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Radio frequency security system, method for a building facility or the like, and apparatus and methods for remotely monitoring the status of fire extinguishers

United States Patent

July 25, 2006
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A system for remotely monitoring the status of one or more fire extinguishers includes means for sensing at least one parameter of each of the fire extinguishers; means for selectively transmitting the sensed parameters along with information identifying the fire extinguishers from which the parameters were sensed; and means for receiving the sensed parameters and identifying information for the fire extinguisher or extinguishers at a common location. Other systems and methods for remotely monitoring the status of multiple fire extinguishers are also provided.
Runyon; Larry (Richland, WA), Gunter; Wayne M. (Richland, WA), Gilbert; Ronald W. (Gilroy, CA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 669,669
September 23, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.