ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 17 -- United States Patent no. 11,415,110, issued on Aug. 16, was assigned to VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S (Aarhus N, Denmark).
"Wind turbine blade, a method of controlling a wind turbine, a control system, and a wind turbine" was invented by Pradeep Bosukonda (Aarhus V, Denmark), Tobias Ostergaard Rossel (Skodstrup, Denmark) and Johnny Nielsen (Svenstrup J, Denmark).
According to the abstract* released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A wind turbine blade is provided comprising a main blade portion and a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) element. The main blade portion has a shell defining an outer aerodynamic surface of the blade. The LIDAR element is disposed within a volume bounded by the outer aerodynamic surface and comprises at least one LIDAR system configured to transmit light beams away from the blade and to detect reflected light beams incident upon the blade."
The patent was filed on June 20, 2019, under Application No. 17/254,800.
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