System for the central control of devices used during an operation

  • US 9,417,614 B2
  • Filed: 04/16/2013
  • Issued: 08/16/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for controlling medical devices, comprising:

  • a first network including a first controller and at least one medical device connected to said first controller by a first bus;

    a first input device from which said first controller receives a control command associated with said at least one medical device;

    a second network including a second controller and at least one additional device connected to said second controller by a second bus different than said first bus; and

    a second input device from which said second controller receives a control command associated with said at least one additional device;

    wherein said first controller controls said at least one medical device based on the control commands received from said first input device;

    wherein said second controller controls said at least one additional device based on the control commands received from said second input device;

    wherein said first controller is connected to said second controller; and

    wherein said second controller communicates control commands for said at least one medical device received from said second input device to said first controller to control said at least one medical device.

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