Product integrity systems and associated methods

  • US 7,174,277 B2
  • Filed: 06/20/2003
  • Issued: 02/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for establishing product integrity after shipment from a first location to a second location, comprising the steps of:

  • attaching a plurality of identical smart sensors directly to the product at the first location, the step of attaching comprising attaching the identical smart sensors to different locations on the product, each of the identical smart sensors configured to detect like environmental condition;

    monitoring the environmental condition of the product via the identical smart sensors during shipment, wherein the step of monitoring the environmental condition comprises detecting acceleration at at least one of the identical smart sensors;

    wirelessly communicating the environmental condition from the identical smart sensors to a receiver at the second location; and

    communicating the environmental condition from the receiver to a third location.

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