Electromechanical parking meter door communications interface

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6467602
APP PUB NO 20010037928A1
SERIAL NO

09837175

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An electronic security system for a parking meter includes a vault door having a spring-biased contact terminal for making breakable electrical contact with a housing hinge bracket contact terminal mounted in a vault opening. An electronic lock control circuit is able to communicate with a meter control (coin counting/auditing) circuit in the meter portion of the system through the vault door/housing hinge bracket contact terminals, thus eliminating a direct cable connection between the lock circuit and the meter circuit. The spring-biased contact may be substituted by equivalent breakable electrical contacts such as optocoupler contacts.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ASSA ABLOY HIGH SECURITY GROUP INC.SALEM, VA22
J.J. Mackay Canada LimitedNEW GLASGOW NS20

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bench, James D Roanoke, VA 2 31
Chauvin, Gregory E Hatchett Lake, CA 1 11
Hoss, Gary Roanoke, VA 2 31
Lefevers, David G Roanoke, VA 2 31
Lumpkin, J Michael Roanoke, VA 2 31

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
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Park-A-Tron Limited Liability Company (1)
* 5442348 Computerized parking meter 97 1993
 
FARMONT TECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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ABLOY SECURITY LTD OY (1)
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MEDECO SECURITY LOCKS, INC. (1)
* 5745044 Electronic security system 148 1992
 
Dallas Semiconductor Corporation (1)
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CHALABIAN, JACK S. (1)
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HITACHI, LTD. (1)
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Gemplus Card International (1)
* 5520275 Method and device for servicing a terminal 16 1994
 
Ducan Industries Parking Control Corp. (1)
5139128 Chute for controlling the motion of a token moving by gravity through a token-receiving device 4 1990
 
SE DO COMPANY, A CORP. OF REP. OF KOREA (1)
4697171 Electronic lock and key 34 1986
 
TELECOM MOUNTING SYSTEMS, INC., A NY CORP. (1)
* 4767338 Printed circuit board telephone interface 62 1987
 
CONTROL MODULE, INC. (1)
* 4829296 Electronic lock system 56 1986
 
Duncan Industries (1)
6230868 System for metering multiple parking spaces 85 2000
 
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 5109972 Coin operated timing mechanism 53 1989
 
WERTH, ROBERT L. (1)
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POM Incorporated (2)
* 4823928 Electronic parking meter system 79 1987
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NBD BANK (2)
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Compuline, Inc. (1)
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DIRECTED ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
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ASSA ABLOY HIGH SECURITY GROUP INC. (1)
* 6005487 Electronic security system with novel electronic T-handle lock 70 1993
 
CORBIN RUSSWIN, INC. (1)
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BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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Societe Internationale pour l'Innovation S.A. (1)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KNOX ASSOCIATES, INC. DBA KNOX COMPANY (2)
9041510 Capacitive data transfer in an electronic lock and key assembly 4 2012
9710981 Capacitive data transfer in an electronic lock and key assembly 0 2015
 
DE AMERTEK CORPORATION, INC (1)
* 2004/0172,991 Vending machine locking device 4 2003
 
KNOX ASSOCIATES, DBA KNOX COMPANY (2)
8276415 Holding coil for electronic lock 5 2009
8347674 Electronic lock and key assembly 8 2011
 
J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (4)
9494922 Single space wireless parking with improved antenna placements 0 2009
9406056 Parking meter with contactless payment 0 2012
9443236 Single space parking meter and removable single space parking meter mechanism 0 2014
9652921 Coin chute with anti-fishing assembly 0 2015
 
The Knox Company (3)
7958758 Electronic lock and key assembly 10 2007
8746023 Electronic lock and key assembly 2 2012
9424701 Electronic lock and key assembly 0 2014
 
Junichi Yamagishi (1)
* 2004/0050,650 Money changer management system 2 2002
* Cited By Examiner