Patents by Inventor GREG D. HILL

GREG D. HILL has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10418134
    Abstract: The present invention provides a top nozzle for use with PWR nuclear reactors and power plants, and in particular, VVER nuclear reactors. The top nozzle includes a plate portion having a peripheral portion; a hub portion spaced from the plate portion; a plurality of support portions extending from the plate portion to the hub portion; and at least one deflector portion extending inwardly from the peripheral portion at an acute angle with respect to the plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
    Inventors: James A Sparrow, Greg D Hill
  • Publication number: 20170206985
    Abstract: The present invention provides a top nozzle for use with PWR nuclear reactors and power plants, and in particular, VVER nuclear reactors. The top nozzle includes a plate portion having a peripheral portion; a hub portion spaced from the plate portion; a plurality of support portions extending from the plate portion to the hub portion; and at least one deflector portion extending inwardly from the peripheral portion at an acute angle with respect to the plate portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: JAMES A. SPARROW, GREG D. HILL