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 Method and  sensing environmental parameters using wireless sensor(s) patent thumbnailnew patent Method and sensing environmental parameters using wireless sensor(s)
A passive radio frequency identification (rfid) sensor is provided. This passive rfid sensor includes an inductive loop, a processing module, and a wireless communication module.
Rfmicron, Inc.


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


 Detector logic and radio identification device and  enhancing terminal operations patent thumbnailnew patent Detector logic and radio identification device and enhancing terminal operations
An electronic device operable with a radio frequency identification device operable with a detector logic and a method for operating the electronic device with a radio frequency identification device and a detector logic is provided. Firstly, a detection event is registered by the detector logic.
Nokia Technologies Oy


 System for, and , accurately and rapidly determining, in real-time, true bearings of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags associated with items in a controlled area patent thumbnailnew patent System for, and , accurately and rapidly determining, in real-time, true bearings of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags associated with items in a controlled area
A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reading system and method accurately and rapidly determine, in real-time, true bearings of rfid tags associated with items in a controlled area. Primary transmit and receive beams are steered over the area, and multiple secondary receive beams are substantially simultaneously steered to a plurality of bearings in the area.
Symbol Technologies, Llc


 Nfc or rfid device rf detuning detection and driver output power regulation patent thumbnailNfc or rfid device rf detuning detection and driver output power regulation
A near field communication (nfc) or radio frequency identification (rfid) reader device for contact-less communication includes a transmitter block connected to an antenna via a matching circuitry. An electromagnetic carrier signal and modulated data information are emitted via this main antenna.
Nxp B.v.


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


 Integrated circuit to convert no-wire signals to one-wire signals patent thumbnailIntegrated circuit to convert no-wire signals to one-wire signals
A radio frequency identification (rfid) integrated circuit includes a transceiver and a processing device. The transceiver may to transmit a first continuous wave radio frequency (rf) signal to a bridge in a no-wire format via an antenna, where the transceiver is to start transmitting the modulated or continuous wave rf signal at a first amplitude value and increase an amplitude of the modulated or continuous wave rf signal to a second amplitude value at which an acknowledge (ack) pulse is detected.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation


 Display device with radio frequency identification functions and data processing method therefor patent thumbnailDisplay device with radio frequency identification functions and data processing method therefor
A display device with radio frequency identification (rfid) functions includes a first antenna, a display unit and a radio frequency (rf) processing module. The rf processing module is rfid-based, is connected to the first antenna and the display unit, and processes user data and an induction current transmitted from the first antenna, transmits a display signal to the display unit to instruct the display unit to display, and can also transmit signals through the first antenna.

 Radio frequency identification in-metal installation and isolation for sputtering target patent thumbnailRadio frequency identification in-metal installation and isolation for sputtering target
A rfid tag containment combination for a sputter target/backing plate assembly. A bore is provided in either the target or the backing plate and is adapted for snug receipt of a plug therein.
Tosoh Smd, Inc.


 Rfid tag and transponder detection in wireless energy transfer systems patent thumbnailRfid tag and transponder detection in wireless energy transfer systems
The disclosure features wireless power transmitters configured to detect a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, the transmitters including a transmitter resonator, a transmitter impedance matching network coupled to the transmitter resonator, an amplifier coupled to the transmitter impedance matching network, a detection subsystem connected to the transmitter resonator, and a controller coupled to the amplifier and to the detection subsystem and configured so that during operation of the transmitter, the controller is configured to control the transmitter resonator, the amplifier, and the impedance matching network to cycle the transmitter between a power transmission mode and a rfid tag detection mode.. .
Witricity Corporation


Radio frequency identification capsule

An example radio frequency identification capsule is disclosed herein. An example radio frequency identification capsule includes a substrate layer; a radio frequency identification layer on the substrate layer, the radio frequency identification layer including a radio frequency identification tag formed from nanoparticle ink; and a protective layer surrounding the radio frequency identification layer..
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Medical pad and a wetness reporting system with such a medical pad

A medical pad includes a piece of substrate with a major surface and an electric circuit on the major surface, a sensor connected with the electric circuit for measuring the electrical resistance of the electric circuit, and a wireless data transceiver or a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag electrically connected with the sensor for receiving results of the measuring from the sensor for subsequent transmission. The system carries out real time self-calibration to adaptively monitor the condition of a medical pad even in the face of changing environment and changing material properties..
Convergence Systems Limited

Rfid medical device control interface

A medical navigation system is provided for controlling medical equipment during a medical procedure. The medical navigation system includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, an rfid sensor for detecting the passive rfid tag, a controller coupled to the rfid sensor, and a robotic arm having an end effector and controlled by the controller.

Techniques for radio frequency identification (rfid) input/output (i/o) port management

Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques to receive port configuration information from a radio frequency identification (rfid) device, the port configuration information indicating whether one or more i/o ports are permitted or unpermitted for use and perform a verification of an i/o port of one or more i/o ports based on the port configuration information stored in the rfid device. Embodiments also include causing an action to occur based on whether the i/o port has been verified or not verified..
Intel Corporation

Rfid reader and antenna system for locating items using a mobile device

A method for locating a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag, comprising: monitoring by an rfid reader device at least two distance measurements of an rfid tag from the rfid reader device; monitoring a relative location of the rfid reader device for each of the distance measurements by analyzing orientation data and translational movement data of the rfid reader device; and calculating a location of the rfid tag relative to a current location of the rfid reader device based on the at least two distance measurements and the relative locations.. .
Tag & Find Wireless Solutions Ltd.

System and selective access to rfid functionality

A device (100) comprising a radio frequency identification transponder and means for selectively controlling the radio frequency identification communication, the device (100) comprising: a first, internal, electromagnetic shield fixed on one side of the radio frequency identification transponder's antenna and a second, internal, electromagnetic, movable shield (180) on the other side of the radio frequency identification transponder's antenna wherein the device (100) comprises an internal actuator (170) configured to operate a movable mechanism (150), influencing the position of the movable shield, such that when the internal actuator is in a first position, the movable shield is in a first position allowing communication with the radio frequency identification transponder and when the internal actuator is in a second position, the movable shield is in a second position, in which it blocks all contactless communication with the radio frequency identification transponder.. .
Advanced Digital Broadcast S.a.

Method and initializing an rfid tag via an optical display

A method and apparatus for initializing a radio frequency identification tag are disclosed. For example, the method receives an optical signal having a unique identifier and an encryption key from a display by a radio frequency identification repeater associated with the radio frequency identification tag, wherein the radio frequency identification repeater comprises an optical reader.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp.

Method 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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