MUMBAI, India, Jan. 7 -- Intellectual Property India has published a patent application (202117024876 A) filed by General Electric Company, Schenectady, U.S.A., on June 4, 2021, for 'method for manufacturing a structural component of a blade segment for a rotor blade of a wind turbine.'
Inventor(s) include Huth, Scott, Jacob; Rodwell, Andrew, Mitchell; Chen, Xu; Rondeau, Louis; and Shillig, Scott, Iverson.
The application for the patent was published on Nov. 12, under issue no. 46/2021.
According to the abstract released by the Intellectual Property India: "A method for manufacturing a structural component of a blade segment for a segmented rotor blade of a wind turbine (10) includes forming first and second portions of the structural component. The first and second portions include respective holes (174,178) that align in a chord-wise direction. The method also includes placing the first and second portions of the structural component into a mold (180) such that their respective holes (174,178) align in the chord- wise direction. Further, the method includes placing a tooling pin (198) through the aligned holes (174,178). In addition, the method includes infusing the first and second sides (170,176) together in the second mold (180) via a resin material so as to form the structural component. Moreover, the method includes removing the tooling pin (198) after the structural component has cured."
The patent application was internationally filed on Dec. 11, 2018, under International application No.PCT/US2018/064854.
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