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An article inventory control system for articles, such as books, uses RFID tags attached to each article. Each tag has a unique identification or serial number for identifying the individual article. An inventory database tracks all of the tagged articles and maintains circulation status information for each article. Articles are checked out of the library using a patron self-checkout system. Checked out articles are returned to the library via patron self-check in devices. The shelves are periodically scanned with a mobile RFID scanner for updating inventory status.

Title
Inventory system using articles with RFID tags
Application Number
9/726161
Publication Number
6693539 (B2)
Application Date
November 29, 2000
Publication Date
February 17, 2004
Inventor
Thomas J Clare
Media
PA, US
John H Bowers
Clarksburg
NJ, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn
US
Assignee
Checkpoint Systems
NJ, US
IPC
G08B 13/14
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