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Didier Costes: Device for supporting a nuclear reactor core. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, April 27, 1976: US03953289 (34 worldwide citation)

The core of a light-water reactor which is enclosed in a prestressed concrete pressure vessel and held within a diffuser basket is supported by a device consisting of a cylindrical shell which surrounds the basket and is rigidly fixed to a plurality of frusto-conical skirts having concurrent axes an ...


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Didier Costes: System for sealing and heat-insulating a duct containing a hot fluid under pressure. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, January 20, 1976: US03933182 (16 worldwide citation)

A duct for the circulation of a hot fluid under pressure and formed in a cold structure of concrete is lined with rigid heat-insulating material such as pumice concrete. A corrugated lining membrane is applied in close contact with the heat-insulating material by means of radial members which are di ...


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Didier Costes: Handling pool and safety water reserve for pressurized water-cooled nuclear reactor. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, December 24, 1991: US05075070 (11 worldwide citation)

Handling pool for nuclear fuel, located above the vessel of a pressurized water-nuclear reactor, characterized in that it has, around the vessel cover and the mechanisms surmounting it, a bulkhead, which is generally cylindrical of revolution and is tightly and detachably fixed to the pool bottom. T ...


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Didier Costes: Cooling device. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke, February 18, 1986: US04571323 (5 worldwide citation)

Device for the post-accident cooling of the confinement enclosure of a pressurized water nuclear reactor, wherein it comprises in series a turbine supplied by the hot, humid air contained in the enclosure, a condenser in which the air from the turbine is dried and cooled by thermal contact with an e ...


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Didier Costes: Removable auxiliary lid for handling the fuel elements of a nuclear reactor core. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, November 9, 1976: US03990942 (4 worldwide citation)

The auxiliary lid permits temporary closure of the reactor core shroud during charge/discharge operations after removal of the closure head of a pressurized water or boiling water reactor. The auxiliary lid has an outer closure plug mounted for rotational motion on the top edge of the reactor core s ...


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Didier Costes: Nuclear reactor of pressurized liquid coolant type. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, Cameron Kerkam Sutton Stowell & Stowell, October 26, 1976: US03988202 (2 worldwide citation)

The reactor comprises a vertical concrete pressure vessel, a bell-housing having an open lower end and disposed coaxially with the interior of the pressure vessel so as to delimit therewith a space filled with gas under prssure for the thermal insulation of the internal vessel wall, a pressurizing d ...


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Didier Costes, Marc Geiser Jean: Dirigible balloon with enhanced aerodynamic lift. Costes Didier, Geiser Jean Marc, March 19, 1993: FR2681307-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

The vertical piloting of a dirigible balloon is performed generally by overall incidence variation under the action of a horizontal control surface at the rear, but at low speed the vertical effect is inverted. The invention uses no horizontal control surfaces, but only two half-wings (2) the centre ...


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Didier Costes: Nuclear reactor cooled by a liquid metal. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, June 9, 1987: US04671922 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a nuclear reactor cooled by a liquid metal comprising a vessel (12) containing the reactor core (24), a vessel shaft (18) and a sealing slab (14).


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Didier Costes: Confinement enclosure, notably for a nuclear reactor. Commissariat a l Energie Atomique, July 26, 1983: US04395381 (1 worldwide citation)

A confinement enclosure, notably for a nuclear reactor, of the type consisting of reinforced, possibly prestressed concrete, comprising in the body of the wall a drainage network consisting of tubular channels provided in the concrete, wherein the tubular channels of the drainage network, which may ...