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1. (WO2001001159) HIGH FUNCTION, USER CONFIGURABLE ELECTRICITY METER

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/001159    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/017983
Publication Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 30 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G01R 21/133
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
OUELLETTE, Maurice, J.
BALCH, Richard, A.
ELMORE, David, D.
ZINKOWSKI, Virginia, H.
LAVOIE, Gregory, P.
LEE, Robert, E., Jr.
GERMER, Warren, R.
Inventors: OUELLETTE, Maurice, J.
BALCH, Richard, A.
ELMORE, David, D.
ZINKOWSKI, Virginia, H.
LAVOIE, Gregory, P.
LEE, Robert, E., Jr.
GERMER, Warren, R.
Title: HIGH FUNCTION, USER CONFIGURABLE ELECTRICITY METER
Abstract:
The present invention, in one embodiment, is a method for measuring electricity usage that includes steps of: coupling a sensor (104, 106) to a power source (102); converting a signal from the sensor to a digital measurement signal (112); using a microcomputer (114) to determine quantities indicative of electricity consumption from the digital measurement signal (112); and using a nonvolatile, reprogrammable memory (120) coupled to the microcomputer (114) to control the microcomputer (114) in determining the quantities indicative of electricity consumption.