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B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring 3
B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or 3
B23K 26/38 - Removing material by boring or cutting 2
G05B 19/402 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by control arrangements for positioning, e.g. centring a tool relative to a hole in the workpiece, additional detection means to correct position 2
G05B 19/406 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by monitoring or safety 2
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1.

NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS AND USES THEREOF

      
Application Number US2022021425
Publication Number 2022/204208
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-03-22
Publication Date 2022-09-29
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Natkin, Michael
  • Park, Jonathan, Daniel
  • Lau, Bonny, P.
  • Haug, Scott
  • Paradiso, Nicodemus, Empyrean
  • Lang, Jonathan, P.

Abstract

Disclosed embodiments include rendering systems configured to: (i) after receiving a request from a user to render a creative work associated with a non-fungible token, determining (a) whether the user owns the non-fungible token and (b) a current render count corresponding to how many times the creative work associated with the non-fungible token has been previously rendered; and (ii) when the user owns the non-fungible token and the current render count indicates that the creative work has been previously rendered fewer than a maximum render count corresponding to a preconfigured total number of authorized renderings of the creative work associated with the non-fungible token, (a) obtaining an implementation file corresponding to the creative work, (b) rendering the creative work according to the implementation file, and (c) updating the current render count to reflect another rendering of the creative work.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G11B 20/00 - Signal processing not specific to the method of recording or reproducing; Circuits therefor
  • H04L 9/00 - Arrangements for secret or secure communications; Network security protocols
  • G06Q 10/00 - Administration; Management
  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce
  • G06F 21/00 - Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity

2.

THERMAL MODELING FOR COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED FABRICATION

      
Application Number US2021060822
Publication Number 2022/115603
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-11-24
Publication Date 2022-06-02
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Paradiso, Nicodemus
  • Ackerman, Penelope
  • Ludwick, Rachael
  • Simons, Will
  • Tapsell, John, Peter

Abstract

A method for computer numerically controlled processing may include receiving configurations for a fabrication in which a computer numerically controlled machine processes a material to achieve one or more designs. An analysis may be performed to determine whether a thermal event occurs during the fabrication. The analysis may include performing one or more of a time-variant simulation and a time-invariant simulation of the fabrication. The thermal event may include one or more regions of the material exhibiting an undesirable response to the electromagnetic energy delivered to the material. One or more outputs may be generated based on the result of the thermal verification. The outputs may include a visualization of the quantity of energy exposure across the material, an alert if a thermal event is determined to occur during the fabrication, and corrective actions for resolving potential thermal events.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4099 - Surface or curve machining, making 3D objects, e.g. desktop manufacturing
  • B23K 26/38 - Removing material by boring or cutting

3.

MULTI-USER COMPUTER-NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063190
Publication Number 2018/098396
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Haug, Scott
  • Wright, Linden

Abstract

A method for accessing a computer-numerically-controlled machine can include receiving a command to be executed by the computer-numerically-controlled machine. A hardware state of a component in the computer-numerically-controlled machine can be determined by receiving, from the component, data indicative of the hardware state. An origin of the command including a user identification of a user who sent the command and/or a machine identification of a device that sent the command can be determined. Whether the computer- numerically-controlled machine is allowed to execute the command can be determined by applying a set of rules and based on the hardware state and/or the origin of the command. In response to determining that the computer-numerically-controlled machine is allowed to execute the command, the command can be executed at the computer-numerically-controlled machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/409 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form - characterised by control panel details, by setting parameters

4.

PRESET OPTICAL COMPONENTS IN A COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063192
Publication Number 2018/098398
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Kofron, Jared

Abstract

A system can include a head of a computer numerically controlled machine configured to deliver electromagnetic energy sufficient to cause a change in a material at least partially contained within an interior space of the computer numerically controlled machine. The system can further include an optical system comprising a plurality of optical elements in the computer numerically controlled machine. The plurality of optical elements can be oriented at a fixed angle to each other to deliver the electromagnetic energy from the head to the material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B23K 37/02 - Carriages for supporting the welding or cutting element
  • B23K 26/08 - Devices involving relative movement between laser beam and workpiece
  • B23K 26/38 - Removing material by boring or cutting
  • B23K 26/035 - Aligning the laser beam
  • B23K 26/082 - Scanning systems, i.e. devices involving movement of the laser beam relative to the laser head
  • B23K 26/042 - Automatically aligning the laser beam

5.

CONTROLLED DECELERATION OF MOVEABLE COMPONENTS IN A COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063193
Publication Number 2018/098399
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Sarnoff, Matthew

Abstract

A method of altering a rate of executing a motion plan by a computer-numerically-controlled machine can include: receiving, at a control unit of a computer-numerically-controlled machine and from a general purpose computer that is housed separately from the computer- numerically-controlled machine, a motion plan defining operations for causing movement of a moveable component of the computer-numerically-controlled machine; and altering, in response to a command received at the computer-numerically-controlled machine, a first execution rate of the operations to a second execution rate of the operations to change a rate of movement of the movable component. Systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4155 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by programme execution, i.e. part programme or machine function execution, e.g. selection of a programme
  • G05B 19/4097 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by using design data to control NC machines, e.g. CAD/CAM

6.

HOUSING FOR COMPUTER-NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063187
Publication Number 2018/098393
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony

Abstract

A computer-numerically-controlled machine can include a light source and a housing. The light source can be configured to deliver electromagnetic energy to at least one location on a material at least partially disposed within the computer-numerically-controlled machine. The housing can include at least one side part surrounding an interior space and the at least one location on the material. The housing can include a structural material defining at least a portion of the interior space. The housing can further include a protective material protecting the side part. The protective material can reduce a permeability of the side part to the electromagnetic radiation relative to the structural material alone.

IPC Classes  ?

  • 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 26/70 - Auxiliary operations or equipment

7.

FABRICATION WITH IMAGE TRACING

      
Application Number US2017063188
Publication Number 2018/098394
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Park, Jonathan
  • Mcvey, Kevin
  • Haug, Scott
  • Ludwick, Rachael
  • Martinec, Daniel

Abstract

A method may include generating, by a camera having a view of an interior portion of a computer-numerically-controlled machine, an image comprising a pattern. The image can be transformed into a set of machine instructions for controlling the computer-numerically- controlled machine to effect a change in a material. The change can correspond to at least a portion of the pattern. At least one machine instruction from the set of machine instructions can be executed to control the computer-numerically-controlled machine to effect at least a portion of the change. The execution can include operating, in accordance with the at least one machine instruction, a tool coupled with the computer-numerically-controlled machine. The tool can configured to effect the change on the material. Related systems and articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4097 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by using design data to control NC machines, e.g. CAD/CAM

8.

IMPROVED ENGRAVING IN A COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063189
Publication Number 2018/098395
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Ludwick, Rachael
  • Park, Jonathan

Abstract

A method for dithering can include receiving, at a computer numerically controlled machine comprising a laser, a motion plan corresponding to a first image. The output of the laser can be dithered, in accordance with the motion plan, to effect a change in a material within an interior space of the computer numerically controlled machine. The change can substantially reproduce at least a portion of the first image on the material. The dithering can include providing laser energy to the material at a native resolution based at least on a spot size of the laser. The spot size can be determined based at least on one or more parameters of the computer numerically controlled machine and/or one or more properties of the material. The laser energy can be delivered at locations separated by a distance no less than the spot size.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/4093 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by part programming, e.g. entry of geometrical information as taken from a technical drawing, combining this with machining and material information to obtain control information, named part programme, for the NC machine
  • B23K 26/06 - Shaping the laser beam, e.g. by masks or multi-focusing

9.

CALIBRATION OF COMPUTER-NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED MACHINE

      
Application Number US2017063191
Publication Number 2018/098397
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-11-24
Publication Date 2018-05-31
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Mcvey, Kevin
  • Kofron, Jared
  • Martinec, Daniel
  • Fioca, Brian
  • Vaughn, Taylor

Abstract

A method for calibrating a computer-numerically-controlled machine can include capturing one or more images of at least a portion of the computer-numerically-controlled machine. The one or more images can be captured with at least one camera located inside an enclosure containing a material bed. A mapping relationship can be created which maps a pixel in the one or more images to a location within the computer-numerically controlled machine. The creation of the mapping relationship can include compensating for a difference in the one or more images relative to one or more physical parameters of the computer-numerically-controlled machine and/or a material positioned on the material bed. Related systems and/or articles of manufacture, including computer program products, are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/402 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by control arrangements for positioning, e.g. centring a tool relative to a hole in the workpiece, additional detection means to correct position

10.

VISUAL PREVIEW FOR LASER FABRICATION

      
Application Number US2016017900
Publication Number 2016/131018
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-12
Publication Date 2016-08-18
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Putney, Dean
  • Ellis, Timothy
  • Banka, Lauren

Abstract

A computer numerically controlled machine may include a movable head configured to deliver electromagnetic energy to a part of a working area in which the movable head may be commanded to cause delivery of the electromagnetic energy. The interior space may be defined by a housing and may include an openable barrier that attenuates transmission of light between the interior space and an exterior of the computer numerically controlled machine when the openable barrier is in a closed position. The computer numerically controlled machine may include an interlock that prevents emission of the electromagnetic energy when detecting that the openable barrier is not in the closed position. The commanding may result in the computer numerically controlled machine executing operations of a motion plan for causing movement of the movable head to deliver the electromagnetic energy to effect a change in a material at least partially contained within the interior space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/406 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by monitoring or safety
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or

11.

MOVING MATERIAL DURING LASER FABRICATION

      
Application Number US2016017901
Publication Number 2016/131019
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-12
Publication Date 2016-08-18
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Putney, Dean
  • Ellis, Timothy
  • Banka, Lauren

Abstract

A moveable head of a computer numerically controlled machine may deliver electromagnetic energy sufficient to cause a first change in a material at least partially contained within an interior space of the CNC machine. A feature of the material may be imaged using at least one camera present inside the interior space to update a position of the material, and the moveable head may be aligned to deliver electromagnetic energy sufficient to cause a second change in the material such that the second change is positioned on the material consistent with the first change and with an intended final appearance of the material. Methods, systems, and article of manufacture are described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/402 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by control arrangements for positioning, e.g. centring a tool relative to a hole in the workpiece, additional detection means to correct position
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring

12.

SAFETY AND RELIABILITY GUARANTEES FOR LASER FABRICATION

      
Application Number US2016017903
Publication Number 2016/131021
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-12
Publication Date 2016-08-18
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Putney, Dean
  • Ellis, Timothy
  • Banka, Lauren

Abstract

Sensor data generated by a sensor of a computer numerically controlled machine can be compared with a forecast. The forecast can include expected sensor data for the sensor, over a course of an execution plan for making a cut with a movable laser cutting head. The sensor data can be generated during execution of the execution plan. During execution of the execution plan, the sensor data can be monitored and a deviation of from the forecast can be detected. It can be determined, based on the detecting, that an anomalous condition of the computer numerically controlled machine has occurred. Based on the determining, an action can be performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/406 - Numerical control (NC), i.e. automatically operating machines, in particular machine tools, e.g. in a manufacturing environment, so as to execute positioning, movement or co-ordinated operations by means of programme data in numerical form characterised by monitoring or safety
  • B23K 26/00 - Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or

13.

CLOUD CONTROLLED LASER FABRICATION

      
Application Number US2016017904
Publication Number 2016/131022
Status In Force
Filing Date 2016-02-12
Publication Date 2016-08-18
Owner GLOWFORGE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shapiro, Daniel
  • Gosselin, Mark
  • Wright, Anthony
  • Putney, Dean
  • Ellis, Timothy
  • Banka, Lauren

Abstract

An execution plan segment of an execution plan can be received at a control unit of a computer numerically controlled machine from a general purpose computer. The execution plan segment can define operations for causing movement of a moveable head of the computer numerically controlled machine to deliver electromagnetic energy to effect a change in a material within an interior space of the computer numerically controlled machine. The execution plan segment can include a predefined safe pausing point from which the execution plan can be restarted while minimizing a difference in appearance of a finished work-product relative to if a pause and restart are not necessary. Operations of the computer numerically controlled machine can be commenced only after determining that the execution plan segment has been received up to and including the predefined safe pausing point by the computer numerically controlled machine.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G05B 19/418 - Total factory control, i.e. centrally controlling a plurality of machines, e.g. direct or distributed numerical control (DNC), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), integrated manufacturing systems (IMS), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • B29C 67/00 - Shaping techniques not covered by groups , or