Patent Number: 6,480,762

Title: Medical apparatus supporting system

Abstract: A plurality of pieces of medical equipment each of which includes a microcomputer and has a program used to control the microcomputer stored in a reproqrammable storage device such as an EEPROM is linked to a remote computer over a communication line. Using a rewriting/updating program sent from the computer, each piece of medical equipment rewrites or updates the program stored in the storage device. When a plurality of programs is stored, if one of the programs is rewritten or updated abnormally, the other program is used to activate medical equipment.

Inventors: Uchikubo; Akinobu (Oume, JP), Tabata; Takao (Machida, JP), Onishi; Junichi (Hachioji, JP), Honma; Satoshi (Hino, JP), Ozaki; Takashi (Hachioji, JP), Tsunakawa; Makoto (Toda, JP), Taniguchi; Kazunori (Hachioji, JP), Nakamura; Takeaki (Hino, JP), Hoshino; Yoshia (Hachioji, JP), Gotanda; Masakazu (Kanagawa, JP), Hareyama; Norihiko (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G05B 19/04 (20060101); G05B 19/042 (20060101); G05B 019/04 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019