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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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Peter R Meyer, Garry M Loy, David F Dunn, Rodney C Hemminger, Charles Cunningham Jr: Wireless area network communications module for utility meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, August 17, 2004: US06778099 (146 worldwide citation)

A communications module that permits remote meter reading of a utility meter via a wireless modem that communicates using data packet networks along a communications system, such as ARDIS. The communications module is a microprocessor-based transmitter/receiver which receives data collection request ...


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Peter R Meyer, Garry M Loy, David F Dunn, Rodney C Hemminger, Charles Cunningham Jr: Wireless area network communications module for utility meters. Elster Electricity, Woodcock Washburn, November 18, 2003: US06650249 (142 worldwide citation)

A communications module that permits remote meter reading of a utility meter via a wireless modem that communicates using data packet networks along a communications system, such as ARDIS. The communications module is a microprocessor-based transmitter/receiver which receives data collection request ...


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Rodney C Hemminger, Mark L Munday: Apparatus for metering electrical power and electronically communicating electrical power information. ABB Automation, Woodcock Washburn, January 7, 2003: US06504357 (109 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for electronically communicating metered electrical power is disclosed. A first processor receives voltage and current signals and determines electrical power. The first processor generates an power signal representative of the electrical power determination. A second processor, connect ...


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Rodney C Hemminger, Mark L Munday: Programmable electrical energy meter utilizing a non-volatile memory. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 20, 1996: US05548527 (89 worldwide citation)

A meter and method are described for metering electrical energy. The meter employs a processor having an associated memory for receiving an input of analog voltage and current signals and for processing these signals to generate data representative of electricity measurements and related information ...


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Garry M Loy, Kenneth C Shuey, Mark L Munday, Rodney C Hemminger: Apparatus and method to detect tampering with an electronic utility meter. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, August 17, 1999: US05940009 (78 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for detecting tampering with an electrical energy meter comprising a disconnect switch, interposed into feeder lines that deliver electrical energy from a voltage source to an electrical load, which switches between an open circuit in which electrical energy is not supplied t ...


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Mark L Munday, Rodney C Hemminger: Programmable electrical energy meter and methods therefor. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, September 10, 1996: US05555508 (77 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for metering electrical energy are disclosed in an electronic meter. Such meter includes a first processor for determining electrical energy from voltage and current signals and for generating an energy signal representative of the electrical energy determination and a second p ...


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Rodney C Hemminger, Mark L Munday, Fred F Schleifer: Switching power supply for use in an electronic energy meter having a wide range of input voltages. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, April 15, 1997: US05621629 (72 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for supplying power for use in metering electrical energy over a wide range of voltages with a single meter are disclosed. The wide ranging meter includes a processing unit for processing divided input voltage and a current component in order to determine electrical energy mete ...


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Vick A Hubbard, Mark L Munday, Rodney C Hemminger, Scott T Holdsclaw: System and method for automatically determining the electrical energy service type to which an energy meter is connected. ABB Power T&D Company, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, July 25, 2000: US06094622 (60 worldwide citation)

A system for determining the service type to which an energy meter having meter elements is connected. The system includes a memory for storing reference information relating to different service types. The system determines which meter elements of the energy meter are active, and then determines re ...


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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 ...