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1. (WO2016057796) FLOWABLE ELECTRONICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/057796    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/054695
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 09 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: H05K 3/00
Applicants: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Inventors: SLEPIAN, Marvin, J.
Title: FLOWABLE ELECTRONICS
Abstract:
Electronic devices and systems that overcome the limitation of stiffness and rigidity generally associated with electronics and allow for delivery via minimally invasive or percutaneous access and delivery systems are described herein. The devices and systems are able to change in size, such as from a larger electronic construct to a smaller flowable configuration. The devices and systems are configured to open or reconfigure to return to the original size and spatial dimensions at the site. In another embodiment, the devices and systems begin as a plurality of discrete electrical elements in a flowable state, and change to a non-fluent state thereby forming an electrical construct. The electrical elements are able to communicate by direct contact with each other or near field inter-device communication means. This allows the electronic device or system to be applied, adhere and conform to the underlying surface.