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Particular Sensor Structure

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Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods including transponders for indication of food attributes
12/11/14 - 20140361080 - Systems, devices, admixtures, and methods are described including transponder devices (e.g., a palatable transponder, an edible transponder, a palatable radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, an edible RFID tag, etc.) for admixing with a food product....

Low-power pulse width encoding scheme and counter-less shift register that may be employed therewith
12/04/14 - 20140353378 - A method of decoding an encoded signal includes steps of receiving the encoded signal, creating a decoding signal by delaying the encoded signal by a predetermined amount of time Δ, sampling the encoded signal using the decoding signal, and determining a value of each of a plurality of decoded bits...

Rfid tag and automatic recognition system
11/20/14 - 20140339308 - An RFID tag having a resin substrate, an IC chip positioned in the center section on the substrate, a single-layer antenna for forming an electric closed circuit by connecting with the IC chip and positioned in the peripheral section of the IC chip, and a sealing material for sealing the...

Beam shape control device for an antenna and associated antenna
10/16/14 - 20140306007 - An improved beam shape control device, and more particularly an improved antenna comprising a beam shape control device, is distinguished by the fact that the beam shape control device (RET, M-RET) comprises reading electronics with an RFID receiving antenna and/or writing electronics with an RFID transmitting antenna, by means of...

Antenna
10/16/14 - 20140306008 - An antenna (18), in particular a patch antenna, is provided having a planar resonator element (22) which has the geometry of a polygon with a plurality of edges, wherein the resonator element (22) has a plurality of slots (26) at the edges for their extension and additionally has a plurality...

Ultrasonic imaging apparatus for reading and decoding machine-readable matrix symbols
10/02/14 - 20140291398 - There is provided an apparatus and method for reading matrix codes comprising an ultrasound transducer 20 which comprises transmitter and receiver electrodes, a receiver unit 24 connected to the receiver electrodes for processing the signals received by the receiver electrodes, and a transmitter module 21 connected to the transmitter electrodes,...

Token storage device
10/02/14 - 20140291399 - Provided is a chip tray which is capable of accurately reading out an IC tag for use in RFID without increasing a magnitude of a magnetic field generated by an antenna. A magnetic field generating antenna is disposed along a direction in which a plurality of tokens having embedded therein...

Method of operating contactless ic card reader, detection circuit of contactless ic card reader, contactless ic card reader and card system including the same
09/18/14 - 20140263643 - A method of operating a contactless integrated circuit (IC) card reader includes calculating a first transition time of at least one first magnetic pulse during a first transition interval and calculating a second transition time of a second magnetic pulse during a second transition interval. The first transition time is...

Novel nfc receiver architecture with improved power sensitivity
09/04/14 - 20140246493 - An electronic communication device includes an antenna configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) signal and generate a differential current signal at a first tag pin and a second tag pin. A first variable resistor is coupled to the first tag pin and a second variable resistor is coupled to...

Discrimination of rfid sources and associated apparatus
08/28/14 - 20140239067 - In one or more embodiments described herein, there is provided an apparatus configured for use with one or more directional antennas. The one or more directional antennas each have a respective directional axis, a first sensitivity region being proximal to the directional axis and associated with a first variation in...

Geographic chip locator
08/21/14 - 20140231516 - A system obtains and transmits and stores information, including location information of an article associated with a chip. The system may contain at least: an article intimately associated with an electromagnetically interrogatable chip; a hand-held information receiving and transmitting device that can interrogate the chip, the hand-held information receiving and...

Wireless radio frequency identification receiving facility having antenna net
08/21/14 - 20140231517 - A wireless radio frequency identification receiving facility having antenna net includes a receiving apparatus with receiving spaces for receiving objects, a leaking-waved antenna net unit, and a first antenna. The leaking-waved antenna net unit includes an inner main antenna and extension antennas extended to the regions adjacent to the receiving...

Wireless communication device
08/21/14 - 20140231518 - A wireless communication device includes a resistive-element-including RFIC and an antenna coil. The resistive-element-including RFIC includes an RFIC, a capacitive element, and resistive elements. The resistive elements and a portion of a circuit in the RFIC define a variable impedance circuit. The RFIC controls the impedance of a resistive circuit...

Method for connecting a portable rfid reader to a handheld computing device via an audio connection
08/21/14 - 20140231519 - Methods and systems for efficiently communicating information to/from an RFID reader are provided. According to one embodiment, a command is received by a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) reader from a handheld computer via an audio connection of the handheld computer. Responsive to the command, a tag scanning process is initiated by...

Biocompatible and ultrasound-differentiable micro-objects suitable for implantation in a vertebrate subject
08/21/14 - 20140231520 - Described embodiments include a system. A described system includes a set of at least two biocompatible and ultrasound-differentiable micro-objects suitable for implantation in a vertebrate subject. Each micro-object of the set of micro-objects while implanted respectively returning an echo response to an applied ultrasound energy having a machine recognizable feature...

Radio frequency identification tagging
08/07/14 - 20140217175 - A RFID tag or label comprises a RFID tag module (comprising an electronic identification circuit and a coupling means) and an antenna structure coupled to the coupling means. The RFID tag module is separate from, separable or arranged to be severable from, the antenna structure. The tag module can be...

Apparatus and method for radio frequency transmission
07/31/14 - 20140209680 - A radio frequency (RF) transmission circuit includes an antenna connection terminal, a plurality of amplifiers connected to the antenna connection terminal in parallel, a plurality of drivers for driving the plurality of amplifiers, and a control circuit configured to control operation of the plurality of drivers based on information indicating...

Passive rfid assisted active rfid tag
07/03/14 - 20140183261 - A radiofrequency identification (RFID) device includes an active RFID tag that includes a power source and a passive RFID tag reader, the passive RFID tag reader electrically coupled to the power source of the active RFID tag....

Method and apparatus to tag metal
06/19/14 - 20140166752 - A method of tagging an article is disclosed. Data that identifies the article is encoded into at least one stress value. A stress region having a stress that corresponds to the at least one stress value is created in a surface of the article to the tag the article. The...

Method and apparatus to tag metal
06/19/14 - 20140166753 - A method of tagging an article is disclosed. Data that identifies the article is encoded into at least one stress value. A stress region having a stress that corresponds to the at least one stress value is created in a surface of the article to the tag the article. The...

Method and system for correctly identifying specific rfid tags
06/19/14 - 20140166754 - A system and method for identifying a specific RFID tag includes RFID reader circuitry, such as within an RFID reader, configured for sending and receiving RF signals to detect RFID tags and for obtaining signal parameter information associated with the RFID tags. Processing circuitry is configured for using the signal...

Radio frequency identification automatic detecting system with antenna net
06/12/14 - 20140158765 - A radio frequency identification automatic detecting system with an antenna net includes a radio frequency identification module, an enhancing surface wave-guide coaxial cable structure including a coaxial cable having at least one aperture region without an outer conducting layer, a receiving apparatus having a plurality of receiving spaces and a...

Data detector for uhf rfid tags
04/24/14 - 20140110484 - A method of detecting a signal in radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder (FIG. 1) is disclosed. The method includes receiving a signal (FIG. 7) having a first time in a first logic state (high) and having a second time in a second logic state (low). A weight (700, 702) is...

Management device and management method
04/17/14 - 20140103113 - There is provided a management device including a position identification unit that identifies, based on identification information that is acquired from a plurality of antennas, a plurality of terminals, or antennas and terminals and indicates an object, a position of the object that stores the identification information. A distance between...

Integrated circuits with persistent data storage
04/03/14 - 20140091145 - The circuitry introduced in this invention selectively slows down the functioning of an electronic circuit maintaining a particular state for a prolonged period of time. This circuitry is used not only to achieve the desired effect in maintaining security from electronic thieves trying to circumvent codes but also in other...

Extended range emf antenna
04/03/14 - 20140091146 - An antenna for use in an asset-identification system. The antenna includes a plurality of electrically conductive coils electrically connected in parallel. The coils are physically aligned along a common axis. The coils are offset along the common axis by a distance selected to reduce the mutual inductance between the electrically...

Ic card, portable electronic device, and reader/writer
03/27/14 - 20140084062 - An IC card of an embodiment performs contactless communication with an external device having a first battery and a first carrier wave output device to output carrier wave using electric power of the first battery. The IC card is provided with a second battery, a second carrier wave output device,...

Ic card, portable electronic device, and reader/writer
03/27/14 - 20140084063 - An IC card of an embodiment is provided with a receiver to receive a first command transmitted from an external device, a determining processor to determine whether or not the first command is a switching request command to request switching the IC card from a passive mode to an active...

Ic card, portable electronic device and reader/writer for ic card
03/20/14 - 20140076970 - An IC card performs non-contact communication with external device. The IC card includes a receiving section, a command processing section and a transmitting section. The receiving section receives a command transmitted from the external device. The command processing section performs command processing based on the command and generates a response...

System and method for providing secure identification solutions
03/20/14 - 20140076971 - The present invention provides a method and system for verifying and tracking identification information. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for delivering security solutions is provided that includes at least one of the following: a radio frequency (RF) identification device, an identification mechanism (e.g., a card, sticker), and...

Array antenna system and algorithm applicable to rfid readers
03/20/14 - 20140076972 - 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. For...

Method for preventing an unauthorized use of disposable bioprocess components
03/20/14 - 20140076973 - This invention provides a system and apparatus that is able to authenticate and prevent illegal manufacturing and unauthorized operation of disposable bioprocess components. This invention utilizes a ferro-electric random access memory chip (FRAM) chip to store error-correctable information on a RFID tag attached to the disposable bioprocess components, where the...

Scanner with wake-up mode
03/13/14 - 20140070005 - An indicia reader system includes an indicia reader provided at a point of transaction; a controller for controlling power to the indicia reader; a detector for detecting a customer, item or shopping cart at the point of transaction and providing an indication signal to the controller of the presence of...

Pairing method for wireless scanner via rfid
03/06/14 - 20140061306 - 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...

Encoded information reading terminal with wireless path selecton capability
03/06/14 - 20140061307 - A portable encoded information reading (EIR) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system can comprise a terminal module communicatively coupled to a wireless interface module via a wired interface. The terminal module can include a central processing unit (CPU), a memory, and an encoded information reading (EIR) device. The...

Co-located antenna arrangement
02/27/14 - 20140054378 - An antenna method and arrangement of co-located antennas for wireless communication, includes at least one first antenna having a reflector panel and at least one second antenna utilizing a ground plane, wherein the reflector panel and the ground plane are the same element of the arrangement. The first antenna can...

Pluggable small form-factor uhf rfid reader
02/27/14 - 20140054379 - Systems and methods for reading Radio Frequency Identified (RFID) tags. In an embodiment, an enclosure having, within it, an antenna and processor is provided. The processor may be configured to record tag observations for tag identifiers received by the antenna from RFID tags. For one or more time intervals, tag...

Systems, methods and apparatus of a secure rfid record
02/13/14 - 20140042225 - Systems, methods and apparatus of a secure RFID record are described herein. In one aspect, an apparatus of a RFID wristband comprises three layers: the top layer is a wristband, the middle layer is one RFID tag comprising one RFID chip and one tag antenna covering the wide area of...

Poker chips and methods of reading the same
02/06/14 - 20140034732 - A casino chip according to one embodiment includes an RFID circuit on or within a substrate; and an antenna coupled to the RFID circuit; wherein the casino chip is configured such that a signal associated with the casino chip is capable of being read by at least one RF reader....

Apparatus and method for scanning rfid-tagged items in an enclosure
01/30/14 - 20140027511 - An apparatus and method for reading RFID tags utilizing a structure with an inner surface and an outer surface and a lateral input opening and a lateral output opening. In the structure, an RFID scanner mounted on the inner surface. This structure is positioned to enclose at least two sides...

Apparatus and method for investigating an object
01/30/14 - 20140027512 - The present invention refers to an apparatus and a method for investigating an object with a scanning particle microscope and at least one scanning probe microscope with a probe, wherein the scanning particle microscope and the at least one scanning probe microscope are spaced with respect to each other in...

Rfid devices using metamaterial antennas
01/09/14 - 20140008437 - A radio frequency identifier (RFID) tag can comprise an RFID chip, an antenna, and a feed line electrically coupling the RFID chip to the antenna. An encoded information reading (EIR) terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory communicatively coupled to the microprocessor, a communication interface, and an EIR device provided...

Card reader protection system
01/02/14 - 20140001262 - Devices, systems and methods for detecting skimming devices are provided. The present disclosure provides for a card reader assembly including a face plate having a slot for receiving a card in a direction of entry into the slot; an array of infrared proximity detectors disposed on the face plate; and...

Finger sensing device including finger sensing integrated circuit die within a recess in a mounting substrate and related methods
12/26/13 - 20130341398 - A finger sensing device may include a mounting substrate having a recess in a top surface thereof and having conductive through-vias extending from the top surface to a bottom surface. The conductive through-vias may extend laterally adjacent to the recess. The finger sensing device may also include a finger sensing...

Ultrasonic identification of replaceable component for host system
12/12/13 - 20130327827 - A system, method and device are provided for detecting the presence of, and/or obtain information about, a replaceable component for a host system. A host system has an ultrasonic transducer pair that detects the presence of, and/or obtains information about, a replaceable component for a host system through receipt or...

Radio frequency identification reader pad
11/28/13 - 20130313321 - A RFID reader pad includes at least an embedded antenna; a RFID reader module that includes at least a physical port, the RFID reader module being connected to the at least one embedded antenna through the at least one physical port; a micro-controller module connected to the RFID reader module;...

Near field magnetic coupling antenna and rfid reader having the same
11/21/13 - 20130306725 - A near field magnetic coupling antenna may include a plurality of annularly arranged radiators and an annular conductive portion. The annular conductive portion may include a plurality of conductive segments. A first gap may be formed between any two adjacent radiators. Each conductive segment may partially overlap two adjacent radiators...

Method and apparatus for generating dedicated data channels in backscatter rfid systems
11/14/13 - 20130299579 - An antenna apparatus for backscattering an incoming radio frequency (RF) signal includes an antenna for backscattering the incoming RF signal in accordance with a reflection coefficient characteristic of the antenna. A variable impedance circuit includes an output electrically connected to the antenna. A low pass delta sigma modulator is coupled...

Radio frequency identification control system
11/14/13 - 20130299580 - A fixed reader in communication with a portable reader includes an induction circuit and a microcontroller. The induction circuit receives wireless signals sent by the portable reader, and outputs control signals according to the received wireless signals. The microcontroller is electronically connected to the induction circuit, and activates the fixed...

High frequency antenna formed on a compound surface
11/07/13 - 20130292471 - An RFID reader includes an HF antenna formed on a compound, or three-dimensional, surface. With an HF antenna so configured, the RFID reader operates with an expanded region in which a short-range RFID device can be effectively read, while still requiring close proximity between the RFID device and the RFID...

Identifying information access device
10/17/13 - 20130270342 - It is possible to read from and write in an RFID tag, and also to operate other devices. A non-contact control device is provided which is formed to have no electrical contact with the electromagnetic wave generating antenna part and integrally with the electromagnetic wave generating antenna part. The non-contact...

Method, system and smart card reader for management of access to a smart card
10/17/13 - 20130270343 - The described embodiments relate generally to devices, methods and systems for managing access to a memory card, such as a smart card, by a plurality of accessing devices. Certain embodiments relate to a smart card reader (SCR) for managing concurrent access to a smart card by a plurality of accessing...

Rfid reader/writer and assembly thereof
10/03/13 - 20130256412 - A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly includes an RFID reader/writer having a first micro-USB (Universal-Serial-Bus) connector and a mobile phone having a second micro-USB connector configured to electrically connect to the first micro-USB connector. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the RFID reader/writer includes a circuit board having a...

Reading an rfid tag associated with a rear connector via an electromagnetic loop induction system
10/03/13 - 20130256413 - One embodiment is directed to a patching system. The patching system comprises at least one port, the port having a first side and a second side. The patching system further comprises at least one coupling circuit. The coupling circuit comprises a pickup portion and a reader portion coupled to the...

Method for reading data stored in an electronic device for a tyre
09/26/13 - 20130248600 - An electronic device with data stored therein is integrated into a tyre. The data is stored in a memory of the electronic device. The memory includes a data storage zone with a field reserved for a serial number of the tyre, which is stored in bit form. When the data...

Enhancing the efficiency of energy transfer to/from passive id circuits using ferrite cores
09/12/13 - 20130233923 - In one embodiment the present invention includes an RFID gaming token with a ferrite core. When the RFID gaming tokens are stacked, the ferrite cores steer the flux field from the excitation antenna through the center of the annular antennas in each token. The resulting flux field increases the efficiency...

Method and system for rfid-assisted imaging
09/05/13 - 20130228620 - A method includes acquiring imaging data of a scene using an imaging tool. The method also includes extracting radio frequency identification (RFID) data stored in an RFID tag associated with the scene. The method further includes associating the RFID data with the imaging data....

Alerting a smart card reader of probable wireless communication
09/05/13 - 20130228621 - A wireless device may alert a wireless smart card reader that communication of data between the wireless device and the wireless smart card reader is probably imminent by sending an activation alert. Upon receipt of the activation alert, if the wireless smart card reader is in a low-power state, the...

Reader antenna and rfid electronic shelf including the same
08/22/13 - 20130214046 - A reader antenna includes dipole antennas, the dipole antennas including: a horizontal dipole antenna having the characteristic of horizontal polarization; and a dipole antenna perpendicular to the horizontal dipole antenna and including a vertical dipole antenna having the characteristic of vertical polarization, wherein the horizontal dipole antenna and the vertical...

Switchable rfid card reader antenna
08/08/13 - 20130200151 - An antenna includes a plurality of loops and a plurality of double pole double throw (DPDT) switches. The plurality of DPDT switches is coupled to the plurality of loops. The DPDT switches are configured to cause a change in direction of current in one or more of the plurality of...

Low-power pulse width encoding scheme and counter-less shift register that may be employed therewith
08/08/13 - 20130200152 - A method of decoding an encoded signal includes steps of receiving the encoded signal, creating a decoding signal by delaying the encoded signal by a predetermined amount of time Δ, sampling the encoded signal using the decoding signal, and determining a value of each of a plurality of decoded bits...

Lateral discrimination method and device
08/01/13 - 20130193207 - The present invention relates to the field of radio frequency identification (RFID). In one form, the invention relates to a method and/or device adapted to provide at least some level of providing lateral discrimination within a given area. The invention has been developed primarily for interrogating multiple passive transponders which...

Method and apparatus for storing and tracking information relating to a medical implant device
07/18/13 - 20130181048 - A system for storing information relating to a medical implant device implanted in a patient includes a credit card sized card device structured to be carried by the patient external to the patient's body. The card device includes a wireless transponder device securely storing information relating to at least one...

Stand suitable for securing a bag
07/18/13 - 20130181049 - A bag stand (1) for securing a bag comprising a base (4), a pole (2) connected to the base (4), and a means for securing the bag, wherein the means for securing the bag is attached to the pole, characterised in that the means for securing the bag comprises at...

Rfid reader for use in casinochip tray
07/04/13 - 20130168449 - The present invention relates to the RFID reader for use in casinochip tray containing: a casinochip tray where RFID tag-embedded casino chips can be accommodated; a housing of which an upper side is opened in order for the casinochip tray to be located; a RFID antenna line which is arranged...

Rfid-reader sowie vorrichtung mit einem rfid-reader
06/27/13 - 20130161389 - An RFID reader that is situated in a recess of an apparatus housing, such that the apparatus housing is constituted of an electrically conductive material, and such that the RFID reader is configured as an RFID reader operating according to the “EMV Contactless Protocol Specification, Version 2.1, March 2011,” such...

Card reader protection system
06/13/13 - 20130146662 - Devices, systems and methods for detecting skimming devices are provided. The present disclosure provides for a card reader assembly including a face plate having a slot for receiving a card in a direction of entry into the slot; an array of infrared proximity detectors disposed on the face plate; and...

System and method for converging rfid building security with pki techniques
06/13/13 - 20130146663 - A system and method for dynamically retrieving and storing local building/facility access card information on an access card is provided. An access card is provided to a local facility access card reader and is authenticated for the local facility by providing local facility access card information from the reader to...

Electrical product
06/06/13 - 20130140362 - A wireless IC device processing a high-frequency signal is arranged in an electrical product main body, and an input-output terminal of the wireless IC device is coupled to at least a portion of a power cable externally extending from the electrical product main body...

Intermodulation mitigation technique in an rfid system
05/16/13 - 20130119132 - When multiple readers for RF transponders have to be placed in close proximity, such as in adjacent lanes of a highway toll barrier, they can be set to operate at different frequencies. When signals from two adjacent ones of the readers interfere, the resulting signal includes interference terms whose frequencies...

Method and device for identifying objects and triggering interactions by means of close-range coupling of acoustically modulated data signals
05/16/13 - 20130119133 - The method for identifying objects and triggering interactions functions by means of an acoustically modulated data signal, which is associated with an object, and based on the identification of the line by means of which said signal is sent from a receiving unit to a processing point. The content that...

Protection of a radio frequency transmit-receive terminal against electromagnetic disturbances
05/16/13 - 20130119134 - An antenna circuit for a device of transmission/reception by inductive coupling, including a first inductive element in parallel with a capacitive element and, between each node of the parallel association and two terminals of a switch, a second inductive element....

Bi-directional and multi-frequency rf signaling system
05/16/13 - 20130119135 - There is described herein an active bidirectional tag for use in an RF signaling system for real-time and non-real time localization. The tag has a first antenna that operates at a first frequency and a second antenna that operates at a second frequency. The two antennas allow the tag to...