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6845873 Crane apparatus equipped with container security scanning system  
Crane apparatus is equipped with a container security scanning system for scanning containers for radioactive material, such as neutron or gamma ray emissions. The crane apparatus has a crane for...
6839406 Apparatus and method for detecting items in objects  
A method and an apparatus for detecting items in objects, such as in luggage, wherein a detector apparatus, functioning as a second detector is divided into a lower testing stage and a higher...
6839403 Generation and distribution of annotation overlays of digital X-ray images for security systems  
An image display storage and retrieval system provides a mechanism to transmit x-ray images of parcels to one or more remote workstations. The images may be annotated at these workstations to...
6837422 Service unit for an X-ray examining device  
Disclosed is a uniquely identifiable identification system incorporated into an X-ray testing apparatus or into this system, so that each operator (6) can log onto the operating system only with...
6819237 Automated fire protection system  
An apparatus and fire protection system for detecting and extinguishing a spark, flame, or fire on a heat sensitive explosive object, which identifies, locates and relays vital information related...
6801596 Methods and apparatus for void characterization  
The present invention provides a system for characterizing voids in test samples. An x-ray emission inducer scans a target such as a via on a test sample. A metallization or thin film layer emits...
6785357 High energy X-ray mobile cargo inspection system with penumbra collimator  
A non-invasive method and apparatus are described for inspecting a cargo container. The method includes the steps of disposing an X-ray source and an X-ray detector on opposing ends of a rotatable...
6785360 Personnel inspection system with x-ray line source  
A personnel x-ray inspection system includes an electron source that provides a pencil beam of electrons. An electromagnet assembly receives the pencil beam of electrons and directs the beam of...
6778631 Device and method for controlling cargo on crane equipment without contact  
A device for contactless cargo load control for shipping container crane installations, by x-raying the containers in the course of loading and unloading of transport vehicles. An X-ray device for...
6768421 Container crane radiation detection systems and methods  
A container crane assembly is operable to lift shipping containers for transfer between a dock and a ship transporting the containers. Typically, the container crane includes a hoist attachment...
6711235 X-ray inspection apparatus and method  
An X-ray inspection system is provided having an X-ray source and first and second collimators. The first and second collimators are arranged in relation to the source and the target such that the...
6707875 Nonintrusive inspection apparatus  
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...
6693988 Arrangement for measuring the pulse transmission spectrum of x-ray quanta elastically scattered in a scanning area for containers  
A baggage inspection device based on coherent x-ray scatter has an x-ray source on one side of the scanning area and detectors on the other side of the scanning area. The detectors measure the...
6690766 Collimator for a detector array and a nonintrusive inspection apparatus including a collimator  
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...
6671346 Method for the nondestructive quality testing of a thermocouple which can be used in particular at high temperatures and/or under high levels of vibration  
In a method for the nondestructive quality testing of a thermocouple (10) which can be used in particular at high temperatures and/or under high levels of vibration, which thermocouple (10)...
6665373 X-ray imaging system with active detector  
The present invention provides for an apparatus and method for use in a system with an x-ray source to produce a pencil beam of x-rays to scan an object and a first detector providing a value...
6661868 Radiation inspection apparatus and radiation inspection method  
A radiation inspection apparatus is configured in such a way as to totalize pixels, whose gray levels represented by pixel gray level information, which is outputted from radiation detector, are...
6628745 Imaging with digital tomography and a rapidly moving x-ray source  
A digital tomography system includes an electron source that provides a beam of electrons, and an electromagnet assembly that receives said beam of electrons and is configured and arranged to...
6621888 X-ray inspection by coherent-scattering from variably disposed scatterers identified as suspect objects  
A system and method for inspecting an enclosure with penetrating radiation. Radiation side-scattered from an object within the enclosure is detected, allowing the object to be located. If the...
6597760 Inspection device  
In an inspection device for inspecting objects for explosives and other items prohibited for travel, particularly in carry-on baggage, a transport shaft (101) where there is little space, has...
6597759 Method of inspecting meat for bone content using dual energy x-ray attenuation  
A meat inspection device uses measurements at two x-ray energies to detect bone in meat samples by determining a mass ratio of bone to meat such as would provide a photoelectric absorption and...
6584170 Method and apparatus for inspecting an object, particularly a piece of luggage  
In a device and processes for inspecting an object (1), particularly a piece of luggage, in which radiation is emitted by a stationary radiation source (2) while the object (1) is transported in a...
6580778 Inspection device  
The invention relates to an inspection device for inspecting objects, particularly for explosives. The invention makes provision, particularly where space for the inspection system is tight, to...
6570956 Searching system using X-ray and millimeter-wave signal  
The present invention relates to a highly efficient searching system using a combination of X ray signal and millimeter wave signal, which allows a practical and effective method for searching...
6567496 Cargo inspection apparatus and process  
A cargo inspection apparatus and process includes scanning containers with x-rays along two different planes. Outputs from x-ray sensors along the two different planes are collected for use in...
6563903 Container inspection apparatus  
A relocatable container inspection device, which is constituted by modularized units, is used for inspecting a container. The device comprises: a first cabin unit including a radiation source for...
6556653 Non-rotating X-ray system for three-dimensional, three-parameter imaging  
The system for inspecting an object comprises a structure having a first, second and third orthogonal axes, and a source of x-ray pencil beam mounted thereto along the first axis. An incident...
6552346 Density detection using discrete photon counting  
A system and method of density detection in a target object involve irradiating the target object, detecting a first and second discrete number of photons penetrating the target object through...
6553094 Method of determining a content of a nuclear waste container  
A method and apparatus are provided for identifying contents of a nuclear waste container. The method includes the steps of forming an image of the contents of the container using digital...
6546072 Transmission enhanced scatter imaging  
An apparatus and method for enhancing an image of penetrating radiation scattered by objects concealed within a container. An image derived from penetrating radiation transmitted through the...
6542574 System for inspecting the contents of a container  
A system for inspecting the contents of a container is provided. The system includes a first source for emitting sequential beams of penetrating electromagnetic radiation from a target in a first...
6532276 Method and apparatus for determining a material of a detected item  
A method for determining the material of a detected item in objects, especially explosives in luggage, using X-ray diffraction. In this method, wherein scatter radiation deflected at the...
6526120 X-ray flow rate measurement system for materials, including agricultural materials and food products  
The present invention is an apparatus and method for measuring flow rate of materials, for example the flow rate of agricultural products. The apparatus includes an x-ray generator positioned near...
6512812 X-ray foreign-body detector  
An X-ray detection unit integrally includes an X-ray detection part, which detects X-rays and a conveyor part, which conveys an object to be inspected, for detecting a foreign body contained in...
6507635 Method and apparatus for radiographic inspection of aircraft fuselages  
A system and method for radiographic inspection of an aircraft fuselage includes a radiation source located on one side of the fuselage and a plurality of radiation detectors located on another...
6504897 X-ray image radiographing system  
A X-ray image radiographing system, comprises a plurality of X-ray image output apparatus each of which detects X-rays having passed through an object and outputs image data of the object; a...
6485176 Inspection system with rho-theta x-ray source transport system  
Inspection systems with rho-theata x-ray source motion for inspection of populated printed circuit boards and the like. The inspection systems include a transport system for transporting articles...
6473487 Method and apparatus for physical characteristics discrimination of objects using a limited view three dimensional reconstruction  
A method and apparatus for determining a specified physical characteristic in an object exposes the object to at least two angularly fixed sources of electromagnetic radiation to create projected...
6459761 Spectrally shaped x-ray inspection system  
A system and methods for non-invasive x-ray inspection of an enclosure in such a manner as to reduce the ambient radiation dose to below a specified level. A beam spectrally filtered to emphasize...
6453007 X-ray inspection using co-planar pencil and fan beams  
An inspection system is for inspecting an object with penetrating radiation. A source of penetrating radiation provides a beam of radiation. The beam alternates between a first beam shape and a...
6453003 Apparatus for transilluminating objects  
This invention concerns an apparatus to transilluminate objects. In known apparatus (1) there are two radiation sources (10, 20) in a transport path of a transport device (3), below to the right...
6442233 Coherent x-ray scatter inspection system with sidescatter and energy-resolved detection  
A system and method for inspecting an enclosure. A beam of x-rays is used for scanning the enclosure and for identifying areas of suspect material. The beam is subsequently coherently scattered...
6418189 Explosive material detection apparatus and method using dual energy information of a scan  
An apparatus and method for detecting explosive material uses dual energy information of an X-ray scan of the material. The object in question is located within a region which includes extraneous...
6396903 Reference grid for security equipment  
A reference grid is incorporated into a flexible transport media for use in internal inspection equipment such as airport x-ray equipment. The reference grid is used as a standard calibration of...
6370222 Container contents verification  
A method and system for verifying the contents of a cargo container includes acquiring at least one image of the cargo container and of the contents of the cargo container, the image being one of...
6347131 Non-contact volume measurement  
There is described a method and apparatus for measuring the volume of an object by means of penetrating radiation. The object is placed in an irradiation zone and measurements of amounts of...
6347132 High energy X-ray inspection system for detecting nuclear weapons materials  
An x-ray inspection system for automatically detecting nuclear weapons materials generates a high energy x-ray fan beam or a traveling x-ray pencil beam that traverses an object under inspection....
6345113 Apparatus and method for processing object data in computed tomography data using object projections  
An apparatus and method for identifying and classifying objects represented in CT data for a region using the shape of the objects are disclosed. An object represented by CT data for a region is...
6335960 Detection of variable manufacturing tolerance packages utilizing x-rays  
Detection of components (22-24) missing from sealed packages (16) is accomplished by combining a multiplicity of electrical outputs representing the mass in volumes of the package (16) and...
6333962 Non-destructive inspection apparatus and inspection system using it  
A non-destructive inspection apparatus has a radiation source, a radiation detector, a radiation source diver, a detector driver, a drive controller, a delay circuit, a radiation signal processing...