Patent Number: 8,715,479

Title: Electroosmotic movable device

Abstract: An electroosmotic movable device is provided, which includes a liquid chamber that houses a liquid, a conductive movable structure that is placed in the liquid chamber and has a rotating shaft or a supporting point and further has a conductive portion, and an electrode for applying an electric field to the conductive movable structure. The conductive movable structure is enabled to move by an electroosmotic flow which occurs in an electric double layer portion formed by being paired with an electric charge induced in the conductive movable structure owing to the electric field which is applied from the electrode.

Inventors: Sugioka; Hideyuki (Ebina, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G01N 27/447 (20060101); G02B 26/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018