07552031 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 295 patents.

A personal items network, including several items, each item having a wireless communications port for coupling in network with every other item is provided. Each item has a processor for determining if any other item in the network is no longer linked to the item, and an indicator for informing a user that an item has left the network, wherein a user may locate lost items. A method for locating lost personal items is also provided. The method includes linking at least two personal items together on a network, and depositing one or both of time and location information in an unlost item when one of the items is lost out of network.

Title
Personal items network, and associated methods
Application Number
11/647042
Publication Number
7552031 (B2)
Application Date
December 28, 2006
Publication Date
June 23, 2009
Inventor
Perry Youngs
Longmont
CO, US
Adrian F Larkin
Essex
GB
Paul Jonjak
Lafayette
CO, US
Burl W Amsbury
Boulder
CO, US
Curtis A Vock
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Assignee
Apple
CA, US
IPC
H04W 4/00
G06F 19/00
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