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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. 06/28/2012 > 11 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories. invention type
20120161450 - Energy storage system: An Energy Storage System for the storage of energy by means of lifting a plurality of masses (27) perpendicular to the horizon by supplying electrical or mechanical energy, by means of a plurality of generators (28) or a plurality of reversible compressors or turbines (39) and storing the energy in... Agent:
20120161451 - Production of liquid fuel or electric power from synthesis gas in an integrated platform: System(s) and process(es) are provided to produce synthesis gas (syngas) from carbonaceous feedstock and synthesize the syngas into liquid fuel and related byproduct substances. Dissipated heat and byproduct substances are utilized to supply energy to the system(s) and process(es). Utilization of dissipated heat and the byproduct substances as energy sources... Agent: Synterra Energy
20120161452 - Switched reluctance generator priming strategy: A method of priming a common bus (114) of a machine (100) having an engine (102), a generator (110) and an auxiliary power source (126) is provided. The method may determine an operational state of the auxiliary power source (126), operate the engine (102) at a predetermined idle speed if... Agent: Caterpillar, Inc.
20120161442 - Turbine speed stabilisation control system: A closed loop turbine speed control system for a turbine power production system including a closed loop hydrostatic transmission system for the transfer of energy from a wind turbine rotor to a generator. A displacement actuator is arranged for receiving a displacement control signal from the control system and for... Agent: Chapdrive As
20120161443 - Wind turbine: A wind turbine utilizes a rotor assembly rotating about a substantially horizontal shaft, wherein said rotational motion is converted to a substantially vertical rotational motion through a shaft extending down from the nacelle located near the top of the tower structure to a mechanical room located at a lower altitude... Agent: Ener2 LLC
20120161444 - Wind turbine providing grid support: A variable speed wind turbine is configured to provide additional electrical power to counteract non-periodic disturbances in an electrical grid. A controller monitors events indicating a need to increase the electrical output power from the wind turbine to the electrical grid. The controller is configured to control the wind turbine... Agent:
20120161445 - Water wave power plant system: A water wave power plant system includes a first guide rail, a first clockwise freewheel, a first counterclockwise freewheel, a first buoy queued through the through-hole by the first guide rail, first right and left roller, a first chain belt having engaging the first clockwise freewheel, the first counterclockwise freewheel,... Agent:
20120161446 - Global wind farm surveillance systems using fiber optic sensors: Methods and apparatus for measuring a parameter (e.g., temperature, pressure, strain, or vibration) of at least a portion of a wind turbine generator using distributed sensing with optical fiber technology are provided. Fiber optic technology with distributed sensing offers a fast, low cost solution for measuring the parameter at myriad... Agent: Vestas Wind Systems A/s
20120161448 - Multiple wind turbine power generation system with dynamic orientation mechanism and airflow optimization: A multiple wind turbine power generation system includes: multiple rotors each with a substantially vertical shaft and multiple blades extending in a radial manner from each of the rotor shafts with a generator operationally coupled to the rotor shafts; a movable structural frame housing multiple rotors and generators mounted within... Agent:
20120161447 - Wind power hybrid rotor: A wind power hybrid rotor of a wind power plant for converting wind energy into drive energy is provided. For a utilization of the wind energy in a manner as efficient as possible, a wind power hybrid rotor is provided with a cross-flow rotor, a guide device and a Magnus... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20120161449 - Wind turbine: A wind turbine that includes a rotor, a generator, and a tower is described. The rotor includes a rotor hub and one or more rotor blades. The generator includes a generator stator and a generator rotor. The rotor hub is rotatably mounted on a frame and the generator and tower... Agent: Alstom Wind, S.l.u.06/21/2012 > 22 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. invention type
20120153633 - Electropneumatic field device: In an electropneumatic field device for controlling a pneumatic actuator, an energy converter converts pneumatic energy of a pneumatic power supply of the actuator into electrical energy. An oscillating permanent magnet receives a compressed air pulse to perform a forward motion. A return device transmits a return force to the... Agent:
20120153635 - Apparatus and method for efficiently generating power when a door is acted upon by an outside force: A system for generating electricity from the motion of a door is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes an AC or a DC generator acted upon by a flexible member coupled to at or near an edge of a door opposite a hinge. The sweep of the door causes... Agent:
20120153634 - Mobile power system: A mobile power system includes a first transportable body including a generator assembly and a second transportable body including a turbine assembly. One end of the second transportable body is attached to and faces an end of the first transportable body such that the first and second transportable bodies are... Agent: Solar Turbines Incorporated
20120153636 - Passively cooled lightweight thermoelectric generator system: A portable device for generating electrical power comprises a vessel and a thermoelectric generator module. A gasket having an opening is included, along with a bottom plate that comprises a material having a higher a higher thermal conductivity than a material comprising the gasket. A thermal interface enhancer is adjacent... Agent: Alten, LLC
20120153638 - Engine control device, vehicle, and engine control method: Engine control device includes a delay unit which delays or cuts off a flow of current from a first current system, which directs current to a coil, to a second current system, which directs current to a starter motor. When a starter switch, which turns the flow of current from... Agent: Fujitsu Ten Limited
20120153637 - Engine system: An engine system 100 includes a transformer 130, a power receiving device 140, and a switcher 150, and switcher 150 connects a switching terminal 151 connected to one power receiving terminal 141 of the power receiving device 140 to either a first terminal 152 connected to one terminal 134 of... Agent: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
20120153639 - Method for providing auxiliary power to an electric power plant using fischer-tropsch technology: A method for meeting both base-load and peak-load demand in a power production facility. By integrating a Fischer-Tropsch (FT) hydrocarbon production facility with an electrical power generating facility, peak-load power demand can be met by reducing the temperature of the FT reactor thereby increasing the quantity of tail gases and... Agent: Rentech, Inc.
20120153618 - Energy systems, energy devices, energy utilization methods, and energy transfer methods: Energy systems, energy devices, energy utilization methods, and energy transfer methods are described. In one arrangement, energy utilization methods include providing first energy from a power grid to an induction generator at a first moment in time; using the induction generator and the first energy from the power grid, charging... Agent: Demand Energy Networks, Inc.
20120153620 - Bidirectional pumping & energy recovery system: A fluid pumping and energy recovery device may include a housing that defines an impeller chamber and a motor/generator chamber. An impeller may reside within the impeller chamber; and a motor/generator may reside in the motor/generator chamber. The motor/generator may include a stator and a rotor. The rotor may be... Agent: Calnetix, Inc.
20120153621 - Cooling systems and hybrid a/c systems using an electromagnetic radiation-absorbing complex: A method for powering a cooling unit. The method including applying electromagnetic (EM) radiation to a complex, where the complex absorbs the EM radiation to generate heat, transforming, using the heat generated by the complex, a fluid to vapor, and sending the vapor from the vessel to a turbine coupled... Agent: William Marsh Rice University
20120153619 - Device for generating electricity from ocean waves: According to one aspect of the invention, a device for converting kinetic energy of water waves to electrical power includes a turbine structure having multiple blades evenly attached to a first shaft, a first pulley wheel attached to the first shaft, a second pulley wheel attached to a second shaft... Agent:
20120153623 - Electrical power generating system: An electrical power generating system is connected to a sewer for conveying waste water to a sanitary treatment station. Waste water is propelled through the sewer line by pumping equipment which simultaneously pulverizes most large objects carried by the waste water. The waste water drives one or more water-operated turbines.... Agent:
20120153622 - Electrical power generating system with storage system and methods for use therewith: A method for selectively generating electrical power uses water gravity flow to generate electrical power. An electrical power generator is driven to generate electrical power in response to the waste. A portion of the electrical power generated by the at least one electrical power generator can be stored and tapped... Agent:
20120153626 - Apparatus for extracting energy from waves traversing a body of water: An apparatus for extracting energy from waves traversing a body of water includes first and second tanks submerged in a body of water, first and second floating flap valves, a conduit, an air-propelled motor, and a valve. The tanks are spaced apart in the direction of movement of a wave,... Agent:
20120153625 - Hydrodynamic array with mass transit tunnels: A hydrodynamic array comprises multiple hydrodynamic elements, including a tidal modulator, for producing electricity by the motion of ocean tides or river currents and forces acting on the hydrodynamic array, which is immersed in ocean tides or river currents and which is in motion relative to the ocean tides or... Agent: Blue Energy Canada Inc.
20120153624 - Wave energy converter: A Wave Energy Converter (WEC) (70) to be applied in water vehicles (100, 200) and floating bodies (300) is described. The WEC (70) involves a mass-spring-damper system comprising at least one oscillating mass (12), springs (14) at the rate of at least two springs (14) for each oscillating mass (12),... Agent:
20120153627 - Wave power generator: The present invention relates to a wave power generator, and more particularly, to a wave power generator that has comparatively high energy conversion efficiency, so that it can induce active investment and research and development to overcome uncertainties about the natural environment, and which can enhance practicability and value as... Agent:
20120153628 - Diagonal solar chimney: Water vapor rising a considerable elevation in a diagonal chimney will condense, giving up latent heat to the chimney air as it produces distilled water or mountaintop snow. Artificial thunderstorm cells downwind from the chimney may be discouraged through a reduction in negative ions in the outgoing air and through... Agent:
20120153629 - Undercurrent electric generator system: This invention discloses the efficient, non-polluting generation of electricity through the construction and use of an electric power generating system wherein electricity is generated by utilizing the powerful subsurface undercurrents present near an ocean shoreline. The undercurrent water is caused to cycle internally through a conical shell housing assembly constructed... Agent:
20120153632 - Vertical axis wind turbine generator: The present invention relates to a vertical axis wind turbine generator comprising one turbine. The turbine comprises a plurality of V-shape longitudinal cup type blades mounted horizontally in one or more circulars around a rotor to received the wind mass and push the turbine to rotate, a step-up gear to... Agent:
20120153630 - Wind assist rare earth magnet driven turbine: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a turbine system that combines capturing airflow via turbine blades to turn a shaft with rare earth magnet drive of the shaft. The rare earth magnetics are disposed in two rings to generate rotational energy that turns the shaft.... Agent:
20120153631 - Windmill for wind power generator and wind power generator: Biasing unit, a spindle member, and a link mechanism of a windmill for a wind power generator vary an angle of a blade in a first stage where the angle is made nearly parallel to the wind so that the blade easily rotates in light winds, a second stage where... Agent: Birumen Kagoshima Co., Ltd.06/14/2012 > 11 patent applications in 5 patent subcategories. invention type
20120146339 - Energy regeneration device of suspension system for vehicle: An energy recovery device of a vehicle suspension system includes a suspension link arm that connects a wheel carrier to a subframe to move up and down according to a road condition, a rotational direction converter that is disposed between a vehicle body side connecting portion of the suspension link... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20120146340 - System for generating electricity from arena seating: A system which generates electricity from the movement of at least a portion of a seat in an arena and, preferably, combines electricity generated by the movement of a plurality of seats to create usable quantities of electrical energy.... Agent:
20120146330 - Hydro turbine generator: A hydroelectric turbine generator and control system is provided that optimizes the maximum possible power output at all times by strictly monitoring power output from the generator unit and modulating the wicket gate angle and the runner blade pitch independently of one another. The hydroelectric turbine generator includes a means... Agent:
20120146332 - Method for operating a pitch-controlled wind turbine: The invention is directed to a method for operating a pitch-controlled wind turbine having a rotor blade adjustable about its longitudinal axis and having a generator wherein a set-point for a generator torque (M) is specified in dependence upon a rotational speed (n) of the generator or of the rotor.... Agent:
20120146331 - Method for reducing vibrations of a wind turbine and control system for reducing vibrations: A method for reducing vibrations of a wind turbine includes a plurality of set points characterizing set values of operation parameters of the wind turbine. The method includes measuring an acceleration force value corresponding to acceleration forces acting on the turbine, and determining whether the measured acceleration force value is... Agent:
20120146333 - Systems for load reduction in a tower of an idled wind-power unit and methods thereof: Systems and methods for reducing dynamic loading in an idled wind power unit include sensing at least one parameter indicative of dynamic loading and executing a reduced torque brake mode, which may comprise a controlled brake and brake-release sequence, with the turbine braking system when the sensed parameter exceeds a... Agent: Northern Power Systems, Inc.
20120146338 - Electric alternator for wind power generators: Wind power generator (10) with electrical alternator (13), of the type with blades whose direction of overall development follows substantially the direction of development of the axis of rotation (X) of the generator/alternator; said alternator comprising a rotor (15), forming the armature or the inductor of the alternator (13), designed... Agent:
20120146336 - Permanent magnet rotating electrical machine and method for manufacturing a rotor of the same: A permanent magnet rotating electrical machine comprises a stator with a stator coil applied in a plurality of slots provided in a stator core, a rotor disposed opposite to the stator with a predetermined gap interposed therebetween, the rotor including a permanent magnet embedded in each of magnet-insertion holes provided... Agent:
20120146335 - Wind power unit having an underslung transformer: A wind power unit that includes a tower and a support structure that cantilevers from the upper end of the tower. The wind power unit includes an electrical transformer that is suspended from the support structure. In one embodiment, the transformer extends through an opening in the bottom portion of... Agent: Northern Power Systems, Inc.
20120146337 - Wind turbine: A wind turbine that includes a hub carrying one or more blades, a generator, and a shaft operatively coupled to the hub through a first coupling is described. In operation, the rotor of the generator is directly driven by the shaft. The hub is rotatably mounted on a frame, and... Agent: Alstom Wind, S.l.u.
20120146334 - Wind-power and hydraulic generator apparatus: A wind-power and hydraulic generator apparatus has a wind power device, a drive device, multiple pump devices, a reservoir device and a hydraulic device. When the wind blows, the wind power device generates and stores electricity and the drive device drives the pump devices to pump water into the reservoir... Agent:06/07/2012 > 27 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. invention type
20120139260 - Power supply systems: A power supply system comprises an internal combustion engine (20) having a pair of opposed pistons (28, 30) and cylinder (32) within which the pistons move in use, the pistons (28, 30) and cylinder together forming a combustion chamber. The pair of opposed pistons (28, 30) and the cylinder (32)... Agent:
20120139261 - Wave energy conversion system: A wave energy conversion system is described. The system comprises a wave energy absorber for absorbing wave energy. At least one switched reluctance machine is driven by the wave energy absorber for converting mechanical energy to electrical energy. The switched reluctance machine has a generating mode and a motoring mode.... Agent:
20120139262 - Motion induced electric generator: A motion induced electric generator is mounted to a vehicle or conveyance to harness the oscillatory motion generated during travel of the vehicle or conveyance, and may be coupled to at least one device or system, such as an external rail car lighting system, a global positioning device, a diagnostic... Agent: Marshall University Research Corporation
20120139239 - Inverter generator: An inverter generator includes a motor, an electric generator and an ECU generating a pulse at each predetermined rotation angle of the motor. Estimating means estimates an initial electrical angle of alternating voltage produced by the generator from the pulse and calculates a phase shift angle to estimate continuous electrical... Agent: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
20120139263 - Method and device for operating a starter of a vehicle: In a method for operating a starter of a vehicle, a position of a starter pinion is detected, and an advance of the starter pinion is regulated as a function of the detected position. For example, the advance during the meshing of the starter pinion with a starter ring gear... Agent:
20120139264 - Protection arrangement of an electric power system: The inventive protection arrangement of an electric power system comprises a relay arrangement (12) for measuring current, voltage or both of an electric grid (15). The relay arrangement is adapted to detect over-current, under-voltage or both. The protection arrangement comprises also a speed/load controller (16) that is in connection with... Agent: Awek Industrial Patents Ltd Oy
20120139265 - Inverter generator: An inverter generator used in combination with a motor and an ECU generating a pulse at each predetermined rotation angle of the motor is comprised of: an electric generator driven by the motor configured to generate alternating current electric power; estimating means for estimating an electrical angle of alternating voltage... Agent: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
20120139246 - Asynchronous generator system and wind turbine having an asynchronous generator system: The present invention relates to an asynchronous generator system for a wind turbine, and a wind turbine with such a system, and the method for operating and starting up such a wind turbine. Herein, the asynchronous generator system is developed especially simply and thus cost-effectively and is able to go... Agent: Suzlon Energy Gmbh
20120139241 - Dynamic adjustment of power plant output based on electrical grid characteristics: Method, power plant, and computer program product for use in controlling power output by a power plant. The power plant includes a wind farm with a plurality of wind turbines, a grid power converter (such as one or more HVDC links), a sensor to measure the frequency of a power... Agent: Vestas Wind Systems A/s
20120139244 - Method and system for control of wind turbines: A method of controlling at least one wind turbine, comprising selecting a first effective operational curve from a plurality of operational curves, and applying the first effective operational curve to control at least one wind turbine. The operational curves may be operational curve segments.... Agent:
20120139243 - Method and system for resonance dampening in wind turbines: A resonance damping system for a wind turbine having a generator connected to a power grid, the resonance damping system comprising an adaptive resonance damper, operable to provide a control signal for the generator, wherein the variable torque signal of the adaptive resonance damper is automatically adjusted according to a... Agent:
20120139248 - Method for controlling a wind turbine: The invention relates to a method for controlling a wind power plant having a rotor (5) driven by wind and rotating about a horizontal or substantially horizontally aligned rotor axis (6). The rotor includes a plurality of rotor blades (1, 2, 3), each extending in the direction of a blade... Agent: Ssb Wind Systems Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120139240 - Method for reducing loads in a wind turbine: Loads reduction method in a wind turbine for power-grid disconnection during a wind gust, which uses a control system made up of three loops used to correct the speed at which the wind turbine blades are moved to the feathered position throughout a controlled emergency stop, with a non-linear law... Agent:
20120139245 - Operating method for a wind park: The present invention concerns a method of operating a wind park having a plurality of wind power installations. A wind power installation includes an electrical energy storage means associated with the wind power installation to store electrical energy which is consumed for starting up the wind power installation after stoppage... Agent:
20120139242 - System and method for adjusting a bending moment of a shaft in a wind turbine: A system and method for adjusting a bending moment of a shaft in a wind turbine are disclosed. The system includes a pillow block accepting the shaft therethrough, a sensor mounted to the pillow block and measuring deformation of the pillow block, and a control system communicatively coupled to the... Agent: General Electric Company
20120139247 - Wind power plant having an adjustable power reserve: A wind power plant, including a generator driven by a rotor in order to generate electrical power and a controller that includes a pitch module for adjusting a pitch angle of blades of the rotor. The controller has an input for a required power reserve and determines a target pitch... Agent: Repower System Se
20120139249 - Air current generating system and method: The invention relates to an airflow power generation system and method. The airflow power generation system comprises a gas source, a channel comprising an airflow inlet and an airflow outlet, at least one unpowered ventilator, and at least one turbo-generating set. The airflow inlet is connected to the gas source;... Agent:
20120139250 - Apparatus for downhole power generation: Apparatus is provided for use in power generation, including a fluid-flow-driven power generator for use in a fluid-containing pipe such as a drill pipe as used in oil and gas exploration and extraction. Parts of the generator are adapted to be removable from the pipe—for example while a drill pipe... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20120139251 - High efficiency waterwheel apparatus having track-type blades and a track-type blade set thereof: The invention relates to a high efficiency waterwheel apparatus having track-type blades and a track-type blade set thereof, which includes at least one track disk, a plurality of moving elements and a plurality of blades. The track disk has at least one track surrounding a central axis of the track... Agent:
20120139258 - Floating wind turbine with turbine anchor: The wind turbine 20 includes a wind driven turbine wheel 22 rotatable about a central axis 29 that has sail wings 30 that catch the wind and rotate the turbine wheel 22. An anchor 58 has its anchor line 56 attached to the turbine wheel at its axis of rotation... Agent:
20120139259 - Power generation using buoyancy-induced vortices: Various systems and methods are provided for power generation using buoyancy-induced vortices. In one embodiment, among others, a vortex generation system includes a nucleating obstruction; an array of vanes distributed about the nucleating obstruction, the array of vanes configured to impart an angular momentum on air drawn through the array... Agent:
20120139252 - Prime mover: A prime mover that is powered by the energy of a fluid is provided. Such a prime mover may include a first fairing, a second fairing spaced apart from the first fairing to define a gap therebetween and a blade assembly mounted on a shaft that extends between the first... Agent:
20120139253 - Stay cable for structures: A mast is erected to support a load. At least one stay cable supports the mast. The stay cable has an end and an opposite end. The end of the stay cable attaches to an upper region of the mast. The opposite end of the stay cable anchors at earth.... Agent:
20120139255 - Technology for combined offshore floating wind power generation: A technology for combined offshore floating wind power generation, comprises a base platform and a power generation device mounted on the platform, characterized in that the platform is in the shape of a regular octagon and each corner of the regular octagon is provided with an independent corner floating unit.... Agent:
20120139257 - Wind power generator and yaw bearing replacement method for a wind power generator: The object of the invention is to provide a wind power generator whose yaw bearing can be replaced by a simple device. A wind power generator has a nacelle, a tower that supports the nacelle at a high location, a yaw bearing that is located between a first bearing seat... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20120139256 - Wind turbine installation with a self-contained power production component enclosure: A wind turbine installation includes a foundation and a wind turbine tower erected on the foundation. A self-contained external enclosure is located proximate to a base of the tower. The enclosure is pre-assembled and includes a plurality of power production components contained therein. The enclosure is pre-assemble and pre-wired with... Agent: General Electric Company
20120139254 - Wind turbine sound management: A method for operating a wind turbine is provided. The wind turbine generates a sound level. The method includes selecting a desired sound level; calculating at least one operating parameter by inputting the desired sound level to a model; and operating the wind turbine according to the at least one... Agent:Previous industry: Knots and knot tying
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