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Apparatus and method for inspecting a sealed container

United States Patent

7,508,909
March 24, 2009
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An apparatus for inspecting a sealed container is disclosed and which includes a pulsed electron accelerator which is positioned in spaced relation relative to a first side of the sealed container, and which produces a pulsed beam of photons which passes through the sealed container and any contents enclosed within the sealed container; a detector positioned in spaced relation relative to a second, opposite side of the sealed container, and which receives the pulsed beam of photons which passes through the contents of the sealed container, and which produces an output signal; and a computer for developing a visible image from the output signal of the detector which depicts the contents of the sealed container.
Harmon; J. Frank (Pocatello, ID), Jones; James L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hunt; Alan W. (Pocatello, ID), Spaulding; Randy J. (Pocatello, ID), Smith; Michael (Phoenix, AZ)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 379,888
20070245809
April 24, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-051D 14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.