06146462 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 74 patents.

Methods and apparatus for plasma modifying a substrate are disclosed along with associated techniques for applying coatings to the substrate. Particular utility has been found using a hollow cathode to generate the plasma along with magnetic focusing means to focus the plasma at the surface of a substrate.

Title
Structures and components thereof having a desired surface characteristic together with methods and apparatuses for producing the same
Application Number
9/307078
Publication Number
6146462
Application Date
May 7, 1999
Publication Date
November 14, 2000
Inventor
Timothy D O Brien
Summerville
SC, US
Gale Shipley
Mauldin
SC, US
C Barry Johnson
Mt. Pleasant
SC, US
Wolfgang Decker
Tucson
AZ, US
Michael G Mikhael
Tucson
AZ, US
Richard E Ellwanger
Tucson
AZ, US
Angelo Yializis
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Volpe and Koenig P C
Assignee
AstenJohnson
SC, US
IPC
D21F 1/00
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