WO2005057669A3 - Irradiation apparatus - Google Patents

Irradiation apparatus

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WO2005057669A3
WO2005057669A3 PCT/US2004/039962 US2004039962W WO2005057669A3 WO 2005057669 A3 WO2005057669 A3 WO 2005057669A3 US 2004039962 W US2004039962 W US 2004039962W WO 2005057669 A3 WO2005057669 A3 WO 2005057669A3
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Prior art keywords
radiation
corresponding
apparatus
optical
sources
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PCT/US2004/039962
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French (fr)
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WO2005057669A2 (en )
Inventor
Francis M Aguirre
Peter T Benson
Michele A Craton
David L Hofeldt
Jack W Lai
David L Phillips
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3M Innovative Properties Co
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    • G02B6/4249Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details comprising arrays of active devices and fibres
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V29/00Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
    • F21V29/50Cooling arrangements
    • F21V29/70Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks
    • F21V29/80Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with pins or wires
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    • G02B6/00Light guides
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    • G03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
    • G03FPHOTOMECHANICAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTURED OR PATTERNED SURFACES, e.g. FOR PRINTING, FOR PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; MATERIALS THEREFOR; ORIGINALS THEREFOR; APPARATUS SPECIALLY ADAPTED THEREFOR
    • G03F7/00Photomechanical, e.g. photolithographic, production of textured or patterned surfaces, e.g. printing surfaces; Materials therefor, e.g. comprising photoresists; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
    • G03F7/70Exposure apparatus for microlithography
    • G03F7/70375Imaging systems not otherwise provided for, e.g. multiphoton lithography; Imaging systems comprising means for converting one type of radiation into another type of radiation, systems comprising mask with photo-cathode
    • G03F7/70383Direct write, i.e. pattern is written directly without the use of a mask by one or multiple beams
    • G03F7/70391Addressable array sources specially adapted to produce patterns, e.g. addressable LED arrays
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61CDENTISTRY; APPARATUS OR METHODS FOR ORAL OR DENTAL HYGIENE
    • A61C19/00Dental auxiliary appliances
    • A61C19/003Apparatus for curing resins by radiation
    • A61C19/004Hand-held apparatus, e.g. guns
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    • G02B6/00Light guides
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    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/3632Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the cross-sectional shape of the mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3644Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers characterised by the cross-sectional shape of the mechanical coupling means the coupling means being through-holes or wall apertures
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    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/36642D cross sectional arrangements of the fibres
    • G02B6/36682D cross sectional arrangements of the fibres with conversion in geometry of the cross section
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    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/36642D cross sectional arrangements of the fibres
    • G02B6/36722D cross sectional arrangements of the fibres with fibres arranged in a regular matrix array
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    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/3628Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers
    • G02B6/368Mechanical coupling means for mounting fibres to supporting carriers with pitch conversion between input and output plane, e.g. for increasing packing density
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    • G02B6/36Mechanical coupling means
    • G02B6/38Mechanical coupling means having fibre to fibre mating means
    • G02B6/3807Dismountable connectors, i.e. comprising plugs
    • G02B6/3873Connectors using guide surfaces for aligning ferrule ends, e.g. tubes, sleeves, V-grooves, rods, pins, balls
    • G02B6/3885Multicore or multichannel optical connectors, i.e. one single ferrule containing more than one fibre, e.g. ribbon type
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    • G02BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
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    • G02B6/4201Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details
    • G02B6/4204Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details the coupling comprising intermediate optical elements, e.g. lenses, holograms
    • G02B6/4206Optical features
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    • G02B6/4201Packages, e.g. shape, construction, internal or external details
    • G02B6/4219Mechanical fixtures for holding or positioning the elements relative to each other in the couplings; Alignment methods for the elements, e.g. measuring or observing methods especially used therefor

Abstract

An irradiation apparatus (100) comprises a plurality of solid state radiation sources (104) to generate radiation that modifies a first material such as by- curing or creating alignment through polarization. The solid state radiation sources (104) can be disposed in an array pattern. Optical concentrators (120) , arranged in a corresponding array pattern, receive radiation from corresponding solid state radiation sources (104) . The concentrated radiation is received by a plurality of optical waveguides (130) , also arranged in a corresponding array pattern. Each optical waveguide includes a first end (132) to receive the radiation and a second end (133) to output the radiation. The radiation modifying apparatus (100) can be utilized for continuous substrate, sheet, piece part, spot curing, and/or 3D radiation-cure processes.
PCT/US2004/039962 2003-12-02 2004-12-01 Irradiation apparatus WO2005057669A3 (en)

Priority Applications (8)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US10/726,257 2003-12-02
US10726257 US7250611B2 (en) 2003-12-02 2003-12-02 LED curing apparatus and method
US10/869,237 2004-06-16
US10869236 US7202490B2 (en) 2003-12-02 2004-06-16 LED modifying apparatus and method
US10869237 US7189983B2 (en) 2003-12-02 2004-06-16 LED modifying apparatus and method
US10869235 US7202489B2 (en) 2003-12-02 2004-06-16 LED modifying apparatus and method
US10/869,236 2004-06-16
US10/869,235 2004-06-16

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JP2006542662A JP2007521622A (en) 2003-12-02 2004-12-01 Irradiation device
EP20040812483 EP1690302A2 (en) 2003-12-02 2004-12-01 Irradiation apparatuses

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