Sensor inserter assembly

  • US 9,980,670 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2014
  • Issued: 05/29/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An assembly, comprising:

  • a mount configured for positioning on a skin surface;

    a sensor comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the sensor is configured to be transcutaneously positioned in contact with interstitial fluid;

    an introducer configured to engage with the sensor for transcutaneous positioning of the sensor and comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion, wherein the distal portion of the introducer is configured to pierce through the skin surface; and

    a sensor inserter housing configured to be detachably coupleable to the mount to form a sensor insertion assembly, wherein the sensor inserter housing is configured to decouple from the mount when opposing forces are applied to engaging members on opposing sides of the sensor insertion assembly; and

    an actuator coupled to the introducer and configured to move the sensor and introducer in an insertion direction to an extended position in which at least part of the introducer and the sensor protrude from the housing to pierce through the skin surface prior to reaching the extended position, wherein a position of the mount is configured to be fixed relative to the sensor inserter housing when the introducer and the sensor move in the insertion direction to the extended position.

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