Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 9,089,678 B2
  • Filed: 05/21/2012
  • Issued: 07/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site, the system comprising:

  • an electrically powered drive force generator;

    a plurality of cartridges each containing a penetrating member, each of said cartridges coupled together to define a flexible array;

    a transport device for moving each of said cartridges into a launch position operatively coupling said penetrating member to the force generator;

    a processor coupled to the electrically powered drive force generator, the processor configured to customize a profile and in response modulate power to the electrically powered drive force generator; and

    a flexible support member coupling said cartridges to define a linear array, said support member being movable and configured to move each of said cartridges to said launch position associated with said force generator.

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