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Title: System of fabricating a flexible electrode array

Abstract

An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate made of a compliant material such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) or PDMS. The polymer substrate is conformable to the shape of the retina. Electrodes and conductive leads are embedded in the polymer substrate. The conductive leads and the electrodes transmit the signal representing the image to the cells in the retina. The signal representing the image stimulates cells in the retina.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
  2. Roseville, MN
  3. Davis, CA
  4. Tracy, CA
  5. La Canada, CA
  6. Valencia, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1036470
Patent Number(s):
8122596
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/787,182
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA);eny Eye Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61N - ELECTROTHERAPY
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05K - PRINTED CIRCUITS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Krulevitch, Peter, Polla, Dennis L, Maghribi, Mariam N, Hamilton, Julie, Humayun, Mark S, and Weiland, James D. System of fabricating a flexible electrode array. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Krulevitch, Peter, Polla, Dennis L, Maghribi, Mariam N, Hamilton, Julie, Humayun, Mark S, & Weiland, James D. System of fabricating a flexible electrode array. United States.
Krulevitch, Peter, Polla, Dennis L, Maghribi, Mariam N, Hamilton, Julie, Humayun, Mark S, and Weiland, James D. Sat . "System of fabricating a flexible electrode array". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1036470.
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abstractNote = {An image is captured or otherwise converted into a signal in an artificial vision system. The signal is transmitted to the retina utilizing an implant. The implant consists of a polymer substrate made of a compliant material such as poly(dimethylsiloxane) or PDMS. The polymer substrate is conformable to the shape of the retina. Electrodes and conductive leads are embedded in the polymer substrate. The conductive leads and the electrodes transmit the signal representing the image to the cells in the retina. The signal representing the image stimulates cells in the retina.},
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