Upgraded single space parking meter and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8662279
APP PUB NO 20120285792A1
SERIAL NO

13468881

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A method of upgrading a single space meter that includes an existing meter mechanism located within an outer meter housing is provided. The method includes providing a new meter mechanism that includes wireless communications hardware configured to wirelessly communicate with a parking management system and a credit card mag-strip reader. The method includes removing a preexisting meter from an outer meter housing and inserting the upgraded mechanism into a preexisting internal space of the outer housing.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.HARRISON, AR29

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jones, Gavin Pymble, AU 20 388
Nickolaus, Mike Milwaukee, US 5 148
Subramanya, Balu Darnestown, US 17 248

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Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DUNCAN PARKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
D716156 Parking meter mechanism 7 2013
D714165 Parking meter housing 5 2014
D747983 Parking meter housing 2 2014
D733585 Parking meter mechanism 5 2014
9536370 Electronic parking meter mechanism with wireless communication antenna 0 2015
D746704 Parking meter mechanism 0 2015
 
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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