Patent Number: 6,165,616

Title: Synthetic diamond coatings with intermediate bonding layers and methods of applying such coatings

Abstract: A process is disclosed for making new and improved diamond, "diamond-like carbon" (a-C) and "diamond-like hydrocarbon" (a-C:H) coatings bonded to substrates by using intermediate bonding layers engineered to reduce the residual stress in the diamond coatings.

Inventors: Lemelson; Jerome H. (Incline Village, NV), Conley; James G. (Glencoe, IL)

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International Classification: A61F 2/30 (20060101); C23C 16/02 (20060101); A61F 2/00 (20060101); C23C 14/06 (20060101); C23C 16/26 (20060101); B32B 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017