04837704 is referenced by 23 patents and cites 7 patents.

Apparatus and a method are disclosed for use in a computer controlled factory environment which includes workstations and automated vehicles servicing those workstations for monitoring the status of a plurality of system devices and reporting same, on demand, to the control computer in a predetermined sequence manner which minimizes control computer involvement in polling and buffering operations and optimizes vehicle movement.

Title
Computer controlled material handling
Application Number
905433
Publication Number
4837704
Application Date
July 29, 1988
Publication Date
June 6, 1989
Inventor
Wendell L Lengefeld
Round Rock
TX, US
Agent
Andrea P Bryant
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 15/46
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