Drug pump systems and methods

  • US 5,935,099 A
  • Filed: 01/10/1997
  • Issued: 08/10/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A drug pump for dispensing fluid to a patient comprising:

  • a pump mechanism for pumping fluid;

    a processor electrically connected to the pump mechanism;

    a flash memory electrically connected to the processor for storing pump application information for control and operation of the pump mechanism;

    a communication port electrically connected to the processor to permit transfer of pump application information to the flash memory from an exterior of the pump;

    a communications cable sensor associated with the communications port, the communications cable sensor electrically connected with the processor, the communications cable sensor sending a signal to the processor indicative of the presence of a cable plugged into the communication port;

    a reprogrammable memory electrically connected to the processor and separate from the flash memory for storing patient specific settings;

    a keyboard electrically connected to the processor usable to enter the patient specific settings; and

    a display electrically connected to the processor.

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