08181849 is referenced by 71 patents and cites 12 patents.

A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A light source shines light on the colored marking of the reservoir. A color sensor detects wavelengths reflected and/or refracted from the colored marking due to the light shined on the colored marking. A processor of the delivery device determines a color of the colored marking from the detected wavelengths and ascertains information related to the reservoir or the fluid in the reservoir corresponding to the determined color, wherein the processor operates the fluid delivery device according to the ascertained information, wherein the information may include a reservoir type and/or medication type.

Title
Color detection system for detecting reservoir presence and content in device
Application Number
12/346730
Publication Number
8181849 (B2)
Application Date
December 30, 2008
Publication Date
May 22, 2012
Inventor
Paul H Kovelman
Simi Valley
CA, US
Salman Monirabbasi
Los Angeles
CA, US
Pablo Vazquez
Granada Hills
CA, US
Afshin Bazargan
Simi Valley
CA, US
Agent
Medtronic MiniMed
Assignee
Medtronic Minimed
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
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