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Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9001973 to RAPISCAN SYSTEMS, INC.
07 Apr, 2015
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On April 07, 2015 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9001973 to RAPISCAN SYSTEMS, INC.which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '973 patent  is directed towards the anode for an X-ray tube. The X-ray tube has an electron aperture through which electrons emitted from an electron source travel subject to substantially no electrical field and a target in a non-parallel relationship to the electron aperture and arranged to produce X-rays when electrons are incident upon a first side of the target, wherein the target further comprises a cooling channel located on a second side of the target. The cooling channel comprises a conduit having coolant contained therein. The coolant is at least one of water, oil, or refrigerant.

Independent Claim 1 describes " A anode for an X-ray tube comprising an electron aperture through which electrons emitted from an electron source travel subject to substantially no electrical field; and a target, wherein said target comprises more than one target segment, wherein each of said target segments is in a non-parallel relationship to said electron aperture and arranged to produce X-rays when electrons are incident upon a first side of at least one of said target segments, wherein each of said target segments further comprises a cooling channel located on a second side of the target segment".