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 9047712
APP PUB NO 20140231505A1
SERIAL NO

14260234

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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 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 Randpark Extension 4, ZA 20 449
King, David William Rancho Santa Fe, US 49 912
Schwarz, Alexander San Diego, US 131 1894

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9934645 Parking meter with contactless payment 0 2015
 
IPS GROUP INC. (5)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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J.J. Mackay Canada Limited (5)
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