Personal items network, and associated methods

  • US 8,374,825 B2
  • Filed: 04/22/2009
  • Issued: 02/12/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for locating lost personal items, comprising:

  • establishing a communications link between at least two personal items communicating together on a network;

    determining that one of the at least two personal items is lost when the communications link with the one of the at least two personal items is interrupted;

    depositing at least one of time and location information corresponding to an unlost personal item of the at least two personal items in the unlost personal item in response to determining that the one of the at least two personal items is lost; and

    providing an output using the unlost personal item to indicate that the one of the at least two personal items is lost, wherein the output is based on the deposited at least one of time and location information providing information for locating the one of the at least two personal items.

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