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1. (WO2002033511) ARTICLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/033511    International Application No.:    PCT/US2001/031828
Publication Date: 25.04.2002 International Filing Date: 11.10.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    06.05.2002    
IPC:
G06K 7/08 (2006.01), G06K 7/10 (2006.01), G06Q 10/00 (2012.01), G08B 13/24 (2006.01), H01Q 1/12 (2006.01), H01Q 1/22 (2006.01), H01Q 1/38 (2006.01), H01Q 21/24 (2006.01), H01Q 21/28 (2006.01), H01Q 21/29 (2006.01), H01Q 7/00 (2006.01), H04L 29/06 (2006.01), G06K 17/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: AMERASIA INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US/US]; 70 Washington Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
CHUNG, Kevin, Kwong-Tai [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: CHUNG, Kevin, Kwong-Tai; (US)
Agent: BERARD, Clement, A.; Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman, P.C., 1601 Market Street, Suite 720, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2307 (US)
Priority Data:
60/240,748 16.10.2000 US
60/243,640 26.10.2000 US
60/245,596 03.11.2000 US
60/248,454 14.11.2000 US
60/255,162 13.12.2000 US
60/260,849 10.01.2001 US
09/854,722 14.05.2001 US
60/323,514 19.09.2001 US
Title (EN) ARTICLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE LOCALISATION D'ARTICLES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A system and method are useful for tracking an article at a plurality of stations. A smart tag is associated with each article to be tracked, e.g., by being attached to the article either directly or indirectly, e.g., to a container containing the article. The smart tag includes at least an electronic memory coupled to an antenna by which information from the memory may be transmitted and/or information may be received and stored in the memory. Smart tag control units and antenna arrays at the stations communicate with the smart tags and communicate directly or indirectly with one or more processors that process the information.
(FR)L'invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant de localiser un article dans plusieurs stations. On associe une étiquette à puce à chaque article à localiser, par exemple en la lui fixant directement, ou indirectement sur un conteneur qui le contient, par exemple. L'étiquette à puce comprend au moins une mémoire électronique couplée à une antenne, les informations provenant de la mémoire pouvant ainsi être émises et/ou reçues et stockées dans ladite mémoire. Les unités de commande de cartes à puces et les réseaux d'antennes aux stations communiquent avec lesdites cartes à puces, mais aussi directement ou indirectement avec au moins un processeur qui traite les informations.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)