(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0097368 Al
Tribble et al. (43) Pub. Date: May 22,2003
(54) SERIAL DATA CAPTURE AND PROCESSING (52) U.S. CI 707/102
Patent Application Publication May 22,2003 Sheet 2 of 3 US 2003/0097368 Al
(75) Inventors: Dennis Tribble, Oklahoma City, OK
(US); Joel A. Osborne, Oklahoma City,
DARBY & DARBY PC.
805 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022 (US)
(73) Assignee: ForHealth Technologies, Inc.
(21) Appl. No.: 09/991,048
(22) Filed: Nov. 21, 2001
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 7/00
A method and software interlace enables serial data streams to be trapped, parsed, tested lor suitability lor automated handling by a medication preparation system. Only those portions ol the serial data stream that are not suitable lor such handling are released lor printing and manual handling. A serial data interlace includes a listener software module ("LSM") that receives serial data streams and a parser software module ("PSM") communicatively connectable to the LSM that processes the serial data streams received from the LSM. A set ol configuration rules accessible by the PSM defines the manner ol processing by the PSM on the serial data streams. A data structure results that enables data handling by an automated medication preparation system.