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The invention provides sensors that comprise a transducer that converts between mechanical energy and electrical energy. The transducer comprises an electroactive polymer in electrical communication with at least two electrodes. When a relatively small voltage difference is applied between the electrodes, deflection of the polymer results in a measurable change in electrical energy for the transducer. The change in electrical energy may correspond to a change in resistance, capacitance, or a combination thereof. Sensing electronics circuits in electrical communication with electrodes detect the electrical energy change.

Title
Electroactive polymer sensors
Application Number
10/7705
Publication Number
6809462 (B2)
Application Date
December 6, 2001
Publication Date
October 26, 2004
Inventor
Joseph Stephen Eckerle
Redwood City
CA, US
Qibing Pei
Fremont
CA, US
Roy D Kornbluh
Palo Alto
CA, US
Ronald E Pelrine
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Beyer Weaver & Thomas
US
Assignee
SRI International
CA, US
IPC
H02N 2/00
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