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8042280 Lens shape measurement device  
An arithmetic control circuit (52) is configured to bring the measuring element (38) for a lens into contact with at least two points (measurement points P1, P2) of one of two refracting surfaces...
8042277 Angle sensor circuit  
An analog electronic angle sensor circuit with a ground connection (GND) and with a supply voltage connection (+UB) and with an output (OUT), comprising an actual sensor (12) and a suitable wiring...
8042279 Horizontal-arm coordinate measuring machine  
A coordinate measuring machine (1) comprising a base (2) provided with guides (3) parallel to a first axis X, a first mobile carriage (4) on the guides (3) along the axis X and provided with an...
8046189 Motion sensing program and electronic compass with motion sensing program  
A motion sensing program for executing a motion sensing based on at least a biaxial output of a magnetic sensor, which includes the steps of determining with respect to execution of the motion...
8045804 Method and apparatus for estimating vanish points from an image, computer program and storage medium thereof  
A method and apparatus for estimating vanishing points from an image, a computer program and a storage medium thereof are provided. One of the methods for detecting the vanishing points from an...
8042278 Compasses writing implement  
A compass writing implement includes a compass body having two compass legs mutually pivotable between closed and splayed-out states. A writing lead is mounted in one of the compass legs. A...
8037615 Process and device for determining the alignment of two rotatable machine parts, the alignment of two hollow cylindrical machine parts or for testing a component for straightness along a lengthwise side  
A process and a corresponding device for determining the alignment of two rotatable machine parts, the alignment of two hollow cylindrical machine parts or for testing a component for straightness...
8037616 Multiple display electronic caliper  
In addition to other aspects disclosed, a caliper is configured to measure at least one physical dimension. The caliper has a display configured to present a first representation and a second...
8033030 Pillow selection and sleeper appraisal  
A neck measurement device and a method of selecting a pillow which takes into account the physique of the user are disclosed. A neck compression index (NCi) is calculated being the weight of the...
8033033 Layered beam measurement apparatus  
A new and improved tape rule that increases stiffness and standout length over standard tape rules is disclosed. The tape rule includes a primary rule and a secondary rule, the secondary rule...
8033032 Inside diameter measuring tool  
An inside diameter measuring tool includes: a main body; an axially moving spindle having a male screw to be screwed to the main body; a plurality of contact pieces provided on the main body, the...
8035049 Slide operating device  
A slide operating device (e.g., fader device of a mixer) has a moving block 5 which is slidable along a moving guide 3 and a secondary moving guide 4. The moving guide 3 is composed of a...
8033031 Rotation angle sensor  
A rotation angle sensor has a moveable sleeve (1) coupled with a rotating shaft, and a box (3) connected with the movable sleeve (1) rotatablely. An upper part of the moveable sleeve is equipped...
8033029 Multi-reel marking apparatus  
A multi-line chalk reel is disclosed that may be comprised of three or more line reels disposed in a polar arrangement of parallel but distinct rotation axes that has a single method for engaging...
8033028 Method and apparatus for vehicle service system optical target assembly  
A method and apparatus for determining the alignment of a vehicle wheel using an optical target attached to the vehicle wheel, the optical target having a dimensionally stable shape and a plurality...
8028433 Method and device for measuring the inclination of a roadway  
The invention is a method and device for measuring the inclination of a roadway using highly precise digital inclinometer and a frame for holding and suspending the digital inclinometer over the...
8028434 Multi-spacer tool  
A multi-purpose spacer provides working surfaces for properly spacing studs, joists, rafters, and decking. The spacer (also referred to herein as a “tool” or “jig”) includes an adjustable spacer ...
8028431 Portable metrology device  
Methods and systems for a portable metrology device are described. One embodiment of the present invention is an apparatus including a first link, a first probe coupled with the first link by a...
8028429 Apparatus for hanging objects  
An apparatus for hanging an object from a wall comprises a generally triangular-shaped frame having a horizontal portion, a vertical portion and cross-member between the vertical and horizontal...
8028426 Collision tool  
A tool which has an easily identifiable marker for each tire on a vehicle. The tool will trace the path of each tire and allow an investigator to accurately produce a drawing to recreate the path...
8028436 Hook for detection of chain sling failure  
An apparatus for evaluating the condition of a lift sling. The apparatus includes a body with an upper section and a lower section. The lower section includes a cradle member with a load bearing...
8028435 Cutting tool adjustment system  
A cutting tool adjustment system comprising a body in the form of a cartridge (10) adjustably carrying a cutting tool (10a), adjustment means (17; 23; 29; 39) mechanically adjustably engageable...
8028428 Target for surveying  
An Improved target for surveying has a body including a connector member, a stem member connecting the connector member to the body, a spirit level member connected to a surface of the body, a rod...
8029272 Self-activated candle extinguishing device  
This invention relates to a self-activated automatic candle snuffer. The device generally comprises a back plate connected to a base and to a spoon having a hole so that the back plate supports the...
8029217 Machine adaptation  
The invention relates to the transmission of power and/or data from/to a stationary part of a machine tool 200 to/from an accessory 100 mounted in the spindle 210 of the machine tool 200. A first...
8028427 Apparatus and method for positioning a workpiece  
A stage for aligning a workpiece relative to analyzing apparatus. The stage has a platform and means for maintaining a workpiece on the platform. The platform is operable to tilt relative to the...
8028430 Height measurement apparatus  
A height measurement apparatus for measuring a height of a workpiece is provided. The height measurement apparatus includes a support member, a level bar and a height gauge. The level bar is...
8028432 Mounting device for a coordinate measuring machine  
A mounting device for portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine is provided. The mounting device includes a body having an opening therethrough. A lip is disposed on one side of the...
8024869 Digital sizing tool  
A digital sizing tool for obtaining tooling measurements and requirements comprising: a pair of fingers, where said fingers are adjoined at one adjoined end and create an opening at the opposite...
8027785 Homing display system and method  
A relative positioning system enabling a user to return to a starting position or some other point on the user's path. The system may include an array of accelerometers. The output from the...
8024866 Height recording system comprising a telescopic rule with two ends cooperating with an optical beam scanning in a horizontal plane  
A height recording system includes a telescopic rule formed from a head and a telescopic assembly used to vary a distance between one support end forming a base for the telescopic assembly and an...
8024867 Tape measure calibrator  
A tape measure calibrator includes a base with a first reference surface and a second reference surface. A pull calibration mark is made on the base which indicates a first distance from the first...
8024868 Wall contact caliper instruments for use in a drill string  
A drill string caliper includes a mandrel configured to be coupled within a drill string. At least one laterally extensible arm is coupled to an exterior of the mandrel. A biasing device is...
8020307 Alignment system and method for vehicle-mounted devices  
A system for aligning a device on a body of a vehicle relative to a drive axis of the vehicle defined by a pair of rear wheels. A bar is configured to be wedged against the pair of rear wheels to...
8020312 Universal tape and drywall scoring apparatus  
A universal tape and drywall scoring apparatus for use with a tape measure that includes a tape measure encasement for encasing a portion of the tape measure housing, a clip assembly connected to...
8021158 Measurement instruction apparatus  
A multi-scaled instructional apparatus is provided in which a plurality of measurement scales are disposed on a base medium. Each of the measurements scales are longitudinally aligned such that...
8020308 Non-destructive inspection system having self-aligning probe assembly  
An inspection system comprises a sensor configured to acquire inspection data of the object, a motion control device, a joint assembly coupled to the motion control device, and a probe housing...
8021086 Drilling apparatus and method  
Embodiments include a method and apparatus for drilling holes or cutting at specified locations on a beam or other material, even if the beam is offset from an ideal beam configuration. In some...
8020306 Non-marring high-precision marking and measuring tool  
The invention is an tool for measuring and marking wall sheathing materials such as drywall, veneer, paneling, and various other wall sheathing materials. The tool provides rolling contact to...
8020310 Measuring element comprising a track used as a material measure and corresponding measurement method carried out by means of such a measuring element  
A measuring element with a circular or linear track that encompasses a material measure and a number of sensors for scanning the track is disclosed. At least two scanning heads having the sensors...
8020311 Tape measures  
A tape measure having a winding drum or reel rotatably mounted on a support structure, and a measuring tape attached to the drum so as to be coilable thereon. The support structure comprises a...
8020309 Circularity measuring apparatus  
A circularity measuring apparatus includes: a rotary table on which a measured object is loaded; a contact-type stylus configured to contact a substantially circular measured surface of the...
8020305 Microscope slide marking apparatus and method  
A detachable microscope pen mount for marking a microscope slide includes an attachment collar configured to secure to an objective lens, a lever secured to the attachment collar, a pen holder...
8020301 Method for manufacturing hydro dynamic bearing device  
A method for manufacturing a hydro dynamic bearing device is provided for the finishing treatment of lubricating oil after lubricating the hydro dynamic bearing device, specifically for properly...
8015716 Eyeglass frame shape measurement apparatus  
An apparatus for measuring a shape of an eyeglass frame, includes: a tracing stylus moving unit that includes a tracing stylus detecting a position of a rim of the frame in a moving radius...
8015721 Coordinate measurement machine with improved joint  
In one embodiment, a coordinate measurement apparatus includes an articulated arm having a first end and a second end with at least a first arm segment and a second arm segment therebetween....
8016277 Flexure based macro motion translation stage  
Described are flexure-based high precision positioning stages. The stages are constrained to motion along each axis by a system of symmetrical flexure linkages. The linkages may be formed of link...
8015722 Apparatus and method for measuring internal clearances  
A device for measuring internal clearances includes a base having a base surface. A first leg in sliding engagement with the base includes a first leg surface and a first distal end. When the base...
8015717 Variable shaft sizing for measurement targets  
A measurement targeting apparatus comprises a target body, a vessel with a channel, a fluid located within the channel in the vessel, and a pressurization system. The target body is selected from...
8015718 Orientation-sensitive signal output  
Orientation-sensitive signal output, in which a neutral position of a device is automatically determined in relation to at least a first axis, an angular displacement of the device is measured...