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Richard E Bills, William V Dower, Thomas A Isberg, Stanley C Busman, Jeffrey C Chang, Minyu Li, Hsin hsin Chou: Propellant-containing thermal transfer donor elements. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Gregory A Evearitt, January 11, 1994: US05278023 (107 worldwide citation)

Laser-addressable thermal transfer materials for producing color proofs, printing plates, films, printed circuit boards, and other media are disclosed. The materials contain a substrate coated thereon with a propellant layer wherein the propellant layer contains a material capable of producing nitro ...


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Richard E Bills, Hsin hsin Chou, William V Dower, Martin B Wolk: Laser propulsion transfer using black metal coated substrates. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Mark A Litman, May 3, 1994: US05308737 (100 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a laser imageable donor material that is capable of transferring pigment to a receiver, such as plain paper, polymeric film, metal and the like. The donor material is composed of at least a transparent film, an overlying layer of vapor coated black aluminum, and a dye coati ...


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Martin B Wolk, Thomas A Isberg, Kenneth L Hanzalik, Jeffrey C Chang, Richard E Bills, William V Dower, Terrance P Smith: Methods for preparing color filter elements using laser induced transfer of colorants with associated liquid crystal display device. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Mark A Litman, May 28, 1996: US05521035 (89 worldwide citation)

Color filter elements are prepared by the laser induced thermal transfer of colorant from a color donor to a transparent, non-birefringent substrate such as glass or polymeric film. Transparent pigments which are less prone to migration, more thermally stable, and considerably more lightfast than dy ...


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Richard E Bills, Hsin hsin Chou, Thomas A Isberg, Charles C Lee, William V Dower, Martin B Wolk, John S Staral: Process of imaging black metal thermally imageable transparency elements. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co, H Sanders Gwin, June 16, 1998: US05766827 (11 worldwide citation)

A process for forming an image on a transparent or translucent substrate comprising the steps of providing an imageable element comprising a transparent or translucent glass or polymeric film having a coating of a black metal on one surface thereof, directing radiation in an imagewise distributed pa ...


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Richard E Bills, Lawrence M Lucking: Apparatus and method for providing donor-receptor contact in a laser-induced thermal transfer printer. Imation, Steven J Shumaker, June 9, 1998: US05764268 (5 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing contact between a donor sheet and a receptor sheet in a laser-induced thermal transfer printer make use of a support means for supporting a receptor sheet, means for mounting a donor sheet proximal to the receptor sheet over the support means, and means for appl ...


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Richard E Bills, Neil Judell, Klaus R Freischlad, James P McNiven: Front quartersphere scattered light analysis. Uster Technologies, Luedeka Neely Group P C, Rick Barnes, November 8, 2016: US09488591 (1 worldwide citation)

A surface inspection system, as well as related components and methods, are provided. The surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The optical coll ...


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Bruce Baran, Chris L Koliopoulos, Songping Gao, Richard E Bills, Michael Murphree: System and method for controlling a beam source in a workpiece surface inspection system. KLA Tencor Corporation, Leudeka Neely & Graham P C, November 23, 2010: US07839495 (1 worldwide citation)

A surface inspection system, as well as related components and methods, are provided. The surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The system featu ...


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Neil Judell, Ian T Kohl, Songping Gao, Richard E Bills: Inspecting a workpiece using polarization of scattered light. KLA Tencor Corporation, Luedeka Neely & Graham P C, November 15, 2011: US08059268 (1 worldwide citation)

A surface inspection system, as well as related components and methods, are provided. The surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The system featu ...


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Richard E Bills, Neil Judell, Klaus R Freischlad, James P McNiven: Front quartersphere scattered light analysis. KLA Tencor Corporation, Luedeka Neely Group P C, Rick Barnes, December 27, 2016: US09528942

A surface inspection system, as well as related components and methods, are provided. The surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The optical coll ...


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Richard E Bills, Neil Judell, Klaus R Freischlad, James P McNiven: Front quartersphere scattered light analysis. KLA Tencor Corporation, Luedeka Neely Group P C, Rick Barnes, July 10, 2018: US10018572

A surface inspection system, as well as related components and methods, are provided. The surface inspection system includes a beam source subsystem, a beam scanning subsystem, a workpiece movement subsystem, an optical collection and detection subsystem, and a processing subsystem. The optical coll ...