Mobile portal for RFID luggage handling applications

  • US 7,656,273 B2
  • Filed: 11/26/2007
  • Issued: 02/02/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/01/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile RFID portal comprising:

  • an RFID reader mountable to a luggage handling machine;

    a communicator associated with the RFID reader programmed to;

    actuate the RFID reader to read identifications of proximately located RFID tagged items when the machine loads luggage;

    actuate the RFID reader to read identifications of proximately located RFID tagged items when the machine unloads luggage;

    initiate a comparison of the read identifications of the proximately located RFID tagged items to a predetermined list of RFID tagged items; and

    change the operational status of the machine based upon the result of the comparison; and

    a plurality of sensors adapted to detect operational data of the luggage handling machine and transmit the data to the communicator, the communicator programmed to actuate the RFID reader in response to parameters detected in the operational data.

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