Electric power meter including a temperature sensor and controller

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7068184
APP PUB NO 20050104575A1
SERIAL NO

11008683

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An electric power meter (102) includes a temperature sensor (114) and a controller (112). The controller (112) is operable, based on the temperature reported from the temperature sensor (114), to generate alarm(s) when the temperature exceeds certain alarm threshold(s) (307, 507, 508) and to activate a power disconnect switch (104), thereby shutting off power to a customer premises, when the temperature exceeds a shut off threshold (309, 509). The controller (112) is operable to activate the power disconnect switch (104) for non-payment of electricity cost, subject to secondary criteria based on regulatory requirements. A customer terminal (103) may be used to notify a customer of an alarm condition, to provide information regarding electrical power usage or to provide information regarding disconnection of electrical power.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.SCHAUMBURG, IL2560

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Keller, Theodore Woolley Scottsdale, AZ 11 562
Wallis, David Richard Phoenix, AZ 2 48
Yee, David Moon Scottsdale, AZ 23 809
Zucarelli, Philip John Glendale, AZ 15 765

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