System and method for reporting a status of an asset

  • US 7,498,925 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2006
  • Issued: 03/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of reporting a position of a transport vehicle, comprising:

  • a. recording, by a mobile terminal system, time and position information upon detection of a transition from a first operational condition to a second operational condition of the transport vehicle;

    b. during a time period that starts after said detected change, tracking further transitions between said first operational condition and said second operational condition;

    c. determining, by said mobile terminal system, an amount of time in said time period that the transport vehicle remained in said second operational condition;

    d. reporting, by said mobile terminal system, said time and said position information to a site remote from the transport vehicle if said determined amount of time is greater than a threshold, wherein said time and position information are not reported if said determined amount of time is less than a threshold.

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