(54) RADIO FREQUENCY OBJECT LOCATOR SYSTEM
(75) Inventors: Donald Pucci, Boca Raton, FL (US);
Bianca Gallo Pucci, Boca Raton, FL
(US); Isay Goltman, Davie, FL (US)
(73) Assignee: Basix Holding, LLC, Boca Raton, FL (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl. No.: 10/836,527
(22) Filed: Apr. 30, 2004
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0088302 Al Apr. 28, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation-in-part of application No. 10/426,575, filed on Apr. 30, 2003.
(51) Int. CI.
G08B 1/08 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 340/539.32; 340/572.1;
(58) Field of Classification Search 340/539.32,
340/539.13, 825.49, 568.1, 328, 572.1, 505,
See application file for complete search history. (56) References Cited
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An object location system having tags for tracking objects. A finder and tags each have a memory, and RF send and/or receive capabilities. The finder stores tag identification codes in its memory, and associates the identification codes with descriptive text identifying an object to a user. A user selects a descriptive text identifier to locate an object, and the finder transmits a search RF signal including the tag identification code to locate the desired object. The tags receive the search RF signal and compare the transmitted tag identification code with their own stored identification codes. A tag responds to the finder by signaling, which may be by transmitting a found RF signal if the transmitted and stored tag identification codes match. The finder signals to the user that the object with the selected descriptive text identifier has been located, and indicates a relative proximity of the finder to the object.
25 Claims, 11 Drawing Sheets