US Patent No. 10,398,016


Patent No. 10,398,016
Issue Date August 27, 2019
Title Negative Ion-based Beam Injector
Inventorship Yuri I. Belchenko, Novosibirsk (RU)
Alexander V. Burdakov, Novosibirsk (RU)
Vladimir I. Davydenko, Novosibirsk (RU)
Gennady I. Dimov, Novosibirsk (RU)
Alexandr A. Ivanov, Novosibirsk (RU)
Valeery V. Kobets, Novosibirsk (RU)
Artem N. Smirnov, Foothill Ranch, CA (US)
Michl W. Binderbauer, Ladera Ranch, CA (US)
Donald L. Sevier, Fallbrook, CA (US)
Terence E. Richardson, Encinitas, CA (US)
Assignee TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Foothill Ranch, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,398,016

1. A negative ion-based beam injector comprisesan ion source configured to produce a negative ion beam,
an accelerator spaced apart from the ion source, and
a transition zone interposing the ion source and the accelerator, the transition zone comprises a low energy beam transport line, wherein the low energy beam transport line includes bending magnets that deflect the beam orthogonally to the beam's direction of motion and focus the beam onto the axis of the accelerator.