US 9,810,221 B2
Machine for generating electrical energy
Brij N. Singh, West Fargo, ND (US)
Assigned to Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed by Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed on Mar. 25, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/849,759.
Prior Publication US 2014/0286802 A1, Sep. 25, 2014
Int. Cl. F02B 63/04 (2006.01); F03G 7/08 (2006.01); F04D 13/02 (2006.01); A01D 41/12 (2006.01); A01D 69/02 (2006.01); H02K 7/18 (2006.01); F03G 3/04 (2006.01); G01F 1/10 (2006.01); H02K 11/04 (2016.01); H02K 16/00 (2006.01)
CPC F04D 13/02 (2013.01) [A01D 41/1217 (2013.01); A01D 69/02 (2013.01); F03G 3/04 (2013.01); G01F 1/10 (2013.01); H02K 7/1823 (2013.01); H02K 11/046 (2013.01); H02K 16/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A machine for generating electrical energy, the machine comprising:
a housing;
a shaft rotatable with respect to the housing;
an impeller with blades for rotation with the shaft in response to receipt of material from a chute, wherein the chute makes an angle with respect to a vertical axis;
a first generator assembly comprising first stator windings associated with the housing and a first magnet affixed to the shaft, such that if the impeller rotates an electromagnetic signal energizes the first stator windings based on the flow of material through the chute.