US Patent No. 9,094,022

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATING REMOTE ENDPOINT MONITOR DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHODOLOGY THEREOF


Patent No. 9,094,022
Issue Date July 28, 2015
Title Geographic Locating Remote Endpoint Monitor Device, System, And Methodology Thereof
Inventorship H. Britton Sanderford, Jr., New Orleans, LA (US)
Robert E. Rouquette, Kenner, LA (US)
Gary A. Naden, Mandeville, LA (US)
Marc L. Reed, Mandeville, LA (US)
Gordon J. Boudreaux, Arabi, LA (US)
Michael R. Brown, Mandeville, LA (US)
Assignee Sensus Spectrum LLC, Raleigh, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,094,022

1. A cellular network comprising:
a node configured to transmit a data packet on a predetermined frequency;
a first base station configured to receive signals transmitted on the predetermined frequency;
a second base station locationally dispersed from the first base station and configured to receive signals transmitted on
the predetermined frequency; and

a data concentrator, wherein
the first base station and the second base station are arranged in a cellular configuration such that a first coverage area
of the first base station at least partially overlaps a second coverage area of the second base station,

the first base station and the second base station each receive the data packet transmitted by the node,
the data concentrator is configured to collect the data packet received by the first base station and the data packet received
by the second base station, and

the data concentrator is further configured to compare an integral identification tag included in the collected data packet
with integral identification tags included in other data packets stored in a database, and to store the collected data packet
in the database only if the integral identification tag in the collected data packet is not duplicated in any of the other
data packets stored in the database.