Rolled electroactive polymers

  • US 6,891,317 B2
  • Filed: 05/21/2002
  • Issued: 05/10/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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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 rolled polymer and a second element operably coupled to a second portion of the rolled polymer; and

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

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