Tissue penetration device

  • US 8,206,317 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2005
  • Issued: 06/26/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A lancet releasing system, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a first continuous belt tape having a longitudinal axis and an adhesion material disposed on an adhesion side of the tape;

    a second continuous belt tape having a longitudinal axis disposed to and stuck on the adhesion side of the first tape with the longitudinal axes of the first belt tape and second belt tape being substantially parallel;

    a plurality of lancets disposed and sealed between the stuck together first belt tape and the second belt tape with longitudinal axes of the lancets being substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axes of the first and second belt tapes;

    an electronic lancet drive force generator configured to be coupled to lancets; and

    a belt advance mechanism includes at least a cog roller that is operable to advance and peel the first and the second belt tapes apart to expose the plurality of lancets, the first continuous belt tape, the second continuous belt tape, the electronic lancet drive force generator and the belt advance mechanism being positioned in the housing.

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