Location position system for relay assisted tracking

  • US 6,512,478 B1
  • Filed: 02/26/2000
  • Issued: 01/28/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for tagging and locating objects passing through a general area comprising:

  • a plurality of tags transmitting signals containing a tag identifier;

    a dispenser for deploying the plurality of tags to a corresponding plurality of locations over the general area, the deployed tags being in locations within the general area such that at least one of the tags is likely to contact and become attached to at least one object upon the at least one object passing through the general area;

    a relay for accepting tag transmissions from the plurality of tags, processing information contained in the tag transmissions within a computing element and for transmitting information related to the tags; and

    a base station for receiving a transmission from at least one relay and for providing object location information from the transmission.

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