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Garry M Loy: Electrical-energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, January 4, 2005: US06838867 (22 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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Brent R Brian, Andrew J Borleske, Robert T Mason Jr: System and method for improved transmission of meter data. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, July 3, 2007: US07239250 (21 worldwide citation)

The system includes a number of first meters, which are typically battery powered transmit only devices. The system includes a number of two-way meters, which are operable to both transmit and receive data. The first meters transmit their data to the collector either directly or indirectly via the t ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Power supply for an electric meter having a high-voltage regulator that limits the voltage applied to certain components below the normal operating input voltage. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, April 8, 2008: US07355867 (19 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an invention relating to a power supply for use in an apparatus for measuring electrical energy, comprising, in one embodiment, a first switching device, a device for storing electrical charge in electrical connection with the first switching device, a second switching device in electri ...


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Garry M Loy, Lars A Lindqvist: Process for the manufacture of a cover system for an electrical-energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 10, 2004: US06773652 (19 worldwide citation)

A preferred process comprises providing a pre-formed, substantially transparent window for a cover of an electrical-energy meter, and molding the cover from a molten resin that, when solidified, is substantially opaque. Molding the cover from a molten resin comprises causing a portion of the molten ...


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Peter W Heuell, Garry M Loy, Russell C Broome, Lars Anders Lindqvist: Advanced instrument packaging for electronic energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, September 6, 2005: US06940711 (18 worldwide citation)

An electronic energy meter and its package is described in which the meter package has a reduced number of parts, and the main circuit board assembly has the metering electronics on board, thereby eliminating the need for flying leads and point-to-point wiring within the package. The energy meter in ...


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Edward John Beroset, Konstantin Zh Lobastov, Richard William Blasco, Rodney C Hemminger, Peter W Heuell, Stig Leira, Valentin Suta, Scott Turner Holdsclaw: System and method for digitally compensating frequency and temperature induced errors in amplitude and phase shift in current sensing of electronic energy meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, September 9, 2003: US06618684 (18 worldwide citation)

The phase shift in an electronic energy meter is compensated for by obtaining temperature and frequency readings in the meter and using these readings in a digital signal processor (DSP) residing within the electronic energy meter. The frequency and temperature compensation is performed to each phas ...


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Andrew J Borleske, Mark R Wolski, Charles Cunningham Jr, Garry M Loy: Antenna with disk radiator used in automatic meter reading (AMR) device. Elster Electricity, Woodcock & Washburn, April 29, 2008: US07365687 (17 worldwide citation)

An antenna for use in an automatic meter reading (AMR) module comprises a pin and a radiator. The radiator may be a disk radiator for example, that comprises an opening which may receive the pin. Desirably, the pin is affixed to the radiator at one end, and is disposed on a ground plane at the other ...


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Sean M Scoggins, Stuart Mills, Robert T Mason, Andrew J Borleske, Kathryn J Smith, Dileep Rudran: System for automatically enforcing a demand reset in a fixed network of electricity meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, February 13, 2007: US07176807 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems of enforcing a demand reset in a meter that communicates via a wireless network. When billing data is received by a server, it is accompanied by a demand reset counter. The counter is compared to a counter stored on the server. If they received counter is less than the server cou ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: System and method for detecting the presence of an unsafe line condition in a disconnected power meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 29, 2010: US07746054 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of detecting the presence of an unsafe line condition at a power metering device is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of determining if a disconnect switch is in the open position, and measuring a first voltage at a first load contact. The method measures a second voltage at a secon ...


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Garry M Loy: Electrical-energy meter. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, January 24, 2006: US06989667 (16 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 ...