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

  • US 10,966,644 B2
  • Filed: 09/11/2020
  • Issued: 04/06/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An assembly comprising:

  • a glucose sensor, a portion of which is positionable within a body of a host; and

    a mounting structure adapted to hold an on-body medical device in position relative to the skin surface of the host, the mounting structure comprising a support body, a conductive portion configured to electrically contact a corresponding conductive portion of the glucose sensor, one or more moisture barriers configured to encompass an area proximate to the corresponding conductive portion of the glucose sensor, and an adhesive patch configured to affix the support body to the skin surface of the host,wherein the support body comprises a first portion, a second portion, and a frangible area between the first portion and the second portion,wherein a height of the frangible area is less than a height of the first portion, and further wherein the height of the frangible area is less than a height of the second portion;

    wherein the support body further comprises at least one opening configured to mate with at least one corresponding tab of the on-body medical device to secure the on-body medical device to the support body;

    wherein the first portion is configured to hold a first portion of the on-body medical device;

    wherein the second portion of the support body is displaceable relative to the first portion of the support body, andwherein displacement of the second portion causes the frangible area to break.

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