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Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,263,225 to Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
16 Feb, 2016
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On February 16, 2016 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9,263,225 to RAPISCAN SYSTEMS, INC., which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '225 patent  is directed towards an anode for an X-ray tube includes at least one thermally conductive anode segment in contact with a rigid support member and cooling means arranged to cool the anode. The anode may further include a plurality of anode segments aligned end to end, each in contact with the support member.

Independent Claim 1 describes "An anode for an X-ray tube prepared by a process comprising the steps of: obtaining at least one thermally conductive anode segment having a top surface and having a first side wall extending out from, and longitudinally along, the top surface and a second side wall opposing the first side wall and extending out from, and longitudinally along, the top surface wherein the at least one thermally conductive anode segment comprises a plurality of thermally conductive anode segments aligned end to end; placing a rigid support member on the top surface of the at least one thermally conductive anode segment and between the first side wall and the second side wall, wherein each anode segment of the plurality of thermally conductive anode segments is in contact with the rigid support member; securing the rigid support member to the at least one thermally conductive anode segment between the first side wall and the second side wall; and arranging a coolant tube between the rigid support member and the at least one thermally conductive anode segment to cool the at least one thermally conductive anode segment."