Patent Number: 7,280,642

Title: Status monitoring system utilizing an RFID monitoring system

Abstract: A status monitoring system utilizing an RFID tag. In an embodiment of the present invention, a status of a receiving device comprises a device address, whether the device is able to receive communications from a sending device, and a recipient list of users able to use the receiving device at any particular time. In an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the recipient list is created by the receiving device in response to the detection of a qualified user within a preset access distance of the receiving device. A sending device may access this status information and determine how to communicate with a user on the recipient list.

Inventors: Light; Elliott D. (Rockville, MD), Roberts; Jon L. (Great Falls, VA)

Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Fund 30, LLC

International Classification: H04M 1/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00