|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||337/139; 337/140; 337/365|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 12 인용 특허 : 12|
The present invention provides a bistable switch using a shape memory alloy, and a method for manufacturing the same. More specifically, the bistable switch includes a substrate having at least one power source; a flexible sheet having a first distal end attached to the substrate; a bridge contact formed at a second and opposite distal end of the flexible sheet; and at least one heat activated element connected to a first surface of the flexible sheet and between the second distal end and the power source. During operation, current from the power source ...
1. A bistable switch, comprising:a substrate; a flexible sheet having a first end attached to said substrate, said flexible sheet having first and second conformations, said first and second conformations comprising stably fixed positions of said flexible sheet; a first heat activated element on a first surface of said flexible sheet, wherein electrical current passing through said first heat activated element provides a first applied force to transform said flexible sheet from said first conformation to said second conformation, whereby said second conf...