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8745887 Method of measuring a component  
This invention relates to a method of measuring a collapsed component, comprising: laying the component to be measured on a bed; detecting the location of a plurality of points on the component;...
8745886 Method for controlling a measurement process by means of virtual surfaces  
The present invention relates to a method for controlling a measurement process of a coordinate measuring machine for measuring a measurement object, wherein the coordinate measuring machine...
8745889 Measurement stand and method of its electrical control  
The invention relates to a measurement stand for holding a measuring probe intended in particular for measuring the thickness of thin layers, and to a method for controlling the measurement stand.
8747244 Putt break visualization instrument and method of use thereof  
A putt break visualization instrument useful for improving putting includes an elongated object such as a crossbar that extends from the shaft of a putter and is normal thereto. The golfer begins...
8745835 Lock striker alignment check fixture  
A door lock striker alignment check fixture includes a check fixture body having a tapered region engageable with a striker receiving slot of a door latch mechanism. The check fixture body defines...
8746116 Method and apparatus for making wide cuts  
A kerf making machine includes a table. A slide assembly comprises first, second, and third slides. The first slide has a first stop and a first abutment on the end thereof. The second slide has a...
8751193 Positioning device with extensible cord and method  
A positioning device includes a computer including a stored design file, such as a CAD file, for positioning a selected portion of the design on a workpiece. In a first embodiment, a base unit...
8739420 Machine bed for a co-ordinate measuring machine  
A co-ordinate measuring machine (1) comprising a machine bed (2) provided with guides along a first axis, and a mobile unit (4) comprising at least one main carriage (5) mobile along the guides...
8739421 Wall texturing tool  
A tool and method for applying a texture material to a surface is provided. The tool comprises a body having a flat surface for mating to a smooth surface, such as a repaired portion of drywall....
8740533 Fixing member with a recess at the end of its threaded shank, a male element, a handling tool and a gauge comprising such a male element  
A fixing member comprises a threaded end, one end face of which contains a recess capable of housing a tip, complementary in shape, said recess comprising a peripheral edge in the form of a...
8739427 Manual thickness measurement gage  
A manual gauge measures a specimen's thickness by pressing surface contactors against its opposing surfaces. A rigid C-frame has upper and lower jaws providing a means for engaging a specimen and...
8739425 Encoder scale member and method for mounting  
A coordinate positioning apparatus is described. The coordinate positioning apparatus comprises a mounting surface, a motion guide mountable on the mounting surface, a first member comprising a...
8739424 Structure for protecting scale graduations  
In a structure for protecting scale graduations, in which a graduation unit formed on a scale base is protected by a scale cover arranged on the top surface side of the graduation unit, a space...
8739428 Constant force spring actuator for a handheld micrometer  
A micrometer, including a constant force drive spring actuator configuration, is disclosed which comprises a frame, an anvil, a spindle, a linear displacement sensor that senses a displacement of...
8739412 Utility knife blade  
The utility knife blade is a blade for a utility knife having a slot formed in the blade that is especially useful when scoring drywall. The slot may engage a tape measure adjacent the tape hook so...
8739422 Plan orientation template  
A collaboration tool is presented for accurately guiding two or more communicating users to reference common locations in similar but separate architectural drawings. The collaboration tool...
8739423 Marking and leveling device  
A marking and leveling device for assisting in the hanging of an object such as a portrait on a structure such as a wall. The marking and leveling device generally includes a central portion having...
8739419 Bow sight with improved laser rangefinder  
A targeting system for a bow is disclosed. A laser rangefinder is offset from a designated pin on the bow sight such that a theoretical line of sight for the designated pin intersects with a...
8739426 Measuring device  
A measuring device for providing a portable and easy-to-use electronic measuring device. The measuring device generally includes a housing which includes a locking member, a reel member, a sensing...
8733394 Device and method for mechanically locating and reading the setting of an adjustable valve  
A device for mechanically locating and reading the setting of an adjustable magnetic valve for controlling the flow of a fluid in a predetermined direction (D) comprises a magnetic compass (10) and...
8732974 Dimensioning accessory for mobile device  
A mobile device accessory for measuring a dimension is described. The accessory includes a housing having a mating feature that is adapted to mate with a corresponding mating feature of a mobile...
8732972 Framing tool  
Different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus comprising a plurality of frame guides positioned along a base. Each of the plurality of frame guides is substantially configured to provide...
8732969 Leveling aid for drilling tools  
According to an embodiment, a leveling aid (102) for a drilling tool (100) is disclosed. The leveling aid (102) includes a mounting means adapted to be attached to the drilling tool (100). The...
8732967 Process and incremental transducer for determining an actual position of a body along a measuring path of a material measure having at least one gap  
An incremental transducer (1) as well as a process (D1) are provided for determining an actual position of a body (5) along a measuring path (W) and/or a change therein. A position code (7) of the...
8732973 Measurement device  
The subject matter of the invention relates to a measuring device for determining the bend length of a rod or pipe based on the actual desired length of the rod or pipe without the need to perform...
8732971 Thickness detection device  
A thickness detection device comprises: a feed roller (130), a thickness detection unit (110,210) and a thickness measurement unit (120,220). The thickness detection unit (110, 210) comprises a...
8732970 Device for defining an angle, associated methods, and methods for defining angular properties of objects  
A method and device are described for defining a pair of position angles needed to measure an angular location of a point in space with respect to a central point using a sphere having surface...
8732968 Apparatus for measuring geologic strike and dip  
An apparatus for measuring geologic strike and dip of a formation. The apparatus includes a support plate, a first rotation plate disposed on the support plate and parallel to the support plate,...
8729458 Encoder  
A detection head includes a plurality of detection array portions that are arranged in a direction along which the head is relatively displaceable. Position signals indicating a position of the...
8728012 Apparatus and method for measuring blood vessels  
An apparatus comprising a blood vessel measuring device is disclosed. The blood vessel measuring device may comprise a handle. A measuring member may be attached to the handle. The measuring member...
8726546 Medal mounting apparatus  
A medal mounting apparatus comprises a mounting plate and a backing plate. The mounting plate has at least one hole through the plate. The hole is adapted to allow a medal to be secured to the...
8726530 Relative angle sensing device and electric power steering apparatus  
A relative angle sensing device is provided with: a sensor that is contained in a housing in which a communication hole communicating inside and outside is formed, and outputs an electric signal...
8726529 Rotary sensor assembly  
A sensor assembly for measuring relative rotary movement about a pivot joint having an axis of rotation between a first member and a second member.
8726531 Chuck alignment apparatus  
The invention pertains to the alignment of chucks used in the web handling industry. The device includes specialized mounting features to align a light beam with a given chuck. Two of these...
8727696 Calibration of an actuator for a variable geometry turbine  
A variable geometry turbine of the kind used in a turbocharger has a variable geometry element such as a nozzle ring or an annular array of swing vanes that is operated by an actuator. The actuator...
8720076 Concentricity test device  
A concentricity test device includes a bracket, a positioning member, an operation member, and a probe indicator. The bracket includes a beam, and opposite first and second supporting arms. The...
8720073 Door tool  
A multi-purpose door tool is designed specifically for door installation and repair. The door tool has a general ā€œLā€ shape incorporating a plurality of level-indicating devices as well as mea...
8720143 Tile spacer  
In an embodiment, a tile spacer for providing spacing between adjacent tiles during installation on an installation surface includes a body portion defining a substantially planar surface, a flange...
8720075 Power takeoff gasket selection tools and methods  
Devices and methods to facilitate proper installation of a power takeoff on a transmission are disclosed. Embodiments include gauges and methods that enable users to properly select the thickness...
8726409 Method for driving a scanning probe microscope at elevated scan frequencies  
A method for operating a scanning probe microscope at elevated scan frequencies has a characterization stage of sweeping a plurality of excitation frequencies of the vertical displacement of the...
8725446 Method for determining the shape of a workpiece  
Method for measuring the shape of a workpiece includes a measuring sensor used to find measured values that represent the shape of a workpiece. The shape of the workpiece is determined by an...
8721651 Templates and methods  
Embodiments of the invention include templates and methods for evaluating the appropriate size and shape for a medical implant. In particular, some embodiments include expandable templates and...
8720077 Photographic aid measuring tape  
A photographic aid measuring tape is formed of a flexible, tearable substrate having regularly spaced markings on the top side and an adhesive on the back side to allow the invention to be...
8720074 Robotic leveling  
A method of determining an elevation of a point relative to a leveling instrument includes sending a first signal from a controller to the leveling instrument using a wireless link. The first...
8718938 Multi-sensor data collection and/or processing  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to the control and utilization of multiple sensors within a device. For an example, motion of a device may be detected in response to receipt of a signal...
8713873 System and method for installing columns  
A column includes a shaft, a capital assembly, and a base assembly. The capital assembly has an indexing member that attaches to an overhead support. The indexing member aligns the capital, which...
8713812 Axle guide  
The axle guide has a generally rectangular base having a thickness, a top surface, and an opposite bottom surface, a first end and an opposite second end, and a right side and an opposite left...
8713808 System and method for projecting a visible line on an athletic field surface  
A temporary line projection system designed to be grasped by hand and moved, by a single human operator, into a desired location as, for example, along the sidelines of a football field adjacent to...
8713810 Chalk box  
A chalk box includes a housing with an opening and a rotatable reel disposed within the housing. An elongated line is arranged to be wound on the reel. A reel winder is arranged to rotate the reel...
8715207 Universal valve annulus sizing device  
A device for measuring an internal dimension of a native cardiac valve annulus includes an elongated support member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. A measuring portion is coupled to...