Patents by Inventor Larry J. Lang

Larry J. Lang has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10577744
    Abstract: A fabric is treated by applying a nanoparticle type coating to improve their resistance to contamination by foreign matter. The coating is applied during fabric manufacture and cured during heat setting. Alternatively, the coating applied or renewed by utilizing an existing shower or locating a spray boom or other suitable coating application device to apply the coating to the fabric in a controlled, uniform manner. Prior to application of the coating, the fabric is first thoroughly cleaned such as by showering or spraying, and then dried. Following controlled application of the coating, any excess material is removed by a suitable means, such as by vacuum, and the remaining coating on the fabric is then cured, either by utilizing the ambient heat of the equipment or by a portable bank of heaters. In this manner, the fabric does not have to be removed from the machine in order to apply or renew the contaminant resistant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: AstenJohnson, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel M. Baker, Rex Barrett, Bud J. Chase, Bruce W. Janda, Ian Gerald Lang, Dietmar Wirtz, Larry Anderson
  • Patent number: 6070784
    Abstract: A welding apparatus (28) for forming a circumferential weld (56) includes a base (30) and a spindle (32) extending perpendicularly from the base. Along the spindle, at its proximal and distal portions, first and second workpiece supporters (38, 40) are provided, respectively, to position workpieces (42) to be welded together therebetween. Between the first and second workpiece supporters, a first arm (44) and a second arm (48) are provided, both extending perpendicularly from the spindle. To a distal end of the first arm, an internal backup roller (46) is rotatably attached, and to a distal end of the second arm, an internal drive roller (50) is rotatably attached. One or more external rollers (52a, 52b), each rotatably attached to an external support (66), are further provided. The internal and external rollers are driven by variable-speed programmable motors (not shown). In operation, the workpieces are mounted onto the apparatus, being sandwiched between the internal rollers and the external rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Elmo S. Holt, Larry J. Lang