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Title:
INCLINATION DETECTING APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2005121387
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide an inclination detecting apparatus of a simple constitution capable of detecting inclination while the apparatus takes two attitudes.

The inclination detecting apparatus 47 provided for an apparatus of which the installation attitude is to be changed comprises: at least one bubble tube 52; a light emitting element 53 for emitting a ray of light having an optical axis which intersects with the axis of the bubble tube at right angles in such a way as to transmit through the bubble tube; and a light receiving element 54 for receiving the ray of light transmitted through the bubble tube. Inclination is detected based on the state of light reception of the light receiving element, and the attitude of the apparatus is changed in a direction rotating on the axis of the bubble tube.


Inventors:
HAYASHISE SHINICHI
OSARAGI KAZUKI
FUKURODA YUUJI
Application Number:
JP2003000353825
Publication Date:
May 12, 2005
Filing Date:
October 14, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
TOPCON CORP
International Classes:
G01C9/06; G01C9/24; G01C15/00; (IPC1-7): G01C9/06; G01C9/24
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
三好 祥二