General Electric Assigned Patent for Wind Turbine Metrology SystemTargeted News Service
By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 13 -- General Electric, Schenectady, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (8,235,662) developed by seven co-inventors for a "wind turbine metrology system." The co-inventors are Ryan M. LeClair, Wilton, N.Y., Thomas P. Schmitt, Saint Johnsbury, Vt., Saskia G. Honoff, Salzbergen, Germany, Clinton L. Williams, Tehachapi, Calif., Thomas H. Siebers, Neuenkirchen, Germany, Donald M. Rogers, Greer, S.C., and Christopher J. Winslow, Esperance, N.Y.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A wind turbine and system for controlling a wind turbine using a nosecone mounted metrology system is disclosed. The wind turbine comprises at least one wind sensor for determining at least one wind characteristic. The wind sensor is mounted on a boom and located at a predetermined distance outward from the wind turbine nosecone."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 9, 2007 (11/869,011). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,235,662&OS=8,235,662&RS=8,235,662
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.