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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, L.p.


Inlay designs for uhf rfid tags
The present specification describes an ultra-high frequency (uhf) radio frequency identification (rfid) device, having a wire inlay bonded with a plastic material; and, an electronic integrated circuit attached thereto. The wire inlay is formed by looping and embedding the wire in a predefined circular design on a substrate.
Apk Identification


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


Methods and antenna signal limiter for radio frequency identification transponder
In described examples, an apparatus includes: at least one resonant circuit for receiving a radio frequency signal; a rectifier coupled to the resonant circuit to output a first rectified signal with a constant level portion and a portion matching a first portion of the radio frequency signal, and to output a second rectified signal having a constant level portion and a portion that matches a second portion of the radio frequency signal; a first limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined maximum voltage level; a second limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined maximum voltage level; a third limiter circuit to limit a voltage of the first rectified signal to a predetermined minimum voltage level; and a fourth limiter circuit to limit the voltage of the second rectified signal to the predetermined minimum voltage level.. .
Texas Instruments Deutschland Gmbh


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.


Rfid sensing and recording device and making the same
The present invention provides a radio frequency identification and sensing device comprising an antenna module, a rfid sensing module, and battery module. The antenna module has a first flexible substrate having an antenna circuit formed thereon.
Securitag Assembly Group Co., Ltd


Systems and methods for semantic 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.


Devices and methods for engaging indexed valve and pressurized canister assembly with collar and for linear actuation by plunger assembly into fluid communication with device for regulating drug delivery
A valve assembly comprising a housing and a valve, the valve being disposed within the housing, a first indexed member integral to the housing, the first indexed member adapted to be complementary to a second indexed member, and a radio frequency identification device adapted to communicate with a radio frequency receiver, the valve being configured to align with a canister, seal the canister and open in a single movement. A drug containment device having said valve assembly is also disclosed..
Mallinckrodt Hospital Products Ip Limited


Two cameras vehicle recognition system and collection method
This invention relates to the field of highway vehicle toll collection system and vehicle license plate recognition technology, in particular involving two cameras vehicle recognition system and collection method. It is composed of the door entry system and the photographing recognition system based on an etc system, wherein the photographing recognition system comprises a main camera and an auxiliary camera, and the main camera and the auxiliary camera are installed from front to back respectively on two upright posts, and the data is transmitted to the computer of the toll booth through the two complementary cameras.
Qingdao Conson Jiaozhou Bay Communications Co., Ltd.


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


Gatoreye system for smart transportation

Various examples are provided for smart transportation and sensing systems. In one example, an apparatus for smart transportation sensing includes a reflector integrated in a contoured roadway unit configured to protect the reflector from damage by vehicles traveling along a transportation surface; and a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag integrated in the contoured roadway unit.
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

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 for connecting people with product information

A system for providing item information includes: a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag coupled to an item; and a mobile device comprising an rfid reader. The rfid tag includes stored information related to the item, and the rfid reader is configured to access the rfid tag, obtain the item information, and communicate the item information to a user..
Smartrac Technology Fletcher, Inc.

Method and tracking via a radio frequency identification device

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device, including a radio frequency interface configured to receive, from a radio frequency identification device, a first wireless signal of a first carrier frequency that indicates a personal identifier. A transceiver can be configured to generate a transmission signal of second carrier frequency that indicates the personal identifier and location information associated with the device and to transmit electromagnetic waves in response to the transmission signal at a first physical interface of a transmission medium that propagate without requiring an electrical return path.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

System and method, using coolers, for reading radio frequency identification tags and transmitting data wirelessly

Systems and methods are provided for reading radio frequency identification (rfid) tags in a refrigeration unit and transmitting and analyzing rfid information is provided. The method includes scanning a refrigeration unit, using an rfid reader, for one or more products, each of the one or more products being tagged with an rfid tag, collecting, using the rfid reader, information from the rfid tag for each of the one or more products, transmitting the information to one or more remote servers, analyzing the information, using the one or more remote servers, and accessing the analyzed information using one or more remote electronic devices..
Wasteless Ltd

Composite manhole cover with in-molded components

A manhole cover is made of composite material with in-molded or encapsulated electronic and/or mechanical components. In some embodiments, the electronic components include a radio frequency identification device (rfid).
Composite Access Products Gp, Llc

Rfid part authentication and tracking of processing components

Embodiments provided herein provide for methods and apparatus for detecting, authenticating, and tracking processing components including consumable components or non-consumable components used on substrate processing systems for electronic device manufacturing, such as semiconductor chip manufacturing. The semiconductor processing systems and/or its processing components herein include a remote communication device, such as a wireless communication apparatus, for example radio frequency identification (rfid) devices or other devices embedded in, disposed in, disposed on, located on, or otherwise coupled to one or more processing components or processing component assemblies and/or integrated within the semiconductor processing system itself.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Battery-free touch-aware user input using rfid tags

Aspects of the present disclosure describe a battery-free touch sensing user interface (ui) for internet of things (iot) and other smart spaces employing radio frequency identification (rfid) readers and tags that we call rio. With rio, any surface may be a touch-aware surface by attaching rfid tag(s) thereto.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

Tagging gun and method and system to use radio frequency identification tagging

Apparatuses and methods are provided for labeling a product and reading one or more labels. The apparatus includes an outer housing, a processing unit, wherein the processing unit includes a processor, a digital reader, coupled to the housing, wherein the digital reader is configured to extract information from one or more labels, one or more labels, and a label hatch configured to eject the one or more labels..
Wasteless Ltd

Methods and systems for localizing articles comprising passive radio frequency identification (rfid) tags

A method of localizing articles comprising passive radio frequency identification device (rfid) tags is disclosed. The method includes receiving tag information from each of a plurality of rfid tags attached to a plurality of articles fixed to a plurality of immovable assets disposed in a predefined layout within an enclosed region; segregating the tag information received from each of the plurality of rfid tags into a plurality of regions within the predefined layout; mapping an rfid tag from the plurality of rfid tags to an immovable asset from the plurality of immovable assets; and verifying mapping of the rfid tag to the immovable asset based on an estimated physical location of the rfid and an actual physical location of the rfid tag..
Wipro Limited

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

Based on motion of device, perform or limit features

Methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing and/or limiting features based on a determined motion associated with a portable device. When the portable device is determined to be in motion, a feature control application running on the portable device prevents at least one radio frequency identification (rfid) component of the device from communicating with rfid reading devices.
Assa Abloy Ab

Tank support system incorporating tank identification

A tank support system includes a hollow open-top container having a contiguous sidewall region and a bottom region coupled to the sidewall region. A loop antenna is coupled to a portion of the container's sidewall region.
Bauer Compressors, Inc.

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.
Koppe Royalty B.v.

Position and authenticate wi-fi users to enhance wi-fi security control and management

An approach is provided that receives, from a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag included with a device, at least three different charge times. Each of the charge times corresponds to a different rfid reader that separately charges the rfid tag with each of the rfid readers being at a different geographic location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Position and authenticate wi-fi users to enhance wi-fi security control and management

An approach is provided that receives, from a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag included with a device, at least three different charge times. Each of the charge times corresponds to a different rfid reader that separately charges the rfid tag with each of the rfid readers being at a different geographic location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Systems and methods for identifying articles of clothing

Systems and methods for allowing sight impaired or blind persons to identify articles of clothing utilizing “smart labels” which comprise identification information, wherein the identification information is contained in, represented by, or interpretable via raised indicia (e.g., raised lettering or braille), smart codes, global positioning system (gps) technology, magnetic stripes, radio frequency identification (rfid) technology, near field communication (nfc) technology, microprocessors, bluetooth technology, or combinations thereof. These smart labels are unaffected by normal usage such as washing, folding and crumpling to allow sight impaired or blind persons to tactually, or via an electronic interpretation device, e.g., personal computer, a smartphone, computer tablet, magnetic stripe reader, nfc communicator, rfid reader, or bluetooth device, comprehend the identification information of the smart label..

Using embedded electromagnetic signatures to monitor and authorize collection of printed material

Monitoring and authorizing collection of printed media. A print task is received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Rfid tag and methods of use and manufacture and rfid monitoring cabinet and smart phone case and methods of use

A smart phone carrier comprising an electrical panel on flexible foil with uhf rfid reader module, bluetooth communication controller connected by silver conductive ink for reading thin rfid (radio frequency identification) tags, including but not limited to those manufactured as described herein, and communicating location, tracking, and monitoring to a smart phone or network of smartphones. A smart rfid cabinet with controlling unit comprising a controlling computer having memory comprising connected shelves in electronic communication made of glass fiber coated with a carbon alloy material with integrated rfid antennas on each shelf to locate, track and monitor rfid tags with or without regard to a specific shelf for a wide variety of applications, including being attached, affixed to, woven in, or otherwise enclosed within clothing, scrubs, towels, linen, consumer products, office supplies, food products, and other goods and inventory..
Smarthin Technologies, Inc.

Monitoring incontinence events

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring incontinence events using inexpensive sensors coupled to an incontinence brief worn by a patient. In some examples of the disclosed technology, a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag is queried to return a sensor value indicating a level of moisture in an incontinence brief.
Macnaughton Living Trust Utd 12/30/2002

Chemical and physical sensing with a reader and rfid tags

A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial near field communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase chemicals (e.g., ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, cyclohexanone, and water) at part-per-thousand and part-per-million concentrations..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Inventory management system and use

A system for monitoring inventory items, with each inventory item being associated with a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag. The system comprises a check-in station for checking in inventory items.
O-ring Sales & Service, Inc.

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for platform security

Embodiments detailed herein describe a system comprising a manageability server to generate an encrypted sideband message having at least one command; a server including: a radio frequency identification (rfid) device, the rfid device to include storage to store at least one encrypted sideband message having at least one command, and a security circuit coupled to the rfid device, the security circuit to: retrieve at least one encrypted sideband message from the rfid device storage, decrypt the one encrypted sideband message, determine validity of the decrypted sideband message using information from the decrypted sideband message, and perform an action in response to the at least one command.. .

Loss prevention in self-service retail checkout using smart alarms

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for performing an operation comprising receiving, from a self-checkout platform and as part of a purchase transaction for a first product, a data value of a barcode of the first product, storing an indication in a product store that the first product has been purchased, receiving a first item-specific identifier stored in a first radio frequency identification (rfid) tag associated with the first product, cross-referencing the first item-specific identifier with the indication in the product store to verify the purchase transaction of the first product via the self-checkout platform, receiving a second item-specific identifier stored in a second rfid tag associated with a second product, cross-referencing the product store to determine the second product has not been purchased via the self-checkout platform, and emitting a security notification related to the second product.. .
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Acquiring, storing, and transmitting rfid credential data

An electronic device and corresponding method are used for acquiring, storing, and transmitting radio frequency identification (rfid) credential data previously stored in another device. The electronic device includes a mechanical housing, electronic circuitry mounted within the mechanical housing, a power source coupled to the electronic circuitry to provide electrical power to the electronic circuitry, and an interface mechanism coupled to the electronic circuitry in a manner to allow a human user to effect operation of the electronic circuitry.

Rfid-based rack inventory management systems

An asset management system comprises a control function module configured to manage a set of rack-mounted devices having a corresponding allocated rack space when the devices are sparsely distributed over multiple cabinets, possibly in different data centers. The aggregate rack space occupied by the set of devices does not exceed the allocated rack space.
Mox Networks, Llc

Systems and methods for collision avoidance in a multiple rfid interrogator environment

A method for collision avoidance in a multi-reader environment comprising a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) interrogators, the method comprises each of the plurality of interrogators entering a quiet state during which none of the interrogators transmits, each of the plurality of interrogators selecting a transmit time after the quiet period during which each of the interrogator will attempt to transmit, each of the plurality of interrogators monitoring their associated receive path, an interrogator of the plurality of interrogators transmitting an instruction during its selected transmit time indicating the beginning of a session when the interrogator does not detect data on its receive path prior to its select transmit time, the interrogator comparing its receive path to its transmit path when it transmits the instruction, the interrogator returning to the quiet state when the receive path does not match the transmit path, and the interrogator completing the session when the receive path matches the transmit path.. .
Neology, Inc.

System and generating mask pattern and exposure system

The present disclosure provides a system for generating a mask pattern, a method for generating a mask pattern, and an exposure system. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the system for generating a mask pattern comprises: a mask pattern provision device configured to provide a mask pattern signal via a wired or wireless network; a mask pattern transmission device configured to process the mask pattern signal provided by the mask pattern provision device to generate mask pattern information, and to transmit the generated mask pattern information over a radio frequency identification (rfid) signal; and a mask pattern generation device configured to generate a mask pattern corresponding to the mask pattern information based on the mask pattern information and display the generated mask pattern.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Radio frequency identification tray systems and methods

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tray for use with a cloud application platform is described. A cloud application, operatively coupled to the rfid tray via the cloud application platform, issues a command to the rfid tray.
Promega Corporation

Methods and reference regeneration in real time location systems

Methods and apparatus for reference regeneration in real time location systems are disclosed. An example disclosed method includes obtaining reference phase offsets from a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) receivers; transmitting a first synchronization signal via a wireline link to obtain differential wireline coarse sync measurements; determining a residual offset table based at least in part on the differential wireline coarse sync measurements and the reference phase offsets; transmitting a second synchronization signal via the wireline link to obtain revised differential wireline coarse sync measurements; generating revised reference phase offsets by combining the revised differential wireline coarse sync offsets with the residual offset table; and determining a physical location of a rfid tag based at least in part on i) the revised reference phase offsets and ii) rfid receiver clock measurements corresponding to a time-of-arrival of over-the-air data transmitted from the rfid tag..
Zih Corp.

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..
Neology, Inc.

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.

Radio frequency identification (rfid) tag device and related methods

Implementations of antennas may include a meandering t-matching structure, a first meandering feed line coupled to the meandering t-matching structure, and a first radiating part coupled to the first meandering feed line. Implementations may include a second meandering feed line coupled to the meandering t-matching structure, and a second radiating part coupled to the meandering feed line.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

Radio frequency identification tag

Radio frequency identification (rfid) tags are described that include a substrate, an antenna disposed on a major surface of the substrate, an integrated circuit (ic) disposed on a major surface of the substrate, and one or more stand-alone capacitors disposed on a major surface of the substrate. The antenna may have a length less than about 2 meters between first and second ends of the antenna.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Container with a detection system

A portable container (2) for one or more articles (16) each tagged with a respective radio frequency identification (rfid) device (18). The container (2) comprises: a bay (6) having at least one opening (o) for removal and/or placement of rfid-tagged articles (16) into the bay (6); a lid (15) for covering the at least one opening in the bay (6), wherein the lid (15) is openable to permit access to the bay (6); a detector device (21,22) for detecting rfid-tagged articles (16) located in the bay (6); a power supply (30) for supplying electrical power to the detector device (21,22).
Stanley Middle East Fze

Device with rfid window that couples to the mouth of a shopping cart or another container and identification

Device with rfid radio frequency identification window that couples to the mouth of a shopping cart, or another container, that includes a frame with a window horizontally crossed by a plurality of light rays coming from a light curtain, an infrared sensor configured to detect an object that approaches the window, an rfid reader configured to detect and identify codes contained in rfid labels incorporated in the objects that enter or exit the basket of the cart through the window, uhf antennas, the radiation beams of which cover the space of the window, configured to be activated once the infrared sensor detects the object that approaches; and a processor configured to store the objects that stay inside the cart in an electronic shopping list.. .
Portichuelo Fotovoltaica, S.l.

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

Stress sensitive radio frequency identification tag

There is provided a radio frequency identification tag that is sensitive to stress induced in a component to which the tag is coupled. In some embodiments, the rfid tag includes an electrically conductive loop that it configured to retain the rfid tag in a first operational state and upon breakage of the electrically conductive loop the rfid tag changes into a second operational state.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Method of communicating and authenticating credentials between a portable computing device and multiple radio frequency identification enabled readers

A method of communicating and authenticating credentials between a portable computing device and multiple radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled readers requires a portable computing device, a rfid reader, and user credentials. The portable computing devices stores user credentials unique to the portable computing device and the rfid reader.

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 automated mass media commerce

Systems and methods for implementing point of advertising purchasing include using mass media publications configured for or containing service, product or vendor transmittable signals, such as from radio frequency identification tags. In a preferred arrangement, a consumer perceiving an advertisement of the mass media publication may activate a reader in a portable communications device, such as a smart mobile or cellular phone, to receive information from the radio frequency signal associated with the advertisement to identify a vendor, product or service associated with the radio frequency identification.
Ttn Holdings, Llc

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.
Suphatchatwong Innovation Co., Ltd.

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

A method begins by a first radio frequency identification (rfid) sensor, that is associated with a first object element, receiving a first data request signal from an rfid reader and sending a first radio frequency (rf) signal that includes first data to the rfid reader in response to the first data request signal. The method continues with a second rfid sensor receiving a second data request signal from, and sending second data to, the rfid reader.
Rfmicron, Inc.

Tag detection using waveform radiating devices

Systems and methods for detecting a security tag. The methods comprise: detecting motion of the security tag while in use to protect an article from unauthorized removal from a protected area; and emitting a first waveform from a radiating device of the security tag in response to the motion's detection.
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

Active radio frequency identification tag

An active rfid tag includes a first substrate, an electrically conductive layer disposed on the first substrate and etched or printed to form an antenna and a circuit, a thin film photovoltaic cell installed on the electrically conductive layer and electrically coupled to the electrically conductive layer, a thin film energy storage device installed on the electrically conductive layer and electrically coupled to the circuit of the electrically conductive layer, and an rfid chip installed on the electrically conductive layer and electrically coupled to the electrically conductive layer.. .
Ways Technical Co., Ltd.

Management of pharmacy kits

A system for managing pharmacy kits comprises a reading station configured to read tag information from a plurality of radio frequency identification (rfid) tags associated with a pharmacy kit, and an information processing system operatively connected to the reading station and configured to receive the tag information from the reading station and determine a status of the pharmacy kit based on the tag information, a plurality of stored templates defining contents to be included in each of a plurality of pharmacy kits, and a plurality of kit records indicating the current contents of a plurality of pharmacy kits.. .
Kit Check, Inc.

Narcotic prescription medication dispenser

A device which is a medication dispenser, when filling certain types of prescription drugs at the pharmacy, pharmacist will scan medication dispenser with radio frequency identification reader, the radio frequency identification tag/chip which will be located inside the medication dispenser, when rfid tag/chip is scanned by pharmacist with rfid reader when prescribed outpatient comes into the pharmacy to fill a new prescription for an individual outpatient medication dispenser, rfid tag/chip will unlock and lock down medication dispenser through electronic lock. Pharmacist will then load number of prescription medication.

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.

Power harvesting for rfid/nfc-applications

Disclosed is a circuit apparatus including an input section configured to receive an electromagnetic (em) transmission, a voltage divider section configured to divide the em transmission into a plurality of voltage levels, a rectifier portion configured to rectify ac power received in the em transmission, and a load configured to receive dc power from the rectifier portion, wherein one level of the voltage divider section is configured to supply power to a radio frequency identification integrated circuit (rfid-ic).. .
Nxp B.v.

Photographing system for long-distance running event and operation method thereof

A photographing system for a long-distance running event and an operation method thereof are provided. A radio frequency identification (rfid) reader is installed in a long-distance running path.
Acer Incorporated

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

Methods, systems and apparatus to improve radio frequency identification (rfid) tag communication

Methods, systems, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve radio frequency identification (rfid) tag communication. An example disclosed apparatus includes an rfid reader monitor to activate a first rfid reader and deactivate a second rfid reader during a first tag data acquisition at a first time, and deactivate the first rfid reader and activate the second rfid reader during a second tag data acquisition at a second time, a tag logger to identify a first set of rfid tags detected by the first rfid reader at the first time, and identify a second set of rfid tags detected by the second rfid reader at the second time, and a group generator to improve rfid tag communication by identifying which one of the first rfid reader and the second rfid reader communicates with a common rfid tag..
Intel Corporation

Activation and assigning value to gift cards using rfid

The present disclosure and related inventions describe a system and method by which gift cards may be user-activated and assigned value using radio frequency identification (rfid). The user-activated gift card contains an rfid chip embedded therein that works in conjunction with a mobile website or mobile app to allow users to activate and assign value to the gift card at any time and at any place..
American Greetings Corporation

Multi signal diffusion integrated system and method

An internet of things (iot) enabled multi signal diffusion integrated system smartly tracks assets in different environments, using a combination of radio frequency identification (rfid), wi-fi and bluetooth low energy (ble) technologies. The system includes an electrical plug embedded with one smart tracking device, or xengraft.
Nippon Sysits Co. Ltd.

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.

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Impact rfid tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid)-enabled article includes a housing formed from a first material and having an rf chamber, and an rfid transponder arranged within the chamber, the rfid transponder including an antenna for transmitting and receiving data. The rf chamber is dimensioned to form a pocket around the antenna such that the antenna is separated by inner surfaces of the chamber by a predefined minimum distance..
Parker-hannifin Corporation

Handicap assist apparatus

The invention is an assist apparatus ideally used by the visually impaired. Within a housing unit is an identifier mechanism such as a radio frequency identification (rfid).

System and tracking baggage

A system and method for tracking baggage, and identifying baggage having suspicious contents is disclosed. The system includes a baggage handling module, an alert generation module, and a baggage tracking equipment.

Touch pad circuit board having radio frequency antenna and capacitive touch pad and access control reader device using the radio frequency antenna in proximity to the capacitive touch pad

An access control reader device integrates a touch pad in proximity to a radio frequency identification (rfid) antenna. A touch pad circuit board includes the rf antenna having a physical aperture and the capacitive touch pad positioned at least partially within the physical aperture of the rf antenna.
Sensormatic Electronics, Llc

Vent tube apparatus, system and methods with traceable cap for vent tube intrusion detection

The present disclosure is directed to a non-traceable vent tube and a traceable vent tube cap apparatus, system and methods incorporating a traceable material such as a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag or a magnet for use in conjunction with a filling machine during container filling operations for a quicker and more accurate detection of the location of the non-traceable vent tube or the traceable vent tube cap after becoming detached from a filling machine during filling operations, and to increase the safety of the filling operation and reduce costs and time when a malfunction occurs.. .

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

Aerial inventory antenna

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

Antenna structure for a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader, manufacturing thereof, rfid reader and rfid system

There is provided an antenna structure for a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader. The antenna structure includes a substrate, and an antenna structure disposed on the substrate.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research

Systems and methods of managing inventory using an rfid kanban system

A system for provisioning products. The system includes a set of bins for each product, wherein at least one bin of each set of bins is affixed with a corresponding radio frequency identification (rfid) tag.

Uhf rfid tag for marking underground assets and locations and using same

A marker for locating and identify assets which includes an ultra-high frequency (uhf) radio frequency identification (rfid) tag optimized for use below ground and able to more effectively communicate with a rfid reader through a lossy medium such as soil and air. The markers include a reflector which is sized relatively larger than the tag to help focus the forward pattern of the tag more tightly in a forward direction normal to the spiral surface.
Berntsen International, Inc.

Mobile rfid container and distribution method

A transportable container is enabled with radio frequency identification (“rfid”) technologies to maintain automated inventory levels of those items that are inside the container. The inventory data is communicated via wireless methods, such as cellular or wi-fi, to a remote device such as enterprise resource planning (“erp”) system.
Promega Corporation

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.

Fluid monitoring using radio frequency identification

A system for fluid monitoring in a borehole for extracting hydrocarbons includes a casing to transport hydrocarbons, the casing defining an annulus between the casing and borehole wall. The system further includes a centralizer, coupled to the casing, to center the casing within the borehole.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

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

Various embodiments of wirelessly detectable objects to be used in medical procedures are provided. Such may employ ionizing radiation hard wireless radio frequency identification (rfid) transponders, other wireless transponders and/or integrated circuits, and attachment structures, all of which retain structural and functional integrity when exposed to standard sterilization dosages of ionizing radiation.
Covidien Lp

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.
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Rfid systems and methods

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag according to one embodiment includes a housing configured for coupling to an object, control circuitry coupled to the housing, and a memory for storing information, the information including a service history of the object.. .
Dominic Kotab

Rfid systems and methods

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag according to one embodiment includes a housing configured for coupling to an object, control circuitry coupled to the housing, a first power source for providing power to the control circuitry, a secondary power source physically coupled to the first power source that generates energy from light for recharging the first power source, and a memory for storing information.. .
Dominic Kotab

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.

Golf ball with built-in ic chip

A golf ball includes: a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag including an ic chip and an antenna; a protection layer surrounding the outer periphery of the rfid tag; a relaxation layer surrounding the outer periphery of the protection layer; a core surrounding the outer periphery of the relaxation layer; and a cover surrounding the outer periphery of the core. The curing temperature of the protection layer is 60° c.
Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

Detecting passive rf components using radio frequency identification tags

Systems and methods are provided for automatically detecting passive components in communications systems using radio frequency identification (“rfid”) tags. A coupling circuit is provided in a system between a communications network and an rfid tag.
Commscope Technologies Llc

Long-distance radio frequency anti-metal identification tag

A long-distance radio frequency anti-metal identification tag is provided. When a bottom surface of an insulating spacer plate is attached to the surface of a metal object and an electronic tag reading device is used to read a radio frequency identification chip on a second antenna.

Method of providing a gateway between mobile devices and radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled readers

An rfid magnetic field powered translating device that acts as a gateway between mobile devices and radio frequency identification (rfid) enabled readers. The gateway enables the portable device to emulate access credentials for physical access, computer credentials, licenses and payment cards using bluetooth communication between the portable mobile device and translating device; and rfid emulation at either 125 khz or 13.56 mhz between the translating device and the rfid reader..

Flexible radio frequency identification tags

Flexible, stretchable rfid tags are formed by a pocket that is formed from one or more substrates and layers of adhesive, and an electronic circuit that is located within this pocket. The rfid tags can include a stretchable substrate and an electronic circuit attached to the stretchable substrate by one or a finite number of discrete spaced apart attachment locations.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Determining a location based on radio frequency identification (rfid) read events

Techniques for determining an item location based on multiple rfid parameters from multiple read events are described. In an example, a computer system may access a first read event.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Combined reading identifying product

Disclosed herein is a combined reading apparatus for identifying a product. According to a first aspect of the present invention, a combined reading apparatus may include: a plate panel configured to recognize radio frequency identification (rfid) tag information, configured such that an antenna adapted to transmit and receive a radio frequency (rf) signal to and from an rfid tag is included therein, and formed in a plate shape having predetermined lengths in a horizontal direction and a height direction; a connection bar coupled to one side of the plate panel, configured to support the plate panel, and configured to extend from the plate panel in the horizontal direction; a grip formed in a bar shape so as to be held by a hand, spaced apart from the plate panel, and coupled to the connection bar; and a control unit configured to control the rf transmission and reception of the antenna..
Hanmi It Co., Ltd.

Radio frequency identification monitoring of stents

A method and system of monitoring environmental exposure of stents using radiofrequency identification is disclosed.. .
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Using embedded electromagnetic signatures to monitor and authorize collection of printed material

Monitoring and authorizing collection of printed media. A print task is received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Using embedded electromagnetic signatures to monitor and authorize collection of printed material

Monitoring and authorizing collection of printed media. A print task is received.
International Business Machines Corporation

Tire having radio frequency identification device for monitoring structural health

A tire includes a plurality of tire components defining a plurality of layers. A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag is disposed between at least two of the plurality of layers.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, Llc

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

In aspects 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

Rfid systems and methods

A method according to one embodiment includes receiving radio frequency identification (rfid) tag information associated with a vehicle, the rfid tag information including registration information for the vehicle, monetary information associated with the vehicle, and a service history of the vehicle, performing an identification, utilizing the rfid tag information, and determining one or more obligations associated with the vehicle, based on the identification.. .
Dominic Kotab

Improved radio frequency identification tag

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag includes a substrate; and an inductive-capacitive circuit located on the substrate. The circuit includes a corrugated inductive antenna to communicate with a rfid interrogator using radio frequency signals.
Halliburton Energy Services, 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

Radio frequency identification device

An rfid device includes: at least one solar cell including a substrate, a first conductive layer, an electron supplying layer, an electron receiving layer and a second conductive layer sequentially stacked thereon; and a rfid tag coupled to the solar cell through a telecommunication connection structure, and including a first antenna, a second antenna and a rfid chip, and the rfid chip includes a first rfid module, a second rfid module and a radio frequency determination module. The first antenna and the first rfid module are capable of passively receiving a driving signal of an external device and returning tag data, and the radio frequency determination module is capable of automatically determining the external driving signal, and the second rfid module and the second antenna actively transmit the tag data to the external device according to the electric power supplied by the solar cell..
Ways Technical Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for automated mass media commerce

Systems and methods for implementing point of advertising purchasing include using mass media publications configured for or containing service, product or vendor transmittable signals, such as from radio frequency identification tags. In a preferred arrangement, a consumer perceiving an advertisement of the mass media publication may activate a reader in a portable communications device, such as a smart mobile or cellular phone, to receive information from the radio frequency signal associated with the advertisement to identify a vendor, product or service associated with the radio frequency identification.
Ttn Holdings, Llc

Chipless radio frequency identification (rfid) for tamper evidence

A radio frequency identification (rfid) tag or transponder that outputs a first signal when a product or product package is sealed. During one particular use, unsealing the product or product package disables the rfid tag, such that no active second signal is output (i.e., the second signal is a passive second signal).
Xerox Corporation

Chemical sensors based on chipless radio frequency identification (rfid) architectures

A method and structure for a radio frequency identification (rfid) sensor that may be used to monitor various environmental conditions. The environmental condition measured depends on a sensor material used in the rfid sensor.
Xerox Corporation

Chipless radio frequency identification (rfid) made using photographic process

A method for forming a structure for a radio frequency identification device includes dispensing a photosensitive compound onto a substrate. Subsequently, first portions of the photosensitive compound are exposed to a light pattern from a light source, while second portions of the photosensitive compound remain unexposed to the light source.
Xerox Corporation

Rfid location systems and methods

Embodiments of the present invention include radio frequency identification location systems and methods. In one embodiment, rf signals are transmitted from one or more rfid readers, and in accordance therewith, backscattered signals are received from a tag to be located.
Radiofy Llc

Temperature probe and temperature measuring device

A temperature probe includes: an antenna, a coupling element, a radio frequency identification (rfid) chip and a temperature measuring circuit. The antenna is connected to a capacitor in the coupling element to form a resonant loop, and is configured to sense an electromagnetic wave emitted by a reader and a store harvested energy in the capacitor to supply power to the rfid chip.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for monitoring wheeled vehicles using radio frequency identification (rfid) devices

Various embodiments of a system for tracking and/or controlling wheeled vehicles (such as shopping carts), are described. In some embodiments, the system includes an rfid tag on the cart and an rfid reader device external to the cart.
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Automated 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Sakata Seed Corporation

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.

Secure self-checkout station

A self-checkout kiosk enables a patron to purchase or allocate to an account a product displayed in a vending area and carrying a radio frequency identification (rfid) tag. The patron exits the vending area through a security portal.
Syngenta Participations Ag

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

Mecstar S.r.l.

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Mecstar S.r.l.

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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.