Patents by Inventor Tak Lou

Tak Lou 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).

  • Publication number: 20080080659
    Abstract: A neutron tube or generator is based on a RF driven plasma ion source having a quartz or other chamber surrounded by an external RF antenna. A deuterium or mixed deuterium/tritium (or even just a tritium) plasma is generated in the chamber and D or D/T (or T) ions are extracted from the plasma. A neutron generating target is positioned so that the ion beam is incident thereon and loads the target. Incident ions cause D-D or D-T (or T-T) reactions which generate neutrons. Various embodiments differ primarily in size of the chamber and position and shape of the neutron generating target. Some neutron generators are small enough for implantation in the body. The target may be at the end of a catheter-like drift tube. The target may have a tapered or conical surface to increase target surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Inventors: Ka-Ngo Leung, Tak Lou, Jani Reijonen
  • Publication number: 20070242790
    Abstract: A neutron generator comprising a boron-10 bearing target and a low-energy accelerator, wherein said low-energy accelerator emits a plurality of particles which bombard said boron-10 bearing target to cause a 10B(d,n)11C reaction which in turn produces a plurality of neutrons having an energy value greater than about 2 MeV and less than about 8 MeV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tak Lou, Ka-Ngo Leung