Device for locating attachment points

  • US 6,421,928 B1
  • Filed: 06/09/2000
  • Issued: 07/23/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/09/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A locating device comprising:

  • an elongated body having a front side that includes first and second sets of graduated markings and a rear side, said first set of graduated markings corresponding to distances from a first point of reference, said second set of graduated markings corresponding to distances from a second point of reference, and said elongated body defining a longitudinal axis;

    a first trammel movably mounted on said elongate body, said first trammel including a first marker extending from the rear side of the elongated body at an angle approximately perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and a first pair of indicator windows aligned with said first marker, said first pair of indicator windows permitting viewing of said first and second sets of graduated markings;

    a second trammel movably mounted on said elongate body, said second trammel including a second marker extending from the rear side of the elongated body at an angle approximately perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and a second pair of indicator windows aligned with said second marker, said second pair of indicator windows permitting viewing of said first and second set of graduated markings; and

    a level supported by the elongated body and having a predetermined orientation relative to a line connecting the first marker and the second marker.

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