Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 8,457,708 B2
  • Filed: 12/05/2008
  • Issued: 06/04/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An analyte sensor assembly, the analyte sensor assembly comprising:

  • a housing adapted for mounting on a skin of a host;

    an electronics unit configured to releasably mate with the housing;

    a sensor comprising a working electrode configured to measure a level of an analyte in the host;

    at least two non-planar electrical contacts aligned and longitudinally spaced along a single, central longitudinal axis of the sensor, wherein the at least two non-planar electrical contacts are configured to electrically connect the sensor with the electronics unit; and

    an applicator comprising a needle, wherein the applicator is configured to insert the sensor into the host by extending the needle and sensor through the housing and retracting the needle into the applicator, wherein upon retraction of the needle into the applicator, the sensor is released from the needle and the at least two non-planar electrical contacts are aligned for electrical connection to the electronics unit upon mating of the electronics unit to the housing.

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