Apparatus and method for providing shipment information

  • US 10,181,109 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2017
  • Issued: 01/15/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a shipment conveyance device, wherein the shipment conveyance device is a shipping container, a pallet, or a piece of luggage;

    a receiver;

    a global positioning device, wherein the global positioning device is located in, on, or at, the shipment conveyance device, and further wherein the global positioning device determines a position or location of the shipment conveyance device;

    a processor, wherein the processor generates a message in response to an occurrence of the event or in response to a request for information regarding the shipment conveyance device, wherein the request for information is automatically received by the receiver, wherein the message contains information regarding a position or location of the shipment conveyance device; and

    a transmitter, wherein the transmitter is located in, on, or at, the shipment conveyance device, and further wherein the transmitter transmits the message to a communication device associated with an owner of the shipment conveyance device or an individual authorized to receive the message.

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