Lawrence T Ciccone Jr, Thomas M Camden Jr, Duane E Altman, Charles F Fuller, Harold J Kopp, Gwen Thee: Change monitoring system for a computer system. Westinghouse Electric Company, January 8, 2002: US06338149 (174 worldwide citation)

A change monitoring system for a computer system includes programs for creating and managing a plurality of templates representative of the computer system. A repository stores the templates. A communications network communicates with plural platforms of the computer system. Programs associate the t ...

Calvin L Kinney, Richard Frank Guardiani, Martin E Duga: Method and apparatus for preventing relative rotation of tube members in a control rod drive mechanism. Westinghouse Electric Company, August 14, 2001: US06275556 (86 worldwide citation)

A control rod drive mechanism includes a first tubular member having a first threaded portion and a first generally cylindrical outer surface, the first tubular member including a first plurality of slots spaced circumferentially on the first outer surface and extending in a direction parallel to th ...

Joseph P Fello, Umesh C Patel, Michael J Whipple, Garry B Theadore: Ground fault circuit breaker with test spring/contacts directly mounted to test circuit of printed circuit board. Westinghouse Electric Company, March 8, 1994: US05293522 (50 worldwide citation)

A ground fault circuit breaker in which both the fixed and movable contacts of the ground fault test switch are directly secured to the printed circuit board on which the ground fault detection circuit is implemented, with the movable contact also providing the spring bias for the test button.

John M Iacovino, Thomas V Congedo, William A Byers, Abdul R Dulloo, Frank H Ruddy, David F McLaughlin, Arnold H Fero, Brandon Damon Thomas, John G Siedel: In-situ self-powered monitoring of stored spent nuclear fuel. Westinghouse Electric Company, June 26, 2001: US06252923 (44 worldwide citation)

Detectors are used to monitor the status of spent nuclear fuel storage containers non-invasively while they remain in storage casks. The detectors measure neutron flux and &ggr;-ray flux and may also measure temperature variations of the spent nuclear fuel. The measurements can be accomplished activ ...

Charles F Ridolfo: Alarm management system. Westinghouse Electric Company, December 10, 2002: US06492901 (37 worldwide citation)

An alarm management system and method includes structure and function for receiving one or more process parameter signals representative of one or more process parameters. Each of the received process parameters is then compared with an associated alarm point. An alarm status signal is generated on ...

Brian W Kroeger, Jeffrey S Baird: Automatic noise normalization and reacquisition control for a QPSK demodulator symbol tracking loop. Westinghouse Electric Company, October 15, 1996: US05566214 (34 worldwide citation)

A QPSK demodulator symbol tracking loop including automatic noise normalization and reacquisition control enables improved symbol tracking and acquisition during fading or intermittent channel conditions. A noise variance estimate is determined and the symbol tracking loop flywheels when the signal ...

Lawrence E Conway, Mario D Carelli, Carlo V Lombardi, Luca Oriani, Marco Ricotti: Integral PWR with diverse emergency cooling and method of operating same. Westinghouse Electric Company, Polytechnic of Milan, September 21, 2004: US06795518 (32 worldwide citation)

Passive emergency cooling in response to a loss of coolant accident (LOCA) in a PWR, having an integral reactor pressure vessel incorporating the steam generators and housed in a small high pressure containment vessel, is provided by circulating cooling water through the steam generators and heat ex ...

Richard P Broders, Stephen C Hatfield, Michael L Martin, Paul F Joffre, Zeses E Karoutas, Patrick A Perrotti: Fuel assembly and associated grid for nuclear reactor. Westinghouse Electric Company, November 16, 2004: US06819733 (28 worldwide citation)

An improved grid for use in a fuel assembly of a nuclear reactor includes a plurality of straps that are interconnected with one another in a lattice fashion to define a plurality of cells, with the straps being configured to include a plurality of relatively more compliant springs and a plurality o ...

Clifford B Martin: Flow condition monitor. Westinghouse Electric Company LCL, November 12, 2002: US06480793 (25 worldwide citation)

A system and method of detecting and monitoring flow conditions in the coolant of a nuclear reactor that relies upon acoustic or optical differences in the various flow conditions. The system uses a database of acoustic or optical characteristics of the various known flow conditions being monitored, ...

David L Stucker, William T Bogard, Larry E Erin, Hugh J Murphy Jr, Michael D Heibel: Nuclear reaction protection system. Westinghouse Electric Company, May 9, 2000: US06061412 (23 worldwide citation)

A safety grade protection system for monitoring parameters indicative of the status of a core of a nuclear reactor, and reducing the criticality of the nuclear reaction when the onset of unsafe conditions are detected. The invention directly detects, in real time, the power at a plurality of axial a ...