RF tag on test strips, test strip vials and boxes

  • US 7,545,272 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2006
  • Issued: 06/09/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/08/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A glucose monitoring system, comprising:

  • (a) a glucose sensor comprising a strip, including;

    (i) a substrate; and

    (ii) a glucose monitoring circuit having multiple electrodes and a bodily fluid application portion of selected chemical composition;

    (b) an antenna integrated with the glucose sensor;

    (c) a RFID sensor chip coupled with the glucose sensor and the antenna, wherein the chip comprises a memory containing digitally-encoded data representing expiration date information for the sensor; and

    (d) a RFID reader integrated with a glucose meter that has a port for inserting the glucose sensor strip and measuring a glucose level, wherein the RFID reader is for reading, programming or powering the chip, or combinations thereof, and(e) wherein the expiration date data is automatically read from the RFID sensor chip by the RFID reader by RF communication when the strip is inserted into the port of the glucose meter.

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