US Patent Application No: 2002/0125,998

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System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices

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The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implemented by using a plurality of wireless transmitters, wherein each wireless transmitter is integrated into a sensor adapted to monitor a particular data input. The system also includes a plurality of transceivers that are dispersed throughout the region at defined locations. The system uses a local gateway to translate and transfer information from the transmitters to a dedicated computer on a network. The dedicated computer, collects, compiles, and stores the data for retrieval upon client demand across the network. The computer further includes means for evaluating the received information and identifying an appropriate control signal, the system further including means for applying the control signal at a designated actuator.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.ATLANTA, GA13
SIPCO, LLCATLANTA, GA40

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Huff, Richard M Conyers, US 21 2874
Petite, Thomas D Douglasville, US 66 8552

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