Global Patent Index - EP 1008259 A1

EP 1008259 A1 2000-06-14 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE TELEMETERING

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE TELEMETERING

Title (de)

FERNMESSVERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE TELEMESURE

Publication

EP 1008259 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97927974 A

Priority

  • US 9709645 W
  • US 1913596 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9747126A1] Apparatus and method of conducting data sessions between a plurality of first sites (customer premises) and a plurality of second sites (servers) primarily for the purpose of retrieving stored data relating to one or more monitored devices (such as a power meter, gas meter, or water meter) are described. A remote monitor at each first site is provided with a CID capable modem. The remote monitor interposes itself between the communications medium (e.g., telephone network) and customer premises communications equipment (e.g., telephones) and intercepts data phone calls intended for reading the monitored devices. The remote monitor selectively connects and disconnects the customer premises communications equipment (telephones) and manages the state of the data phone calls so that its operation is invisible to the user of the communications equipment (telephone). Incoming data calls are validated and identified by matching incoming caller ID (CID) data with pre-stored, authorized server telephone numbers.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 11/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 11/002 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9747126A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IE NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9747126 A1 19971211; AU 3230197 A 19980105; CA 2257490 A1 19971211; EP 1008259 A1 20000614; JP 2000511732 A 20000905; KR 20000016463 A 20000325

INPADOC legal status


2001-06-27 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010103

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990104

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IE NL