Cubic Silicon Carbide Implantable Neural Prosthetic

Abstract

An implantable neuronal prosthetic and method of manufacture thereof includes at least one elongated electrode shank adapted for arrangement in the brain having at least one electrode contact disposed on its surface and arranged to electrically couple with said brain. The at least one elongated electrode shank is formed form a single crystal cubic silicon carbide. An insulation layer of amorphous, polycrystalline, or single crystal silicon carbide is disposed over the elongated electrode shank; the insulation layer of amorphous, polycrystalline, or single crystal silicon carbide is removed from the at least one electrode contact. Signal control electronics are attached to the at least one elongated electrode shank and are in electrical communication with the at least one electrode contact. In an embodiment, a plurality of the at least one elongated electrode shanks are arranged into a matrix.


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  • Publication: Dec 15, 2015
  • Application: May 24, 2012
    US US 201213479631 A
  • Priority: May 24, 2012
    US US 201213479631 A
  • Priority: Nov 30, 2010
    US US 2010/0058376 W
  • Priority: Nov 30, 2009
    US US 26514809 P

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