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Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,310,322 to Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
12 Apr, 2016
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On April 12, 2016 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 9,310,322 to RAPISCAN SYSTEMS, INC., which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '322 patent  is directed towards  an X-ray security inspection machine that has a machine housing defining an X-ray tunnel for receiving an article to be inspected, a conveyor belt for conveying the article, two rollers for receiving and moving the conveyor belt, and a conveyor belt tracking device positioned along the path between the two rollers. The conveyor belt tracking device has a mounting bracket for mounting the conveyor belt tracking device to the inspection machine and a guide frame with an upper portion and a lower portion, where the upper portion and lower portion are spaced apart from each other and the conveyor belt passes through the space between the upper portion and lower portion.

Independent Claim 1 describes " An X-ray security inspection machine, comprising: a machine housing defining an X-ray tunnel for receiving an article to be inspected; a first conveyor belt for conveying the article; a first roller for receiving and moving the conveyor belt; a second roller for receiving and moving the conveyor belt, wherein the first roller is spaced from the second roller by a distance and wherein the distance defines a path for the conveyor belt; and a conveyor belt tracking device positioned along said path, wherein the conveyor belt tracking device comprises: a mounting bracket for mounting the conveyor belt tracking device to the inspection machine; a guide frame comprises an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein said upper portion and lower portion are spaced apart from each other, wherein one end of the upper portion and lower portion are connected to the mounting bracket and the other end of the upper portion and lower portion extend outward from the mounting bracket to form generally rounded and triangular projections, and wherein the conveyor belt passes through the space between the upper portion and lower portion. "