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Diagnostics and Medical Imaging – Intellectual property

ICAP Ocean Tomo : 28 January, 2011  (Special Report)
FOCUS ZONE REPORT ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP which claims to be the world's premier patent auction firm, is organising the sale of x-ray imaging patents from the inventor Till Keesmann.
Consisting of seven issued patents and seven related applications and foreign counterparts, the opportunity should be of interest to companies involved in areas such as lighting, x-ray, and medical imaging and diagnostics.

The technology in the portfolio relates to a field emission device comprising a cathode having an emission region for electrons. The field emission device is embodied for generating technically useful electron currents at a voltage which is as low as possible, in such a way that the emission region has an arrangement of a plurality of individually positioned or positionable atoms or molecules. As such, this technology could have practical applications in a variety of markets.

The field emission device may be usable in a field emission microscope, in a scanning tunneling microscope, in an atomic force microscope, or for ionizing gases. Furthermore, the disclosed field emission device could not only serve in the field of illuminants or backlights, but could also be utilized on circuit boards, in microdevices, and in the field of data carriers. Additional related markets include measuring sensors, hand-held X-ray fluorescence analysis devices, in X-ray devices, and in computer tomography.

'When related to the X-ray market, the patents of this portfolio solve many of the challenges associated with traditional products such as limited resolution, high operating temperature, and slow response time,' commented Dean Becker, Chief Executive Officer of ICAP Ocean Tomo.

The technology is capable of producing ultra-high temporal resolution images and should find a significant home in not only the markets for both imaging and irradiation systems, but in other areas as well. The US market for medical imaging products was valued at over $8.5 billion in 2009 and is expected to increase in the coming years after a 14.6 percent drop from 2008.
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