Transcutaneous sensor insertion set

  • US 5,390,671 A
  • Filed: 03/15/1994
  • Issued: 02/21/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A transcutaneous sensor insertion set, comprising:

  • a mounting base adapted for mounting onto a patient'"'"'s skin;

    a flexible sensor having a proximal segment carried by said mounting base, and a distal segment protruding from said mounting base and having at least one sensor electrode thereon, said proximal and distal segments being misaligned with respect to each other; and

    a hollow insertion needle carried by said mounting base to protrude therefrom and having said distal segment of said sensor received therein, said insertion needle defining a longitudinally extending slot along one side thereof to permit sliding withdrawal of said needle from said mounting base and said distal segment of said sensor.

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