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Method of forming electrical pathways in indium-tin-oxide coatings

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
December 3, 1996
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An electrical device includes a substrate having an ITO coating thereon, a portion of which is conductive and defines at least one electrical pathway, and the balance of the ITO being insulative. The device is made by the following general steps: a. providing a substrate having a conductive ITO coating on at least one surface thereof; b. rendering a preselected portion of the coating of conductive ITO insulative, leaving the remaining portion of conductive ITO as at least one electrical pathway.
Haynes; Tony E. (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 450,180
May 25, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. The invention was funded by the Division of Materials Sciences, office of Basic Energy Sciences.