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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERNAL CAVITY FORMATION USING LASER MANIPULATION

United States Patent Application

20130140286
A1
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A laser machining system useful for machining internal cavities where visual monitoring is difficult or impossible may include a laser generator, a rod configured to extend from and retract towards the laser generator, an articulated mirror mounted on the rod and configured to reflect a laser beam generated by the laser generator, one or more sensors, and a controller that may receive data from the sensor and determine how and whether to manipulate, based on the data, the rod and the articulated mirror to direct the laser beam generated by the laser generator.
Roberts, III, Herbert Chidsey (Simpsonville, SC), Taxacher, Glenn Curtis (Simpsonville, SC)
13/ 312,552
December 6, 2011
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department Of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.