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7280971 Method and system for server-based error processing in support of legacy-based usage and billing systems  
An error processing system comprising a client/server based PC application supported by SQL Server databases for use with legacy usage metering and billing services. The error processing system...
7236956 Role assignments in a cryptographic module for secure processing of value-bearing items  
An on-line value bearing item (VBI) printing system that includes one or more cryptographic modules and a central database is disclosed. The cryptographic modules are capable of implementing the...
7216108 Transferable meter licenses using smartcard technology  
A metering system is provided including a smartcard reader and peripheral computer in communication with a metering apparatus. A smartcard with memory, microprocessor, and license counter may then...
7212977 Managing apparatus and managing method of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus  
Power consumption of electric equipment used in a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus (100) is obtained and the total amount is displayed as calories by a display means. The semiconductor...
7197377 Method of limiting brewer operation to authorized substances  
A method, apparatus and system for preventing unauthorized equipment usage that involves providing equipment, such as beverage making equipment, to a customer. Authorized product is provided to...
7167842 Architecture and method for operational privacy in business services  
Consent-based application programming interfaces (APIs) are used to provide privacy access controls to operational systems for business services accomplished particularly in an electronic and/or...
7098783 System and method for real time generating, presenting, displaying and paying utility bills online  
A system for continuously providing information on the internet of the usage of a utility commodity at a meter includes an internet site at which the usage of the utility commodity at the meter...
7089190 System and method for managing utility power use  
A system for managing utility power use by ascertaining the amount of resources to be purchased from a power supplier, identifying transactions that balance energy needs with various users, and...
7082533 Gauging risk in electronic communications regarding accounts in ABDS system  
A system for communicating electronically over a communications medium regarding an account includes (a) maintaining information pertaining to the account in a database such that the information...
6999567 Method and system for communicating from an automatic meter reader  
In a system where an automatic meter reader device communicates with a host at a remote location using a communication line that is shared with at least one other user, conflicts between the use...
6959292 Method and system for providing value-added services  
A system and method is disclosed for providing confirmation relating to the distribution of a mailpiece within an international mailing system. The invention includes a determination of postal...
6954739 Measurement-based management method for packet communication networks  
Disclosed are network management procedures that apply measurements of traffic load to achieve greater efficiency in the operation of the network. In a method for deciding whether to route an...
6813614 Method for re-keying postage metering devices  
A method for communicating a re-keying message from a postage meter to a registration authority includes the steps of determining at the postage meter that a current key needs to be replaced with...
6738693 Multiple virtual meters in one physical meter  
A utility meter which provides multiple concurrent registering of commodity consumption data includes a source of commodity consumption signals, a measurement circuit, and a registering circuit....
6694433 XML encryption scheme  
A secure accounting and operational method, whereby process elements are provided to a process, selected process elements are manipulated, a scheduled condition of the process is sampled at a...
6529883 Prepayment energy metering system with two-way smart card communications  
A pre-payment energy metering system uses two-way smart card communications. Secure power line carrier communications are provided at the consumer locations communication between a customer...
6457038 Wide area network operation's center that sends and receives data from vending machines  
A remote data acquisition and transmission system and method are disclosed. A plurality of application controllers are interfaced with remote equipment from which operation data is acquired by the...
6401081 Modular object-based architecture for extensible master station software  
Conventional AMR and DA/DSM systems typically suffer from a lack of extensibility due to the monolithic nature of the master station software. In contrast, this patent describes a system that is...
6397328 Method for verifying the expected postage security device and an authorized host system  
A method for verifying that the expected components of a postage metering system includes alternate embodiments for verifying a PSD coupled to a host system is the expected PSD. The method further...
6393341 Architecture neutral device abstraction layer for interfacing devices and applications  
An interface layer and method is provided that permits applications, without modification, to operate with any type of meter. The interface comprises an abstraction layer and library or repository...
6289453 Method and apparatus for secure measurement certification  
The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for acquiring a physical measurement, and for creating a cryptographic certification of that measurement, such that its value and time can be...
6073125 Token key distribution system controlled acceptance mail payment and evidencing system  
A method for controlled acceptance mail accounting and evidencing, includes creating a mail batch including at least one mail piece having an encrypted indicia printed thereon. The encrypted...
6000034 Security system and method for revenue class electricity meter  
A security system for programmable revenue class electricity meters. Each programmable revenue class electricity meter includes a metering portion or stage that couples to a power line. The...
5963650 Method and apparatus for a customizable low power RF telemetry system with high performance reduced data rate  
A customizable data acquisition device (DA) and a data collection system (DCS). The DA is remotely located for attachment to a variety of I/O devices, and uses an RF transceiver with a primary...
5715390 Method and apparatus for providing upgrades in electricity meters  
An electricity meter having a protected enabling scheme for activating meter options and upgrades is presented. The meter has a unique serial number, which includes bit-flags indicating which...
5539822 System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system  
A system for providing interactive services in a subscription television system comprises a system network controller for controlling the interactive services having controller memory for storing...
5448638 Security apparatus and system for retail environments  
A gasoline service station includes gasoline dispensers and a PIN pad including keypads for receiving personal identification numbers and assembled into a network for securely communicating...
5377268 Metering system with remotely resettable time lockout  
A metering system requires a user to provide periodic, accurate meter readings to a billing authority.The metering system includes a mechanism for dispensing postage or another accountable...
5239584 Method and apparatus for encryption/authentication of data in energy metering applications  
In one embodiment, the present invention is an encryption/decryption and authentication algorithm. The algorithm has three major steps. The first step is generating cipher text. The second step is...
4937862 Remote monitoring device  
A miniaturized DNR monitoring device is adapted to communicate over a telephone line, or otherwise, with a remote unit which may also communicate with other monitoring units. The monitoring device...
4873721 Device for starting charging in a pay phone  
The present invention relates to a device for starting telephone charging in a pay phone.The starting device essentially comprises a scrambler circuit (42) which is inserted in the line (26) when...
4866770 Method and apparatus for communication of video, audio, teletext, and data to groups of decoders in a communication system  
A communication system enabling transmission of individual subscriber teletext messages, audio and video to individual subscribers and permitting group communications of audio, video, teletext and...
4850018 Security system with enhanced protection against compromising  
A security system for a protected premise has a controller which receives data, over a pair of line conductors, from the addressed transponder of a series of addressable transponders located...
4530008 Secured communications system  
Apparatus and method for reducing the cost and complexity of equipment placed on subscribers' premises in a subscription communications system, such as a cable television system, while at the same...
4450481 Tamper-resistant, expandable communications system  
An expandable, multipurpose digital and analog communications system in which a plurality of remote interrogator units connected in a branch of the system are isolated from one another by band...
4253158 System for securing postage printing transactions  
A postage meter includes printing and accounting stations interconnected through an insecure communications link. Each time the meter is tripped, a number generator at the printing station is...

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