ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 26 -- United States Patent no. 11,231,017, issued on Jan. 25, was assigned to General Electric Co. (Schenectady, N.Y.).
"System and method for the service and exchange of a yaw bearing for a machine head of a wind turbine" was invented by Darrick Adam Vanderwalker (Pattersonville, N.Y.), Joshua Adam Klinghagen (Kokomo, Ind.) and Gregory Clarence Thomas (Niskayuna, N.Y.).
According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "The present disclosure is directed to a system and methods for the service and exchange of a yaw bearing for a machine head of a wind turbine. The yaw bearing servicing and exchange system has a support stand. The support stand includes a base assembly and at least one support post extending perpendicularly from the base assembly. The support stand also includes at least one first post cap removably coupled to the support post and at least one leveler operably coupled to the at least one first post cap for establishing a level orientation of a support surface with respect to a horizontal plane."
The patent was filed on March 29, 2019, under Application No. 16/369,463.
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