Wireless reader tags (WRTS) with sensor components in asset monitoring and tracking systems

  • US 8,095,070 B2
  • Filed: 01/07/2009
  • Issued: 01/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wireless communications system comprising:

  • a reader configured to receive first wireless communication signals comprising data generated externally of the reader and to output second wireless communication signals; and

    a plurality of remote communications devices comprising radio frequency identification devices configured to output the first wireless communication signals and to receive and to process the second wireless communication signals, wherein the remote communications devices are individually configured to sense at least one condition with respect to the respective remote communications device and to communicate data corresponding to the at least one sensed condition at a plurality of moments in time responsive to criteria originating within the respective remote communications device;

    wherein each remote communications device comprises a memory including a profile stored therein, the profile including a class designation of the remote communications device and a list of attributes or personalities that invoke operating system functions of the remote communications device, andwherein each remote communications device is configured to dynamically and automatically change its class designation in accordance with its profile.

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