Patents Examined by G. Bradley Bennett
  • Patent number: 10066928
    Abstract: A nut measuring device that is configured to be surroundably mounted a nut so as to measure and subsequently display the size thereof. The nut measuring device includes a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body includes an opening wherein the opening is contiguous with a channel. The channel extends inward into said body and includes a hollow passage. A plurality of sensors are circumferentially mounted to the channel and extend the entire length thereof. The sensors are configured to detect and provide measurement of a nut adjacent thereto. A processor is operably coupled to the plurality of sensors and receives data signals therefrom. A display screen is formed in the outer surface of the body and is operably connected to the processor. The display screen displays the size of the nut disposed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: George Cooper
  • Patent number: 10064490
    Abstract: A planar, T-shaped template member has a linear leg section with a first end thereof intersecting a cross bar section at a center thereof. The cross bar section has opposed ends, each end having a feature at a selected location therein. The cross bar section also has a circular aperture there through positioned opposite the leg section, with the circular aperture connected to an access channel extending to an edge of the cross bar section opposite the linear leg section. The linear leg section has a protrusion at a second end thereof opposite the cross bar section. The protrusion is sized to pivotally fit into the circular aperture and access channel of an identical T-shaped planar template member, thereby allowing pivotal movement between connected planar T-shaped template members. A large number of such templates can be connected together in a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Edward H. Davis
  • Patent number: 10054398
    Abstract: An optical device housing has a post rotatably extending therefrom and a sleeve fixedly extending therefrom. The sleeve is disposed around the post. A knob is connected to the post. A clutch mechanism includes: a friction element movably engaged with the sleeve; a friction surface; and an adjustment element engaged with the friction element and rotatable relative to the optical device housing and the knob housing. Rotation of the adjustment element selectively engages the friction surface with the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Burris Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Travis White, Steven A. Bennetts, Seth Alan Feinberg
  • Patent number: 10058016
    Abstract: A compensation coil placed at least partially underneath a magnetic field sensor package in an electronic system provides attenuation of electromagnetic interference (EMI). In an embodiment, the compensation coil attenuates EMI in a frequency band which overlaps with an operating frequency band of the magnetic field sensor. This allows the magnetic field sensor to make accurate magnetic field measurements in the presence of system level alternating current (AC) EMI. In an embodiment, a system comprises: a magnetic field sensor; a compensation coil placed at least partially underneath the magnetic field sensor; and a reverse current generator coupled to the compensation coil and to a power supply that is coupled to an electromagnetic interference (EMI) source, the reverse current generator operable to generate a reverse current in the compensation coil to generate a counter magnetic field for compensating the EMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Guo, Sean M. Gordoni
  • Patent number: 10054415
    Abstract: A tape measure including a housing defining an interior and an exterior, where the housing has an opening. A spool is rotatable within the interior of the housing. A tape is at least partially coiled around the spool and extends through the opening of the housing. The tape is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. A biasing member is disposed within the interior of the housing, and the biasing member biases the tape towards the retracted position. The tape measure further includes a bumper disposed at least partially within the housing and having a channel that receives the tape such that the tape extends through the channel. The bumper is movable relative to the housing and is configured to move in response to movement of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Feuerstein, Roger D. Neitzell, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 10054416
    Abstract: A tool for controlling an offset between two stops, includes: a body which includes an extension with an end configured to abut against one of the stops, a sliding rule that is configured to slide in a longitudinal direction in relation to the body and which has an end configured to bear against the other stop, the sliding rule being shifted in a transversal direction in relation to the extension, and a system configured to control the displacement of the sliding rule in relation to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Dominique Morille, Maxime Massonnet
  • Patent number: 10042177
    Abstract: An aiming reticle comprising two primary characteristic feature sets consisting of a grid system and auxiliary crosshairs. The grid comprises horizontal crosshairs that are perpendicular to but do not intersect with a primary vertical crosshair. Omission of markings along the primary vertical crosshair and non-intersecting horizontal crosshairs provides improved target visibility along the vicinity of the primary vertical crosshair. The grid horizontal crosshairs are marked with intersecting major stadia lines, preferably at unit spatial intervals. The grid system further comprises self-contained crosses of predetermined size, within the space enclosed by the grid major stadia lines and grid horizontal crosshair separations to provide sub-unit reference in the vertical and horizontal reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretry of the Army
    Inventors: Thomas Pitera, Joseph Petillo, James Hitscherich
  • Patent number: 10036627
    Abstract: A multi-mode coordinate measuring machine system can be configured to measure coordinates in a variety of ways with a certain set of components. For example, an articulated arm coordinate measuring machine can measure coordinates on an object using a contact probe or a non-contact measuring device mounted on the articulated arm. Then, a user can remove the non-contact measuring device from the articulated arm coordinate measuring machine, and take additional measurements of the object that can be aligned with measurements taken by the articulated arm and devices attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Ferrari, Hyun Kwon Jung
  • Patent number: 10028803
    Abstract: A tool setting device includes a base body having longitudinally opposite base top and bottom surfaces laterally bounded by at least one base side surface. At least one setting aperture extends from the base top surface longitudinally downward at least partially through the base body. An elongate setting support slidably fits into a corresponding setting aperture. The setting support includes indicia and a tool engaging feature. A support holding feature is provided for maintaining a longitudinal position of the setting support with respect to the setting aperture. The tool engaging feature is positioned at a predetermined longitudinal distance above the base top surface. The predetermined longitudinal distance bears a direct relationship to the indicia. The tool engaging feature is maintained at the predetermined longitudinal distance through engagement of the setting support with the support holding feature. A method of transferring numerical setting information to a tool is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Peter O'Neill, Jake Eva, Kyle Walker
  • Patent number: 10030960
    Abstract: The invention relates to a calibration device (1) and to a coordinate measuring system for measuring the signal-inducing sensing deflection ITr of tactile measuring probes (2). A reference surface (8) of the reference element (7) is arranged with respect to the field of view (9) of the detector (5) in such a way that, in the event of signal-inducing contact of the sensing surface (4) of the sensing element (3) with the reference surface (8), the sensing surface (4) or parts of the sensing surface (4) lies or lie in the field of view (9) of the detector (5), the detector (5) and the calculation unit (6) being able to calculate the precise position of the sensing element (3) from the detected part of the sensing surface (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mikron Agie Charmilles AG
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Besuchet, Michael Monsch
  • Patent number: 10029061
    Abstract: A method of providing a range of different sized masks for fitting to a patient includes providing a first mask having an upper lip engagement surface having a first concavity and a first nasal envelope and providing a second mask having an upper lip engagement surface having a second concavity different than the first concavity and a second nasal envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Jonathan Sayer Grashow
  • Patent number: 10021933
    Abstract: An article with a color change portion and a method of changing color. The article includes at least one color change portion capable of changing colors. The color change portion includes composite material including a photonic lattice. The color change portion can change colors according to one or more performance parameters. The article can be connected to a computer and the color change portion can be controlled using the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharna M. Donovan, Sean D. Hartford, Michelle L. Mishler, Vikram Malhotra, James Molyneux, Andrew A. Owings, Aaron B. Weast, Bradley W. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10024643
    Abstract: A tape measure including a housing arranged to enclose an internal cavity, where the housing defines a front wall. A port is formed in the housing and spaced a non-zero distance from the front wall. A measuring tape is at least partially disposed within the internal cavity of the housing and extends through the port. The measuring tape is rotatably coupled to the housing. A finger guard assembly is positioned adjacent the front wall, such that the finger guard assembly cooperates with the port to define a space therebetween. The measuring tape passes through the space outside of the housing to facilitate the control of the retraction and extension of the measuring tape through contact within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Steele, Steven W. Hyma, Wade F. Burch, Cheng Zhang Li, Scott R. Fischer, Abhijeet A. Khangar
  • Patent number: 10018457
    Abstract: Devices and methods for measuring roller chain wear are provided. A roller chain wear gauge may include an elongated structure configured to be inserted into a gap between two roller links of a chain joined by a pin link of the chain, the chain having an associated chain size. The elongated structure may include a first side surface, a second side surface, a length extending along a longitudinal axis of the elongated structure, and a plurality of widths located along the length and defined by and between the first and second side surfaces. The first side surface may extend at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis such that the plurality of widths continuously tapers over the length. The plurality of widths may be calibrated against a reference chain representative of the associated chain size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BAART INDUSTRIAL GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew McGuire, Daniel McGuire
  • Patent number: 10018458
    Abstract: A method and a check fixture is presented. A part having a number of contiguous coupons is processed using an automated tool. Geometry of the number of contiguous coupons is inspected to produce inspection results. The part is validated using the inspection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel John Wade, Micah Barrett Fuller, Keith A. Walton, Alan A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10011007
    Abstract: A universal center punch has a body with a passage therein, a punch rod extending along the passage, a first leg pivotally mounted adjacent one side of the body so as to extend outwardly of the body, and a second leg pivotally mounted adjacent an opposite side of the body so as to extend outwardly of the body. The first and second legs are linked together so such that a movement of one of the legs causes a corresponding movement of the other leg. Each of the legs has a magnet thereon. An inclinometer can be removably affixed to the body so as to measure an inclination of the punch rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SUMNER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Velez
  • Patent number: 10012472
    Abstract: A mount for a crossbow adjustable multiple fiber optic sight with a sight housing and having a plurality of adjustable sight pins. A graduated elevation scale is secured to the sight housing and a graduated slide scale with adjustable clamps is secured to the graduated elevation scale. A mounting bracket having a first base mount is mounted on a cross bow riser and a second base mount is connected to and extends upwardly from the base mount. A bracket fastener is attached to the vertical base mount and has an upper clamping surface and a second horizontal bracket fastener is positioned below the first horizontal bracket panel and including a lower clamping surface. An adjuster screw clamps the two bracket fasteners together so that they are able to clamp onto the graduated slide scale and hold it in an adjusted position with the adjusting screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Robert Gohlke
  • Patent number: 10004429
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for measuring a path length using a handheld electronic device comprising: repeatedly tumbling forward the handheld electronic device so as to cover the path to be measured; sensing a rotational change of the handheld electronic device; counting fractional increments of revolution of the handheld electronic device with respect to a starting position; and estimating the path length based on the counted fractional increments of revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: My Size Israel 2014 Ltd.
    Inventor: Oded Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10006768
    Abstract: A laser level including a housing. A laser generator assembly is housed in the housing and generates a laser beam. A projector projects the beam from the laser generator outside of the housing onto a target surface. The laser is a rotary laser and the projector rotates to rotate projection of the beam. The laser level also includes protective arms extending from the housing, the protective arms blocking projection of the beam along part of its path as the projector rotates. A width of the beam is at least twenty percent greater than a width of the leg where the beam contacts the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventor: James Spaulding
  • Patent number: 9999548
    Abstract: A method for determining a size grid, the method comprising following steps: a) determination of N morphological parameters, N being ?2; b) acquisition of a set of values of the parameters for a sample of a targeted population of individuals, each individual being associated with an individual point supplying, for each parameter, a value of the parameter; c) independently of steps a) and b), determination of rate of coverage of sample to be covered by the grid; d) determination of a set of coverage zones, each coverage zone being a set of individual points relating to a set of individuals for which a same orthesis according to the model is adapted and thus corresponding to a size adapted to set of individuals; the number of coverage zones being determined such that percentage of individual points included in at least one coverage zone is ? the desired coverage rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Sophie Bassez, Fran├žois Cros