An infusion system that includes a controller device and a communication system to provide for two-way communication between the controller device and an infusion device that controls delivery of fluids to a user's body. Either the controller device or the infusion device may be integrated with a characteristic determining device in a single housing. The housing, in turn, may include a test-strip receptacle and an illuminator disposed so as to illuminate an area covering the receptacle and a test-strip inserted therein. The illuminator may be configured to be activated automatically when a test strip is inserted into the receptacle, selectively by the user via a button, key, or similar mechanism, and/or when the ambient light level, measured, e.g., with a light sensor, falls below a predetermined intensity. The illuminator may be a LED emitting white light, and may provide illumination at various levels of intensity.

Title
Controller device for an infusion pump
Application Number
12/317556
Publication Number
20090227855
Application Date
December 23, 2008
Publication Date
September 10, 2009
Inventor
Daniel Chan Chiu
Los Angeles
CA, US
Sheldon B Moberg
Thousand Oaks
CA, US
Ulrich Rankers
Livermore
CA, US
Michael A Hill
Santa Monica
CA, US
Agent
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
VA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Minimed
CA, US
IPC
H05B 41/36
G09F 13/04
G05D 07/06
G06F 03/48
G08B 23/00
A61M 05/14
A61B 05/157
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