Electrical power extraction from mechanical disturbances

  • US 6,995,496 B1
  • Filed: 06/01/2000
  • Issued: 02/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for at least partially suppressing a vibration of a mechanical disturbance, comprising:

  • measuring a characteristic of the disturbance using a sensor; and

    based on the measured characteristic, actuating at least one active switch of an electrical circuit to cause an electromechanical transducer coupled to the disturbance by a mechanical amplifier to act on the disturbance to at least partially suppress the vibration.

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