US Patent 5,735,885
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
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.
Howard III, Matthew A.; Mcculloch, Timothy A.; and Bauer, Carol A. Methods for implanting neural prosthetic for tinnitus. US Patent 5,735,885 filed February 06, 1996 and issued April 07, 1998. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/182