Introducer assembly and methods of use

  • US 10,736,547 B2
  • Filed: 07/09/2018
  • Issued: 08/11/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An analyte monitoring system, comprising:

  • a receiving structure;

    a sensor assembly comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a through hole and the second portion having a projecting retainer element in a set position with respect to the receiving structure; and

    an insertion device that comprises a sleeve portion and a body portion movable with respect to the sleeve portion, wherein the insertion device is coupled with the first portion of the sensor assembly, wherein movement of the body portion causes movement of the first portion of the sensor assembly, and wherein the sleeve portion is alignable with and insertable into the receiving structure, andwherein the system is configured such that advancement of the body portion with respect to the sleeve portion, while the sleeve portion is inserted in the receiving structure, causes the through hole in the first portion to pass over the projecting retainer element of the second portion and couple the first and second portions together.

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