05350397 is referenced by 435 patents and cites 11 patents.

This invention is a surgical instrument and specifically is a device for delivering an embolic coil to a selected site within a vessel in a human body via use of a catheter. In particular, the device involves an embolic coil having an enlarged member, such as a ball attached thereto which coil is released by forcing the enlarged member through an aperture in a socket situated on the distal end of a pusher assembly.

Title
Axially detachable embolic coil assembly
Application Number
7/975376
Publication Number
5350397
Application Date
November 13, 1992
Publication Date
September 27, 1994
Inventor
Phong Pham
San Jose
CA, US
Thomas J Palermo
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Target Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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