Ambulatory infusion pump

  • US 5,630,710 A
  • Filed: 03/09/1994
  • Issued: 05/20/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/09/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A remotely programmable infusion system for administering liquid to a patient, comprising:

  • an infusion pump including pumping means for infusing liquids to a patient, a control including a programmed processing unit and a memory circuit, the processing unit operating in accordance with delivery program data stored in the memory circuit for executing an infusion delivery sequence, an output circuit operatively disposed between said processing unit and said pumping means to control operation of said pumping means in accordance with the infusion delivery sequence, and an infrared communication circuit operatively connected to said control for transmitting and receiving data in an infrared format;

    a programmer remote from the pump including a programmed processing unit, a memory circuit, a user interface operatively associated with said processing unit for entering program commands and configuring delivery program data for storage in the memory circuit, and a modem circuit operatively connected to said processing unit for transmitting and receiving data in a modem format; and

    a communication interface unit including an infrared communication circuit operatively communicating, in use, with said pump infrared communication circuit, a modem circuit operatively communicating, in use, via a telephone line with the programmer modem circuit and a control circuit operatively connected to said modem circuit and said infrared communication circuit for channeling between the modem circuit and the infrared communication circuit.

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