Cam drive for managing disposable penetrating member actions with a single motor and motor and control system

  • US 9,375,169 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2010
  • Issued: 06/28/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An analyte and detecting apparatus, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a disposable positionable in the housing;

    a penetrating member driver positioned in the housing;

    a plurality of penetrating members positioned in the disposable and each of a penetrating member being configured to be coupled to the penetrating member driver;

    a plurality of sampling chambers each including an analyte sensor, each sampling chamber associated with a penetrating member;

    a cam disk indexing and drive mechanism, wherein the cam disk indexing and drive mechanism being configured to move in x-y and y-z directions that provide for movement in three orthogonal directions;

    at least one seal that covers the penetrating members;

    a punching element that punches the seal prior to a launch of a penetrating member;

    a gripper that couples the penetrating member driver with a penetrating member, the cam disk indexing and drive mechanism configured to retain and release the gripper; and

    a motor and control system that provides cam disk indexing and drive mechanism movements including, punching the at least one seal and coupling the gripper to a penetrating member.

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