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Displacement, Motion, Distance, Or Position

Displacement, Motion, Distance, Or Position patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/24/14 - 20140202229 - Systems and method for gyroscope calibration
A mechanism by which a MEMS gyroscope sensor can be calibrated using data gathered from other sensors in a system incorporating the MEMS gyroscope sensor is provided. Data gathered from an accelerometer and a magnetometer in fixed orientation relative to the gyroscope is used to calculate changes in orientation of...

06/26/14 - 20140174149 - Calibration method for trigonometric-based ranging systems in multiple media
A method of calibrating a trigonometric-based ranging system in first and second transmissive media including, in each of the first and second media, determining a sensor matrix for a sensor of the system therein. Rotation and translation of a sensor axis of the sensor is measured relative to an ideal...

06/19/14 - 20140165693 - Construction machine with setup assistance system for a sensor unit
A construction machine includes a sensor unit having a measurement range. The sensor unit is variable in its orientation relative to the construction machine, whereby position or orientation of the measurement range relative to the construction machine is also variable. The sensor unit is configured for detecting position of an...

06/12/14 - 20140157861 - Method and apparatus for inspecting workpieces
A series of nominally identical production workpieces is measured on a measuring apparatus. To correct for temperature variations, one of the workpieces forms a master artefact, the dimensions of which are known. The artefact is measured on the measuring apparatus at two or more temperatures, producing two or more corresponding...

05/15/14 - 20140130571 - System and method for offsetting measurement of machine tool
A method and a system, for offsetting measurement of machine tool, includes following steps. A tool seat is chosen, a first coordinate is set based on a first datum mark of the tool seat. There is a total tool seat assembling length in between the first datum mark and the...

03/27/14 - 20140083161 - System and method for calibrating reference system for vehicle measurement
A measuring station system for calibrating a reference system for vehicle measurement has at least one image recording device, a calibration device having multiple calibration device reference features, and a calibration frame having at least three support points which are designed for accommodating a reference system carrier for the reference...

03/27/14 - 20140083162 - Measuring device
A measuring device for in-process measurement of test pieces during a machining operation on a machine tool, in particular a grinding machine, has a base body, and a measuring head movable between a neutral position and a measuring position and which is connected to the base body via a rod...

03/27/14 - 20140083163 - Electric input key
An electric input key has an actuating surface and a plurality of displacement sensors which are each designed to generate a displacement signal when the actuating surface is touched. The input key also has an evaluation unit for evaluating the displacement signals and outputting a determined switching state. The input...

03/06/14 - 20140060148 - Method for estimating and correcting misregistration target inaccuracy
Aspects of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for calibrating a metrology tool by using proportionality factors. The proportionality factors may be obtained by measuring a substrate under different measurement conditions. Then calculating the measured metrology value and one or more quality merits. From this information, proportionality factors may...

12/05/13 - 20130319077 - Method for the validation of solar altitude-dependent measured values of several measurement channels
A method for the validation of solar altitude-dependent measured values of several measurement channels (3) is disclosed. Measured values of the measurement channels that take the solar altitude into consideration are stored; Stored ratios (201) of the stored measured values (106) for all solar altitudes are calculated and stored (200);...

11/21/13 - 20130305805 - Device, system and method for calibration of camera and laser sensor
Disclosed are a calibration device, a calibration system and a calibration method. The calibration device includes a camera configured to capture image information, a laser sensor configured to capture image information, a laser sensor configured to detect distance information, and a calibration module configured to perform a calibration of the...

10/17/13 - 20130269415 - Crank signal error detection using a cam signal interval
A method of detecting a crank signal error that includes incrementing a crank tooth counter in response to detecting a crank signal, comparing the crank tooth counter to an expected value when a cam signal is detected, and indicating a crank signal error if the crank tooth counter is not...

08/15/13 - 20130205867 - Automatic rectifying system for machine tools
An automatic rectifying system for machine tools includes a carrier platform, a contact type probe, a control device and a driving mechanism. The carrier platform may carry a work piece and a calibrator. The contact type probe is fitted to a main axle. In use, the contact type probe may...

05/23/13 - 20130125615 - Calibration device for measurement gauges of the diameter and other geometrical characteristics of cylinders
A calibration device for gauges for the measurement of the geometrical characteristics of cylinders, such as the diameter, profile, rotundity and eccentricity errors, wherein such gauges include a pair of movable opposing arms equipped with feelers or sensors at their free ends, includes a pair of abutments reciprocally approachable and/or...

04/11/13 - 20130086973 - Auto-calibration systems for coin counting devices
Systems and methods for calibrating a coin sensor are disclosed herein. An auto-calibrating coin sensor configured in accordance with one embodiment of the disclosure includes a movable carrier holding at least one test coin or other test object. The carrier can move the test object past or through the coin...

06/28/12 - 20120160007 - Method and calibration mask for calibrating a position measuring apparatus
A method for calibrating an apparatus for the position measurement of measurement structures on a lithography mask comprises the following steps: qualifying a calibration mask comprising diffractive structures arranged thereon by determining positions of the diffractive structures with respect to one another by means of interferometric measurement, determining positions of...

06/21/12 - 20120151988 - Machine calibration artifact
A calibration artifact includes an elongated body made substantially entirely of ceramic material and having a direction of elongation. A plurality of measurement elements comprising the ceramic material are integrally formed with the elongated body, each measurement element comprising a first planar measurement surface facing in a first direction. The...

06/14/12 - 20120144895 - Device for detecting at least one zero position
A device for detecting at least the zero-point position of at least one moving component. The device comprises at least one detection device that is fixedly supported relative to the zero-point position of the component. The component has at least one recess in the area of the zero-point position to...

04/05/12 - 20120079869 - Sort gap control
A sortation conveyor includes a method of calibrating the control system to provide a calibration value indicative of the spacial correlation between the sort induct sensor and the first shoe sensor....

03/22/12 - 20120067106 - Method and device for correcting the actual limit value of a sensor
A controlling unit and a method of correcting an actual limit value of a sensor signal is described, wherein above or below the limit value a specific state of the sensor is recognized, the method comprises the steps of determining a new limit value of the sensor, determining a stability...

01/05/12 - 20120000269 - Position measuring system and method for assembly
A method for mounting a substrate of a measurement graduation and a scanning head of a position measuring system on a first machine part and a second machine part. The method including fastening a substrate of a measurement graduation and a scanning head on first and second portions, respectively, of...

11/17/11 - 20110277534 - Method of error compensation in a coordinate measuring machine
A method of calibrating an articulating probe head comprising the steps of measuring an artefact of known dimensions with the workpiece sensing probe mounted on the articulating probe head, in which the articulating probe head is unlocked. An error functional map is generated corresponding to the difference between the measured...

11/10/11 - 20110271736 - System for determining a setpoint associated with the position of a pedal in an automobile
A system for determining a setpoint associated with a position of a pedal in an automobile of type that includes two sensors each measuring a value associated with the pedal position. The system includes a mechanism capable of switching between a first and second state on a predetermined switching position...

10/13/11 - 20110247391 - Method for calibrating two interacting working rollers in a rolling stand
The invention relates to a method for calibrating a rolling stand (3), wherein in order to determine the relative pivot position of the roller set for setting a symmetrical roll gap and/or for determining the extension of the rolling stand (3) before the actual rolling process, the roller set is...

07/28/11 - 20110179851 - Mouth guard formation methods
A method for producing a mouth guard having an encapsulated sensor module. The method includes vacuum forming a first sheet of thermoplastic material using a mold to produce a first mouth guard layer, attaching a sensor module to the first mouth guard layer with a hot melt adhesive, vacuum forming...

07/21/11 - 20110174050 - Support device for probe
Support device (1) for probe (2) to measure the physical characteristics of air in contact with an aerodynamic surface (3) comprises: a rod (9) affixed to a probe (2) to distance probe (2) from an aerodynamic surface (3) such that probe (2) measures the air undisturbed by the aerodynamic surface...

07/21/11 - 20110174051 - Calibration of a sensor for processing value documents
The invention relates to a method for calibrating a sensor which is configured for checking value documents. The sensor senses measurement signals of a calibration medium which is transported past the sensor. From the sensed measurement signals there are determined reference data of the calibration medium and there is moreover...

06/23/11 - 20110146371 - Method for calibrating a transducer array
An iterative method for calibrating a transducer array characterized by calibration parameters, based on time delay measurements between transducer pairs, comprising the steps of: creating a distance data set that includes pairwise distances between estimated positions of transducer; forming a time delay measurement data set that includes time delay measurements...

06/09/11 - 20110132065 - System and method for calibrating an automated materials handling system
A method of calibrating positions within a materials handling system, wherein the materials handling system includes multiple stations for carrying out tasks and a carrier that is movable between the multiple stations, includes the steps of: providing calibration points at a plurality of the multiple stations; moving the carrier to...

06/09/11 - 20110132066 - System and method for calibrating an automated materials handling system
A method of calibrating positions within a materials handling system, wherein the materials handling system includes multiple stations for carrying out tasks and a carrier that is movable between the multiple stations, includes the steps of: providing calibration points at a plurality of the multiple stations; moving the carrier to...

04/21/11 - 20110088448 - Instrument for calibrating an altimetric device
Calibration instrument for an altimetric device delivering an indication of the altitude of the location where it is located on the basis of an atmospheric pressure measurement, characterized in that it includes means for transmitting a signal carrying data representative of the altitude at which it is placed. The invention...

04/14/11 - 20110083489 - Device for placing a stopper while simultaneously checking that the stopper is correctly positioned
A device places a plug and simultaneously checks a correct position alignment of the plug with a holding element for fixing a hollow body. The device has at least one first and one second opening and a plug placement mechanism with which the plug is be inserted into the second...

03/17/11 - 20110061441 - Gantry stage orthogonality error measurement method and error compensation method for position processing
A gantry stage orthogonality error measurement method and error compensation method for homing processing includes: decoding and storing an encoder value of a current position of the Gantry stage that structurally matches an orthogonality; monitoring at least one of (a) sensors for homing processing and (b) encoder index signals respectively...

03/03/11 - 20110048102 - Circuits and methods for calibration of a motion detector
A circuit to detect a movement of an object has a calibration time period that ends when peak detectors in the circuit stop updating for a predetermined amount of time. A method associated with the circuit is also described....

03/03/11 - 20110048103 - Method and system for motion tracking
A method and a system for motion tracking, capable of tracking a trajectory of a movable object by an architecture having at least three accelerometers arranged in a predefined structure. The trajectory, displacement and rotational angle of the movable object are determined by ways of extrapolation, numerical calibration and vector...

03/03/11 - 20110048104 - Test apparatus
A test sample is provided for testing performance of measuring and monitoring equipment for production lines, for example for foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, and in particular, contamination monitoring equipment employing X-rays and/or metal detectors to spot foreign bodies in packaged products. The test sample may comprise a laminated card enclosing a...

02/24/11 - 20110041585 - Rotary encoder comprising internal error control and method therefor
The invention relates to a rotary encoder comprising internal error control with a monitoring unit comprising at least a computing module, a verification means, a memory unit and an alarm unit. The invention also relates to a method for checking a rotary encoder when said encoder is in operation, the...

01/06/11 - 20110000277 - Method and apparatus for probe tip diameter calibration
A method for determining probe tip diameters with improved accuracy and reliability that includes performing a routine for determining probe tip diameter multiple times with the arm of the coordinate measurement machine in different machine positions. Diameter values associated with each of the calibration routines may be combined in a...

08/19/10 - 20100206040 - Method for calibrating parameter of articulated coordinate measuring apparatus
In a parameter calibration method of an articulated coordinate measuring apparatus of the present invention, a standard unit (20A) having two small balls (22) is first placed in an operation space of a measuring arm (2), the measuring arm (2) is operated to bring a probe (3) close to the...

06/24/10 - 20100154508 - Apparatus for measuring volumetric or mass fluid flow
Apparatus and method are provided for accurately measuring the volumetric or mass fluid flow, especially when fluid flows in a non-continuous manner using a float. A preferred embodiment comprises a tube for accumulating liquid that is periodically drained and a float confirmed within the tube that floats on the accumulating...

04/01/10 - 20100077830 - Electronic self-calibration for sensor clearance
Self-calibration of a multiple channel clearance sensor system, which in one embodiment includes at least one sensor for measuring at least one clearance parameter signal between a stationary object and a rotating object of a rotating machine. The sensor output is processed as a clearance parameter by an offset correction...

03/18/10 - 20100064767 - Atom-interferometric, stepped gravity gradient measuring system
A full-tensor, gravity gradient measuring system is disclosed that is based on atom interferometry. Each axis in the three-axis measuring system is served by a different gravity gradiometer, where each gradiometer comprises three pairs of atom interferometric (AI) accelerometers. The accelerometers in each pair are mounted on opposite sides of...

03/11/10 - 20100058830 - Fault detection for a resistive position sensor
Circuits for detecting faults in variable resistive position feedback sensors common in the use of motion control systems, provide a filter coupled to an output signal of the variable resistive position sensor for processing the signal to detect noise indicative of intermittent faults. A memory stores occurrences of signals from...

01/28/10 - 20100018285 - Calibration
using the obtained device location and device orientation to calibrate one or more of the location mechanism and the orientation mechanism such that a difference between an expected location of the object in the viewfinder and a location of the object in the viewfinder is reduced....

01/28/10 - 20100018286 - Calibration apparatus, contact judging method and semiconductor testing apparatus
A calibration apparatus for probe contact conformity judgment is applicable to multiple pin measurement at a low cost with an easy operation. The calibration apparatus is provided with a calibration robot for bringing a probe into contact with a prescribed position on a performance board and a judging means for...

01/14/10 - 20100005852 - Method of error compensation in a coordinate measuring machine
A method of calibrating an articulating probe head comprising the steps of measuring an artefact of known dimensions with the workpiece sensing probe mounted on the articulating probe head, in which the articulating probe head is unlocked. An error functional map is generated corresponding to the difference between the measured...

12/31/09 - 20090320553 - Surface measurement probe
Apparatus and method of determining drift for a surface measurement probe. The surface measurement probe has a housing, a surface contacting stylus, a vibration generator which causes vibration of the stylus, a sensing device for determining a parameter related to change in vibration of the stylus, and a comparator for...

11/19/09 - 20090282893 - Inertial sensor misalignment and compensation
An apparatus for providing information pertaining to the orientation of a vehicle to which the apparatus is coupled includes a chassis having a first interior surface and an inertial-sensor assembly disposed within the chassis and having a first exterior surface. A first sensor element is mounted on the first interior...

11/19/09 - 20090282894 - Inertial sensor misalignment and compensation
An apparatus for providing information pertaining to the orientation of a vehicle to which the apparatus is coupled includes a chassis having a first interior surface and an inertial-sensor assembly disposed within the chassis and having a first exterior surface. A first sensor element is mounted on the first interior...

10/01/09 - 20090241634 - Micromachined accelerometer and method with continuous self-testing
Micromachined accelerometer and method in which a proof mass is suspended above a substrate for movement in response to acceleration, electrodes form capacitors which change in capacitance in response to movement of the proof mass, processing circuitry responsive to the changes in capacitance provides an output signal corresponding to movement...

09/17/09 - 20090229339 - Enhanced laser projector calibration wall
Apparatus and methods for calibrating a laser projection system that is used for marking and guidance of components during manufacturing are disclosed. The apparatus includes a structural frame. One or more positioning stages are coupled to the structural frame. Each of the positioning stages is provided with a movable reflective...

09/17/09 - 20090229340 - Scale and readhead apparatus and method
Scale reading apparatus is described that comprises a readhead (12) that is moveable relative to a scale (10). The readhead (12) comprises an incremental channel from which a series of reference mark pulses (56) are produced as the readhead (12) is moved relative to the scale (10). A reference mark...