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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
376108000 Including accelerating particles into a stationary or static target (e.g., Cockcroft-Walton generator type) 42
376121000 Magnetic confinement of plasma 29
376107000 Fusion reaction by plural colliding plasmas or particle beams 19
376151000 Fusion targets or pellets 13
376102000 Inertial confinement (e.g., nuclear explosive) 12
376146000 Including removal or use of impurities or reaction products (e.g., energy) 8
376150000 Chamber structure or material 7
376144000 Plasma formed between spaced electrodes 5
20090122941Device for Producing an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma - The invention relates inter alia to a device (05-14-2009
20130188764SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ELECTRON SPIRAL TOROIDS - A spheromak is a plasma of ions and electrons formed into a toroidal shape. A spheromak plasma can include electrons and ions of nearly equal amounts such that it is essentially charge neutral. It contains large internal electrical currents and their associated internal magnetic fields arranged so that the forces within the spheromak are nearly balanced. The spheromak described herein is observed to form around an electric arc in partial atmosphere, and is observed to be self-stable with no external magnetic containment.07-25-2013
20110007860Method and apparatus for reduction of neutron flux and or neutron containment, to facilitate nuclear-fusion - A method and several embodiments of an apparatus for increasing reliability in IEC devices through ionization of a gas while imparting a non-radial momentum thereupon. Said non-radial momentum producing collisions between ionized particles and free neutrons generated from a point of nuclear fusion. Collisions are reduced between neutrons and apparatuses effecting temperatures in the vicinity of said point of nuclear fusion.01-13-2011
20120008728Resonant Vacuum Arc Discharge Apparatus for Nuclear Fusion - The present invention relates to a resonant vacuum arc discharge apparatus for producing nuclear fusion. A resonant high-frequency high-voltage alternating current (AC) power supply is used to efficiently power a fusion tube normally containing deuterium, tritium and/or helium-3 vapor. Metals that can hold large amounts of hydrogen isotopes such as palladium and titanium can be used to increase the target density. The nuclear fusion device can be used for energy production, well logging, uranium mining, neutron activation analysis, isotope production or other applications that require a neutron source.01-12-2012
20130188763METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR NUCLEAR TRANSFORMATION - Nuclear transformation method and apparatus can produce thermal energy and hydrogen with a simple structure. A reaction cell, made of metal material like iron, from which oxygen is discharged is heated by a heater at a temperature above 500° C. Water is supplied into the reaction cell to be changed into steam which reacts on the inner wall of the reaction cell to produce hydrogen and thermal energy through a nuclear transformation. In the case that a reaction agent (NaOH, K07-25-2013
376149000 Shock wave heating of plasma or gas (e.g., MHD heating) 1
20130114774LOCALISED ENERGY CONCENTRATION - A method of producing a localised concentration of energy comprises creating at least one shockwave (05-09-2013
376101000 Pellet guidance systems (e.g., pellet injection means) 1
20130114772Large Amplitude Vibration Mechanical Launch Apparatus - System and methods for launching a projectile are provided. The launching apparatus may include a flexible beam and drivers attached to the ends of the beam. The drivers may drive the ends of the beam to induce a steady large amplitude vibration in the beam. The induced vibration causes the beam to oscillate between two catenary-like configurations. A projectile may be loaded on the midpoint region of the beam when the midpoint region of the beam reaches a peak displacement with a near zero velocity and acceleration. The projectile may then be pushed and accelerated by the beam vibration and launched from the beam when the midpoint region reaches a peak velocity and midpoint acceleration reaches zero.05-09-2013
20100067637Apparatus and process for generating flow-stimulated nuclear heat - A deuterium-fueled heat generating reactor that uses a nanometal catalyst to promote an exothermic nuclear reaction, and which increases the reaction rate by using a cation-conducting solid-electrolyte electrochemical cell to pull deuterium flow through the catalyst bed in a closed-loop path.03-18-2010
20090122940LOW TEMPERATURE FUSION - Methods for low-temperature fusion are disclosed. In one embodiment, a symmetrical crystal lattice including a plurality of deuterons either absorbed or embedded in a heavy-electron material is selected. The method provides alternatives for initiating a vibration mode involving the deuterons on the crystal lattice that induces them to converge. The oscillating convergence of the deuterons is enhanced by the charge screening effect of electrons. The electron screening effect is in turn enhanced by the high effective-mass associated with the selected materials. The vibration modes are excited, for example, by applying an electrical stress, a uniform magnetic field, mechanical stress, non-uniform stress, acoustic waves, the de Haas van Alphen effect, electrical resistivity, infrared optical radiation, Raman scattering, or any combination thereof to the crystal lattice.05-14-2009
20090310731SINGLE-PASS, HEAVY ION FUSION, SYSTEMS AND METHOD - A single-pass heavy-ion fusion system includes a new arrangement of current multiplying processes that employs multiple isotopes to achieve the desired effect of distributing the task of amplifying the current among all the various processes, to relieve stress on any one process, and to increase margin of safety for assured ICF (inertial confinement fusion) power production. Energy and power of the ignition-driver pulses are greatly increased, thus increasing intensity of target heating and rendering reliable ignition readily attainable. The present design eliminates the need for storage rings. Further innovations are to give the HIF (heavy ion fusion) Driver flexibility to drive multiple chambers in the most general case of different total distances between the linac output and each of the various chambers. Using multiple chambers steeply decreases the pro-rata capital investment and operating costs per power production unit, in turn decreasing the cost of power to users.12-17-2009
20110268235BORON-10 ENHANCED THERMAL ENERGY - The present invention generally relates to high-energy composition utilized with reactors and combustors for generating electricity either directly through nuclear or magnetic energy, or indirectly through thermal energy that incorporate the high-energy composition into at least one reactor operable at a temperature greater than 1000 Celsius and containing the composition with at least one co-reactant of Boron-10, with the Boron-10 specifically enabling an at least five percent increase of energy generation and/or efficiency as compared the same reaction without Boron-10. In one embodiment, the present invention relates to the Boron-10 composition within a high-energy reactor operable at a temperature at least 1000 Celsius and a method that applies at least one externally applied force acting upon the Boron-10 portion of the reactor.11-03-2011
20090086877Methods and apparatus for energy conversion using materials comprising molecular deuterium and molecular hydrogen-deuterium - A method and apparatus are described which employ processing a host material to cause molecular deuterium (D04-02-2009
20110142183Multiring apparatus and method to measure heat released by a sample loaded with hydrogen - The present invention relates to methods and systems used to examine the activity of a sample of a material involved in a reaction with an isotopic fuel. The system includes a novel holding apparatus for said sample of material with a surrounding structure means to examine and load said sample. Said apparatus also includes means to irradiate said sample of material during loading and means to assess the activity of said sample. In one configuration said means of examining the activity of said sample consists of a multiring calorimeter with a series of concentric chambers surrounding the centrally placed sample of material. Said means to examine said sample also includes means to detect changes in the volume of said sample during electrolysis or gas loading with said fuel, means to compare the activity of said sample of said material with other substances, means to semiquantitatively determine the activity of said sample of said material by determining the generated power and energy secondary to said loading, and comparing that to the input power and energy to obtain the ratios of the instantaneous power (P06-16-2011
20090116604Machine for producing flow of Isotopic fuel through a material - A machine for producing flow of isotopic fuel through a material with a wire or rod anode which does not corrode, such as platinum, a solution, such as deuterium oxide (D2O), in which are immersed the electrodes, anode and cathode, which will provide the isotopic fuel (hydrogen or deuterons) and load the cathode, a power supply capable of apply an electric field intensity between the electrodes, able to produce loading and intraelectrode flux of the isotopic fuel, with a potential in the range of 4 to 4000 volts, a cathode of helical shape, long axis parallel to the anode, of palladium, able to load with the isotopic fuel to support intraelectrode flux of the isotopic fuel, a ratio of diameters between the full width of the helical wound cathode and the anode of 4 to 1000, a distance between the electrodes, adjusted to create direct loading, and over each portion of the helical cathode, closest to the anode, over a two dimensional angle of 45 to 130 degrees.05-07-2009
20080304611Electricity generation from nuclear fusion - A method, using the reaction between Lithium and neutron to produce Tritium, is used to sustain Deuterium-Tritium nuclear fusion long enough to produce electrical power.12-11-2008
20110255644METHODS OF GENERATING NON-IONIZING RADIATION OR NON-IONIZING 4He USING GRAPHENE BASED MATERIALS - There is disclosed a method of generating non-ionizing radiation, non-ionizing 10-20-2011
20100195780Apparatus and process for thermal gradient-driven metal catalyzed fusion reactor - A deuterium-fueled heat-generating reactor that uses a nano-metal catalyst in a catalyst bed, in combination with an operator adjustable means for imposing a temperature gradient within the catalyst bed so as to stimulate and control an exothermic nuclear reaction rate.08-05-2010
20080205572Apparatus and process for generating nuclear heat - A deuterium-fueled heat source that utilizes solid state electrolysis device(s) that deposit D atoms onto, and remove D atoms from, a metal reactor plate containing deuterium diffusion-impeding inclusions.08-28-2008
20120155590METHOD OF DETERMINING NUCLEAR FUSION IRRADIATION COORDINATES, DEVICE FOR DETERMINING NUCLEAR FUSION IRRADIATION COORDINATES, AND NUCLEAR FUSION DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to efficiently improve uniformity of energy lines to be irradiated. A method of determining nuclear fusion irradiation coordinates according to the present invention is a method of calculating irradiation coordinates when energy lines are irradiated onto a nuclear fusion target, and comprises an initial arrangement step S06-21-2012
20100008461Cold fusion apparatus - In accordance with the present invention, this invention creates the process of cold fusion with the creation of electromagnetic scalar waves and the deuterium loading of cathode in the invention. This process of combining the deuterium loading and current flow of the cathode with the electromagnetic wave and electromagnetic scalar waves are used to allow temporary changes of the electron to electron repulsion, proton to proton repulsion Via the changing of the 301-14-2010

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