Omnicell Patent Applications

MEDICATION DISPENSING CABINET SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Granted: July 7, 2016
Application Number: 20160196409
A medication dispensing cabinet provides controlled access to medications and supplies stored in it. The cabinet may include at least one lockable storage compartment, and a controller that controls access to the at least one lockable storage compartment. The cabinet may include multiple printers integrated into the cabinet. The cabinet may include a camera operably coupled to the controller. The cabinet may include a set of cabinet electronics, and a power distribution and…

VERSATILE LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR DISPENSING CABINETS

Granted: July 30, 2015
Application Number: 20150209237
In one implementation, a device for dispensing items includes a plurality of compartments for storing medicines or medical supplies, a respective light source associated with each of the plurality of compartments, and a computerized controller coupled to the light sources. The computerized controller maintains an inventory of the contents of the plurality of compartments and receives requests to dispense medicines or medical supplies from the plurality of compartments. In response to a…

STORAGE CABINET WITH MULTIPLE RFID READERS

Granted: May 22, 2014
Application Number: 20140138440
An RFID cabinet system is provided for monitoring items having an RFID tag. System includes cabinet having open interior where items are stored and at least one door providing access to items. Static RFID system is provided for reading and identifying data embedded on RFID tag located on at least some of the items placed within cabinet. Static RFID system is configured to monitor substantially all items located within the interior of cabinet when door is closed. Transaction RFID system…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING INVENTORY AT DISPENSING UNITS

Granted: March 13, 2014
Application Number: 20140074284
Dispensing units or stations for dispensing items, such as in a healthcare facility, are linked in a network. The dispensing stations are arranged in groups. Inventory data for all the stations in a group is combined together, and displayed at a graphical view or widget. Multiple widgets may be displayed on a dashboard screen of a user system, for use in managing inventory.

CABINET WITH REMOTE INTEGRATION

Granted: June 20, 2013
Application Number: 20130158705
Devices, systems, and methods are described for remotely managing items that are configured to be stored in at least one dispensing device. This includes receiving user identification information at a host computer system from an electronic device that is remotely located from the dispensing device. This also includes transmitting from the host computer system to the electronic device a disposition of at least one item, wherein the at least one item is associated with a patient. Further,…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING INVENTORY AT DISPENSING UNITS

Granted: June 6, 2013
Application Number: 20130144435
Dispensing units or stations for dispensing items, such as in a healthcare facility, are linked in a network. The dispensing stations are arranged in groups. Inventory data for all the stations in a group is combined together, and displayed at a graphical view or widget. Multiple widgets may be displayed on a dashboard screen of a user system, for use in managing inventory.

MEDICATION DISPENSING CABINET SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Granted: January 3, 2013
Application Number: 20130006415
A medication dispensing cabinet provides controlled access to medications and supplies stored in it. The cabinet may include at least one lockable storage compartment, and a controller that controls access to the at least one lockable storage compartment. The cabinet may include multiple printers integrated into the cabinet. The cabinet may include a camera operably coupled to the controller. The cabinet may include a set of cabinet electronics, and a power distribution and…

FACILITY-WIDE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Granted: January 3, 2013
Application Number: 20130006652
A system for managing medications facilitates documentation of medication returned from remote dispensing units to a central storage location such as a pharmacy vault. The system may be especially useful in facilitating the tracking of controlled substances. The system receives an indication that a medication previously removed from the remote dispensing units has been designated for return to the medication management system. The system computes an estimated return amount of the…

DISPENSING CABINET WITH ARTICULATING ARM

Granted: December 20, 2012
Application Number: 20120323362
Embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and apparatus related to a dispensing device having an adjustable user interface. According to one embodiment, a dispensing device may include a cabinet having one or more compartments for dispensing health care supplies to one or more patients. The dispensing device may also include a control system that provides various operational functions related to dispensing the health care supplies. A user interface may be communicatively…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USER ACCESS OF DISPENSING UNIT

Granted: November 8, 2012
Application Number: 20120283871
Dispensing units for dispensing items, such as in a healthcare facility, are linked in a network. The dispensing units use a fingerprint to authenticate users. The fingerprints on a short list reflect recent authorization, and permit access without other identifying information. Dispensing units in the network may use different fingerprint scanning technologies, but are made compatible by enrolling fingerprints using the different technologies. Two or more reference fingerprints may be…

MEDICATION DISPENSING CART

Granted: September 27, 2012
Application Number: 20120245731
A medication dispensing cart having a computer and monitor, a work surface with pull out keyboard, and plural drawers arranged as a vertical series of cassettes that can be added as needed. The battery powered device uses software and pass codes for controlling access to each drawer, and requires a second pass code for any drawer designated to contain narcotics. Records can be kept of who dispenses what medication and when for each cart in a system of carts. The cart in the system is in…

MEDICATION DISPENSING CART

Granted: August 9, 2012
Application Number: 20120203377
Embodiments of the invention provide medication dispensing carts and methods. The medication dispensing carts may include a base having wheels that allow the carts to be transported within a facility, a computing device configured to receive input from a user, a display device communicatively coupled with the computing device for displaying information to the user, a post that couples the display device with the base, and a plurality of cassettes that have one or more bins within which…

COMPUTER CONTROLLED AND MONITORED MEDICAL STORAGE SYSTEM

Granted: July 12, 2012
Application Number: 20120176245
A system is disclosed for monitoring and controlling a refrigerated medical storage unit. The system may include a control station. The control station may receive temperature information from the refrigerated medical storage unit and may cause at least a portion of the temperature information to be stored. The control station may determine whether the temperature is outside a predefined range and may causes an alarm to be generated when the temperature is outside the predefined range.…

SOLAR CHARGED MOBILE WORKING STATIONS

Granted: January 13, 2011
Application Number: 20110006724
A medical work station having a solar charging system. The medical work station includes a cart that carries a computer for providing access to and keeping track of medical information. The solar charging system is operatively connected to the computer to provide a solar power input. This solar input provides a constant replenishing of power to the computer as long as there is a source of UV light, such as through inside lighting or through sunlight.

TISSUE TRACKING

Granted: August 5, 2010
Application Number: 20100198620
A tissue tracking system is disclosed that provides tissue tracking, for example, at medical facilities. The tissue tracking system may be incorporated with a supply chain, billing, inventory, and/or order systems. In some embodiments, the tissue tracking system may also track environmental conditions of the tissue during reception, storage and issuance. Tissue sequestration methods are also disclosed.

RFID CABINET

Granted: April 1, 2010
Application Number: 20100079240
An RFID cabinet for monitoring items having an RFID tag includes a cabinet having at least one locking front door. An RFID detector is used for monitoring each item placed within the cabinet and is located within the interior of the cabinet. A computer is coupled to the RFID cabinet and controls opening and closing of the front door and is configured to receive an input that identifies the user. In this way, the computer is configured to periodically record data read from the RFID tags…

SECURED DISPENSING CABINET AND METHODS

Granted: March 18, 2010
Application Number: 20100070074
A device for dispensing items comprises a cabinet having an interior for storing items. A dispenser frame is coupled to the cabinet and is configured to be accessed, such as by pulling the dispenser frame from the cabinet. The dispenser frame includes a plurality of dividers that are configured to hold the plurality of dispensing mechanisms that each hold multiple items within the storage area. Further, the dividers are reconfigurable to permit the arrangement of the dispensing…

CABINET WITH REMOTE INTEGRATION

Granted: February 18, 2010
Application Number: 20100042437
Devices, systems, and methods are described for remotely managing items that are configured to be stored in at least one dispensing device. This includes receiving user identification information at a host computer system from an electronic device that is remotely located from the dispensing device. This also includes transmitting from the host computer system to the electronic device a disposition of at least one item, wherein the at least one item is associated with a patient. Further,…

PATIENT-SPECIFIC BIN SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES

Granted: December 25, 2008
Application Number: 20080319579
Systems, methods, and devices are described related to the assignment and management of patient-specific bins. A dispensing device at a healthcare facility includes a number of bins for storage of medical supplies, with some of the bins designated as patient-specific bins allocated to be assigned to patients for storage of their medications or certain other supplies. A central server computer system, in communication with a computer of the dispensing device, may monitor and assign…

IDENTIFYING ITEMS FOR RESTOCKING OF A DISPENSING DEVICE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Granted: December 25, 2008
Application Number: 20080319580
Systems, methods, and devices are described related to the assignment and management of patient-specific bins. A dispensing device at a healthcare facility includes a number of bins for storage of medical supplies, with some of the bins designated as patient-specific bins allocated to be assigned to patients for storage of their medications or certain other supplies. A central server computer system, in communication with a computer of the dispensing device, may monitor and assign…