Patent Number: 6,803,846

Title: Actuator

Abstract: An actuator comprising a magnetic, resilient, shape memory member formed by a substance having a twin structure, and a magnetic field generator, at least part of the magnetic, resilient, shape memory member being disposed in a gradient magnetic field generated from the magnetic field generator such that the twin structure is reoriented by the magnetic field, whereby the shape memory resilient member is driven.

Inventors: Ohta; Masahiro (Wako, JP), Sukigara; Toru (Wako, JP)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01L 41/00 (20060101); H01L 41/12 (20060101); H01F 055/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12/2021