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8683709 Portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine with multi-bus arm technology  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine (AACMM) with multi-bus arm technology that includes a manually positionable articulated arm portion, a measurement device, and an electronic...
8677643 Coordinate measurement machines with removable accessories  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine for measuring the coordinates of an object in space is provided. The AACMM includes a base and an arm portion having an opposed first and...
8677642 Three-dimensional measurement device  
The invention concerns a three-dimensional measuring device, which comprises: a base (5) intended to be fixed to a support assembly (6) and lying in a first plane,a plate (14) mounted so as to...
8676527 Industrial machine  
A coordinate measuring machine (industrial machine) includes: a column and a support that extend along the Z-axis; a beam being provided between the column and the support; a slider being movable...
8667698 Co-ordinate measuring machine  
A co-ordinate measuring machine comprising a bed provided with a horizontal measuring surface, a unit that is mobile along guides carried by the bed itself, an annular structure extending along a...
8661700 Smart probe  
The present system, method, article of manufacture, software, and apparatus is an “intelligent” probe system and components thereof and may openly encompass, in at least an embodiment, an emb...
8655094 Photogrammetry system and method for determining relative motion between two bodies  
A photogrammetry system and method provide for determining the relative position between two objects. The system utilizes one or more imaging devices, such as high speed cameras, that are mounted...
8650767 Coordinates measuring head unit and coordinates measuring machine  
A coordinates measuring head unit is provided, which is compact, inexpensive, and capable of performing high-precision measurements at high speeds, and facilitates, for example, measurements...
8638446 Laser scanner or laser tracker having a projector  
A laser scanner or a laser tracker includes a light source that emits a light beam within an environment, and a data capture component that captures the light beam reflected back to the laser...
8627576 Coordinate measuring device having positional change sensors  
The present invention relates to a coordinate measuring machine having a sensor for measuring an object, and having a housing structure for holding and positioning the sensor, wherein a position...
8615893 Portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine having integrated software controls  
A method for performing a diagnostic or calibration procedure on a portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM). The AACMM includes a manually positionable articulated arm...
8607467 Portable coordinate measurement machine  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided. An articulated arm is provided having a plurality of arm segments. Each arm segment includes an angular encoder for producing...
8607466 Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and method of compensating errors in a CMM  
A coordinate measuring machine for determination of at least one spatial coordinate of a measurement point on an object to be measured. The coordinate measuring machine comprises a stationary base,...
8601702 Display for coordinate measuring machine  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine is provided having a base. A cover is rotatably coupled to the base to move between a closed position and an open position. A display is...
8601701 Apparatus and method for controlling or programming a measurement routine  
A method and apparatus for controlling or programming a measurement path for a probe mounted on a coordinate positioning apparatus (e.g. an articulating probe head mounted on a CMM) which enables...
8595948 Portable coordinate measurement machine with a rotatable handle  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM) includes a manually positionable articulated arm having opposed first and second ends, the articulated arm including a plurality of...
8578619 Shape measuring apparatus and shape measuring method  
A contact type prove achieves a high-precision measurement of a shape of even a steeply-inclined surface in the vicinity of vertical by controlling a contact force stably. In a shape measuring...
8578618 Three-dimensional measuring instrument  
According to the present invention, a three-dimensional measuring instrument includes a spindle that moves an object to be controlled in a predetermined axis direction; and a controlling device...
8572857 Apparatus for measuring objects  
An apparatus for measuring objects includes a base plate for supporting an object to be measured and includes a probe. The probe is movable relative to the object by means of an actuator to sample...
8572858 Portable coordinate measurement machine having a removable external sensor  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine is provided. The coordinate measurement machine includes a manually positionable articulated arm having opposed first and second ends. The...
8567084 Profile measuring instrument  
A coordinate measuring machine includes a probe having a measurement unit, a movement mechanism for moving the probe and a host computer for controlling the movement mechanism. The host computer...
8561309 Shape measuring device  
A shape measuring device to measure a shape of a workpiece, wherein the shape measuring device includes: the probe;a probe support shaft to pivotally support the probe; anda probe drive device to...
8545145 Spindle inclination detector and machine tool including the same  
Spindle inclination detectors (41A, 41B) are equipped in columns (32A, 32B) of a portal bridge (24) of a machine tool (21). Each spindle inclination detector includes: a string (43) which hangs...
8533967 Coordinate measurement machines with removable accessories  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine is provided. The coordinate measuring machine includes a base with an arm portion. A probe end is coupled to an end of the arm portion distal...
8537372 Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and method of compensating errors in a CMM  
A coordinate measuring machine for determination of at least one spatial coordinate of a measurement point on an object to be measured. The coordinate measuring machine comprises a stationary base,...
8516710 Manually programmable motorized machine for measuring coordinates  
Multidimensional coordinate measuring machine having a programming mode in which the measuring head can be displaced manually by an operator and a measuring mode in which a control unit is designed...
8516711 Device for marking or processing a surface, tool, and articulated arm  
The invention relates to a device for marking or processing a surface at a predeterminable position, comprising: a marking or processing tool that is operable by hand; a manually operable...
8516709 Apparatus for testing the accuracy of machine tools and measuring devices  
An apparatus for testing the accuracy of machine tools and measuring devices has a support and at least one reference element formed as a sleeve, wherein the reference element is glued on top of...
8516712 Measurement device  
A three-dimensional measuring machine (measurement device) which supplies a probe having a measurement head able to make contact with a measured object and a contact detection sensor which detects...
8510967 Bed for a coordinate measuring machine  
A bed for a measuring machine constituted by a frame provided with a pair of mutually parallel beams bearing guides for the mobile unit of the machine, and a workpiece table housed between the...
8505392 Mobile platform with six degrees of freedom  
A mobile platform with six degrees of freedom includes a static base plate, six branched chain, a dynamic moving plate and twelve fixing assembly. Each of the static base plate and the dynamic...
8486576 In-line height measurement system for planar fuel cell  
An in-line planar fuel cell height measurement system is mainly composed of a main stand, at least a top platform above a high temperature furnace, a displacement detection unit on the top platform...
8479403 Measuring system  
Measuring system including a coordinate measuring machine having a processing unit and a moveable support, and one or more actuators for positioning said movable support relative to a reference...
8474150 Probe system and method for operating a probe system  
A probe system includes a scanning head and a transceiver element. By touching a stylus, a sensor element is able to generate a sensor signal. The scanning head and the transceiver element are...
8474148 Articulating probe head apparatus and method  
Apparatus for a co-ordinate positioning machine is described that comprises an articulating probe head for supporting a measurement probe. The articulating probe head comprises at least one...
8453338 Coordinate measuring machine with rotatable grip  
A portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) can have one or more rotatable grip assemblies to provide a location for an operator to grasp the PCMM. A rotatable grip assembly can include a...
8457917 Device and method for setting out contours, points or works and a guiding device for use therewith  
A device, a method and a guiding device for setting out contours, points or works, including a computer-controlled measuring device provided with a movable measuring probe and a portable base unit...
8453339 Laser beam delivery in a spatial measuring device  
A coordinate measuring robotic device includes a housing movably supported on a base and mounting a vertical pillar along which rides a carriage engaged by a horizontally translating arm carrying a...
8453337 System and method for workpiece coordinate measurements  
A system and method for accurately positioning workpieces to permit uninterrupted coordinate measurements using a CMM is disclosed. The system comprises at least one movable platform adapted for...
8452564 Method of determining geometric errors in a machine tool or measuring machine  
Disclosed is a method of determining geometric errors in a machine tool or measuring machine having a mobile unit for moving a target within a measuring volume. The method includes the steps of...
8447551 Hard drive assembly tool calibration verification  
An assembly tool is provided. The assembly tool comprises a body and a gripper mount slidably mounted to the body with a first actuator. The first actuator is configured to slide the gripper mount...
8438747 Articulating measuring arm with laser scanner  
A coordinate measurement device comprises an articulated arm having a first end, a second end, and a plurality of jointed arm segments therebetween. Each arm segment defines at least one axis of...
8438746 Coordinate measuring machine  
A coordinate measuring machine includes: a probe for measuring an object; a movement mechanism for moving the probe; and a motion controller for controlling the movement mechanism. The motion...
8429828 Mounting apparatus for articulated arm laser scanner  
An articulated arm can include a plurality of articulated arm members, a probe, a receiving portion at a distal end comprising a threaded portion, and a base at a proximal end. A base plate can...
8407907 CMM with modular functionality  
An articulated arm CMM system comprises an articulated arm comprising a plurality of articulated arm members, a measuring probe at a distal end, and a base at a proximal end, the base comprising a...
8402668 Coordinate measuring apparatus  
An improved coordinate measuring apparatus is provided. The coordinate measuring apparatus has a device that holds a CMM adapter plate in a way that simulates the locating points on the...
8402669 Articulated arm  
An articulated arm CMM comprises a plurality of transfer members, a plurality of articulation members connecting at least two transfer members to each other, a coordinate acquisition member at a...
8397394 Method and device for the initial measurement of a workpiece, and the processing of a workpiece  
A method for workpiece levelling includes mounting the workpiece in a machine tool, measuring the position of the workpiece in the mounting and determining a translatory offset xv, yv, zv and a...
8397395 Optical sensor with collision protection for a measurement machine  
The invention relates to an optical sensor with collision protection for a measurement machine, in particular for a coordinate measurement machine. The optical sensor comprises a sensor-side...
8375594 Pneumatic counterbalance for optical head gantry  
A pair of pneumatic cylinders is used to counterbalance the weight of a large gantry supporting the optical head of an interferometric profiler. The gantry is supported by the cylinders within...