US Patent No: 7,400,264

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Automated meter reading system, communication and control network for automated meter reading, meter data collector, and associated methods

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An automated meter reading system, communication and control for automated meter reading, a meter data collector, and associated methods are provided. The system includes at least one utility meter, at least one meter sensor interfaced with the utility meter, a meter data collector positioned adjacent the utility meter and positioned to receive data from the at least one sensor, and a remote automatic meter reading control center positioned to receive data from the collector such as through RF or other types of communication to gather and process usage reading data. Meter usage data is obtained by the collector from the meter sensor, date and time stamped, and stored in the collector until directly transmitted to the control center or a substation if within range and not blocked or impeded by a physical structure or other obstacle. If the collector is not in range, then the data is forwarded to another collector associated with a location closer to the control center or substation.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ENERGY TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.FORT WORTH, TX3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Boaz, Jon A Colleyville, TX 6 112

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