Patent Number: 7,134,349

Title: Micro-force sensing system

Abstract: An improved microforce sensing system is provided. The microforce sensing system includes: a force sensor configured to detect a contact force exerted on a contact tip of the cantilever and operable to generate a signal indicative of the contact force, where the cantilever is constructed from a polyvinylidene fluoride material in the form of a substantially rectangular plate or other suitable shapes; and a processing circuit adapted to receive the signal from the force sensor and operable to determine the contact force exerted on the tip by integrating the signal from the force sensor.

Inventors: Xi; Ning (Okemos, MI), Shen; Yantao (East Lansing, MI), Salem; Fathi (Okemos, MI)

Assignee: Board of Trustees operating Michigan State University

International Classification: G01F 3/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-14 0:00:00