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7492859 Buildup-robust density, level and interface measurement with γ-backscattering  
System and methods for measuring the density, level, or interface position of a fluid or fluids in a vessel using gamma-ray backscatter are disclosed. The gamma-ray instruments disclosed may...
7492860 Apparatus and method for controlling start and stop operations of a computed tomography imaging system  
An apparatus and method for scanning an object with a helical CT scanner, the method comprising: acquiring an amount of data corresponding to the object that is scanned by the CT scanner, wherein...
7486769 Advanced multi-resonant, multi-mode gamma beam detection and imaging system for explosives, special nuclear material (SNM), high-z materials, and other contraband  
A method and apparatus combining Gamma Resonance Absorption, Gamma Resonance Fluorescence, Gamma Induced Photofission, Dual Beam Gamma Energy Absorptiometry modality in a single system for...
7486768 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...
7483511 Inspection system and method  
A method of determining a presence of items of interest within a cargo container is disclosed. The method includes obtaining information from an initial radiation scan of at least one of the cargo...
7483510 Relocatable X-ray imaging system and method for inspecting commercial vehicles and cargo containers  
A readily relocatable X-ray imaging system for inspecting the contents of vehicles and containers, and a method for using the same. In a preferred embodiment, the system is relatively small in...
7477725 Computed examination of an object by using coherent-scattered radiation  
An examination apparatus, such as for inspection of baggage or any object of interest, has a source of radiation which is moved during scanning of the object of interest. A scattered radiation are...
7471764 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...
7469033 Density measurement with gamma backscattering  
A system for measuring the density of a fluid in a vessel, the system including: at least one gamma-ray source positioned proximate to the vessel; at least one gamma-ray detector positioned...
7460639 Nonintrusive inspection method and system  
This invention relates to an inspection method and system that radiographs containers, vehicles and train carriages without having to break seals, open containers or physical control. The...
7457394 Device and method for inspecting objects  
A device is provided for inspecting objects, particularly pieces of luggage, for suspicious contents using electromagnetic radiation. The device includes a housing comprised of a support and a...
7453980 Apparatus and method for acquiring an image of an object  
The present invention is an apparatus and method for acquiring an image of an object and its contents from a stream of objects as they are transported by a conveyor. The image of the object is...
7453987 Method and system for high energy, low radiation power X-ray imaging of the contents of a target  
The systems and methods described herein automatically detect, highlight and identify high-Z materials in volume concentrations of approximately 100 cm3 or greater utilizing single and/or dual...
7450686 Contaminant detector for food inspection  
A contaminant detection machine (1) including a conveyor (3) which causes an object under inspection (79) to pass through a plane (48) of emitted x-ray radiation. The plane is generated by an...
7436324 Maritime port inspection and ingress control  
A marine port monitoring system including an inspection apparatus, either fixed or mobile, for intercepting cargo vessels entering the port. The system includes sensors placed in a shipping...
7430275 Method and apparatus for measuring the diameter of a steel reinforcement rod in concrete  
The present invention is for measuring the diameter of a steel reinforcement rod in a concrete. Therein, a comparing rod is deposed outside of the construction and is corresponding to the steel...
7424094 Gamma radiation imaging system for non-destructive inspection of the luggage  
Gamma radiation imaging system for non-destructive inspection of the luggage contains a DR sub-system, which obtains the projected image of the luggage by translationally scanning, and a CT...
7424089 System and method for reconstructing image by using straight-line trajectory scan  
It is disclosed a system and a method for reconstructing an image by using a straight-line trajectory scan to avoid image spatial resolution reduction due to interpolations in angular direction...
7420174 Nondestructive inspection device and crane equipped with nondestructive inspection device  
An object is to provide a nondestructive inspection device of a low equipment cost, and a crane equipped with the nondestructive inspection device. The nondestructive inspection device is provided...
7418077 Integrated carry-on baggage cart and passenger screening station  
The present invention is directed towards apparatuses and methods for securing a location. Particularly, the present invention is directed towards methods, apparatuses, and integrated systems for...
7415094 Security scanner with bin return device  
A security screening system for scanning items, the system comprising: a scanner, configured to produce x-ray projection data as an object is passed through the scanner, at least a portion of the...
7412025 Energy beam pulse echo system for imaging in a structure  
A system for imaging in a structure may include an energy beam source to direct an energy beam at the structure and a detector to detect a backscatter of the energy beam from any object in the...
7409039 X-ray technique-based nonintrusive inspection apparatus  
A nonintrusive inspection apparatus is described of the kind having a base frame, an elongated shield on the base frame, a conveyor belt passing through the shield which is used for transporting...
7406152 X-ray inspection apparatus, X-ray inspection method, and X-ray inspection program  
In an inspection of an object of inspection with use of X-rays, X-rays are output from an X-ray source disposed fixedly into a range of a predetermined solid angle and, while the object of...
7406192 Method for determining the change in position of an item of luggage in order to examine a suspect region in this item of luggage  
The invention relates to a method for determining the change in position of an item of luggage in order to examine a suspect region in this item of luggage.
7400709 X-ray inspection system  
An x-ray inspection system (198) arranged to inspect at least one object and comprising: a source of radiation (200) a detector (216), in use, capable of detecting the radiation passing through an...
7397892 Security entrance system  
The invention is related to the systems of so-called “security entrance” and, in particular, to the systems for preventing the entry of forbidden articles and/or substances from an unprotected...
7397891 Vehicle mounted inspection systems and methods  
Vehicles for use in radiation scanning systems to inspect objects are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle has a supporting portion and a radiation source is movably supported by the supporting...
7386092 Containers/vehicle inspection system with adjustable radiation x-ray angle  
A containers/vehicles inspection system with adjustable radiation X-ray angle relates to the technical field of radiation inspection. The present invention comprises a detector arm rack equipped...
7386093 Method and an apparatus for liquid safety-detection with a radiation source  
A method and an apparatus for liquid safety-detection with a radiation source relate to a radiation detecting technology. The main steps of the method of the invention are: conveying an article to...
7384193 Method for relocating the range of focus in a line scan camera having time domain integration image sensors  
The need for a Time Domain Integration line scan camera to change a workpiece's height in z to relocate an ROF (Range Of Focus) of fixed excursions about a fixed POLB (Plane Of Least Blur) is...
7379530 Method and apparatus for the safe and rapid detection of nuclear devices within containers  
A safe, reliable and rapid system for the detection of nuclear materials within containers includes the use of pulsed high-intensity gamma rays that can penetrate a container and its contents and...
7376216 Freight container inspection system  
A method and associated apparatus are given for the efficient and effective thorough inspection and remote examination of the contents of metal container cargo. This involves the use of a...
7369644 Printed circuit board inspection system combining X-ray inspection and visual inspection  
A circuit board inspection system combining an X-RAY inspection and a visual inspection comprises a transfer unit (3) that lands an inspected object (1) safely thereon and transfers the inspected...
7369642 X-ray imaging technique  
A security system for detecting contraband such as explosives. The system has a source of radiation and a detector array. A detector array is made of many small detectors, each with a fast...
7369640 Radiation scanning of objects for contraband  
In one example, a scanning unit for examining contents of a cargo container is disclosed comprising a first path through the scanning unit for transport of a cargo container and one or more...
7366281 System and method for detecting contraband  
According to one aspect of the invention, a contraband detection apparatus is provided and a method of detecting contraband are provided. A container is scanned with a first type of contraband...
7362847 Displaced-ray CT inspection  
A computed tomography scanner includes a housing, a conveyor disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to move an object to be scanned through the housing along a direction of...
7359480 Neutron interrogation system using high gamma ray signature to detect contraband special nuclear materials in cargo  
A system for inspecting cargo for the presence of special nuclear material. The cargo is irradiated with neutrons. The neutrons produce fission products in the special nuclear material which...
7356118 Angled-beam detection system for container inspection  
A non-intrusive inspection system, including apparatuses and methods, for non-intrusively inspecting containers such as, without limitation, those employed to transport items in international...
7356117 X-ray inspection system  
The X-ray inspection system 10 comprises an X-ray electron conversion face 42 for converting an entered X-ray image transmitted through the measurement object into an electronic image, an output...
7354197 Imaging inspection apparatus with improved cooling  
An imaging inspection apparatus which utilizes a plurality of individual imaging devices (e.g., X-ray Computer Tomography scanning devices) positioned on a frame for directing beams onto articles...
7356115 Radiation scanning units including a movable platform  
A scanning unit for inspecting objects comprises in one embodiment a radiation source to emit a beam of radiation, a rotatable platform to support an object for inspection by the beam of radiation...
7352844 Method and system for automatically scanning and imaging the contents of a moving target  
The system and method described herein facilitate back-to-back automatic scanning of moving vehicles without have the vehicles stop in the scanning zone. The system includes a scanning zone that...
7352843 Combined mobile container inspection system with low target  
A combined mobile container inspection system, comprising: a radiation source; a chassis; a rotatable deck provided at an end of the upper surface of said chassis and rotatable with respect to...
7348974 Image processing system for use with a patient positioning device  
An image processing system (1-5) is provided which obtains images of a patient (8) from multiple view points and which then generates positioning instructions for a mechanical couch (7) to vary...
7333589 System and method for CT scanning of baggage  
The threat determination process for CT scan of baggage eliminates the need for complete reconstruction the bag. The CT scan data is analyzed during scanning to locate potential threats. The...
7327853 Method of and system for extracting 3D bag images from continuously reconstructed 2D image slices in computed tomography  
A method of and a system for extracting 3D bag images from continuously reconstructed 2D image slices are provided. The method detects the boundaries of baggage in the reconstructed images, and...
7324625 Contraband detection systems using a large-angle cone beam CT system  
A contraband detection system using a cone beam computed tomography scanner. The cone beam scanner allows for rapid acquisition of data for computing three dimensional density maps of objects...
7322745 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...