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VEHICLE OCCUPANT DETECTION AND WEIGHT DETERMINING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023776D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-31

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Abstract

A system for detecting an occupant and determining the weight of the occupant seated in a vehicle seat is disclosed. The system comprises a seat. The system also comprises a track system coupled to the seat and configured for translating the seat between a first horizontal position and a second horizontal position. The system also comprises a linking system configured to transfer a vertical force from the seat to a horizontal member coupled to the track system. The system also comprises at least one sensor configured to measure the vertical force from the seat. The horizontal member is substantially perpendicular to the vertical force from the seat.