Aribex, Inc. announced that it has been allowed a second US patent for its NOMAD Handheld X-ray System. The new patent (Appl. No. 20070269010) protects the central concept of having all components of the x-ray system in the same enclosure. Aribex was previously awarded patent (Appl. No. 7,224,769) for the digital x-ray camera in October of 2007. “No one had ever made a handheld intraoral x-ray with the power source in the same enclosure as the x-ray head,” said Dr. D. Clark Turner, President and CEO of Aribex. “We opened up a new category when we created the NOMAD. We are glad to have our creativity and our technology recognized and protected in this manner.” NOMAD Pro is designed for general purpose dental use and is ideal for use with children, sedated patients or special needs patients. The technician stays right next to the patient, positions the device and simply takes the radiograph. This saves time for the operator, shortens the time the patient has to sit still with film or a sensor in their mouth, and reduces retakes. Rechargeable and light in weight, this device can easily be used in the office and then taken to the hospital, nursing home, or any location for treatment at the point-of-care