US Patent No: 7,802,015

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Communications system of heterogeneous elements

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A communications system for a network of stations, is provided where stations identify themselves upon being informed of the desires of an inquisitor station. Additionally, techniques for “plug and play”, self-healing and homogenizing the heterogeneous parts of a network, are provided.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TANTALUS SYSTEMS CORP.BURNABY BC6

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Aeberhardt, Peter Randolph North Vancouver, CA 5 75
Cheifot, Alexandre Delta, CA 5 75
Martin, Keith Richard Burnaby, CA 12 88

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ITRON, INC. (4)
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