SE518888C2 - Device for presence detection and vehicle seat arrangement comprising - Google Patents

Device for presence detection and vehicle seat arrangement comprising

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Publication number
SE518888C2
SE518888C2 SE9603988A SE9603988A SE518888C2 SE 518888 C2 SE518888 C2 SE 518888C2 SE 9603988 A SE9603988 A SE 9603988A SE 9603988 A SE9603988 A SE 9603988A SE 518888 C2 SE518888 C2 SE 518888C2
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Prior art keywords
detection
conducting layers
sensor element
object
arrangement
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SE9603988A
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Swedish (sv)
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SE9603988L (en
SE9603988D0 (en
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Bengt-Allan Bergvall
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Kongsberg Automotive Ab
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Priority to SE9603988A priority Critical patent/SE518888C2/en
Publication of SE9603988D0 publication Critical patent/SE9603988D0/en
Publication of SE9603988L publication Critical patent/SE9603988L/en
Publication of SE518888C2 publication Critical patent/SE518888C2/en

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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
    • B60RVEHICLES, VEHICLE FITTINGS, OR VEHICLE PARTS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • B60R21/00Arrangements or fittings on vehicles for protecting or preventing injuries to occupants or pedestrians in case of accidents or other traffic risks
    • B60R21/01Electrical circuits for triggering passive safety arrangements, e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners, in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents
    • B60R21/015Electrical circuits for triggering passive safety arrangements, e.g. airbags, safety belt tighteners, in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats, and the related safety parameters therefor, e.g. speed or timing of airbag inflation in relation to occupant position or seat belt use
    • B60R21/01512Passenger detection systems
    • B60R21/0153Passenger detection systems using field detection presence sensors
    • B60R21/01532Passenger detection systems using field detection presence sensors using electric or capacitive field sensors
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01LMEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
    • G01L1/00Measuring force or stress in general
    • G01L1/14Measuring force or stress in general by measuring variations in capacitance or inductance of electrical elements, e.g. by measuring variations of frequency of electrical oscillators
    • G01L1/142Measuring force or stress in general by measuring variations in capacitance or inductance of electrical elements, e.g. by measuring variations of frequency of electrical oscillators using capacitors
    • G01L1/144Measuring force or stress in general by measuring variations in capacitance or inductance of electrical elements, e.g. by measuring variations of frequency of electrical oscillators using capacitors with associated circuitry
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01VGEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS
    • G01V3/00Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting; Measuring magnetic field characteristics of the earth, e.g. declination, deviation
    • G01V3/08Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting; Measuring magnetic field characteristics of the earth, e.g. declination, deviation operating with magnetic or electric fields produced or modified by objects or geological structures or by detecting devices
    • G01V3/088Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting; Measuring magnetic field characteristics of the earth, e.g. declination, deviation operating with magnetic or electric fields produced or modified by objects or geological structures or by detecting devices operating with electric fields

Abstract

The present invention relates to an arrangement for presence detection of an object in a predetermined area (11), said arrangement comprising at least one capacitive sensor element (1) comprising a number of electrically conducting layers (2, 4, 6) which have an essentially two-dimensional extension and which are arranged at a distance from each other, wherein the relative distance between at least two of the conducting layers will reduce during the influence of force, by means of which the capacitance of said sensor element (1) will change, and a detection unit (14) for detection of the difference between the capacitance that, on the one hand, arises when the object is present and, on the other hand, arises when the object is absent. The invention is characterized in that the electrically conducting layers (2, 4, 6) are arranged in such a way that at least two (2, 6) of the layers are essentially surrounding at least one further layer (4). Preferably, the invention comprises at least one resilient device (7, 8), which is constructed in such a way that at least two of the conducting layers (2, 4, 6) will reduce their relative distance when the sensor element (1) is exposed to the influence of force. By means of the invention, an improved arrangement for presence detection is provided, in particular for detection of the presence of an individual in a vehicle seat.
SE9603988A 1996-11-01 1996-11-01 Device for presence detection and vehicle seat arrangement comprising SE518888C2 (en)

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SE9603988A SE518888C2 (en) 1996-11-01 1996-11-01 Device for presence detection and vehicle seat arrangement comprising
PCT/SE1997/001821 WO1998022836A1 (en) 1996-11-01 1997-10-31 Device for presence detection

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SE9603988D0 SE9603988D0 (en) 1996-11-01
SE9603988L SE9603988L (en) 1998-05-02
SE518888C2 true SE518888C2 (en) 2002-12-03

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