External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities

  • US 6,872,200 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2003
  • Issued: 03/29/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An external infusion device for infusion of a liquid into a body from a reservoir, the external infusion device comprising:

  • a drive mechanism to operatively couple with a reservoir to infuse a liquid into a body;

    a housing adapted for use on an exterior of the body, wherein the housing is sized to contain at least a portion of the reservoir, wherein the drive mechanism is at least partially contained within the housing, wherein the drive mechanism operatively couples with the at least a portion of the reservoir within the housing, and wherein the housing is capable of being concealed from view on an individual;

    a processor coupled to the housing;

    a memory coupled to and used in conjunction with the processor to store at least two personal delivery patterns;

    wherein each of the at least two patterns have at least two different infusion rates;

    a data receiving mechanism used in conjunction with the processor to select one of the at least two personal delivery patterns; and

    an indication device to indicate the selected personal delivery pattern, wherein the processor controls the external infusion device in accordance with the selected one of the at least two personal delivery patterns.

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