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Number: 376/268
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Handling of fission reactor component structure within reactor system > Refueling machines
Description: Subject matter wherein the object is an apparatus for moving fission fuel elements.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/271 Upper axial transfer 76
376/269 With magazine 31
376/270 With nonaxial transfer capability 43

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8666016 Fuel exchange apparatus Mar. 4, 2014
8542791 Refueling apparatus for sodium-cooled fast reactor and method for the same Sep. 24, 2013
8411813 Method for carrying out reactor internal Apr. 2, 2013
8396182 Method and apparatus to shield a nuclear fuel assembly with removable debris shield in upper tie Mar. 12, 2013
8355481 Pressure vessel sliding support unit and system using the sliding support unit Jan. 15, 2013
8254516 Control rod drive outer filter removal tool Aug. 28, 2012
8143592 Filling system for potentially hazardous materials Mar. 27, 2012
8139706 Apparatus and method for supporting fuel assemblies in an underwater environment having lateral access loading Mar. 20, 2012
8050378 Systems for aligning and handling fuel rods within a nuclear fuel bundle Nov. 1, 2011
7995700 Rear door system for transferring hot cell equipment Aug. 9, 2011
7986760 Method and apparatus for permissive control of a mast and grapple Jul. 26, 2011
7771156 Method and apparatus for reactor monolith loading Aug. 10, 2010
7750328 Filling system for potentially hazardous materials Jul. 6, 2010
7715517 Apparatus and method for supporting fuel assemblies in an underwater environment having lateral access loading May. 11, 2010
7539280 Nuclear fuel rod loading method and apparatus May. 26, 2009
7492826 Bidirectional buffered interface for crosspoint switch Feb. 17, 2009
7424084 Fuel assembly nozzleless handling tool and method Sep. 9, 2008
7397884 Aligning device for fuel elements of a pressurized water reactor Jul. 8, 2008
7386087 Method and device for loading a fuel assembly into the core of a nuclear reactor Jun. 10, 2008
7321650 Apparatus for transferring an article between fluid-filled vessels Jan. 22, 2008
7139357 Reactor servicing platform Nov. 21, 2006
6895067 Smooth collet for pulling fuel rods May. 17, 2005
6885718 Method and apparatus for transferring an article between fluid-filled vessels Apr. 26, 2005
6639961 Nuclear fuel pellet loading method and machine for same Oct. 28, 2003
6619712 Refueling mast retaining tool for a nuclear reactor Sep. 16, 2003
6452993 Method of carrying out large-sized apparatus Sep. 17, 2002
6404836 Removable spent fuel handling machine rail Jun. 11, 2002
6359953 Loading machine for transferring closely adjacent elongate articles, in particular fuel elements, and method for simultaneously transferring fuel elements Mar. 19, 2002
6320922 Tool for retracting fuel rods from and inserting fuel rods into a nuclear fuel assembly and methods therefor Nov. 20, 2001
6282254 Slidable comb assembly for burnable poison rod transfer device Aug. 28, 2001
6252922 Method of handling a nuclear reactor and an apparatus used in the handling method Jun. 26, 2001
6198787 Method of handling a nuclear reactor and an apparatus used in the handling method Mar. 6, 2001
6058153 Preventive maintenance apparatus for structural members in a nuclear pressure vessel May. 2, 2000
5999584 Reactor head lift apparatus Dec. 7, 1999
5898746 Method and a device for movement correction and positioning Apr. 27, 1999
5898745 Nuclear fuel assembly locator Apr. 27, 1999
5737377 Nuclear reactor camera mast assembly and loading guide Apr. 7, 1998
5644607 Automatic refueling apparatus Jul. 1, 1997
5586158 Apparatus for automatically replacing nuclear fuel assemblies Dec. 17, 1996
5490185 System for automatic refueling of a nuclear reactor Feb. 6, 1996
5377240 Transfer carriage with interchangeable baskets Dec. 27, 1994
5291532 Fuel transfer system Mar. 1, 1994
5291531 Auxiliary platform for boiling water reactors Mar. 1, 1994
5284374 Apparatus for remotely handling components Feb. 8, 1994
5151245 Device for the sealed opening and closing of a passage interconnecting a central channel of a transportable hollow body and a vertical well formed in a fixed structure Sep. 29, 1992
5139733 Transfer cupboard for a fuel assembly extracted from the core of a nuclear reactor and cooled by an integrated gas circuit Aug. 18, 1992
5135707 Fuel rod alignment template Aug. 4, 1992
5085824 Nuclear refueling platform drive system Feb. 4, 1992
5019327 Fuel assembly transfer basket for pool type nuclear reactor vessels May. 28, 1991
4994231 Apparatus for blending constituents of varying densities Feb. 19, 1991

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