Electrostatic device for displacing an object

F. Sahin (Inventor), J.C. Compter (Inventor), P.R. Meer, van der (Inventor)

Research output: PatentPatent publication


Electrostatic displacement devices (1) with high forces and high accelerations are provided by arranging the electrodes (31, 31a, 31b) such that an electric field is generated extending over an area equivalent to the surface area of the object (2) to be displaced. Preferably, higher voltages are applied to the electrodes (31a) in the edge region than to the electrodes (31b) in the middle region, to further increase the shear forces inducing the actual displacement.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS2009243426
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009


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