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8149988 Use of nearly monochromatic and tunable photon sources with nuclear resonance fluorescence in non-intrusive inspection of containers for material detection and imaging  
Methods and systems for detecting potential items of interest in target samples, using nuclear resonance fluorescence, utilize incident photon spectra that are narrower than traditional...
8144831 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...
8135110 X-ray tomography inspection systems  
The present invention is an X-ray scanning system with an X-ray source arranged to generate X-rays from X-ray source positions around a scanning region, a first set of detectors arranged to detect...
8135112 Personnel security screening system with enhanced privacy  
The present invention is directed towards processing security images of people subjected to X-ray radiation. The present invention processes a generated image by dividing the generated image into...
8116428 Method and apparatus for assessing characteristics of liquids  
A method to perform security screening at an airport on hand-carried baggage. The method includes requesting passengers with hand carried baggage to remove from the baggage a container that holds...
8116431 Automobile scanning system  
A dual energy x-ray imaging system searches a moving automobile for concealed objects. Dual energy operation is achieved by operating an x-ray source at a constant potential of 100KV to 150KV, and...
8110812 Method and system for detecting nitrogenous materials via gamma-resonance absorption (GRA)  
A method for detecting nitrogenous materials within an object by means of Gamma-Resonance Absorption (GRA), including placing on one side of an object a target containing 13C for bombardment with...
8104815 Arm folding mechanism for use in a vehicle-mounted radiation imaging system  
An arm-folding mechanism for use in a vehicle-mounted radiation imaging system. The vehicle includes a vehicle body behind a driving cab. The vehicle body includes a generator cabin and a control...
8098794 Moving-article X-ray imaging system and method for 3-D image generation  
An x-ray imaging system and method for a moving article are provided for an article moved along a linear direction of travel while the article is exposed to non-overlapping x-ray beams. A...
8094874 Material context analysis  
A process for contextual analysis of radiographic image data can be embodied as a method, system, and computer software program, among other things. The process can include receiving a...
8090150 Method and system for identifying a containment vessel  
A method and system for identifying an object in an acquired image. The method includes detecting an object within the acquired image, and determining whether the detected object is a containment...
8068656 X-ray inspection apparatus  
An x-ray inspection apparatus includes a sample image obtaining unit, an ideal curve generating unit, a curve adjustment unit, and a mass estimation unit as a function block generated by a control...
8064571 Method and arrangement for improving tomographic determinations, particularly suitable for inspection of steel reinforcement bars in concrete structures  
A method and arrangement for improving tomographic determinations by means of radiation, specially suitable for steel bars in concrete. The method comprising irradiating said body with penetrating...
8059781 Cargo scanning system  
The present invention is directed to a portable inspection system for generating an image representation of target objects using a radiation source. A detector array having a first configuration...
8054938 X-ray imaging system having improved weather resistance  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a radiation inspection system, such as an X-ray system, that can operate efficiently even in inclement weather conditions while being highly...
8054937 Systems and methods for using an intensity-modulated X-ray source  
The present invention is directed toward an X-ray scanning system having a plurality of detectors and a controller, where a) the controller is configured to receive and identify a minimum X-ray...
8041007 Methods and systems for determining the average atomic number and mass of materials  
Disclosed herein are methods and systems of scanning a target for potential threats using the energy spectra of photons scattered from the target to determine the spatial distributions of average...
8041002 Methods, systems, and apparatuses for increasing efficiency in computed tomography detection  
Methods, computer-readable mediums, and systems are provided. In one embodiment, a method detects at least one faulty X-ray detector signal and adjusts a conveyor speed and/or a gantry speed in...
8036337 Method and device for inspection of liquid articles  
Disclosed are a method and a device for security-inspection of liquid articles with dual-energy CT imaging. The method comprises the steps of obtaining one or more CT images including physical...
8031833 Portable inspection apparatus for X-ray tomography  
An inspection apparatus for tomographing an object includes a moving unit and a rotating unit, which is disposed on the moving unit and rotates the object to be tomographed. A method for...
8019040 X-ray inspection device and production system  
An X-ray inspection device includes a conveying unit, an identification part, and an operation control part. The X-ray inspection device irradiates articles with X-rays while the article is being...
8017926 Radiation collimator and systems incorporating same  
A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A...
8013546 Betatron with a variable orbit radius  
A betatron, especially for an X-ray testing apparatus is provided that includes a rotationally symmetrical inner yoke having two interspaced parts, at least one round plate that is arranged...
8014493 Method and devices for assessing the threat status of an article at a security check point  
A method for performing security screening at a checkpoint is provided. The method includes providing an X-ray imaging system having a scanning area and providing a supporting device for...
8009801 Packaging system for detonating cords for X-ray examination and safe shipping  
The invention relates to a packaging for a detonation cord (1) that is used especially for igniting shaped charge perforators in perforation guns utilized in the oil and natural gas industry....
8009800 Tray for assessing the threat status of an article at a security check point  
A method for performing security screening of a liquid product at a security checkpoint is provided. The liquid product is placed in a tray having at least two reference areas manifesting...
8009799 Tray for use in assessing the threat status of an article at a security check point  
A tray for holding an article while the article is being subjected to penetrating radiation is provided. The tray has a surface on which the article can be placed while subjected to penetrating...
8005189 Suitcase compartmentalized for security inspection and system  
A piece of luggage, such as a suitcase, is constructed with one or more compartments of predesigned location and purpose to facilitate security inspection. Compartments may be designated to hold...
8000436 Radiation scanning units including a movable platform  
A scanning unit for inspecting objects comprises in one example a radiation source, a movable platform to support an object, and a detector positioned to receive radiation after interaction of...
8000440 Target composition determination method and apparatus  
A target composition determination apparatus includes, an x-ray emission element for concurrently transmitting x-ray photons with a plurality of different energy levels at a target, and an x-ray...
7999236 Dual modality detection system of nuclear materials concealed in containers  
Dual modality detection devices and methods are provided for detecting nuclear material, the devices include a neutron detector including multiple neutron detection modules; and a gamma detector...
7995705 Self-contained mobile inspection system and method  
The inspection methods and systems of the present invention are mobile, rapidly deployable, and capable of scanning a wide variety of receptacles cost-effectively and accurately on uneven...
7994740 Betatron with a removable accelerator block  
A betatron is provided, particularly in an x-ray inspection station, comprising an accelerator block that is provided with a rotationally symmetrical inner yoke composed of two spaced-apart...
7995707 X-ray inspection with contemporaneous and proximal transmission and backscatter imaging  
An X-ray imaging inspection system for bags and packages. Transmission imaging is performed using a fan beam and a segmented detector, while scatter imaging is performed with a scanned pencil...
7991110 Weight inspection apparatus and weight inspection system provided therewith  
A weight inspection apparatus includes a weight obtaining unit, an irradiation unit, a detection unit and an estimated weight calculation unit. The weight obtaining unit is configured to obtain an...
7991113 Relocatable x-ray imaging system and method for inspecting commercial vehicles and cargo containers  
The present specification discloses a readily relocatable X-ray imaging system for inspecting the contents of vehicles and containers, and a method for using the same. The system is relatively...
7991112 Article detection apparatus and a detecting method  
The present invention discloses a detecting method of an article detection apparatus composed of an individual DR subsystem and an individual CT subsystem, the method comprising: obtaining a first...
7984940 Arm folding mechanism for use in a vehicle-mounted radiation imaging system  
An arm-folding mechanism for use in a vehicle-mounted radiation imaging system. The vehicle includes a vehicle body behind a driving cab. The vehicle body includes a generator cabin and a control...
7983387 Method and system to predict detectability and identify foreign objects  
The different advantageous embodiments provide a system for identifying a likelihood of detecting objects with a backscatter x-ray system comprising a structure having a number of objects, a...
7980760 X-ray inspection apparatus and X-ray inspection program  
An X-ray inspection apparatus detects, by an X-ray line sensor, X-rays irradiated towards a product placed on a conveyor and transmitted therethrough in order to detect the presence of foreign...
7978814 High speed materials sorting using X-ray fluorescence  
A system and process for classifying a piece of material of unknown composition at high speeds, where the system connected to a power supply. The piece is irradiated with first x-rays from an...
7970103 Interrogating hidden contents of a container  
According to one embodiment, a system for interrogating hidden contents of a container comprises a controller, a detector system, and a data system. The controller receives a selection of a source...
7970102 Apparatus and method for detecting foreign materials in a container  
The present invention is an apparatus and method for detecting foreign material in containers in a product stream. Two X-ray emitters and two sensor arrays are positioned in a constellation to...
7963695 Rotatable boom cargo scanning system  
The present invention is a self-contained mobile inspection system and method and, more specifically, improved methods and systems for detecting materials concealed within a wide variety of...
7965816 Scanning X-ray inspection system using scintillation detection with simultaneous counting and integrating modes  
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...
7957504 Method and apparatus for measuring enrichment of UF6  
A system and method are disclosed for determining the enrichment of 235U in Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) utilizing synthesized X-rays which are directed at a container test zone containing a sample...
7957506 Automobile scanning system  
A dual energy x-ray imaging system searches a moving automobile for concealed objects. Dual energy operation is achieved by operating an x-ray source at a constant potential of 100 KV to 150 KV,...
7957505 X-ray radiography for container inspection  
Arrangements of X-ray inspection systems are described for inspecting high-z materials in voluminous objects such as containers. Inspection methods may involve generating a radiographic image...
7949094 Rail system and X-ray imaging apparatus using the same  
Disclosed herein are a rail system and an X-ray imaging apparatus using the same. The rail system includes a rail unit, a detecting unit and an X-ray generating unit. The rail unit is provided on...
7949097 Methods and apparatus for the identification of materials using photons scattered from the nuclear “PYGMY resonance”  
The scattered intensity of photons from the nuclear Pygmy Resonance taken in conjunction with the scattered intensity at lower energies provides a signal that is sensitive to the nature of the...