08171364 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 543 patents.

A method and system are provided to transmit a meter power status. The method includes recognizing a power status change at a meter. The method includes, if the meter is scheduled to transmit first, transmitting a notification message to at least one neighboring meter towards a mesh gate, wherein the notification message includes a power status indicator and a meter identifier. The method includes, if the meter is not scheduled to transmit first, waiting a predetermined time period to receive a notification message from at least one neighboring meter. The method includes, responsive to receiving a notification message, adding a meter identifier to the received notification message before retransmitting the modified notification message to at least one neighboring meter. The method includes retransmitting the notification message.

Title
System and method for power outage and restoration notification in an advanced metering infrastructure network
Application Number
12/275254
Publication Number
8171364 (B2)
Application Date
November 21, 2008
Publication Date
May 1, 2012
Inventor
Michel Veillette
Waterloo
CA
Agent
King & Spalding
Dawn Marie Bey
Assignee
Trilliant Networks
CA, US
IPC
H04L 1/18
G08C 25/02
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