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1. (WO1980002613) PORTABLE UTILITY BILLING APPARATUS
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Pub. No.:    WO/1980/002613    International Application No.:    PCT/US1980/000437
Publication Date: 27.11.1980 International Filing Date: 11.04.1980
IPC:
G06Q 30/04 (2012.01), G06Q 50/06 (2012.01)
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Priority Data:
38678 14.05.1979 US
Title (EN) PORTABLE UTILITY BILLING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL PORTATIF DE FACTURATION DE SERVICE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Lightweight portable utility billing apparatus (10) for enabling a utility (private or public) meter reader to: (1) read utility meters (11) of a number of utility customers on a selected route and obtain current meter value information; (3) automatically calculate the customer utility charges; (4) print customer bills (13) containing the calculated charges thereon; and (5) deliver the customer bills (13) to the customer. The apparatus (10) includes a single input/ output magnetic tape (61) for mass data storage and an electronic alterable memory (424) for storing the utility rate tables. The electronic alterable memory (424) may be readily updated by the magnetic tape (61). A keyboard (90), display (80) and impact printer (34) are included as I/O devices with respect to a microprocessor controller (260) that is programmed by an instructional control program stored in a nonvolatile read only memory (422). The apparatus (10) includes many features that greatly increase the versatility of the device, even though the apparatus is very lightweight (less than 10 lbs.).
(FR)Un appareil portatif, leger, de facturation de services (10) permet a un lecteur de compteurs de services (prives ou publics) de: (1) lire des compteurs de services (11) de plusieurs usagers sur une route determinee et obtenir des informations sur les valeurs de compteurs; (3) de calculer automatiquement les charges de services des usagers; (4) d"imprimer les factures des usagers (13) contenant les charges calculees; et (5) remettre les factures (13) aux usagers. L"appareil (10) comprend une bande magnetique simple d"entree/sortie (61) servant au stockage de donnees en masse et une memoire alterable electronique (424) pour stocker les tableaux des baremes de services. La memoire alterable electronique (424) peut etre facilement mise a jour par la bande magnetique (61). Un clavier (90), un affichage (80) et une imprimante (34) sont inclus comme dispositifs (I/O) par rapport a un controleur microprocesseur (260) qui est programme par un programme de commande d"instructions stockees dans une memoire morte remanente (422). L"appareil (10) comprend de nombreux elements qui augmentent considerablement la versatilite du dispositif, bien que l"appareil soit tres leger (moins de 10 livres).
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)