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1.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 18434272
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tarrant, Dean Albert
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Martinson, Robert
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Brudny, Alex

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer described herein facilitates operation of a layer dispensing mechanism with high precision albeit operating in an enclosure contaminated by debris, e.g., during the 3D printing. The debris may be a byproduct of the 3D printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B29C 64/236 - Driving means for motion in a direction within the plane of a layer
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

2.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number 18539704
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-14
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • St Dennis, Michael Christopher
  • Andrews, Stephan
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Romano, Richard
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Frechman, James
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and/or an unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material (e.g., powder) against gravity. The 3D printing described herein facilitated reducing interruptions of (e.g., providing non interrupted) (ii) material recycling, and/or (i) material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer such as a layer dispenser. The material conveyance system may operate above ambient pressure, e.g., while performing a suction operation. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas and gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/58 - Means for feeding of material, e.g. heads for changing the material composition, e.g. by mixing
  • B22F 10/32 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber

3.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18197158
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-15
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Chua, Thai Cheng

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various three-dimensional (3D) objects, some of which comprise a wire or 3D plane. Disclosed herein are methods, apparatus, software, and systems for their generation that may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary support during the formation of the 3D objects. The methods, apparatuses, software, and systems of the present disclosure may allow the formation of objects with short, diminished number, and/or spaced apart auxiliary support structures. These 3D objects may be objects with adjacent surfaces such as hanging structures and planar hollow 3D objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/282 - Arrangements for irradiation using multiple radiation means, e.g. micromirrors or multiple light-emitting diodes [LED] of the same type, e.g. using different energy levels
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/32 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/159 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only gaseous substances, e.g. vapour deposition
  • B29C 64/20 - Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

4.

THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS COMPRISING ROBUST ALLOYS

      
Application Number 18212796
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-22
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and software that effectuate formation of a robust 3D object comprising at least one metal alloy. The 3D object may be formed by 3D printing. The 3D object may comprise diminished defects (e.g., heat cracks). The alloy may be formed by diffusion. The diffusion may be a controlled diffusion. The control may comprise (e.g., real time) temperature control during the formation of the 3D object. The 3D object may comprise controlled crystal structure and/or metallurgical phases.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 7/06 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting of composite workpieces or articles from parts, e.g. to form tipped tools
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/368 - Temperature or temperature gradient, e.g. temperature of the melt pool
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

5.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number 18238496
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-27
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Lappen, Alan Rick
  • Martinson, Robert Michael

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object at multiple 3D printing stages. The 3D printer described herein comprises one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of the processing chamber. The 3D printer described herein comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The invention(s) described herein may allow the 3D printing process to occur for a long time without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B22F 10/32 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 12/88 - Handling of additively manufactured products, e.g. by robots
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/20 - Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 40/10 - Pre-treatment
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

6.

ARRAYS OF OPTICAL COMPONENTS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18367254
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-12
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander Vladimirovich
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, devices, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media associated with 3D printing systems that include dynamically movable optical components operatively coupled with a translation mechanism, e.g., comprising an optical image generator, a detector, or an optical assembly configured to direct a printing agent such as an energy beam. The present disclosure includes resulting objects printed in the 3D printing systems, as well as various other components relating to a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing

7.

FLOW DEVELOPER

      
Serial Number 98454712
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Downloadable computer software for customizing process parameters of three-dimensional (3D) printing, and for controlling 3D printing; downloadable computer software for use in connection with three-dimensional (3D) printers

8.

FLOW DEVELOPER

      
Serial Number 98454723
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software for customizing process parameters of three-dimensional (3D) printing, and for controlling 3D printing; providing temporary use of non-downloadable computer software for use in connection with three-dimensional (3D) printers

9.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number 18238494
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-27
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more 3D objects, some of which may be complex. In some embodiments, the one or more 3D objects comprise an overhang portion, such as a ledge or ceiling of a cavity. The methodologies may be used to form overhang portions with diminished deformation, defects and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

10.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18234997
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-17
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Tuluie, Robin
  • Eratt-Camp, Rebel-Angel
  • Haag, Nicolas
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Endruhn, Claus Werner
  • Lappas, Anastasios Michail
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Korepanov, Sergey Borisovich
  • Bowers, Kenji Terata
  • Martinson, Robert Michael
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Choudhari, Charudatta Mukundrao
  • Romano, Richard Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

11.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number 18234032
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-15
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object at multiple 3D printing stages. The 3D printer described herein comprises one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of the processing chamber. The 3D printer described herein comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The invention(s) described herein may allow the 3D printing process to occur for a long time without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/20 - Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

12.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18234115
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-15
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Korepanov, Sergey Borisovich
  • Novoselov, Roman Yefimovich
  • Haroutinian, Kirk Krikor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder Bir Singh
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/366 - Scanning parameters, e.g. hatch distance or scanning strategy
  • B22F 10/85 - Data acquisition or data processing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B22F 12/41 - Radiation means characterised by the type, e.g. laser or electron beam
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

13.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

      
Application Number 18235942
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-21
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure describes three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatuses, processes, software, and systems for producing high quality 3D objects. Described herein are printing apparatuses that facilitate control of energy beam characteristics using an optical mask during one or more printing operations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/286 - Optical filters, e.g. masks
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B22F 12/30 - Platforms or substrates
  • B22F 12/63 - Rollers
  • B22F 12/67 - Blades
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/232 - Driving means for motion along the axis orthogonal to the plane of a layer
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

14.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18228788
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting

15.

OPTICS, DETECTORS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18244366
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software, and systems, some of which utilize one or more detectors that may be used to detect characteristics of the 3D object, e.g., in real-time during its formation. The present disclosure provides methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for generating different cross sections of one or more energy beams used for 3D printing of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • G01N 21/55 - Specular reflectivity
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/073 - Shaping the laser spot
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 12/41 - Radiation means characterised by the type, e.g. laser or electron beam
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors

16.

OPTICS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18221471
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-13
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer (e.g., the energy beam).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/062 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing by direct control of the laser beam
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 12/44 - Radiation means characterised by the configuration of the radiation means
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/31 - Calibration of process steps or apparatus settings, e.g. before or during manufacturing
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B29C 64/135 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using layers of liquid which are selectively solidified characterised by the energy source therefor, e.g. by global irradiation combined with a mask the energy source being concentrated, e.g. scanning lasers or focused light sources

17.

CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18225184
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-24
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel

Abstract

Provided herein are systems, apparatuses and methods for monitoring a three-dimensional printing process. The three-dimensional printing process can be monitored in-situ and/or in real time. Monitoring of the three-dimensional printing process can be non-invasive. A computer control system can be coupled to one or more detectors and signal processing units to adjust the generation of a three-dimensional object that is formed by the three-dimensional printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B22F 10/38 - Process control to achieve specific product aspects, e.g. surface smoothness, density, porosity or hollow structures
  • B22F 10/85 - Data acquisition or data processing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B22F 10/66 - Treatment of workpieces or articles after build-up by mechanical means
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/36 - Removing material
  • G01B 11/30 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of optical techniques for measuring roughness or irregularity of surfaces
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]

18.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number US2023029876
Publication Number 2024/035803
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-08-09
Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Jacobs, Robert, Anthony
  • Sharpless, Leonard, John
  • Toland, Gregory, Adam
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, devices, apparatuses, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for different types of incremental vertical translation in a direction, e.g., to facilitate a reduction in a vertical dimensional requirement of the 3D printing system. The present disclosure includes resulting objects printed in the 3D printing system, as well as various components relating to a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/227 - Driving means
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

19.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number 18225182
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-24
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Stone, Peter Robert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more complex three-dimensional objects. The three-dimensional object may be formed by three-dimensional printing one or more methodologies. The three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion and/or cavity ceiling with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B33Y 40/10 - Pre-treatment
  • B22F 10/366 - Scanning parameters, e.g. hatch distance or scanning strategy
  • B22F 10/38 - Process control to achieve specific product aspects, e.g. surface smoothness, density, porosity or hollow structures
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support

20.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS AND THEIR FORMATION

      
Application Number 18209603
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-14
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) methods, apparatuses, software (e.g., non-transitory computer readable medium), and systems for the formation of at least one desired 3D object; comprising use of a geometric model, a physics based model, one or more markers, one or more modes, or any combination thereof. The disclosure provides reduction of deformation that may be caused by the forming process of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts
  • G06F 30/20 - Design optimisation, verification or simulation
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/80 - Data acquisition or data processing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/10 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing

21.

ASPECTS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMATION

      
Application Number 18215886
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-29
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Burgess, Nicholas Karahalis
  • Monschke, Jason Andrew
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three-dimensional (3D) objects and/or analyzing any failure. The failure may comprise a failure of one or more apparatuses utilized during the forming process (or any components of the apparatuses). The failure may comprise a failure in at least a portion of the 3D object during and/or after its formation. The failure may be analyzed before, during, and/or after generation of the forming instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/85 - Data acquisition or data processing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B22F 10/38 - Process control to achieve specific product aspects, e.g. surface smoothness, density, porosity or hollow structures
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

22.

Three-Dimensional Printing Systems and Methods of Their Use

      
Application Number 18216720
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-30
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure describes three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatuses, processes, software, and systems for producing high quality 3D objects. Described herein are printing apparatuses features that facilitate control of debris within an enclosure where one or more printing operations are performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring

23.

Three-Dimensional Printing

      
Application Number 18207199
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-08
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korobkov, Andrei
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of a 3D object. These may reduce deformation (e.g., warping or bending) in the printed 3D object, as well as facilitate the formation of nested 3D objects. The reduction of deformation may comprise open loop control and/or deviation form a model of the 3D object to generate the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/20 - Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • C22C 33/02 - Making ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • G06F 30/00 - Computer-aided design [CAD]
  • B22F 10/30 - Process control
  • B22F 10/80 - Data acquisition or data processing

24.

ADEPT THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18207206
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-08
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Levin, Evgeni
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium. The disclosure delineates real time manipulation of three-dimensional printing to reduce deformation. The present disclosure further provides 3D object formed using the methods, apparatuses, and systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy
  • C22C 33/02 - Making ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • G06F 30/00 - Computer-aided design [CAD]
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B22F 10/38 - Process control to achieve specific product aspects, e.g. surface smoothness, density, porosity or hollow structures
  • B22F 10/80 - Data acquisition or data processing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing

25.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18200659
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-23
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Tralongo, Joe
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B08B 15/02 - Preventing escape of dirt or fumes from the area where they are produced; Collecting or removing dirt or fumes from that area using chambers or hoods covering the area
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B08B 5/04 - Cleaning by suction, with or without auxiliary action

26.

GENERATION OF A PLANAR LAYER ON A TARGET SURFACE

      
Application Number US2023026649
Publication Number 2024/006483
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-29
Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Chemelewski, William, David

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, devices, apparatuses, method, and non-transitory computer readable media for generating a planar layer of powder material on a target surface by using a dispenser and an agitator. The target surface can be an exposed surface of a material bed, e.g., utilized for printing at least one 3D object in a printing cycle.

IPC Classes  ?

27.

PROCESSING FIELD MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18201323
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-24
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects including: (i) an improved printing throughput, (ii) usage of an energy beam with selected directionality, (iii) usage of an aligned energy beam with respect to a target surface, and/or (iv) respective alignment of energy beams with respect to each other and/or with respect to a target surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/291 - Arrangements for irradiation for operating globally, e.g. together with selectively applied activators or inhibitors
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing

28.

DATA ASSURANCE IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORMING

      
Application Number 18144278
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-08
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Russel, Daniel
  • Smith, Kyle Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

Provided herein are apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media regarding data assurance for instructions data utilized in forming at least one requested 3D object, and methods associated therewith. Data assurance may comprise (i) security, (ii) certification, (iii) validation, (iv) integrity, or (v) authentication. Data assurance may be implemented in a pre-formation environment and/or by a manufacturing device that forms the requested 3D object(s). The pre-formation environment may include one or more stages, and/or modules of a pre-formation environment (e.g., application).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/60 - Protecting data
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B22F 10/25 - Direct deposition of metal particles, e.g. direct metal deposition [DMD] or laser engineered net shaping [LENS]
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/80 - Data acquisition or data processing

29.

OPTICAL SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT

      
Application Number US2023024161
Publication Number 2023/235497
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-06-01
Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Barton, Christopher William
  • Korepanov, Sergey Borisovich
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various methods of adjusting optical systems subject to temperature variations, and related apparatuses, software, systems, and devices. The optical system can be utilized in a three-dimensional printing system for printing one or more three-dimensional objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/44 - Radiation means characterised by the configuration of the radiation means
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

30.

COORDINATED CONTROL FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number 18197861
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-16
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Watson, Clarke S.
  • Novoselov, Roman

Abstract

Provided herein are apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media regarding at least one controller that provides a capability to coordinate (e.g., integrate) control of a plurality of process variables for forming a 3D object, and methods associated therewith. The process variable may comprise a process parameter of the forming process and/or an attribute of the forming process. The control may comprise an integrated and/or adaptive control scheme of a plurality control variables.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]

31.

SKILLFUL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18136910
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-20
First Publication Date 2023-11-16
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Lappen, Alan Rick
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Christiansen, Daniel

Abstract

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3D printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3D object; reducing deformation in a printed 3D object; and planarizing a material bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/307 - Handling of material to be used in additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B29B 17/00 - Recovery of plastics or other constituents of waste material containing plastics
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material
  • B22F 10/47 - Structures for supporting workpieces or articles during manufacture and removed afterwards characterised by structural features
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B22F 10/36 - Process control of energy beam parameters
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 10/68 - Cleaning or washing
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means

32.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18135829
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-18
First Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure describes three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatuses, processes, software, and systems for producing high quality 3D objects. Described herein are printing apparatuses that facilitate control of water vapor concentration during one or more printing operations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/77 - Recycling of gas
  • B22F 12/30 - Platforms or substrates
  • B22F 12/49 - Scanners
  • B22F 12/60 - Planarisation devices; Compression devices
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 10/32 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction

33.

SAFE TREATMENT OF DEBRIS

      
Application Number US2023021231
Publication Number 2023/215606
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-05-05
Publication Date 2023-11-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Bolton, Andrew, John
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Kwan, Eric, Hok Wang
  • Prossegger, Christoph
  • Andrews, Stephan, Marinus

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, devices, software, and systems for controlling and/or safely treating debris.

IPC Classes  ?

34.

VIEWING WINDOW ASSEMBLIES

      
Application Number US2023013522
Publication Number 2023/172389
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-02-21
Publication Date 2023-09-14
Owner VELO3D, INC., (USA)
Inventor
  • Barton, Christopher, William
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Feldman, Alex

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of 3D object(s) in a 3D printing system using energy beam(s). The 3D printing system is equipped with at least one viewing window assembly configured to allow a user standing outside a processing chamber of the 3D printing system, to view an isolated interior space of the processing chamber, with minimal (e.g., no) harm to the user's tissue(s), e.g., during irradiation of energy beam(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/277 - Arrangements for irradiation using multiple radiation means, e.g. micromirrors or multiple light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B22F 12/40 - Radiation means
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material

35.

MATERIAL DETECTION, CONVEYANCE, AND CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

      
Application Number US2022053881
Publication Number 2023/129489
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-22
Publication Date 2023-07-06
Owner VELO3D, INC (USA)
Inventor
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Chemelewski, William, David
  • Bolton, Andrew, John
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Martinson, Robert

Abstract

The present disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, devices software, and methods for material manipulation and detection. For example, detection of a level of material in a container such using a material level detection system. For example, temperature conditioning of the material, e.g., during its conveyance. For example, facilitating continuous flow of the material in a junction of a material conveyance system. Any of the material level detection system, temperature conditioning system, and junction, may be part of, or operatively coupled to, other system(s), e.g., the material conveyance system and/or a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01F 23/284 - Electromagnetic waves
  • G01F 23/80 - Arrangements for signal processing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

36.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051453
Publication Number 2023/114006
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-30
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Fisher, Alexander, John
  • Korpu, Rahul
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Frechman, James
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Romano, Richard
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may comprise transporting pre-transformed (e.g., powder) material against gravity, by directional conveyance (e.g., of a bounceable platform), and prolonged uninterrupted sieving while minimizing sieve blinding. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted (e.g., curbs interruptions of) material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/314 - Preparation
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B07B 1/28 - Moving screens not otherwise provided for, e.g. swinging, reciprocating, rocking, tilting, or wobbling screens
  • B06B 1/00 - Processes or apparatus for generating mechanical vibrations of infrasonic, sonic or ultrasonic frequency
  • B29C 64/205 - Means for applying layers
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

37.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER COMPONENTS

      
Application Number US2022052030
Publication Number 2023/114051
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-06
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Martinson, Robert
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer described herein facilitates operation of a layer dispensing mechanism with high precision albeit operating in an enclosure contaminated by debris, e.g., during the 3D printing. The debris may be a byproduct of the 3D printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/205 - Means for applying layers
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B29C 64/236 - Driving means for motion in a direction within the plane of a layer
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

38.

OPTICS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022052322
Publication Number 2023/114091
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-08
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Romano, Richard
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander, Vladimirovich
  • Gunn, Lawrence
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brudny, Alex

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three- dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration and maneuverability. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer, e.g., the energy beam. The disclosure provides optical devices that are robust, e.g., in terms of their maneuvering.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/366 - Scanning parameters, e.g. hatch distance or scanning strategy
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 12/40 - Radiation means
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

39.

ACCURATE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number 17986814
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-14
First Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander Vladimirovich
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and devices for the production of at least one requested 3D object in a printing cycle, e.g., a control system. The 3D printing includes, or is operatively coupled to, a metrological detection system configured to facilitate assessment of at least one characteristic of the 3D printing, e.g., relating to height. The 3D printing includes synchronization of various operations, and resulting objects printed in the 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/37 - Process control of powder bed aspects, e.g. density
  • B22F 12/30 - Platforms or substrates
  • B22F 12/45 - Two or more
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/85 - Data acquisition or data processing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

40.

SKILLFUL ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051107
Publication Number 2023/113990
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-11-28
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Saldivar Valdes, Abraham
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Christiansen, Daniel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3D printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3D object; reducing deformation in a printed 3D object; and planarizing a material bed including usage of a non-contact material removal mechanism.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/53 - Nozzles
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

41.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

      
Application Number US2022051736
Publication Number 2023/114029
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-02
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • St Dennis, Michael, Christopher
  • Andrews, Stephan
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Romano, Richard
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Frechman, James
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and/or an unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material (e.g., powder) against gravity. The 3D printing described herein facilitated reducing interruptions of (e.g., providing non interrupted) (ii) material recycling, and/or (i) material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer such as a layer dispenser. The material conveyance system may operate above ambient pressure, e.g., while performing a suction operation. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas and gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/55 - Two or more means for feeding material
  • B22F 12/60 - Planarisation devices; Compression devices
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

42.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number US2022052588
Publication Number 2023/114151
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-12
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Feldman, Alex
  • Tralongo, Joesph, Andrew
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Korobkov, Andrei
  • Levin, Evgeni

Abstract

Provided herein are three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of at least one 3D object printed in a printing cycle, e.g., a 3D printer. The 3D printer describe herein may facilitates safe and accurate printing of 3D objects, e.g., when generated from reactive starting materials. The 3D printer (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, or a build module) may retain a requested (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object during the printing, e.g., at several 3D printing cycles. The 3D printer may comprise one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of that of the processing chamber. The 3D printer may comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The 3D printing may occur over a long time (e.g., many layers and/or one or more print cycles) without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/37 - Rotatable
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

43.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, UNPACKING, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTERS

      
Application Number US2022052902
Publication Number 2023/114336
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-12-14
Publication Date 2023-06-22
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tarrant, Dean, Albert
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Jacobs, Robert, Anthony
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander Vladimirovich
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Feldman, Alex
  • Birtwhistle, Darin
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Elgar, Yacov

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, devices, and systems for the production of at least one requested 3D object and for removal of a remainder material. The removal may be accomplished when the remainder material exhibits challenging conditions during removal while being safe for a user, the conditions comprising temperature, reactivity, bridging tendency, or possible loss of fluidity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/31 - Calibration of process steps or apparatus settings, e.g. before or during manufacturing
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B22F 12/37 - Rotatable
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

44.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 17988912
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-17
First Publication Date 2023-05-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Endruhn, Claus
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Martinson, Robert Michael
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B08B 15/02 - Preventing escape of dirt or fumes from the area where they are produced; Collecting or removing dirt or fumes from that area using chambers or hoods covering the area
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B08B 5/04 - Cleaning by suction, with or without auxiliary action

45.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 18071960
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-30
First Publication Date 2023-05-18
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza
  • Tralongo, Joseph Andrew
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Korepanov, Sergey Borisovich
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for safe production of at least one requested 3D object, and for passivation of material accumulated on a filter of the 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

46.

Skillful Three-Dimensional Printing

      
Application Number 17991878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-22
First Publication Date 2023-04-20
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3D printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3D object; reducing deformation in a printed 3D object; and planarizing a material bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/307 - Handling of material to be used in additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B29B 17/00 - Recovery of plastics or other constituents of waste material containing plastics
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning

47.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 17861015
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-08
First Publication Date 2023-02-09
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Chua, Thai Cheng

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) objects, 3D printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3D object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports. The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) objects printed utilizing the printing processes, methods, apparatuses and systems described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/20 - Direct sintering or melting
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • C22C 38/00 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys
  • C04B 35/52 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbon, e.g. graphite
  • C04B 35/56 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbides
  • C04B 35/565 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbides based on silicon carbide
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • C22C 38/02 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing silicon
  • C22C 38/44 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing chromium with nickel with molybdenum or tungsten
  • C22C 38/58 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing chromium with nickel with more than 1.5% by weight of manganese
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • C04B 35/64 - Burning or sintering processes
  • B23K 26/346 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in combination with welding or cutting covered by groups , e.g. in combination with resistance welding
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 10/02 - Plasma welding
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/16 - Removal of by-products, e.g. particles or vapours produced during treatment of a workpiece
  • B23K 26/32 - Bonding taking account of the properties of the material involved
  • B23K 26/22 - Spot welding
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/24 - After-treatment of workpieces or articles
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B22F 3/00 - Manufacture of workpieces or articles from metallic powder characterised by the manner of compacting or sintering; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
  • B23K 10/00 - Welding or cutting by means of a plasma
  • H05B 6/68 - Circuits for monitoring or control
  • H05B 6/80 - Apparatus for specific applications
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B29C 64/194 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control during lay-up
  • B29C 64/171 - Processes of additive manufacturing specially adapted for manufacturing multiple 3D objects
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning

48.

MANIPULATING ONE OR MORE FORMATION VARIABLES TO FORM THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number 17876797
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-29
First Publication Date 2023-02-02
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Russel, Daniel
  • Smith, Kyle Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Dzambazova, Tatjana
  • Cool, Thomas C.

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three-dimensional (3D) objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of one or more formation variables to form at least a portion of the one or more 3D objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of a speed, feature, and/or an effect manifested in at least a portion of the formed one or more 3D objects. The forming variable(s) may be associated with a patch of a model of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

49.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE-DIMESIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number 17887394
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-08-12
First Publication Date 2022-12-08
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more 3D objects, some of which may be complex. In some embodiments, the one or more 3D objects comprise an overhang portion, such as a ledge or ceiling of a cavity. The methodologies may be used to form overhang portions with diminished deformation, defects and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material

50.

ACCURATE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 17849866
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-06-27
First Publication Date 2022-12-01
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, and systems using, inter alia, a controller that regulates formation of at least one 3D object (e.g., in real time during the 3D printing); and a non-transitory computer-readable medium facilitating the same. For example, a controller that regulates a deformation of at least a portion of the 3D object. The control may be in situ control. The control may be real-time control during the 3D printing process. For example, the control may be during a physical-attribute pulse. The present disclosure provides various methods, apparatuses, systems and software for estimating the fundamental length scale of a melt pool, and for various tools that increase the accuracy of the 3D printing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/00 - Apparatus or devices specially adapted for additive manufacturing; Auxiliary means for additive manufacturing; Combinations of additive manufacturing apparatus or devices with other processing apparatus or devices
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing

51.

Material manipulation in three-dimensional printing

      
Application Number 17695092
Grant Number 12005647
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-15
First Publication Date 2022-10-27
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Frechman, James
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material against gravity. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • B04C 9/00 - Combinations with other devices, e.g. fans
  • B22F 10/73 - Recycling of powder
  • B22F 12/30 - Platforms or substrates
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B28B 13/02 - Feeding the unshaped material to moulds or apparatus for producing shaped articles
  • B29C 31/08 - Feeding, e.g. into a mould cavity of preforms
  • B29C 64/135 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using layers of liquid which are selectively solidified characterised by the energy source therefor, e.g. by global irradiation combined with a mask the energy source being concentrated, e.g. scanning lasers or focused light sources
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/176 - Processes of additive manufacturing specially adapted for manufacturing multiple 3D objects sequentially
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/307 - Handling of material to be used in additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/321 - Feeding
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B01D 45/16 - Separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours by gravity, inertia, or centrifugal forces by centrifugal forces generated by the winding course of the gas stream
  • B01D 46/10 - Particle separators, e.g. dust precipitators, using filter plates, sheets or pads having plane surfaces
  • B01D 50/20 - Combinations of devices covered by groups and
  • B22F 3/00 - Manufacture of workpieces or articles from metallic powder characterised by the manner of compacting or sintering; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 10/366 - Scanning parameters, e.g. hatch distance or scanning strategy
  • B22F 12/41 - Radiation means characterised by the type, e.g. laser or electron beam
  • B22F 12/43 - Radiation means characterised by the type, e.g. laser or electron beam frequency modulated
  • B22F 12/53 - Nozzles
  • B33Y 40/10 - Pre-treatment
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

52.

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number 17699544
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-21
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Seelinger, Sherman
  • Chua, Thai Cheng

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) objects, 3D printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3D object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports. The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) objects printed utilizing the printing processes, methods, apparatuses and systems described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/20 - Direct sintering or melting
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • C22C 38/00 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys
  • C04B 35/52 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbon, e.g. graphite
  • C04B 35/56 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbides
  • C04B 35/565 - Shaped ceramic products characterised by their composition; Ceramic compositions; Processing powders of inorganic compounds preparatory to the manufacturing of ceramic products based on non-oxides based on carbides based on silicon carbide
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • C22C 38/02 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing silicon
  • C22C 38/44 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing chromium with nickel with molybdenum or tungsten
  • C22C 38/58 - Ferrous alloys, e.g. steel alloys containing chromium with nickel with more than 1.5% by weight of manganese
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • C04B 35/64 - Burning or sintering processes
  • B23K 26/346 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in combination with welding or cutting covered by groups , e.g. in combination with resistance welding
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 10/02 - Plasma welding
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/16 - Removal of by-products, e.g. particles or vapours produced during treatment of a workpiece
  • B23K 26/32 - Bonding taking account of the properties of the material involved
  • B23K 26/22 - Spot welding
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/24 - After-treatment of workpieces or articles
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B22F 3/00 - Manufacture of workpieces or articles from metallic powder characterised by the manner of compacting or sintering; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
  • B23K 10/00 - Welding or cutting by means of a plasma
  • H05B 6/68 - Circuits for monitoring or control
  • H05B 6/80 - Apparatus for specific applications
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B29C 64/194 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control during lay-up
  • B29C 64/171 - Processes of additive manufacturing specially adapted for manufacturing multiple 3D objects
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning

53.

OPERATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER COMPONENTS

      
Application Number 17725649
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-21
First Publication Date 2022-09-22
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer described herein comprises, inter alia, an opening that comprises a first side and a second side. A component of the 3D printing, such as a layer dispenser, may be conveyed from the first side of the opening to the second side of the opening (e.g., and vice versa) during the 3D printing. The opening may be closable. A closure of the opening may seclude the component during at least a portion of the 3D printing. Additional features relating to components of the 3D printing systems are described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/20 - Direct sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/329 - Feeding using hoppers
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B29C 64/205 - Means for applying layers
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece

54.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2022016550
Publication Number 2022/177952
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-16
Publication Date 2022-08-25
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tralongo, Joseph, Andrew
  • Tuluie, Robin
  • Eratt-Camp, Rebel-Angel
  • Haag, Nicolas
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Endruhn, Claus, Wemer
  • Lappas, Anastasios, Michail
  • Brezoczky, Thomas
  • Brundy, Alexander
  • Korepanov, Sergey, Borisovich
  • Bowers, Kenji, Terata
  • Martinson, Robert, Michael
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Choudhari, Charudatta, Mukundrao
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

55.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2022014853
Publication Number 2022/173623
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-02-02
Publication Date 2022-08-18
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Korepanov, Sergey, Borisovich
  • Novoselov, Roman, Yefimovich
  • Haroutinian, Kirk, Krikor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder, Bir Singh
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben, Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

56.

Quality assurance in formation of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 17584881
Grant Number 11999110
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-01-26
First Publication Date 2022-08-11
Grant Date 2024-06-04
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Tapia Imbaquingo, Gustavo A.
  • Willard, Josiah Franklin
  • He, Aqi
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Yegiazaryan, Aram
  • Talalai, Alexander
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

Provided herein are methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media concerning quality assurance of three-dimensional object(s) and their formation. In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing performance of a manufacturing mechanism (e.g., printer) utilized in forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a process for forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a quality of the formed three-dimensional object(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

57.

Miscellaneous Design

      
Serial Number 97270192
Status Registered
Filing Date 2022-02-16
Registration Date 2024-04-02
Owner Velo3D, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 07 - Machines and machine tools

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printers

58.

WITHOUT COMPROMISE

      
Application Number 216025200
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-14
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Three dimensional 3D printers (2) Computed Aided Manufacturing Software; Computer Aided Design Software (1) Three dimensional (3D) printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication; material processing, namely, additive manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication (2) Custom 3D printing design services; Software as a service for computer aided design; Software as a service for computer aided manufacturing; computer aided design project management services; technical support services in the field of software development; Software as a service (saas) services featuring software for use in manufacturing and 3D printing

59.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2021035350
Publication Number 2021/247640
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-02
Publication Date 2021-12-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza
  • Tralongo, Joe
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for safe production of at least one requested 3D object, and for passivation of material accumulated on a filter of the 3D printing system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 10/68 - Cleaning or washing
  • B22F 10/50 - Treatment of workpieces or articles during build-up, e.g. treatments applied to fused layers during build-up
  • B22F 10/322 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber of the gas flow, e.g. rate or direction
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor

60.

WITHOUT COMPROMISE

      
Serial Number 97011864
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-09-03
Registration Date 2024-04-16
Owner Velo3D, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in manufacturing and prototype fabrication in the fields of aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communications, satellite, defense, oil and gas, power generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, heat exchange, flow of liquid, flow of gas, agriculture, medical prosthetics, medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and biotechnology; manufacturing material processing, namely, additive manufacturing for others in the fields of aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communications, satellite, defense, oil and gas, power generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, heat exchange, flow of liquid, flow of gas, agriculture, medical prosthetics, medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and biotechnology manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing for others and by others using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing, namely, fabrication of equipment and parts thereof for use in the fields of aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communications, satellite, defense, oil and gas, power generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, heat exchange, flow of liquid, flow of gas, agriculture, medical prosthetics, medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and biotechnology manufacturing Three dimensional (3D) printers Downloadable Computed Aided Manufacturing Software for three-dimensional (3D) printing, namely, print preparation, printing, and maintenance; Downloadable Computer Aided Design Software for three-dimensional (3D) printing, namely, print preparation, printing, and maintenance Custom 3D printing design services in the fields of aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communications, satellite, defense, oil and gas, power generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, heat exchange, flow of liquid, flow of gas, agriculture, medical fields, namely, prosthetics, medical devices, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and biotechnology manufacturing; Software as a service services featuring software for computer aided design; Software as a service services featuring software for computer aided manufacturing; computer aided design project management services; technical support services in the field of software development, namely, troubleshooting in the nature of diagnosing software problems, and installation and maintenance of software; Software as a service (saas) services featuring software for use in manufacturing and 3D printing

61.

VELO

      
Application Number 212147700
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-16
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Three dimensional 3D printers. (2) Software for use with 3D printers; downloadable software applications for use with 3D printers. (1) Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication. (2) Providing online non-downloadable software for use with 3D printers; providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for use in 3D printers.

62.

VELO3D

      
Application Number 212148500
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-16
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Three dimensional 3D printers. (2) Software for use with 3D printers; downloadable software applications for use with 3D printers. (1) Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication. (2) Providing online non-downloadable software for use with 3D printers; providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for use in 3D printers.

63.

INTELLIGENT FUSION

      
Application Number 214948900
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-07-16
Registration Date 2023-07-12
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ? 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

(1) Custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in the field of custom manufacturing and prototype fabrication; processing of earth materials to obtain metals [material processing], namely, additive manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates.

64.

SAPPHIRE

      
Application Number 018514916
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-07-16
Registration Date 2021-12-02
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers. Software for use with 3D printers; downloadable software applications for use with 3D printers. Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication. Providing online non-downloadable software for use with 3D printers; providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for use in 3D printers.

65.

SAPPHIRE

      
Application Number 212147400
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-16
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,
  • 42 - Scientific, technological and industrial services, research and design

Goods & Services

(1) Three dimensional 3D printers. (2) Software for use with 3D printers; downloadable software applications for use with 3D printers. (1) Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication. (2) Providing online non-downloadable software for use with 3D printers; providing temporary use of non-downloadable software for use in 3D printers.

66.

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORMATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Document Number 03148849
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-17
Open to Public Date 2021-02-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Tapia Imbaquingo, Gustavo A.
  • Willard, Josiah Franklin
  • He, Aqi
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Yegiazaryan, Aram
  • Talalai, Alexander
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

Provided herein are methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media concerning quality assurance of three-dimensional object(s) and their formation. In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing performance of a manufacturing mechanism (e.g., printer) utilized in forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a process for forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a quality of the formed three-dimensional object(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B41J 2/01 - Ink jet

67.

QUALITY ASSURANCE IN FORMATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2020042596
Publication Number 2021/021469
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-17
Publication Date 2021-02-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Tapia, Gustavo Andres
  • Willard, Josiah Franklin
  • He, Aqi
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Yegiazaryan, Aram
  • Talalai, Alexander
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Korepanov, Sergey

Abstract

Provided herein are methods, apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media concerning quality assurance of three-dimensional object(s) and their formation. In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing performance of a manufacturing mechanism (e.g., printer) utilized in forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a process for forming the three-dimensional object(s). In some embodiments, a plurality of variables is considered in assessing a quality of the formed three-dimensional object(s).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

68.

DEFORMATION REDUCTION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMATION

      
Application Number US2020012616
Publication Number 2020/146416
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-01-07
Publication Date 2020-07-16
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of a non-connected support for use during maturation stage(s) of an intermediate three-dimensional (3D) object (e.g., green object). The non-connected support may comprise a shrinkable, and/or flowable material (e.g., particles). The non-connected support may be provided into a (e.g., shrinkable) enclosure, along with the intermediate 3D object, during the maturation stage(s). The non-connected support may reduce formation of a defect in the maturing 3D object, during and/or following the maturation stage(s). The non-connected support may be readily separated from the matured (e.g., densified) 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/165 - Processes of additive manufacturing using a combination of solid and fluid materials, e.g. a powder selectively bound by a liquid binder, catalyst, inhibitor or energy absorber
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B29C 64/379 - Handling of additively manufactured objects, e.g. using robots
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

69.

COORDINATED CONTROL FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019054837
Publication Number 2020/072986
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-04
Publication Date 2020-04-09
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Watson, Clarke S.
  • Novoselov, Roman

Abstract

Provided herein are apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable media regarding at least one controller that provides a capability to coordinate (e.g., integrate) control of a plurality of process variables for forming a 3D object, and methods associated therewith. The process variable may comprise a process parameter of the forming process and/or an attribute of the forming process. The control may comprise an integrated and/or adaptive control scheme of a plurality control variables.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/10 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/227 - Driving means
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

70.

VELO3D

      
Application Number 1521492
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-12-24
Registration Date 2019-12-24
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers. Computer aided design CAD software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional 3D printers; computer software for creating three dimensional 3D structures; computer software for scanning and processing of three dimensional 3D objects. Three dimensional 3D printing services; custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; custom prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

71.

INTELLIGENT FUSION

      
Application Number 1518915
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-10-25
Registration Date 2019-10-25
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printers. Computer aided design (CAD) software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional (3D) printers; computer software for creating three dimensional (3D) structures; computer software for scanning and processing three dimensional (3D) objects. Custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in the field of custom manufacturing and prototype fabrication; processing of earth materials to obtain metals [material processing], namely, additive manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates.

72.

INTELLIGENT FUSION

      
Application Number 1516621
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-12-24
Registration Date 2019-12-24
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printers. Computer aided design (CAD) software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional (3D) printers; computer software for creating three dimensional (3D) structures; computer software for scanning and processing three dimensional (3D) objects. Three dimensional (3D) printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication; material processing, namely, additive manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates.

73.

SAPPHIRE

      
Application Number 1515070
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-12-24
Registration Date 2019-12-24
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers. Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

74.

ASPECTS OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FORMATION

      
Application Number US2019042637
Publication Number 2020/033124
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-19
Publication Date 2020-02-13
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Burgess, Nicholas, Karahalis
  • Monschke, Jason, Andrew
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three-dimensional (3D) objects and/or analyzing any failure. The failure may comprise a failure of one or more apparatuses utilized during the forming process (or any components of the apparatuses). The failure may comprise a failure in at least a portion of the 3D object during and/or after its formation. The failure may be analyzed before, during, and/or after generation of the forming instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 50/00 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • G06T 17/20 - Wire-frame description, e.g. polygonalisation or tessellation

75.

SAPPHIRE

      
Application Number 1513296
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-10-25
Registration Date 2019-10-25
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers. Three dimensional 3D printing services; custom manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

76.

MANIPULATING ONE OR MORE FORMATION VARIABLES TO FORM THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019039909
Publication Number 2020/006468
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-28
Publication Date 2020-01-02
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Tsvetanov, Tsvetan
  • Russel, Daniel
  • Smith, Kyle, Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Dzambazova, Tatjana
  • Cool, Thomas, C.
  • Woodcock, Geoffrey, Eric

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to generation of forming instructions to form one or more three- dimensional (3D) objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of one or more formation variables to form at least a portion of the one or more 3D objects. Generation of the forming instructions may include selection of a speed, feature, and/or an effect manifested in at least a portion of the formed one or more 3D objects. The forming variable(s) may be associated with a surface patch and/or volume portion of a model of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • G06F 17/50 - Computer-aided design
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

77.

VELO3D

      
Application Number 1501866
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-10-25
Registration Date 2019-10-25
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers; computer aided design CAD software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional 3D printers; computer software for creating three dimensional 3D structures; computer software for scanning and processing of three dimensional 3D objects. Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

78.

PROCESSING FIELD MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2019032727
Publication Number 2019/226463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-16
Publication Date 2019-11-28
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects including: (i) an improved printing throughput, (ii) usage of an energy beam with selected directionality, (iii) usage of an aligned energy beam with respect to a target surface, and/or (iv) respective alignment of energy beams with respect to each other and/or with respect to a target surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • G02B 1/00 - Optical elements characterised by the material of which they are made; Optical coatings for optical elements
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

79.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE-DIMESIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2019024402
Publication Number 2019/195062
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-27
Publication Date 2019-10-10
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Coulier, Pieter
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Ruiz, Maritza

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more 3D objects, some of which may be complex. In some embodiments, the one or more 3D objects comprise an overhang portion, such as a ledge or ceiling of a cavity. The methodologies may be used to form overhang portions with diminished deformation, defects and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

80.

Three-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printers

      
Application Number 16419912
Grant Number 11691343
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-22
First Publication Date 2019-09-26
Grant Date 2023-07-04
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Brezoczky, Thomas Blasius
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object at multiple 3D printing stages. The 3D printer described herein comprises one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of the processing chamber. The 3D printer described herein comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The invention(s) described herein may allow the 3D printing process to occur for a long time without operator intervention and/or down time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/364 - Conditioning of environment
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/20 - Post-treatment, e.g. curing, coating or polishing
  • B22F 10/12 - Formation of a green body by photopolymerisation, e.g. stereolithography [SLA] or digital light processing [DLP]
  • B22F 10/25 - Direct deposition of metal particles, e.g. direct metal deposition [DMD] or laser engineered net shaping [LENS]
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/20 - Additive manufacturing, i.e. manufacturing of three-dimensional [3D] objects by additive deposition, additive agglomeration or additive layering, e.g. by 3D printing, stereolithography or selective laser sintering - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B22F 10/18 - Formation of a green body by mixing binder with metal in filament form, e.g. fused filament fabrication [FFF]
  • B22F 10/28 - Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser melting [SLM] or electron beam melting [EBM]
  • B22F 12/33 - Platforms or substrates translatory in the deposition plane
  • B22F 12/49 - Scanners
  • B22F 12/70 - Gas flow means
  • B22F 12/88 - Handling of additively manufactured products, e.g. by robots
  • B22F 12/90 - Means for process control, e.g. cameras or sensors
  • B22F 10/43 - Structures for supporting workpieces or articles during manufacture and removed afterwards characterised by material
  • B22F 10/31 - Calibration of process steps or apparatus settings, e.g. before or during manufacturing
  • B22F 10/32 - Process control of the atmosphere, e.g. composition or pressure in a building chamber

81.

CALIBRATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2019014635
Publication Number 2019/173000
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-22
Publication Date 2019-09-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brown, Gregory, Ferguson
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben, Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

82.

VELO

      
Application Number 1474501
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-04-11
Registration Date 2019-04-11
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 07 - Machines and machine tools
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printers. Computer aided design (CAD) software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional (3D) printers; computer software for creating three dimensional (3D) structures; computer software for scanning and processing of three dimensional (3D) objects. Three dimensional (3D) printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

83.

VELO3D

      
Application Number 1469779
Status Registered
Filing Date 2019-04-11
Registration Date 2019-04-11
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional 3D printers; computer aided design CAD software in the field of product design and manufacturing; software for controlling the operation of three dimensional 3D printers; computer software for creating three dimensional 3D structures; computer software for scanning and processing of three dimensional 3D objects. Three dimensional 3D printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology in the field of industrial and commercial use; prototype fabrication services for others using three dimensional 3D printing and additive manufacturing; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication.

84.

Three-dimensional printing systems and methods of their use

      
Application Number 15855744
Grant Number 10272525
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-27
First Publication Date 2019-04-30
Grant Date 2019-04-30
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure describes three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatuses and systems for producing 3D objects. Described herein are printing apparatuses and systems that are configured to facilitate control of debris within an enclosure where one or more printing operations are performed. Printing apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may each have one or more components, such as, for example, component(s) that are configured to facilitate gas flow trajectories (e.g., turbulent movement) within an enclosure in which a 3D object is printed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

85.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

      
Application Number 16195810
Grant Number 10688722
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-19
First Publication Date 2019-04-25
Grant Date 2020-06-23
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3D printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3D object; reducing deformation in a printed 3D object; and planarizing a material bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B29C 64/307 - Handling of material to be used in additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B29B 17/00 - Recovery of plastics or other constituents of waste material containing plastics
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material

86.

Three-dimensional printing systems and methods of their use

      
Application Number 15871763
Grant Number 10144176
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-15
First Publication Date 2018-12-04
Grant Date 2018-12-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure describes three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatuses, processes, software, and systems for producing high quality 3D objects. Described herein are printing apparatuses that facilitate control of energy beam characteristics using an optical mask during one or more printing operations.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B29C 64/286 - Optical filters, e.g. masks
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/232 - Driving means for motion along the axis orthogonal to the plane of a layer
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B29C 64/214 - Doctor blades
  • B29C 64/255 - Enclosures for the building material, e.g. powder containers
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing

87.

MATERIAL MANIPULATION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2018024667
Publication Number 2018/183396
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-27
Publication Date 2018-10-04
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Frechman, James
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Birtwhistle, Darin, Shaun
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Christiansen, Daniel, Thomas
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Vitanov, Anatolii
  • Lappen, Alan, Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material against gravity. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/321 - Feeding
  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B29C 64/264 - Arrangements for irradiation
  • B29C 64/209 - Heads; Nozzles
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

88.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING OF THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

      
Application Number US2018020406
Publication Number 2018/160807
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
Publication Date 2018-09-07
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Stone, Peter Robert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three -dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/188 - Processes of additive manufacturing involving additional operations performed on the added layers, e.g. smoothing, grinding or thickness control
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling

89.

Three-dimensional printing of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 15909784
Grant Number 10369629
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2018-09-06
Grant Date 2019-08-06
Owner Veo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Stone, Peter Robert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 103/00 - Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
  • B22F 7/00 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy

90.

Three-dimensional printing of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 15909406
Grant Number 10315252
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2018-09-06
Grant Date 2019-06-11
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Stone, Peter Robert

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B23K 103/00 - Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
  • B22F 7/00 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy

91.

Three-dimensional printing of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 15909783
Grant Number 10888925
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2018-09-06
Grant Date 2021-01-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Lappas, Tasso

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 9/04 - Welding for other purposes than joining, e.g. built-up welding
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 103/00 - Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
  • B22F 7/00 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing

92.

Three-dimensional printing of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 15909809
Grant Number 10357829
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2018-09-06
Grant Date 2019-07-23
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 103/00 - Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
  • B22F 7/00 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy

93.

Three-dimensional printing of three-dimensional objects

      
Application Number 15909826
Grant Number 10442003
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-03-01
First Publication Date 2018-09-06
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner Velo3D, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Symeonidis, Kimon
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Bordeaux, Nina Cathryn
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson
  • Stone, Peter Robert
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Spink, Brian Charles
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B23K 15/00 - Electron-beam welding or cutting
  • B23K 15/02 - Control circuits therefor
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/352 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/10 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece using a fixed support
  • B23K 15/06 - Electron-beam welding or cutting within a vacuum chamber
  • B23K 15/10 - Non-vacuum electron beam-welding or cutting
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B22F 3/11 - Making porous workpieces or articles
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B23K 103/00 - Materials to be soldered, welded or cut
  • B22F 7/00 - Manufacture of composite layers, workpieces, or articles, comprising metallic powder, by sintering the powder, with or without compacting
  • C22C 1/04 - Making non-ferrous alloys by powder metallurgy

94.

GAS FLOW IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2017060035
Publication Number 2018/128695
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-03
Publication Date 2018-07-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Murphree, Zachary, Ryan
  • Endruhn, Claus
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Brezoczky, Thomas, Blasius
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Korepanov, Sergey
  • Bowers, Kenji
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Martinson, Robert, Michael
  • Elgar, Yacov
  • Choudhari, Charudatta, Mukundrao
  • Romano, Richard, Joseph
  • Tralongo, Joe

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/357 - Recycling
  • B22F 3/00 - Manufacture of workpieces or articles from metallic powder characterised by the manner of compacting or sintering; Apparatus specially adapted therefor
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes

95.

OPTICS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2018012250
Publication Number 2018/129089
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-03
Publication Date 2018-07-12
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Murphree, Zachary Ryan
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Gunn, Lawrence Arnold
  • Randhawa, Jatinder
  • Brudny, Alexander
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben Joseph
  • Brown, Gregory Ferguson

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three- dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer (e.g., the energy beam).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/141 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

96.

Optics in three-dimensional printing

      
Application Number 15861544
Grant Number 10611092
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-01-03
First Publication Date 2018-07-05
Grant Date 2020-04-07
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Varlakhanov, Alexander
  • Gunn, Lawrence Arnold
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides various apparatuses, systems, software, and methods for three-dimensional (3D) printing. The disclosure delineates various optical components of the 3D printing system, their usage, and their optional calibration. The disclosure delineates calibration of one or more components of the 3D printer (e.g., the energy beam).

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/393 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B28B 17/00 - SHAPING CLAY OR OTHER CERAMIC COMPOSITIONS; SHAPING SLAG; SHAPING MIXTURES CONTAINING CEMENTITIOUS MATERIAL, e.g. PLASTER - Details of, or accessories for, apparatus for shaping the material; Auxiliary measures taken in connection with such shaping
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/354 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring for surface treatment by melting
  • B23K 26/34 - Laser welding for purposes other than joining
  • B23K 26/062 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing by direct control of the laser beam
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/12 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring in a special environment or atmosphere, e.g. in an enclosure
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/03 - Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
  • B29C 64/135 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only liquids or viscous materials, e.g. depositing a continuous bead of viscous material using layers of liquid which are selectively solidified characterised by the energy source therefor, e.g. by global irradiation combined with a mask the energy source being concentrated, e.g. scanning lasers or focused light sources

97.

Skillful three-dimensional printing

      
Application Number 15893523
Grant Number 10058920
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-02-09
First Publication Date 2018-06-14
Grant Date 2018-08-28
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Lappas, Tasso
  • Mendelsberg, Rueben
  • Lappen, Alan Rick

Abstract

The present disclosure various apparatuses, and systems for 3D printing. The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software and systems for a step and repeat energy irradiation process; controlling material characteristics and/or deformation of the 3D object; reducing deformation in a printed 3D object; and planarizing a material bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/40 - Structures for supporting 3D objects during manufacture and intended to be sacrificed after completion thereof
  • B29C 64/386 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing
  • B23K 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment
  • B23K 26/14 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B23K 37/06 - Auxiliary devices or processes, not specially adapted to a procedure covered by only one of the other main groups of this subclass for positioning the molten material, e.g. confining it to a desired area
  • B33Y 70/00 - Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing
  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
  • B23K 26/142 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor for the removal of by-products
  • B23K 26/144 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor the fluid stream containing particles, e.g. powder
  • B23K 26/342 - Build-up welding
  • B23K 26/04 - Automatically aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam, e.g. using the back-scattered light
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B29K 105/00 - Condition, form or state of moulded material
  • B33Y 80/00 - Products made by additive manufacturing
  • B28B 1/00 - Producing shaped articles from the material

98.

OPTICS, DETECTORS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

      
Application Number US2017064474
Publication Number 2018/106586
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-12-04
Publication Date 2018-06-14
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Milshtein, Erel
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Petrenko, Aleksey
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, software, and systems, some of which utilize one or more detectors that may be used to detect characteristics of the 3D object, e.g., in real-time during its formation. The present disclosure provides methods, apparatuses, software, and systems for generating different cross sections of one or more energy beams used for 3D printing of the 3D object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing

99.

INTELLIGENT FUSION

      
Serial Number 87939529
Status Registered
Filing Date 2018-05-29
Registration Date 2021-02-09
Owner Velo3D, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 40 - Treatment of materials; recycling, air and water treatment,

Goods & Services

Three dimensional (3D) printing services; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology to manufacture equipment in the aerospace, automotive, marine, locomotive, communication, satellite, defense, oil and gas, energy generation, semiconductor, fashion, construction, agriculture, printing, and medical fields; manufacturing services for others using three dimensional (3D) printing and additive manufacturing technology for manufacturing products or parts thereof, namely, automotive parts, aerospace parts, liquid pathways, gaseous pathways, particulate pathways, combustion chambers, motors, engines, generators, oil and gas industry parts, impellers, machinery, consumer electronics, semiconductor equipment, pistons, electronic equipment, agriculture equipment, communications equipment, computer hardware, air conditioning parts, furniture, musical equipment, art, jewelry, cooking equipment, sports gear, medical equipment, medical implants, medical devices and prosthetics, all for industrial, medical and commercial use; consulting services in the field of manufacturing and prototype fabrication; material processing, namely, additive manufacturing and three dimensional (3D) printing using metal, thermoplastic, and composite particulates

100.

Gas flow in three-dimensional printing

      
Application Number 15803686
Grant Number 10661341
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-03
First Publication Date 2018-05-10
Grant Date 2020-05-26
Owner VELO3D, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Romano, Richard Joseph
  • Tralongo, Joe
  • Buller, Benyamin
  • Brudny, Alexander

Abstract

The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for controlling and/or treating gas borne debris in an atmosphere of a 3D printer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B22F 3/105 - Sintering only by using electric current, laser radiation or plasma
  • B29C 64/371 - Conditioning of environment using an environment other than air, e.g. inert gas
  • B08B 15/02 - Preventing escape of dirt or fumes from the area where they are produced; Collecting or removing dirt or fumes from that area using chambers or hoods covering the area
  • B29C 64/153 - Processes of additive manufacturing using only solid materials using layers of powder being selectively joined, e.g. by selective laser sintering or melting
  • B29C 64/245 - Platforms or substrates
  • B29C 64/35 - Cleaning
  • B29C 64/25 - Housings, e.g. machine housings
  • B08B 5/04 - Cleaning by suction, with or without auxiliary action
  • B33Y 10/00 - Processes of additive manufacturing
  • B33Y 40/00 - Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling
  • B33Y 30/00 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING - Details thereof or accessories therefor
  • B29C 64/268 - Arrangements for irradiation using electron beams [EB]
  • B01D 46/00 - Filters or filtering processes specially modified for separating dispersed particles from gases or vapours
  • B33Y 50/02 - Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes
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