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Tapered structure construction

United States Patent

April 5, 2016
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Feeding stock used to form a tapered structure into a curving device such that each point on the stock undergoes rotational motion about a peak location of the tapered structure; and the stock meets a predecessor portion of stock along one or more adjacent edges.
Smith; Eric D. (Boulder, CO), Takata; Rosalind K. (Denver, CO), Slocum; Alexander H. (Bow, NH), Nayfeh; Samir A. (Shrewsbury, MA)
Keystone Tower Systems, Inc. (Westminster, CO)
13/ 623,817
September 20, 2012
This invention was made with government support under Grant # DE-SC0006380 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.