Devices, systems and methods for patient infusion

  • US 7,137,964 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2003
  • Issued: 11/21/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for delivering a fluid to a patient, comprising:

  • a) a fluid delivery device for attachment to a skin surface of a patient and including,an exit port assembly adapted to connect to a transcutaneous patient access tool,a dispenser for causing fluid from a reservoir to flow to the exit port assembly,a local processor connected to the dispenser and programmed to cause a flow of fluid to the exit port assembly based at least in part on received flow instructions, and further programmed to provide flow information,a wireless receiver connected to the local processor for receiving the flow instructions and delivering the flow instructions to the local processor,a wireless transmitter connected to the local processor for transmitting the flow information from the local processor, anda housing containing the exit port assembly, the dispenser, the local processor, the wireless receiver, and the wireless transmitter,wherein the housing is free of user input components for providing flow instructions to the local processor; and

    b) a remote control device separate from the fluid delivery device and including,user input components for receiving user inputs,user output components for providing user outputs,a remote processor connected to the user input components and programmed to provide the flow instructions based on the user inputs, and connected to the user output components to provide user outputs based upon the flow information,a wireless transmitter connected to the remote processor for transmitting the flow instructions to the receiver of the fluid delivery device, anda wireless receiver connected to the remote processor for receiving the flow information from the transmitter of the fluid delivery device.

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