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7614788 Apparatus and method for providing a shielding means for an x-ray detection system  
An apparatus and method for providing an x-ray shield means in an x-ray detection system. An x-ray inhibiting container for use in a computed tomography system is provided, the container...
7613316 Methods and apparatus for detecting objects in baggage  
A method of detecting a presence or absence of subject matter of interest, for example, sheet explosives and/or other potential threat objects is provided by various local and/or global gradient...
7612338 Real time system for monitoring containers from a quayside crane  
In a real time container monitoring system, a data collection computer is in communication with the control computer of a container crane. The electrical signal from each of the radiation...
7609807 CT-Guided system and method for analyzing regions of interest for contraband detection  
A system and method for ascertaining the identity of an object within an enclosed article. The system includes an acquisition subsystem with a computed tomography machine and an alternate modality...
7606348 Tomographic imaging systems and methods  
A method for operating an inspection system is disclosed in which an item under inspection may be moved between radiation sources and detectors illuminated by the sources. The radiation sources...
7599463 Remote sensing device to detect materials of varying atomic numbers  
A remote sensing device for detecting materials of varying atomic numbers and systems and methods relating thereto. A system for identifying a material includes a photon beam flux monitor for...
7596275 Methods and systems for imaging and classifying targets as empty or non-empty  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for characterizing targets, e.g., trucks, pallets, trains, cars, and the like, using digital target imaging. Accordingly, embodiments of the...
7593506 Backscatter inspection portal  
A system and method for inspecting an object with multiple sources of substantially coplanar penetrating radiation. Irradiation of the inspected object by the sources is temporally sequenced such...
7593504 X-ray inspection apparatus  
An X-ray inspection apparatus includes an irradiation unit, a light receiving unit, a transport unit, an X-ray shield unit, and a control unit. The irradiation unit is configured to irradiate the...
7590220 X-ray inspection and detection system and method  
An X-ray detection and inspection system is disclosed. The system includes an X-ray source configured to generate an interrogating X-ray beam, wherein the X-ray beam is directed towards a probe...
7580505 Method for inspecting object using multi-energy radiations and apparatus thereof  
The present invention discloses a method for inspecting an object using multi-energy radiations and an apparatus thereof. The method comprises the steps of: causing multi-energy radiations to...
7577234 Portable control station for the inspection of people and luggage  
A portable control station for the inspection of people and luggage includes a portable, container-like room module, which on two opposite walls has at least one door each. Between the doors, a...
7570737 Cargo security inspection method and system based on spiral scanning  
A cargo security inspection method and system based on spiral scanning, the method including: spirally scanning an inspected object at a first precision to obtain the transmission projection data;...
7570787 X-ray inspection apparatus and method for creating an image processing procedure for the X-ray inspection apparatus  
An X-ray inspection apparatus is provided with a shied box, a conveyor, an X-ray irradiator, an X-ray line sensor, a monitor, and a control computer to enable the apparatus to inspect an article...
7570741 Diamond based proton beam target for use in contraband detection systems  
Diamond based proton beam target (12) designs for use in contraband detection/indentification systems. Such novel Diamond based proton beam targets (12) are used in Electrostatic and RF...
7564241 Isotopic imaging via nuclear resonance fluorescence with laser-based Thomson radiation  
The present invention utilizes novel laser-based, high-brightness, high-spatial-resolution, pencil-beam sources of spectrally pure hard x-ray and gamma-ray radiation to induce resonant scattering...
7564939 Control means for heat load in X-ray scanning apparatus  
An X-ray scanning apparatus comprises a number of multi-focus X-ray tubes (25) spaced around an axis X and arranged to emit X-rays through an object on the axis which are detected by sensors (52)....
7561664 Increased throughput inspection station  
A method and apparatus for inspecting items for the presence of contraband. Trays may be used to hold items as they move through an inspection station. After use, the trays may be mechanically...
7558370 Method and apparatus for improving identification and control of articles passing through a scanning system  
An article sensing and tracking system and computer system integrated and connected to present on a monitor screen, or screens, visual x-ray and photographic images of articles that are being...
7555099 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...
7551709 Fan-beam coherent-scatter computer tomography  
In CSCT, by using a fan-shaped primary beam, combined with a 2D detector, single-slice transmission tomography and scatter tomography can be measured simultaneously. In such a System blurred...
7551715 X-ray inspection based on scatter detection  
Systems and methods for inspecting an object with a scanned beam of penetrating radiation are disclosed. Scattered radiation from the beam is detected, in either the backward or forward direction....
7551714 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...
7548606 System and method for integrating explosive detection systems  
An integrated detection system that includes a first threat detection apparatus and a second threat detection apparatus is provided. The first threat detection apparatus may identify one or more...
7539283 Combined computed tomography and nuclear resonance fluorescence cargo inspection system and method  
Methods and systems for scanning a container for contraband are provided. In one aspect, a method includes scanning the container using computed tomography (CT) to identify a location of an item...
7535988 Method for fast image reconstruction with compact radiation source and detector arrangement using computerized tomography  
This invention presents a method of image reconstruction based on static and irregular detector positioning using fan-beam back projection technique of computerized tomography.
7535990 Low profile vision system for remote x-ray inspection  
A low-profile real-time x-ray detector has a visual sensor that provides a wide angle visual image of a location on an inspected part that is being imaged by x-rays. Fish eye lenses in the visual...
7529341 Automatic material discrimination by using computer tomography  
Method and apparatus are provided for combining information obtained from CT and Coherent Scatter Computed Tomography to better determine whether there are dangerous materials in the baggage or...
7526064 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...
7519148 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...
7519147 Cargo container X-ray apparatus  
A cargo container x-ray apparatus with x-ray projector and receiver for mounting on opposite waterside legs of a crane. As the crane is already in use in transporting the containers from a vessel...
7517149 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...
7515686 Irradiation method and apparatus  
An apparatus and method for providing uniform X-Ray irradiation to material carried in a plurality of containers. The apparatus includes an X-Ray tube providing a linear source of irradiation and...
7515675 Apparatus and method for providing a near-parallel projection from helical scan data  
An apparatus and method for providing a projection image directly from data acquired by a CT scanner, the method comprising: acquiring an amount of data corresponding to an object that is scanned...
7512213 Multiple-view-angle cargo security inspection method and system  
A multiple-view-angle cargo security inspection method for inspecting an object using a cargo security inspection system, the cargo security inspection system including a radiation source for...
7512212 Multi-array detector module structure for radiation imaging  
Disclosed is a multi-array detector module structure pertaining to the technical field of radiation detecting. The multi-array detector module structure comprises a casing, a bottom plate to which...
7508908 CT method and apparatus for liquid safety-detection with a radiation source  
A CT method and an apparatus for liquid safety-detection with a radiation source relate to a radiation imaging detecting technology field. The invention comprises using a radiation source, a...
7508909 Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container  
An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed...
7505556 X-ray backscatter detection imaging modules  
An inspection system based upon an imaging enclosure characterized by an enclosing body, or skin. A source of penetrating radiation and a spatial modulator for forming the penetrating radiation...
7505557 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...
7505562 X-ray imaging of baggage and personnel using arrays of discrete sources and multiple collimated beams  
A system and methods are provided for imaging an object, based on activating an array of discrete X-ray sources in a prescribed temporal pattern so as to illuminate the object with a beam varying...
7502442 X-ray inspection system and method  
An X-ray inspection system in which a thin X-ray absorber is placed upstream of an object under investigation so as to remove low energy X-rays, typically below 0.5 MeV. The absorber may be a...
7501624 System and method for detecting concealed nuclear materials, radiological materials and chemical explosives  
A system for producing beams of high energy photons and neutrons and a method to use such beams to actively interrogate and detect concealed nuclear materials, radiological materials, and chemical...
7497618 Mobile vehicle inspection system  
A mobile vehicle inspection system includes a moving device; a driving device for driving the moving device to move during scanning inspection; a radiation source disposed on the moving device for...
7499522 Cargo security inspection system and method  
A cargo security inspection system inspecting an object moving through the system, including: a mechanical conveyance unit carrying, conveying, and defining a travel path of the object in the...
7496218 System and method for identifying objects of interest in image data  
A system and method for identifying objects of interest in image data is provided. The present invention utilizes principles of dynamic discontinuity in which objects in images, when subjected to...
7492861 Apparatus and method for quick imaging and inspecting moving target  
An apparatus for quick imaging and inspecting a moving target, including a passage for the moving target passing therethrough, a scanning and imaging device irradiating a radiation beam to the...
7492855 System and method for detecting an object  
A system and method for ascertaining the identity of an object within an enclosed article. The system includes an acquisition subsystem utilizing a stationary radiation source and detector, a...
7492862 Computed tomography cargo inspection system and method  
An X-ray computed tomography scanning system for inspecting an object includes a platform configured to support the object. The platform is rotatable about an axis and movable in a direction...
7490984 Method of making an imaging inspection apparatus with improved cooling  
A method of making an imaging inspection apparatus which involves positioning a plurality of individual imaging devices (e.g., X-ray Computer Tomography scanning devices) on a frame for directing...