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Hermetic bio-inert coatings for bio-implants fabricated using atomic layer deposition

United States Patent Application

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A biocompatible and bio-inert device is disclosed along with a method of making same. The device includes multiple layers of materials, preferably at least on layer of Al.sub.2O.sub.3, and an exterior amorphous layer, preferably TiO.sub.2.
Carlisle, John A. (Plainfield, IL), Pellin, Michael J. (Naperville, IL), Elam, Jeffrey W. (Elmhurst, IL), Wang, Jian (Naperville, IL)
The University of Chicago (Chicago IL)
11/ 123,602
May 6, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and The University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.