Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue

  • US 9,795,334 B2
  • Filed: 07/09/2007
  • Issued: 10/24/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A tissue penetrating device, comprising:

  • a housing member;

    an electronic penetrating member driver positioned in the housing member a plurality of penetrating members positioned in the housing member,each penetrating member coupled to and driven by the electronic penetrating member driver;

    a first processor coupled to the electronic penetrating member driver and to a feedback loop, the first processor storing penetrating member driver profiles in a memory, selecting a penetrating member driver profile from a set of alternative driver profiles based on a desired tissue penetration performance, and modifying an electronic penetrating member driver profile based on additional user input information, the first processor configured to modulate power from a power supply to the electronic penetrating member driver in response to a modification of the electronic penetrating member driver profile;

    a plurality of sample chambers positioned in the housing member, each sample chamber associated with a penetrating member;

    an interface coupled with the first processor coupled to a second processor, the second processor including a sleep mode and can run intermittently to conserve power, the second processor providing an alarm time set;

    a real time clock coupled to one or more alarms to provide a user with a reminder of a next penetrating event; and

    an interface surface that is coupled to the housing member.

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