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5812630 Examination method for the evaluation of location-dependent spectra  
The invention relates to an examination method whereby a respective spectrum with a number of spectral values is measured for a number of locations. Collective evaluation of the old spectra is...
5805662 Using deflected penetrating radiation to image an object's internal structure  
A method of nondestructive investigation of the internal structure of an object uses deflected penetrating radiation. In one embodiment, an incident penetrating radiation flow 4 with angular...
5805660 Method and device for carrying out detection of at least one non-visible object containing a given material  
The present invention concerns a method and implementing equipment for detecting at least one object containing a specified material and hidden from view. The method comprising stages of object...
5787145 Method and arrangement for identifying crystalline and polycrystalline materials  
A method and apparatus is provided for identifying crystalline and polycrystalline material in an object placed in an examination region. X-rays having a polychromatic energy distribution are...
5784430 Multiple station gamma ray absorption contraband detection system  
A multiple station gamma ray absorption contraband detection system utilizes a proton source and disk-shaped target to provide a 360 degree resonant gamma ray cone which is suitable for use in...
5768334 Method and device for identifying designated materials in the composition of an object  
The method comprises the following stages: first the attenuation function of at least three reference materials are determined across a wide x-ray spectrum and projection functions (Fp1, Fp2, Fp3,...
5763886 Two-dimensional imaging backscatter probe  
A two-dimensional imaging backscatter probe has a radiation source, a radiation detector, and a position sensing device to which the radiation detector is attached. A mapping circuit generates a...
5754617 X-ray CT inspection equipment for container and method of inspecting container using x-ray CT inspection  
X-ray CT inspection equipment for inspecting the contents of a container includes an inspection building having a container inlet port for receiving a container, serving as an item to be inspected...
5754621 X-ray inspection method and apparatus, prepreg inspecting method, and method for fabricating multi-layer printed circuit board  
An X-ray inspection apparatus and method in which an object to be inspected is irradiated with characteristic X-rays containing at least one wavelength which affords a high X-ray absorbance in the...
5740221 Airbag inflator x-ray inspection apparatus with rotating entry and exit doors  
An x-ray inspection apparatus designed for safe, efficient, simple and rapid inspection of assembled automotive airbag inflators to detect the presence of defects in construction. The apparatus...
5737383 Method and apparatus for automatically testing tire  
A tire includes at least a pair of breaker plies each having a plurality of wire codes of different orientation. In a tire testing apparatus, a tire is loaded to a test position and...
5692028 X-ray examining apparatus for large-volume goods  
An X-ray examining system includes a mobile vehicle; and an X-ray examining apparatus for ascertaining contents of an object. The examining apparatus includes a supporting structure mounted on the...
5687210 Method and device for determining the attenuation function of an object with respect to the transmission of a reference material thickness  
The object's transmission function is expressed as a finite power expansion of a reference-material reference thickness, each expansion power being equal to a ratio of a reference-material...
5666393 Method and apparatus for reducing afterglow noise in an X-ray inspection system  
An improved X-ray inspection system comprises a pulsed X-ray source configured to emit short, X-ray pulses for reducing afterglow noise. A rotating cylindrical collimator limits the X rays to a...
5642393 Detecting contraband by employing interactive multiprobe tomography  
An inspection system for detecting a specific material of interest in items of baggage or packages includes a multi-view X-ray inspection probe and one or more material sensitive probes. The...
5642394 Sidescatter X-ray detection system  
An edge enhancement X-ray imaging system inspects an object for detecting an illegal component. The system illuminates the object with penetrating radiation which is sidescattered from the object...
5638420 Straddle inspection system  
A radiographic inspection apparatus for large containers, vehicles and structures having a movable frame which can straddle the container or object being inspected. The straddling frame has...
5600700 Detecting explosives or other contraband by employing transmitted and scattered X-rays  
An X-ray inspection device for detecting a specific material of interest (typically contraband, for example, weapons, drugs, money, explosives) in items of various sizes and shapes includes an...
5583904 Continuous linear scan laminography system and method  
An improved laminography system that allows generation of high speed and high resolution X-ray laminographs by using a continuous scan method with two or more linear detectors and one or more...
5570407 Distortionless x-ray inspection  
The cavities of IC's are inspected for contaminants rising a point source x-ray. The IC's are arranged on a curved surface, approximating the arc formed by the radiation from the point source...
5555549 Process for modifying a surface of a fluororesin product  
In a process that can readily modify a surface of a fluororesin product in a short time, the surface of the fluororesin product is irradiated with synchrotron radiation having a wavelength of not...
5554190 Prosthesis component and a method of producing it  
The present invention relates to a prosthesis component for anchoring with or without using bone cement and to a method of producing it. The prosthesis component, which can be produced by CAD and...
5524133 Material identification using x-rays  
A method and apparatus for detecting the mean atomic number of a mass of material, for example freight in a vehicle comprises: subjecting the mass to X-rays and determining the mean number NA...
5493517 Cargo container mapping system  
A system for scanning the interior of a cargo container includes a propagator device for producing a magnetic field at each of (I) positions adjacent a first side of a cargo container and a...
5483569 Inspection system with no intervening belt  
An inspection system for inspecting objects with penetrating radiation having a conveying means with first and second portions which are separated by a gap. Illumination by penetrating radiation...
5479023 Method and apparatus for detecting concealed substances  
A method and apparatus detects the presence of a number of substances such as explosives or drugs in a container such as luggage (10) at an airport. The containers, travelling on a conveyor (15)...
5467379 Apparatus for taking x-rays of an air bag inflator during a firing cycle  
Apparatus for x-ray viewing of the firing cycle of an air bag inflator includes a pressure tank for containing an inflator during a firing cycle thereof having an access opening in a wall for...
5400381 Process for analyzing the contents of containers  
A process for analyzing the contents of containers comprising obtaining a first image of the container, tilting the container, obtaining a second image of the contents of the container in the...
5367552 Automatic concealed object detection system having a pre-scan stage  
An apparatus for detecting concealed objects, such as explosives, drugs, or other contraband is disclosed. The apparatus uses CT scanning to identify concealed objects with a density corresponding...
5313511 X-ray imaging particularly adapted for low Z materials  
An imaging device for increasing the ability to recognize, in x-ray produced images, materials of low atomic number. A flying spot scanner illuminates an object to be imaged in a raster pattern;...
5282235 Nitrogen detector and method of detecting  
An apparatus and method for determining the amount of nitrogen in an object. A support means is provided for supporting the object, and at least one gamma ray beam is disposed on one side of the...
5260982 Scattered radiation imaging apparatus  
A flying-spot pencil beam generating unit is arranged under a conveyor. A backscatter detector is located between an upper belt and a lower belt of the conveyor. Thus, this apparatus is set up to...
5260981 Device for inspecting an article  
A device for inspecting an article, in which a radiation source irradiates a plane-shaped radiation to an article in order to inspect the content of the article without destroying it. Scattered...
5251240 Method and apparatus for employing resonance-produced gamma rays to detect the presence of both nitrogen and oxygen in objects that may contain explosives  
Generating nuclear resonance-produced gamma rays of 14 N, 16 O (and C1) for scanning objects such as luggage that may contain explosives of nitrogen-oxygen (-chorine) constituents, and detecting...
5247177 Detection of nitrogenous material  
Improved method and means for the detection of nitrogenous material or assaying of nitrogenous material in an object on the basis of nuclear resonant attenuation of 9.17 MeV γ-rays. A target in...
5237598 Multiple image scanning X-ray method and apparatus  
X-ray examination of objects, which may be very large objects such as aircraft, boat hulls or lengthy pipelines, is accomplished with an x-ray source having a moving x-ray origin point that is...
5224144 Reduced mass flying spot scanner having arcuate scanning lines  
A method and apparatus for creating image information for objects inspect with penetrating radiation which utilizes a flying spot scanner of reduced mass. Objects are scanned with penetrating...
5202932 X-ray generating apparatus and associated method  
An X-ray generator and associated method are disclosed. The X-ray generator and method are provided for inspection of objects which are conveyed into an inspection station which includes an X-ray...
5181234 X-ray backscatter detection system  
A pencil beam of X-rays is scanned over the surface of the body of a person being examined. X-rays that are scattered or reflected from the subject's body are detected by a detector. The signal...
5179581 Automatic threat detection based on illumination by penetrating radiant energy  
Automatic threat detection in association with imaging which relies on a backscatter detector and illumination by a flying spot source of penetrating radiation. The digital backscatter image is...
5175756 Device for detecting nitrogenous, phosphoric, chloric and oxygenous substances  
A device for detecting nitrogenous, phosphoric, chloric and/or oxygenous substances inside an object, particularly of explosives or addictive substances in pieces of luggage. A nuclear activating...
5159617 Explosive detection method and apparatus using selective gamma ray resonance absorption  
An apparatus and method for determining the presence of certain elements or compounds within an object, wherein the object under examination contains both nuclei of a first type which exhibit...
H001097 Method for validating radiographic inspection of projectile  
This invention provides a method used for radiographic inspection of matel within a container, where the container is a dense material and the contents to be radiographically inspected are of a...
5125015 Method and system for determining a lower-bound density of a body  
A method for determining a lower-bound quantity per unit volume of a physical property associated with a body, the property being susceptible to measurement in a plurality of directions. In...
5115459 Explosives detection using resonance fluorescence of bremsstrahlung radiation  
A technique for detecting explosives using resonance fluorescence of bremsstrahlung radiation is disclosed. The method is particularly attractive as a way to detect bombs at airports and other...
5113425 X-ray inspection system for electronic components  
An X-ray inspection system for inspecting electronic components such as printed circuit boards includes a shielded cabinet having an exposure chamber divided into upper and lower portions by a...
5098640 Apparatus and method for detecting contraband using fast neutron activation  
An apparatus and method non-invasively interrogates an object to detect contraband. The apparatus irradiates the object with fast neutrons of energy greater than 6.7 MeV, and measures the ensuing...
5097494 X-ray automatic synchronous inspection system  
An X-ray inspection apparatus and method allow inspection of the contents of containers moving rapidly past an inspection station. The system includes an X-ray source pulsed by control logic, an...
5091924 Apparatus for the transillumination of articles with a fan-shaped radiation beam  
An apparatus is disclosed for examining containers and/or vehicles at an airport for impermissible contents, such as explosives, weapons, drugs, smuggled goods and the like. To improve the ability...
5060249 Method and apparatus for the detection and imaging of heavy metals  
Method and apparatus for the fast inspection of objects for the detection of elementary or compounded metals of the kind that are capable of producing with impinging X-radiation within the range...