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 3 97
Cheifot, Alexandre Delta, CA 3 97
Martin, Keith Richard Burnaby, CA 9 131

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
* 2003/0084,190 Apparatus and system for maintaining accurate time in a wireless environment 19 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 7,194,649 Clock synchronization for network measurements with clock resets 9 2002
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
6,078,785 Demand reporting of electricity consumption by radio in relays to a base station, and demand relays wattmeters so reporting over a wide area 126 1996
* 2005/0182,856 Systems and methods for creating time aware networks using independent absolute time values in network devices 13 2003
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,081,204 Automated communication of electricity meter data 19 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,848,244 System and method for time-based real-time reconfiguration of a network 18 1996
 
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
5,581,229 Communication system for a power distribution line 133 1993
6,154,488 Low frequency bilateral communication over distributed power lines 134 1997
6,177,884 Integrated power line metering and communication method and apparatus 114 1998
2003/0006,884 Low frequency bilateral communication over distributed power lines 17 2002
 
Jenney Systems Associates, Ltd. (1)
5,897,607 Automatic meter reading system 161 1997
 
WILLIAM WIRELESS, INC. (1)
6,124,806 Wide area remote telemetry 209 1998
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
* 2002/0170,070 Multiple updates to content descriptions using a single command 15 2002
 
ELSTER ELECTRICITY, LLC (3)
6,073,169 Automatic meter reading system employing common broadcast command channel 123 1997
5,874,903 RF repeater for automatic meter reading system 177 1997
6,088,659 Automated meter reading system 363 1998
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,026,165 Secure communications in a wireless system 90 1996
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
2004/0215,828 Interconnecting proxy, system and method of interconnecting networks using different protocols 5 2004
 
ITRON, INC. (4)
5,475,867 Distributed supervisory control and data acquisition system 59 1992
5,673,252 Communications protocol for remote data generating stations 274 1995
6,172,616 Wide area communications network for remote data generating stations 179 1999
2003/0001,754 Wide area communications network for remote data generating stations 86 2001
 
DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,262,755 Inbound communications using electricity distribution network 31 1991
 
STATSIGNAL IPC, LLC (4)
6,233,327 Multi-function general purpose transceiver 210 1998
6,430,268 Systems for requesting service of a vending machine 208 1998
6,028,522 System for monitoring the light level around an ATM 197 1998
6,218,953 System and method for monitoring the light level around an ATM 224 1999
 
USCL CORPORATION (1)
5,994,892 Integrated circuit design automatic utility meter: apparatus & method 131 1996
 
NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY (1)
* 7,191,354 Method for synchronizing a first clock to a second clock, processing unit and synchronization system 9 2001
 
WALLACE, JENNIFER (1)
* 6,324,586 System for synchronizing multiple computers with a common timing reference 78 1998
 
SIPCO, LLC (1)
6,437,692 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices 727 1999
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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ITRON GLOBAL SARL (7)
* 8,059,011 Outage notification system 20 2007
7,986,718 Discovery phase in a frequency hopping network 5 2007
* 2008/0095,075 Discovery phase in a frequency hopping network 32 2007
8,391,177 Use of minimal propagation delay path to optimize a mesh network 8 2010
* 2011/0026,425 USE OF MINIMAL PROPAGATION DELAY PATH TO OPTIMIZE A MESH NETWORK 10 2010
8,848,571 Use of minimal propagation delay path to optimize a mesh network 0 2013
8,787,210 Firmware download with adaptive lost packet recovery 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (4)
* 7,900,203 Data sharing and synchronization with relay endpoint and sync data element 0 2007
* 2008/0267,221 Data Sharing and Synchronization with Relay 12 2007
* 2011/0119,403 DATA SHARING AND SYNCHRONIZATION WITH RELAY ENDPOINT AND SYNC DATA ELEMENT 1 2011
9,203,786 Data synchronization and sharing relationships 0 2013
 
Texas Instruments Incorporated (2)
* 9,231,657 Adaptive sub-band algorithm for point-to-point communication in PLC networks 0 2013
* 2013/0182,719 Adaptive Sub-Band Algorithm for Point-To-Point Communication in PLC Networks 0 2013
 
CORNING INCORPORATED (2)
* 2012/0133,490 Communications Between Multiple Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Connected Tags And One Or More Devices, And Related Systems And Methods 5 2012
* 2012/0126,949 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Connected Tag Communications Protocol And Related Systems And Methods 6 2012
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