Patent Number: 7,086,299

Title: Multi-load beam apparatus to prevent improper operation due to off-axis loads

Abstract: A multi-load beam transducer includes a fixed member, a movable member, and a plurality of load beams positioned between the members, each beam separated by a given distance normal from each other and positioned about a longitudinal axis between the members. The plurality of load beams are responsive to forces exerted on the members. The transducer further includes a plurality of resistors positioned on selected ones of the plurality of load beams. The resistors have a resistance value which varies with an applied force with the plurality of resistors electrically connected and operable to determine the value of the applied forces.

Inventors: Kurtz; Anthony D. (Ridgewood, NJ), Kane; Adam (Morristown, NJ)

Assignee: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.

International Classification: G01L 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018