Analyte test instrument system including data management system

  • US 7,077,328 B2
  • Filed: 07/29/1999
  • Issued: 07/18/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A hand-held analyte test instrument comprising:

  • a housing;

    a barcode reader disposed in the housing for scanning a barcode associated with a test strip configured to receive an analyte;

    a user interface for activating said barcode reader, said user interface further comprising a numeric keypad and function buttons, said numeric keypad and function buttons for carrying out the functions of activating/deactivating power, selecting test or menu modes, editing entries, terminating entries, and activating said barcode reader as a substitute for manual numeric entry;

    a port disposed in the housing for receiving the test strip;

    electronic circuitry in electrical communication with the port for processing an analyte signal received from the test strip and generating analyte data therefrom;

    a display in electrical communication with the circuitry for displaying certain analyte data; and

    a connector in electrical communication with the circuitry and electrically connectable to a host computer via a data communications network, wherein the circuitry automatically uploads the analyte data to the host computer upon connection thereto.

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