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7945017 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...
7929664 CT scanning and contraband detection  
CT scanning of transportation containers is performed by generating X-rays at various points at the opposite sides of the containers, detecting the X-rays passing through the containers, and...
7926705 Method and system for using a recording device in an inspection system  
In one aspect, a method of using a recording device in a luggage inspection system is provided. The method includes establishing an inspection workstation including an inspection area and a...
7924975 Linear track scanning imaging system and method  
In a linear track scanning imaging system and method, the imaging system may include: a ray generating unit having a plurality of ray sources that emit beams alternately, only one ray source at a...
7903783 Method and system for certifying operators of x-ray inspection systems  
A method and system for using Threat Imaging Projection (TIP) technology, and the operator testing data that it generates, in order to certify x-ray inspection system operators and thereby assure...
7899232 Method and apparatus for providing threat image projection (TIP) in a luggage screening system, and luggage screening system implementing same  
A method and apparatus for testing luggage screening equipment operators is provides. A sequence of images of contents of luggage items derived from a device that scans the luggage items with...
7899153 Automated x-ray fluorescence analysis  
A method for classifying a sample based upon a complete spectral analysis. The sample is illuminated with penetrating radiation and an initial complete spectral analysis is performed based on...
7894568 Energy distribution reconstruction in CT  
The reconstruction of the energy distribution at a detector with a detector element that consists of many small pixels, which count the number of photons above certain thresholds, is performed...
7889839 Betatron with a yoke made of composite powder  
A betatron is provided, particularly for an x-ray inspection station, and includes a rotationally symmetrical inner yoke that is composed of two spaced-apart pieces, an outer yoke which connects...
7889835 System and method for detecting an object by dynamically adjusting computational load  
A system and method for ascertaining the identity of an object within an enclosed article. The system includes an acquisition subsystem, a reconstruction subsystem, a computer-aided detection...
7885380 Generating a representation of an object of interest  
A volumetric image of a space is acquired from an imaging system. The space includes an object of interest and another object, and the volumetric image includes data representing the object of...
7881426 Method and system for performing a scan of an object  
A method for generating an image of an object using a scanning system includes performing a first portion of a scan in a first scanning mode to acquire a first dataset, receiving a halt command...
7881429 System for detecting contraband  
A system for detecting contraband. A container is scanned with a first type of contraband detection apparatus. Based on results of the first scan, a plurality of risk values, which correspond to...
7876880 Single boom cargo scanning system  
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...
7876879 X-ray tomography inspection systems  
An X-ray imaging inspection system for inspecting items comprises an X-ray source (10) extending around an imaging volume (16), and defining a plurality of source points (14) from which X-rays can...
7876875 Computed tomography systems and related methods involving multi-target inspection  
Computed tomography (CT) systems and related methods involving multi-target inspection are provided are provided. In this regard, a representative method includes: simultaneously directing X-rays...
7869566 Integrated multi-sensor systems for and methods of explosives detection  
An integrated, multi-sensor, Level 1 screening device is described, which system provides a next-generation Explosives Detection System (EDS) that enables high throughput, while drastically...
7864061 Multi-stage system for verification of container contents  
A multi-stage process utilizing one or more radiation sensors on a distributed network for the detection and identification of radiation, explosives, and special materials within a shipping...
7864917 Imaging apparatus using distributed x-ray souces and method thereof  
An imaging apparatus includes a multi-dimensional assembly supporting a plurality of x-ray sources that are individually addressable. The plurality of x-ray sources is further configurable to...
7864920 Combined X-ray CT/neutron material identification system  
A system and methods for identifying contents of an enclosure such as an air cargo container. A three-dimensional image indicative of at least one of the CT number and the density of contents of...
7860213 Multiple pass cargo inspection system  
The present invention is a cargo inspection system, employing a radiation source, capable of scanning vehicles and/or cargo in a wide range of sizes, including conventional imaging areas as well...
7860214 Correction of x-ray images  
A technique to correct deficiencies in x-ray images of cylindrical or spherical objects that are a consequence of the geometry of the sample is disclosed, for both normal imaging of stationary...
7860211 Method of producing a laminography image with a rotating object, fixed x-ray source, and fixed detector columns  
A method of producing a laminography image of an object. The object is rotated on a platform in an object space between a fixed x-ray source and multiple columns of detector elements. Two samples...
7860212 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
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...
7856081 Methods and systems for rapid detection of concealed objects using fluorescence  
This invention is directed towards finding, locating, and confirming threat items and substances. The inspection system is designed to detect objects that are made from, but not limited to,...
7851766 Multi-stage system for verification of container contents  
A multi-stage process utilizing one or more radiation sensors on a distributed network for the detection and identification of radiation, explosives, and special materials within a shipping...
7848486 Integrated system and integrating method for radioactive material detection and X-ray radiation imaging  
The present invention relates to the fields of radioactive material detection and X-ray radiation imaging inspection, and provides a system and method for performing radioactive material detection...
7848485 Trailer security inspection system  
For a radiation imaging inspection system, apparatus, and/or method, the system, particularly a trailer security inspection system, includes a protective wall forming an inspection passage for...
7844468 Second site control of article transport processing  
In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a system and methodology for sorting and/or distributing items and articles being shipped to a receiving party through private and/or...
7844027 XRD-based false alarm resolution in megavoltage computed tomography systems  
System and method for XRD-based false alarm resolution in computed tomography (“CT”) threat detection systems. Following a scan of an object with a megavoltage CT-based threat detection system, a...
7839971 System and method for inspecting containers for target material  
A method for automatically inspecting a container for a target material using a computed tomography (CT) scanning system includes performing an initial radiographic scan of the container. Based at...
7840030 Method for determining the change in position of an object in an item of luggage  
A method for determining the change in position of an object in an item of luggage using two X-ray images. The method includes allocating points to individual features in each X-ray image, and...
7835495 System and method for X-ray diffraction imaging  
An X-ray diffraction imaging system is provided. The X-ray diffraction imaging system includes an X-ray source configured to emit an X-ray pencil beam and a scatter detector configured to receive...
7831012 Radiation scanning systems and methods  
An apparatus may comprise a frame supporting at least first and second skewed radiation sources and at least first and second radiation detectors. The first and second radiation detectors may be...
7825376 Scintillator aspects for X-ray fluorescence visualizer, imager, or information provider  
One aspect relates to optically detecting an at least one scintillated viewable and/or visible photon that has been converted from the at least one induced X-ray fluorescing photon. The aspect can...
7826589 Security system for screening people  
The present invention is directed towards an X-ray people screening system capable of rapidly screening people for detection of metals, low Z materials (plastics, ceramics and illicit drugs) and...
7819580 Arm frame structure and scan apparatus having the same  
Disclosed is an arm frame structure for a radiation imaging system, comprising a first upright column, a mounting frame, and first and second collimators mounted on said first upright column, and...
7817776 Cargo scanning system  
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...
7817775 Radiation inspection system  
Disclosed is an inspection system for inspecting a cargo by using radiation, comprising: a main plate conveyor; a radiation scanning unit that spans said main plate conveyor and is provided above...
7813470 Three-dimensional contents determination method using transmitted x-ray  
An X-ray that has passed through a target object 13 is detected by a two-dimensional X-ray detector 14 capable of energy discrimination, to determine an actual X-ray strength at a specific energy...
7813478 Method and apparatus to facilitate provision and use of multiple X-ray sources  
One provides (101 and 102) two or more X-ray sources (202 and 204) that are independent and discrete from one another. By one approach, these X-ray sources emit corresponding X-rays (203 and 205)...
7813540 System and method for detecting nuclear material in shipping containers  
A system and method for detecting metal contraband such as weapons related material in shipping containers where a container is scanned with at least one penetrating beam, preferably a tomographic...
7809104 Imaging system with long-standoff capability  
An imaging system that can form an image of an item under inspection using scattered radiation. A pencil beam of radiation is steered over the item under inspection and scattered radiation is...
7809103 Method for detecting the presence of high atomic number elements  
Disclosed herein is a method for detecting high atomic number elements in an article by using radiation having two different energies. The detecting of high atomic number elements can be...
7796733 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...
7792248 Methods of examining an item of luggage by means of an x-ray diffraction method  
The invention relates to a method of examining an item of luggage 1, in which an X-ray fluoroscopic image of the whole item of luggage 1 is produced first, then planiform suspect regions 4, 5, 6...
7792247 Sensor device for a packaging machine  
The invention relates to a sensor device for a packaging machine in which at least one conveyor of a packaging machine which displaces at least one material to be packed and to be detected, to...
7783005 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...
7783003 Rotating carriage assembly for use in scanning cargo conveyances transported by a crane  
In one example, a radiation scanning system and method rotates a cargo conveyance after removal from a ship for proper orientation with respect to a scanning source and detector, for scanning. A...
7780390 Container inspection/cargo-handling method and container inspection/cargo-handling system  
To provide a container inspection/cargo-handling system capable of efficiently inspecting import/export containers. In order to solve the aforesaid problem, a container inspection/cargo-handling...