US Patent No: 5,748,104

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Wireless remote telemetry system

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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, CA15975

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argyroudis, Panayotis San Diego, CA 3 614
Bayley, Gwain San Diego, CA 18 1041
Grob, Matthew S La Jolla, CA 97 3839
Phillips, Marc San Diego, CA 12 477
Soliman, Samir S San Diego, CA 154 4322

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8,325,759 System and method for carrying a wireless based signal over wiring 1 2008
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8,897,215 Communication system using cables carrying ethernet signals 0 2010
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9,184,960 Frequency shifting a communications signal(s) in a multi-frequency distributed antenna system (DAS) to avoid or reduce frequency interference 0 2014
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8,996,183 System and method for estimating and providing dispatchable operating reserve energy capacity through use of active load management 1 2011
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7,480,501 System and method for transmitting an emergency message over an integrated wireless network 97 2001
7,079,810 System and method for communicating with a remote communication unit via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) 69 2003
8,031,650 System and method for monitoring remote devices with a dual-mode wireless communication protocol 34 2004
 
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8,334,787 Gas meter having ultra-sensitive magnetic material retrofitted onto meter dial and method for performing meter retrofit 2 2008
8,332,055 Energy use control system and method 4 2008
8,289,182 Methods and systems for virtual energy management display 3 2008
8,171,364 System and method for power outage and restoration notification in an advanced metering infrastructure network 7 2008
8,144,596 Communication and message route optimization and messaging in a mesh network 15 2008
8,138,934 System and method for false alert filtering of event messages within a network 7 2008
8,699,377 System and method for implementing mesh network communications using a mesh network protocol 0 2009
8,319,658 Process, device and system for mapping transformers to meters and locating non-technical line losses 0 2010
9,084,120 System and method for interference free operation of co-located transceivers 0 2011
9,013,173 Process for detecting energy theft 0 2011
9,041,349 System and method for managing load distribution across a power grid 0 2012
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9,001,787 System and method for implementing handover of a hybrid communications module 0 2012
9,189,822 Process, device and system for mapping transformers to meters and locating non-technical line losses 0 2012
8,725,274 Energy use control system and method 0 2012
 
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