|Nanomotion Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100176689||PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS - Apparatus for transmitting motion to a moveable body comprising: a first bar having ends; two articulated arms, each comprising first and second arms connected at a joint having an axis about which the first and second arms rotate, wherein the first arms are of equal length, the second arms are of equal length and the second arm of each articulated arm is connected to a different end of the bar at a joint having an axis about which second arm and bar rotate; a mount connected to the first arm of each articulated arm at a joint having an axis about which first arm rotates; a second bar coupled to each articulated arm at a joint having an axis about which the second bar rotates; and a piezoelectric motor coupled to the first bar controllable to apply a force selectively in either direction along the bar's length; wherein, the joints are configured so that all the axes are substantially parallel and the first arms are parallel and the second arms are parallel for all rotations about the axes.||07-15-2010|
|20100097498||ZOOM CAMERA CONFIGURATIONS - A camera having an optic axis and comprising: a lens having a lens optic axis; a platform to which the lens is mounted; a guide track to which the platform is mounted and along which the platform is moveable; wherein the guide track is rotatable between a first position in which the optic axis of the lens substantially coincides with the camera optic axis and a second position in which the lens optic axis does not coincide with the camera optic axis.||04-22-2010|
|20100096535||POSITION SENSOR - A position sensing device (PSD) comprising: a light source that provides light responsive to current that it receives; a power source that provides current to the light source through a load line; a photodetector that receives an amount of light from the light source that is a function of position of the light source relative to the photodetector; and an integrated circuit comprising an I/O port connected to the light source and having a plurality of selectable states; wherein different selectable states determine different values for the load line and therefore current provided to the light source.||04-22-2010|
|20100084945||CONTROLLABLE COUPLING FORCE - Apparatus for coupling a piezoelectric motor to a moveable body, the motor having a coupling surface for coupling to the moveable body, the apparatus comprising: at least one elastic element that provides at least a portion of a coupling force for pressing the coupling surface of the piezoelectric motor to the moveable body; and at least one shape memory component that is controllable to change shape and/or phase; wherein the at least a portion of the coupling force provided by an elastic element of the at least one elastic element changes responsive to changes in shape and/or phase of the at least one memory component.||04-08-2010|
Patent applications by Nanomotion Ltd.