20160273514 ROTOR HUB MAINTENANCE SYSTEM||US||22.09.2016|
||15167380||Kenneth A. Deese||Kenneth A. Deese|
A rotor hub maintenance system and method is disclosed. The system includes at least a rotor hub, a plurality of appendages that are operatively connectable to the hub, and a plurality of support members. The preferred embodiment provides that the support members simultaneously secure the hub and appendages a predetermined height above a reference surface and provide the only support for the hub and appendages.
20160273515 Hoisting Systems and Methods||US||22.09.2016|
||15072410||ALSTOM Renewable Technologies Wind B.V.||Adrian Bueno De Santiago|
Hoisting systems are provided for mounting a hub on top of a tower, the hub carrying a first and a second blade forming a bunny ears configuration, and a third blade. The system comprises a crane for pulling up the hub to the top of the tower, and a blade support for supporting the third blade at a supported blade portion. The system further comprises a hub-blade coupling device configured to assist in coupling a root portion of the third blade to a coupling portion of the hub. The hub-blade coupling device comprises a hub mount structure configured to be removably fixed to the hub, a blade mount structure configured to be removably fixed to the third blade, and a connector rotatably coupling the hub mount structure and the blade mount structure. Methods are provided of mounting a hub on top of a tower by using any of said systems.
20160273516 REINFORCING STRIP FOR A WIND TURBINE BLADE||US||22.09.2016|
||15036897||VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S||Jonathan Smith|
A strip of fibre-reinforced polymeric material for a longitudinal reinforcing structure of a wind turbine blade, the strip having substantially flat upper and lower surfaces and extending longitudinally between first and second transverse edges, wherein an end region of the strip tapers in thickness towards the first transverse edge, and wherein one or more slots are defined in the tapered end region, the or each slot extending longitudinally from the first transverse edge of the strip into the tapered end region.
20160273517 WIND TURBINE BLADE||US||22.09.2016|
||15031968||Alstom Renewable Technologies||Jaume BETRAN PALOMAS|
Wind turbine blades comprising one or more deformable trailing edge sections, each deformable trailing edge section comprising a first and a second actuator, wherein the second actuator is arranged substantially downstream from the first actuator, and wherein the first actuator is of a first type and wherein the second actuator is of a second type, the second type being different from the first type. The application further relates to wind turbines comprising such blades and methods of operating a wind turbine comprising one or more of such blades.
20160273518 SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS WITH SECURITY CONSTRAINED DYNAMIC DISPATCH FOR WIND POWER MANAGEMENT||US||22.09.2016|
||14853082||Siemens Industry, Inc.||Dingguo Chen|
Embodiments provide systems, methods and apparatus for controlling an energy delivery system including providing an energy management system (EMS) including a wind power management (WPM) system, the WPM system including a WPM application that includes a security constrained dynamic dispatch (SCDD) application; receiving input data within the SCCD application, the data including real time telemetry and dynamic unit parameters, schedule input data, and critical constraint data; validating the input data for consistency to avoid infeasibilities; pre-processing the validated input data to determine parameters including a total generation amount to be dispatched; formulating an optimization model based on the parameters and data structures storing the validated input data; executing an optimization process on the optimization model to compute a solution; post-processing the solution to determine economic basepoints; and using the determined economic basepoints in controlling operation of the energy delivery system. Numerous other aspects are provided.
20160273519 Airborne Rigid Kite With On-Board Power Plant for Ship Propulsion||US||22.09.2016|
||15167415||Google Inc.||Damon Vander Lind|
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 adapted to receive electrical power from the vehicle that is delivered to the aerial wing through the electrically conductive tether; wherein the aerial wing is adapted to operate in a flying mode to harness wind energy to provide a first pulling force through the tether to pull the vehicle; and wherein the aerial wing is also adapted to operate in a powered flying mode wherein the rotors may be powered so that the turbine blades serve as thrust-generating propellers to provide a second pulling force through the tether to pull the vehicle
20160273520 METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND TURBINE||US||22.09.2016|
||15034145||WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH||Helge GIERTZ|
A method for controlling at least one wind turbine, wherein the at least one wind turbine is set up to feed electrical power into an electrical power grid, and, depending on an amount of power of the electrical power grid, electrical active power is fed into the electrical power grid or electrical active power is removed from the electrical power grid and is supplied to at least one electrical consumer of the at least one wind turbine, and, depending on a further state variable of the electrical power grid, electrical reactive power is fed into the electrical power grid or electrical reactive power is removed from the electrical power grid.
20160273521 LIGHTNING PROTECTION DEVICE, DIRECT-DRIVE WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM AND LIGHTNING PROTECTION METHOD THEREOF||US||22.09.2016|
||15033396||BEIJING GOLDWIND SCIENCE & CREATION WINDPOWER EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.||Jinpeng HUANG|
A lightning protection device includes a lightning arrester arranged on a nonmetallic blade and configured to receive a lightning current, and a blade down lead electrically connected to the lightning arrester. The lighting protection device further includes: a first lightning current conducting component, electrically connected to the blade down lead and connected to an outer surface of a generator rotor in an insulation manner; a second lightning current conducting component, connected to the outer surface of the generator rotor and an insulated nacelle cover in insulation manner, and electrically connected to the first lightning current conducting component via a metal conductor; and a lightning protection down lead, configured to electrically connect the second lightning current conducting component and a grounding component arranged inside a tower, to discharge the lightning current to ground through the tower.
20160276896 SUPERCONDUCTING ELECTRICAL MACHINE WITH TWO PART ROTOR WITH CENTER SHAFT CAPABLE OF HANDLING BENDING LOADS||US||22.09.2016|
||14662084||Darrell Morrison||Darrell Morrison|
A superconducting electrical machine includes a rotor and a stator. The stator defines a cavity. The rotor is configured to rotate about a longitudinal axis. The rotor is disposed at least partially within the cavity. The rotor includes a shaft configured to rotate with the rotor, a rotor active section including at least a rotor torque tube and a superconductor, and a first re-entrant end attaching the shaft to the rotor active section. At most a threshold fraction of a bending force applied to the shaft is communicated to the rotor active section.
20160276916 LINEAR INDUCTION GENERATOR USING MAGNETIC REPULSION||US||22.09.2016|
||15168168||ISHWAR RAM SINGH||ISHWAR RAM SINGH|
An electrical generator, comprising: a stator having a coil and a lift magnet coupled by a lever to an induction magnet, the induction magnet moveable longitudinally within the coil, the lever configured to move the induction magnet a multiple of a distance that the lift magnet is moved; and, a rotor moveable with respect to the stator, the rotor having a rotor magnet, the rotor magnet and the lift magnet positioned with respective magnetic moments opposing; whereby movement of the rotor magnet toward the lift magnet causes the lift magnet to move away from the rotor magnet which in turn causes, by operation of the lever, the induction magnet to move within the coil to generate a first electromotive force therein.