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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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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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Robert T Mason Jr, Kenneth C Shuey: Fixed network RF communications complaint with CEBus protocol. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 8, 2000: US06100817 (136 worldwide citation)

The CEBUS protocol is employed in an automatic meter reading (AMR) fixed network RF system while maintaining commonality and compliance with other CEBUS equipment. The AMR system comprises a plurality of utility meters, each meter comprising a radio frequency (RF) module for transmitting and receivi ...


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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: Apparatus and methods for power network coupling. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 3, 1999: US05933073 (120 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for establishing communications between electrical and electronic devices utilizing existing power signal distribution networks are disclosed. In such methods and apparatus the transmitting and receiving components of such devices are coupled between line and ground. Such coupl ...


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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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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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Kenneth C Shuey: Receiver apparatus for three-phase power line carrier communications. Westinghouse Electric, G H Telfer, May 26, 1987: US04668934 (108 worldwide citation)

A transceiver is provided with both voltage and current coupling to a three phase transmission line system. Each phase conductor is coupled to a common point which is connected in signal communication with an input to a receiver. Another input of the receiver is coupled to the neutral conductor of t ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Switch bypass circuit for power line communication systems. Westinghouse Electric, G H Telfer, August 11, 1987: US04686382 (86 worldwide citation)

A signal bypass apparatus for a power line distribution switch incorporates two portions that are electrically connected together in parallel with a power line switch. Each portion comprises a transformer that is connected electrically in parallel with an inductor. A capacitor is connected between t ...


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Kenneth C Shuey: Apparatus for transmitting and receiving a power line. Westinghouse Electric, G E Hawranko, May 24, 1988: US04746897 (80 worldwide citation)

A transceiver provides a relatively constant output voltage from its linear amplifier by providing both current and voltage feedback to its operational amplifier. The present invention utilizes common components for both transmitting and receiving and provides an apparatus which can both transmit an ...