METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A REMOVABLE METER UNIT

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A method and apparatus for operating a meter uniquely associated with a physical location are provided. The method includes monitoring a communication channel for a message from a remote device and identifying an initial message directed to the meter uniquely associated with the physical location, establishing a communication session with a data manager in response to the initial message from the remote device, receiving configuration information from the data manager, the configuration information associated with operation of the meter and uniquely associated with the physical location of the meter, and transmitting meter operating data to the data manager, wherein the meter is self-powered.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IPS GROUP INC.SAN DIEGO, CA56

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hunter, Stephen John San Diego , US 16 394
King, David William Rancho Santa Fe , US 37 805
Schwarz, Alexander San Diego , US 120 1780

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