Patents by Inventor Scott Kiff

Scott Kiff has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10353088
    Abstract: Neutron multiplicity detector control logic and firmware may control a neutron multiplicity detector such that higher count rates can be achieved by an order of magnitude of more over conventional control logic and firmware. Count rates of over 1,000,000 cps, and even over 1,500,000 cps, have been realized in some implementations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: Triad National Security, LLC, Natl. Tech. & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC, Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Nelson, Eric Sorensen, Brian Rooney, Richard Rothrock, Matthew Newell, Samuel Salazar, Christopher Romero, David Jones, Sean Walston, Scott Kiff
  • Patent number: 8866100
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to detecting nuclear material at a large stand-off distance. An imaging system is presented which can detect nuclear material by utilizing time encoded imaging relating to maximum and minimum radiation particle counts rates. The imaging system is integrated with a data acquisition system that can utilize variations in photon pulse shape to discriminate between neutron and gamma-ray interactions. Modulation in the detected neutron count rates as a function of the angular orientation of the detector due to attenuation of neighboring detectors is utilized to reconstruct the neutron source distribution over 360 degrees around the imaging system. Neutrons (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Marleau, Erik Brubaker, Scott Kiff