Analyte sensor transmitter unit configuration for a data monitoring and management system

  • US 8,029,441 B2
  • Filed: 02/28/2006
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for providing a sensor connection in a data monitoring system, comprising:

  • a sensor having a plurality of conductive pads;

    a transmitter mount including a retaining segment, the retaining segment having a spring biased mechanism, wherein the spring biased mechanism includes a tapered protrusion disposed on the retaining segment; and

    a transmitter housing, the housing including a plurality of electrical contacts;

    wherein each of the plurality of electrical contacts of the transmitter housing is configured to substantially contact a respective one of the sensor conductive pads by the spring biased mechanism of the retaining segment when the transmitter housing is mated with the transmitter mount, and each of the plurality of electrical contacts includes a portion which is physically contacted with the corresponding one of the plurality of conductive pads of the sensor; and

    wherein the transmitter mount includes an opening to detachably couple to the transmitter housing when the sensor is connected to the transmitter housing.

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