Global Patent Index - EP 1261841 A1

EP 1261841 A1 2002-12-04 - A NON-CONTACT MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Title (en)

A NON-CONTACT MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Title (de)

MESSVORRICHTUNG ZUR BERüHRUNGSLOSEN MESSUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE MESURE SANS CONTACT

Publication

EP 1261841 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01914787 A

Priority

  • US 0107631 W
  • US 18859200 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0169172A1] A hand-held or tool integrated measurement device (10) is provided for quicly and accurately performing non-contact measurements of dimension and/or angles associated with various objects in a home or commercial work area. The measurement device (10) generally includes at least one user input element (18), a non-contact sensor (22), an image processor (24), and display element (26) packaged in a portable housing assembly. In operation, a user initiates the measurement by activating the user input element (18) associated with the measurement device (10). The non-contact sensor (22) receives a trigger signal from the user input element (18) and is operative to collect image data representative of at least a portion of the surface of a measured object. The image processor (24) in turn receives the image data from the non-contact sensor (22) and is operative to convert the image data into measurement data for the measured object. The display element (26) is operable to visually display the measurement data to the user.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01B 11/28; G01B 11/02; G01B 11/08; G01B 11/24; G01B 11/25; G01B 11/26; G01B 21/02; G01B 21/10; G01B 21/20; G01B 21/22; G01C 3/00; G01C 3/08; G01D 21/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01B 11/02 (2006.01); G01B 11/08 (2006.01); G01B 11/25 (2006.01); G01B 11/26 (2006.01); G01B 21/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01B 11/02 (2013.01); G01B 11/2513 (2013.01); G01B 11/26 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0169172 A1 20010920; AU 4013801 A 20010924; EP 1261841 A1 20021204; EP 1261841 A4 20030917; JP 2003527590 A 20030916

INPADOC legal status


2008-12-24 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080708

2008-03-26 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080225

2003-09-17 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20030805

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/28 A

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/02 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01D 21/00 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/08 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/24 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/25 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 11/26 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 21/02 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 21/10 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 21/20 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01B 21/22 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01C 3/00 B

2003-09-17 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7G 01C 3/08 B

2002-12-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020829

2002-12-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2002-12-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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