04550617 is referenced by 94 patents and cites 8 patents.

A multi-axis force and moment transducer having a plurality of flexible plates, orthogonally oriented, interconnected between first and second bodies to measure the forces exerted thereon due to relative movement between the bodies. The interconnection between a first element attached to the first body and a second element attached to the second body is affected by a plurality of first thin flexible plates and a plurality of second thin flexible plates, the ends of the plates being interconnected by a ball-joint coupling. The first thin flexible plates are oriented such that they flex in a direction generally perpendicular to a first axis, while the second thin flexible plates are oriented such that they flex in a direction generally parallel to such axis. Strain gauges may be provided on each of the thin flexible plates to provide an output of the forces.

Title
Multi axis force and moments transducer
Application Number
6/607262
Publication Number
4550617
Application Date
May 4, 1984
Publication Date
November 5, 1985
Inventor
Daniel E Gery
Saint Remy
FR
Bernard Fraignier
Villemonble
FR
Agent
Bacon & Thomas
Assignee
Societe Nationale d Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d Aviation S N E C M A
FR
IPC
G01L 5/16
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