Posts Tagged: wind energy


Vestas says it will challenge GE’s claims in lawsuit filed over wind turbine patent

Boston, MA-based global digital industrial firm General Electric filed a complaint for patent infringement against Dutch wind turbine company Vestas Wind Systems A/S. GE filed the …
By Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 6

The Future of CleanTech Patents

The number of U.S. patents granted for clean energy technology has recently dropped following a near 10-year period of growth. In fact, according to the Brookings …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
6 months ago 2

Alphabet’s Google continues innovation, from autonomous vehicles to wind turbines

Alphabet’s smart home technologies extend beyond thermostats as is evidenced by the hazard detection device that would be protected by U.S. Patent Application No. 20160078751, entitled …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

America’s aging electrical grid could benefit from smart grid tech

With an average price of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) as of January 2016, the American electrical grid system still does a good job of getting electrical energy …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Clean energy patent market may offer significant financial gains

With an increase in the number of patents being issued for clean energy technologies, it’s not surprising to see predictions of increased patent litigation in the …
By William Cory Spence
2 years ago 1

General Electric doubles down on power and transportation through innovation and Alstom acquisition

In January, the company announced that it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, MA, ending months of speculation that the company would indeed …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Picking winners and losers based on innovation design is unsound, unwise, and just plain stupid

On some basic level everything can be characterized as an idea. It is also all too easy for those who are not technically trained to believe, no …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Department of Energy Pumps Money into Offshore Wind Energy

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential 4.15 gigawatts of energy which can be collected from offshore wind collection around the country’s waters. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 11

GE Patents: Patents of Note: Medical Inventions & Alternative Energy Systems

General Electric has been awash in recently issued patents pertaining to medical technologies, and we discuss an intriguing collection of these inventions. One patent protects an improved …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outages

Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Siemens Diverse Innovation: Medical Devices, Alternative Energy

Our featured patent application today discusses improvements to methods of ultrasound therapy in medical settings. Ablation therapies in this system would have better safeguards that keep a …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation

We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Siemens AG Diverse Innovation: Waste Water Treatment, Medical Images and Wind Turbines

As a multinational corporation, Siemens AG is a frequent applicant at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This week’s Companies We Follow series takes a look …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

GE Patents New Tower Design for Wind Turbines

The company’s robust research and development is often the subject of patents and patent applications published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This week, we …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

GE Wind Patents Focus on Blade Design, Protecting Birds

Recently published patent applications include documents filed to protect a more efficiently designed turbine blade and an electronic sensor that can determine if corrosive forces have damaged …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0