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    Vestas Wind Systems Secures Patent on Lightning Protection Systems for Wind Turbine Blades

    January 19, 2022 - Lighting Patent News


      Alexandria, Jan. 19 -- Vestas Wind Systems has secured a patent on lightning protection systems for wind turbine blades. Whitehouse Daniel and Baker Richard developed the invention. The patent application number is 17/102,538. The International Patent Classification codes are F03D 80/30 (20160101) and F03D 1/06 (20060101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are F03D 1/0675 (20130101), F03D 80/30 (20160501) and Y02E 10/72 (20130101).

      The abstract released by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states, "A blade tip assembly for a wind turbine blade, comprising a conductive blade tip module, a receptor arrangement spaced from the conductive blade tip module, a coupler that electrically couples the conductive blade tip module to the receptor arrangement and an insulating member that insulates the coupler. The invention also can be expressed as a method for assembling a blade tip assembly for a wind turbine blade, the method comprising providing a blade tip module; providing the blade tip module with a coupler for electrically coupling the blade tip module to a down conductor of a lightning protection system; and encasing the coupler with an insulating member."


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