Patent Number: 7,733,200

Title: MEMS actuator

Abstract: Apparatus including substrate, pusher assembly, and flexor assembly adjacent to pusher assembly. Pusher assembly includes hot and cold pusher arms. First ends of hot and cold pusher arms are anchored over substrate. Second ends of hot and cold pusher arms are coupled together and suspended for lateral displacement over substrate. Flexor assembly includes flexor arm, and conductor having actuator contact. First end of flexor arm is anchored over substrate. Pusher assembly is configured for causing lateral displacement of second end of flexor arm and of actuator contact over the substrate. Method includes providing apparatus and causing pusher assembly to laterally displace second end of flexor arm and actuator contact over substrate.

Inventors: Aksyuk; Vladimir Anatolyevich (Westfield, NJ), Pardo; Flavio (New Providence, NJ), Simon; Maria Elina (New Providence, NJ)

Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.

International Classification: H01H 51/22 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-08 0:00:00