Patent Number: 6,251,334

Title: Composite constructions having mixed organic/inorganic layers

Abstract: The effects of interfacial transition between organic and inorganic layers of a multilayer construction are ameliorated by incorporating an inorganic component within the matrix of the organic layer. In a first aspect, a construction having adjacent organic and inorganic layers is fabricated by depositing a curable polymer, softening the polymer, and integrating an inorganic material therewith. The polymer is then cured to immobilize the integrated deposition material, and the desired inorganic layer is applied over the deposited inorganic material (and any exposed portions of the polymer). In a second aspect, a graded structure is built up on a substrate in successive deposition steps. Both polymer precursors and an inorganic filler material are deposited in stages, with each stage containing a desired ratio of polymer to filler.

Inventors: Lewis; Thomas E. (East Hampstead, NH)

Assignee: Presstek, Inc.

International Classification: B05D 7/00 (20060101); B05D 1/00 (20060101); B05D 7/24 (20060101); C08J 7/06 (20060101); C08J 7/00 (20060101); C23C 14/02 (20060101); B05D 5/06 (20060101); B05D 5/02 (20060101); B27N 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018