06230868 is referenced by 88 patents and cites 7 patents.

A parking meter system consisting of a cylindrical housing having an upper section for a driver assistance display, control buttons, payment means and a time display. The housing is located adjacent a plurality of parking spaces and a single parking meter mechanism is mounted within the housing for controlling parking for each of the plurality of spaces. A separate enforcement display is located on the street side of the housing so that an enforcement officer can observe the compliance status without leaving his vehicle. The housing also supports a coin collection canister in a lower section thereof and access doors are provided for both the upper and lower housing sections for ease of servicing. The contours of the doors preserves the cylindrical housing shape when the doors are closed.

Title
System for metering multiple parking spaces
Application Number
9/506867
Publication Number
6230868 (B1)
Application Date
February 8, 2000
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Ralph H Carmen
Meritt Island
FL, US
Paul Descombes
Jasper
AR, US
Todd Magness
Harrison
AR, US
J Michael Rodgers
Harrison
AR, US
Gorm Tuxen
Ridgedale
MO, US
Agent
Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe
US
Assignee
Duncan
AR, US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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