Patents Examined by G. Bradley Bennett
  • Patent number: 10132717
    Abstract: An automation cell incorporating elements for performing secondary operations on a machined part is adapted to be disposed adjacent to a machining center for performing the primary operations on the part. The cell incorporates a robotic arm capable of being moved into position with respect to the machining center so as to load machined parts into the machining center and unload primarily machined parts for the performance of secondary operations in the cell. In a preferred embodiment the automation cell performs roll check operations on the primarily machined gear by bringing it into meshed engagement with a master gear and rotating the meshed gears and employing a sensor to monitor the roll-out of the machined gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AUTOMATION CONTROLS & ENGINEERING, LLC
    Inventors: Predrag Lazic, Chris Mackey, Steve Moore
  • Patent number: 10132623
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for measuring a slant wall thickness of a hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD
    Inventor: Haiyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10130857
    Abstract: The golf tee marking device can place a notch in a golf tee multiple times and at multiple heights, one height for drivers and another height for irons. The golf tee marking device comprising a housing for inserting and holding a golf tee, at least one lever having means for crimping said golf tee within said housing, when said lever is activated. Wherein said golf tee is positioned in said housing and said lever is activated by a user, said crimping means creates a notch on said golf tee to the correct height of the golf tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Shawn Luther
  • Patent number: 10132593
    Abstract: An optical device has a post and a reference. A knob is rotatably connected to the optical device and has see-though portions and a gear pivotably disposed therein. The gear has a ring engagement member and a receiver for receiving the post and an inner ring is disposed within the housing. The inner ring includes a first indicia and second indicia. The first indicia are aligned with the plurality of see-through portions when the gear is in a first position. The second indicia are aligned with the plurality of see-through portions when the gear is in a second position. Each of the first and second indicia is associated with a single specific rotated position of the housing relative to the reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BURRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Travis White, Seth Alan Feinberg, Matthew David Joyner
  • Patent number: 10132629
    Abstract: A carpenter's level attachment system for hanging pictures is described and claimed. The attachment comprises a bridge portion and a marker portion. The bridge portion includes a first leg, a span, and a second leg. These legs and span are adapted to fit over the respective top, sides and bottom of a typical carpenter's level. A markers portion is affixed to the bridge portion and has means for leaving a mark on the wall on which the pictures are to be hung. Two or more attachments can be clamped to the carpenter's level so that, when the respective marker portions are actuated, two or more marks are left on the wall, and those marks arc horizontally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Zurek
  • Patent number: 10131026
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device and method for measuring dimensions of a back boring cutter. The device is formed by a measuring portion (1), a connecting portion (2) and a clamping portion (6). The measuring portion (1) has a first horizontal through hole (7), a horizontal hole (5) and a vertical hole (4). The clamping portion (6) comprises a second horizontal through hole (7?), a side wall of the second horizontal through hole (7?) is provided with a bolt hole (8), and a bolt (3) passes through the bolt hole (8) to install and fix a to-be-measured back boring cutter. One end of the connecting portion (2) is fixed on the measuring portion (1), while the other end is fixed on the clamping portion (6). The device and the method of the present invention have the advantages that simple measurement of important dimensions of the back boring cutter is realized, and dimension detection of the back boring cutter is simpler and more accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yao Zheng, Jiandong Guo, Weidong Liu, Bowen Xue, Xiaoguang Huang
  • Patent number: 10132594
    Abstract: A bi-reticle sight includes a main body, a first reticle, a second reticle and a sensor. The first reticle is configured to move along with the main body. The second reticle is configured to move relative to the first reticle. The sensor is configured to detect the main body to determine whether the main body is in a standard attitude. Wherein the first reticle coincides with the second reticle when the main body is in the standard attitude, the second reticle is moved relative to the first reticle to a position corresponding to the standard attitude when the main body is not in the standard attitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: SINTAI OPTICAL (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Chou
  • Patent number: 10126107
    Abstract: A tape measure including a reinforced or coated tape measure blade is provided. The coating is thicker than the metal inner layer of the tape blade. The coating provides a reinforced tape blade such that elongate tape blade may have a pinch load threshold of greater than 50 lbs. and/or a pinch height at break of less than 1.5 mm. A hook assembly may also provide for reduced stress at the end of the tape blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhijeet A. Khangar, Jacob Feuerstein
  • Patent number: 10119949
    Abstract: A tool for measuring and quantifying defects in produce includes a template; at least one graphic indicia printed on the template, the graphic indicia providing a pictorial sample of a specific tolerance for a specific quality defect in the produce; and at least one textual description printed on the template proximate to the graphic indicia, the at least one textual description providing a written description of the specific tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GERAWAN FARMING, INC
    Inventor: Denver Floyd Schutz
  • Patent number: 10113897
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for catching and accumulating oil drips associated with use of an oil level gauge tool so as to avoid contaminating the environment with oil while using the tool. The apparatus includes: a handle receiving portion capable of receiving and securing the handle of the tool; a plumb bob receiving portion capable of receiving the plumb bob of the tool, also capable of catching and accumulating oil drips from the tool; and a tape reel receiving portion capable of receiving the tape reel tool, also capable of catching oil drips from the oil level gauge tool. The apparatus can have a hanger arm, attached to the tape reel receiving portion, the hanger arm being capable of attaching to a structure so as to support the apparatus. The apparatus can also have a base capable of resting on a surface so as to support and stabilize the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Kofford, Christa Pike-Kofford
  • Patent number: 10113866
    Abstract: A portable laser emitter, laser targets, and method for aligning commercial truck and trailer axles are disclosed. The laser emitter is mounted to the wheel of a truck drive axle while the laser targets are mounted to the truck's steer wheels. Measurements are taken of the laser dot position on the laser targets for both ends of the axle. The measurements taken from either end of the axle are compared to determine the angle of the drive axle. This method may also be applied to a commercial trailer by using a floor standing laser target centered on the trailer king pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Schwarz, Henry Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10105859
    Abstract: A wall cutting guide includes a guide member for guiding a cutting tool, the guide member having an opening therein and the opening having first and second sides; and a clamp. The clamp includes a deformable locator which can be deformed by a variable amount, a spindle, and a handle. The locator is arranged to be inserted in a hole in a wall. The spindle extends through the opening and out of the first and second sides of the opening. On the first side of the opening the handle is connected to the spindle. On the second side of the opening the locator is connected to the spindle. The handle is adjustable to control the amount by which the locator is deformed thereby to locate the locator in the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew Fitzmaurice, George Hiser
  • Patent number: 10107610
    Abstract: Methods and equipment suitable for measuring dimensions of a cylindrical body including systems having a housing and means for supporting the housing relative to an arcuate surface of the body. The supporting means comprises at least two wheels having axes of rotation oriented so that engaging the arcuate surface of the body with the two wheels causes edges of the two wheels to contact the arcuate surface at two terminals spaced apart by a length of a chord lying in a cross-section plane of the body. Measurement means is mounted to the housing for contacting a surface point of the body located within the length of the chord of the body, and means is provided for determining the diameter of the body based on the length of the chord determined by the two wheels and a height of the chord ascertained with an output of the measurement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: William Elof Mellander
  • Patent number: 10107619
    Abstract: The invention relates to an articulated arm coordinate measurement machine for a measurement of geometrical features of an object, comprising a stationed end of the articulated arm, opposed to a movable end of the articulated arm being manually movable by a human operator. A measurement probe head is attachable to the movable end. It also comprises a graphical display unit located at the movable end of the articulated arm, in particular in vicinity of the probe head, in such a way that information provided by the display unit is visible for the operator during measurement. The display unit is built to provide an artificial view, which is graphically representing at least part of the object, in particular with respect to a point of view from or nearby the movable end of the arm so that the artificial view is similar to the operator's natural view of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventor: Bo Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10104874
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the medical science or the veterinary field, more specifically with the detection, measurement or recording with diagnostic purpose, and in particular it provides an apparatus for the measurement of the angle of the keel and the length of the tarsus in birds for the purpose of evaluating its corporal condition, that comprises: a first elongated piece having a first straight portion; a second elongated piece having a second straight portion; and an axis of rotation of the first piece with respect to the second piece; wherein one of said first and second pieces presents a scale for measuring the length in its corresponding straight portion; and wherein one of said first and second pieces presents a scale for measuring the angle formed between said first and second pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Andres Felipe Posada Moreno
  • Patent number: 10094167
    Abstract: A tool for placement of markings that provides a method of installing window shades and window blinds easily, accurately, and in a manner that saves time and energy. The tool for placement of markings presents novel structures and features that allow for easy, fast and accurate installation of blinds and shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Rody Nowel Odish
  • Patent number: 10094663
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a processor; and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: determine whether or not recalibration is required of a magnetometer configured to compensate for hard-iron and soft-iron effects by determining whether a plurality of magnetometer readings received from the magnetometer is consistent with: a scaled pre-calibrated matrix describing the soft-iron effect for at least one scaling factor of the pre-calibrated matrix; and a pre-calibrated vector describing the hard-iron effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Martti Kesäniemi
  • Patent number: 10082391
    Abstract: Sensors for measuring rotation about an axis are disclosed, along with methods of making and using the same. The sensors can utilize ionic liquids and electrodes that provide a unique electrical signal at each angle of rotation about an axis. The sensors can include a solid structure with a channel that circumnavigates the axis, electrodes disposed within the channel, and an ionic liquid positioned within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Hongyu Yu, Mengbing Liang
  • Patent number: 10073277
    Abstract: A reticle for use in a firearm scope that compensates for the trajectory of a bullet, allowing the shooter to accurately engage the target despite the target's distance from the shooter. The reticle uses a number of trajectory arcs and distance markings that correspond to the target's size and distance to provide the shooter with an accurate aiming of the target. Once the outer edges of the target aligns with the trajectory arcs the target is ready to be engaged. Distance markings, windage markings, and reticle illumination provide for further accuracy of the shot. A milling tree integral to the reticle provides for a quick determination of the target's distance, particularly in instances when the target is not intended to be engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Handl Defense, LLC
    Inventor: Francis M. Plumb
  • Patent number: 10066922
    Abstract: A manual measuring system (an articulated three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine or a gantry three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine) allows a measuring probe to be manually moved while enabling a user to focus on making measurements and allows the user to manually move the measuring probe in order to facilitate and accelerate measurements. The manual measuring system includes a sub-monitor (portable terminal) that is mounted near the tip of the measuring probe. It is possible to display on the sub-monitor a guided route for the measuring probe to a measurement point or to indicate on the sub-monitor that the measuring probe has entered a measurement allowable range or to allow the user to direct by means of the sub-monitor to obtain a measurement value by the measuring probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsaku Abe, Kozaburo Suzuki