Transcutaneous analyte sensor

  • US 9,833,176 B2
  • Filed: 07/12/2012
  • Issued: 12/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/13/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A transcutaneous system for measuring an analyte concentration in a host, the system comprising:

  • a sensor adapted for transcutaneous placement through a skin of a host, the sensor comprising a first terminal end and a second terminal end, the first terminal end opposite from the second terminal end;

    a housing configured to support the sensor during a period of transcutaneous insertion; and

    an applicator comprising a needle configured for inserting the sensor into the skin of the host, wherein the needle is configured to insert the first terminal end of the sensor into the host and slide back over the second terminal end of the sensor, wherein the needle is configured to be released from the housing during a period of continuous transcutaneous placement, wherein the needle is fully enclosed around a longitudinal section of the sensor, wherein the first terminal end and second terminal end of the sensor are sized to fully reside within the needle, and wherein the first terminal end and the second terminal end have substantially same dimensions.

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