Assembly structure and procedure for concrete towers used in wind turbines

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8381487
APP PUB NO 20100257797A1
SERIAL NO

12822544

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Structure and procedure for erecting concrete towers used in wind turbines in which said towers consist of sections, which in turn may each comprise a different number of segments or longitudinal sections. The procedure includes two differentiated cycles, which may take place alongside each other: the pre-assembly of each section of tower and their assembly. The sections may be pre-mounted on bases placed on the ground, with the segment in turn fitted with the help of struts and mechanical clamps. This procedure is extremely versatile in that it makes the best logistic use of the material, resources and requisite assembly times since the assembly procedures for each section can be developed alongside each other in the different wind farm towers, and also greater heights can be achieved than is traditionally possible.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INNE021 S.L.MADRID, ES3
Inneo21, S.L.MADRID2

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Chueca, Jose Emilio Jimeno Madrid, ES 3 19
Gomez, Miguel Angel Fernandez Madrid, ES 3 19

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
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* 2009/0169,393 WIND TOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME 8 2007
* 2010/0132,299 WIND TURBINE WITH IMPROVED TOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME 5 2008
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
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6443655 Flood barrier 20 2001
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* 2004/0068,948 Fire/party wall system 14 2003
* 2004/0182,019 Panel raising apparatus and method of use 5 2004
2005/0166,521 Lattice tower disguised as a monopole 35 2004
2005/0072,067 Method for establishing a foundation in particular for a tower of a wind energy plant 16 2004
2006/0213,145 Lattice-skin hybrid tower 32 2005
2008/0302,038 Method for Erecting a Tower 16 2005
2008/0209,842 Prefabricated Modular Tower 20 2006
 
RS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
2009/0019,816 Method of modular pole construction and modular pole assembly 12 2006
 
PREH KEYTEC GMBH (1)
* 5494363 Keyboard 51 1994
 
NORTHSTAR ENDEAVORS, LLC (1)
* 2009/0090,069 TOWER STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING 10 2008
 
SENVION SE (1)
* 2010/0154,351 TOWER OF A WIND POWER PLANT 3 2009
 
TATA STEEL IJMUIDEN BV (1)
* 2007/0294,955 Tower for a Wind Turbine, Prefabricated Metal Wall Part for Use in a Tower for a Wind Turbine and Method for Constructing a Tower for a Wind Turbine 27 2005
 
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG (1)
* 2009/0025,304 Tower Construction 9 2006
 
HITACHI, LTD. (1)
* 4527326 Part feeding and assembling system 20 1983
 
Z-TEK, LLC (2)
* 6782667 Tilt-up and telescopic support tower for large structures 42 2000
* 2002/0095,878 Tilt-up and telescopic support tower for large structures 13 2000
 
Elward Systems Corporation (1)
* 5809729 Method and apparatus for wall construction 48 1996
 
VALMONT NEWMARK, INC. (1)
7343718 Method for making multiple-part concrete pole 18 2004
 
INNE021 S.L. (1)
2006/0156,681 Modular tower structure for eolic turbines and other applications 20 2005
 
NOVO NORDISK A/S (1)
* 2002/0154,114 Method and system for customising build-to-order products 14 2001
 
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S (3)
* 2003/0147,753 Wind turbine tower suspension means 30 2002
* 7802412 Method of constructing large towers for wind turbines 11 2003
2006/0272,244 Method of contructing large towers for wind turbines 25 2003
 
PROMICOM, INC. (1)
2007/0151,089 Tension positioning apparatus and method of use for manufacturing poles and columns 3 2006
 
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (2)
6282863 Scaffoldless tank erection method 16 1998
7162844 Use of partial precast panels for construction of concrete walls and shells 3 2003
 
Monachino, Mosé (1)
6367214 Foundation element, methods for the construction of prefabricated structures including these elements, particularly prefabricated tunnels, and prefabricated structures made by these methods 20 1999
 
CORTINA INNOVATIONS, S.A. DE C.V. (1)
* 7739843 Pre-stressed concrete tower for wind power generators 38 2008
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES (1)
* 2014/0020,318 WIND TURBINE TOWER SUPPORTING STRUCTURE 0 2012
 
ALSTOM RENOVABLES ESPAÑA, S.L. (1)
8904738 Wind turbine tower supporting structure 0 2012
 
WOBBEN PROPERTIES GMBH (3)
* 8844237 Wind power plant and wind power plant tower segment 2 2011
* 2013/0025,229 WIND POWER PLANT AND WIND POWER PLANT TOWER SEGMENT 1 2011
9707699 Method for producing a precast concrete segment of a wind turbine tower, and a precast concrete tower segment formwork 0 2014
* Cited By Examiner

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