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Morpho Detection | Date: 2015-08-07

A gantry system for use with a computed tomography (CT) imaging system is provided. The gantry system includes a gantry assembly configured to rotate about a rotational axis to collect imaging data from an object. The gantry assembly includes a support rail. A radially inner surface of the support rail includes a canted first portion and an oppositely canted second portion. The gantry system also includes a plurality of roller assemblies rotatably supporting the gantry assembly. Each of the plurality of roller assemblies comprises a first roller sleeve configured to engage the first portion and a second roller sleeve configured to engage the second portion.


A mass spectrometer system includes a sample injection device defining a sample injection aperture. The system also includes an ion trap defining an ion outlet aperture. The ion trap is coupled to the sample injection device. The system further includes a detector positioned downstream of the ion outlet aperture. The system also includes an ion source coupled to the ion trap. The ion source is configured to ionize a sample injected into the ion trap and generate a plurality of ionized molecules within the ion trap. The ion trap is configured to maintain the plurality of ionized molecules therein while a plurality of neutral molecules migrate out of the ion trap until a predetermined pressure is attained in the ion trap.


A method of performing a security inspection of a container including a plurality of objects includes irradiating the container with polychromatic x-rays. The method also includes reconstructing a 4-D voxelized representation defining a momentum transfer spectrum and generating a 3-D image by determining a single value at each voxel as a function of the momentum transfer spectrum. The method further includes segmenting the voxels into segments of contiguous voxels. Each segment includes a plurality of contiguous voxels that at least partially map onto at least one object. The method also includes computing an aggregated momentum transfer spectrum over at least a portion of the plurality of contiguous voxels. The method further includes classifying the aggregated momentum transfer spectrum as one of threat and non-threat and distinguishing the at least one object as one of a threat segment and a non-threat segment based on the aggregated momentum transfer spectrum.


A mass spectrometer system includes a pulsed ion source configured to generate ionized molecules and neutral molecule. The system also includes a first enclosure coupled in flow communication with the pulsed ion source. The first enclosure defines a first vacuum chamber and an ion inlet aperture. The system further includes a detector positioned within said first enclosure and a plurality of ion transmission devices positioned within the first vacuum chamber and aligned with the ion inlet aperture. The plurality of ion transmission devices is configured to channel and accelerate ionized molecules through a first transmission path such that the ionized molecules and the neutral molecules are physically separated in space and temporally separated.


A method for determining a height of a feature of an object is provided. The method includes generating, using a computing device, on an image of a scan volume that includes the object, a marker that crosses an edge of the feature, calculating, using the computing device, for each of a plurality of laminographic images, a profile along the generated marker, each laminographic image having an associated height, computing, using the computing device, an edge slope associated with the feature for each of the plurality of profiles, identifying, using the computing device, a focused laminographic image as the laminographic image of the plurality of laminographic images having the steepest edge slope, and determining the height of the object as the height associated with the focused laminographic image.


Patent
Morpho Detection | Date: 2016-05-04

Methods and systems for creating a gas curtain inlet for a detector of a substance of interest. The methods and systems include introducing a carrier gas into an inlet to block out atmospheric air without having to make the inlet a sealed system.


Patent
Morpho Detection | Date: 2015-09-30

An x-ray diffraction imaging (XDI) system includes a plurality of x-ray sources configured to generate x-rays directed toward an object. The XDI system also includes a primary collimator positioned a distance from the plurality of x-ray sources. A plurality of nodes are defined within the primary collimator at a plurality of node distances from the plurality of x-ray sources. Each node of the plurality of nodes defines an x-ray intersection region. The XDI system further includes a supermirror assembly including a plurality of mounting rails positioned adjacent the plurality of nodes.


Patent
Morpho Detection | Date: 2016-07-06

A method of detecting constituents in a sample includes generating a plurality of ions in an ionization region. The method also includes preventing the plurality of ions in the ionization region from flowing into a drift region through inducing a first voltage in a device positioned between the two regions. The method further includes injecting at least a portion of the ions from the ionization region into the drift region. The method also includes regulating the voltage in the device to a second voltage for a first predetermined temporal period, the second voltage less than the first voltage. The method further includes regulating the voltage in the device to the first voltage. The method also includes regulating the voltage in the device to the second voltage for a second predetermined temporal period, the second predetermined temporal period different from the first predetermined temporal period.


Patent
Morpho Detection | Date: 2016-09-28

A dual source ionizer includes a first ionization source and a second ionization source. The first ionization source is configured to generate a first electric field. The first electric field has a first field strength that is insufficient to form NO_(x)^(-) ions. The second ionization source is configured to generate a second electric field. The second electric field has a second field strength that is sufficient to form ozone and the NO_(x)^(-) ions.


Patent
Morpho Detection | Date: 2015-03-24

A dual source ionizer includes a first ionization source and a second ionization source. The first ionization source is configured to generate a first electric field. The first electric field has a first field strength that is insufficient to form NO_(x)^() ions. The second ionization source is configured to generate a second electric field. The second electric field has a second field strength that is sufficient to form ozone and the NO_(x)^() ions.

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