Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
|Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140330955||Monitoring the Health of a Home Area Network - Systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring the health of a home area network. An example system includes multiple devices communicatively coupled via a home area network and a gateway device communicatively coupled to the devices via the home area network. The home area network is configured for communicating information regarding a resource consumed at a geographical area serviced by the home area network. The gateway device includes a processor and a computer-readable medium. The processor can execute instructions embodied in the computer-readable medium to perform operations. The operations include monitoring communication metrics describing communications among the devices via the home area network. The operations also include monitoring application-level events generated by applications executed by the devices. The operations also include generating a status indicator for the home area network based on the communication metrics and the application-level events. The status indicator describes a health of the home area network.||11-06-2014|
|20140211798||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING EXTENSION HEADERS TO SUPPORT PROTOCOL STACK MIGRATION - An IP packet may include an IP header and one or more optional IP extension headers. The packet may contain non-IP protocol data in one of the IP extension headers. An application that uses non-IP protocol data may use the non-IP protocol data from the IP extension header. This allows an application designed for a non-IP protocol stack to operate on a device with an IP protocol stack with minimal modification. The non-IP protocol data may support routing options within a network or sub-network.||07-31-2014|
|20140118151||External Antenna Detection Device - Systems and methods for detecting that a removable antenna is electrically connected to a communication device are disclosed. An exemplary detection device includes a visual indicator component and a data indicator component. The visual indicator component electrically connects to an RF antenna connector of the communication device. The visual indicator component generates a visual indicator in response to the RF antenna connector being connected to the removable antenna. The RF antenna connector being connected to the removable antenna provides electrical paths through the visual indicator component and through the data indicator component from at least one voltage source to ground. The data indicator component electrically connects to the RF antenna connector. The data indicator component generates a data indicator in response to the RF antenna connector being connected to the removable antenna.||05-01-2014|
|20130343430||METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING BROADCAST MESSAGES ON VARIOUS NETWORKS - Methods and systems for sending a broadcast message in frequency hopping and other systems. Instead of sending a complete message separately to each device, a relatively small packet or “chirp” is sent. These chirps are either targeted at known devices or sent in a manner to sweep the RF band. Devices that hear the chirps get information about the channel and/or time that the broadcast data will be sent. These devices then listen for the broadcast data as instructed, e.g., at the specified time on the specified channel. A system may alternatively, or in addition, use a scheduled hopping sequence break as a broadcast moment. Such a broadcast moment can be scheduled to periodically interrupt the node hopping sequences so that, at such times, many or all nodes are scheduled to be on the same channel for potential broadcasts.||12-26-2013|
|20130285833||TAMPER DETECTION FOR PULSE-PRODUCING DEVICE - Systems and methods for detecting tampering with a pulse-producing component of an electrical device are disclosed. An example electrical device includes a pulse-producing circuit and a tamper detection circuit. The pulse-producing circuit is configured for generating at least one pulse. The pulse-producing circuit includes a pulse interface via which the at least one pulse is communicated from the pulse-producing circuit. The tamper detection circuit is electrically connected to the pulse interface. The tamper detection circuit can be connected between a pulse-counting device and the pulse interface. The tamper detection circuit is configured for communicating the pulse to the pulse-counting device via at least one electrical path in the absence of a tampering condition. The tamper detection circuit is also configured for simulating damage to the pulse interface by modifying the at least one electrical path in response to the presence of the tampering condition.||10-31-2013|
Patent applications by Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.