Patent Number: 6,674,371

Title: Utility meter remote reader

Abstract: A utility meter reading device includes a set of stator wheels each including a plurality of conductive segments and a set of indexable digit discs driven sequentially by consumption of a provided utility and having each a conductive segment movable upon rotation of a respective disc into capacitive alignment with one of the conductive segments of a stator wheel; a micro-controller supplies a current signal to the meter discs and stators and through a circuit reads the amount of the utility consumed as reflected in the alignment of certain ones of the conductive segments of the discs and stator wheels.

Inventors: Oliver; Stewart (Venice, CA), Middleton; Michael (Franklin, MA)

Assignee: Hersey Meter Company

International Classification: G01D 4/00 (20060101); G08B 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/06/2021