Electronic electric meter for networked meter reading

  • US 7,064,679 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2003
  • Issued: 06/20/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for measuring commodity utilization, the device comprising:

  • a transducer operable to sense a physical characteristic of the commodity and generate commodity utilization data based on the physical characteristic;

    a controller operable to be coupled to the transducer to process the commodity utilization data; and

    a network communication section operatively coupled to the controller, and having a plurality of network modules including a local area network module, and a wide area network module, and wherein the network communication section is configured to communicate data comprising the processed commodity utilization data with either one or both of the network modules.

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