Personal items network, and associated methods

  • US 9,643,091 B2
  • Filed: 03/24/2014
  • Issued: 05/09/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device comprising:

  • a network component for detecting when a distance between the electronic device and a first other electronic device of a plurality of other electronic devices satisfies a distance requirement; and

    a location component for detecting the location of the electronic device when the network component detects that the distance satisfies the distance requirement, wherein;

    one of the following is true;

    the network component is operative to communicate network information comprising the detected location of the electronic device and identification of the first other electronic device to a second other electronic device of the plurality of other electronic devices when the network component detects that the distance satisfies the distance requirement; and

    the electronic device further comprises a user interface operative to communicate user interface information comprising the detected location of the electronic device and identification of the first other electronic device to a user of the electronic device via the user interface of the electronic device when the network component detects that the distance satisfies the distance requirement.

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