Laser-assisted machining (LAM) of hard tissues and bones

Patent Number: 9387041

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

An apparatus and method for laser-assisted machining (LAM) of bone without raising the temperature of the surrounding bone is discussed. The method of LAM of bone involves determining a target bone needing to be machined an then scanning a high power density laser beam along the bone at a machining rate that produces low-heat affected zones (HAZ) on the target bone. The process and apparatus is advantageous over conventional technologies because it provides a chemically clean, coherent, and monochromatic beam to the region to be machined.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Narendra B. Dahotre - - -
Soundarapandian Santhanakrishnan - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
B 23 K 26 00
B 23 K 26 36
G 06 F 19 00
A 61 B 17 16
A 61 B 18 20


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
University of North Texas - - - - -