Force sensor assembly for an infusion pump

  • US 6,347,553 B1
  • Filed: 02/28/2000
  • Issued: 02/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A force sensor assembly for use in peristaltic pumps, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a load cell at least partially disposed within said housing;

    a plunger, pivotable about an axis, where said plunger comprises;

    an upper surface; and

    an underside surface distal from said upper surface where said underside surface cooperates with said load cell; and

    a means for reducing said load cell'"'"'s sensitivity to the positioning of an applied force on said upper surface.

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