Method and apparatus for analyte detecting device

  • US 9,386,944 B2
  • Filed: 04/10/2009
  • Issued: 07/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/11/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An integrated analyte measurement system, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a disposable configured to be positioned in the housing;

    a plurality of penetrating members positioned in the disposable;

    a driver configured to be coupled to the penetrating member, the driver coupled to a processor and having position and velocity sensing capabilities to advance a penetrating member into a target tissue to create a wound from which body fluid will flow, the processor and driver providing control of drive power to a penetrating member and velocity of the penetrating member to account for variations in a skin thickness during advance of the penetrating member to create the wound; and

    a plurality of analyte sensors positioned in the disposable, the disposable housing used and unused penetrating members as well as analyte sensors.

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