An x-ray radiation emitter is provided which comprises an insulating shell, a cap coupled thereto for defining a vacuum chamber, a cathode positioned within the vacuum chamber, and an anode having a distal end disposed proximate the cathode within the vacuum chamber and made of material substantially transparent to x-rays. A layer of target metal disposed on the distal end of the anode is also provided for emitting x-rays when struck by electrons emitted from the cathode upon the application of an electric field between the cathode and the anode.

Title
Miniature x-ray emitter
Application Number
10/427780
Publication Number
20040218724
Application Date
April 30, 2003
Publication Date
November 4, 2004
Inventor
Eunsung Park
Minneapolis
MN, US
Zirao Zheng
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Vance E Swanson
Santa Rosa
CA, US
Victor I Chornenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Agent
Ip Legal Department
CA, US
Medtronic Vascular
CA, US
IPC
H01J 35/10
H01J 35/12
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