07427927 is referenced by 116 patents and cites 343 patents.

A display system that communicates with existing automated meter reading communications systems to provide information to a user. The display includes a radio that listens to communications between a utility meter and the reading system. When the display recognizes a particular utility meter identifier, it captures meter read information and stores it in memory. The information may then be presented to the user. Alternatively, a broadcast message may be communicated, that when received by the display, causes the display to extract information from the receiver. A manual override button may be provided to allow a user to manually request information from the meter. The display will extract information from the meter upon receipt of the manual request.

Title
In-home display communicates with a fixed network meter reading system
Application Number
11/355548
Publication Number
7427927 (B2)
Application Date
February 16, 2006
Publication Date
September 23, 2008
Inventor
Robert T Mason Jr
Raleigh
NC, US
Kenneth C Shuey
Zebulon
NC, US
Andrew J Borleske
Garner
NC, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
Assignee
Elster Electricity
NC, US
IPC
G08B 23/00
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