Rolled electroactive polymers

  • US 20030006669A1
  • Filed: 05/21/2002
  • Published: 01/09/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A device for converting between electrical and mechanical energy, the device comprising:

  • a transducer comprising at least two electrodes and a rolled electroactive polymer in electrical communication with the at least two electrodes;

    a mechanism having a first element operably coupled to a first portion of the polymer and a second element operably coupled to a second portion of the polymer; and

    wherein the mechanism provides a force that strains at least a portion of the polymer.

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