Pump assembly with switch

  • US 8,414,563 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2008
  • Issued: 04/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wearable infusion pump assembly comprising:

  • a reusable housing assembly;

    a disposable housing assembly including a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid;

    a releasable engagement assembly configured to allow the reusable housing assembly to releasably engage the disposable housing assembly; and

    a switch assembly configured to effectuate a functionality of the infusion pump assembly;

    wherein the functionality includes a separation detection functionality, the wearable infusion pump assembly further comprising;

    at least one processor; and

    a computer readable medium coupled to the at least one processor, the computer readable medium including a plurality of instructions stored thereon which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising;

    transmitting a ping signal to a remote control assembly;

    monitoring for receipt of a reply signal from the remote control assembly in response to the ping signal; and

    if the reply signal is not received within a defined period of time, rendering an audible separation alarm.

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