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Thomas Fred Charles, Johnson Paul R: Pneumatic hub locking device for etching optical servo tracks on magnetic disks.. Minnesota Mining & Mfg, June 7, 1995: EP0655960-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for etching optical servo tracks on a magnetic storage disk (11) comprises optics for generating a beam of light for etching the servo tracks and a spindle (15) for rotating the disk (11) in proximity to the optics. The device further comprises a center pin (16) at the center of rotatio ...


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Richard J Saunders: Method and apparatus for direct laser cutting of metal stents. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, July 14, 1998: US05780807 (436 worldwide citation)

An improved expandable stent for implantation in a body lumen, such as an artery, and an improved method for making it from a single length of tubing. The stent consists of a plurality of radially expandable cut cylindrical elements generally aligned on a common axis and interconnected by one or mor ...


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Jordis Tietje Girault, Brian J Seddon, Jerome F McAleer: Method of making gas permeable membranes for amperometric gas electrodes. Howson and Howson, November 19, 1996: US05575930 (286 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing a gas-permeable membrane for an amperometric gas electrode comprising demetallizing areas of a metallized film to obtain a regular array of gas-permeable micropores.


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Daryush Mirzaee: Method of manufacturing a porous balloon. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Squire Sanders & Dempsey L, July 1, 2003: US06585926 (209 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing a porous elastic membrane that may be used in a balloon assembly of a balloon catheter is described. In the method, an elastic membrane material is expanded beyond an intended deployment expansion to a hyper-expanded state. Apertures are then formed in the hyper-expanded ma ...


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Gary K Lewis, John O Milewski, David A Cremers, Ronald B Nemec, Michael R Barbe: Laser production of articles from powders. The Regents of the University of California, Gemma Morrison Bennett, November 17, 1998: US05837960 (206 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for forming articles from materials in particulate form in which the materials are melted by a laser beam and deposited at points along a tool path to form an article of the desired shape and dimensions. Preferably the tool path and other parameters of the deposition process are ...


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Bowen William Edmund: Method of forming a line of weakness in a multilayer laminate. American Can Company, Auber Robert P, Audet Paul R, Ziehmer George P, February 5, 1974: US3790744 (189 worldwide citation)

A method of forming a line of weakness in at least one but not all layers of multilayer laminate which comprises effecting relative movement between a beam of radiant energy of a particular predetermined wavelength and intensity and the laminate so that the energy is selectively relatively absorbed ...


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Mark D Owen, James N O Brien: Ultraviolet laser system and method for forming vias in multi-layered targets. Electro Scientific, Stoel Rives, January 14, 1997: US05593606 (185 worldwide citation)

The output of a continuously pumped, Q-switched, Nd:YAG laser (10) is frequency converted to provide ultraviolet light (62) for forming vias (72, 74) in multi-layered targets (40). The parameters of the output pulses (62) are selected to facilitate substantially clean, simultaneous or sequential dri ...


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Donald V Smart: Energy-efficient, laser-based method and system for processing target material. GSI Lumonics, Brooks & Kushman P C, August 28, 2001: US06281471 (172 worldwide citation)

An energy-efficient method and system for processing target material such as microstructures in a microscopic region without causing undesirable changes in electrical and/or physical characteristics of material surrounding the target material is provided. The system includes a controller for generat ...