GB2323695B - Prepayment utility supply system - Google Patents

Prepayment utility supply system

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Publication number
GB2323695B
GB2323695B GB9806418A GB9806418A GB2323695B GB 2323695 B GB2323695 B GB 2323695B GB 9806418 A GB9806418 A GB 9806418A GB 9806418 A GB9806418 A GB 9806418A GB 2323695 B GB2323695 B GB 2323695B
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Patent type
Prior art keywords
prepayment
utility
supply
system
prepayment utility
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Fee Related
Application number
GB9806418A
Other versions
GB2323695A (en )
GB9806418D0 (en )
Inventor
Alain Albert Ghislain Gilot
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Schneider Electric SE
Plessey Tellumat South Africa Ltd
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Schneider Electric SE
Plessey Tellumat South Africa Ltd
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F7/00Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
    • G07F7/02Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by keys or other credit registering devices
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q20/00Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
    • G06Q20/30Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices
    • G06Q20/34Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using cards, e.g. integrated circuit [IC] cards or magnetic cards
    • G06Q20/343Cards including a counter
    • G06Q20/3437Cards including a counter the counter having non-monetary units, e.g. trips
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q20/00Payment architectures, schemes or protocols
    • G06Q20/30Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices
    • G06Q20/34Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using cards, e.g. integrated circuit [IC] cards or magnetic cards
    • G06Q20/347Passive cards
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F15/00Coin-freed apparatus with meter-controlled dispensing of liquid, gas or electricity
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F7/00Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
    • G07F7/08Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means
    • G07F7/10Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means together with a coded signal, e.g. in the form of personal identification information, like personal identification number [PIN] or biometric data
    • GPHYSICS
    • G07CHECKING-DEVICES
    • G07FCOIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
    • G07F7/00Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
    • G07F7/08Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means
    • G07F7/10Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus by coded identity card or credit card or other personal identification means together with a coded signal, e.g. in the form of personal identification information, like personal identification number [PIN] or biometric data
    • G07F7/1025Identification of user by a PIN code
    • G07F7/1058PIN is checked locally
GB9806418A 1997-03-26 1998-03-25 Prepayment utility supply system Expired - Fee Related GB2323695B (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
ZA9702608 1997-03-26

Publications (3)

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GB9806418D0 GB9806418D0 (en) 1998-05-20
GB2323695A true GB2323695A (en) 1998-09-30
GB2323695B true GB2323695B (en) 2001-01-10

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Families Citing this family (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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WO2002047041A3 (en) * 2000-12-08 2003-10-16 Merlin Gerin S A Proprietary L Prepayment meter
WO2002080119A1 (en) * 2001-03-13 2002-10-10 Merlin Gerin S.A. (Proprietary) Limited Generation of vending tokens
EP1779309A1 (en) * 2004-07-21 2007-05-02 Actaris Measurement and Systems (Proprietary) Limited A voucher based payment system and components thereof
EP3213276A1 (en) * 2014-10-31 2017-09-06 Deutsche Telekom AG Prepaid metering adaptor

Citations (2)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5451755A (en) * 1992-10-06 1995-09-19 Electricite De France (Edf) Self-contained device for self-service delivery of electrical energy
EP0762350A2 (en) * 1995-09-08 1997-03-12 Sinesonics (Proprietary) Limited Communal metering system

Patent Citations (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5451755A (en) * 1992-10-06 1995-09-19 Electricite De France (Edf) Self-contained device for self-service delivery of electrical energy
EP0762350A2 (en) * 1995-09-08 1997-03-12 Sinesonics (Proprietary) Limited Communal metering system

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GB2323695A (en) 1998-09-30 application
GB9806418D0 (en) 1998-05-20 grant

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Effective date: 20080325