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University of Maine Assigned Patent for Floating Hybrid Composite Wind Turbine Platform

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26 -- The University of Maine, Orono, has been assigned a patent (No. 10,598,155, initially filed Nov. 8, 2016) developed by three co-inventors for a "floating hybrid composite wind turbine platform and tower system with suspended mass." The co-inventors are Habib J. Dagher, Veazie, Maine, Anthony M. Viselli, Bangor, Maine, and Andrew J. Goupee, Ellsworth, Maine.

The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=10,598,155.PN.&OS=PN/10,598,155&RS=PN/10,598,155

The abstract states: "A wind turbine platform configured to float in a body of water and support a wind turbine thereon includes a buoyant hull platform. A wind turbine tower is centrally mounted on the hull platform and a wind turbine is mounted to the wind turbine tower. An anchor is connected to the hull platform and to the seabed, and a weight-adjustable mass is suspended from the hull platform."

Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Sudarshan Harpal.

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