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COATING AND CURING APPARATUS AND METHODS

United States Patent Application

20150099060
A1
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Disclosed herein is a method of coating and curing, including conveying a substantially flat substrate to be coated with a conveyor system through a combination roll coating and curing facility, wherein the combination roll coating and curing facility comprises at least one roll coating facility and at least one curing facility, roll coating the substantially flat substrate with a continuous sol gel coating material with the at least one roll coating facility, and curing the sol gel coating material on the substantially flat substrate with an air knife of the at least one curing facility, wherein the air knife is adapted to direct a heated stream of air to cure the continuous sol gel coating material while an interior of the substantially flat substrate remains at a temperature substantially lower than a temperature of air from the air knife.
Brophy, Brenor L. (San Jose, CA), Gonsalves, Peter R. (Santa Clara, CA), Yang, Yu S. (Pleasanton, CA), Neyman, Patrick J. (San Jose, CA)
14/ 563,962
December 8, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-EE0006040 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.