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Medical Product Receives Milestone U.S. Patent

P: eight million. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number eight million yesterday. It went to Second Sight Medical Products for an invention the company says enhances visual perception for a certain kind of blindness.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

The product is called Argus Two. Still in clinical trials, it's a visual prosthetic that uses a tiny video camera in a patient's eyeglasses to send information to a small, wearable computer. That visual information is eventually transmitted to the brain.

: And that is the business news from MORNING EDITION, on NPR News. I'm David Greene.

MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.