Method and apparatus for performing the register functions for a plurality of metering devices at a common node

  • US 5,696,501 A
  • Filed: 09/09/1996
  • Issued: 12/09/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A node for communicating with a plurality of electrical metering devices coupled to a plurality of electrical loads and located remote from said node, said node comprising:

  • means for remotely communicating with a plurality of electrical metering devices; and

    register means, coupled to said communicating means, including a plurality of registers, a respective one of which is associated with a respective electrical metering device for receiving signals from the respective electrical metering device, via said communicating means, which are indicative of the power consumption of the electrical load coupled to the respective electrical metering device, wherein said register means individually determines at least one measure of power consumption of the electrical loads, operatively connected thereto, from the received signals.

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