Method and apparatus for tracking assets in one or more optical domains

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9904883
APP PUB NO 20170300794A1
SERIAL NO

15130239

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In one implementation, a method of tracking assets includes obtaining a first image in a first optical domain, where the first optical domain is characterized by a first frequency range. The method also includes detecting a tracking apparatus (e.g., a tag) within the first image in the first optical domain, where a first feature of the tracking apparatus serves as a beacon enabling optical discrimination of the tracking apparatus in the first frequency range. The method further includes determining information associated with the tracking apparatus based on the arrangement of a second feature of the tracking apparatus provided to convey a data set associated with the tracking apparatus.

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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.SAN JOSE, CA14590

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Apostolopoulos, John George Palo Alto, US 7 1
Liston, Robert Edward Menlo Park, US 4 20
Tan, Wai-tian Sunnyvale, US 48 384

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