04070514 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 5 patents.

A method for producing porous graphite for use as bone replacement with a structure for osteon penetration. Graphite is produced with ordered circular pores of 100 to 1000 microns in diameter covering at least 25% of the exposed surfaces. A cylindrical fiber is coated with a carbon flour-pitch mix and is then wound on a bobbin in a predetermined manner. The product of winding is dried, pressed, carbonized, and then graphitized. The fibers are removed either chemically or by volatilization during carbonization or graphitization.

Title
Method of fabricating graphite for use as a skeletal prosthesis and product thereof
Application Number
5/367276
Publication Number
4070514
Application Date
June 5, 1973
Publication Date
January 24, 1978
Inventor
David E Rosson Sr
Oak Ridge
TN, US
J M Robbins
Oak Ridge
TN, US
Walter P Eatherly
Oak Ridge
TN, US
Agent
John B Hardaway
Stephen D Hamel
Dean E Carlson
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the United States Department of Energy
DC, US
IPC
A61F 1/00
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