Power supply unit

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8513832
APP PUB NO 20090026842A1
SERIAL NO

12059909

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Abstract

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A power supply unit for supplying power to a device has a rechargeable, main battery; a charging arrangement for charging the main battery; a non-rechargeable back-up battery; load terminals for connection to a load; and a control unit for controlling supply of power to the load primarily from the main battery and secondarily from the back-up battery. The device is, in particular, a single bay, stand alone parking meter. In the event that the main battery runs low, the control unit is configured to supply power to the load from both the main battery and the back-up battery or only from the back-up battery. The back-up battery is easily replaceable, and the power supply unit has a bay, with connectors for receiving the back-up battery. The main battery is charged from solar panels. A communication device is provided to communicate status messages wirelessly to a control system.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IPS GROUP INC.SAN DIEGO, CA56

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hunter, Stephen John Randpark Extension, ZA 16 394
Joubert, Andre Malan Edenvale, ZA 4 144

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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
D714165 Parking meter housing 5 2014
D747983 Parking meter housing 2 2014
 
IPS GROUP INC. (13)
9002723 Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit 8 2009
* 2009/0183,966 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATION-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT 43 2009
9127964 Low power vehicle detection 9 2012
9391474 Power supply unit 5 2013
9424691 Parking meter communications for remote payment with updated display 2 2014
9047712 Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit 9 2014
9685027 Parking meter 0 2015
9640016 Parking meter 0 2015
9728085 Low-power vehicle detection 0 2015
9508198 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 1 2015
9692256 Power supply unit 0 2016
9661403 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 0 2016
9805518 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 0 2017
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 2012/0290,470 PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER 5 2012
 
LT350, LLC (1)
9647300 Solar canopy with integral storage compartment to receive high capacity batteries 0 2015
 
NEXTEK POWER SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
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J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (4)
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9406056 Parking meter with contactless payment 0 2012
9443236 Single space parking meter and removable single space parking meter mechanism 0 2014
9652921 Coin chute with anti-fishing assembly 0 2015
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