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Wireless communication devices and movement monitoring methods

United States Patent

7,130,583
October 31, 2006
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Wireless communication devices and movement monitoring methods are described. In one aspect, a wireless communication device includes a housing, wireless communication circuitry coupled with the housing and configured to communicate wireless signals, movement circuitry coupled with the housing and configured to provide movement data regarding movement sensed by the movement circuitry, and event processing circuitry coupled with the housing and the movement circuitry, wherein the event processing circuitry is configured to process the movement data, and wherein at least a portion of the event processing circuitry is configured to operate in a first operational state having a different power consumption rate compared with a second operational state.
Skorpik; James R. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 439,149
May 14, 2003
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.