Patent Number: 6,797,892

Title: Force transducer for a motor vehicle seat that includes a housing surrounding an extension member of the force transducer

Abstract: A force transducer for sensing the weight introduced into the mounting of a motor vehicle seat is disclosed. The force transducer includes a force introduction element that is connected to the motor vehicle seat, a force transfer element that is connected to the mounting, and an extension member that is arranged between the force introduction element and the force transfer element. The force transducer makes it possible to accurately determine the weight introduced into the mounting of the motor vehicle seat independently of other influencing forces by the fact that the force introduction element or the force transfer element surrounds the extension member in a plane that extends parallel to the effective direction of the weight, and that at least one wire strain gauge for sensing a shearing force parallel to the weight is arranged on the extension member.

Inventors: Golla; Lother (Ahrensburg, DE)

Assignee: GWT Global Weighing Technologies GmbH

International Classification: B60N 2/00 (20060101); B60R 21/01 (20060101); G01G 19/414 (20060101); G01G 19/40 (20060101); G01L 001/04 (); B60R 021/01 (); G01G 019/52 ()

Expiration Date: 09/22016