Method and apparatus for automatic location-specific configuration management of a removable meter unit

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9002723
APP PUB NO 20090183966A1
SERIAL NO

12355740

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A meter apparatus and method of operating a removable meter apparatus are described. The meter apparatus includes a tag associated with unique tag identification information and configured to be permanently affixed to a location housing at a unique physical location, and includes a removable meter unit configured to mate with the location housing and receive the tag identification from the tag and report the tag identification to a data manager configured to associate an identifier of the removable meter unit with the tag identification and unique physical location, and associate configuration information for the physical location with the removable meter unit and the tag identification. The unique physical location can comprise a single-space parking location.

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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
Hunter, Stephen John San Diego, US 18 423
King, David William Rancho Santa Fe, US 45 859
Schwarz, Alexander San Diego, US 125 1826

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IPS GROUP INC. (4)
9508198 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 2 2015
9692256 Power supply unit 0 2016
9661403 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 1 2016
9805518 Meters and upgraded meter cover with sensor 0 2017
 
J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (5)
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