Patents by Inventor William B. Clarke

William B. Clarke 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: 6544472
    Abstract: A method of forming an orthopedic implant having a porous surface layer thereon. A mask includes a cut-out configured to receive a portion of the implant therein. The implant is placed within the cut-out and thereby masked. A water soluble binder solution is sprayed onto at least a part of the unmasked portion of the implant using a sprayer, thereby forming a binder layer on the implant. The binder solution includes water, ethanol, gelatin, glycerin, and a colorant. A porous layer including a plurality of metallic particles is contacted with the binder layer. The porous layer is bonded with the surface of the implant with a sintering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Calvert Compton, Clarence Panchison, Michael S. Hawley, Jay B. Moore, William B. Clarke
  • Patent number: 6132674
    Abstract: A method of forming an orthopaedic implant having a porous surface layer thereon. A mask includes a cut-out configured to receive a portion of the implant therein. The implant is placed within the cut-out and thereby masked. A water soluble binder solution is sprayed onto at least a part of the unmasked portion of the implant using a sprayer, thereby forming a binder layer on the implant. The binder solution includes water, ethanol, gelatin, glycerin, and a colorant. A porous layer including a plurality of metallic particles is contacted with the binder layer. The porous layer is bonded with the surface of the implant with a sintering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventors: Richard Calvert Compton, Clarence Panchison, Michael S. Hawley, Jay B. Moore, William B. Clarke
  • Patent number: D265343
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Assignee: Zimmer USA, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Schadrack, III, William B. Clarke