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8748837 Non-intrusive method for detection of chemical elements  
A method for detecting the presence of a chemical element in an object by emission of neutrons onto the object, characterized in that the emission of neutrons onto the object is constituted,...
8604442 Method for determining the material composition of a material sample  
A Method for determining the material composition of a material sample which emits radiation comprises the following method steps: recording a spectrum of the energy deposited in a detector...
8575750 Semiconductor detector element configuration for very high efficiency gamma-ray detection  
A radiation detector made of High Purity Germanium (HPGe) has been specially machined to be this invented multilayer Inter-Coaxial configuration. With this special configuration, extra large...
8476601 Identifying an atomic element using an integrated circuit  
Systems and methods are provided for identifying an atomic element in proximity to an integrated circuit. Trace amounts of a contaminant are identifiable. The atomic element is exposed to neutron...
8401270 Examination of a region using dual-energy radiation  
A first image including a projection of a portion is generated based on data representing attenuation of higher-energy radiation having a peak energy of at least 1 MeV that passes through a...
8373129 Cargo inspection system for special nuclear materials (SNM)  
A system and method for detection of special nuclear materials within a larger space is disclosed and claimed. Gamma rays emitted from special nuclear materials upon neutron interrogation...
8324588 Remote substance detection  
A detection system and methods are described for determining whether a target contains a selected substance or device such as an explosive device, illegal drugs, dangerous chemicals, or the like....
8288734 Remote detection of explosive substances  
Apparatus and methods for locating certain substances of interest within remote targets. The detection apparatus includes a neutron beam generator, a pixilated gamma ray detector, data collection...
8263938 Dual energy radiation scanning of objects  
In one embodiment, a method of examining an object is disclosed comprising scanning an object at first and second radiation energies, detecting radiation at the first and second energies, and...
8164048 Nuclear gauges and methods of configuration and calibration of nuclear gauges  
Nuclear gauges and method of configuration and methods of calibrations of the nuclear gauges are provided. The nuclear gauges are used in measuring the density and/or moisture of...
8080808 Remote detection of explosive substances  
Apparatus and methods for effectively detecting and locating explosive substances within remote targets, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The detection apparatus includes a neutron...
7973658 Illumination and detection architecture  
An illumination and detection architecture that illuminates a target for detecting a material of interest. The architecture includes an illumination component that illuminates the target using a...
7919758 Neutron detector  
A neutron detector has a volume of neutron moderating material and a plurality of individual neutron sensing elements dispersed at selected locations throughout the moderator, and particularly...
7897934 Process for neutron interrogation of objects in relative motion or of large extent  
The invention relates to the fact that a common industrial neutron interrogation screening requirement is that a high throughput rate be accommodated by the screening system. The accumulation of...
7864061 Multi-stage system for verification of container contents  
A multi-stage process utilizing one or more radiation sensors on a distributed network for the detection and identification of radiation, explosives, and special materials within a shipping...
7848484 Method and apparatus for sorting materials according to relative composition  
Disclosed herein is a metal sorting device including an X-ray tube, a dual energy detector array, a microprocessor, and an air ejector array. The device senses the presence of samples in the x-ray...
7833802 Stroboscopic liberation and methods of use  
The invention is directed to a system and method for detecting substances, such as explosives and/or drugs, using, in part, short bursts of energy light from a relatively low energy strobe....
7760103 Multi-stage system for verification of container contents  
A multi-stage process utilizing one or more radiation sensors on a distributed network for the detection and identification of radiation, explosives, and special materials within a shipping...
7750802 Illumination and detection architecture  
An illumination and detection architecture that illuminates a target for detecting a material of interest. The architecture includes an illumination component that illuminates the target using a...
7714309 Phantom for ion range detection  
A phantom for heavy ion radiation therapy provides characterization of an ion beam that may enter but not exit from the phantom. The phantom may include multiple materials and multiple spatially...
7701336 Detection of nuclear materials hidden inside cargo shipments by using sensor fusion technique  
A method for identifying at least one nuclear threat to homeland security, wherein such each nuclear threat is either hidden inside at least one cargo container before transit, or is placed inside...
7573044 Remote detection of explosive substances  
Apparatus and method for detecting and locating hidden explosive substances. The detection apparatus includes a thermal neutron beam generator, a gamma ray detector, data collection module and...
7564943 Method and apparatus for sorting materials according to relative composition  
Disclosed herein is a metal sorting device including an X-ray tube, a dual energy detector array, a microprocessor, and an air ejector array. The device senses the presence of samples in the x-ray...
7505544 Method and apparatus for detecting and classifying explosives and controlled substances  
A system for detecting and classifying small amounts of explosives and other controlled substances while rejecting confounders, including a source/detector array formed of a plurality of sources...
7501624 System and method for detecting concealed nuclear materials, radiological materials and chemical explosives  
A system for producing beams of high energy photons and neutrons and a method to use such beams to actively interrogate and detect concealed nuclear materials, radiological materials, and chemical...
7430479 System and method for analyzing content data  
The system and method provide security and cargo handling personnel a versatile tool to rapidly check cargo for hidden radiological materials, explosives, drugs, and chemical weapons material....
7423273 Object examination by delayed neutrons  
In accordance with an embodiment, a method of examining contents of an object is disclosed comprising conducting a first examination of an object, checking for the presence of delayed neutrons if...
7405409 Neutron irradiative methods and systems  
A neutron elastic scattering detector device for non-invasively detecting the presence of at least one predetermined element of an object of interest. The detector device comprises a neutron...
7399976 Method and equipment for discriminating materials by employing fast neutron and continuous spectral x-ray  
Disclosed is a method of discriminating materials by employing fast neutron and continuous spectral X-ray and an equipment for the same. The method comprising the steps of: (a) transmitting a fast...
7391031 Detection of peroxides and superoxides with fast neutrons  
A system for detecting a compound in a sample includes a neutron source, at least one gamma ray detector positioned proximate the sample, and a signal processor. The neutron source directs a...
7359480 Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo  
A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which...
7253414 Multi-energy gamma attenuation for real time continuous measurement of bulk material  
Methods and apparatus for continuous real-time measurement of bulk material using gamma irradiation. A multi-energy gamma attenuation device monitors bulk material flow and produces a spectrum...
7151447 Detection and identification of threats hidden inside cargo shipments  
A method for identifying at least one threat to the homeland security. Each threat is either hidden inside at least one cargo container before transit, or is placed inside at least one cargo...
7061604 Mortar projectile inspection apparatus and method  
A structural member of a mortar projectile is inspected. The structural member is a composite structure having a thermoplastic matrix with a filler of steel balls. The composite structure has a...
6870894 Compact neutron generator  
A compact neutron generator has at its outer circumference a toroidal shaped plasma chamber in which a tritium (or other) plasma is generated. A RF antenna is wrapped around the plasma chamber. A...
6720552 Repeating pulsed magnet  
A magnet for use with a neutron scattering apparatus. The neutron scattering apparatus provides an incident beam of neutrons to a sample under analysis. The magnet has first and second body...
6707047 Method to measure hydrogen-bearing constituent in a material using neutron spectroscopy  
A non-destructive method for quantifying the hydrogen content or a hydrogen-bearing constituent in a material is based on the principle of moderating neutron spectroscopy. This technique is...
6693281 Fast neutron resonance radiography for elemental mapping  
Methods and apparatus involving neutron resonance radiography are used to map the elemental composition of an object. Sets of neutrons having energies within particular energy bands are directed...
6603122 Probe for contamination detection in recyclable materials  
A neutron detection system for detection of contaminants contained within a bulk material during recycling includes at least one neutron generator for neutron bombardment of the bulk material, and...
6563898 Method and portable apparatus for the detection of substances by use of neutron irradiation  
The present invention relates to a method and portable apparatus which is used to detect substances, such as explosives and drugs, by neutron irradiation. The apparatus has a portable neutron...
6388260 Solid state neutron detector and method for use  
Crystals of lithium tetraborate or alpha-barium borate had been found to be neutron detecting materials. The crystals are prepared using known crystal growing techniques, wherein the process does...
6314152 Body composition detection using neutron inelastic scattering to detect carbon-to-oxygen ratio in tissue  
A technique for determining percent body fat using neutron inelastic scattering is disclosed. It relies on a correlation between a carbon-oxygen ratio in the body and the percent body fat with...
RE36943 Modularized assembly for bulk material analyzer  
A bulk material analyzer of the type in which the bulk material is transported through the material analyzer assembly on a conveyor belt between at least one radiation source and at least one...
6037597 Non-destructive detection systems and methods  
Described are preferred devices and systems useful in the non-destructive detection of predetermined substances, such as plastique explosives, in objects under interrogation. The devices and...
RE36201 High energy x-y neutron detector and radiographic/tomographic device  
An improved fast neutron x-y detector and radiographic/tomographic device utilizing a white neutron probe (4). The invention includes a multiple scattering filter (44), radiographic and...
5818054 Substance detection device using monoenergetic neutrons  
A method and apparatus for non-invasively determining the internal composition of objects are disclosed. The object of interest is probed with low energy, monoenergetic narrow beams of fast...
5606167 Contraband detection apparatus and method  
A contraband detection system (18) using a single, cone shaped neutron beam determines substances concealed in a sample object by developing total neutron cross section spectra for a plurality of...
5557108 Integrated substance detection and identification system  
An apparatus and method for non-destructively detecting and identifying narcotics, explosives, and other forms of contraband concealed within a container or otherwise hidden from view. A...
5550382 Process and apparatus for compacting informations to be stored and processing said compacted informations  
The invention relates to a process and an apparatus for compacting binary informations, then reconstructing and processing them in delayed time or with a time lag. It consists of compacting the...
5543623 Method for detecting and mitigating underground organic contamination  
This technique for detecting underground contamination by organic fluids employs a plurality of spaced-apart boreholes adjacent a region to be tested for contamination. A neutron backscatter gauge...

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