|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||114/102.16 ; 290/044|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 14|
A linear motion wind driven power plant utilizes a closed-loop track having a plurality of carriages configured to move thereabout. At least one sail is formed to each of the carriages so as to be rotatable 360 degrees of azimuth. At least one electrical power generator generates electrical power from the movement of the carriages around the track. A sail assembly is defined by the sail, a sensor system for sensing lift generated by the action of the wind upon the sail, and a controller which causes the sail to turn to a position wherein the sensed lift ...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A sail assembly, said sail assembly comprising:a) a sail turnable about an axis thereof;b) a sensor system for sensing lift provided by an action of wind upon the sail, said sensor system comprising a plurality of strain gauges; andc) a controller causing said sail to turn to a position wherein the sensed lift of the sail is approximately maximized.