Time-of-use calendar events method and apparatus for a meter register

  • US 5,317,546 A
  • Filed: 06/30/1993
  • Issued: 05/31/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/24/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of measuring time-of-use of electric energy consumed by an end user coupled to a power delivery system, the time-of-use measuring method comprising the steps of:

  • formatting data within a storage device relating to a plurality of calendar events, including year specific calendar events and annual calendar events, said formatting step comprising the steps of;

    formatting the corresponding months of said year specific calendar events;

    formatting the corresponding days of the week of said year specific calendar events; and

    formatting the occurrence numbers of the days of the week of said year specific calendar events; and

    associating a time-of-use function with each year specific calendar event;

    comparing a calendar date to the formatted month, the formatted day of the week and the formatted occurrence number of at least one of said year specific calendar events, to determine whether the calendar date matches a a year specific calendar date;

    receiving signals indicative of an amount of energy consumed by an end user from a power delivery system; and

    processing the received signals based upon the time-of-use function associated with the matched year specific calendar event.

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