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1. US20120159875 - Telescopic tower assembly and method

Office United States of America
Application Number 13382341
Application Date 13.07.2009
Publication Number 20120159875
Publication Date 28.06.2012
Grant Number 08919074
Grant Date 30.12.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
E04B 1/00
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
1Constructions in general; Structures which are not restricted either to walls, e.g. partitions, or floors or ceilings or roofs
E04H 12/34
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
34Arrangements for erecting or lowering towers, masts, poles, chimney stacks, or the like
E04H 12/18
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
18movable or with movable sections, e.g. rotatable, telescopic
E04H 12/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
30Water-towers
F03D 1/00
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
1Wind motors with rotation axis substantially parallel to the air flow entering the rotor
F03D 11/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
11Details, component parts, or accessories not provided for in, or of interest apart from, the other groups of this subclass
04Mounting structures
CPC
E04H 12/34
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
34Arrangements for erecting or lowering towers, masts, poles, chimney stacks, or the like
E04H 12/182
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
18movable or with movable sections, e.g. rotatable, telescopic
182telescopic
E04H 12/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
30Water-towers
F03D 13/10
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
10Assembly of wind motors; Arrangements for erecting wind motors
F03D 13/20
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
F03D 13/22
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
22Foundations specially adapted for wind motors
Applicants Meyer Max
VSL International AG
Althaus Walter
Effendi Ferry
Juliadi Nugroho Budi
Almeida Româo
Laurens Jean Marie
Burtet Pascal
Inventors Meyer Max
Althaus Walter
Effendi Ferry
Juliadi Nugroho Budi
Almeida Româo
Laurens Jean Marie
Burtet Pascal
Agents Pearne & Gordon LLP
Title
(EN) Telescopic tower assembly and method
Abstract
(EN)

A method of constructing a tower structure by assembling a set of coaxial telescopic sections 2, 3a, 3b in position on site and then raising the assembled sections using hydraulic crawler jacks 8 and tendons 5. The telescopic sections are assembled or constructed in situ, starting with the inner section and then each subsequent section around the outside of the previously constructed sections. Each individual tower section may be cast in situ or assembled from multiple pre-fabricated segments. This method permits the construction of very tall structures while obviating the need for very large cranes. It also removes the design constraints on the height of the individual telescopic sections.