US 10,376,632 B2
Smart connection interface
R. Marie Tieck, Los Angeles, CA (US); Jacob E. Pananen, Santa Monica, CA (US); Afshin Bazargan, Simi Valley, CA (US); and Juan M. Alderete, Jr., Granada Hills, CA (US)
Assigned to Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Northridge, CA (US)
Filed by Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., Northridge, CA (US)
Filed on Nov. 8, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/184,854.
Application 14/803,944 is a division of application No. 14/801,503, filed on Jul. 16, 2015, granted, now 9,452,255, issued on Sep. 27, 2016.
Application 16/184,854 is a continuation of application No. 15/896,904, filed on Feb. 14, 2018, granted, now 10,166,327.
Application 15/896,904 is a continuation of application No. 15/655,815, filed on Jul. 20, 2017, granted, now 9,931,459, issued on Apr. 3, 2018.
Application 15/655,815 is a continuation of application No. 15/344,442, filed on Nov. 4, 2016, granted, now 9,744,290, issued on Aug. 29, 2017.
Application 15/344,442 is a continuation of application No. 14/803,944, filed on Jul. 20, 2015, granted, now 9,517,299, issued on Dec. 13, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/159,504, filed on May 11, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/150,064, filed on Apr. 20, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/087,445, filed on Dec. 4, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/027,019, filed on Jul. 21, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2019/0070358 A1, Mar. 7, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61M 5/14 (2006.01); A61M 5/142 (2006.01); A61M 39/10 (2006.01); A61M 39/12 (2006.01); A61M 5/50 (2006.01); G01V 3/08 (2006.01); G01V 15/00 (2006.01); G01V 3/00 (2006.01); A61J 1/14 (2006.01); A61M 5/145 (2006.01)
CPC A61M 5/1413 (2013.01) [A61J 1/1418 (2015.05); A61J 1/1481 (2015.05); A61M 5/142 (2013.01); A61M 5/1456 (2013.01); A61M 5/14566 (2013.01); A61M 5/5086 (2013.01); A61M 39/10 (2013.01); A61M 39/1011 (2013.01); A61M 39/12 (2013.01); G01V 3/00 (2013.01); G01V 3/08 (2013.01); G01V 15/00 (2013.01); A61M 39/1055 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1005 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1016 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1022 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1027 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1033 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1044 (2013.01); A61M 2039/1094 (2013.01); A61M 2205/0227 (2013.01); A61M 2205/0272 (2013.01); A61M 2205/0288 (2013.01); A61M 2205/12 (2013.01); A61M 2205/121 (2013.01); A61M 2205/14 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3306 (2013.01); A61M 2205/3317 (2013.01); A61M 2205/52 (2013.01); A61M 2205/581 (2013.01); A61M 2205/582 (2013.01); A61M 2205/6027 (2013.01); A61M 2205/6054 (2013.01); A61M 2205/6063 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An interface system, comprising:
a first device unit;
a second device unit;
at least one sensor element arranged on or within the second device unit;
at least one magnetic detectable feature arranged on or within the first device unit for detection by the at least one sensor element when the first device unit is brought within detection range of the at least one sensor element;
wherein the at least one magnetic detectable feature comprises a magnetic field angle of a magnet that is attached to or located within the first device unit, the magnetic field angle being an angle of orientation of a magnetic field of the magnet relative to a predefined axis of the first device unit, the magnetic field angle being non-parallel and non-perpendicular to the predefined axis;
wherein the magnetic field angle of the at least one magnetic detectable feature is at least one detectable parameter associated with one or more characteristics of the first device unit or of a second device unit operable with the first device unit; and
wherein one or more predefined characteristics comprises a type or identity of a manufacturer of the first device unit or of the second device unit, or a size of the first device unit or of the second device unit.