06055487 is referenced by 202 patents and cites 6 patents.

An bi-directional, interactive multi-station medical specimen analysis system for simultaneously analyzing a medical specimen at remote locations and accessing, for evaluation, the results of each of the analyses at a central laboratory is disclosed. The system is networked to a server for storing databases. A central laboratory, interacts with remote computers, through the server to review, evaluate and accept or reject specimen analyses. The server communicates with the plurality of dedicated computers, laboratory computer and a centralized computer through a LAN or WAN. Analytical instruments which are not equipped to communicate with a computer are connected through computer interface software which interprets the instrument language into the computer program language and the computer program language into the instrument language. The bi-directional, interactive system requests analytical tests, transmit the test results to the server databases and receives and displays data from the server databases. Laboratory based bi-directional, interactive software acquires and either displays test results from the server databases, reviews and accepts or rejects the test results and transmits the acceptance or rejection to the server databases.

Title
Interactive remote sample analysis system
Application Number
739204
Publication Number
6055487
Application Date
May 20, 1997
Publication Date
April 25, 2000
Inventor
John Savory
Rte. 2, Box 577, Keswick, 22947
VA, US
J William Holman
Rte. 1, Box 451, Earlysville, 22936
VA, US
James C Boyd
2121 Whippoorwill Rd., Charlottesville, 22901
VA, US
Robin A Felder
1841 Fendall Ave., Charlottesville, 22903
VA, US
Keith S Margery
775 Eglinton La., Charlottesville, 22903
VA, US
Agent
Sheldon H Parker
IPC
G01N 35/00
G01N 33/00
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