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Incorporating an optical waveguide into a neural interface

United States Patent

9,486,641
November 8, 2016
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An optical waveguide integrated into a multielectrode array (MEA) neural interface includes a device body, at least one electrode in the device body, at least one electrically conducting lead coupled to the at least one electrode, at least one optical channel in the device body, and waveguide material in the at least one optical channel. The fabrication of a neural interface device includes the steps of providing a device body, providing at least one electrode in the device body, providing at least one electrically conducting lead coupled to the at least one electrode, providing at least one optical channel in the device body, and providing a waveguide material in the at least one optical channel.
Tolosa; Vanessa (Oakland, CA), Delima; Terri L. (Livermore, CA), Felix; Sarah H. (Oakland, CA), Pannu; Satinderpall S. (Pleasanton, CA), Shah; Kedar G. (San Francisco, CA), Sheth; Heeral (Oakland, CA), Tooker; Angela C. (Dublin, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
14/ 210,260
20140277296
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.