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Vladimir S Kondratenko: Method of splitting non-metallic materials. Fonon Technology, Darby & Darby, March 11, 1997: US05609284 (117 worldwide citation)

A method of cutting non-metallic materials, specifically glass, resides in the heating of the material by an incident beam of radiation being effected to a temperature short of its softening point, with the rate of relative displacement of the beam and of the material, and the region of the heated z ...


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John Hsieh, Andrew Homola, David Vigdor Salamon, Holland Hodges, Christopher H Bajorek: Method for manufacturing a magnetic disk. Asahi Glass Company, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, December 16, 2003: US06664503 (93 worldwide citation)

A method for manufacturing a magnetic disk comprises the step of applying a continuous laser beam to both sides of a glass workpiece and etching both sides of the workpiece with an aqueous acidic fluoride-containing etching solution. The portion of the workpiece receiving the laser beam etches at a ...


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Carl L Lichte: Unitized rotary rock bit. Dresser, Fred A Winans, Eddie E Scott, October 21, 1980: US04229638 (72 worldwide citation)

A rotary rock bit is formed from at least two individual segments. The individual segments are positioned together and aligned in the proper position for the final assembled bit. The seams between the individual segments are in the form of square-butt type joints and the adjoining segments have surf ...


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Karen M Taminger, J Kevin Watson, Robert A Hafley, Daniel D Petersen: Solid freeform fabrication apparatus and methods. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Theodore U Ro, January 30, 2007: US07168935 (69 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for formation of a three dimensional object comprising a sealed container; an electron beam subsystem capable of directing energy within said container; a positioning subsystem contained within said container; a wire feed subsystem contained within said container; an instrumentation sub ...


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Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Akira Shimase, Tateoki Miyauchi, Mikio Hongo: Method and apparatus for correcting delicate wiring of IC device. Hitachi, Antonelli Terry & Wands, September 2, 1986: US04609809 (68 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses a method and apparatus for correcting a device characterized in that an ion beam is extracted from an ion source having high luminance such as a liquid metal ion source or the like, the ion beam is then converged to a delicate spot by use of a charged particle optical system ...


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Arcella Frank Gerald, Lessmann Gerald George: Method and device for casting powdered materials.. Westinghouse Electric, November 2, 1988: EP0289116-A1 (60 worldwide citation)

Method of casting a shape (16) in which a beam from a laser (13) or electron gun is directed at a fusible powder (15) in a fluidized bed (1) and melts the powder, the melted powder fusing and solidifying on a surface to form the shape. Also an apparatus for casting a shape (16) which includes a flui ...


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Jean C Mombo Caristan: Method of high speed high power welding. The Twentyfirst Century Corporation, Nilles & Nilles S C, January 21, 1997: US05595670 (55 worldwide citation)

A method of welding using a high energy density radiation beam such as an electron beam or preferably a laser beam to weld a pair of sheets using an oblong focused beam spot for reducing the power density of the oblong beam spot to maximize welding speed while minimizing welding defects. The high en ...


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Petro James, Rively Clair M: Method of decorating a glazed article utilizing a beam of corpuscular energy. Westinghouse Electric Corporation, May 16, 1972: US3663793 (53 worldwide citation)

The surface of an article, such as a glass envelope for an electric lamp, is provided with a decorative pattern or indicia by coating the article with a vitreous material that includes a substance (such as lead oxide) that undergoes a permanent change in color when heated under reducing conditions, ...


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James A Browning: Hybrid non-transferred-arc plasma torch system and method of operating same. Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak and Seas, December 2, 1986: US04626648 (50 worldwide citation)

A hybrid transferred-arc plasma torch system utilizes a transferred-arc plasma torch whose hollow body carries internally a cathode aligned with a relatively small diameter nozzle which functions under a created arc to issue an arc flame through the nozzle with a plasma gas applied to the chamber. A ...


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Douglas N Rose: Method and apparatus for using a photoacoustic effect for controlling various processes utilizing laser and ion beams, and the like. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Army, Peter A Taucher, Gail S Soderling, Robert P Gibson, September 24, 1985: US04543486 (49 worldwide citation)

A novel control method and attendant apparatus for controlling other various methods/processes by utilizing a photoacoustic effect principle, whether or not the other various processes are with regard to solid or non-solid fluid media, but which other various processes use and require control of a p ...