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1. (WO2018127490) A READER FOR READING A UTILITY METER AND A METHOD OF READING A UTILITY METER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127490    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050060
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 READER FOR READING A UTILITY METER AND A METHOD OF READING A UTILITY METER
Abstract:
The present invention provides an assembly (100) of a utility meter having a rotating disc having an edge and defining a disc plane, and a reader (120) for reading the utility meter (110), the reader (120) comprising an element (1202) provided alongside the edge (1104) and having a first surface (1204), a second surface (1206) and an edge portion (1208), a radiation emitter (1210) having an emitter housing (1212) and being positioned so as to emit radiation in the disc plane and toward the edge (1104) and a radiation detector (1214) having a detector housing (1216), being provided at the second surface (1206) and facing towards the edge (1104) in order to receive a portion of reflected radiation, from the edge (1104). Further, the emitter housing (1212) and the detector housing (1216) overlap when projected on to a plane perpendicular to the direction of the emitted radiation.