rotor shaft, and a generator in communication with the rotor shaft. The at least one blade includes an adjustable pitch angle. The method further includes providing a wind... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
20100133822 - Method and system for verifying wind turbine operation: A wind turbine verification system is described that includes a wind turbine controller having a plurality of wind turbine operating parameters stored therein and a verification device that includes a processor, memory device, and user input mechanism. The verification device is configured to communicatively couple to the wind turbine controller... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133816 - Power converter for use with wind generator: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a turbine to generate mechanical energy from kinetic energy, a generator coupled to the turbine to receive the mechanical energy and to output multiple isolated supply powers, and multiple power stages each coupled to the generator. Each of the power stages may receive... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.
20100133820 - Solar and wind energy converter: An integrated hybrid energy generating system capable of converting wind and solar energy for use with an electrical generator. During the daytime, the system concurrently derives energy from both wind and solar energy sources. During the nighttime, it continuously harvests wind energy regardless of the weather condition.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20100133830 - Systems and methods for assembling a pitch assembly for use in a wind turbine: A method of assembling a pitch assembly for use with a wind turbine. The wind turbine includes a rotor and a plurality of rotor blades coupled to the rotor. The method includes coupling a pitch drive system to at least one of the plurality of rotor blades for rotating the... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22402) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100133819 - Wind turbine acoustic emission control system and method: A system and method for controlling noise generated from a wind turbine is disclosed. The method includes selectively adjusting the angle of pitch of the blade in response to an amount of noise generated being above a predetermined amount and maintaining the amount of noise generated at or below the... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick, LLC
20100133832 - Aeroengine starter/generator arrangement: An open-rotor gas turbine engine comprising a starter/generator, a first spool and a second spool, the second spool is of a lower pressure than the first spool; wherein the starter/generator is connected to the first and second spools via first and second clutches respectively. The method of operating the open-rotor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100133833 - Electrical power generation for downhole exploration or production devices: A method and system for generating electrical power in a downhole well is disclosed. In an embodiment, the electrical power is generated by the rotational motion of a downhole tool and enables the charging or recharging of batteries in downhole sensors or sensors in other remote locations, such as in... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100133840 - Aerial wind power generating system using floating body: The present invention provides an aerial wind power generating system which has an improved structure such that despite light wind, satisfactory wind power generation can be ensured, and such that it is easy to install and remove the system, thus being effectively adapted to a temporary and portable wind power... Agent: Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
20100133834 - Differential pressure generator: An electrical generator (10) powered by fluid pressure in a flow line includes a turbine housing (23) and control valve (11). The turbine housing houses a rotor (29) and a plurality of turbine blades (33) which are rotated by fluid passing from the flow line through the turbine housing. A... Agent: Loren G. Helmreich
20100133836 - Electric power generation by traffic driven turbines: Electric power is generated through turbines with magnetic material rotated by magnetized or non-magnetized ferrous material on vehicles passing by the turbines. The turbines are placed at preferably high traffic locations along highways, railways, and similar transportation paths. Magnetized or non-magnetized ferrous material such as external parts or add-on strips... Agent: Adorno & Yoss, LLC
20100133839 - Fluid powered generator: An integrated generator unit is provided to generate electrical energy. One or more integrated generator units are mounted in an enclosure and in communication with a battery to store electrical energy. Each unit has a plurality of rotational elements that rotate about an axis as fluid passes through the enclosure.... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20100133841 - Hydroelectric power plant:
20100133837 - Method for accumulation and utilization of renewable energy: The invention includes a method for both accumulation and use of renewable energy from sun, wind or waves. The invention is based on that the renewable energy, which powers for example a windmill (1), is used for production of liquid under pressure in a liquid pump (3), which liquid is... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20100133835 - Tandem electric machine arrangement: The tandem electric machine arrangement comprises an outside rotor having two axially spaced-apart sets of circumferentially-disposed permanent magnets. It also comprises an inside stator having at least two electrically-independent windings, the at least two windings axially spaced apart from one another and disposed relative to the magnet sets to thereby... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP (pwc)
20100133838 - Turbine rotor and power plant: A turbine rotor for a wind or hydropower plant or for propulsive means for a vessel where the turbine rotor comprises a generally doughnut-shaped hub. The doughnut-shaped hub is configured as a closed, hollow profile in a cross section B, and wherein the doughnut-shaped hub is formed either in the... Agent: Atlantic Richfield Company F. J. Uxa
20100133843 - Method and device for harvesting energy from ocean waves: A method and device for generating electricity from ocean waves. The device includes at least one magnetostrictive element and one or more electrically conductive coils or circuits. When the magnetostrictive element is deployed in a body of water, the motion of the body of water, including wave motion, causes changes... Agent: HolmanIPLaw
20100133842 - Tidal power generation device: A tidal power generation device includes at least a chassis, a rail frame, and a chain support rack. A driver is provided at an end of the rail frame. The driver includes a connection bar. The chain support rack is set on the chassis and includes toothed wheels that support... Agent: Leong C Lei
20100133844 - Tidal electricity generating apparatus: A turbine adapted to be constrained within a flow of fluid is disclosed. The turbine comprises a stator adapted to be constrained within a flow of fluid, and a rotor defining an aperture and having a plurality of rotor blades (10) protruding from a peripheral region of the rotor into... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC
20100133851 - Gearless vertical axis wind turbine with bearing support and power generation at perimeter: Using radial air bearings to support the rotor at the perimeter, vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are less expensive and faster to build. With just one moving part, the rotor, direct-drive generation may be employed to eliminate the drive line, gear box, and bearings at the generator. The bearings and... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100133845 - Moving fluid energy recovery system: A moving fluid energy recovery system for generating electricity through rotational motion produced by positioning the present invention in a fluid flow produced by nature or a moving vehicle. The moving fluid energy recovery system has first and second end plates, a plurality of elongated inner vanes, a plurality of... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20100133849 - Power generating skin structure and power generation system therefor: A skin structure has a skin and a power generation system attached to the skin. The power generation system has a turbine, one or more tubes fluidly coupled to the turbine, and a generator configured to generate electrical power in response to motion of the turbine. The skin structure may... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.
20100133847 - Turbine-intake tower for wind energy conversion systems: A turbine-intake tower for delivering wind to a turbine has a hollow support column, an intake nozzle assembly rotatably coupled to the support column, and a tower nozzle disposed within the support column. The intake nozzle assembly is configured to receive and to accelerate wind. The tower nozzle is configured... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.
20100133853 - Ultracapacitor interface in wind turbine and ring generator: A mixer-ejector wind turbine uses an ultracapacitor system to store power from the variable generation of power by a permanent magnet generator. The system takes advantage of the MEWT area ratio, the higher velocity at the outer radius of the turbine, and the ability of the ultracapacitor system to store... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20100133846 - Vertical axis wind generator structure: A vertical axis wind generator structure includes a tower, a windmill assembly, a bearing assembly, a lubrication assembly, and a generator. The windmill assembly is installed on the bearing assembly. The windmill assembly and the bearing assembly are rotatably sleeved on a shaft lever of the tower. The bearing assembly... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100133852 - Vertical axis wind turbine with variable area: A vertical axis wind turbine with variable area. In accordance with an embodiment, the vertical axis wind turbine comprises a vertically-oriented central mast, and a plurality of vertically oriented multi-section blades that are arranged around and coupled to the central mast. Each blade includes an outer section, and an inner... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100133850 - Wind and solar powered billboards and fixtures, and methods of using and fabricating the same: Systems and methods for electric power generation are provided. The systems may include a wind turbine electric generator, a fixture, a battery, a processor, and a power grid. The wind turbine electric generator having a wind rotor, a plurality of blades and an electric generator. An image may be displayed... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20100133848 - Wind turbine: A wind turbine has a horizontal axis of rotation and features a hub beam and two turbine blades attached to opposing ends of the hub beam in a spaced-apart relation. The blades have a first position in which the blades are radially arrayed about the hub beam. The blades have... Agent: Lipton, Weinberger & HusickPrevious industry: Knots and knot tying
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