Personal items network, and associated methods

  • US 8,688,406 B2
  • Filed: 02/07/2013
  • Issued: 04/01/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A personal item comprising:

  • an indicator;

    a receiver operative to receive broadcast communications from at least one of a plurality of other personal items; and

    a processor operative to;

    determine that a communication is no longer being received from the at least one of the plurality of other personal items at a particular time;

    determine a current location of the personal item;

    direct the indicator to provide an indication to a user at the personal item that the communication is no longer being received; and

    retain the determined current location and the particular time.

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