Omnyx, Pittsburgh, has been assigned a patent (8,463,741) developed by nine co-inventors for a digital pathology system. The co-inventors are Joshua Todd Ehlke, Dallas, Narasimha Rao Khandavilli, Pittsburgh, Timothy Mark McVaugh, Mars, Pa., Anthony J. Melanson, Pittsburgh, Steve Selzer, Pittsburgh, Curtis Stratman, Pittsburgh, Marina Virnik, New York, Joshua Micah Weihnacht, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Zhen Zeng, San Francisco.
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A digital pathology system has a central workflow server hosting digital pathology application services and supporting one or more pathology workstations. The digital pathology system may include one or more image servers, providing digital images of sample specimen slides that are associated with medical cases. Residing at and executing on each pathology workstation is a digital pathology application client, which is the counterpart of digital pathology application services at the central workflow server. The combination of digital pathology application services at the central workflow server and digital pathology application client at each pathology workstation support a pathology workflow software module and a slide viewer software module. The present disclosure also describes a method of operation and/or use of the digital pathology system.”
The patent application was filed on Sept. 4, 2009 (12/554,276). The full-text of the patent can be found here.