07761910 is referenced by 78 patents and cites 75 patents.

A power management architecture for an electrical power distribution system, or portion thereof, is disclosed. The architecture includes multiple intelligent electronic devices (“IED's”) distributed throughout the power distribution system to manage the flow and consumption of power from the system. The IED's are linked via a network to back-end servers. Security mechanisms are further provided which protect and otherwise ensure the authenticity of communications transmitted via the network in furtherance of the management of the distribution and consumption of electrical power by the architecture. In particular, public key cryptography is employed to identify components of the architecture and provide for secure communication of power management data among those components. Further, certificates and certificate authorities are utilized to further ensure integrity of the security mechanism.

Title
System and method for assigning an identity to an intelligent electronic device
Application Number
10/999534
Publication Number
7761910 (B2)
Application Date
November 30, 2004
Publication Date
July 20, 2010
Inventor
John C Van Gorp
Sidney
CA
Brian T Nakagawa
Victoria
CA
Benedikt T Huber
Victoria
CA
Anthony J Howe
Victoria
CA
David A Chivers
Victoria
CA
Andrew W Blackett
Victoria
CA
Eric K Haight
Victoria
CA
Douglas S Ransom
Victoria
CA
Agent
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Assignee
Power Measurement
CA
IPC
H04L 9/32
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