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Raymond H Kelley, Richard Christopher Carpenter, Robert H Lunney, Maureen Martinez: Automated meter reading system. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 11, 2000: US06088659 (389 worldwide citation)

An automated meter reading (AMR) server having an open, distributed architecture that collects, loads, and manages system-wide data collected from energy meters and routes the data automatically to upstream business systems. The AMR server includes a repository of metering data, and additionally pro ...


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Richard Christopher Carpenter: Mapping interface for a distributed server to translate between dissimilar file formats. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, March 6, 2001: US06199068 (275 worldwide citation)

A mapper to translate an input file from an input domain to an output domain. The mapper includes a canons utility which builds a canon, the canon being a tree relating all data attributes within a domain of information, and the domain being a collection of data that has a same data format, a maps u ...


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David G Hart, William L Peterson, David Uy, W Michael Egolf: Method and system for monitoring and controlling an electrical distribution network. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, December 21, 1999: US06005759 (208 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and controlling an electrical distribution network comprises an electrical distribution substation having a local area network (LAN), a feeder subsystem and a gateway. The feeder subsystem is coupled to the substation and receives electrical energy therefrom for distribution ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathryn J Smith, Rodney C Hemminger, Arnold W Bragg: RF repeater for automatic meter reading system. ABB Power T & D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, February 23, 1999: US05874903 (186 worldwide citation)

An automatic meter reading system utilizes repeater technology to access hard to read meters within a fixed network structure. The components of the radio system that are needed for two-way communications are employed without adding significant cost to the meter. Using this approach, each meter in t ...


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Aaron M Jungreis: Uninterruptible power supply. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, February 6, 2001: US06184593 (161 worldwide citation)

An electronic circuit, such as a UPS, interfaces a main ac power source and at least one secondary power source to a load. The secondary power source(s) may include one or more auxiliary generators, a flywheel motor generator or microturbine with high speed motor generator, and/or any of a variety o ...


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Robert T Mason Jr, Ted H York: Communications module base repeater. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 2, 1999: US05978371 (136 worldwide citation)

A repeater communications module (RCM) that enhances signals in a communications network comprises a processor coupled to a communications medium and optionally to a host application. The RCM operates in one of two modes: (1) interface or host application controlled, and (2) standalone. In the inter ...


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Robert T Mason Jr, Kenneth C Shuey: Fixed network RF communications complaint with CEBus protocol. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 8, 2000: US06100817 (136 worldwide citation)

The CEBUS protocol is employed in an automatic meter reading (AMR) fixed network RF system while maintaining commonality and compliance with other CEBUS equipment. The AMR system comprises a plurality of utility meters, each meter comprising a radio frequency (RF) module for transmitting and receivi ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathryn J Smith, David C Lawrence, Arnold W Bragg: Automatic meter reading system employing common broadcast command channel. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, June 6, 2000: US06073169 (134 worldwide citation)

An automated meter reading system is provided. The system includes a host server interfaced to a plurality of nodes where each node communicates with a number of utility meters. The system selects a group of noninterfering nodes and uses an RF broadcast from the host server to initiate the reading o ...


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Redjem Bouhenguel, James P Garitty: Methods and systems for automatic testing of a relay. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, April 21, 1998: US05742513 (126 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatically testing the operation of a protective relay system is disclosed. The system and method provide for continuous testing to ensure proper operation of the protective relay system while the relay remains in service and without interrupting the normal operation of th ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Apparatus and methods for power network coupling. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 3, 1999: US05933073 (120 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for establishing communications between electrical and electronic devices utilizing existing power signal distribution networks are disclosed. In such methods and apparatus the transmitting and receiving components of such devices are coupled between line and ground. Such coupl ...