Patent Number: 6,252,196

Title: Laser method of scribing graphics

Abstract: A laser method scribes graphics on materials. The method relates to the identification and understanding of a new energy measurement called energy density per unit time, and the identification and simultaneous control of the laser operating parameters which influence this energy measurement. Once a range of energy density per unit time is determined for scribing a desired graphic on a given material, the energy density per unit time can be controlled to stay within that range to achieve desired results in a repeatable fashion. In a preferred embodiment, the invention relates to a method of scribing graphics on fabric, leather and vinyl materials. In this embodiment, the energy density per unit time can be controlled to substantially avoid complete carbonization, melting and/or burnthrough of the material.

Inventors: Costin; Darryl (Perrysburg, OH), Colwell; Heath (Toledo, OH)

Assignee: Technolines LLC

International Classification: B23K 26/03 (20060101); B23K 26/02 (20060101); B41M 5/24 (20060101); D06Q 1/02 (20060101); D06P 5/15 (20060101); D06P 5/00 (20060101); D06P 5/20 (20060101); D06B 11/00 (20060101); D06Q 1/00 (20060101); D06M 10/00 (20060101); G06K 1/12 (20060101); G06K 1/00 (20060101); B41M 1/26 (20060101); B41M 1/30 (20060101); B41M 1/38 (20060101); D06P 5/13 (20060101); B23K 026/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018