Container Tracking Systems For Supply Chains And Related Methods

  • Published: Jun 9, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: Dec 04 2014
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Abstract

The container tracking system embodiments described herein include tracking components at each stage of the supply chain, including filling plants (FPs), regional storage facilities such as Regional Cages (RCs), point of sale (POS) locations, and direct delivery service (DS) providers. The tracking components at each stage include Integrated Data Terminals (IDTs) and Handheld Readers (HRs) that read data from containers and identification (ID) cards and communicate this data to one or more container tracking server systems to update a container tracking database. These communications can also be real time communications. The container tracking system in part tracks data stored in RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that are affixed to the containers. The tagged containers can hold any desired material, such as such chemicals, gases, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), beverages, liquids, and/or other desired materials.


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  • Publication: Jun 9, 2016
  • Application: Nov 10, 2015
    US US 201514937187 A
  • Priority: Nov 10, 2015
    US US 201514937187 A
  • Priority: Dec 4, 2014
    US US 201462087539 P

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