Primary Inventor: Evan Rosenbaum
Contributing Inventor(s): Thomas G. Haynes III, Krishna P. Singh
Date of Patent Issuance: March 24, 2014
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: DREAM INSERT
Docket Number: HOL-024
Application Number: 12/645,846
Patent Number:  US 8,681,924 B2

Prior Publication Data: US 2011/0033019 A1 (Feb. 10, 2011)

Related U.S. Application Data:

  • Continuation-in-part of application No. 12/432,509, filed on April 29, 2009, previously published as US 2009/0432509, and now Patent No. US 8,158,962 B1
  • Provisional application No. 61/048,707, filed on April 29, 2008, provisional application No. 61/173,463, filed on April 28, 2009.

Abstract: A neutron absorbing insert for use in a fuel rack and method of manufacturing the same. In ones aspect, the invention is a neutron absorbing apparatus for insertion into a fuel rack comprising: a sleeve having a first wall and a second wall, the first and second walls forming a chevron shape; and the first and second wall being a single panel of a metal matrix composite having neutron absorbing particulate reinforcement bent into the chevron shape along a crease.