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9003673 Depth testing device  
A depth testing device for testing depth of a screw drive includes a supporting assembly which is for supporting the screw, a calibrating assembly, and a testing assembly. The calibrating assembly...
9003670 System and method for measuring a workpiece relative to a common measurement coordinate system  
A method for inspecting a surface geometry of a workpiece includes mounting the workpiece to a measurement artifact that includes a plurality of parametric datum features. The parametric datum...
9003672 Retractable solar railing installer and guide  
The present invention is directed to a combination roof top solar installation tool, and more particularly, to a tool for measuring, securing, and supporting solar installation equipment to allow...
9005214 Method and system for identification of a center of a vertebral disc space and corresponding central axis of a spinal column  
An apparatus for locating a central axis of a spinal column and method of using the same is disclosed. The apparatus and method includes one or more members capable of spanning a center line which...
9009000 Method for evaluating mounting stability of articulated arm coordinate measurement machine using inclinometers  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine can include a base, a manually positionable articulated arm portion having opposed first and second ends, the arm portion including a...
8997365 Shaft alignment tools and methods  
The present disclosure is directed to a shaft alignment tool including a base, a rotational body mounted on the base for relative rotation with respect to the base, and an alignment meter coupled...
8997366 Template for calibrating a machine used to machine an ophthalmic lens, device and method using such a template  
A calibration template for calibrating a machining device that has blocking elements for blocking an ophthalmic lens, and machining elements for machining the ophthalmic lens, the template...
8997369 Fast rotary drive for a handheld micrometer  
A micrometer drive configuration for a handheld micrometer comprises: a frame; a spindle; a linear displacement sensor that senses a displacement of the spindle; a threaded spindle drive having a...
9002493 Endpoint detector for a semiconductor processing station and associated methods  
A semiconductor processing apparatus includes a semiconductor processing station for a semiconductor wafer, and an endpoint detector associated with the semiconductor processing station. The...
8997367 Length measuring instrument  
A length measuring instrument that includes a hollow profile section extending in a longitudinal direction, wherein the hollow profile section includes a slot extending in the longitudinal...
8997364 Marking saw guide  
An angle marking saw guide for marking a plank having a front side that includes a planar marking member including a protractor portion extending upwardly from a flat ruled straight edge portion...
8997368 Length measuring device  
A length measuring device for measuring a position in a measuring direction of a first object and a second object displaceable relative to one another. The device includes a hollow profile, a scale...
8997361 Laser measurement of a vehicle frame  
A laser measurement system operates to measure portions of a vehicle, such as a vehicle frame. The measurements are used, for example, to determine if the portions of the vehicle are bent or...
8997363 Target positioning systems and methods  
The system includes a rotation disengagement mechanism configured to disengage a rotatable shaft from a powered drive unit such that upon disengagement the powered drive unit is no longer able to...
8997362 Portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine with optical communications bus  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM) having opposed first and second ends and a plurality of connected arm segments each having at least one position transducer for...
8997360 Device and method for aligning hinges on door during installation  
An alignment device allows hinges from an old door being replaced to be transferred to a new door in the corresponding position to ensure that the new door is properly aligned in the door frame....
8991063 Portable target  
A portable target comprising: (a) a complaint, energy-absorbing backer; (b) a target on a surface of said backer; and (c) a support mechanism for holding said surface of said backer in a vertical...
8991062 Locating and relocating device  
A relocating device for locating and relocating a first object relative to a second object is for use in association with a means for defining a location point on the second object. The relocating...
8991064 Measurement head for feeler for workpieces being machined  
Provided is a measuring head (1) for a feeler (2) of workpieces (3) being machined, including a fixed portion (10) to be secured to an outer fixed support, a movable portion (11) including a...
8991065 Spacing gauge with thermal indicia for solar panel mounting systems  
Disclosed are devices and a system for compensating for thermal expansion and contraction of rail mounted solar panel rooftop systems. In one aspect, a floating end clamp that secures a solar panel...
8991246 Gear measuring method  
A gear measuring method allows multi-point continuous measurement using a touch probe and is capable of reducing measuring time compared with known methods. For example, a base action for moving a...
8984757 Tracking apparatus  
According to one embodiment, a tracking apparatus includes a spherical body, three or more spherical driving units, a hold unit, a control unit. The three or more spherical driving units are...
8984758 Firearm headspace measuring gauge and method  
A gauge for measuring the headspace dimension of a firearm chamber. The gauge includes a first member coupled to a second member in a telescopic fashion. The first and second members may be...
8984760 Force controlled go/no-go measurement system  
A go/no-go gauge for hole tolerance measurement incorporates a handle, a first pin having a first diameter extending from a first end of the handle and a second pin having a second diameter...
8984761 Battery selection device  
A battery identification device which sorts a specialty battery requiring replacement initially by diameter then subsequently by thickness through the interaction of an open channel and ridges...
8985536 Suspending arm for an electrical appliance, electrical equipment for an operating room  
A suspending arm comprises a multifunction head provided with a main transversal slide able to receive the engagement of a secondary slide of an electrical appliance, and a main electrical plug...
8984759 Bicycle cleat positioning kit and bicycle cleat positioning method  
A bicycle cleat positioning kit includes a foot locating instrument and a foot measuring instrument. The foot locating instrument includes a foot support surface. The foot measuring instrument...
8978261 Probe head for scanning the surface of a workpiece  
A measurement system has a surface sensing device mounted on an articulating probe head, which in turn is mounted on a coordinate positioning apparatus. The surface sensing device is moved relative...
RE45411 Method for entering commands and/or characters for a portable communication device equipped with a tilt sensor  
Portable communication devices are disclosed. The devices each include a motion detector configured to measure a movement of the device relative to a neutral position of the device, an indicating...
8978260 Gauge for measuring a portion of a railcar articulated connector  
An apparatus for measuring a portion on an articulated connector relative to a reference portion of said connector is provided. The apparatus comprises a fixable base mountable to the connector...
8978263 Handheld measurement tool with user defined display  
A handheld measurement tool with a display that can be defined by a user. The handheld measurement tool may be a portable measurement gauge (e.g. a digital caliper, digital “dial” gauge, height gau...
8978259 Vessel docking guidance system and method of use  
A laser guidance docking system utilizes a guidance laser to emit and direct a laser beam towards a dock upper surface. A target marking or reference is located on the dock upper surface. A laser...
8978262 Inlet guide vane alignment apparatus and method  
Various embodiments include alignment apparatuses and associated methods for use on a turbine (e.g., a gas turbine). In various particular embodiments, an apparatus for aligning an unfixed inlet...
8973277 Multi-axis bow sight  
A bow sight that decouples the shooter's bow cant from elevation adjustments. A segmented support assembly includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion is configured to...
8973279 Coordinate measuring machine with support beam having springs  
A coordinate measuring machine has 1) an anchor beam with a top end and a bottom end, 2) at least one support beam having a top end and a bottom end, and 3) a cross-beam supported on the top ends...
8973278 Alignment system and method for radar apparatus  
Disclosed are an alignment system and an alignment method for aligning a radar apparatus such that the alignment is not significantly influenced by tolerances in an assembly process of a bumper...
8973280 Method for determining a twist structure  
Method for determining a twist structure in the surface roughness of a workpiece which is cylindrical at least in part includes that multiple sampling segments which extend in the axial direction...
8973281 Edge distance gauge  
A method and apparatus for identifying locations for holes for a stackup of parts. In one illustrative example, a required edge distance for a hole for the stackup of the parts is identified. A...
8966778 Tape measure recording device  
A removable reusable attachment tool having at least one magnetic component; an adhesive coating at least one surface of said at least one magnetic component, and a reusable writing component...
8966777 Levels and leveling systems  
Embodiments of the present invention include levels, level assemblies and/or apparatus for leveling. Certain embodiments of the present invention are advantageous for the adjustment and leveling of...
8966774 Apparatus for marking section for geological survey  
Provided are embodiments of a section marking apparatus and method for dividing a geological survey site into one or more sections. In some embodiments, the section marking apparatus includes a...
8966779 Ambidextrous vernier caliper  
An ambidextrous vernier caliper includes a main ruler and a vernier having a slide channel in which the main ruler is inserted. As each of the front and back sides of the main ruler has a graduated...
8966775 Digital bite line creation for shoe assembly  
A system and method may simultaneously apply a limited visibility bite line to a temporarily assembled shoe upper and shoe sole while also generating a digital bite line. The digital bite line may...
8966776 Laser square  
A square includes a laser indicator and comprises a two-part body with a channel running between them defining a pair of perpendicular arms. The channel holds a cavity for a battery or other...
8959781 Method and device enabling measurements necessary for mounting lenses and adjusting prescription eyeglasses frames  
A measuring device for creating prescription eyeglasses including a rigid eyeglasses template and a rhinometer. The template is made of a face part including two rims that are spaced apart and...
8959784 Remote leveling and positioning system and method  
Systems and methods are provided herein that provide for remote leveling and positioning. An embodiment includes a leveling device assembly. Another embodiment provides a system including a...
8959782 Archery sight with correlated distance indicators  
A hunting sight has a plurality of pins that each have a head having a unique characteristic such as a color or shape. Each pin head is sighted for a particular discrete distance from the sight to...
8959783 Laser surveying system  
A laser surveying system comprises a leveling unit (3) having a motor for leveling, a light source unit (14) for emitting a laser beam, a light projecting optical system installed on the leveling...
8959785 Apparatus and method for measuring runout  
A method and apparatus for measuring runout of using a distance measuring sensor mounted to a rotor and targeted at a circular wall, an electronic inclinometer mounted within a diameter of a hub of...
8960205 Method and system for imparting strand effect to hair  
A method of imparting hair strand effects may include identifying each of a plurality of hair strands to which to apply a hair strand effect product independently and individually, the plurality of...