Analyte sensors and methods of use

  • US 7,822,455 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2009
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for monitoring analyte in a patient, comprising:

  • a sensor including a first and a second electrode disposed thereon wherein at least a portion of the sensor is configured for transcutaneous placement in a patient such that at least one of the first and second electrodes is in fluid contact with an analyte of a patient; and

    a transmitter unit operatively coupled to the sensor and configured to receive one or more signals from the sensor corresponding to an analyte level of the patient, wherein an external surface of the transmitter comprises at least one conductive point in electrical contact with a third electrode, wherein the at least one conductive point is in contact with the patient'"'"'s skin when the transmitter is operatively coupled to the sensor.

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