Analyte sensor

  • US 9,668,677 B2
  • Filed: 10/26/2015
  • Issued: 06/06/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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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;

    a needle configured to aid the sensor for placement through the skin; and

    an applicator comprising applicator components configured to insert the needle and the sensor into the host, wherein the applicator components are configured to rotatingly engage one another by a continuous torque which inserts the sensor and needle into the host the continuous torque configured to subsequently retract the needle from the host, wherein the sensor is inserted into the host to a predetermined depth.

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