Integrated transmitter unit and sensor introducer mechanism and methods of use

  • US 7,883,464 B2
  • Filed: 09/30/2005
  • Issued: 02/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system, comprising:

  • an integrated housing having electronics including a transmitter unit and a sensor;

    the integrated housing configured for mounting onto a skin of a patient; and

    a sensor introducer assembly mounted onto the integrated housing, the introducer assembly configured to position at least a portion of the sensor under the skin of the patient;

    wherein the transmitter unit is coupled to and in electrical contact with the sensor, and configured to transmit one or more signals corresponding a respective one or more signals received from the sensor;

    wherein a portion of the electronics is configured to be selectively disabled after a predetermined time period has elapsed since coupling to the sensor;

    wherein the integrated housing further comprises at least one sensor insertion location for extending the portion of the sensor therethrough; and

    furtherwherein the integrated housing further comprises a plurality of sensor insertion locations.

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