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Theodore Martin Boyl Davis, James N Buttrick Jr, Roger A Gage, Darrell D Jones, Kostandinos D Papanikolaou: Flexible track drilling machine. The Boeing Company, Alston & Bird, January 18, 2005: US06843328 (51 worldwide citation)

A flexible track drilling machine employs a pair of rails that are flexible in one direction to conform to a non-flat workpiece surface and are substantially stiff in a direction parallel to the workpiece surface. The rails are attached to the workpiece by vacuum cups spaced along each rail. An X-ax ...


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Michael A Lee, Kurtis S Willden, Darrell D Jones, Richard B Evans: Method and apparatus for forming structural members. The Boeing Company, Alston & Bird, May 5, 2009: US07527759 (47 worldwide citation)

A method and associated apparatus for forming a composite structural member from a charge are provided. The charge can be disposed on a first die of the apparatus and formed to a desired configuration defined by a recess of the die by inserting a second die or a tool into the recess. In some cases, ...


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Matthew K Lum, David L Wagner, Thomas D Hall, Darrell D Jones, Joseph A Appleton, Vincent T Olson, Noel A Spishak: One-piece barrel assembly cart. The Boeing Company, December 1, 2009: US07624488 (42 worldwide citation)

A one-piece barrel assembly cart includes a right assembly cart base connected with a left assembly cart base and at least three stabilizer rings that are attached to the assembly cart base. The one-piece barrel assembly cart may be used to stabilize a tapered cured composite barrel, for example the ...


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Todd A Brown, Darrell D Jones, Andrew E Modin: Composite structural element fabricating device and method. The Boeing Corporation, Baker Hostetler, December 30, 2008: US07469735 (31 worldwide citation)

To fabricate a composite item, a device places a composite ply on a curved form at about 0° relative to a longitudinal axis of the form. The form includes a web surface and a cap surface. The device includes a web compaction roller and a set of guides. The web compaction roller compacts a composite ...


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David P Banks, James N Buttrick Jr, Charles H Glaisyer, Darrell D Jones, Russell C McCrum, Philip M Wright: Vacuum fastened guide and method for supporting tooling on a component. Lawrence W Nelson, December 12, 2000: US06158666 (30 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to vacuum fastened guide that supports and facilitates movements of a machining device along at least one component to be operated upon. The guide includes a primary rail that is vacuum coupled to the component. The primary rail includes a primary tube portion for slide ...


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Darrell D Jones: Feeding fasteners to a workpiece. The Boeing Company, Lawrence W Nelson, J Michael Neary, December 31, 1996: US05588554 (29 worldwide citation)

A fastener feed system for selecting a fastener needed for a particular fastening location from a fastener storage area and delivering the fastener to a workpiece where the fastener is to be installed includes a tray having a floor and a grid partition arrangement defining a multiplicity of cells fo ...


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Darrell D Jones, Joseph D Brennan, Mark E King, Kurtis S Willden, George D Hempstead: Tools for manufacturing composite parts and methods for using such tools. The Boeing Company, Perkins Coie, February 2, 2010: US07655168 (28 worldwide citation)

Tools for manufacturing composite parts and methods for using such tools are disclosed herein. A method in accordance with one aspect of the invention includes manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin part from a plurality of fibers positioned on a tool having a female mold surface. The mold surface c ...


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David P Banks, James N Buttrick Jr, Charles H Glaisyer, Darrell D Jones, Russell C McCrum, Philip M Wright: Lap splice mini-riveter system. The Boeing Company, Lawrence W Nelson, June 13, 2000: US06073326 (28 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a portable process for automated fastening of aircraft structures. The invention will employ two primary elements for locating and installing through-the-skin fasteners. Inside and outside units are attached onto an airframe and indexed to each other through coordina ...


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David P Banks, James N Buttrick Jr, Charles H Glaisyer, Darrell D Jones, Russell C McCrum, Philip M Wright: Pressure foot assembly for clamping a joint. The Boeing Company, Lawrence W Nelson, April 3, 2001: US06210084 (26 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a pressure foot that applies a clamping pressure to an area undergoing drilling or fastening operations on a joint formed by a first panel and a second panel. The pressure foot includes a front clamp for pressing against a front side of the area undergoing the drilli ...


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David P Banks, James N Buttrick Jr, Charles H Glaisyer, Darrell D Jones, Russell C McCrum, Philip M Wright: Fastener protrusion sensor. The Boeing Company, Lawrence W Nelson, January 4, 2000: US06011482 (25 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a protrusion sensor that determines the acceptability of a rivet within a component. The sensor includes a baseline detector which remains stationary, a movable detector which moves with a bucking bar module and produces a first signal proportionate to a distance bet ...