Patents by Inventor Yefim P. Sukhman

Yefim P. Sukhman 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: 20210252633
    Abstract: Laser processing systems that employ multi-camera vision subsystems and associated methods of use and manufacture are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a method for processing one or more materials or compositions of materials with a laser processing system comprises generating, via a first camera carried by the laser processing system, a first preview image of one or more materials to be processed. The first preview image comprises an image of an entire material processing field. The method also comprises generating, via a second camera carried by the laser processing system, a second preview image. The second preview image comprises an image of only a selected portion of the material processing field from the first preview image. Based on the second preview image, the method further comprises modifying a design file relative to a material to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Tim Crews, Austyn Bontrager, Craig Beiferman, David T. Richter, Matt Ricketts, Lucas Gilbert, Christian J. Risser
  • Patent number: 10456875
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for distributing laser energy are disclosed herein. A system for dispensing laser energy by one or more laser energy sources in accordance with one embodiment of the present technology includes a laser energy credit transferring component configured to communicate with a laser energy source. The laser energy source is configured for producing and dispensing laser energy. The laser energy credit transferring component is further configured to receive a request from the laser energy source for laser energy and transfer laser energy credits to the laser energy source. The laser energy credits enable the laser energy source to dispense a corresponding amount of laser energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Michael L. Flanary, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Miesha T. Stoute, David John Zirbel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190265489
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser processing using a modified laser beam having a non-Gaussian energy distribution are described herein. In some embodiments, a laser processing system includes a laser source that outputs a laser beam having a Gaussian energy distribution, and a beam modifier positioned in a path of the output beam. The beam modifier controllably modifies the Gaussian energy distribution of the output laser beam along at least one axis perpendicular to the beam's axis of travel. In various embodiments, the laser processing system includes a beam delivery sub-subsystem that operates in a raster mode. In such embodiments, the subsystem can raster the modified beam across a material to form raster lines for transferring an image or pattern to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, David T. Richter, Christian J. Risser, Stefano J. Noto, Mikhail E. Ryskin
  • Patent number: 10391345
    Abstract: Embodiments of laser material processing systems with fire suppression are disclosed herein. A laser material processing system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser material processing region, at least one sensor disposed in the laser material processing region, and at least one suppressant delivery port positioned in or adjacent to the laser material processing region. The sensor is configured to detect the presence of self-sustained combustion in the laser material processing region, and a suppressant delivery port is configured to deliver suppressant to suppress the self-sustained combustion when at least one of the sensors detects self-sustained combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Matthew R. Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20190255648
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser processing systems and associated methods for using and manufacturing such systems are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a laser processing system includes a controller, a laser source, a material support, and a beam delivery subsystem operably coupled to the controller. The beam delivery subsystem comprises an optical carriage assembly configured to receive and modify a laser beam from the laser source, and direct the laser beam toward a material to be processed carried by the material support. The optical carriage assembly is further configured to focus the laser beam within a material processing field to obtain an adjustable power density within a material processing plane and achieve an optimal selected condition for the material to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Matt Ricketts, David T. Richter, Stefano J. Noto, Lucas Gilbert, Jonathan S. Marx, Craig Beiferman, Christian J. Risser
  • Publication number: 20170248793
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser processing using a modified laser beam having a non-Gaussian energy distribution are described herein In some embodiments, a laser processing system includes a laser source that outputs a laser beam having a Gaussian energy distribution, and a beam modifier positioned in a path of the output beam. The beam modifier controllably modifies the Gaussian energy distribution of the output laser beam along at least one axis perpendicular to the beam's axis of travel. In various embodiments, the laser processing system includes a beam delivery sub-subsystem that operates in a raster mode. In such embodiments, the subsystem can raster the modified beam across a material to form raster lines for transferring an image or pattern to the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, David T. Richter, Christian J. Risser, Stefano J. Noto, Mikhail E. Ryskin
  • Patent number: 9737958
    Abstract: Laser material processing systems having beam positioning assemblies with fluidic bearing interfaces and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a laser material processing system includes a beam positioning assembly configured to position a laser beam. The beam positioning assembly includes a first linear guide having first guide surfaces and a second linear guide having second guide surfaces. The first linear guide is moveably coupled to the first linear guide via the first guide surfaces. The second linear guide is moveably coupled to a carriage via the second guide surfaces. At least one fluidic bearing interface is positioned to prevent direct physical contact between the second linear guide and at least one of the first guide surfaces and/or between the carriage and at least one of the second guide surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Cody W. Petersen, David T. Richter, Matthew R. Ricketts
  • Patent number: 9694448
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for distributing laser energy are disclosed herein. A method configured in accordance with one embodiment includes establishing communication with a laser energy source configured to dispense laser energy, and enabling the laser energy source to dispense laser energy by transferring laser energy credits to the laser energy source. The transferred laser energy credits correspond to an amount of enabled laser energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Michael L. Flanary, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Miesha T. Stoute, David John Zirbel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9354630
    Abstract: Embodiments of flexible laser manufacturing systems are disclosed herein. A flexible laser manufacturing system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a plurality of laser processing stations. Each laser processing station can include a laser source configured to generate a laser beam for processing target material, and a first controller coupled to the laser source. The flexible laser manufacturing system also includes a second controller coupled to the first controller of the individual laser processing stations. The second controller is configured to monitor and instruct each of the first controllers for processing target material of each of the corresponding laser processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Joseph T. Hillman, Miesha T. Stoute, James W. Rabideau, Christian J. Risser
  • Patent number: 9346122
    Abstract: Laser processing systems for processing one or more materials or combination of materials with composite laser energy and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In several embodiments, for example, a laser processing system includes one or more laser sources that provide a first plurality of first laser beams and preconditioning optics that combine the first laser beams into a first composite beam. The system also includes recomposition optics that separate the first composite beam into second plurality of second laser beams and combine the second laser beams into a second composite beam. The system further includes beam modification optics that modify wave fronts of one or more of the individual second laser beams such that the second composite beam has one or more beam characteristics that are modified relative to corresponding beam characteristics of the first composite beam. For example, the second laser beams of the second composite beam can focus at a common focusing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Stefano J. Noto
  • Patent number: 9281649
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser with a heat transfer assembly are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser superstructure and a laser superstructure having an opening and a cavity accessible through the opening, and an electrode assembly. The electrode assembly is configured to be received into the cavity, and includes a frame and an electrode biasedly coupled to the frame and electrically insulated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Patent number: 9263845
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser with heat transfer resonator optics are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes resonator optics having an optical element, a first heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a first side surface of the optical element, a second heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a second side surface of the optical element, and a carrier member carrying the optical element and the first heat sink element, and including a forward facing surface in surface-to-surface contact with the backside surface of the optical element. The resonator optics further include first and second biasing elements biasedly coupled to the carrier member and configured to bias the first and second heat sink elements against the first side and second side surfaces, respectively, of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Patent number: 9263844
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser superstructure, an optical assembly, and an elongated thermal decoupler member having a first end portion fixedly coupled to the optical assembly and a second end portion fixedly coupled to the laser superstructure. The laser further includes an optical assembly that includes a first holder member fixedly coupled to the first end portion of the thermal decoupler, a second holder member pivotally coupled to the first holder member and fixedly coupled to the laser superstructure, and a flexible seal having a portion coupled to the laser structure and disposed at least between the first holder member and the second holder member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Patent number: 9155988
    Abstract: Embodiments of multi-stage air filtration systems are disclosed herein. A filtration system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes at least a first filter and a second filter arranged in series in an exhaust stream. The first filter is arranged to hold a first active media in the exhaust stream, the second filter is arranged to hold a second active media in the exhaust stream, and the active media is selected to remove one or more contaminants known to be in the exhaust stream. The system also includes at least one sensor arranged to detect the presence of the one or more contaminants downstream of the first filter and/or the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Joseph T. Hillman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, David John Zirbel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150244139
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser superstructure, an optical assembly, and an elongated thermal decoupler member having a first end portion fixedly coupled to the optical assembly and a second end portion fixedly coupled to the laser superstructure. The laser further includes an optical assembly that includes a first holder member fixedly coupled to the first end portion of the thermal decoupler, a second holder member pivotally coupled to the first holder member and fixedly coupled to the laser superstructure, and a flexible seal having a portion coupled to the laser structure and disposed at least between the first holder member and the second holder member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Publication number: 20150244137
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser with a heat transfer assembly are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser superstructure and a laser superstructure having an opening and a cavity accessible through the opening, and an electrode assembly. The electrode assembly is configured to be received into the cavity, and includes a frame and an electrode biasedly coupled to the frame and electrically insulated therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Publication number: 20150244140
    Abstract: Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser with heat transfer resonator optics are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes resonator optics having an optical element, a first heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a first side surface of the optical element, a second heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a second side surface of the optical element, and a carrier member carrying the optical element and the first heat sink element, and including a forward facing surface in surface-to-surface contact with the backside surface of the optical element. The resonator optics further include first and second biasing elements biasedly coupled to the carrier member and configured to bias the first and second heat sink elements against the first side and second side surfaces, respectively, of the optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Mikhail E. Ryskin, Jonathan S. Marx, Robert A. Hoeffer, III
  • Publication number: 20150165253
    Abstract: Embodiments of laser material processing systems with fire suppression are disclosed herein. A laser material processing system configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser material processing region, at least one sensor disposed in the laser material processing region, and at least one suppressant delivery port positioned in or adjacent to the laser material processing region. The sensor is configured to detect the presence of self-sustained combustion in the laser material processing region, and a suppressant delivery port is configured to deliver suppressant to suppress the self-sustained combustion when at least one of the sensors detects self-sustained combustion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Matthew R. Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20150165552
    Abstract: Laser material processing systems having beam positioning assemblies with fluidic bearing interfaces and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a laser material processing system includes a beam positioning assembly configured to position a laser beam. The beam positioning assembly includes a first linear guide having first guide surfaces and a second linear guide having second guide surfaces. The first linear guide is moveably coupled to the first linear guide via the first guide surfaces. The second linear guide is moveably coupled to a carriage via the second guide surfaces. At least one fluidic bearing interface is positioned to prevent direct physical contact between the second linear guide and at least one of the first guide surfaces and/or between the carriage and at least one of the second guide surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Cody W. Petersen, David T. Richter, Matthew R. Ricketts
  • Publication number: 20140360989
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for distributing laser energy are disclosed herein. A system for dispensing laser energy by one or more laser energy sources in accordance with one embodiment of the present technology includes a laser energy credit transferring component configured to communicate with a laser energy source. The laser energy source is configured for producing and dispensing laser energy. The laser energy credit transferring component is further configured to receive a request from the laser energy source for laser energy and transfer laser energy credits to the laser energy source. The laser energy credits enable the laser energy source to dispense a corresponding amount of laser energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yefim P. Sukhman, Michael L. Flanary, Stefano J. Noto, Christian J. Risser, Miesha T. Stoute, David John Zirbel, JR.