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In-line Multi-Contact Implantable Stimulation Arrays and Method of Making Same

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011020D
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-06

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Abstract

A layered electrode construction and a method of layered electrode attachment for an implantable in-line multi-contact electrode array employs thin electrode layers that are successively welded, initially to a desired cable or wire carried in the implantable array, and then subsequently to previously attached layers. The layered attachment method reduces the amount of heat required to perform a successful weld, and thereby also reduces the zone of heating that might otherwise melt or ablate the insulation from neighboring cables or wires, thus reducing the likelihood of creating electrical shorts.