US 9,812,926 B1
Micro-wind turbine for the power and recharge of satellite home automation sensors
Carlos Rodriguez, Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed by Carlos Rodriguez, Santa Ana, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 17, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/828,507.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/038,200, filed on Aug. 15, 2014.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F24F 13/00 (2006.01); H02K 7/18 (2006.01); F24F 13/14 (2006.01)
CPC H02K 7/1823 (2013.01) [F24F 13/14 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for generating electrical power using air moving through a duct of a forced air heating or air conditioning system within a building, comprising:
a wind turbine sized to be mounted within a duct and comprising one or more blades coupled to a generator for converting kinetic energy from air moving through the duct into electrical power; and
a device coupled to the generator comprising one or more electrical components or sensors and a battery for providing electrical power to the electrical components or sensors of the device and coupled to the generator for charging the battery; and
a controller coupled to the battery to monitor a power level of the battery, the controller configured to communicate with an HVAC system to activate the HVAC system to deliver air into the duct to charge the battery.