05463735 is referenced by 151 patents and cites 2 patents.

A network system having a wide variety of applications and particularly applicable to facilities management systems includes network controllers which continuously process data related to building and industrial, environmental, security and other automated system controls. Each network controller has a network address indicative of a communication link to which the network controller is connected, a local address and a node drop ID to determine whether the network controller is a configured or non-configured device. Data stored in an archive device is downloaded to a destination network controller in the absence of a routing table in the destination network controller by transmitting a download request message from the archive device to an intermediate network controller with a routing table. The intermediate network controller assumes control of the download request by transmitting the message to the destination controller. The destination controller acknowledges receipt of the message by transmitting an acknowledge message back to the intermediate network controller, which passes the acknowledge message to the archive device in accordance with the routing information stored in the intermediate network controller. Thus, as certain network controllers are connected, disconnected or disabled during the operation of the network, the control of a process is not interrupted. Additionally, the network controllers are not configured to store large amounts of routing data because a path to a device can be established through other controllers with routing information.

Title
Method of downloading information stored in an arching device to destination network controller through intermediate network controllers in accordance with routing information
Application Number
476031
Publication Number
5463735
Application Date
February 3, 1994
Publication Date
October 31, 1995
Inventor
Michael E Wagner
Delafield
WI, US
Robert R Singers
Brown Deer
WI, US
Otto M Mageland
Greenfield
WI, US
James K Stark
Wauwatosa
WI, US
Clay G Nesler
New Berlin
WI, US
Dan J Spacek
Cudahy
WI, US
Paul W Madaus
Oak Creek
WI, US
Darrell E Standish
New Berlin
WI, US
Dennis E Burkhardt
Franklin
WI, US
Donald A Gottschalk Jr
Milwaukee
WI, US
David L Koch
Fox Point
WI, US
Vairavan Vairavan
Milwaukee
WI, US
Karen L Woest
Wauwatosa
WI, US
Susan M Hyzer
Brown Deer
WI, US
James R Garbe
Greenfield
WI, US
Gaylon M Decious
Milwaukee
WI, US
David E Rasmussen
Wales
WI, US
Gregory A Pascucci
Waukesha
WI, US
Agent
Foley & Lardner
Assignee
Johnson Service Company
IPC
G06F 13/14
G06F 13/12
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