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5198796 Outbound signal detector system and method  
In a communication system in which outbound information in the form of multi-bit messages is carried by cyclic waveforms over an electric power distribution network, the signal is detected...
5194860 Radio telemetry systems with channel selection  
A radio telemetry system for collecting the readings of consumer's electricity consumption meters includes a master station (1) carried by a vehicle (1) and a plurality of transponders (3), each of...
5184064 Encapsulated meter with optical programmer  
A totalizer and rate meter is totally enclosed within a permanently sealed, fluid tight body formed of a low cost, transparent epoxy material. The meter can be programmed in the field by means of...
5181241 Lead line supervision system  
A data transmission system uses a malfunction detection circuit for detecting malfunction conditions between a data transmitting station and a data receiving station connected with first and second...
5179376 Substation load distribution monitor system  
The monitoring and control system of the present invention provides a distributed intelligence, data acquisition and control system which collects and analyzes large amounts of data representing...
5170051 Elastic gripping optoelectronic sensor for an energy consumption meter  
The optoelectronic sensor is intended to be placed in a domestic energy consumption meter which comprises a rotary member (2) whose rotational speed is a function of energy consumption. The sensor...
5160926 Display transducer apparatus  
A display transducer adapter for obtaining and displaying power system information from a protective relay. The information includes watt, voltage, current, reactive power, and fault location...
5159335 Switched capacitance automatic meter reading device  
A humidity and temperature resistant apparatus for determining the orientation of a rotatable meter hand relative to a dial spaced apart from a meter hand that creates and depletes a charge between...
5136286 Switched capacitance meter reading device using variable width electrodes  
A humidity and temperature resistant apparatus for determining the orientation of a rotatable meter hand relative to a dial spaced apart from a meter hand that creates and depletes a charge between...
5111407 System for measuring and recording a utility consumption  
A system for measuring and recording a utility consumption such as water, for example. A mechanical meter measures and displays the utility consumption in conventional manner and also produces an...
5107440 Electrical load management with autogenically transmitted status data  
To allow a tester to test whether a switching arrangement near a customer's premises has connected and reconnected loads according to load management command signals from a central utility...
5089771 Reading device for a watt-hour meter  
In a watt-hour meter for metering electricity consumption of the type including: a disc mounted to a rotation shaft and a register mechanism. The watt-hour meter is further provided with a reading...
5079715 Electronic data recorder for electric energy metering  
An electronic remote data recorder records pulses representing usage of a commodity such as, for example, water, gas or electricity from a plurality of consumers. The data from each consumer is...
5053766 Telemetering system for electrical power consumed by various users  
The telemetering system for electrical power consumed by various users converts the units of electrical consumption for each user into signals which may be transmitted and may be read by the...
5045776 Metering apparatus  
Metering apparatus with a bank of number wheel indicators has wiper and position contacts to provide an electrical indication of the meter reading. The contacts are scanned in a measurement mode...
5032833 Adaptive network routing for power line communications  
Optimum routing for communications between a central control unit (CCU) and remote units (nodes), such as electricity meters, distributed on an electrical power line is established by broadcasting...
5025470 Automatic meter reading system with malfunction protection  
An output metering pulse signal is developed by measuring impedances at input terminals which are connected through lead wires to a metering unit shifted between low impedance and high impedance...
5014213 System for use with polyphase utility meters for recording time of energy use  
A system for use with polyphase electric meters having a rotatable disc for recording time of energy use. The system includes a cover, a sensor means, a first module, and a second module. The...
5010335 Optical port multiplexer for electric metering equipment  
A single optical port in an electric meter is multiplexed between at least two internal systems by using a multiplexer circuit which has a set of data lines which can be connected to the optical...
5010334 Transducer device  
A measuring transducer comprises at least one pair of coded revolving metric indicators (2, 2', 2"), each consisting of a metric drum (11, 11', 11", 11"') and at least one coded revolving element....
4998102 Integrated meter transponder  
An electricity meter transponder package includes an electricity meter and a cover for containing the meter. The cover is secured to the meter by a predetermined rotation of the cover with respect...
4949272 Flexible billing rate for mail communication systems  
A communication system for processing information for distribution, including: a central data station, a plurality of user stations, a communication link interconnecting the user stations with the...
4940976 Automated remote water meter readout system  
An automated multi-purpose utility water meter readout system. The disclosed system obtains water usage information from an existing water meter without any modifications or attachments to the...
4922187 Pulse initiator circuit  
The invention provides an improved pulse initiator circuit for attaching to utility meters to generate a pulse signal having a predetermined relationship to the rate of power usage measured by the...
4904995 Integrated remote electricity meter transponder and combination  
A remote transponder unit is secured to the front of an electricity meter which, in turn, is electrically connected to an electric distribution system. The remote transponder unit is adjacent the...
4902965 Consumption meter for accumulating digital power consumption signals via telephone lines without disturbing the consumer  
A microprocessor controlled utility consumption meter is provided. The meter is to be associated with sensors for detecting the consumption of a utility and includes a real time clock operable to...
4896105 AC electric energy meter having drive circuit including stepper motor for driving mechanical register  
An AC electric energy meter is coupled to a source of AC electrical energy and to an AC load. A sensing circuit senses the amount of AC electric energy consumed by the AC electric load. An AC...
4893332 Low-powered remote sensor  
A low-powered remote sensor is achieved by capacitively isolating a long duration perpetual timer which is powered by removing inductively coupled AC power from telephone lines or other long lines....
4884058 Combination indicator apparatus for automotive vehicle  
A combination indicator apparatus including an indicator assembly having plural analog indicators of the same type for independently indicating different information, plural driver circuits of the...
4884022 Voltage testing device attachable to the blade terminals of a power meter  
A voltage monitoring device is adapted to fit within or be mounted externally of the housing of a standard electricity meter. The device repeatedly monitors the voltage of the mains supply, stores...
4881072 Device for remote metering  
A device for remote metering, comprising a meter (4) for measuring a consumption, a transmission circuit for transmitting information relating to quantities consumed, and consisting essentially of...
4881070 Meter reading methods and apparatus  
Meters having a plurality of rotating dials are read automatically by using radiant energy to sense the angular positions of the dials. A single radiant energy detector is time-shared among the...
4868893 System for remote, interactive communication with a metal under ambient sunlight conditions  
Apparatus for transmitting meter data in serial form by IR emissions to a remote, hand-held communicator having a front-end detector circuit including a photodiode responding to the meter data and...
4864274 Remote reading thermostat  
An information transmission system using a pair of transmission interconnections to supply power from a collection station to an operating station, and to transmit information back based on the...
4862493 Electronic remote data recorder for electric energy metering  
An electronic remote data recorder records pulses representing usage of a commodity such as, for example, water, gas or electricity from a plurality of consumers. The data from each consumer is...
4856054 Meter reader  
A method of and apparatus for remotely reading at least one of a plurality of utility meters at a subscriber's location using the subscriber's non-dedicated telephone communication line is...
4833618 System for automatically reading utility meters from a remote location  
A system for automatically collecting and storing utility data and transmitting the stored data from the user premises to a remote location. The system comprises interface means for converting the...
4819180 Variable-limit demand controller for metering electrical energy  
A method and system for regulating power delivered to different commercial or residential users in which each user has variable demands for power consumption, there being a power source from which...
4811011 Automatic metering apparatus  
An automatic utility meter reading and monitoring system comprises at each customer premises at least one sensor for automatically reading the amount of usage of a utility service, processing means...
4811368 Meter for remote inspection  
A meter for remote inspection having a wheel assembly which enables a counting number indicating the amount of consumption of a measuring object, such as electric energy, or city water or the like...
4803632 Intelligent utility meter system  
A data processor type utility meter for electricity, and/or water, gas and therms, is provided with a display which successively displays any or all of the following: (1) the meter serial number,...
4803484 Optically readable and human readable dial  
A utility meter reading system permits reading a meter with a noncontact shaft angle detector and simultaneous visual inspection of the dials of the meter from a laterally spaced viewing position....
4783623 Device for use with a utility meter for recording time of energy use  
A device for recording time of energy use for use with standard electric meters having a rotatable disc. The device includes a housing securable within a meter below the disc. A series of mounting...
4783748 Method and apparatus for remote measurement  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for sensing, sampling and performing calculations on a parameter of a physical quantity at a plurality of remote locations comprising a plurality of remote...
4774463 Bearing associated with means for determining rotational speed  
A thrust bearing contructed to comprise a pair of disc elements one of which is arranged to rotate and the other of which is kept stationary, the surface of the rotating side opposing the...
4758836 Inductive coupling system for the bi-directional transmission of digital data  
A bi-directional, digital data transmission system is disclosed for transmitting an interrogation signal in a first direction from an interrogation unit to a data gathering transponder unit, and a...
4749992 Utility monitoring and control system  
A remote utility reading and control system includes a central utility use data bank which communicates by communications link with a plurality of relay modules located at power sub-distribution...
4728950 Magnetic sensor apparatus for remotely monitoring a utility meter or the like  
The present invention relates to a magnetic sensor apparatus (21) for use in a remote meter monitoring system (20) for remotely monitoring the dials (54a-e) of a utility meter (56) by use of Hall...
4710919 Multiplex system for automatic meter reading  
A remote meter reading system employing a plurality of multiplexers coupled between the telephone central office and remote interrogatable utility data sources. A number of lines are connected to a...
4707679 Magnetic tamper detector  
An electric meter is provided with a magnetically sensitive switch and a means for detecting the activation of the switch. A program is provided for sensing, recording and transmitting the status...