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Title: Vacuum-actuated percutaneous insertion/implantation tool for flexible neural probes and interfaces

A flexible device insertion tool including an elongated stiffener with one or more suction ports, and a vacuum connector for interfacing the stiffener to a vacuum source, for attaching the flexible device such as a flexible neural probe to the stiffener during insertion by a suction force exerted through the suction ports to, and to release the flexible device by removing the suction force.
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Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
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Patent File Date: 2013 May 20
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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