08812329 cites 288 patents.

An interface point network (IPN) and a method for communication with a laboratory information system using an IPN, wherein the IPN includes at least one host computer in communication with at least one laboratory instrument, the laboratory information system and an interface point server in communication with the host computer and the laboratory information system, the interface point server being configured to function as a communication interface between the host computer and the laboratory information system in a manner responsive to a predetermined communication protocol. Use of bar code and RFID labels for tracking samples and in maintaining sample data is described.

Title
Laboratory instrumentation information management and control network
Application Number
11/732628
Publication Number
8812329 (B2)
Application Date
April 4, 2007
Publication Date
August 19, 2014
Inventor
Alain L Larson
Marana
AZ, US
Wayne Showalter
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Muirhead and Saturnelli
Assignee
Ventana Medical Systems
AZ, US
IPC
G06Q 50/24
G06Q 50/22
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