Infusion pump assembly

  • US 8,496,646 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2008
  • Issued: 07/30/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/09/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wearable infusion pump assembly comprising:

  • a reservoir for receiving an infusible fluid;

    an external infusion set configured to deliver the infusible fluid to a user;

    a fluid delivery system configured to deliver the infusible fluid from the reservoir to the external infusion set, wherein the fluid delivery system includes;

    a volume sensor assembly;

    a pump assembly for extracting a quantity of infusible fluid from the reservoir and providing the quantity of infusible fluid to the volume sensor assembly, wherein the volume sensor assembly is configured to determine the volume of at least a portion of the quantity of fluid;

    a first valve assembly configured to selectively isolate the pump assembly from the reservoir; and

    a second valve assembly configured to selectively isolate the volume sensor assembly from the external infusion set;

    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;

    activating the first valve assembly to isolate the pump assembly from the reservoir; and

    activating the pump assembly to provide the quantity of infusible fluid to the volume sensor assembly;

    wherein the computer readable medium further includes instructions for;

    activating the volume sensor assembly to determine the volume of at least a portion of the quantity of fluid provided to the volume sensor assembly from the pump assembly; and

    activating the second valve assembly to fluidly couple the volume sensor assembly to the external infusion set;

    wherein the fluid delivery system includes an actuator associated with the second valve assembly and activating the second valve assembly includes energizing the actuator; and

    wherein the fluid delivery system further includes a bracket assembly configured to maintain the second valve assembly in an activated state.

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