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9021881 Probing system for measurement of micro-scale objects  
An apparatus for measuring dimensions of a micro-scale object includes a movable stylus, a probe and at least one acoustic emissions sensor. The movable stylus is positionable to contact an object...
8700351 Deactivatable measurement apparatus  
Measurement apparatus is described that comprises a measurement portion for acquiring object measurements and an output portion for outputting measurement data relating to the acquired object...
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 embedded...
8601704 Measuring and checking apparatus  
A plug gauge (1) includes a support and protection frame with a handle (2) that defines a longitudinal axis and houses a position transducer (25) and electronic devices for wirelessly transmitting...
8499469 Edge finder  
An edge finder includes a housing having a power source included therein. The edge finder includes a probe extending outward from a bottom portion of the housing, the probe including a tip portion...
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...
8457786 Method and an apparatus for calibration of an industrial robot system  
An industrial robot system has at least one robot (1) having a robot coordinate system (xr1, yr1, zr1) and a positioner (2) having a positioner coordinate system (xp, yp, zp) and adapted to hold...
8437978 Deactivatable measurement apparatus  
Measurement apparatus is described that comprises a measurement portion for acquiring object measurements and an output portion for outputting measurement data relating to the acquired object...
8302322 Detector and measuring device  
A detector includes a stylus, a holding portion that holds a proximal end portion of the stylus, a body portion that supports the holding portion rotatably about a rotational axis, and a sensor...
8141263 Apparatus for measuring an inside diameter of a hole of a workpiece  
An apparatus for measuring an inside diameter of hole of a workpeice comprises a main body, two probing legs, two pressure sensors, a controller unit, a display unit, and a step-motor. The two...
8082674 Self-powered coordinate probe  
A probe, connectable to a machine tool, has an electric generator and a driving element. The electric generator supplies an electric or electronic circuit with electric power, and the driving...
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...
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...
7992315 Apparatus for measuring and checking internal dimensions of mechanical pieces  
A plug gauge (1) includes a support and protection system that defines a longitudinal axis with a handle (2) closed by a cap (13) that includes electronic devices for the wireless transmission of...
7895765 Brow tool  
A brow tool comprises a first extending arm. The first extending arm has a first gear at a base portion. A first straight edge is defined on an inside portion of the first extending arm. The first...
7891109 Contact sensing probe  
Contact sensing probe apparatus includes a workpiece contacting stylus, a transducer mechanically coupled to the stylus and an oscillator for supplying an alternating current to the transducer to...
7797849 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...
7779553 Oscillating scanning probe with constant contact force  
A method for scanning a surface of a workpiece using a scanning probe 2 mounted on a support 3 on a coordinate measuring machine 4. The support contains drive means 5, 7 for actuating the movement...
7765710 Apparatus and method for measuring diameter of hole  
A measuring apparatus is provided for measuring a diameter of a hole. The measuring apparatus includes a sensor unit, a data processing unit, and a display unit. The sensor unit includes a probing...
7752770 Tool for measuring the diameter of a body with polygonal or circular cross section  
Tool for measuring of the diameter of a body with circular cross section, where two arms (1) are provided in a fixed angle to another, in that a distance sensor device (2) is provided axially...
7743526 Device for checking countersink dimensions  
A device for checking countersink dimensions comprises a measuring head (2) associated with a spindle (3) of a multi-axis process machine (4), and a processing unit operatively associated with the...
7716847 Probe system and method for operating a probe system  
A probe system includes a probe head and a transceiver element. Due to contact of a stylus, a sensor signal is able to be generated by a sensor element. The probe head and the transceiver element...
7715999 Surface texture measuring instrument  
A surface texture measuring instrument includes: a movement-estimating unit for estimating a movement condition of a drive mechanism based on a scanning vector command issued by a scanning vector...
7695223 Machine adaptation  
The transmission of power and/or data from/to a stationary part of a machine tool to/from an accessory mounted in the spindle of the machine tool. A first electrical link or interface provides...
7665222 Gauge for checking radial dimensions of mechanical pieces  
A gauge (1) for checking radial dimensions of a workpiece (60), e.g. the diameter of a crankpin orbitally rotating during grinding operations, includes a casing, a V-shaped reference device (4)...
7635289 Contour follower  
A collision detection sensor for a waterjet system provides a signal in the event the device approaches to within a selected distance of an obstruction in the plane of the working surface. An...
7557933 Measuring probe, sample surface measuring apparatus and sample surface measuring method  
A measurement probe 1 for measuring a surface of sample S comprises a base section 10, a head section 30 having a probe tip 31, and a support structure section 15 which supports the head section...
7546690 Probe system and method for operating a probe system  
A probe system includes a probe head and a transceiver element. The probe head has a feeler and a sensor element. Moreover, the probe head is able to be transferred from a passive state to an...
7472491 Measuring probe, especially for a device for the measurement of the thickness of thin layers  
The invention relates to a Measuring probe for a device for the measurement of the thickness of thin layers, with a housing (14) comprising at least one sensor element (17), which is accepted...
7464483 Probe head  
A probe head includes a feeler, a sensor unit, a CPU, a transmitting stage and a producer of electrical energy for supplying energy to the sensor unit, to the CPU and to the transmitting stage. An...
7373734 Linear proportioner  
A linear proportioner including a logarithmic mechanism to be used for transferring linear dimensions from an existing drawing, picture or actual scene to a new drawing or artist medium. An...
7350307 System and method for checking mechanical pieces, with wireless signal transmission  
A system for detecting the position and/or the dimensions of mechanical pieces (3) includes a checking probe (1) with detection devices (2) and a remote transmitter (4), a receiver (7) being...
7318284 Method of calibrating a scanning system  
A method of measuring an object with a coordinate positioning apparatus, comprises the following steps: placing the object within the working volume of the coordinate positioning apparatus;...
7318285 Surface profile measuring instrument  
Provided are a measuring section (210) including a vibrating contact-type probe having a measuring force detection circuit (219) which detects a measuring force acting to the contact portion...
7310884 Adjustable golden section indicator and method for loci transfer  
An adjustable device to locate and transfer the positions of golden section points from a source image to a secondary surface, comprising a plurality of paired blades that are coupled to pivot at...
7284337 Probe head for a coordinate measuring machine  
A probe head for a coordinate measuring machine has a stylus resiliently suspended in a housing. A sensor arrangement serves for detecting deflections of the stylus relative to the housing. The...
7282017 Tool-switching device  
Tool-switching device for a machine for measuring coordinates wherein the tool is fastened on the tool-carrier and held by the action of elements exerting an axial force. The locking force is...
7266900 Apparatus for the linear dimension checking of mechanical pieces  
A head for the linear dimension checking of mechanical pieces including a casing, an arm carrying a feeler for touching the mechanical piece to be checked, a fulcrum for enabling displacements of...
7243439 Touch sensor  
A touch sensor using a Hall IC is provided. To this end, in a cantilever mechanism 15 of a parallel link by two plate springs 16, a coupling member 18 on the fixed side is fixed to a supporting...
7228642 Probe for a coordinate measuring machine  
A probe for a coordinate measuring machine has a stationary first part and a second part which can move relative to said first part. The second part can be a feeler pin or a feeler pin extension...
7202680 Touch probe  
A touch probe is provided, including a deflectable stylus with a rest position mechanism on which the stylus is arranged, and a housing in which the rest position mechanism is accommodated. The...
7197837 Gauge assembly for measuring diameter and total indicated runout  
The invention is directed to a gauge assembly that is used to measure parameters of camshaft journals or other objects with cylindrical surfaces. The gauge assembly includes two gauges, the first...
7185440 Sensing contact probe  
A sensing contact probe includes a beam support and a probe. The probe has a bent beam body that extends from the beam support to a probe tip face that has a position and faces in an angular...
7174652 Performing measurement or calibration on positioning machines  
A machine having a pair of spaced structures, a plurality of ball and socket joints spaced apart on each structure, and six struts interconnecting the structures. Each strut engages with a...
7168179 Touch probe comprising a switch with contacts protected by inert gas  
A touch probe with an arm (13) coupled to a movable arm-set (3) supported in a casing (1) includes an electric switch (31) with a housing (33) fixed to the casing and a mechanical transmission...
7159327 Touch probe with transmission device and spring for urging the device against guide surfaces  
A touch probe is provided with an arm coupled to a movable arm-set and supported in a casing. The touch probe includes an electric switch with a housing fixed to the casing, and a mechanical...
7162383 Calibration method for surface texture measuring instrument, calibration program for surface texture measuring instrument, recording medium storing the calibration program and surface texture measuring instrument  
In a calibration method for a surface texture measuring instrument which measures a surface of a workpiece and includes an arm that is supported to be swingable around a base point thereof and is...
7155839 Probe head  
A probe head includes a housing and a probe element. The probe element has a longitudinal axis and stop faces and is able to shift from a rest position along the longitudinal axis into a stop...
7146742 Device for recognizing a probe head used in a measuring instrument  
Device with a removable probe head (15) for measuring a workpiece, whereby the device comprises a receiving section (17.1) for attaching the probe head (15). In the receiving section (17.1)...
7131207 Workpiece inspection method  
A method of inspecting an artefact using a non contact measurement mounted on a coordinate measuring apparatus. An artefact is measured first with a contact probe (28) and then with a non contact...