Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 8,202,231 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2007
  • Issued: 06/19/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A tissue penetration system, comprising:

  • a controllable penetrating member driver;

    a cartridge;

    a plurality of penetrating members integrated with the cartridge, each of a penetrating member coupled to the controllable penetrating member driver when advanced along a path into a tissue target; and

    a user interface coupled to a processor, wherein in response to an input at the user interface by a user, the processor relays to the controllable penetrating member driver a penetrating member parameter selected from at least one of, penetrating member depth of penetration, penetrating member velocity, penetrating member braking, or penetrating member retraction from a tissue site to drive at least one of the plurality of penetrating members;

    wherein further comprising a user interface processor coupled to the user interface; and

    the user interface configured to respond to audio commands.

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