Method and system for transferring analyte test data

  • US 8,560,250 B2
  • Filed: 08/18/2010
  • Issued: 10/15/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/04/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An analyte test instrument, comprising:

  • a housing;

    a test strip port disposed in the housing and sized to receive an analyte test strip;

    a processor disposed in the housing;

    a power source disposed in the housing and electrically coupled to the processor and the test strip port; and

    memory operably coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions stored therein for execution by the processor, the instructions comprising;

    instructions for receiving an indication that a test strip is inserted into the test strip port;

    instructions for performing an analyte test measurement when a sample is applied to the test strip;

    instructions for storing analyte test data from the analyte test measurement;

    instructions for receiving an indication that an adaptor is removably connected to the test strip port;

    instructions for providing power to the adaptor and to a wireless transceiver in the adaptor to enable wireless transmission of the stored analyte test data;

    instructions for establishing a communication channel with the adaptor through the test strip port; and

    instruction for transferring the stored analyte test data from the analyte test instrument to the adaptor through the test strip port.

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