Device and method for automatic data acquisition and/or detection

  • US 8,676,601 B2
  • Filed: 04/08/2013
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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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;

    determining, with one or more processors, a resistance for a component associated with the medical device;

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

    determining, with the one or more processors, the expiration date of the component based on the received time information and the determined resistance; and

    generating, with the one or more processors, an output signal based on the determined expiration date.

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