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Number: 376/262
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Handling of fission reactor component structure within reactor system > Fuel component > Including handling of a second different, diverse reactor component (e.g., control element, moderator element, vessel cover removal)
Description: Subject matter wherein the fission reactor fuel is moved together with another fission reactor system component.

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Class Number Class Name Patents
376/263 With pressure vessel cover removal 64

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8599989 Modular reactor head area assembly Dec. 3, 2013
8576973 Container-loading cask for at least one nuclear fuel assembly, a gripping device and loading method Nov. 5, 2013
8437445 Method for predicting stresses on a steam system of a boiling water reactor May. 7, 2013
8254516 Control rod drive outer filter removal tool Aug. 28, 2012
8189731 Machinery system allowing replacement of old reactor with a new reactor in nuclear power electric generating station May. 29, 2012
8143592 Filling system for potentially hazardous materials Mar. 27, 2012
7986760 Method and apparatus for permissive control of a mast and grapple Jul. 26, 2011
7873137 Reactivity control arrangement and fast reactor Jan. 18, 2011
7809098 System for exchanging a control rod drive Oct. 5, 2010
7787583 Handling poles for use in nuclear reactors Aug. 31, 2010
7386087 Method and device for loading a fuel assembly into the core of a nuclear reactor Jun. 10, 2008
7289590 Method and apparatus for handling a tube guide of upper interval equipment of a nuclear reactor Oct. 30, 2007
7239683 Fuel assembly nozzleless handling tool and method Jul. 3, 2007
7158605 Head assembly Jan. 2, 2007
6853697 Hermetically sealable transfer cask Feb. 8, 2005
6788755 Safe lift and process for transporting canisters of spent nuclear fuel Sep. 7, 2004
6744841 Method for carrying equipment out of nuclear power plant Jun. 1, 2004
6731715 Reactor vessel handling method May. 4, 2004
6665364 Inspection method and apparatus for piping Dec. 16, 2003
6654436 Stud enclosure and method of use Nov. 25, 2003
6643349 Method of removing a large-sized apparatus from a reactor building of a nuclear plant Nov. 4, 2003
6625245 Method of handling reactor vessel Sep. 23, 2003
6625248 Process for the treatment of radioactive graphite Sep. 23, 2003
6556641 Apparatus and method for handling reactor-internal equipments Apr. 29, 2003
6501813 Control rod/fuel support grapple Dec. 31, 2002
6452993 Method of carrying out large-sized apparatus Sep. 17, 2002
6327322 Interlock assembly for burnable poison rod transfer device Dec. 4, 2001
6327321 Borated aluminum rodlets for use in spent nuclear fuel assemblies Dec. 4, 2001
6295329 Apparatus and method for handling reactor-internal equipments Sep. 25, 2001
6282254 Slidable comb assembly for burnable poison rod transfer device Aug. 28, 2001
6240155 Preventive maintenance apparatus for structural members in a nuclear pressure vessel May. 29, 2001
6108391 Apparatus for performing jet pump riser pipe repairs Aug. 22, 2000
6047037 Multi-lift tool and method for moving control rods in a nuclear reactor Apr. 4, 2000
5999584 Reactor head lift apparatus Dec. 7, 1999
5970109 Method for disposing of a component located in a reactor pressure vessel of a nuclear reactor plant Oct. 19, 1999
5930318 Method and a device for nuclear fuel handling Jul. 27, 1999
5896430 Method and a device for fuel handling Apr. 20, 1999
5802127 Device for protecting in-core monitors against damage during servicing of nuclear reactor Sep. 1, 1998
5778034 Control rod drive mechanism Jul. 7, 1998
5734690 Reactor-internal equipment handling apparatus Mar. 31, 1998
5570399 Control rod and supporting metal gripping apparatus and method of withdrawing same Oct. 29, 1996
5473645 Fuel support and control rod storage rack Dec. 5, 1995
5425070 Nuclear fuel assembly insert alignment tool Jun. 13, 1995
5420899 Grapple for a fuel bundle channel May. 30, 1995
5377240 Transfer carriage with interchangeable baskets Dec. 27, 1994
5377239 BWR control rod handling tooling & method Dec. 27, 1994
5331675 Apparatus and a method for handling a control rod Jul. 19, 1994
5329563 Control rod latch tool Jul. 12, 1994
5325408 Device for transferring a poison rod assembly from one fuel assembly to another fuel assembly Jun. 28, 1994
5319686 Dry transfer of spent nuclear rods for transporation Jun. 7, 1994

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