04532418 is referenced by 197 patents and cites 12 patents.

Structure for and method of charging an electric vehicle at a parking location and facilitating billing for the charging energy utilized and the parking time. The structure includes a charging and parking meter at a parking space for receiving a charge card and into which a charging plug from an electric vehicle may be placed, structure for reading the charge card placed in the meter and for locking the plug in place, and a central processor unit for determining the charging energy used and parking time and for storing billing data relative thereto at a remote location, for periodic removal to facilitate billing. The method of the invention includes the steps of permitting charging of an electric vehicle at a parking location in response to use of a charge card and storing charging and parking information for subsequent retrieval to facilitate billing to the owner of the charge card.

Title
Microprocessor electric vehicle charging and parking meter system structure and method
Application Number
194044
Publication Number
4532418
Application Date
December 21, 1984
Publication Date
July 30, 1985
Inventor
Bruce F Whitney
South Lyon
MI, US
Robert E Brokenshire
Troy
MI, US
Mitchell D Charneski
Southfield
MI, US
Robert G Pratt
Farmington Hills
MI, US
William G Meese
Bloomfield Hills
MI, US
Agent
Barnes Kisselle Raisch Choate Whittemore & Hulbert
Assignee
The Detroit Edison Company
MI, US
IPC
G06F 7/08
B65G 11/00
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