Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,800,535

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

9-1-1998

Assignee

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

Application Number

08/332,757

Date Filed

1994-11-01

Total Pages

20 pages

Abstract

A wireless neural prosthetic device for a primary auditory cortex of a patient includes either a speech processor or a stimulating device for receiving and processing information and a wireless electrode arranged in the primary auditory cortex having a plurality of electrical contacts. The electrode can be 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 can be arranged to approximately tonotopically match the primary auditory cortex.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/194