US Patent No: 6,069,325

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Seat weight measuring apparatus

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A seat weight measuring apparatus measures a seat weight including a weight of a passenger sitting on an automotive seat. The seat weight measuring apparatus is formed of seat connecting mechanisms with arms for connecting the seat to seat fixing portions located on a car body, load sensor mechanisms for receiving and detecting the seat weight applied between the car body and the seat, and displacement restriction mechanisms for restricting displacement of the seat relative to the seat fixing portions within a predetermined range. Each arm of the seat connecting mechanisms has a seat side end and a car body side end, and one or both ends is pivotally supported on pivots. The characteristic of the weight applied to the load sensor is simplified to easily and accurately measure the weight of the passenger on the seat.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TAKATA CORPORATIONTOKYO1060

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aoki, Hiroshi Ibi-gun, Gifu 501-0524, JP 299 1409

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TAKATA CORPORATION (18)
6,323,443 Seat weight measuring apparatus 40 1999
6,345,543 Seat weight measuring apparatus 17 1999
6,571,647 Seat weight measuring apparatus 30 2000
6,323,444 Seat weight measuring apparatus 64 2000
6,342,683 Weight sensor for vehicle occupant 39 2000
6,586,948 Vehicle seat weight measuring device 7 2000
6,617,531 Seat load measuring device 10 2000
6,786,104 Seat weight measuring apparatus 15 2000
6,841,741 Seat weight measuring apparatus 8 2002
6,840,119 Seat weight measuring apparatus 8 2003
7,537,242 Seat belt device 0 2003
7,055,365 Load sensor and seat weight measuring apparatus with a plurality of strain gauges 9 2003
7,000,489 Seat-load measuring apparatus 2 2004
7,044,006 Seat weight measuring apparatus 2 2004
7,416,218 Seat belt device 0 2004
7,350,735 Seat belt retractor 0 2004
7,399,932 Seat load measuring apparatus 1 2007
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AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC (12)
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7,407,029 Weight measuring systems and methods for vehicles 13 2004
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SIEMENS VDO AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION (10)
6,988,413 Method and apparatus for sensing seat occupant weight 5 2000
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AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (5)
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ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION (3)
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6,987,229 Frame-based occupant weight estimation apparatus having compliant linkage assembly 4 2003
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GAGE TEK TECHNOLOGIES HOLDINGS COMPANY (2)
6,293,585 Torsional sensing load cell 17 1999
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KAVLICO CORPORATION (2)
6,849,807 Seat weight measurement system 3 2002
7,513,475 Weight transfer link 0 2005
 
LEAR CORPORATION (2)
6,559,392 Weight-sensing support assembly for automotive seat cushion frame 16 2001
6,595,570 Vehicle seat assembly having load cell based seat occupant sensing system 5 2001
 
TK HOLDINGS INC. (2)
6,825,765 Occupant detection system 31 2002
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CONTINENTAL SAFETY ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL GMBH (1)
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DURA GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,197,947 Adjustable motor vehicle seat having mounting plates for occupant classification system (OCS) 0 2005
 
FLYTEC AG (1)
7,886,442 Pocket knife with a weighing element 0 2003
 
GAGETEK, LLC (1)
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HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (1)
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Kyowa Electronic Instruments Co., Ltd. (1)
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METTLER-TOLEDO AG (1)
6,501,032 Support device for a weighing cell, and balance incorporating the support device 2 2001
 
ROVER GROUP LIMITED (1)
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SARTORIUS WEIGHING TECHNOLOGY GMBH (1)
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TACHI-S CO., LTD. (1)
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TAKATA SEAT BELTS, INC. (1)
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ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG (1)
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