WO2010141715A3 - Inflatable wind turbine - Google Patents

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WO2010141715A3
WO2010141715A3 PCT/US2010/037251 US2010037251W WO2010141715A3 WO 2010141715 A3 WO2010141715 A3 WO 2010141715A3 US 2010037251 W US2010037251 W US 2010037251W WO 2010141715 A3 WO2010141715 A3 WO 2010141715A3
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shroud
wind turbine
turbine
wind
impeller
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PCT/US2010/037251
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French (fr)
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Walter M. Presz, Jr.
Michael J. Werle
Thomas J. Kennedy, Iii
William Scott Keeley
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Flodesign Wind Turbine Corporation
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING WEIGHT AND MISCELLANEOUS MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER; OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F03DWIND MOTORS
    • F03D1/00Wind motors with rotation axis substantially parallel to the air flow entering the rotor 
    • F03D1/04Wind motors with rotation axis substantially parallel to the air flow entering the rotor  having stationary wind-guiding means, e.g. with shrouds or channels
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
    • F05B2240/00Components
    • F05B2240/10Stators
    • F05B2240/13Stators to collect or cause flow towards or away from turbines
    • F05B2240/133Stators to collect or cause flow towards or away from turbines with a convergent-divergent guiding structure, e.g. a Venturi conduit
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
    • F05B2240/00Components
    • F05B2240/90Mounting on supporting structures or systems
    • F05B2240/98Mounting on supporting structures or systems which is inflatable
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
    • F05B2250/00Geometry
    • F05B2250/10Geometry two-dimensional
    • F05B2250/18Geometry two-dimensional patterned
    • F05B2250/182Geometry two-dimensional patterned crenellated, notched
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05BINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
    • F05B2280/00Materials; Properties thereof
    • F05B2280/40Organic materials
    • F05B2280/4003Synthetic polymers, e.g. plastics; Rubber
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F05INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04
    • F05CINDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MATERIALS, MATERIAL PROPERTIES OR MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR MACHINES, ENGINES OR PUMPS OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES
    • F05C2225/00Synthetic polymers, e.g. plastics; Rubber
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
    • Y02E10/00Energy generation through renewable energy sources
    • Y02E10/70Wind energy
    • Y02E10/72Wind turbines with rotation axis in wind direction

Abstract

A wind turbine has an impeller surrounded by a shroud. The shroud is formed from inflatable components extending between two rigid structural members. When inflated, the shroud acts to increase the energy generated by the impeller. Under adverse wind conditions, the inflatable components can be deflated to reduce surface area and wind load on the turbine.
PCT/US2010/037251 2008-09-08 2010-06-03 Inflatable wind turbine WO2010141715A3 (en)

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US18374909 true 2009-06-03 2009-06-03
US61/183,749 2009-06-03
US12555446 US8393850B2 (en) 2008-09-08 2009-09-08 Inflatable wind turbine
US12/555,446 2009-09-08

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CN 201080031297 CN102597502A (en) 2009-06-03 2010-06-03 Inflatable wind turbine
CA 2763897 CA2763897A1 (en) 2009-06-03 2010-06-03 Inflatable wind turbine
AU2010256544A AU2010256544A1 (en) 2009-06-03 2010-06-03 Inflatable wind turbine
EP20100728035 EP2438297A2 (en) 2009-06-03 2010-06-03 Inflatable wind turbine

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US8393850B2 (en) * 2008-09-08 2013-03-12 Flodesign Wind Turbine Corp. Inflatable wind turbine
EP2859227A4 (en) * 2012-06-07 2016-01-13 Squared Wind Inc V Efficient systems and methods for construction and operation of mobile wind power platforms
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EP0045202A1 (en) * 1980-07-26 1982-02-03 Timothy Michael Gilchrist Improvements in wind powered electric generators
US5669758A (en) * 1996-01-24 1997-09-23 Williamson; Larry D. Wind turbine
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EP0045202A1 (en) * 1980-07-26 1982-02-03 Timothy Michael Gilchrist Improvements in wind powered electric generators
US5669758A (en) * 1996-01-24 1997-09-23 Williamson; Larry D. Wind turbine
WO2010028342A2 (en) * 2008-09-08 2010-03-11 Flodesign Wind Turbine Corporation Inflatable wind turbine

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