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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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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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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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Sean M Scoggins, Russell G Christopher, Alexei Garianov, Kathryn J Smith, Susane K Nemecz, Dileep Rudran: System for automated management of spontaneous node migration in a distributed fixed wireless network. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, June 22, 2010: US07742430 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems of managing node migration in a wireless network where nodes may spontaneously migrate from a first communication path to a second communication path. The system includes a first collector disposed within the first communication path and a second collector disposed within the sec ...


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Robert T Mason, Eugene W Hodges, Kathryn J Smith, Andrew J Borleske: Data collector for an automated meter reading system. Woodcock Washburn, June 17, 2004: US20040113810-A1

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, 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 ...


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Sean M Scoggins, Russell G Christopher, Alexei Garianov, Kathryn J Smith, Susane K Nemecz, Dileep Rudran: System for automated management of spontaneous node migration in a distributed fixed wireless network. Woodcock Washburn, April 6, 2006: US20060072465-A1

Methods and systems of managing node migration in a wireless network where nodes may spontaneously migrate from a first communication path to a second communication path. The system includes a first collector disposed within the first communication path and a second collector disposed within the sec ...


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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, April 6, 2006: US20060071810-A1

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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Robert T Mason, Eugene W Hodges, Kathryn J Smith, Andrew J Borleske: Data collector for an automated meter reading system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, April 6, 2006: US20060071812-A1

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 ...