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Bruce Schneier, Jay S Walker, James Jorasch: Remote-auditing of computer generated outcomes, authenticated billing and access control, and software metering system using cryptographic and other protocols. Walker Asset Management, Dean Alderucci, Morgan & Finnegan, October 19, 1999: US05970143 (741 worldwide citation)

A computer device and method for encoding a message corresponding to an outcome of a computer game, and a computer device and method for decoding the message to detect a fraudulent outcome. The computer device used to generate the encoded message includes (1) a memory device containing encoding cont ...


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Panayotis Argyroudis, Gwain Bayley, Matthew S Grob, Marc Phillips, Samir S Soliman: Wireless remote telemetry system. Qualcomm Incorporated, Russell B Miller, Roger W Martin, May 5, 1998: US05748104 (360 worldwide citation)

A wireless remote telemetry system which uses low-cost remote communication devices operating on existing wireless communication systems in order to provide real-time reading and control of remote devices. In an embodiment applicable to utility service, consumption of electrical power among a popula ...


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Panayotis Argyroudis: Concentrated subscriber wireless remote telemetry system. Qualcomm Incorporated, Russell B Miller, Charles D Brown, Roger W Martin, April 6, 1999: US05892758 (288 worldwide citation)

A concentrated subscriber wireless remote telemetry system which uses low-cost remote communication devices operating on existing wireless communication systems in order to provide real-time reading and control of remote devices. The metering system comprises at least one powerline remote metering d ...


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Steven J Ragle, Robert A Hayes, Christopher S King, Larsh M Johnson: Metering system. CellNet Data Systems, Fish & Richardson P C, February 27, 2001: US06195018 (252 worldwide citation)

A metering system provides a measuring level with multiple meters and a collection level with multiple collectors. Each meter periodically measures a parameter, such as electricity consumption, and stores measurement information. Each meter periodically transmits its stored measurement information t ...


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Joseph W Sloan, Harry P Snyder, Joseph W Foster, Mark C Day, Timothy G Berg, Michael Jarreau, Mark P Miller, A Michael Bush: Prepayment metering system using encoded purchase cards from multiple locations. CIC Systems, Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, September 8, 1992: US05146067 (243 worldwide citation)

A prepayment system for dispensing utilities using mag-stripe cards is disclosed wherein an accounting computer in a central office is used in conjunction with point-of-sale machines for encrypting a value message which is written onto the mag-stripe of a mag-stripe card. The value message contains ...


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Joel S Douglas: Embossed test strip system. Amira Medical, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, December 19, 2000: US06162639 (229 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for measuring the amount of analyte in a sample of biological fluid using a simple low sample volume reagent test strip with a built in metering system. The test strip may include a microtitration zone to prevent oversampling and an integrated capillary to prevent pro ...


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Matthew Christiano: License metering system for software applications. Globetrotter Software, Hickman & Beyer, January 31, 1995: US05386369 (197 worldwide citation)

An improved software metering system is disclosed. In one embodiment the metering system is in a hardware based "dongle" style meter that plugs into a port of the computer system on which the metered software is running, in software with the metering information being stored on the computer's non-vo ...


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Cecil Rivers Jr, Robert Joseph Caggiano, Roossely Delica, Ertugrul Berkcan: System for power sub-metering. General Electric Company, Cantor Colburn, June 9, 2009: US07546214 (186 worldwide citation)

An electrical sub-metering system for making available information associated with power consumption of at least one circuit of a plurality of circuits is disclosed. The system includes an electrical panel board configured to distribute power to the plurality of circuits, a circuit breaker in power ...


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Edgar A Hirzel: Method and apparatus for measuring the state-of-charge of a battery system. January 10, 1995: US05381096 (164 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for measuring the state-of-charge of a battery is provided, which includes a metering system to communicate the state-of-charge to an operator of a device powered by the battery. A digital electronic model is provided to compute the instantaneous charge in a storage battery th ...


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Michael P Taylor, Wojciech M Chronsny: Postage meter locking system. Pitney Bowes, Donald P Walker, David E Pitchenik, Melvin J Scolnick, March 14, 1989: US04812994 (161 worldwide citation)

A postage metering lock-out security system is disclosed for use with electronic postage meters and for use with a postage metering system that operates in conjunction with a users computer and printer that prints postal value. With the lock out security system, in order for postage to be printed, t ...