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System and method for acquisition management of subject position information

United States Patent

December 13, 2005
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A system and method for acquisition management of subject position information that utilizes radio frequency identification (RF ID) to store position information in position tags. Tag programmers receive position information from external positioning systems, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), from manual inputs, such as keypads, or other tag programmers. The tag programmers program each position tag with the received position information. Both the tag programmers and the position tags can be portable or fixed. Implementations include portable tag programmers and fixed position tags for subject position guidance, and portable tag programmers for collection sample labeling. Other implementations include fixed tag programmers and portable position tags for subject route recordation. Position tags can contain other associated information such as destination address of an affixed subject for subject routing.
Carrender; Curt (Morgan Hill, CA)
Battelle Memorial Institute K1-53 (Richland, WA)
10/ 215,710
August 9, 2002
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.