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9036781 Amplified backscatter x-ray inspection system  
A method and apparatus for inspecting an object. A radiation generation system is configured to emit radiation. A detector system is configured to detect backscatter formed in response to the...
9031188 Internal imaging system  
A system for the inspection of the internal structure of a target includes at least one x-ray source that emits collimated x-rays to irradiate the target. At least one detector is positioned to...
9020100 Multiple image collection and synthesis for personnel screening  
An apparatus and method for inspecting personnel or their effects. A first and second carriage each carries a source for producing a beam of penetrating radiation incident on a given subject. A...
9020099 Miniaturized pipe inspection system for measuring corrosion and scale in small pipes  
The miniaturized pipe inspection system for measuring corrosion and scale in small pipes utilizes scattered radiation, which is measured by high efficiency solid scintillation gamma...
9008273 System for analyzing a granulate for producing a pharmaceutical product  
An apparatus for analyzing a granulate for producing a pharmaceutical product has a data receiving unit adapted for receiving X-ray diffraction data indicative of a scattering of X-rays irradiated...
9001970 Method and device for identifying unknown substances in an object  
The present invention relates to a method and a device for identifying unknown substances in an object. According to the state of the art a collimated X-ray beam is directed onto the object and...
8983034 X-ray explosive imager  
A technique for use in security screening and detection contexts employs an X-ray explosive imager that acquires images from backscattered RF modulated X-ray signals on which a time series...
8953741 System and method for measuring ash content and calorified value of coal  
A system and a method for measuring an ash content and a calorific value of a coal are provided. The system comprises: at least two dual-energy gamma ray transmission measuring devices and a...
8903046 Covert surveillance using multi-modality sensing  
The present specification discloses a covert mobile inspection vehicle with a backscatter X-ray scanning system that has an X-ray source and detectors for obtaining a radiographic image of an...
8848871 X-ray backscatter imaging of nuclear materials  
The energy of an X-ray beam and critical depth are selected to detect structural discontinuities in a material having an atomic number Z of 57 or greater. The critical depth is selected by...
8837677 Method and system for compton scattered X-ray depth visualization, imaging, or information provider  
One aspect relates to at least a portion of at least one Compton scattered X-ray visualizer, imager, or information provider configured to receive an at least one Compton scattered X-ray that has...
8824632 Backscatter X-ray inspection van with top-down imaging  
A system and method for inspecting a vehicle or other object by means of two sources and one or more detectors of penetrating radiation. The sources and detector(s) are carried on a mobile...
8781072 Apparatus and method for characterisation of materials  
An apparatus and method are described for obtaining radiation interaction data from an object to enable better determination of the composition of the object. A radiation source and a radiation...
8774362 Systems and methods for improving directed people screening  
The present invention is a system and method for screening subjects at security locations while preserving the privacy of subjects and retaining the efficiency and thus, throughput, of the...
8750454 High-energy X-ray-spectroscopy-based inspection system and methods to determine the atomic number of materials  
The application discloses systems and methods for X-ray scanning for identifying material composition of an object being scanned. The system includes at least one X-ray source for projecting an...
8705698 X-ray analyzer and mapping method for an X-ray analysis  
Provided are an X-ray analyzer and a mapping method for an X-ray analysis which, in a inspection for a harmful substance contained in, for example, a material or a composite electronic component,...
8681939 Device for detection and identification of carbon- and nitrogen-containing materials  
A device for detection and identification of carbon- and nitrogen-containing materials is described. In particular, the device performs the detection and identification of carbon- and...
8611494 Method for disassembling liquid crystal display device  
In the present disclosure, before disassembly of liquid crystal module (1) having liquid crystal panel (2) and a back light, irradiation is performed with X-rays (13) from the front surface side...
8605859 Multiple image collection and synthesis for personnel screening  
An apparatus and method for inspecting personnel or their effects. A first and second carriage each carries a source for producing a beam of penetrating radiation incident on a given subject. A...
8588370 Article inspection device and inspection method  
The present invention discloses an article inspection device, comprising: a x-ray machine, a collimation unit, a transmission detector array and at least one scattering detector array. Each of the...
8565379 Combining X-ray and VUV analysis of thin film layers  
Apparatus for inspection of a sample includes an X-ray source, which is configured to irradiate a location on the sample with a beam of X-rays. An X-ray detector is configured to receive the...
8507853 Method and system for determining depth profiling  
The present invention relates to a novel system and method for the determination of depth profiling with improved accuracy and reliability. The method comprises obtaining spectroscopic data from...
8411822 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...
8401270 Examination of a region using dual-energy radiation  
A first image including a projection of a portion is generated based on data representing attenuation of higher-energy radiation having a peak energy of at least 1 MeV that passes through a...
8249307 Evaluation of meat tenderness  
The method and apparatus for estimating the tenderness of meat comprises scanning a sample of meat through an x-ray beam; detecting or measuring the transmitted x-ray radiation through the meat...
8199996 Systems and methods for improving directed people screening  
The present invention is a system and method for screening subjects at security locations while preserving the privacy of subjects and retaining the efficiency and thus, throughput, of the...
8194822 X-ray inspection based on scatter detection  
Systems and methods for inspecting an object with a scanned beam of penetrating radiation. Scattered radiation from the beam is detected, in either a backward or forward direction. Characteristic...
8160201 Non-destructive characterization method, especially for characterizing particles of nuclear fuel for a high-temperature reactor  
The aim of the method is to characterize an element (21) comprising a plurality of superposed layers separated from one another by interfaces. It comprises at least the following steps: The...
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...
8119991 Method and apparatus for accurate calibration of VUV reflectometer  
A calibration technique is provided that utilizes a standard sample that allows for calibration in the wavelengths of interest even when the standard sample may exhibit significant reflectance...
8094783 Method and system for performing materials analysis with reflected inelastic scatter  
A method for performing materials analysis of an object using an X-ray system includes generating an X-ray beam using an X-ray source having an anode and acquiring a scatter spectrum from Compton...
8071938 Multi-modal particle detector  
Systems, methods and computer program products for the multi-modal detection of particles are described herein. An embodiment of the present invention is a particle detector that includes a first...
8068583 X-ray analysis apparatus and X-ray analysis method  
Provided is an X-ray analysis apparatus including: an X-ray tubular bulb for irradiating a sample with a radiation beam; an X-ray detector for detecting a characteristic X-ray and a scattered...
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...
8023618 Methods and apparatus for the identification of molecular and crystalline materials by the doppler broadening of nuclear states bound in molecules, crystals and mixtures using nuclear resonance fluorescence  
The broadening of the lines in NRF from an isotope that is part of a material may be due to several causes: the temperature of the material, the molecular structure of the material and the...
8019048 Window arrangement on a pressure pipe  
A window arrangement on a pressure pipe, with a casing in the train or at the end of the pressure pipe, said casing featuring flanges on diametrically opposing sides having radially directed...
8010365 Method and system for integrating an interactive voice response system into a host application system  
The present invention relates particularly to a method and system for integrating an interactive voice response (IVR) environment into an existing host processing system to provide automated...
8000444 Vertical/horizontal small angle X-ray scattering apparatus and method for measuring small angle X-ray scattering  
A vertical/horizontal small angle X-ray scattering apparatus, for enabling plural numbers of X-ray diffraction measurements, such as, transmission small angle X-ray diffraction, reflection small...
8000439 X-ray analyzer and X-ray analysis method  
An X-ray tube which irradiates a primary X-ray to an irradiation point on a sample, an X-ray detector which detects a characteristic X-ray and a scattered X-ray emitted from the sample and outputs...
7970101 X-ray analyzer and X-ray analysis method  
An X-ray tube which irradiates a primary X-ray to an irradiation point on a sample, an X-ray detector which detects a characteristic X-ray and a scattered X-ray emitted from the sample and outputs...
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...
7924979 Scatter attenuation tomography  
A system and methods for characterizing an inspected object on the basis of attenuation determined from pair-wise illuminated voxels. A beam of penetrating radiation characterized by a propagation...
7831019 System and methods for characterizing a substance  
A system and methods for characterizing an unknown substance is described. One of the methods include determining an effective atomic number of the unknown substance as a first function of a first...
7809109 Multiple image collection and synthesis for personnel screening  
An apparatus and method for inspecting personnel or their effects. A first and second carriage each carries a source for producing a beam of penetrating radiation incident on a subject. A...
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...
7796734 Multiple image collection and synthesis for personnel screening  
An apparatus and method for inspecting personnel or their effects. A first and second carriage each carries a source for producing a beam of penetrating radiation incident on a subject. A...
7787589 In vivo measurement of trace elements in bone by x-ray fluorescence  
Methods for in vivo measurement of lead or other trace elements in bone by x-ray fluorescence (XRF) without independent measurement of underlying tissue thickness are disclosed. In one method, the...
7778783 Method and apparatus for analysis of elements in bulk substance  
A substance analyzer utilizing Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis for identifying characteristics of a substance and method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The analyzer is small...
7764764 Method, a processor, and a system for identifying a substance  
A method, a processor, and a system for identifying a substance are described. The method includes identifying a substance based on a plurality of integrated intensities of a plurality of X-ray...
7742564 Systems and methods for detecting an image of an object by use of an X-ray beam having a polychromatic distribution  
Systems and methods for detecting an image of an object using an X-ray beam having a polychromatic energy distribution are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method can include detecting an...

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