07436321 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 68 patents.

A method of communicating utility usage data is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises transmitting real-time utility usage data from a plurality of utility meters, receiving the real-time utility usage data from the plurality of utility meters, storing the real-time utility usage data in a memory, storing address information of the plurality of utility meters in memory, receiving requests from a plurality of utility users for real-time utility usage information and wherein the requests traverse a communication path that includes the Internet, processing the utility usage data of the utility users to provide the real-time utility usage information for each utility user, and transmitting the real-time utility usage information to the utility users over a communication path that includes the Internet.

Title
Power line communication system with automated meter reading
Application Number
11/293207
Publication Number
7436321 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2005
Publication Date
October 14, 2008
Inventor
James Douglas Mollenkopf
Fairfax
VA, US
Melvin Joseph White II
Germantown
MD, US
Agent
Capital Legal Group
Mel Barnes
Assignee
Current Technologies
MD, US
IPC
G08B 23/00
View Original Source