Patents by Inventor Steven D. Bye

Steven D. Bye 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).

  • Publication number: 20190337280
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Patent number: 10377122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Publication number: 20170129193
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Patent number: 9579875
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Publication number: 20150352827
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye