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Us Patent 8,338,976: Magnetically­-Levitated Wind Turbine, Sanza Kazadi Dec 2012

Us Patent 8,338,976: Magnetically­-Levitated Wind Turbine, Sanza Kazadi

Sanza Kazadi

A novel wind turbine configuration utilizes a permanent magnetic male and female levitation support for magnetic levitation. The novel wind turbine has a female part attached to a payload which is magnetically levitated above a male part of the levitation support. The female part and the payload are further operatively attached to a vertical axle structure which is held stationary by a point of contact. The point of contact and the vertical axle structure provide a stable axis of rotation for the payload and the female part, which can be rotated with near ­zero friction due to the magnetic repulsion ...


Us Patent 7,501,922: Permanent Magnetic Male And Female Levitation Supports, Sanza Kazadi Mar 2009

Us Patent 7,501,922: Permanent Magnetic Male And Female Levitation Supports, Sanza Kazadi

Sanza Kazadi

A  permanent   magnetic   male   and   female   levitation  support  has   a  first   part  with   a  cavity   and   a  plurality   of  retainment   mechanisms incorporated therein, and a plurality of first permanent magnets evenly distributed around the perimeter of the cavity and held in place by the retainment mechanisms, wherein the first permanent magnets produce a first rotationally invariant magnetic field around a first axis.  A second part is rigidly connected to a base and produces a second rotationally invariant magnetic field around a second axis. When the  
first axis is aligned with the second axis, the first magnetic field and the second ...