06301527 is referenced by 118 patents and cites 2 patents.

Software (

50

) is loaded into the host computer (

12

) and includes an Ethernet server (

52

), a Modbus (DDE) server (

54

), an MMS server (

56

), and a third-party proprietary protocol server (

58

). Each of these servers (

52, 54, 56

, and

58

) allows external programs (

60

) running on the host and view node computers (

12, 40

, and

44

) to access power management data from the various devices (

26

) in the power management control system (

10

). Modbus server (

52

) allows external programs (

60

) to access power management data from devices (

26

), which communicate using the Modbus protocol. MMS server (

56

) allows external programs (

60

) to access power management data from MMS/UCA2 compliant devices (

34

), which communicate using the MMS protocol. Ethernet server (

52

) provides for network layer TCP/IP encapsulation for communications over Ethernet networks (

20

) and (

22

). Third party server (

58

) allows communications between external programs (

60

) and device (

38

), which uses any proprietary protocol. Power management control system (

10

) implements the UCA Version 2 architecture, having an Ethernet physical layer, a Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network layer, and a Manufacturing Message Specification (MMS) application layer.

Title
Utilities communications architecture compliant power management control system
Application Number
9/405346
Publication Number
6301527 (B1)
Application Date
September 24, 1999
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Drew Baigent
Toronto
US
James Petrizzi
Tariffville
CT, US
Radoslaw Narel
New Britain
CT, US
Patrick Meagher
Cromwell
CT, US
Geoff Butland
Farmington
CT, US
Agent
Cantor Colburn
US
Agent
Carl B Horton
US
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
G05D 11/00
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