US Patent No: 7,148,796

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Environmental monitoring device

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The disclosure is directed to a sensor device including processing circuitry, at least one sensor coupled to the processing circuitry, a serial data interface coupled to the processing circuitry and memory responsive to the processing circuitry. The memory includes a static unique identification number. The serial data interface provides access to retrieve the static unique identification number and sensed data measured with the at least one sensor from the memory.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION CORPORATIONWEST KINGSTON, RI225

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Graczyk, Ronald Cedar Park, TX 13 52
Joy, Ryan Austin, TX 17 58
Primm, Michael R Austin, TX 16 189
Slade, Boyd E Austin, TX 9 104
Smith, David K Georgetown, TX 50 1055

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