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    US Patent Issued to General Electric on Jan. 12 for "System and method for initializing startup of a wind turbine" (South Carolina, Wisconsin Inventors)

    January 13, 2021 - U.S. Fed News


      ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 13 -- United States Patent no. 10,890,158, issued on Jan. 12, was assigned to General Electric Co. (Schenectady, N.Y.).

      "System and method for initializing startup of a wind turbine" was invented by Megan Purcell Murray (Pewaukee, Wis.), Jignesh Govindlal Gandhi (Simpsonville, S.C.) and Hammad Ahmad (Laurens, S.C.).

      According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A method for initializing startup of a wind turbine includes measuring a first wind condition at the wind turbine at a first moment in time. The method also includes measuring a second wind condition at the wind turbine at a subsequent, second moment in time. Further, the method includes estimating an acceleration parameter of the wind turbine as a function of the first wind condition and the second wind condition. Moreover, the method includes comparing the acceleration parameter to a predetermined threshold. As such, the method includes initializing a first startup process for the wind turbine when the acceleration parameter is at or below a predetermined threshold. Further, the method includes initializing a second startup process for the wind turbine when the acceleration parameter exceeds a predetermined threshold, the second startup process being faster than the first startup process."

      The patent was filed on Sept. 25, 2018, under Application No. 16/140,923.

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