Home Patent Forecast® Sectors Log In   Sign Up   Free Trial   Support   Contact   Pricing  
How it works Patent Forecast® Sectors Pricing Insights
Menu
Enjoy your FREE PREVIEW which shows only 2019 data and 25 documents. For full access, try it free at any time.        

Thorium

Search All Applications in Thorium


Patent US0210020324


Issued

!regextitle


Classification


Much More than Average Length Specification


View the Patent Matrix® Diagram to Explore the Claim Relationships

USPTO Full Text Publication >

7 Independent Claims

  • Independent Claim 2. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of providing a molten salt within the assembly that includes a Lithium salt and wherein the at least one material within the molten salt that interacts with the protons from the proton beam comprises Lithium.

  • Independent Claim 3. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of providing a molten salt within the assembly that includes a Beryllium salt and wherein the at least one material within the molten salt that interacts with the protons from the proton beam comprises Beryllium.

  • Independent Claim 4. The method of claim 1 further comprising the step of varying the shape of the proton beam.

  • Independent Claim 5. The method claim 1 further comprising the step of varying the direction of the proton beam as it passes through the lid of the molten salt assembly.

  • Independent Claim 6. The method of claim 1 further comprising the steps of: providing a heat exchanger having coils positioned inside the molten salt assembly and inlet and outlet pipes passing through the molten salt assemblyand circulating a fluid through the heat exchanger to extract heat from within the molten salt assembly.

  • Independent Claim 7. The method of claim 1 further comprising the steps of: controlling the average energy level of the produced proton beam over a first interval of time such that an average energy level of the proton beam during the first interval is below 4.5 MeVand controlling the average energy level of the produced proton beam over a second interval of time such that the average energy level of the proton beam over a second interval of time is at or above 4.5 MeV.

  • Independent Claim 8. The method of claim 1 further comprising the steps of: positioning impeller pumps within the molten salt assembly and operating the impeller pumps to circulate molten salt within the assembly during a time when protons are being produced.