Patent Number: 6,396,194

Title: Ultrasound motor and electronic apparatus equipped with ultrasonic motor

Abstract: An ultrasonic motor has a vibrating body polarized in a given direction. The vibrating body comprises a first piezoelectric body and a second piezoelectric body laminated to the first piezoelectric body in a preselected direction generally parallel to the polarized direction. Each of the first piezoelectric body and the second piezoelectric body has a first polarized portion and a second polarized portion. The first polarized portion of the first piezoelectric body is aligned in the preselected direction with the second polarized portion of the second piezoelectric body. The second polarized portion of the first piezoelectric body is aligned in the preselected direction with the first polarized portion of the second piezoelectric body. A movable member is frictionally driven by a combination of a stretching vibration and a bending vibration generated by applying a driving signal to the first polarized portions of the first and second piezoelectric bodies or to the second polarized portions of the first and second piezoelectric bodies.

Inventors: Iino; Akihiro (Chiba, JP), Kasuga; Masao (Chiba, JP), Suzuki; Makoto (Chiba, JP), Suzuki; Kenji (Chiba, JP)

Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.

International Classification: H01L 41/09 (20060101); H01L 041/04 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2019