04486928 is referenced by 256 patents and cites 11 patents.

A tool rest has a plurality of tool storage locations for tools used at a work station. The tool rest is stationary relative to the work station. An automated robotic arm transports a tool between the tool rest and the work station. The arm movement is programmed to select a particular tool. The tools are releasably retained at their respective storage locations and are automatically released just prior to their transport to the work station, and are retentively held at their respective storage locations after return thereto.

Title
Apparatus for tool storage and selection
Application Number
6/281584
Publication Number
4486928
Application Date
July 9, 1981
Publication Date
December 11, 1984
Inventor
Bill B Clark
Fort Wayne
IN, US
Thomas L Tucker
Fort Wayne
IN, US
Agent
Richard T Seeger
William J Streeter
Thomas A Briody
Assignee
Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company
IN, US
IPC
B23Q 3/157
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