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ELECTROHYDRAULIC ADJUSTMENT DRIVE, METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH AN ADJUSTMENT DRIVE, AND ROTOR

NºPublicación: DE102016215080A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
BOSCH GMBH ROBERT [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018028944A1

The invention relates to an electrohydraulic adjustment drive for controlling a hydraulic load. Said electrohydraulic adjustment drive has an electric machine, which is connected to a hydraulic machine, wherein the electric machine can drive the hydraulic machine or is driven by the hydraulic machine. Furthermore, a high-pressure accumulator is provided. A control block is provided for controlling a pressure-medium connection between the hydraulic machine, the hydraulic load, and the high-pressure accumulator. The control block is designed in such a way that the load can be supplied with pressure medium by the hydraulic machine or by the high-pressure accumulator or by both.



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SPAR CAP MADE OF PREFABRICATED ELEMENTS WITH LAID FABRIC AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

NºPublicación: DE102016009640A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
SENVION GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018029240A1

The invention relates to a spar cap (1) for a rotor blade of a wind turbine having at least two pultruded or RodPack layers (2a), (2b), (2c) and at least one woven and/or laid fabric layer (3a), (3b) that are arranged between the at least two RodPack layers (2a), (2b), (2c), and/or at least one woven and/or laid fabric layer (30a), (30b) which is arranged at a tip-side end of the pultruded or RodPack layers (2a), (2b), (2c) so as to extend the RodPack layers (2a), (2b), (2c), wherein the at least two RodPack layers (2a), (2b), (2c) and the at least one woven and/or laid fabric layer (3a), (3b), (30a), (30b) are joined to one another by means of a resin compound.



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METHOD FOR BALANCING SEGMENTED WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES

NºPublicación: US2018045174A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
GEN ELECTRIC [US]

Resumen de: US2018045174A1

A method for balancing segmented rotor blades for a wind turbine may include determining a weight for each of a plurality of blade segments, wherein each blade segment extends between a first end and a second and is configured to form a common spanwise section of a segmented rotor blade between the first and second ends. The method may also include determining an initial static moment for each blade segment based on the weight of the blade segment, wherein the initial static moment of at least one of the blade segments differing from the initial static moments of the remainder of the blade segments. Additionally, the method may include adding mass to each of the blade segments to increase the initial static moment for each blade segment to a predetermined static moment, wherein the predetermined static moment is greater than each of the initial static moments of the blade segments.



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CONTROLLING A LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018048136A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
ARIANEGROUP [FR]

Resumen de: US2018048136A1

The invention relates to a method for controlling a lightning protection system comprising a descent path. The method is characterized in that it comprises steps for: sending (E1) a radiofrequency signal to one end of the descent path, measuring (E2) a reflection coefficient, predetermining (E2) resonance frequencies of the descent path; and, comparing (E3) the predetermined resonance frequencies with preset resonance frequencies.



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RETAINING STRUCTURE-BASED HEAT TRANSFER AND DISSIPATION SYSTEM AND WIND GENERATOR SET

NºPublicación: US2018048135A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
XINJIANG GOLDWIND SCIENCE & TECH CO LTD [CN]

Resumen de: US2018048135A1

A retaining structure-based heat transfer and dissipation system and a wind generator set are provided. The heat transfer and dissipation system includes a envelop enclosure and power transmission cables that are laid along the vertical direction of the inner wall of the envelop enclosure. The power transmission cables are laid in a shady surface region of the envelop enclosure. The system effectively lowers the surface temperature of the power transmission cables in the envelop enclosure, prolongs the service life of the power transmission cables, and ensures the operation safety of power transmission. The over-temperature problem of the power transmission cables in a tower drum of the wind generator set in a high-temperature natural geographical environment is resolved in a “green” and “zero-energy consumption” manner, and the system safety of power transmission is improved.



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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A PREFORM

NºPublicación: US2018043648A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: US2018043648A1

A method and an apparatus for producing a preform for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The method comprises the steps of providing at least one semifinished textile product on at least one roll, applying a binder onto the semifinished textile product and/or heating the semifinished textile product, draping the at least one semifinished textile product from the at least one roll onto a core, and curing the semifinished textile product after the draping on the core. The draping is in this case carried out by means of rotating the core.



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CORE MATERIAL FOR BALANCED ROTOR BLADE

NºPublicación: US2018044002A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORP [US]

Resumen de: US2018044002A1

A method of forming a balanced rotor blade assembly includes measuring a weight of a plurality of sub-components of the rotor blade assembly excluding a core. A configuration of a core of the rotor blade assembly is determined. In combination, the core and the plurality of sub-components achieve a target weight distribution and moment. The core is then fabricated and assembled with the plurality of sub-components to form a rotor blade sub-assembly.



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MODULAR ACTIVE STRUCTURAL VIBRATION SUPPRESSION FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES

NºPublicación: US2018045181A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
RENSSELAER POLYTECH INST [US]

Resumen de: US2018045181A1

Systems, methods, and kits for reducing structural vibrations on wind turbine blades are provided. The actual dynamic structural conditions of a wind turbine blade can be used as a feedback mechanism. A flow control device and a sensor can be installed on a wind turbine blade, and a closed loop control system in operable communication with the flow control device and the sensor can be used to provide closed loop control.



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METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND TURBINE

NºPublicación: US2018045180A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: US2018045180A1

A method for operating a wind turbine is disclosed. The rotational speed and power of the wind turbine are reduced when the prevailing wind speed exceeds a predetermined first limit value. The rotational speed and power are reduced further with an increasing wind speed until the rotational speed reaches a predetermined minimum rotational speed and/or the power reaches a predetermined minimum power. The wind energy turbine maintains the minimum rotational speed, or the minimum power, if the wind speed increases even further.



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Channeled Retractable Vehicle Cover

NºPublicación: US2018043761A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
MAY JOSHUA [US]

Resumen de: US2018043761A1

Improvements in a retractable vehicle cover is disclosed. The cover can be sized and fabricated to provide protection to a number of different vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles. The vehicle cover provides a fairly rigid shell to protect from objects falling on the cover and also to protect from snow loads. It uses a telescoping enclosure that retracts to occupy a small footprint when the vehicle is not in the cover. It may also include a side access door to allow a person to access the driver and or passenger door when the enclosure covers the vehicle. A power mechanism can extend and retract the cover. Seal not only protect from wind, snow, sand storm, extreme temperature or weather and rain, but also from rodents and insects that can accumulate in a vehicle if it is left unattended for a period of time.



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SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING THE ENERGY OF FLUID CURRENTS

NºPublicación: WO2018029387A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
MUNOZ SAIZ MANUEL [ES]

Resumen de: WO2018029387A1

A system for capturing the energy of fluid currents, using axial turbines with one free end and the other end fastened to a mechanical element or electric generator, characterised in that the turbines comprise coil springs (10c, 10g, 19v), helically twisted plates or crossbeams (12c, 12v), complete helical turbines (1, 1a, 1b, 1d, 1m, 1p) with their shafts (13, 13c, 13v) or just their blades (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3v), which capture the energy of wind or water, with their shaft or fastened end actuating an electric generator (4) or mechanical system. In all cases the blades around the rotation axis of the turbines have an inclination such that they generate a torque in the same direction and the turbines are automatically oriented by the water or air currents, like weather vanes.



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Electricity Generator Powered By Air Exhaust

NºPublicación: US2018045183A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
HO CHENG TA [TW]

Resumen de: US2018045183A1

An electricity generator is mounted on an air exhaust port of a cooling tower and contains a delivery pipe and a wind turbine. The delivery pipe includes an air inlet and an air outlet opposite to the air inlet, and the air inlet corresponds to the air exhaust port of the cooling tower. The wind turbine includes a power generation device and a propeller rotatably connected with the power generation device and housed between the air inlet and the air outlet of the delivery pipe. Preferably, the delivery pipe is connected with the air exhaust port so that when the cooling tower operates, hot air exhausts from the air outlet via the air inlet.



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IMPROVED APPARATUS FOR EXCHANGING KINETIC ENERGY BETWEEN A FLUID AND A STRUCTURE MOVEABLE RELATIVE TO THE FLUID

NºPublicación: US2018045169A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
HTP TECH B V [CW]

Resumen de: US2018045169A1

An apparatus for exchanging kinetic energy between a fluid and a structure moveable relative to the fluid and connected to the apparatus, including a channel enclosed by a channel wall connected with the structure, and adapted to guide the fluid, at least four identical blades moveable within the channel and being connected to an energy converter coupled with the structure.



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PSP BLADES WITH DIHEDRAL ANGLES, COMPRISING A LONGITUDINAL DEPRESSION

NºPublicación: US2018045175A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
SAVEDRA PACHECO PEDRO [PE]

Resumen de: US2018045175A1

The invention relates to a novel rhomboidal wind turbine blade with a dihedral angle, as a supplement to another invention filed by the same applicant in 2013, said blade originally comprising four planar rhomboidal sides and a dihedral angle, and now including a longitudinal depression in the side forming the dihedral angle, from the center of the major axis of the blade, which traps more wind with a concave shape and directs same to the vertex of the angle, compressing the wind which rebounds from the vertex of the angle and powering the rotary movement with two sets of two blades per generator, as well as including an automatic safety system allowing the position of the blades to be changed in the event of high-speed winds by a computer system between a motor and a wind speed sensor, with the blades being coupled to the rotor with an angle that can be varied in response to high-speed winds.



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WAVE-WIND MUTUALLY SUPPLEMENTING POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS POWER GENERATION

NºPublicación: US2018045167A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WENG WEN KAI [TW]
WENG YUAN YU [TW]
CHEN CHIEN JUNG [TW]

Resumen de: US2018045167A1

A wave-wind mutually supplementing power supply system for continuous power generation is disclosed. The system of the present invention has a wave kinetic energy module (10), which comprises a wave energy harnessing unit (100), a transmission shaft (110), a generator unit (120), a torque adjusting unit (130) and an automatic control unit (140). The wave kinetic energy module (10) is disposed on/in a sea and may generate electricity through the motion of sea water. The electricity so generated is combined with a wind power generation device to provide continuous power generation. The automatic control unit (140) has a microprocessor (141) and a sea water motion sensor unit (142) so as to adjust the torque of the transmission shaft and control the activation of the generator unit according to the motion of the sea water.



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Air Capture Turbine

NºPublicación: US2018045178A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
BELL GORDON [GB]

Resumen de: US2018045178A1

An air capture turbine comprises a centrifugal fan having a plurality of fan blades and a wall from which the blades extend, and a cowling having an inner wall. The centrifugal fan housed to the inside of the inner wall of the cowling. The centrifugal fan has a ring gear mounted on a lower side thereof, the turbine further comprising at least three energy converters, each including a gear wheel for engaging the ring gear. The weight of the centrifugal fan is supported by the at least three energy converters, and the inner wall of the cowling has a plurality of openings formed therein and closure members for selectively closing one or more of the plurality of openings, the openings providing or ingress and egress of air flowing in the direction of a prevailing wind to and from the centrifugal fan and the closure members protecting fan blades moving towards the direction of the prevailing wind from being engaged by air moving in that direction.



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STRUCTURE ADAPTED TO TRAVERSE A FLUID ENVIRONMENT AND METHOD OF RETROFITTING STRUCTURE ADAPTED TO TRAVERSE A FLUID ENVIRONMENT

NºPublicación: US2018045176A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
CHURCH RYAN [CA]

Resumen de: US2018045176A1

A structure adapted to traverse a fluid environment exerting an ambient fluid pressure is provided. The structure includes an elongate body extending from a root to a wingtip and encapsulating at least one interior volume containing an interior fluid exerting an interior fluid pressure that is different from the ambient fluid pressure. A method of retrofitting a structure adapted to traverse a fluid environment exerting an ambient fluid pressure, the structure comprising an elongate body extending from a root to a wingtip and having at least one interior volume is also provided. The method includes sealing the elongate body to encapsulate the at least one interior volume containing an interior fluid; associating at least one valve with the at least one interior volume; and modifying interior fluid content via the at least one valve to produce an interior fluid pressure that is different from the ambient fluid pressure.



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FLOATING-TYPE OFFSHORE WIND POWER GENERATION FACILITY

NºPublicación: US2018045179A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
KOREA INSTITUTE OF OCEAN SCIENCE TECH [KR]

Resumen de: US2018045179A1

A floating type offshore wind power generation facility includes: a wind power generation unit which is installed to be horizontally rotatable about a vertical rotation center while being placed in an inclined state on an offshore structure or installed to be rotatable in two directions about a horizontal rotation center of the offshore structure, and converts rotational kinetic energy of blades caused by sea wind into electrical energy; and a driving unit which is connected to a lower end of the wind power generation unit in a state in which the driving unit is installed on the offshore structure, and changes a pivoting angle or a rotating angle of the wind power generation unit by generating driving power.



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COMBINED OMNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW TURBINE SYSTEM

NºPublicación: US2018045177A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
DE CAMPOS RUAO DA CUNHA ANTONIO PEDRO [PT]

Resumen de: US2018045177A1

A combined omnidirectional flow turbine system includes rotors that are disposed in a vertical position and enclosed in a motionless structure that receives air flows from any external direction which are manipulated by an airfoil to cause the rotors to rotate. The rotors can be connected to a transformation element, which transforms mechanical energy generated by the rotation of the rotors into electrical energy. The motionless structure is a hollow body and it is formed by a support structure and cover, being said interior space adapted to store electronic components, which can be directly supplied by the energy, produced.



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METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING MACHINE WINDING CIRCULATING CURRENT LOSSES

NºPublicación: US2018048204A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
BOULDER WIND POWER INC [US]

Resumen de: US2018048204A1

In some embodiments, a system includes three conductors, each conductor being on a separate layer such that the layers are parallel to one another and stacked. Each conductor has a winding portion and a terminal portion. The conductors are configured such that at least one electrical interconnect electrically couples two adjacent conductors within the winding portion but the third conductor is electrically isolated from the other two conductors within the winding portion. Within the terminal portion all three conductors are electrically coupled.



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METHOD FOR MOUNTING COMPONENTS OF A WIND TURBINE

NºPublicación: DE102016114833A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018029174A1

The invention relates to a method for mounting components of a wind turbine (100) which has a plurality of components. At least one of the components is mounted using a crane (200). Position and/or distance information of the components to be mounted is detected using a laser scanning unit (300). The CAD data of the components to be mounted is compared with the detected position and/or distance information in order to exactly determine the position and/or distance of the components to be mounted. The detected position and/or distance information is output to a crane operator, and the crane (200) can be controlled on the basis of the detected position and/or distance information of the components to be mounted.



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METHOD FOR PITCH ANGLE MEASUREMENT AND/OR FOR CONSTRUCTING A PITCH ANGLE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

NºPublicación: WO2018028987A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
SSB WIND SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018028987A1

The invention relates to a method for pitch angle measurement and/or for constructing a pitch angle measurement system on a rotor blade (100) of a wind turbine, the rotor blade comprising a blade root (114) and extending along a longitudinal blade axis (180). The rotor blade is rotatably mounted, by its blade root (114), to rotate about the longitudinal blade axis (180), on a rotor hub (20) of the wind turbine, the rotor hub rotating or being rotatable about a rotor axis (36). At least one chord line direction indicator (430) is firmly connected to the rotor blade (100) at a distance from the blade root (114), and defines a chord line direction indicator direction (160) indicative of a direction of a chord line (140) of the rotor blade (100) at the location of the chord line direction indicator (430). The rotor blade (100), or at least one rotor blade portion (101) of the rotor blade firmly connected to the chord line direction indicator (430), is produced in a mould (200) before being connected to the chord line direction indicator (430). While the rotor blade (100) or rotor blade portion (101) is in the mould (200), the chord line direction indicator (430) is firmly connected to the rotor blade (100) or rotor blade portion (101) in a position which is defined relative to the mould (200).



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TOWER SEGMENT, TOWER SECTION, TOWER, WIND TURBINE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TOWER SEGMENT AND FOR CONNECTING TOWER SEGMENTS

NºPublicación: WO2018029070A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018029070A1

The invention relates to a tower segment of a tower of a wind turbine, to a tower section of a wind turbine, to a tower of a wind turbine, to a wind turbine, to a method for producing a tower segment of a wind turbine, and to a method for connecting tower segments of a wind turbine. The tower segment comprises a compression element and a tension element, wherein the tension element is arranged with the main direction of extent of the tension element substantially horizontal in the installed state and is spaced apart from the tower segment in a direction orthogonal to the main direction of extent of the tension element and is connected to the compression element by means of an intermediate element.



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DEVICE FOR MONITORING MECHANICAL CONNECTION POINTS IN AN INSTALLATION

NºPublicación: WO2018029153A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
FRAUNHOFER GES ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E V [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018029153A1

The invention relates to a device for monitoring mechanical connection points in an installation, in particular in a wind turbine, having: at least one optical imaging device, which is designed to digitally capture optical images of one or more connection points repeatedly, in particular regularly or continuously; and a comparison device for comparing images with reference images or for comparing parameters of the images with reference parameters and for generating an error signal relating to the connection point reproduced in an image as soon as the deviations of the image from a reference image or of a parameter from a reference parameter exceed a specified threshold during imaging. Monitoring of mechanical connection points can thus be automated and systematised, and maintenance costs can be reduced. Operation of the monitored installation is also made safer.



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METHOD FOR MOUNTING COMPONENTS OF A WIND TURBINE

Nº publicación: WO2018029174A1 15/02/2018

Solicitante:
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2018029174A1

The invention relates to a method for mounting components of a wind turbine (100) which has a plurality of components. At least one of the components is mounted using a crane (200). Position and/or distance information of the components to be mounted is detected using a laser scanning unit (300). The CAD data of the components to be mounted is compared with the detected position and/or distance information in order to exactly determine the position and/or distance of the components to be mounted. The detected position and/or distance information is output to a crane operator, and the crane (200) can be controlled on the basis of the detected position and/or distance information of the components to be mounted.


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