Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,496,369

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

3-5-1996

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/194,017

Date Filed

1994-02-09

Total Pages

16 pages

Abstract

A neural prosthetic device for a primary auditory cortex of a patient includes a speech processor for receiving and processing audio information and for outputting processed electrical signals and a support arranged in said primary auditory cortex having a plurality of electrical contacts. The support is arranged in the patient's primary auditory cortex and each of the plurality of electrical contacts independently outputs electrical discharges in accordance with the processed electrical signals. The plurality of electrical contacts are arranged to approximately tonotopically match the primary auditory cortex.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/151