05108407 is referenced by 372 patents and cites 12 patents.

Method and apparatus for placing therapeutic devices such as embolic coils includes a probe assembly carried within a catheter. The probe assembly includes a fiber-optic cable with a connector retained thereon by crimping. The connector has a cable-receiving end resembling a ferrule, which is crimped about the cable. The other end of the connector provides mounting of a therapeutic device, such as an embolic coil. Heat releasable adhesive bonds the therapeutic device to the mounting portion of the connector. Laser energy transmitted through the fiber-optic cable is converted to heat by the connector, which thereupon becomes heated, releasing the adhesive bond between the connector and the therapeutic device. The probe assembly can then be withdrawn from the treatment site.

Title
Method and apparatus for placement of an embolic coil
Application Number
7/535386
Publication Number
5108407
Application Date
June 8, 1990
Publication Date
April 28, 1992
Inventor
Michael Haklin
Palos Hills
IL, US
Glen K Geremia
Oaklawn
IL, US
Agent
Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
Assignee
Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center
IL, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
A61B 17/00
A61F 2/00
View Original Source