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Number: 376/108
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Nuclear fusion > Including accelerating particles into a stationary or static target (e.g., cockcroft-walton generator type)
Description: Subject matter wherein at least one of the reacting nuclei is directed into a fixed fuel body containing the other of the reacting nuclei in nongaseous form with sufficient energy to produce fusion.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/112 Cyclotron type acceleration of nuclei 12
376/114 Self-contained neutron sources (e.g., neutron or accelerator tube) 37
376/118 Subterranean sources 8
376/119 With control circuitry 17
376/113 With electrostatic voltage generating means 8
376/117 With ion beam collimator or filtering structure 10
376/110 With means for modifying the resultant neutron output, e.g., moderator means 18
376/111 With means to pulsate ion beam 9
376/109 With target replenishing 14

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8709350 Compact ion accelerator source Apr. 29, 2014
8625731 Compact neutron generator for medical and commercial isotope production, fission product purification and controlled gamma reactions for direct electric power generation Jan. 7, 2014
8526560 Method of using deuterium-cluster foils for an intense pulsed neutron source Sep. 3, 2013
8315350 Method and apparatus for heat production Nov. 20, 2012
8106570 Isotope production system and cyclotron having reduced magnetic stray fields Jan. 31, 2012
7978804 Low power neutron generators Jul. 12, 2011
7639770 Cylindrical neutron generator Dec. 29, 2009
7596197 Gamma source for active interrogation Sep. 29, 2009
7498588 Tandem accelerator having low-energy static voltage injection and method of operation thereof Mar. 3, 2009
7362842 Cylindrical neutron generator Apr. 22, 2008
7342988 Neutron tubes Mar. 11, 2008
7247845 Method and device for cluster fragmentation Jul. 24, 2007
7139349 Spherical neutron generator Nov. 21, 2006
6925137 Small neutron generator using a high current electron bombardment ion source and methods of treating tumors therewith Aug. 2, 2005
6907097 Cylindrical neutron generator Jun. 14, 2005
6870894 Compact neutron generator Mar. 22, 2005
6680480 Laser accelerator produced colliding ion beams fusion device Jan. 20, 2004
6654433 Method and machine for producing energy by nuclear fusion reactions Nov. 25, 2003
6477217 Target for neutron scattering installation Nov. 5, 2002
6192058 Multiwavelength actively mode-locked external cavity semiconductor laser Feb. 20, 2001
6141395 Sealed neutron tube Oct. 31, 2000
5970108 Method and apparatus for detecting high velocity alpha particles having captured electrons Oct. 19, 1999
5745536 Secondary electron ion source neutron generator Apr. 28, 1998
5745537 Neutron tube with magnetic confinement of the electrons by permanent magnets and its method of manufacture Apr. 28, 1998
5586153 Process for producing radionuclides using porous carbon Dec. 17, 1996
5293410 Neutron generator Mar. 8, 1994
5135704 Radiation source utilizing a unique accelerator and apparatus for the use thereof Aug. 4, 1992
4935194 High-flux neutron generator comprising a long-life target Jun. 19, 1990
4835446 High field gradient particle accelerator May. 30, 1989
4780647 Compact high power accelerator Oct. 25, 1988
4755344 Method and apparatus for the production of cluster ions Jul. 5, 1988
4724117 Polarization of fast particle beams by collisional pumping Feb. 9, 1988
4675145 Magnetically insulated diode for generating pulsed neutron and gamma ray emissions Jun. 23, 1987
4666651 High energy neutron generator May. 19, 1987
4529571 Single-ring magnetic cusp low gas pressure ion source Jul. 16, 1985
4457205 Multiple fiber armatures for electromagnetic launchers Jul. 3, 1984
4444717 Apparatus for removing energy Apr. 24, 1984
4435354 Method for the release of thermonuclear energy combining impact, magnetic and inertial confinement fusion Mar. 6, 1984
4425529 Charged-particle accelerating device for metric wave operation Jan. 10, 1984
4300054 Directionally positionable neutron beam Nov. 10, 1981
4298804 Neutron generator having a target Nov. 3, 1981
4283631 Bean scanning and method of use for ion implantation Aug. 11, 1981
4264823 Well logging digital neutron generator control system Apr. 28, 1981
4090986 Thermoset epoxy foam compositions and a method of preparing the same May. 23, 1978
4069457 High-energy accelerator for beams of heavy ions Jan. 17, 1978
4055686 Method of forming metal hydride films Oct. 25, 1977
4047068 Synchronous plasma packet accelerator Sep. 6, 1977
3993910 Liquid lithium target as a high intensity, high energy neutron source Nov. 23, 1976

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