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Collector combined with lancet

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20110178435SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BREAKING A STERILITY SEAL TO ENGAGE A LANCET - An integrated lancing test strip includes a test strip and a lancet packet coupled to the test strip. The lancet packet includes a sterility sheet enclosing a lancet to maintain the sterility of the lancet and prevent cross-contamination between the test strip and the lancet. The sterility sheet allows the lancet to be sterilized separately from the test strip. In one form, a firing mechanism has a blade that punctures and slits the sterility sheet during the firing cycle to reduce the chance of cross contamination between the lancet and the test strip prior to use. This allows an operator to load and subsequently remove an unused integrated lancing test strip without compromising the sterility of the lancet. The lancet includes an engagement opening in which the blade of the firing mechanism engages the lancet. The engagement opening is configured to reduce the chance of the blade becoming dull.07-21-2011
20110178434VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM WITH SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION AND MASKING PAIN - A method of masking pain resulting from a lancing system can include moving a first portion and a second portion of a lancing assembly in a first direction, stopping the first portion of the lancing assembly from further moving in the first direction, thereby causing a first vibration, allowing the first portion to move in a second direction while the second portion continues moving in the first direction, and lancing a surface with the first portion while the first vibration is occurring. A system for lancing a surface and masking resulting pain may include a device body having an end adapted to sealingly engage the surface, means for creating a first portion of a vacuum, means for causing a vibration, and a lancing mechanism coupled to the body and adapted to lance the surface while the first portion of the vacuum and the vibration are acting on the surface.07-21-2011
20100160831NARROW-PROFILE LANCING DEVICE - In combination, a blood glucose testing meter comprising a slot for receiving a test strip, a display, one or more control devices, and a battery compartment and a lancing device for releasable coupling to the blood glucose test meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device releasably couples directly to the testing meter over the battery compartment. Optionally, the lancing device is mounted to a mounting clip releasably coupled to the testing meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device comprises a housing, a lancet opening disposed at one end of the housing, an energizing member for charging the lancing device, and a release button for activating a lancet within the lancing device.06-24-2010
20090192411Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface.07-30-2009
20110196261LANCING DEVICE WITH IMPROVED GUIDANCE MECHANISM - A lancing device having improved guidance features and a drive mechanism subassembly that is generically compatible with a variety of outer housing configurations, and an improved assembly method for fabricating a lancing device.08-11-2011
20100004560CONFUSER CROWN SKIN PRICKER - A blood sampling device designed to divert attention from the pain involved in the puncture of the skin tissue by increasing comfort when lancing the skin by affecting the sensation and perception of pain. Projections on the distal end of a skin pricker contact the skin surface to confuse the nerves in the area of the prick to make the prick less noticeable.01-07-2010
20100081968Test Strip With Integrated Lancet - The present disclosure provides methods and systems to collect blood from a patient using a lancet integrated with a test strip. The present disclosure provides integrated test strips having an integrated lancet, as well as meters for actuating the lancet integrated within a test strip. The analyte test strip comprises a first test strip substrate material and a second test strip substrate material. At least one test strip substrate material comprises an elongate cavity. The test strip further comprises a reaction test site for testing analyte concentrations in blood. The test strip further comprises at least one opening communicating with the at least one cavity. The test strip and integrated lancet can be sterilized and then sealed in a package.04-01-2010
20130085415METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MEMBRANE RING OR TEST STRIP RING AND RING MAGAZINE - A method for producing a membrane ring or test strip ring for a diagnostic test device includes an elongate strip that is divided into segments by cuts running transversely to the longitudinal direction of the strip, where the cuts are made only as far as a residual width of the strip so that a material bridge remains intact between the segments adjacent to the cuts (04-04-2013
20100049090LANCING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a lancing system having a lancet carrier tape (02-25-2010
20130079666DELIVERING AND/OR RECEIVING FLUIDS - The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.03-28-2013
20100145230INTEGRATED LANCING TEST STRIP WITH RETRACTABLE LANCET - An integrated lancing test strip device includes a lancet configured to form an incision in tissue and a test strip coupled to the lancet for analyzing body fluid. A retention mechanism acts as a detent to hold the lancet in a static position relative to the test strip before forming the incision. The retention mechanism is configured to release the lancet for retracting the lancet relative to the test strip to reduce smearing of body fluid by the lancet during collection of the fluid with the test strip. In one form, the retention mechanism includes breakable tabs that are broken to release the lancet, and the lancet is retracted via translational movement. The retention mechanism in another form includes one or more dimples that release the lancet when the lancet is retracted via rotational motion. In a further form, the entire integrated device is rotated to collect fluid.06-10-2010
20090187119METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING CONSUMABLE ITEM USAGE AND PROVIDING REPLENISHMENT THEREOF - Method and system for providing a subscription based replenishment transaction of consumable items such as glucose test strips including a data network, a user terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the user terminal configured to receive and transmit data over the data network, and a server terminal operatively coupled to the data network, the server terminal configured to receive from the user terminal a request for establishing an account associated with a consumable item, receive from the user terminal one or more predetermined parameters associated with the account, and generate the account based on the one or more predetermined parameters, where the one or more predetermined parameters include a user specified consumable replenishment level received from the user terminal is disclosed.07-23-2009
20100042017DUAL BLADE LANCING TEST STRIP - An integrated lancing test strip includes a pair of blade members that each have a lancing tip that are configured to lance skin. A pair of spacer members connect the blade members together such that the blade members define an internal capillary. A test strip is positioned along the internal capillary, and the test strip is configured to test analyte levels in the bodily fluid. During use, the lancing tips form one or more incisions in the skin. The fluid from the incisions is drawn via capillary action through the internal capillary and onto the test strip.02-18-2010
20100042016BLOOD SENSOR AND BLOOD INSPECTION DEVICE USING IT - A blood sensor usable both for a blood inspection device that performs puncture with a puncturing needle and for a blood inspection device that performs puncture with laser. In concrete, this invention comprises a sensor unit having a holder and a blood sensor mounted to the holder and a needle unit having a slidable puncturing needle. The needle unit provides a blood sensor block detachably fitted to the inside of the holder of the sensor unit. The blood sensor block is applied to a needle-puncturing type blood inspection device. The sensor unit from which the needle unit is removed is applied to a laser-puncturing type blood inspection device.02-18-2010
20090156964Flip-Top Integrated-Diagnostic Instrument - An integrated-diagnostic instrument adapted to determine an analyte concentration of a fluid sample using a test sensor is disclosed. The instrument comprises a first portion including at least one opening formed therein. The opening is adapted to receive a test sensor. The first portion forms at least one compartment adapted to receive a lancing device and includes a user-interface mechanism. The instrument further comprises a second portion being hingedly connected to the first portion. The second portion includes a display.06-18-2009
20100106058BLOOD AND INTERSTITIAL FLUID SAMPLING DEVICE - A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (04-29-2010
20100331730CIRCUIT BOARD FOR BODY FLUID COLLECTION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, METHOD FOR USING THE SAME, AND BIOSENSOR - A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a plurality of measurement units including a puncture needle and an electrode for making contact with a body fluid collected by puncturing with the puncture needle, the plurality of measurement units being arranged in parallel in a predetermined direction, and a support portion extending along the parallel arrangement direction and supporting the plurality of measurement units, wherein the support portion is rolled so that the plurality of measurement units can be disposed radially.12-30-2010
20090177118MULTI-LANCET DEVICE - The invention concerns a device for collecting body fluids which has at least one lancet comprising a lancet body with at least two tips of different lengths. The device is characterized in that it has a selection means with the aid of which only one tip is selected before the lancing. This selection means can have different functions and shapes. The selection means is used to select a tip from a plurality of lancet tips which have different lengths and make only this tip available for use in the lancing process. Since the various tips are attached to a lancet body, it is, for example, possible to use a bending element which bends one of the various tips out of the plane of the lancet body in order to provide only one lancet tip for use. This is especially preferable for lancet tips that are arranged linearly relative to one another.07-09-2009
20090124930PULSATING EXPRESSION CAP - A body fluid sampling device includes an expression member placed around an incision in the skin of a user, a compression member to contact and traverse the expression member, and a housing configured to contact the skin near the incision. The expression member is configured to repeatedly move from a relaxed position over the incision to a contracted position over the incision. The expression member is at least partially resilient in order to repeatedly squeeze and/or compress the skin around the incision.05-14-2009
20090124933LANCET PROTECTIVE CAP - A unique technique for maintaining the sterility and integrity of a lancet tip. One or more lancet tips are sandwiched between a first web and a second web of material to protect the sterility of the lancet tips. The first and second webs are heat fused together to form a structure that covers and encapsulates the lancet tips to protect the integrity of the lancet tips. The structure is cut to form individual protective caps to detachably cover each of the lancet tips.05-14-2009
20090124932Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface.05-14-2009
20090124931LANCING UNIT AND LANCING APPARATUS - A lancing unit (U05-14-2009
20120184876Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves each of the members along a path out of a housing with a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stops in the tissue site, and withdraws out of the tissue site. A flexible support member couples the penetrating members to define a linear array. The support member is movable and configured to move each of the penetrating members to a launch position associated with the force generator.07-19-2012
20090043227BLOOD SENSOR AND BLOOD TEST APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A blood sensor to be used in a blood test apparatus, more specifically speaking, a blood sensor which can be easily attached to a blood test apparatus and detached therefrom. Namely, a blood sensor to be detachably attached to a blood test apparatus having a plural number of connectors, which comprises: a supply channel to which blood is supplied; a detection section provided in the supply channel; an electrode system formed in an area including the detection section; a plural number of connection terminals electrically connected to each electrode of the electrode system respectively; and a standard electrode serving as a standard for differentiating these connection terminals. The connectors are connected respectively to the connection terminals and the standard electrode of the blood sensor having been attached to a definite position of the blood test apparatus.02-12-2009
20090093736LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, MEASURING DEVICE FOR LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, AND CARTRIDGE - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.04-09-2009
20090093735Test unit and test system for analyzing body fluids - The test unit for analyzing body fluids such as blood comprises a collecting element which has a microfluidic collecting area for the body fluid, and a test element which can be brought into fluidic connection with the collecting area by deflecting a transfer part of the collecting element in order to transfer body fluid. The transfer part is pre-tensioned against a holding-down device and the deflection of the transfer part towards the test element can be triggered by releasing the holding-down device.04-09-2009
20130072818LANCING DEVICE AND LANCET - A lancing device and lancet are provided with depth-control, lancet ejection, and/or guidance mechanisms. The depth-control mechanism includes a dial rotationally mounted at a distal end of the housing of the lancing device, the dial being coupled to a linkage whereby rotation of the dial imparts translational movement to a stop surface of the linkage to limit the stroke of the lancet and thereby control lancing penetration depth. The ejection mechanism includes an ejector that is advanced into contact with a transversely flared flange of the lancet to discharge the lancet from the lancing device. The guidance mechanism includes an inner guidance housing for restricting out-of-axis movement of a lancet carrier.03-21-2013
20110015546BLOOD GLUCOSE SENSOR - The invention is directed to an apparatus and method for blood sample acquisition and testing. The apparatus incorporates a test strip having a blood sample volume detection area in which a blood sample is accumulated and a minimum blood sample volume is detected. Once a minimum blood sample volume is detected, the test strip is moved with respect to the blood sample extraction site so that a bending surface of the test strip is presented to the blood sample, utilizing the surface tension of the blood sample droplet to facilitate movement of the blood sample to a measurement site on the strip where blood glucose in the sample is measured.01-20-2011
20110015545DIAGNOSTIC TEST STRIP HAVING FLUID TRANSPORT FEATURES - A test strip for testing a blood sample is provided with a fluid transport feature to facilitate transport of a blood sample obtained from a lancing operation through a capillary channel to a measurement site. A fluid transport path is defined on the major face of the strip terminating at the mouth of the capillary channel. The fluid transport path includes a depending portion at one end opposite the mouth of the channel. The depending portion extends away from the strip on the side facing the fluid sample, such that a droplet of fluid sample contacting the depending portion is directed toward the mouth of the capillary channel. Thereafter the sample moves by capillary action to the measurement site.01-20-2011
20090270764METHODS OF DETERMINING CONCENTRATION OF KETONE BODIES - A region of skin, other than the fingertips, is stimulated. After stimulation, an opening is created in the skin (e.g., by lancing the skin) to cause a flow of body fluid from the region. At least a portion of this body fluid is transported to a testing device where the concentration of analyte (e.g., glucose) in the body fluid is then determined. It is found that the stimulation of the skin provides results that are generally closer to the results of measurements from the fingertips, the traditional site for obtaining body fluid for analyte testing.10-29-2009
20090270765INTEGRATED METER FOR ANALYZING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES - Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefore are provided. The devices integrate various functions of analyte monitoring, e.g., sample acquisition and testing.10-29-2009
20090270763SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING SAMPLES AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING A LIQUID SAMPLE - The invention relates to a system for collecting samples and to a method for collecting a liquid sample. The system comprises at least one analytical aid, the analytical aid comprising a lancet and a test element, and the test element having a test field for analysis of the liquid sample. The system for collecting samples comprises a coupling element which can be successively connected to the lancet, in a first position of the analytical aid, and to the test element, in a second position of the analytical aid. The system for collecting samples also comprises a drive unit for moving the coupling element from a rest position to a deployed position, such that the movement of the coupling element is transmitted to the lancet, coupled thereto, in order to execute a puncturing movement, or is transmitted to the test element, coupled thereto, in order to execute a sample recovery movement.10-29-2009
20120116250TEST UNIT FOR USE IN A TEST DEVICE AND TEST SYSTEM - The invention concerns a test system comprising a test device which has a lancing drive and an optical measuring device, and at least one test unit that is inserted into the test device as a disposable article, preferably in a magazine. According to the invention it is proposed that the measuring device can be directly coupled to a detection element of the test unit by means of an optics adapter on the device side, where a free end of the spring-loaded optics adapter lies against the detection element in a force-locking manner.05-10-2012
20090234246BODY FLUID SAMPLER AND METHOD THEREFOR - To provide a body fluid sampling method and its device capable of sampling a minimum necessary amount of blood without loss while reducing a burden on a subject to the minimum. The skin surface of a sampling site is made water repellent. A skin surface thus made water repellent is pierced. A body fluid held in a droplet shape on the pierced skin surface is then collected.09-17-2009
20090012427Lancet and Lancet Device Including the Same - In order to provide a lancet which has a simple structure and which can secure safety, in particular, after use, and a lancet device including the same, a lancet (01-08-2009
20100087753LANCING DEVICE FOR TAKING BLOOD FOR MEDICAL TESTS - A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle arranged therein which can be extended outwards with a tip end, having a needle holding element which at least partially encompasses the needle, and a manual actuating element for releasing a displacement movement of the needle together with the needle holding element relative to the base body, wherein a movable plastic spring element for generating a pretension by means of the manual actuating element, which is connected to a control curve section that can be moved in the base body, is arranged in at least one component in the base body, wherein the needle holding element is connected to the control curve section and can automatically be moved in the forward and backward direction during a pressure release of the plastic spring element by travelling along the control curve section.04-08-2010
20100087754Integrated Lancet and Analyte Testing Apparatus - Integrated lancing and analyte measurement systems are provided which minimize the number of actions required to operate the systems, accomplished in part by combining two or more user steps into one.04-08-2010
20120238907Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling with hybrid actuation - In one aspect, a body fluid sampling device is provided using a penetrating member to extract fluid from an anatomical feature. The device comprises a penetrating member actuator for moving the penetrating member inbound towards the anatomical feature and a non-spring based, penetrating member retractor for moving the penetrating member outbound away from the anatomical feature. The penetrating member actuator may be adapted to move the penetrating member at a velocity greater than a velocity achieved by the penetrating member retractor.09-20-2012
20080294068Body fluid sampling module with a continuous compression tissue interface surface - A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet and a processor coupled to the drive force generator capable of changing the direction and magnitude of force exerted on the lancet during the lancing cycle. The driver further includes a human interface on the housing providing at least one output for communicating with the patient.11-27-2008
20110282244TEST STRIP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING A BODY FLUID - The invention concerns a test tape device for analyzing a body fluid having a carrier tape (11-17-2011
20110137206LANCETS FOR BODILY FLUID SAMPLING SUPPLIED ON A TAPE - A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. The lancets are non-circular in cross-section along their longitudinal lengths, and in their activating position they extend from the tape such that their sharp tips are available for lancing tissue. The carrying tape can be arranged in reel-to-reel format in a housing having a lancing opening. The lancets can be integral with the tape and activated to move the lancet through the lancing opening by moving the tape along its tape path or by translating a dedicated service loop of the tape. The lancets can also be independent from the tape and activated through the lancing opening by a separate lancing actuator. A test media can be included on the carrying tape and the housing can contain a sensor to yield an integrated lancing and testing device.06-09-2011
20110137204Systems and methods for obtaining analytes from a body - A method may include collecting at least one analyte from within a body, ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body. A system may include a means for collecting at least one analyte from within a body, a means for ejecting the collected at least one analyte from the body through at least one dermal layer of the body, and a means for receiving the ejected at least one analyte outside the body.06-09-2011
20120289864METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXPRESSING BODY FLUID FROM AN INCISION - A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.11-15-2012
20110301500AUTOMATED VESSEL PUNCTURE DEVICE USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL(3D) NEAR INFRARED (NIR) IMAGING AND A ROBOTICALLY DRIVEN NEEDLE - The present invention is directed to an automated vessel puncture device, methods of mapping three-dimensional views of subcutaneous vessels and methods for providing simultaneous real-time diagnostic assay.12-08-2011
20100249653DEVICES AND METHODS FOR EXPRESSION OF BODILY FLUIDS FROM AN INCISION - Systems and methods for the expression of bodily fluid from an incision in the skin include devices which bear against the skin in a manner to retain the fluid adjacent the incision site and urge the fluid inwardly toward the incision. Systems utilize a constricting member, a bi-stable expression member, or a pressing member. The present invention further encompasses combinations of the foregoing expression systems with each other, as well as with other expression devices known in the art. Moreover, the invention includes the combination of the expression systems with incising, sampling and/or testing systems, particularly in a single, integrated device. The present invention also contemplates the associated methods for expressing bodily fluid from an incision, including in combination with methods for incising, sampling and/or testing of the bodily fluid.09-30-2010
20110288443Catalysts for Body Fluid Sample Extraction - An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes at least one skin-penetration member having a first end configured to pierce the surface of the skin, and a inner lumen in communication with the first end; at least one actuator operatively associated with the at least one skin-penetration member; and at least one catalyst device configured to cause perfusion of body fluid at the sampling site; wherein the at least one actuator is configured to locate the at least one skin-penetration member so as to obstruct the wound opening while transporting body fluid through the inner lumen. Associated methods are also described.11-24-2011
20090198152FINGER TIP TOURNIQUET - A tourniquet comprising a pair of compression pads and a spring which is applied to a finger tip to selectively restrict venous blood outflow from the finger tip without compromising arterial blood influx.08-06-2009
20110295154LANCET COMPRISING A TEST REGION - The invention relates to a lancet, comprising a base body (12-01-2011
20110295153LANCING DEVICE - A lancing device for use with a lancet for obtaining a blood sample is disclosed. The lancing device comprises a housing; a probe disposed in the housing; and a probe actuator for linearly displacing the probe. The probe is configured for releasably engaging a lancet and is provided with sliding surfaces for slidably engaging a pair of guides. Each sliding surface has a radius of curvature centered about a curvature defining axis, the curvature defining axis being coincident with a central longitudinal axis of the lancet when the lancet is engaged by the probe. The sliding surfaces are continually biased against the pair of guides such that when the lancet is engaged by the probe, the lancet is prevented from translating in any other direction than in a direction parallel to its central longitudinal axis during linear displacement of the probe.12-01-2011
20090112123Method for penetrating tissue - A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface.04-30-2009
20090131829Tissue penetration device - A tissue penetration device and method of using same. The tissue penetration device may optionally include sampling and analyzing functions, which may be integrated. An embodiment provides control of a lancet used for sampling blood. Electric field coils or solenoids may drive the lancet using electromagnetic force. Advancement and retraction of a lancet may be controlled by a feedback loop monitoring the position and velocity of the lancet embodiments of the lancet driver can be configured to follow a predetermined tissue lancing profile. Embodiments of the invention include a lancet and method for using a lancet to maintain the patency of the wound tract once the lancet has cut into the skin.05-21-2009
20120191011Lancing system and tape cassette for a lancing device - A lancing system comprising a lancing elements carrier tape carrying a plurality of lancing elements, a tape transport unit for moving the lancing elements consecutively into a usage position by transporting the lancing elements carrier tape, a lancing drive for causing a lancing element located in the usage position to perform a lancing movement, and test elements with detection reagents for analyzing a body fluid sample obtained by a puncture is presented. Additionally, a test elements carrier tape is provided, which carries the test elements. The lancing elements carrier tape and the test element carrier tape are located on top of one another with tape sections that carry unused test elements or unused lancing elements.07-26-2012
20090099477LANCET WHEEL - The invention is related to a lancet wheel (04-16-2009
20100145228SAMPLING DEVICES AND METHODS UTILIZING BIASED CAPILLARY ACTION - A device is constructed so as to define a capillary channel that draws a body fluid form a proximal portion of the capillary channel toward a distal portion. A counterbore defining a “ledge” not substantially normal to the center line of channel causes the meniscus of body fluid to be “biased” into a non-radially-symmetric shape. In one example, the bias draws the body fluid toward a testing element that is set into a groove in the main body of the device. In another example, hydrophilic and/or hydrophobic regions are created on or in device to produce the biasing effect. In certain configurations, device requires less blood to be drawn into the capillary channel for a successful test than if the biasing effect were not created.06-10-2010
20100145227LANCING DEVICE COMPRISING A TORSIONAL SPRING - A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle which is arranged therein and which can be extended outwards with a tip end, and a manual actuating element for releasing a displacement movement of the needle, wherein a control curve section and a torsional spring that engages in the control curve section are arranged in a needle holding element, which at least partially encompasses the needle, in order to transform a radial movement of ends of the torsional spring into a translational displacement movement of the needle.06-10-2010
20100113978INTEGRATED ANALYTICAL TEST ELEMENT - A lancet integrated test element (LIT) includes an incision forming member that has a cutting end configured to form an incision in tissue. A test element is attached to the incision forming member to test fluid from the incision. The test element has a sampling end with a sample opening through which the fluid is collected. The test element is bendable from a first state where the cutting end of the incision forming member is retracted from the sampling end of the test element to a second state where at least a portion of the cutting extends past the sampling end of the test element to form the incision in the tissue.05-06-2010
20100036282Analysis system for determining an analyte in a body fluid and disposable integrated sample acquisition and analysis element - An analyte determination analysis system with a disposable integrated sample acquisition and analysis element is disclosed. A piercing element has a tip for generating a bodily puncture wound and a test strip having a body fluid sample receiving zone to perform an analysis on a body fluid sample. A reusable analysis instrument comprises a coupling unit that couples the integrated sample acquisition and analysis element to a drive that drives a piercing element in a piercing movement comprising two phases: a propulsion phase wherein the piercing element moves on a puncture path in a puncture direction and a retraction phase wherein the piercing element moves opposite to the puncture direction after reaching a reversal point. A measuring and analysis unit measures a variable characteristic for the determination of the analyte and determines a desired analysis result on the basis of the measurement. The sample receiving zone of the test strip forms a sample contact. The piercing element, located parallel to the test strip, moves on a movement path relative to the test strip a puncture path. The piercing element, located adjacent to the sample contact, has a capillary channel with a sample inlet for body fluid entry after the piercing and a sample outlet for body fluid exit. The piercing element movement has a sample transfer position wherein the sample outlet is adjacent to the sample receiving zone such that the body fluid may be transferred from the capillary channel through the sample outlet to the sample receiving zone.02-11-2010
20100036281Integrated Sensor and Lancet Device and Method for Collecting Body Fluid Using the Same - The present invention relates to a sensor/lancet integrated device 02-11-2010
20100113977INTEGRATED DISPOSABLE FOR AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL BLOOD DOSING - An integrated sampling device defines a first opening and a second opening. The first opening is connected to a channel for drawing fluid automatically towards a test media upon incision by an incision portion. The second opening is positioned over the test media allowing manual sampling of fluid if the channel fails to draw a sufficient amount of fluid onto the test media.05-06-2010
20100241030Modified lancet carrier for single-use lancet sensor assembly - A lancet carrier for an integrated lancet sensor assembly incorporating a lance cover includes an elongated body with a bottom, an open top, a body open end and a body closed end, a lancet-receiving recess with a recess bottom surface, the recess extending between the open end and the closed end, and a trough-forming member forming a trough with a trough open end in communication with the body open end, the trough-forming member longitudinally extending a predefined distance along the bottom from the body open end, the trough replacing a portion of the recess bottom surface at the body open end.09-23-2010
20120035505SYSTEM FOR WITHDRAWING BLOOD - The present invention includes a system for withdrawing body fluids. The system includes a drive unit having a plunger which is moved from a resting position into a lancing position in order to carry out a lancing process and a lancing unit containing a lancet with a needle. The plunger and lancet are coupled together by a form fit in order to carry out a lancing process. The invention additionally concerns a method for temporarily extending a needle from a device for withdrawing body fluid as well as a lancing unit that can be attached to the drive unit.02-09-2012
20110137208DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SAMPLING AND MEASURING BLOOD ANALYTES - The present invention includes a device and method used for automated sampling and measurement of blood analytes, such as blood glucose, from a subject patient. The blood sampling and measurement may be performed automatically by the device on a patient without requiring user intervention or supervision. The sampling and measuring device comprises a sensor unit operably attached to a replaceable cartridge. The replaceable cartridge provides a disposable body that contains a number of lancets and test strips used for collecting and analyzing a blood sample. The sensor unit contains an actuator and microcontroller that fires the lancet and collects blood sample data from the test strips. The blood sampling and measurement process may be initiated by an external controller or may be autonomously initiated in a specific interval. A further embodiment involves integration and use of the sampling and measurement device within an automated monitoring and treatment system.06-09-2011
20120109010ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR, LANCET, AND BODILY FLUID MEASURING APPARATUS - An electrochemical sensor includes a base plate provided with a concave part formed on one of surfaces thereof, a fluid channel formed so that a bottom part of the concave part and the other one of the surfaces of the base plate are communicated with each other, a plurality of electrodes formed on the concave part; a reagent fixed on the electrodes, a cover which covers the concave part, and an air channel which causes the inside and outside of the concave part to be communicated with each other.05-03-2012
20110270130LANCET PROTECTIVE CAP - A unique technique for maintaining the sterility and integrity of a lancet tip. One or more lancet tips are sandwiched between a first web and a second web of material to protect the sterility of the lancet tips. The first and second webs are heat fused together to form a structure that covers and encapsulates the lancet tips to protect the integrity of the lancet tips. The structure is cut to form individual protective caps to detachably cover each of the lancet tips.11-03-2011
20100081967INTEGRATED-TESTING SYSTEM - An integrated-testing system includes a meter, a lancing device and a storage case. The meter includes a housing, a display and a processor. The storage case holds the meter and the lancing device in a relatively fixed position to each other. The meter and the lancing device are maintained in the storage case in the relatively fixed position until a fluid sample is desired, at which time a first portion of the lancing device is advanced to a position external to the storage case to obtain the fluid sample and a second portion of the lancing device remains relatively fixed in the storage case while the fluid sample is obtained.04-01-2010
20090177117BLOOD TEST METHOD AND BLOOD TEST APPARATUS - It is intended to provide a blood test apparatus whereby the vicinity of a site to be punctured for collecting the blood can be negatively pressurized and the negative pressurization can be conducted at an appropriate time without resorting to a special operation, thereby facilitating a blood test. More specifically speaking, a blood test apparatus which comprises: a housing having an opening: a puncture means located in the opening; a first sensing means whereby the contact of the front face of the opening with a site to be punctured is detected; a negative pressurization means whereby the inside of the opening is negatively pressurized; a blood sensor whereby the blood, that flows out from the punctured site having been punctured by the puncture means after negatively pressurizing the inside of the opening by the negative pressurization means, is collected; and a measurement circuit whereby a signal obtained from the blood sensor analyzing components in the blood is measured, wherein the negative pressurization means starts up when the first sensing means detects the contact of the front face of the opening with the site to be punctured.07-09-2009
20090299224Lancet device and method for sampling and injecting blood using the lancet device - There is provided a lancet device including a lancet chamber and a blood outlet capable of drawing needed amount of blood from skin of mammals including humans by a vacuum mechanism or a capillary mechanism of the lancet device, temporarily storing the blood, and injecting the blood through an injection opening of a blood analysis and diagnosis apparatus such as a digital bio disc (DBD) and a lab-on-a-chip into a blood chamber thereof.12-03-2009
20090281458PRIME AND FIRE LANCING DEVICE WITH CONTACTING BIAS DRIVE AND METHOD - Described and illustrated herein is an exemplary lancing device. The lancing device includes a first housing, second housing, movable member, lancet, and lancet depth adjustment member. The lancet depth adjustment member is captured by both the first and second housings so that the lancet depth adjustment member is rotatable relative to both housings to provide for a plurality of stop surfaces to the movable member. Other exemplary embodiments are also described.11-12-2009
20090281457PRIME AND FIRE LANCING DEVICE WITH NON-CONTACTING BIAS DRIVE AND METHOD - Described and illustrated herein is an exemplary lancing device. The lancing device includes a first housing, second housing, movable member, lancet, and lancet depth adjustment member. The lancet depth adjustment member is captured by both the first and second housings so that the lancet depth adjustment member is rotatable relative to both housings to provide for a plurality of stop surfaces to the movable member. Other exemplary embodiments are also described.11-12-2009
20090299226INTEGRATED SPOT MONITORING DEVICE WITH FLUID SENSOR - A bodily fluid sampling device is operable to breach the skin surface and allow bodily fluid to emerge from the breach location. The bodily fluid sampling device further evaluates the amount of bodily fluid emerged from breach location and determines whether the amount is sufficient or insufficient for a particular purpose, such as sampling and testing. The determination is accomplished automatically without moving the device. The user may also intervene to perform a variety of tasks following the determination of the amount of bodily fluid.12-03-2009
20090299225BIOSENSOR CHIP - There is provided a biosensor chip where the collecting amount necessary for the measurement is made small whereby burden of a user is reduced and, at the same time, a sample at a puncture opening is able to be easily collected and measured without an operation of making the sample collection opening nearer the puncture opening. When an end of a main body chip is pushed onto a test body, an elastic body installed at an end of the main body chip is compressed and a device for puncture is produced whereby the test body is able to be punctured. When the pushing force is made weak, the device for puncture is pulled out from the test body due to resilience of the elastic body and a sample is flown out from the puncture opening. At that time, since the puncture opening and the sample collection opening installed in the main body chip are enclosed in a tightly-closed space formed by the elastic body, even small amount of the sample is able to be easily collected by the sample collection opening without conducting the positioning of the sample collection opening.12-03-2009
20090036797FLAT LANCET IMMOBILIZATION - A lancet enclosed in a sterility sheet forms a lancet packet to maintain the sterility of the lancet and prevent the lancet from unintentionally piercing the sterility sheet prior to lancet actuation. In one form, the lancet is immobilized by hot tack welding a portion of the sterility sheet to the lancet. Alternatively, portions of the sterility sheet are hot tack welded together through an opening in the lancet to limit movement of the lancet.02-05-2009
20080249435TEST ELEMENT AND TEST SYSTEM FOR EXAMINING A BODY FLUID - The invention relates to a test element as a single-use article for examining a body fluid, comprising a lancing member that can be inserted into a body part, a collecting area configured thereon for body fluid obtained by the lancing and at least one light guide for an optical measurement in the collecting area. The collecting area is formed by a collection recess of the lancing member which extends in the lancing direction and the light guide is integrated into the lancing member such that it is secure against displacement and the distal end thereof is arranged in a proximal measurement zone of the collection recess.10-09-2008
20080287831Methods and apparatus for lancet actuation - A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet and a processor coupled to the drive force generator capable of changing the direction and magnitude of force exerted on the lancet during the lancing cycle. The driver further includes a human interface on the housing providing at least one output for communicating with the patient.11-20-2008
20080312555Devices and methods for glucose measurement using rechargeable battery energy sources - An analyte measurement device has a housing and a visual display on said housing. The visual display has at lease one visual indicator position next to a corresponding marking on the housing. A processor drives the visual display and runs software that is modifiable to provide a variable user interface on the visual display. A rechargeable battery is provided.12-18-2008
20080208078Test strip with integrated lancet - The present disclosure provides methods and systems to collect blood from a patient using a lancet integrated with a test strip. The present disclosure provides integrated test strips having an integrated lancet, as well as meters for actuating the lancet integrated within a test strip. The analyte test strip comprises a first test strip substrate material and a second test strip substrate material. At least one test strip substrate material comprises an elongate cavity. The test strip further comprises a reaction test site for testing analyte concentrations in blood. The test strip further comprises at least one opening communicating with the at least one cavity.08-28-2008
20080269640Appliance for Recording Diagnostic Values in the Body - In an appliance for recording diagnostic values in the body, with at least one sensor element that is assigned to a housing, the housing is intended to be able to be implanted with the at least one sensor element.10-30-2008
20080269639Device for obtaining bodily fluids for analysis - A lancing device for piercing skin to obtain a bodily fluid, such as blood, for testing has an electrically activated actuator, such as a shape memory alloy or electro-active polymer, that changes shape upon the application of electrical energy to advance and withdraw the lancing element. The lancing device operates when the actuator changes shape to advance a lancing element to pierce the skin when the actuator changes shape, delaying the lancing element tip near the advanced position to allow fluid to flow into the lancing tip, withdrawing the lancing element to remove the lancing element form the skin when the actuator again changes shape.10-30-2008
20100137745STACK MAGAZINE SYSTEM - A meter system for analyzing body fluids includes a supply magazine for storing a stack of test elements, a meter for analyzing fluid samples, and a transport system for transporting test elements from the supply magazine to the meter. The test element in one embodiment includes a lancet integrated test element that has a lancet coupled to a test strip. The transport system is configured to minimize damage to the test element. In one form, the transport system includes a shuttle that slides the top-most test element from the stack onto a connection portion of the meter. In another form, the transport system includes a drum that rotates to transport test elements from the supply magazine to a testing position and, once used, to a waste magazine for disposal. In a further form, the transport system includes a disc that rotates to transport the test elements.06-03-2010
20110270129INSTRUMENT AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SAMPLE OF A BODY LIQUID AND FOR ANALYSIS THEREOF - Instrument for producing a sample of body liquid for analysis by piercing the skin with a lancing element having a skin piercing tip. The instrument has a housing and a lancing drive for driving a lancing element connected thereto in a puncturing movement. A pressure ring surrounds a skin contact opening and is adapted for pressing against the skin. The skin contact opening has an opening area corresponding to a circle with a diameter of at least 1.5 mm and at most 4 mm, and the instrument comprises a pressing force control device for controlling the pressing force between the pressure ring and the skin at the time of triggering the puncturing movement, to be at least 3 N.11-03-2011
20110208091Pricking Device and Method for Taking a Blood Sample - The invention relates to a pricking device (08-25-2011
20090069718LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, MEASURING DEVICE FOR LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, AND CARTRIDGE - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.03-12-2009
20090137931LANCET INTEGRATED TEST ELEMENT TAPE DISPENSER - A lancet integrated test element tape includes a plurality of lancet integrated test elements. The lancet integrated test elements each include a lancet configured to form an incision in tissue and a test element configured to analyze body fluid from the incision in the tissue. A cartridge includes a supply compartment configured to store an unused section of the tape. The tape is folded within the supply compartment to limit damage to the lancet integrated test elements. The cartridge can further include a waste compartment in which a used section of the tape is stored. An indexing mechanism moves the tape between the supply and waste compartments.05-28-2009
20090187118Multiple Needle System - A needle system comprising a lancet or syringe having multiple thin needles for accessing bodily fluids so as to inflict less pain and promote faster healing.07-23-2009
20090143701Integrated Sensor for Analyzing Biological Samples - An integrated lancet and testing striplet for measuring a body analyte level in a health care regimen includes a skin piercing member and an analyte sensor coupled together.06-04-2009
20090143700Integrated Sensor for Analyzing Biological Samples - An integrated lancet and testing striplet for measuring a body analyte level in a health care regimen includes a skin piercing member and an analyte sensor coupled together.06-04-2009
20080319347DIAGNOSTIC THIMBLE - A diagnostic device for performing a diagnostic blood test of a subject comprising a thimble-like element adapted to be engaged with the subject's Finger, a puncturing unit for producing a blood sample from the subject's finger, and an at least one test element in flow communication with said blood sample.12-25-2008
20090024059DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING BODY FLUID - A device is disclosed for obtaining body fluid, in particular blood, comprising a lancing element having a tip for puncturing the skin of a body part and an actuator coupled with the lancing element for a forward and backward movement of the lancing element, where the lancing element can be inserted into the skin up to an optionally adjustable puncture position. The actuator is adapted to drive the lancing element forwardly to a penetration speed of at most 0.7 m/s when the lancing element penetrates the skin.01-22-2009
20090054812LANCING DEVICE - A lancing device is adapted for use in firing a lancet into the skin of a patient to acquire a blood sample and, subsequent thereto, calculating and displaying the concentration of glucose in the acquired sample. In one embodiment, the device comprises a lancet and a torsion spring coupled to the lancet through a lancet holder. The torsion spring includes inner, middle and outer rings which are concentrically configured, a plurality of activation spring arms which connect the middle and outer rings and a plurality of return spring arms which connect the inner and middle rings. In use, the plurality of activation and return spring arms can be independently transformed between energized and de-energized states using a single, button-shaped mechanism. Rotation of the mechanism is used to energize the activation and return spring arms. With the return spring arms maintained in their energized state, depression of the mechanism transforms the activation spring arms from their energized state to their de-energized state which drives the lancet from a retracted position to an extended position. Once the activation spring arms reach their de-energized state, the return spring arms transform from their energized state to their de-energized state which pulls the lancet back from its extended position to its retracted position.02-26-2009
20090099478METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PIERCING THE SKIN AND DELIVERY OR COLLECTION OF LIQUIDS - The single use medical device includes a lancet piston slidingly and sealingly located in a bore of a lancet housing. The lancet piston operates as a positive displacement piston within the bore, allowing dispensing and/or aspiration of liquid into the bore. The lancet piston includes a sharp tip for pricking skin, and is particular applicability for allergen testing and blood or ISF sampling. The actuator device has an actuator member for releasable engagement with the lancet piston at a before-use position of the lancet piston via a clutch mechanism. The engagement of the actuator member with the lancet piston allows the actuator member to push/pull the lancet piston forwardly/rearwardly along the bore. At positions forward of the before-use position of the lancet piston, the engagement of the actuator member with the lancet piston is interlocked, assisting in the prevention of accidental needlestick injuries.04-16-2009
20120197158Handheld analysis device - A handheld medical device for body fluid analysis such as to measure an analyte concentration, for example glucose, in a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid by a patient or caregiver. The device comprises a mechanical assembly having a transport unit for consumable analytical elements, a display unit, a sensor for analyzing a body fluid sample obtained by a lancet prick, a memory for storing a series of measurement results, a first actuating element, the actuation of which transfers the device into a first active state, activates the mechanical assembly and prepares a measurement. In the first active state, a measurement is started by the actuation of one of the actuating elements, and a second actuating element, the actuation of which transfers the device into a second active state. The display unit is switched on by the actuation of the second actuating element, without activating the mechanical assembly.08-02-2012
20090012428REUSABLE PIERCING AID AND METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A PIERCING MOVEMENT BY MEANS OF A REUSABLE PIERCING AID - The invention relates to a reusable piercing aid, containing a lancet, an energy store for transmission of energy stored in the energy store to the lancet in order to carry out a piercing movement, a charging device for charging the energy store, and a control unit, wherein the control unit is designed in such a way that, following the piercing movement, it controls the charging device such that, following the piercing movement, the energy store is automatically charged with energy for the next piercing movement of the lancet.01-08-2009
20080262388Puncturing System For Collecting Body Fluid Sample - The invention relates to a microsampler puncturing system for collecting a body fluid from a body part, comprising a sample collection unit having a piercing element, and a puncturing instrument having a drive, by which a sample collection unit is movable on a movement path for piercing the piercing element into the skin of the body part and withdraw it again by means of a piercing and retraction movement, a setting device for setting the puncturing depth of the piercing wound to be generated, and a control device for controlling the piercing and retraction movement having the following sequentially executed movement phases: a forward phase (V), in which the piercing element is pierced up to a defined puncturing depth (dm), a retraction phase (R10-23-2008
20080262387PUNCTURING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a puncturing system for generating a puncture wound for obtaining a sample of a body fluid, comprising a press-on part to be pressed onto a body part in which a puncture wound is to be generated, a triggering means, by the actuation of which a user can trigger a puncturing motion of a puncturing element after the press-on part is pressed on, and a testing facility for determining at least one test parameter on which a sample-obtaining probability depends. A securing facility is also provided that, in a locked state, locks the triggering means such that no puncturing motion can be triggered, and, in a triggering state, releases the triggering means such that a puncturing motion can be triggered by actuation thereof, whereby the securing facility is transitioned from the locked state to the triggering state by the testing facility when the test parameter determined by the testing facility meets defined minimum requirements. A signaling facility is also provided for signaling a transition of the securing facility to the triggering state and/or for signaling that the securing facility is in the triggering state. The invention also relates to a method for preparing a puncturing system for generating a puncture wound.10-23-2008
20110144537BLOOD SAMPLING DEVICE WITH DUAL-LINK DRIVE MECHANISM - A housing and an internal mechanism including a blade, a dual-link drive mechanism, and a trigger. The blade is driven by the drive mechanism through a rotating and translating slicing motion that defines a sampling sequence, from a first retracted position to an extended position to a second retracted position. The dual-link drive mechanism includes a blade link arm coupled to the blade, a rotary drive link arm that drives the blade arm, a drive spring that drives the a rotary drive arm, and a cam-and-follower mechanism that guides the blade arm as it is driven by the rotary drive arm. The trigger is operable to release the dual-link drive mechanism to propel the blade through the sampling sequence. And a sterility cap protects the blade and prevents operation of the device prior to removal.06-16-2011
20090247906Blood testing apparatus having a rotatable cartridge with multiple lancing elements and testing means - This invention relates to a blood testing apparatus comprising a device for withdrawing blood containing a pricking element, a membrane-type testing means, defining a measuring field, an evaluating device comprising an electronic evaluation system and a display device forming a complete system which can be manipulated as a single piece of apparatus. The aim of the invention is to develop said apparatus in such a way that it is user friendly. The invention is characterized in that a plurality of testing means can be inserted into the apparatus and brought successively to a work position to carry out several measurements wherein said testing means can cooperate together with the evaluating device. The blood withdrawing device also comprises a plurality of pricking elements and each respective testing means is positioned in a work position, wherein a pricking element is pushed through the testing means and pricks the skin surface of the user. The pricking position associated with the work position is disposed in such a position on the device that the blood withdrawn from the surface of the skin can impinge upon the testing means.10-01-2009
20090259147AUTOMATIC BIOLOGICAL ANALYTE TESTING METER WITH INTEGRATED LANCING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USE - The invention is directed to an integrated device for sampling and testing an analyte. The device generally comprises a housing, a lancing device for sampling an analyte, a test strip for substantially capturing at least a portion of the analyte, and a display unit for displaying a result corresponding to the captured portion of the analyte. The invention is further directed to methods for sampling and testing. For example, one method comprises performing a single operation to sample an analyte, to capture the sampled analyte, to perform testing on the sampled analyte, and to display a result corresponding to the performed test. A method such as this can be carried out using an integrated sampling and testing device of the invention, for example, by placing the device the device on a test site of a subject, such as a patient, and performing the single operation to obtain a test result. The invention has particular application in the sampling and testing of analytes in blood, such as the blood of a diabetic patient.10-15-2009
20090240165Apparatus for containing sampled liquid - An apparatus for containing sampled liquid includes: a substrate 09-24-2009
20090192410Universal diagnostic system - A portable medical analyzer comprising a sampling module with a sample port for receiving body fluid, an assay sensor module for analysis of the body fluid, an analytical detector module with detection of information from the assay, and a communications module for transferring the information to a remote location via a wired or wireless network.07-30-2009
20090192409RAPID BLOOD EXPRESSION AND SAMPLING - Body fluid sampling device comprising a skin-piercing element having a collection zone for receiving body fluid, the device further comprising a fluid receiving means remotely spaced apart from the collection zone so that body fluid in the collection zone will not contact the fluid receiving means initially. The collection zone takes up a very small volume of body fluid of about 10 to 500 nl in a very short time period of less than 0.5 seconds. The fluid receiving means may have a test zone for performing an analytical reaction. Fluid sample from the collection zone is automatically or manually transported to the fluid receiving means to contact the fluid with the test zone.07-30-2009
20090240166ANALYTE SENSORS AND METHODS OF USE - In vitro analyte sensors and methods of analyte determination are provided. Embodiments include sensors that include a pair of electrodes to monitor filling of the sample chamber with sample.09-24-2009
20120035506TEST STRIP WITH A SHAPED TIP FOR SKIN STRAIGHTENING - The test strip stabilizes skin prior to incision by a lancet tip. The innovative test strip includes a pair of skin contacting tabs that apply pressure linearly to the skin to stretch the skin taut. Beneficially an incision by a lancet tip to an accurate depth can be formed on the taut skin. Moreover, pressure from the tabs is applied linearly to the skin which results in a higher ratio of pressure to surface that can be reached as compared to applying pressure laminarily to skin. Some manufacturing techniques of the skin contacting tabs include cutting or stamping through all of the layers and test area of the test strip to form these tabs. These techniques increase the manufacturing efficiency and cost savings associated with test strips and integrated lancet testing devices. Contamination from other sampling events is eliminated since the test strips are disposed of after each use.02-09-2012
20100274157Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing - A method of controlling a penetrating member is provided. The method comprises providing a lancing device comprising a penetrating member driver having a position sensor and a processor that can determine the relative position and velocity of the penetrating member based on measuring relative position of the penetrating member with respect to time; providing a predetermined velocity control trajectory based on a model of the driver and a model of tissue to be contacted. In some embodiments, a feedforward control to maintain penetrating member velocity along said trajectory.10-28-2010
20090259146Method and apparatus for analyte detecting device - An integrated analyte measurement system includes a housing and a disposable configured to be positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. A penetrating member driver is configured to be coupled to each of a penetrating member. A plurality of analyte sensors are positioned in the disposable. The disposable houses both used and unused penetrating members and analyte sensors.10-15-2009
20090318834BLOOD TEST DEVICE - A blood test device using a laser as a puncture means. More specifically, it is intended to provide a blood test device using a laser as a puncture means by which the skin can be fixed at a definite position by raising up the punctured skin under negative pressure and thus bringing it into close contact with a blood sensor and in which the laser is focused into the vicinity of the blood sensor face. Thus, it is possible to provide a blood test device of the laser puncture type whereby the skin can be surely punctured while giving little pain to a patient.12-24-2009
20090281459LANCING DEVICES AND METHODS - Described and illustrated herein is an exemplary lancing device. The exemplary lancing device comprises: a first housing having spaced apart proximal and distal ends disposed along a longitudinal axis; a chassis disposed in the first housing in a fixed relationship with the first housing; a movable member disposed in the chassis and configured for movement along the longitudinal axis and in the first housing; a lancet coupled to the movable member; and a lancet depth adjustment member retained by both the first and chassis so that the lancet depth adjustment member is rotatable relative to both housings to provide for a plurality of stop surfaces to the movable member. Other embodiments and methods are also described.11-12-2009
20100174211BODY FLUID LANCING, ACQUIRING, AND TESTING CARTRIDGE DESIGN - A disposable device for analyzing body fluid especially for blood sugar tests includes a container which can be inserted into a measuring apparatus, a sampling member provided in the container to pierce skin of a body part and sample body fluid, and a test member for receiving body fluid obtained by the skin-piercing. In one form, the test member is fixed in a retaining chamber of the container, and the sampling member is configured in the same retaining chamber such that it is separated at a distance from the test member in an initial state and is in contact with the test member to transfer body fluid in a transfer state after the skin-piercing.07-08-2010
20100185118BLOOD ANALYSIS DEVICE - A blood analysis device that can be used by one hand and has enhanced operability. The blood analysis device includes a body case (07-22-2010
20100262039BLOOD TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A blood test apparatus having a simple constitution whereby stable measurement can be conducted by surely sampling the blood in an amount being small but sufficient for the test without placing too much burden on a patient.10-14-2010
20120143086VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM WITH ELECTIVE VACUUM RELEASE AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION WITH MINIMAL PAIN - A vacuum assisted lancing system for blood extraction can include a tubular body having a vacuum chamber, a lancing mechanism configured to removably couple with a lance, a vacuum mechanism including a piston slideably coupled within the body, a release mechanism for selectively holding the vacuum mechanism in an energized state, and an opening for allowing fluid communication between the vacuum chamber and an atmosphere surrounding the vacuum chamber. The system can include means for selectively commencing dissipation of the vacuum and a fixed or adjustable depth controller. A method of manipulating a surface for blood extraction can include coupling the lancing system to the surface, blocking the opening, creating a vacuum, moving the lance coupler from a first position distal from the surface to a second position proximal to the surface, maintaining the vacuum for a period of time, and commencing dissipation of the vacuum by unblocking the opening.06-07-2012
20100191148BLOOD ANALYSIS DEVICE AND BLOOD ANALYSIS SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A blood analysis device wherein a part carrying blood attached thereto can be localized to thereby facilitate handling after using and, in the case of incorporating blood collected from the punctured skin, the blood is held in a skin-puncturing device or the like so that an uncontaminated holding area can be enlarged and the degree of freedom in handling can be elevated. A blood analysis device (A) which comprises a plate type device body (07-29-2010
20110060246Analysis System and Method for Determining an Analyte in a Body Fluid With a Magazine Comprising Integrated Sample Acquisition and Analyzing Elements - Analysis system for determining an analyte in a body fluid is presented. The system comprises a reusable analysis instrument and a magazine having a plurality of integrated sample acquisition and analyzing elements. Each element comprises a puncturing element and an analyzing element. A coupling unit couples the integrated sample acquisition and analyzing element to a drive. The magazine comprises a housing having a plurality of elongate neighboring chambers separated by two side walls running in a longitudinal. The chambers contain the integrated sample acquisition and analyzing element. The chambers have an exit opening allowing for the at least partial exiting of the puncturing element. The chambers of the magazine are accessible to a coupling element that can be formfitting coupled to the coupling structure of the puncturing element, when the puncturing element is in the chamber of the magazine and the magazine is located in a holder.03-10-2011
20100185119BLOOD TESTING DEVICE - A blood testing device that can perform blood testing having lighting intensity independent of the number of times of piercing. The blood testing device (07-22-2010
20100204612Cam drive for managing disposable penetrating member actions with a single motor and motor and control system - An analyte and detecting apparatus has a housing and a disposable positionable in the housing. A penetrating member driver is positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. Each a penetrating member is configured to be coupled to the penetrating member driver. A plurality of sampling chambers are provided with each one including an analyte sensor. A cam disk indexing and drive mechanism is included.08-12-2010
20080208079METHOD FOR CREATING A PUNCTURE WOUND AND HANDHELD APPARATUS SUITABLE THEREFOR - The invention relates to a method for creating a puncture wound for obtaining a sample of a body fluid from a body part in which a skin opening is created at a puncture site in the epidermis in a skin-opening step. Then, in a sample collection step a sample collection puncture is executed by using a puncture element with which the skin opening is deepened with the puncture element, thereby creating a puncture wound for obtaining the sample. The invention also relates to a handheld apparatus for implementing this method.08-28-2008
20100222703BLOOD TEST DEVICE - A blood test device (09-02-2010
20110112438Squeeze Activated Medical Puncturing Device - The medical puncturing device (05-12-2011
20100145229LANCET DEVICE HAVING CAPILLARY ACTION - A device for sampling body fluid, the device comprising, a main body, a lancet disposed within the main body, a carrier disposed within the main body fixedly attached to the lancet, a biasing means in communication with the lancet and the carrier, an annular space disposed within the main body adjacent the lancet, and a means for measuring a body fluid. Wherein the means for measuring the body fluid may include micro-porous test strips, an electronic testing device, an optical/reflectance testing measuring device, or a visual inspection.06-10-2010
20100241031Analyte Test Device Integral With Lancet Firing Mechanism - The present invention provides an analyte test device (09-23-2010
20120130278DEVICE FOR EXTRACTING BLOOD FROM THE PLACENTA AND/OR UMBILICAL CORD - A device is provided to extract and collect blood from the placenta and/or umbilical cord, through a system that combines collecting the blood as it falls by the effect of gravity, together with a suction system that facilitates the fall. The device allows a greater amount of blood to be extracted than that obtained using conventional gravity methods, without entailing any risk to the mother's health, thereby allowing a controlled suction that prevents premature expulsion of the placenta.05-24-2012
20100222704METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SAMPLING AND ANALYZING BODY FLUID - A sampling device for sampling body fluid includes a lancet for making an incision, a capillary tube for drawing-up body fluid from the incision, and a test strip affixed to an upper end of the capillary tube for receiving the fluid. An absorbent pad can be disposed between the test strip and capillary tube for spreading-out the fluid being transferred to the test strip. An on-site analyzer such as an optical analyzer and/or an electrochemical analyzer can be mounted in the device for analyzing the fluid. Alternatively, a test strip can be slid through a slot formed in the bottom end of the device so that by passing the device against the skin after an incision has been formed, the test strip will directly contact body fluid emanating from the incision.09-02-2010
20100210970PIERCING DEVICE, BLOOD INSPECTION DEVICE, AND PIERCING METHOD - A piercing device, a blood inspection device, and a piercing method that facilitate timing management for piercing. The piercing device has a housing (08-19-2010
20110028862METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE EXTRACTION OF A BODY FLUID - The present invention provides a method and a device for piercing a body part and determining whether a sufficient volume of blood has been withdrawn. A lancing element is rapidly inserted into a body part in a forward phase and retracted quickly to a lesser puncturing depth. Subsequently, the lancing element is retracted slower than during the first retraction movement and the distance retracted during the second retraction is shorter than the first retraction movement. During the second retraction movement, body fluid is collected in a collection phase by a capillary structure of the lancing element. Contact between the lancing element and the body fluid is detected after the forward phase at the beginning and the end of a waiting period.02-03-2011
20100198108Analyte measurement device with a single shot actuator - An analyte and detecting apparatus includes a housing, an access door and a front end aperture. A module is positionable in the housing. A penetrating member is positioned in the module and upon launch passes through the front end aperture. An analyte sensor is positioned in the module. A penetrating member driver is configured to be coupled to the penetrating member. A mechanism is included that moves an arm coupled to the penetrating member driver into a launch position and allows motion of the penetrating member driver.08-05-2010
20100198109PUNCTURING SYSTEM AND TAPE CASSETTE - The invention relates to a puncturing system with a support tape (08-05-2010
20090275861BODY FLUID TESTING DEVICE - Body fluid testing device for analyzing a body fluid comprises a test media tape adapted to collect the body fluid. The test media tape comprises a tape and test media portions. A free tape portion without test medium is located between successive test media portions. The testing device further comprises a supply portion. The supply portion comprises a housing in which uncontaminated test media tape is contained. The housing further has an opening for withdrawing test media tape from the housing. The testing device further has a sealing means for closing the opening against the surrounding. A free tape portion of the test media tape is located between a wall of the housing and the sealing means when the sealing means closes the opening. Further aspects concern a test media cassette with sealing means and a method for providing test media while holding them sealed against humidity during onboard storage.11-05-2009
20090204027LANCET WITH SHIELDED LANCE - An improved lancet as well as methods and devices for using the improved lancet are provided. The improved lancet comprises a body section with a lance arm and one or more protective arms extending from the body section. The lance arm has a lance with a sharp portion for piercing skin disposed on the lance arm. The sharp portion of the lance extends at an angle of about 45 to 135 degrees to the direction of extension of the lance arm from the body section. The protective arms have a protective section for shielding the sharp portion of the lance. The sharp portion of the lance is exposed from the protective section by application of pressure to the lance arm.08-13-2009
20090137930Tissue penetration device - A tissue penetration device includes a magnetic source that produces a controllable magnetic field in a magnetically active region adjacent the magnetic source. A magnetic member is disposed at least partially in the magnetically active region. A permanent magnet is disposed at a proximal end of the magnetically active region for zeroing the position of the magnetic member while the tissue penetration device is inactive.05-28-2009
20090112125Integrated blood sampling and testing device and method of use thereof - The present invention discloses an integrated sampling and testing device for sampling and testing blood from a human finger which comprises clamping means for temporarily clamping a finger below the tip of said finger, a lancet for piercing said finger tip while said finger is held by said clamping means testing means for performing at least one test on blood drawn from said finger, wherein said testing means is aligned with said lancet such that blood drawn from said finger immediately contacts said testing means after being drawn. A method for sampling and testing human blood from a fingertip comprises the steps of: providing an integrated sampling and testing device for sampling and testing blood from a human finger, opening radially-expandable clamping member and inserting a finger therein, closing said radially-expandable clamping member around said finger such that pressure is applied to said finger so as to create a region of increased blood volume and/or pressure at the tip of said finger, piercing said finger using said lancet, ensuring that sufficient blood has been drawn and, subsequently, opening said radially-expandable clamping member so to allow removal of finger, optionally, transferring at least one reagent to said test strip using said reagent transferring means, and waiting and viewing test results.04-30-2009
20090112122BLEEDING APPARATUS - A bleeding apparatus includes a stimulating component for stimulating an examinee on a first region, and a bleeding component for bleeding the examinee on a second region. The second region is adjacent to a boundary of the first region.04-30-2009
20090112124Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - A skin penetrating system is provided with a drive force generator and a disposable housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable housing member. Each penetrating member is coupled to the drive force generator. A plurality of analyte detecting members are each associated with a penetrating member and are positioned in the disposable housing member. Each analyte detecting member is positioned in a sample chamber. The sample changers have openings for transport of a body fluid into the sample chamber. Each analyte detecting member is configured to determine a concentration of an analyte in a body fluid using a sample of less than 1 μL of a body fluid disposed in the sample chamber. A user interface is configured to relay at least one of, skin penetrating performance or a skin penetrating setting.04-30-2009
20090105615LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, MEASURING DEVICE FOR LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, AND CARTRIDGE - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.04-23-2009
20090105612Lancing device end cap with pressure-actuated surface features - An endcap for a lancing device, the endcap including a contact face defining an opening for passage of a sharp lancet tip, wherein the contact face includes one or more surface features for compression and/or twisting against the skin around a sampling site to enhance sample collection and/or prevent premature wound closure.04-23-2009
20090105614ANALYTE COLLECTION CHIP - To provide a chip for collecting analyte from a living body. Specifically, the chip includes a thin plate-shaped main body, an analyte inlet portion, and a thin portion. Analyte is introduced into the analyte inlet portion, which is formed within the main body. The thin portion partitions the space forming the analyte inlet portion from the external space. According to the chip of the present invention, it is possible to eliminate the time for collecting analyte from a living body using a hypodermic syringe or the like, and placing the collected analyte into the chip. Also, the chip according to the present invention does not leave analyte remaining at the position from which the analyte was extracted, so after the test the position where the analyte was extracted from the living body is clean.04-23-2009
20090105613Blood Component Measurement Device and Chip for Blood Measurement - A blood component measurement device (04-23-2009
20090069719LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, MEASURING DEVICE FOR LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, AND CARTRIDGE - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.03-12-2009
20090069717LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, MEASURING DEVICE FOR LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR, AND CARTRIDGE - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.03-12-2009
20090069716Method and apparatus for a fluid sampling device - A blood analyzer device has a housing with a top section coupled to a bottom section, a driver and a plurality of penetrating members housed in a disposable positionable in the housing. A gripper engages each penetrating member. A manually actuated button advances the disposable to move penetrating members into launch positions. A power is source coupled to the driver. A display is at the housing.03-12-2009
20090076415Cap for a Lancing Device - A cap for a lancing device for lancing dermal tissue is provided. The cap includes a cap body having a proximal end for connecting to the distal end of the housing of the lancing device and a contact ring attached to the distal end of the cap body. The contact ring includes an opening for <; i portion of the lancet of the lancing device to pass therethrough. The contact ring has a multi-contoured surface oriented generally about an axis distinct from the axis of motion of the lancet. The multicontoured surface is designed to pressure the dermal tissue to facilitate expression of a fluid sample after lancing the dermal tissue. The fluid sample can include blood, interstitial fluid, or both.03-19-2009
20110172559Lancet Analyte Sensors and Methods of Manufacturing - In some aspects, an analyte sensor is provided for obtaining and detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a sensor body including a semiconductor material, an active region coupled to the sensor body, and a lancet provided on the analyte sensor. The conductor may include a fiber having a core of a conductive material and a semiconductor cladding surrounding the core. Numerous other aspects are provided.07-14-2011
20110009774BODY FLUID SAMPLING DEVICE - Body fluid sampling device comprising a skin-piercing element having a collection zone for receiving body fluid. In one embodiment, the collection zone includes a plurality of holes, e.g., 3 or more holes, or 50 to 100 holes. The hole size may be small, e.g., having a diameter of 0.01 to 0.5 mm. The holes may or may not extend through the lancet. In some embodiments, the holes have a depth of 50 to 500 μm. In other embodiments, the collection zone is porous, or is a roughened area. The collection zone can take up a very small volume of body fluid, e.g., 3 to 10 nL, in a very short time period, e.g., less than 0.5 seconds. In other embodiments, the device further comprises a fluid receiving means spaced apart from the collection zone so that body fluid in the collection zone will not contact the fluid receiving means initially.01-13-2011
20100331731BLOOD AND INTERSTITIAL FLUID SAMPLING DEVICE - A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle, drive mechanism, kneading or vibration mechanism, optional suction system, and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. In one configuration, the lancing needle may be withdrawn very slightly from the point of maximum penetration to create an opening in which blood can pool before being suctioned through to device.12-30-2010
20110009775DYNAMIC INTEGRATED LANCING TEST STRIP WITH STERILITY COVER - An integrated lancing test strip includes a test strip and a lancet packet coupled to the test strip. The lancet packet includes a sterility sheet enclosing a lancet to maintain the sterility of the lancet and prevent cross-contamination between the test strip and the lancet. The sterility sheet allows the lancet to be sterilized separately from the test strip. The sterility sheet gives the integrated strip a low profile, which is attractive for packaging multiple integrated strips in cassettes, drums, magazines or the like. In one form, the integrated strip is loaded in a meter that includes an adjustment mechanism that adjusts the position of the test strip relative to the skin being sampled. This allows the user to adjust the position of the test strip so as to not apply excessive pressure against skin, which could hamper bleeding from the incision in the skin.01-13-2011
20110034830BODY FLUID SAMPLING UNIT - A body fluid sampling unit includes a puncture device including a needle having a sharp needle point and a drive mechanism for operating the needle to puncture a living body surface with the needle point, a tip including an introducing section for introducing a body fluid flowing out from a puncture portion of the living body surface punctured with the needle point, a test paper for detecting a predetermined component in the body fluid, and a tip body mounted to a component measuring device for measuring the quantity and/or property of the predetermined component detected by the test paper; and a case including a mechanism containing section for containing the puncture mechanism so that the needle point of the puncture mechanism can be moved by the drive means, and a sampling implement containing section for containing the body fluid sampling implement so that the tip can be taken out.02-10-2011
20110040207ANALYSIS DEVICE - This invention is regard to an analysis device that analyze a specific component in bodily fluid extracted from the skin using an analysis tool. The analysis device comprise a laser beam oscillation section that emits a laser beam for extracting the bodily fluid from the skin, and a detection mechanism that detects whether or not the analysis tool exists at a target position. The analysis device is adapted to emit the laser beam from the laser beam oscillation section when the analysis tool is detected by the detection mechanism.02-17-2011
20110040210LANCET-INTEGRATED SENSOR - A sensor and a lancet are integrated with each other. A thin strip-shaped sensor and a lancet are integrated so that the lancet moves in parallel, along a longitudinal direction of the sensor. A measuring device to which an integrated lancet and sensor is attached is provided with a function of driving the attached lancet.02-17-2011
20100331729CIRCUIT BOARD FOR BODY FLUID COLLECTION, AND BIOSENSOR - A circuit board for body fluid collection include a first substrate including a puncture needle; a second substrate disposed at an upstream side of the first substrate in a direction of puncturing with the puncture needle with a space provided therebetween; a flexible insulation layer that extends between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a conductive pattern provided on the flexible insulation layer, the conductive pattern integrally including an electrode, a terminal, and a wiring that electrically connects the electrode and the terminal.12-30-2010
20110040208INTEGRATED LANCET AND TEST STRIP AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME - An integrated lancet and test strip for measuring an analyte level is provided. The test strip includes a protrusion at a sample receiving end of the test strip, and a notch at a body receiving end of the test strip. Further, a method of measuring an analyte level in a sample of bodily fluid using the integrated lancing and testing meter is also provided. Still further, a method of making a plurality of test strips for use in an integrated lancet and test strip is also provided.02-17-2011
20100152617SWING LANCE WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR - An apparatus for lancing skin and collecting a liquid sample. The apparatus having a housing with an outer periphery and a rotatable arm having a lance to puncture the skin. A sample collection area is attached to the arm. The arm of the apparatus rotates from a first position to a second position. As the arm rotates, the lance extends beyond the housing allowing the lance to contact the user's skin and create a lance site. As the arm continues to move to the second position, the lance is brought out of contact with the user's skin and back within the housing while the collection area is brought into position. When the arm is located in the second position, the collection area is in substantially the same location as the lance site on the user's skin.06-17-2010
20110125059BLOOD GLUCOSE MEASUREMENT FOR SMALL BLOOD VOLUME - A system is proposed for detection of at least one analyte in a body fluid, in particular for detection of blood glucose. The system is designed to generate a sample of the body fluid and to transfer at least some of the sample to at least one test element, in particular a test panel. The system is designed such that a time period between the generation of the sample and the application to the test element is less than 1 second, preferably less than 500 ms.05-26-2011
20110087134LANCING DEVICES HAVING LANCET EJECTION ASSEMBLY - A lancing device is provided for use with a removable lancet. The lancing device includes a housing and a lancet carrier slidably disposed within the housing and adapted to receive the lancet. A user-actuated ejection slide is mounted to the housing to eject the lancet from the lancet carrier. A locking member is pivotally mounted to the housing. As the ejection slide moves forward, it rotates the locking member to block forward movement of the lancet carrier during ejection. The locking member is configured so that substantially all of the force exerted on it by the lancet carrier is transmitted to the housing via the pivotal mounting.04-14-2011
20100249652Integrated Analyte Devices and Processes - Devices and processes for the analysis of a body fluid are provided. Embodiments include integrated devices that include two or more analyte testing components. Also provided are processes of analyte testing devices.09-30-2010
20090048536Method and apparatus for body fluid sampling and analyte sensing - A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. In one embodiment, the system comprises a cartridge; a penetrating member driver; a plurality of penetrating members arranged in a radial configuration on the cartridge wherein sharpened distal tips of the penetrating members point radially outward; wherein an active one of the penetrating members may be operatively coupled to the penetrating member driver, the penetrating member driver moving the active one along a path out of a housing having a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stopping in the tissue site, and withdrawing out of the tissue site; and a plurality of analyte detecting members, wherein at least one of the analyte detecting members is positioned to receive fluid from a wound created by the active one of the penetrating members, wherein the detecting members are not pierced by the active one of the penetrating members.02-19-2009
20090312669Blood Expression Device - An embodiment of a device for expressing blood from a wound site formed in dermal tissue is constructed in the shape of a cap removably mounted onto a lancing instrument. The blood expression device includes an annular support member and a plurality of movable fingers integrally formed onto the support member in a spaced apart relationship, the free ends of the plurality of fingers together defining a generally circular opening. Each finger is adapted for pivotal displacement in such a manner that, its free end projects into the circular opening. In use, the free ends of the plurality of fingers are disposed in contact against the dermal tissue immediately surrounding the wound site. As the device is urged downward onto the dermal tissue, the free ends of the plurality of fingers collapse inward from the force of an axially movable sleeve and pinch into the dermal tissue, resulting in the expression of blood.12-17-2009
20100069792BIOSENSOR CARTRIDGE, BIOSENSOR DEVICE, SAMPLE COLLECTING METHOD, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF BIOSENSOR CARTRIDGE, AND NEEDLE INTEGRAL SENSOR - A biosensor cartridge capable of performing puncturing in an exact position, and easily collecting and measuring a sample of a puncture hole without requiring the operation of bringing a sample collection opening close to the puncture hole is provided. When tip portion 03-18-2010
20100063417LANCING SYSTEM FOR THE EXTRACTION OF A BODY FLUID - Lancing system for extracting a body fluid from the skin of a human or animal comprising a needle element (03-11-2010
20090216155Test Device - A disposable test device consists of a first portion 08-27-2009
20110178430VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM WITH CONTROLLED RATE AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION WITH MINIMAL PAIN - A lancing system can include a first device body having a lancing end and a free end, the lancing end including a sealing device, a lancing assembly having a lance coupler slideably coupled with the lancing end, a main shaft slideably coupled with the body, a first piston disposed within the body, wherein the lancing assembly is adapted to create a vacuum prior to lancing and dissipate the vacuum at a controlled rate. The system can include a second device body fluidicly coupled to the first device body and having a second shaft and a second piston. A method of extracting blood can include coupling the sealing device to a surface, creating a vacuum, lancing the surface, and dissipating the vacuum at a controlled rate.07-21-2011
20110178429VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION WITH MINIMAL PAIN - A lancing system can include a device body having a sealing device coupled to a lancing end, a lancing shaft slideably coupled to the lancing end, a lancing spring coupled to the lancing shaft, a release mechanism, a main shaft slideably coupled with a free end of the device body in communication with the release mechanism, a piston coupled to the main shaft, a vacuum spring coupled to the piston, and a shaft coupler having at least two separable portions for removably coupling the lancing shaft to the main shaft. The system can include a lance tool having an insertion portion and a removal portion. A method can include creating a first portion of a vacuum, lancing a surface, and creating a second portion of a vacuum.07-21-2011
20110098600PIERCING DEVICE, BLOOD TESTING DEVICE, AND PIERCING METHOD - A puncturing device, a blood testing device, and a puncturing method, in which the remaining number of times of puncturing and the remaining number of times of blood testing are displayed. A laser puncturing device (04-28-2011
20110077554BODY FLUID LANCING, ACQUIRING, AND TESTING CARTRIDGE DESIGN - A lancet wheel having a rim with a plurality of lancets extending radially inward from the rim is dropped in a circular frame having a plurality of spokes forming a plurality of chambers for facilitating drop-in assembly of the modular lancet wheel with the frame. A test ring having a plurality of test sections is assembled on the frame such that one test section is located adjacent each lancet to form an integrated cartridge. Each lancet includes a lancet tip defining a capillary groove sized to collect a body fluid sample from the incision via capillary action. The lancet tip exits the chamber to form the incision in skin, the capillary groove collects the body fluid sample, the lancet tip retracts into the chamber, and a portion of the lancet contacts the test section to transfer the sample from the capillary groove to the test section to analyze the sample.03-31-2011
20120302919MULTI-LANCET CARTRIDGE AND LANCING DEVICE - A lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes a drive mechanism, an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism. The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide controls an indexing mechanism, a charger mechanism, and a cap-displacement mechanism. The indexing mechanism sequentially advances the lancets to an active position. The charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and removes the lancet caps. And the cap-displacement mechanism moves the separated caps from the lancing stroke path. The activation mechanism then releases the charged lancet to traverse the lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin. Some embodiments include an anti-reverse mechanism to prevent reuse of the lancets, and some include an emergency lancet reuse mechanism that permits emergency reuse of the last lancet. And some embodiments include a movable depth-control wall for providing control and adjustment of the lancing penetration depth.11-29-2012
20120302918ALL-IN-ONE DIABETES BLOOD GLUCOSE METER - Example embodiments relate to a portable blood glucose meter reader, including a housing member including an internal spring, a compartment configured to store test strips in alignment with the internal spring, a releasing member configured to dispense one of the plurality of stored test strips, and a plurality of storage members each configured to store a needle.11-29-2012
20110178431VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM WITH DEPTH CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION WITH MINIMAL PAIN - A lancing system can include a device body having a lancing end, a lancing mechanism including a lancing shaft slideably coupled with the lancing end of the body, a main shaft slideably coupled with the body and having an actuating end disposed inside the body, a piston coupled to the main shaft and disposed within the body, a spring coupled to the piston, a release mechanism adapted to selectively couple with the main shaft, and a depth controller removably coupled to the lancing end of the body. A method can include coupling a lance having a needle and a base to the lancing shaft, choosing to use a depth controller having a spacer with a top surface and an opening, engaging a lancing surface with the depth controller, actuating the lancing mechanism, penetrating the lancing surface, and contacting the top surface of the spacer with the base.07-21-2011
20100004559BIOSENSOR CARTRIDGE, METHOD OF USING BIOSENSOR CARTRIDGE, BIOSENSOR DEVICE, AND NEEDLE INTEGRAL SENSOR - A biosensor cartridge capable of making the collected amount of a sample required for measurement into a small quantity to reduce a user's burden, and easily collecting and measuring a sample of a puncture hole without requiring the operation of bringing a sample collection opening close to the puncture hole is provided. When one end portion of biosensor chip is pushed against subject, elastic body is compressed, and puncturing tool can protrude and perform puncturing. Additionally, if a pushing force is weakened, puncturing tool is extracted from subject by the restoring force of elastic body, and blood (sample) flows out of the puncture hole. In this case, since the puncture hole, and sample collection opening provided at biosensor chip are contained in enclosed half-open space formed by elastic body, even a small amount of blood (sample) can also be easily collected. Additionally, elastic body is formed with a groove which forms a ventilation passage, so that enclosed half-open space can be opened to the atmosphere.01-07-2010
20090287116LANCING DEVICE - The invention relates to a lancing system for collecting samples of a body liquid having a receptacle for accommodating a lancet supply strip with a plurality of lancets, arranged transversely to the lengthwise direction of the lancet supply strip, a feed mechanism for transporting a lancet supply strip, placed in the receptacle, to move the lancets of the lancet supply strip one after the other to a puncturing position, and a lancing drive for causing a lancet, which occupies a puncturing position, to perform a puncturing movement. The lancing system is characterized by a bending mechanism for bending a section of the lancet supply strip in lengthwise direction of the lancet supply strip and for thereby separating a lancet tip of a lancet from the lancet supply strip for a puncturing action.11-19-2009
20110257559SYSTEM FOR WITHDRAWING SMALL AMOUNTS OF BODY FLUID - A system is provided for withdrawing small amounts of body fluid from an animal or human. The system includes a holder and a disposable lancing unit attached to the holder. The lancing unit also includes an open capillary channel for transporting the body fluid and piercing the skin.10-20-2011
20110178433SENSOR STRIP POSITIONING MECHANISM - A blood sample test device has a continuous strip sensor which is advanced through the device so that multiple blood sample tests can be conducted on a single strip. The device is provided with a sprocket having an encoder which engages sprocket holes on the strip to precisely control the advancement of the strip through the device.07-21-2011
20110178432VACUUM ASSISTED LANCING SYSTEM WITH BIDIRECTIONAL MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR BLOOD EXTRACTION WITH MINIMAL PAIN - A lancing system can include a device body having a lancing end and a free end, a lancing shaft having an actuating end, a stop coupled to the body, a lancing spring coupled to the lancing shaft, a main shaft having an actuating end, and a shaft coupler having at least two separable portions for removably coupling the lancing shaft to the main shaft, wherein a first portion is coupled to the actuating end of the lancing shaft and a second portion is coupled to the actuating end of the main shaft. A method of extracting blood can include coupling the actuating end of the main shaft to the actuating end of the lancing shaft, moving the lancing shaft toward the free end of the device body, stopping the lancing shaft, uncoupling the actuating ends, and moving the lancing shaft toward a surface to be lanced.07-21-2011
20100286561TEST STRIP DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING A BODY FLUID - The invention concerns a test tape device for analyzing a body fluid having a carrier tape (11-11-2010
20100331728INTEGRATED DEVICES HAVING EXTRUDED ELECTRODE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF USING SAME - The present disclosure provides electrode structures and integrated electrode structures having one or more conductive materials coextruded with one or more dielectric materials. The disclosed electrode structures can be configured for use as analyte sensors. Also provided, are methods of making and using the electrode structures and integrated electrode structures described herein.12-30-2010
20100292609Method for manufacturing a carrier tape comprising lancets and tape magazines for storing lancets - A method for manufacturing a carrier tape comprising lancets and corresponding products in which a plurality of disposable lancets having a lancet tip for piercing a user's skin are provided on a carrier tape that is or can be wound onto a spool and used for obtaining a sample of body fluid. The lancets can each be arranged in a package and the lancet packages formed in this manner can be applied individually to the carrier tape and fastened thereon.11-18-2010
20100292611Method and apparatus for improving fluidic flow and sample capture - A system and method is provided for the capture of bodily fluid upon lancing of a patient. In one embodiment, the fluid sample capture aperture mesh (11-18-2010
20100292608ANALYSIS INSTRUMENT - An analysis instrument (11-18-2010
20100324451BLOOD TESTING APPARATUS - Provided is a blood testing apparatus capable of measuring a blood sugar level while keeping the operability, even if the remaining battery life is short. This blood testing apparatus includes a casing (12-23-2010
20100168617DISPOSABLE DIAGNOSTIC PART AND A METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE THEREOF - The invention concerns a disposable diagnostic part comprising a lancing element (07-01-2010
20110137207BLOOD COMPONENT MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND TIP FOR BLOOD MEASUREMENT - A blood component measurement device has a puncturing unit provided inside a housing and having a puncture needle; a button unit for advancing and retreating the puncture needle; a contact mechanism coming into contact with the skin of a person to be measured; and a holder for displaceably holding the puncturing unit. The blood component measurement device also has an introduction section at the substantially center of a contact member. After the skin is punctured by the puncture needle provided at the substantially center of the mechanism, the introduction section introduces blood to testing paper when the contact member of the contact mechanism is displaced in a sliding manner along a guide member.06-09-2011
20110137203PUNCTURE INSTRUMENT - A puncture instrument includes a needle assembly, a hub passage for axially guiding a hub, a needle passage communicating with the hub passage and having a distal end opening for allowing the tip end of a needle to project instantaneously therethrough, two arms having first junctions connected to the hub and inclined rearward in a direction away from the hub in an initial state, two push rods connected to second junctions of the arms and extending rearward, a button for pushing the push rods forwardly, and fulcrum members disposed more closely to the distal end than the arms for abutment against portions of the arms when the arms are moved. When the push rods are pushed forwardly by the button, the arms push the needle assembly forwardly, thereafter have portions thereof brought into abutment against the fulcrum members, and turn to pull the needle assembly rearward.06-09-2011
20110137205ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN ANALYTE IN A BODY FLUID - A system for determining an analyte in a body fluid includes a magazine comprising two partial magazines, one including chambers containing analysis elements having a sample contact zone and a reagent system containing a reagent, whose reaction with the body fluid results in a change of a variable, and another including chambers containing puncturing elements having a tip having a capillary channel, which forms a fluid connection between the tip and a sample transfer zone of the puncturing element. The system may also include an analysis instrument having a puncturing drive for driving a puncturing element on a movement path, a mounting for receiving the magazine such that one chamber of the magazine at a time is located in a functional position, in which a puncturing element in the chamber can be moved by the puncturing drive, and a measuring and evaluation apparatus for measuring the change of the variable.06-09-2011
20110152720SAMPLE PREPARATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and systems to prepare a sample, including a relatively small amount of a biological sample, and to mix the sample with preparation fluid stored in a device. The device may include multiple fluid chambers and a stepped plunger to force a fluid in at least one of the chambers into a sample receiving chamber and then to a storage chamber. Methods and systems disclosed herein may be implemented to collect and controllable mix a sample for analysis and/or storage.06-23-2011
20100030111AUTOMATIC MINIATURE INJECTOR AND SAMPLE-TAKER DEVICE FOR MEDICAL USE - An automatic and miniaturized injector and sample-taker device (02-04-2010
20100198107INTEGRATED BLOOD GLUCOSE METER AND LANCING DEVICE - An integrated medical testing device includes a testing meter and lancing device, the meter having a housing, a display, a test element opening, a firing mechanism and a navigation mechanism integrated with a lancing device. The lancing device is at least partially located in the housing and includes a tip having an opening through which a lancet extends upon firing. Various mechanisms can be used to extend the tip from the housing and to prime and fire the lancing device. The lancing device can accommodate a single lancet or a cartridge having multiple lancets. If a cartridge is used, various mechanisms can be utilized to position an unused lancet for firing after a test has been conducted. The relative locations of the lancing device and test element opening are such that the integrated meter and lancing device can be used with a test element inserted in the test element opening. The integrated meter and lancing device can include status indicators that reflect the state of the lancing device.08-05-2010
20120041340LANCING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a lancing system, comprising test elements, lancing elements, test elements each assigned to a lancing element and a hand-held device comprising a holder, which during a puncture holds a lancing element and a test element assigned to it, a lancing drive, which during a puncture moves the holder out of a starting position into a piercing position and back into the starting position, a light-sensitive sensor for analyzing a body fluid sample taken up by a test element, and a light source for illuminating the test element. According to the invention, the sensor is disposed in a housing, the outside of which the holder touches in the starting position.02-16-2012
20110112439Rotational Safety Syringe - A rotational safety syringe includes front and rear barrels rotatable with respect to each other for moving a needle holder towards the rear barrel and compressing a spring to separate a protective cover. The needle holder is fixed by an elastic press button on the needle holder and a press opening on the rear barrel. After a through hole of the front barrel is aligned with a using position, the elastic press button can be pressed to release the needle holder, and the spring can eject the needle holder towards the through hole of the front barrel to extend the needle out from the through hole of the front barrel and pierce the needle into the using position. When the spring is released, the needle holder and needle are pulled back to hide the needle into the front and rear barrels to prevent the used needle from being touched.05-12-2011
20120041341CONTROL SOLUTION PACKETS AND METHODS FOR CALIBRATING BODILY FLUID SAMPLING DEVICES - A control solution packet for calibrating a bodily fluid sampling device includes a container, a control solution pressurized within the container, and a membrane for covering and sealing the container. The control solution can be pressurized before or during calibration so as to ensure the appropriate amount of control solution is delivered to the bodily fluid sampling device. The control solution is manufactured to have a viscosity that controls delivery of the control solution to the device. The membrane is permeable by a piercing device of the bodily fluid sampling device and seals around the piercing device during calibration. In another aspect, the container is in the form of a capsule or dosing attachment that contains the control solution along with a sponge-like material.02-16-2012
20120010530BLOOD TEST APPARATUS HAVING BLOOD SENSOR - A blood test apparatus has a housing, a blood sensor, and a plurality of connectors. The blood sensor has a plurality of connection terminals that are electrically connected with each electrode of the electrode system; and a reference terminal that serves as a reference. The plurality of connectors are configured to connect to the plurality of connection terminals and the reference terminal of the blood sensor attached at a predetermined position in the blood test apparatus, respectively. And also, relations between the reference terminal and each of the plurality of connection terminals are measured to identify the reference terminal automatically.01-12-2012
20120310114Integrated blood glucose measuring device - An integrated blood glucose measuring device is described that has blood glucose metering device, a glucose metering test strip storage mechanism attachable to the metering device, a test strip feeding mechanism for feeding a single test strip from the storage mechanism for blood intake. The metering device, the test strip storage mechanism and the test strip feeding mechanism are integrated into a single device for blood glucose measurement. In another embodiment, a lancet mechanism is attachable to a side of the metering device and thus the metering device, the storage mechanism, the test strip feeding mechanism, and the lancet mechanism are integrated into a single device for blood glucose measurement.12-06-2012
20110166478One Touch Laser Lancing Type Blood Glucose Measurement Device, Strip and the Method Using It - A one touch laser lancing type blood glucose measurement device, a strip, and the method using it. In particular, the invention relates to a one touch laser lancing type blood glucose measurement device, a strip, and the method using it, which performs blood gathering and blood glucose measurement at the same time, using laser beams generated in a laser module. The laser beams are irradiated into a finger passing a hole of a strip with a focusing lens converging the laser beams, a protect window, and the hole to gather blood, then the blood is absorbed into the strip for measuring blood glucose.07-07-2011
20110166477BLOOD ACQUISITION SUSPENSION SYSTEM - A body fluid sampling device includes a firing mechanism that is configured to be automatically cocked and fired. In one form, the device includes an electric motor that is operable to cock the firing mechanism and fire an integrated lancet/sampling device to form an incision in skin. Subsequent to formation of the incision, the integrated lancet device is temporarily removed from the skin to promote bleeding from the incision. After a specified period of time, the integrated lancet device is then repositioned against the skin in order to collect a fluid sample.07-07-2011
20120065545SAMPLING DEVICES AND METHODS UTILIZING BIASED CAPILLARY ACTION - A device is constructed so as to define a capillary channel that draws a body fluid form a proximal portion of the capillary channel toward a distal portion. A counterbore defining a “ledge” not substantially normal to the center line of channel causes the meniscus of body fluid to be “biased” into a non-radially-symmetric shape. In one example, the bias draws the body fluid toward a testing element that is set into a groove in the main body of the device. In another example, hydrophilic and/or hydrophobic regions are created on or in device to produce the biasing effect. In certain configurations, device requires less blood to be drawn into the capillary channel for a successful test than if the biasing effect were not created.03-15-2012
20110092855Analysis system for automatic skin prick analysis - Analysis system for automatically performing a skin prick analysis by pricking the skin for producing a sample of body liquid and detecting an analyte contained in the sample. The analysis system comprises a magazine with a plurality of compartments each containing a lancing element and an analysis element, and a reusable hand-held instrument having a drive assembly. The drive assembly is adapted for driving at least the following movements by manually generated mechanical force: a coupling movement by which one of the lancing elements is coupled to the drive assembly; a puncturing and sample collection movement of one of the lancing elements contained in the magazine and coupled to the drive assembly; and a remaganizing movement by which the test element is transported back into the compartment of the magazine.04-21-2011
20110092856Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site that includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves each of the members along a path out of a housing with a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stops in the tissue site, and withdraws out of the tissue site. A flexible support member couples the penetrating members to define a linear array. The support member is movable and configured to move each of the penetrating members to a launch position associated with the force generator. A user interface is configured to relay at least one of, penetrating member performance or a penetrating member setting.04-21-2011
20110092854Instruments and system for producing a sample of a body fluid and for analysis thereof - An instrument for producing a sample of body fluid for analysis by piercing the skin with a lancing element having a piercing tip is disclosed. The instrument can comprise a housing and a lancing drive for driving a lancing element connected thereto in a puncturing movement. A pressure ring can surround a skin contact opening and can be adapted for pressing against the skin such that the skin can bulge into the skin contact opening for promoting expression of body fluid. The skin contact opening can have a circular opening with a diameter of at least about 3 mm and at most about 8 mm. The instrument can comprise a pressing force control device for controlling the pressing force between the pressure ring and the skin at the time of triggering the puncturing movement, to be at least about 3 N and at most about 8 N.04-21-2011
20120071791TEST DEVICE IN PARTICULAR FOR BLOOD SUGAR TESTS - The invention concerns a test device, in particular for blood sugar tests, comprising a lancing element which is provided with a lancing component for producing a skin puncture, and a protecting element shielding the lancing element at least in the area of the lancing component. According to the invention it is proposed that the lancing element has a collecting structure for collecting body fluid from the skin puncture and that the protecting element comprises a protecting foil to cover the collecting structure and a holding body for holding the protecting foil on the lancing element.03-22-2012
20110040209BODY FLUID SAMPLING UNIT - A body fluid sampling unit includes a puncture device including a needle having a sharp needle point and a drive mechanism for operating the needle to puncture a living body surface with the needle point, a tip including an introducing section for introducing a body fluid flowing out from a puncture portion of the living body surface punctured with the needle point, a test paper for detecting a predetermined component in the body fluid, and a tip body mounted to a component measuring device for measuring the quantity and/or property of the predetermined component detected by the test paper; and a case including a mechanism containing section for containing the puncture mechanism so that the needle point of the puncture mechanism can be moved by the drive means, and a sampling implement containing section for containing the body fluid sampling implement so that the tip can be taken out.02-17-2011
20100094172Test system for measuring the concentration of an analyte in a body fluid - An actuator for driving a test element is disclosed. The test element can comprise a lancet for perforating the skin of a living organism. The actuator can comprise an engaging part for engaging and driving the test element in a lancing motion. The actuator can further comprise a lancing actuator and a lancing spring. The lancing actuator can bias the lancing spring by executing a forward movement and thereby can exert a biasing force on the engaging part. The actuator can further comprise a latch element. The latch element can be a force-sensitive latch element for exerting a retention force to hold back the engaging part. The retention force can counteract the biasing force. The latch element can release the engaging part when the biasing force exerted by the lancing actuator exceeds the retention force exerted by the latch element, thereby allowing the test element to perform the lancing motion.04-15-2010
20120165698CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MEDICAL TEST SYSTEM - The invention concerns a control device for a medical test system which has a lancing element that can be inserted into body tissue to collect body fluid and a lancing drive for the lancing element. A sensor element for body fluid is arranged on the lancing element and a control unit is coupled to the sensor element for detecting a fault when collecting body fluid. In order to improve the success rate, the control unit actuates the lancing drive for an automatic puncture repetition in less than 1 second when a fault, e.g., inadequate wetting of a detection field, occurs.06-28-2012
20090131830Method and Apparatus for Penetrating tissue - A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves each of the members along a path out of a housing with a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stops in the tissue site, and withdraws out of the tissue site. A flexible support member couples the penetrating members to define a linear array. The support member is movable and configured to move each of the penetrating members to a launch position associated with the force generator.05-21-2009
20120220895ALIGNMENT MECHANISM FOR CARTRIDGE-BASED DEVICES - A lancing device and a cartridge of lancets are operable to sequentially advance each lancet to an active position for use in sampling a bodily fluid. An alignment mechanism precisely aligns the lancets in the active position to promote smooth operation and prevent jamming. The alignment mechanism includes at least one register element and at least one spring-biased element movable between engaged and retracted positions. In an example embodiment, one spring-biased arm extends from the lancing-device housing and includes a protrusion, and a series of recessed register surfaces are defined in a carrier for the lancets. In the engaged position, the spring-biased protrusion fully mates with the register recess under the spring-biasing influence to precisely align the active lancet. And in the retracted position, the spring-biased protrusion is deflected from engagement with the register recess as the carrier is advanced to advance a fresh lancet into the active position.08-30-2012
20120215132INTEGRATED SPOT MONITORING DEVICE WITH FLUID SENSOR - A bodily fluid sampling device is operable to breach the skin surface and allow bodily fluid to emerge from the breach location. The bodily fluid sampling device further evaluates the amount of bodily fluid emerged from breach location and determines whether the amount is sufficient or insufficient for a particular purpose, such as sampling and testing. The determination is accomplished automatically without moving the device. The user may also intervene to perform a variety of tasks following the determination of the amount of bodily fluid.08-23-2012
20100069793DEVICE FOR SAMPLING BODILY FLUIDS - A bodily fluid sampling device comprising a lancet which can be advanced against a skin-piercing site to produce a droplet of bodily fluid. A transport medium is positioned sufficiently close to the lancing medium to retain a droplet of bodily fluid therebetween by capillary action. One of the two mediums has hydrophobic material on its surface and the other hydrophilic. Various mechanisms are provided for relatively displacing the lancing and transport medium to move the droplet of bodily fluid away from the skin-piercing end. Furthermore, multiple lancet assemblies may be provided in a barrel or disk configuration and indexed to the displacing mechanisms for sampling a skin site.03-18-2010
20100191149Lancet sensor assembly and meter - A method of obtaining a test sample from a specimen using a lancet system includes engaging a lancet driver against a drive wing of a lancet system, the lancet system having a major portion of a lancet member slidably engaged within a lancet carrier and a sensor strip with a sample chamber attached to the lancet carrier, the lancet system having a lance connected to a first end of a lancet body of the lancet member wherein the lance is movable from a retracted position within the lancet carrier to an extended position outside the lancet carrier, the drive wing extending outwardly and transversely from the lancet body, the major portion of the lancet member having a sinuous portion with a distal end restricted from movement by the lancet carrier, the sinuous portion being non-compressible when initially disposed within the lancet carrier wherein the drive wing prevents the sinuous portion from being compressed, moving the drive wing with the lancet driver a predetermined distance causing the lancet tip to move from the retracted position to the extended position, and disengaging the lancet driver from the drive wing, the lance being automatically moved from the extended position to the retracted position.07-29-2010
20100185120MAGAZINE FOR ANNULARY CAPILLARY LANCETS - A device for receiving a body fluid for analysis, comprising a container and at least one sample-receiving unit which can be impinged upon by the body fluid at a receiving point and which can be extracted from a guide chamber of the container by means of a drive unit. According to the invention, a coupling device is provided in order to couple the sample receiving unit to the drive unit to ensure back and forth movement between the guide chamber and the receiving point.07-22-2010
20130172780Integrated Needle and Test Strip Assembly and Method of Use - Methods and systems to collect a sample of bodily fluid from a patient using an integrated needle and test strip assembly are provided. The test strip and needle form one unit that captures the sample of blood or interstitial fluid from the patient once the apparatus is pressed to the skin. The hollow needle includes more than one opening at a distal end, each opening coming into contact with the bodily fluid when disposed within a cutaneous or subcutaneous layer of the patient's skin. The sample may flow through the needle onto a test region by capillary action and/or the positive pressure of the bodily fluid (e.g. blood or interstitial fluid) relative to the external environment. The disclosed test strip includes at least one reaction site for testing analyte concentrations and a means for interfacing with many commercially available test strip meters to provide readout of the analyte concentration.07-04-2013
20120172760Handheld Medical Diagnostic Devices With Lancing Speed Control - A method of controlling lancing speed of a lancing structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at a skin site to produce an amount of bodily fluid from the skin site and in which the blood transport portion transports the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin site for use by a measurement system in making a physiological measurement. A spring-driven motor assembly is operatively connected to the lancet structure. The spring-driven motor assembly displaces the lancet structure toward the skin site to make the incision for producing the amount of bodily fluid and retracts the lancet structure to carry the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin cite. A speed control mechanism is engaged with the spring-driven motor assembly as the spring-driven motor assembly retracts the lancet structure thereby decelerating the lancet structure as the lancet structure is retracted away from the skin site.07-05-2012
20120172759Handheld Medical Diagnostic Devices With Lancing Depth Control - A method of adjusting a skin penetrating depth of a lancet structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device is provided. The method includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at the skin site to produce an amount of bodily fluid from the skin site and in which the blood transport portion transports the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin site for use by the measurement system in making the physiological measurement. An adjustable linkage is adjusted that is connected to a drive member such that movement of the adjustable linkage moves the drive member toward and away from the lancet port to adjust a skin penetrating depth of the lancet structure.07-05-2012
20120172758Handheld Medical Diagnostic Devices Housing With Sample Transfer - A lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is provided. The lancet housing assembly includes a housing structure comprising multiple lancet compartments. At least one of the lancet compartments comprises an outer facing side and an inner facing side. An opening is located at the outer facing side that is arranged and configured to align with a lancet port of the medical diagnostic device. A floor extends between the outer facing side and the inner facing side. A reagent material is located on the floor and within the lancet compartment. A lancet structure is located in the at least one lancet compartment. The lancet structure comprises a skin penetrating end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin penetrating end. The skin penetrating end, when extended through the opening, is shaped and sized to penetrate the patient's skin at the skin site to provide an amount of blood. The blood transport portion is arranged and configured receive the amount of blood from the skin penetrating end and to carry the amount of blood away from the skin site and to the reagent material.07-05-2012
20120172757Handheld Medical Diagnostic Devices Housing Lancet Structures - A lancet housing assembly includes multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient. The lancet housing assembly includes a housing structure comprising multiple lancet compartments. At least one of the lancet compartments includes an outer facing side and an inner facing side. An opening is located at the outer facing side that is arranged and configured to align with a lancet port of the medical diagnostic device. A lancet structure is located in the at least one lancet compartment and comprises a skin penetrating end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin penetrating end. The lancet structure has (i) an initial configuration where the lancet structure is supported to align the skin penetrating end with the opening to allow the skin penetrating end to extend through the opening and (ii) a retracted configuration where the skin penetrating end moves to a position within the lancet compartment offset from the opening to prevent the lancet structure from extending through the opening.07-05-2012
20120172756Handheld Medical Diagnostic Devices - A method of driving a lancet structure in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device is provided. The method includes connecting a spring-driven motor to the lancet structure within a housing structure of the portable handheld medical diagnostic device. The spring-driven motor is wound to a cocked, triggerable configuration. The spring-driven motor is triggered such that, when triggered, the spring-driven motor (i) displaces a skin penetrating end of the lancet structure outwardly from the housing structure through a lancet port and (ii) retracts the skin penetrating end of the lancet structure back into the housing structure.07-05-2012
20100049092Puncturing system - A puncturing system for obtaining a sample of body fluid comprises at least one magazine that comprises a lancet carrier that carries several lancets, a puncturing device comprising a compartment for the magazine, an incremental advancing mechanism for moving the lancets successively to a puncturing position, and a puncturing drive for accelerating one of the lancets that is positioned in the puncturing position in a puncturing motion, wherein the magazine comprises a coupling facility with a receptacle for the lancet carrier, said receptacle being mobile with respect to a magazine housing, and wherein the lancets that are carried by the lancet carrier can be moved relative to the receptacle by actuating the incremental advancing mechanism, and wherein the receptacle is adapted to couple the puncturing drive to one of the lancets positioned in the puncturing position for transmitting a driving force generated by the puncturing drive during a puncture to the lancet positioned in the puncturing position.02-25-2010
20100049091Disposable diagnostic article - A disposable diagnostic article comprising a lancing element that can be pierced into a body part and a collection area formed on the lancing element for body fluid obtained by the puncture is disclosed. The lancing element can comprise at least two bent parts folded towards each other such that the at least two bent parts can partially delimit the collection area.02-25-2010
20100010375DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING BODY FLUIDS - A device for analyzing body fluids comprising a lancing element that can puncture a body part along a lancing axis. The lancing element has a collection volume for collecting body fluid obtained by a puncture and a receiving element that can be loaded with body fluid from the collection volume and that can detect a component of the body fluid. The lancing element and the receiving element are arranged in the lancing axis so that they can be moved relative to one another such that the receiving element dips into the collection volume in the lancing direction during a transfer phase following the puncture.01-14-2010
20100130886CIRCUIT BOARD FOR BODY FLUID COLLECTION - A circuit board for body fluid collection is provided with an insulating layer, a puncture needle supported by the insulating layer and a conductor pattern that integrally has an electrode which is supported by the insulating layer and brings body fluid collected by puncture of the puncture needle into contact with the board, a terminal connected to a device measuring a component of body fluid and wiring for electrically connecting the electrode and the terminal.05-27-2010
20100292610CIRCUIT BOARD FOR BODY FLUID COLLECTION - A circuit board for body fluid collection includes a circuit board portion including an insulating layer and a conductor pattern which is supported by the insulating layer and in which an electrode, a terminal to be connected to a device for measuring the component of a body fluid, and a wire which electrically connects the electrode and the terminal are integrally provided. The circuit board for body fluid collection comprises a puncture needle for extracting the body fluid by performing puncturing, which is formed integrally with the circuit board portion and which is protruded from the circuit board portion, and a guard portion for guarding the tip of the puncture needle, which is arranged in opposition to the puncture needle in the lower flow side in the puncture direction of the puncture needle.11-18-2010
20120316468PIERCING SYSTEM - A piercing system has a carrier band carrying piercing elements with test elements disposed in-between. The carrier band holder, which is coupled to a piercing drive, holds a segment of the carrier band and moves together with the segment and a piercing element at the segment during lancing. A wind-up roll displaces the band in a band transport direction. A measuring device measures analyte concentration of a bodily fluid sample received by a test element. A segment of the band having an unused test element is guided past a carrier band segment disposed in the holder or behind the holder in the band transport direction. The two carrier band segments are pressed against each other for transferring the sample from the piercing element to the test element. A method for transferring a bodily fluid sample from a piercing element to a test element is described.12-13-2012
20120226195LANCET INTEGRATED TEST ELEMENT TAPE DISPENSER - A lancet integrated test element tape includes a plurality of lancet integrated test elements. The lancet integrated test elements each include a lancet configured to form an incision in tissue and a test element configured to analyze body fluid from the incision in the tissue. A cartridge includes a supply compartment configured to store an unused section of the tape. The tape is folded within the supply compartment to limit damage to the lancet integrated test elements. The cartridge can further include a waste compartment in which a used section of the tape is stored. An indexing mechanism moves the tape between the supply and waste compartments.09-06-2012
20120271197Methods and apparatus for lancet actuation - A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet along a path into the tissue site, and a manual switch for a user interface input.10-25-2012
20090054811Method and apparatus for analyte measurement test time - A method is provided for the analyte measurement by a user using an analyte measurement device. A penetrating member and unused analyte detecting member of the analyte measurement device are presented into an active position. The penetrating member is fired to prick the skin and bring a fluid sample to the analyte detecting member. The analyte level is measured. These three steps occur in less than 10 seconds.02-26-2009
20120232425Method and apparatus for penetrating tissue - A body fluid sampling system for use on a tissue site includes a single drive force generator. A plurality of penetrating members are operatively coupled to the force generator. The force generator moves each of the members along a path out of a housing with a penetrating member exit, into the tissue site, stops in the tissue site, and withdraws out of the tissue site. A flexible support member couples the penetrating members to define a linear array. The support member is movable and configured to move each of the penetrating members to a launch position associated with the force generator.09-13-2012
20100324452Tissue penetration device - A moving coil tissue penetration device includes a magnetic source that produces a magnetic field in a magnetically active region. A cylindrical coil is secured to a translation substrate and disposed at least partially within the magnetically active region. A sharpened member is configured to penetrate tissue and mechanically coupled to the translation substrate.12-23-2010
20080300509FLEXIBLE LANCET - A system for withdrawing body fluid is described which has a housing with at least one opening and at least one lancet which is elongate and substantially straight in its original and unused form. The lancet has a distal end with a lancet tip for carrying out a lancing operation. The system also includes a drive unit for driving the lancet in a drive direction and at least one guide element which makes contact with the lancet at least during the lancing operation and guides the lancet movement such that the lancet is bent relative to the drive direction. The lancet can have a high restoring force such that it returns to its original substantially straight shape after contacting the guide element.12-04-2008
20080300508Diagnostic patch - The Present invention generally relates to medical diagnostics devices and more specifically to a diagnostic patch attachable to a subject's skin for performing a rapid blood test.12-04-2008
20110046515METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXPRESSING BODY FLUID FROM AN INCISION - A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.02-24-2011
20100228149SENSOR DEVICE - A sensor device has a needle-integrated type sensor element which is detachably mounted therein and which has a sensor chip, a lancet needle fixed to an end portion of the sensor chip, and a flow path forming element provided compressibly and restorably at the end portion of the sensor chip, to which the lancet needle is fixed. The sensor device includes a puncture mechanism (a drive spring) configured to cause the sensor element to puncture a target, and a pressing mechanism (a pressure spring) configured to urge the sensor element to the extent that the sensor element is prevented from being detached from the target by a restoring force of the flow path forming element after the target is punctured.09-09-2010
20100234768BLOOD TEST APPARATUS - It is intended to provide a means of easily removing a portion of blood bleeding from pierced skin, which has not been taken into a blood sensor but remained on the skin, in a blood test with the use of a blood test apparatus. By using this means, it becomes unnecessary in the blood test to separately prepare a paper sheet, etc. for wiping off. More specifically speaking, a blood test apparatus wherein a blood sensor is provided within a blood sensor unit detachable to the blood test apparatus body and the blood sensor unit has a part to be in contact with the skin in the test and an absorption means. It is favorable that the part to be in contact with the skin in the test serves as the absorption means.09-16-2010
20100030110Glucose meter with er:yag laser lancing device - A personal portable painless lancing device and a blood glucose meter using the same, which can lance at the minimum without any pain and use it to measure the blood glucose. The minimum painless lancing device using an Er:YAG laser includes an Er:YAG laser beam-generating section in which the laser beam is generated to punch skin and radiated in a single direction; an adapter installed at the front end of the Er:YAG laser beam-generating section so that the laser beam can be locally concentrated on a skin punch portion; a skin adhesion cap installed at the front end of the adapter so that it can be easily detached, and can reduce the contamination of the Er:YAG laser beam-generating section, which is produced at the time of the lancing, and the danger due to the reuse of it among the patients of lancing; and a case to accommodate the Er:YAG laser beam-generating section and the adapter therein.02-04-2010
20120089051Blood Glucose Meter Having Integral Lancet Device And Test Strip Storage Vial For Single Handed Use And Methods For Using Same - A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices.04-12-2012
20120330188Cocking and Advancing Mechanism for Analyte Testing Device - An analyte testing device includes an analyte sensor, a lancet, and a mechanism with an actuator that operates to independently expose the analyte sensor and advance the lancet into position for use. The analyte sensor is preferably included in an analyte sensor cartridge that houses a plurality of sensors. Similarly, the lancet is preferably included in a lancet cartridge that houses a plurality of lancets. The actuator can be a lever configured to expose the analyte sensor and advance the lancet into position with a single motion (e.g., pulling the lever). The actuator also preferably operates to cock a hammer in preparation for lancing a body member to draw a blood sample. The mechanism can be a linkage coupled with the actuator and configured to engage the analyte sensor and lancet.12-27-2012
20120330189Analyte Testing Device with Lancet Cartridge and Test Strip Cartridge - An analyte testing device housing a lancet cartridge and a test strip cartridge is described. The testing device simplifies analyte testing/monitoring by providing an actuator and linkage mechanism that: (i) cocks a lancing device, (ii) exposes a test strip for use; and (iii) advances the lancet cartridge. The testing device also includes conversion electronics, which receives a signal from a test trip and converts the signal into readable data.12-27-2012
20130018279"blood sample collection apparatus and kits"AANM Plante; JamesAACI La JollaAAST CAAACO USAAGP Plante; James La Jolla CA USAANM Nova; MichaelAACI Del MarAAST CAAACO USAAGP Nova; Michael Del Mar CA USAANM Becker; DavidAACI San DiegoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Becker; David San Diego CA USAANM Noaek; LukeAACI San FranciscoAAST CAAACO USAAGP Noaek; Luke San Francisco CA US - Blood sample collection apparatus and kits are devised as easy-to-use, reduced pain devices operable by persons not having medical training or other expertise or knowledge. A flexible strip having adhesives on two portions of a first side accommodate therebetween and absorbent pad and substrate with microstructures. The substrate includes microstructures arranged to gently penetrate or pierce skin and cause a small amount of blood to pass to the external surface of a user's flesh. An absorbent pad receives and absorbs a blood sample therein. The absorbent pad may additionally support a plurality of chemical agents which further advances mobility of blood in the collection system. These chemical agents may include anticoagulants and blood anticlotting agents to facilitate blood transfer from a donor to the absorbent pad. Additionally, these systems may also include a blood preservative to stabilize blood collected for an extended shipping and transfer period. These blood sample collection systems may further include a numbing agent to improve comfort of use.01-17-2013
20100168618LANCET DEVICE FOR GENERATING A PUNCTURE WOUND, AND LANCET DRIVE ASSEMBLY - A lancet device for generating a puncture wound in a skin surface, comprising a housing, in which a lancet can be moved on a puncturing path, a lancet drive with a drive rotor that can be driven by a drive spring, a lancet coupling mechanism that transforms a rotational motion of the drive rotor into a puncturing and returning motion of the lancet during a working cycle of the lancet drive, a reference element that is mobile relative to the lancet and relative to the housing and is fixed in a defined position relative to the lancet drive during the puncturing and rests against the surface of the skin with a contact surface thereof such that a puncture wound with a reproducible puncturing depth is generated by the puncturing motion, and a reference element coupling mechanism that is coupled to the lancet drive in order to move the reference element. The invention further relates to a suitable lancet drive assembly for a lancet device of this type.07-01-2010
20100168616LANCET DEVICE UTILIZING A REVOLVER-TYPE CARTRIDGE, REVOLVER-TYPE CARTRIDGE, AND METHOD OF MAKING AND/OR USING THE CARTRIDGE AND THE LANCET DEVICE - A cartridge for a device includes a generally cylindrical cartridge body. A plurality of generally axially movably mounted lancets or lancet needles are included. A plurality of biasing members are utilized with each being adapted to apply a biasing force to one of the lancets or lancet needles. A lancet device includes a housing comprising a trigger and a generally cylindrically-shaped cartridge comprising a plurality of lancet needles and a plurality of springs and being adapted to rotate between different positions.07-01-2010
20100168615BLOOD TEST DEVICE - A blood test device by which the amount of plumped skin at a puncture site for conducting a blood test or collecting the blood can be controlled at a constant amount so that a blood component can be accurately measured. Namely, a blood test device comprising: a housing; an inner tube provided in one side of the housing; a reciprocating unit which reciprocates within the inner tube; a blood collection needle connected to the reciprocating unit; a blood sensor facing to the blood collection needle and being located at the tip of the inner tube; a measurement circuit to which a signal is fed from the blood sensor; and a negative pressure unit driven by the measurement circuit; which further has an outer tube that is a tube covering the inner tube, having an opening in the tip side of the inner tube, being capable of relatively moving to the inner tube, and being provided so as to return to a definite relative position. The negative pressure unit as described above can apply a negative pressure to the inside of the outer tube.07-01-2010
20080243032ANALYTICAL DEVICE INCLUDING STERILE PROTECTION - An analytical device is provided comprising a lancet and a test element in an integrated arrangement. The lancet generally comprises a lancet needle and a protective cap wherein the lancet needle can be displaced relative to the protective cap and wherein the protective cap generally completely surrounds the tip of the lancet needle. The protective cap is typically comprised of an elastic or plastic material and is configured to generally seal an opening provided in a chamber of the test element. In certain embodiments, the lancet comprises a conductive material and can be configured for electrical connection to a detection and evaluation device in order to be used to measure the filling level of the sample liquid and/or to serve as a counter or reference electrode. The present invention also relates to a process for producing such an analytical device and the use thereof.10-02-2008
20130204162LANCET ASSEMBLY AND PRICKING DEVICE - A lancet assembly includes a lancet, a lancet engaging part, and a lancet case housing the lancet and the lancet engaging part. In the lancet assembly of the present invention, the lancet engaging part and the lancet cap are disposed such that they are capable of making contact with each other. When the lancet engaging part is forced to move forward with respect to the lancet in a pricking direction, the lancet cap is pressed by the lancet engaging part, and thereby the bridging component is broken so that the lancet cap is separated from the lancet body. When the lancet engaging part is forced to further move forward, the separated lancet cap moves to the position off a pricking pathway of the pricking component within the lancet case.08-08-2013
20120253231CONFUSER CROWN SKIN PRICKER - A blood sampling device designed to divert attention from the pain involved in the puncture of the skin tissue by increasing comfort when lancing the skin by affecting the sensation and perception of pain. Projections on the distal end of a skin pricker contact the skin surface to confuse the nerves in the area of the prick to make the prick less noticeable.10-04-2012
20080200838WEARABLE, PROGRAMMABLE AUTOMATED BLOOD TESTING SYSTEM - The present invention is a programmable, automated device for measurement and analysis of blood analytes and blood parameters. The device components are preferably combined in a single housing and either programmed to initiate automatic, periodic blood sampling or initiate automatic blood sampling via operator input or in response to a predefined event or in response to a signal from another instrument. The device operates automatically to draw blood samples and analyze the drawn blood samples to obtain the desired blood readings.08-21-2008
20100286563Integrated Meter for Analyzing Biological Samples - Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefore are provided. The devices integrate various functions of analyte monitoring, e.g., sample acquisition and testing.11-11-2010
20100286562SENSOR FOR BLOOD COMPONENT ANALYSIS - A sensor for blood component analysis, which allows even a trace amount of blood to be led to an analysis portion reliably. The sensor for blood component analysis includes a substrate, a spacer, and a cover. The cover is disposed on the substrate with the spacer intervening between the cover and the substrate, whereby a space that serves as an analysis portion and a channel for leading blood to the analysis portion is formed inside the sensor. Through holes are formed in the substrate and the spacer, respectively, so that a common through hole through which a needle of a lancet can pass is formed when the spacer is disposed on the substrate. The through hole of the spacer communicates with the channel and a top of the through hole of the spacer is covered with the cover, whereby a lancing portion is formed by the common through hole and a portion of the cover covering the top of the through hole of the spacer. In use, the sensor is placed at a position where blood collection is to be performed, the portion of the cover covering the lancing portion is broken through with the needle of the lancet so that the needle is allowed to pass through the common through hole to puncture the position, and blood that has come out is guided by a downwardly protruding burr formed when the cover is broken through so that the blood is led to the channel and flows through the channel to be led to the analysis portion.11-11-2010
20100286560Method and apparatus for a fluid sampling device - Methods and apparatus are provided for manufacturing an analyte detecting device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a housing; a penetrating member driver; a cartridge containing a plurality of penetrating members; a display on the cartridge; a linear slider on the housing, the slider coupled to a rod; and the rod moving with the slider, the rod having at least one roller. The device uses the linear motion of the slider to rotate the cartridge, punch open a new cavity and load a new penetrating member.11-11-2010
20110237979PRECISION DEPTH CONTROL LANCING TIP - A bodily fluid sampling device is operable to lance with a precise depth and express fluid from both fingertip and alternate sites. In one form, the device is operable to adjust the penetration depth of the lancet into the skin. The bodily fluid sampling device includes a lancet adapted to form an incision in skin. A skin contacting member has an orifice through which the lancet extends when lancing the skin. The orifice has a first opening size that is sized to flatten the skin around the lancet during lancing. The orifice has a second opening size that is larger than the first opening size after the incision is formed to express fluid from the incision.09-29-2011
20110237978BLOOD TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A blood test apparatus having a simple constitution whereby stable measurement can be conducted by surely sampling the blood in an amount being small but sufficient for the test without placing too much burden on a patient. When a first skin contact sensor of this apparatus detects the skin, driving of a negative pressure unit is initiated. Thus, the skin rises and comes into contact with a second skin contact sensor. After piercing into the skin, the negative pressure supply is once ceased. Next, the negative pressure is applied again for a definite period of time. Thus, the opening in the skin is broadened, which facilitates the flow out of the blood.09-29-2011
20130150753ANALYTIC TEST UNIT AND TEST SYSTEM - This disclosure relates to an analytic test unit for use in a test device for detecting an analyte in a bodily fluid, having at least one test element with a carrier film and a reagent layer, the latter being affixed on the carrier side of the carrier film and it being possible to apply bodily fluid on said reagent layer, wherein the light-transparent carrier film can be positioned in the beam path of a photometric measuring unit for optically scanning the reagent layer. According to this disclosure, it is proposed that the carrier film has a surface, modified by a raised surface structure, for reducing reflections in the beam path of the measuring unit.06-13-2013
20100063418LANCING DEVICE FOR TAKING BLOOD, COMPRISING A LEG SPRING - A lancing device for taking blood for medical examinations, comprising a base body, at least one needle which is arranged therein and which can be extended outwards with a tip end, having a needle holding element which at least partially encompasses the needle, and a manual actuating element for releasing a movement of the needle together with the needle holding element relative to the base body, wherein the needle is spring-loaded and wherein at least one leg spring, the first end of which is attached to the base body, and by means of the second end of which the needle holding element can be moved along a predefined control curve section during a pressure release of the leg spring.03-11-2010
20130158432BODY FLUID MONITORING AND SAMPLING DEVICES AND METHODS - An integrated monitoring and body fluid sampling device constructed to permit digital as well as alternate-site body fluid sampling and analysis, the device comprising: a housing; at least one skin-penetration member; and a member constructed for the application of circumferential or vacuum pressure to an appendage; wherein the member is detachably or retractably connected to the housing in a manner such that the integrated monitoring and body fluid sampling device can perform digital or alternate-site body fluid sampling and analysis. Additional arrangements and techniques are also described.06-20-2013
20120029385INSERTION DEVICE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An insertion device may include a base adapted to be carried by a patient, and a housing attached to the base, the housing having a fluid connector arranged for movement relative to the base. A pair of interactive elements including a first interactive element may be supported on the base and a second interactive element supported on the housing at a location to be interactable with the first interactive element when the fluid connector is moved to a predetermined position. Circuitry may be configured to detect an interaction between the first interactive element and the second interactive element when the fluid connector is in the predetermined position, the circuitry configured to provide a signal or a change in state in response to detecting the interaction between the first interactive element and the second interactive element.02-02-2012

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