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Bill Jordan Pope, Jeffery K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Clayton F Gardinier, Louis M Pope, Dean C Blackburn, Michael A Vail: Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond articulation surface and a plurality of substrate layers. Diamicron, Daniel P McCarthy, Parsons Behle & Latimer, September 21, 2004: US06793681 (195 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Bill J Pope, Jeffrey K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Clayton F Gardinier, Louis M Pope, Dean C Blackburn, Michael A Vail, Kenneth M Jensen: Prosthetic hip joint having sintered polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surfaces. Diamicron, Daniel McCarthy, September 18, 2001: US06290726 (167 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Bill J Pope, Jeffrey K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Clayton F Gardinier, Louis M Pope, Dean C Blackburn, Michael A Vail, Kenneth M Jensen: Diamond-surfaced cup for use in a prosthetic joint. Diamicron, Daniel P McCarthy, Parsons Behle & Latimer, December 3, 2002: US06488715 (165 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Kenneth E Bertagnolli, Jiang Qian, Jason Wiggins, Michael A Vail, Debkumar Mukhopadhyay: Rotary drill bit including polycrystalline diamond cutting elements. US Synthetic Corporation, Workman Nydegger, January 11, 2011: US07866418 (155 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the invention relate to polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) exhibiting enhanced diamond-to-diamond bonding. In an embodiment, PCD includes a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions. A metal-solvent catalyst occupies at least a portion of the plurality of i ...


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Bill J Pope, Jeffrey K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Michael A Vail, Kenneth M Jensen: Prosthetic hip joint having a polycrystalline diamond compact articulation surface and a counter bearing surface. Diamicron, February 11, 2003: US06517583 (133 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Kenneth E Bertagnolli, Michael A Vail: Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutting element having multiple catalytic elements. US Synthetic Corporation, Holland & Hart, December 22, 2009: US07635035 (111 worldwide citation)

A polycrystalline diamond compact useful for wear, cutting, drilling, drawing and like applications is provided with a first diamond region remote from the working surface which has a metallic catalyzing material and a second diamond region adjacent to or including the working surface containing a n ...


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Bill J Pope, Jeffrey K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Michael A Vail, Kenneth M Jensen: Prosthetic knee joint having at least one diamond articulation surface. Diamicron, Daniel P McCarthy, Parsons Behle & Latimer, July 18, 2006: US07077867 (94 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Bill J Pope, Jeffrey K Taylor, Richard H Dixon, Clayton F Gardinier, Louis M Pope, Dean C Blackburn, Michael A Vail, Kenneth M Jensen: Prosthetic joint having at least one superhard articulation surface. Diamicron, Daniel McCarthy, Parsons Behle & Latimer, June 4, 2002: US06398815 (89 worldwide citation)

Prosthetic joints, components for prosthetic joints, superhard bearing and articulation surfaces, diamond bearing and articulation surfaces, substrate surface topographical features, materials for making joints, bearing and articulation surfaces, and methods for manufacturing and finishing the same, ...


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Michael A Vail: Polycrystalline diamond element comprising ultra-dispersed diamond grain structures and applications utilizing same. US Synthetic Corporation, Workman Nydegger, April 14, 2009: US07516804 (83 worldwide citation)

Superabrasive elements, methods of fabricating such elements, and applications utilizing such elements. In one embodiment, a superabrasive element includes a mass of polycrystalline diamond including ultra-dispersed diamond grain structures present in an amount greater than zero weight percent and l ...


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Jiang Qian, Kenneth E Bertagnolli, Michael A Vail, Jason Wiggins, Jim I Dewberry, David P Miess: Superabrasive compact including diamond-silicon carbide composite, methods of fabrication thereof, and applications therefor. US Synthetic Corporation, Workman Nydegger, August 16, 2011: US07998573 (69 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention relate to diamond-silicon carbide composites, superabrasive compacts including such diamond-silicon carbide composites, and methods of fabricating such diamond-silicon carbide composites and superabrasive compacts. In one embodiment, a superabrasive compact inclu ...