07312721 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 340 patents.

The invention includes an electronic utility meter, a data collector/meter and a method for communicating data in an automated meter reading system. The inventive method includes communicating data with a network and a first electronic utility meter, and communicating the data with the first electronic utility meter and one or more other meters.

Title
Data collector for an automated meter reading system
Application Number
10/953847
Publication Number
7312721 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2004
Publication Date
December 25, 2007
Inventor
Andrew J Borleske
Raleigh
NC, US
Kathryn J Smith
Raleigh
NC, US
Eugene W Hodges
Holly Springs
NC, US
Robert T Mason Jr
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Elster Electricity
NC, US
IPC
G08B 23/00
G08C 15/06
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