Resources Contact Us Home
Electric power meter including a temperature sensor and controller

Image Number 6 for United States Patent #6847300.

An electric power meter (102) includes a temperature sensor (114) and a controller (112). The controller (112) is operable, based on the temperature reported from the temperature sensor (114), to generate alarm(s) when the temperature exceeds certain alarm threshold(s) (307, 507, 508) and to activate a power disconnect switch (104), thereby shutting off power to a customer premises, when the temperature exceeds a shut off threshold (309, 509). The controller (112) is operable to activate the power disconnect switch (104) for non-payment of electricity cost, subject to secondary criteria based on regulatory requirements. A customer terminal (103) may be used to notify a customer of an alarm condition, to provide information regarding electrical power usage or to provide information regarding disconnection of electrical power.

  Recently Added Patents
Audio/video program-related hyperlink printer
Lipoprotein analysis by differential charged-particle mobility
System and method for providing definitions
Systems and methods for redox flow battery scalable modular reactant storage
Integrated bug tracking and testing
Liquid crystal display device and driving method thereof
  Randomly Featured Patents
Wax Containing toner aggregation processes
Air cleaner; aerosol separator; and method
Face component of a golf club head
Yarn testing apparatus
Turbomachine having variable angle flow guiding device
Pneumatic sheet feeding apparatus
Artificial hair binder
Semiconductor device having isolation pattern in interlayer insulating layer between capacitor contact plugs and methods of fabricating the same
Fuel injection pump
Method for making secure an electronic entity with encrypted access