Patent Number: 6,252,195

Title: Method of forming blind holes in surgical needles using a diode pumped Nd-YAG laser

Abstract: A method of laser drilling surgical needles. The method utilizes a diode pulsed laser to produce a laser beam consisting of a train of high energy pulses.

Inventors: Mosavi; Reza K. (Alto, GA), Irwin; Timothy L. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.

International Classification: B23K 26/38 (20060101); B23K 26/00 (20060101); B23K 026/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018