08033033 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 26 patents.

A new and improved tape rule that increases stiffness and standout length over standard tape rules is disclosed. The tape rule includes a primary rule and a secondary rule, the secondary rule providing increased strength. This invention can provide a variety of benefits, including increased blade flexibility while performing short extension related tasks, increased standout and reduced sag while performing tasks requiring longer extensions, reduced size and weight for tasks requiring the longest extensions and adds the ability to utilize alternate measurement methods or units and built in computational references.

Title
Layered beam measurement apparatus
Application Number
12/770569
Publication Number
8033033 (B2)
Application Date
April 29, 2010
Publication Date
October 11, 2011
Inventor
Heather Fleming
Palo Alto
CA, US
David Titzler
Bellevue
WA, US
Brian Lamb
Belmont
CA, US
Agent
Jeffrey Schox
Assignee
Design to Manufacturing
CA, US
IPC
G01B 3/10
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