Alexandria, April 6 -- Vestas Wind Systems has been granted a patent (10,968,893) for wind turbine comprising a parking structure for carrying the rotor during removal of the nacelle. This invention was developed by Jensen Ivar J B K, Pedersen Gunnar K Storgaard and Kudsk Henrik. The patent application number is 16/300,673. The International Patent Classification codes are F03D 13/20 (20160101), F03D 1/02 (20060101) and F03D 80/50 (20160101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are F03D 80/50 (20160501), F03D 1/02 (20130101), F03D 13/20 (20160501), Y02E 10/72 (20130101), F05B 2240/912 (20130101) and F05B 2230/80 (20130101).
According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: "A wind turbine comprising a tower structure configured to hold a nacelle with a rotor and a parking structure for holding the rotor. To improve the ability to carry out maintenance and to allow easier assembly and disassembly of the wind turbine, the parking structure is configured to connect the rotor directly to the tower structure to thereby allow removal of the nacelle while the rotor remains fixed to the tower structure."