Patents Assigned to Picodeon LTD OY
  • Publication number: 20180233729
    Abstract: The present invention describes a method for coating porous separator films of lithium batteries and a coated separator film produced as a result of the respective manufacturing method. Laser ablation is used in the method for detaching particles from the target, and the particle flux vaporised by laser pulses is directed to the base material to be coated, to which the material is attached. The so-called roll-to-roll principle can be used in the method, in which the base material to be coated is directed from one roll to a second roll, and the coating occurs in the area between these rolls. In addition, rotating mirrors and a telecentric lens can be used for aligning the laser pulses as a rectilinear pulse front before guiding onto the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Jari Liimatainen, Ville Kekkonen, Aleksey Zolotukhin
  • Publication number: 20170350000
    Abstract: The present invention introduces a scanning arrangement and a method suitable for coating processes applying laser ablation. The arrangement is suited to prolonged, industrial processes. The arrangement comprises a target, which has an annular form. The laser beam direction is controlled by a rotating mirror locating along the center axis of the annular target. The scanning line will rotate circularly along the inner target surface when the mirror rotates. The focal point of the laser beams may be arranged to locate on the inner target surface to ensure a constant spot size. A ring-formed, a cylinder-shaped or a cut conical-shaped target may be used. The inner surface of the target may thus be tapered in order to control the release direction of the ablated material towards a substrate to be coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Ville Kekkonen, Jarkko Piirto, Jari Liimatainen, Fergus Clarke
  • Publication number: 20170342544
    Abstract: The present invention presents a method for manufacturing tight and porous coatings from metallic, ceramic and organic materials by utilizing composite targets manufactured of two or several materials, which are disintegrated, and producing in this way material flow towards the object to be coated by utilizing short laser pulses directed to the target material. With the method it is possible to produce material structures in a controlled manner, minimizing the needed energy of the laser pulses and heat generation, and with the method it is also possible to improve productivity by correctly choosing the components for the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Jari Liimatainen, Ville Kekkonen
  • Patent number: 8828506
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to radiation transference techniques as applied for utilization of material handling. The invention relates to a radiation source arrangement comprising a path of radiation transference, or an improved path of radiation transference, which path comprises a scanner or an improved scanner. The invention also concerns a target material suitable for vaporization and/or ablation. The invention concerns an improved scanner. The invention concerns also to a vacuum vaporization/ablation arrangement that has a radiation source arrangement according to invention. The invention concerns also a target material unit, to be used in coating and/or manufacturing target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Vesa Myllymäki, Reijo Lappalainen, Lasse Pulli, Juha Mäkitalo, Sampo Ylätalo
  • Patent number: 8741749
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to semiconductors, material layers within semiconductors, a production method of semiconductors, and a manufacturing arrangement for producing semiconductors. A semiconductor according to the invention includes at least one layer with a surface, produced by laser ablation, wherein the uniform surface area to be produced includes at least an area 0.2 dm2 and the layer has been produced by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymäki, Lasse Pulli, Jari Ruuttu, Juha Mäkitalo
  • Patent number: 8486073
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating articulating surfaces of medical products. The invention also relates to coated medical products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is preferably scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as high coating production rate, excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Picodeon Ltd Oy
    Inventors: Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymäki, Lasse Pulli, Jari Ruuttu, Juha Mäkitalo
  • Publication number: 20130104461
    Abstract: A coating material is used for coating a substrate by means of laser ablation. The coating material contains graphitic carbon nitride and a dopant in order to alter the properties of the coating produced as compared to a coating of pure carbon nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: CARBODEON LTD OY, PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: PICODEON LTD OY, CARBODEON LTD OY
  • Publication number: 20120244032
    Abstract: In order to produce a coating on a substrate, the substrate is placed adjacent to a target. Material is cold ablated off the target by focusing a number of consecutive laser pulses on the target, thus producing a number of consecutive plasma fronts that move at least partly to the direction of said substrate. The time difference between said consecutive laser pulses is so short that constituents resulting from a number of consecutive plasma fronts form a nucleus on a surface of the substrate where a mean energy of said constituents allows the spontaneous formation of a crystalline structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymäki, Jukka Häyrynen
  • Publication number: 20100314364
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to optical scanners. The invention has advantageous applications e.g. in the field laser technology, such as coating and machining with cold ablation technology. An optical scanner according to the invention has a rotating mirror (210), and the reflecting surface (214) of the mirror has an angle in relation to the axis of rotation (216), which varies as a function of the position in the mirror. This way it is possible to provide an optical scanner without discontinuation points and an accurate scanning speed throughout the scanning area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventor: Reijo Lappalainen
  • Publication number: 20100221489
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating glass products including large surface areas. The invention also relates to coated glass products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as high coating production rate, excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymäki, Lasse Pulli, Jari Ruuttu, Juha Mäkitalo
  • Publication number: 20100196624
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to radiation transference techniques as applied for utilisation of material handling. The invention relates to a radiation source arrangement comprising a path of radiation transference, or an improved path of radiation transference, which path comprises a scanner or an improved scanner. The invention also concerns a target material suitable for vaporization and/or ablation. The invention concerns an improved scanner. The invention concerns also to a vacuum vaporization/ablation arrangement that has a radiation source arrangement according to invention. The invention concerns also a target material unit, to be used in coating and/or manufacturing target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Vesa Myllymäki, Reijo Lappalainen, Lasse Pulli, Juha Mäkitalo, Sampo Ylätalo
  • Publication number: 20090302503
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a coating method based on laser ablation where the distance between the substrate and the target being ablated is exceptionally small. The short distance allows coating the substrate even in industrial scale preferably also under a low-vacuum or even non-vacuum atmosphere. The invention is preferable in conjunction with the optimal coating of all large-size objects or objects with varying shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Picodeon LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymäki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Mäkitalo
  • Publication number: 20090176034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surface-treatment technique in association with ablation, a surface-treatment apparatus and a turbine scanner. The invention also relates to a method of producing a coating, a radiation transmission line, a copying unit and a printing unit. The invention further relates to an arrangement for adjusting the radiation power of a radiation source in a radiation transmission line and a laser apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Picodeon Ltd. Oy
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090166343
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laser ablation coating method, where the laser ablation is carried out in a space with 10?3 atmospheres at most. A low vacuum level enables an advantageous industrial production of surfaces without remarkably weakening the quality features of the deposited surfaces. The invention also relates to a method for producing nano particles, so that target material is ablated by pulse laser for generating nano particles in a space with 10?3 atmospheres at most.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Picodeon Ltd. Oy
    Inventors: Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090166812
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to semiconductors, material layers within semiconductors, a production method of semiconductors, and a manufacturing arrangement for producing semiconductors. A semiconductor according to the invention includes at least one layer with a surface, produced by laser ablation, wherein the uniform surface area to be produced includes at least an area 0.2 dm2 and the layer has been produced by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090136739
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating plastic products including large surface areas. The invention also relates to coated plastic products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as low production temperatures accomplishing the coating of plastic products, high coating production rate, excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090126787
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to solar cells, material layers within solar cells, a production method of solar cells, and a manufacturing arrangement for producing solar cells. A solar cell according to the invention includes at least one layer with a surface, produced by laser ablation, wherein the uniform surface area to be produced includes at least an area 0.2 dm2 and the layer has been produced by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090061210
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating fiber products including large surface areas. The invention also relates to coated fiber products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as high coating production rate, low-temperature coating conditions accomplishing coating of fiber-products excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090017318
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating metal products including large surface areas. The invention also relates to coated metal products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as high coating production rate, excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo
  • Publication number: 20090012523
    Abstract: The invention relates in general level to a method for coating articulating surfaces of medical products. The invention also relates to coated medical products manufactured by the method. The coating is carried out by employing ultra short pulsed laser deposition wherein pulsed laser beam is preferably scanned with a rotating optical scanner including at least one mirror for reflecting the laser beam. The invention has several both industrially and qualitatively advantageous effects such as high coating production rate, excellent coating properties and overall low manufacturing costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: PICODEON LTD OY
    Inventors: Jari Ruuttu, Reijo Lappalainen, Vesa Myllymaki, Lasse Pulli, Juha Makitalo