08236074 is referenced by 96 patents and cites 83 patents.

Methods of manufacturing a superabrasive element are disclosed. In one embodiment, a substrate and a preformed superabrasive volume may be at least partially surrounded by an enclosure and the enclosure may be sealed in an inert environment. Further, the enclosure may be exposed to an elevated pressure and preformed superabrasive volume may be affixed to the substrate. Polycrystalline diamond elements are disclosed. In one embodiment, a polycrystalline diamond element may comprise a preformed polycrystalline diamond volume bonded to a substrate by a braze material. Optionally, such a polycrystalline diamond element may exhibit a compressive stress. Rotary drill bit for drilling a subterranean formation and including at least one superabrasive element are also disclosed.

Title
Superabrasive elements, methods of manufacturing, and drill bits including same
Application Number
11/545929
Publication Number
8236074 (B1)
Application Date
October 10, 2006
Publication Date
August 7, 2012
Inventor
David P Miess
Highland
UT, US
Kenneth E Bertagnolli
Riverton
UT, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
US Synthetic Corporation
UT, US
IPC
B32B 19/00
B32B 9/00
E21B 10/36
C09C 1/68
B24B 1/00
B24D 3/00
C09K 3/14
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