05862391 is referenced by 168 patents and cites 7 patents.

The power management control system comprises a computer having standard RS485 interface cards and adapters installed in its I/O slots defining multiple industry standard Modbus RTU networks. The computer contains software for monitoring and controlling selected aspects of power usage/consumption, as described in more detail hereinafter. The Modbus RTU protocol is a well known industry standard. Devices with a Modbus RTU interface can be connected directly to the Modbus and other devices which communicate on the Commnet protocol require a Modbus concentrator. The Modbus concentrator provides an interface between the Modbus RTU protocol and the Commnet protocol, whereby these other devices can communicate through the Modbus concentrator over the Modbus. Alternatively, standard Ethernet interface cards and adapters are installed in the computer's I/O slots defining multiple standard Ethernet TCP/IP networks. The Ethernet TCP/IP protocol is a well known standard, which would allow a user of the power management control system of the present invention to use its existing LAN. Ethernet gateways are connected to the Ethernet TCP/IP networks to provide an interface between the Ethernet TCP/IP protocol and the Modbus RTU protocol.

Title
Power management control system
Application Number
8/626102
Publication Number
5862391
Application Date
April 3, 1996
Publication Date
January 19, 1999
Inventor
Wolfgang Meyer Haack
Plainville
CT, US
John S Vandevanter
East Granby
CT, US
Dana Foster
Harwinton
CT, US
James Burke
Southington
CT, US
Sara Uecker
Burlington
IA, US
Indrajit Purkayastha
Weatogue
CT, US
Veronica Kertesz
Bristol
CT, US
Mary A Doddy
Farmington
CT, US
Edgar Yee
Chapel Hill
NC, US
Grady W Broadnax Jr
Bristol
CT, US
Thomas A Murphy
Southington
CT, US
Jose Bscheider
Seymour
CT, US
Donald R Brown
Plainville
CT, US
Patrick G Salas
Farmington
CT, US
Agent
Carl B Horton
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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