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Title: System and method for inventorying multiple remote objects

Abstract

A system and method of inventorying multiple objects utilizing a multi-level or a chained radio frequency identification system. The system includes a master tag and a plurality of upper level tags and lower level tags associated with respective objects. The upper and lower level tags communicate with each other and the master tag so that reading of the master tag reveals the presence and absence of upper and lower level tags. In the chained RF system, the upper and lower level tags communicate locally with each other in a manner so that more remote tags that are out of range of some of the upper and lower level tags have their information relayed through adjacent tags to the master tag and thence to a controller.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Morgan Hill, CA
  2. Gilroy, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919359
Patent Number(s):
7286043
Application Number:
10/425,232
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute K1-53 (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06K - RECOGNITION OF DATA
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Carrender, Curtis L, and Gilbert, Ronald W. System and method for inventorying multiple remote objects. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Carrender, Curtis L, & Gilbert, Ronald W. System and method for inventorying multiple remote objects. United States.
Carrender, Curtis L, and Gilbert, Ronald W. Tue . "System and method for inventorying multiple remote objects". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919359.
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abstractNote = {A system and method of inventorying multiple objects utilizing a multi-level or a chained radio frequency identification system. The system includes a master tag and a plurality of upper level tags and lower level tags associated with respective objects. The upper and lower level tags communicate with each other and the master tag so that reading of the master tag reveals the presence and absence of upper and lower level tags. In the chained RF system, the upper and lower level tags communicate locally with each other in a manner so that more remote tags that are out of range of some of the upper and lower level tags have their information relayed through adjacent tags to the master tag and thence to a controller.},
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year = {2007},
month = {10}
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