US 9,808,143 B2
Optogenetic probe
Jean-François Viens, Québec (CA); Jean-François Gravel, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (CA); Younès Messaddeq, Québec (CA); Yannick Ledemi, Québec (CA); and Maxime Rioux, Sainte-Foy (CA)
Assigned to UNIVERSITE LAVAL, Quebec (CA)
Appl. No. 14/409,390
Filed by UNIVERSITE LAVAL, Québec (CA)
PCT Filed Jun. 18, 2013, PCT No. PCT/CA2013/050467
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Dec. 18, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/188973, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 27, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/661,028, filed on Jun. 18, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2015/0141844 A1, May 21, 2015
Int. Cl. G02B 6/44 (2006.01); A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/0476 (2006.01); A61B 1/015 (2006.01); C03B 37/012 (2006.01); C03B 37/026 (2006.01); C03B 37/027 (2006.01); G02B 6/42 (2006.01); G02B 6/43 (2006.01); B82Y 30/00 (2011.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 1/0017 (2013.01) [A61B 1/00114 (2013.01); A61B 1/015 (2013.01); A61B 5/0071 (2013.01); A61B 5/0084 (2013.01); A61B 5/0476 (2013.01); C03B 37/01211 (2013.01); C03B 37/026 (2013.01); C03B 37/02763 (2013.01); C03B 37/02781 (2013.01); G02B 6/4274 (2013.01); G02B 6/43 (2013.01); A61B 5/6847 (2013.01); B82Y 30/00 (2013.01); C03B 2203/16 (2013.01); C03B 2203/34 (2013.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An optogenetic probe having a proximal and a distal end, the optogenetic probe comprising:
an elongated body made of a body glass material having a refractive index and an electrical conductivity, the elongated body extending longitudinally between the proximal and distal ends of the optogenetic probe;
at least one optical channel extending longitudinally within the elongated body and comprising an optical channel glass material having a refractive index larger than the refractive index of the body glass material, so as to guide light therealong;
at least one electrical channel extending longitudinally within the elongated body and comprising an electrical channel structure having an electrical conductivity larger than the electrical conductivity of the body glass material, so as to conduct electricity therealong; and
at least one fluidic channel extending longitudinally within the elongated body and adapted for transporting fluid therealong.