With Support For Gauged Article Patents (Class 33/549)
  • Patent number: 10753720
    Abstract: An measurement apparatus for measuring end play of a linear actuator features a dial indicator and a primary mounting clamp. A plunger of the dial indicator is displaceable back and forth to cause an indicator needle to move about a graduated dial to reflect a measurement of said displacement. The primary mounting clamp has a clamp body configured to releasably clamp onto an output rod of said linear actuator, and a dial support body projecting outwardly from said clamp body. The dial support body is configured to the support the dial indicator thereon in a working position in which the plunger reaches axially along the output rod toward a gear housing of said linear actuator to abut against a contact surface carried on a stationary portion of the actuator relative to which the output rod undergoes displacement during operation of said actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10668585
    Abstract: A seat frame assembling unit includes: a setting device and a setting robot. The setting device is driven in a state where side frames, a connecting frame, a pan frame, a member frame and an upper frame are arranged. The setting robot installs the side frames side by side and subsequently installs the connecting frame, the pan frame, the member frame and the upper frame between the side frames. The setting device moves the side frames to positions in which the side frames are to be assembled with the connecting frame, the pan frame, the member frame and the upper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Nakano, Shingo Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10555516
    Abstract: A bait cutting and crab measuring apparatus that combines a bait cutting device with a crab measuring device. The apparatus includes a bait-cutting channel and a crab-measuring panel. The bait-cutting channel includes first wall, a second wall, a base panel, a first plurality of segment cuts, and a second plurality of segment cuts. The crab-measuring panel can be used to visually and standardly measure various types and sizes of crabs. The first wall and the second wall can be used as a protective handle from the claws of crabs when measuring a crab with the crab-measuring panel. The base panel provides a platform for the bait that is placed inside the bait-cutting channel. The first plurality of segment cuts and the second plurality of segment cuts allow the user to cut the bait inside the bait cutting channel at an angle allowing the bait to spin when on a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Loyd Rich
  • Patent number: 10303934
    Abstract: The present invention provides a biometric notification system for selectively sending messages to interested recipients. In various embodiments, message trigger criteria, interested recipients, and message content may vary depending upon, among other things, the service being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FACEFIRST, INC
    Inventors: Joseph Ethan Rosenkrantz, Gifford Hesketh
  • Patent number: 9772205
    Abstract: A method for electrically activating a measurement stand with a movement of at least one measuring probe (26) from a starting position (31) into a measuring position (32) and also a measurement stand for supporting a measuring probe, in particular for measuring the thickness of thin layers, in which a motor (34) is activated by a control arrangement (25), which moves a ram (23) up and down via a drive arrangement (35), wherein a retainer (24) is provided on the ram (23), to which retainer the measuring probe (26) can be fastened, in which a freewheel is activated between the drive arrangement (35) and the ram (33) as soon as the measuring probe (26) or retainer (23) is set down in the measuring position (32) on an item to be measured (14) and the movement of the drive arrangement (35) is decoupled from the vertical movement of the ram (23), wherein a movement speed of the at least one measuring probe (14) from the starting position (31) into the measuring position (32) is reduced by mechanical damping or elec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Helmut Fischer GmbH Institut für Elektronik und Messtechnik
    Inventor: Helmut Fischer
  • Patent number: 9412475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel rod testing apparatus for a nuclear fuel assembly. The fuel rod testing apparatus includes a helium leakage testing chamber having a gate so that a fuel rod is horizontally loaded/unloaded and testing whether or not helium leaks from the fuel rod, a fuel rod upward/downward transfer unit that has first and second transfer sections located in front of the gate and horizontally installed apart from each other in order to guide the fuel rod loaded into or unloaded from the helium leakage testing chamber, and that vertically drives the first and second transfer sections, and a main frame that has a upper transfer section disposed in parallel in a lengthwise direction of the fuel rod upward/downward transfer unit and having an inclined face and a lower transfer section installed at a lower portion of the upper transfer section and having an inclined face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KEPCO NUCLEAR FUEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Young Lee, Chang Hwan Hwang, Hung Soon Chang, Soon Ki Guk, Tae Hyung Na, Ui Jea Lee
  • Patent number: 9114464
    Abstract: A fixture for cutting thin substrates, such as films, wafers, semiconductor layers and the like, using a blade holder assembly joined to a substrate clamp assembly. Each assembly has a plurality of members with the substrate clamp having a base plate that introduces a vacuum environment and a substrate support plate that uses the vacuum to secure the substrate in place. The blade holder assembly has interlocking projections in interleaving sheet members sandwiched between two bracket members that define slots for supporting a knife. Multiple slots allow the blade to be positioned in different positions and different orientations for cutting thin substrates held with vacuum pressure in the substrate clamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Alta Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ishikawa, Laila Mattos
  • Publication number: 20150096184
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring thickness of an object is provided. The apparatus includes a compression control system which further includes a movable platform, a compression sensor, and a switching device operatively coupled to the compression sensor. The apparatus also includes a measurement system operatively coupled to the switching device for receiving a signal representative of a toggle event at the switching device and configured to measure a gradient. The apparatus also includes a processing circuit operatively coupled to the switching device and the measurement system for measuring a thickness of the object upon receiving the signal representative of the toggle event at the switching device by using the gradient and a communication circuit for transmitting a measured thickness of the object to a remote database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Yakov Polishchuk, Robert William Tait, William Judson Hendrix, JR., Michael Francis Strong
  • Patent number: 8973278
    Abstract: Disclosed are an alignment system and an alignment method for aligning a radar apparatus such that the alignment is not significantly influenced by tolerances in an assembly process of a bumper rail, a front end module, and a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Hyung Suk Ham
  • Patent number: 8819952
    Abstract: In a parallel slider device, the two sliders are allowed to move in a smooth manner without interfering with each other. A same position command is given to a front servo controller for a front linear servo motor and a rear servo controller for a rear linear servo motor, and the front servo controller and the rear servo controller are provided with mutually different control gains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Kuroda Precision Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Naoi, Yoichi Ishizaki, Tatsuhito Inouchi, Masahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 8813380
    Abstract: Described is a trammel set tool designed to measure the center-to-center location of the bearings mounted on a pitch change link. Because pitch change links have two replaceable “lollypop” rod ends, it may be necessary at some point to replace an entire rod end, not just the bearing. The trammel set tool provides the operator the capability to remove an unserviceable rod end, and reinstall a new rod end to the same settings while taking into consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Walin Tools, LLC
    Inventors: Linda Swadling, Bryan Hinman
  • Patent number: 8707573
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for generating low clearance slidably mated parts. In an exemplary embodiment, the system includes a measurement device having a non-contact micrometer capable of coincidentally indicating opposing edge data, rotational and linear air bearing slides, and a holding device. The non-contact micrometer allows for measurement of a plurality of parameters of a first part including the diameter and the difference between an edge of the first part and a reference point. The coincidental measurements are used to determine the size and geometric errors associated with the first part after suitable error elimination. In an exemplary system, a processing machine may be instructed by the measurement device to remove material from a second part so that the first part and the second part when mated together have a very low clearance tolerance level, e.g., as little as 0.00005 inches or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sonnax Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. DeRoche, Garry J. Emge
  • Publication number: 20140026430
    Abstract: A size inspection device includes a detecting platform, a positioning assembly, four first detecting assemblies, four second detecting assemblies, a third detecting assembly, and a controller. The detecting platform includes a mounting plate. The positioning assembly is detachably mounted on the mounting plate for holding the workpiece on the detecting platform. The controller is electronically connected to the first detecting assemblies, the second detecting assemblies, and the third detecting assembly. The four first detecting assemblies and the four second detecting assemblies are slidably mounted on the mounting plate and are capable of obtaining a first moving distance and a second moving distance respectively. The third detecting assembly is mounted on the mounting plate and is capable of obtaining a third moving distance. The controller obtains the moving distances and determines whether or not the workpiece is of passing or failing quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: JIAN-HUA XU, JIAN-QIANG LU
  • Patent number: 8549765
    Abstract: A measuring tool includes a tool body and a first measuring unit. The first measuring unit includes a first probe, a first measuring meter, and a first zero button. The first probe is used for contacting a standard part or a test part inside the tool body. The first measuring meter is connected to the first probe for displaying a first zero value or a first measure value. The first zero button is used for zeroing the first measuring meter to display the first zero value when the first probe contacts the standard part. When the first probe contacts the test part after the first measuring meter is zeroed, the first measuring meter displays the first measure value. A first dimension difference value of the test part and the standard part is equal to a difference value of the first measure value and the first zero value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Qin Xie
  • Patent number: 8495821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet stack thickness estimating device including a driving device, a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a pressing part and a sensor. The driving device provides a motive force to the sheet stack thickness estimating device so as to drive the first connecting rod moved horizontally for rotating the second connecting rod, so that the pressing part presses the sheets on the paper tray. By detecting if the signal generated by the sensor is blocked by the first connecting rod, the thickness estimating device can judge if the thickness of the sheets exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Primax Electronics, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Tse Wang
  • Patent number: 8448346
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for parts checking jigs and the like has a pivoting trigger arm with a central bearing aperture. A universal base is supported on the jig, and has two pairs of pivot pin apertures located adjacent opposite ends, a U-shaped central channel in the bottom face in which the trigger arm is received, and two laterally spaced gauge bushing apertures in the upper face. A pivot pin extends through the bearing aperture in the trigger arm and one pair of the pivot pin apertures in the base. A spring is mounted in the base and biases the trigger arm to an extended position. A gauge bushing is received in one of the two bushing apertures, such that the trigger arm assembly can be readily reconfigured for placement at various locations on the jig by selective mounting of the trigger arm and the gauge bushing in selected ones of the associated base apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: United Fastener & Supply LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ketelaar, David L. Schuiling, Thomas K. Nagle
  • Patent number: 8393087
    Abstract: A dimension measuring device 100 in accordance with the present invention includes an end face following mechanism 1 that butts against an end face E of a long material, a dimension measuring mechanism 2 for measuring the dimensions of the long material, and a pushingly moving mechanism 3 for pushingly moving the end face following mechanism toward the end face of the long material. The end face following mechanism includes a plurality of contact sensors for detecting a contact state, and is turnable around two axes intersecting at right angles with each other. The pushingly moving mechanism pushingly moves the end face following mechanism into the state in which the plurality of contact sensors detect that the end face following mechanism butts against the end face of the long material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Mutsumi Tanida, Takashi Matsuura, Yasuhisa Kasa
  • Publication number: 20120222325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet stack thickness estimating device including a driving device, a first connecting rod, a second connecting rod, a pressing part and a sensor. The driving device provides a motive force to the sheet stack thickness estimating device so as to drive the first connecting rod moved horizontally for rotating the second connecting rod, so that the pressing part presses the sheets on the paper tray. By detecting if the signal generated by the sensor is blocked by the first connecting rod, the thickness estimating device can judge if the thickness of the sheets exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Tse Wang
  • Publication number: 20120084991
    Abstract: A trigger assembly for parts checking jigs and the like has a pivoting trigger arm with a central bearing aperture. A universal base is supported on the jig, and has two pairs of pivot pin apertures located adjacent opposite ends, a U-shaped central channel in the bottom face in which the trigger arm is received, and two laterally spaced gauge bushing apertures in the upper face. A pivot pin extends through the bearing aperture in the trigger arm and one pair of the pivot pin apertures in the base. A spring is mounted in the base and biases the trigger arm to an extended position. A gauge bushing is received in one of the two bushing apertures, such that the trigger arm assembly can be readily reconfigured for placement at various locations on the jig by selective mounting of the trigger arm and the gauge bushing in selected ones of the associated base apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ketelaar, David L. Schuiling, Thomas K. Nagle
  • Patent number: 8141262
    Abstract: A fish measuring device includes a flat, flexible base and an elongate, flexible tape measure secured to the base. A fish is positioned atop the base and the base is wrapped around the fish to inhibit its movement. Releasable fasteners maintain the base in the wrapped configuration during the measurement. The tape measure is extended into parallel, overlying relation to the fish so that the length of the fish may be measured. At least one stiffener is disposed in sliding engagement to the tape measure and is held in a vertical plane near the head of the fish. The tape measure is held taut from an exit point of the stiffener in parallel relation to the fish so that the measurement can be made. At least one suction cup is formed in a reverse side of the base so that the base is releasably secured to a flat support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: San Fu Lee
  • Patent number: 8140178
    Abstract: In a simultaneous multi-axis measuring machine tool system including linear drive axes and rotation axes to measure a surface shape of an object to be measured by using an on-board measuring device having a probe mounted, at one end thereof, with a spherical contactor, a numerical controller controls driving of the linear drive axes and the rotation axes so that a central axis of the probe is always oriented in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the object to be measured and that the spherical contactor of the probe comes in contact with and follows a surface of the object to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Yonpyo Hon, Kenzo Ebihara, Akira Yamamoto, Masayuki Hamura
  • Patent number: 8091249
    Abstract: Devices and methods for measuring the diameter of a circular cross section of an object either stationary or in motion comprising a fixed angle pair of jaws that are symmetrical about a longitudinal axis bisecting the fixed angle of the pair of jaws, wherein the fixed angle of the jaws is known, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Galbert
  • Patent number: 8051564
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a nozzle segment for use within a turbine nozzle assembly. The method comprises providing a nozzle segment including an outer band, an inner band, and at least one vane extending there between, wherein at least one of the inner band and the outer band is formed with a transition piece groove defined therein, positioning an inspection tool in contact with the nozzle assembly such that the inspection tool is aligned relative to the nozzle segment using at least one datum, and verifying an alignment of each transition piece groove using the inspection tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Graham David Sherlock, Christopher Edward Thompson
  • Patent number: 8046931
    Abstract: A positioning device for positioning an object includes a platform, a slide rail vertically extending from the platform, two standard units, and a retaining unit. The standard units are slidably mounted to the slide rail to abut against a first side of the object to cooperatively define a position reference plane for the object. The retaining unit includes a fixing block fixed to the high standard unit, a slide bar slidably mounted to the fixing block, a holding arm fixed to the slide bar to abut against a second side opposite to the first side of the object, and a spring to bias the slide bar to ensure that the holding arm abuts against the second side of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7958649
    Abstract: A punch deflection gauge is provided having a die adaptor, indicator base, and dial indicator. An indicator stem of the dial indicator measures deflection of a punch in a punch orifice. In some embodiments a plurality of variably sized die adaptors may be provided and removably attachable to the same indicator base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Elizabeth Carbide Kentucky, Inc.
    Inventor: David Risinger
  • Patent number: 7922963
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a honeycomb structured body of the present invention is a method for inspecting a honeycomb structured body comprising a pillar-shaped honeycomb fired body having a multitude of cells placed in parallel with one another in the longitudinal direction with a cell wall therebetween, the method comprising: measuring the shape of the honeycomb structured body in the longitudinal direction through preparing a contact measurement apparatus including a reference surface, a rail disposed perpendicularly to the reference surface, and a measurement probe including a contacting probe configured to move along the rail; contacting one end face of the honeycomb structured body with the reference surface; and moving the measurement probe in a direction nearing the reference surface to contact the contacting probe with the other end face of the honeycomb structured body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Toru Idei, Norio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7869970
    Abstract: A probe straightness measuring method includes: placing a measurement jig having a measurement reference surface with a known profile error on a stage surface of an XY stage so that the measurement reference surface is slanted in a moving direction of the XY stage; measuring a displaced position of the measurement piece by a displacement detector of the probe each time the XY stage is moved for a predetermined distance while controlling a driving actuator so that the measurement piece of a probe touches the measurement reference surface at a constant pressure; and calculating a straightness error of a measurement-piece moving mechanism on a basis of a measured position of the measurement piece obtained in the measuring, a nominal position of the measurement piece obtained by a calculation and a slant angle of the measurement reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nemoto, Masaoki Yamagata
  • Patent number: 7779550
    Abstract: A measuring system (100) for flatness degree measurement includes a measuring instrument (10) and a processing device (20). The measuring instrument has a base (12), a guide column (14), a sliding member (16), a digital micrometer (18) and a holding member (19). The guide column is vertically attached to the base. The sliding member is moveably attached to the guide column. The digital micrometer is firmly fastened to the sliding member. The holding member is configured for fixing a workpiece (40) and has a reference-standard surface formed thereon. The processing device electronically connects with the digital micrometer. The processing device receives a plurality of measured values from the digital micrometer and displays a testing result after processing the measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Lei Li, Zhi Cheng, Ping Chen, Ji-Wen Yang, Lin-Sen Dong, Chang-Fa Sun
  • Patent number: 7779552
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus includes a workbench including a fixing board, four trigger units, a sliding member, a positioning unit for fixing an article, an electrical controlling cage, and an indicating member electrically connected to the trigger units. The sliding member includes a receiving body defining a guiding hole, and distal ends of the trigger units are received in the guiding hole. The fixing board, the indicating member and the trigger units are electrically connected to the electrical controlling cage. The electrical controlling cage is turned on, and the article is passed through the guiding hole. If any trigger unit cannot be triggered to turn on the corresponding indicating member, the portion to be measured of the article is qualified; if any trigger unit is triggered to turn on the corresponding indicating member, the portion to be measured on the article is disqualified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7775101
    Abstract: A universal dynamic gear quality and consistency verification inspection system and method is provided. The system and method provides a dynamic gear verification inspection station including a Double Flank master gear and a probe for inspecting gear features and an electronic plug having pre-reference pads and mechanical rests for supporting and locating the part to be inspected. The probes are provided to verify all angles and functional parameters relayed to appropriate software for evaluation and record maintenance. A probe may also be provided for face checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Marposs Societa per Azioni
    Inventor: Roberto Baruchello
  • Patent number: 7752767
    Abstract: The invention is a bicycle rider fitting machine. It is used for finding optimal position of the rider on future bicycle/frame, based on parameters obtained during the workouts. Based on workout results like heart rate, power, speed, cadence, etc., what can be measured by integrated or independent electronic measuring devices, someone can compare those results and conclude the best possible positions of saddle and handlebars for particular rider. It is an apparatus that can simulate almost any position of the bicycle saddle and handlebar assembly with the reference to the Bottom Bracket centre (FIG. 1-4) as a starting 0/0 position. The saddle (FIG. 1-1) and handle bar assembly (FIG. 1-2) can be moved independently with respect to the bottom bracket. The obtained position of the saddle and handlebar position can be easily recorded for future adjustments of the machine, by means of Horizontal (X) Scales (FIG. 1-3) on the Seat Slider (FIG. 1-5) and Handlebar Slider (FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventor: Veselin Mandaric
  • 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: 7735233
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus for measuring a workpiece (2), comprising a turntable (1) for receiving the workpiece (2), a base plate (3) with a turntable bearing, and a foundation (12) on which the base plate (3) rests. The turntable (1) comprises a vertical shaft (W) which is situated beneath the turntable (1) and is held by means of the turntable bearing in the base plate (3). The turntable baring comprises an axial bearing (9) at a bottom face end (13) of the shaft (W) which is spaced from the turntable (1). The shaft (W) is rotatably held on the axial bearing in such a way that the weight (G) of the workpiece (2), when received by the turntable (1), is introduced into the foundation (12) through the turntable (1), the shaft (W) and the axial bearing (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Klingelnberg AG
    Inventor: Günter Mikoleizig
  • Publication number: 20100139108
    Abstract: A support device for a piston ring comprising a circular support defining a bore having an interior support surface to provide circumferential support to a piston ring. Also disclosed is a kit comprising a plurality of circular supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: David Davila
  • Patent number: 7690130
    Abstract: A punch deflection gauge is provided having a die adaptor, indicator base, and dial indicator. An indicator stem of the dial indicator measures deflection of a punch in a punch orifice. In some embodiments a plurality of variably sized die adaptors are provided and are removably attachable to the same indicator base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Elizabeth Carbide Kentucky, Inc.
    Inventor: David Risinger
  • Publication number: 20100058581
    Abstract: A preparation tool includes a base with first and second ends and first and second major sides. A first cable insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end. A first slot in the first major side communicates with the first opening for receiving a jacket cutting tool. A second insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end. A second slot in the first major side communicates with the second opening for receiving a marking tool. A third cable insertion opening extends from the first end toward the second end and forms a stop surface therein. A recess formed in the first major side and in the second end defines a platform. A cable channel extends from the third insertion opening across the platform to the second end. Two pins project from the platform on opposite sides of the channel. The base includes a stationary portion and a pivotal portion. The pins are located on the stationary portion. The movable portion defines the second end of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Wagner da Silva Aguiar, Kenneth Christopher Nardone
  • Patent number: 7617610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of measuring a clearance of a hub bearing for vehicles. A hub is fixed to a lower jig when a row of hub-side balls is disposed and an outer ring is disposed on an outer periphery of the hub and a row of inner ring-side balls and an inner ring are disposed. A press-fit jig is contacted to the inner ring and a load of less than 5 kgf is applied to an outer surface of the outer ring to prevent its vibration and movement. A gauge is installed to a portion of the outer ring. The inner ring is gradually press-fitted by the jig. An amount of press-fit of the inner ring is measured from when the gauge begins to move when press-fitting of the inner ring is completed. The amount of clearance is simply measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Il Jin Global Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young Su Song, Suk Yong Bae
  • Patent number: 7614159
    Abstract: A system and methods for locating and drilling determinate assembly (DA) holes using a coordinate measuring device (CMD) are disclosed. A system includes a CMD having a probe tip, a guide element having a reference hole for receiving the probe tip, and a drill bushing having a drill bit guide hole for accurately drilling a DA hole at a target position. Methods for locating and drilling DA holes comprise steps of: calibrating a CMD; inserting a CMD probe into a reference hole of a guide element; positioning the CMD probe and guide element at a target position on a part; maintaining the guide element at the target position; removing the CMD probe from the guide element; inserting a drill bushing into the reference hole of the guide element; and drilling a DA hole in the part, utilizing a drill bit guide hole located in the drill bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Kilwin, Richard J. Steckel, Jerry R. Harmon
  • Patent number: 7587836
    Abstract: A detecting apparatus for detecting the angle of a bend in an electrically conductive workpiece is provided. The detecting apparatus includes a platform, a holding bracket mounted on the platform, at least one detecting portion slidably mounted to the platform, a processor, and an indicator electrically connected to the processor. The holding bracket is grounded and configured for holding and electrically connecting with the workpiece. The at least one detecting portion includes a short pin and a long pin. During operation, the pins are normally at high potential and go low if they contact the workpiece. The pins are electrically connected to the processor. The processor judges an eligibility of the angle of the workpiece according to the potential pattern of each pins. The indicator outputs a detecting result done by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bing-Jun Zhang, Lian-Zhong Gong
  • Patent number: 7578164
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a turbine nozzle segment includes positioning the turbine nozzle segment on a base of a tool, with the outer forward face and the inner forward face of the turbine nozzle segment contacting a surface of the base. The outer wall is positioned between a first pedestal outer stand and a second pedestal outer stand of the tool, and the inner wall is positioned between a first pedestal inner stand and a second pedestal inner stand of the tool. At least one of a position, a depth and a width of a seal slot formed in a side edge of the outer wall and/or the inner wall is measured. At least one axial dimension of the turbine nozzle segment and at least one radial dimension of the turbine nozzle segment are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Graham David Sherlock, Paul Lawrence Kalmar, Benjamin Erick Baker
  • Patent number: 7571545
    Abstract: Contour reading device, in particular for eyeglass frame rims, including a carrier axis (A) projecting transversely to the surface of a turntable (6), a carrier arm (18) which is mounted at one end to turn about the carrier axis (A) and at the other end of which a feeler (8) is mounted, whereby the feeler (8) is mobile relative to the turntable (6) along a circular arc path centered on the carrier axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Michel Nauche, Ludovic Jouard
  • Patent number: 7549233
    Abstract: An angle testing apparatus for testing a angle between a first object and a second object includes a workbench, a fixing pole, a triggering member, a pair of contact poles, a controller, and an indicating assembly. The workbench is used for loading the second object thereon. The fixing pole protrudes up from the workbench. The triggering member has a first contact portion and a second contact portion, and is rotatably mounted to the fixing pole. The first contact portion is used for contacting the mounting portion of the second object. The contact poles are fixed at a special position on the workbench according to the desired angle range, for contacting the second contact portion when the mounting angle is not in the desired angle range. The controller is electrically connected to the fixing pole and the contact poles configured to send a signal based on connecting status between the second contact portion of the triggering member and the contact poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bing-Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7539595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the co-ordinates of a workpiece (9). According to said method: a first co-ordinate system, which has a fixed position in relation to the workpiece (9), is defined; first co-ordinates of the workpiece (9) are measured using a first co-ordinate measuring device (3); second co-ordinates of the workpiece (9) are measured using a second co-ordinate measuring device (5); and a common set of co-ordinates is generated from the first co-ordinates and the second co-ordinates in the first co-ordinate system or in a second co-ordinate system, which has a fixed position in relation to the workpiece (9). The method can be used in particular to determine co-ordinates of a plurality of workpieces (9) during and/or after the production and/or processing of the workpieces (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Georgi, Andreas Lotze
  • Patent number: 7526872
    Abstract: A gage assembly for measuring a generally cylindrical workpiece. The gage assembly includes a support member and a gage block subassembly located opposite of the support member. The subassembly includes a moveable contact located in spaced relation from the support member so as to define a gaging space therebetween. A measuring device is coupled to the contact and a part handling member, coupled to an actuator, moves the workpiece from a first side of the gaging space to a position where the workpiece is in the gaging space and subsequently to a position where the workpiece is on an opposing side of the gaging space, passing the workpiece between said support member and said gage block subassembly. In its method of operation, the workpiece is dynamically gaged by the gage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Control Gaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl J. Liskow
  • Patent number: 7430812
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device used to set twist angles. The device include a set plate which is supported at one end and a protractor plate at a second end. The hose is placed in position atop the two supports and the hose placed on top of the supports with couplers at each end. The user then clamps the first coupler in a horizontal position pointing toward one of two sides of the set plate. This is used as a reference from which a twist angle may be set at the other side of the tool. The other side of the tool includes a protractor in such a way that the elbow can be rotated in position relative to one of two scales. These two scales are color coded such that for acute angles, the user will know to point the first end horizontally in the red (?) direction and for obtuse angles the user will point the coupler in the blue direction. Depending on which color the user selects will match it up and the elbow twist angles will be properly set. The hose is easily unclamped from the device and crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Austin Distributing & Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ross W. Hiebert
  • Publication number: 20080178483
    Abstract: A measurement tool for determining at least one of the loft angle or the lie angle of a golf club. The measurement tool includes a golf club head support structure having a mating surface and at least one beveled support element. The gauge also has a clamping tool capable securing the golf club head to the golf club head support structure. The clamping tool may include a pushing element and a mating element. The mating element has a jaw for applying a lateral force to the golf club head to secure it to the golf club support structure and a fastening plate for applying a vertical force to the golf club head to secure it to the golf club support structure. A gauge capable of indicating at least one of the loft angle or the lie angle of the golf club is positioned adjacent to the golf club head support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Souza, Lou C. Beebe, James Wells, John P. Fife, Ruben Viramontes
  • Patent number: 7403277
    Abstract: A method (250) and apparatus (20) for measuring the face angle of a golf club (300), golf club head (302) or face component (304) of a golf club head is disclosed herein. The method (250) and apparatus (20) use a non-contact displacement measuring assembly (24) to determine the face angle. The method (250) and apparatus (20) is utilized with right-handed and left handed golf clubs (300), golf club heads (302) and face components (304). The apparatus (20) generally includes a base assembly (22), a non-contact displacement measuring assembly (24), a shaft center sensor assembly (26), a base plate assembly (28), a lie adjustment assembly (30) and a shaft support assembly (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Callaway Golf Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Goodjohn, James C. Wenck
  • Patent number: 7389594
    Abstract: A peripheral surface shape measuring apparatus of a roll-like object which measures a peripheral surface shape of the roll-like object such as a magnetic tape bulk roll, comprising a pair of receiving portions on which both ends of a core of the roll-like object are placed, a receiving portion horizontally moving device which moves the pair of receiving portions in an axial direction of the roll-like object, a receiving portion vertically moving device which moves up and down the pair of receiving portions, a position sensor having a probe with a tip urged in a direction of abutting against a surface of the roll-like object to measure the peripheral surface shape of the roll-like object and a sensor moving device which moves the position sensor in the axial direction of the roll-like object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7386408
    Abstract: A parallel kinematic machine has a parallel kinematic mechanism including an end effecter and a parallel link mechanism. A numerical control device controls a position and orientation of the end effecter based on kinematics of the parallel kinematic mechanism. A posture setter sets an adjustment tool on the end effecter in a known posture in a reference coordinate system defined outside the parallel kinematic mechanism based on a measurement method. A data acquirer acquires data in accordance with a measurement method selecting code for designating the measurement method used by the posture setter in setting the adjustment tool in the known posture, and defines a correlation between kinematic parameters for the parallel kinematic mechanism and the reference coordinate system. A calculator calculates the kinematic parameters based on the acquired data by using a relational expression describing forward kinematics of the parallel kinematic mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventors: Nobutaka Nishibashi, Kazuaki Yagi
  • Patent number: 7210238
    Abstract: A fiber stacking or aligning apparatus is described. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a first component and a second component. The first component is configured to permit the introduction of a plurality of fibers into an opening that defines a through hole through the first component. The second component is rotatably coupled to the first component, wherein the second component is configured to permit the introduction of the plurality of fibers that have passed through the through hole into an area in the second component that includes an alignment surface which limits the travel of the plurality of fibers so as to align the plurality of fibers, wherein the second component is further configured to be rotated away from the aligned plurality of fibers to expose the aligned plurality of fibers without disturbing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Inventor: John Nicosia