GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–(1 Sept. 2020) Luxbright AB, a leading creator of breakthrough X-ray emission solutions, is happy to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has now granted the patents for both “An electron emitter for an x-ray tube” and “An electron guiding and receiving element.” The company now has a total of 28 granted patents in 13 countries spanning three patent families. With these approvals from the USPTO, Luxbright’s core technology is now protected in all essential markets for the company today.
The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. And the opportunities for Luxbright being created by the world’s “new normal” are more than ever before. We worked in our facility in China in January and were some of the last people to leave the country before the quarantines. Production started again in early March and we were some of the first ones to return to China. Now the country is preventing foreigners from entering. These are challenging times for us all, and yet in these challenges comes many opportunities.
Dating back to the 1700’s, the postal service in various countries has been used to transport packages intended to injure or even kill the recipient.
A more recent and infamous example is the USA terrorist “Unabomber,” also known as Ted Kaczynski, who killed and injured several people via mail bombs from 1978-1995. If you have not seen the Netflix Show “Manhunt Unabomber,” it may be time to do some binge-watching. Another example you may be more familiar with is the USA’s anthrax scare during 2001. A slew of anthrax-laced packages were sent that year killing five people and injuring seventeen. Preventative measures were quickly taken to help reduce the risk of further related incidents.
Nonetheless, postal threats remain a global issue.
We hear a lot of buzz regarding how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect our future, but we don’t hear much in everyday conversation on how they will impact the X-ray space. AI technology is currently being used heavily in radiology to improve diagnosis.
A vast majority of the western world has had an X-ray taken at one point or another. X-rays help provide vital information to doctors on how to treat their patients. That said, X-rays use ionizing radiation which can increase the risk of cancer even in low doses.