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7133491 Traveling X-ray inspection system with collimators  
An X-ray apparatus is provided for inspecting a cargo container. The apparatus includes a moveable platform with an X-ray source and X-ray detector disposed on the platform on opposing sides of a...
7130371 System for alternately pulsing energy of accelerated electrons bombarding a conversion target  
A RF linear electron accelerator system for generating a beam of accelerated electrons bunched in pulses having different energy spectra from pulse to pulse. The system is operable to generate a...
7123685 Device and method for analyzing fat of meat  
The invention relates to continuously determining the fat content of meat. A conveyor belt is used on which the pieces of meat to be examined are advanced past a radiation source serving as a fat...
7123681 Folded array CT baggage scanner  
A reduced size CT scanner for baggage inspection has a wide angle x-ray source and multiple sets of detectors at different distances from the x-ray source. The detectors in each set are sized and...
7120226 Adaptive scanning of materials using nuclear resonance fluorescence imaging  
A method for detecting nuclear species in a sample by adaptive scanning using nuclear resonance fluorescence may comprise illuminating the target sample with photons from a source; detecting a...
7116235 Inverse ratio of gamma-ray and neutron emissions in the detection of radiation shielding of containers  
The presence of radiation shielding material concealing illegitimate content in a container is detected by obtaining each of measured gamma-ray data and measured neutron data from the container,...
7116751 System and method for resolving threats in automated explosives detection in baggage and other parcels  
The CT threat resolution system includes an primary EDS scanning process to identify threats and the nature of threats and a plurality of secondary CT scanning processes to resolve threats. The...
7110925 Security checkpoint simulation  
The present invention provides a system and method for simulating a security checkpoint. While the present invention is presented in the context of an airport, the simulation may be easily adapted...
7110493 X-ray detector system having low Z material panel  
A method and apparatus for detecting concealed items on or in an object by utilizing a low Z material panel. The object to be scanned is located between an x-ray detector and the low Z material...
7106826 System and method for adapting a software control in an operating environment  
A system and method for detecting a substance using x-ray fluorescence is disclosed. The detected substances may be explosives or controlled substances that have a specific chemical fluorescent...
7106830 3D x-ray system adapted for high speed scanning of large articles  
A system for forming an image of an object. The system includes a first scanning x-ray source for generating x-rays that diverge from a source point along a first scan path, the point being...
7106827 Device for examining filled containers by means of X-rays and use of this device  
The invention related to a device for examining filled containers for foreign bodies. In an embodiment, the device for examining filled containers for foreign bodies has a transport apparatus for...
7099433 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...
7092485 X-ray inspection system for detecting explosives and other contraband  
A baggage scanning system and method employ combined angular and energy dispersive x-ray scanning to detect the presence of a contraband substance within an interrogation volume of a baggage item....
7082186 Container inspection system using cobalt-60 γ-ray source and cesium iodide or cadmium tungstate array detector  
A container inspection equipment with cobalt-60 γ-ray source and cesium iodide or cadmium tungstate detector includes a cobalt-60 γ-ray source, a cask, a front collimator, a rear collimator, a...
7072440 Tomographic scanning X-ray inspection system using transmitted and Compton scattered radiation  
X-ray radiation is transmitted through and scattered from an object under inspection to detect weapons, narcotics, explosives or other contraband. Relatively fast scintillators are employed for...
7071823 System and method for centralized security screening  
A system and method for centralized security screening of packages including baggage. The system creates images and data concerning baggage to be reviewed, packetizes the data long with additional...
7072434 Carry-on baggage tomography scanning system  
A tomography scanner system including a gantry having an outer, non-rotating support ring, and an inner rotatable component ring supported for rotation within the support ring about a rotation...
7062012 Leak detection of sealed objects using x-ray imaging  
A method of detecting a leak in a sealed object includes placing the sealed object into a chamber and introducing an x-ray attenuating gas into the chamber. The method also includes observing, by...
7062011 Cargo container tomography scanning system  
An X-ray computed tomography scanning system adapted to scan air cargo containers or other larger containers for detection of explosives, drugs, and other contraband. The system includes a table...
7050533 Method and device for determining the type of fluid in a fluid mass in an object  
A method and a device are proposed for determining the type of fluid in a fluid mass in an object. X-ray attenuation data is supplied from one or a plurality of X-ray recordings of an object area...
7050536 Nonintrusive inspection system  
An x-ray technique-based nonintrusive inspection apparatus is provided which is capable of inspecting 600 containers an hour which is small, and which is easily maintainable. Features of the...
7050535 X-ray laminography inspection system and method  
For inspecting a structure with non-destructive x-ray laminography inspection, probes are magnetically coupled to opposing surfaces of the structure. The probes include an x-ray source and an...
7031430 System and method for detecting objects with differential operators  
A system and a method for detecting an object, such as an explosive device or material, located within a closed article, such as a piece of luggage or a parcel. The system includes an acquisition...
7026944 Apparatus and method for detecting radiation or radiation shielding in containers  
A computer program, database and method for the detection of fissile or radioactive material or radiation shielding material in a container works with detection devices brought into proximity to...
7027554 Reduced-size apparatus for non-intrusively inspecting an object  
This invention relates to an x-ray based non-intrusive inspection apparatus. An x-ray source is mounted to a gantry and provides x-rays that transmit through an object. The x-rays have an included...
7027555 Mineral matter analyzer apparatus and method  
A material analyzer for identifying quantities of one or more elements in a material has a container for holding a material to be analyzed, a resonant gamma ray source unit for directing resonant...
7023957 Method and apparatus for transmitting information about a target object between a prescanner and a CT scanner  
A method or apparatus for analyzing an object includes an X-ray prescanner that performs a prescan of the object to determine prescan information about the object. Then, a CT scanner performs a CT...
7023956 Detection methods and system using sequenced technologies  
Methods and systems for interconnecting sub-systems and for identifying combinations of multiple technologies. The method of this invention can be applied to detecting the presence of a...
7020242 X-ray inspection system  
An X-ray inspection system and methodology is disclosed. The system comprises a conveyor, an X-ray source that exposes an item under inspection to X-ray radiation and at least one X-ray detector...
7020241 Method and device for detecting a given material in an object using electromagnetic rays  
A method for the detection of a specific material in an object (1), especially in a piece of luggage, using electromagnetic beams, whereby the intensities of non-absorbed beams from at least three...
7016473 Method of body X-ray scanning, an apparatus for its implementation and a radiation detector (3 version) thereof  
The invention relates to the field of engineering physics in particular to the technique for detecting X-radiation, and it may be used for photometry, dosimetry as well as for measuring of space...
7012987 Method for preventing higher density regions of an object from degrading the lower density focused regions of a laminography image  
A method for substantially reducing the contribution of dense regions of an object while less dense regions of the object are being processed in a laminography blurring system. The method...
7010087 Density measurement method and apparatus therefor  
The density of a mass of material is determined by passing radiation from a source, such as Co-60, whose radiation spectrum has a characteristic energy level above 700 keV through the mass of...
7000827 Operator unit for an X-ray examining apparatus  
Disclosed is a uniquely identifiable identification system incorporated into an X-ray testing apparatus or into this system, so that each operator can log onto the operating system only with his...
6991371 Computed tomography image quality phantom  
A computed tomography (CT) image quality phantom for use in calibrating explosive detection systems (EDS) at airports. A foam core block containing up to five right cylinder rod members is...
6993111 Method and apparatus for improving the spatial resolution of a laminography system that employs an x-ray source with a scanning beam  
A method and apparatus for reducing blurring caused by transverse movement of an object being inspected relative to the x-ray source/detector array assembly. The plane of the scanning fan beam...
6972693 Vehicle security inspection system  
The vehicle security inspection system may include multiple automated detection devices for detecting explosives, weapons, contraband, etc. which may be contained on or within a motor vehicle. The...
6973161 X-ray foreign material detecting apparatus simultaneously detecting a plurality of X-rays having different amounts of energy  
A conveying section conveys an inspected object so as to cross the X-rays irradiated from an X-ray generating section. A first sensor module is disposed along a transmitting direction of the...
6968034 X-ray inspection system  
An X-ray inspection system and methodology is disclosed. The system comprises a conveyor, an X-ray source that exposes an item under inspection to X-ray radiation and at least one X-ray detector...
6954515 Radiation sources and radiation scanning systems with improved uniformity of radiation intensity  
A radiation source is disclosed comprising a source of charged particles that travel along a path. Target material lies along the path to generate radiation upon impact by the beam. A magnet is...
6922459 X-ray inspection device for food products  
A device for non-destructive inspection of containers (22) of food products comprises an emitter (24) emitting a divergent radiation beam, with vertical axis and a pair of detectors (26) detecting...
6922461 Inspection system for air cargoes or vehicles  
An inspection system for air cargoes, in which an accelerator, a collimator, and a vertical detector arm are all mounted on the floor; detectors are provided within both the horizontal detector...
6922460 Explosives detection system using computed tomography (CT) and quadrupole resonance (QR) sensors  
An explosives detection system which includes computed tomography (CT) and quadrupole resonance (QR) sensors for identifying particular explosive compounds present in passenger baggage. The CT...
6920197 Vehicle-carried mobile container inspection apparatus  
A vehicle-carried mobile container inspection apparatus characterized in that the mobile container inspection apparatus comprises a first box-shaped cabin arranged in the front portion of the...
6907103 Capturing images of moving objects with a moving illumination point source  
An imaging system that is capable of capturing images of moving objects as they are moving with minimal blurring by moving a point source of illumination such that the position from which...
6904122 3D stereoscopic X-ray system  
The present invention provides a means to augment or upgrade a traditional single beam 2D x-ray system to produce 3D stereoscopic output. The system utilizes the cross-sectional beam divergence of...
6895072 Apparatus and method for non-destructive inspection of material in containers  
An apparatus and method for non-destructive inspection of materials housed in containers (16) involves orienting an X-ray beam emitter (10) and detector (14) to direct and detect an X-ray beam...
6872001 X-ray shielding structure for food inspection station  
For suppressing extraneous radiation from an x-ray type food inspection station enclosure having an entry tunnel and an exit tunnel, two pairs of swinging shield doors are provided, one pair...
6873680 Method and apparatus for detecting defects using digital radiography  
A digital radiography apparatus (10) and process for providing images of an object, for example, an exhaust transition duct (12) comprising a core material and an overlying thermal barrier layer,...