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9024232 Apparatus for scribing thin films in photovoltaic cells  
A thin-film scribing apparatus employing an optical device converts a low M2, Gaussian or pseudo-Gaussian beam into an inverted Gaussian beam. The all refractive optical device is such that it is...
9006604 Multiple beam laser system for forming stents  
A system and method for precision cutting using multiple laser beams is described. The system and method includes a combination of optical components that split the output of a single laser into...
9007413 Laser marking system and method  
A system for creating marked can tabs may include an isolation mechanism located in the path of the tab material strip between a tab material dereeler and a tab forming press and a system suitable...
9004335 Method and device for machining a workpiece  
A method and related device for machining a workpiece is provided, wherein material of the workpiece is removed in a machining region by a non-contact removal process. The workpiece is excited by...
8981254 Method and apparatus for re-imaging a previously used printing form  
In a method for re-imaging a printing form that has been used for printing in a prior printing process a substrate of the printing form is cleaned globally of ink or varnish and the substrate is...
8975556 Manufacturing apparatus of coordinate detecting device  
A coordinate detecting device includes a resistive film formed on a substrate and a common electrode for applying a voltage to the resistive film, wherein a potential distribution is created in...
8969758 Laser machining apparatus and method for forming a surface on an unfinished product  
A method and apparatus for the laser machining of an unfinished object into a cutting tool with a cutting edge and a free surface. A laser generates laser beam impulses which are directed by a...
8951819 Wafer dicing using hybrid split-beam laser scribing process with plasma etch  
Methods of dicing semiconductor wafers, each wafer having a plurality of integrated circuits, are described. A method includes forming a mask above the semiconductor wafer. The mask is composed of...
8946590 Methods for laser scribing and separating glass substrates  
Methods of forming scribe vents in a strengthened glass substrate having a compressive surface layer and an inner tension layer are provided. In one embodiment, a first and second defect is formed...
8941030 Laser processing apparatus  
A pulsed laser beam is applied to a workpiece held on a chuck table by a laser beam applying unit. The laser beam applying unit includes a pulsed laser beam oscillator, a focusing lens, and a...
8941028 System for direct engraving of flexographic printing members  
A system for engraving a flexographic relief member includes a laser scanning apparatus providing a focused radiation beam. The flexographic relief member includes a laser engraveable flexographic...
8941029 Methods and systems for keyhole-free laser fusion cutting  
The invention relates to methods and systems for keyhole-free fusion cutting of a workpiece, wherein the workpiece is melted by a laser beam along a cutting joint and the molten mass produced is...
8940218 De-focused laser etching of a light diffuser  
Approaches for making a light-transmitting panel are disclosed. A panel is positioned on a support structure, and a stencil is positioned between a surface of the panel and a laser head. The...
8927897 Laser maintenance tool  
In one form a maintenance device includes a flexible member with an inspection end sized to be inserted through an inspection port of a workpiece such as a gas turbine engine or a blade of a gas...
8921732 High speed and high power laser scribing methods and systems  
A method of scribing a graphic on a material is provided, in which laser output is applied to the material. The laser output is moved relative to the material at a high speed greater than 10 m per...
8921733 Methods and systems for trimming circuits  
Removing material from the surface of a first circuit comprises generating a first laser pulse using a pulse generator; targeting a spot on the first circuit using a focusing component; delivering...
8916798 Laser machining apparatus with switchable laser system and laser machining method  
A laser machining apparatus and method for producing from a workpiece a rotating cutting tool having a cutting edge and a flank. The laser machining apparatus works in two different operating...
8916072 Gradient-index (GRIN) lens fabrication employing laser pulse width duration control, and related components, systems, and methods  
Gradient-index (GRIN) lens fabrication employing laser pulse width duration control, and related components, systems, and methods are disclosed. GRIN lenses can be fabricated from GRIN rods by...
8912465 Laser engraving device  
A laser engraving device which can adjust its machining position is disclosed. The device includes a laser machine for supplying laser beam, a guide rod adjacent to and parallel to the laser...
8902399 Lithographic apparatus, cleaning system and cleaning method for in situ removing contamination from a component in a lithographic apparatus  
An immersion lithographic apparatus includes a cleaning system for cleaning a component in the immersion lithographic apparatus in situ. The cleaning system is arranged to provide a cleaning...
8901452 Multiple beam laser system for forming stents  
A system and method for precision cutting using multiple laser beams is described, The system and method includes a combination of optical components that split the output of a single laser into...
8895892 Non-contact glass shearing device and method for scribing or cutting a moving glass sheet  
A non-contact glass shearing device and a method are described herein that vertically scribes or cuts a downward moving glass sheet to remove outer edges (beads) from the downward moving glass...
8884183 Welding process and a welding arrangement  
A welding arrangement and a welding process for forming a weld seam between two edge portions, wherein the edge portions form a Y joint having a root portion and a bevel portion, said root portion...
8881967 Apparatus for interconnecting connection pads of a head-gimbal assembly and manufacturing method for the head-gimbal assembly  
An apparatus for interconnecting two connection pads in a head-gimbal assembly. The apparatus includes a conveyer for conveying a metallic slug, and a nozzle for ejecting the metallic slug toward...
8884185 Method and apparatus for laser marking objects  
Embodiments of the present invention comprise an apparatus for laser marking individual objects with indicia at a marking station wherein a predetermined window exists during which each object can...
8881388 Method and apparatus for making capacitive touch panels  
An apparatus for laser scribing two transparent electrically conductive layers (72A,B; 73A,B) deposited on opposite surfaces of a transparent substrate (71A; 71B) comprising; a laser beam (74A),...
8872059 Etching system and method of controlling etching process condition  
Provided is an etching system and a method of controlling etching process condition. The etching system includes a light source that irradiates incident light into a target wafer, a light...
8872067 Laser beam working machine  
A cylindrical lens (4) diverges a laser beam (L1) in the Y-axis direction (i.e., within the YZ plane) but neither diverges nor converges it in the X-axis direction (i.e., within the ZX plane). An...
8859934 Methods for slag removal  
A method of removing slag formed during laser cutting a hypotube may include flowing cooling gas into a laser nozzle, directing flow of the cooling gas onto an external surface of the hypotube,...
8859933 High throughput solar cell ablation system  
A solar cell is formed using a solar cell ablation system. The ablation system includes a single laser source and several laser scanners. The laser scanners include a master laser scanner, with...
8853591 Surface treatment equipment including a laser engraving system for treatment of a strip  
A surface treatment equipment is designed for forming nickel barriers on a plurality of terminals for preventing solder wicking is disclosed. The surface treatment equipment includes a retractable...
8847111 Compact laser etching device, system and method  
A system, method, and device for etching an indicia onto a substrate includes a compact laser etching device having a delivery head, an emitter housing, a RF cable, and a communication cable. The...
8847113 Laser processing systems and methods for beam dithering and skiving  
A laser processing system includes a first positioning system for imparting first relative movement of a beam path along a beam trajectory with respect to a workpiece, a processor for determining...
8847110 Laser processing of conductive links  
A laser system for processing conductive link structures includes a seed laser generating a seed laser beam. The seed laser is sliced by a modulator into a user configurable series of pulses and...
8847109 Method and device for machining a workpiece  
In a method for machining a workpiece, a laser beam (5) is guided across the workpiece surface by means of a beam guide (2, 51), wherein the laser beam guide comprises a first guide (2) effecting...
8847108 Laser beam machining apparatus with detection laser beam oscillator  
A laser beam machining apparatus includes a height position detecting unit configured to detect the height position of an upper surface of a workpiece to be machined which is held on a chuck...
8841575 Laser match honing system and method  
A laser match honing system and method are provided for processing one of a pair of mechanically matching components (1, 2) having matching portions (12, 22, 16, 26) that will be fitted with each...
8841580 Laser beam working machine  
A cylindrical lens (4) diverges a laser beam (L1) in the Y-axis direction (i.e., within the YZ plane) but neither diverges nor converges it in the X-axis direction (i.e., within the ZX plane). An...
8829390 Method of manufacturing a bearing component  
The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a bearing component, in which a visible identification mark is created on a surface of the component using a laser beam. The laser...
8828770 Apparatus and method for correcting position of laser beam for use in manufacturing biosensor with fine pattern  
An embodiment includes a loading unit with an alignment mark configured to support a substrate, a laser beam generating unit configured to generate a laser beam toward the upper surface of the...
8822879 Writing apparatuses and methods  
Patterns are written on workpieces, such as, glass sheets and/or plastic sheets used in, for example, electronic display devices such as LCDs. The workpiece may be larger than about 1500 mm may be...
8816244 Inverted stent cutting process  
A stent manufacturing device and methods for making intravascular stents and other medical devices. The stent manufacturing device may include a base, a laser or other cutting device coupled to...
8809732 Process and apparatus for ablation  
An ablation method including a steps of ablating a region of a substrate (1) by a laser beam (3); and removing debris ablated from the region (1) by a flow of a fluid (7), namely, a gas or vapor,...
8803028 Apparatus for etching multiple surfaces of luminaire reflector  
An apparatus for etching multiple surfaces of a hydroformed powder coated luminaire reflector is described. The system includes a laser, one or more high speed scan heads, a laser marking station...
8796583 Method of forming a structured surface using ablatable radiation sensitive material  
A structured surface is formed with the method of the present invention. The method of making this structured surface includes the steps of applying an ablatable radiation sensitive coating on the...
8785813 Laser-based material processing methods and systems  
Various embodiments may be used for laser-based modification of target material of a workpiece while advantageously achieving improvements in processing throughput and/or quality. Embodiments of a...
8772669 Laser appartus with digital manipulation capabilities  
The present invention aims to rapidly and easily create processed data for scan controlling a laser light beam, and to create the processed data for the laser processing apparatus at high...
8766140 Apparatus and method for laser cleaning of coated materials prior to welding  
A system and method is provided where a coated work piece is welded at high speeds with minimal porosity and spatter. The coating on the work piece is removed or ablated by a high energy heat...
8766135 Glass substrate laser cutting device with real-time breaking detecting function and glass substrate breakage detecting method thereof  
A glass substrate laser cutting device according to the invention includes: a working table that has a plurality of vacuum absorbing grooves; a laser cutter; a pressure sensor that measures a...
8766137 Laser processing apparatus  
An optical transmitting unit transmits a pulsed laser beam oscillated by a pulsed laser beam oscillator to a focusing unit in a laser processing apparatus. A wavelength band expanding unit expands...