US Patent No: 4,465,970

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Method and apparatus for multiple rate metering of electrical energy

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A programmable time-of-use metering system is disclosed for metering electrical energy consumption at multiple rates depending on the time of day, time of week and time of year in which the energy is being consumed. A method for registering total energy consumed by a metered system as well as energy consumed during preselected time intervals is also disclosed.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSCHENECTADY, NY29998
SCHLUMBERGER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.NORCROSS, GA29

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, Jeffrey L Gardner, MA 7 147
DiMassimo, Donald V Liverpool, NY 5 58
Johnson, Brian C Tampa, FL 10 187
May, John B Liverpool, NY 6 85

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