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Method and System for Integrated Electronic Paper Labeling and Biometric Fingerprint Validation of Data on a Storage Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000209508D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

A method and system for integrated electronic paper labeling and biometric fingerprint validation of data on a storage container is disclosed.

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Method and System for Integrated Electronic Paper Labeling and Biometric Fingerprint Validation of Data on a Storage Container

Disclosed is a method and system for labeling and validating a correct patient when a sample is taken and recorded on a storage container. A write-once electronic paper label and a silicon finger print sensor are embedded onto a flexible container such as a blood bag. The patient may record their identifying information (name, blood type, etc.) and also validate who they are with a finger print, immediately after providing the sample.

The figure illustrates an exemplary embodiment of a flexible bag used to store a patient's blood. Here, an example electronic paper technology and a capacitive silicon array sensor are fabricated onto the sample container with signal contacts extending to the edge of the container. Conductive contacts at the edge of the bag mate with an electronic control device for powering and communicating with the electronic paper and the capacitive sensor. The contacts may be connected to an external writing device to allow electronic writing of visible text and graphics onto the flexible material. For example, predetermined patient information and specific patient information which relates to the type of container being used (i.e. blood type if a blood bag is being used) may be electronically written onto the storage container. Further, the electronic control device reads a human finger and identifies the patient from...