Method and apparatus for tracking objects and people

  • US 7,834,766 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2009
  • Issued: 11/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system for locating, identifying and/or tracking of an object, the system comprising:

  • a first transponder associated with the object;

    a reader that is configured to receive first transponder data via a radio frequency (RF) signal from the first transponder;

    an antenna in communication with the reader and having a first coverage area;

    a processor coupled to the reader, wherein the processor is configured to receive the first transponder data from the reader and to generate detection information based on the received first transponder data, the detection information comprising first sighting and last sighting of the first transponder in the first coverage area; and

    a storage device that is configured to store the detection information.

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