Medical device inserters and processes of inserting and using medical devices

  • US 9,215,992 B2
  • Filed: 03/24/2011
  • Issued: 12/22/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/24/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a medical device;

    a sheath defining a distal surface for placement on a skin surface;

    a device support movable between a proximal position and a distal position that is closer to the skin surface, and adapted to support the medical device;

    a sharp for inserting the medical device under the skin surface and extending through a portion of the device support;

    a sharp support movable between the proximal position and the distal position that is closer to the skin surface and adapted to support the sharp;

    a handle movable between a proximal position and a distal position relative to the sheath and adapted to urge the device support and the sharp support from the proximal position to the distal position to insert the sharp under the skin surface; and

    a driver for advancing the sharp support towards the proximal position when the sharp support reaches the distal position;

    wherein the device support includes a first engagement member for releasably coupling the device support to the sharp support and a second engagement member comprising one or more movable arms for engaging the medical device;

    wherein the one or more movable arms are maintained in engagement with the medical device when the device support is in its proximal position; and

    wherein a force applied to the handle moves the sheath into the handle and moves the medical device from the device support'"'"'s proximal position to the device support'"'"'s distal position and inserts the sharp under the skin surface.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×