US Pat. No. 10,398,013

X-RAY GENERATOR DEVICE WITH IMPROVED FIELD EMISSION

Tribo Labs, Marina Del R...

1. An x-ray generation device, comprising:a housing for maintaining a low fluid pressure environment;
a contact material within the housing;
a band including an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface in frictional contact with the contact material; and
an electron target proximate a location of frictional contact between the band and the contact material, the electron target outside an area defined by the band;
wherein the outer surface of the band includes a textured surface including a plurality of surface discontinuities.

US Pat. No. 9,991,084

CONTINUOUS CONTACT X-RAY SOURCE

Tribo Labs, Marina Del R...

1. An x-ray device comprising:a housing configured for maintenance of a low fluid pressure environment in a chamber of the housing, the housing having a window, the housing being substantially opaque to x-rays other than the window, which is substantially transparent to x-rays;
a driving roller;
a motor for driving the driving roller;
a contact rod at least partially within the chamber;
a continuous band looped around the driving roller and in contact with the contact rod, the continuous band defining a loop with at least a portion of the contact rod within the loop, the continuous band and the contact material being comprised of materials such that varying contact between the continuous band and the contact material generates relative charge imbalance.

US Pat. No. 10,509,000

X-RAY FLUORESCENCE DEVICE CALIBRATION

Tribo Labs, Marina del R...

1. A method of calibrating a device, comprising:generating x-rays from an x-ray generator within a housing;
receiving a return signal emitted by a material struck by the x-rays in a sensor, the material being of a shutter within the housing;
providing data generated by the sensor to electronics connected to the x-ray generator and the sensor;
processing the data in the electronics;
wherein the electronics comprise at least one processor, and the data from the sensor comprises wavelengths of a set of peak magnitudes of a return spectrum, and the at least one processor compares the wavelengths of the set of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum with a set of expected wavelengths of peak magnitudes of a return spectrum, and updates parameters relating to the operation of the x-ray generator and sensor based on the analysis of the comparison of the wavelengths of the set of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum with the set of expected wavelengths of peak magnitudes of the return spectrum, the updated parameters including parameters relating to a length of time of generation of x-rays by the device.