Asset tracking apparatus and method

  • US 6,975,222 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2003
  • Issued: 12/13/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for tracking an object, comprising:

  • a geographic positioning device;

    a radio frequency transceiver;

    a signal processor coupled to said geographic positioning device and to said radio frequency transceiver, said signal processor being programmed to broadcast a location signal indicating a geographic location of the object determined by said geographic positioning device through said radio frequency transceiver; and

    a lock for securing the apparatus to the object,wherein said geographic positioning device, said radio frequency transceiver, said signal processor, and said lock are embedded in the object.

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