Patent Number: 7,753,143

Title: Superabrasive element, structures utilizing same, and method of fabricating same

Abstract: According to various aspects of the present invention, a superabrasive element includes a plurality of superabrasive grains (e.g., as diamond grains and/or cubic boron nitride grains). The superabrasive element further includes a binder constituent that bonds at least a portion of the superabrasive grains together. The binder constituent includes predominantly one or more inorganic-compound phases, such as boron or silicon compounds. Applications utilizing such superabrasive elements and methods of fabricating such superabrasive elements are also disclosed.

Inventors: Miess; David P. (Highland, UT), Qian; Jiang (Cedar Hills, UT)

Assignee: US Synthetic Corporation

International Classification: E21B 10/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-13 0:00:00