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1. (WO2018127485) A SENSOR AND A METHOD FOR READING A UTILITY METER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127485    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050050
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 03 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G01D 4/00
Applicants: NORTHQ APS
Inventors: IACOBOAE, Dan
Title: A SENSOR AND A METHOD FOR READING A UTILITY METER
Abstract:
The present invention provides a sensor (120) for reading a utility meter (110), the sensor (120) comprising a radiation emitter (1202) configured to emit radiation of a predetermined intensity on to a rotating element (1102) of the utility meter (110), a radiation detector (1204) configured to receive reflected radiation from a reflective surface (210) of the rotating element (1102) of the utility meter (110), one or more light emitters (1206) and a control module (1208) configured to instruct the one or more light emitters (1206) to indicate, in a direction away from the utility meter (110), an intensity of the reflected radiation received by the radiation detector (1204).