US 9,813,060 B2
Actuator and method of manufacture thereof
Marie-Virginie Ehrensperger, Aubervilliers (FR); Paul-Henri Guering, Aubervilliers (FR); Philippe Laval, Aubervilliers (FR); Richard Morlat, Vaujours (FR); Jean-Louis Mongrolle, Chambery (FR); Yves Benkemoun, Suresnes (FR); and Christelle Pousse, Vaujours (FR)
Assigned to Saint-Gobain Placo SAS, Suresnes (FR)
Appl. No. 13/988,694
Filed by Marie-Virginie Ehrensperger, Aubervilliers (FR); Paul-Henri Guering, Aubervilliers (FR); Philippe Laval, Aubervilliers (FR); Richard Morlat, Vaujours (FR); Jean-Louis Mongrolle, Chambery (FR); Yves Benkemoun, Suresnes (FR); and Christelle Pousse, Vaujours (FR)
PCT Filed Nov. 22, 2011, PCT No. PCT/GB2011/052288
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date May 21, 2013,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/069818, PCT Pub. Date May 31, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 1019767.1 (GB), filed on Nov. 22, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2013/0241629 A1, Sep. 19, 2013
Int. Cl. B06B 1/06 (2006.01); H03K 17/96 (2006.01); E04C 2/04 (2006.01); H01H 11/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/043 (2006.01)
CPC H03K 17/964 (2013.01) [E04C 2/043 (2013.01); G06F 3/043 (2013.01); H01H 11/00 (2013.01); H03K 17/96 (2013.01); H03K 2217/96003 (2013.01); H03K 2217/96015 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49105 (2015.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An actuator for controlling the operation of an apparatus, the actuator comprising:
(i) a panel for providing a partition within a building structure; and
(ii) at least one acoustic sensor for detecting acoustic waves propagating through the panel, the acoustic sensor being adapted to emit signals for controlling the operation of the apparatus;
wherein the panel is a gypsum wallboard; and
the acoustic sensor is located within the panel.