Device and method for automatic data acquisition and/or detection

  • US 8,417,545 B2
  • Filed: 02/17/2012
  • Issued: 04/09/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • transmitting, from a medical device, a request for time information over a communication channel;

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

    updating data stored in the medical device based on the received time information;

    measuring, with one or more processors, a resistance value of a medical component associated with the medical device;

    matching, with the one or more processors, the measured resistance value to a corresponding stored resistance value, the stored resistance value associated with an expiration date of the medical component;

    determining, with the processor, the expiration date of the medical component based on the received time information and the measured resistance value; and

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

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