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Osseointegrated Neural Interface And Method

An osseointegrated neural interface (ONI) is provided for control of a prosthetic. The ONI includes an elongated, hollow rod having a first end receivable in an intramedullary cavity of a bone, a seco...
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Samuel Poore, Justin Williams, Sarah Brodnick, Thomas Richner, Sahil Kapur | P150260US01

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Neuromodulation To Modulate Glymphatic Clearance

The present invention provides materials and methods for using electrical stimulation to treat a mammal having a proteinopathy (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases) or at risk of developing a proteinopat...
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Justin Williams, Kip Ludwig, Erika Ross | P170016US02

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Eardrum Transducer With Nanoscale Membrane

A transducer supported by the eardrum provides a piezoelectric material exchanging energy with the eardrum through a nanoscale membrane, the latter serving to boost the coupling between the piezoelect...
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Max Lagally, Abhishek Bhat, Frank Flack, Shelley Scott, Robert Blick | P180314US01

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Sensory Stimuli To Increase Accuracy Of Sleep Staging

Systems and methods to detect sleep stages of a subject analyze physiological parameters of the subject in combination with a subject's reactions to stimuli of increasing intensity and/or stimuli havi...
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Giulio Tononi, Brady Riedner, Michele Bellesi, Gary Garcia Molina, Stefan Pfundtner, Sander Pastoor | P130092US02

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‘Smart’ Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt

Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening condition caused by abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain. Typically it is treated through the surgical placement of a shu...
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Bermans Iskandar, Joshua Medow, Christopher Luzzio, John Webster, Mehdi Shokoueinejad Maragheh, Fa Wang, Xuan Zhang | P170214US01

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Improved Neuron Electrode Array Uses Graphene

During electrocorticography (ECoG), electrodes are placed directly on the exposed surface of the brain or spinal cord to record electrical signals. The practice is used to conduct neuroscience researc...
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Zhenqiang Ma, Justin Williams, Dong-Wook Park, Amelia Schendel, Solomon Mikael | P140254US01

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Virtual Reality Rehabilitation for Stroke Victims

Research confirms that following injury the adult brain is capable of remarkable adjustments to take on changes in motor and sensory experience. For the four million Americans living with the effects ...
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Andrea Mason, Leigh Ann Mrotek, David Kettner | P120323US01

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Implantable Intracranial Neural Interface System

One of the frontiers in biomedical science is the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) systems. A need exists for small-scale neurological interfaces that can potentially transmit information...
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P. Charles Garell, Justin Williams, Daryl Kipke, Jaimie Henderson, Jamille Hetke | P04169US

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Improved Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion Device

Cerebral aneurysms develop when the wall of a cerebral artery or vein become weakened and the blood vessel begins to balloon. To avoid this type of complication, procedures have been developed to prev...
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Kristyn Masters, Wendy Crone, Roham Moftakhar, Fangmin Xu, Beverly Aagaard-Kienitz | P08088US

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