Insertion device for an insertion set and method of using the same

  • US 6,997,907 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2003
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An insertion set for insertion through the skin of a patient by an insertion device, the insertion set comprising:

  • at least one piercing member, wherein at least a portion of the at least one piercing member is insertable through the skin of the patient, and wherein the at least one piercing member is adapted to be secured to an insertion device; and

    a set housing coupled to the at least one piercing member, wherein the set housing is adapted so that it is shaped to fit an insertion device to orient the at least one piercing member for placement through the skin of the patient of at least a portion of the at least one piercing member at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient to install the insertion set to the patient,wherein the insertion set is adapted to move, upon actuation, from a retracted position to an advanced position while the at least one piercing member is being inserted through the skin of the patient, andwherein the set housing of the insertion set is adapted to be removable from the insertion device while maintaining the installation of the insertion set to the patient, and wherein the at least one piercing member is adapted to be retainable by the insertion device during removal from the insertion set such that the secured at least one piercing member may be removed from the insertion set while maintaining the installation of the insertion set to the patient.

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