Patents by Inventor Christopher L. Frewin

Christopher L. Frewin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140067023
    Abstract: The microfabricated prosthetic device uses local, direct, and wavelength-specific optical stimulation to achieve an action potential from a single or small group of neurons within the central nervous system (CNS). The device is biocompatible, mechanically flexible, and optically transparent. The device can also use integrated electrodes for additional input/output (IO) locations, signal verification, feedback, wireless communication, and characterization of the electrochemically-evoked potential received from the activated neuron. The purpose of the device is to act as a neural interface prosthetic. The prosthetic is designed as the central component of a brain machine interface (BMI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph J. Register, Stephen E. Saddow, Christopher L. Frewin, Edwin Weeber