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United States Patent D809,460
Fukami ,   et al. February 6, 2018

Vortex generator for wind turbines

Claims


CLAIM The ornamental design for a vortex generator for wind turbines, as shown and described.
Inventors: Fukami; Koji (Tokyo, JP), Wakata; Daisuke (Tokyo, JP), Yatomi; Yuji (Tokyo, JP), Yamamura; Takashi (Kanagawa, JP), Fujioka; Yoshihiro (Kanagawa, JP)
Applicant:
Name City State Country Type

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.

Tokyo

N/A

JP
Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD. (Tokyo, JP)
Appl. No.: D/609,422
Filed: June 30, 2017

Related U.S. Patent Documents

Application NumberFiling DatePatent NumberIssue Date
35501108Mar 16, 2016

Current U.S. Class: D13/115
Current International Class: 1301
Field of Search: ;D13/115,112,139.4,137.1-137.2,103,108 ;D21/694 ;D15/28,5 ;D23/379 ;D10/106.91

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Other References

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Primary Examiner: Shields; Rhea
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Hauptman Ham, LLP

Description



First Embodiment

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a vortex generator for wind turbines that bears the design in accordance with a first embodiment.

FIG. 2 is a front view of the vortex generator of FIG. 1.

FIG. 3 is a back view of the vortex generator of FIG. 1.

FIG. 4 is a right side view of the vortex generator of FIG. 1. A left side view of the vortex generator is a mirror image of FIG. 4.

FIG. 5 is a top view of the vortex generator of FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a bottom view of the vortex generator of FIG. 1.

Second Embodiment

FIG. 7 is a perspective view of a vortex generator for wind turbines that bears the design in accordance with a second embodiment.

FIG. 8 is a front view of the vortex generator of FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 is a back view of the vortex generator of FIG. 7.

FIG. 10 is a right side view of the vortex generator of FIG. 7. A left side view of the vortex generator is a mirror image of FIG. 10.

FIG. 11 is a top view of the vortex generator of FIG. 7; and,

FIG. 12 is a bottom view of the vortex generator of FIG. 7.

The first and second embodiments are associated with a vortex generator where a pair of fins is disposed on a circular base plate.

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