Patents by Inventor Henning Poulsen

Henning Poulsen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200271102
    Abstract: A bracket for a transport frame, configured to hold a hub of a wind turbine in place at the transport frame during transport of the hub, the bracket holding the hub during the transport of the hub and mechanically connecting a holding device and the transport frame for attaching the holding device at the transport frame, for moving the holding device relative to the transport frame, and for moving a contacting portion of the holding device against the hub, which is arranged in a predetermined position on the transport frame is provided. A transport frame is also provided that includes, at least one bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Anders Elsborg Højris, Henning Poulsen, Witold Zareba
  • Patent number: 9810202
    Abstract: An arrangement and a method of rotating a hub of a wind turbine are provided. A wind turbine includes a hub mounted to a nacelle, whereby the hub is rotatable around an axis of rotation in respect to the nacelle. A rotor blade is arranged at the hub that leads to a torque around the axis of rotation of the hub. A counter weight is attached to the hub, whereby the counter weight has a mass that leads to a counter-torque around the axis of rotation. The counter-torque interacts with the torque during the installation of a second rotor blade to the hub. The counter weight is mounted to the hub by a mechanical arrangement that is rotatable in respect to the hub around the axis of rotation of the hub. The mechanical arrangement and the counter weight are rotatable in respect to the hub into a certain predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Loevenskjold Falkenberg, Karl Aage Maj, Jacob Blach Nielsen, Henning Poulsen, Brian Rasmussen, Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 9701235
    Abstract: An installation apparatus for handling a component of a wind turbine is provided. The installation apparatus includes a base, a support portion and an extensible arm having opposing ends connected to the support portion and the base, respectively. The extensible arm is adapted to move the support portion relative to the base and about a transverse axis of the installation apparatus between a transport position and an installation position. In the transport position the support portion rests on the base. In the installation position the support portion and the base form an angle. An assembly including such an installation apparatus and a method of mounting a wind turbine are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Kristian Soeholm
  • Patent number: 9453493
    Abstract: A transport system for a wind turbine nacelle is provided. The transport system comprises a first trailer and a second trailer, as well as a first leg arrangement attached to a front end or a rear end of the nacelle and a second leg arrangement attached to a bottom portion of the nacelle. A bridge assembly interconnects the first trailer and the second trailer and is fixed to the first leg arrangement and to the second leg arrangement to define a stable frame suspended between the first trailer and the second trailer for the nacelle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Henning Poulsen
  • Patent number: 9260875
    Abstract: A support arrangement of a wind turbine tower and a method to support the tower is provided. A support arrangement for a wind turbine tower is disclosed, whereby the support arrangement includes a first connection means to connect to a first part of the tower. The support arrangement includes a second connection means to connect to a second part of the tower. The first connection means are fixed in their position in respect to the support arrangement, and the second connection means are adjustable connected to the support arrangement, so that the distance between the first connection means and the second connection means is adjustable to counteract a deformation of the tower due to gravity. The support arrangement includes a third connection means to detachably fix the position of the second connection means in respect to the support arrangement 1 to support the counteracted shape of the tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Soeren Linde Bjoernskov, Henning Poulsen
  • Publication number: 20150330359
    Abstract: A transport system for a wind turbine nacelle is provided. The transport system comprises a first trailer and a second trailer, as well as a first leg arrangement attached to a front end or a rear end of the nacelle and a second leg arrangement attached to a bottom portion of the nacelle. A bridge assembly interconnects the first trailer and the second trailer and is fixed to the first leg arrangement and to the second leg arrangement to define a stable frame suspended between the first trailer and the second trailer for the nacelle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Henning Poulsen
  • Publication number: 20150308134
    Abstract: A support arrangement of a wind turbine tower and a method to support the tower is provided. A support arrangement for a wind turbine tower is disclosed, whereby the support arrangement includes a first connection means to connect to a first part of the tower. The support arrangement includes a second connection means to connect to a second part of the tower. The first connection means are fixed in their position in respect to the support arrangement, and the second connection means are adjustable connected to the support arrangement, so that the distance between the first connection means and the second connection means is adjustable to counteract a deformation of the tower due to gravity. The support arrangement includes a third connection means to detachably fix the position of the second connection means in respect to the support arrangement 1 to support the counteracted shape of the tower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: SOEREN LINDE BJOERNSKOV, HENNING POULSEN
  • Patent number: 9127647
    Abstract: A wind turbine nacelle is provided. The wind turbine nacelle includes a longitudinal extension and a bottom part. The longitudinal extension has a rear end and a front end. At the bottom part, an opening is located which serves as an interface to a tower of a wind turbine at a designated assembly situation of the nacelle. A first detachable leg arrangement is attached to at least one of the front end and the rear end. A second detachable leg arrangement is attached at the bottom part. Further embodiments are directed to a transport system for a wind turbine nacelle and to a method for transporting a wind turbine nacelle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Henning Poulsen
  • Patent number: 8963361
    Abstract: A direct driven wind turbine includes an electrical generator with a rotor and a stator, a hub constructed to receive a rotor blade, and an actuator device. The hub is connected to the rotor of the electrical generator. The hub and the rotor of the electrical generator are rotatable mounted in respect to the stator of the generator. The actuator device is constructed and arranged to rotate the rotor of the electrical generator and the hub of the wind turbine in respect to the stator of the electrical generator, wherein the actuator device is at least one motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Loevenskjold Falkenberg, Karl Aage Maj, Jacob Blach Nielsen, Henning Poulsen, Brian Rasmussen, Henrik Stiesdal
  • Patent number: 8932000
    Abstract: A method for positioning a large load into a transport position is provided. According to the method, the load is placed upon a frame structure with a substantially horizontal extension. The raising device is placed transport plane underneath the frame structure. The raising device is then extended in a vertical extension reaching between the transport plane and the frame structure so that the frame structure and the load are raised above the transport plane and are held in position by the raising device. Subsequently, the vertical extension of the raising device is decreased into the transport position. Further, a method for positioning a large load into a storage position and a transport system for such methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Jan Emil Westergaard
  • Publication number: 20140377062
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for rotating a rotor of a wind turbine. Here, the wind turbine has the rotor, a tower, a nacelle with a machine frame, and a hub on which at least one rotor blade can be mounted. The rotor is arranged so as to be rotatable relative to the nacelle about an axis of rotation. The wind turbine furthermore has a locking device for blocking a rotational movement of the rotor about the axis of rotation. The device has at least one first displacement unit which is fastened to the machine frame. The first displacement unit also has a fastening device by means of which the first displacement unit can be detachably fastened to the rotor. Finally, the fastening device is actuable, in particular electrically and/or hydraulically actuable. The invention furthermore relates to a system for rotating one rotor of the wind turbine. The invention finally relates to a method for rotating the rotor of the wind turbine by means of the device or by means of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: VERNER BECH JAKOBSEN, THORKIL MUNK-HANSEN, HENNING POULSEN
  • Publication number: 20140314529
    Abstract: A method for positioning a large load into a transport position is provided. According to the method, the load is placed upon a frame structure with a substantially horizontal extension. The raising device is placed transport plane underneath the frame structure. The raising device is then extended in a vertical extension reaching between the transport plane and the frame structure so that the frame structure and the load are raised above the transport plane and are held in position by the raising device. Subsequently, the vertical extension of the raising device is decreased into the transport position. Further, a method for positioning a large load into a storage position and a transport system for such methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Jan Emil Westergaard
  • Publication number: 20140305743
    Abstract: A holding system for holding blades for a wind turbine is provided. The holding system comprises a base frame, a support frame having a first holding section for holding a first blade of the wind turbine and a second holding section for holding a second blade of the wind turbine and a wheel arrangement. The support frame is mounted to the base frame. The wheel arrangement is mounted to the base frame such that the base frame is movable on a base surface such as the ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Jan Emil Westergaard
  • Patent number: 8845248
    Abstract: A transport structure for transporting and/or lifting a large scale generator, in particular a generator of a wind turbine is disclosed. A handling base is included with an upper side and a lower side and a first longitudinal end and second longitudinal end, and an interface arrangement at the handling base realized such that a generator can be releasably attached to the handling base in the direction of the upper side. A method for transporting and for lifting a large scale generator is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Henning Poulsen
  • Patent number: 8764082
    Abstract: An arrangement for lifting a tower wall portion of a wind turbine is provided. The arrangement includes a bar, a first holding member and a second holding member. The bar is connectable to a coupling element of a lift. The first and second holding members have respective first and second engagement portions adapted for engaging the tower wall portion at a first position and a second position respectively, the first position being different from the second position. The first and second holding members are releasably lockable at the bar such that the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are a first distance away from each other. The first and second holding members are also releasably lockable at the bar such that the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are a second distance away from each other, the second distance being different from the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mikkel Verner Krogh, Henning Poulsen
  • Publication number: 20140173898
    Abstract: An installation apparatus for handling a component of a wind turbine is provided. The installation apparatus includes a base, a support portion and an extensible arm having opposing ends connected to the support portion and the base, respectively. The extensible arm is adapted to move the support portion relative to the base and about a transverse axis of the installation apparatus between a transport position and an installation position. In the transport position the support portion rests on the base. In the installation position the support portion and the base form an angle. An assembly including such an installation apparatus and a method of mounting a wind turbine are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Kristian Soeholm
  • Patent number: 8733778
    Abstract: A system for the transportation of wind turbine components with a vehicle, especially for the transportation of large wind turbine components, is provided. The vehicle includes at least two wheelsets, a first end frame connected to a first wheelset and a second end frame connected to a second wheelset. The vehicle further includes a support structure for carrying at least one wind turbine component, wherein the support structure is adapted to be detachably connected to the first end frame and/or to the second end frame. Thereby, the wind turbine component is connected solely to the support structure in a fixed but detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Henning Poulsen
  • Publication number: 20130272876
    Abstract: An arrangement and a method of rotating a hub of a wind turbine are provided. A wind turbine includes a hub mounted to a nacelle, whereby the hub is rotatable around an axis of rotation in respect to the nacelle. A rotor blade is arranged at the hub that leads to a torque around the axis of rotation of the hub. A counter weight is attached to the hub, whereby the counter weight has a mass that leads to a counter-torque around the axis of rotation. The counter-torque interacts with the torque during the installation of a second rotor blade to the hub. The counter weight is mounted to the hub by a mechanical arrangement that is rotatable in respect to the hub around the axis of rotation of the hub. The mechanical arrangement and the counter weight are rotatable in respect to the hub into a certain predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Loevenskjold Falkenberg, Karl Aage Maj, Jacob Blach Nielsen, Henning Poulsen, Brian Rasmussen, Henrik Stiesdal
  • Publication number: 20130243595
    Abstract: A direct driven wind turbine includes an electrical generator with a rotor and a stator, a hub for receiving a rotor blade, and actuator device. The hub is connected to the rotor of the electrical generator, and the hub and the rotor of the electrical generator are rotatable mounted in respect to the stator of the generator. The actuator device is constructed and arranged to rotate the hub of the wind turbine in respect to the stator of the electrical generator. The actuator device is the electrical generator, wherein the electrical generator of the wind turbine is used as a motor to rotate the hub of the wind turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Loevenskjold Falkenberg, Karl Aage MAJ, Jacob Blach NIELSEN, Henning POULSEN, Brian RASMUSSEN, Henrik STIESDAL
  • Patent number: 8336465
    Abstract: A wind turbine hub transportation device is provided. The transportation device includes a hub receiving surface for receiving a wind turbine hub, a first beam, a second beam, and a center part connecting the first beam and the second beam. The first and second beam each have at least one first beam connector adapted for connecting the respective beam with a first lifter for lifting the transportation device. The center part includes a center connector adapted for making a connection to a second lifter for lifting the transportation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Henning Poulsen, Jan Emil Westergaard