Patent Number: 6,308,591

Title: Control rod

Abstract: A fabricated control rod having a spacer with a "C" or "U-shaped" channel cross-section. The spacer also has a bushing tube welded to each of its ends. Each end of the spacer is shaped to have a substantially continuous mating engagement with the exterior side surface of the adjacent bushing tube. Also, at least a substantially complete perimeter weld joins both the interior and exterior of each shaped end to the bushing tube.

Inventors: Dankow; Mark W. (Fort Wayne, IN), Forrest; Christopher W. (Auburn, IN), Mastrangelo; Vincent (Fort Wayne, IN), Sholeen; Thomas (Western Springs, IL)

Assignee: The Boler Company

International Classification: F16C 7/00 (20060101); F16C 7/02 (20060101); F16C 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018