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Number: 376/171
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Nuclear transmutation (e.g., by means of particle or wave energy) > By neutron bombardment > Actinides > Breeder or converter reactor structures
Description: Subject matter wherein the material bombarded with neutrons is a fertile material and this fertile material is a component of and positioned in, a nuclear fission reactor* comprised of two or more of the following structural elements: moderator structure, fuel structure, coolant structure (including primary coolant, per se), or fuel support structure.










Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/179 Coolant manipulated and used exterior of reactor core 3
376/172 Fertile fuel assembly structure or arrangement 34
376/178 Fuel assembly holddown or support 6
376/174 Having particular coolant fluid flow path or pattern within reactor core 8


Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8116423 Nuclear reactor (alternatives), fuel assembly of seed-blanket subassemblies for nuclear reactor (alternatives), and fuel element for fuel assembly Feb. 14, 2012
7804077 Passive actinide self-burner Sep. 28, 2010
7639771 Memory device with external magnetic field generator and method of operating and manufacturing the same Dec. 29, 2009
7476883 Biomarker generator system Jan. 13, 2009
6925138 Reactor core and method for operating nuclear reactor Aug. 2, 2005
6678344 Method and apparatus for producing radioisotopes Jan. 13, 2004
6512805 Light water reactor core and fuel assembly Jan. 28, 2003
6233298 Apparatus for transmutation of nuclear reactor waste May. 15, 2001
6026136 Seed-blanket reactors Feb. 15, 2000
5966418 Method for the destruction of plutonium by irradiation in a light water reactor Oct. 12, 1999
5940461 Reactor core for a light water cooled reactor, fuel assembly and control rod Aug. 17, 1999
5812621 Reactor core for a light water cooled reactor, fuel assembly and control rod Sep. 22, 1998
5774514 Energy amplifier for nuclear energy production driven by a particle beam accelerator Jun. 30, 1998
5499276 Method for minor actinide nuclides incineration Mar. 12, 1996
5386439 Spectral shift nuclear reactor with improved efficiency Jan. 31, 1995
5100608 In-core nuclear instrumentation for fast breeder reactors Mar. 31, 1992
5037607 Reactor Aug. 6, 1991
4681726 Fast breeder reactor Jul. 21, 1987
4562034 Fast breeder Dec. 31, 1985
4508677 Modular nuclear reactor for a land-based power plant and method for the fabrication, installation and operation thereof Apr. 2, 1985
4495137 Nuclear reactor Jan. 22, 1985
4493809 Uranium thorium hydride nuclear fuel Jan. 15, 1985
4294658 Nuclear reactors Oct. 13, 1981
4236965 Target assembly Dec. 2, 1980
4152204 Device for controlling the power output of a core reactor and for turning off the same May. 1, 1979
4121969 Contained fissionly vaporized imploded fission explosive breeder reactor Oct. 24, 1978
4111747 Packed rod neutron shield for fast nuclear reactors Sep. 5, 1978
4093514 Method of bringing nuclear power plant to fractional electrical load conditions Jun. 6, 1978
4078968 Sealed head access area enclosure Mar. 14, 1978
4024018 Liquid metal cooled fast breeder nuclear reactors May. 17, 1977
3993539 Method and device for measuring fluid flow Nov. 23, 1976
3974028 Reactor and method of operation Aug. 10, 1976











 
 
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