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Inventor:
Petite; Thomas D.
Address:
Douglasville, GA
No. of patents:
35
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8031650 System and method for monitoring remote devices with a dual-mode wireless communication protocol October 4, 2011
The present invention is generally directed to systems and device for monitoring remote device with a wireless, dual-mode communication protocol. As such, a representative embodiment is a system for monitoring and controlling remote devices. The system includes a first- and a second
7978059 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices July 12, 2011
The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. Such a system may be configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The system is implemented by using a plural
7756086 Method for communicating in dual-modes July 13, 2010
The present invention is generally directed to methods for communicating in a dual-mode communication protocol. A representative embodiment of the present invention comprises: enabling communication in a spread-spectrum communication protocol, comprising: receiving a first portion of a
7738999 System for controlling electrically-powered devices in an integrated wireless network June 15, 2010
An intelligent network demand control system provides a system and method for controlling demand in an energy delivery system. The intelligent network demand control system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to meters and appliances residing at a plur
7650425 System and method for controlling communication between a host computer and communication device January 19, 2010
A site controller adapted to be used in an automated monitoring system for monitoring and controlling a plurality of remote devices via a host computer connected to a first communication network is provided. The site controller is configured for controlling communication with the host
7480501 System and method for transmitting an emergency message over an integrated wireless network January 20, 2009
An emergency message system provides a system and method for generating and transmitting emergency messages. In one embodiment, the emergency message system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to monitoring devices residing at a plurality of customer p
7468661 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices December 23, 2008
The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The
7424527 System and method for transmitting pollution information over an integrated wireless network September 9, 2008
A pollution information message system provides a system and method for generating and transmitting pollution information messages. In one embodiment, the pollution information message system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to monitoring devices. C
7397907 Multi-function general purpose transceiver July 8, 2008
The present invention is generally directed to a system and associated method for communicating information to a predetermined location. The system includes a transmitter disposed at a first location and configured to transmit a signal containing an instruction code that uniquely ide
7346463 System for controlling electrically-powered devices in an electrical network March 18, 2008
A system for controlling remotely located electrically-powered systems in an electrical network includes a first transceiver. The first transceiver has an identifier in memory and wirelessly communicates bidirectionally with a control center via a plurality of additional wireless bir
7263073 Systems and methods for enabling a mobile user to notify an automated monitoring system of an em August 28, 2007
Systems and methods for enabling a mobile user to notify an automated monitoring system of an emergency situation are provided. The automated monitoring system may be configured for monitoring and controlling a plurality of remote devices and may comprise a site controller in communi
7209840 Systems and methods for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption for an electric m April 24, 2007
A system for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption is provided. In one embodiment the system may comprise electric meters, communication devices having a unique address and defining a wireless communication network, and a site controller. Each electric meter may be c
7184861 System and method for controlling generation over an integrated wireless network February 27, 2007
An intelligent network demand control system provides a system and method for controlling demand in an energy delivery system. The intelligent network demand control system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to meters and appliances residing at a plur
7137550 Transmitter for accessing automated financial transaction machines November 21, 2006
A system and method for providing remote access to a automated financial transaction machine. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes an automated financial transaction machine, and a receiver provided at the automated financial transaction machine for rec
7103511 Wireless communication networks for providing remote monitoring of devices September 5, 2006
Wireless communication networks for monitoring and controlling a plurality of remote devices are provided. Briefly, one embodiment of a wireless communication network may comprise a plurality of wireless transceivers having unique identifiers. Each of the plurality of wireless transceive
7079810 System and method for communicating with a remote communication unit via the public switched tel July 18, 2006
The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for communicating between a personal data access device and a remote communication unit. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a device, electrically connected for communication with a public switched teleph
7053767 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices May 30, 2006
The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The
7019667 System and method for accurate reading of rotating disk March 28, 2006
A novel system and method for achieving accurate readings of the rotational speed, number of revolutions and direction of rotation of a utility system. More specifically, a system and method for retrofitting existing utility meters with a lightweight tape, having contrasting sections
6914893 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices July 5, 2005
The present system is directed to a computerized system for monitoring and controlling remote devices by transmitting data between the remote systems and a gateway interface via a packet message protocol system. The system comprises one or more remote sensors to be read and possibly one
6914533 System and method for accessing residential monitoring devices July 5, 2005
The present invention is directed to a system and method for accessing home monitoring devices remotely via a distributed wide-area network (WAN). More specifically, the present invention is directed towards smoke detector system, which monitors for the presence of smoke and communicates
6891838 System and method for monitoring and controlling residential devices May 10, 2005
The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for monitoring and controlling a host of residential automation systems. The system is implemented by using a plurality of wireless communication devices configured to relay both data and command encoded signals through
6862498 System and method for controlling power demand over an integrated wireless network March 1, 2005
An intelligent network demand control system provides a system and method for controlling demand in an energy delivery system. Various embodiments of the intelligent network demand control system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to meters and appliances
6836737 Systems and methods for providing remote monitoring of consumption for a utility meter December 28, 2004
A system for providing remote monitoring of electricity consumption is provided. Briefly described, in one embodiment the system may comprise a plurality of electric meters, a plurality of communication devices having a unique address and defining a wireless communication network, and a
6784807 System and method for accurate reading of rotating disk August 31, 2004
A novel system and method for achieving accurate readings of the rotational speed, number of revolutions and direction of rotation of a utility system. More specifically, a system and method for retrofitting existing utility meters with a lightweight tape, having contrasting sections of
6747557 System and method for signaling a weather alert condition to a residential environment June 8, 2004
As system and method are provided for communicating weather conditions to remote locations, such as inside of residential homes, offices, or businesses. In accordance with one embodiment, a modified smoke detector is provided having an integrated RF receiver for receiving message packets
6671586 System and method for controlling power demand over an integrated wireless network December 30, 2003
An intelligent network demand control system provides a system and method for controlling demand in an energy delivery system. The intelligent network demand control system employs a transceiver network with a plurality transceivers coupled to meters and appliances residing at a plur
6628764 System for requesting service of a vending machine September 30, 2003
The present invention is generally directed to an automated system for monitoring and supplying a vending machine. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes a set of sensors configured to detect a variety of service conditions, including products being low or
6618578 System and method for communicating with a remote communication unit via the public switched tel September 9, 2003
The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for communicating between a personal data access device and a remote communication unit. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a device, electrically connected for communication with a public switched teleph
6437692 System and method for monitoring and controlling remote devices August 20, 2002
The present invention is generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system is configured to monitor utility meters in a defined area. The syst
6430268 Systems for requesting service of a vending machine August 6, 2002
The present invention is generally directed to an automated system for requesting service of a vending machine. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes a set of sensors configured to detect a variety of service conditions, including products being low or out o
6233327 Multi-function general purpose transceiver May 15, 2001
The present invention is generally directed to a system and associated method for communicating information to a predetermined location. The system includes a transmitter disposed at a first location and configured to transmit a signal containing an instruction code that uniquely ide
6218953 System and method for monitoring the light level around an ATM April 17, 2001
The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for monitoring the level of light surrounding an automatic teller machine (ATM). In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system includes a plurality of light sensors disposed in varying locations around the ATM.
6028522 System for monitoring the light level around an ATM February 22, 2000
The present invention is generally directed to a system and method for monitoring the level of light surrounding an automatic teller machine (ATM). In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a system includes a plurality of light sensors disposed in varying locations around the ATM.
5926531 Transmitter for accessing pay-type telephones July 20, 1999
A system and method for providing remote access to a pay-type telephone. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes a pay-type telephone, and a receiver provided at the telephone for receiving data transmitted via a electromagnetic waves. Although not necessary f
5714931 Personalized security system February 3, 1998
The present invention relates to a personalized security system, in which a portable transmitter may be carried or worn by an individual and activated by the individual in need of assistance to transmit data relating specifically to the individual. The data is received by a transceiver










 
 
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