Patents by Inventor Stewart Warner Oliver

Stewart Warner Oliver has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5682422
    Abstract: A telemetry device is provided which communicates over a phone line to a central host station. The telemetry device includes a plurality of meter ports. In one embodiment, the host station transmits a data activating signal to the telemetry device. The data activating signal instructs the telemetry device to read consumption information from a designated one of the meter ports. The consumption information is then transmitted back to the host station. In another embodiment, one of a plurality of host stations transmits a data signal to the telemetry device. The data signal instructs the telemetry device as to which one of the plurality of host stations to call to provide an on-demand reading of a meter port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: International Teldata Corporation
    Inventor: Stewart Warner Oliver
  • Patent number: 5677947
    Abstract: A telemetry device is provided which communicates over a phone line with one of a plurality of host stations. The telemetry device includes a plurality of meter ports and a memory for storing host attribute information for the plurality of host stations. In one embodiment, the host attribute information stored in memory includes a table of host call-in times for the respective host stations and further includes respective telephone numbers for those host stations. The telemetry device determines when the call-in time of a particular host station has been reached. More particularly, when the call-in time of a particular host station has been reached, the telemetry device initiates a call to the host station over the phone line and establishes a connection therewith. A telemetry transaction then ensues between the particular host station and the telemetry device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: International Teldata Corporation
    Inventor: Stewart Warner Oliver