Power socket incorporating power line carrier communications and physical asset tracking and management system using such socket

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

20020038153

APP PUB NO

20020038153A1

SERIAL NO

09853328

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A power line connection socket for use with a building power line circuit is disclosed. The power line connection socket includes connectors for connecting the power line connection socket to a building power line circuit, connectors for attachment of an asset, wherein the asset receives power from the building power line circuit through the power line connection socket. The power line connection socket also includes a power line modem for transmission of data via the building power line circuit and a unique identifier associated with the power line connection socket for transmission by the power line modem via the building power line circuit. An asset monitor, associated with an asset, is also disclosed.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY44790

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Amodeo, Guillermo Largs, GB 1 45
Massey, Andrew L Le Vesinet, FR 2 46

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