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Particular Sensor Structure

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Encoding module, associated encoding element, connector, printer-encoder and access control system
05/21/15 - 20150136852 - An encoding module and related systems and components are provided. The encoding module includes a plurality of encoding elements arranged in an array of columns and rows and one or more switching elements configured to selectively connect the encoding elements to a reader. The connection of the encoding elements may...

Non-contact communication module and card reader
05/07/15 - 20150122884 - A non-contact communication module may include a substrate including an antenna including an antenna coil placed annularly in the substrate, and a ground pattern for grounding formed in the substrate; an antenna-side land that is formed on an external surface of the substrate, and is electrically connected to the antenna;...

Radio frequency antenna carried on a smart card
04/30/15 - 20150115030 - A smart card apparatus and related systems are presented here. The smart card apparatus includes a dielectric substrate forming a card body, a card circuit module carried by the dielectric substrate, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna arrangement carried by the dielectric substrate. The RF antenna arrangement is physically and...

Tablet based kiosk
04/16/15 - 20150102103 - A tablet based kiosk to securely support a tablet such as a personal computer to receive, transmit and display information or data comprising a tablet mount including a frame having a back frame member and a front frame member coupled together to retain or house the tablet therein and a...

Nfc tag, communication method and system
04/09/15 - 20150097030 - A near field communication tag (101), comprises a first tag interface (107) for wireless near field communication with a first device (105), a second tag interface (113) for wired communication with a second device (103), a field detection section (119) for detecting a near field (109) for the wireless near...

Apparatus and method for offsetting transmission leakage signal of rfid reader using injection locked oscillator (ilo)
04/09/15 - 20150097031 - A transmission leakage signal offset apparatus of a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is disclosed. The transmission leakage signal offset apparatus may include a signal divider to divide a received signal of the RFID reader, the received signal including a transmission leakage signal, and to transmit the divided received signal...

Calculated compensated magnetic antennas for different frequencies
04/02/15 - 20150090789 - A compensated antenna array (108) and an RFID system including the compensated antenna array are disclosed. The antenna array includes a first antenna (208) and a second antenna (204) where the first antenna is positioned within the second antenna and overlaps itself at least one point (216) such that at...

Read sensor and management system
03/26/15 - 20150083807 - The present invention provides a read sensor that can acquire data from the read object reliably, with a simple configuration, by making it possible to acquire data from the read object using both a magnetic field and an electric field. A read sensor 10 has conductive elements 30 that have...

Ultra thin proximity card reader
03/19/15 - 20150076231 - The proximity readers for opening a door are typically located on a lock, a metal prison wall, on a metal fire door, on a metal door frame. Traditionally, a proximity reader had to be made thick so that the pickup coil/antenna was not close to the metallic mounting surface otherwise...

Data read-out device and information processing apparatus
03/05/15 - 20150060545 - A card reader (data read-out device) causes an image display section to display an image that indicates a predetermined portion on a display surface of a display panel, as a portion where a non-contact IC card (recording medium) is to be close. An antenna for making communications with a non-contact...

Reader for fiber router
02/26/15 - 20150053763 - A reader for reading radio frequency identification (RFID) tags of a fiber router. The reader includes a main body and a scanner portion. The main body includes a circuit board and at least one indicating lamp electrically connected to the circuit board. The scanner portion is coupled to the main...

Rfid apparatus, rfid reader, portion hot-drinks machine and system
02/26/15 - 20150053764 - In various embodiments, a Radio Frequency Identification apparatus includes a coupling body having a metal material and a transponder chip configured to contactlessly transmit data. The transponder chip is physically coupled to the coupling body, has a storage element which stores the data, and has a first electrode which is...

Antenna circuit
02/19/15 - 20150048163 - An antenna circuit has a substrate, an antenna coil on only one side of the substrate, and a low-profile crossover element on the same side of the substrate and which bridges at least one turn of the antenna coil to electrically interconnect an inner end portion and an outer end...

Electrotextile rfid antenna
02/12/15 - 20150041540 - A system for reading transponders may include a printed circuit board and an electrotextile antenna. The printed circuit board may include an RFID reading circuit, and the electrotextile antenna may be electrically connected to the printed circuit board via a connection. The electrotextile antenna may be composed of a material...

Rfid devices using metamaterial antennas
02/12/15 - 20150041541 - An antenna system may include a first metamaterial antenna having a first resonant frequency and a second metamaterial antenna having a second resonant frequency. The first resonant frequency may be different from the second resonant frequency. A first feed point may be connected to the first metamaterial antenna, and a...

Encoding data in multiple formats
02/12/15 - 20150041542 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for modulating card information between a card reader and a user device. One of the methods includes receiving, from a read head of the card reader, card information associated with a card. The card information is encoded in...

Drive-over stand and antenna assembly
01/29/15 - 20150028101 - A drive over stand for a TAG reader has a lead-on ramped surface and an exit-off ramped surface aligned and operative to intercept and engage the vehicle tire as the vehicle tire traverses over the upper surface of the stand. One or more pockets are disposed within the stand base,...

Thin mount rfid tagging systems
01/22/15 - 20150021395 - Present embodiments of the disclosure are directed to a tag, such as an RFID tag, a system including the RFID tag and techniques for installing the RFID tag onto the surface of a tool. The RFID tag is coupled to an outer surface of a tool via an adhesive and/or...

Rfid tag and article-monitoring system using same
01/01/15 - 20150001297 - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a power supply, a RFID microchip, an enable unit, an adhesive unit, and a conducting unit. The adhesive unit is positioned on a bottom surface of the RFID tag. The conducting unit is secured to the bottom surface of the RFID tag through...

Systems and methods for rfid security
01/01/15 - 20150001298 - An RFID system includes an RFID tag, an RFID reader, and a server. The RFID tag communicates to the server via encrypted information. The information may be encrypted with synchronized encryption keys. In this manner, the reader need not decrypt the information from the RFID tag. The effectiveness of malicious...

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...