Patent Number: 8,823,542

Title: Apparatus and methods relevant to electronic devices

Abstract: Apparatus includes an actuator configured to provide vibrational movement of the apparatus in a first plane or having a component in the first plane, and a traction part configured to support a portion of the apparatus on a surface, a plane of the surface being perpendicular to the first plane, the traction part being configured to transform the vibrational movement of the apparatus into movement of the portion of the apparatus in a direction along the surface, the direction of the movement being predetermined by an orientation of the traction part.

Inventors: Radivojevic; Zoran (Cambridge, GB), Andrew; Piers (Cambridge, GB)

Assignee: Nokia Corporation

International Classification: G05B 23/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018