Parking meter and a device therefor

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8862494
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13786387

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A single bay parking meter device is provided which accepts payment by means of a credit or debit card, an electronic purse, or coins. The device has a power supply unit, a solar power charging arrangement and power management, such that it does not need power supply cables to be installed for each meter. The parking meter device also transmits financial data to a financial institution in a wireless manner, also to avoid the need for cabling. The parking meter device is receivable in the base of a conventional single bay parking meter, such that the new parking meter device may be retrofitted to existing coin operated installed single bay parking meters, using a new cover that is also engageable with the conventional housing base.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
IPS GROUP INC.SAN DIEGO, CA61

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
King, David William Rancho Santa Fe, US 49 913
Schwarz, Alexander San Diego, US 134 1911

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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. (15)
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
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
 
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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