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, CA17436

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Argyroudis, Panayotis San Diego, CA 3 636
Bayley, Gwain San Diego, CA 18 1068
Grob, Matthew S La Jolla, CA 97 4053
Phillips, Marc San Diego, CA 12 497
Soliman, Samir S San Diego, CA 154 4653

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* 6,862,455 Signalling radio service requirements 0 2000
* 2006/0186,986 Method of monitoring and controlling devices with instant messaging 9 2005
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (3)
7,206,585 Location-dependent data collection 10 2001
* 2002/0086,681 Location-dependent data collection 2 2001
* 2005/0089,029 Method for operating a transmission system and transmission system in an energy supply network 0 2004
 
Veeder-Root Company (2)
8,872,651 Wireless probe system and method for a fueling environment 0 2009
* 2009/0256,700 Wireless Probe System and Method For a Fueling Environment 1 2009
 
USA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,502,672 Wireless vehicle diagnostics with service and part determination capabilities 128 2002
* 6,853,894 Global network based vehicle safety and security telematics 110 2002
 
KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION (2)
* 8,823,546 Automatic meter reading system and method for underground distribution line using wired/wireless communication 0 2011
* 2012/0026,005 AUTOMATIC METER READING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION LINE USING WIRED/WIRELESS COMMUNICATION 2 2011
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (1)
7,852,837 Wi-Fi/BPL dual mode repeaters for power line networks 9 2004
 
TRANSPACIFIC SONIC, LLC (1)
6,226,282 Method of searching reverse traffic channels in a CDMA mobile radio communication system 34 1998
 
Sipco, LLP (1)
8,930,571 Systems and methods for controlling communication between a host computer and communication devices 1 2010
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 6,130,896 Wireless LAN segments with point coordination 151 1997
* 7,701,903 Power control protocol for highly variable data rate reverse link of a wireless communication system 1 2007
 
STATSIGNAL IPC (1)
7,424,527 System and method for transmitting pollution information over an integrated wireless network 92 2001
 
Capstone Mobile Techologies LLC (1)
* 2009/0309,755 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY MONITORING AND CONTROLLING A WATER METER 16 2007
 
BECS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
* 6,940,421 Method and apparatus for efficient use of communication channels for remote telemetry 8 2000
* 2002/0067,284 Method and apparatus for efficient use of communication channels for remote telemetry 19 2000
 
ITRON METERING SOLUTIONS UK LIMITED (1)
8,688,102 Method and configuring parameters of GPRS-type communication devices over a cellular phone network, and corresponding communications system 0 2007
 
Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd (10)
7,813,451 Apparatus and method for frequency shifting of a wireless signal and systems using frequency shifting 52 2006
8,325,759 System and method for carrying a wireless based signal over wiring 1 2008
8,594,133 Communication system using low bandwidth wires 0 2008
8,175,649 Method and system for real time control of an active antenna over a distributed antenna system 7 2009
8,897,215 Communication system using cables carrying ethernet signals 0 2010
8,184,681 Apparatus and method for frequency shifting of a wireless signal and systems using frequency shifting 4 2010
8,325,693 System and method for carrying a wireless based signal over wiring 2 2010
9,338,823 Radio-frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) chip(s) for providing distributed antenna system functionalities, and related components, systems, and methods 0 2014
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
9,253,003 Frequency shifting a communications signal(S) in a multi-frequency distributed antenna system (DAS) to avoid or reduce frequency interference 0 2015
 
Current Technologies International GmbH (2)
* 2010/0262,393 System and Method for Determining a Phase Conductor Supplying Power to a Device 8 2009
* 2010/0262,395 System and Method for Determining a Phase Conductor Supplying Power to a Device 4 2010
 
TDC ACQUISITION HOLDINGS, INC. (3)
* 6,670,909 Ultra-wideband smart sensor interface network and method 65 2001
* 7,075,476 Ultra-wideband smart sensor interface network and method 61 2003
* 2004/0140,925 Ultra-wideband smart sensor interface network and method 1 2003
 
INFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS (MICHIGAN), INC. (5)
6,697,809 Data retrieval and transmission system 13 2001
6,697,810 Security system for event monitoring, detection and notification system 67 2001
* 6,617,969 Event notification system 73 2001
* 2002/0157,017 Event monitoring, detection and notification system having security functions 86 2001
* 2003/0018,643 VIGIP006 - collaborative resolution and tracking of detected events 19 2002
 
JOSEPH W. FORBES, JR. (15)
8,542,685 System and method for priority delivery of load management messages on IP-based networks 7 2010
8,260,470 System and method for selective disconnection of electrical service to end customers 26 2010
* 8,145,361 System and method for manipulating controlled energy using devices to manage customer bills 30 2010
* 2010/0198,713 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANIPULATING CONTROLLED ENERGY USING DEVICES TO MANAGE CUSTOMER BILLS 23 2010
* 2010/0145,544 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTIVE DISCONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO END CUSTOMERS 2 2010
8,396,606 System and method for estimating and providing dispatchable operating reserve energy capacity through use of active load management 7 2010
8,527,107 Method and apparatus for effecting controlled restart of electrical servcie with a utility service area 5 2010
* 2011/0022,239 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFECTING CONTROLLED RESTART OF ELECTRICAL SERVCIE WITH A UTILITY SERVICE AREA 24 2010
* 8,855,279 Apparatus and method for controlling communications to and from utility service points 3 2010
* 2011/0029,655 Apparatus and Method for Controlling Communications to and from Utility Service Points 31 2010
8,996,183 System and method for estimating and providing dispatchable operating reserve energy capacity through use of active load management 1 2011
8,700,187 Method and apparatus for actively managing consumption of electric power supplied by one or more electric utilities 7 2011
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8,315,717 Method and apparatus for actively managing consumption of electric power supplied by an electric utility 29 2011
8,307,225 Method and apparatus for actively managing consumption of electric power supplied by one or more electric utilities 23 2011
 
SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, INC. (4)
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* 2008/0129,538 ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC METER FOR NETWORKED METER READING 24 2007
* 2009/0115,626 Electronic meter for networked meter reading 21 2007
* 2010/0141,474 ELECTRONIC ELECTRIC METER FOR NETWORKED METER READING 1 2010
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
6,836,469 Medium access control protocol for a multi-channel communication system 88 1999
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (2)
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8,868,794 Application limitations for a medical communication module and host device 1 2011
 
NATIS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (2)
7,006,524 Modular SCADA communication apparatus and system for using same 2 2002
* 2004/0156,352 Modular SCADA communication apparatus and system for using same 2 2002
 
STATSIGNAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
9,129,497 Systems and methods for monitoring conditions 0 2011
 
GREENWAVE SYSTEMS PTE. LTD. (3)
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* 2014/0055,283 MULTIPLE AND INTERCHANGEABLE METER READING PROBES 2 2013
9,046,390 Image sensing meter reading probe 0 2014
 
STATSIGNAL IPC, LLC (6)
7,137,550 Transmitter for accessing automated financial transaction machines 71 1997
* 6,430,268 Systems for requesting service of a vending machine 205 1998
* 7,397,907 Multi-function general purpose transceiver 100 2001
7,480,501 System and method for transmitting an emergency message over an integrated wireless network 109 2001
7,079,810 System and method for communicating with a remote communication unit via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) 75 2003
8,031,650 System and method for monitoring remote devices with a dual-mode wireless communication protocol 47 2004
 
Trilliant Networks, Inc. (15)
8,334,787 Gas meter having ultra-sensitive magnetic material retrofitted onto meter dial and method for performing meter retrofit 3 2008
8,332,055 Energy use control system and method 5 2008
8,289,182 Methods and systems for virtual energy management display 4 2008
8,171,364 System and method for power outage and restoration notification in an advanced metering infrastructure network 8 2008
8,144,596 Communication and message route optimization and messaging in a mesh network 17 2008
8,138,934 System and method for false alert filtering of event messages within a network 9 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
8,370,697 System and method for power outage and restoration notification in an advanced metering infrastructure network 1 2012
9,001,787 System and method for implementing handover of a hybrid communications module 2 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
 
POWERONEDATA CORPORATION (2)
* 7,747,534 Utility power meter, metering system and method 11 2002
* 2008/0195,562 Automated meter reading system 1 2007
 
BADGER METER, INC. (2)
* 8,217,804 High power AMR transmitter with data profiling for mobile networks 0 2007
* 2008/0186,200 High power AMR transmitter with data profiling 1 2007
 
CONSERT INC. (2)
9,069,337 System and method for estimating and providing dispatchable operating reserve energy capacity through use of active load management 0 2013
* 9,305,454 Apparatus and method for controlling communications to and from fixed position communication devices over a fixed bandwidth communication link 0 2014
 
CONVERSANT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC. (20)
8,982,903 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2004
7,933,297 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 4 2004
7,876,767 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 3 2005
7,715,441 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 13 2005
7,633,966 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 20 2005
8,885,659 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 0 2005
7,978,726 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 3 2006
7,636,373 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 24 2006
7,424,031 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 10 2007
7,656,904 Telephone system having multiple distinct sources and accessories therefor 4 2007
8,908,673 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 0 2007
7,852,874 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 10 2008
8,982,904 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2009
8,873,575 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2009
8,289,991 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2009
8,873,586 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2010
8,867,506 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2010
8,848,725 Network combining wired and non-wired segments 0 2012
8,867,523 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 0 2012
8,885,660 Local area network of serial intelligent cells 0 2013
 
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* 5,892,758 Concentrated subscriber wireless remote telemetry system 264 1996
* 7,945,234 Low duty cycle half-duplex mode operation with communication device 8 2006
* 2006/0280,198 Low duty cycle half-duplex mode operation with communication device 3 2006
8,018,884 Low duty cycle network controller 8 2007
8,700,105 Low duty cycle device protocol 4 2008
9,185,654 Network server having an information and scheduling controller to support one or more low duty cycle wireless devices 0 2009
* 2010/0015,916 NETWORK SERVER HAVING AN INFORMATION AND SCHEDULING CONTROLLER TO SUPPORT ONE OR MORE LOW DUTY CYCLE WIRELESS DEVICES 12 2009
8,605,630 Low duty cycle network controller 2 2011
9,320,002 Low duty cycle network controller 0 2013
9,226,236 Low duty cycle device protocol 0 2014
 
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9,215,254 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,976,782 Network session management for telephony over hybrid networks 0 2007
8,379,531 Telephony communication via varied redundant networks 4 2008
* 2009/0022,147 TELEPHONY COMMUNICATION VIA VARIED REDUNDANT NETWORKS 12 2008
 
MUELLER INTERNATIONAL, LLC (16)
7,752,309 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 26 2008
8,140,667 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 22 2009
7,792,946 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 20 2009
7,783,738 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 19 2009
* 2009/0319,853 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INEXPENSIVELY MONITORING AND CONTROLLING REMOTELY DISTRIBUTED APPLIANCES 10 2009
* 2009/0287,838 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INEXPENSIVELY MONITORING AND CONTROLLING REMOTELY DISTRIBUTED APPLIANCES 15 2009
9,202,362 Infrastructure monitoring system and method 0 2009
* 2010/0156,632 INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD 26 2009
8,823,509 Infrastructure monitoring devices, systems, and methods 3 2010
* 2010/0295,672 INFRASTRUCTURE MONITORING DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS 29 2010
8,931,505 Infrastructure monitoring devices, systems, and methods 1 2011
8,833,390 Valve meter assembly and method 4 2011
8,660,134 Systems and methods for time-based hailing of radio frequency devices 6 2011
8,855,569 Systems and methods for dynamic squelching in radio frequency devices 2 2011
8,407,333 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 6 2012
8,549,131 Method and apparatus for inexpensively monitoring and controlling remotely distributed appliances 7 2012
 
PECO ENERGY (1)
6,239,722 System and method for communication between remote locations 102 1999
 
General Wireless Communications 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 42 1998
 
ARC INNOVATIONS LIMITED (1)
* 2008/0294,452 Managing Supply of a Utility to a Customer Premises 4 2007
 
LIGHTRONICS (14)
* 6,119,076 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 78 1997
* 6,035,266 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 94 1997
6,415,245 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 82 1999
6,393,381 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 73 2000
6,393,382 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 53 2000
* 6,370,489 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 74 2000
6,456,960 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 75 2000
6,714,895 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 34 2002
* 6,889,174 Remotely controllable distributed device monitoring unit and system 8 2004
* 2004/0181,372 Remotely controllable distributed device monitoring unit and system 1 2004
6,892,168 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 34 2004
* 2004/0204,917 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 5 2004
7,113,893 Lamp monitoring and control unit and method 2 2005
* 2005/0184,671 Lamp monitoring and control system and method 17 2005
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