US Patent No: 7,802,015

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Communications system of heterogeneous elements

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20050172024

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Abstract

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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 83
Cheifot, Alexandre Delta, CA 5 83
Martin, Keith Richard Burnaby, CA 12 107

Cited Art Landscape

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (1)
* 2003/0084,190 Apparatus and system for maintaining accurate time in a wireless environment 18 2001
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
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GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
6,081,204 Automated communication of electricity meter data 17 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 5,848,244 System and method for time-based real-time reconfiguration of a network 17 1996
 
HUNT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (4)
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Jenney Systems Associates, Ltd. (1)
5,897,607 Automatic meter reading system 142 1997
 
WILLIAM WIRELESS, INC. (1)
6,124,806 Wide area remote telemetry 184 1998
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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ELSTER ELECTRICITY, LLC (3)
6,073,169 Automatic meter reading system employing common broadcast command channel 110 1997
5,874,903 RF repeater for automatic meter reading system 161 1997
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,026,165 Secure communications in a wireless system 76 1996
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
2004/0215,828 Interconnecting proxy, system and method of interconnecting networks using different protocols 4 2004
 
ITRON, INC. (4)
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DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
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STATSIGNAL IPC, LLC (4)
6,233,327 Multi-function general purpose transceiver 171 1998
6,430,268 Systems for requesting service of a vending machine 173 1998
6,028,522 System for monitoring the light level around an ATM 166 1998
6,218,953 System and method for monitoring the light level around an ATM 178 1999
 
USCL CORPORATION (1)
5,994,892 Integrated circuit design automatic utility meter: apparatus & method 114 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 8 2001
 
WALLACE, JENNIFER (1)
* 6,324,586 System for synchronizing multiple computers with a common timing reference 50 1998
 
SIPCO, LLC (1)
6,437,692 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices 608 1999
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 7,900,203 Data sharing and synchronization with relay endpoint and sync data element 0 2007
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
* 2013/0182,719 Adaptive Sub-Band Algorithm for Point-To-Point Communication in PLC Networks 0 2013
 
ITRON, INC. (5)
* 8,059,011 Outage notification system 14 2007
7,986,718 Discovery phase in a frequency hopping network 2 2007
8,391,177 Use of minimal propagation delay path to optimize a mesh network 6 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
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