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Russell G Christopher, Raymond Kelley, Dileep Rudran, Susane K Nemecz: System and method for creating multiple operating territories within a meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, January 30, 2007: US07170425 (35 worldwide citation)

The present invention enables multiple operating territories to be defined, named, and managed within a meter reading system. Each operating territory may correspond to a geographic sub-section of the meter reading system that is regulated by a particular regulatory agency. Each operating territory ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Andrew J Borleske, Robert T Mason Jr, David G Hart: Load control unit in communication with a fixed network meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 9, 2009: US07545285 (34 worldwide citation)

A load control system that communicates with existing automated meter reading communications systems to interrupt and shed loads at a customer location. The system includes a master controller that listens to communications between a utility meter and the reading system. The controller receives tier ...


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Richard Christopher Carpenter, Raymond Kelley, Sean Michael Scoggins, Sasan Ardalan: Network-enabled, extensible metering system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, March 17, 2009: US07505453 (34 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 employs a common metering device that measures raw data and a system composed of independent services or applications tha ...


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Garry M Loy: Electrical-energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, September 25, 2007: US07274187 (34 worldwide citation)

A presently-preferred embodiment of an electrical-energy meter comprises a base adapted to be mounted on a supporting surface, a current sensor assembly comprising a plurality of contact blades extending through the base and adapted to electrically contact a conductor of electrical energy, and a cur ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Auxiliary power supply for supplying power to additional functions within a meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, March 17, 2009: US07504821 (33 worldwide citation)

An electronic meter for measuring electricity consumption is provided that includes extra functionality without significantly increasing cost or complexity of the meter. The meter includes a capacitor for storing energy during normal operation of the meter. The output voltage of the capacitor is use ...


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Garry M Loy, Robert T Mason Jr, Rodney C Hemminger, Robert Fuller: Mechanical packaging apparatus and methods for an electrical energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, February 2, 2010: US07656649 (30 worldwide citation)

An electric meter comprises an electronics housing and a meter base. The electronics housing defines a front panel and includes a first plurality of option board guides. A main meter board is disposed substantially parallel to the front panel. The meter base defines a rear panel of the electric mete ...


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Andrew J Borleske, Sean M Scoggins, David Uy: System and method for efficient configuration in a fixed network automated meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 28, 2007: US07262709 (27 worldwide citation)

Meters are configured using either a program update method or a meter update method. In the program update method, meters associated with a specified configuration program are identified and configured with updated parameters. In the meter update method, a specified set of meters is configured with ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Switch to bypass optical diode for reducing power consumption of electrical meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 26, 2008: US07417420 (26 worldwide citation)

The invention contemplates an electrical power meter and method of operating the electrical power meter. The inventive power meter includes a power supply for converting alternating current (AC) voltage to a direct current (DC) voltage for powering the electronic components, and an optical diode in ...


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Kevin J Timko, Sean M Scoggins: Fuzzy time-of-use metering and consumption monitoring using load profile data from relative time transmit-only devices. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 26, 2007: US07236908 (25 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedules that are bound by windows of time, i.e., a type of fuzzy switch time, which is bounded on both sides, rather than instantaneous switch times. The fuzzy TOU schedule defines the time of a tier switch as the end time of the first completed i ...


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Ernest Villicana, Stephen Worth, Satish C Kholay: Utility power meter, metering system and method. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 29, 2010: US07747534 (23 worldwide citation)

An electrical utility meter system measures residential energy consumption and automatically communicates this information to a host computer via the Internet. The host computer can then be accessed by the end utility customer or other authorized entities. This Internet or web based system offers tw ...