Method and apparatus for measuring seat loading by strain gauge

  • US 5,942,695 A
  • Filed: 12/22/1997
  • Issued: 08/24/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a vehicle seat having structural members including brackets supporting a seat cushion and a seat back and mounting feet supporting the brackets, apparatus for measuring occupant seated weight comprising:

  • a plurality of strain gauges, each having a rigid substrate, bonded to at least some of the structural members in strategic locations to sense weight distributed in both front and rear seat regions; and

    a processor coupled to the strain gauges for determining occupant seated weight.

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