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A system and method for detecting tampering of a utility meter

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Publication number
EP2232454A4
EP2232454A4 EP20080866536 EP08866536A EP2232454A4 EP 2232454 A4 EP2232454 A4 EP 2232454A4 EP 20080866536 EP20080866536 EP 20080866536 EP 08866536 A EP08866536 A EP 08866536A EP 2232454 A4 EP2232454 A4 EP 2232454A4
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Prior art keywords
system
method
detecting
tampering
utility
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German (de)
French (fr)
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EP2232454A1 (en )
Inventor
Michael A Murphy
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Elster Electricity LLC
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Elster Electricity LLC
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
    • G01R11/00Electromechanical arrangements for measuring time integral of electric power, i.e. electric energy or current, e.g. of consumption
    • G01R11/02Constructional details
    • G01R11/25Arrangements for indicating or signalling faults
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED IN A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G01D4/00Tariff metering apparatus
    • G01D4/02Details
EP20080866536 2007-12-26 2008-12-23 A system and method for detecting tampering of a utility meter Withdrawn EP2232454A4 (en)

Priority Applications (2)

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US909607 true 2007-12-26 2007-12-26
PCT/US2008/088253 WO2009086432A1 (en) 2007-12-26 2008-12-23 A system and method for detecting tampering of a utility meter

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EP2232454A1 true EP2232454A1 (en) 2010-09-29
EP2232454A4 true true EP2232454A4 (en) 2011-01-05

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CA (1) CA2710919C (en)
WO (1) WO2009086432A1 (en)

Citations (13)

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GB2183348A (en) * 1985-11-23 1987-06-03 Manchester Lasers Detecting tampering with meters
US5086292A (en) * 1989-10-31 1992-02-04 Iris Systems Inc. Tamper detection device for utility meter
US5473322A (en) * 1992-07-24 1995-12-05 Schlumberger Industries, Inc. Apparatus and method for sensing tampering with a utility meter
US5488565A (en) * 1993-05-28 1996-01-30 Abb Power T&D Company Inc. Tamper detection methods and apparatus for load management terminals
US5621397A (en) * 1988-12-07 1997-04-15 Mutch; Alan J. Electrical fault detecting device
US5750983A (en) * 1995-03-20 1998-05-12 Schlumberger Industries, Inc. Meter sensor light tamper detector
US5940009A (en) * 1997-09-08 1999-08-17 Abb Power T&D Company Inc. Apparatus and method to detect tampering with an electronic utility meter
US6362745B1 (en) * 1997-03-26 2002-03-26 Comverge Technologies, Inc. Method of detecting tamper of an electric meter
US20030079774A1 (en) * 1998-05-05 2003-05-01 Mark Reyman Enhanced and remote meter reading with vibration actuated valve
US20040021568A1 (en) * 2002-07-31 2004-02-05 Schlumbergersema Inc. Magnetic field sensing for tamper identification
US6774807B1 (en) * 1999-03-02 2004-08-10 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Tamper detection mechanism
US20050039040A1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2005-02-17 Ransom Douglas S. System and method for seal tamper detection for intelligent electronic devices
US20070103334A1 (en) * 2005-11-09 2007-05-10 Distribution Control Systems, Inc. Tamper detection apparatus for electrical meters

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US5031209A (en) * 1990-01-29 1991-07-09 Badger Meter, Inc. Automatic meter reader with microcomputer control system
US5994892A (en) * 1996-07-31 1999-11-30 Sacramento Municipal Utility District Integrated circuit design automatic utility meter: apparatus & method
US6246677B1 (en) * 1996-09-06 2001-06-12 Innovatec Communications, Llc Automatic meter reading data communication system
US7583202B2 (en) * 2004-10-19 2009-09-01 Echelon Corporation Method and apparatus for an electric meter
US7453373B2 (en) * 2004-10-29 2008-11-18 Itron, Inc. Integrated meter module and utility metering system

Patent Citations (13)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB2183348A (en) * 1985-11-23 1987-06-03 Manchester Lasers Detecting tampering with meters
US5621397A (en) * 1988-12-07 1997-04-15 Mutch; Alan J. Electrical fault detecting device
US5086292A (en) * 1989-10-31 1992-02-04 Iris Systems Inc. Tamper detection device for utility meter
US5473322A (en) * 1992-07-24 1995-12-05 Schlumberger Industries, Inc. Apparatus and method for sensing tampering with a utility meter
US5488565A (en) * 1993-05-28 1996-01-30 Abb Power T&D Company Inc. Tamper detection methods and apparatus for load management terminals
US5750983A (en) * 1995-03-20 1998-05-12 Schlumberger Industries, Inc. Meter sensor light tamper detector
US6362745B1 (en) * 1997-03-26 2002-03-26 Comverge Technologies, Inc. Method of detecting tamper of an electric meter
US5940009A (en) * 1997-09-08 1999-08-17 Abb Power T&D Company Inc. Apparatus and method to detect tampering with an electronic utility meter
US20030079774A1 (en) * 1998-05-05 2003-05-01 Mark Reyman Enhanced and remote meter reading with vibration actuated valve
US6774807B1 (en) * 1999-03-02 2004-08-10 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Tamper detection mechanism
US20040021568A1 (en) * 2002-07-31 2004-02-05 Schlumbergersema Inc. Magnetic field sensing for tamper identification
US20050039040A1 (en) * 2003-03-31 2005-02-17 Ransom Douglas S. System and method for seal tamper detection for intelligent electronic devices
US20070103334A1 (en) * 2005-11-09 2007-05-10 Distribution Control Systems, Inc. Tamper detection apparatus for electrical meters

Non-Patent Citations (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Title
See also references of WO2009086432A1 *

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CA2710919C (en) 2013-08-13 grant
CA2710919A1 (en) 2009-07-09 application
EP2232454A1 (en) 2010-09-29 application
WO2009086432A1 (en) 2009-07-09 application

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