Patent Number: 6,254,126

Title: Device and method for detecting the weight of an object and/or an occupant on a vehicle seat

Abstract: A device and a method for detecting a weight of an object and/or an occupant on a vehicle seat are described. In which a control and evaluation circuit derives a weight signal from a current consumed by an electric motor during a controlled adjustment of the vehicle seat.

Inventors: Bauer; Hans-Peter (Regensburg, DE), Heitzer; Gunter (Pfatter, DE), Swart; Marten (Obertraubling, DE), Popp; Peter (Regensburg, DE), Danz; Gerhard (Wurzburg, DE), Origlio; Galtano (Trebur, DE), Kippelt; Ulrich (Mutlangen, DE), Frisch; Markus (Regensburg, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellscaft

International Classification: B60N 2/00 (20060101); B60R 16/02 (20060101); G01G 19/414 (20060101); G01G 19/40 (20060101); B60R 21/01 (20060101); B60R 021/32 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018