Transcutaneous sensor insertion device

  • US 6,695,860 B1
  • Filed: 11/13/2000
  • Issued: 02/24/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An insertion device including an insertable portion adapted to be inserted into and retained in an animal body and an ex vivo portion that is adapted to be worn while said insertable portion remains inserted, said device comprising:

  • (a) a trocar adapted to insert said insertable portion into said animal body;

    (b) a cavity in said ex vivo portion adapted to accept, retain and substantially enclose said trocar subsequent to said insertable portion being inserted; and

    (c) a force application device adapted to withdraw said trocar from said animal body and place it in said cavity.

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