In January this year, Samsung released SmartTag and SmartTag +, the “anti lost artifact”. Subsequently, Apple also launched airtag at the recent spring press conference. The addition of the two mobile phone giants also set off a new trend of “anti lost artifact”.
Recently, we learned from the enterprise search website that recently, Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd. was granted the patent license of “method and device for finding objects”, with the publication number of cn106877911b, the application date of January 2017 and the authorization date of June 25. It is learned from the patent abstract that the present disclosure relates to a method and device for searching articles.
The method includes: obtaining the identification information of the articles to be searched, and comparing the identification information with the pre stored identification information in the database, wherein the pre stored identification information is the information related to the depositor of the articles.
When the identification information matches the pre stored identification information, the storage location information corresponding to the pre stored identification information is output, wherein the storage location information is used to characterize the storage location of the articles to be searched.
It is understood that through the patent, users can quickly find the items they need to find, without trying to recall or rummage, which brings a lot of convenience to users’ life.
It can be seen from the Patent Description that Xiaomi’s patented product is similar to Apple airtag in terms of functions and use scenarios, but combined with Xiaomi’s consistent high cost performance characteristics, the price of the product should not be higher than airtag.
It is reported that the diameter of airtag is 31.9 mm, the thickness is 8.0 mm, and the weight is 11 g. the U1 chip with ultra wideband (UWB) technology needs to cooperate with the “search” Application of Apple devices to track and find important items.