Patent Number: 6,293,160

Title: Load sensor and pointing equipment incorporating the same

Abstract: In an operating part located at the center of an elastic board having a first and a second pairs of strain detecting elements, a through hole is provided. The through hole is fitted with an operating rod allowing the up and down movement. Underneath the operating rod, a push button switch is provided. A cursor on a display screen may be moved by horizontal manipulation of the operating rod, and the switch may be put into action for input by vertical manipulation of the operating rod.

Inventors: Shigemoto; Hideki (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G01L 1/22 (20060101); G01L 1/20 (20060101); G05G 9/047 (20060101); G05G 9/00 (20060101); G06F 3/033 (20060101); G01L 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018