Method and apparatus for associating the movement of goods with the identity of an individual moving the goods

  • US 6,909,356 B2
  • Filed: 11/02/2001
  • Issued: 06/21/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • obtaining identity information regarding an entity which enters a controlled space;

    monitoring, using a wireless tracking system communicatively coupled to a computer system, locations and movements of the entity and objects within the controlled space;

    automatically associating, using the computer system, the identity information regarding the entity with status information regarding additions, removals, returns, defective status, or movements of the objects to/from/within the controlled space; and

    transmitting the status information and the associated identity information to a server communicatively coupled to the computer system and configured to automatically notify a user of the status information, wherein at least one of the objects is automatically returned or picked up as a result of such notification.

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