Patents by Inventor Mark S. Zediker

Mark S. Zediker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20240058896
    Abstract: A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together. A blue laser system that forms essentially perfect welds for copper based materials. A blue laser system and operation for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Robert D. Fritz, Mathew Finuf, Jean-Michel Pelaprat
  • Patent number: 11862927
    Abstract: There are provided high power, high brightness solid-state laser systems that maintain initial beam properties, including power levels, and do not have degradation of performance or beam quality, for at least 10,000 hours of operation. There are provided high power, high brightness solid-state laser systems containing Oxygen in their internal environments and which are free from siloxanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Feve, Matthew Silva Sa, Monica Greenlief, Donald Millick, Denis Brisson, Nathaniel Dick, Mark S Zediker
  • Patent number: 11811196
    Abstract: There is provided assemblies for combining a group of laser sources into a combined laser beam. There is further provided a blue diode laser array that combines the laser beams from an assembly of blue laser diodes. There are provided laser processing operations and applications using the combined blue laser beams from the laser diode arrays and modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Matthew Silva Sa, Jean Michel Pelaprat, David Hill, Mathew Finuf
  • Publication number: 20230321749
    Abstract: There are provided high power laser and laser mechanical earth removing equipment, and operations using laser cutting tools having stand off distances. These equipment provide high power laser beams, greater than kW to cut and volumetrically remove targeted materials and to remove laser affected material with gravity assistance, mechanical cutters, fluid jets, scrapers and wheels. There is also provided a method of using this equipment in mining, road resurfacing and other earth removing or working activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl L. Grubb, John F. Volkmar, Mark S. Zediker, Shararth K Kolachalam, Ryan J. Norton, Mark S. Land, Brian O. Faircloth, Ronald A. De Witt
  • Patent number: 11761265
    Abstract: There are provided high power laser perforating tools and methods of delivering laser energy patterns that enhance the flow of energy sources, such as hydrocarbons, from a formation into a production tubing or collection system. These tools and methods precisely deliver predetermined laser beam energy patterns, to provide for custom geometries in a formation. The patterns and geometries are tailored and customized to the particular geological and structural features of a formation and reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian O. Faircloth, Mark S. Zediker, Daryl L. Grubb, Sam N. Schroit, Ronald A. De Witt, Sharath K. Kolachalam, Paul D. Deutch, Eugene J. Linyaev
  • Publication number: 20230231357
    Abstract: There are provided methods and system for providing high power, high brightness, visible laser source and laser beams. There are provided methods and systems of a direct conversion of poor beam quality visible laser light sources into a single high brightness beam in a resonant or ring laser cavity using a dual core or single core optical fiber and Stimulated Brillouin Scattering as the non-linear conversion mechanism in the graded index core of the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2022
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Adam Paricio-Moreau, Marin Iliev
  • Patent number: 11692406
    Abstract: There are provided high power laser systems for performing decommissioning of structures in land based boreholes, and wells, offshore, and other remote and hazardous locations, and using those system to perform decommissioning operations. In particular embodiments the laser system is a Class I system and reduces emission of materials created during laser cutting operations. The laser systems can include lifting and removal equipment for removing laser sectioned material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Marshall, Daryl Grubb, Brian O. Faircloth, Mark S. Zediker, Kenneth L. Havlinek
  • Publication number: 20230208097
    Abstract: There are provided high power, high brightness solid-state laser systems that maintain initial beam properties, including power levels, and do not have degradation of performance or beam quality, for at least 10,000 hours of operation. There are provided high power, high brightness solid-state laser systems containing Oxygen in their internal environments and which are free from siloxanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Feve, Matthew Silva Sa, Monica Monica Greenlief, Donald Millick, Denis Brisson, Nathaniel Dick, Mark S Zediker
  • Patent number: 11658466
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods to spectrally beam combine a group of diode lasers in an external cavity arrangement. A dichroic beam combiner or volume Bragg grating beam combiner is placed in an external cavity to force each of the diode lasers or groups of diode lasers to oscillate at a wavelength determined by the passband of the beam combiner. In embodiments the combination of a large number of laser diodes in a sufficiently narrow bandwidth to produce a high brightness laser source that has many applications including as to pump a Raman laser or Raman amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Robert Stegeman
  • Patent number: 11654489
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a printer system based on high power, high brightness visible laser source for improved resolution and printing speeds. Visible laser devices based on high power visible laser diodes can be scaled using the stimulated Raman scattering process to create a high power, high brightness visible laser source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. Zediker
  • Patent number: 11612957
    Abstract: A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together. A blue laser system that forms essentially perfect welds for copper based materials. A blue laser system and operation for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S Zediker, Robert D Fritz, Mathew Finuf, Jean-Michel Pelaprat
  • Patent number: 11590606
    Abstract: There are provided high power laser and laser mechanical earth removing equipment, and operations using laser cutting tools having stand off distances. These equipment provide high power laser beams, greater than 1 kW to cut and volumetrically remove targeted materials and to remove laser affected material with gravity assistance, mechanical cutters, fluid jets, scrapers and wheels. There is also provided a method of using this equipment in mining, road resurfacing and other earth removing or working activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian O. Faircloth, John F. Volkmar, Mark S. Zediker, Shararth K Kolachalam, Ryan J. Norton, Mark S. Land, Daryl L. Grubb, Ronald A. De Witt
  • Publication number: 20220331903
    Abstract: A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together. A blue laser system that forms essentially perfect welds for copper based materials. A blue laser system and operation for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew Finuf, William C. Gray, Mark S. Zediker, Robert D. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20220105592
    Abstract: There is provided high power laser systems, high power laser tools, and methods of using these tools and systems for cutting, sectioning and removing structures objects, and materials, and in particular, for doing so in difficult to access locations and environments, such as offshore, underwater, or in hazardous environments, such as nuclear and chemical facilities. Thus, there is also provided high power laser systems, high power laser tools, and methods of using these systems and tools for removing structures, objects, and materials located offshore, under bodies of water and under the seafloor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Foro Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Daryl L. Grubb, Ronald A. De Witt, Paul D. Deutch, Joel F. Moxley, Scott A. Marshall, Eugence J. Linyaev, Sam N. Schroit, Sharath K. Kolachalam
  • Publication number: 20220072659
    Abstract: A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together, without the production of hazardous amounts of metal powders. A blue, blue-green and green laser systems and methods that form welds for aluminum based materials, without the production of hazardous amounts of metal powders. A pore free well using blue, blue-green and green laser automated systems. A blue, blue-green and green laser systems and operations for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin aluminum conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs, without the production of hazardous amounts of metal powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew Finuf, Mark S. Zediker, Eric Boese, Robert D. Fritz
  • Publication number: 20220040765
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a printer system based on high power, high brightness visible laser source for improved resolution and printing speeds. Visible laser devices based on high power visible laser diodes can be scaled using the stimulated Raman scattering process to create a high power, high brightness visible laser source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark S. ZEDIKER
  • Publication number: 20220021183
    Abstract: There is provided assemblies for combining a group of laser sources into a combined laser beam. There is further provided a blue diode laser array that combines the laser beams from an assembly of blue laser diodes. There are provided laser processing operations and applications using the combined blue laser beams from the laser diode arrays and modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Matthew Silva Sa, Jean Michel Pelaprat, David Hill, Mathew Finuf
  • Publication number: 20210402517
    Abstract: A visible light laser system and operation for welding materials together. A blue laser system that forms essentially perfect welds for copper based materials. A blue laser system and operation for welding conductive elements, and in particular thin conductive elements, together for use in energy storage devices, such as battery packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew Finuf, William C. Gray, Mark S. Zediker, Robert D. Fritz
  • Patent number: 11163111
    Abstract: A multi-clad optical fiber design is described in order to provide low optical loss, a high numerical aperture (NA), and high optical gain for the fundamental propagating mode, the linearly polarized (LP) 01 mode in the UV and visible portion of the optical spectrum. The optical fiber design may contain dopants in order to simultaneously increase the optical gain in the core region while avoiding additional losses during the fiber fabrication process. The optical fiber design may incorporate rare-earth dopants for efficient lasing. Additionally, the modal characteristics of the propagating modes in the optical core promote highly efficient nonlinear mixing, providing for a high beam quality (M2<1.5) output of the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Robert A. Stegeman, James P. Tucker, Jean-Philippe Feve
  • Publication number: 20210257813
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods to spectrally beam combine a group of diode lasers in an external cavity arrangement. A dichroic beam combiner or volume Bragg grating beam combiner is placed in an external cavity to force each of the diode lasers or groups of diode lasers to oscillate at a wavelength determined by the passband of the beam combiner. In embodiments the combination of a large number of laser diodes in a sufficiently narrow bandwidth to produce a high brightness laser source that has many applications including as to pump a Raman laser or Raman amplifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Nuburu, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Zediker, Robert Stegeman