Wireless electrical apparatus controller device and method of use

  • US 7,847,706 B1
  • Filed: 06/23/2004
  • Issued: 12/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for controlling one or more electrical apparatuses substantially at real-time, the system consisting essentially of:

  • a time-based wireless two-way network having imbedded real-time data inherent in a signal broadcast from the network at frequent regular intervals;

    a host network operations center for communicating operating protocol commands over the wireless two-way network while expressly not communicating any real-time data; and

    a processor/transceiver control unit connected to the one or more electrical apparatuses to be controlled and having at least one microprocessor wired to an RF transceiver through which the host network operations center communicates with the processor/transceiver control unit over the wireless two-way network, the microprocessor storing the operating protocol commands as sent from the network operations center and storing software code, the processor/transceiver control unit further including a clock circuit, the RF transceiver and microprocessor being configured in cooperation with the software code to receive, extract, and keep in the clock circuit the real-time data embedded in the network signal, whereby the processor/transceiver control unit controls power to the one or more electrical apparatuses according to the operating protocol commands sent from the network operations center at real-time as kept by the clock circuit with such real-time data being acquired by the processor/transceiver control unit through the wireless two-way network by which the operating protocol commands are sent, thus eliminating the need for a separate GPS receiver in the system for receiving real-time data.

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