US Patent No: 8,087,898 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Stress relief flange and method for distributing stress for wind turbine components

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A wind turbine including an article, article, and method of forming an article for distributing stress are disclosed. The article includes a flange for securing an upper tower section and a lower tower section of a wind turbine and includes a first arm extending in a first direction, a second arm extending in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, a relief region disposed between the first arm and the second arm, the relief region maintaining or improving the distribution of stress on wind turbine components selected from the group consisting of the first arm of the flange, the second arm of the flange, a fastener of the flange, and combinations thereof.

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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSCHENECTADY, NY17022

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Paura, Ingo - 10 10
Tetambe, Ravindra P Niskayuna, NY 3 2

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (3)
* 6,467,988 Reducing cracking adjacent shell flange connecting bolts 31 2000
* 2009/0169,393 WIND TOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME 3 2007
* 2010/0024,311 WIND TURBINE ASSEMBLY WITH TOWER MOUNT 8 2008
 
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S (1)
* 2003/0147,753 Wind turbine tower suspension means 20 2002
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