Wind driven apparatus Patent #: 4019828
ApplicationNo. 06/052690 filed on 06/27/1979
US Classes:290/55, Wind290/44, Wind415/151, Upstream of runner415/4.2Vertical runner axis
ExaminersPrimary: Rubinson, Gene Z.
Assistant: Duncanson, W. E. Jr.
International ClassesF03D 11/04 (20060101)
F03D 3/00 (20060101)
F03D 3/04 (20060101)
F03D 11/00 (20060101)
AbstractA turbine wheel which includes a housing for enclosing the electrical generating apparatus, and track structure which engages and rotatably drives the generator or the like, i.e., through suitable coupling structure. Shroud structure is disposed in an operable exterior proximity with the turbine wheel for varying the effectiveness of the wind as it is acting upon the turbine wheel, i.e., in infinite variable stages commensurate with changing velocity of the wind. The speed of the turbine wheel is automatically controlled so as to remain substantially constant throughout a wide variance of normal wind velocity and irrespective of the direction of the wind.