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Title: Footwear scanning systems and methods

Methods and apparatus for scanning articles, such as footwear, to provide information regarding the contents of the articles are described. According to one aspect, a footwear scanning system includes a platform configured to contact footwear to be scanned, an antenna array configured to transmit electromagnetic waves through the platform into the footwear and to receive electromagnetic waves from the footwear and the platform, a transceiver coupled with antennas of the antenna array and configured to apply electrical signals to at least one of the antennas to generate the transmitted electromagnetic waves and to receive electrical signals from at least another of the antennas corresponding to the electromagnetic waves received by the others of the antennas, and processing circuitry configured to process the received electrical signals from the transceiver to provide information regarding contents within the footwear.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1372658
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute PNNL
Patent Number(s):
9,715,012
Application Number:
13/870,835
Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 25
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

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