Device and method for automatic data acquisition and/or detection

  • US 8,121,857 B2
  • Filed: 02/14/2008
  • Issued: 02/21/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2007
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • detecting, using a processor, a predefined parameter associated with an operational condition of a medical device;

    determining an availability of at least one communication channel from a plurality of communication channels;

    transmitting, from the medical device, a request for time information over the available communication channel in response to the predefined parameter detection;

    receiving, at the medical device, the time information in response to the transmitted request;

    updating the medical device based on the received time information;

    measuring, with the processor, a predetermined resistance value associated with the medical device;

    matching, with the processor, the measured predetermined resistance value to a corresponding stored resistance value, the stored resistance value associated with a predetermined expiration date;

    determining, with the processor, the predetermined expiration date of the medical device; and

    generating, with the processor, an output signal based on the determination of the predetermined expiration date.

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