05234437 is referenced by 402 patents and cites 7 patents.

A pusher-vasoocclusive coil assembly that is advanced through a catheter to a site within a vessel and is manipulated to detach the coil from the assembly. The pusher has a distal end that is initially threaded into the proximal end of the coil and the assembly includes a sleeve that is slid over the pusher and whose distal edge abuts the proximal end of the coil to hold the coil in place while the distal end of the pusher is threaded out of the coil to detach the coil at the site.

Title
Detachable pusher-vasoocclusion coil assembly with threaded coupling
Application Number
7/806898
Publication Number
5234437
Application Date
December 12, 1991
Publication Date
August 10, 1993
Inventor
Ivan Sepetka
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Target Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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