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Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture

United States Patent

7,880,589
February 1, 2011
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Communications device identification methods, communications methods, wireless communications readers, wireless communications systems, and articles of manufacture are described. In one aspect, a communications device identification method includes providing identification information regarding a group of wireless identification devices within a wireless communications range of a reader, using the provided identification information, selecting one of a plurality of different search procedures for identifying unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices within the wireless communications range, and identifying at least some of the unidentified ones of the wireless identification devices using the selected one of the search procedures.
Steele; Kerry D. (Kennewick, WA), Anderson; Gordon A. (Benton City, WA), Gilbert; Ronald W. (Morgan Hill, CA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 774,146
20050176414
February 6, 2004
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT 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 the invention.