Laser marking system

  • US 6,476,351 B1
  • Filed: 10/16/2000
  • Issued: 11/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of microinscribing a gemstone with laser energy from a pulse laser energy source, focused by an optical system on the workpiece, comprising the steps of:

  • mounting a gemstone in a mounting system;

    directing the focused laser energy onto a desired portion of the gemstone;

    imaging the gemstone from at least one vantage point;

    receiving marking instructions as at least one input; and

    controlling the directing of the focused laser energy based on the marking instructions and the imaging, to selectively generate a marking on the gemstone based on the instructions.

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