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FLEXIBLE MICROELECTRODE ARRAY WITH INTEGRATED STIFFENING SHANK, AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

United States Patent Application

20140107446
A1
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A stiffener-reinforced microelectrode array device and fabrication method having a plurality of polymer layers surroundably encapsulating one or more electrodes connected to one or more metal traces so that the one or more electrodes are exposed. A stiffening shank is also integrally embedded in the polymer layers adjacent an insertion end of the device near the electrodes to provide mechanical support during insertion.
Tolosa, Vanessa (Oakland, CA), Pannu, Satinderpall S. (Pleasanton, CA), Tooker, Angela C. (Dublin, CA), Felix, Sarah H. (Oakland, CA), Shah, Kedar G. (San Francisco, CA), Sheth, Heeral (Oakland, CA)
14/ 052,639
October 11, 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.