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Number: 376/412
Name: Induced nuclear reactions: processes, systems, and elements > Fuel component structure > Encased with nonfuel component
Description: Subject matter wherein a material (e.g., fluid) or structural element having a reactor function different from that of the fuel (e.g., moderator, heat insulator, coolant) is encased, enclosed, or sealed together with the fuel material within a single container (i.e., a "cladding").

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
376/419 Burnable poison 129
376/414 Coated, preformed, or impregnated layer or part or adhesively bonded layers or parts 103
376/424 Coolant or heat exchange material 11
376/418 Getter, fission product retainer of filter 69
376/425 Heat insulating material 10
376/421 Homogeneously intermixed 43
376/420 Interpellet spacing or positioning means 36
376/423 Moderator or reflector 24
376/413 With internal pressurizer 8

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
8675809 Nuclear fuel cladding having an exterior comprising burnable poison in contact with aqueous reactor coolant Mar. 18, 2014
8666018 Nuclear fuel rod plenum spring assembly Mar. 4, 2014
8654917 Nuclear reactor (alternatives), fuel assembly of seed-blanket subassemblies for nuclear reactor (alternatives), and fuel element for fuel assembly Feb. 18, 2014
8625733 Neutron source assembly Jan. 7, 2014
8599993 Fuel compact 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
8571166 Core of light water reactor and fuel assembly Oct. 29, 2013
8526566 Porous nuclear fuel element with internal skeleton for high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactors Sep. 3, 2013
8311180 Fuel assembly Nov. 13, 2012
8149984 Fuel element of the macrostructured plate type Apr. 3, 2012
8116422 LWR flow channel with reduced susceptibility to deformation and control blade interference under exposure to neutron radiation and corrosion fields Feb. 14, 2012
8116423 Nuclear reactor (alternatives), fuel assembly of seed-blanket subassemblies for nuclear reactor (alternatives), and fuel element for fuel assembly Feb. 14, 2012
8085894 Swelling-resistant nuclear fuel Dec. 27, 2011
8000431 Method and composition for moderated nuclear fuel Aug. 16, 2011
7916825 Fuel rod of nuclear fuel assembly Mar. 29, 2011
7587018 Process for manufacturing enhanced thermal conductivity oxide nuclear fuel and the nuclear fuel Sep. 8, 2009
7570728 Nuclear fuel rod Aug. 4, 2009
7526058 Rod assembly for nuclear reactors Apr. 28, 2009
7521007 Methods and apparatuses for the development of microstructured nuclear fuels Apr. 21, 2009
7430267 Multi-core fuel rod for research reactor and manufacturing method thereof Sep. 30, 2008
7290319 Methods for installing a fuel pellet locking retainer in a nuclear fuel rod Nov. 6, 2007
7292671 Zirconium based alloy and component in a nuclear energy plant Nov. 6, 2007
7139360 Use of boron or enriched boron 10 in UO.sub.2 Nov. 21, 2006
7127024 Fuel element for a pressurized water reactor Oct. 24, 2006
7094608 Method for measuring lanthanide content dissolved in uranium oxide Aug. 22, 2006
7010078 Fuel rod for a nuclear plant and a plenum spring arranged to be provided in such a fuel rod Mar. 7, 2006
6898260 Fuel element for a pressurized water reactor and method for producing cladding tubes May. 24, 2005
6744842 Fuel assembly for a pressurized-water reactor Jun. 1, 2004
6697450 Zirconium-alloy clad fuel rods containing metal oxide for mitigation of secondary hydriding Feb. 24, 2004
6512806 Component designed for use in a light water reactor, and a method for the manufacture of such a component Jan. 28, 2003
6370214 Radiation induced growth indication apparatus for pressurized water reactor nuclear fuel assemblies Apr. 9, 2002
6301320 Nuclear fuel assembly having MOX rods and MOX-gadolinia rods Oct. 9, 2001
6298108 Nuclear fuel rod with upward-shifted pellet stack and a device to realize same Oct. 2, 2001
5887044 Fuel element design for the enhanced destruction of plutonium in a nuclear reactor Mar. 23, 1999
5859886 Fuel assembly for a boiling water reactor Jan. 12, 1999
5844959 Zirconium niobium tin alloys for nuclear fuel rods and structural parts for high burnup Dec. 1, 1998
5838753 Method of manufacturing zirconium niobium tin alloys for nuclear fuel rods and structural parts for high burnup Nov. 17, 1998
5377246 Elliptical metal fuel/cladding barrier and related method for improving heat transfer Dec. 27, 1994
5329566 Plenum spring and getter assembly Jul. 12, 1994
5317612 Use of shape memory alloys in fuel pellet holddown springs May. 31, 1994
5255298 Locking sleeve plenum spring retainer Oct. 19, 1993
5219519 Increased fuel column height for boiling water reactor fuel rods Jun. 15, 1993
5030414 Nuclear fuel rod Jul. 9, 1991
5002723 Nuclear fuel element Mar. 26, 1991
4944912 Fuel rod for a nuclear reactor fuel assembly Jul. 31, 1990
4942016 Nuclear fuel element Jul. 17, 1990
4871509 Fuel column retainer using radially compressed spring Oct. 3, 1989
4728487 Standardized reduced length burnable absorber rods for a nuclear reactor Mar. 1, 1988

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