|Application No.||Application Title||Issue Date|
|20120070280||CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A WIND TURBINE AND METHOD OF OPERATING A WIND TURBINE BASED ON MONITORING A BEARING|
A method of operating a wind turbine having a bearing assembly, a shaft received therein, and at least one sub-system capable of altering a dynamic state of the wind turbine includes monitoring at least one parameter indicative of a load on the shaft; comparing the at l...
|20120068472||ELECTRICAL MACHINES, WIND TURBINES, AND METHODS FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE|
Electrical machines, wind turbines, and methods of operating an electrical machine. The electrical machine includes first and second rotatable members that are configured to convert mechanical energy received from the wind turbine rotor into electrical energy. The first...
|20120068460||CONVERTIBLE BEARING FOR A WIND TURBINE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME|
A bearing assembly for a wind turbine includes a bearing housing and a bearing surface defining a passageway configured to receive a shaft. The bearing surface includes a stationary portion and a movable portion, the movable portion being defined by a movable member cou...