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Mark S Humayun, Eugene de Juan Jr, Robert J Greenberg: Visual prosthesis and method of using same. John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 10, 1999: US05935155 (464 worldwide citation)

A visual prosthesis comprises a camera for perceiving a visual image and generating a visual signal output, retinal tissue stimulation circuitry adapted to be operatively attached to the user's retina, and wireless communication circuitry for transmitting the visual signal output to the retinal tiss ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Joseph H Schulman: Inductive repeater coil for an implantable device. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, March 6, 2012: US08131378 (119 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a power and data transmission system for an implantable device. In particular, it is an inductive system with a passive repeater coil pair to improve efficiency of the device.


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Robert J Greenberg, Mark S Humayun, Eugene de Juan Jr: Method for preferential outer retinal stimulation. Johns Hopkins University, Leydig Voit & Mayer, August 31, 1999: US05944747 (113 worldwide citation)

A method of focused phosphene generation through deeper intermediate retinal cellular electrical stimulation to the exclusion of direct ganglion cellular electrical stimulation comprises the steps of: a) positioning a stimulating electrode in the vicinity of retinal tissue; and b) applying a long du ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Jerry Ok, Honggang Jiang: Implantable microelectronic device and method of manufacture. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, May 4, 2010: US07709961 (65 worldwide citation)

An implantable hermetically sealed microelectronic device and method of manufacture are disclosed. The microelectronic device of the present invention is hermetically encased in a insulator, such as alumina formed by ion bean assisted deposition (“IBAD”), with a stack of biocompatible conductive lay ...


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Jerry Ok, Robert J Greenberg: Method and apparatus for providing hermetic electrical feedthrough. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, Gary D Schnittgrund, Alessandro Steinfl, January 27, 2009: US07480988 (64 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus suitable for forming hermetic electrical feedthroughs in a ceramic sheet having a thickness of ≦40 mils. More particularly, the method yields an apparatus including a hermetic electrical feedthrough which is both biocompatible and electrochemically stable and suitable for impl ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Joseph H Schulman: Package for an implantable medical device. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, July 21, 2009: US07565203 (64 worldwide citation)

An implantable electronic device is formed within a biocompatible hermetic package. Preferably the implantable electronic device is used for a visual prosthesis for the restoration of sight in patients with lost or degraded visual function. The package may include a hard hermetic box, a thin film he ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Neil Hamilton Talbot, Jordan Matthew Neysmith, Jerry Ok, Brian V Mech: Method of manufacturing a flexible circuit electrode array. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, Gary Schnittgrund, Tomas Lendvai, March 29, 2011: US07914842 (58 worldwide citation)

Polymer materials form electrode array bodies for neural stimulation, especially for retinal stimulation to create vision. The method lays down a polymer layer. Apply a metal layer to the polymer and pattern to create electrodes and leads. Apply a second polymer layer over the metal layer and patter ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Jerry Ok: Method and apparatus for providing hermetic electrical feedthrough. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, Tomas Lendvai, August 2, 2011: US07989080 (56 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus suitable for forming hermetic electrical feedthroughs in a ceramic sheet having a thickness of ≦40 mils. More particularly, the method yields an apparatus including a hermetic electrical feedthrough which is both biocompatible and electrochemically stable and suitable for impl ...


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Robert J Greenberg, Alfred E Mann, Neil Talbot, Jerry Ok: Biocompatible bonding method and electronics package suitable for implantation. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, Tomas Lendvai, Gary Schnittgrund, May 1, 2007: US07211103 (49 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a method of bonding a hermetically sealed electronics package to an electrode or a flexible circuit and the resulting electronics package, that is suitable for implantation in living tissue, such as for a retinal or cortical electrode array to enable restoration of sight ...


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Jerry Ok, Robert J Greenberg: Method and apparatus for providing hermetic electrical feedthrough. Second Sight Medical Products, Scott B Dunbar, April 24, 2012: US08163397 (47 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus suitable for forming hermetic electrical feedthroughs in a ceramic sheet having a thickness of .ltoreq.40 mils. More particularly, the method yields an apparatus including a hermetic electrical feedthrough which is both biocompatible and electrochemically stable and suitable f ...