Vehicle occupant weight sensor apparatus

  • US 6,039,344 A
  • Filed: 01/09/1998
  • Issued: 03/21/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/09/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus comprising:

  • a vehicle seat frame;

    a plurality of deflectable mounting structures which together bear the entire weight of said frame;

    a plurality of vehicle occupant weight sensor assemblies, each of said weight sensor assemblies comprising a strain gauge mounted on a corresponding one of said deflectable mounting structures; and

    a vehicle occupant protection device responsive to said weight sensor assemblies.

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