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Title: Bi-stable optical actuator

Abstract

The present invention is a bi-stable optical actuator device that is depowered in both stable positions. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition from one state to another. The optical actuator device may be maintained in a stable position either by gravity or a restraining device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Tracy, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873366
Patent Number(s):
6144506
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bi-stable; optical; actuator; device; depowered; stable; positions; bearing; transfer; motion; smoothly; transition; maintained; position; gravity; restraining; optical actuator; stable position; smoothly transition; actuator device; bi-stable optical; /359/

Citation Formats

Holdener, Fred R, and Boyd, Robert D. Bi-stable optical actuator. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Holdener, Fred R, & Boyd, Robert D. Bi-stable optical actuator. United States.
Holdener, Fred R, and Boyd, Robert D. Sat . "Bi-stable optical actuator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873366.
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