Patent Number: 7,280,870

Title: Optically-connected implants and related systems and methods of use

Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, one or more implants in a body may be connected with optical fibers for transmitting data and/or power to or from the implants. Aspects of the invention related to various embodiments of the actual implant as well as to various embodiments for connecting optical fibers to the implants.

Inventors: Nurmikko; Arto V. (Providence, RI), Donoghue; John P. (Providence, RI), Flaherty; J. Christopher (Topsfield, MA), Patterson, III; William R. (Rehoboth, MA)

Assignee: Brown University Research Foundation

International Classification: A61N 1/375 (20060101); G02B 6/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00