Patent Number: 8,879,775

Title: Smart material actuator capable of operating in three dimensions

Abstract: A smart material actuator having more than two actuating arms, more than two mechanical webs, and being driven by a piezo or other smart material device within an enclosed compensator, and which may be adapted for use as an actuator, an energy capture device, or a sensor. In certain embodiments, the smart material actuator can also operate as the driver for an audio speaker.

Inventors: Moler; Jeffery (Sarasota, FL), Dickey; Aaron (Sarasota, FL)

Assignee: Viking AT, LLC

International Classification: H04R 11/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00