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INVISIBLE RADIANT ENERGY RESPONSIVE ELECTRIC SIGNALLING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
250338100 Infrared responsive 939
250361000 With or including a luminophor 834
250370010 Semiconductor system 642
250394000 Plural signalling means 99
250390010 Neutron responsive means 95
250372000 Ultraviolet light responsive means 93
250393000 With radiant energy source 66
250395000 Methods 59
250374000 Including a radiant energy responsive gas discharge device 40
250358100 With means to inspect passive solid objects 39
250389000 Including ionization means 18
250354100 Signalling means controls incident radiation 11
250336200 Superconducting type 8
250357100 Fluent material level signalling 6
250337000 With heating of luminophors 3
20100090111THERMALLY-PROTECTED SCINTILLATION DETECTOR - Systems, methods, and devices for thermally protecting a scintillator crystal of a scintillation detector are provided. In one example, a thermally-protected scintillator may include a scintillator crystal and a thermal protection element, which may partially surround the scintillator crystal. The thermal protection element may be configured to prevent the scintillator crystal from experiencing a rate of change in temperature sufficient to cause cracking or non-uniform light output, or a combination thereof.04-15-2010
20100072367PROCEDURE FOR THE DETECTION OF IONIZING RADIATION - The present invention refers to a procedure for detection of ionizing radiation and its sources whereby living biosensors are spread-out over a terrain to be examined and which are able by the ionizing radiation to stimulate the production of fluorescent substances whereby their fluorescent radiation is detected from the distance. The fluorescence is stimulated from an airborne platform, especially by means of a LIDAR system (light detection and ranging) and additionally, if required, stimulated and detected by a terrestrial platform. The procedure according to the present invention is suitable for example to detect, radiological bombs, atomic explosives and highly enriched uranium or to detect discharged armour-piercing projectiles of depleted uranium (DU) in the environment. The special advantage of the procedure of the present invention compared with conventional methods consists in the fact that the detection of ionizing radiation can be done over greater distances and that it is possible to increase the sensitivity of the detection process.03-25-2010
20110220798RADIATION DETECTOR WITH DOPED OPTICAL GUIDES - The invention relates to a radiation detector suitable for use in connection with particle therapy applications. The detector comprises at least one set of scintillating optical guides which upon exposure to incident radiation generate scintillating light. The optical guides are arranged in an array, such as in a so-called harp configuration, for detecting a transversal radiation beam profile. The scintillating optical guides are provided in a glass-based material doped with a rare earth dopant. Of particular interest are the rare earth materials: Ytterbium, Holmium, Thulium and Erbium.09-15-2011
250356100 Flow metering 2
20130161517ADJUSTABLE APERTURE DEVICE WITH INTEGRAL APERTURE HOLES - An adjustable aperture device for an electromagnetic radiation detecting apparatus includes a position adjustment body configured for adjusting a position of a selected aperture hole of multiple selectable aperture holes, where electromagnetic radiation propagates through the selected aperture hole. The adjustable aperture device further includes a guide unit configured for guiding the position adjustment body along a predefined guide direction, and an aperture body defining the aperture holes and including multiple engagement sections, where the adjustment body is engagable in a selectable one of the engagement sections to thereby select the selected aperture hole. The adjustable aperture device further includes a pre-loading element configured for pre-loading the position adjustment body towards the aperture body, and a drive unit configured for driving the aperture body to move so that the position adjustment body is engaged in a respective one of the plurality of engagement sections.06-27-2013
20130193327FLUORESCENT DETECTOR - The present invention relates to a water-soluble liquid composition and its use to detect leaks and/or as antifreeze for water-based circuits. The composition comprises at least one fluorescent product and at least one liquid miscible with water.08-01-2013
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20100059678RADIATION MACHINE - A radiation machine includes a sensor configured to convert radiation into an electric signal; an electronic component configured to process the electric signal output from the sensor; and a protector configured to protect at least a part of the electronic component from exposure to radiation, a transmittance of radiation of the protector being changeable. In the radiation machine, the transmittance of the protector, which protects an IC in the casing, is protected from exposure to radiation.03-11-2010
20090194695Radiation conversion device and radiation image capturing system using the same - A radiation conversion device is driven by an on-board battery, detects radiation that has passed through a subject, and converts the radiation into image information. A charging cradle to which the radiation conversion device is connected carries out a charging process on the battery. The radiation conversion device includes a signal transmitting unit for transmitting image information by wireless communications to an external apparatus, a transmission suspension unit for monitoring a transmission state of the image information by the signal transmitting unit and suspending transmission of the image information when a transmission error is generated, and a suspension release unit for releasing suspension of transmission of the image information when the radiation conversion device is connected to the charging cradle. The signal transmitting unit transmits the image information to the external apparatus when suspension of transmission of the image information has been released.08-06-2009
20090194694Radiation detection apparatus and radiation image capturing system - A radiation detection apparatus including a casing, and a radiation detection device accommodated inside the casing, which detects radiation emitted from a radiation source and having passed through a subject, and converts the radiation into radiation image information, and an electronic circuit accommodated inside the casing, further comprising: storage device detachably mounted with respect to the casing, and wherein the electronic circuit includes a data compression circuit, which compresses the radiation image information, to thereby create compressed radiation image information, and herein the storage device stores the compressed radiation image information.08-06-2009
20130075609PORTABLE RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEM - A portable radiographic imaging device including: a radiation detection panel including optoelectric conversion elements that convert irradiated radiation into an electrical signal; a signal processing substrate performing predetermined signal processing on the input electrical signal; a holding base provided between the radiation detection panel and the signal processing substrate and holding the signal processing substrate; a flexible substrate including a flexed portion, with one end of the flexible substrate being connected to the radiation detection panel and the other end of the flexible substrate being connected to the signal processing substrate; a casing in which the radiation detection panel, the signal processing substrate, the holding base and the flexible substrate are installed; and a contact avoidance portion formed at at least one of the signal processing substrate, the holding base or the casing such that contact of with the flexible substrate is avoided, is provided.03-28-2013
20130075608IMAGE SENSOR AND X-RAY IMAGE SENSING MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME - According to example embodiments, an image sensor includes a charge sensing amplifier configured to amplify charges sensed by a sensing unit. The charge sensing amplifier includes an input terminal, an amplification terminal, an output terminal, a first capacitor connected between the input terminal and the amplification terminal, a first switch connected between the input terminal and the amplification terminal, a second capacitor connected between the amplification terminal and the output terminal, and a second switch connected between the output terminal and a reference voltage terminal.03-28-2013
20130037717Device for a Radiation Detector and Radiation Detector with the Device - A device for a radiation detector includes a main body, which includes a material G and is at least partially provided with a coating. The coating has at least a first layer with a material A02-14-2013
20100116987DENTAL RADIOLOGY IMAGE SENSOR WITH SOFT OVERMODLING - The invention relates to an intra-oral dental radiology sensor. The sensor comprises an electronic image acquisition module and a molded casing made of a hard plastic which is locally provided with overmoldings made of a softer plastic having the consistency of smooth rubber, covering the hard plastic in areas located on the outside of the casing and corresponding to projecting angular portions of the hard plastic, and also in areas located inside the casing at places where the electronic module may bear. The soft plastic is preferably a copolymer of the SEBS (styrene/ethylene-butylene/styrene) type whereas the hard plastic is preferably a polyamide. The patient's comfort is improved and the module is better protected against shocks without increasing its size.05-13-2010
20130026364MIXED IONIC-ELECTRONIC CONDUCTOR-BASED RADIATION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION - A method of fabricating a mixed ionic-electronic conductor (e.g. TlBr)-based radiation detector having halide-treated surfaces and associated methods of fabrication, which controls polarization of the mixed ionic-electronic MIEC material to improve stability and operational lifetime.01-31-2013
20120181428DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN IRRADIATION SYSTEM - The present embodiments relate to a device for controlling an irradiation system for irradiating a moving target volume. The device includes an evaluation device for evaluating a substitute movement signal. The device also includes an imaging device for recording image data of the moving target volume. The imaging device is activated or deactivated by a control device according to the evaluation of the substitute movement signal. The device includes an image evaluation device for evaluating the image data recorded by the imaging device, and an irradiation device that is activated or deactivated using an irradiation control device according to the evaluation of the image data.07-19-2012
20120181427RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A radiation image capturing apparatus for obtaining a phase contrast image using first and second grids in which either one of the grids is formed of a plurality of unit grids, each corresponding to each pixel circuit, and at least three unit grids in a predetermined area corresponding to one pixel of the phase contrast image are disposed shifted in parallel by different distances with respect to the other grid and arithmetic units for calculating at least two signals for generating the one pixel of the phase contrast image based on pixel signals read out from the pixel circuits corresponding to the at least three unit grids in the predetermined area, the number of the signals being smaller than the number of the pixel signals, are provided in the radiation image detector.07-19-2012
20100006759DYNAMIC EMERGENCY RADIATION MONITOR - A dynamic radiation monitor having a detector coupled to a computer to determine at any given location, the amount of time a person has before a pre-selected maximum permissible radiation exposure is received. The device dynamically calculates and outputs the user's permissible stay time for a given area based on a personalized maximum permissible dose, and adjusts in real time the output based on elapsed time and changing exposure rate. The device also provides the user audio and visual feedback such as varying background colors for different stay time ranges.01-14-2010
20090230305RADON MONITOR - A radon monitor includes a housing defining a housing cavity and having an opening in an exterior wall that is in fluid communication with the housing cavity to allow air to diffuse into and out of the housing cavity. The monitor also includes input and output units and a circuit board that is positioned in the housing cavity and supported by the housing. A passive, non-electrically powered sampling chamber defines a chamber cavity and is coupled to the circuit board. The circuit board defines a plurality of apertures that allow air to diffuse between the housing cavity and the chamber cavity. A detector for detecting radon is supported by the circuit board and positioned in the chamber cavity.09-17-2009
20120217395RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - A radiological image imaging apparatus includes: a radiation detection unit configured to detect radiation; a housing configured to contain the radiation detection unit; and a photo timer fixing member configured to fix a photo timer light receiving unit for measuring the radiation dose to the housing; wherein the photo timer fixing member is positioned such that the photo timer light receiving unit can be detached by separating cover members that form the surface of the housing.08-30-2012
20130214157ELECTRONIC CASSETTE AND ELECTRONIC CASSETTE APPARATUS - A USB memory device incorporates a flash memory and a memory controller. An access lock is placed on a data storage area of the flash memory. When the USB memory device is attached to an electronic cassette, a cassette controller controls a USB controller to input an unlock password to the USB memory device. The memory controller unlocks the access lock on the data storage area when the unlock password matches a password stored in a program area of the flash memory in advance.08-22-2013
20090008553Variable aperture sensor - A sensor device of the type for sensing incident radiation by charge generation, has a substrate within which charge may be generated by incident radiation. A plurality of electrodes are arranged to cover an image area of the substrate and are selectively connectable to supplied DC voltages such that an electric field is created across the image area to sweep charge across multiple electrodes from the image area to an output. The voltage applied to one of the electrodes may be a voltage of a level so as to present a barrier to charge within the image area. The sensor thus has a variable sample area defined by the barrier voltage level.01-08-2009
20110291012THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, AND RADIATION DETECTOR AND RADIATION DETECTION METHOD USING THE SAME - A radiation detector of the present invention includes: a substrate; a first inclined thin film disposed on a first main surface of the substrate, the first inclined thin film having crystal planes serving as a factor in inducing anisotropy, and the crystal planes being aligned inclined to the first main surface; a second inclined thin film disposed on a second main surface of the substrate opposite to the first main surface, the second inclined thin film having crystal planes serving as a factor in inducing anisotropy, and the crystal planes being aligned inclined to the second main surface; a first electrode pair of electrodes disposed on the first inclined thin film, the electrodes being opposed to each other in a direction in which the crystal planes of the first inclined thin film are aligned inclined to the first main surface; and a second electrode pair of electrodes disposed on the second inclined thin film, the electrodes being opposed to each other in a direction in which the crystal planes of the second inclined thin film are aligned inclined to the second main surface. Either one of the electrodes of the first electrode pair and either one of the electrodes of the second electrode pair are connected electrically to each other, and the first inclined thin film and the second inclined thin film form a series connection in which the crystal planes are inclined in a single direction.12-01-2011
20110291011Battery-free electromagnetic leakage detector - A battery-free electromagnetic leakage detector includes a substrate, an antenna, a filter circuit electrically connected with the antenna, a clamp circuit electrically connected with the filter circuit, and an indicating member electrically connected with the clamp circuit. Accordingly, the battery-free electromagnetic leakage detector is structurally simple and compact and can detect electromagnetic waves and display the detection without connection with any external power source.12-01-2011
20090294668Focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide focusing, focus-adjusting, and sensing. In some approaches the focus-adjusting includes providing an extended depth of focus greater than a nominal depth of focus. In some approaches the focus-adjusting includes focus-adjusting with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.12-03-2009
20090189077Detectable Refrigerant Compositions and Uses Thereof - Disclosed herein are detectable refrigerant compositions, comprising from about 0.001 to about 5 weight percent tracer compositions, which are useful to identify leaking in a vapor compression refrigeration and/or air conditioning system. The presence of the tracers make the refrigerant compositions detectable by chemo/electro-active array, corona discharge, heated diode, electrochemical, photoionization, infrared, ultrasonic and electron capture detectors.07-30-2009
20090152464Radiation image detector - A radiation image detector with a moisture-proof structure which is formed easily. The radiation image detector includes: a substrate, a rectangular radiation detection unit provided on the substrate, with signal lines drawn out from each of a pair of opposing sides of the radiation detection unit; electrically insulative rib members provided on the substrate and signal lines along only at most three sides of the circumference of the radiation detection unit; and a moisture-proof film applied along the upper faces of the rib members.06-18-2009
20090121136Electromagnetic radiation detector with nanowire thermometer and method for producing same - The electromagnetic radiation detector comprises at least one membrane suspended above a substrate by at least one nanowire. The nanowire forms a thermoelement comprising an electrically conducting core and external layer, respectively doped of different types and insulated from one another by an electrical insulation layer. When the substrate and membrane are at different temperatures, the nanowire constitutes a thermometer providing measurement signals, by Seebeck effect, representative of heating of the membrane.05-14-2009
20110147589ROOM TEMPERATURE ALUMINUM ANTIMONIDE RADIATION DETECTOR AND METHODS THEREOF - In one embodiment, a method for producing a high-purity single crystal of aluminum antimonide (AlSb) includes providing a growing environment with which to grow a crystal, growing a single crystal of AlSb in the growing environment which comprises hydrogen (H06-23-2011
20110168892Pixel Implemented Current Amplifier - The present invention provides a radiation sensor featuring a plurality of individual sensor elements, e.g. pixels, each of which having a radiation detection portion that is adapted to generate an electric current in response to impingement of electromagnetic radiation and a current amplifier for amplifying the photoelectric current generated by the radiation detection portion. Current amplification is therefore performed locally within each pixel of the radiation sensor itself. This local current amplification effectively allows to increase sensitivity and response of the radiation sensor and therefore enables implementation of the radiation sensor on the basis of CMOS technology. By means of the current amplification, the radiation sensor can be adapted for read-out by means of read-out devices and signal processing modules featuring distinct input specifications Further, a bias current required by the pixel implemented current amplifier is reproduced within each pixel and coupled to consecutive or adjacently arranged sensor elements or pixel, thereby providing a cascaded bias current regeneration and bias current distribution scheme.07-14-2011
20090294669SURFACE CONTAMINATION EXAMINING DEVICE AND METHOD - A surface contamination examining device includes a radiation detector 12-03-2009
20080210871RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A radiation image detector with a moisture-proof structure which is formed easily. The radiation image detector includes: a substrate, a rectangular radiation detection unit provided on the substrate, with signal lines drawn out from each of a pair of opposing sides of the radiation detection unit; electrically insulative rib members provided on the substrate and signal lines along only at most three sides of the circumference of the radiation detection unit, and a moisture-proof film applied along the upper faces of the rib members.09-04-2008
20090184245ABSORBER WITH HOLE FOR METALLIC MAGNETIC CRYOGENIC DETECTOR AND ALIGNING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is an absorber with a hole for a metallic magnetic cryogenic detector and an aligning method. More specifically, the present invention is to provide an absorber with a small hole as an aligning mark for a temperature sensor used in a metallic magnetic cryogenic detector. A temperature sensor is bonded on the small hole of the absorber punched by a laser. Using the hole as an aligning mark the temperature sensor can be accurately positioned on the pick-up coil of the measuring means. Thus, the aligning method provides a magnetic measurement with an ideal coupling between the sensor and the pick-up loop. It eventually presents a precise measurement of the energy spectrum absorbed in a metallic magnetic cryogenic detector.07-23-2009
20120267530METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COLLIMATING - A collimator (10-25-2012
20110139987Sensor head for an x-ray detector and x-ray detector containing said sensor head - The invention relates to a reduced sensor head (06-16-2011
20100155600METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLASMA DOSE MEASUREMENT - An non-Faraday ion dose measurement device is positioned within a plasma process chamber and includes a sensor located above a workpiece within the chamber. The sensor is configured to detect the number of secondary electrons emitted from a surface of the workpiece exposed to a plasma implantation process. The sensor outputs a current signal proportional to the detected secondary electrons. A current circuit subtracts the detected secondary current generated from the sensor and subtracts it from a bias current supplied to the workpiece within the chamber. The difference between the currents provides a measurement of the ion dose current calculated in situ and during the implantation process.06-24-2010
20100258726RADIATION POWER DETECTOR - A radiation power detector includes a thermal membrane that produces a voltage responsive to temperature differences. A radiation absorber is thermally coupled to the thermal membrane, and an indicator is coupled to the thermal membrane responsive to the temperature differences. The indicator is powered by voltage produced by the thermal membrane and signals the amount of radiation power to which the absorbing material is exposed.10-14-2010
20090072140RADIATION IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS - The invention relates to a radiation image capturing apparatus that includes a signal reading circuit for reading an image signal from a sensor substrate. The signal reading circuit includes a charge detecting circuit and a temperature sensor for detecting the temperature of the charge detecting circuit, and controls the gain of a variable gain amplifier of the charge detecting circuit based on the detected temperature.03-19-2009
20120138798RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus capable of housing a radiation detection unit configured to detect radiation. The radiation imaging apparatus includes a first cooling unit configured to cool a first heat generation portion of the radiation detection unit housed in the radiation imaging apparatus by a cooling medium in the radiation imaging apparatus, a second cooling unit configured to cool a second heat generation portion of the radiation detection unit housed in the radiation imaging unit, which is larger in amount of generated heat than the first heat generation portion, by the cooling medium, and a discharge port formed in a position nearer to the second heat generation portion than to the first heat generation portion and configured to discharge the cooling medium.06-07-2012
20100243895X-RAY WINDOW WITH GRID STRUCTURE - A window for a radiation detection system includes a plurality of intersecting ribs oriented non-perpendicularly with respect to each other. The plurality of intersecting ribs defines non-rectangular openings therebetween. A support frame is disposed around a perimeter of the plurality of intersecting ribs. A film is disposed over and spans the openings to pass radiation therethrough. The film and the plurality of intersecting ribs are integrally formed from a same material including a polymer.09-30-2010
20120228498Sensor Head for an X-ray Detector, X-ray Detector with Sensor Head and Sensor Arrangement - A sensor head for an X-ray detector is specified. The sensor head includes a first conductor carrier having a frontal face, and a sensor element sensitive to X-ray radiation. The sensor element is arranged on the frontal face of the first conductor carrier, is electrically conductively connected to conductors of the first conductor carrier and has a detection area. Furthermore, the sensor head includes contact elements electrically conductively connected to the sensor element via the first conductor carrier and bonding wires that electrically conductively connect the first conductor carrier to the contact elements. The sensor element is electrically conductively connected to the contact elements. In a plan view of the detection area, the detection area at least partly covers the bonding wires.09-13-2012
20110240857Discrete Dynode Detector with Dynamic Gain Control - A novel electron multiplier that regulates in real time the gain of downstream dynodes as the instrument receives input signals is introduced. In particular, the methods, electron multiplier structures, and coupled control circuits of the present invention enable a resultant on the fly control signal to be generated upon receiving a predetermined threshold detection signal so as to enable the voltage regulation of one or more downstream dynodes near the output of the device. Accordingly, such a novel design, as presented herein, prevents the dynodes near the output of the instrument from being exposed to deleterious current pulses that can accelerate the aging process of the dynode structures that are essential to the device.10-06-2011
20110147590SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL, IN PARTICULAR FREQUENCY-RELATED, AND RADIATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A SYSTEM - A system for transmitting an electrical signal, notably a frequency-related electrical signal, includes two conducting lines each having a central conductor surrounded by a conducting sheath, the lines being coupled and isolated from one another at each end by a transformer. The central conductor of a line is linked at the input of the system to a coil of a first transformer and at the output of the system to a coil of the second transformer. The invention is applied for example for the transmission of strongly disturbed environment measurement signals.06-23-2011
20120241616META MATERIALS INTEGRATION, DETECTION AND SPECTRAL ANALYSIS - A detector and modulator of electromagnetic radiation is 3-dimensional structure made of substantially 2 dimensional high impedance metamaterial surfaces stacked one above the other with a dielectric layer in between and located above a conducting ground plane. Each 2 dimension surface may be formed by an open continuous conductive trace, such as metallic wire or a printed circuit line, which is cast or plated on or into a 2-D periodic arrangement of an element that belongs to the Hilbert space filling curves.09-27-2012
20100065742LIGHT DETECTING DEVICE - In a photodetecting device 03-18-2010
20110073761APPARATUS FOR DETECTING RADIOACTIVITY OF INTERNAL PARTS AND EXTERNAL PARTS OF WHOLE BODY - An apparatus for detecting radioactivity of a whole body is disclosed. which is The apparatus for detecting radioactivity of a whole body is divided into upper and lower parts, the upper and lower parts are divided into front, rear, left and right portions, respectively, a radioactivity detection unit is installed at each of the front, rear, left and right portions, radioactivity values detected by each of the radioactivity detection units are compared and analyzed such that radioactivity values detected by the radioactivity detection units positioned at upper front and rear parts are compared, radioactivity values detected by the radioactivity detection units positioned at upper left and right parts are compared, and also radioactivity values detected by the lower radioactivity detection units are compared in the same manner, thus determining whether or not the internal parts or external parts of the body of a detection target have been contaminated by radioactivity.03-31-2011
20100243893LIGHT OR RADIATION DETECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In the light or radiation detector of this invention, each of the molding structure, the first member, and the second member is formed such that the molding structure to protect the conversion layer and voltage application electrode has the resistance higher than the first member composed of the planar conductive buffer that is laminated on the (light or radiation) incident surface side of the molding structure, and that the first member mentioned above has the resistance higher than the second member composed of the planar conductive member that is laminated on the incident surface side of the first member. Consequently, occurrence of the noise from the static electricity may be suppressed.09-30-2010
20100243894RADIATION IMAGING APPARATUS - A radiation imaging apparatus includes a radiation detector that captures an image of a subject by detecting radiation transmitted through the subject and converting the radiation into an image signal; an electrical component processes the image signal; an interior housing accommodates the radiation detector and the electrical component therein; an exterior member surrounds the interior housing; an air circulating unit is disposed in the interior housing so as to circulate air inside the interior housing; and a cooling unit is disposed inside of the exterior member and outside of the interior housing so as to cool the interior housing.09-30-2010
20090242767Radiation image capturing system, controller, program, and radiation image capturing method - A radiation image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus for acquiring radiation image information of a subject by controlling a radiation source according to predetermined image capturing conditions, an image capturing order supply apparatus for supplying an image capturing order including the image capturing conditions, and a controller for controlling the image capturing apparatus according to the image capturing order. The controller includes an image capturing order changer for changing the image capturing order, an image capturing detail editor for editing image capturing details of the radiation image information acquired when the image capturing apparatus is controlled according to the image capturing order, and an image capturing detail supply unit for supplying the edited image capturing details.10-01-2009
20090127459Localization of a Radioactive Source - An angle-responsive sensor, comprising: 05-21-2009
20080302967TRACKING OF MOVING RADIOACTIVE SOURCES - A system for detecting unsecured nuclear materials. Whereas current portal monitors rely in part on physical prominence to deter materials from entering the country, their application at intra-modal transport points may actually serve to divert the movement of nuclear materials rather than aid in interception. A flexible and low-profile system has been developed for unobtrusive detection and tracking of radioactive sources in transit suited for deployment at traffic choke points such as rest stops, toll collection plazas, truck stops, and bridges. The system includes gamma radiation detectors, networking for linking these detectors, signal processing algorithms, and a central processing and control unit.12-11-2008
20110163231SECURITY PORTAL - A security portal comprises an array of antenna elements and associated receivers sensitive in a frequency band chosen from within the centimetric to sub-millimetre wavelengths, the antenna array being located on a moveable panel. Radiation with the frequency band from a target person or object is measured at a first and second time within the near field of the antenna array, with the panel at corresponding first and second positions, the movement of the panel therefore allowing a more complete view of the target. The data received may be processed to form image data of the target. The moveable panel may comprise a part of a hinged, sliding or rotating door, or may be concealed behind stationary coverings that are transparent at the frequency band of interest.07-07-2011
20120145904WIRELESS RADIATION SENSOR - A wireless radiation sensor is disclosed. The wireless radiation sensor including a radiation sensing module capable of detecting radiation and generate pulsed signals; a wireless module (which can be a passive component/high-frequency antenna) that is connected to the radiation sensing module, which is capable of transmitting the pulsed signals without signal processing, which are received by a computer for data analysis, and a power supply module that is connected to the radiation sensing module and/or wireless module (if an active transmitting module is used) to supply required electricity.06-14-2012
20080203304Multichannel instrumentation for large detector arrays - A multi-channel spectroscopy system that reads the radiation energy information deposited into a radiation detector, processes it and properly transfers it to a computer embedded to ancillary data (conditions, GPD information etc.). The implementation method chosen is a highly parallel structure of identical channels interfaced to the digital world through a custom-designed intelligent card (back-end) and a commercial data acquisition PC card.08-28-2008
20110133085DETECTOR ASSEMBLY OF A DIGITAL X-RAY DETECTOR - In one embodiment, a digital X-ray detector assembly is provided that includes a digital detector array and a support panel secured to the detector array, wherein at least one side of the support panel includes a recess exposing an edge region of the detector array. In another embodiment, a method is provided for assembling a digital X-ray detector assembly. The method includes securing a rear side of a detector array to a front side of a support panel that includes a recess in at least one side of the support panel, wherein the recess of the support panel exposes an edge region of the detector array; and processing the exposed edge region of the detector array. In a further embodiment, a method is provided for assembly and servicing of a digital X-ray detector assembly.06-09-2011
20120145905RADIATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A method for manufacturing a radiation detection apparatus is provided. The method comprising: forming a set of columnar crystals capable of converting radiation into visible light on a base; forming a supporting layer that supports the set of columnar crystals; separating the set of columnar crystals supported by the supporting layer from the base; preparing a sensor panel having a photoelectric conversion unit; and adhering a surface of the set of columnar crystals, that surface having been in contact with the base, to the sensor panel using an adhesive material, such that the set of columnar crystals covers the photoelectric conversion unit.06-14-2012
20110095187APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USE IN FLASH DETECTION - The present embodiments provide methods, systems and apparatuses that detect, classify and locate flash events. In some implementations, some of the methods detect a flash event, trigger an imaging system in response to detecting the flash event to capture an image of an area that includes the flash event, and determines a location of the flash event.04-28-2011
20110024625DETERMINATION OF BEAM PARAMETERS FOR ASYMMETRICAL PHOTON BEAMS - An apparatus and a method for determining a beam parameter of an asymmetrical photon beam generated by an accelerator are provided. A beam profile of a symmetrical photon beam is measured and normalized. For the asymmetrical photon beam, a normalization of the beam profile is implemented such that the maximum of the profile corresponds to a value of the normalized symmetrical beam profile at the site of the maximum. The parameter determination takes place using a conventional beam parameter definition.02-03-2011
20120001071APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USE IN FLASH DETECTION - The present embodiments provide methods, systems and apparatuses that detect, classify and locate flash events. In some implementations, some of the methods detect a flash event, trigger an imaging system in response to detecting the flash event to capture an image of an area that includes the flash event, and determines a location of the flash event.01-05-2012
20110155909RADIATION DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INDICATING PRESENCE OF RADIATION - A radiation detection system can include a radiation detector to detect radiation and an audio output device to produce audible sounds. The detected radiation can correspond to radiation information including energy information and energy intensity information. In an embodiment, the audio output device can produce an audio spectrum in a scanning mode, and in another embodiment, the audio output device can produce sounds at corresponding sound repetition rates depending on the energy intensity of the detected radiation. A method of using a radiation detection system can include placing an object near a radiation detector, generating a radiation signal corresponding to radiation emitting from the object, and analyzing the radiation signal to generate radiation information including energy information and energy intensity information. The method can also include filtering the radiation information to produce filtered radiation information, and outputting sounds corresponding to the filtered radiation information.06-30-2011
20120012749RADIOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION DEVICE PROTECTED AGAINST PARASITIC IONIZING RADIATION SOURCES - A radiological characterization device comprising at least one collimated radiological measuring probe, a sensitive end of which is placed in an exchangeable collimator having an opening and a field of observation. The collimator is carried by a collimator holder, the assembly consisting of collimator and collimator holder being inserted in a stack between two shielding screens, the shielding screens being exchangeable so as to adjust the thickness thereof, the assembly consisting of collimator and collimator holder and the shielding screens providing protection for the probe vis-à-vis parasitic ionizing radiation coming from ionizing radiation sources situated outside the field of observation of the collimator.01-19-2012
20090278046SENSOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING ENTANGLED QUANTUM PARTICLES - An entangled quantum generator generates a signal including a plurality of entangled quanta. The wavelength of the signal is the sum of the wavelengths of the entangled quanta. A signal processor determines a characteristic of the target based on information derived from at least some of the entangled quanta in the return signal. The frequency of the signal is selected to propagate the signal through a medium and the frequencies of the entangled quanta are selected to provide sufficient data in the return signal to resolve the characteristic of the target.11-12-2009
20100207027PARTICLE-COUNTING APPARATUS WITH PULSE SHORTENING - A particle-counting apparatus is described, which reduces a resulting width of pulses when a charge pulse is received from a particle detector, thereby reducing pile-up problems with pulses. Pulse shortening is obtained by resetting the pulse shortly after it exceeds its peak level at the apparatus output. The apparatus includes a charge-sensitive amplifier and a shaper which generates an output for subsequent discrimination circuits. A reset generator monitors the shaper output and generates a reset signal to the shaper when a peak has been detected.08-19-2010
20120168626RADIOLOGICAL IMAGE DETECTION CASSETTE - A case constituting a cassette-type detector has a first lid member which closes an opening of the case arranged therein. An exterior wall hole is provided to a corner section of the first lid member. This makes it possible to detect appropriate radiological images all the time since even if an unexpected shock is applied to the corner section, the shock is absorbed by the deformation of the corner section to prevent the damage of the built-in detection unit of the cassette-type detector.07-05-2012
20120248311ION ENERGY ANALYZER AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A process by which an ion energy analyzer is manufactured includes processing a first substrate to form an entrance grid having a first channel and a first plurality of openings extending therethrough. A second substrate is processed to form a selection grid having a second channel therein and a second plurality of openings extending therethrough. A third substrate is processed to form an ion collector having a third channel therein. The entrance grid is operably coupled to, and electrically isolated from, the selection grid, which is, in turn, operably coupled to, and electrically isolated from, the ion collector.10-04-2012
20120248310ION ENERGY ANALYZER - An ion energy analyzer for determining an ion energy distribution of a plasma and comprising an entrance grid, a selection grid, and an ion collector. The entrance grid includes a first plurality of openings dimensioned to be less than a Debye length for the plasma. The ion collector is coupled to the entrance grid via a first voltage source. The selection grid is positioned between the entrance grid and the ion collector and is coupled to the entrance grid via a second voltage source. An ion current meter is coupled to the ion collector to measure an ion flux onto the ion collector and transmit a signal related thereto.10-04-2012
20120175519Detector Tube Stack with Integrated Electron Scrub System and Method of Manufacturing the Same - A novel detector tube structure (such as for a neutron detection tube) and method of manufacture are described. The novel manufacturing process carries out the electron scrubbing of the detection surface/material after the container enclosure has already been sealed. In this manner, much of the complex manufacturing equipment typically associated with such detection tubes can be eliminated and large numbers of detectors may be manufactured at the same time. The present invention therefore involves a novel detector tube structure and a new method of manufacture for the same.07-12-2012
20120228499RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS - A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a radiographic-image detecting unit configured to detect radiation and convert the detected radiation to an image signal; a wireless transmission unit configured to wirelessly transmit the image signal to an external device; and a housing configured to cover the radiographic-image detecting unit and the wireless transmission unit, wherein a first side surface of the housing has a first opening for wireless transmission performed by the wireless transmission unit, and a second side surface of the housing adjoining the first side surface has a second opening for wireless transmission by the wireless transmission unit.09-13-2012
20100012842APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING DETERMINATION OF DETECTIVE QUANTUM EFFICIENCY - An apparatus for determining MTF and DQE of an ionizing radiation imaging system/detector is provided, comprising a box having aligned windows transparent to an ionizing radiation beam. When the box is placed in front of the detector, the beam passes through the box. The apparatus further comprises: a KERMA module for measuring incident free-air KERMA; a backscatter baffle for preventing backscatter of the beam from the detector into the KERMA module; a scatter baffle for preventing scatter of the beam into the KERMA module, and to reduce backscatter from the backscatter baffle; at least one MTF module for enabling acquisition of at least one edge image. Each module and the at least one backscatter baffle are independently moveable in and out of the beam, such that open, dark and edge images may be independently acquired, and KERMA module measurements may be performed independent of image acquisition, to determine DQE.01-21-2010
20110121180ELECTRON BEAM DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM USING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND AN ANNULAR SENSOR - A system for analyzing an electron beam including a circular electron beam diagnostic sensor adapted to receive the electron beam, the circular electron beam diagnostic sensor having a central axis; an annular sensor structure operatively connected to the circular electron beam diagnostic sensor, wherein the sensor structure receives the electron beam; a system for sweeping the electron beam radially outward from the central axis of the circular electron beam diagnostic sensor to the annular sensor structure wherein the electron beam is intercepted by the annular sensor structure; and a device for measuring the electron beam that is intercepted by the annular sensor structure.05-26-2011
20110121179X-RAY WINDOW WITH BERYLLIUM SUPPORT STRUCTURE - A high strength window for a radiation detection system has a plurality of ribs comprising beryllium material. There are openings between the plurality of ribs. The tops of the ribs terminate generally in a common plane. The high strength window also has a support frame around a perimeter of the ribs. A layer of thin polymer film material is disposed over and spans the plurality of ribs and openings to pass radiation therethrough. A radiation detection system comprises a high strength window as described above and a sensor behind the window. The sensor is configured to detect radiation that passes through the window.05-26-2011
20110226951Detector Module For A Radiation Detector And Radiation Detector - A detector module for a radiation detector is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the detector module includes a converter layer with contacts, arranged distributed over an area on the rear side, for transmitting electrical signals, wherein the contacts are routed, by way of rewiring, to target contacts on a target region that is smaller than this area. This provides the conditions for simple and secure signal routing between the contacts on the converter layer and readout electronics. In particular, this is successful if a substrate layer used for stabilization purposes has a cutout for the target region, through which cutout the target contacts are directly connected to the signal-routing lines of readout electronics.09-22-2011
20120326034MOTION CORRECTION OF SPECT IMAGES - The present disclosure relates approaches for removing or reducing the effects of motion in parallel and non-parallel data acquisitions using a nuclear medicine imaging system. In certain embodiments, translation vectors are derived based on a registration performed on transaxial slices generated from the acquired projection data. The translation vectors may be employed to update a system matrix such that images generated using the updated system matrix are free or motion artifacts or have reduced motion artifacts.12-27-2012
20120326035DEVICE FOR MEASURING RADIATION INTENSITY OF SMALL SEALED RADIOACTIVE SOURCE FOR CANCER THERAPY - Provided is a radiation intensity measuring apparatus for an encapsulated sealed radioactive source for brachytherapy capable of easily and accurately measuring radiation intensity of sources with a cartridge enclosed under sterile conditions.12-27-2012
20120091341Cooling Unit for Cooling a Detection Device in an Imaging System and Detection Devices and Imaging Systems Therefrom - A cooling unit operating in a magnetic field is provided. The cooling unit includes an encasement body having a non-electrically conductive composition and defining a first and second opposing planar surface. The cooling unit also includes a metal conduit disposed in the encasement body substantially parallel to the first surface. Additionally, the cooling unit also includes a series of metal fins disposed in the encasement body and extending from the conduit. In some configurations the fins can be substantially parallel to the first surface. Further, in some configurations, non-electrically conductive inserts having a thermal conductivity greater than a thermal conductivity of the encasement body can be disposed in a portion of the encasement body between one of the first and second surfaces and one or more of the metals fins.04-19-2012
20090026371High-Energy Detector - The preferred embodiments are directed to a high-energy detector that is electrically shielded using an anode, a cathode, and a conducting shield to substantially reduce or eliminate electrically unshielded area. The anode and the cathode are disposed at opposite ends of the detector and the conducting shield substantially surrounds at least a portion of the longitudinal surface of the detector. The conducting shield extends longitudinally to the anode end of the detector and substantially surrounds at least a portion of the detector. Signals read from one or more of the anode, cathode, and conducting shield can be used to determine the number of electrons that are liberated as a result of high-energy particles impinge on the detector. A correction technique can be implemented to correct for liberated electron that become trapped to improve the energy resolution of the high-energy detectors disclosed herein.01-29-2009
20090321638SECURITY INSPECTION DOOR - The present invention discloses a security inspection door comprising a narcotic drug/explosive detecting subsystem, a radioactive substance detecting subsystem and a metal detecting subsystem which are provided in a tank body, wherein electromagnetic radiation shields are respectively provided around the three detecting subsystems, so that the narcotic drug/explosive detecting subsystem, the radioactive substance detecting subsystem and the metal detecting subsystem are isolated from one another and are not interfered with one another. In the present invention, the narcotic drug/explosive detecting subsystem, the radioactive substance detecting subsystem and the metal detecting subsystem are combined together for the first time to form a novel security inspection door, so the narcotic drugs/the explosives, the radioactive substances and the dangerous metal articles can be detected at the same time. Further, in the present invention, electromagnetic radiation shields are respectively provided around the three detecting subsystems, so that the three detecting subsystems are isolated from one another and are not interfered with one another, and thus, the inspection reliability and the inspection accuracy are improved.12-31-2009
20130140460PORTABLE RADIATION DETECTION UNIT - A portable radiation detection unit comprises a radiation detection panel that detects radiation and a housing that contains the radiation detection panel, wherein the housing comprises a first housing portion, which includes at least one sidewall, and a second housing portion, which is independent from the first housing portion, and by using a configuration in which the first housing portion is movable with respect to the second housing portion, a distance between the sidewall of the first housing portion and an end portion of the radiation detection panel provided in the second housing portion is variable.06-06-2013
20080224042RADIATION IMAGE DETECTOR - A radiation image detector includes: a photoconductive layer that generates electric charges when irradiated by recording electromagnetic waves which have passed through an electrode layer; and detecting electrodes, for detecting signals corresponding to the electric charges generated in the photoconductive layer. The radiation image detector further includes: dielectrics that cover the edges of the detecting electrodes, the edges being the side surfaces and portions of surfaces continuous with the side surfaces of the detecting electrodes, that face the photoconductive layer; and a charge injection preventing layer, which is a conductor with respect to electric charges of the same polarity as the electric charges accumulated during recording of the image information, and an insulator with respect to electric charges of the opposite polarity from the accumulated electric charges, provided to cover at least the surfaces of the detecting electrodes that face the photoconductive layer which are not covered by the dielectric.09-18-2008
20130175448Reinforced cover for image receptor assemblies - The present disclosure provides a bi-directional image receptor assembly capable of receiving an image receptor in either a lengthways (or longitudinal) or crossways (or transverse) orientation, while maintaining the axis of an anti-scatter grid in a fixed position. The axis of the anti-scatter grid can be placed in a fixed orientation (such as a parallel orientation) to a subject's craniocaudal axis regardless of whether the image receptor is inserted in the lengthways or crossways orientation. Methods of using the bi-directional image receptor assembly in mobile radiography are also disclosed. The present disclosure further provides for an X-ray image receptor comprising a portion of an automatic position measurement system. Still further, the present disclosure provides for a cover comprising a reinforcing geometry that maximizes the strength of the cover while minimizing the thickness of the cover.07-11-2013
20080217537DETECTOR APPARATUS - A detector apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the detector apparatus includes i) a radiation detector configured to generate an analog signal representative of radiation incident upon the radiation detector and ii) an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert the analog signal to a corresponding digital signal, wherein the radiation detector and the analog-to-digital converter are both housed in a common temperature-controlled housing.09-11-2008
20130099119SYSTEM FOR MEASURING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD - (EN) A system (MSY) for measuring an electromagnetic field comprises an antenna device disposed on a plane (AB04-25-2013
20130181130IMAGING APPARATUS USING TALBOT INTERFERENCE AND ADJUSTING METHOD FOR IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging apparatus includes a diffraction grating which diffracts electromagnetic waves from an electromagnetic wave source, a shield grating which shields a part of the electromagnetic waves diffracted by the diffraction grating, a detector which detects an intensity distribution of the electromagnetic waves through the shield grating, and an adjusting unit which adjusts the attitude of at least one of the diffraction grating and the shield grating on the basis of the detection result by the detector, wherein the adjusting unit divides the intensity distribution detected by the detector into a plurality of regions and adjusts the attitude of at least one of the diffraction grating and the shield grating on the basis of the intensity distributions of the plurality of regions.07-18-2013
20130146767RADIATION MEASURING DEVICE - A radiation measuring device includes: a detector that detects radiation; a preamplifier that amplifies a signal outputted from the detector; a shaping amplifier that shapes the waveform of the signal outputted from the preamplifier; an A/D converter that converts the analog signal output from the shaping amplifier to a digital signal; and a digital data processing unit that calculates digital signal output from the A/D converter, wherein energy information of the radiation inputted to the detector is obtained from a pulse height of the pulse signal processed by the preamplifier and the shaping amplifier, and the pulse height of the current pulse is corrected in the digital data processing unit by performing an arithmetic operation using the pulse height information of the current pulse digitalized by the A/D converter, the generation time information of the preceding pulse, and the pulse height information of the preceding pulse.06-13-2013
20080258064RADIATION RATE METER DISPLAYING REMAINING TIME PARAMETERS - A dosimeter includes a radiation detector and a display. The radiation detector outputs a signal indicative of an instantaneous radiation level. The dosimeter determines and displays a percent of limit (POL) value and/or a time to limit (TTL) value. The POL value indicates a ratio of an accumulated exposure to an exposure threshold. The TTL value indicates an amount of time estimated until the accumulated exposure exceeds the exposure threshold. The display may includes information indicative of both the POL parameter and the TTL parameter. The display may also display the instantaneous radiation level and/or a graphical representation of the instantaneous exposure level. The graphical representation might include a set of LED's arranged in a line wherein the number of activated LED's indicates the instantaneous exposure level. The display might also indicate a scale associated with the set of LED's. The dosimeter might include a switch to select one of multiple operational modes where the POL parameter and the TTL parameter are determined in part by the operational mode.10-23-2008
20110233405RADIATION DETECTOR - A radiation detector is disclosed. The detector includes a detector element; a number of electrodes arranged such that an electric field can be applied to the detector element; and a coating. The coating includes a first, physically resilient layer, and a second, substantially opaque layer, and is disposed at an external surface of the detector element09-29-2011
20120018633RADIATION IMAGE DETECTING CASSETTE - Disclosed is a radiation image detecting cassette, which makes it possible to continuously conduct operations for detecting appropriate radiation images without making the glass substrate fall into the breakage failure. The cassette includes: a detecting section to detects radiation being incident thereon; a glass base plate onto which the detecting section is installed; a substrate to support the glass base plate; a housing that incorporates the detecting section, the glass base plate and the substrate, therein; and a buffer member that is installed between an end portion of the substrate and an inner wall of the housing. A side wall is formed at the end portion of the substrate, and the glass base plate is supported by the substrate in such a state that the glass base plate is adhered onto the substrate. A gap is provided between an end portion of the glass base plate and the side wall.01-26-2012

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