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Robert T Mason Jr, Andrew J Borleske, Kenneth C Shuey: Using a fixed network wireless data collection system to improve utility responsiveness to power outages. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, December 11, 2007: US07308370 (201 worldwide citation)

A system for determining service outages and restorations includes an outage management server (OMS) that generates reports of outages and restoration information for metering endpoints. The outages may be caused by faults at various locations in the distribution network. The metering endpoint may i ...


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Peter R Meyer, Garry M Loy, David F Dunn, Rodney C Hemminger, Charles Cunningham Jr: Wireless area network communications module for utility meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 17, 2004: US06778099 (146 worldwide citation)

A communications module that permits remote meter reading of a utility meter via a wireless modem that communicates using data packet networks along a communications system, such as ARDIS. The communications module is a microprocessor-based transmitter/receiver which receives data collection request ...


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Peter R Meyer, Garry M Loy, David F Dunn, Rodney C Hemminger, Charles Cunningham Jr: Wireless area network communications module for utility meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, November 18, 2003: US06650249 (142 worldwide citation)

A communications module that permits remote meter reading of a utility meter via a wireless modem that communicates using data packet networks along a communications system, such as ARDIS. The communications module is a microprocessor-based transmitter/receiver which receives data collection request ...


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Peter Ronald Meyer: Method and system for improving wireless data packet delivery. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, March 2, 2004: US06700902 (139 worldwide citation)

A system and method for improving the delivery of data between a first signal transmitter/receiver device and a second signal transmitter/receiver device. Data is dynamically sized into at least one data packet having a data packet size that is no greater than an operational maximum data packet size ...


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Andrew J Borleske, Kenneth C Shuey, Robert T Mason Jr: In-home display communicates with a fixed network meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, September 23, 2008: US07427927 (116 worldwide citation)

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 identif ...


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Sasan H Ardalan, David E Van Den Bout, Arnold W Bragg: Remote access to electronic meters using the short message service. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, May 31, 2005: US06900737 (113 worldwide citation)

An automatic meter reading (AMR) system collects readings from multiple or individual meters or sets parameters in individual or multiple meters using the Short Message Service (SMS) in digital cellular networks. The individual meters incorporate interfaces to the SMS network so that parameters with ...


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Raymond H Kelley, John C Sutton III, Donna L Bruce, Sasan H Ardalan: Automated on-site meter registration confirmation using a portable, wireless computing device. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, March 15, 2005: US06867707 (100 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed to a method and system for verifying an installation of an meter, for example, an electric power meter. The inventive method includes identifying the electric power meter to a central computer using a mobile computing device. The electric power meter receives computer-execu ...


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Sasan H Ardalan, David E Van den Bout: Remote access to electronic meters using a TCP/IP protocol suite. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 8, 2004: US06747981 (87 worldwide citation)

An electronic meter incorporates a TCP/IP protocol suite and an HTTP server to provide two-way access to the meter data. Alternatively, the TCP/IP protocol suite may be incorporated into a gateway serving multiple meters connected through a power line or wireless two-way network. The gateway may inc ...


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Richard Christopher Carpenter, Raymond Kelley, Sean Michael Scoggins, Sasan Ardalan: Network-enabled, extensible metering system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, May 16, 2006: US07046682 (85 worldwide citation)

To allow meter data users to have access to needed information and at the same time address the rapidly shifting requirements of the deregulated marketplace, a new business model, apparatus and system are provided. A common metering device measures raw data and a system composed of independent servi ...


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Sasan H Ardalan, David E Van den Bout: Remote access to electronic meters using a TCP/IP protocol suite. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, October 24, 2006: US07126494 (82 worldwide citation)

An electronic meter incorporates a TCP/IP protocol suite and an HTTP server to provide two-way access to the meter data. Alternatively, the TCP/IP protocol suite may be incorporated into a gateway serving multiple meters connected through a power line or wireless two-way network. The gateway may inc ...