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, CA13405

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argyroudis, Panayotis San Diego, CA 3 574
Bayley, Gwain San Diego, CA 18 998
Grob, Matthew S La Jolla, CA 136 3272
Phillips, Marc Beauvais, FR 20 447
Soliman, Samir S San Diego, CA 236 3656

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* 7,310,513 Hand-ear user interface for hand-held device 5 2005
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (5)
* 5,892,758 Concentrated subscriber wireless remote telemetry system 237 1996
* 7,945,234 Low duty cycle half-duplex mode operation with communication device 4 2006
8,018,884 Low duty cycle network controller 3 2007
8,700,105 Low duty cycle device protocol 1 2008
8,605,630 Low duty cycle network controller 0 2011
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
8,976,782 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,379,531 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 1 2008
 
CDC PROPRIETE INTELLECTUELLE (1)
* 6,804,515 Transportable infrastructure for airborne cellular system 15 2000
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
8,467,717 Portable audience measurement architectures and methods for portable audience measurement 7 2011
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (1)
8,555,304 Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation 1 2012
 
MUELLER INTERNATIONAL, LLC (11)
7,752,309 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 18 2008
8,140,667 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 16 2009
7,792,946 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 16 2009
7,783,738 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 15 2009
8,823,509 Infrastructure monitoring devices, systems, and methods 1 2010
8,931,505 Infrastructure monitoring devices, systems, and methods 0 2011
8,833,390 Valve meter assembly and method 1 2011
8,660,134 Systems and methods for time-based hailing of radio frequency devices 5 2011
8,855,569 Systems and methods for dynamic squelching in radio frequency devices 1 2011
8,407,333 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 5 2012
8,549,131 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 5 2012
 
ARAD MEASURING TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (6)
6,819,292 Meter register 18 2002
6,954,178 Meter register 7 2003
7,126,551 Meter register 8 2004
7,267,014 Meter register having an encoder 9 2005
7,343,795 Meter register and meter register tampering detector 4 2006
8,109,131 Meter register transmitting flow rate warning 8 2008
 
SAFEGUARD DELAWARE, INC. (1)
* 6,137,423 System for communication with a remote meter interface 90 1999
 
PECO ENERGY (1)
6,239,722 System and method for communication between remote locations 95 1999
 
GWcom, Inc. (1)
* 6,778,556 Asymmetrical data rates and power in wireless digital communication 4 1997
 
HEAT-TIMER CORPORATION (1)
* 6,026,651 Remote controlled defrost sequencer 28 1998
 
UTILITY COLLECTION SYSTEMS, LLC (1)
6,671,636 Apparatus, method and article of manufacture for utility monitoring 10 2001
 
POWER MEASUREMENT LTD. (1)
7,321,316 Grouping mesh clusters 27 2005
 
LIGHTRONICS (11)
* 6,119,076 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 73 1997
* 6,035,266 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 85 1997
6,415,245 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 72 1999
6,393,381 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 64 2000
6,393,382 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 49 2000
* 6,370,489 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 66 2000
6,456,960 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 67 2000
6,714,895 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 29 2002
* 6,889,174 Remotely controllable distributed device monitoring unit and system 7 2004
6,892,168 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 29 2004
7,113,893 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 2 2005
* Cited By Examiner