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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
 
 
192
2. California Institute Of Technology
 
 
56
3. Inventor
 
 
54
4. Orano SA
 
 
54
5. French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission
 
 
44
6. Battelle
 
 
37
7. The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Homeland Security
 
 
32
8. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
 
 
29
9. General Electric Company
 
 
28
10. Lightbridge Corporation
 
 
24




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Fuel
  •  
    172
    67 Rods/Bundles , 62 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
  •  
    496
    268 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 February 29, 2024