With the recent validation of its evacuated containment patents in the US, Europe and Asia, NuScale Power, LLC, announced today that its portfolio now contains 108 patents granted or pending in 17 North American, European and Asian countries.
NuScale’s robust patent development and protection program actively identifies and protects its designs and innovations in nuclear technology—focusing on key innovations for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). NuScale’s portfolio includes patent filings related to advanced safety features, enhanced fuel performance, SMR scalability and modularity, and many other nuclear innovations.
In June, NuScale announced it had received a US Patent for its Steam Generator Flow By-Pass System which relates to a system for removing decay heat from its reactor.
In April, NuScale announced a major technological breakthrough whereby the NuScale Power Module does not require any operator action, electrical power—alternate current (AC) or direct current (DC)—nor additional water beyond system inventory, to achieve indefinite cooling in a station blackout condition, like that encountered at Fukushima Daiichi.