06139510 is referenced by 324 patents and cites 65 patents.

This invention is a surgical device. It is a guidewire for use in a catheter and is used for accessing a targeted site in a lumen system of a patient's body. The guidewire may be of a high elasticity metal alloy, preferably a Ni-Ti alloy, having specified physical parameters, and is especially useful for accessing peripheral or soft tissue targets. A special variation of the inventive guidewire includes the concept of coating the wire with a one or more lubricious polymers to enhance its suitability for use within catheters and with the interior of vascular lumen. The "necked" guidewire tip also forms a specific variant of the invention.

Title
Super elastic alloy guidewire
Application Number
8/545672
Publication Number
6139510
Application Date
October 31, 1995
Publication Date
October 31, 2000
Inventor
Thomas J Palermo
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Target Therapeutics
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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