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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, January 3, 2006: US06982390 (12 worldwide citation)

An actuator switch for use in an electronic energy meter has a reduced number of parts, and can be used to actuate multiple concealed switches. An actuator switch includes an inner actuator portion having ribs separated by at least one gap, and an outer housing with a locking-tab, where the locking- ...


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Steven D Bragg, Robert W Yost: Wakeup and interrogation of meter-reading devices using licensed narrowband and unlicensed wideband radio communication. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 19, 2012: US08203463 (11 worldwide citation)

A meter data collection system in which a licensed narrowband frequency channel is used to wake up carrier-sensed, battery-powered meter reading devices (MRDs) is disclosed herein. In the meter data collection system disclosed herein, an unlicensed wideband channel is used to transmit data replies f ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Reducing power consumption of electrical meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, January 1, 2008: US07315162 (11 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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Rodney C Hemminger, Mark L Munday: Method for providing optical test signals for electronic meter testing. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, July 13, 2004: US06762598 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for electronically displaying metered electrical energy are disclosed. A first processor receives voltage and current signals, determines electrical energy and generates an energy signal representative of the electrical energy determination. A second processor receives the ener ...


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Keith D Richeson, David Uy, Andrew J Borleske, Brent R Brian, Robert T Mason Jr, Rodney C Hemminger, Russell G Christopher, Raymond Kelley: Over the air microcontroller flash memory updates. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, November 27, 2012: US08320302 (9 worldwide citation)

Techniques for over the air (OTA) microcontroller flash memory updates using a wireless network are disclosed herein. A control node first transmits the microcontroller flash memory update to all devices that can receive the message. Each packet of the message is relayed through multiple communicati ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Power meter and method for measuring power consumption. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 10, 2010: US07772829 (9 worldwide citation)

A power meter for measuring power consumption and detecting the presence of an unsafe line condition is disclosed. The power meter has a service disconnect switch, which is interposed between load contacts and source contacts, the disconnect switch interrupts the flow of power from the source contac ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Simultaneous communications within controlled mesh network. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, October 2, 2012: US08279778 (7 worldwide citation)

A wireless mesh network, method of operating a wireless mesh network, and a central node device are disclosed herein. Communications are interleaved to maintain a spatial differential, for example, two “hops,” between any two nodes transmitting in proximity to the collector. In one embodiment, a wir ...


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Shuey Kenneth C, Hemminger Rodney C, Mason Robert T Jr, Hodges Eugene W: Dynamic self-configuring metering network. Elster Electricity, SAMUELS Steven B, January 8, 2004: WO/2004/004364 (7 worldwide citation)

A dynamic self-configuring system (110) for collecting metering data comprises a collector meter (116) (Fig.1). The collector meter (116) scans for meters that are operable to directly communicate with the collector and registers such meters as level one meters (114a). The collector meter (116) tran ...


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Mason Robert T Jr, Borleske Andrew J, Shuey Kenneth C: Using a fixed network wireless data collection system to improve utility responsiveness to power outages. Elster Electricity, Mason Robert T Jr, Borleske Andrew J, Shuey Kenneth C, SAMUELS Steven B, September 28, 2006: WO/2006/102172 (7 worldwide citation)

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


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Kenneth C Shuey: Determining fuel usage. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, May 19, 2009: US07533703 (6 worldwide citation)

A system, device, and method for quantifying fuel flow from a substantially stationary consumer container is contemplated. The system includes a flow sensor, a communications medium, and a receiver. Both the flow sensor and the receiver are in communication with the communications medium. The system ...