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Hybrid Bag Tag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000190325D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 9 Issue 12A (2009-12-10)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Dec-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 172K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

The international baggage logistic uses the IATA baggage label to keep track of the passenger's baggage (IATA: International Air Transport Association). The IATA baggage label is provided with the relevant data which is either written on the label or coded by a bar code. Especially at airports, baggage handling systems provide automatic barcode reader to read the relevant information. However, in different situation the automatic acquisition of the bar code information fails. This can lead to misrouted, delayed or even lost baggage. In regard to the automatic baggage drop, special printers for the barcode labels are used which are operated by the passengers. However, this procedure is very complicated and barley accepted by the passengers.

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Hybrid Bag Tag

Idea: Matthias Krause, DE-Konstanz; Dr. Norbert Bartneck, DE-Konstanz; Dr. Wolf-Stephan Wilke,

DE-Konstanz

The international baggage logistic uses the IATA baggage label to keep track of the passenger's

baggage (IATA: International Air Transport Association). The IATA baggage label is provided with the

relevant data which is either written on the label or coded by a bar code. Especially at airports,

baggage handling systems provide automatic barcode reader to read the relevant information.

However, in different situation the automatic acquisition of the bar code information fails. This can lead

to misrouted, delayed or even lost baggage. In regard to the automatic baggage drop, special printers

for the barcode labels are used which are operated by the passengers. However, this procedure is

very complicated and barley accepted by the passengers.

Therefore, a novel solution is proposed which is called the Hybrid Tag in the following. It is proposed

to use luggage label holder (see Figure 1) which consists of an elastic frame with an included UHF-tag

(UHF: Ultra High Frequency). The luggage label holder frames a sheet protector with an aperture. The

aperture is used to enter a cardboard based information carrier such as a printed bar code label which

can be printed by the passenger at the terminal. The luggage label holder is given...