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Thorium

The Thorium Patent Forecast® includes patents for all parts of the process necessary for a thorium reactor to operate, from reactor design to fuel mining and processing, to reactivity moderators, to alloys for manufacturing component parts.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Terrapower, Llc
 
 
158
2. United States of America
 
 
51
3. Inventor
 
 
48
4. H.C. Starck
 
 
27
5. General Electric Company
 
 
20
6. Honeywell
 
 
18
7. Global Advanced Metals Usa, Inc.
 
 
16
8. Tronox LLC
 
 
16
9. Byd Company Limited
 
 
16
10. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
 
 
15




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Fuel
  •  
    82
    41 Pebbles , 16 Bundle , 15 Salt , 10 Other
  • Extraction/Recovery
  •  
    105
    105 Extraction/Recovery
  • Breeding
  •  
    3
    3 Breeding
  • Reactors
  •  
    276
    95 Traveling wave , 94 Molten Salt , 45 Other , 27 Pebble bed , 14 Accelerated , 1 Cooling
  • Waste
  •  
    40
    40 Waste
  • Valve Metals-Crystalline Alloys
  •  
    332
    148 Titanium , 41 Tantalum , 36 Vanadium , 34 Multiple , 31 Niobium , 23 Zirconium , 10 Other , 9 Hafnium
  • Valve Metals-Amorphous alloys
  •  
    120
    99 Zirconium , 9 Joining , 6 Titanium , 3 Multiple elements , 2 Tantalum , 1 Hafnium
  • Moderators
  •  
    186
    172 Carbon-impregnated carbon , 8 Graphite , 4 Inorganic , 2 Organic
  • Coolants
  •  
    27
    12 Electromagnetic , 7 Gas , 3 Organic , 3 Aqueous , 2 Metal
  • Miscellaneous
  •  
    11
    11 Miscellaneous
  • Corrosion
  •  
    8
    8 Corrosion
  • Deterrence
  •  
    1
    1 Deterrence


    Recent Published Activity in Thorium as of August 12, 2020