Meter with IrDA port

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7508319
APP PUB NO 20080030368A1
SERIAL NO

11891197

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A meter is provided of the type used for recording data primarily related to power and/or energy use. The meter includes an IrDA port for wirelessly transmitting and receiving data to and from the meter. Preferably, the IrDA port operates according to one or more of the standard IrDA protocols and is preferably mounted on the face of the meter to allow data to be read using a handheld computing device. Upon the detection of the handheld computing device, the IrDA port automatically transmits data to the handheld computing device. The handheld computing device is preferably programmed with application software for processing the read data. The processed data can then be transmitted either wirelessly or non-wirelessly to a computing device, such as a remote server or personal computer, for preparing bills, statistical charts, energy reports, etc.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/GAUGE TECH.WESTBURY, NY91

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kagan, Erran Great Neck, US 90 1115

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 8805000 Mobile energy audit system and method 5 2012
* 2013/0050,511 MOBILE ENERGY AUDIT SYSTEM AND METHOD 1 2012
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