04498843 is referenced by 269 patents and cites 9 patents.

There is disclosed a microprocessor-controlled peristaltic pump for use in a portable continuous insulin infusion device. The peristaltic pump is configured with a removable cover comprising a part of the pump housing surrounding a pump rotor, and holding a delivery tube between the cover and the rotor. The removable cover combines with a reservoir and the delivery tube to constitute a pre-filled disposable package facilitating installation and removal of the insulin in the device. A microprocessor controls the number of times the rotor turns during a cycle. This operation allows the microprocessor to automatically compensate for different diameter delivery tubes, as well as to allow the physician to vary the on/off time of the pump to administer different dosages.

Title
Insulin infusion pump
Application Number
6/404645
Publication Number
4498843
Application Date
August 2, 1982
Publication Date
February 12, 1985
Inventor
Thomas A Massaro
1339 Hill Top Rd., Charlottesville, 22903
VA, US
William J Weber
520 W. Ellis Ave., Inglewood, 90302
CA, US
Philip H Schneider
2939A Cowley Way, San Diego, 92117
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
IPC
B67D 5/48
F04B 49/06
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