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1. US20020040348 - Method for providing measured values for end customers

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United States of America
Application Number 09862502
Application Date 23.05.2001
Publication Number 20020040348
Publication Date 04.04.2002
Grant Number 7689511
Grant Date 30.03.2010
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 21/00
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
G08C 19/00
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
19Electric signal transmission systems
G01D 4/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
4Tariff metering apparatus
G01D 9/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
9Recording measured values
G01D 21/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEASURING TWO OR MORE VARIABLES NOT COVERED BY A SINGLE OTHER SUBCLASS; TARIFF METERING APPARATUS; TRANSFERRING OR TRANSDUCING ARRANGEMENTS NOT SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR A SPECIFIC VARIABLE; MEASURING OR TESTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Measuring or testing not otherwise provided for
CPC
G01D 4/004
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING 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
4Tariff metering apparatus
002Remote reading of utility meters
004Remote reading of utility meters to a fixed location
G01D 9/005
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
DMEASURING 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
9Recording measured values
005Solid state data-loggers
Y02B 90/242
Y04S 20/322
Applicants Endress + Hauser GmbH + Co.
Inventors Dittrich Gerhard
Agents Bacon &; Thomas, PLLC
Priority Data 10046350 19.09.2000 DE
01107314 23.03.2001 EP
Title
(EN) Method for providing measured values for end customers
Abstract
(EN)

In a method for providing measured values for end customers: The measured value for a process variable is recorded using a sensor and is transmitted to a process control system. The number of transmission operations is counted on the basis of the number of transmission operations. The fundamental advantage of the invention is that the end customer no longer pays for the sensor itself, but rather only for that which he actually requires, the measured value.