Analyte sensor transmitter unit configuration for a data monitoring and management system

  • US 9,364,149 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2011
  • Issued: 06/14/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • an analyte sensor mountable on a body of a user for in-body analyte level detection, the analyte sensor having a plurality of conductive pads;

    a sensor electronics mount mountable on a body of the user, the sensor electronics mount including a retaining segment, the retaining segment having one or more clips operably coupled to the analyte sensor, wherein the one or more clips include a protrusion disposed on the retaining segment; and

    a sensor electronics housing, the housing including a plurality of electrical contacts;

    wherein each of the plurality of electrical contacts of the sensor electronics housing is configured to substantially contact a respective one of the plurality of conductive pads of the analyte sensor by the retaining segment when the sensor electronics housing is mated with the sensor electronics mount, and each of the plurality of electrical contacts includes a portion which is physically contacted with the respective one of the plurality of conductive pads of the analyte sensor;

    wherein the one or more clips spring bias the analyte sensor toward the plurality of electrical contacts, andwherein the sensor electronics mount includes an opening to detachably couple to the sensor electronics housing when the analyte sensor is connected to the sensor electronics mount.

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