Needle assembly for drug pump

  • US 9,764,092 B2
  • Filed: 04/19/2016
  • Issued: 09/19/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for administering a substance to a subject comprising:

  • a housing;

    a release apparatus operative to release a needle to protrude out of the housing;

    a safety latch coupled to the housing and formed with a needle opening for advancement of the needle therethrough, the safety latch being movable from an initially down position to an up position when the apparatus has been placed on the subject; and

    a safety latch position sensor configured to detect the position of the safety latch, and activate the release apparatus to release the needle to protrude out of the housing and pierce the subject when the safety latch has been moved to the up position.

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