Specified Use Patents (Class 33/759)
  • Patent number: 10198826
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for accurately and simply measuring a blade width (W) of a blade tip section (1) of a grooving tool mounted on a machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: O-M LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Inui, Dai Ito, Hirofumi Nakakubo, Katsunori Kabasawa, Yuta Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9745745
    Abstract: A ceiling framework includes main beams and cross beams, which are connected to one another and transversally to one another by connectors borne by one type of beams among the main beams and the cross beams, and engaged in apertures made in the other type of beams among the main beams and the cross beams, so as to receive tiles. For each beam having the apertures, the apertures are marked with symbols on each face of the beam, the symbols marked on each face being repeated sequentially over the length of the beam, the period of the sequences of symbols on each face being equal to a given tile size. The marking is the same on either face of the beam, starting with the same symbol on each left-hand or right-hand end for each observed face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: PLAFOMETAL
    Inventors: Matthieu Lillette, Phillippe Riggi, Xavier Turot
  • Patent number: 9488457
    Abstract: A retractable measuring tape with a distal end and a pair of edges and a front clip disposed on the distal end of and a plurality of conspicuous measurement indicia that includes a pair of arrows pointing outward on the edges of the retractable measuring tape to indicate where to place and produce a chalk line utilized by a roofing professional. The device also includes a metal square-shaped casing with a front portion that houses the retractable measuring tape and a retraction spring that retracts the retractable measuring tape and a lock button that is disposed on the front portion of the casing that is integral to the retraction spring. The arrows are an alternating pair of solid arrows and a pair of duel arrows and can also be black or red to provide additional conspicuousness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Greenway
  • Patent number: 9261343
    Abstract: A tape measure attachment device marks and cuts an object at a desired measurement. The device includes a first attachment member having a lower wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending upwardly from the lower wall. An upper perimeter edge of the first attachment member defines an access opening into the first attachment member. The first attachment member is configured for attachment to a flanged end of a measuring tape. A cartridge is positionable within an interior of the first attachment member. The cartridge includes a pointed bottom end being extendable through the lower wall. The pointed bottom end is a cutting element configured to cut into an object positioned below the cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Randel Holt
  • Patent number: 9233297
    Abstract: A device and a method for accurately laying out the bases of an infield, said device comprising marking pieces that attach to one another to form a single integrated unit. Base marking pieces forming the integrated unit may mark the positions of the bases of an infield. The marking pieces may be connected, which connecting means may assist in measuring distances between marking pieces, which measured distances may determine proper positions of the base marking pieces. After bases are laid out and an infield set up, the marking pieces may re-attach to again form the integrated unit. In one embodiment, accuracy may be increased by utilizing a center reference point marked by a center marking piece. The center marking piece may be connected to some base marking pieces, and in one embodiment the base marking pieces may attach to the center marking piece and together form the integrated unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Forrest Lohiau Cofran
  • Patent number: 9234828
    Abstract: A hydrometer embodied as self-contained buoyant structure that reacts to the buoyant force of a fluid by equilibrating at a tilt. The tilt of the structure can then be used to calculate the specific gravity of the fluid. In one embodiment, an accelerometer for measuring the inclination of the buoyant structure, a radio for transmitting the data wirelessly and a battery is contained within the buoyant structure, which allows for a convenient, and efficient automated process for monitoring the specific gravity of a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Noah Ananda Baron, Tyler Michelson Bryant
  • Patent number: 9212882
    Abstract: A high-precision measuring device, a kit including the same, and a method of measuring objects using the same are disclosed. The measuring device can include a tape measure that has a retractable measuring tape adapted to extend longitudinally from the tape measure. The retractable measuring tape comprises a plurality of uniformly spaced primary markings. A secondary scale can be coupled to the tape measure, where the secondary scale includes a plurality of uniformly spaced secondary markings. The distance between adjacent secondary markings can be less than a distance between adjacent primary markings. In some instances, the distance between adjacent secondary markings is set to be equal to 9/10th of the distance between adjacent primary markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Pierre Brossard
  • Publication number: 20150075021
    Abstract: A drill pipe measuring system for efficiently and safely measuring drill pipe on an oil derrick. The drill pipe measuring system generally includes a main member, a tongue member extending outwardly from the main member, a retaining member having a groove that slidably receives the tongue member to secure a measuring tape adjacent to the tongue member and a securing member that is movably attached to an upper end of the main member to selectively retain a hook piece of the measuring tape. The securing member includes a pivot pin that the securing member pivots about and a locking member. When the locking member is in a released state, the securing member is allowed to move with respect to the main member. When the locking member is in the locked state, the securing member is prevented from moving with respect to the main member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan David Chapek, Matthew D. Lepper
  • Publication number: 20150033572
    Abstract: A Rafter Clip System 10 that when used with a standard retractable tape measure 20 and a common drill bit will provide for the translation of multiple vertically running horizontally displaced rafter centers from inside an accessible roof area where rafters centers are visible, to outside a roof area on-top of a decking 3 above the shingles, requiring only two alignment holes for the translation of multiple centers. These centers are marked on a tape measures tape which is referenced and secured between a 1st Rafter Clip 1 and a horizontally displaced 2nd Rafter Clip 19 inside the roof area. The tape measures tape is then referenced and secured between an aligned 1st Translation Plate 15 and 2nd Translation Plate 18 on the outside of the roof, where the marked centers from the inside of the roof are now visible on the outside of the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Calvin Walker
  • Patent number: 8899554
    Abstract: The fish tape includes a measuring scale. The tape is scaled from zero to a number equal to the length of the tape. The numbers incrementally increase from the tapes proximal end to the tapes distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Kingston Wong, Russell Goldmann, II
  • Publication number: 20140310968
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Sherman
  • Patent number: 8832955
    Abstract: A tape measuring device for determining bra sizes has band dimension and bra size markings on the outer surface of the tape. The band dimension markings divide a section of the surface by standard units and subunits of band size. The band size markings on the outer surface allow the user to determine the proper band size for a bra based on a single measurement, without the need for any additional calculations or correlations. The bra size markings on the outer surface allow the user to directly determine the proper cup and overall bra size based on the band size determination, again without the need for any additional calculations or correlations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Chico's Brands Investments, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Petter, Donna Mines
  • Patent number: 8801546
    Abstract: A tape measure is attached to an accessory attached to a flag pole residing in a golf course hole. The accessory includes a mouth openable to engage the flag pole. Once the mouth is closed, the pole resides in a throat surrounded by a plurality of rollers residing co-axial with the pole. The rollers allow the accessory to freely rotate on the flag pole, but include a non-slip outer surface to prevent the accessory from sliding on the pole. Tape is drawn from the tape measure attached to a measuring tape attachment feature to measure the distance to a golf ball, and the accessory freely rotates on the flag pole to provide accurate repeatable measurements. The tape measure is preferably attached to an axially rotating measuring tape attachment feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventors: Dave Roark, James A. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8732973
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention relates to a measuring device for determining the bend length of a rod or pipe based on the actual desired length of the rod or pipe without the need to perform a calculation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Mark G. Kucik, Martin A. Trlak
  • Patent number: 8728012
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a blood vessel measuring device is disclosed. The blood vessel measuring device may comprise a handle. A measuring member may be attached to the handle. The measuring member may be dimensioned to wrap around a blood vessel to measure a size of the blood vessel. The blood vessel measuring device may comprise an extension, and a first end of the extension may be attached to the handle. The blood vessel measuring device may comprise a connector attached to a second end of the extension. A method is also disclosed. The method may comprise inserting a measuring device into an incision in a patient. The measuring device may comprise a measuring member. The method may also comprise wrapping the measuring member around a blood vessel of the patient and measuring a dimension of the blood vessel with the measuring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter N. Braido
  • Patent number: 8720077
    Abstract: A photographic aid measuring tape is formed of a flexible, tearable substrate having regularly spaced markings on the top side and an adhesive on the back side to allow the invention to be temporarily affixed to an object or item, such as a wall, ceiling or floor. The invention has markings of sufficient size to be readable in a photograph taken of the event using a digital camera and the image viewed using standard software on a conventional computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Niels Fallisgaard
  • Publication number: 20140109425
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed flexible backing, comprising a measuring tape and a receptacle for holding a writing instrument positioned or disposed on one end of said tape. Another end of the backing has a display surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Harris F Brotman
  • Patent number: 8601709
    Abstract: A measurement device includes a first connector unit, a measurement wire, and a second connector unit. The first connector unit includes a first dummy connector and a wire part. The wire part includes an inserting portion. A number of insert holes is defined in the first connector. The inserting portion of the wire part is selectively inserted in one of the insert holes of the connector. The measurement wire is graduated. A first end of the measurement wire is connected to the first connector body, and a second end of the measurement wire is movably connected to the second connector unit, with the measurement wire stretched out straight between the first and second connector units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Patent number: 8438745
    Abstract: A tape measure calibrator includes a base with a slot with a pull reference surface and a push reference surface, the slot being configured to receive an end hook of a tape measure. The base also includes a pull calibration band on the base with a centerline of the pull calibration band indicating a first distance from the pull reference surface. The base also includes a push calibration band on the base, a centerline of the push calibration band indicating a second distance from the push reference surface, n which the first distance and the second distance are substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas J. Christiansen
  • Publication number: 20130014400
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention relates to a measuring device for determining the bend length of a rod or pipe based on the actual desired length of the rod or pipe without the need to perform a calculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Mark G. Kucik, Martin A. Trlak
  • Publication number: 20120324751
    Abstract: A fish measurement device is disclosed formed as an elongated rectangular substrate with ruler type markings for measuring the length of a fish. An important aspect of the invention is that the substrate is formed from a flexible resilient material that allows the device to folded or rolled up into a relatively compact volume. Another important aspect of the invention is that it includes one or more bumps that project upwardly from the plane of the elongated substrate that enable the user to hold the fish head firmly against, yet do not prevent the fish measurement device from being rolled or folded. The ability to hold a fish against a bump enables relatively accurate measurements to be taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin Wakeman
  • Patent number: 8225521
    Abstract: A tape system for obtaining accurate construction layouts featuring an elongated strand with an adhesive disposed on the bottom surface, the strand is flexible to allow movement between a rolled configuration and an elongated configuration; a center line disposed in a middle of the strand running from the first end to the second end of the strand; a plurality of center markers disposed along the strand spaced a certain distance apart, the center line divides each center marker into a top portion and a bottom portion, wherein both the top portion and the bottom portion of each center marker is labeled with a first letter, a second letter, a third letter, and a fourth letter; and perforations disposed in each center marker, the perforations being perpendicular to the center line and extending from the first edge of the strand to the second edge of the strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Darrell R. Mooney
  • Patent number: 8191278
    Abstract: A combination of a retractable tape measure assembly with folding front section (s) includes a housing assembly and a reel rotatably mounted in the housing assembly. An elongated blade formed of a ribbon of metal having one end connected to the reel is constructed and arranged with respect to the housing assembly to extend from a position tangential to the reel outwardly through a spaced opening in the housing assembly. A coil spring formed of a ribbon of metal and pivoting front section (s) made of same metal has a construction and arrangement between the housing assembly and the reel and at the pivot points to rotate the reel in the housing assembly smoothly in a direction to wind up the elongated blade when extending outwardly of the housing assembly opening in a normal concavo-convex cross-section configuration onto the reel. A blade holding assembly is constructed and arranged to be manually actuated to hold the blade in any position of extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventors: Frank Scott Sander, Jr., Daniel Scott Hagan
  • Publication number: 20120079734
    Abstract: The present invention is a retractable measuring tape with a distal end and a pair of edges and a front clip disposed on the distal end of and a plurality of conspicuous measurement indicia that includes a pair of arrows pointing outward on the edges of the retractable measuring tape to indicate where to place and produce a chalk line utilized by a roofing professional. The device also includes a metal square-shaped casing with a front portion that houses the retractable measuring tape and a retraction spring that retracts the retractable measuring tape and a lock button that is disposed on the front portion of the casing that is integral to the retraction spring. The arrows are an alternating pair of solid arrows and a pair of duel arrows and can also be black or red to provide additional conspicuousness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Greenway
  • Patent number: 8141266
    Abstract: A length measurement device comprises a first connector, a measurement wire, and a second connector. The second connector comprises a substrate and a fixer pivotally connected to the substrate. The measurement wire is an electrical wire with a scale. One end of the measurement wire is connected to the first connector, and another end is movably connected to the substrate of the second connector and the fixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20120030958
    Abstract: A roll of paper dimensioned to cover the surface of an associated medical examination table. Successive axial sections of the free end of the roll are elongated axially. Each axial section includes a plurality of indicia representative of units of length disposed on the paper at axially spaced locations on the axial section. The indicia are elongated laterally with respect to the axial section. In some embodiments the respective indicia are differentiated by length or color. The respective indicia may be disposed at axial intervals along substantially the entire axial extent of the entire roll. In some embodiments the respective indicia extend laterally across a substantial part of the lateral extent of the axial section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventor: Michelle Mihalcik
  • Patent number: 8024867
    Abstract: A tape measure calibrator includes a base with a first reference surface and a second reference surface. A pull calibration mark is made on the base which indicates a first distance from the first reference surface. A push calibration mark is also made on the base which indicates a second distance from the second reference surface, in which the first distance and the second distance are substantially equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Douglas J. Christiansen
  • Publication number: 20110192046
    Abstract: A fish measuring device preferably substantially contains or surrounds a fish, and thus calms the fish, and provides a relatively quick measurement of the fish's length. An elongate tube preferably contains a capped end with a visual inspection portion proximate the capped end. A cut out distal from the capped end preferably includes a primary length indicator. When a fish is measured, the user places the fish in the tube, preferably under water, with the tube partially filled with water, or with the tube previously wetted. The user visually confirms the nose of the fish touches the capped end and reaches through the cut out distal from the capped end to squeeze the tail fins of the fish together. The user compares the position of the squeezed tail fins against the primary length indicator, preferably to determine whether the fish is shorter than, or at least meets, a legal length limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Kinziger
  • Publication number: 20110179663
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a stature measuring method and a stature measuring device using the method. The method includes securing an anchoring unit, coupled to a main body via a tape, to a building wall, moving the main body to a bottom in a state in which the anchoring unit is secured to the building wall, inputting a reference point setting signal in a state in which the main body comes into contact with the bottom, and moving the main body from the bottom to a position above an examinee's head, and measuring a distance from a point where the reference point setting signal is input to a point where the main body is moved above the examinee's head, thus determining the examinee's stature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: Dong Hun Kang
  • Publication number: 20110167660
    Abstract: A flat lay-out tape for roofers that eliminates errors and saves time in striking chalk lines for aligning rows of shingles. The flat design allows the tape to lay flush against the roof surface, which facilitates accurate measuring and striking. The lay-out tape prevents errors by providing simple, easy to follow row indicators on the tape. In the preferred embodiment, row indicators for architectural shingles are provided. In operation, a nose hook at the end of a lay-out tape is hooked over the drip edge of a roof and the tape is extended over the apex of the roof. The nose hook has a shape that is complementary to that of the drip edge and the hook resists becoming unattached from the edge even when pulled straight up. The same operation is done with a second lay-out tape, near the opposite side edge of the roof. A chalk line is then stretched across the two tapes, and chalk lines are struck between corresponding indicators of the two lay-out tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Brady M. Furrow
  • Patent number: 7963046
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tape measure having a tape, housing, and an input, has an OLED strip overlaid on top of the tape. The housing contains a programmable controller and a rolled-up portion of the tape. A specified fraction of the length of the linear target is provided to the controller using the input. The tape may be extracted from the housing to generate an exposed portion of the tape corresponding to the total length of a linear target. The controller receives information indicative of the total length of the linear target. The controller controls the OLED strip to show, i.e., light up along the tape, a fractional portion corresponding to the specified fraction of the linear target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Roger A. Fratti, John A. Michejda
  • Patent number: 7900364
    Abstract: Disclosed are an arc-drawing assisting apparatus and a tape measure including the arc-drawing assisting apparatus. The an arc-drawing assisting apparatus, which is disposed at a tape of a tape measure so as to allow a user to draw a circle or an arc by using the tape measure, includes an upper case having a graduation checking part for checking graduations of the tape, the graduations checking part being formed at one surface of an upper portion of the upper case and a center adjusting member which is rotatably assembled with the upper case and includes a lower case having an assembling protuberance, which has a center fixing pin protruding downward, formed at a lower end of the lower case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Arinoll Lee
  • Publication number: 20100269363
    Abstract: A measuring device and a method for measuring exercise progress wherein a belt/measuring device with size ruler indicia for a user to measure the circumference of his/her waist, arm or thigh, and can be used to determine the progress of an exercise routine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Shuo-Hsiu Johnny Chang
  • Patent number: 7731611
    Abstract: A portable horseshoe court demarcation device formed of a plurality of engaged pairs of flexible members such as webbing. The ends of the flexible members once engaged to the ground mark a Horseshoe court. Center sections of one pair of flexible members provide a reference point from which to determine where to place horseshoe stakes, or provide flexible members for marking the installation point for the horseshoe stakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Gabriel Contreras
  • Patent number: 7730631
    Abstract: A tape measure has a first scale on one edge of the blade and a second scale on the other edge blade where the second scale is marked in units of length which are equal to the units of the first scale multiplied by the square root of 2. A method to check a right angle measures from a corner to a distal end of a first line using the units of the first scale, measures along a second line an equal length in the first units from the corner and marking a point, by measuring from the distal end to the point using the second scale and by adjusting an angle between the first and second lines at the corner until the distance between the distal end and the point is equal to the length of the first line when measured on the second scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Armand Delaurier
  • Patent number: 7716848
    Abstract: A tape measure device for measuring lengths is provided. The tape measure device comprises a housing having a slotted opening. A retractable measuring tape is wound within the housing with the measuring tape having a free end extending through the slotted opening and a secured end secured within the housing and the measuring tape being alternatingly extractable from and receivable into the housing. A viewing slot is formed in the measuring tape. A triangular-shaped tab is secured to the free end of the measuring tape. A rotating mechanism provides rotation of the tab relative to the free end of the measuring tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Ryan Calvey
  • Publication number: 20100095545
    Abstract: A device for creating a chalk drawing on a surface includes a base adapted to rest on the surface, a housing cover rotatably connected to the base and a direction indicator indicating a rotational position of the housing cover with respect to the base. A tape measure assembly is connected to the housing cover and includes a tape measure that may be moved between extended and contracted conditions. The tape measure includes a distal end portion. A position of the distal end portion of the tape measure and a rotational position of the housing cover with respect to the base establish coordinates for a plot point of the chalk drawing. A method for creating a chalk drawing using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: John Terence Miller
  • Publication number: 20100088915
    Abstract: A device and method for: accurately measuring a pregnant abdomen, recording and storing all pregnancy measurements, recording and storing pregnancy milestones and experiences, comparing one or more pregnancies, and creating a pregnancy keepsake. The invention includes a 1st side and 2nd side both comprising: a pliable strip; a measuring scale; a week's pregnant scale; a marking surface; a start clasp; and an end clasp. The invention permits an accurate measurement of both fundal height and pregnant abdominal circumference. The invention also accepts written documentation for marking all pregnancy measurements and pregnancy experiences. Additionally, a plurality of labels and pregnancy themed markers are provided for attachment to the invention in order to mark the current pregnancy measurements and pregnancy experiences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Kevin Alexander Neff
  • Patent number: 7644510
    Abstract: The Layout Framing Tape provides a quick, actuate, cost effective means of laying out standard and non standard construction framing projects not previously incorporated in prior art. The user can utilize symbols, text, shapes, and a standard/metric ruler to locate these members. The Layout Framing Tape provides a simplified, modified and improved method for locating these building members. By using the appropriate location, the user can eliminate workmanship errors and locate but not limited to suds, runners and various size doors. Additionally, the Framing Layout Tape can be used to locate non standard members using the 48? (1220 mm) ruler as a guide. It is intended to leave the Framing Layout tape in place via an adhesive backing. However, the potions of the tape not covered by a building member may be removed as the trade's person as they see fit to do.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventors: Michael J. Gingerella, Philip P Gingerella
  • Publication number: 20090318247
    Abstract: Apparatus for accurately measuring the distance between a golf ball and the hole on a putting green, i.e., for determining proximity, especially in golf competitions to see who can hit their ball onto the green to end up in closest proximity to the hole. An accessory to the measurement device is a proximity sign for recording the proximity measurements. The invention comprises apparatus and method for conveniently storing and using the measurement device(s). For proximity measurements, the device is configured to removably and repositionably attach a tape measure to a flag pin (generally the flag pin in the hole on the green in contest). The proximity sign is similarly configured. For storage of a device when not in use, the devices include spring clips and an optional security ring to impede unauthorized removal from the flag pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Joseph M. Cannata
  • Patent number: 7631439
    Abstract: A reference chart apparatus for determining cutting angles of molding strips provides a tape housing containing a pair of tape coils. The top and bottom surfaces of the tape coils are imprinted with cutting guide charts providing miter angle and blade tilt cutting data for corner angles between zero and at least 180°. In addition, the housing defines three angled cutouts measuring 52°, 45°, and 38° respectively, for determining the slope angle of a given piece of molding. Each one of the cutouts is preferably colored with a unique reference color corresponding to an appropriate cutting guide chart sharing the same reference color. A housing clamp is also provided for removably engaging the housing, allowing the housing to be stored and used in a readily accessible area, such as on a miter saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan Joseph Black
  • Patent number: 7617616
    Abstract: A measuring device including an elongate member that defines a first surface and a first end, and a measuring pattern on the first surface, the measuring pattern including a plurality of one inch blocks positioned adjacent each other, each of the one inch blocks centered on a whole inch number as measured from the first end of the elongate member, the measuring pattern including an absence of measuring lines within each of the plurality of the one inch blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventor: Roger M. Berg
  • Patent number: 7617615
    Abstract: A band-like exercise result measurement article with selectable display aspect includes a planar strip of a flexible material having first and second ends, an elastic inner surface and an outer surface of a loop material, the outer surface having, along its length, at least one linear scale imprinted upon it. The article also includes a buckle, a first segment of a hook material affixed to the inner surface near the second end and a second segment of a hook material affixed to the outer surface of the strip near its second end. When the first hook segment is fastened to the outer surface through the buckle, the article displays a measurement of scale. When the second hook segment is fastened to the outer surface through the buckle, the measurement is precluded from display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Martorell, Silvina Marcela Gauna
  • Publication number: 20090265951
    Abstract: A reference chart apparatus for determining cutting angles of molding strips provides a tape housing containing a pair of tape coils. The top and bottom surfaces of the tape coils are imprinted with cutting guide charts providing miter angle and blade tilt cutting data for corner angles between zero and at least 180°. In addition, the housing defines three angled cutouts measuring 52°, 45°, and 38° respectively, for determining the slope angle of a given piece of molding. Each one of the cutouts is preferably colored with a unique reference color corresponding to an appropriate cutting guide chart sharing the same reference color. A housing clamp is also provided for removably engaging the housing, allowing the housing to be stored and used in a readily accessible area, such as on a miter saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Bryan Joseph Black
  • Patent number: 7594341
    Abstract: A measuring device, such as a ruler, tape measure, etc. includes a first edge defining a first region having a first set of indicia corresponding to a first linear scale, and also includes a second edge defining a second region having a second set of indicia corresponding to a second linear scale. Advantageously, each set of indicia consists of hash marks and corresponding numerical values printed or etched on the measuring device. The first linear scale may be actual, e.g., the indicia are spaced apart and labeled with numerical values that correspond to the actual distance between the indicia, while the second linear scale may be non-actual, e.g., the indicia are not spaced apart and labeled with numerical values that correspond to the actual distance between the indicia, such as a linear scale employed on an engineering or architectural drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventor: Jeffrey Erdfarb
  • Patent number: 7591081
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for assisting in installation of a fence covering an area, for example, a garden. The apparatus includes a box and a sheet material housed in the box. The box further includes an opening such that the opening facilitates the sheet material to be withdrawn out of the box. The sheet material includes plurality of equidistant markings disposed along a longitudinal axis of the sheet material. The plurality of equidistant markings serves as indicators for equidistant placement of a plurality of posts of the fence, thereby assisting in correct installation of the fence. In one embodiment, the sheet material includes a biodegradable material. In another embodiment, the sheet material includes a weed-controlling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen Sentz
  • Patent number: 7581333
    Abstract: The invention includes a flexible, removable and reusable adhesive backed tape constructed in the conventional form of a flat elongate strip having measurement indicia printed on the opposite non-adhesive surface. The indicia include selected measurement markings divided into prescribed segments that are replicated sequentially along the length of the tape. The tape further includes a straight level indicator line and spaces for erasable writings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Gary S. Dressler
  • Publication number: 20090193675
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for obtaining coordinated body measurements of an individual using a measuring device having a belt with a first scale of measurement indicia and a strip with a second scale of measurement indicia. Also provided are a method and system of virtually rendering a simulated model of an actual body shape and a target body shape of an individual. Methods and systems of size fitting garments and processing garment orders are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Stephen SIEBER
  • Patent number: 7555843
    Abstract: A construction layout marking device includes a reel housing that uses a reel case to rotatably support a reel hub. A pair of spaced, parallel measuring tapes are secured, at inner ends, to the reel hub and can be coiled inside the reel case by rotation of the reel hub. A plurality of marking templates are attached to the spaced measuring tapes, at specified intervals. These marking templates can impart a line pattern to a surface above which they are placed by deployment out of the reel case. The line patterns are usable to position construction elements such as wall studs. The measuring tapes and their attached marking templates can be wound back into the reel case of the reel housing after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Inventor: Lance Leonard
  • Publication number: 20090139106
    Abstract: A tape measure has a first scale on one edge of the blade and a second scale on the other edge blade where the second scale is marked in units of length which are equal to the units of the first scale multiplied by the square root of 2. A method to check a right angle measures from a corner to a distal end of a first line using the units of the first scale, measures along a second line an equal length in the first units from the corner and marking a point, by measuring from the distal end to the point using the second scale and by adjusting an angle between the first and second lines at the corner until the distance between the distal end and the point is equal to the length of the first line when measured on the second scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Armand Delaurier