Analyte sensor

  • US 9,247,900 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2013
  • Issued: 02/02/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An applicator system configured to insert a transcutaneous analyte sensor into a host, the applicator system comprising:

  • a housing configured for placement against a skin of the host;

    a sensor configured for transcutaneous placement through the skin of a host; and

    an applicator comprising applicator components, a trigger, a needle and a spring-loaded mechanism configured to insert the needle and the sensor into the host and subsequently retract the needle from the host, wherein the applicator components rotatingly engage one another with a continuous torque to insert the sensor into the host and subsequently retract the needle from the host, wherein the sensor is inserted automatically into the host to a predetermined depth responsive to actuation of the trigger.

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