Global Patent Index - EP 1019857 A1

EP 1019857 A1 2000-07-19 - AUTOMATED METER READING SYSTEM

Title (en)

AUTOMATED METER READING SYSTEM

Title (de)

AUTOMATISCHES MESSLESEVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE LECTURE AUTOMATIQUE DES COMPTEURS

Publication

EP 1019857 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98946967 A

Priority

  • US 9819034 W
  • US 5865997 P
  • US 8264798 A
  • US 8275898 A
  • US 8256898 A
  • US 8281198 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9913426A1] An automated meter reading server (15) having an open, distributed architecture that collects, loads, and manages system-wide data collected from energy meters (60) and routes the data automatically to upstream business systems. The automated meter reading server includes a repository (120) of metering data, and additionally provides timely access to information by including collection, storage, validation, estimation, editing, publishing and securing of meter consumption and interval data. The automated meter reading server obtains data from meters (60) equipped with modems via standard telephone lines or public RF networks. The data is converted from the format of the meter/communications infrastructure to a format usable by the automated meter reading server and the repository (120). The data is converted from the automated meter reading server compatible form to a format of a specific upstream business system prior to transmission.

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

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G01D 4/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01); G01D 4/004 (2013.01); G06F 17/30569 (2013.01); Y02B 90/242 (2013.01); Y04S 20/322 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9913426 A1 19990318; AU 750837 B2 20020801; AU 9386498 A 19990329; CA 2303064 A1 19990318; CA 2303064 C 20060404; EP 1019857 A1 20000719; EP 1019857 A4 20071017

INPADOC legal status


2012-04-11 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20120228

2010-04-28 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ELSTER SOLUTIONS, LLC

2010-03-10 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ELSTER SOLUTIONS, LLC

2008-03-05 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20080206

2007-10-17 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20070817

2004-09-15 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: ELSTER ELECTRICITY, LLC

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KELLEY, RAYMOND, H.

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: CARPENTER, RICHARD, CHRISTOPHER

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: LUNNEY, ROBERT, H.

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MARTINEZ, MAUREEN

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KENNEY, JONATHAN, Q.

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: MILL, DAVID, ETHAN

2001-04-11 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: HUBBARD, CHARLES, KEITH

2000-07-19 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000328

2000-07-19 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE