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Daniel S Gnanamuthu, Edward V Locke: Surface modification. Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Charles M Hogan, Melvin E Frederick, March 29, 1977: US04015100 (91 worldwide citation)

Properties of a surface layer of a metal part are modified by changing its composition and microstructure using focused radiant energy. Minor components of an alloy having the metal of the substrate as the major component thereof are applied to the surface and a limited depth surface layer of the su ...


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Edward V Locke: Laser deep cutting process. Avco Corporation, Charles M Hogan, M E Frederick, June 22, 1976: US03965328 (44 worldwide citation)

A process of cutting thick metal workpieces wherein a cutting laser beam is inclined back from a cutting direction and oscillated in a direction parallel with the cutting direction while a gas jet is directed from above the workpiece at an angle approximately normal to the direction of the laser bea ...


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Edward C Borsare, Edward V Locke: Apparatus for compensating for thermally introduced distortions in reflecting surfaces. W J Schafer Associates, Rines and Rines Shapiro and Shapiro, May 22, 1979: US04155631 (7 worldwide citation)

The invention is concerned with novel pre-stressing of a reflecting surface such as a mirror, that is to be irradiated by a high energy laser beam or similar source, in such a manner that the beam-induced heating of the reflective surface causes a relaxation of the pre-stress that is designed to pro ...


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Edward V Locke: Multi-lead laser soldering apparatus. Laser Corporation of America, July 21, 1987: US04682001 (5 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for simultaneously soldering all the leads of a multi-lead SMP device to the pads of a substrate utilizes a gas laser having a cylindrical resonant cavity terminated at one end by a mirror that reflects energy back into the laser cavity. A plurality of beamlets corresponding to the number ...