Patents by Inventor Jere B. Horsley, Jr.

Jere B. Horsley, Jr. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 3952334
    Abstract: A biocompatible prosthetic device comprising a metal alloy substrate, an intermediate layer of a high-temperature polymer which is strongly bonded thereto, and an exterior coating of dense vapor-deposited carbon. The carbon layer is thromboresistant and strongly adheres to the intermediate layer which in turn strongly adheres to the metal alloy. The polymer may be the reaction product of pyromelletic dianhydride and a diaminodiphenyl ether, and the carbon may be deposited under high vacuum conditions from a suitably heated carbon source, e.g., by ion-plating or vacuum vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1976
    Assignee: General Atomic Company
    Inventors: Jack C. Bokros, Jere B. Horsley, Jr.