Low power vehicle detection

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9127964
APP PUB NO 20130027218A1
SERIAL NO

13558242

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A parking meter detects an object in proximity, based on a change in a proximity measurement at the meter, activates a directional sensor in response to detecting the object, receives sensor data at a meter processor from the directional sensor, wherein the received sensor data indicates a predetermined direction to the detected object relative to the meter. The parking meter determines a presence of the object, or lack thereof, in the predetermined direction based on the sensor data, and upon a positive determination of the presence of the object, stores an indication of the presence of the object along with a time of the positive determination.

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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 20 449
Schwarz, Alexander San Diego, US 132 1894

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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. (6)
* 9728085 Low-power vehicle detection 0 2015
* 2015/0332,587 LOW-POWER VEHICLE DETECTION 9 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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