Weight measuring systems and methods for vehicles

  • US 7,243,945 B2
  • Filed: 12/11/2003
  • Issued: 07/17/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/05/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for sensing pressure applied to a seat by an occupant of the seat and for controlling deployment of an airbag, comprising:

  • a bladder defining a chamber, said bladder being adapted to be arranged in a seat portion of the seat;

    a control module arranged to control deployment of the airbag; and

    a pressure sensor for measuring a pressure in said chamber, said pressure sensor generating a signal based on the measured pressure in said chamber and providing said signal to said control module.

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