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Surface acoustic wave probe implant for predicting epileptic seizures

United States Patent

April 24, 2012
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High-Tech Brain Implant Predicts, Prevents Epileptic Seizures (ANL-IN-08-043)
A system and method for predicting and avoiding a seizure in a patient. The system and method includes use of an implanted surface acoustic wave probe and coupled RF antenna to monitor temperature of the patient's brain, critical changes in the temperature characteristic of a precursor to the seizure. The system can activate an implanted cooling unit which can avoid or minimize a seizure in the patient.
Gopalsami; Nachappa (Naperville, IL), Kulikov; Stanislav (Sarov, RU), Osorio; Ivan (Leawood, KS), Raptis; Apostolos C. (Downers Grove, IL)
Uchicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
11/ 496,195
July 31, 2006
The United States Government has certain rights in the invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago operating Argonne National Laboratory.