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Concealed identification symbols and nondestructive determination of the identification symbols

United States Patent

September 16, 2014
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The concealing of one or more identification symbols into a target object and the subsequent determination or reading of such symbols through non-destructive testing is described. The symbols can be concealed in a manner so that they are not visible to the human eye and/or cannot be readily revealed to the human eye without damage or destruction of the target object. The identification symbols can be determined after concealment by e.g., the compilation of multiple X-ray images. As such, the present invention can also provide e.g., a deterrent to theft and the recovery of lost or stolen objects.
Nance; Thomas A. (Aiken, SC), Gibbs; Kenneth M. (Clarks Hill, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
13/ 465,626
May 7, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.