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measure and mark,history..send from your phone to your tools

[Category : - Tools- Construction Processes & Equipment]
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hello people i got a invention for accutools.but i think u can do more with it.my invention patent.is a system that u let you guide,from your tools.and self not have to marker and search anymore.it's a system you can follow from a pdf file or u can input the requierments yourself..it's a fact that the accutool marked is going fast with there investions.i looking for someone thats see someting in my patent.
if you are intersted.send me a email,or call grtz robert van der vegte


1. A system for aiding a user in the positioning of a portable drilling machine characterized in that said system comprises:
- a positioning device comprising
a mounting body so as to be mountable to said drilling machine and
a receiver arranged for receiving wireless signals;
- at least two wireless signal transmitters each for transmitting a wireless signal for being received by the positioning device,
wherein said at least two transmitters are placeable on or in the vicinity of a surface to be drilled by the drilling machine, wherein the positioning device further comprises a computing processor designed for, in use, determining the relative position of the drilling machine with respect to at least a part of said surface to be drilled based on the received signals; and
- an output portion for indicating information about the position of the drilling machine.
2. The system according to claim 1, further comprising a human-interface, and wherein the positioning device and human-interface are arranged with wireless pairing means for being wirelessly paired, and wherein the human- interface is programmed to allow a user to provide information to the system about the dimensions of the surface to be drilled, the positioning of the at least two transmitter in relation to the surface, and at least one preferred drilling position in said surface by a user, wherein the output portion is arranged to guide a user in positioning the drilling machine to said at least one preferred drilling position.
3. A system according to claim 2, characterized in that the output portion or human-interface comprises directional indicators for guiding the user of the drilling machine in the direction of the at least one preferred drilling position.
4. A system according to claim 2 or 3 characterized in that the output portion comprises a display with.
of the surface. That is to say, placed such that the transmitters are spaced apart between 0,5 - 30 meters and part of the surface to be drilled is positioned between the transmitters. The power with which each of the transmitter transmits its signal may be selected according to the desired functional reach. The positioning device further comprises a computing processor designed for, in use, determining the relative position of the drilling machine with respect to at least a part of said surface to be drilled based on the received signals; and
an output portion for indicating information about the position of the drilling machine.
The housing of the positioning device itself may define
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15 the mounting body. It is noted that the at least two wireless transmitters may transmit electromagnetic frequencies in the known radio- or microwave ranges.
Optionally, the system comprises a human-interface, such as a phone or tablet capable of wirelessly pairing with the 20 positioning device. The positioning device and human-interface may then be arranged with wireless pairing means, such as Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter-receiver, for being wirelessly paired. The human-interface could in this case be programmed to allow a user to provide information to the system about the 25 dimensions of the surface to be drilled, the positioning of the at least two transmitter in relation to the surface, and at least one preferred drilling position in said surface by a user. The output portion can here be arranged to guide a user in positioning the drilling machine to said at least one 30 preferred drilling position. In one example one should imagine that a human-interface is programmed to allow a user to draw a virtual map of the surface that is to be drilled and to show where transmitters were placed. The user would be able to add drill sites, also known as preferred drilling positions, into 35 the program. The user would then be directed by means of the output portion to the nearest drill site. Optionally, and in line with the before mentioned the output portion or human- interface may comprise directional indicators for guiding the
user of the drilling machine in the direction of the at least
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one preferred drilling position.
In one option the direction indicators may be a plurality
of LED lighted arrows in an up, down, left, right arrangement
which point the drilling machine to a particular drill site. 5 It should be noted that these directional indicators work well under a single predefined spatial orientation. Accordingly, the device may be provided with a 3D gravitational meter so as to allow the arrows to point in the correct direction for drilling under any orientation wherein the drilling machine 10 faces the drilling surface with its drill bit. It should be understood that this feature is not required in mostly all cases wherein drilling occurs under a 90 degree angle with the relevant surface. Orientation therefor is usually predetermined. A separate LED may be provided indicating that 15 the drill site has been found. This allows for a user to intuitively search the drill site. Alternatively or additionally, the output portion may comprises a haptic element. That is to say, the device may shake when it is moved
over, or within a predefined distance from the, drill site.
20 For working on roof installation portable drilling machines are often used carrying their own power source so as to prevent dangerous working situations caused by the presence of electricity cables on the roof. A common type of portable drilling machine uses as a battery pack that is reversibly 25 connectible with a handle of the drilling machine. For use in battery powered drilling machines the mounting body may be arranged to define two mounting faces, such as opposite faces. The positioning device would in this case be mountable to the drilling machine between the electrical source and the handle 30 of drilling machine via the two mounting faces, each of which comprises at least one form-fit electrical connection portion so that the electrical power from the battery pack is allowed to pass through the positioning device to the drilling machine. In this manner both the device and drilling machine 35 can be powered by the same power source allowing the device to remain compact. In effect the device takes on the role of an add-on adapter. Alternatively, the device may be separately provided with an power source, such as an interna battery like
a lithium-ion battery.

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Beneficially the system may comprise a computer readable program installed on an external telecommunication device, such as a phone, tablet or laptop, serving as the human- interface for allowing a user to uniquely pair the positioning device with the external telecommunication device. Optionally, the former causes a graphical user interface to facilitate intuitive user input.
Another option can be to provide three or four transmitters, wherein the positioning device is arranged to determine its position in two dimensions along the surface to drilled. Only two transmitters are required when all drill sites are in line. Three or more transmitters may be used to make drilling more precise as more signals reduce error. Additionally, three or more transmitters allow for trilateration. If for example the transmitters all transmit at a predefined amount of power the signal strength will follow a third power relation with respect to distance. Accordingly, the device can be able to determine the distance with respect to each transmitter by the signal strength alone. If these transmitters are standardly placed at predefined corners of a surface no user input relating to drill surface dimensions or the relative positions of the transmitters is required. The former will in all cases naturally derive from the received signal strengths of the transmitters by the device.
In order to further improve drilling accuracy the drilling machine may be provided with a laser light source which is able to project a laser light on the surface. This light source may be automatically adjustable via an actuator controlled by the processor so as to point towards a drill site, such as a nearest drill site.
According to a second aspect of the invention there is provided a method for positioning a drilling machine characterized in that said method comprises the steps of:
- mounting at least two wireless signal transmitters on or in the vicinity of a surface to be drilled;
- mounting a positioning device (2) to the drilling machine, the device comprising:- at least one receiver for receiving the wireless signals transmitted by the transmitters;
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- a computing processor; and
- an output portion, wherein the processor determines the
position of the drilling machine with respect to at least a part of said surface to be drilled based on the received signals and the output portion indicates information about the position of the drilling machine to the user via the output portion, and wherein the act of determining the position and indicating information is repeated by the positioning device, such as a predetermined interval; and
- adjusting the position of the drilling machine in response to the information indicated by the output portion.
Optionally, the at least two wireless signal transmitters
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15 comprises three wireless transmitters, preferably four wireless transmitters, and wherein the positioning device comprises pairing means, the method comprising the additional steps of:
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- providing a computer readable program installed on an external telecommunication device (6) serving as a human- interface for wirelessly pairing the external device to the positioning device;
- providing information to the human-interface about the dimensions of the surface to be drilled, the positioning of the at least two transmitter in relation to said, and at least one preferred drilling positions in said surface, wherein the positioning device communicates directional information to the at least one drilling position, such as that of a nearest preferred drilling position, to the user via the output portion;
- moving the drilling machine to the preferred drilling position.
According to a third aspect of the invention there is provided an assembly of a drilling machine and a positioning 35 device as per the system according to the first aspect of the invention, such as for use in the second aspect of the
invention.
According to a fourth aspect of the invention there is
provided a positioning device as described in the first aspect

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shows a schematic drawing of a drilling machine according to the prior art;
shows a schematic drawing of the positioning device according to the invention;
shows a schematic drawing of the assembly of the drilling machine and the positioning device; and
shows a schematic drawing of the system according to the invention.
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of the system.
The invention will hereinafter be further elucidated with
reference to the drawings:
Figure 1 shows a schematic drawing of a drilling machine 1, or simply drill for short, according to the prior art. In this example the drilling machine 1 represents a known
15 handheld portable drilling machine. This machine consists of a main part with a handle 2 and an electrical power source, such as a battery pack 3 which feeds the drill the required electrical power for its operations through a form-fit electrical connection. That is to say a form-fit electrical
20 connection portion 4.1 of the battery back 3 connects with a form-fit electrical connection portion 4.2, its counterpart, on the drill handle 2. A form-fit electrical connection is also hereinafter given to mean a connection that is both physical and electrical in nature allowing for a durable
25 connection to exists between the elements in which the portions are comprises.
The present invention according to this example makes clever use of this already present design in order to aid the positioning of such a drill. This is apparent not in the least
30 part from Figure 2 in which a schematic drawing of the positioning device 100 is shown. Here it can be seen that the device has a mounting body 101 so as to be mountable to said drilling ma-chine. More specifically, the mounting body defines two mounting faces 102, 103 which are arranged such
35 that the electrical power source 3 is reversibly connectible with a handle of the drilling machine via the mounting body of the device. This can more clearly be seen from Figure 3 where an assembly 1000 of the drill 1 and the device 100 is shown. Specifically, the positioning device 100 is mountable to the

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drilling machine 1 between the electrical source 3 and the handle 2 of drilling machine 1 via the two mounting faces 102, 103. In this example the mounting faces are opposite each other on the mounting body and each comprises at least one
5 form-fit electrical connection portion 104. The form of each of the opposite faces is designed so as to slide fit with the handle and the battery pack respectively. The electrical connection portions are electrically connected (not shown, but customary) through the positioning device so that the
10 electrical power from the electrical source is passed through the positioning device to the drilling machine so as to allow both the device 100 and the main part of the drill to be powered by the electrical power source 3. Figure 2 shows the device to have a receiver 105 which is arranged for receiving
15 wireless signals from at least two wireless signal transmitters 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, as shown in Figure 4. These wireless transmitters are each arranged for broadcasting an electromagnetic signal in the radio- or microwave range. These signals may be mutually different in frequency, emit pulses at
20 a slightly different repeating interval, and/or have information coded into their signal so as to allow the device to differentiate between each individual transmitter. Two transmitters are minimally required so as to determine the relative position of the drill along at least a line. In
25 practice, and as shown in Figure 4, one may set up two transmitters 5.1, 5.2 along a line 11 on a surface 10 or alternatively over a surface or near a surface in which the drilling is to take place. Additional transmitters, such as a third 5.3, allows for trilateration or in the case of a third
30 and a fourth transmitter 5.3, 5.4, full 3D spatial positioning is made possible. It is noted that the receiver is a 3D receiver so that orientation does not affect the measured total signal strength of the transmitters. However, this is entirely optional as orientation is usually restricted to
35 perpendicular angles with respect to a drilling surface. Thus a user would generally hold the drill perpendicular to the surface as he moves over it in a direction 12 along the line. The device 100 also has a computing processor 106 designed for determining the relative position of the drilling machine with

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respect to at least a part of a surface 10 to be drilled based on the received signals. The processor is here arranged to determine the location of the drill based on the observed signal strength of the received signals. Additionally, the
5 processor may be arranged to add an off-set to the determined location so as to compensate for the difference in the position of the drill bit with respect to the device itself. This compensation, or rather a correction can also be performed separately from this example. Location correction
10 can be done based on the fact that the device knows where it is positioned with respect to the drill, and is always oriented in a fixed manner with respect to the main part of the drill. Further assumptions in such a correction may depend on assumptions on the orientation of the drill during its
15 movement along the surface 10. Optionally, the device is provided with 3D gravitational meter so as to determine orientation with respect to gravity, and by extension, with respect to a drilling surface. The device 100 further has an output portion 107, as can be seen from Figure 2, for
20 indicating information about the position of the drilling machine. In the easiest embodiment this can a singular LED controlled by the processor which only lights up at predetermined positions with a predetermined interval along the line 11. This allows a user to tell distance between
25 drilling positions. However, in this example a more elaborate design is shown. The output portion has directional indicators 107.1, 107.2, 107.3, 107.4, 107.5, for guiding the user of the drilling machine in the direction of preferred drilling positions D1, D2, D3 as shown in Figure 4. 107.5 is a downward
30 directional indicator that lights up when the drill is positioned over any of the drilling positions indicating the position to drill is reached. These preferred drilling positions may be inputted by a user via a human-interface 15 which is also shown in Figure 4. The human interface 15 can be
35 part of the system, but does not have to be in the case of the easiest embodiment. The positioning device and human-interface are each arranged with a wireless pairing means 108 (only shown on the device), such as a Bluetooth receiver- transmitter, for being wirelessly paired. The human-interface

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is programmed to allow a user to provide information to the system about the dimensions of the surface to be drilled, the positioning of the at least two transmitter in relation to the surface, and at least one preferred drilling position in said
5 surface by a user. The output portion 107 is arranged to guide a user in positioning the drilling ma-chine to said at least one preferred drilling position. In this example the human- interface may be provided in the form of a smartphone, tablet, laptop or any other mobile communication device. A computer
10 readable program may be installed on an the human-interface for allowing a user to uniquely pair the positioning device with the external human-interface so as to not prevent interference of other device pairing with the same drill so as to prevent operational disruptions. The human interface can be
15 provided with a graphical user-interface that allows the user to input the relevant information by touchscreen such as by drawing a virtual representation or map of the surface and positioning virtual representations of the transmitters onto the map. The angle which the drilling surface makes with
20 respect to gravity may also be entered as information to the human-interface, also separately from the graphical user- interface as described herein above. Together with a 3D gravitational meter the processor 105 will be able to determine the absolute position of the drill under any angle
25 with respect to the surface. In particular when at least three transmitters are used.
Although the invention has been discussed in the foregoing with reference to an exemplary embodiment of the method of the invention, the invention is not restricted to
30 this particular embodiment which can be varied in many ways without departing from the invention. The discussed exemplary embodiment shall therefore not be used to construe the appended claims strictly in accordance therewith. On the contrary the embodiment is merely intended to explain the
35 wording of the appended claims without intent to limit the claims to this exemplary embodiment. The scope of protection of the invention shall therefore be construed in accordance with the appended claims only, wherein a possible ambiguity in the wording of the claims shall be resolved using this













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