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Number: 376/409
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Fuel component structure
Description: Subject matter comprising an integral structure the constituent material of which includes, at least in part, a nuclear fuel*.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/412 Encased with nonfuel component 75
376/453 Fuel support or covering provided with fins, projections, prongs, etc.) 32
376/451 Having particular end closure or seal (e.g., weld, plug, cap, etc.) 117
376/455 Hollow, annular, or graduated fuel layers or members (e.g., concentric, helical, etc.) 34
376/457 Nonconventional jacket or can material 145
376/426 Plural fuel segments or elements 47
376/411 Spherical particles 60
376/456 Vented fuel 32
376/450 With condition sensing or indicating means 44
376/410 With means to prevent thinning of the cladding (e.g., amoeba effect) 13

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8711997 Reactor core of liquid metal cooled reactor Apr. 29, 2014
8712005 Nuclear fission reactor, a vented nuclear fission fuel module, methods therefor and a vented nuclear fission fuel module system Apr. 29, 2014
8705685 Device for removing solid particles from the cooling medium which circulates in the primary circuit of a nuclear reactor Apr. 22, 2014
8693612 Unit spacer grid strap, unit spacer grid, and spacer grid for nuclear fuel rods Apr. 8, 2014
8687760 Method of determining at least one technological uncertainty factor for nuclear fuel elements, and corresponding methods of designing, fabricating, and inspecting nuclear fuel elements Apr. 1, 2014
8681929 Nuclear reactor fuel assembly Mar. 25, 2014
8675809 Nuclear fuel cladding having an exterior comprising burnable poison in contact with aqueous reactor coolant Mar. 18, 2014
8654917 Nuclear reactor (alternatives), fuel assembly of seed-blanket subassemblies for nuclear reactor (alternatives), and fuel element for fuel assembly Feb. 18, 2014
8644446 Spacer grid with saddle-shaped supports and corresponding nuclear fuel assembly Feb. 4, 2014
8625733 Neutron source assembly Jan. 7, 2014
8599991 Boiling water reactor, core of boiling water reactor and fuel assembly Dec. 3, 2013
8599993 Fuel compact Dec. 3, 2013
8599994 Fuel bundle and spacer band Dec. 3, 2013
8576977 Method for designing a fuel assembly optimized as a function of the stresses in use in light-water nuclear reactors, and resulting fuel assembly Nov. 5, 2013
8571167 Particulate metal fuels used in power generation, recycling systems, and small modular reactors Oct. 29, 2013
8571168 Fuel element for a light water reactor, and method for repairing the fuel element Oct. 29, 2013
8571166 Core of light water reactor and fuel assembly Oct. 29, 2013
8565367 Detachable nuclear reactor fuel assembly component Oct. 22, 2013
8548113 Debris mitigation upper tie plates and fuel bundles using the same Oct. 1, 2013
8526566 Porous nuclear fuel element with internal skeleton for high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors Sep. 3, 2013
8520795 Intermediate end plug assembly for segmented fuel rod and segmented fuel rod having the same Aug. 27, 2013
8509374 Producing a design for a nuclear fuel element Aug. 13, 2013
8509377 Fuel bundle designs using mixed spacer types Aug. 13, 2013
8503600 Fuel element for a pressurized water reactor Aug. 6, 2013
8488734 Nuclear fission reactor, a vented nuclear fission fuel module, methods therefor and a vented nuclear fission fuel module system Jul. 16, 2013
8416912 Nuclear fuel assembly including an internal reinforcing device Apr. 9, 2013
8369473 Device and method for the automated decontamination of a nuclear fuel rod Feb. 5, 2013
8369475 Nuclear fuel assembly support grid Feb. 5, 2013
8345815 Fuel assembly for a pressurized-water nuclear reactor Jan. 1, 2013
8320515 Water reactor fuel cladding tube Nov. 27, 2012
8317035 Debris filter Nov. 27, 2012
8300760 Compressed powder composite neutron absorber material Oct. 30, 2012
8293151 Triuranium disilicide nuclear fuel composition for use in light water reactors Oct. 23, 2012
8243871 Spherical fuel element and production thereof for gas-cooled high temperature pebble bed nuclear reactors (HTR) Aug. 14, 2012
8191406 Method and device for pretreating a fuel rod cladding tube for material tests, test body and method for testing corrosion characteristics Jun. 5, 2012
8155260 Nuclear fuel rod for fast reactors with oxide coating layer on inner surface of cladding, and manufacturing method thereof Apr. 10, 2012
8149984 Fuel element of the macrostructured plate type Apr. 3, 2012
8149982 Channel seating tool for nuclear fuel assembly and method for seating channel on the assembly Apr. 3, 2012
8107585 Fuel rod for a nuclear reactor Jan. 31, 2012
8085894 Swelling-resistant nuclear fuel Dec. 27, 2011
8000431 Method and composition for moderated nuclear fuel Aug. 16, 2011
7978808 Method of providing a nuclear fuel and a fuel element provided by such a method Jul. 12, 2011
7961836 Use of boron or enriched boron 10 in UO.sub.2 Jun. 14, 2011
7916825 Fuel rod of nuclear fuel assembly Mar. 29, 2011
7848476 Channel seating tool for nuclear fuel assembly and method for seating channel on the assembly Dec. 7, 2010
7738620 Method of manufacturing a fuel cladding tube for a nuclear reactor, and a tube obtained thereby Jun. 15, 2010
7715518 Method, use and device concerning cladding tubes for nuclear fuel and a fuel assembly for a nuclear boiling water reactor May. 11, 2010
7702060 Expanded nuclear fuel channel Apr. 20, 2010
7668284 Tube-in-tube threaded dashpot end plug Feb. 23, 2010
7587018 Process for manufacturing enhanced thermal conductivity oxide nuclear fuel and the nuclear fuel Sep. 8, 2009

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