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Electroactive Polymer patents

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Electroactive polymer energy converter
An energy conversion apparatus configured to convert energy from a mechanical energy source into electrical energy is provided. The energy conversion apparatus includes a transducer comprising a dielectric elastomer module made of stretchable electroactive polymer material. The dielectric elastomer module comprising at least one dielectric elastomer film layer is disposed between...

System and method for guidewire control
The invention generally relates to guidewires for intravascular procedures that include an electroactive polymer. An electroactive polymer can be at one or a number of locations on or within a guidewire. The polymer reacts to an applied electrical potential by changing a dimension (e.g., contracting or expanding). Electroactive polymers can be...

Electroactive polymer systems
A device includes a core, a membrane, at least one first electrode coupled to the core, at least one second electrode coupled to the core or the membrane and a collapsible electroactive polymer element. The collapsible polymer element is configured to extend from or extend around at least a portion of...

Electroactive polymer energy converter
A balanced multi-phase energy conversion apparatus configured to convert energy from a mechanical energy source into electrical energy is disclosed. The energy conversion apparatus may comprise a plurality of transducers. Each of the plurality of transducers comprises a dielectric elastomer module comprising at least one dielectric elastomer film layer disposed between...

Method for producing flexible eap generators
In a method for manufacturing electroactive polymer generators, a strip, including one layer of an electroactive polymer and electrodes applied to sections of this layer, is spirally wound in such a way that multiple electrodes are situated congruently on top of each other, in each case two electrodes situated on top...

Electroactive polymer coating for improved battery safety
A single or multi-component polymer coating is applied to components used in fabrication of electrochemical cells to protect the cells from damages that can result in cell imbalance or cell performance reduction. The polymer coating is electrically conductive under normal operating conditions but, when operated at low voltages, functions as an...

Automated manufacturing processes for producing deformable polymer devices and films
A process for producing a patterned deformable polymer film for use in a deformable polymer device is disclosed. The process includes positioning an intermediary layer between a deformable film and a process tooling and printing at least one electrode on the deformable film by depositing an ink to form the at...

Flexible structure for generating electrical energy from wave motions
A device for generating electrical energy from the motion of waves includes: at least one flexible, floatable tube which is closed at its two ends and includes a wall having at least one horizontal stack, which extends in the longitudinal direction of the tube and has at least one layer having...

Electroactive polymer actuator haptic grip assembly
The present invention provides a housing to allow for removable coupling of electroactive polymer transducer with an electronic media device, where the housing produces an improved haptic effect in the electronic media device....

Self-leveling system with auto feedback control
A leveling system includes a chassis and a first foot protruding from the chassis. The leveling system also includes a plurality of pressure sensors to measure pressure at a first location at the first foot and a second location separated from the first foot. In addition, the leveling system includes a...

Self pumping and sensing hose utilizing electroactive polymer strips
One or more electroactive polymer (EAP) strips are circumferentially or lengthwise embedded or mounted around the fluid passage member. The EAP strips are configured to function as a pump when a prescribed electrical charge is applied and removed from the EAP strips, which causes the EAP strips to expand and constrict...

Composition and method for forming electroactive polymer solution or coating comprising conjugated heteroaromatic polymer, electroactive polymer solution, capacitor and antistatic object comprising the electroactive coating, and solid electrolytic capacit
wherein X is selected from S, O, Se, Te, PR2 and NR2, Y is hydrogen (H) or a precursor of a good leaving group Y− whose conjugate acid (HY) has a pKa of less than 30, Z is hydrogen (H), silyl, or a good leaving group whose conjugate acid (HY) has...

Electroactive, actuated dot structures and associated methods
Systems and methods for an electroactive polymer actuated dot structure is disclosed herein. According to an aspect, an actuated dot structure includes a housing. The actuated dot structure also includes a pin configured to move between a first position and a second position with respect to the housing. Further, the actuated...

Formable input keypad and display device using the same
A formable input keypad includes: an electroactive polymer (EAP) layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; a first conductive electrode pattern defining outlines of user input keys at the first surface of the EAP layer; and a second conductive electrode pattern at the second surface...

Roll-to-roll manufacturing processes for producing self-healing electroactive polymer devices
A process for producing a corrugated electrode for use in an electroactive polymer cartridge is disclosed. A laminated web comprising a support sheet laminated to a dielectric elastomer film is positioned. The support sheet defines areas exposing portions of the dielectric elastomer film. A force is applied to the positioned laminated...

Lens shutter and aperture control devices
The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive polymer actuators to provide shutter and/or aperture control....

Active diffuser for reducing speckle and laser display device having active diffuser
An active diffuser for reducing a speckle in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: an electroactive polymer film having at least one or more scattering patterns; a first transparent electrode coated on one surface of the electroactive polymer film; and a second transparent electrode coated on the other...

Electroactive polymer structures printed with varying compositions of ions
An electroactive polymer structure includes a first flexible electrode, a second flexible electrode, and a polymer dielectric layer with ionic liquid on top of the first electrode including at least two regions. Each region of the polymer dielectric layer includes a different ionic liquid concentration. The polymer dielectric layer is in...

Electrically isolating polymer composition
An electrode coating composition that includes at least one crosslinkable monomer; at least one hydrophobic monomer; and at least one dielectric constant enhancing agent selected from dielectric enhancing monomers, ferroelectric particulates, and electroactive polymers. Coatings including the polymer of compositions, and articles including electrically isolating layers are also disclosed....

Electroactive polymer actuator lenticular system
The present invention provides an optical system comprising a lens element, a display unit displaced transversely from the lens element, at least one actuator coupled to at least one of the lens element or the display unit and capable of changing position of the lens element relative to the display unit...

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