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Duke Energy Assigned Patent for Apparatuses including Utility Meter, Power Electronics

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 21 -- Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina, has been assigned a patent (No. 10,656,663, initially filed Oct. 25, 2017) by three co-inventors for "apparatuses including utility meter, power electronics, and communications circuitry, and related methods of operation." The co-inventors are Jason Handley, Waxhaw, North Carolina, Stuart Laval, Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Aleksandar Vukojevic, Harrisburg, North Carolina.

The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=10,656,663.PN.&OS=PN/10,656,663&RS=PN/10,656,663

The abstract states: "Apparatuses including utility meter, power electronics, and communications circuitry are provided. The utility meter circuitry is configured to measure usage of electricity supplied by an electric utility to a premise of a customer of the electric utility. The power electronics circuitry is configured to regulate a voltage level supplied to the premise of the customer. Moreover, the communications circuitry is configured to provide communications with a first electronic device of the customer at the premise of the customer and to provide communications with a second electronic device that is upstream from the apparatus. Related methods of operating an apparatus including utility meter, power electronics, and communications circuitry are also provided."

Written by Ajita Mishra; edited by Sudarshan Harpal.

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