The broad protections of this patent will be beneficial as we bring our breakthrough technologies to the global market. - Mats Alm, CEO
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN–(05 March 2020) Luxbright AB, a leading creator of breakthrough X-ray technologies, is pleased to announce that its patent application for “An electron emitter for an x-ray tube” has been approved by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). The granting of this patent is a valuable achievement and confirms the uniqueness of Luxbright’s cold cathode technology.
The inventor, Dr. Qiu-Hong Hu, is the founder and Chief Scientist of Luxbright. Dr. Hu has over 20 years of research experience in physics and materials science. His research covers applications in field emission lighting, solid-state lighting, nano-electronics, and photonics, both in academic and industry settings. He holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from Chalmers University and has had more than 15 patents granted in material science and field emissions.
Mats Alm, CEO, said about the granting of the patent: “This is a rewarding milestone and supports the novelty of Luxbright’s innovations. The broad protections of this patent will be beneficial as we bring our breakthrough technologies to the global market.”
The granting of this patent secures comprehensive intellectual property protections of Luxbright’s ZnO ColdNano emitter for an X-ray tube. Zinc Oxide (ZnO) nano-rods are an ideal material for X-ray tube electron emitters. ZnO has a high melting temperature that can withstand the X-ray tube manufacturing process. It is also chemically stable and has an attractive field emission performance. The ZnO ColdNano emitter technology has the potential to be capable of achieving output levels for many practical applications such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), baggage scanning, and medical imaging.