Introducer assembly and methods of use

  • US 10,028,680 B2
  • Filed: 03/19/2015
  • Issued: 07/24/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of assembling componentry of an analyte monitoring system, the system comprising an insertion device that comprises a sleeve portion and a body portion movable with respect to the sleeve portion, wherein movement of the body portion causes movement of a first portion of a sensor assembly, the method comprising:

  • aligning the sleeve portion of the insertion device with a receiving structure, wherein the receiving structure includes a projecting retainer element of a second portion of the sensor assembly;

    inserting the sleeve portion of the insertion device into the receiving structure, the insertion device being coupled with the first portion of the sensor assembly during the inserting of the sleeve portion; and

    advancing the body portion of the insertion device with respect to the sleeve portion such that a through hole in the first portion of the sensor assembly passes over the projecting retainer element of the second portion of the sensor assembly, the projecting retainer element being in a set position with respect to the receiving structure, wherein, after advancement, the first portion of the sensor assembly and the second portion of the sensor assembly are coupled together.

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