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Rapidly Curable Electrically Conductive Clear Coatings

United States Patent Application

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Rapidly curable electrically conductive clear coatings are applied to substrates. The electrically conductive clear coating includes to clear layer having a resinous binder with ultrafine non-stoichiometric tungsten oxide particles dispersed therein. The clear coating may be rapidly cured by subjecting the coating to infrared radiation that heats the tungsten oxide particles and surrounding resinous binder. Localized heating increases the temperature of the coating to thereby thermally cure the coating, while avoiding unwanted heating of the underlying substrate.
Bowman, Mark P. (New Kensington, PA), Anderson, Lawrence G. (Allison Park, PA), Post, Gordon L. (Pittsburgh, PA)
13/ 915,795
June 12, 2013
GOVERNMENT CONTRACT [0001] This invention was made with United States government support under Contract Number RES100058 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in this invention,