Nuclear Patents for Sale or License

Portfolio of Resource Extractio Patents and PCT Applications

A compilation of SASOR’s existing patents and publications, with country, number, and brief summary of each. PCT applications are listed below. The entire portfolio is owned by an estate and all are for sale or license. i. Uranium Published CA Application No. 2,638,312, filed 7/28/2008 (BR Ref. 25785/3) METHOD AND PROCESS FOR THE SYSTEMATIC EXPLORATION OF URANIUM A method for the identification of metallic deposits in a rock formation is provided. The method for the identification incl
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Cooling System for Nuclear Reactors

This invention of the cooling system for nuclear power plants, is to use a cooling system rare closed loop, with the particularity of using a cooling coil in a closed circuit liquid nitrogen cooling as an accelerator, and an atmospheric generator water to replace water which has been evaporated in the reactor. On one hand, atmospheric water generator, works by converting atmospheric humidity into water. Allows produce water extraction from atmospheric moisture by a process of condensation, ba
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Detonation flame arrestor including a spiral wound wedge wire screen for low MESG Gases

With recent explosions of hydrogen in Japanese nuclear plants there is a need for a device that will stop an explosion of hydrogen/oxygen in an enclosed system regardless of the magnitude of the explosion. A Detonation Flame Arrestor (DFA) is designed to extinguish a flame front resulting from an explosion or detonation of a gas in a piping system. However, in addition to extinguishing the flame, the DFA must be capable of dissipating (attenuating) the pressure front that precedes the flame fron
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Method and Device for Producing a Radionuclide

In a method and a device for producing a radionuclide, an absorption column containing the radionuclide is eluted by means of an eluent in a first flow direction and subsequently in a second, opposite flow direction.
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Ionizing Radiation Sensor

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an ionizing radiation sensor having a first scintillator for generating photons from incoming ionizing radiation, an imaging intensifier for amplifying the photons, and an electron-multiplying charge-coupled device (EMCCD) coupled to the imaging intensifier for sensing the amplified photons generated by the imaging intensifier. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
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High Energy-density Radioisotope Micro Power Sources

A method of constructing a solid-state energy-density micro radioisotope power source device (10). In such embodiments, the method comprises depositing the pre-voltaic semiconductor composition (38A), comprising a semiconductor material and a radioisotope material, into a micro chamber (28) formed within a power source device body (14). The method additionally includes heating the body (14) to a temperature at which the pre-voltaic semiconductor composition (38A) will liquefy within the micro ch
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Radioisotope Production and Treatment of Solution of Target Material

The invention provides methods for the production of radioisotopes or for the treatment of nuclear waste. In methods of the invention, a solution of heavy water and target material including fissile material present in subcritical amounts is provided in a shielded irradiation vessel. Bremsstrahlung photons are introduced into the solution, and have an energy sufficient to generate photoneutrons by interacting with the nucleus of the deuterons present in the heavy water and the resulting photoneu
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Apparatus and Method Directional and Spectral Analysis of Neutrons

A neutron detection system may include a volume of neutron moderating material, and a plurality of solid state neutron detection devices disposed within the volume of neutron moderating material, wherein some of the neutron detection devices suitable for transduction of primary reaction products resulting from a neutron interaction event, wherein some of the solid state neutron detection devices include two or more solid state neutron detection elements, and wherein the solid state neutron detec
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Systems and Methods for Detecting Concealed Nuclear Material

Methods and systems for detecting nuclear material concealed within an enclosure are provided. An ionized air density is measured at one or more locations outside of the enclosure. The presence of the concealed nuclear material is detected, for each of the one or more locations, based on a characteristic of the measured ionized air density indicative of concealed nuclear materials.
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Locking Rod Fusion Device

A locking rod fusion device and method uses internal locking rods and screws that will lock together. In particular, the device allows the insertion of multiple locking rods in combination with a plate, which requires less dissection and disruption of soft tissues and vasculature. The device also provides a more stable internal construct for fusions that prevent non-unions, hardware failure and reoccurrence of deformities, such as Charcot foot. The device combines the strength of locking technol
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Method for Identifying an Increased Susceptibility to Ulcerative Colitis

A method is provided for detecting an increased susceptibility to ulcerative colitis by determining the presence of a polymorphism at position 256 of the nucleotide sequence of rs3024505 in which C is substituted by T or the presence of a polymorphism at position 501 of the nucleotide sequence of rs12612347 in which G is substituted by A.
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System and Method for Resolving Gamma Ray Spectra

A system for identifying radionuclide emissions is described. The system includes at least one processor for processing output signals from a radionuclide detecting device, at least one training algorithm run by the at least one processor for analyzing data derived from at least one set of known sample data from the output signals, at least one classification algorithm derived from the training algorithm for classifying unknown sample data, wherein the at least one training algorithm analyzes th
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Motion Compensation in Nuclear Imaging

The invention relates to methods and systems for compensating for respiratory motion of individuals during nuclear imaging. In some embodiments, the methods include obtaining data representing a reference respiratory state for the individual and obtaining data that represents a plurality of respiratory states that correspond to at least a portion of a cycle of respiration of the individual; comparing each of the plurality of respiratory states to a subset of the reference state data to obtain a
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Direction Sensitive Neutron Detector

A neutron detector includes a pressure vessel, an electrically conductive field cage assembly within the pressure vessel and an imaging subsystem. A pressurized gas mixture of CF4, 3He and 4He at respective partial pressures is used. The field cage establishes a relatively large drift region of low field strength, in which ionization electrons generated by neutron-He interactions are directed toward a substantially smaller amplification region of substantially higher field strength in which the
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Coated Nuclear Reactor Fuel Particles

A method is described for producing nuclear fuel products, the method comprising receiving metallic or intermetallic uranium-based fuel particle cores, providing at least one physical vapour deposited coating layer surrounding the fuel particle core and embedding the nuclear fuel particles in a matrix so as to form a powder mixture of matrix material and coated fuel particles. The at least one physical vapour deposited coating layer may comprise inhibitors of inhibiting, stabilizing and/or reduc
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Imaging Method and System

A probe (14; 14'), comprising an ultrasonic probe (56a, 56b; 74a, 74b) and a pixellated radiation detector (16) with discrete detecting elements (50a, 50b, 50c) for detecting a predefined radiation. The probe (14) is adapted to be located at least partially within a body cavity. Also, an imaging method, comprising employing such a probe (14) to form an image while located within a body cavity, and a dosimetry method, comprising employing such a probe (14) to conduct dosimetry while located withi
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Radiation Sensor and Dosimeter

A semiconductor radiation sensor (100), comprising a substrate (102), a carrier material (104) mounted to the substrate (102), and a semiconductor detector (106) mounted to the carrier material (104). A radiation sensitive portion of the semiconductor detector (106) is oriented towards the carrier material (104) and generally away from the substrate (102), and the carrier material is adapted to transmit radiation to the radiation sensitive portion of the semiconductor detector (106). A dosimeter
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Dual Radiation Detector

A radiation detection apparatus and method, the apparatus (100) comprising a first scintillator (112) for interacting with radiation and outputting light in response thereto, a first photodetector (102) adjacent to the first scintillator (112) for receiving and detecting light from the first scintillator (112) and outputting (108) a first output signal in response thereto, a second scintillator (114) located around the first scintillator (112), for interacting with radiation and outputting light
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Method and Apparatus for Tissue Equivalent Solid State Microdosimetry

A microdosimeter, comprising an array of three-dimensional p-n junction semiconductor detectors, each providing a sensitive volume-target and a tissue equivalent medium for generating secondary charged particles. The array is manufactured from a semiconductor on insulator wafer and the detectors are located to detect secondary charged particles generated in the tissue equivalent medium.
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Shuttter and Method of Use

A shutter for a beam of electromagnetic radiation, such as that provided by a synchrotron, said shutter comprising at least one voice coil having a radiation attenuating head, wherein actuation of the voice coil moves the head on a linear trajectory between a first position wherein the beam of electromagnetic radiation is unattenuated and a second position wherein the beam of electromagnetic radiation is attenuated.
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Fibre optic dosimeter

A dosimeter (100) for radiation fields is described. The dosimeter includes a scintillator (1) a light pipe (2) having a first end in optical communication with the scintillator (1) and a light detector (6). The light pipe (2) may have a hollow core (3) with a light reflective material about the periphery of the hollow core (3). The dosimeter (100) may further include a light source (61) that generates light for use as a calibrating signal for a measurement signal and/or for use to check the lig
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A Process for Producing Silica Nanowires

A process for producing silica nanowires, including adding a metal catalyst to first nanowires; and heating the first nanowires and metal catalyst and a source of silicon in an atmosphere containing oxygen and under conditions such that a reaction of the oxygen with the silicon forms volatile SiO that forms second silica nanowires extending from the first nanowires.
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Portable radiation detectors

Portable apparatus for the extraction and measurement of radioactive substances from composite materials includes a microwave generator 201 arranged to deliver microwave radiation to a horn 205 to irradiate a workpiece 101. Vapours displaced from the workpiece by the microwave radiation are drawn by a pump 121 through pipework 129 for measurement by an instrument 125 such as a portable mass spectrometer. The apparatus may be used to determine the level of tritium contamination in concrete. Du
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High Pressure Consolidation Process for Nuclear Fuel Elements.

Nuclear fuels, of importance in advance space propulsion, comprise a solution of mixed uranium carbides and uranium based ceramics. In order to achieve optimum performance, the processing, characterization, and evaluation of mixed uranium/refractory carbide is the key challenge. This technology describes a new pressure consolidation technology that manufactures mixed carbide nuclear fuel elements using high pressure technologies. The process is designed based on an existing process, rapid omn
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