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CRDM WITH SEPARATE SCRAM LATCH ENGAGMENT AND LOCKING

United States Patent Application

20140301520
A1
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A control rod drive mechanism (CRDM) configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including separate latch engagement and latch holding mechanisms. A CRDM configured to latch onto the lifting rod of a control rod assembly and including a four-bar linkage closing the latch, wherein the four-bar linkage biases the latch closed under force of gravity.
Dodd, Christopher D. (Lakewood, OH), DeSantis, Paul K. (Bentleyville, OH), Stambaugh, Kevin J. (Willowick, OH), Mackovjak, Allan R. (Willoughby, OH), McLaughlin, John P. (North Royalton, OH), Goodyear, Brett T. (Twinsburg, OH), Edwards, Michael J. (Forest, VA), Ales, Matthew W. (Forest, VA)
Babcock & Wilcox mPower, Inc. (Charlotte NC)
14/ 174,638
February 6, 2014
[0002] This application was conceived in the course of work supported by the Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement No. DE-NE0000583. The Department of Energy may have certain rights in this application.