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Silmon James Biggs, Edward F Johnson, Gordon Russell, Luther Lawford White III: Electroactive polymer transducers. Bayer MaterialScience, John E Mrozinski Jr, August 21, 2012: US08248750 (10 worldwide citation)

Dielectric elastomer or electroactive polymer film transducers configured to minimize high electrical field gradients that can lead to partial discharge and corona.


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Silmon James Biggs, Edward F Johnson, Gordon Russell, Luther Lawford White III: Method of fabricating electroactive polymer transducers. Bayer MaterialScience, John E Mrozinski Jr, March 25, 2014: US08679575 (9 worldwide citation)

Dielectric elastomer or electroactive polymer film transducers configured to minimize high electrical field gradients that can lead to partial discharge and corona.


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Silmon James Biggs, Matthew Kurt Senesky: Fault-tolerant materials and methods of fabricating the same. Bayer MaterialScience, John E Mrozinski Jr, Noland J Cheung, March 22, 2011: US07911761 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides compliant/stretchable electroactive materials and devices made from those materials which exhibit fault-tolerant properties, i.e., self-healing/clearing properties. The present invention also provides systems, which incorporate the subject materials and/or devices, as ...


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Silmon James Biggs: Systems and methods for generating damped electromagnetically actuated planar motion for audio-frequency vibrations. TACTION TECHNOLOGY, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, August 30, 2016: US09430921 (5 worldwide citation)

A vibration module for applying vibrational tractions to a wearer's skin is presented. Use of the vibration module in headphones is illustrated for providing tactile sensations of low frequency for music, for massage, and for electrical recording and stimulation of the wearer. Damped, planar, electr ...


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Michael G Lipton, Ilya Polyakov, Alireza Zarrabi, Otto Hui, Silmon James Biggs, Thomas A Kridl, Gordon Russell, Jonathan R Heim, Roger Hitchcock, Chris A Weaber: Method of manufacturing electroactive polymer transducers for sensory feedback applications. Parker Hannifin Corporation, K&L Gates, August 23, 2016: US09425383

A method for fabricating electroactive polymer transducers, the includes providing an electroactive polymer film comprising an elastomeric dielectric polymer, forming an array of electrodes on the film, and sandwiching the electrode array between a top and bottom array of frame components to form an ...


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Silmon James Biggs, Roger N Hitchcock, Trao Bach Ly: Electrical interconnect terminals for rolled dielectric elastomer transducers. PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION, K&L Gates, April 24, 2018: US09954159

A dielectric elastomer transducer comprising a first and second ends and first and second electrical terminals connected to the respective first and second ends of the dielectric elastomer transducer is provided. A system also includes a substrate, a conductive flexure with one end attached to the s ...


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Silmon James Biggs, Roger N Hitchcock, Trao Bach Ly: Rolled and compliant dielectric elastomer actuators. PARKER HANNIFIN CORPORATION, K&L Gates, May 22, 2018: US09978928

An apparatus includes a substrate, a dielectric elastomer transducer electrically coupled to the substrate, and a compliant electrically conductive housing coupled to the dielectric elastomer transducer. A portion of the compliant electrically conductive housing projects through an opening defined i ...