Patents by Inventor Kevin Standish

Kevin Standish 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).

  • Patent number: 8226368
    Abstract: Airfoils are provided for a wind turbine blade that is associated with a wind turbine hub. Each airfoil includes a blunt trailing edge, a substantially oval shaped suction side, and a substantially S-shaped pressure side. The airfoils decrease in cross-sectional area along the turbine blade in a direction extending away from the wind turbine hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Standish, Stefan Herr
  • Patent number: 8096761
    Abstract: A method for operating a wind turbine. The method includes providing a wind turbine having at least one blade having adjustable pitch angle that is adjusted according to an operational parameter schedule. A blade efficiency parameter is determined in response to a wind speed and a rotor speed. A minimum pitch angle is determined in response to the blade efficiency parameter and the pitch angle of the at least one blade in response to the blade efficiency parameter is maintained to an angle equal to or greater than the minimum pitch angle independent of the operational parameter schedule. A wind turbine plant and a method for servicing a wind turbine are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Frank Fric, Kevin Standish, Kirk Gee Pierce, Bernard Landa
  • Publication number: 20110189024
    Abstract: Airfoils are provided for a wind turbine blade that is associated with a wind turbine hub. Each airfoil includes a blunt trailing edge, a substantially oval shaped suction side, and a substantially S-shaped pressure side. The airfoils decrease in cross-sectional area along the turbine blade in a direction extending away from the wind turbine hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Standish, Stefan Herr
  • Patent number: 7927078
    Abstract: A wind turbine includes a tower supporting a drive train with a rotor, at least one blade extending radially from the rotor; and a plurality of substantially flat flaps extending substantially perpendicular from a suction surface of the blade and along different chord lines near a tip of the blade for capturing and directing tip vortices toward a trailing edge of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nishant Parsania, Kevin Standish
  • Patent number: 7883324
    Abstract: A family of airfoils for a wind turbine blade. Each airfoil may include a blunt trailing edge, a substantially oval shaped suction side, and a substantially S-shaped pressure side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin Standish, Stefan Herr
  • Publication number: 20100098540
    Abstract: A method for operating a wind turbine. The method includes providing a wind turbine having at least one blade having adjustable pitch angle that is adjusted according to an operational parameter schedule. A blade efficiency parameter is determined in response to a wind speed and a rotor speed. A minimum pitch angle is determined in response to the blade efficiency parameter and the pitch angle of the at least one blade in response to the blade efficiency parameter is maintained to an angle equal to or greater than the minimum pitch angle independent of the operational parameter schedule. A wind turbine plant and a method for servicing a wind turbine are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Frank Fric, Kevin Standish, Kirk Gee Pierce, Bernard Landa
  • Publication number: 20090016891
    Abstract: A wind turbine includes a tower supporting a drive train with a rotor, at least one blade extending radially from the rotor; and a plurality of substantially flat flaps extending substantially perpendicular from a suction surface of the blade and along different chord lines near a tip of the blade for capturing and directing tip vortices toward a trailing edge of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Nishant Parsania, Kevin Standish
  • Publication number: 20080166235
    Abstract: A family of airfoils for a wind turbine blade. Each airfoil may include a blunt trailing edge, a substantially oval shaped suction side, and a substantially S-shaped pressure side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Standish, Stefan Herr