Wireless remote telemetry system

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PATENT NO 5748104
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08682819

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A wireless remote telemetry system which uses low-cost remote communication devices operating on existing wireless communication systems in order to provide real-time reading and control of remote devices. In an embodiment applicable to utility service, consumption of electrical power among a population of customers is measured by a utility metering system having a wireless communication capability. The metering system comprises a remote metering unit which communicates with a central controller over existing wireless communication systems, such as cellular base stations, using existing communication standards. The remote metering unit transmits various messages over a shared random access channel to a central controller. The central controller transmits messages to the remote metering unit over a paging channel. The remote metering unit may operate in a half-duplex mode only. Furthermore, the remote metering unit may provide a gateway to advanced consumer services at the remote location.

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATEDSAN DIEGO, CA19041

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Argyroudis, Panayotis San Diego, CA 3 654
Bayley, Gwain San Diego, CA 18 1087
Grob, Matthew S La Jolla, CA 97 4354
Phillips, Marc San Diego, CA 12 519
Soliman, Samir S San Diego, CA 154 5036

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7502672 Wireless vehicle diagnostics with service and part determination capabilities 145 2002
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STATSIGNAL IPC (1)
7424527 System and method for transmitting pollution information over an integrated wireless network 101 2001
 
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8688102 Method and configuring parameters of GPRS-type communication devices over a cellular phone network, and corresponding communications system 0 2007
 
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8325759 System and method for carrying a wireless based signal over wiring 5 2008
8594133 Communication system using low bandwidth wires 2 2008
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8897215 Communication system using cables carrying ethernet signals 5 2010
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8325693 System and method for carrying a wireless based signal over wiring 9 2010
9549301 Method and system for real time control of an active antenna over a distributed antenna system 0 2012
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7633966 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 20 2005
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8982904 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2009
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