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1. US20080310596 - X-ray tube cooling apparatus

Office
United States of America
Application Number 11570978
Application Date 07.06.2005
Publication Number 20080310596
Publication Date 18.12.2008
Grant Number 7839980
Grant Date 23.11.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H01J 35/10
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
35X-ray tubes
02Details
04Electrodes
08Anodes; Anticathodes
10Rotary anodes; Arrangements for rotating anodes; Cooling rotary anodes
H01J 35/18
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
35X-ray tubes
02Details
16Vessels; Containers; Shields associated therewith
18Windows
CPC
H01J 35/18
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
35X-ray tubes
02Details
16Vessels; Containers; Shields associated therewith
18Windows
H01J 2235/1216
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
2235X-ray tubes
12Cooling
1216of the vessel
H01J 2235/122
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
2235X-ray tubes
12Cooling
122of the window
H01J 2235/1262
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
2235X-ray tubes
12Cooling
1225characterised by method
1262Circulating fluids
Applicants Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Inventors Lu Qing K.
Ma Xiaopo
Kraft Kevin C.
Title
(EN) X-ray tube cooling apparatus
Abstract
(EN)

A cooling apparatus (10) for X-ray tube inserts (14) is provided. The apparatus comprises a flow director (20) that is configured to direct at least a portion of a flow of a coolant toward a window (30) of an X-ray tube insert. The flow director may incorporate a flow sleeve (208) of a plurality of nozzles (88).


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