Patents by Inventor Dustin Peterson

Dustin Peterson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10529529
    Abstract: Electron beam spot characteristics can be tuned in each x-ray tube by moving a focusing-ring along a longitudinal-axis of the x-ray tube. The focusing-ring can then be immovably fastened to the x-ray tube. An x-ray source can include an x-ray tube and a focusing-ring. The focusing-ring can at least partially encircle an electron-emitter, a cathode, an evacuated-enclosure, or combinations thereof. The focusing-ring can be located outside of a vacuum of the evacuated enclosure. The focusing-ring can adjust an electron-beam spot on a target material of the x-ray tube when moved along a longitudinal-axis extending linearly from the electron-emitter to the target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Peterson, Richard Zimmerman, Vince Jones, Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 10453643
    Abstract: A transmission-target x-ray tube can include an x-ray window mounted on a window-housing. The window-housing can be made of a high density material (e.g. ?12 g/cm3) with a high atomic number (e.g. ?45), and can include an aperture with an increasing-inner-diameter region, with a smaller diameter closer to the electron-emitter and a larger diameter closer to the window-mount, for blocking x-rays and electrons. An example angle in the increasing-inner-diameter region is between 15 degrees and 35 degrees. The x-ray tube can further comprise a window-cap. The x-ray window can be sandwiched between the window-housing and the window-cap. The window-cap can be made of a high density material (e.g. ?12 g/cm3) with a high atomic number (e.g. ?45) for blocking x-rays in undesirable directions, and can include an aperture for allowing x-rays to transmit in desirable directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Peterson, Richard Zimmerman, Rick Steck, Vince Jones, Eric Miller
  • Publication number: 20170309436
    Abstract: Electron beam spot characteristics can be tuned in each x-ray tube by moving a focusing-ring along a longitudinal-axis of the x-ray tube. The focusing-ring can then be immovably fastened to the x-ray tube. An x-ray source can include an x-ray tube and a focusing-ring. The focusing-ring can at least partially encircle an electron-emitter, a cathode, an evacuated-enclosure, or combinations thereof. The focusing-ring can be located outside of a vacuum of the evacuated enclosure. The focusing-ring can adjust an electron-beam spot on a target material of the x-ray tube when moved along a longitudinal-axis extending linearly from the electron-emitter to the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin Peterson, Richard Zimmerman, Vince Jones, Eric Miller
  • Publication number: 20170287673
    Abstract: A transmission-target x-ray tube can include an x-ray window 12 mounted on a window-housing 13. The window-housing 13 can be made of a high density material with a high atomic number, and can include an aperture 13a with an increasing-inner-diameter region 23 for blocking x-rays and electrons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Dustin Peterson, Richard Zimmerman, Rick Steck, Vince Jones, Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 9282622
    Abstract: A modular x-ray source in which the x-ray tube is removably attached to a case and power supply by a removable cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Draper, Jon Barron, Vince Jones, Eric Miller, Dustin Peterson
  • Patent number: 9240303
    Abstract: An x-ray tube including dual, electrically-conductive emitter tubes to support and provide electrical power to an electron emitter. A method of evacuating and sealing the x-ray tube by drawing a vacuum on the x-ray tube through an inner tube of dual emitter tubes, then pinching the inner tube to seal off the enclosure and to maintain a vacuum therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Barnum, Dustin Peterson, Eric Miller, Eric Draper, Jon Barron
  • Publication number: 20150098552
    Abstract: A modular x-ray source in which the x-ray tube is removably attached to a case and power supply by a removable cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Draper, Jon Barron, Vince Jones, Eric Miller, Dustin Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150071410
    Abstract: An x-ray tube including dual, electrically-conductive emitter tubes to support and provide electrical power to an electron emitter. A method of evacuating and sealing the x-ray tube by drawing a vacuum on the x-ray tube through an inner tube of dual emitter tubes, then pinching the inner tube to seal off the enclosure and to maintain a vacuum therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Barnum, Dustin Peterson, Eric Miller, Eric Draper, Jon Barron
  • Patent number: D904920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hannes Harms, Ben Robertson, Jessica Choi, Dustin Lee, Claude Zellweger, Idil Girard, Casey Peterson, Jon Godston, Simon Quay