Patent Number: 7,712,378

Title: Pressure sensitive displacement sensor

Abstract: A pressure-sensitive displacement sensor comprises: (A) a contact portion (11) which includes: a semi-conductive matrix layer (14) containing conductive materials with a predetermined density, wherein the semi-conductive matrix layer is formed with a soft material having elasticity and has a resistance (Rx) under a normal condition without subjecting to a contact pressure, and when the semi-conductive layer is pressed, a density of the conductive materials in the semi-conductive matrix layer is increased due to compression of the soft semi-conductive layer, which results in reduction of the resistance (Rx); a first conductive layer (12) disposed on a first surface of the semi-conductive matrix layer; and a second conductive layer (13) disposed on a second surface of the semi-conductive matrix layer; (B) a first resistor (19) having one side connected to the first conductive layer and the other side connected to a power source; (C) a second resistor (21) having one side connected to the second conductive layer and the other side connected to ground; (D) a first voltage comparator (16) having a plus terminal and a minus terminal, the minus terminal connected to the first conductive layer; (E) a second voltage comparator (17) having a plus terminal and a minus terminal, the plus terminal connected to the second conductive layer; (F) a third resistor (22) having one side connected to the power source and the other side connected to the plus terminal of the first voltage comparator; (G) a fourth resistor (23) having one side connected to the plus terminal of the first voltage comparator and the other side connected to the minus terminal of the second voltage comparator; (H) a fifth resistor (24) having one side connected to ground and the other side connected to the minus terminal of the second voltage comparator; and (I) an OR-gate (18) connected to the outputs of the first and second voltage comparators and operable to output signals in response to the outputs of the first and second voltage comparators.

Inventors: Park; Seung Hyuk (Seoul 137-030, KR)

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International Classification: G01N 3/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018