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Method for Protecting the Fantail Region of an Electrode from External Mechanical Loading

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000257256D
Publication Date: 2019-Jan-25

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Inventors:
Sung Jin Lee Jeryle Walter Enrique Gandaria

Abstract

Disclosed is a novel method for protecting the fantail region of an electrode in a cochlear implant device during external mechanical loading to reduce or prevent mechanical failure. The solution introduces designs for a protective exoskeleton type of cover/sleeve and a silicone sheet embedded with a polymer mesh.