Noninvasive apparatus having a retaining member to retain a removable biosensor

  • US 5,961,451 A
  • Filed: 04/07/1997
  • Issued: 10/05/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/07/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus which cooperates with a removable biosensor, the apparatus comprising:

  • a noninvasive extraction device to noninvasively extract a biological sample;

    a retaining member to retain the removable biosensor proximate to at least a portion of the noninvasive extraction device, the retaining member to cover a first portion of a surface of the removable biosensor while exposing a second portion of the surface of the removable biosensor for user contact, the removable biosensor to sense a characteristic of the biological sample;

    a first set of at least two electrodes to couple to the removable biosensor near a first edge of the removable biosensor covered by the retaining member; and

    a second set of at least two electrodes to couple to the removable biosensor near a second edge of the removable biosensor covered by the retaining member.

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