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Helmut Heier, Klaus Peter Koch, Karl Hermann Breyer: Method and apparatus for non-contact measurement of object surfaces. Carl Zeiss Stiftung Heidenheim Brenz, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, October 5, 1993: US05251156 (171 worldwide citation)

Pictures of an object to be measured are taken from several different positions or aspects by a video camera which is mounted via a two-axis articulating head to the measurement arm of a coordinate-measuring machine. The pictures taken from the different positions or aspects are stored and are evalu ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Klaus P Koch: Optoelectronic distance sensor with visible pilot beam. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Walter Ottesen, April 25, 1989: US04825091 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a distance sensor operating in accordance with the triangulation principle. The distance sensor has at least one pilot beam source which makes the imaging beam path of the sensor visible. The imaging beam path is inclined with respect to the measuring beam. A second pilo ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Klaus Peter Koch, Helmut Heier, Hans Gerd Pressel: Method of making coordinate measurements on workpieces. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Walter Ottesen, April 1, 1997: US05615489 (94 worldwide citation)

A coordinate measuring apparatus carries a video camera 6 and a mechanical probe head 7 having a probe element 8 for contact-measuring the workpiece surface. With the aid of the coordinate measuring apparatus, the locations on the workpiece 9 to be mechanically contacted are driven to under visual c ...


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Helmut Heier, Klaus Peter Koch, Karl Hermann Breyer: Coordinate-measuring machine for non-contact measurement of objects. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, February 8, 1994: US05285397 (71 worldwide citation)

A plurality of video cameras (7a-d) are mounted on a table which is adapted support a workpiece or other object to be measured, and the mounting of each camera to the table provides for controlled universal orientation of each camera via an articulating head having provision for selective rotation a ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Berndt Kammleiter, Otto Ruck: Method of measuring elemental shapes of a workpiece on a coordinate measuring machine. Carl Zeiss Stiftung, November 28, 1995: US05471406 (56 worldwide citation)

For rapid measurement of workpieces having elemental shapes of known geometry in any orientation in space, the elemental shapes are scanned on a coordinate measuring machine which is equipped with a measuring probe head having a permissible measurement range (MR). The computer of the measuring machi ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Franz Starp: Counterbalanced coordinate-measuring instrument. Carl Zeiss Stiftung Heidenheim Brenz, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, October 23, 1990: US04964221 (34 worldwide citation)

A coordinate-measuring instrument has a purely mechanical device (14) to compensate for the weight of a vertically displaceable spindle (9). The compensation device consists of a helical-coil spring having a working range which is small as compared with its length in relaxed condition, and a belt tr ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Eugen Aubele, Gunter Grupp, Peter Ebersbach, Wolfgang Wiedmann: Method of measuring the effective instantaneous position of a slide-mounted probe element or tool. Carl Zeiss Stiftung Heidenheim Brenz, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil & Judlowe, August 2, 1994: US05333386 (23 worldwide citation)

A computer-operated coordinate-measurement machine has two length-measurement systems arranged in parallel for measuring the longitudinal displacement of a probe carried by the portal (3-5) of the machine, and these two length-measurement systems (13, 14) may belong to different precision classes. A ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer, Klaus Herzog, Franz Szenger: Probe head for a coordinate-measuring instrument. Carl Zeiss Stiftung Heidenheim Brenz, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, November 28, 1989: US04882848 (23 worldwide citation)

A probe head for a coordinate-measuring instrument has a torsionally rigid, play-free and friction-free probe-suspension system which defines a three-dimensional coordinate system wherein the work-contact pin of the probe is deflectable in all three directions in space. For each of the three coordin ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer: Work-contacting probe system for a coordinate-measuring instrument. Carl Zeiss Stiftung Heidenheim Brenz, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, June 18, 1991: US05024003 (19 worldwide citation)

A work-contacting probe system is selectively operable as a single-stage or as a two-stage system. The system consists of a first central probe head of large diameter and of one or more small or auxiliary probe heads of dimensions which are reduced as compared with the first probe head. The small pr ...


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Karl Hermann Breyer: Work-contacting probe system for a coordinate-measuring instrument. Carl Zeiss Stittung, Hopgood Calimafde Kalil Blaustein & Judlowe, April 17, 1990: US04916825 (17 worldwide citation)

A work-contacting probe system is selectively operable as a single-stage or as a two-stage system. The system consists of a first central probe head of large diameter and of one or more small or auxiliary probe heads of dimensions which are reduced as compared with the first probe head. The small pr ...