Devices, systems and methods for on-skin or on-body mounting of medical devices

  • US 10,874,338 B2
  • Filed: 06/19/2020
  • Issued: 12/29/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of using a system comprising a partially implantable analyte sensor, a support body, an adhesive patch, and a medical device configured for electrical communication with the partially implantable analyte sensor, the method comprising:

  • positioning the medical device in the support body to allow communication of data obtained by the partially implantable analyte sensor, a portion of which is positioned within a body of a host, from the medical device to another device while the medical device is held in the support body affixed to a skin surface of the host by the adhesive patch,wherein the support body comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first and the second portions provided within a same plane, andwherein a first portion of the medical device is held by the first portion of the support body;

    displacing the second portion of the support body to a different plane relative to the first portion of the support body to at least partially release the medical device, wherein displacing the second portion of the support body relative to the first portion of the support body to at least partially release the medical device comprises breaking the support body; and

    removing the medical device from the support body.

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