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VACUUM-ACTUATED PERCUTANEOUS INSERTION/IMPLANTATION TOOL FOR FLEXIBLE NEURAL PROBES AND INTERFACES

United States Patent Application

20140012284
A1
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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.
Sheth, Heeral (Oakland, CA), Bennett, William J. (Livermore, CA), Pannu, Satinderpall S. (Pleasanton, CA), Tooker, Angela C. (Dublin, CA)
13/ 898,385
May 20, 2013
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.