Close proximity communication device and methods

  • US 8,509,107 B2
  • Filed: 11/01/2010
  • Issued: 08/13/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • establishing a communication range between a data processing unit and a control unit by placing the control unit within a predetermined distance from the data processing unit;

    receiving an encoded data packet at the data processing unit when the control unit is within the predetermined distance, wherein the received encoded data packet includes one or more activation commands and a communication identifier;

    decoding the received data packet;

    validating the decoded received data packet; and

    executing one or more routines associated with the one or more activation commands configured to control a communication or processing of analyte related data;

    wherein the executed one or more routines includes activating the data processing unit to communicate the analyte related data.

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