This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding processes involving the generation or use of electromagnetic radiation within the X-ray spectrum as defined above.
Methods, systems, and elements with specific features characteristic of X-ray applications are classified herein.
Mere use with or attachment to an X-ray device or recitation of an undefined X-ray test or analysis is insufficient to cause classification within this class.
Lines with other classes and within this class
This class is the result of a reclassification of the X-ray art which was extracted from several classes, principally Class 250, Radiant Energy. The subject matter of this class is, therefore, essentially identical in scope to the X-ray subject matter formerly found in the more comprehensive Class 250 with the addition of the X-ray source subject matter of Class 313, Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices. Selected disclosures concerning elements "for use in" but not restricted to X-ray systems were removed from the above described body of art and placed in more appropriate classes.
Significantly claimed apparatus external to this class, claimed in combination with apparatus under the class definition which is used to monitor, control or otherwise effect the operation of the external apparatus, is classified in the class appropriate to that external apparatus.
Nominally claimed apparatus external to this class, claimed in combination with apparatus under the class definition, is classified in this class unless provided for in the appropriate external class.