Method and apparatus for providing data communication in data monitoring and management systems

  • US 8,638,220 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2011
  • Issued: 01/28/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/31/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A data monitoring apparatus, comprising:

  • a sensor electronics unit including a data port with at least one electrical contact, the sensor electronics unit configured to operate in one or more of a first operational mode or a second operational mode, the at least one electrical contact of the data port configured for signal communication of a first type with an electrode of an analyte sensor during the first operational mode, and further, the at least one electrical contact of the data port configured for a signal communication of a second type including a uni-directional data communication during the second operational mode;

    wherein the signal communication of the first type includes communication of glucose related data, when the signal communication of the second type includes communication of an input signal.

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