Systems, devices, and methods for assembling an applicator and sensor control device

  • US 10,213,139 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2016
  • Issued: 02/26/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of assembling an in vivo analyte sensor control device, comprising:

  • orienting an applicator with respect to a container,wherein the applicator comprises a housing, a sheath, and an electronics housing of the sensor control device, the sheath being slidably coupled with the housing and comprising (a) a deflectable lock arm in contact with the housing such that the housing is prevented from moving distally with respect to the sheath and (b) a deflectable positioning arm having a detent releasably positioned within a first groove of the housing, andwherein the container holds a sensor module and a sharp module and comprises a platform having a sheath unlock abutment located thereon;

    distally advancing the applicator into the container such that the sheath unlock abutment contacts a sloped surface of the deflectable lock arm and causes the lock arm to deflect from contact with the housing, whereby the sheath is unlocked from the housing and releasably maintained in position with respect to the housing by the deflectable positioning arm;

    distally advancing the housing against the platform to move the platform into the container until contact of the container against the sheath causes the sheath to move with respect to the housing such that the detent of the deflectable positioning arm moves from the first groove to a releasable position within a second groove and the deflectable lock arm is held in an unlocked position.

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