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1. (WO2017155796) FORCE SENSOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155796    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020556
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G01L 1/22
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: MA, Siyuan
HOLBERY, James David
RIBEIRO, Flavio Protasio
Title: FORCE SENSOR
Abstract:
Examples of force sensors that may be incorporated into a number of devices or other objects are disclosed. In one example, a sensor comprises a substrate comprising a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrode and the second electrode being spaced by an insulating gap, and a compliant material with plural conductive pathways disposed over the gap and contacting the first electrode and the second electrode such that a resistance of an electrical path passing through the compliant material between the first electrode and the second electrode changes in response to force of the compliant material against one or more of the first electrode and the second electrode.