Method for selectively powering a battery-operated drug-delivery device and device therefor

  • US 10,071,196 B2
  • Filed: 05/15/2012
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A selectively powered battery-operated drug-delivery device comprising:

  • a unitary housing having a battery and a complete battery circuit therein;

    a needle disposed within said housing and projectable at least partially out of said housing for administering a drug within said housing to a user;

    a selectively-removable isolator, said isolator disposed in a first position whereat said isolator contacts a battery terminal within said housing so as to interrupt the complete battery circuit, such that no power is provided to the device;

    said isolator configured to be movable to a second position whereat the complete battery circuit is uninterrupted by said isolator, such that power is provided to the device; and

    an adhesive surface disposed along a side of the unitary housing, configured for fastening the device to the skin of the user, said adhesive surface being provided with a selectively removable protective cover, said isolator being an integral extension of the protective cover extending into the housing in the first position, whereby removal of the protective cover moves the isolator from the first position to the second position, thereby connecting the complete battery circuit to provide power to the device.

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