US 9,810,516 B2
Measuring apparatus and support mechanism of columnar work piece
Hirotada Anzai, Schaumburg, IL (US); Tomomitsu Sugawara, Tochigi (JP); and Monya Fujiwara, Shanghai (CN)
Assigned to MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Kanagawa (JP)
Filed by MITUTOYO CORPORATION, Kanagawa (JP)
Filed on Feb. 22, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/49,262.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-042735 (JP), filed on Mar. 4, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0258734 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. G01B 21/04 (2006.01); G01B 5/008 (2006.01); G01B 7/008 (2006.01)
CPC G01B 5/008 (2013.01) [G01B 7/008 (2013.01); G01B 21/047 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
5. A support mechanism of a columnar work piece supporting an elongated, columnar work piece having a centering aperture at two ends, the support mechanism comprising:
a first end support configured to support a first end of the columnar work piece; and
a second end support configured to support a second end of the columnar work piece,
wherein:
the first end support includes a first end support body configured to attachably and detachably fit into the centering aperture of a first end of the columnar work piece,
the first end support body includes at least two cut-outs, and
in a state where the first end support body is fit into the centering aperture, an interior surface of the centering aperture is visible to the exterior through the cut-outs.