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 Method and system of location estimation and navigation of autonomous vehicles patent thumbnailMethod and system of location estimation and navigation of autonomous vehicles
A method is provided, which includes scanning at least one radio frequency identification (rfid) tag to obtain an identifier of the rfid tag; querying a database using the identifier of the at least one rfid tag to collect information about a location of the at least one rfid tag; determining a bias of a vehicle relative to the location of the scanned at least one rfid tag; and calculating a location of the vehicle based on the bias and the location of the at least one rfid tag.. .
Here Global B.v.


 Radio frequency identification system patent thumbnailRadio frequency identification system
A radio frequency identification system, and method of operation thereof, provides: a sensor for sensing the absence or presence of a radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; a supply system connected to the sensor for supplying the radio frequency identification transponder to the radio frequency identification system in the absence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; and a programmer connected to the sensor for writing transponder content to the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system in the presence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system.. .
Iii Holdings 1, Llc


 Object tracking using enhanced video surveillance through a distributed network patent thumbnailObject tracking using enhanced video surveillance through a distributed network
Tracking a tagged object may include receiving, using a first processor, a first video of an object tagged with a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag and first metadata read from the rfid tag. The first metadata may be stored in association with the first video using the first processor.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Self-declaring electronic license plate with immobilizer features patent thumbnailSelf-declaring electronic license plate with immobilizer features
A self-declaring electronic license plate (e-plate) system for a vehicle is disclosed. This self-declaring e-plate system includes: an input device; a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader coupled to the input device; and an rfid-enabled license plate.
Neology, Inc.


 Creation and management of rfid device versions patent thumbnailCreation and management of rfid device versions
The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that creates, manages, or maintains multiple device versions in a network of radio frequency identification (rfid) devices. The system can include components that detect whether a device has joined the network and based at least in part on such indication creates a device profile the first time that the device is detected, establishes a version trail containing configuration settings specific to the detected device, and thereafter builds and maintains the version trail when the device joins and/or leaves the network..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Selective application of error detection and correction for radio frequency identification patent thumbnailSelective application of error detection and correction for radio frequency identification
Methods, apparatuses, and system for performing at least one of error correction or error detection are described. In one embodiment, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag receives a signal activating or interrogating the tag.
Ruizhang Technology Limited Company


 Systems and methods for determining a tag location patent thumbnailSystems and methods for determining a tag location
Systems (100) and methods (400) for radio frequency identification (“rfid”) security tags. The methods comprise: concurrently reading the rfid security tags and locator tags to obtain unique identifiers thereof and received signal strength indicator (“rssi”) measurements therefore, where the rfid security tags are respectively coupled to inventory items located within a facility and the locator tags are placed at locations within the facility so as to respectively define a plurality of zones of interest (“zois”) in which inventory items may reside; and determining which zoi of the plurality of zois each said rfid security tag resides within based at least on the rssi measurements, a number of times each locator tag was read, read times specifying when the locator tags were read, differences in read times for the locator tags, and known locations of the locator tags..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


 Parking meter payment system patent thumbnailParking meter payment system
The parking meter payment system is a device adapted to interface with a parking meter that automates the payment of parking fees. The parking meter payment system comprises a transponder, a meter module, and a smart phone application.

 Systems and  controlling electronic devices using radio frequency identification (rfid) devices patent thumbnailSystems and controlling electronic devices using radio frequency identification (rfid) devices
A control system includes an rfid device and an rfid reader antenna configured to receive a signal from the rfid device. The signal is associated with a command.

 System for and  enhanced reading and tracking of radio frequency identification tags patent thumbnailSystem for and enhanced reading and tracking of radio frequency identification tags
radio frequency identification (rfid) tags that pass through a portal in a venue are read by a portal rfid reader, and identified as being tags having a higher priority as compared to other rfid tags in the venue that have a lower priority. The identities of the high-priority tags are transmitted to an overhead rfid reader, which preferentially reads the high-priority tags over the low-priority tags in the venue.
Symbol Technologies, Llc


Radio frequency identification system for tracking and managing materials in a manufacturing process

A process management system uses a radio frequency identification (rfid) detection system in the form of, for example, a phased array antenna based rfid detection system to track and manage material storage and flow in a manufacturing process or plant. The process management system operates in conjunction with the various machines that implement manufacturing stages or steps of the manufacturing process to assure that the correct materials and processing procedures are used at or on the various production machines of the process to produce a particular product as defined by a job number or job order.
A-1 Packaging Solutions, Inc.

Systems and methods for object localization and path identification based on rfid sensing

A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the rfid tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes rfid tags based on information received from the rfid tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the rfid tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from rf signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation.
Lucomm Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest

According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag.
Elwha Llc

Systems and methods for object localization and path identification based on rfid sensing

A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the rfid tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes rfid tags based on information received from the rfid tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the rfid tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from rf signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation.
Lucomm Technologies, Inc.

Hard tag locking clamp with energy harvesting element

Systems and methods for harvesting mechanical energy in a security tag. The methods involve: applying by a tool a pushing force so as to cause a securement mechanism disposed within the security tag to deform; transferring mechanical energy to a spring sleeve when the securement mechanism deforms due to loading applied by the tool; using an energy harvester (e.g., a piezo element or a magnet/solenoid element) to harness the mechanical energy applied by the tool, where the energy harvester is at least partially coupled to the securement mechanism; and converting the mechanical energy to electrical energy.
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Tool identification

A modular top drive system for construction of a wellbore includes an identification reader for automatically identifying tools during operation for rig up and tool exchange. The identification reader may be disposed in one of a tool storage unit, a tool change unit or a top drive unit.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc

Methods and systems of determining end of train location and clearance of trackside points of interest

Methods and systems that utilize radio frequency identification (rfid) tags mounted at trackside points of interest (poi) together with an rfid tag reader mounted on an end of train (eot) car. The rfid tag reader and the rfid tags work together to provide information that can be used in a number of ways including, but not limited to, determining train integrity, determining a geographical location of the eot car, and determine that the eot car has cleared the trackside poi along the track..
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Uhf rfid wristband with a long read range

A radio frequency identification wristband for attaching to a patient that has a band, a wristband housing attached to or integral with said band, one or more radio frequency identification tag(s) or tag inlay(s), an insulator material, wherein said wristband housing is adhered to said radio frequency identification tag or tag inlay, said radio frequency identification tag or tag inlay is adhered to an isolator material, and wherein said insulator material is nearest to the skin of the patient and insulates the radio frequency identification tag or tag inlay from the patient's skin.. .
Quake Global, Inc.

Device with shared antenna for transceiver and rfid tag

A device includes an antenna, a transceiver, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, and a zero bias switch coupled to the antenna. The zero bias switch has a first path that couples the rfid tag to the antenna and isolates the rfid tag from the transceiver when the zero bias switch is in an unpowered state.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Radio frequency identification tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, includes: a substrate; an antenna formed on a first surface of the substrate; an ic chip electrically coupled to the antenna; an adhesive applied to a first area of the substrate to fix the ic chip and the antenna to each other, and a first laminate layer formed on a second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface thereof, wherein at least a part of the first laminate layer is missing within a second area, which corresponds to the first area, on the second surface.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Radio frequency identification readers, methods and computer program products for adjusting a query command slot-counter parameter q

Rfid readers and methods for adjusting a query command slot-count parameter q for use by radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reader in an rfid tag inventory round are provided. A method for adjusting a query command slot-count parameter q for use by an rfid tag reader includes setting an initial value for q for a first inventory round, issuing a query command to a population of rfid tags, and monitoring replies from the population of rfid tags.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods to determine motion parameters using rfid tags

Systems and methods to determine motion parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (rfid) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a radio frequency identification (rfid) system includes determining a motion parameter of the rfid tag based on detecting a doppler frequency shift in a radio frequency signal received from the rfid tag..
Micron Technology, Inc.

System and rfid-based remote material analysis

This application generally relates to systems and methods of using radio frequency identification (rfid) devices to remotely analyze objects and structures, and more particularly, this application relates to systems and methods of using rfid devices to remotely analyze properties and conditions of a surface of objects and structures.. .
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, Llc

Apparatus, distributed chemical or biological to digital conversion to digital information using radio frequencies

An apparatus, method and system for sensing chemical and biological information and converting said information into the electronic digital domain for relay in a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag embedded in a dielectric medium. The apparatus consists of two parts; 1) a single coordinator apparatus providing power, control, signal processing and communications functions wirelessly to 2) a large number of chemical and temperature sensor tags embedded in a lossy dielectric medium that do not contain batteries and cannot function without the coordinator apparatus.

Aerial inventory antenna

The present invention relates to radio frequency identification antennae for automatically reading and locating inventory when moved and rotated by an inventory-scanning robot having three dimensions of position mobility.. .

Passive tamper-resistant seal and applications therefor

A ribbon comprises a substrate, and a plurality of seals on the substrate. Different seals detune in response to differing tensile loads.

Methods, computer program products, and systems for providing automated video tracking via radio frequency identification

Methods, computer program products and systems for providing video tracking. The method includes receiving a first signal from a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Arrangement for, and , reducing server processing requirements of a host server

Video cameras are distributed throughout a venue. Each camera is operated under control of a host server to capture a video stream of images of targets at a frame rate and resolution.
Symbol Technologies, Llc

Radio frequency identification (rfid) reader with frequency adjustment of continuous radio frequency (rf) wave

A method of communicating by a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader includes transmitting, by the rfid reader, a continuous radio frequency (rf) wave at a first frequency. The method also includes adjusting, by the rfid reader, the first frequency of the continuous rf wave to a second frequency and then receiving a backscattered rf wave at the first frequency from an rfid tag.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Invisi-gate

The disclosed herein is a method of using radio frequency identification (rfid), in is described, which keeps pets from accessing household objects. The pet wears a device on neck which is preferably powered by the animal's own activity, converted to electrical power by a motion harvesting system to recharge a battery or standard lithium battery because the rfid tags are individually identifiable, the forbidden area alarm can be configured to the pet, allowing use in a multiple-pet household..

Vending kit and method

One variation of a method for controlling access to products from a vending machine includes: locking a door of the vending machine; recording an initial inventory of products arranged within the vending machine based on signals received by a radio antenna arranged within the vending machine and read by a radio frequency identification reader; initiating a transaction in response to receiving a cashless payment mechanism from a patron; unlocking the door in response to authentication of the cashless payment mechanism; in response to closure of the door, recording a final inventory of products within the vending machine based on signals received by the radio antenna and read by the radio frequency identification reader; and initiating a payment with the cashless payment mechanism for a difference between the initial inventory and the final inventory to complete the transaction.. .
Pantry Retail, Inc.

System and remotely managing functions of a device

A system and method is disclosed for remotely managing functional modes of devices. A device may receive commands remotely to initiate a particular functional mode when the device is within the proximity of a given location.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Mobile rfid reader

Disclosed herein is a mobile radio frequency identification (rfid) reader: including a plate panel for recognition of rfid tag information configured to include an antenna and a recognition surface; a grip configured such that the central axis of thereof is included in a plane to which the plate panel for the recognition of rfid tag information belongs and the grip is substantially parallel to the height direction of the plate panel for recognition of rfid tag information and is spaced apart from the plate panel for recognition of rfid tag information; and a coupling portion configured such that the coupling portion is substantially parallel to the horizontal direction of the recognition surface of the plate panel for recognition of rfid tag information and both ends of the coupling portion are coupled to the plate panel for recognition of rfid tag information and the grip, respectively.. .
Hanmi It Co., Ltd.

System and selecting load options for use in radio frequency identification in contact and contactless transactions

A transponder-reader payment system includes a fob including a transponder, and a rfid reader for interrogating the transponder. In exemplary operation, the fob identifying information may be presented to the rfid reader for completion of a transaction request.
Chartoleaux Kg Limited Liability Company

Apparatus, tracking agricultural grain

A radio frequency pill for tracking grain or other agricultural products through an agricultural value chain includes a body. The body has an outer surface shaped substantially the same as a selected seed type.
Intellifarm, Inc.

Radio frequency identification reader antenna arrangement with multiple linerly-polarized elements

An antenna method and apparatus for a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader includes an rfid reader, a plurality of radio ports of the rfid reader, and a plurality of linearly polarized antenna elements coupled to the radio ports, wherein the rfid reader directs the radio ports to sequentially communicatively connect only one antenna element at a time to the rfid reader such that only one antenna element is operable to transmit/receive at any instant in time. The antenna elements are mounted in an alternating vertically polarized and horizontally polarized configuration..
Symbol Technologies, Llc

Integration of heads up display with data processing

A wearable information gathering and processing system is described. The system includes an information obtaining device, the information obtaining device including at least one of a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader, an infra red (ir) detector, a global positioning system (gps) receiver, a laser measurement device, microphone, or camera.
Baker Hughes Incorporated

Diagnostic radio frequency identification sensors and applications thereof

An integrated passive wireless chip diagnostic sensor system is described that can be interrogated remotely with a wireless device such as a modified cell phone incorporating multi-protocol rfid reader capabilities (such as the emerging gen-2 standard) or bluetooth, providing universal easy to use, low cost and immediate quantitative analyses, geolocation and sensor networking capabilities to users of the technology. The present invention can be integrated into various diagnostic platforms and is applicable for use with low power sensors such as thin films, mems, electrochemical, thermal, resistive, nano or microfluidic sensor technologies.
Altivera, Llc

Identifying an outlet of a power distribution unit based on a power rating of an electronic device

A system includes an electronic device including a baseboard management controller (bmc), a power supply unit (psu), and an external connector, wherein the bmc controls a serial communication bus, and the external connector includes ac voltage contacts and serial communication bus contacts. A power distribution unit (pdu) includes multiple outlets, a management entity, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reader, and a visual indicator.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Ruggedized rfid tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder tag is contained in and electrically connected to a mechanically rugged metallic tag housing slotted to define a radio frequency antenna, such as a half turn antenna, and sealed with an epoxy filling.. .

Active radio frequency identification tag applied to logistics tracking system and communication method thereof

Provided are an active radio frequency identification (rfid) tag applied to a logistics tracking system and a communication method thereof. The communication method includes transmitting movement completion information to a reader by using a communication channel, which less consumes power of a battery, at a time when movement of a product or a pallet which is moving is not sensed, receiving a request message, requesting position information of the tag corresponding to the movement completion information, from the reader by using the communication channel, activating a positioning channel, which relatively more consumes the power of the battery, to transmit positioning information to the reader by using the activated positioning channel in response to the request message received through the communication channel, and when the transmission of the positioning information is completed, deactivating the positioning channel.
Korea Electronics Technology Institute

Wearable radio frequency identification enabled devices

Systems (100) and methods (900) for reading radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tags. The methods comprise: coupling a wearable rfid tag reader directly to a person's hand or forearm; transmitting a first interrogation signal from a first antenna of the wearable rfid tag reader being worn on a person's hand or forearm; receiving, by the wearable rfid reader, a first response signal generated by and transmitted from a first rfid tag in response to the first interrogation signal; and processing the first response signal to identify, locate or track a first object of interest..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Person-centric activation of radio frequency identification (rfid) tag

In embodiments of person-centric rfid tag activation, an rfid tag is configured so as to be active or inactive based on proximity to a person. An rfid tag includes an integrated circuit (ic), an antenna coupled to the ic, and skin proximity activation circuitry.
Motorola Mobility Llc

On-demand activation of radio frequency identification (rfid) tag

In embodiments of on-demand rfid tag activation, an rfid tag is configured so as to enable a person to activate the rfid tag if or when the person wishes. An rfid tag includes an integrated circuit (ic), an antenna coupled to the ic, activation circuitry, and a detachable disable tab.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Apparatus and transmitting and receiving rf signal using beamforming

Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving an rfid signal using beamforming. The apparatus for transmitting and receiving a radio frequency identification (rfid) signal using beamforming according to an embodiment includes a reception unit for receiving power and rfid data signals from an rfid reader, a control unit for adjusting opening/closing periods of switches corresponding to respective paths through which the rf data signals pass, thus controlling the paths, and a transmission unit for converting phases of rf data signals, which are distributed and transmitted to the paths, in response to the opening/closing periods of the switches, and then transmitting beams corresponding to the rf data signals while converting a pattern of the beams..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Radio frequency identification techniques in an ultra-low temperature environment

A container can comprise a side wall and a radio frequency identification tag. The side wall can have inner and outside wall portions.
Promega Corporation

Rfid isolation tunnel with dynamic power indexing

A read chamber device is disclosed for use within a radio frequency identification (rfid) scanning enclosure which provides a means of reading a plurality of cartons moving through the enclosure via a conveyor belt. The enclosure is positioned over a section of the conveyor belt, such that the plurality of cartons on the conveyor belt pass directly through the enclosure.
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, Llc

Systems and methods to use radar in rfid systems

Systems and methods to use radar systems for radio frequency identification (rfid) applications. In one embodiment, radar systems are adapted to use rfid communications protocols and methods to enhance the usefulness of radar systems beyond the determination of the presence, distance, direction and/or speed of a vehicle or object, to additionally include the transmission of data such as object identification and additional messages or data..
Micron Technology, Inc.

Synthetic aperture rfid handheld with tag location capability

A system for determining a bearing or location of a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag using a handheld rfid reader is described. In one embodiment, the reader is equipped with an accelerometer.
Intermec Ip Corp.

Wireless devices for storing a financial account card and methods for storing card data in a wireless device

A wireless device is enabled to receive a financial account card that is inserted into a card slot of the wireless device. The wireless device reads card data from the financial account card when it is inserted into the slot and programs an rfid (radio frequency identification) tag or a memory included in the wireless device.
Capital One Financial Corporation

Radio frequency identification system

A radio frequency identification system, and method of operation thereof, provides: a sensor for sensing the absence or presence of a radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; a supply system connected to the sensor for supplying the radio frequency identification transponder to the radio frequency identification system in the absence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; and a programmer connected to the sensor for writing transponder content to the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system in the presence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system.. .
Iii Holdings 1, Llc



Radio Frequency Identification topics:
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Access Point
  • Localization
  • Input Device
  • Hierarchical
  • Antenna Gain
  • Optical Sensor
  • Communications
  • Executable
  • Led Device
  • Shared Memory
  • Electronic Device
  • Mobile Terminal
  • User Interface
  • Portable Wireless


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