US Pat. No. 9,436,910

METHOD, DEVICE AND DATABASE FOR RECONSTRUCTING INTENDED ACTIVITIES FROM NEURAL SIGNALS USING FREQUENCIES OF REPRESENTATIONS

Cortec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. A method for reconstruction of intended activities from a first representation of neural signals which is indicative of
an intended activity, wherein the first representation is generated using a predetermined method from the neural signals,
for each second representation from a plurality of predetermined second representations, each of which being representative
of a predetermined activity, wherein the plurality of predetermined second representation are generated from predetermined
activities, a degree of correspondence is determined respectively between each of the respective second representations and
the first representation according to a predetermined correspondence criterion, and depending on the degree of correspondence,
a single second representation of the neural signals from the plurality of second representations is selected as the second
representation representative of the intended activity, and the activity represented by the selected representation is reconstructed
as the intended activity, wherein the determination of the degree of correspondence in accordance with the correspondence
criterion comprises a determination of a total correspondence probability for each second representation from the plurality
of second representations, wherein the total correspondence probability from a combination of first partial probabilities,
which are created for each second representation from the plurality of second representations and wherein the total correspondence
probability for each second representation indicates the probability with which the respective second representation of the
first representation is assignable, and wherein forming the first partial probabilities comprises at least one of
determining a partial probability based on the frequency of the second representation within the plurality of predetermined
second representations,

determining a partial probability based on semantic relationships of the second representation to already selected second
representations, and

determining a partial probability based on a similarity of the second representation to the first representation.

US Pat. No. 9,174,038

NEURAL ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

Cortec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. An elastic neural electrode, having at least one planar metal layer comprising conductive material and which is bilaterally
covered by a protective elastomer layer, wherein, for reinforcement of the electrode, an additional reinforcement layer comprising
reinforcement material is present, wherein the electrode comprises a stack of a first protective elastomer layer with openings
to the outside, a planar metal layer onto which the openings reach, a second protective elastomer layer, a reinforcement layer,
and a third protective elastomer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,022,537

IMPLANTABLE NERVE ELECTRODE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN IMPLANTABLE NERVE ELECTRODE

CorTec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. An implantable nerve electrode, comprising:an electrically insulating substrate with a plurality of conductive paths running therein,
electrode contacts,
and terminal contacts,
the plurality of conductive paths connecting the electrode contacts to the terminal contacts, and the electrode contacts configured to connect to nerves of a nervous system, each single one conductive path of the plurality of conductive paths having an individual, at least partial jacket from a mechanically rigid and electrically well insulating polymer which is applied in a planar manner, each conductive path with its individual, at least partial jacket being embedded in silicone which forms the electrically insulating substrate, each jacket being separated from each other jacket by silicone,
wherein the polymer comprises one of parylene, parylene C, polyethylene, and polypropylene, and
wherein the plurality of conductive paths, the electrode contacts, and the terminal contacts are made from a laser structured metal foil.

US Pat. No. 10,251,286

MEDICAL IMPLANT AS WELL AS METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

CorTec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. A method for the production of a medical implant for a human or animal organism comprising: a housing with a housing wall which comprises an area configured to be transparent to light, and an infrared transmission means or infrared receiving means arranged in an interior of the housing, wherein the area configured to be transparent to light has a lower thickness than a remaining area of the housing, the method comprising:applying a first metallic circumferential frame layer on a top side of a base substrate;
arranging the infrared transmission means or infrared receiver means on the top side of the base substrate and within the first metallic circumferential frame layer;
arranging a cover substrate on the top side of the base substrate which covers an area within the first metallic circumferential frame layer and which has the area configured to be transparent to light;
providing a second metallic circumferential frame layer corresponding to the first metallic circumferential frame layer at the cover substrate;
connecting the first metallic circumferential frame layer to the second metallic circumferential frame layer non-releasably such that the base substrate, the cover substrate, and the metallic circumferential frame layers together form the housing, wherein said housing is a substantially hermetically closed housing of the implant; and
arranging a circumferential frame between the first metallic circumferential frame layer and the second metallic circumferential frame layer, and the frame is connected to the two metallic circumferential frame layers non-releasably.

US Pat. No. 10,218,111

IMPLANTABLE PLUG CONNECTOR

CORTEC GMBH, Freiburg (D...

1. An implantable plug connector, comprising:an inner portion (1), comprising a number of contact surfaces (9), which are embedded in at least one surface (81) of a first substrate (8),
an outer portion (2), comprising a number of contact surfaces (9), which are embedded in at least one surface (82) of a second substrate (8),
wherein the outer portion (2) defines a space, in which the inner portion (1) is receivable in an assembled state,
wherein the contact surfaces (9) embedded in the at least one surface of the first substrate and the contact surfaces embedded in the at least one surface of the second substrate, in pre-assembled state, are set back with respect to the corresponding surface (81, 82) of the respective substrate (8),
and wherein, in the assembled state, the inner portion (1) is pressed against the outer portion (2) such that contact surfaces (9) corresponding to each other contact each other.

US Pat. No. 10,172,560

SENSOR MEANS FOR DETECTION OF BIOELECTRICAL SIGNALS

CorTec GmbH, Freiburg (D...

1. A sensor means for detection of bioelectrical signals for implantation into a brain wherein the sensor means comprises a pad with a first plurality of electrodes which can be coupled to neural cells of a nervous system of a biological organism, for tapping a first plurality of electrical potentials at the biological organism, characterized in that:the sensor means comprises means for providing an averaged electrical reference potential,
wherein the means for providing an averaged electrical reference potential comprises a second plurality of reference electrodes arranged on the pad, the reference electrodes being connected to each other galvanically via conductor paths arranged on the pad such that an average potential is provided at a terminal of a reference electrode, and can be coupled to the biological organism, and
wherein the reference electrodes are arranged with respect to the electrodes of the first plurality of electrodes such that respective distances between a reference electrode and immediately adjacent electrodes of the first plurality of electrodes are the same.