Parking meter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8590687
SERIAL NO

12973109

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A parking meter assembly (10) including a base (11) that is to be fixed to or embedded in a ground surface, typically adjacent the curb that which a car is to be parked. The assembly (10) also includes a parking meter (13) having a front face (17) that includes a coin slot (25) a card slot (20) and a control panel (21). The parking meter (13) further includes a rear face (27) having a window aperture (28) that provides for the transmission of light to a solar panel (29) behind the aperture (28).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IPS GROUP INC.SAN DIEGO, CA61

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hall, Matthew James Balmain, AU 5 108
Hunter, Murray David Kirby Balmain, AU 15 306
Jones, David Andrew Balmain, AU 24 374
King, David San Diego, US 116 1010

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
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5222076 Data communication apparatus and method with low power standby mode 75 1991
5563491 Combined parking meter and electric-vehicle battery charger with remote status receiver 194 1993
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5659306 Expired parking meter indicator 49 1996
6309098 Contactless-IC-card receive and read-write mechanism for an on-street parking meter 100 2000
2001/0051,531 Method and apparatus for global computer network parking meter system 44 2001
2006/0116,972 Integrated parking meter system 37 2004
2006/0152,349 Smart Parking Meter 58 2005
2006/0267,799 Parking detector - a system and method for detecting and navigating to empty parking spaces utilizing a cellular phone application 67 2006
2008/0071,611 Parking meter payment by cell phone link 49 2006
2007/0136,128 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE ELECTRONIC PARKING VALIDATION FOR DRIVERS USING A PAY BY CELL PARKING SYSTEM 52 2006
2008/0147,268 Method and apparatus for alternative performance of automobile features 40 2006
* 2007/0119,682 EFFICIENT BATTERY POWERED ELECTRONIC PARKING METER 31 2007
2009/0109,062 PARKING COUNT CONTROL SYSTEM USING PARKING MANAGEMENT SERVER AND METHOD THEREOF 39 2007
2010/0188,932 Low Power Sensor System 28 2009
 
Park-A-Tron Limited Liability Company (1)
5442348 Computerized parking meter 100 1993
 
MARCONI UK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LTD. (1)
2004/0084,278 Coin-validation arrangement 33 2003
 
INTEGRATED PARKING SOLUTIONS, INC. (3)
6312152 Electronic module for conventional parking meter 74 1999
2001/0012,241 ELECTRONIC MODULE FOR CONVENTIONAL PARKING METER 40 1999
2002/0008,639 Parking payment system 64 2001
 
CUBIC CORPORATION (1)
2005/0178,639 Validating removable fare collection system 31 2005
 
TRINITY INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
2003/0140,531 REMOVABLE ADAPTER ASSEMBLY HAVING A RETRACTABLE INSERT 37 2002
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
2003/0112,597 Double-action CD drive eject mechanism 30 2001
 
Streetline Networks (1)
2008/0238,715 Remote parking meter auditing module 45 2007
 
MACROPARK, INC. (1)
2003/0128,136 Electronic parking meter having audio-video communications with a central station 50 2002
 
Hand Held Products, Inc. (1)
* 7748620 Transaction terminal including imaging module 59 2002
 
WIX FILTRATION CORP. (1)
5842411 Shielded printer 25 1997
 
DUCAN INDUSTRIES PARKING CONTROL SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
5806651 Coin discrimination system 59 1996
 
Tatung Telecom Corporation (1)
5954182 Coin receiving mechanism having foreign object release device 30 1996
 
SKIDATA AG (1)
7855661 Apparatus for monitoring individual parking positions 32 2008
 
NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES (3)
2001/0047,278 Dynamic reassignment of postal metering device licensing location 37 2001
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2007/0094,153 Infrastructure for postage meter communication, accessible through service provider 35 2005
 
Pitney Bowes Inc. (1)
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ERGONOTECH, INC. (1)
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DSP GROUP, LTD. (1)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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MONDEX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
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J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (3)
6111522 Multiple electronic purse parking meter 91 1999
2003/0169,183 Parking meter reset device 31 2002
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Fireking International (1)
2006/0021,848 Apparatus having a bill validator and a method of servicing the apparatus 34 2004
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES (1)
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REWARDS NETWORK INC. (1)
7933841 System and method for providing consumer rewards 65 2008
 
MICROSYSTEM CONTROLS PTY LTD (1)
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SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
7019420 Battery pack with built in communication port 42 2003
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
2004/0068,434 System use support method, and server and program therefor 36 2003
 
GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1 (1)
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GATEWAY, INC. (1)
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Kabushiki Kaisha Nippon Conlux (1)
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DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
2009/0284,907 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING SERVER BLADES IN A BLADE CHASSIS 36 2009
 
Modul-System Sweden AB (1)
2003/0092,387 Method of sending advertising messages 32 2002
 
ANALOG DEVICES, INC. (1)
6856922 System and method for battery management using host processing 42 2002
 
FYBR (1)
2007/0016,539 Smart meter parking system 54 2005
 
SPX CORPORATION (1)
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Reserve Power Cell, LLC (1)
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Duncan Industries (2)
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BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
7222031 Power supply for tetherless workstations 40 2002
 
PCS FERGUSON, INC. (1)
6914411 Power supply and method for controlling it 38 2003
 
IPS GROUP INC. (12)
2009/0159,674 PARKING METER AND A DEVICE THEREFOR 49 2006
7854310 Parking meter 61 2008
2008/0245,638 Parking meter 36 2008
2009/0032,368 System and Method for Coin Validation 23 2008
2009/0026,842 POWER SUPPLY UNIT 46 2008
2009/0095,593 COIN VALIDATION UNIT WITH CLIP FEATURE 42 2008
2009/0183,966 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC LOCATION-SPECIFIC CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT OF A REMOVABLE METER UNIT 47 2009
2009/0192,950 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A REMOVABLE METER UNIT 62 2009
2011/0057,815 PARKING METER COMMUNICATIONS FOR REMOTE PAYMENT WITH UPDATED DISPLAY 79 2010
2011/0060,653 LOCATION-AWARE ADVERTISING TO PARKING LOCATION USERS 85 2010
2011/0203,901 PARKING METER 30 2010
2013/0027,218 Low Power Vehicle Detection 26 2012
 
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5273151 Resonant coil coin detection apparatus 54 1992
5841369 Parking meter with peripheral functions 85 1997
 
FLONIC, A CORP. OF FRANCE (1)
4812805 System for interconnecting parking meters having a memory 58 1986
 
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd. (1)
2008/0093,454 Wireless Processor, Wireless Memory, Information System, And Semiconductor Device 41 2005
 
POM Incorporated (7)
* 4823928 Electronic parking meter system 81 1987
4880097 Park card system for electronic parking meter 80 1988
5360095 Power conserving electronic parking meter 45 1992
5614892 Payment slot communicating apparatus for vendng prices 67 1995
* 5617942 Low-power multi-bay parking meter 60 1995
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2004/0264,302 System and method for synchronizing a parking meter clock 44 2003
 
CRANE PAYMENT INNOVATIONS, INC. (1)
2003/0121,754 Apparatus for validating currency items, and method of configuring such apparatus 31 2002
 
Miti Manufacturing Company (2)
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CDS WORLDWIDE PTY LTD (1)
* 7237716 Parking system for sending messages 51 2003
 
INTELLIGENT DEVICES, INC. (3)
5852411 Universal adaptor for electronic parking meters 66 1996
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9934645 Parking meter with contactless payment 0 2015
 
IPS GROUP INC. (17)
9002723 Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit 10 2009
9127964 Low power vehicle detection 11 2012
9391474 Power supply unit 7 2013
9424691 Parking meter communications for remote payment with updated display 4 2014
9047712 Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit 12 2014
* D755650 Parking meter 5 2014
* D749000 Radar enhanced parking meter 9 2014
* D756807 Radar enhanced parking meter 7 2015
* D756808 Radar enhanced parking meter 8 2015
* 9685027 Parking meter 0 2015
* 9640016 Parking meter 0 2015
* 2015/0235,503 Parking Meter 13 2015
9728085 Low-power vehicle detection 0 2015
* 9508198 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 3 2015
9692256 Power supply unit 0 2016
9661403 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 2 2016
9805518 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 0 2017
 
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (9)
9524498 Control system for wireless communication parking meter 0 2012
* 9196097 Electronic parking meter with vehicle sensor 6 2012
* 2012/0286,968 ELECTRONIC PARKING METER WITH VEHICLE SENSOR 20 2012
D716156 Parking meter mechanism 10 2013
9123184 System and method for direct transfer of electronic parking meter data 0 2013
D714165 Parking meter housing 8 2014
D747983 Parking meter housing 3 2014
9536235 System and method for direct transfer of electronic parking meter data 0 2015
D804330 Parking meter housing 0 2015
 
J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (5)
9494922 Single space wireless parking with improved antenna placements 1 2009
9406056 Parking meter with contactless payment 0 2012
9443236 Single space parking meter and removable single space parking meter mechanism 2 2014
9652921 Coin chute with anti-fishing assembly 0 2015
9842455 Single space parking meter and removable single space parking meter mechanism 0 2016
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