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Title: Bi-stable optical element actuator device

Abstract

The present invention is a bistable optical element actuator device utilizing a powered means to move an actuation arm, to which an optical element is attached, between two stable positions. A non-powered means holds the actuation arm in either of the two stable positions. The optical element may be a electromagnetic (EM) radiation or particle source, an instrument, or EM radiation or particle transmissive reflective or absorptive elements. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition the actuation arm between the two stable positions.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Tracy, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874393
Patent Number(s):
6381080
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department (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; element; actuator; device; bistable; utilizing; powered; means; move; actuation; arm; attached; stable; positions; non-powered; holds; electromagnetic; radiation; particle; source; instrument; transmissive; reflective; absorptive; elements; bearing; transfer; motion; smoothly; transition; optical element; stable position; /359/

Citation Formats

Holdener, Fred R, and Boyd, Robert D. Bi-stable optical element actuator device. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Holdener, Fred R, & Boyd, Robert D. Bi-stable optical element actuator device. United States.
Holdener, Fred R, and Boyd, Robert D. Tue . "Bi-stable optical element actuator device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874393.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is a bistable optical element actuator device utilizing a powered means to move an actuation arm, to which an optical element is attached, between two stable positions. A non-powered means holds the actuation arm in either of the two stable positions. The optical element may be a electromagnetic (EM) radiation or particle source, an instrument, or EM radiation or particle transmissive reflective or absorptive elements. A bearing is used to transfer motion and smoothly transition the actuation arm between the two stable positions.},
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