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 Automated inventory control rfid bin patent thumbnailAutomated inventory control rfid bin
Disclosed are various embodiments for automated tracking of inventory levels in storage bins. In one embodiment, among others, an adjustable bin divider may comprise a supporting base that has a receiving slot at an end, the receiving slot comprising a slide channel that extends along a top portion of the supporting base; a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag that is attached to the supporting base; and a radio frequency (rf)-blocking slide divider that comprises a first panel with an rf shield and a second panel that has a narrowed end, the first panel being connected to the second panel at the narrowed end, the first panel being inserted in the receiving slot, the narrowed end fitting within the slide channel of the receiving slot, wherein the rf-blocking slide divider conceals the rfid tag from detection from an rfid reader at a position along the slide channel..
Stanley Industrial & Automotive, Llc


 Radio frequency identification activation patent thumbnailRadio frequency identification activation
radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled devices are presented. In some examples, a rfid tag may be arranged on the device and the device may further include a rfid tag mode modifier which is configured to transfer the mode or state of the rfid tag from a first mode, such as an inactive mode, to a second mode, such as an active or enabled mode, or vice versa.
Bank Of America Corporation


 Adaptive processing of radio frequency identification patent thumbnailAdaptive processing of radio frequency identification
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to adaptive rfid communication. A tag device includes a storage configured to store content that is executable by a proxy device associated with a reader device.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Method for preventing unauthorized diversion of nfc tags patent thumbnailMethod for preventing unauthorized diversion of nfc tags
A method, system and apparatus for pairing authorized nfc enabled rfid devices with an intended object or product. The method, system and apparatus can include a primary rfid with a radio frequency identification chip, a coil antenna, a bridge and a substrate; an association of the at least primary rfid device with an object; an integration of a material into one of the at least primary rfid device and the object that provides the rfid device with a predetermined resonant frequency; and the detuning of one or more secondary communication devices located proximate the rfid device..
Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, Llc


 Steering assembly position sensing using radio frequency identification patent thumbnailSteering assembly position sensing using radio frequency identification
A downhole steering assembly includes a steering element having an adjustable azimuthal orientation relative to a tool body. The downhole tool further includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader to read rfid tags arranged in an azimuthal arrangement.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Combined visual and rf identification (rfid) tag patent thumbnailCombined visual and rf identification (rfid) tag
An identification tag is described in which a first tag member is formed of a polymer and includes a front surface. A second tag member, also formed of a polymer but that visually contrasts with the first tag member, includes slots formed as visual indicia that extend through the second tag member.
Cattle Time, Llc


 Method for authentication of the closure assembly of a container patent thumbnailMethod for authentication of the closure assembly of a container
A method for authenticating a closure assembly of a container including a closure and an over pack covering at least the closure. The overpack including a first radio frequency identification tag having a first unique identifier, the method includes reading the first unique identifier the closure including a second radio frequency identification tag including a second unique identifier and a storage unit including at least data relating to an overpack/closure pair including the unique identifiers of a closure and an overpack associated with the closure reading the first unique identifier and comparing the identifiers of the overpack and of the closure thus read to verify that the pair being authenticated does coincide with the pair defined in the data assembly, emitting a communication signal corresponding to the result of the verification, the closure assembly including means for destroying at least one of the identification tags when the container is opened..

 Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same patent thumbnailInterrogator and interrogation system employing the same
A control and processing system for use with an interrogator and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the control and processing system includes a correlation subsystem having a correlator that correlates a reference code with a reply code from a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag and provides a correlation signal therefrom.

 Reader in rfid system, operating  the reader, tag device, and operating  the tag device patent thumbnailReader in rfid system, operating the reader, tag device, and operating the tag device
Disclosed herein is an operating method of a reader in a radio frequency identification (rfid) system. In the method, a reader operates in a tag information collection mode in which tag information is collected from a plurality of tags and a tag recognition mode in which a frame of a predetermined size calculated according to the number of tags operating in each frame is allocated based on the tag information and at least some of the plurality of tags are recognized..

 Payment and ordering system and application for a mobile client patent thumbnailPayment and ordering system and application for a mobile client
The system and application for smart devices is a system that functions in conjunction with an application that operates on a handheld electronic device for handling restaurant transactions. The application allows a customer to reserve a table at a restaurant, order their food before going to the reserved table, and pay the bill at the touch of a button using their mobile phone or device.

Received power level for tag processing prioritization

A method includes transmitting, by a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader, a series of rf signals to rfid tags in a time sequence. A first rf signal includes a first message for responding when received signal strength corresponds to a first power level and a second rf signal includes a second message for responding when the received signal strength of the rf signal corresponds to a second power level.
Rfmicron, Inc.

Tagged products and tracking thereof using customizable data points

Container top assemblies and methods of fabrication thereof are provided. Product management and tracking of data for customizable data points is further provided.
Integrated Liner Technologies, Inc.

Product such as a tire with rfid tag with rubber, elastomer, or polymer antenna

A product such as a tire includes a radio frequency identification device (rfid) assembly located along an outer sidewall. The rfid assembly has a thin, flexible, substantially planar, elongated non-conductive rubber, elastomer, or polymer substrate.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Apparatus, system, and wirelessly transmitting and receiving data

A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices.

Multi-player games based on identification cards

A system and a process are provided for a game based on six or more players using scannable identification (id) cards to compete in a game with all the users physically co-located. The games utilize scannable identification cards uniquely assigned to individual users in a game.

Radio frequency identification enabled mirrors

A radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled mirror includes a mirror comprising a reflective layer. The reflective layer comprises at least one layer of a metallic material.

Radio frequency identification tag application and encoding device

A radio frequency identification (rfid) encoding device can comprise an applicator, an rfid reader with an antenna, and a housing having a receptacle. The receptacle can be configured to receive a vial.

Method for conducting adaptive clinical trial with drug delivery device

The method set out herein involves conducting adaptive clinical trial to develop parenteral therapeutic product with variable dose drug delivery devices. The method comprises using a variable dose drug delivery device to respond modifications during the adaptive clinical trial, wherein the variable dose drug delivery device is able to deliver more than one dose level and is for delivering fluid formulation.

Printed radio frequency indentification antennas

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a symmetrical printed radio frequency identification antenna and method of forming a radio frequency identification antenna. In one embodiment, the radio frequency identification antenna comprises a loop element having a plurality of sides.
Vorbeck Materials Corp.

License plate radio electronic identifier

A license plate radio electronic identifier is provided. Through an isolated space defined between an rfid tag in an elongate frame of an identifier and a license plate to form a resonant cavity at a slot of a metal film antenna on the rfid tag, the metal film antenna can resonate and sense an electromagnetic wave signal reflected by the surface of the license plate through the resonant cavity.

Integrated electronic paper

The present invention is directed to an integrated electronic substrate a substrate, a radio frequency identification device embedded in the substrate; a metallic deposition disposed on the substrate; the metallic deposition is in electronic communication with the radio frequency identification device to enhance the effective range and power of the radio frequency identification device.. .
Hazen Paper Company

Rfid tag embedded within an attachable identifier for a molded connector and a tracking system therefor

An electrical asset for distributing power for use with a radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tracking system and middleware. The electrical asset includes at least one attachable identifier defining an external surface and at least one radially extending portion or axially extending portion.
Integro Llc

Method and improving radio frequency identification coverage

A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving rfid coverage using an antenna array having an adaptive antenna beam. The apparatus includes an rfid reader including an antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements.
Symbol Technologies, Llc

Method and ptu detection of nfc devices

Embodiments related to systems, methods, and computer-readable media to enable a power transmit unit (ptu) device are described. In one embodiment a ptu comprises a transmit coil configured for wireless charging via magnetic coupling, a power delivery system coupled to the transmit coil, signal processing circuitry to detect harmonic distortion that is induced in the transmit coil by a device inside the near field of the transmit coil, and control circuitry configured to adjust an output power of the power amplifier when triggered by a detection of an near field communications (nfc) device, a radio frequency identification device (rfid), or any other such device which may be damaged by the energy emitted from the transmit coil..

Radio frequency identification tag in a license plate

Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for the design and manufacturing of a radio-frequency identification (rfid)-enabled license plate. In one aspect, a proposed rfid-enabled license plate includes a metal plate and a rfid assembly integrated with the metal plate.
Neology, Inc.

Passive rfid sensor tag and rfid reader

An rfid system includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader and at least one passive rfid sensor tag. A backscattered radio frequency signal from the passive rfid tag is modulated with an oscillation frequency which is dependent on a value of a quantity sensed by a sensing element.
Metso Flow Control Oy

Interactive item display system

An interactive item display system, having a display structure adapted to removably support at least one item, said item having at least one radio frequency identification (rfid) tag affixed thereto, an rfid reader, said rfid tag in a first identifying signal state detected by said rfid reader when the item is in a first configuration in removable support by said display structure, said rfid tag in a second identifying signal state detected by said rfid reader when the item is in a second configuration unsupported by said display structure, and an i/o device adapted to transmit information about said item upon detection of said second identifying signal state.. .

Piezoelectric package-integrated delay lines for radio frequency identification tags

Embodiments of the invention include delay line circuitry that is integrated with an organic substrate. Organic dielectric material and a plurality of conductive layers form the organic substrate.
Intel Corporation

Smart table and operating the same

A smart table is disclosed. The smart table includes a plate, an inverter configured to convert direct current (dc) power into alternative current (ac) power and to supply the ac power, a coil unit disposed below the plate and including a plurality of working coils heated by the ac power, a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader configured to recognize an rfid tag of a home appliance placed on the plate and to receive information on the home appliance from the rfid tag, and a processor configured to drive one or more of the plurality of working coils as wireless power transmission coils to perform control to transmit wireless power to the home appliance based on the received information..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method for utilizing a wireless connection to unlock an opening

A method of operating a lock from a portable remote device includes sending a radio frequency identification signal from the portable remote device to a controller for the lock, and receiving the radio frequency identification signal at the lock controller and identifying the remote device as an authorized user of the lock. The method then includes sending a sound frequency identification signal from the portable remote device to the lock controller, receiving the sound frequency identification signal at the lock controller and identifying the remote device as an authorized user of the lock.
Assa Abloy Inc.

Secure self-checkout station

A self-checkout system includes a cabinet having a doorway and a vending space. The system includes a secure door enclosing the vending space.
Freedom Shopping, Inc.

Dual transponder radio frequency identification

An example disclosed method for authenticating a radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tag includes receiving a first signal including a first transponder identifier associated with the rfid tag; receiving a second signal including a second transponder identifier, wherein the second transponder identifier is associated with a different transponder than the first transponder identifier; and determining, with circuitry, whether the second transponder identifier is associated with the rfid tag.. .
Zih Corp.

Hybrid tag for radio frequency identification system

Rfid (radio frequency identification) systems are provided in which tag and interrogator devices implement a hybrid framework for signaling including an optical transmitter/receiver system and an rf transmitter/receiver system. For instance, an rfid tag device includes: optical receiver circuitry configured to receive an optical signal having an embedded clock signal from an interrogator device, and convert the optical signal into an electrical signal comprising the embedded clock signal; clock extraction circuitry configured to extract the embedded clock signal from the electrical signal, and output the extracted clock signal as a clock signal for controlling clocking functions of the tag device; voltage regulator circuitry configured to generate a regulated supply voltage from the electrical signal, wherein the regulated supply voltage is utilized as a bias voltage for components of the tag device; and data transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit tag data to the interrogator device..
International Business Machines Corporation

Reading of radio frequency identification tag

The application discloses a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reading system, an rfid reading-writing apparatus and an rfid tag reading method. According to an embodiment of the rfid tag reading system, an rfid tag is attached to a side surface of a sample vessel and stores preset information indicating a unique identity of one or more biological samples loaded in the sample vessel.
Guangzhou Bio-match Tech Ltd.

Adaptive processing of radio frequency identification

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to adaptive rfid communication. A tag device includes a storage configured to store content that is executable by a proxy device associated with a reader device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for management of passive network taps using radio frequency identification (rfid)

According to one system, the system includes a chassis defining an enclosure and containing one or more slots. The system further includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader module comprising at least one processor and one or more rfid readers located within the enclosure, wherein the one or more rfid readers are configured to read data stored in rfid tags associated with one or more unpowered network taps.
Ixia

System for identifying a location of a mobile tag reader

A radio frequency identification (rfid) reader identifies in which room among several rooms the rfid reader is more likely to be located. The rfid reader includes a transmitter for transmitting an interrogating radio frequency (rf) signal.
Thomson Licensing

Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters using rfid tags

Systems and methods to determine kinematical parameters of physical objects using radio frequency identification (rfid) tags attached to the objects. In one embodiment, one of a population of rfid tags is selectively instructed by an rfid reader to backscatter the interrogating electromagnetic wave and thus allow the rfid reader to measure the position, speed, acceleration, and/or jerk of the object to which the tag is attached.
Micron Technology, Inc.

Capacitive sensor

A capacitive environmental sensor and a method for determining the presence of a target substance (e.g. Water) using differential capacitive measurements.
Ams International Ag

Method and associating radio frequency identification tags with participants

Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media are disclosed for associating a radio frequency identification tag with a participant. In one embodiment, a method is provided for associating an unassociated rf location tag with a participant.
Zih Corp.

Universal mounting ring

A universal mounting ring has an arcuate or curved upper portion and a plurality of downwardly depending tabs. The universal mounting ring is configured to interface with an electrical enclosure, such as conventional electrical junction boxes to permit a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader to be secured within the enclosure and mate with a wide variety of enclosure cover assemblies manufactured by third parties.
Assa Abloy Ab

Transaction authorization system for vehicle

A transaction authorization system for a vehicle includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) device disposed in the vehicle. When the vehicle is located within a field of sensing of a sensing device of an rfid sensing system, the rfid sensing system is operable to recognize the rfid device.
Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

Method and selective deep scan using a motion sensor co-located with rfid reader

A radio frequency identification (rfid) reader is disclosed that allows for selective deep scans of rfid tags. The rfid reader may include a motion detection sensor, a radio frequency transceiver configured to transmit rf energy at first and second frequencies, and a processor.
Encinitas Laboratories, Inc.

Probabilistic inventory rfid method and system

A radio frequency identification (rfid) system for monitoring a space is disclosed. The system may include a controller connected with a plurality of rfid readers, where each reader can detect data signals from a plurality of rfid tags attached with objects.
Encinitas Laboratories, Inc.

Tag assembly with multiple antennas, ics, and/or sensing elements

At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag adapted to wirelessly communicate with a remote transceiver. The rfid tag includes a substrate; and first and second circuits disposed on the substrate and comprising respective first and second antennas magnetically coupled to one another.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Cup for drinks

A cup for drinks, the cup comprising a side wall which is made of cardboard and which has at least two overlapping material layers, wherein between the said material layers is located a radio frequency identification identifier. The radio frequency identification identifier can be read with a smart phone utilising near field communication technology.
Starcke Oy

Incontinence detection apparatus electrical architecture

An incontinence detection system includes an incontinence detection pad for placement beneath a person to be monitored. The incontinence detection pad has a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tag.
Hill-rom Services, Inc.

Radio frequency identification controlled heatable objects

A temperature controlled heatable object is provided in which a temperature sensor is connected to a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag. The rfid tag is located within the handle of the object, and the temperature sensor is placed in contact with the object.

Rfid tag on flexible substrate

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag that includes an antenna having a spiral form disposed on a major surface of a flexible substrate is described. The rfid tag includes a first terminal disposed at a first end of the antenna and a second terminal disposed at the second end of the antenna.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Interrogator and interrogation system employing the same

The present invention is directed to an interrogator, method of discerning metal and radio frequency identification (rfid) objects, and an interrogation system employing the same. In one embodiment, the interrogator includes a metal sensing subsystem configured to provide a first signal having a signature representing a presence of a metal object, and a rfid sensing subsystem configured to provide a second signal having a signature representing a presence of a rfid object.
Medical Ip Holdings Lp

Electronic torque wrench with identification system

A torque wrench is provided that includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) or near field communication (nfc) sensing mechanism that enables the wrench to receive information regarding the different attributes of a shaft that is operably connected to the wrench. The sensing mechanism can communicate with a corresponding rfid/nfc tag located in a shaft that is releasably connected to the wrench in order to receive information from the tag on the status of the shaft and set points for the application of torque using the shaft.
Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.

Rfid lock

An access server can be configured to receive an open lock request from a radio frequency identification (rfid) lock that is provided in response to a holder of an rfid badge positioning the rfid badge near the rfid lock. The open lock request can include a unique identifier (id) assigned to the rfid badge.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc

Cosmetic applicator with sponge to absorb substance and to prevent leakage thereof

A cosmetic applicator, comprising a sponge to absorb substance and prevent leakage thereof is provided herein. The sponge having an elastic open-cell of a three-dimensional membrane structure of elastic polymer and is double over molded in combination with the rigid plastic base.
Synoia Technologies Ltd

Charger for an implant

A system and method for supplying energy to an implanted medical device is disclosed. The system comprises an internal charger having a first coil, an external charged arranged to wirelessly transmit energy to supply the internal charger with energy, the external charger comprising a second coil, and a wireless feedback system arranged to transmit feedback information from the internal charger to the external charger.

System and strategic rfid tag reading using physically dispersed barcodes and supplemental automated inventory management through mobile rfid readers

A strategic inventory collection and management systems and methods using mobile radio frequency identification (rfid) readers for collecting inventory data and providing users with real time feedback and inventory instructions for more accurate and efficient inventory data collection and supplementing or augmenting automated inventory management (aim) system data.. .
Tri-8, Inc.

Rfid reading method and rfid reader

A radio frequency identification (rfid) reader sequentially carries out inventory rounds with passive rfid sensor tags. Each rfid sensor tag has at least one sensing element arranged to sense a predetermined quantity.
Metso Flow Control Oy

Hybrid tag for radio frequency identification system

Rfid (radio frequency identification) systems are provided in which tag and interrogator devices implement a hybrid framework for signaling including an optical transmitter/receiver system and an rf transmitter/receiver system. For instance, an rfid tag device includes: optical receiver circuitry configured to receive an optical signal having an embedded clock signal from an interrogator device, and convert the optical signal into an electrical signal comprising the embedded clock signal; clock extraction circuitry configured to extract the embedded clock signal from the electrical signal, and output the extracted clock signal as a clock signal for controlling clocking functions of the tag device; voltage regulator circuitry configured to generate a regulated supply voltage from the electrical signal, wherein the regulated supply voltage is utilized as a bias voltage for components of the tag device; and data transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit tag data to the interrogator device..
International Business Machines Corporation

Radio frequency identification card monitor

An example radio frequency identification card monitor is disclosed herein. An example radio frequency identification card monitor includes an example detector to identify radio frequency identification cards, a card tracker to track the radio frequency identification card with a proximity of the apparatus, and an interface to provide alerts when the radio frequency identification cards are not within the proximity..
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

System and discovering objects in an environment

Systems and methods are provided for enabling a portable electronic device to retrieve information about an object when a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag associated with the object, is detected. According to one embodiment a method is providing in the rfid tag is detected and an identity of the rfid tag is identified.
Symbology Innovations, Llc

Radio frequency identification (rfid) moisture tag(s) and sensors with extended sensing via capillaries

A wireless sensor includes environment sensing structure, a radio frequency (rf) front-end, and a processing module. When the wireless sensor is positioned proximal to an object, a portion of the environment sensing structure senses an environmental condition in a remote area of the object that effects a characteristic of the rf front-end.
Rfmicron, Inc.

Rfid tag on stretchable substrate

A radio frequency identification tag including a stretchable substrate (105) and an antenna (110) having a plurality of substantially concentric loops (140) disposed on the substrate is described. A radius of curvature of the antenna along at least 90% of each loop of the antenna may be greater than about 0.1 mm and less than about 5 mm.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Rfid-integrated self-powered tti

The present invention provides a radio frequency identification (rfid)-integrated self-powered time-temperature integrator (tti), which comprises an rfid and a self-powered tti which is attached to the exterior of a package of food to output an electric signal indicating a storage state of the food and supplies the electric signal as an operating power of the rfid, in which the electric signal output from the self-powered tti is a voltage corresponding to a rate of a change in quality of the food accompanied, the quality is calculated by an integration value of time-voltage, and an integration algorithm uses an integrated value, obtained by adding the voltage measured every hour, as a quality variable of the food.. .
Dongguk University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Radio frequency identification tag identification system

A conveyor system for processing items on which radio frequency identification tags are disposed has a conveyor that conveys items through a path of travel, and an antenna disposed proximate the path of travel. Circuitry in communication with the antenna may associate rfid tag data with a package on the conveyor based on a difference signal from elements in the antenna..

Oilfield handling tool equipment identification

The present disclosure generally relates to elevators and other tools having radio frequency identification (rfid) tags embedded therein to facilitate identification of the elevators. The tools include an rfid tag embedded therein to facilitate identification of the tool.
Forum Us, Inc.

Radio frequency identification (rfid) tag(s) and sensor(s)

A wireless sensor includes an antenna, a sensing element, a tuning circuit, a processing module, a reference circuit block, and a transmitter. The tuning circuit adjusts the rf front-end to compensation for a change in a characteristic of the rf front end caused by the sensing element.
Rfmicron, Inc.

Method and tracking objects and people

An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the assets locating, tracking, and surveillance system (altss), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the courts. Altss employs radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies, and hardware elements.
Automated Tracking Solutions, Llc

Wireless rfid networking systems and methods

Embodiments of the present invention include a wireless access point that acquires and processes radio frequency identification (rfid) information. The wireless access point may be coupled to a network of rfid readers over a wireless network.
Radiofy Llc

Miniaturized planar inverted folded antenna (pifa) for mountable uhf tags design

A folded planar antenna device for radio frequency identification (rfid) reading is provided. The folded planar antenna device includes an rfid chip, a conductor member comprising a binocular-shaped slot; and a substrate.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

Mobile aerial rfid scanner

The present invention relates to a mobile aerial rfid scanning platform and teaches how to overcome fundamental challenges related to the scanning of items that are tagged with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags. Improved rfid antennae, localization, robotic navigation, and robotic rfid scanning are taught by the present invention as an improvement over prior art..

Brake shoe having a wear indicator

The invention relates to a brake shoe (1) for disk or drum brakes, which comprises a supporting plate (2) with a friction pad (3) attached thereto and at least one wear indicator (4), characterized in that the wear indicator (4) has a wear sensor (6) for continuous or multi-stage measurement of the wear of the friction lining and a receiver and transmitter unit (5) for wireless signal transmission, the receiver and transmitter unit being a passive rfid (radio frequency identification) or saw (sound acoustic wave) transponder.. .
Tmd Friction Services Gmbh

Gaming chips and table game security system

Gaming chips are provided with embedded radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tags incorporated into a gaming chip for identifying and tracking the gaming chips within a casino, and even upon a gaming table. The gaming chips have a body in the shape of a disc which has a loss tangent of 0.0078 or less, and more preferably of 0.007 or less.

Methods of operation of an rfid tag assembly for use in a timed event

A method of operating a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag assembly in a timed event including in the radio frequency identification (rfid) tag assembly having a spacer having a thickness of between about 0.125 inches and about 0.5 inches, placing the rfid tag assembly in a position relative to the operating surface of the body a minimum spaced apart distance, receiving at the first side of the two sided planar antenna a first portion of the radio frequency energy as direct energy as transmitted from the antenna of the base station transceiver, receiving at the second side of the two-sided planar antenna a second portion of the radio frequency energy as indirect energy as transmitted from the base station transceiver antenna, the second portion of the radio frequency energy being received at the predetermined operating frequency, and processing the received first and second portions of the radio frequency energy.. .
Innovative Timing Systems, Llc

System for, and , reading radio frequency identification tags in a controlled area in real time with an enhanced performance

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag reading system and method read rfid tags in a controlled area in real time with an enhanced performance. An rfid reader reads a mixed tag population of interesting rfid tags and of uninteresting rfid tags in the controlled area at a read rate.
Symbol Technologies, Llc

Rfid beam forming system

A multi-protocol, multi-band array antenna system may be used in radio frequency identification (rfid) system reader and sensory networks. The antenna array may include array elements with an integrated low noise amplifier.
Mojix, Inc.

Automatic mode detection in a dual operating mode rfid tag

A multi-mode, preferably dual mode, radio frequency identification (rfid) tag is adapted for automatic detection of whether a rfid reader located within communication range of the rfid tag is transmitting a continuous wave (cw) or modulated wave types of rf signal, and accordingly, mandating a response from the tag in read-only (ro) mode or read/write (r/w) mode, respectively. The tag includes means for designating one of the ro and r/w operating modes as a default mode of the tag, and for switching the tag from its default mode to its other operating mode, and vice versa, according to a rule for determining the frequency of occurrence of a selected event related to signal type of the reader.
Amtech Systems, Llc

Drive shaft actuation using radio frequency identification

A system may include a bearing cylinder that has a bored hole for receiving a drive shaft. The bored hole can correspond to an eccentric inner diameter of the bearing cylinder.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Array antenna system and algorithm applicable to rfid readers

Embodiments of the invention pertain to radio frequency identification (rfid) method and system using an antenna array, an array controller, and control algorithms. Embodiments of the invention can induce strong radio-frequency (rf) excitation, for a given level of radiated rf power, at any point within an arbitrary inhomogeneous medium.

Videogame portal game play

Play of a videogame may be conducted using one or more physical object detection devices as the sole form of game controller(s), or in conjunction with game controllers. Detection of physical objects by the detection devices may be used to determine structures in a virtual world of game play.

Method for preloading content and electronic device supporting the same

A method for preloading content in an electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving tag information from a tag using a radio frequency identification (rfid) module, determining a priority order of the tag based on the received tag information, and downloading content related to the tag information from an external device using a communication module based on the determined priority order of the tag..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Multi-loop antenna

In one embodiment, the invention can be a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag including a substrate; a dipole antenna on the substrate; a first loop antenna on the substrate; a first integrated circuit operably coupled to the first loop antenna; a second loop antenna on the substrate; and a second integrated circuit operably coupled to the second loop antenna; wherein the first loop antenna is operatively coupled to the dipole antenna and the first integrated circuit to operate at a first resonant frequency, and the second loop antenna is operatively coupled to the dipole antenna and the second integrated circuit to operate at a second resonant frequency, the first resonant frequency being different from the second resonant frequency.. .
Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

Radio frequency identification card and mobile phone interlinking embedded electronic payment apparatus and methods

An apparatus and methods for renewing payment based on interlinking of radio frequency identification cards, mobile phones with electronic payment apparatuses implemented as embedded devices. The application supports service fee payment and remote renewal payments, as well as real-time collection of the security and environmental information relating to the electronic payment apparatus.
Uniway Technology Limited

Rfig tag, security system, and protecting products using the same

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag contains: a rfid tag circuit and a rfid antenna electrically connected with the rfid tag circuit. The rfid antenna includes a short circuit electrically connected therewith and includes a capacitor circuit electrically connected with the short circuit.

Radio frequency identification system

A multi-tenant, rfid system that may be cloud based or run on a local area network (lan) for distributed rfid devices and rfid applications. The rfid system a central abstraction and translation layer between rfid devices installed in geographically diverse locations and applications.
Promega Corporation

Post application editing of multiresonator chipless radio frequency identification (rfid)

A method and structure for a radio frequency identification (rfid) system including an rfid tag. The rfid tag can include a dampener configured to dampen a resonation of a resonator.
Xerox Corporation

Pairing wireless scanner via rfid

A wireless scanner is described that performs a pairing operation with a wireless scanner base before commencing scanning operations in a wireless scanner network. radio frequency identification (rfid) is used to achieve the pairing operation of the wireless scanner with the wireless scanner base by using an rfid tag associated with the wireless scanner base.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Activity timing system

A system of activity timing uses a radio frequency identification reader; radio frequency tags; circuit board; battery; and software to determine the elapsed time of a participant in the activity. The activity can be used for activities including, but not limited to, foot races and bicycle races..

Non-transferable radio frequency identification label or tag

A non-transferable radio frequency identification (rfid) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a rfid module; and a antenna module coupled with the rfid module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.. .
Neology, Inc.

Radio frequency identification activation

radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled devices are presented. In some examples, a rfid tag may be arranged on the device and the device may further include a rfid tag mode modifier which is configured to transfer the mode or state of the rfid tag from a first mode, such as an inactive mode, to a second mode, such as an active or enabled mode, or vice versa.
Bank Of America Corporation

Adaptive rfid reader

A system having a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader and at least one passive rfid sensor tag, the rfid reader sends a radio frequency interrogation signal from to the passive rfid sensor tag having a sensor that provides a sensor value. The rfid reader receives from the passive rfid tag a backscattered radio frequency signal carrying the sensor value.
Metso Flow Control Oy

System and carrier identification in a pneumatic tube system

A system and method provides for the identification and monitoring of carriers within a pneumatic carrier system. Each carrier which is to be employed within the system includes an identification device such as a radio frequency identification (rfid) chip which has stored thereon identification information for the carrier.
Translogic Corporation

Compact dipole antenna for rfid tag

Provided is a compact dipole antenna for a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag. The antenna includes a substrate, a dipole radiator including a first dipole element and a second dipole element, in each of which a first meander line formed in a meandering shape and an arm configured of a triangular pattern which is an end connected to the first meander line, are arranged to face each other, wherein the first and second dipole elements are arranged on the substrate to be perpendicular to each other, and an impedance matcher, which includes a second meander line formed in a meandering shape, is formed at a point at which the first and second dipole elements are perpendicular to each other, and performs an impedance matching between the antenna and an rfid tag chip through the second meander line..
Ajou University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Rfid tag with anti-tamper assembly

A radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder may include a substrate and a device. The substrate may be in communication with a controller and an antenna, and the antenna is arranged to receive radio frequency signals.
Intermec, Inc.

Surface material enhancement with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags

In certain embodiments of surface material enhancement with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, one or more rfid pressure assemblies are incorporated into a surface material. An rfid pressure assembly includes a pressure switch and an rfid tag.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Charging long-range radio frequency identification tags

A system for charging long-range radio frequency identification tags includes a plurality of physically separated transmitters. Each transmitter is configured to direct a respective energy beam to an energy location.
Teslonix Inc.

Filter cartridge

A filter cartridge includes a radio frequency identification, rfid, tag positioned on a casing. A compressed cellulose foam is positioned over the rfid tag on the casing.
Haier Us Appliance Solutions, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 antenna apparatus

Embodiments of an rfid tag antenna apparatus can include a ground plane, a first patch, and a second patch. The first and second patches can be positioned to define a radiating slot that is located between the first and second patches.
The Penn State Research Foundation

Systems and methods for remote identification

The disclosure is generally directed toward improved systems and methods for improving patient care, safety, and workflow. In particular, a rewritable identification device is provided.
Rms Omega Technologies

System and fractional rfid inventory tracking and management

A low cost, highly reliable system and method for tracking re-usable textile inventory movement is disclosed. The system is adapted for use within a commercial linen processing facility and its customers' facilities suitable for linen or apparel service providers where the linen processing facility company owns, maintains, and leases the inventory used by its customers.

Multi-frequency radio frequency identification tag

Embodiments described herein provide various designs of multi-frequency radio frequency identification (rfid) tags which are compact in size and tamper-proofing. In one aspect, a proposed multi-frequency rfid tag includes both a high frequency (hf) subsystem and an ultra high frequency (uhf) subsystem.
Neology, Inc.

Detachable radio frequency identification switch tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid) switch tag is disclosed. This rfid switch tag includes a base component having an ultra-high frequency (uhf) booster, and a detachable component having at least one uhf rfid module and a high frequency (hf) rfid module.
Neology, Inc.

Network audio system

A network audio system includes a housing for the speaker, a radio frequency identification (“rfid”) reader in or attached to said housing for detecting and reading one or more electronic tags in an external chip, a network adapter in or attached to said housing for downloading one or more audio files according to said electronic tags via a network, and an audio play module in or attached to said housing for decoding and playing said one or more audio files. This new type of network audio system controls the play of audio files by using an rfid reader and an external chip such as a rfid card or nfc card.
Sugr Electronics Corp.

License plate validation

A license plate validation system for a vehicle is disclosed. This license plate validation system includes: a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader located inside the vehicle and configured to read from an rfid-enabled license plate on the vehicle upon detecting an attempt to start the vehicle; and a microcontroller coupled to the rfid reader and configured to receive, from the rfid reader, information obtained from the rfid-enabled license plate and subsequently determine, based at least on the received information, whether the vehicle is properly registered.
Neology, Inc.

Master tracking device

A master tracking device, including a first transceiver for a local area network (lan) configured to acquire a tag information from a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags; a global positioning system (gps) receiver configured to acquire a location information; a microcontroller; a time base; and a second transceiver for a wide area network (wan) configured to transmit a time stamp and the acquired information to a server. In other aspects, a method of tracking asserts using a master tracking device and a non-transitory computer readable medium are provided..
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Radio frequency identification tag delivery system

A system for operating a downhole tool includes a tag carrier; a rfid tag coupled with the tag carrier; and a control sub having a bore extending therethrough, the control sub comprising: an antenna located adjacent to the bore; and a stop for catching the tag carrier, wherein: the radio frequency identification tag is coupled with the tag carrier in relation to the stop and the antenna such that the radio frequency identification tag is aligned with the antenna when the tag carrier is caught in the stop, and the stop is operable to allow passage of the tag carrier through the stop after the tag carrier is caught by the stop.. .
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc

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

Rfid tag embedded within a molded connector and a tracking system therefor

An electrical asset for distributing power for use with a radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tracking system and middleware. The electrical asset includes at least one electrical component defining an external surface and at least one radially extending portion or axially extending portion.
Integro Llc

Radio frequency identification (rfid) tag(s) and sensor(s)

A passive radio frequency identification (rfid) sensor is provided. This passive rfid sensor includes at least one antenna, at least one processing module, and a wireless communication module.
Rfmicron, Inc.

System and extracting rfid metadata from a document

There is disclosed methods, computing devices, and computer-readable media for printing and encoding rfid (radio frequency identification) labels. An rfid label document conforming to the portable document format (pdf) is retrieved, the rfid label document including printable content and rfid encoding data embedded as metadata.

Rectifier and limiter circuit having a plurality of time constants and passive radio frequency tag

The present invention relates to the technical field of radio frequency identification, in particular to a rectifier and limiter circuit having a plurality of time constants and a passive radio frequency tag containing this rectifier and limiter circuit. By applying analog control signals with different time constants to control terminals of two discharge paths of the rectifier and limiter circuit, respectively, i.e., adjusting the voltage amplitude at different switching speeds, switching the two discharge paths from a completely open state to a completely closed state is realized.
Wuxi Excelio Technology Co., Ltd.

Rectifier and limiter circuit controlled by switching signals, and passive radio frequency tag

The present invention relates to the technical field of radio frequency identification, in particular to a rectifier and limiter circuit controlled by switching signals and a passive radio frequency tag comprising the rectifier and limiter circuit. The rectifier and limiter circuit controlled by switching signals provided by the present invention converts dc signals, which are absorbed and rectified by an inductance coil antenna of a passive rfid tag, into high- and low-level signals and inputs the high- and low-level signals into the control input terminals of discharge paths of a rectifier circuit.
Wuxi Excelio Technology Co., Ltd.

Apparatus, system, and wirelessly transmitting and receiving data

A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices.
Equispan Llc

Reflow soldering-compatible integrated rfid barcode label

A surface mount technology (smt)-compatible barcode-printable radio frequency identification (rfid) label that can be attached to a printed circuit board (pcb) work piece for tracking the work piece through an assembly line that includes at least one reflow solder process. The label is constructed from materials and components that function consistently and accurately after being exposed to the high temperature of the reflow solder process, and may further include shieling material to mitigate radio frequency interference.
Jabil Circuit, Inc.

Mitigating adjacent rfid reader interference

A radio frequency identification (rfid) automatic vehicle identification (avi) system configured to mitigate signal interference, the system comprising a plurality of rfid readers, comprising a first rfid reader and a second rfid reader; and a plurality of antennas, wherein a first antenna is connected to the first rfid reader and a second antenna is connected to the second rfid reader. Prior to the first rfid reader transmitting a signal through the first antenna, the first rfid reader samples a received radio frequency (rf) signal from the first antenna, and if the received rf signal meets predetermined strength and frequency criteria, the first rfid reader inhibits transmission of the signal through the first antenna..
3m Innovative Properties Company

Utilizing radio frequency identification tags to display messages and notifications on peripheral devices

Pursuant to at least some embodiments, the present invention relates to a method that includes equipping a peripheral device with an rfid tag. The rfid tag includes a memory device configured for electronically storing information, an rf receiver configured for receiving an interrogation signal, and an rf transmitter operatively coupled to the rf receiver and the memory device.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Utilizing a radio frequency identification tag to control one or more operational states of a peripheral device

Pursuant to at least some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a peripheral device that is equipped with an rfid tag. The rfid tag includes a memory device configured for electronically storing information, an rf receiver configured for receiving an interrogation signal, and an rf transmitter operatively coupled to the rf receiver and the memory device.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Method and power management for a radio frequency identification system

A method and device of power management for a networked radio frequency identification (“rfid”) system are disclosed. The described power management methods reduce the power consumption of battery-operated rfid readers and rfid tags.
Golba Llc

Utilizing a radio frequency identification tag to assess the battery level of a peripheral device

Pursuant to at least some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes configuring an rfid tag to store information related to a battery charge level of a battery of a peripheral device, reading the rfid tag, and disabling a subsequent reading of the rfid tag in response to determining that the rfid tag includes stored information indicative of the battery charge level being low or depleted.. .
Motorola Mobility Llc

Rfid reader

We describe an animal entry control system, for example for a cat flap, using rfid (radio frequency identification). The system comprises an rfid reader to register the presence and identification number of a transponder (15) injected under the skin of an animal; and a door (8) mounted on a hinge (10) and controlled by the rfid tag reader.
Cambridge Resonant Technologies Ltd.

Radio frequency identification tag in a license plate

Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for the design and manufacturing of a radio-frequency identification (rfid)-enabled license plate. In one aspect, a proposed rfid-enabled license plate includes a metal plate and a rfid assembly integrated with the metal plate.
Neology, Inc.

Waveform synthesis for rfid transmitters

A waveform synthesis technique for radio frequency identification (rfid) transmitters and an rfid system making us of the technique are disclosed. The rfid transmitter in example embodiments synthesizes a continuous transmitter waveform from a symbol alphabet without nyquist or interpolation filters.
Clairvoyant Technology Llc

Hybrid tag for radio frequency identification system

Rfid (radio frequency identification) systems are provided in which tag and interrogator devices implement a hybrid framework for signaling including an optical transmitter/receiver system and an rf transmitter/receiver system. For instance, an rfid tag device includes: optical receiver circuitry configured to receive an optical signal having an embedded clock signal from an interrogator device, and convert the optical signal into an electrical signal comprising the embedded clock signal; clock extraction circuitry configured to extract the embedded clock signal from the electrical signal, and output the extracted clock signal as a clock signal for controlling clocking functions of the tag device; voltage regulator circuitry configured to generate a regulated supply voltage from the electrical signal, wherein the regulated supply voltage is utilized as a bias voltage for components of the tag device; and data transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit tag data to the interrogator device..
International Business Machines Corporation

Electronic ticket-in ticket-out voucher and system

An electronic ticket-in ticket-out voucher and system for use in the transfer of credit between a gaming machine in a gaming establishment. The system eliminates the cost of continual printing and labor costs while decreasing the environmental impact.
Nanoptix Inc.

Hybrid tag for radio frequency identification system

Rfid (radio frequency identification) systems are provided in which tag and interrogator devices implement a hybrid framework for signaling including an optical transmitter/receiver system and an rf transmitter/receiver system. For instance, an rfid tag device includes: optical receiver circuitry configured to receive an optical signal having an embedded clock signal from an interrogator device, and convert the optical signal into an electrical signal comprising the embedded clock signal; clock extraction circuitry configured to extract the embedded clock signal from the electrical signal, and output the extracted clock signal as a clock signal for controlling clocking functions of the tag device; voltage regulator circuitry configured to generate a regulated supply voltage from the electrical signal, wherein the regulated supply voltage is utilized as a bias voltage for components of the tag device; and data transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit tag data to the interrogator device..
International Business Machines Corporation

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

Radio frequency identification (rfid) reader, rfid tag, and method thereof for performing write check of tag data

An rfid reader, rfid tag, and method thereof for performing a write check of tag data. According to an exemplary embodiment, the rfid reader may include: a transmitter to transmit a write check command to an rfid tag; a receiver to receive a response including a check value of data, which needs a write check, from an rfid tag that has received the write check command; and a controller to perform information transmission and reception processes, and check data written on the rfid tag by using the received response..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

System and providing identification and medical information from a subject

A device and system for providing identification and medical information are disclosed. The device includes a readable code that contains medical biographical information of the subject, a programmable reporter element that is programmed to electronically store at least one particular event relating to the subject, and a signal producing element functionally related to the programmable reporter element.
Solomon Systems, Inc.

Low cost radio frequency identification (rfid) dispensing systems

A radio frequency identification (rfid) dispenser that includes low cost electronic components that can read and write to the tag of a refill cartridge. In one embodiment, the reader utilizes a multi band pass filter to convert the radio frequency identification into a digital signal that is processed by a controller to perform a dispensing function representative to the code of the tag.
Gojo Industries, Inc.

System and tamper detection using rfid devices

A system for tamper detection includes a security device and a data device. The security device has a first portion disposable on a first side of a separation boundary of a separable object, and a second portion disposable on a second side of the separation boundary.
The Boeing Company

Method and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged items

Methods and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged items are described. One example method includes receiving a request from a portable electronic device to access product information associated with an individual radio frequency identification (rfid) tagged item, determining a location of the product information in a database, transmitting the located product information to the portable electronic device for display thereon, receiving modified product information associated with the individual rfid tagged item from the portable electronic device, and storing the modified product information to the location of the product information in the database..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods to facilitate human/robot interaction

Short range transmissions are used to identify potential interactions between warehouse workers and warehouse robots in automated warehouses. The robot can be equipped with one or more short range transmission tags, such as radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, while the warehouse worker can be equipped with a short range transmission reader, such as an rfid reader.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Systems and methods to facilitate human/robot interaction

Short range transmissions are used to identify potential interactions between warehouse workers and warehouse robots in automated warehouses. The robot can be equipped with one or more short range transmission tags, such as radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, while the warehouse worker can be equipped with a short range transmission reader, such as an rfid reader.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Radio frequency identification (rfid) moisture tag(s) and sensors with extended sensing via capillaries

Embodiments of the present invention provide a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) moisture sensor. This moisture sensor includes one or more antenna structures having a tail.
Rfmicron, Inc.

Fiber optic connector having radio frequency identficiation tag and optical fiber connection device

A fiber optic connector having a radio frequency identification tag and an optical fiber connection device are disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention. The fiber optic connector comprises: a housing (1); a tail sleeve (4) partly inserted in the housing from a first end of the housing and configured to fix an end of an optical fiber cable (20); a tag receiving portion (5) which is formed in a sidewall of the housing, on a radial outside of the tail sleeve and in which the radio frequency identification tag (10) is disposed; and an electromagnetism restriction part (15) disposed between the tag receiving portion and the tail sleeve to restrict an electromagnetic influence of the tail sleeve made of a metal material on the radio frequency identification tag.
Tyco Electronics (shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Forklift managing device

The present invention relates to a forklift managing device using near field communication. The forklift managing device includes: a first communication unit connected to a parent device for managing a forklift through a wireless network; a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader unit for activating an rfid tag or an rfid card within a certain distance and receiving information within the rfid tag or the rfid card; a controller connected to the first communication unit and the rfid reader unit, the controller controlling the first communication unit and the rfid reader unit, the controller controlling functions of the forklift with a pedestrian recognition mode among multiple modes including the pedestrian recognition mode, an operator authentication mode, a vehicle management mode, a task management mode, a logistics management mode, and an operation management mode as the primary mode; a storage unit connected to the controller, the storage unit storing forklift management information; and a second communication unit connected to the controller and at least one forklift controller, the second communication unit being connected to at least one forklift controller for performing hydraulic pressure control, operation control, or hydraulic pressure and operation control..
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Profile detection system and method

A profile detection system is provided having first and second position sensors disposable adjacent an article wherein the first and second position sensors and the article are relatively movable. A laser sensor is disposed on a crane as a third position sensor.
Mi-jack Products, Inc.

Systems and methods for authenticating and providing anti-counterfeiting features for important documents

A method for authenticating a document comprises obtaining the contents of a document, obtaining biometric characteristics from an individual, forming a message based on the contents of the document and the biometric characteristics of the individual, generating a digital signature based on the message and a key, and writing the digital signature to an radio frequency identification (rfid) tag affixed to the document.. .
Neology, Inc.

Device for singulating and dispensing rigid and semi-rigid strips

A container device for storing, singulating and dispensing rigid and semi-rigid strips such as diagnostic test strips. A plurality of strips is contained and protected within a transparent container having an internal capture element for capturing and positioning a single strip adjacent a narrow normally-closed dispensing aperture.

Method for utilizing a wireless connection to unlock an opening

A method of operating a lock from a portable remote device includes sending a radio frequency identification signal from the portable remote device to a controller for the lock, and receiving the radio frequency identification signal at the lock controller and identifying the remote device as an authorized user of the lock. The method then includes sending a sound frequency identification signal from the portable remote device to the lock controller, receiving the sound frequency identification signal at the lock controller and identifying the remote device as an authorized user of the lock.
Assa Abloy Inc.

Automatic mode detection in a dual operating mode rfid tag

A multi-mode, preferably dual mode, radio frequency identification (rfid) tag is adapted for automatic detection of whether a rfid reader located within communication range of the rfid tag is transmitting a continuous wave (cw) or modulated wave types of rf signal, and accordingly, mandating a response from the tag in read-only (ro) mode or read/write (r/w) mode, respectively. The tag includes means for designating one of the ro and r/w operating modes as a default mode of the tag, and for switching the tag from its default mode to its other operating mode, and vice versa, according to a rule for determining the frequency of occurrence of a selected event related to signal type of the reader.
Amtech Systems, Llc

Magnetically actuated fluid pump

An integrated fluid management system is provided with capability to deliver precise flow rate and fluid dosing capability over a wide range of operator set parameters. A magnetically actuated pump head is low cost, affords simple installation, and may be disposable.

Network of motion sensor lights with synchronized operation

The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate remotely controlling a wireless lighting module. The wireless lighting module can include a power source such as a battery, a solar cell, and the like as well as an array of light emitting diodes (leds).
Wireless Environment, Llc

Appliance monitoring systems and methods

Systems, methods, and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring appliances at a site, such as a household, business office, etc. The appliances can include, for example but not limited to, an electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry washer, freezer, pool controller, light bulb, microwave oven, computer, motor vehicle, television, telephone, etc.

Rfid enabled container

A radio frequency identification (rfid)-enabled article includes a body formed of a plastic or other polymeric first material having at least one wall, the wall having a length, a width, and a thickness, and wherein the thickness dimension is smaller than the length and the width and is defined between a first surface and a second surface; and an rfid transponder embedded 5-95% into the thickness dimension of the wall. The first and second surfaces of the wall are free from witness marks..
Parker-hannifin Corporation

Radio frequency identification techniques in an ultra-low temperature environment

According to certain inventive techniques, a system includes a plurality of shelves in an interior chamber of a cold-storage apparatus, an rfid antenna assembly in the cold-storage apparatus, and a controller. Each of the shelves can support items that are connected a corresponding rfid tag.
Promega Corporation

Integrated data capture station for fish, animals, or other objects

Methods and systems are disclosed for automated data capture for fish, other animals, or other objects. In certain embodiments, an object is placed on an integrated platform that includes a scale, a length measurement board, a controller, a data storage system, and a display along with radio frequency identification (rfid) tags each having a unique identifier.

Carcass weight control

Provided, is a fully integrated system to monitor and control carcass weight to minimize weight loss in carcasses during the chilling cycle. This will be accomplished by incorporating a load cell and a radio frequency identification device on the trolley operating on the elevated track system extending through the packing plant, including the carcass chilling rooms.
Lp Solutions Llc

A load modulation circuit for radio frequency identification

A load modulation circuit for radio frequency identification including a first load modulation module and a second load modulation module connected to a coupling circuit. Under weak field intensity, load modulation is mostly realized by the first load modulation module, with the second load modulation module contributing far less than the first load modulation module as regards to the load modulation waveform and load modulation depth.
Shanghai Huahong Integrated Circuit Co., Ltd.

Electronic tag

An electronic tag includes a baseboard, a printed layer, a radio frequency identification (rfid) chip, and an adhesive layer. The baseboard includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Methods and supporting radio frequency identification tags

Methods and apparatus for supporting radio frequency identification tags are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a face layer that includes a tag seat, a first extension extending from a first edge of the tag seat, and a second extension extending from a second edge of the tag seat, a third extension extending from a third edge of the tag seat, and a fourth extension extending from a fourth edge of the tag seat.
R.r. Donnelley & Sons Company

Nasal air filter

A nasally inserted air filter including a plurality of filter materials in a compact housing, or alternatively, a series of electrically conducting plates connected to a battery in a compact housing. The filters may include a radio frequency identification system to interact with a user's cell phone to transmit and analyze important data..

Method for using digital bracket location data for automated jig remanufacturing

A method of remanufacturing a jig for an orthodontic bracket corresponding to a tooth includes the steps of scanning recorded bracket tooth shape, bracket type and location data from a radio frequency identification (rfid) microchip in or on the bracket for the tooth at a treatment site. The rfid microchip has recorded therein bracket tooth shape, bracket type and location data of the intended precise position of the bracket on the corresponding tooth, or in the absence of the rfid microchip downloading the tooth shape, bracket type and location data for the tooth from a computer database.

Systems and methods for locating objects using rfid technology and alerting mechanisms

Systems (100) and methods (400) for an object (1121) within an area (102). The methods involve: receiving, by a radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tag (1141) coupled to the object, a radio frequency (“rf”) interrogator signal transmitted from an rfid reader (108); processing, by the rfid tag, the rf interrogator signal to determine if the rf interrogator signal applies thereto; and performing operations by the rfid tag to direct a person's attention directly to the object by activating at least one alerting mechanism (220) electrically and mechanically coupled to the rfid tag when the rf interrogator signal is determined to apply to the rfid tag.

Method and system for filling a gas cylinder

A charge station is provided for filling a gas cylinder with gas. The charge station includes a gas output port configured to be fluidly connected to a supply of gas.
Scott Technologies, Inc.

Acetabular cup having a wireless communication device

A orthopaedic implant comprises an acetabular cup and a wireless communication device. The wireless communication device is coupled to a rim surface of the acetabular cup.
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Wirelessly detectable objects for use in medical procedures and methods of making same

Various embodiments of a wirelessly detectable object to be used in medical procedures are provided. One example wirelessly detectable object includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder that, when interrogated, wirelessly returns a first response signal that contains identification information associated with a surgical object.
Covidien Lp

Low-profile, antenna structure for an rfid reader and making the antenna structure

An antenna structure, especially for use with a radio frequency identification reader, includes an array of bifilar antennas mounted on a ground support. Each bifilar antenna includes a pair of bifilar helical elements wound at least partially about a helix axis.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.

Transparent radio frequency identification transponder

A radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder that includes an rfid chip, a loop that is electrically connected to the rfid chip, and a substantially transparent antenna coupled to the loop. In various embodiments, the rfid transponder can be affixed over a light source (e.g., vehicle headlights) while preserving the luminance from the light source.
Neology, Inc.

Using scanable codes to obtain a service

Disclosed are methods, systems and computer program products for surveying a user using a scanable information encoded graphic image, such as a bar code or a quick response (qr) code, near field communication (nfc) code/tag, radio frequency identification (rfid) code/tag. In one embodiment, a mobile communication device such as a smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile computer is adapted to include a scan client module for scanning and communicating scan-triggered service code in-formation to a scan-triggered application server.
Flashback Survey, Inc.

Low-frequency receiving for radio frequency identificaiton

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag includes a power source, a transmitter to transmit a unique identifier, and a receiver operatively coupled to the transmitter and to receive low-frequency signals from an active rfid transceiver located in the vicinity. The transmitter is activated by the power source responsive to the receiver receiving a wake up command at a predetermined low frequency from the active rfid transceiver.
Imsar Llc

Earphone assembly and tour guide system for tourists

An earphone assembly includes a reader module and an audio interface unit. The reader module is in communication with a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags located at preselected locations.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Line replaceable unit health nodes and methods for determining maintenance actions relating to line replaceable units

Line replaceable unit (lru) health nodes are provided, as are methods for determining maintenance actions with respect to lru health nodes. In one embodiment, the lru health node includes a passive radio frequency identification (rfid) module having an rfid memory and an rfid antenna coupled thereto.
Honeywell International Inc.

Medication dispensing cabinet systems and methods

A medication dispensing cabinet provides controlled access to medications and supplies stored in it. The cabinet may include at least one lockable storage compartment, and a controller that controls access to the at least one lockable storage compartment.
Omnicell, Inc.

Earphone assembly and assistant guiding system for tourists

An assistant guiding system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags, a server, and an earphone assembly. The plurality of rfid tags is located at a predetermined area, and each rfid tag pre-stores an identification number of the predetermined area.

Rfid tag based state monitoring of contactors

A motor starter or contactor having a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag incorporated therein for accurate determination of the position of contacts in the motor starter/contactor is disclosed. The motor starter/contactor includes separable contacts comprising a fixed contact structure and a movable contact structure having a closed position and an open position.

Control switch with integrated rfid tag

A control system for controlling operation of a field device includes a switch having a switch contact movable between an off position and an activated position, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag integrated with the switch and in selective communication with the switch based on the position thereof, an rfid reader configured to receive switch messages from the rfid tag that indicate an operational state of the switch, and a control circuit configured to receive switch messages from the rfid reader, the control circuit receiving the switch messages for purposes of controlling the field device.. .

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.

Rfid tag with anti-tamper assembly

A radio frequency identification (rfid) transponder may include a substrate and a device. The substrate may be in communication with a controller and an antenna, and the antenna is arranged to receive radio frequency signals.

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.

Systems and methods for estimation of a population of passive rfid sensors

Systems and methods for providing an estimate of a population of passive radio frequency identification (rfid) sensors in a coverage area of an rfid reader system are disclosed. In accordance with embodiments of this invention, the contention resolutions or results of each slot in an interrogation receive frame are determined.

Method and rfid tag testing

A semiconductor wafer includes a plurality of dies and at least one test probe. Each of the plurality of dies includes a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag circuit.

Calibration wireless temperature recorder and calibration system for wireless temperature recorder

A calibration apparatus includes an upper cover body, a lower cover body, a thermometer, a controller, a radio frequency identification reader-writer, a heating unit and a cooling unit. An accommodation space is defined to include an inner side space of the upper cover body and an inner side space of the lower cover body.

Arc rfid antenna

A system, in certain embodiments, includes a spider configured to support multiple mineral extraction riser segments. The system also includes a gimbal disposed below the spider and configured to support the spider during operation.

System and detecting items identified by radio frequency identification (rfid) tags in a smart shopping cart

A smart shopping cart includes a basket having an open top, a plurality of electrically conductive side walls, and an electrically conductive bottom wall. Unidirectional, near-field, side antenna elements are mounted on, and electrically grounded to, the side walls.

Method and system for assets management using integrated unmanned aerial vehicle and radio frequency identification reader

The invention is a system for managing assets, and includes; at least one rfid tag coupled to one or more assets, an unmanned aerial vehicle with an rfid reader, a ground management subsystem with a host computing unit and an enterprise resource planning module, a network subsystem, a portable computing and communications device for facilitating transmission, reception, processing and storage of data, and one or more sensors for capturing images and data.. .

Rfid mobile workstation device

A mobile radio frequency identification (rfid) device for use with supply chain operations, association of things, and work in process operations. The mobile rfid device comprises a cart comprising four wheels and a handle for guiding its motion.

Radio frequency identification (rfid) based defect detection in ssds

Methods and apparatus related to authenticating and/or detecting defect(s) in ssds (or other electronic components) based on information from an rfid (radio frequency identification) tag are described. In one embodiment, non-volatile memory stores one or more parameters corresponding to an electronic component.

Fiber optic connector having radio frequency identification tag

A fiber optic connector having a radio frequency identification tag for optically coupling with a mated fiber optic connector, comprising: a housing; a fiber ferrule extending from a first end of the housing; a spring member provided within the housing; a tail sleeve connected at a second end of the housing opposite to the first end to fix an end of an optical cable; and a tag receiving portion formed in a sidewall of the housing, wherein the radio frequency identification tag is received in the tag receiving portion, and wherein the tag receiving portion is separated from the spring member and the tail sleeve in a longitudinal direction of the housing. The rfid tag overlaps with only the non-metal housing and the non-metal protection sleeve in the lateral direction.

Auxiliary guiding device and system for the blind

An auxiliary guiding device includes a processor, a storage unit, a data obtaining unit, and an indication unit. The auxiliary guiding device communicates with a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag having an identification number.

Brewing cartridge lockout bypass

Inserts provide machine readable visual indicia, allowing use of brewing cartridges which do not include the required machine readable indicia, in brewing machines requiring the required machine readable visual indicia for operation. The insert may include features for attachment to the brewing machine, or to the brewing cartridge.

Radio frequency identification tag identification system

A conveyor system for processing items on which radio frequency identification tags are disposed has a conveyor that conveys items through a path of travel, and an antenna disposed proximate the path of travel. Circuitry in communication with the antenna may associate rfid tag data with a package on the conveyor based on a difference signal from elements in the antenna..
Datalogic Automation, Inc.

Control of pneumatic carrier sysetem based on carrier or payload identification

A system and method provides for controlling a pneumatic carrier system based on identification information read from a carrier or a payload of the carrier. Each carrier or payload which is to be employed within the system includes an identification device such as a radio frequency identification (rfid) chip which has stored thereon information for the carrier or payload.
Translogic Corporation

Radio frequency identification modes in patient monitoring

Techniques for wireless component monitoring are described herein. The techniques may include entering a low power mode to associate a radio frequency identification (rfid) component with a patient monitoring device within a first range.
General Electric Company

Method, alert control device, street light, computer program and computer program product for alerting traffic

It is provided a method for alerting traffic. The method is performed in an alert control device connected to a street light and comprises the steps of: detecting the presence of a radio frequency identification device using a radio frequency identification reader; and controlling the street light to go from a normal state to an alert state, wherein the lighting of the street light in the alert state differs from the lighting of the street light in the normal state.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)



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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