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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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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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Andrew J Borleske: Multipurpose interface for an automated meter reading device. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, February 24, 2009: US07495578 (53 worldwide citation)

An improved automated meter reading (AMR) device includes only a single electrical connection rather than multiple electrical connections, thereby reducing potential paths of exposure to natural elements. The AMR device monitors the single electrical connection to detect when a programming device is ...


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Robert T Mason Jr, Eugene W Hodges, Kathryn J Smith, Andrew J Borleske: Data collector for an automated meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, December 25, 2007: US07312721 (48 worldwide citation)

The invention includes an electronic utility meter, a data collector/meter and a method for communicating data in an automated meter reading system. The inventive method includes communicating data with a network and a first electronic utility meter, and communicating the data with the first electro ...


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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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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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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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Scott G Newnam, Izet Fraanje, Ronald Tache, Andrew J Borleske, Douglas T Neumann: System and method for creating interactive events. Ericsson Television, February 8, 2011: US07886003 (21 worldwide citation)

An interactive Internet-based system and method provides a number of components that can be used to provide interactivity, including chat, polling, and trivia functionalities, particularly for use in enhancing other events, such as television programs.


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Scott G Newnam, Izet Fraanje, Andrew J Borleske, Douglas T Neumann: System and method for recording and playing back interactive content during a broadcast event. Goldpocket Interactive, February 23, 2010: US07668928 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method for interactive events relating to broadcast content, whether provided over the television, internet, or other means, provides messages that can be transmitted to different types of user devices, including personal computers, set top boxes, net top boxes, and wireless clients. Th ...


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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 ...