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6324253 Tablet inspection apparatus  
In the present invention, penetrating radiation (X-rays) is projected by penetrating radiation (X-ray) generating means 14 onto a tablet package 12a. The penetrating radiation (X-rays) is detected...
6304629 Compact scanner apparatus and method  
A scanner comprises a conveyor device, a tunnel housing, a bed assembly housing, an isolating device, and one or two analysis devices. The tunnel housing, together with a top portion of the bed...
6301326 Sheet detection system  
A detection system for detecting sheets of material includes a device for moving along a path a container which can harbor a sheet of material sought to be detected; an X-ray scanner having a beam...
6301327 Method and apparatus for examining luggage by x-ray scanning  
A method and an apparatus for examining luggage by X-ray scanning, wherein the pieces of luggage to be examined are moved on a conveyor belt into a scanner which contains the X-ray components,...
6278115 X-ray inspection system detector with plastic scintillating material  
Transmission and scatter detectors for an x-ray inspection system preferably employing a moving pencil beam comprise a solid plastic scintillating material having a front planar surface that is...
6269142 Interrupted-fan-beam imaging  
Interrupted-Fan-Beam imaging is a method of producing back-scatter x-ray images from conventional line scan systems, such as those used for luggage and cargo inspection. Since back-scatter and...
6256404 Computed tomography scanning apparatus and method using adaptive reconstruction window  
A method and apparatus for performing CT scans of baggage being carried or loaded onto commercial aircraft are described. The CT baggage scanner of the invention includes numerous features which...
6236709 Continuous high speed tomographic imaging system and method  
The continuous, high speed, tomographic imaging system moves a closed package containing concealed objects continuously along a conveyor belt past three spaced sensing stations. At each sensing...
6218943 Contraband detection and article reclaim system  
A contraband detection and article reclaim system includes at least one article inspection system configured to derive inspection data from an article and compare the inspection data to target...
6215845 Detection of variable positionable missing components 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...
6212253 Apparatus and method for X-ray absorption spectroscopy  
In order to investigate the reactants involved in a reaction between a gas and a solid by means of X-ray absorption spectroscopy an apparatus is provided which comprises, within a measuring...
6198795 Method of processing images for material recognition by X-rays  
An image processing method for recognizing a material contained in an article includes the following steps: transilluminating the article with X-rays; generating, by an X-ray detector, signals...
6195413 Method and arrangement for detecting X-rays  
A method for detecting X-rays which are separated into individual energy ranges after penetrating an object, as well as to an arrangement for implementing this method. It is known to detect X-rays...
6195412 Confocal coded aperture imaging  
A method for imaging a target volume comprises the steps of: radiating a small bandwidth of energy toward the target volume; focusing the small bandwidth of energy into a beam; moving the target...
6192101 X-ray determination of the mass distribution in containers  
An apparatus and method for measuring, in a non-invasive manner, the individual mass of objects in containers by means of x-ray transmission radiography in which a beam of penetrating radiation is...
6192104 Fan and pencil beams from a common source for x-ray inspection  
A system and method for inspecting an object, where both a fan beam and a pencil beam of penetrating radiation are used to illuminating the object concurrently. Both beams may be derived from a...
6185272 Architecture for CT scanning system  
A system for and method of detecting and classifying objects contained within or concealed by items scanned by an X-ray scanner is described. Greater throughput and relatively reduced cost is...
6185274 Image detecting device and an X-ray imaging system  
An image detecting device has a large dynamic range that deals with a plurality of image detecting modes. The image detecting device is composed of pixels e (i, j) arranged in a matrix array. Each...
6163591 Screening apparatus and method  
A screening system for screening items, such as aircraft-hold luggage, uses a conveyer system for carrying the items along a path and an array of sensors spaced along and around the path for...
6151381 Gated transmission and scatter detection for x-ray imaging  
An inspection system for inspecting an enclosure and its contents using temporally gated sources of penetrating radiation. A first source produces an intermittent first beam having a duration of...
6128365 Apparatus and method for combining related objects in computed tomography data  
Sheet-shaped objects can be detected by analyzing a neighborhood of voxels surrounding a test voxel. If the density is sufficiently different, then the voxel is associated with a sheet object....
6122344 X-ray inspection system  
An X-ray inspection system comprises an X-ray source (1) disposed to irradiate an object to be inspected (4) with a beam of X-rays in the form of a fan project from the source (1) through the...
6108396 Apparatus and method for correcting object density in computed tomography data  
Sheet explosives can be detected by analyzing voxels surrounding a test voxel. If the density is sufficiently different, it is concluded that the test voxel is associated with a sheet object....
6104776 Nondestructive test apparatus  
A nondestructive test apparatus for testing a work is formed of a fixed radiation generating device; a rotatable work holding device situated near the radiation generating device; and a rotatable...
6088423 Multiview x-ray based system for detecting contraband such as in baggage  
A multiview X-ray based inspection system detects contraband such as explosives, weapons, drugs and money in packages such as baggage. Each bag moves through at least three stationary, fan-shaped...
6081580 Tomographic inspection system  
A tomography system for analyzing an object concealed within an enveloping surface. The system has multiple beams of penetrating radiation, each beam disposed with a distinct orientation with...
6078642 Apparatus and method for density discrimination of objects in computed tomography data using multiple density ranges  
A method and apparatus for detecting and classifying objects in computed tomography (CT) data are disclosed. A connectivity process can be applied to voxels in the data to combine them into...
6058158 X-ray device for checking the contents of closed cargo carriers  
An x-ray examination device for checking the contents of closed cargo carriers having two steerable single-track carriages disposed parallel to each other, wherein the carriages each support a...
6049585 Non-destructive x-ray inspection apparatus for liquid foodstuffs contained in glass vessels or bottles  
An apparatus for X-ray inspection of liquid foodstuffs contained in glass vessels such as jars or bottles, comprising a conveyor, along which a plurality of such vessels is moved, having a...
6047041 Apparatus and method for comparison  
A method of comparison includes the step (14) of obtaining an interior and exterior image of an object to be compared. A standard of measurements for an acceptable object is created in step (12)....
6035014 Multiple-stage apparatus and method for detecting objects in computed tomography data  
A method and apparatus for detecting objects in computed tomography (CT) data are disclosed. Sheet-shaped objects such as sheet explosives can be detected by analyzing a neighborhood of voxels...
6031890 Monitoring installation for containers and trucks  
A monitoring installation for containers and trucks is provided making detection of large items, particularly trucks, at minimal expense possible. An X-ray monitoring installation having low X-ray...
6026143 Apparatus and method for detecting sheet objects in computed tomography data  
Sheet-shaped objects can be detected by analyzing voxels surrounding a test voxel. If the density different from the mean density then the test voxel is associated with a sheet object. Sheet...
6026171 Apparatus and method for detection of liquids in computed tomography data  
A method and apparatus for detecting objects in computed tomography (CT) data are shown. Specifically, the system can identify objects that contain liquids, if desired. A subregion that encloses...
6023497 Apparatus for detecting foreign matter with high selectivity and high sensitivity by image processing  
This invention provides a contaminant-detecting apparatus having high selectivity and high sensitivity against a contaminant. A product (1) is conveyed to a point where it is irradiated by x-rays...
6018562 Apparatus and method for automatic recognition of concealed objects using multiple energy computed tomography  
An apparatus and method for automatic recognition and identification of concealed objects and features thereof, such as contraband in baggage or defects in articles of manufacture, is disclosed....
6005912 Non-destructive X-ray inspection apparatus for food industry  
Inspection apparatus for product-containing glass vessels and/or cans for the food industry, having a static structure including two modular units mutually placed at 90° in relation to each other...
5974111 Identifying explosives or other contraband by employing transmitted or scattered X-rays  
An X-ray inspection device (10) for detecting a specific material of interest in items of various sizes and shapes (24A, 24B, 24C) includes an X-ray source system located at an inspection region...
5949842 Air calibration scan for computed tomography scanner with obstructing objects  
A method and apparatus for performing CT scans of baggage being carried or loaded onto commercial aircraft are described. The CT baggage scanner of the invention includes numerous features which...
5940468 Coded aperture X-ray imaging system  
An X-ray imaging system which measures X-rays scattered by material concealed within an enveloping surface. A beam of X-ray radiation is incident on the enveloping surface and scattered onto one...
5930326 Side scatter tomography system  
An x-ray tomography system measures x-rays side-scattered by material concealed within an enveloping surface. One or more x-ray beams are incident on the enveloping surface and scattered onto...
5917880 X-ray inspection apparatus  
An apparatus particularly suited to the inspection of carp in trucks, shipping containers and the like uses a beam of high energy x-rays, e.g., in the order of 8 Mev. A first detector is aligned...
5910972 Bone image processing method and apparatus  
Two radiation images of a single object, which comprises a soft tissue and a bone tissue, are formed respectively with two kinds of radiation having different energy distributions, the two...
5910973 Rapid X-ray inspection system  
An inspection system for automatically detecting the presence of a concealed item within an enclosure. A beam of penetrating radiation is incident on the enclosure and detected by a detector...
5905806 X-ray computed tomography (CT) system for detecting thin objects  
A technique to ascertain the presence or absence of an object in a three-dimensional volume, such as explosives in the side walls of luggage. The technique involves radiation scanning the...
5870449 Operator console for article inspection systems  
The present invention provides an inspection system having a scanner system coupled to an operator console. The scanner system is preferably an x-ray based system that has an x-ray source to emit,...
5864600 Container fill level and pressurization inspection using multi-dimensional images  
A container inspection system for inspecting a moving container includes a radiation source positioned to direct radiation at the moving container. A radiation detector is positioned to receive a...
5838758 Device and method for inspection of baggage and other objects  
A device and method is provided for finding a specific material superimposed on an unknown background when the locations of the specific material and the background are unknown, for example,...
5838759 Single beam photoneutron probe and X-ray imaging system for contraband detection and identification  
An inspection system for detecting contraband in cargo containers, vehicles, rail cars, etc. having an X-ray source and X-ray imaging capability. A cargo container or vehicle is scanned with the...
5818897 Quadrature transverse CT detection system  
The disclosed detector system includes a two dimensional array of detectors for use in generating a volumetric scan of objects moving through a scanner. The array can comprise rows and columns of...