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Device and method for redirecting electromagnetic signals

United States Patent

September 28, 1999
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A device fabricated to redirect electromagnetic signals, the device including a primary driver adapted to provide a predetermined force, a linkage system coupled to the primary driver, a pusher rod rotationally coupled to the linkage system, a flexible rod element attached to the pusher rod and adapted to buckle upon the application of the predetermined force, and a mirror structure attached to the flexible rod element at one end and to the substrate at another end. When the predetermined force buckles the flexible rod element, the mirror structure and the flexible rod element both move to thereby allow a remotely-located electromagnetic signal directed towards the device to be redirected.
Garcia; Ernest J. (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 940,841
September 30, 1997
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U. S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.