04138718 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 3 patents.

A numerical control system which employs a programmed numerical control processor to perform the numerical control functions is coupled to a bulk storage device by a host computer. The bulk storage device stores a download library which includes not only part programs, but also system software programs and diagnostic programs which may be downloaded to the numerical control system upon request. By downloading a system software program the numerical control capabilities of the system can be completely reconfigured to, in essence, provide a new machine.

Title
Numerical control system with downloading capability
Application Number
5/850927
Publication Number
4138718
Application Date
November 14, 1977
Publication Date
February 6, 1979
Inventor
William A Donze
Mentor
OH, US
Ronald J Toke
Bratenahl Village
OH, US
Agent
Quarles & Brady
Assignee
Allen Bradley Company
WI, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 3/02
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