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Syringe Pump Simulator Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236991D
Publication Date: 2014-May-23
Document File: 8 page(s) / 57K

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We propose systems, devices, and methods for developing pump software with a syringe pump simulator.

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    We propose systems, devices, and methods for developing pump software with a syringe pump simulator.


    In the medical arts, infusion pumps have become useful devices for managing the delivery and dispensation of therapeutic medications to patients. Infusion pumps can provide some significant advantages over manual infusion techniques, by accurately delivering and

steps can be laborious, time-consuming, costly, and generally inefficient. For example, certain pump software development requires prototype pump hardware in order to test even basic functionality of the software. Additionally, as the operational software becomes larger during development, the period for downloading becomes longer, thus further slowing the software development process. As a result, software development often lags behind hardware

stepper or leadscrew motor, may be required to be available and functional for actual and proper development of pump software utilizing those components of the pump hardware. In such development requiring prototypes, the aforementioned disadvantages may be notably present, since the testing can begin only after a program is downloaded to pump hardware, which is inconvenient, time-consuming, and prolongs the development process. Further, prototype pump



dispensing infusates over an extended period of time. Infusion pumps can be particularly useful for treating diseases and disorders that require regular pharmacological intervention, including cancer, diabetes, and vascular, neurological, and metabolic disorders.

    Creating, developing, refining, and ultimately manufacturing infusion pumps may require, particularly for new designs, detailed and complex process or work flow steps. These 15


development in a design project.

    The testing of individual software components may particularly experience such disadvantages. Certain software components or applications might not be actually or properly configured if certain hardware components have not first been installed in a prototype pump. For example, a display screen such as an LCD screen, or a mechanical pump drive means such as a



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hardware is often limited. The prototype resources are often coveted by, for example, hardware, systems, and software teams for development. Thus, prototype resources can be scarce. Likewise, the overall project timeline can be prolonged due to subsequent application-level and system-level integration and testing with the same scarce prototype hardware.

Software development can further include additional cost. Certain software development


for infusion pumps often requires, for example, cross-compiling pump software under Windows via compilers implemented by ARM or IAR architectures. Download and debug utilities like J- Link can download the program to the pump circuit board for testing. But, such tools and utilities can be expensive.

Accordingly, we propose systems, devices, and methods for deve...