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    General Electric Granted United States Patent for System and Method for the Service and Exchange of a Yaw Bearing for a Machine Head of a Wind Turbine

    January 27, 2022 - Energy Patent News


      Alexandria, Jan. 27 -- General Electric has been granted a patent (11,231,017) for system and method for the service and exchange of a yaw bearing for a machine head of a wind turbine. This invention was developed by Vanderwalker Darrick Adam, Klinghagen Joshua Adam and Thomas Gregory Clarence. The patent application number is 16/369,463. The International Patent Classification codes are F03D 80/50 (20160101), F03D 13/40 (20160101), F03D 80/70 (20160101) and F03D 13/20 (20160101). Cooperative Patent Classification codes are F03D 13/20 (20160501), F03D 80/50 (20160501), F03D 13/40 (20160501), F03D 80/70 (20160501), F05B 2260/02 (20130101), F05B 2230/80 (20130101) and F05B 2240/50 (20130101).

      According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent and 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."


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