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Thomas J Palermo: Detachable embolic coil assembly using interlocking clasps and method of use. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, October 5, 1993: US05250071 (482 worldwide citation)

This invention is a surgical instrument and specifically is a device for delivering an embolic coil to a selected site within the vasculature of a human body via use of a catheter. In particular, the device uses embolic coils having interlocking clasps on the coils which are secured to each other by ...


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Thomas J Palermo: Assembly for placement of embolic coils using frictional placement. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, May 17, 1994: US05312415 (445 worldwide citation)

This invention is a surgical instrument and specifically is a device for delivering embolic coils to a selected site within the vasculature of the human body via use of a catheter. Specifically, a pusher sheath within the catheter lumen pushes embolic coils mounted on a guidewire through the end of ...


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Thomas J Palermo, Phong Pham: Axially detachable embolic coil assembly. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, September 27, 1994: US05350397 (435 worldwide citation)

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 re ...


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Thomas J Palermo: Super elastic alloy guidewire. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, October 31, 2000: US06139510 (324 worldwide citation)

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 usefu ...


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Kim Nguyen, Chi J Chung, Thomas J Palermo: Guidewire with variable flexibility due to polymeric coatings. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, June 30, 1998: US05772609 (252 worldwide citation)

This invention is a guidewire for guiding a catheter and is used for accessing a targeted site within a lumen system in a body. The guidewire or guidewire section has a wire core, a distal tip region, a polymeric tie layer, and a lubricious coating. The tie layer is preferably constructed to provide ...


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Thomas J Palermo: Electrolytically severable coil assembly with movable detachment point. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, June 4, 1996: US05522836 (229 worldwide citation)

This invention is an apparatus for creating an endovascular occlusion by the formation of thrombi in arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and arteriovenous fistulas. In particular, the invention is an assembly for electrolytically severing a portion of the endovascular device such as ...


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Thomas J Palermo: Steerable guidewire with soft adjustable tip. C R Bard, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, December 12, 1989: US04886067 (212 worldwide citation)

A steerable guidewire for guiding a catheter includes an elongate hollow shaft having a distal core wire mounted at its distal end. The distal core wire tapers in a distal direction and has a flexible distral tip. The core wire is received within a helical coil mounted to the distal end of the guide ...


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Thomas J Palermo, Son Gia: Detachable embolic coil assembly. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, July 20, 1999: US05925059 (160 worldwide citation)

This invention is a surgical instrument and specifically is a device for delivering embolic coils to a selected site within the vasculature of a human body via use of a catheter. The invention further includes the coils. In particular, the device uses embolic coils having interlocking ends, e.g., cl ...


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John E Carlson, Robert K Deckman, Steven P Masterson, Thomas J Palermo, Craig K Tsuji: Radially expandable access system having disposable and reusable components. Innerdyne, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 27, 1998: US05827319 (151 worldwide citation)

An access system comprises a radially expandable sleeve, a pneumoperitoneum needle, a cannula assembly, and an obturator. Methods for reconstructing and reusing the access system comprise replacing the radially expandable sleeve and cannula valve cap components of the system, both of which are dispo ...


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Thomas J Palermo, Gene Samson, Gregory E Mirigian, U Hiram Chee, Erik T Engelson, Edward Snyder: Super-elastic composite guidewire. Target Therapeutics, Morrison & Foerster, June 23, 1998: US05769796 (131 worldwide citation)

This is a composite 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 core or guidewire section may be of a stainless steel or a high elasticity metal alloy, preferably a Ni--Ti alloy, also preferably having specified physi ...