Method and system for providing shipment tracking and notifications

  • US 7,212,829 B1
  • Filed: 03/26/2003
  • Issued: 05/01/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/28/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for tracking shipment of an article, said method comprising:

  • (a) receiving status information associated with the article, the status information being provided wirelessly by a mobile communication device within or affixed to the article;

    (b) determining whether a notification condition exists based on the status information and at least one notification criterion; and

    (c) producing a notification message when the notification condition exists,wherein the status information includes at least position information and shipping condition information, the shipping condition being related to a physical condition of or around the article being shipped,wherein the mobile communication device includes at least two types of sensing mechanisms, one for sensing position and the other for sensing shipping condition, andwherein a notification condition exists if a shipping condition exceeds a predetermined threshold.

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