Patent Number: 6,294,849

Title: Magnetostrictive actuator with load compensating operational modification

Abstract: A magnetostrictive actuator has an active rod deformed under exposure to magnetic bias of a magnetic field that is modified in accordance with variable external input loading transferred through gearing to rotationally displace a segmented magnetic shell relative to a fixed segmented magnetic shell within which the magnetic field is established.

Inventors: Teter; Joseph P. (Mt. Airy, MD)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: H01L 41/00 (20060101); H01L 41/12 (20060101); H01L 041/06 (); H01L 041/12 (); H02N 002/00 (); H02K 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018