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Title: Coating and curing apparatus and methods

Disclosed is a coating apparatus including flow coating and roll-coating that may be used for uniform sol-gel coating of substrates such as glass, solar panels, windows or part of an electronic display. Also disclosed are methods for substrate preparation, flow coating and roll coating. Lastly, systems and methods for curing sol-gel coatings deposited onto the surface of glass substrates using high temperature air-knives, infrared emitters and direct heat applicators are disclosed.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1248018
Assignee:
Enki Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA) DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,314,811
Application Number:
14/709,031
Contract Number:
EE0006810
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 May 11
Research Org:
Enki Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Other works cited in this record:

The sol–gel preparation and characterization of nanoporous silica membrane with controlled pore size
journal, June 2001
  • Fujii, Tomoyuki; Yano, Toshimasa; Nakamura, Kozo
  • Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 187, Issue 1-2, p. 171-180
  • DOI: 10.1016/S0376-7388(01)00338-6

Method and apparatus for applying thin fluid coatings
patent, June 1997

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