Personal items network, and associated methods

  • US 7,552,031 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2006
  • Issued: 06/23/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A personal items network, comprising a plurality of items, each item having:

  • a wireless communications port for communicating with at least one other item in the personal items network;

    a processor for;

    determining if the item in the personal items network is no longer communicating with the at least one other item, andstoring at least one of time and location information for the item in memory in response to determining that the item is no longer communicating with the at least one other item; and

    an indicator embedded within the item for providing an output informing a user that the item is no longer communicating with the at least one other item based on the time and location information stored in memory, wherein a user may locate the at least one other item from the output provided by the indicator on the item.

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