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1. (WO2006123104) CURVED ELECTRO-ACTIVE ACTUATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/123104    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2006/001710
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2006 International Filing Date: May 10, 2006
IPC: B06B 1/06
H01L 41/09
Applicants: 1...LIMITED
SHEPHERD, Mark, Richard
HOOLEY, Anthony
LENEL, Ursula, Ruth
Inventors: SHEPHERD, Mark, Richard
HOOLEY, Anthony
LENEL, Ursula, Ruth
Title: CURVED ELECTRO-ACTIVE ACTUATOR
Abstract:
Relative movement of two objects is driven using a curved electro-active bender element having a bender construction of a plurality of layers activatable to cause bending of the bender element in a direction perpendicular to the layers, the bender element being elongate and extending along a curve around an axis extending parallel to said direction perpendicular to the layers.