06859989 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 17 patents.

An improved fixture and method for assembling a structure, wherein the improved fixture comprises a frame and a pair of position compliance devices. The compliance devices are attached to a selected one of the ends of the fixture frame for engagement with the arms of a selected one of a headstock and a tailstock used to rotate the fixture and structure to be assembled. The compliance devices each comprise a slidable block having a locating pin rotatably mounted therein, which enables the fixture to be accurately and removably positioned between a headstock and a tailstock, serving to reduce unwanted stress on the fixture and the structure to be assembled during rotation. Removability of the fixture and structure to be assembled facilitates convenient loading/unloading of the structure and 360 degree access to the structure and fixture by an operator.

Title
Fixture and method for assembling structures
Application Number
10/430576
Publication Number
6859989 (B2)
Application Date
May 6, 2003
Publication Date
March 1, 2005
Inventor
Gary E Gerstenslager
Canton
OH, US
Jeffrey R Wittlinger
Massillon
OH, US
Paul Edward Miller
Alliance
OH, US
Eric Talbott Bauer
Canton
OH, US
Agent
David J Hrina
David P Dureska
Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs
Assignee
The Boler Company
IL, US
IPC
B23Q 003/00
B23Q 007/00
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