Method and apparatus for a fluid sampling device

  • US 9,820,684 B2
  • Filed: 06/03/2005
  • Issued: 11/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fluid sampling device comprising:

  • a housing;

    a cartridge positioned in the housinga plurality of body fluid sensing strips integrated into a multi-strip roll;

    at least one penetrating member positioned in the cartridge;

    a gripper engaged to a penetrating member;

    a drive assembly coupled to the cartridge;

    a member for moving the cartridge to bring an unused penetrating member into position for launch, the member clearing the gripper and drive assembly to lift the gripper and drive assembly clear so that the cartridge can rotate; and

    a sterile blood barrier with an offset pad to maintain an air gap between a patients'"'"' finger and the sterile blood barrier, wherein the offset pad is a multi-layer laminate, the sterile blood barrier including a bend relief and one or more location features to position the sterile blood barrier.

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