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Piezoelectric actuated gimbal

United States Patent

September 13, 2011
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A gimbal is described and which includes a fixed base member defining an axis of rotation; a second member concentrically oriented relative to the axis of rotation; a linear actuator oriented in immediate, adjoining force transmitting relation relative to the base member or to the second member, and which applies force along a linear axis which is tangential to the axis of rotation so as to cause the second member to rotate coaxially relative to the fixed base member; and an object of interest mounted to the second member such that the object of interest is selectively moved relative to the base member about the axis of rotation.
Tschaggeny; Charles W. (Woods Cross, UT), Jones; Warren F. (Idaho Falls, ID), Bamberg; Eberhard (Salt Lake City, UT)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho FAlls, ID)
12/ 061,256
April 2, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.