Sliding Patents (Class 33/464)
  • Patent number: 10451395
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a device, method of use and kit for measuring and precisely setting the dimensions in wheeled and tracked devices or vehicles. It is particularly well-suited for rowing boats and simulators thereof, including but not limited to sweep rowing and sculling watercraft. It introduces a novel gauge and process to adjust wheels within tracked environments to minimize friction and enhance equipment performance. Further, the device is capable of precise measurement of both spread and span dimensions in rowing watercraft to optimize rigging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Perry R Sperber
  • Patent number: 9820679
    Abstract: A measurement device and method for measuring a portion of an animal's leg to more accurately and fairly determine the height setting required for a jump apparatus to be jumped by the animal. The device, which is particularly useful for measuring dogs for Flyball competitions, comprises an elongated body member and a sliding mechanism slidably attached thereto. The preferred body member has a curved cross-section. A preferred sliding mechanism comprises a slot disposed in the body member and a slide member that slidably engages the slot. In use, the body member is placed against the ulna of the dog's front leg with the first end of the body member positioned at the intersection of the ulna and the accessory carpal bone so a contact plate of the slide member can be slid against the elbow. A color coded and labeled chart on the body member provides the jump height setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Eric Paul Tindall
  • Patent number: 9351594
    Abstract: Disclosed here are methods, devices, paradigms and structures for wiring a picture frame, and for generating user defined templates for hanging picture frames wired using the device in various layouts. The device allows the maker of the frame to install a hanging wire to the frame at a predefined position, for example, at a predefined distance from a top edge of the frame. A spring-loaded peg mounted on a flat slab, at a predefined distance from a wall member of the device, allows wiring the frame such that the apex of the wire is at the predefined distance from the top edge of the frame. The frame is placed in the device with the top edge of the frame adjacent to the wall member. The flat slab is configured to move vertically on a channel guide mounted on the wall member to accommodate varying thickness of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ART.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Madhav Mehra, Timothy Stevens
  • Patent number: 9233464
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus guides movement of a cutting instrument across a first surface of a work piece. The apparatus has a base, a tape-measure mount, and a fence. The base has a substantially-flat lower surface that abuts the first surface of the work piece. The tape-measure mount mounts a tape measure to the base on a first side of the apparatus. The fence is attached to the base, opposite the first side of the apparatus, and has a guiding surface that guides the movement of the cutting instrument across the first surface of the work piece. At least one movable component, other than a tape measure tape, is attached to the base to permit adjustment of a dimension of the apparatus that is used to calibrate the apparatus for use with the cutting instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Gary Sherman
  • Patent number: 8875411
    Abstract: The cylindrical ruler is an elongated, hollow, cylindrical tube of known diameter having an axial slit extending the length of the tube. Indicia defining a circumferential scale are disposed around one end of the tube for measuring the length of an arc. Indicia defining a ruled scale extend lengthwise down the tube adjacent the slit for measuring length and width. Since the tube has a known diameter, it may be used to measure the inner or outer diameter of a pipe, the outer diameter or radius of curvature of a cylindrical lens, etc. The tube may also be used as a drawing tool to draw arcs, circles, or rectilinear lines on a cylindrical object. Preferably, the cylindrical ruler is furnished as a plurality of cylindrical tubes of progressively increasing diameter that can telescope within each other for storage and transport in a protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Turki Awwad Al-Dhafiri
  • Patent number: 8832950
    Abstract: A method of measuring shores that is quick and efficient uses available ship board technology. The method comprises aligning an improved shoring batten between a first surface and a second surface in a first location where the improved shoring batten further comprises an upper angle indicator, a lower angle indicator and a measurement indicator. Next a user, communicates an upper angle from the upper angle indicator, a lower angle from the lower angle indicator and a length measurement from the measurement indicator to a second location. Then, a user affixes an upper remote angle indicator to a shore and aligning the upper remote angle indicator to the upper angle. Finally, a user cuts the shore to the upper angle in a manner that is faster and more efficient since there is no need to transport the improved shoring batten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Adams
  • Patent number: 8832949
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for squaring, positioning, and leveling a door frame. The apparatus comprises a generally rectangular body, at least two magnets, and at least one leveling device. The method generally comprises positioning the apparatus of the invention in the center of where a doorway will be placed, contacting the vertical sides of the door frame with the apparatus such that each of the magnets on the apparatus is in magnetic contact with a vertical side of the door frame, and using the apparatus to correctly square, level, and set the door frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Allen, James S. Ketcham
  • Patent number: 8677646
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mattress measuring device for use in the accurate measurement of a sag in a mattress. The measurement device employs the use of telescoping rails, so as to allow for the universal adaptation to various size mattresses, while providing a rigid measuring base that allows for the positioning of a measuring arm that can be placed over the sag for direct measurement of the mattress sag. The use of positioning legs maintains a perpendicular placement of the cross rails, so as to provide subjective measurement of suspected sags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Conigliaro
  • Publication number: 20140068954
    Abstract: The cylindrical ruler is an elongated, hollow, cylindrical tube of known diameter having an axial slit extending the length of the tube. Indicia defining a circumferential scale are disposed around one end of the tube for measuring the length of an arc. Indicia defining a ruled scale extend lengthwise down the tube adjacent the slit for measuring length and width. Since the tube has a known diameter, it may be used to measure the inner or outer diameter of a pipe, the outer diameter or radius of curvature of a cylindrical lens, etc. The tube may also be used as a drawing tool to draw arcs, circles, or rectilinear lines on a cylindrical object. Preferably, the cylindrical ruler is furnished as a plurality of cylindrical tubes of progressively increasing diameter that can telescope within each other for storage and transport in a protective case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: TURKI AWWAD AL-DHAFIRI
  • Patent number: 8640352
    Abstract: A superior measuring system comprises three sidewinders and a cobra measure which allows the users to take inside measurement with the assistance for one else. Sidewinders are use to measure distance between 2? to 23? and comprise a casing, an upper blade, and a bottom blade. The cobra measure comprises a main body, a single blade and a hood. The sidewinders have three extending blades which extend from the front and the back sides. The both blades can be locked from a locking mechanism so the blades do not move freely. The cobra measure comprises an angle control which control the angle that the single blade so accurate measurements. The single blade in the cobra measure is a curved shaped blade which provides better stability when measurements are taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Fedele Anthony Porreca, Paul Vincent Porreca
  • Publication number: 20130263461
    Abstract: A device for measuring the height of persons, the device including a vertical element and a headpiece arranged on the vertical element so as to be freely positionable. The headpiece is arranged so that it is rotatable relative to the vertical element by a rotational joint. An axis of rotation of the rotational joint is arranged obliquely with respect to a longitudinal axis of the vertical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: SECA AG
    Inventor: Marc-Oliver Von Maydell
  • Publication number: 20130152416
    Abstract: A measuring device includes a bracket and a sliding ruler. The bracket includes a base and a first side plate. The sliding ruler is slidably attached to the bracket and includes a top wall and a first sidewall. The first side plate includes a first top surface, a first set of scale lines, and first scale values marking the first set of scale lines. The first scale values increase incrementally from the base to a scale value N at the first top surface. A distance between the first top surface and a bottom surface of the base is equal to the scale value N. The first sidewall includes second set of scale lines, and second scale values marking the second set of scale lines. The second scale values decrease incrementally from the base to the scale value N at the top wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEN-MING YI, CONG-XU HU, XIAO-LI LIU, YU-LIN LIU
  • Patent number: 8375592
    Abstract: An adjustable construction square is provided that comprising an elongated blade member and an elongated cross member. An end of the cross member has a contour, and an end of the blade member has a contour. The adjustable construction square includes a clamping jig that enables the construction square to be quickly secured into a desired angular position. The clamping jig includes a clamping device, a wedge device, and an arm that work in combination to secure the adjustable construction square in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Albert W. Holt
  • Patent number: 8326411
    Abstract: A trunk width measuring unit including a first contact portion attached movably in the vertical direction relative to a unit main body, the first contact portion to be brought into contact with an upper surface of a trunk of a subject, second and third contact portions attached movably in the horizontal direction relative to the unit main body, a vertical width detection encoder for detecting a lowering distance of the first contact portion from an original position on the upper side of the trunk of the user to a contact point with the upper surface of the trunk, and a horizontal width detection encoder attached movably in the horizontal direction relative to the unit main body by the same distance as a moving distance of the second contact portion, the horizontal width detection encoder detecting a moving distance of the third contact portion relative to the second contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Karo, Takehiro Hamaguchi, Tomoya Ijiri, Yasuaki Murakawa, Shojiro Oku
  • Patent number: 8276288
    Abstract: A pillow measurement device and a method of using it are provided. Certain embodiments of the device include a first leg, a second leg, a first movable portion slidably affixed to the second leg, a means for affixing the first movable portion to the second leg, and a second movable portion. One or more of these components may have measurement indicia imprinted on them. The device can be used to measure various anatomical parts of a person, such as head width, neck width, shoulder width, cervical length and cervical depth. Measurements taken using the device may be used to custom build a pillow for a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Chang Jun Yu
  • Publication number: 20120186093
    Abstract: A superior measuring system comprises three sidewinders and a cobra measure which allows the users to take inside measurement with the assistance for one else. Sidewinders are use to measure distance between 2? to 23? and comprise a casing, an upper blade, and a bottom blade. The cobra measure comprises a main body, a single blade and a hood. The sidewinders have three extending blades which extend from the front and the back sides. The both blades can be locked from a locking mechanism so the blades do not move freely. The cobra measure comprises an angle control which control the angle that the single blade so accurate measurements. The single blade in the cobra measure is a curved shaped blade which provides better stability when measurements are taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Fedele Anthony PORRECA, Paul Vincent Porreca
  • Publication number: 20120180332
    Abstract: A combination square includes a blade, a body, and a lock. The body comprises a slot adapted to receive the blade therein and permit sliding translation of the blade parallel to the longitudinal axis of the blade, allowing the position of the blade to be adjusted relative to the body. The lock is adapted to lock the position of the blade relative to the body in a locked configuration and to allow adjustment of the position of the blade relative to the body in a released configuration. The combination square also comprises a removable extension bracket being wider than and removable from the body and comprising one or more working surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Ean Herniman, Marc Di Giulio
  • Patent number: 8015719
    Abstract: A tool for measuring and marking conduit entry holes in a distribution box. The tool includes a rectangular ruler having a short edge attachment groove proximal to a short edge of the ruler which is configured for engagement by a locking assembly. The tool further includes a handle having a tip face and a side face, and a side face locking assembly that is slidably engaged into the short edge attachment groove. Engagement of the side face locking assembly into the short edge attachment groove couples the handle to the ruler and facilitates the measurement and marking of a depth dimension and a lateral location of one or more conduit entry holes on the distribution box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Juhl
  • Patent number: 7861428
    Abstract: A push stick comprises a body providing a bottom surface and a heel member that protrudes beyond the bottom surface; and a slide-out ruler that is selectably positionable to extend from the body. The push stick is a safety device that can be used to push a workpiece past a blade or bit while keeping an operator's hands out of harm's way. The ruler allows an operator to use the push stick to make measurements, such as setting the height of a cutting tool relative to a workpiece table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Allen IP Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. Clark
  • Patent number: 7748132
    Abstract: A substrate has front and rear faces, short first and second end edges, long side edges and interior and exterior side edges. First and second setting slides have front and rear faces, short end edges, long side edges and interior and exterior side edges. A measuring slide has front and rear faces, short first and second end edges and long side edges. Couplers adjustably interconnect the measuring slide to the substrate. The side edges of the measuring slide are provided parallel with the end edges of the substrate. The two setting slides are adjustably interconnected to the substrate. The side edges of the setting slides are provided parallel with the side edges of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Tom Engala
  • Patent number: 7743517
    Abstract: A guide preferably of small size preferably two and a half inches square is disclosed for establishing reveal on doors and window frames during molding installation without having to do measuring and marking. In one embodiment two square blocks making up the guide are fixedly attached to each other and a different guide is used for different molding reveals. In another preferred embodiment of the present invention, the position of the two blocks relative to each other is adjustable such that one block moves along the other block only along a diagonal providing a simple single adjustment which provides the same amount of reveal on two orthogonal sides of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jason Burgese
  • Patent number: 7730622
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide for measurement at various positions over an extent of an uneven structural surface, and preparation of spacers, cut to appropriate thicknesses based upon such measurements, such that when affixed to the respective measurement locations, outer facing surfaces of the spacers are collectively coplanar. A method of aligning a surface includes defining a reference plane in a fixed condition relative to the structural surface, and determining a differential distance between the structural surface and the reference plane at various locations along an extend of the particular structural surface. Using these measurements, indexed according to location, spacers are cut to a thickness based upon the respective differential distances at corresponding locations, which, when mounted to the structural surface at these recorded locations, results in alignment of outwardly facing surfaces with a common plane. Advantageously, at least a portion of the processes is automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Kerry McCauley
  • Publication number: 20100050451
    Abstract: The disclosure depicts an adjustable square device with a body having a substantially uniform cross-section at planes orthogonal to a longitudinal axis, the cross-section having a generally rectangular outline. A first groove extends inwardly from a first end of the body and oriented generally parallel a bottom surface of the body. A second groove extends inwardly from the first end and is orthogonal the first groove, the first and second grooves intersecting at a vertex. The device also has a tunnel extending from the vertex to a second end of the body, and a blade slidably engagable into one of the first or second grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: G. Matthew Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 7644502
    Abstract: An indicating apparatus includes a base arranged to contact a first surface of an opening in a wall and a second surface of the opening in the wall, the base being rotationally stable when contacting the first and second surfaces of the opening, and an indicating member coupled to the base, the indicating member having a first portion arranged to indicate a first line along the wall when the base contacts the surfaces of the opening, and a second portion arranged to indicate a second line along the wall when the base contacts the first and second surfaces of the opening, the first line being parallel to the first surface, the second line being parallel to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Bruce Albert Arne
  • Patent number: 7549231
    Abstract: The invention is a portable trussetter gauge for quickly and accurately marking a predetermined distance from an overhanging end of a truss to a position on a crossbeam. The trussetter gauge has a first elongated member with a marking end lockably engaged with a locking and aligning member which is movable relative to a longitudinal axis of the first elongated member. A second elongated member is lockably engaged with the locking and aligning member and movable perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the first elongated member. The portable trussetter gauge can be foldable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Joachim H. Neubauer
  • Patent number: 7469485
    Abstract: Apparatus having four pivotably interconnected sides of slidably adjustable length is provided for conforming to the size and configuration of quadrilateral shapes to permit replication of the shapes upon a flat surface or within an aperture. Threaded bolts equipped with wing nuts permit adjustments in the lengths and angular relationships of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Inventor: Joab Jay Perdue
  • Patent number: 7467471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel woodworking tool. This tool allows for precise measurements of square ends; square/mitered end combination, and mitered ends. Additionally, this tool can scribe arcs and circles and square up cabinets and other structures. This simple to operate tool will ensure proper measurements for difficult inside and outside dimensions critical for fine woodworking and cabinetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: John Norman Sutter
  • Patent number: 7254920
    Abstract: A device for setting and leveling tile is provided that comprises an elongated straight edge. The straight edge includes a horizontal tile support flange and a vertical flange. A support leg is adjustably attached to the vertical flange adjacent each end of the straight edge and a bubble level is centered on the vertical flange between the support legs. The thickness of the horizontal support flange is sized so that after all the courses of tile are laid and the straight edge is removed, only a layer of grout is required to complete the installation. If the floor is not level, the support legs are adjusted to center the bubble in the level prior to laying the tiles. When leveling tile around a bathtub, an adjustable brace is affixed onto each of the support legs. Each brace includes and adjustment slot therethrough and a rubber boot secured on one end for engaging the bottom of the tub for supporting the straight edge on the edge of the tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Roland Steele
  • Patent number: 7254898
    Abstract: A multi-purpose framing square has an elongate blade having a T-shaped slot with an L-shape at the base of the T-shaped slot. A handle has a top end has a handle thumbscrew hole. The handle is boltably attached through the handle thumbscrew hole to the blade through the blade T-shaped slot. The handle has a handle cavity through which the blade can move. A handle support pin is detachably connectable to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Inventor: Kevin G. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7240435
    Abstract: An adjustable carpentry trim gage includes a scribing block adjustably attached to a guide block. The guide block includes a guide surface, adapted to be placed against a jamb. The scribing block includes a scribing surface along which a scribing instrument, such as a pencil or an awl, can be drawn to mark guidelines on the jamb, to facilitate installation of a casing on the jamb. The position of the guide block with respect to the scribing block is adjustable to allow the position of the scribing surface on the scribing block, with respect to the guide surface on the guide block, to be set in such a manner that the scribing surface will be placed to indicate a desired reveal on the jamb, when the guide surface is bearing against the jamb. The scribing surface extends beyond the maximum reveal setting of the gage, in a direction parallel to the face of the jamb against which the guide surface is bearing, to facilitate making intersecting guidelines indicating corners of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: William J. Dowdakin
  • Patent number: 7159328
    Abstract: Apparatus 10 discloses a handle 32 for manipulating the device and an extending rule portion 18 having a series of markings or measurements 26 embossed along its edge serving as a base of spacing measurement for a pivotally mounted swing arm 22 and a slide arm 24 perpendicularly attached thereto that may be adjusted to a desired distance. After a desired distance is set the swing arm 22 serves to maintain spacing and parallelism by having a bubble level 36 fabricated into each of its ends to test if the materials held flush are level. After correct measurements are made the apparatus 10 may then be used as a gauging tool for the quick and ready spacing and setting of materials afterwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Peter Thompson Duda
  • Patent number: 7107699
    Abstract: A workpiece size alignment device includes a rail set including a plurality of guide rails each having a top face formed with an elongated guide channel extended longitudinally, and a ruler set mounted on the rail set and including a plurality of rulers each removably mounted in the guide channel of a respective one of the guide rails. Thus, the workpiece size alignment device has multiple rulers having different units for use and replacement, so that the operator can select the rulers having different units according to different working requirements, thereby greatly facilitating the operator working the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventor: Pin-Feng Chang
  • Patent number: 7082692
    Abstract: An adjustable ruler includes two elongate ruler members and an adjustable clamping member. Each of the ruler members includes a longitudinal slot, outwardly facing channels along opposite sides of the slot, parallel longitudinal sides, and measuring indicia marked along the parallel longitudinal sides. The adjustable clamping member is received in each of the slots and includes first and second slide members and a selectively releasable connection between the first and second slide members. The slide members have parallel longitudinally extending flanges along opposite sides slidably secured in the channels of an associated ruler member. The releasable connection selectively permits relative pivoting of the slide members about a pivot axis, and includes a biasing member biasing the slide members apart, a threaded screw through the slide members, and a head threaded on an end of the screw to selectively secure the slide members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: It's Academic, Inc.
    Inventor: David Shapiro
  • Patent number: 7073267
    Abstract: A multiple gauge assembly for establishing vehicle wheel rim and tire sizes to prevent interference with vehicle structure facing the wheel, as during directional turning of the wheel on a vehicle wheel mount, about a pivot axis angled relative to the wheel axis, comprising a first adjustable gauge to establish a rim edge radial dimension, from the wheel axis, a second adjustable gauge to establish a rim offset (back spacing) dimension in a direction generally parallel to the wheel axis, and a third adjustable gauge to establish a tire peripheral dimension generally parallel to the wheel axis, whereby clearance between the wheel and vehicle structure can be predictively ascertained, as during wheel turning, prior to installation of the wheel on the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventors: Ronald T. Butler, Alan Georgeff
  • Patent number: 7069659
    Abstract: A trim marking device and method to gauge the span between opposing jambs for subsequent positioning of the device upon a trim piece to be marked and cut, the device including a base member defining a slide groove, a lip extending over the slide groove and in part defining a gap, and a first jamb abutment member; and a slide member having a first end slidable within the groove, a tongue insertable within the gap, and a second jamb abutment member; at least one of the base member and the slide member having an end having a 45° angled trim marking edge extending upwards from a bottom portion of the device; whereby, the slide member slides within the groove to where the first and the second abutment members abut opposing jambs and whereby a trim piece is marked and cut upon subsequent positioning of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Inventor: Steven G. Rye
  • Patent number: 7007731
    Abstract: A base frame for holding fixtures used in woodwork includes an extruded body having a raised top central portion formed into a dovetailed open-topped upper channel, two lowered wing portions located at each lateral side of the upper channel and formed into two symmetrically identical open-topped side channels with a height difference between the tops of the upper and the side channels, and a big-size open-bottomed lower channel formed below said upper channel and said two side channels. With the height difference between the upper and the side channels, two base frames may be perpendicularly connected to each other in the same plane using a U-shaped connecting bracket flush with the top of the upper channel, or superposed with the upper channels facing toward each other by locking inserting blocks in each open-sided channel formed between two side channels at the same side of the two superposed base frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiang Chiu, Hsu Hsiu-Kwei Liu
  • Patent number: 6986210
    Abstract: An adjustable cutting template includes a plurality of leg members selectively engageable with each other for defining a cutting perimeter on a substantially solid surface. Each plurality of leg members includes a first portion and a second portion attached thereto and a plurality of holes formed therein and spaced along a length thereof. Select ones of the first and second portions define a plurality of male and female portions, respectively. The plurality of female portions include a plurality of lip portions integral therewith for receiving the plurality of male portions thereon so that same can be slidably positioned within the plurality of female portions. The template further includes a plurality of stop members attached to the plurality of leg members for defining a maximum distance that the plurality of leg members can be slidably engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Dave P. Conway
  • Patent number: 6966119
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a level comprising a horizontal component comprising a first terminal end and a second terminal end; a first vertical component comprising an end joined to the first terminal end of the horizontal component, wherein the first vertical component is attachable to a first vertical side of a jamb; and a second vertical component comprising an end joined to the second terminal end of the horizontal component, wherein the second vertical component is attachable to a second vertical side of a jamb; wherein the level squares, levels, and plumbs the jamb. Further disclosed herein is an assembly comprising two levels disposed on a jamb such that the sides of the jamb are held rigid and secure, and the angles of the jamb are held at a constant angle to increase the ease of installation of the jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Inventor: Michael Dlugoleski
  • Patent number: 6921675
    Abstract: A device transfer method includes the steps of: covering a plurality of devices, which have been formed on a substrate, with a resin layer; forming electrodes in the resin layer in such a manner that the electrodes are connected to the devices; cutting the resin layer, to obtain resin buried devices each containing at least one of the devices; and peeling the resin buried devices from the substrate and transferring them to a device transfer body. This device transfer method is advantageous in easily, smoothly separating devices from each other, and facilitating handling of the devices in a transfer step and ensuring good electric connection between the devices and external wiring, even if the devices are fine devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Yanagisawa, Toyoharu Oohata, Toshiaki Iwafuchi
  • Patent number: 6907671
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus particularly suited for layout work. More specifically, the present invention is useful for taking a single measurement of a span or object, dividing the measured length into a desired number of equal segments, and providing indicators for marking those points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: Edward Lloyd Conner
  • Patent number: 6836969
    Abstract: A hand held device for making measured markings. The device comprises a body having a bottom and a side surface with a butting surface connected to the body having a flat face perpendicular to the body to slidably butt against an edge of a work piece. A plurality of spaced guiding wells adjacent the side surface may receive a marking instrument point. The guiding wells simultaneously provide measurement and guidance for the marking instrument while the butting surface is slid along the edge of a work piece. A telescoping member having a flat top edge provides adjustable guidance for marking instrument as well. Reference markings on the telescoping member mark distance from the edge of the telescoping member to the butting surface. A fixing means may adjustably fix the relationship between the telescoping member and the body. The telescoping member is extendable to distance shown by the reference markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventor: Randy N. Bates
  • Patent number: 6810592
    Abstract: An adjustable door jamb setting jig for installing metal door frames in building structures. The adjustable door jamb setting jig includes a base frame being made of wood material; and also includes an extension frame being made of metal material and being extendable from and fastenable to the base frame; and further includes fastening members for fastening the extension frame to the base frame; and further includes magnets being attached to the base frame for holding the base frame to a metal door jamb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Inventor: Patrick J. Oldfield, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6769190
    Abstract: An adjustable viewing frame (27) for use by artists to help compose a view comprises two frame members (10,11) each having two frame links (21,22,23,24) at right angles to one another. The frame links (21,22,23,24) have a rib (30) along one edge over which two C-shape clips (20) engage to hold the two frame members (10,11) together where they overlap. The force exerted by the clips (30) is sufficient to hold the two frame members (10,11) together against disturbances so that the frame (27) thus formed can be held in one hand for viewing purposes, but allows adjustments to be made easily by hand to change the size and/or relative proportions of the frame (27). A scale (40) marked on the frame member (10) allows specific relative proportions to be achieved with certainty and precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventor: David Tyrrell Carlisle
  • Patent number: 6766584
    Abstract: The gage has a body made of flat plate which has a reference edge. Another edge is a gage edge which is angular and defines a sharp apex away from the gage edge. A foot is slidable along the gage edge to rotate the gage body around the sharp apex pivot. Indicia indicate the angle at different foot positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Inventor: Paul J. Reilly
  • Patent number: 6735881
    Abstract: A firewood measuring and marking apparatus includes an elongated base member with a marker mounted generally vertically on one end. The marker has a downwardly projecting tip for marking a log when pressed against the log. The base member has an adjustable extension arm to permit various predetermined lengths to be marked on the log to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Inventor: Robert F. Nesselrotte
  • Patent number: 6725558
    Abstract: An adjustable portable power tool guide having a base plate, a base plate cutting edge to define a cut line, an adjustable tool guide rail for guiding a portable power tool cutter adjacent to the cutting edge, and an adjustable control bar that defines a reliable and predetermined angle between the cutting edge and the control bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Inventors: Brion Gommper, Rex Pew
  • Patent number: 6594939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fish measuring device manufactured from environmentally friendly material and will reduce the manhandling of fish that need to be returned to the water as the fish can be quickly placed into the fish measuring device, an accurate measurement taken and finally, live released as required. The fish measuring device comprises a base member having top and bottom surfaces, first and second sides and first and second ends, side containment means and means for connecting the side containment means to the top surface of the base member, said side containment means providing a fish containment trough and a scale provided within said fish containment trough; and means for extending the fish containment trough to measure larger fish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph Ondusko
  • Patent number: 6591511
    Abstract: An improved framing square having integral features for automating the marking and cutting of angles. The square contains two sliding carriages—one in the body and one in the blade. Each carriage has a deployable pin. In order to set an angle, the user first deploys the pins in each sliding carriage so that they protrude downward from the square. Next, the user sets the sliding carriage in the body to the desired position and locks it in place. The user then sets the sliding carriage in the blade to the desired position and locks it in place. The two pins protruding from the sliding carriages are then butted against the board to be cut. Once they are in place, the blade of the square will form the correct cutting angle across the board. Since many common cuts employ a twelve inch base leg, the invention includes another feature: Rather than set the sliding carriage within the body to twelve inches, the user may opt instead to deploy a fixed pin located in the body at the twelve inch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Trinvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. Carroll, John Wiley Horton, Stephen M. Marshall
  • Patent number: 6564464
    Abstract: A gauge and a method for using the gauge, measures the Frankfurt Mandibular Angle (FMA) non-invasively, without the use of x-rays. The gauge has an upper bar that, in use, parallels the patient's porion-orbitale line. A downward bar depends from the upper bar and has an adjustably attached lower bar. The lower bar is adjusted to parallel the patient's gonion-menton line. Once the gauge is properly adjusted to the patient and locked into place, the user reads a measuring device on the gauge, which indicates the relative positions of the components of the adjusted gauge. These reading are then correlated, directly or indirectly, to the patient's FMA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Gregory Vail Keating, William Edward Dando
  • Patent number: 6546634
    Abstract: A compass cutter has a main body fastened with an extension rod which is connected with a slidable seat slidable along the extension rod. The main body is further provided with a locating block, a protective cover, a blade, a fixation block, and an insertion pin. The slidable seat is provided with a locating block, a connection rod, a locating pin, and a shield. The compass cutter can be expanded, through the movement of the extension rod. The locating pin and the blade are covered by the shield to protect the user of the compass cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Inventor: Chen Shan Ming