Analyte measurement device with a single shot actuator

  • US 9,089,294 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2014
  • Issued: 07/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An analyte detecting apparatus, comprising:

  • a housing with an access door and a front end aperture;

    a module positionable in the housing;

    a protective seal at an end of the module;

    a penetrating member positioned in the module and upon launch passes through the front end aperture;

    an analyte sensor positioned in the module;

    a penetrating member driver configured to be coupled to the penetrating member;

    wherein upon a first further closure of the access door the module is swept past a cutting mechanism that removes the protective seal from the end of the module and exposes a sensor port for use.

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