US Patent Application No: 2008/0004,673

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IMPLANTABLE EXTRAVASCULAR ELECTROSTIMULATION SYSTEM HAVING A RESILIENT CUFF

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A method and device for providing stimulation to an artery for purposes of eliciting a physiologic response. A cuff having at least one electrode is provided, wherein the cuff is biased to conform to at least a portion of a vascular structure to maintain an intimate vascular structure-electrode interface. The device is selectively positioned proximate the effective position for providing stimulation to the vascular structure and the cuff is enabled to biasedly conform to at least a portion of the vascular structure. The cuff comprises includes resiliency enabling substantially normal pulsatile expansion of the artery while maintaining effective artery-electrode interface.

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CVRX, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN57

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cole, Mary L St. Paul, MN 15 306
Rossing, Martin A Coon Rapids, MN 77 3131
Soltis, Brian St. Paul, MN 15 123

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