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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathryn J Smith, Rodney C Hemminger, Arnold W Bragg: RF repeater for automatic meter reading system. ABB Power T & D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, February 23, 1999: US05874903 (186 worldwide citation)

An automatic meter reading system utilizes repeater technology to access hard to read meters within a fixed network structure. The components of the radio system that are needed for two-way communications are employed without adding significant cost to the meter. Using this approach, each meter in t ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathryn J Smith, David C Lawrence, Arnold W Bragg: Automatic meter reading system employing common broadcast command channel. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, June 6, 2000: US06073169 (134 worldwide citation)

An automated meter reading system is provided. The system includes a host server interfaced to a plurality of nodes where each node communicates with a number of utility meters. The system selects a group of noninterfering nodes and uses an RF broadcast from the host server to initiate the reading o ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Robert T Mason Jr, Arnold W Bragg, David C Lawrence: Energy meter with multiple protocols for communication with local and wide area networks. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 13, 1999: US05923269 (116 worldwide citation)

A solid state electrical meter incorporates the ability to support two-way radio, dialback telephone and CEBus personal LAN. These three communications media require different protocols to meet their respective requirements. Embedding multiple protocols within the meter controller makes the device e ...


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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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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathyrn J Smith, David C Lawrence, Arnold W Bragg: Automatic meter reading system employing common broadcast command channel. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, January 27, 2004: US06684245 (79 worldwide citation)

An automated meter reading system is provided. The system includes a host server interfaced to a plurality of nodes where each node communicates with a number of utility meters. The system selects a group of noninterfering nodes and uses an RF broadcast from the host server to initiate the reading o ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Kathryn J Smith, David C Lawrence, Arnold W Bragg: Broadcast technology for an automatic meter reading system. Woodcock Washburn, October 21, 2004: US20040210544-A1

An automated meter reading system is provided. The system includes a host server interfaced to a plurality of nodes where each node communicates with a number of utility meters. The system selects a group of noninterfering nodes and uses an RF broadcast from the host server to initiate the reading o ...