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Shaping

Shaping patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/31/14 - 20140209583 - Managing thermal budget in annealing of substrates
A method and apparatus are provided for treating a substrate. The substrate is positioned on a support in a thermal treatment chamber. Electromagnetic radiation is directed toward the substrate to anneal a portion of the substrate. Other electromagnetic radiation is directed toward the substrate to preheat a portion of the...

01/16/14 - 20140014636 - Apparatus and method for material processing using a transparent contact element
A method of preparing an apparatus for material processing by generating optical breakthroughs in an object. The apparatus includes a variable focus adjustment device. A contact element is mounted to the apparatus, the contact element has a curved contact surface having a previously known shape. The position of the contact...

07/18/13 - 20130180968 - Apparatus and method for on line surface enhancement of a workpiece
An apparatus to cut and surface process a workpiece includes a cutting tool to cut the workpiece; a peening tool to peen surfaces of the cut workpiece; and a controller to control the cutting tool, the peening tool and the workpiece to move simultaneously....

11/01/12 - 20120273472 - 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 a second relative movement of the beam path along a plurality of dither rows, a second positioning system for...

06/14/12 - 20120145687 - Apparatus and method for operating a laser materials processing and measurement device
An apparatus for operating a laser materials processing and measurement device with a controllable laser for generating a laser beam and beam control means for adjusting the focus zone of a controlled portion of the laser beam in three spatial directions comprises an interface for operating a bidirectional data transfer...

10/27/11 - 20110259862 - Additive manufacturing apparatus with a chamber and a removably-mountable optical module; method of preparing a laser processing apparatus with such removably-mountable optical module
An additive manufacturing apparatus comprises a processing chamber (100) defining a window (110) for receiving a laser beam and an optical module (10) The optical module is removably-mountable to the processing chamber for delivering the laser beam through the window. The optical module contains optical components for focusing and steering...

07/28/11 - 20110180521 - Depth and breakthrough detection for laser machining
A system comprises a working laser beam, a sensing laser beam, first and second optical elements, an optical sensor, an aperture and a controller. The first optical element generates a coaxial beam from the working laser beam and the sensing laser beam. The second optical element focuses the coaxial beam...

06/23/11 - 20110147353 - Lid for closing a cup
The invention relates to a lid (2) for closing a cup (1) along a peripheral sealing edge (10). Said lid comprises at least one aluminum film and an optionally multi-layered plastic layer which is co-extruded onto the aluminum film and has a closed predetermined tearing line (3). The invention is...

05/05/11 - 20110100967 - Method for real-time optical diagnostics in laser ablation and laser processing of layered and structured materials
A method for real-time optical diagnostics in laser ablation and laser processing of layered or structured materials or material structures. Diagnostics is provided during laser ablation that is utilized regularly in laser processing and/or chemical analysis of structured materials, by means of measuring optical emission generated as a result of...

02/03/11 - 20110024406 - Laser irradiation method and laser irradiation apparatus
An object of the present invention is to provide a laser irradiation method and a laser irradiation apparatus for irradiating an irradiation surface with a linear beam having more homogeneous intensity by blocking a low-intensity part of the linear beam without forming the fringes due to the diffraction on the...

09/09/10 - 20100224604 - Method and apparatus for laser beam processing of an element with total transmission for light of a t least 10-5
Therefore, high precision laser processing is possible for materials with low transmission for light and low mechanical stability like flexible thin film solar cells....

09/02/10 - 20100219170 - Active beam delivery system with variable optical path segment through air
A laser energy delivery system includes a relay imaging system. Input optics arranged to receive the laser energy, a transmitting mirror having adjustable angle of incidence relative to the input optics, and a robot mounted optical assembly are configured to direct laser energy toward the movable target image plane. The...

05/27/10 - 20100126975 - Method of working material with high-energy radiation
According to the present invention, a method of working material with high-energy radiation is provided, wherein a polymer matrix (1) is irradiated with high-energy radiation, in particular with a laser beam (9), wherein the radiation is focused onto a focal point (11) and the focal point (11) is set such...

03/11/10 - 20100059490 - Adaptive optic beamshaping in laser processing systems
A laser processing system quickly and flexibly modifies a processing beam to determine and implement an improved or optimum beam profile for a particular application (or a subset of the application). The system reduces the sensitivity of beam shaping subsystems to variations in the laser processing system, including those due...

06/18/09 - 20090152250 - Beam modulating apparatus for mold fabrication by ultra-fast laser technique
The present invention relates to a beam modulating apparatus for mold fabrication by ultra-fast laser technique. More particularly, the present invention discloses a beam modulating apparatus for fabricating micro-/nano-scaled structures, which adopts an energy shaping scheme for beam shape modulation while using the modulated beam for mold fabrication. Following the...