US 11,657,915 B2
System and methods for asset tracking
David Higginson, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Assigned to PHOENIX CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, INC, Phoenix, AZ (US)
Filed by Phoenix Children's Hospital, Inc., Phoenix, AZ (US)
Filed on Jan. 27, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/586,164.
Application 17/586,164 is a continuation of application No. 16/861,046, filed on Apr. 28, 2020, granted, now 11,322,252.
Prior Publication US 2022/0148719 A1, May 12, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G16H 40/40 (2018.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.01); G16H 50/20 (2018.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01); H04B 17/318 (2015.01)
CPC G16H 40/40 (2018.01) [G16H 50/20 (2018.01); H04B 17/318 (2015.01); H04W 4/029 (2018.02); H04W 4/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A tracking system, comprising:
a first beacon that includes a room beacon disposed at a fixed location within a first room, the first beacon being configured to wirelessly broadcast a first beacon signal including first beacon data that includes room beacon data;
a second beacon configured to wirelessly broadcast a second beacon signal including second beacon data;
an electronic bridge device configured to:
receive the first beacon signal and the second beacon signal, and
store the first beacon data and the second beacon data; and
a server in electronic communication with the electronic bridge device, the server comprising:
a processor, and
a memory device configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive the first beacon data including the room beacon data and the second beacon data from the electronic bridge device;
determine a location of the electronic bridge device based on the room beacon data;
determine that the second beacon is associated with the location of the electronic bridge device; and
store the first beacon data, the second beacon data, and an association of the second beacon data with the location of the electronic bridge device in the memory device.