Circuit monitoring device

  • US 7,256,683 B2
  • Filed: 12/03/2001
  • Issued: 08/14/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/04/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of monitoring the status of a measurable parameter of an electrical circuit, including the steps of:

  • measuring the magnitude of said parameter and generating an analog signal representative of said magnitude;

    passing said analog signal to an analog to digital converter;

    generating by the analog to digital converter a count value representative of said magnitude;

    comparing said count value with a threshold value and assigning from the comparison a status signal, said status signal having two possible values which thereby indicates whether the count value is greater than or less than said threshold value;

    transmitting said status signal via a communications network to a display; and

    displaying on the display an indication of the value of the status signal.

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