US 9,814,125 B2
Compact X-ray generation device
Carlos G. Camara, Los Angeles, CA (US); Benjamin A. Lucas, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Zachary J. Gamlieli, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Assigned to Tribogenics, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed by Tribogenics, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (US)
Filed on Oct. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/878,795.
Application 14/878,795 is a continuation of application No. 13/839,494, filed on Mar. 15, 2013, granted, now 9,173,279.
Prior Publication US 2016/0029469 A1, Jan. 28, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H01J 35/00 (2006.01); H05G 2/00 (2006.01); H01J 35/08 (2006.01); H01J 35/18 (2006.01); H01J 35/06 (2006.01)
CPC H05G 2/00 (2013.01) [H01J 35/06 (2013.01); H01J 35/08 (2013.01); H01J 35/18 (2013.01); H01J 2235/081 (2013.01); H01J 2235/186 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An x-ray emission device, comprising:
a housing configured to maintain a low fluid pressure environment, the housing having a a first wall with a window substantially transparent to x-rays and a second wall having a portion comprising an exterior surface of the housing comprising an electrically insulating material;
an electron target within the housing;
an electrically chargeable material within the housing; and
a contact material for frictionally contacting the electrically insulating material of the exterior surface of the housing, the contact material comprising a material such that frictional contact with the electrically insulating material generates a charge imbalance.