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US2020280771A1
SMART ENERGY METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020280771A1 Publication Date: 2020-09-03 Application Number: 16/878,239 Filing Date: 2020-05-19 Inventor: Hoang, Quoc   Jones, Alan   Davis, Earle   Nguyen, Young D.   Yan, Alex   Williams, Shelley   Assignee: Pacific Gas and Electric Company   IPC: H04Q9/00 Abstract: Some embodiments include an electric meter assembly including a socket housing with a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a removable or portable meter coupled to the socket interface. Further, the electric meter assembly includes a strap coupled at one end to at least one side of the socket housing. The socket housing includes a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a secondary housing enclosed within the socket housing. The secondary housing includes a CT shunt and a switch assembly including an actuator extending through the top side. In some embodiments, the system includes a Customer and Distribution Automation Open Architecture. In some embodiments, an IoT router facilitates communication between one or more remote electronics including the electric meter assembly.
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US10658798B2
Smart energy metering system and method
Publication/Patent Number: US10658798B2 Publication Date: 2020-05-19 Application Number: 15/586,093 Filing Date: 2017-05-03 Inventor: Hoang, Quoc   Jones, Alan   Davis, Earle   Nguyen, Young D   Yan, Alex   Williams, Shelley   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01D4/00 Abstract: Some embodiments include an electric meter assembly including a socket housing with a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a removable or portable meter coupled to the socket interface. Further, the electric meter assembly includes at a strap coupled at one end to at least one side of the socket housing. The strap is configured and arranged to extend over at least a portion of the meter from one side of the socket to an opposite side of the socket. Some further embodiments include an electric meter assembly with a support platform including a coupled transformer and socket housing. The socket housing includes a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a secondary housing enclosed within the socket housing. The secondary housing includes a CT shunt and a switch assembly including an actuator extending through the top side.
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US2020232815A1
SMART ENERGY AND DATA/INFORMATION METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2020232815A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-23 Application Number: 16/725,784 Filing Date: 2019-12-23 Inventor: Padrones, Ed   Davis, Earle   Nguyen, Young D   Williams, Shelley   Yan, Alex   Hoang, Quoc   Negash, Lomi   Pham, Albert   Chong, Jimmy   Nguyen, Tri Q.   Sharma, Kulwinder   Jones, Alan   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01D4/02 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an electric meter assembly including a meter support platform or base able to reversibly electrically couple to a transformer providing inputs including an AC power supply, phase voltage, and/or a phase current. Output of the meter support platform or base can be DC power, AC phase voltage signals and/or AC phase current. Further, a removable or portable meter can couple to the meter support platform or base and to an electric meter system including a meter core coupled to a wireless transmitter, an antenna, an integrated power sensor, and data meter front end. The system includes a data manager configured for electric service analysis including energy usage, and/or interval temperature, phase voltage, current and phase angle in real time, electric energy kWh and kVARh values in a user-specified period, wrong meter base installation detection, physical location of the removable or portable meter, and tamper detection.
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US2019219618A1
MULTI-PURPOSE (MULTI-DWELLING) ELECTRIC METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2019219618A1 Publication Date: 2019-07-18 Application Number: 16/248,519 Filing Date: 2019-01-15 Inventor: Davis, Earle S.   Hoang, Quoc   Jones, Alan S.   Nguyen, Duong M.   Nguyen, Tri Q.   Padrones, Edmond A.   Williams, Shelley R.   Yan, Alex P.   Assignee: Pacific Gas and Electric Company   IPC: G01R22/06 Abstract: Some embodiments include a metering system including a base housing configured to be coupled to a supply of a consumable, and including a plurality of meter slots, wherein each meter slot is configured to couple with a removeable meter module. Further, the metering system includes a removeable cover housing configured to removably couple to the base housing, and a meter module that includes at least one meter core and at least one data transfer functionality or assembly. The meter module can independently meter at least a portion of the consumable consumed by at least one consumer. A metering assembly with a removeable meter module and an associated meter slot can independently meter at least a portion of a consumable consumed by at least one consumer, and metering of the consumable to a consumer from one meter slot is independent of metering of the consumable from another meter slot.
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WO2019067638A1
RESOURCE METER SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019067638A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-04 Application Number: 2018052983 Filing Date: 2018-09-26 Inventor: Adams, James   Nguyen, Young D.   Hoang, Quoc   Davis, Earle S.   Padrones, Edmond   Williams, Shelley R.   Odeyemi, Fela O.   Yan, Alexander P.   Bijan, Maz Y.   Jones, Alan S.   Cain, Darren   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01R31/08 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a resource metering system and method including one or more sensors, and an automatic shut-off valve, a power source, a capacitor-based charging circuit, an RF communications board, and a processor capable of executing instructions from a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of a resource distribution system. The operation of the processor by the instructions can enable the resource metering system to wirelessly receive and act on signals or data transmitted from the RF communication board, where the signals or data are received from the sensors.
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US10514273B2
Smart energy and data/information metering system and method
Publication/Patent Number: US10514273B2 Publication Date: 2019-12-24 Application Number: 15/784,711 Filing Date: 2017-10-16 Inventor: Padrones, Ed   Davis, Earle   Nguyen, Young D   Williams, Shelley   Yan, Alex   Hoang, Quoc   Negash, Lomi   Pham, Albert   Chong, Jimmy   Nguyen, Tri Q.   Sharma, Kulwinder   Jones, Alan   Assignee: Pacific Gas and Electric Company   IPC: G01R21/00 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an electric meter assembly including a meter support platform or base able to reversibly electrically couple to a transformer providing inputs including an AC power supply, phase voltage, and/or a phase current. Output of the meter support platform or base can be DC power, AC phase voltage signals and/or AC phase current. Further, a removable or portable meter can couple to the meter support platform or base and to an electric meter system including a meter core coupled to a wireless transmitter, an antenna, an integrated power sensor, and data meter front end. The system includes a data manager configured for electric service analysis including energy usage, and/or interval temperature, phase voltage, current and phase angle in real time, electric energy kWh and kVARh values in a user-specified period, wrong meter base installation detection, physical location of the removable or portable meter, and tamper detection.
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WO2019143630A1
MULTI-PURPOSE (MULTI-DWELLING) ELECTRIC METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2019143630A1 Publication Date: 2019-07-25 Application Number: 2019013691 Filing Date: 2019-01-15 Inventor: Hoang, Quoc   Nguyen, Tri Q.   Davis, Earle S.   Williams, Shelley R.   Yan, Alex P.   Padrones, Edmond A.   Jones, Alan S.   Nguyen, Duong M.   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   HOANG, QUOC   NGUYEN, Tri Q.   DAVIS, Earle S.   WILLIAMS, Shelley R.   YAN, Alex P.   PADRONES, Edmond A.   JONES, Alan S.   NGUYEN, Duong M.   IPC: G06Q50/10 Abstract: Some embodiments include a metering system including a base housing configured to be coupled to a supply of a consumable, and including a plurality of meter slots, wherein each meter slot is configured to couple with a removeable meter module. Further, the metering system includes a removeable cover housing configured to removably couple to the base housing, and a meter module that includes at least one meter core and at least one data transfer functionality or assembly. The meter module can independently meter at least a portion of the consumable consumed by at least one consumer. A metering assembly with a removeable meter module and an associated meter slot can independently meter at least a portion of a consumable consumed by at least one consumer, and metering of the consumable to a consumer from one meter slot is independent of metering of the consumable from another meter slot.
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US2019101411A1
RESOURCE METER SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2019101411A1 Publication Date: 2019-04-04 Application Number: 16/143,295 Filing Date: 2018-09-26 Inventor: Davis, Earle S.   Nguyen, Young D.   Jones, Alan S.   Williams, Shelley R.   Yan, Alexander P.   Adams, James   Cain, Darren   Padrones, Edmond   Hoang, Quoc   Odeyemi, Fela O.   Bijan, Maz Y.   Assignee: Pacific Gas and Electric Company   IPC: G01D4/00 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a resource metering system and method including one or more sensors, and an automatic shut-off valve, a power source, a capacitor-based charging circuit, an RF communications board, and a processor capable of executing instructions from a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of a resource distribution system. The operation of the processor by the instructions can enable the resource metering system to wirelessly receive and act on signals or data transmitted from the RF communication board, where the signals or data are received from the sensors.
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US2018109047A1
SMART ENERGY METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2018109047A1 Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 15/586,093 Filing Date: 2017-05-03 Inventor: Williams, Shelley   Yan, Alex   Nguyen, Young D.   Davis, Earle   Jones, Alan   Hoang, Quoc   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01R22/06 Abstract: Some embodiments include an electric meter assembly including a socket housing with a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a removable or portable meter coupled to the socket interface. Further, the electric meter assembly includes at a strap coupled at one end to at least one side of the socket housing. The strap is configured and arranged to extend over at least a portion of the meter from one side of the socket to an opposite side of the socket. Some further embodiments include an electric meter assembly with a support platform including a coupled transformer and socket housing. The socket housing includes a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a secondary housing enclosed within the socket housing. The secondary housing includes a CT shunt and a switch assembly including an actuator extending through the top side.
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WO2018071907A3
SMART ENERGY METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018071907A3 Publication Date: 2018-07-12 Application Number: 2017056797 Filing Date: 2017-10-16 Inventor: Jones, Alan   Nguyen, Young D   Hoang, Quoc   Williams, Shelley   Davis, Earle   Yan, Alex   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01R11/04 Abstract: Some embodiments include an electric meter assembly including a socket housing with a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a removable or portable meter coupled to the socket interface. Further, the electric meter assembly includes at a strap coupled at one end to at least one side of the socket housing. The strap is configured and arranged to extend over at least a portion of the meter from one side of the socket to an opposite side of the socket. Some further embodiments include an electric meter assembly with a support platform including a coupled transformer and socket housing. The socket housing includes a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a secondary housing enclosed within the socket housing. The secondary housing includes a CT shunt and a switch assembly including an actuator extending through the top side.
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WO2018071907A2
SMART ENERGY METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018071907A2 Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 2017056797 Filing Date: 2017-10-16 Inventor: Jones, Alan   Nguyen, Young D   Hoang, Quoc   Williams, Shelley   Davis, Earle   Yan, Alex   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01R11/04 Abstract: Some embodiments include an electric meter assembly including a socket housing with a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a removable or portable meter coupled to the socket interface. Further, the electric meter assembly includes at a strap coupled at one end to at least one side of the socket housing. The strap is configured and arranged to extend over at least a portion of the meter from one side of the socket to an opposite side of the socket. Some further embodiments include an electric meter assembly with a support platform including a coupled transformer and socket housing. The socket housing includes a socket interface extending from a top side of the socket housing, and a secondary housing enclosed within the socket housing. The secondary housing includes a CT shunt and a switch assembly including an actuator extending through the top side.
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US2018106640A1
SMART ENERGY AND DATA/INFORMATION METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: US2018106640A1 Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 15/784,711 Filing Date: 2017-10-16 Inventor: Jones, Alan   Sharma, Kulwinder   Nguyen, Tri Q.   Chong, Jimmy   Pham, Albert   Negash, Lomi   Hoang, Quoc   Yan, Alex   Williams, Shelley   Nguyen, Young D   Davis, Earle   Padrones, Ed   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: H04L12/28 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an electric meter assembly including a meter support platform or base able to reversibly electrically couple to a transformer providing inputs including an AC power supply, phase voltage, and/or a phase current. Output of the meter support platform or base can be DC power, AC phase voltage signals and/or AC phase current. Further, a removable or portable meter can couple to the meter support platform or base and to an electric meter system including a meter core coupled to a wireless transmitter, an antenna, an integrated power sensor, and data meter front end. The system includes a data manager configured for electric service analysis including energy usage, and/or interval temperature, phase voltage, current and phase angle in real time, electric energy kWh and kVARh values in a user-specified period, wrong meter base installation detection, physical location of the removable or portable meter, and tamper detection.
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WO2018071904A1
SMART ENERGY AND DATA/INFORMATION METERING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Publication/Patent Number: WO2018071904A1 Publication Date: 2018-04-19 Application Number: 2017056790 Filing Date: 2017-10-16 Inventor: Jones, Alan   Nguyen, Young D   Hoang, Quoc   Padrones, Ed   Negash, Lomi   Williams, Shelley   Pham, Albert   Chong, Jimmy   Davis, Earle   Sharma, Kulwinder   Nguyen, Tri Q   Yan, Alex   Assignee: PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY   IPC: G01R22/10 Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an electric meter assembly including a meter support platform or base able to reversibly electrically couple to a transformer providing inputs including an AC power supply, phase voltage, and/or a phase current. Output of the meter support platform or base can be DC power, AC phase voltage signals and/or AC phase current. Further, a removable or portable meter can couple to the meter support platform or base and to an electric meter system including a meter core coupled to a wireless transmitter, an antenna, an integrated power sensor, and data meter front end. The system includes a data manager configured for electric service analysis including energy usage, and/or interval temperature, phase voltage, current and phase angle in real time, electric energy kWh and kVARh values in a user-specified period, wrong meter base installation detection, physical location of the removable or portable meter, and tamper detection.
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US4359173A
Tube holder-dispenser
Publication/Patent Number: US4359173A Publication Date: 1982-11-16 Application Number: 18/429,780 Filing Date: 1980-09-05 Inventor: Williams, Shelley R   Assignee: Williams; Shelley R.   IPC: B65D35/34 Abstract: A wall mounted tube holder-dispenser having a horizontal surface to accommodate a glass and toothbrushes
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US3173578A
Toothpaste dispenser
Publication/Patent Number: US3173578A Publication Date: 1965-03-16 Application Number: 30/096,463 Filing Date: 1963-08-09 Inventor: Williams, Shelley R   Assignee: WILLIAMS SHELLEY R   IPC: B65D35/34