Compact medical device inserters and related systems and methods

  • US 10,674,944 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2016
  • Issued: 06/09/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for inserting an analyte sensor into a human body with an inserter, the inserter comprising a posterior housing, a sensor control device coupled with the housing, the analyte sensor, a sharp, and a shroud, the method comprising:

  • placing an anterior surface of the shroud against a recipient'"'"'s skin, wherein the shroud, the analyte sensor, and the sharp are extended with respect to an anterior surface of the sensor control device, wherein the shroud covers the analyte sensor and the sharp, and wherein the shroud is held extended with respect to the anterior surface of the sensor control device by a first lock mechanism comprising a structure on the shroud that locks with a structure on the sensor control device;

    advancing the sensor control device towards the recipient'"'"'s skin such that the shroud retracts with respect to the sensor control device and the sharp and analyte sensor are inserted into the recipient'"'"'s body; and

    withdrawing the sharp while leaving the analyte sensor within the recipient'"'"'s body.

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