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Generation IV Nuclear

Generation IV reactors (Gen IV) are a set of nuclear reactor designs currently being researched for commercial applications by the Generation IV International Forum. They are motivated by a variety of goals including improved safety, sustainability, efficiency, and cost.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Terrapower, Llc
 
 
191
2. Inventor
 
 
70
3. California Institute Of Technology
 
 
57
4. Orano SA
 
 
46
5. French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
 
 
45
6. Battelle
 
 
41
7. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
 
 
30
8. General Electric Company
 
 
28
9. The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Homeland Security
 
 
27
10. Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd.
 
 
25




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Fuel
  •  
    171
    67 Rods/Bundles , 61 Pebbles , 23 Salt , 20 Other
  • Extraction/Recovery
  •  
    124
    124 Extraction/Recovery
  • Breeding
  •  
    3
    3 Breeding
  • Reactors
  •  
    437
    143 Molten Salt , 100 Traveling wave , 94 Other , 41 Pebble bed , 23 Accelerated , 22 Cooling , 12 Liquid Metal , 2 Dual Fluid
  • Waste
  •  
    74
    74 Waste
  • Valve Metals-Crystalline Alloys
  •  
    495
    267 Titanium , 53 Multiple , 42 Zirconium , 42 Vanadium , 37 Tantalum , 25 Niobium , 20 Other , 9 Hafnium
  • Valve Metals-Amorphous alloys
  •  
    241
    100 Zirconium , 60 Multiple elements , 53 Corrosion-resistant , 17 Joining , 6 Titanium , 2 Tantalum , 2 Nuclear-resistant , 1 Hafnium
  • Moderators
  •  
    227
    208 Carbon-impregnated carbon , 11 Graphite , 6 Inorganic , 2 Organic
  • Coolants
  •  
    30
    12 Electromagnetic , 6 Gas , 5 Aqueous , 4 Metal , 3 Organic
  • Miscellaneous
  •  
    14
    14 Miscellaneous
  • Corrosion
  •  
    12
    12 Corrosion
  • Deterrence
  •  
    1
    1 Deterrence


    Recent Published Activity in Generation IV Nuclear as of August 15, 2022