Having More Than Two Probes Patents (Class 33/544.5)
  • Patent number: 10639730
    Abstract: A ring sizing tool with a base and a guide movably coupled to the base. The base has first and second ends with a longitudinal axis extending between the ends. A cut guide surface is positioned adjacent the second end, and a base ring engaging surface is spaced apart from the cut guide surface. The guide has a guide ring engaging surface and at least one ring size indication spaced apart from the guide ring engaging surface. The guide is movable with respect to the base in a direction aligned with the longitudinal axis of the base between at least a first position, in which the guide ring engaging surface abuts the base ring engaging surface, and a second position, in which the guide ring engaging surface is spaced a distance from the base ring engaging surface. A method for sizing a ring with the ring sizing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: EURO TOOL, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Nicholas Whaley
  • Patent number: 10145667
    Abstract: A shaft roundness gauge measures the roundness (or lack thereof) of a surface such as a bearing surface of a shaft or axle of a truck, tractor or trailer. The gauge comprehends a plurality of specifically sized rings or collars having inner diameters which correspond to common outside diameters of shafts, axles and other circular or cylindrical components. The ring includes a radial opening which receives a collet fitting which receives a probe housing of a dial indicator. A collet clamp may be tightened to secure the dial indicator to the ring. The ring and dial indicator are positioned on a shaft, at that position where the shaft or component is believed to be least worn. The dial indicator is zeroed and then the assembly is rotated around the shaft or component to determine, by the reading of the dial indicator, the location of and the extent of wear of the shaft or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: James L. Ebert
  • Patent number: 9932822
    Abstract: There is provided a thin-bottom type bore gauge having damping unit between a gauge head and a head main body part, and a long life. A head part of a bore gauge includes a head main body part, a measurement spherical face at one end face, and a gauge head slidably provided by penetrating an inside and an outside of the head main body part. The gauge head a spring holding groove carved in a circumferential direction at the other end side, and a compression coil spring is interposed between the spring holding groove and an inside end face of the head main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Teppei Ohno
  • Patent number: 9810516
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a first end support portion supporting a first end of the columnar work piece; a second end support portion supporting a second end of the columnar work piece; and a measurement device having a probe which measures the columnar work piece supported by the first end support portion and the second end support portion. The first end support portion includes a first end support body attachably and detachably fitting into a centering aperture of the first end of the columnar work piece. The first end support body includes at least two cut-outs, and in a state where the first end support body is fitted into the centering aperture, an interior surface of the centering aperture is visible to the exterior through the cut-outs. The measurement device inserts the probe into the centering aperture through the cut-outs and measures the interior surface of the centering aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotada Anzai, Tomomitsu Sugawara, Monya Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9599528
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining the conditions of a pipeline and for the analysis of the fluid contained therein comprising: a central body having a substantially cylindrical form perforated for the whole length and comprising at least a salinity sensor and at least a pH measurement sensor; a first crown of petals connected to the central body, wherein each petal extends from the central body until it touches the internal wall of the pipeline and wherein each petal comprises at least one deformation sensor and at least one roughness sensor; a sliding device integrally connected to the central body in a more advanced position with respect to the first crown of petals, wherein the sliding device can be a second crown of petals identical to the first crown of petals or a foam pig suitably perforated. A method is for determining the conditions of a pipeline and for the analysis of the fluid contained therein, which uses the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ENI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Giulio Di Lullo, Luciano Scaltrito, Marco Pirola, Jean Marc Tulliani
  • Patent number: 9038283
    Abstract: A large bore measuring system includes a modular and extendable bore gage with analog and digital readouts, also includes a settable set-master. The modular bore gage is designed to measure two sets of large bore diameters. A first set of large bores is accomplished by using a modular bore gage design described in this disclosure. The second set of larger bores is accomplished by adding attachments therein extending the gage for the larger range of bore diameters. A set-master is used for both sets of large bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Dorsey Metrology International
    Inventors: Theodore Luty, Stephen Forschler
  • Publication number: 20130192076
    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: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitake Kasubata, Masaaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 8365428
    Abstract: A system for determining the grip length of a hole extending through a stack of panels so that a fastener of appropriate length can be selected for insertion into the hole. A shaft carrying an array of probes is inserted into the hole and the array generates signals indicating which probes of the array are contacting an inner wall of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Russell L. Miller, Rick A. Luepke
  • Patent number: 8065813
    Abstract: An excavation device (1) and profile analysis of the excavation includes a device (1) realizing excavations of prismatic shape and having a frame (3) and a plurality of excavation wheels (2). The frame (3) includes a first upper section (3c), a second intermediate section (3b) and a third lower section (3a. The excavation wheels (2) are positioned at least within said third section (3a). Sensors (4) carry out the measurement of the section and/or the shape of said excavation; the sensors of measure (4) are directed towards the walls of said excavation and measure the profile of said excavation on at least two opposite walls. A method of analysis of a shape and/or a section of an excavation of prismatic shape in the soil includes excavation of the soil through a device (1) having a frame (3) and a plurality of excavation wheels (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Soilmec S.p.A.
    Inventor: Maurizio Siepi
  • Patent number: 7913411
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for measuring inside diameters of holes using a dial bore gage with a packaged digital transducer providing an amplified readable output to both dial indicator and digital display enabling wireless data transmission for recording its measured output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Dorsey Metrology International
    Inventor: Peter Klepp
  • Patent number: 7581330
    Abstract: A gauge device for measuring the inner diameter of engine related bores comprising a circular body member having a circumferential surface with a cylindrical chamber totally encased therein along a longitudinal axis. A slide pin is housed within the cylindrical chamber which partially extends through upper and lower openings within the circumferential surface. A top flange extends radially from the upper portion of the body member and having a cylindrical dial mount affixed to the front. Disposed equidistance to each side of the top flange is a secondary flange extending radially from the front of the body member each embedded with a magnetic disk. A vertical slot positioned along the longitudinal axis provides the plunger stop means access to the slide pin. A dial indicator means is operatively connected within the dial mount and having a movable plunger extending downward and housed within a spring member which abuts the plunger stop means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: David W. Redmond
  • Patent number: 6901797
    Abstract: An instrument is adapted to be attached to a rotational member of an instrument station for obtaining information about a workpiece. The instrument includes at least one orifice adapted to be placed in selective fluid communication with a source of fluid. An instrument station may also be provided to include an instrument and a rotational member connected to the instrument for rotating the instrument about a rotational axis. The instrument station may also include a source including fluid, wherein the fluid source is in fluid communication with the instrument and a monitoring apparatus. An apparatus may also include an instrument and a source of substantially incompressible fluid wherein the source is in fluid communication with the instrument. Methods of obtaining information about a workpiece and methods for determining the center of a bore are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Makino Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Aaron Hyatt, David Wayne Bricker
  • Patent number: 6637123
    Abstract: A contact gauge for measuring a contoured surface on work piece is presented having a matching contoured profile and multiple sensors inserted in a gauge body. The gauge body uses bores filled with spherical balls. At least one ball from each bore contacts the contoured surface, which causes displacement of the ball. The displacement is transferred to and recorded by the sensor. The layout of the gauge permits multiple sensors to be mounted in a compact gauge housing and the gauge housing, in turn, may connected to a robotic arm for rapid and repeated use as an automated measurement apparatus for a component assembly line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: ABB Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Rucha, Daniel W. McGillis, Peter J. Deir
  • Patent number: 6560888
    Abstract: An internal shim used to accurately measure spaces in conjunction with a standard small probe has a shim top and a chassis. The internal shim is adjustably fixed within the space to be measured using grippers that emerge from the chassis and which are controlled by an arm pivotably attached to the shim top. A standard small probe passes through the shim along guides on the chassis and measures the distance between the exterior of the chassis and the boundary. By summing the measurements on each side of the chassis and the width of the chassis, the dimension of the space can be determined to within 0.001 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Clyde H. Barth, Theodore W. Blizinski
  • Publication number: 20030074802
    Abstract: A contact gauge for measuring a contoured surface on work piece is presented having a matching contoured profile and multiple sensors inserted in a gauge body. The gauge body uses bores filled with spherical balls. At least one ball from each bore contacts the contoured surface, which causes displacement of the ball. The displacement is transferred to and recorded by the sensor. The layout of the gauge permits multiple sensors to be mounted in a compact gauge housing and the gauge housing, in turn, may connected to a robotic arm for rapid and repeated use as an automated measurement apparatus for a component assembly line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Applicant: ABB Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Rucha, Daniel W. McGillis, Peter J. Deir
  • Patent number: 6427353
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for high speed acquisition of the dimensional parameters of a work piece are effected by simultaneously acquiring probe positional information, converting the probe positional information to standard characteristic data, and calculating multiple dimensional geometries using the converted probe position information. Selected characteristic data may be stored for use with multiple dimensional geometry calculations, reducing the calculation time. A computer and associated software are used to convert the positional information to dimensional geometry information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cecil H. Nelson, Rodney R. Hintz, Thomas P. Bartsch
  • Patent number: 6388439
    Abstract: Method for measuring the gap separating a vault of at least one end fitting and a given element of one end of a thermal part of a pipe, comprising; moving an autonomous measuring detector inside the said pipe, carrying out at least one series of measurements during the movement of the detector in the end fitting, the measuring comprising detecting in real time, the passage of the consecutive transitions between the vault of the end of the terminal part of the pipe, triggering the measurements for a predetermined time between the detections of the transitions, storing the said measurements in the form of signals in at least one memory and processing the stored signals in order to determine the gap (D) and separating two consecutive transitions. The device for measuring includes two eddy current detectors on a support wound through the pipe and a memory for the detected signals and a processing circuit for processing the signals in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventor: Philippe Lembeye