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Number: 376/267
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Handling of fission reactor component structure within reactor system > Fuel component > Charging or discharging of fuel > Refueling schemes, patterns, or fuel cycles (e.g., in/out systems)
Description: Subject matter wherein the movement involves at least a partial rearrangement of the fuel elements in the reactor system to new positions previously occupied by other fuel elements or by movement of the fuel from or to different portions of the reactor system.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8644445 Spring mounting device for nuclear fuel rod Feb. 4, 2014
8599990 Process for application of lubricant to fuel rod during fuel assembly loading process Dec. 3, 2013
8594267 Method for selecting a loading map for a nuclear reactor core, corresponding selection system, computer program and storage medium Nov. 26, 2013
8582713 Method for improving energy output of a nuclear reactor, method for determining natural uranium blanket layer for a fuel bundle, and a fuel bundle having a variable blanket layer Nov. 12, 2013
8583409 Nuclear-characteristic calculating program and analyzing apparatus Nov. 12, 2013
8526518 Imbalance compensation for direct conversion communication systems Sep. 3, 2013
8135108 Nuclear power station comprising at least one high temperature reactor Mar. 13, 2012
8064565 Reactor core Nov. 22, 2011
7986760 Method and apparatus for permissive control of a mast and grapple Jul. 26, 2011
7970093 Method for operating a nuclear reactor Jun. 28, 2011
7941305 Method and apparatus for moving nuclear fuel May. 10, 2011
7769124 Natural circulation boiling water reactor and handling method thereof Aug. 3, 2010
7668282 Method for assembling a pressurized water reactor core, and reactor core configuration Feb. 23, 2010
7636652 Method and apparatus for facilitating recovery of nuclear fuel from a fuel pool Dec. 22, 2009
7616727 Methods of editing fuel bundle groups Nov. 10, 2009
7613272 Methods of using fuel bundle groups as evaluation constraints Nov. 3, 2009
7574337 Method of determining a fresh fuel bundle design for a core of a nuclear reactor Aug. 11, 2009
7499840 Method and apparatus for creating and editing a nuclear reactor core loading template Mar. 3, 2009
7480599 Single cycle and equilibrium fuel loading method and system to reduce cycle outage in a boiling water nuclear reactor Jan. 20, 2009
7472045 Method for perturbating a nuclear reactor core fuel bundle design to generate a group of designs Dec. 30, 2008
7424084 Fuel assembly nozzleless handling tool and method Sep. 9, 2008
7409032 Method of fuel bundle consideration in a reactor Aug. 5, 2008
7337099 Method, arrangement and computer program for generating database of fuel bundle designs for nuclear reactors Feb. 26, 2008
7280946 Method and arrangement for determining pin enrichments in fuel bundle of nuclear reactor Oct. 9, 2007
7224761 Method and algorithm for searching and optimizing nuclear reactor core loading patterns May. 29, 2007
6931090 Method of establishing a nuclear reactor core fuel assembly loading pattern Aug. 16, 2005
6909765 Method of uprating an existing nuclear power plant Jun. 21, 2005
6895067 Smooth collet for pulling fuel rods May. 17, 2005
6891912 Fuel assemblies in a reactor core and method of designing and arranging same May. 10, 2005
6862329 In-cycle shuffle Mar. 1, 2005
6504889 Method of operating reactor Jan. 7, 2003
6442227 Sleeve assembly for nuclear fuel racks Aug. 27, 2002
6434209 Critical power enhancement system for a pressurized fuel channel type nuclear reactor using alignment of fuel bundle pairs Aug. 13, 2002
6263038 MOX fuel arrangement for nuclear core Jul. 17, 2001
6233302 Mox fuel arrangement for nuclear core May. 15, 2001
6141396 Initial loading core Oct. 31, 2000
6026136 Seed-blanket reactors Feb. 15, 2000
6005905 Initial core Dec. 21, 1999
5923717 Method and system for determining nuclear core loading arrangements Jul. 13, 1999
5822388 MOX fuel arrangement for nuclear core Oct. 13, 1998
5790618 Method and system for determining the impact of a mislocated nuclear fuel bundle loading Aug. 4, 1998
5787139 Fuel loading method Jul. 28, 1998
5715290 Reactor water control method in BWR power plant, BWR power plant having low radioactivity concentration reactor water and fuel clad tube for BWR Feb. 3, 1998
5677938 Method for fueling and operating a nuclear reactor core Oct. 14, 1997
5631939 Initial core of nuclear power plant May. 20, 1997
5615251 Real-time reconfiguration Mar. 25, 1997
5544211 Nuclear fuel assembly and nuclear reactor incorporating the same Aug. 6, 1996
5319685 Method for operation of a boiling water nuclear reactor Jun. 7, 1994
5307387 Fuel loading method and reactor core Apr. 26, 1994
5272736 Core loading strategy for reload of a plurality of different fuel bundle fuel designs Dec. 21, 1993

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