US 11,656,188 B2
X-ray scanning system and method
Wendie Patricia Hayler, Atlanta, GA (US); Mark Rutherford, Doncaster (GB); Marcus A. Jones, Roswell, GA (US); Anthony David Kirk, Marietta, GA (US); Gilbert Walter Vanorder, Cumming, GA (US); Roy Douglas Hudson, Stoke-on-Trent (GB); Paul Mason, Billingham (GB); and James Termini, Doncaster (GB)
Assigned to UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by United Parcel Service of America, Inc., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Dec. 31, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/731,743.
Application 15/244,708 is a division of application No. 14/475,986, filed on Sep. 3, 2014, abandoned.
Application 16/731,743 is a continuation of application No. 16/244,411, filed on Jan. 10, 2019, granted, now 11,310,050.
Application 16/244,411 is a continuation of application No. 16/025,375, filed on Jul. 2, 2018, granted, now 10,203,426, issued on Feb. 12, 2019.
Application 16/025,375 is a continuation of application No. 15/711,736, filed on Sep. 21, 2017, granted, now 10,012,755, issued on Jul. 3, 2018.
Application 15/711,736 is a continuation of application No. 15/363,284, filed on Nov. 29, 2016, granted, now 9,804,289, issued on Oct. 31, 2017.
Application 15/363,284 is a continuation of application No. 15/244,708, filed on Aug. 23, 2016, granted, now 9,541,667, issued on Jan. 10, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/873,541, filed on Sep. 4, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2020/0186353 A1, Jun. 11, 2020
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G01N 23/04 (2018.01); G01V 5/00 (2006.01); G21K 1/10 (2006.01); G06F 8/61 (2018.01); G06F 9/455 (2018.01); H04L 9/08 (2006.01); H04L 9/30 (2006.01); H04L 9/32 (2006.01); G01N 23/10 (2018.01)
CPC G01N 23/04 (2013.01) [G01V 5/0016 (2013.01); G06F 8/63 (2013.01); G06F 9/45558 (2013.01); G21K 1/10 (2013.01); H04L 9/0897 (2013.01); H04L 9/30 (2013.01); H04L 9/3234 (2013.01); G01N 23/10 (2013.01); G01N 2223/30 (2013.01); G01N 2223/3307 (2013.01); G01N 2223/643 (2013.01); G06F 2009/45587 (2013.01); G06F 2009/45595 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer implemented method for scanning an item, the method comprising steps for:
receiving, via a processor, one or more first intensity signals indicative of a first intensity of X-ray radiation received at each of a plurality of locations on a detector, wherein:
the X-ray radiation is emitted from the X-ray emitter and at least a portion of the X-ray radiation passes through the item and an X-ray penetration grid, the X-ray penetration grid oriented in a first primary direction; and
the X-ray penetration grid is propelled in a second primary direction that is neither parallel nor perpendicular to the first primary direction;
causing, via a display device, display of the one or more first intensity signals;
receiving, via the processor, one or more second intensity signals indicative of one or more ghosted images extending from an edge of the item; and
identifying, via the one or more processors, the presence of a radiation ghost based at least in part on the second intensity signals.