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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.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346073
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC LLNL
Patent Number(s):
9,586,040
Application Number:
13/898,385
Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 May 20
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 42 ENGINEERING

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