United States Patent and Trademark Office Issues Patent Number 8,000,000
Patent Awarded to Second Sight Medical Products for a “Visual Prosthesis Apparatus” that Enhances Visual Perception for the Sight Impaired
WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued patent number 8,000,000 to Second Sight Medical Products, Inc., for a visual prosthesis apparatus that enhances visual perception for people who have gone blind due to outer retinal degeneration. The invention uses electrical stimulation of the retina to produce the visual perception of patterns of light. The product, the Argus® II, is currently in U.S. clinical trials and has received marketing approval in Europe.
It took 75 years to get to patent 1 million in August 1911, yet just under six years to get from patent number 7,000,000 to today’s patent number 8,000,000.
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