Patent Number: 7,788,369

Title: System and method for network discovery and connection management

Abstract: The present invention provides for a system and method of discovering whether a medical device is connected to a network, establishing secure communications between and a server and the medical device, and communicating with the medical device. Also disclosed is a method of encryption to ensure secure communications within the network between a server and medical devices connected to the network. The invention also includes a system and method for determining the location of medical devices within an institution.

Inventors: McAllen; Christopher M. (Nashville, TN), Dern; Christopher W. (San Diego, CA), Borges; Gregory A. (San Diego, CA), Reed; Michael Scott (San Diego, CA), Batch; Richard M. (Del Mar, CA)

Assignee: Carefusion 303, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018