Comparator Patents (Class 33/501.05)
  • Patent number: 9212881
    Abstract: In a hole examining device, an examination head (105) is supported to be movable in an X direction and a Y direction which are orthogonal to each other, measurement heads (125, 126) are supported to be movable in a Z direction which is orthogonal to the X direction and the Y direction with respect to the examination head (105), and a plurality of first measurers (127) and a plurality of second measurers (128) are arranged in the measurement heads (125, 126) in parallel and may be held at an advance position which advances as well as retreats with respect to the Z direction, thereby improving workability of an examining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitake Kasubata, Masaaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 9003669
    Abstract: A wear gauge confirms the acceptability of an outside diameter of a down hole drilling tool for down hole service. An embodiment of the wear gauge has two arcuate members pivotally connected in overlapping attachment, where each arcuate member has opposing ends and an arc length is defined between the two ends. Each of the opposing ends has an aperture penetrating through the width of the arcuate member. The free ends may be pivoted together into an overlapping configuration into a closed position. When in the closed position, the two arcuate members define a circle. The diameter of the circle is certified to be a specific value within a designated tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Walker
  • Patent number: 8978260
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a portion on an articulated connector relative to a reference portion of said connector is provided. The apparatus comprises a fixable base mountable to the connector against the reference portion of the connector, an arm pivotally mounted to the base and extendable toward the portion of the connector, the arm having a measurement portion, the measurement portion movable across at least a section of the portion of the connector, and a rotating component connected to a mounting piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: TTX Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Brueckert, William A. Guess, Donald F. Kroesch
  • Publication number: 20130326896
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring a portion on an articulated connector relative to a reference portion of said connector is provided. The apparatus comprises a fixable base mountable to the connector against the reference portion of the connector, an arm pivotally mounted to the base and extendable toward the portion of the connector, the arm having a measurement portion, the measurement portion movable across at least a section of the portion of the connector, and a rotating component connected to a mounting piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: TTX Company
  • Patent number: 7748133
    Abstract: An exemplary workpiece inspecting device includes a base, a slider, a handle, a number of magnets, a number of probes and a measuring block. The slider is slidably mounted on the base and supports the handle thereon. The magnets are respectively embedded into the base for attracting and fixing a workpiece on the base. The probes are separately disposed on both the base and the slider for inspecting the perforations defined on a workpiece. The measuring block is attached on the slider for sliding and inspecting a thickness of the workpiece during the movement of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 7346997
    Abstract: This invention provides a validating device for validating at least one dimension of a part as being at least a minimum magnitude. It may also validate a dimension of a part as being no greater than a maximum magnitude or between a minimum magnitude and maximum magnitude. The validating device includes a frame having a cavity and employs a plunger and a sensor. One portion of the plunger engages the part and another portion activates the sensor. When the sensor activates, it indicates that the dimension of the part is at least the minimum magnitude. The cavity for receiving the part may be sized to correspond with maximum magnitudes for the same dimension and/or other dimensions for the part such that the part cannot fit in the cavity if a dimension exceeds its maximum magnitude and therefore the sensor cannot be activated and the part cannot be validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventor: Olaf Rest
  • Patent number: 7100299
    Abstract: A system, for installation of fastening systems to a structure, includes a fastening system installation specification, which includes dimensional and qualitative requirements for components of the fastening systems; and a tool. The tool includes an outer housing having an interior hollow, a gage surface, and a base surface, the base surface having a contact area that contacts the surface of the structure. An inner plug disposed within the interior hollow translates axially within the interior hollow. The inner plug has a sensing end that contacts a bolt of the fastening system and references the shank section of the bolt. The inner plug has an indicator end dimensioned to accept washers and nuts of the fastening system stacked on the gage surface. The inner plug has an indicator that provides installation information, according to either qualitative or dimensional requirements, about the components of the fastening system being installed using the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David G. Jensen, David M. Pett, Paul Buehler
  • Patent number: 7080461
    Abstract: A system, for installation of fastening systems to a structure, includes a fastening system installation specification, which includes dimensional and qualitative requirements for components of the fastening systems; and a tool. The tool includes an outer housing having an interior hollow, a gage surface, and a base surface, the base surface having a contact area that contacts the surface of the structure. An inner plug disposed within the interior hollow translates axially within the interior hollow. The inner plug has a sensing end that contacts a bolt of the fastening system and references the shank section of the bolt. The inner plug has an indicator end dimensioned to accept washers and nuts of the fastening system stacked on the gage surface. The inner plug has an indicator that provides installation information, according to either qualitative or dimensional requirements, about the components of the fastening system being installed using the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David G. Jensen, David M. Pett, Paul Buehler
  • Patent number: 7040032
    Abstract: A go no-go gauge and method for verifying whether a process kit part used within a plasma chamber of a plasma processing tool has accumulated excessive wear or deposits. The gauge includes a component for verifying whether a dimension of a process kit part feature violates a prescribed size tolerance, the violation indicating that the process kit part has accumulated excessive wear or deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Steven T. Fink
  • Publication number: 20040231176
    Abstract: A simple yet complete device to compare molding mitered angles & lengths commonly used in, but not limited to, the picture framing industry. This device will take pair lengths of molding placed bottom surface to bottom surface with the outer surfaces of the moldings located and centered by means of a 2 toned pattern on a plate, with the mitered surfaces abutted against a radiused tab at one end of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Alan R. Peters, Rosemary C. Peters
  • Patent number: 6532677
    Abstract: A molded limit gauge for measuring workpiece thicknesses. The limit gauge includes a body having one or more elongate ridges extending longitudinally therealong. Each ridge has a plurality of notches extending laterally through its upper portion. Each notch has a unique longitudinal dimension that is uniform. In a first preferred embodiment of the invention, the bottom surface of each notch and the land between each notch is horizontally flat. In a second preferred embodiment, each of these surfaces has a configuration of a laterally convex curve. The limit gauge body is configured such that it can be mounted atop a planing machine. So mounted, it can function as a structural top of the planing machine. Measurement of a board thickness is accomplished by attempting to slide the board through notches that appear to match its thickness. A range of board thickness is defined between the indicated sizes of two adjacent notches that respectively allow and do not allow passage of the board through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: One World Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Dils, Daniel B. Nelson, John E. Nemazi
  • Patent number: 6513256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for displacement of blocks, with a view to comparison of their dimensions by means of a measuring apparatus, which device includes a support, referred to as the measuring table, which defines a supporting and sliding plane for the blocks, a piece, referred to as the template, situated above the measuring table and bearing stops disposed in order to maintain the blocks in a predetermined position and orientation relative to the measuring apparatus, by cooperating with the lateral faces of the blocks, while preserving their free support on the measuring table, and is carried by a guide device along at least one axis parallel to the pressing plane, this device being characterized in that the template is made up of two separate parts which can be displaced separately from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Brown & Sharpe Tesa SA
    Inventor: Karl Tischler
  • Patent number: 6449862
    Abstract: A weld support gauge block for setting a fused distance between a plate portion and a hat portion of a planetary gear carrier is provided, which includes a first side plate for insertion into and removal from a window cut out in a cylindrical wall of the carrier, a second side plate parallel spaced from the first side plate, a body juxtaposed by the side plates, the body having an interior cavity and a front face and a rear face, the body having a generally central longitudinal bore with a counter bore on a rear end of the body, a first roller juxtaposed between the side plates, and a second roller positioned above the first roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler Corporation
    Inventor: Walter Keith Stiner
  • Patent number: 6389704
    Abstract: A thread ring gauge holder that is used with a thread ring gauge to eliminate the variance in applied torque from different people using the thread ring gauge. This device allows the thread ring gauge to be protected from an excessive amount of torque and from a premature false reading from applying too little torque from a wide variety of users. The device can be used together with a variety of thread ring gauges and is made up of a ring gauge adapter, a ratchet drive, a ratchet gear, a protective housing that accommodates a ball plunger and a pawl device and a snap ring to hold the thread ring gauge holder together in place with the thread ring gauge. The ball plunger and pawl act as a torque setting device to control the amount of torque that is applied to the thread ring gauge, thereby insuring repeatability and consistency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Inventors: Timothy M. Johnson, Kevin M. Chatfield
  • Patent number: 6360447
    Abstract: An empty envelope assurance system is provided. The system includes a conveyor for conveying an opened envelope having a front face and a rear face along a path of movement. The conveyor is arranged such that any contents of the envelope rests against one of the front face or the rear face. A first sensor measures a thickness of the front face and any contents resting thereagainst, and generates a signal having a value indicative of the thickness. A second sensor measures a thickness of the rear face and any contents resting thereagainst, and generates a signal having a value indicative of the thickness. A signal processor receives the signals generated by the first sensor and the second sensor, and compares the values of the signals generated by the first sensor with the values of the signals generated by the second sensor to determine whether they correspond within a predetermined limit to determine whether the envelope contains any contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Agissar Corporation
    Inventor: James E. Foley
  • Patent number: 6334258
    Abstract: An inspection device for examining a piece of aperture graphite of an extraction electrode, and the aperture graphite includes a to-be-examined curve and a to-be-examined engagement portion. The inspection device includes a sidewall surface having a standard curve marked thereon, and an examination engagement portion having a predetermined positional relationship with the sidewall surface. After the to-be-examined engagement portion is engaged with the examination engagement portion, and after the to-be-examined curve is projected onto the sidewall surface, the suitability of the aperture graphite can be determined according to the amount of differences between the projected to-be-examined curve and the standard curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Mosel Vitelic Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-chieh Lee, Hua-jen Tseng, Dong-tay Tsai, Yi-hua Chin
  • Patent number: 6332275
    Abstract: A margin inspector for IC wafers includes an upper plate and a supporting portion. The upper plate, which is formed as a transparent plate, has a plurality of concentric circular segments thereon for establishing a set of reference lines to examine the periphery ring of the wafer located under the upper plate while in examining operation. The supporting portion connected with the upper plate is used to form a working space, between the supporting portion and the upper plate, for accommodating the wafer to be examined. By applying these inspecting lines, any deviation on the washout periphery ring of the wafer can be easily and correctly located by eyesight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Mosel Vitelic Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Wang Tsai, Chun-Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 6324768
    Abstract: A ball lock punch retainer system, including a punch, with a ball receiving grooved seat therein, a punch retainer body, a backing plate, a spring hole located in the retainer body, a ball positioned within said spring hole, a spring located in said spring hole, said spring generally acting to bias said ball into a locking engagement with said punch, an access hole located in the retainer body and communicating with the ball located in the spring hole, an elongated gage member which can be moved into and out of said access hole, one end of said gage member having a ball contact surface thereon, said gage member having a indicating area thereon with an upper end, a middle part, and a lower end, and the gage member being operative to determine when the ball lock is in proper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: AIP, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles G. Wellman