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Internal shim

United States Patent

May 13, 2003
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An internal shim used to accurately measure spaces in conjunction with a standard small probe has a shim top and a chassis. The internal shim is adjustably fixed within the space to be measured using grippers that emerge from the chassis and which are controlled by an arm pivotably attached to the shim top. A standard small probe passes through the shim along guides on the chassis and measures the distance between the exterior of the chassis and the boundary. By summing the measurements on each side of the chassis and the width of the chassis, the dimension of the space can be determined to within 0.001 inches.
Barth; Clyde H. (Ballston Lake, NY), Blizinski; Theodore W. (Latham, NY)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
10/ 040,746
January 9, 2002
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention as provided under the terms of a contract with the United States Department of Energy.