A New Utility Patent Has Been Secured That Recycles Nuclear Energy From Reactors

Avatar for WeissAdmin

In an exciting development in the field of nuclear energy, Curio, a Washington DC-based tech development company, has secured a utility patent for a groundbreaking technology that recycles spent nuclear fuel (UNF).

This innovation has not only caught the attention of the scientific community but has also attracted significant investment, securing $14 million in seed funding

Weiss & Moy, P.C., a distinguished intellectual property law firm with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Boca Raton, Florida, played a pivotal role in obtaining this patent for Curio. 

In this blog, we’ll explain the details of this innovative patent, its implications for the nuclear energy sector, and the role of Phoenix patent lawyers Weiss & Moy, P.C. in this success story.

The Innovation in Nuclear Energy

Curio’s innovative technology focuses on recycling nuclear waste from reactors, a significant advancement in the pursuit of clean and sustainable energy solutions. 

By addressing one of the most pressing challenges in the nuclear industry—the disposal and recycling of nuclear waste—Curio’s technology promises to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of nuclear power plants.

How the Technology Works

This groundbreaking technology, branded as NuCycle™, utilizes a unique process to extract usable energy from spent nuclear fuel (UNF). This process not only mitigates the environmental impact of nuclear waste but also maximizes the energy output from existing nuclear resources.

A NuCycle™ facility is envisioned to be the size of a football stadium and capable of recycling the nation’s nuclear waste in its entirety!

With unparalleled operational efficiency, NuCycle™ aims to eliminate the burdens associated with nuclear waste, paving the way for a sustainable and clean energy future.

Let’s have a closer look at how NuCycle™ works and its numerous benefits:

Closing the Cycle

With NuCycle™, used nuclear fuel can be recycled to power modern-day reactors. Typically, UNF contains a blend of short-lived fission products and transuranic isotopes with intermediate half-lives of tens of thousands of years. The NuCycle™ technology effectively addresses this issue by enabling the recycling of these materials, thereby reducing the need for long-term geologic storage and making nuclear waste a thing of the past.

A Paradigm Shift

The United States has traditionally lacked reprocessing facilities, necessitating the geologic storage of nuclear waste for hundreds of millennia. NuCycle™ represents a paradigm shift by extracting transuranic fuel and a wide array of isotopes. These materials can then serve as fuel for fast-spectrum reactors or be utilized in other advanced technological applications, thereby significantly reducing the environmental footprint of nuclear energy.

Restoring Public Confidence

Public opinion on nuclear power in the U.S. has been generally unfavorable, primarily due to concerns over spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management. NuCycle™ addresses these concerns head-on. By effectively “Closing the Cycle” and providing a sustainable solution for SNF, NuCycle™ paves the way for what can be termed the “Second Nuclear Era” where nuclear power is seen as a viable and safe option for clean energy.

The Role of Weiss & Moy, P.C.

Securing a utility patent for such a complex and innovative technology is no small feat. These are a type of patent that requires a deep understanding of both the technological nuances and the legal landscape of intellectual property. This is where Weiss & Moy, P.C. excels, by securing US Patent number 11894154 issued on February 4, 2024, on behalf of Curio. This is a public record. 

Expertise in Utility Patents

Weiss & Moy, P.C. IP law firm specializes in securing all types of patents for innovative technologies. As expert Phoenix patent lawyers, their expertise was instrumental in obtaining the patent for Curio’s nuclear energy recycling technology. 

By meticulously preparing and filing the application, and by effectively addressing any challenges or objections raised during the review process, Weiss & Moy, P.C. ensured that Curio’s groundbreaking technology received the protection it deserved.

“Securing this patent for Curio was a challenging yet rewarding process. The technology represents a significant leap forward in the field of nuclear energy, and we are proud to have played a role in its development.”
– Jeffrey D. Moy, Attorney – Weiss & Moy, P.C.

Impact and Future Prospects

The legal protection for their invention of this innovative technology paves the way for further advancements and investments in this burgeoning sector. With $14 million in seed funding secured, Curio is well-positioned to advance its technology from the development phase to commercial deployment.

Economic and Environmental Benefits

This technology has the potential to revolutionize the nuclear energy industry. Recycling this waste from reactors addresses the dual challenges of nuclear waste management and energy sustainability. This could lead to significant economic benefits, including reduced costs for nuclear waste disposal and increased energy efficiency.

From an environmental perspective, the technology contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions and supports global efforts to combat climate change. By enhancing the sustainability of nuclear power, Curio’s innovation aligns with the broader goal of transitioning to cleaner energy sources.

Choose Weiss & Moy, P.C. to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Weiss & Moy, P.C. is a leader in intellectual property that offers comprehensive services in trademark, intellectual property, corporate law, and immigration law. Their team of attorneys is licensed to practice in multiple state and federal courts across the United States, providing clients with high-quality legal services without the high fees typically associated with larger firms.

Offices and Services

With offices in Arizona, Nevada, and Florida, Weiss & Moy, P.C. is well-positioned to serve clients nationwide. Their expertise extends beyond patent law to include other forms of intellectual property including copyright protections, ensuring that clients’ innovations are fully safeguarded.

“At Weiss & Moy, P.C., we provide our clients with the same level of sophistication offered by larger firms but with a personalized touch and at more reasonable fees.”
-Jeffrey D. Moy, Attorney – Weiss & Moy, P.C.

In Conclusion

The utility patent secured for Curio’s innovative nuclear energy recycling technology marks a significant milestone in the field of clean energy. Weiss & Moy, P.C.’s expertise and dedication played a crucial role in this achievement, highlighting their position as leaders in patent law and intellectual property protection.

As Curio moves forward with its groundbreaking technology, the support and legal protection provided by Weiss & Moy, P.C. will be instrumental in its continued success. This patent not only represents a triumph for Curio but also underscores the importance of skilled patent attorneys in fostering innovation and technological advancement.

For more information on how Weiss & Moy, P.C. can assist with your intellectual property needs, click here or call them toll-free at 1-480-994-8888 for a FREE consultation.

0 Points

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Us Now