Patents by Inventor Lawrence Srnka

Lawrence Srnka has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200156887
    Abstract: Provided is a container for transporting a consumable such as a medium on which an image is to be printed. The container includes a support surface and a reading component coupled to the support surface to read a computer-readable code accompanying the consumable. A relay interface is operatively connected to the reading component to receive a signal indicative of the computer-readable code read by the reading component, and communicate with a compatible reader provided to the receiving apparatus to convey information about the computer-readable code read by the reading component to the receiving apparatus. The relay interface can be coupled to the tray at a location remotely located from the reading component and having an orientation that is different from an orientation of the reading component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Lawrence SRNKA, Kevin S. LITVAK, Christopher TAINER, Peter ADAM, Arlber CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200110563
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method of generating a label comprising label content based on information stored by a plurality of different databases. The system includes an interface that receives an order ID. A communication system transmits the order ID over a communication network to a remotely-located terminal, and receives order data comprising information obtained from a record in a first database. A memory device that is locally connected to the interface locally stores a second database comprising rules defining requirements of a drug labeling standard. The memory device stores insufficient information to locally interpret the order ID. A label generator applies at least one of the rules using a portion of the received order data and a portion of information locally stored in the second database to control a label printer that prints the label in compliance with the drug labeling standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Gary KEEFE, Lawrence SRNKA
  • Publication number: 20200105393
    Abstract: Provided is a syringe reader includes a receiver comprising a releasable fastener component that cooperates with a compatible portion of the syringe to releasably couple the syringe to the syringe receiver, and maintain cooperation between the syringe and the syringe receiver during administration of the drug. A sensor is arranged adjacent to an outlet of the syringe to sense a quantity of the drug expelled from the drug container in response to exertion of a biasing force on a plunger of the syringe, and transmit a signal indicative of the sensed quantity of the drug. A barcode reader is arranged to read a barcode applied to a barrel region of the syringe installed on the syringe reader by the receiver. The barcode reader includes an optics system that emits an optical signal to interrogate the barcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka, Michael Kolberg, Peter Botten
  • Publication number: 20190382149
    Abstract: Provided is a labeling apparatus that generates a label for labeling a drug container at a healthcare facility. The labeling apparatus includes a code reader that reads a computer-readable code encoding a drug to be stored by the drug container and transmits a signal indicative of the identity of the drug in response to reading the computer-readable code. A non-transitory computer-readable memory stores a drug formulary comprising a plurality of drug entries. A processing component is configured to identify, from the formulary, the identity of the drug corresponding to the computer-readable code and receives a patient identity from a computer-accessible source. A printer is operable to print label content identifying the specific drug onto a label that is to be applied to the drug container. The label content includes the identity of the drug and the patient identity encoded by a label code that is computer-readable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gary ENOS, Lawrence SRNKA
  • Patent number: 10409535
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method of generating a label comprising label content based on information stored by a plurality of different databases. The system includes an interface that receives an order ID. A communication system transmits the order ID over a communication network to a remotely-located terminal, and receives order data comprising information obtained from a record in a first database. A memory device that is locally connected to the interface locally stores a second database comprising rules defining requirements of a drug labeling standard. The memory device stores insufficient information to locally interpret the order ID. A label generator applies at least one of the rules using a portion of the received order data and a portion of information locally stored in the second database to control a label printer that prints the label in compliance with the drug labeling standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka
  • Patent number: 10294049
    Abstract: Provided is a container for transporting a consumable such as a medium on which an image is to be printed. The container includes a support surface and a reading component coupled to the support surface to read a computer-readable code accompanying the consumable. A relay interface is operatively connected to the reading component to receive a signal indicative of the computer-readable code read by the reading component, and communicate with a compatible reader provided to the receiving apparatus to convey information about the computer-readable code read by the reading component to the receiving apparatus. The relay interface can be coupled to the tray at a location remotely located from the reading component and having an orientation that is different from an orientation of the reading component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Srnka, Kevin S. Litvak, Christopher Tainer, Peter Adam, Arlber Chang
  • Publication number: 20190139638
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for tracking a drug. Information associated with a drug is received from at least a code reader that scans a code associated with a drug container, and a drug server that receives information from a drug storage device storing an inventory of drugs. The drug container associated with the code scanned by the code reader is selected from the inventory of drugs. A result of a comparison of information included in: (i) the information obtained in response to reading the computer-readable code, and (ii) the portion of the drug removal information received from the drug server is obtained. Issuance of an alert is controlled based on the result of the comparison indicating that a conflict exists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Gary KEEFE, Lawrence SRNKA, Ross GOODMAN, Stephen MUCHER, Edward KUBIEZ
  • Publication number: 20190035497
    Abstract: Provided is a remote barcode reader that is to communicate with a terminal in a medical network. The remote barcode reader includes an optical barcode scanner that transmits a signal indicative of a barcode in response to interrogating the barcode. A non-transitory computer-readable memory stores, at least temporarily, information obtained in response to reading the barcode. A network interface communicates wirelessly over a wireless communication channel with a remote device in a medical network to obtain information pertaining to a drug that is identifiable from the information obtained in response to reading the barcode. A processor initiates the transmission of a communication based on the information obtained from the barcode to the remote device, and delays transmitting at least a portion of the information obtained from the barcode until at least a time when a response including information related to the drug is received from the remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Michael KOLBERG, Michael GRABEL, Gary KEEFE, Ross GOODMAN, Stephen MUCHER, Lawrence SRNKA
  • Patent number: 10144547
    Abstract: Provided is a labeling apparatus that generates a label for labeling a drug container at a healthcare facility. The labeling apparatus includes a code reader that reads a computer-readable code encoding a drug to be stored by the drug container and transmits a signal indicative of the identity of the drug in response to reading the computer-readable code. A non-transitory computer-readable memory stores a drug formulary comprising a plurality of drug entries. A processing component is configured to identify, from the formulary, the identity of the drug corresponding to the computer-readable code and receives a patient identity from a computer-accessible source. A printer is operable to print label content identifying the specific drug onto a label that is to be applied to the drug container. The label content includes the identity of the drug and the patient identity encoded by a label code that is computer-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Enos, Lawrence Srnka
  • Publication number: 20180314478
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method of generating a label comprising label content based on information stored by a plurality of different databases. The system includes an interface that receives an order ID. A communication system transmits the order ID over a communication network to a remotely-located terminal, and receives order data comprising information obtained from a record in a first database. A memory device that is locally connected to the interface locally stores a second database comprising rules defining requirements of a drug labeling standard. The memory device stores insufficient information to locally interpret the order ID. A label generator applies at least one of the rules using a portion of the received order data and a portion of information locally stored in the second database to control a label printer that prints the label in compliance with the drug labeling standard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Gary KEEFE, Lawrence SRNKA
  • Publication number: 20180002056
    Abstract: Provided is a labeling apparatus that generates a label for labeling a drug container at a healthcare facility. The labeling apparatus includes a code reader that reads a computer-readable code encoding a drug to be stored by the drug container and transmits a signal indicative of the identity of the drug in response to reading the computer-readable code. A non-transitory computer-readable memory stores a drug formulary comprising a plurality of drug entries. A processing component is configured to identify, from the formulary, the identity of the drug corresponding to the computer-readable code and receives a patient identity from a computer-accessible source. A printer is operable to print label content identifying the specific drug onto a label that is to be applied to the drug container. The label content includes the identity of the drug and the patient identity encoded by a label code that is computer-readable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Gary ENOS, Lawrence SRNKA
  • Patent number: 9830521
    Abstract: Provided is a system for identifying a drug container that includes an image capture device configured to capture an optical image of a portion of a label provided to the drug container, and a non-transitory computer storage medium storing a plurality of features for each of a plurality of different drugs included in a database. The features associated with each of the plurality of different drugs are suggestive of an identity of a drug identity but do not, alone, positively identify the drug identity. A processing component is configured to receive data representing the optical image transmitted by the image capture device and to identify a candidate for the drug identity based on the plurality of features associated with the candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka, Peter Botten
  • Publication number: 20170247213
    Abstract: Provided is a container for transporting a consumable such as a medium on which an image is to be printed. The container includes a support surface and a reading component coupled to the support surface to read a computer-readable code accompanying the consumable. A relay interface is operatively connected to the reading component to receive a signal indicative of the computer-readable code read by the reading component, and communicate with a compatible reader provided to the receiving apparatus to convey information about the computer-readable code read by the reading component to the receiving apparatus. The relay interface can be coupled to the tray at a location remotely located from the reading component and having an orientation that is different from an orientation of the reading component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Lawrence Srnka, Kevin S. Litvak, Christopher Tainer, Peter Adam, Arlber Chang
  • Patent number: 9440760
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for generating a label for use in a medical application. Label content specified by a user that is to be applied to a surface of the label is received. The label content, which includes a machine-generated character, is printed on demand onto the surface of the label. The label bearing the label content is dispensed in a condition suitable for use in the sterile environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Srnka, Peter Botten
  • Patent number: 9418206
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for presenting information related to a drug dilution. A computer memory stores a drug database with a plurality of drug entries, each of which includes an identification and concentration of a drug stored in an originating container. A reader is operable to read a barcode associated with the drug identifier of the originating drug container and the concentration and/or dose and volume of the drug in the container. A user selects or enters a desired drug preparation that may include one or more preparations of the originating drug requested for administration to a patient. A computer processor interprets the concentrate signal, identifies the concentration of the originating drug based on content included in the drug database, and determines a recipe to be presented to the user for preparing the drug including any required dilutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CODONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka
  • Publication number: 20160092744
    Abstract: Provided is a system for identifying a drug container that includes an image capture device configured to capture an optical image of a portion of a label provided to the drug container, and a non-transitory computer storage medium storing a plurality of features for each of a plurality of different drugs included in a database. The features associated with each of the plurality of different drugs are suggestive of an identity of a drug identity but do not, alone, positively identify the drug identity. A processing component is configured to receive data representing the optical image transmitted by the image capture device and to identify a candidate for the drug identity based on the plurality of features associated with the candidate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka, Peter Botten
  • Publication number: 20140372418
    Abstract: Provided is a method of converting a medical image used in a network at a patient care facility, the network including an enterprise network storage solution optionally dedicated for storing medical images in a standardized medical imaging format that are to be retrieved over the network. The method includes us a computer system to search a portable computer-readable medium for an indication that the medical image is stored in a proprietary format on the portable computer-readable medium. The proprietary format of the medical image is identified, using the computer system, based on the indication. The medical image is converted into a format that is compliant with a standardized medical-imaging format, transmitted in the standardized medical-imaging format to be: (i) subsequently displayed by a display device without requiring prior storage of the medical image in an enterprise storage solution for medical images, and/or (ii) stored in the enterprise storage solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Glenn Burke, Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka, Peter Botten
  • Patent number: 8893970
    Abstract: Provided is a method for reading a code from a container of a medicinal substance and printing a label for the container. The method includes reading a machine readable code associated with a container for storing a medicinal drug. The machine readable code includes an identification information of the medicinal drug. The method also for determining a useful life of the medicinal drug based on a time at which the container for storing the medicinal drug was initially accessed and encoding a label content including the useful life of the medicinal drug. The method also includes printing a label including the label content including the useful life of the medicinal drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Codonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka, Michael Kolberg, Timothy Jablonski
  • Publication number: 20140282197
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for presenting information related to a drug dilution. A computer memory stores a drug database with a plurality of drug entries, each of which includes an identification and concentration of a drug stored in an originating container. A reader is operable to read a barcode associated with the drug identifier of the originating drug container and the concentration and/or dose and volume of the drug in the container. A user selects or enters a desired drug preparation that may include one or more preparations of the originating drug requested for administration to a patient. A computer processor interprets the concentrate signal, identifies the concentration of the originating drug based on content included in the drug database, and determines a recipe to be presented to the user for preparing the drug including any required dilutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Codonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka
  • Publication number: 20140263614
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for presenting information related to a drug dilution. A computer memory stores a drug database with a plurality of drug entries, each of which includes an identification and concentration of a drug stored in an originating container. A reader is operable to read a barcode associated with the drug identifier of the originating drug container and the concentration and/or dose and volume of the drug in the container. A user selects or enters a desired drug preparation that may include one or more preparations of the originating drug requested for administration to a patient. A computer processor interprets the concentrate signal, identifies the concentration of the originating drug based on content included in the drug database, and determines a recipe to be presented to the user for preparing the drug including any required dilutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Codonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Keefe, Lawrence Srnka