On May 14th, Dr. Ranu Jung and graduate student iian Black were granted a new patent. Patent #US10286207B2 is a new, simple-to-use self-closing microchannel array design.

Patent abstract: Devices and methods for implanting neural interface technology in mammals are provided. A device can include an array of self-closing channels; two flanges that flank the array of channels, the flanges can be used to open the self-closing channels; and a plurality of cuff electrodes disposed at a circumference of each self-closing channel, the plurality of cuff electrodes being optimally disposed to detect a maximum amplitude of an action potential signal.

Congratulations to iian and Dr. Jung!

To read more about the patent, click here.