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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8714013 Acceleration detector, acceleration detecting device, inclination sensor, inclination sensor device, and electronic device  
An acceleration detector includes a base portion, a plate-like movable portion connected to the base portion via a joint portion, an acceleration detecting element laid over the base portion and...
8713807 Sighting device with selectable pin lighting  
A selective light assembly for a sighting device associated with an archer bow or the like has a plurality of light collectors, such as optical fibers, that serve as sight points. An artificial...
8713811 Plumbing path guide apparatus  
A plumbing path guide apparatus comprising a plurality of interconnectable elements, said elements interconnectable by means of female and male connectors configured to slidingly mate with each...
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...
8718974 Measuring apparatus and measuring system  
Measuring devices each include a rotating body arranged between a wheel and a wheel hub with rotation centers aligned with each other, and an optical detector fixed to a body frame. The rotating...
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...
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...
8716680 System and method for reducing trapped energetic proton or energetic electron flux at low earth orbits  
A system and method for improving the survivability of space systems following a High Altitude Nuclear Explosion (HANE) incident resulting in energetic electrons being trapped in the inner...