Plural module medication delivery system

  • US 4,494,950 A
  • Filed: 01/19/1982
  • Issued: 01/22/1985
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/1982
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A medication delivery system for delivering medication into a patient, said medication delivery system comprising:

  • a sensor module including,a sensor module housing adapted to be externally mounted on a patient'"'"'s skin,a needle adapted to be buried just beneath said patient'"'"'s skin;

    a glucose sensor physically connected to the tip of said needle,a telemetry means mounted in said sensor module housing and electrically connected to said glucose sensor, for transmitting a signal carrying sensed glucose level information; and

    a medication release module adapted to be implanted in said patient for dispensing medication into said patient, including,a medication release module housing adapted to be implanted in said patient,a receiver means mounted in said medication release module housing for receiving signals transmitted by said telemetry means and for decoding sensed glucose level information,a delivery means mounted in said housing and connected to said receiver means for causing medication to be delivered into said patient in accordance with said sensed glucose level information.

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