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Flexible neural interfaces with integrated stiffening shank

United States Patent

July 26, 2016
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A neural interface includes a first dielectric material having at least one first opening for a first electrical conducting material, a first electrical conducting material in the first opening, and at least one first interconnection trace electrical conducting material connected to the first electrical conducting material. A stiffening shank material is located adjacent the first dielectric material, the first electrical conducting material, and the first interconnection trace electrical conducting material.
Tooker; Angela C. (Dublin, CA), Felix; Sarah H. (Oakland, CA), Pannu; Satinderpall S. (Pleasanton, CA), Shah; Kedar G. (San Francisco, CA), Sheth; Heeral (Oakland, CA), Tolosa; Vanessa (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 210,194
March 13, 2014
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO APPLICATIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this application 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.