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08/28/14 - 20140238958 - Systems and methods for material processing using light-emitting diodes
Systems and methods for processing a material layer supported by a substrate using a light-source assembly that includes LED light sources each formed from an array of LEDs. The material layer is capable of undergoing a photo-process having a temperature-dependent reaction rate. Some of the LEDs emit light of a...

08/28/14 - 20140238959 - Processing system
A processing system includes a rotary stage, at least one shaft, a rotation driver, a plurality of loading platforms, and a plurality of processing devices. The rotary stage includes two opposite end surfaces and a plurality of loading surfaces between the end surfaces. The shaft connects the end surfaces of...

08/28/14 - 20140238960 - Laser processing head with axial crash protection
An upper housing assembly includes a pivot arm having an upper cam surface adjacent a distal end. A cam follower is coupled to a laser head to move up and down with a laser head. The cam follower exerts a downward force on the upper cam surface during normal operation....

07/24/14 - 20140202994 - Compact, coherent, high brightness light sources for the mid and far ir
Compact high brightness light sources for the mid and far IR spectral region, and exemplary applications are disclosed based on passively mode locked Tm fiber comb lasers. In at least one embodiment the coherence of the comb sources is increased in a system utilizing an amplified single-frequency laser to pump...

06/05/14 - 20140151344 - Movable microchamber system with gas curtain
A movable microchamber system with a gas curtain is disclosed. The microchamber system has a top member with a light-access feature and a stage assembly that supports a substrate to be processed. The stage assembly is disposed relative to the top member to define a microchamber and a peripheral microchamber...

05/01/14 - 20140116995 - 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 controlling the pulse width emission duration of a laser beam emitted by a laser to laser cut the GRIN rod, as the GRIN...

01/02/14 - 20140001162 - Bonding head
A bonding head 6 is provided with a tool base 8 in a housing 6A and transmitting laser beam L is configured such that the laser beam L transmitted through this tool base 8 can heat an electronic component 3 and bond the same to a substrate 2. A surface...

12/05/13 - 20130319977 - Laser annealing device
The present invention relates to an improved laser annealing device, which includes a laser beam, a housing, a laser beam output window formed in a top of the housing, a substrate located at a bottom of the housing for carrying a material to be annealed, and a movable mask arranged...

11/21/13 - 20130306605 - Modified layer forming method
A modified layer forming method of applying a pulsed laser beam having a transmission wavelength to a workpiece through a predetermined beam entrance surface in the condition where the focal point of the pulsed laser beam is set inside the workpiece, thereby forming a desired modified layer inside the workpiece....

10/17/13 - 20130270230 - Thermal compression bonding of semiconductor chips
A die is prepared for thermal compression bonding by first aligning electrical contacts on the die to bond pads on a substrate onto which the die is to be mounted. Those electrical contacts are held against the bond pads on the substrate with a bonding tool. Partially bonding the die...

10/17/13 - 20130270231 - Method for determining laser shock peening approach accessibility
A system for determining accessibility of a tool to an object is provided. The system provides for selecting one or more sections on the object to be laser shock peened, selecting a region of interest on the one or more sections and determining a set of feasible solutions to access...

10/10/13 - 20130264316 - Laser noise elimination in transmission thermometry
Apparatus and methods for measuring the temperature of a substrate are disclosed. The apparatus includes a source of temperature-indicating radiation, a detector for the temperature-indicating radiation, and a decorrelator disposed in an optical path between the source of temperature-indicating radiation and the detector for the temperature-indicating radiation. The decorrelator may...

09/19/13 - 20130240490 - Welding method
A tack welding method for use with a hybrid laser arc welding process. The method provides a recess on an edge of a first piece. The edge of the first piece is configured to cooperate with a second piece. The method positions the first piece relative to the second piece...

08/01/13 - 20130193119 - Laser machining head
The invention relates to a laser machining head for a laser machining machine, comprising a mount (2) for a sensor part (3) formed from electrically conductive material, an outer insulation part (4) made from electrically insulating material, preferably made from plastic, for electrical shielding and an inner insulation part (5)...

06/27/13 - 20130161297 - Device for re-contouring a gas turbine blade
A device for recontouring a gas turbine blade includes at least one support configured to rest on an edge of the gas turbine blade during the recontouring, at least one side bearing configured to rest on an intake side or an outlet side of the gas turbine blade during the...

06/20/13 - 20130153546 - Apparatus for laser processing a light guide plate and having constant light path distance of a laser beam
Provided is a laser processing apparatus for a light guide plate capable of providing a high-quality light guide plate by maintaining a light path at a constant level. The laser processing apparatus includes a plurality of reflecting mirrors that reflect a laser mirror; and a path adjustment block transported in...

05/09/13 - 20130112667 - Optical design for line generation using microlens array
Embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus including a substrate support, a source of laser radiation emitting laser radiation along an optical path, and an illumination optics disposed along the optical path. The illumination optics includes a set of slow-axis and fast-axis lenses. The apparatus further includes a homogenizer disposed...

05/09/13 - 20130112668 - Nozzle holders and related systems
A nozzle holder for a nozzle changer that is configured for at least one of mounting nozzles to and demounting nozzles from a processing head of a laser processing machine includes a nozzle storage chamber that widens along a nozzle removal direction to a nozzle removal opening. The nozzle storage...

04/18/13 - 20130092664 - High speed laser crystallization of particles of photovoltaic solar cells
A system and method for enhancing the conversion efficiency of thin film photovoltaics. The thin film structure includes a photovoltaic absorbent layer covered by a confinement layer. A laser beam passes through the confinement layer and hits the photovoltaic absorbent layer. The laser can be pulsed to create localized rapid...

03/21/13 - - Laser system for the marking of metallic and non-metallic materials
A laser system for the marking of metallic and non-metallic materials comprising a laser oscillator, characterized in that said laser oscillator comprises: an active optical means of the crystal laser type, a laser pump to provide a pump energy to said active optical means; a mirror disposed upstream said active...

03/14/13 - 20130062320 - Apparatus and methods to manufacture high density magnetic media
A substrate having a pattern of magnetic properties may be formed by forming a magnetically inactive layer on the substrate, forming a magnetic precursor on the magnetically inactive layer, and forming magnetically active domains separated by magnetically inactive domains in the magnetic precursor by applying thermal energy to the magnetic...

02/28/13 - 20130048614 - Method for manufacturing sealing disks
Sealing disks (44) for producing peel-off lids comprising lid rings having a peel-off foil sealed onto the lid ring are produced in that an annular sealing part made of steel (54) is fastened on a main plate (53) made of copper, for example by electron-beam welding, whereupon the sealing part...

02/07/13 - 20130032580 - Optical path structure of laser processing machine
An optical path structure of a laser processing machine that irradiates a laser beam from a processing head to a workpiece to perform laser processing, includes: a casing that has an opening, a light leading unit that includes a bend block including a bend mirror which deflects a laser beam...

02/07/13 - 20130032581 - Laser source and laser beam machine
The present application discloses a laser source for emitting laser light onto a work-piece. The laser source includes a generator configured to generate the laser light, and an adjuster configured to adjust an output of the laser light. The adjuster situated between the generator and the work-piece reduces output density...

01/24/13 - 20130020289 - Method and system to start and stop a hot wire system
A method and system to start and/or stop a hot wire process. A hot wire system includes a filler wire feeder that includes a contact tube for holding a filler wire, a wire feed mechanism, a power supply for applying a heating current to the wire; and a controller coupled...

01/24/13 - 20130020290 - Supply line routing device
A supply line routing device is described, for routing supply lines between connection points on components which are movable relative to each other, and having a sheathing with a changeable course. The supply line routing device comprises at least one guide channel for a supply line in the interior of...

01/10/13 - 20130008878 - Thermal flux annealing influence of buried species
A method including introducing a species into a substrate including semiconductor material; and translating linearly focused electromagnetic radiation across a surface of the substrate, the electromagnetic radiation being sufficient to thermally influence the species. An apparatus including an electromagnetic radiation source; a stage having dimensions suitable for accommodating a semiconductor...

12/13/12 - 20120312790 - Pulse circulator
A method and apparatus for annealing semiconductor substrates is disclosed. The apparatus has a pulsed energy source that directs pulsed energy toward a substrate. A homogenizer increases the spatial uniformity of the pulsed energy. A pulse shaping system shapes the temporal profile of the pulsed energy. A pulse circulator may...

12/13/12 - 20120312791 - 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 the rest of the laser scanners being slaved to the master laser scanner. A laser beam from the...

11/22/12 - 20120292295 - Laser additive
The present invention relates to a laser additive in the form of particles comprising a white core and a shell which comprises elemental carbon, to a process for the preparation thereof, and to the use of a laser additive of this type in organic polymers, in particular in plastics, coatings,...

10/25/12 - 20120267343 - Temperature controller for gas laser
A temperature controller for a gas laser which controls temperatures of a plurality of temperature-controlled apparatuses including a first temperature-controlled portion requiring a high-precision temperature-control and a second temperature-controlled portion requiring a low-precision temperature-control as compared with the first temperature-controlled portion and allowing a temperature-control with a low or high...

10/11/12 - 20120255935 - Laser processing method
There is obtained a laser processing method by which an excellent shape of a cut surface can be achieved and an increase in cost can be suppressed. A laser processing method includes the steps of: preparing a material to be processed; and forming a modified area in the material to...

10/11/12 - 20120255936 - Laser system for the marking of metallic and non-metallic materials
A laser system for the marking of metallic and non-metallic materials comprising a laser oscillator (1), characterized in that said laser oscillator (1) comprises: an active optical means (13) of the crystal laser type, a laser pump (10) to provide a pump energy to said active optical means (13); a...

09/27/12 - 20120241419 - Apparatus for processing continuous lengths of flexible foil
An apparatus and method are described that use a cylindrical drum type vacuum drum and allows accurately registered, high resolution laser patterning of thin films on discrete lengths or flexible substrate material that are unwound from an unwind reel and after processing are rewound onto a rewind reel. Length compensator...

09/20/12 - 20120234800 - Annealing apparatus using two wavelengths of continuous wave laser radiation
A thermal processing apparatus and method in which a first laser source, for example, a CO2 emitting at 10.6 μm is focused onto a silicon wafer as a line beam and a second laser source, for example, a GaAs laser bar emitting at 808 nm is focused onto the wafer...

09/20/12 - 20120234801 - Annealing apparatus using two wavelengths of continuous wave laser radiation
A thermal processing apparatus and method in which a first laser source, for example, a CO2 emitting at 10.6 μm is focused onto a silicon wafer as a line beam and a second laser source, for example, a GaAs laser bar emitting at 808 nm is focused onto the wafer...

09/13/12 - 20120228274 - Laser processing machines and methods of processing workpieces
A laser processing machine for processing workpieces, in particular metal sheets, includes a workpiece support and a beam receiver for the laser beam used as a processing tool. The distance between a workpiece lying on the workpiece support and the beam receiver is variable, owing to the fact that the...

07/12/12 - 20120175352 - Nozzle welding method, nozzle portion repair method, and nozzle welded structure
To provide a nozzle welding method which can be performed automatically and efficiently, and which can also be performed under the condition of a high-exposure amount. The nozzle welding method includes: a built-up groove forming process of forming a built-up groove portion by digging an inner surface of a vessel...

05/24/12 - 20120125897 - Stress treatment device, operating system, and method of making turbine
A stress treatment device has an operating unit including a head unit performing peening by irradiating an inside of a hole formed in a structure with laser to form a compressive stress region in the hole; a laser unit having an optical fiber guiding the laser to the head unit;...

04/05/12 - 20120080410 - Laser marking machine
A laser marking machine includes a support portion, a laser marking device fixed on the support portion, a control chip and a fixing mechanism fixed on the support portion. The fixing mechanism includes a support board configured for supporting a workpiece, and four positioning blocks moved, and four motors being...

04/05/12 - 20120080411 - Laser illumination system with reduced speckle
A despeckling device and method in which an optical path difference staircase element is disposed between a fly's eye lens array and the image plane in a position near the focus position of the fly's eye lens array, and a laser generating unit generates and transmits pulsed laser beams to...

11/10/11 - 20110272385 - Laser irradiating device, laser irradiating method and manufacturing method of semiconductor device
An object of the present invention is to provide a method and a device for constantly setting the energy distribution of a laser beam on an irradiating face, and uniformly irradiating the laser beam to the entire irradiating face. Further, another object of the present invention is to provide a...

11/03/11 - 20110266261 - Laser machining device
A laser machining device which can suppress the aberration of a laser beam converged into an object to be machined is provided. The laser machining device (200) comprises a laser light source (202) for emitting a laser beam (L) and a reflective spatial light modulator (203) for modulating the laser...

10/27/11 - 20110259856 - Apparatuses for fabricating patterns using laser diode
An apparatus for fabricating patterns using a laser diode is presented. The apparatus includes at least one laser diode, at least one lens and a mask having at least one pin hole, wherein light emitted from the laser diode is emitted through the lens and the pin hole to be...

09/29/11 - 20110233175 - Pick-and-place machine
A pick-and-place machine, comprising: a pick station; a place station; a pick/place head for transporting a die from the pick station along a transport path to the place station; wherein the machine further comprises a die-face processing means, comprising an inspection unit and/or a cleaning unit, operable to process a...

09/15/11 - 20110220621 - Determining powder feed nozzle misalignment
This invention relates to a method for determining misalignment of a powder feed nozzle and a laser beam. The method includes forming a test structure on a workpiece in at least two different directions by deposition laser welding with powder at substantially constant deposition parameters without relative rotation between a...

09/01/11 - 20110210099 - Method and arrangement for firm bonding of materials
A method and an arrangement for a firm bonding of a first material with a second material by means of soldering through focused laser radiation impacting on the first material, with the output controlled in dependence on the temperature measured in the area of the impacting focused laser radiation. To...

10/28/10 - 20100270273 - Laser beam processing machine
A laser beam processing machine that includes a laser beam irradiation unit for directing a laser beam to a workpiece held by a chuck table; a water-containing cover including an annular lateral wall surrounding the workpiece held by the chuck table, a top wall formed of a transparent member and...

08/19/10 - 20100206854 - Laser soldering apparatus
By irradiating laser light 20 obliquely onto a substrate 6, the laser soldering apparatus reduces the laser light passing through an insertion hole 61a in the substrate 6 and prevents damage to low-heat-resistance portions of a component 62 disposed on the rear surface side of the substrate 6. Moreover, the...

08/05/10 - 20100193479 - Laser processing apparatus, process control apparatus, and processing apparatus
A laser processing apparatus in which a workpiece is placed on a work support base that supports the workpiece at a plurality of support points and performs, while moving a processing head in a horizontal direction with respect to the workpiece, laser processing on the workpiece on the work support...

07/01/10 - 20100163533 - Increasing head transduction via surface plasmon resonance by modulating resonant continuous-wave irradiation
The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the conversion efficiency of irradiation incident on metal particles to an ambient environment. More specifically the invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the heat conversion efficiency from irradiation incident on metal particles to an ambient environment through modulating...