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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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Robert T Mason Jr, Ted H York: Communications module base repeater. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, November 2, 1999: US05978371 (136 worldwide citation)

A repeater communications module (RCM) that enhances signals in a communications network comprises a processor coupled to a communications medium and optionally to a host application. The RCM operates in one of two modes: (1) interface or host application controlled, and (2) standalone. In the inter ...


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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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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, Robert T Mason Jr, Brent R Brian, Eugene W Hodges: Frequency hopping spread spectrum decoder. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, November 9, 2004: US06816538 (63 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a frequency hopping spread spectrum transceiver. The transceiver includes a microcontroller; a transmitter having a voltage controlled oscillator, a direct digital synthesizer, and a power amplifier; and a receiver having an amplifier, a mixer, an IF amplifier, a ...


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Robert T Mason Jr, Eugene W Hodges IV, Rodney C Hemminger, Kenneth C Shuey: Frequency hopping spread spectrum communications system. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, May 3, 2005: US06888876 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a frequency hopping spread spectrum transceiver. The transceiver includes a microcontroller; a transmitter having a voltage controlled oscillator, a direct digital synthesizer, and a power amplifier; and a receiver having an amplifier, a mixer, an IF amplifier, a ...


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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, Rodney C Hemminger, Robert T Mason Jr, Eugene W Hodges: Dynamic self-configuring metering network. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, November 27, 2007: US07301476 (38 worldwide citation)

A dynamic self-configuring system for collecting metering data comprises a collector meter. The collector meter scans for meters that are operable to directly communicate with the collector and registers such meters as level one meters. The collector transmits instructions to the level one meters to ...


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Kenneth C Shuey, Rodney C Hemminger, Robert T Mason Jr, Eugene W Hodges: Dynamic self-configuring metering network. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, December 5, 2006: US07145474 (36 worldwide citation)

A dynamic self-configuring system for collecting metering data comprises a collector meter. The collector meter scans for meters that are operable to directly communicate with the collector and registers such meters as level one meters. The collector transmits instructions to the level one meters to ...