Patent Number: 6,512,198

Title: Removal of debris from laser ablated nozzle plates

Abstract: A method for forming a nozzle plate for an ink jet printer by laser ablation wherein topographical features are formed by laser ablation and additional ablation pulses are applied to remove debris from the nozzle plate.

Inventors: Eisele; Pete John (Lexington, KY), Hart; Brian Christopher (Georgetown, KY), Maher; Colin Geoffrey (Georgetown, KY)

Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc

International Classification: B23K 26/36 (20060101); B23K 26/16 (20060101); B23K 26/00 (20060101); B41J 2/16 (20060101); B23K 026/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/28/2020