Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 9,186,468 B2
  • Filed: 01/14/2014
  • Issued: 11/17/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A tissue penetrating system, comprising:

  • a housing member;

    a plurality of penetrating members positioned in the housing member,an electronic penetrating member driver positioned in the housing member for driving each of the plurality of penetrating members;

    a memory that stores a plurality of penetrating event velocity settings and penetrating event skin tenting profiles;

    a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of sensors associated with a penetrating member positioned in the housing member, each of the plurality of sensors configured to receive a body fluid sample in response to a penetrating event of target tissue made with a penetrating member; and

    a processor positioned in the housing member and coupled to the electronic penetrating member driver and the memory, the processor accessing penetrating event velocity settings and penetrating event skin tenting profiles from the memory for setting penetration parameters of a penetrating member for a penetrating member penetration event in order to create a puncture wound in the target tissue for a successful penetration achieve a desired amount of blood.

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