US Patent Application No: 2007/0291,690

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System for supplying container security

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A system for monitoring the contents of a closed container includes one or more sensors for monitoring the container contents, a signal receiving element positioned, and a processing system. The signal receiving element receives sensor data from the sensors. The processing system has a memory for storing predetermined conditions and a control element for analyzing received sensor data by comparing the received sensor data to stored predetermined conditions. The control element includes capabilities for declaring a security alert based on the comparison. The communications system includes a first transceiver inside the closed container for receiving signals containing sensor data from within the container and for transmitting those signals outside of the container, and a satellite transceiver, physically linked to the first transceiver and disposed outside the closed container, for receiving signals from the first transceiver and for forwarding the received signals via satellite uplink to a remote location.

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Patent Owner(s)

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GOOGLE INC.MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA14131

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Twitchell, Robert W JR Cumming, GA 36 229

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