Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,735,885

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

4-7-1998

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/597,289

Date Filed

1996-02-06

Total Pages

20 pages

Abstract

A method for implanting a neural prosthetic into a target zone of a patient's brain for reducing or eliminating the effects of tinnitus. The prosthetic includes a stimulation device for outputting processed electrical signals and an electrode which is arranged in the target zone having a plurality of electrical contacts. Each of the plurality of electrical contacts independently outputs electrical discharges in accordance with the electrical signals.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/182