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Number: 376/133
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Nuclear fusion > Magnetic confinement of plasma > Toroidal confinement of plasma
Description: Subject matter wherein the given volume is generated by a rotation of a plane closed curve about an axis lying in its plane.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/138 Bumpy torus 3
376/134 Divertors 19
376/136 Limiters or liners 40
376/137 With solid internal conductor 14

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8537958 Systems and methods for compressing plasma Sep. 17, 2013
8130893 Device and method for stimulation of magnetohydrodynamics Mar. 6, 2012
8073094 Device and method for simulation of magnetohydrodynamics Dec. 6, 2011
6855906 Induction plasma reactor Feb. 15, 2005
6477216 Compound plasma configuration, and method and apparatus for generating a compound plasma configuration Nov. 5, 2002
5675304 Magnet structure and method of operation Oct. 7, 1997
5672325 Method for the oxidation treatment of decaborane gas Sep. 30, 1997
5375149 Apparatus and method for extracting power from energetic ions produced in nuclear fusion Dec. 20, 1994
5225146 Injection of electrons with predominantly perpendicular energy into an area of toroidal field ripple in a tokamak plasma to improve plasma confinement Jul. 6, 1993
5060232 Free electron laser Oct. 22, 1991
5041760 Method and apparatus for generating and utilizing a compound plasma configuration Aug. 20, 1991
5019321 Modular fusion power apparatus using disposable core May. 28, 1991
4927592 Reversed field pinch apparatus May. 22, 1990
H757 Method of sustaining a radial electric field and poloidal plasma rotation over most of the cross-section of a tokamak Mar. 6, 1990
4894199 Beam fusion device and method Jan. 16, 1990
4859399 Modular fusion power apparatus using disposable core Aug. 22, 1989
4836972 Controlled thermonuclear fusion device and method Jun. 6, 1989
4835787 Fusion pumped light source May. 30, 1989
H627 Spherical torus fusion reactor Apr. 4, 1989
H554 Toroidal reactor Dec. 6, 1988
4767590 Anomalous - viscosity current drive Aug. 30, 1988
4749540 Demountable tokamak fusion core Jun. 7, 1988
4746484 Fusion reactor pumped laser May. 24, 1988
4735765 Flexible helical-axis stellarator Apr. 5, 1988
4734246 Elongated toroid fusion device Mar. 29, 1988
4734247 Helical shaping method and apparatus to produce large translational transform in pinch plasma magnetic confinement Mar. 29, 1988
4729865 Nuclear fusion reactor Mar. 8, 1988
4687616 Method and apparatus for preventing cyclotron breakdown in partially evacuated waveguide Aug. 18, 1987
4668464 Method and apparatus for maintaining equilibrium in a helical axis stellarator May. 26, 1987
H268 Elmo bumpy square plasma confinement device May. 5, 1987
4654184 System and method of operating toroidal magnetic confinement devices Mar. 31, 1987
4650631 Injection, containment and heating device for fusion plasmas Mar. 17, 1987
4638177 Rotating flux transformer Jan. 20, 1987
4615861 Oscillatory nonhmic current drive for maintaining a plasma current Oct. 7, 1986
4615860 Tokamak with in situ magnetohydrodynamic generation of toroidal magnetic field Oct. 7, 1986
4560528 Method and apparatus for producing average magnetic well in a reversed field pinch Dec. 24, 1985
4543231 Multiple pinch method and apparatus for producing average magnetic well in plasma confinement Sep. 24, 1985
4530812 Composite coils for toroidal field coils and method of using same Jul. 23, 1985
4529955 Method and apparatus for controlling coolant distribution in magnetic coils Jul. 16, 1985
4511782 Plasma sweeper to control the coupling of RF power to a magnetically confined plasma Apr. 16, 1985
4472344 Simplified segmented magnetic coil assembly for generating a toroidal magnetic field and the method of making same Sep. 18, 1984
4436691 Method and apparatus for the formation of a spheromak plasma Mar. 13, 1984
4430600 Modular low aspect ratio-high beta torsatron Feb. 7, 1984
4392918 Toroidal field coil torque structure Jul. 12, 1983
4392111 Method and apparatus for accelerating charged particles Jul. 5, 1983
4370295 Fusion-fission power generating device having fissile-fertile material within the region of the toroidal field coils generating means Jan. 25, 1983
4370296 Toroidal fusion reactor having ohmic heating coil substantially adjacent toroidal fusion region Jan. 25, 1983
4367193 Modular fusion apparatus using disposable core Jan. 4, 1983
4363775 Controlled nuclear fusion apparatus Dec. 14, 1982
4363776 Method and apparatus for the formation of a spheromak plasma Dec. 14, 1982

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