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20110174885DURABLE RFID TAG - Plastic asset identification tags are described. The tags define an attachment feature by which the tag is attached to the asset. The tag also defines a cavity or slot in which an RFID transceiver is placed. Epoxy fills the remainder of the slot or cavity. The RFID transceiver is programmed to respond to interrogation by transmitting a unique identifier that is associated with the object to which the tag is attached. Additional information about the object may also be responsively transmitted, and in some embodiments that additional information is also written on the outside of the tag. Other tags seal the RFID transceiver within a pocket of flexible fabric-supported PVC.07-21-2011
20120199659OILFIELD EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A system comprising a piece of oilfield equipment, an identifier assembly and a reader. The piece of oilfield equipment has an exterior surface. The identifier assembly comprises an identification tag storing a unique identifier. The identification tag is capable of outputting a signal indicative of the unique identifier. The identification tag is mounted to the exterior surface of the piece of oilfield equipment beyond an external surface perimeter of the piece of oilfield equipment such that the identification tag is isolated from the exterior surface of the piece of oilfield equipment. The reader has an antenna receiving the signal indicative of the unique identifier from the identification tag.08-09-2012
20120199658WIRELESS IDENTIFICATION TAG - The present invention is aimed at providing a wireless identification tag which can save information with high reliability that is free from the possibility of being lost or falsified, is not broken or melt in the concrete, can expand directionality of an antenna, be distributed in a cement product to be in an appropriate condition for radio communication, and has good adhesion and affinity with cement or the like. A wireless identification tag 08-09-2012
20130043317MOBILE PAYMENT DEVICE WITH SMALL INDUCTIVE DEVICE POWERED BY A HOST DEVICE - A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory card. Commands may be sent to the RFID card to keep the RFID card powered.02-21-2013
20130043316Miniaturized Radio-Frequency Identification Tag and Microstrip Patch Antenna Thereof - A miniaturized Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and a microstrip patch antenna thereof are provided. The miniaturized RFID tag (02-21-2013
20110180610MOBILE PAYMENT DEVICE - A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory card. Commands may be sent to the RFID card to keep the RFID card powered.07-28-2011
20090026275AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURABLE SMART CARD AND METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING A SMART CARD - An automatically configurable smart card comprises—a generic data structure provided for containing smart card specific data, and—a smart card operating system being adapted to automatically detect the generic data structure and to migrate the generic data structure.01-29-2009
20130043315RFID tag with open-cavity antenna structure - A tag for a radio frequency Identification RFID system that comprises an open cavity with an integral load element. The load element is comprised of an impedance matching network and a load circuit. The load circuit contains one or more of an RFID transponder, microcontroller, capacitive sensor circuit, resistive sensor circuit, complex impedance sensor circuit, and an RF energy scavenging circuit in specific implementations. In various embodiments the tag includes reflector elements which enable the antenna structure to better tolerate the presence of nearby metal objects and provide electromagnetic gain.02-21-2013
20090194598SMART CARD SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - A smart card system having: a smart card including a security logic circuit to detect an external attack; and a reader communicating with the smart card. The security logic circuit detects the external attack by measuring the external input capacitance through an input/output pad of the smart card and comparing the external input capacitance to the input capacitance of the reader. This improves the security of the smart card system.08-06-2009
20100012735Support for a Cartridge for Transferring an Electronically Readable Item of Information from the Cartridge to an Electronic Circuit - The invention relates to: A support (01-21-2010
20130075477COUPLING IN AND TO RFID SMART CARDS - A data carrier such as a smart card comprising an antenna module (AM) and a booster antenna (BA). The booster antenna (BA) has an outer winding (OW) and an inner winding (IW), each of which has an inner end (IE) and an outer end (OE). A coupler coil (CC) is provided, connecting the outer end (OE, b) of the outer winding (OW) and the inner end (IE, e) of the inner winding (IW). The inner end (IE, a) of the outer winding (OW) and the outer end (OE, f) of the inner winding (IW) are left un-connected (free floating). The coupler coil (CC) may have a clockwise (CW) or counter-clockwise (CCW) sense which is the same as or opposite to the sense (CW or CCW) of the outer and inner windings. Various configurations of booster antennas (BA) are disclosed.03-28-2013
20130075478COVER STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRATED CHIP AND ANTENNA - In various embodiments, a cover structure for a personal identification document is provided. The cover structure may include a cover formed as a single layer; a chip module; the cover having a recess for completely receiving the chip module; and an antenna that is connected to the chip module.03-28-2013
20090236429Tag tape, RFID label, tag tape roll, and RFID circuit element cartridge - A disclosure discloses tag tape comprising a plurality of RFID tag main bodies, and a first tape and a second tape provided on opposite sides in the tape thickness direction so as to position said plurality of RFID tag main bodies therebetween, wherein: said RFID tag main body comprises a sheet-shaped antenna base, a tag antenna provided on said antenna base that transmits and receives information, and an IC holding body that includes an IC circuit part storing information and a holding member holding said IC circuit part to said antenna base; said second tape comprises an affixing adhesive layer for affixing said plurality of RFID tag main bodies to an object to be affixed, and a separation material layer provided on said affixing side of said affixing adhesive layer and peeled off by a user at the affixing; and an affixing streamlining process for streamlining label affixing without impairing a communication function is executed on at least of said separation material layer and said IC holding body.09-24-2009
20100084475Semiconductor Device - The semiconductor device includes an antenna 04-08-2010
20130075481Security and Inventory Management Tag and System Therefor - The present invention is directed to a security and inventory management device for use with a consumer article and more particularly to an apparel item. The security and inventory management device is removably secured to the consumer article and includes a radio frequency device enclosed within the housing.03-28-2013
20130075476SECURE RFID DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION - The RFID device comprises an antenna and a chip or chip module which are electrically connected together in at least one connection zone. Said device comprises a marking applied at least partially in said connection zone in order to secure the connection between the antenna and the chip or chip module.03-28-2013
20130075480SHEET FOR CARD, AND CARD - The invention is to provide a sheet for cards which is excellent in terms of all of heat resistance, weatherability, rigidity, punchability, and embossability and which employs a plant-derived resin, and to provide a card. The invention relates to a sheet for cards which has a layer constituted of a resin composition (X) containing, as a main component, a polycarbonate resin (A) that contains structural units (a) derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by the following formula (1) and that has a glass transition temperature lower than 130° C.03-28-2013
20130075479Tamper-Proof RFID Label - Described are RFID structures and methods for forming RFID structures. An RFID structure includes an antenna assembly comprising a dipole antenna track and at least two contact pads, the dipole antenna track defining one or more gap regions that separate adjacent or adjoining segments of the dipole antenna track. The RFID structure also includes an antenna substrate supporting the antenna assembly, the antenna substrate including one or more perforations positioned in the one or more gap regions.03-28-2013
20080257968IC CARD - An IC card has a card substrate having semiconductor integrated circuit chips mounted thereon and a plurality of connector terminals formed thereon. The connector terminals are exposed from a casing. The connector terminals are laid out in plural sequences in staggered form between sequences adjacent to one another forward and backward as viewed in an IC card inserting direction. Owing to the adoption of the staggered layout, a structure or configuration wherein the amounts of protrusions of socket terminals of a card socket are changed and the socket terminals are laid out in tandem, can be adopted with relative ease. If a connector terminal arrangement of a downward or low-order IC card is adopted as a specific connector terminal sequence as it is, whereas a function dedicated for an upward or high-order IC card is assigned to another staggered connector terminal arrangement, then backward compatibility can also be implemented with ease.10-23-2008
20080257967IC card module - To realize compatibility with an SIM card and adaptation to a high-speed memory access in an IC card module having a microcomputer and a memory card controller. An IC card module includes a plurality of first external connecting terminals and a plurality of second external connecting terminals both exposed to one surface of a card substrate, a microcomputer connected to the first external connecting terminals, a memory controller connected to the second external connecting terminals, and a volatile memory connected to the memory controller. The shape of the card substrate and the layout of the first external connecting terminals are based on a standard of plug-in UICC of ETSI TS 102 221 V4.4.0 (2001-10) or have compatibility. The second external connecting terminals are disposed outside the minimum range of the terminal layout based on the standard for the first external connecting terminals. The first and second external connecting terminals respectively include signal terminals electrically separated from one another.10-23-2008
20100140360FLEX TOKEN WITH EMBOSSED KEY PROTECTION - The present invention relates to the field of pocket-size electronic devices, including credit card sized devices such as authentication tokens. It consists of an improvement of the well-known “raised ridge” to protect individual buttons from false key presses, obtained by applying embossing. A known problem with applying embossing to cards containing electronic components, is the fact that the embossing process may damage the components or the wiring inside the card. In the process according to the invention, an embossed ridge of a judiciously designed shape is used to avoid such damage.06-10-2010
20100140361RFID TAG - Provided is an RFID tag. When no external pressure is applied to a packaging structure, a wire for transmitting power and data from an antenna is separated from an RFID chip by an air layer. When external pressure is applied to the packaging structure, the wire is connected to the RFID chip to transmit the power and data between the antenna and the RFID chip.06-10-2010
20130037617RFID TAG SYSTEM - An identification system for machinery or equipment, such as an aircraft engine, includes a name plate, a mounting bracket for mounting the name plate, a housing, and an RFID tag positioned within the housing between the name plate and the mounting bracket. The RFID tag includes an integrated circuit and an antenna such as a patch antenna.02-14-2013
20130037616RFID AEROSPACE INDUSTRY TAG AND METHOD OF USE - The present invention generally relates to an RFID inventory and expiration date tag for an in-cabin airline metal chemical oxygen generator canister or other in-cabin assets (such as canisters) and a method of using the same. The tag is especially suitable for use in connection with metal oxygen or other gaseous metal canisters used in the aerospace industry. The RFID tag allows for the rapid, efficient, accurate, frequent and easy monitoring of the expiration date of the oxygen generator. The tag has a plurality of stacked layers including layers of polypropylene, polyester, UHF Inlay, fire retardant polypropylene and an acrylic adhesive. The tag extends directly outward from the generator at a tangent to approximately a ninety degree angle with respect to the generator.02-14-2013
20130037615Card Cover - The object of the present invention is a set of stickers that encapsulates the account numbers on a credit card, debit card, gas card, or in general bank card to conceal the information for security purposes. The stickers, or guards, are designed to be tamper proof to ensure that no one else can be remove it, or if someone did, the owner would promptly realize and be able to take action. In addition to that, the device of the present invention includes a second circular sticker that is designed to encapsulate and protect the RFID chip on the card; thus, preventing it from being read while it is in the wallet, pocket, or purse.02-14-2013
20130037618METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING ANTENNAS - A method for producing RFID antennas by vacuum deposition of an electrically conductive material on a web material, wherein at least a first and a second deposition of electrically conductive material are carried out in subsequent steps according to a pattern corresponding to the shape of the antennas.02-14-2013
20100116894Device for displaying the residual amount of rechargeable credit cards - A display device for prepaid credit cards includes a support surface associable with a credit card and means for indicating numerical data concerning the residual amount of the card, which are mounted onto the support surface. Such indication means are of mechanical type only. The support surface may consist of the outer wall of a credit card or a credit card case.05-13-2010
20100163631Semiconductor Device, Electronic Appliance Using Semiconductor Device, and Document Using Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device capable of wireless communication which has low power consumption in a step for decoding an encoded signal to obtain data is provided. The semiconductor device includes an antenna configured to convert received carrier waves into an AC signal, a rectifier circuit configured to rectify the AC signal into a DC voltage, a demodulation circuit configured to demodulate the AC signal into an encoded signal, an oscillator circuit configured to generate a clock signal having a certain frequency by supply of the DC voltage, a synchronizing circuit configured to generate a synchronized encoded signal by synchronizing the encoded signal obtained by demodulating the AC signal with the clock signal, a decoder circuit configured to decode the synchronized encoded signal into a decoded signal, and a register configured to store the decoded signal as a clock (referred to as a digital signal).07-01-2010
20100072287Loop Antenna - A loop antenna includes a dielectric substrate taking a cuboid form, and a loop part composed of a metal that covers two pairs of facing surfaces of the dielectric substrate. The loop part is formed by leaving a blank portion at the center of one surface of the pair of facing surfaces having a wider area. In the blank portion, a feeding point to an LSI chip and a capacitance part connected to the loop part in parallel to the feeding point are formed. The capacitance part is provided to compensate for an internal capacitance of the LSI chip so that a small LSI chip matches the antenna. A convex part having a length is arranged with a gap within a corresponding concave part to form a large capacitance.03-25-2010
20100072286SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD OF THE SAME - The invention provides a semiconductor device including a memory of a simple structure to provide an inexpensive semiconductor device and a driving method thereof. The semiconductor device of the invention includes a phase change memory including a memory cell array having a plurality of memory cells, a control circuit that controls the phase change memory, and an antenna. The memory cell array includes a plurality of bit lines that extend in a first direction and word lines that extend in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. Each of the plurality of memory cells includes a phase change layer provided between the bit lines and the word lines. In the semiconductor device having the aforementioned structure, one or both of a conductive layer that forms the bit lines and a conductive layer that forms the word lines transmits light.03-25-2010
20100072284SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ADAPTOR FOR THE SAME - Connector terminals are arranged at the center of a thin memory card 03-25-2010
20130075475PERSONAL SECURE MULTI-IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - A multi-identification device is described, comprising at least one antenna, a microprocessor, a memory, and an electronic display. At least one set of identification data is stored in the memory and displayed on the electronic display based on information received by the at least one antenna and processed by the microprocessor.03-28-2013
20100038434PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF ALTERNATE DATA CONVEYANCE OPERATIONS RESPONSIVE TO AN INVARIABLE ACTIVATION COMMAND - The portable electronic device comprises an electronic circuit, a control device operatively linked to the electronic circuit with an invariable activation command being issued when the control device is triggered, first and second data conveyance functions programmed in the electronic circuit, a cue receiver for receiving a selectively emitted activation cue from a source external to the portable electronic device and power means, for providing power to the portable electronic device. Upon the control device being selectively triggered to issue the invariable activation command, the electronic circuit will accomplish the first data conveyance function if an activation cue was received by the cue receiver and the second data conveyance function if no activation cue was received by the cue receiver.02-18-2010
20100038438UNIVERSAL PCB AND SMART CARD USING THE SAME - A smart card is provided including a body with a cavity, an IC chip inserted into the cavity, and a universal PCB on which the IC chip can be mounted and electrically contacted regardless of its size, type and bonding structure. The universal PCB comprises groups of contact pads suitable for contacting IC chips of different sizes and designs.02-18-2010
20130032637EAS TAG WITH ARTICULATED BODY AND ATTACHING ELEMENT - An electronic surveillance article (EAS) tag has an articulated body, or housing, having an articulating joint joining two portions, or pods. In one embodiment a first portion, or sensor pod, encloses EAS elements and a second portion, or retention pod, contains a retention mechanism. In one embodiment, the retention pod and sensor pod are connected by a swivel joint. In one embodiment the retention pod encloses a ball clutch. An aperture in the retention pod gives access to an aperture in the ball clutch. A shaft on an attaching element inserts into the clutch to attach the tag to an object. In one embodiment, the attaching element is a lanyard having one end terminating in a shaft and the other end terminating in a connector for forming a loop in the lanyard. Other attaching elements may be used.02-07-2013
20090026273Electronic menu display system employing a plurality of portable menus, each including an electronic-ink display label for displaying information updated by one or more activator modules within the restaurant - An electronic menu display system for use in a restaurant, including a plurality of portable menus. Each portable menu includes an electronic-ink display label for displaying graphical indicia on the electronic-ink display label. One or more activation modules are located within the restaurant, for providing instructions employed in the determination of graphic indicia to be displayed on the electronic-ink display labels of said portable menus. The electronic-ink display label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink display label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink display label displays graphical indicia representing information relating to the restaurant and/or food and/or beverages being served therein.01-29-2009
20100084473Radio Frequency Identification Tag for the Metal Product with High Thermal Resistance and the Fabricating Method Thereof - The present invention relates to a radio frequency identification tag having high thermal resistance for metal products and method of manufacturing thereof. The radio frequency identification tag according to the present invention comprises a printed circuit board made of epoxy glass; an antenna pattern and a transponder chip disposed on the upper surface of the printed circuit board; a first thermal resistant ink layer coated on the antenna pattern on the printed circuit board; a metal shielding layer attached to a lower surface of the printed circuit board; a second thermal resistant ink layer coated on the lower surface of the metal shielding layer; and an adhesive layer applied to the second thermal resistant ink layer, wherein a transponder chip protection layer made of thermal resistant is formed on the transponder chip. The radio frequency identification tag according to the present invention, has the advantages of preventing damage to a transponder chip and an antenna pattern even at high temperature environment, being capable of rapidly dissipating heat accumulated in the transponder chip, and being capable of remarkably reducing the likelihood of a transponder chip or an antenna pattern being damaged during the manufacturing process.04-08-2010
20100044444AMPLIFYING RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for amplifying Radio Frequency (RF) signals. In some implementations, a system includes a first interface, a second interface, secure memory, a user-interface module, a processing module, and am amplification module. The first interface connects to a microSD slot of a mobile host device. The second interface includes an internal antenna for wirelessly communicating with retail terminals. The secure memory stores user credentials and a payment application used to execute financial transactions with the retail terminals. The processing module executes the payment application using the user credentials in response to at least a transaction request received by the RF module and transmits at least one transaction response to the retail terminal based, at least in part, on the executed payment application. The amplification module connected to a lead of the antenna and is configured to amplify at least received RF signals.02-25-2010
20100044443COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication apparatus includes: a power generation means for generating drive power to be supplied to individual sections based on an electromagnetic wave transmitted from a reader/writer; a communication means for communicating with the reader/writer in a non-contact manner; an acceleration detection means for detecting an acceleration during generation of the drive power, and converts the detected acceleration to movement information indicative of a moving direction; a storage means for storing the movement information; and a processing means for executing a process according to the moving direction indicated by the stored movement information.02-25-2010
20090159694Card and System for Transmitting Electric Energy - The invention relates to a card, the card (06-25-2009
20090159693 Method of Incorporating a Fast, Readable Data Chip into Metallic Surfaces for Electronic Identification - The invention regards a method of incorporating a readable data chip into metallic surfaces for electronic identification. A shock-absorbed data chip is placed in a transverse hole in a cylindrical plug with tight threads, the plug of which is screwed into a ring-shaped plug holder, the internal periphery of which is provided with tight threads. The lower and external periphery is straight and provided with threads, whereas the upper and external periphery is machined into an outwardly directed cone in the region of 30°, and with no threads.06-25-2009
20090159692Method of unblocking a locked application using a personal identification number - The invention relates to a method of securing applications on a chip card which is disposed in a digital appliance. A count is made of the number of times a personal identification number of a chip card application is input erroneously. When this number reaches a threshold, the application or the chip card is blocked. The erroneous input count and unblocking the chip card or the application is restarted when the personal identification number of the chip card is input. In this way, PIN-secured applications offer a high level of security without requiring the storing of additional unblocking data.06-25-2009
20100127084Printed Antennas, Methods of Printing an Antenna, and Devices Including the Printed Antenna - Wireless devices such as sensors, interactive displays and electronic article surveillance (EAS) and/or radio frequency identification (RFID) tags including integrated circuitry and an antenna and/or inductor printed thereon, and methods for making and using the same, are disclosed. The device generally includes an integrated circuit on a substrate and an antenna, directly on the substrate and/or the integrated circuit, in electrical communication with the integrated circuit. The method of making a wireless device generally includes forming an integrated circuit on the substrate and printing at least part of an antenna or antenna precursor layer on the integrated circuit and/or substrate. The present invention advantageously provides a low cost wireless device capable of operating at MHz frequencies that can be manufactured in a shorter time period than conventional devices.05-27-2010
20100108772PORTABLE DATA CARRIER - A portable data carrier (05-06-2010
20100108771FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD - A financial transaction card includes a housing, a flexible printed circuit board, an integrated circuit and an interface module. The housing includes a substrate and a cover. The flexible printed circuit board is disposed between the cover and the substrate. The integrated circuit is configured for driving the flexible printed circuit board to operate as a sensing device. The sensing device includes a fingerprint scanning module and a keyboard module. The interface module is electrically connected to the flexible printed circuit board and configured for electrically connecting the financial transaction card to an external device.05-06-2010
20100001079Combined EAS/RFID tag - A combined EAS/RFID tag including an EAS circuit and a first RFID circuit is disclosed. The EAS circuit has at least one capacitor and the RFID circuit has a main antenna wherein at least a part of the capacitor of the EAS circuit provides at least a part of the main antenna of the RFID circuit. The EAS circuit may include two capacitors and each capacitor may include first and second plates on first and second sides of a substrate wherein one plate of each capacitor forms part of the main antenna of the RFID circuit.01-07-2010
20130026238HYBRID CONTACT-CONTACTLESS SMART CARD WITH REINFORCED ELECTRONIC MODULE - A hybrid contact-contactless smart card (01-31-2013
20130026237IDENTIFICATION PLATE WITH ADJUSTABLE DAMPING - An identification plate having a chip module that includes a chip, a coupling element connected to the chip, and an antenna module comprising an antenna lead. The coupling element is coupled to the antenna lead by a coupling field that creates a contactless coupling. An adjustable damping element is arranged in the proximity of the coupling element. The damping element projects into the coupling field and dampens the coupling field. In this manner, a maximum value of a transmitting and receiving range of the identification plate can be reduced.01-31-2013
20120211569RFID Display Label For Battery Packs - A smart battery label having an RFID or UHF antenna, sensors to monitor battery environmental data and a bi-state display for displaying battery data.08-23-2012
20130082113Anti-Theft Security Device to Increase Marketing Opportunities - The present invention relates to a security device for improving the marketing impact of an article of commerce. The device generally includes a housing having a base and a cover with the cover having at least one opening to allow for the insertion of an attachment mechanism. The housing element of the present invention in one embodiment is in a shape representing a particular theme such as a particular trademark, trade dress, special events, commemorative events, historical events and combinations thereof. The housing may contain an RFID device and/or an electronic article security device. The present invention also provides a method of attaching a security device described herein to an article of commerce.04-04-2013
20100006654GAMING CHIP - An identification token having a label recess in at least one surface thereof, a label adhered to the token within said recess an electronic identification and data device located between said label and the surface of said token recess the improvement comprising the provision of tamper evident lines of weakness in the antenna such that any attempt to remove the antenna and electronic device is easily seen and renders the device unusable.01-14-2010
20130087625WIRELESS IC DEVICE, WIRELESS IC MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRELESS IC MODULE - A wireless IC module that can function as a component of an RFID system even when mounted on a metal article includes a loop-shaped electrode that is constructed such that a plane of a loop of the loop-shaped electrode is substantially perpendicular to the mounting surface of a wireless IC module. The loop-shaped electrode functions as a magnetic field antenna and is electromagnetically coupled with a metal article so that the surface of the metal article functions as a radiator antenna.04-11-2013
20130087627BANK CARD WITH DISPLAY SCREEN - In order to allow a display of the latest transactions, a smart card 04-11-2013
20130087626WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METAL ARTICLE - A wireless communication device includes a wireless IC device, a dielectric substrate, and a metal plate. A radiation conductor coupled to the wireless IC device is provided on the front surface of the dielectric substrate, and a ground conductor connected to the radiation conductor through an interlayer connection conductor is provided on a back surface. The dielectric substrate is fixed to the metal plate via an insulating adhesive, and is crimped by a conductive member. The front and back surfaces of the metal plate are electrically connected to each other by the conductive member, and when a high-frequency signal is supplied from the wireless IC device, a high-frequency signal current on the front surface side of the metal plate is conducted to the back surface side of the metal plate through a surface boundary portion between the conductive member and the metal plate, and radiated as a high-frequency signal.04-11-2013
20130087624System for Automatically Gathering Battery Information - A method that includes affixing a radio frequency identification tag on a storage battery at a battery manufacturing plant. The method also includes storing battery manufacturing information into the radio frequency identification tag at the battery manufacturing plant. The battery manufacturing information includes a battery algorithm suitable for use in testing the storage battery.04-11-2013
20130087623Universal Non-Volatile Memory Card Used with Various Different Standard Cards Containing a Memory Controller - A mother/daughter card non-volatile memory system includes a daughter card containing the memory and a mother card containing the memory controller and host interface circuits. The daughter memory card contains as little more than the memory cell array as is practical, in order to minimize its cost, and has an interface for connecting with a variety of mother controller cards having physical attributes and host interfaces according to a number of different published or proprietary memory card standards. Different types of memory cards may be used when the operating parameters of the memory are stored within it in a protected location, the mother card controller then reading these parameters and adapting its operation accordingly. A radio frequency antenna may be included on a surface of the card along with its electrical contacts, in order to provide a radio frequency identification function.04-11-2013
20120181341One and Two-Part Printable EM Tags - The present invention relates to methods of assembly, labeling and programming decoupled EM tags used in the tagging and tracking of items wherein the tags including a printable label portion and a decoupler portion which are combined after printing on the surface of and programming a programmable device associated with the label portion.07-19-2012
20120181340IDENTIFICATION PLATE HAVING MULTIPLE INFORMATION MEDIA - An identification plate having multiple information media is a license plate of a motorcycle or car. Statutory words, numbers, and symbols are printed on a surface of the identification plate. A bar code containing the information of the statutory words, numbers, and symbols is arranged to the identification plate. The identification plate has a RF tag containing the same information in the bar code and other relative information such as vehicle registration, inspection record, tax record, periodic inspection record, and payment. A short ranger scanner and a long range reader are used for rapidly acquiring the information contained on the identification plate so as to improve efficiency and reduce lapse of writing. An image identification system can be used to identify the statutory symbols for matching the information of the vehicle and owner.07-19-2012
20100006655SUB-CARD PERSONALIZATION PROCESS USING TEMPORARY ANTENNA - A method includes providing an integrated circuit (IC) card that has a first size and is carried as part of a surrounding card. The surrounding card has a second size that is larger than the first size. The IC card includes an IC. The method further includes coupling a temporary antenna to the IC. In addition, the method includes transmitting to the IC via the temporary antenna an account number for storage in the IC. The account number is to be accessed with use of the IC card. Still further, the method includes detaching the temporary antenna from the IC, and installing the IC card in a wristwatch, wristband or bracelet to couple the IC to a second antenna included in the wristwatch, wristband or bracelet.01-14-2010
20100006653SYSTEM COMPRISED OF A CHIP AND A SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SUCH A SYSTEM - A system comprises a chip (01-14-2010
20110000970ENCAPSULATED RFID LABEL, AND RELATED METHODS - This invention relates to an encapsulated radio frequency identification device, having a chip, an antenna, and a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, said chip and said antenna included on said first surface, primer, and a polymer wherein the encapsulated RFID illustrates flame retardant and resistant properties and wherein the encapsulated RFID is flexible and able to conform to curved surfaces. A method of manufacturing an encapsulated RFID device is also provided.01-06-2011
20100133349Semiconductor package, method of manufacturing semiconductor package, electronic component, and method of manufacturing electronic component - A semiconductor package includes a semiconductor chip, a die pad being mounted with the semiconductor chip with a dielectric interposed therebetween and serving as an antenna, and a molding resin (sealing resin) sealing the semiconductor chip and the die pad. The relative dielectric constant of the dielectric is higher than that of the sealing resin.06-03-2010
20100133350RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION UNIT - A radio-frequency identification (RFID) unit includes a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag configured to receive radio signals having a wavelength λ. A block has the top surface on which the radio-frequency identification tag is set. The block is made of a metallic material. The height of the block is set equal to or larger than one sixteenth the wavelength λ.06-03-2010
20100133347METHOD FOR MAKING SMART CARDS CAPABLE OF OPERATING WITH AND WITHOUT CONTACT - The invention concerns a method for making smart cards capable of operating with or without contact called mixed cards and contactless smart cards. In order to avoid the risk of deteriorating the antenna the method consists in producing an antenna comprising at least two turns, on a support sheet, said antenna having its turns located outside the connecting pads, and in providing an insulating bridge so as to connect each of the antenna ends to a connection pad respectively. 06-03-2010
20090108078TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT - A transaction product includes a support member, an electrical circuit, a button and an account identifier. The support member at least partially depicts a measurement device. The electrical circuit is coupled to the support member, and the button is in communication with the electrical circuit such that user interaction with the button activates the electrical circuit causing the electrical circuit to automatically indicate a reading of the measurement device. The account identifier links the transaction product to an account or record and is machine readable. Other cards, products, assemblies and methods of using such cards, products and assemblies are also disclosed.04-30-2009
20090302121WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device that is operable in a wide band and is suitable for RFID systems includes a radiating plate and an electromagnetically coupled module constituted by a wireless IC that processes transmitted/received signals and a feeding circuit board having a feeding circuit and coupled with the wireless IC. The radiating plate includes a linear electrode bent at a bent portion and apparently sectioned into two linear electrode portions having different lengths. The electromagnetically coupled module is arranged such that the feeding circuit board and the linear electrode portions are electromagnetically coupled. The wireless IC is operated by signals received by the radiating plate, and response signals from the wireless IC are radiated outward from the radiating plate.12-10-2009
20090302120RFID information medium and article to which the medium is attached - An RFID information medium transmits and receives data to and from an external reader in a noncontact manner. The RFID information medium is provided with a main body section having an insulating member, either an antenna or an antenna member arranged on the main body section, and a conductor arranged on the main body section. The conductor has a conductive material layer. The conductive material layer partially overlaps the antenna or the antenna member in the thickness direction of the main body section.12-10-2009
20090302119Chip Card, and Method for the Software-Based Modification of a Chip Card - The invention relates to a chip card, particularly a smart card, having an operating system which is implemented on the chip card and which controls the functions of the chip card, and having a first operating system kernel level which represents the core of the operating system and in which the process and data organization of the operating system is established, for which a second, uniform operating system kernel level is provided in which those functions of the first operating system kernel level are defined that can be addressed from outside the operating system, and that an interface is provided for accessing the second, uniform operating system kernel level from outside the operating system. Further, the invention relates to a method for the software-based modification of a chip card of this type.12-10-2009
20120217314EAS PIN COMBINED WITH A PLASTIC ENCAPSULATED RFID TAG TO BE CONNECTED TO AN EAS LABEL, PARTICULARLY FOR TRACKING ARTICLES OF CLOTHING - An anti theft tag with separated encapsulated RFID tag and an EAS label, wherein the tag comprises a first plastic body equipped with an EAS label, a second plastic body in which a pin engagable to an EAS label is accommodated, said pin is releasably lockable to a locking mechanism of the EAS label, the pin has a head and a stem formed so that it may be engaged with the locking mechanism of the EAS label, and further, the second plastic body contains an RFID inlay. Said plastic body can be injection moulded onto said RFID tag. The operating frequency band of the RFID tag is adjusted by the material of the plastic body and the thickness of the material encapsulating said RFID tag. The material of the plastic body preferably comprises a filling material having a relative dielectric constant exceeding that of the base material. The RFID tag can be inserted into a cavity of said plastic body composed of two parts defining said cavity.08-30-2012
20120217313MONITORING MOVEMENT - A monitoring device (08-30-2012
20120217311Roll-To-Roll Production of RFID Tags - A method and apparatus for manufacturing thin RFID tags adapted to be mounted proximate an interfering substance, such as metal or liquid. Each tag comprises: a web substrate having a predetermined thickness; an antenna attached to the substrate; and an RFID integrated circuit connected to the antenna, the RFID integrated circuit comprising a tank circuit adapted to be tuned in response to an RF signal after the tag has been mounted proximate the interfering substance. In one embodiment, the tag is manufactured using roll-to-roll manufacturing technology.08-30-2012
20120217310RFID (RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION) TAG - An RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag includes a grounding casing, an coupling casing disposed opposite to the grounding casing and an RFID module. The coupling casing includes a coupling part cooperating with the grounding casing to define a coupling space there-between. The RFID module is disposed in the coupling space and includes an RFID chip and a coupling member coupled electrically to the RFID chip such that upon receipt of one of the driving signal and the identification signal, surface current is generated on an upper surface of the RFID tag, which, in turn, induces a resonant electromagnetic energy within the coupling space, thereby increasing a detecting strength of the RFID module relative to the one of the driving signal and the identification signal.08-30-2012
20120217309CARD INCORPORATING A TRANSPONDER - Card incorporating a transponder, including an electronic unit and an antenna electrically connected to the electronic unit, wherein the antenna is formed by an uninsulated conductor track, which is arranged on an insulating support. The track defines at least one winding and has first and second ends respectively located on either side of the at least one winding. The electronic unit is arranged inside or outside the at least one winding on a side of the first end, to which it is electrically connected. The second end of the track is electrically connected to the electronic unit by an electric wire fitted with an insulating sheath crossing the at least one winding, wherein the first and second end parts of the electric wire are at least partially stripped to assure there are electrical contacts necessary for an electrical connection between the second end of the track and the electronic unit.08-30-2012
20120217308FOLDED AND PRINTED CARE LABEL FOR TEXTILES - A care label consists of a strip-shaped fabric band into which an antenna structure is sewn during the production of the fabric band. A small detection plate is fixed to the fabric band next to the fold line in the region of the antenna structure. To form the care label, the fabric band is folded along the fold line such that the antenna structures of the folded sections are superimposed after the folding process. The small detection plate comprises a chip with a coupling loop and together with the antenna structure forms a textile transponder.08-30-2012
20120217307RFID TAG ASSEMBLY AND METHOD - A method is disclosed of producing an RFID tag assembly including an associated antenna and attachment means suitable for attaching the tag assembly to a material. The material may be flexible such as fabric or relatively rigid such as cardboard. The method includes forming the associated antenna and the attachment means as a unitary conductive frame. An RFID tag assembly produced by the method is also disclosed.08-30-2012
20110057042WEARABLE DATA TRANSCEIVER WITH COUPLED ANTENNA - A flexible antenna capacitively coupled to related circuitry components for an active wearable data transceiver electronic location and identification device. Wearable data transceivers (WDXs) are employed as bracelets, badges, and may be incorporated with back pack straps and clothing at locations such as collars, cuffs, and hems. They employ various colors. Active transceiver communication devices are also mounted on objects for real time location tracking and identification. Body-mounted WDXs match the body with the antenna for sending and receiving signals. WDX power includes coplanar battery cells and circuitry has radio transmitter and radio receiver components.03-10-2011
20130056540PAYMENT CARD COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC GAME CHIP - A payment card is provided including a support in the format of a conventional bank payment card, and having a first integrated circuit dedicated to banking operations, a second integrated circuit not dedicated to banking operations; at least one man/machine interface, the second integrated circuit being configured so as to activate at least one part of the man/machine interface in response to a directive from the user and according to an algorithm contained in the second integrated circuit. A memory space is connected to the second integrated circuit for saving data arising from the execution of the algorithm; the memory space being also connected to the first integrated circuit for reading of the data arising from the execution of the algorithm. A battery is provided for powering the second integrated circuit.03-07-2013
20130056539i-card (biometric and contactless credit and debit cards) - Contactless credit and debit cards that use biometric sensors for increased security, user authentication and transaction approval and near field communication (“NFC”) technology for the authorisation, approval and processing of transactions through the use of an NFC embedded chip in the credit or debit card, and with an electronic display panel for the card number, outstanding balance or remaining amount and the amount of the current transaction.03-07-2013
20130056538IDENTIFICATION TAGS AND SYSTEMS SUITABLE FOR THIN-WALLED COMPONENTS - Various identification tags are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a coupling with an extended skirt having an opening to receive an identification tag. The identification tag may be configured to be snapped into the opening, slid into the opening, or threaded into the opening, for example. The identification tag, such as an RFID tag, may include an electronics module to enable wireless communication with a reader. The electronics module may be received within a body to facilitate installation and retention of the tag and increase durability. The disclosed tags may also be installed in other components. Various other tags, systems, devices, and methods pertaining to identification tags are also disclosed.03-07-2013
20120305657WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a radio signal, a power-supply circuit board that is connected to the wireless IC chip and that includes a power supply circuit including at least one coil pattern, and a radiation plate arranged to radiate a transmission signal supplied from the power-supply circuit board and/or receiving a reception signal to supply the reception signal to the power-supply circuit board. The radiation plate includes an opening provided in a portion thereof and a slit connected to the opening. When viewed in plan from the direction of the winding axis of the coil pattern, the opening in the radiation plate overlaps with an inner area of the coil pattern and the area of the inner area is approximately the same as that of opening.12-06-2012
20120111953WALLET COMPOSED OF STEEL FABRIC - A smart card with an RFID tag is held in a wallet comprising a back layer and at least one front layer stitched to the back layer around part of a perimeter thereof to define at least one pocket in the wallet dimensioned to hold and completely surround the smart card. Both of the layers are composed of a stainless steel fabric capable of blocking RF radiation.05-10-2012
20090065593IC CARD AND AN ADAPTER FOR THE SAME - An IC card and card adapters are designed so that the IC card of a specific standard (e.g., MMC standard) is compatible with IC cards and terminals of other standards (e.g., MS card standard and USB terminal standard). In the IC card (MMC), a controller IC, which is connected to a flash memory, includes a voltage pull-down detector, a mode controller, a USB-mode interface controller, a MS-mode interface controller, and an MMC/SD-mode interface controller. The card adapters suffice to have component parts which are easy in formation and low in cost such as wiring lines and resistors. The voltage pull-down detector of the IC card detects the voltage pull-down caused by the resistors, and the mode controller selects the USB-mode interface controller, MS-mode interface controller or MMC/SD-mode interface controller so that the IC card becomes compatible with the corresponding IC card standard.03-12-2009
20090065587IDENTIFICATION TOKEN AND METHOD OF MAKING IDENTIFICATION TOKEN - In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes enabling operation of an RFID integrated circuit of a first card in an identification token using a first switch; and enabling operation of an RFID integrated circuit of a second card in an identification token using a second switch. In accordance with some embodiments, an identification token includes: a first card including an RFID integrated circuit; a second card including an RFID integrated circuit; a first switch to enable operation of the RFID integrated circuit of the first card; and a second switch to enable operation of the RFID integrated circuit of the second card.03-12-2009
20090266900WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A wireless IC device that is miniaturized, allows simple and low-cost mounting of a wireless IC, and eliminates the possibility of damage occurring to the wireless IC due to static electricity, and an electronic apparatus equipped with the wireless IC device, includes a wireless IC chip that processes transmission and reception signals, and a feeder circuit substrate that includes a resonant circuit having an inductance element. Feeder electrodes are provided on a surface of the feeder circuit substrate and are electromagnetically coupled to the resonant circuit. The feeder electrodes and are electromagnetically coupled to radiation plates and provided for a printed wiring board. The wireless IC chip is activated by a signal received by the radiation plates and a response signal from the wireless IC chip is radiated outward from the radiation plates.10-29-2009
20130062419RFID ANTENNA MODULES AND METHODS OF MAKING - A winding core (WC) having a tubular body portion (B) and two ends is mounted by one of its ends to a module tape (MT), a module antenna (MA) is wound around the winding core (WC), a chip (CM) is disposed on the module tape (MT) within the winding core (WC). Connections (wb) are made, and glob-top (GT) is applied over the chip (CM), substantially filling the interior area of the winding core (WC). The module antenna (MA), winding core (WC) and chip (CM) may subsequently be overmolded with a mold mass (MM). The winding core (WC) may have a flange (F) at one end. Using the module antenna (MA) itself as a dam for the glob-top is disclosed. Double-sided and single-sided module tapes (MT) having vias, openings, or vias and openings are disclosed.03-14-2013
20130062418RFID TAG HAVING COUPLED RESONATOR LOOP WITH LOADING - Most on-metal asset tracking RFID tags consist of a core material (e.g. ceramic, FR4, rigid foam, etc.) with an EPC Gen2 standards based integrated circuit (IC) attached to an antenna. This invention adds a high dielectric material (some plastics, all ceramics, etc.) placed on the surface of the antenna and a metallic foil (Copper, Aluminum, etc.) placed above (at a distance from) the antenna. These materials effectively “load” the antenna, reducing the rate of change in the antenna impedance. Reducing the rate of change increases the operational bandwidth of the antenna. This approach has been demonstrated both in theory, and practice. Using the approach described above, tags can perform to worldwide application requirements, i.e., they function well within the entire 866 MHz-954 MHz range.03-14-2013
20130062417MEMORY CARD SUPPORTING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION THROUGH SINGLE WIRE PROTOCOL - A memory card supporting near field communication through single wire protocol includes a power management unit, an interface control unit, a data storage unit, a power protection unit and an intelligent unit. The power protection unit is interposed between the power management unit and a near field voltage source of the near field communication unit to prevent short-circuit induced by direct connection there between. Moreover, direct connection between the power management unit and the intelligent unit can also be prevented, which can protect against bursts of excessive voltages or currents that may damage the data in the intelligent unit. Additionally, the power protection unit can prevent power leakage from the power management unit and the near field voltage source, which solves the problem of improperly driving near field communication or insufficient power supply to the interface control unit or intelligent unit.03-14-2013
20110011939CONTACT-LESS AND DUAL INTERFACE INLAYS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - Embodiments of the present invention provide an inlay for use in multiple applications including a contact smart card, a contactless smart card, a ticket, a secured document, a combi smart card and a dual interface smart card. The inlay may include an inlay substrate; an antenna on the inlay substrate, the antenna having at least two terminal pads; and a polymer PCB bonded to and making an electrical connection between each of the terminal pads; wherein the terminal pads and polymer PCB are positioned to allow the inlay to be used in a desired smart card application, the application selected from a group consisting of a contact smart card, a contactless smart card, a ticket, a secured document, a combi smart card and a dual interface smart card; wherein, when the inlay is to be used in a contactless smart card, ticket, secured document or combi smart card, the polymer PCB functions as a carrier for a chip; and wherein, when the inlay is to be used in a dual interface or contact smart card, end portions of the polymer PCB function as strap leads to connect an embedded chip of the dual interface or contactless smart card to the antenna. One method for producing the inlays is also disclosed.01-20-2011
20110011938DATA CARRIER DEVICE - A passive data carrier device (01-20-2011
20090236430INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA SMART AFFINITY CARD WITH FLASH MEMORY - A multipurpose card, including a multimedia card portion with tiny protrusions on its face and a second card portion with tiny recesses which mate with the protrusions, wherein the two card portions easily connect and come apart. The multimedia card portion includes a flash memory device, which can be a removable, and a plug for programming the flash memory device. The multimedia card portion can also include an elongated finger hole and ‘wings.’ The finger hole and wings allow a user to grip the multimedia card in one hand with a thumb and middle/ring finger and pop apart the second card portion with an index finger.09-24-2009
20090236428Semiconductor Device - The invention provides a circuit which provides a stabilized boosting in the case where a semiconductor device typified by a non-contact ID chip includes a circuit which requires a higher voltage than a logic circuit does. By inputting an alternating signal inputted from an antenna to a charge pump circuit as it is or through a logic circuit, a charge pump can operate with a stabilized frequency that a clock frequency is not affected by a variation of elements and the ambient temperature, thus a stabilized boosting can be provided.09-24-2009
20130068844MICROCIRCUIT CARD AND A TOOL AND METHOD FOR MAKING THEREOF - A microcircuit card (03-21-2013
20130068843RFID GASKET STRUCTURE - Described are RFID structures. An RFID structure includes a planar gasket layer with a tensile modulus value less than 5 Gpa. The gasket layer defines a perimeter including one or more guide indentations. The RFID structure also includes a loop antenna assembly positioned within the gasket layer. The loop antenna includes an antenna track, and at least two contact pads. The loop antenna assembly surrounds an area that can be more than at least 10% of a total area defined by an outer perimeter of the gasket layer. The RFID structure also includes an integrated circuit unit coupled to the at least two contact pads.03-21-2013
20130068845BANK CARD WITH DISPLAY SCREEN - To allow the display of the latest transactions performed, a chip card 03-21-2013
20080257966PACKAGING FOR A PORTABLE CONSUMER DEVICE - A portable consumer device having an information bearing region is packaged with an anti-tampering member. The region includes information pertaining to an account associated with a payment processing system. With a permanent alteration of the anti-tampering member so as to make the region accessible, a merchant's point of service terminal can interact with the region so as to change a state of the account.10-23-2008
20090020614Electronic information display system employing a plurality of electronic-ink display labels associated with a plurality of manufactured items for displaying information which changes as the manufactured items move through wholesale/retail distribution channels - An electronic information display system for installation across wholesale/distribution channels. The system includes a plurality of electronic-ink display labels, associated with a plurality of manufactured items. One or more activation modules are provided across the wholesale/retail distribution channels, for transmitting electromagnetic data signals to the electronic-ink display labels and providing instructions to the updateable electronic-ink display labels. Each electronic-ink display label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink display label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink display label displays graphical indicia representing information which changes as the associated manufactured item moves through the wholesale/retail distribution channels.01-22-2009
20090008461SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MEMORY CARD HAVING THE SAME - A semiconductor device includes a first circuit which operates in accordance with an internal clock, a second circuit which generates information of which an external apparatus is to be notified, an interface section which notifies the external apparatus of the information generated by the second circuit without using the first circuit upon receiving a predetermined command from the external apparatus, and a plurality of terminals each of which is connectable to one of power terminals and ground terminals provided on a substrate. The information is determined depending on whether each of the plurality of terminals is electrically connected to the power terminal or ground terminal on the substrate.01-08-2009
20090008460WIRELESS IC DEVICE - An article package formed from, for example, an aluminum-evaporated laminated film includes a cut-out section, which has no aluminum-evaporated layer, in an edge. An electromagnetic-coupling module is disposed in the cut-out section. A wireless IC device is constituted by the electromagnetic-coupling module and an aluminum-evaporated layer of the package. A magnetic-field antenna of the electromagnetic-coupling module is coupled to the aluminum-evaporated layer of the package. The whole of the article package acts as a radiator of the antenna.01-08-2009
20090008459Person Recognition Securement Method and Device - The invention relates to person authentication systems. The invention proposes incorporating on a chip card intended to be used in a conventional card reader a sensor for spectral information relating to the skin of the person holding the chip card between his thumb and index finger. Spectral recognition uses light-emitting diodes and photodiodes mounted on a flexible substrate comprising interconnecting tracks between the light-emitting diodes and photodiodes on the one hand, and a processor contained in the chip of the chip card on the other hand.01-08-2009
20130214049WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a cutout portion having no aluminum-deposited film that is provided at an end of an article package made of an aluminum-deposited laminated film, and an electromagnetic coupling module is provided at the cutout portion. The electromagnetic coupling module and the aluminum-deposited film of the package define a wireless IC device. A loop electrode, which is a magnetic field transmission auxiliary radiator of the electromagnetic coupling module, is coupled to the aluminum-deposited film of the package. Thus, the article package functions as a radiator of an antenna.08-22-2013
20120234928METHOD FOR ENCODING CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION DATA FROM A TRANSPONDER TO A READER VIA CHARGE MODULATION, IN THE FORM OF A SET OF PATTERNS AND DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME - The invention relates to a method for encoding contactless communication data from a transponder to a reader via charge modulation, in the form of a set of modulation patterns, each modulation pattern being a series of charge levels of a predefined length used for physical encoding, having a duration of n carrier periods (T09-20-2012
20120234926PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a portable electronic apparatus includes, reception register configured to temporarily store command received, first storage module configured to store command as reception data if command is found to have been received normally, command processing module configured to process based on command stored in reception register, thereby to generate response, transmission register configured to temporarily store response, and second storage module configure to store response as transmission data if response is found to have been transmitted normally.09-20-2012
20120234925IC CARD, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IC CARD ISSUING APPARATUS, AND COMMAND EXECUTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an IC card includes a storage unit, a receiving unit, and an executing unit. The storage unit is configured to store a file, store definition information to control the file, store a program designated by the definition information, and store command execution information to execute command processing corresponding to a command. The receiving unit is configured to receive the command. The executing unit is configured to interpret the command, execute the program on the basis of the definition information, and execute the command processing on the basis of the command execution information.09-20-2012
20120234924METHOD AND MEANS IN WASTE HANDLING - Method in a waste handling system, in which method waste or recyclable material is transported in carrier bags, bags or sacks (09-20-2012
20120234923METHOD AND/OR DEVICE FOR MANAGING AUTHENTICATION DATA - The field of invention relates generally to managing authentication data. The authentication management card is a current art standalone credit/smart card sized (09-20-2012
20120234922SOLAR POWERED RFID TAGS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREFORE - An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, comprising a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, wherein the RFID tag includes an antenna, and wherein at least one amorphous silicon or organic photovoltaic solar cell is integrated with the antenna.09-20-2012
20130161401TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH EXPANDABLE PAGES AND THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEWING - A transaction product includes a cover, a sheet support member, a plurality of separate sheet members, and an account identifier. Each of the plurality of separate sheet members transition between folded and unfolded configurations. Each of the plurality of separate sheet members is coupled to the cover via the sheet support member. In the folded configuration, each separate sheet member is maintained within a footprint of the cover. In the unfolded configuration, each separate sheet member extends beyond the footprint of the cover. When one separate sheet member is in the unfolded configuration others of the plurality of separate sheet members are in the folded configuration and substantially hidden from view via the sheet support member. The account identifier is statically connected to one of the cover, the sheet support member, and the plurality of separate sheet members and links the transaction product to a financial account.06-27-2013
20110017837Method And Apparatus For Promoting The Selection And Use Of A Transaction Card - One embodiment of the present invention provides for detecting a physical change at a transaction card, and, in response to detecting the physical change outputting content to attract the attention of a user.01-27-2011
20110017834METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ANTENNA STRUCTURE FOR AN RFID DEVICE, AND DRY TONER FOR USE IN PRODUCING SUCH ANTENNA STRUCTURE - A method for producing an antenna structure for an RFID device, a dry toner for use in producing an antenna for an RFID device and a RFID device comprising an antenna structure made of fused toner are disclosed. In a method for producing an antenna structure for an RFID device, a dry toner comprising a polymeric binder and metallic particles is provided. The toner comprises particles having a resistance allowing triboelectric charging or a resistance allowing inductive charging, wherein said metallic particles are nanoparticles having a mean particle size below approximately 500 nm in at least one direction. In the method, a continuous layer of the dry toner is applied to a substrate in a desired shape of an antenna via an electrophotographic printing process, and subsequently the toner is fused to the substrate by heating the toner above its glass transformation temperature. The dry toner for use in producing an antenna for an RFID device comprises toner particles having a resistance allowing triboelectric charging or a resistance allowing inductive charging. The toner particles comprise a polymeric binder and metallic particles, wherein said metallic particles are nanoparticles having a mean particle size below approximately 500 nm in at least one direction.01-27-2011
20120187197EMBEDDED RFID TAGS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Embedded RFID (radio frequency identification) tags for objects or containers and related systems and methods are disclosed that overcome problems existing with previous RFID tags. The RFID tags are embedded within recesses within the outer surfaces of objects or containers, such as within a metal valve flange for a metal container. The RFID tags can also be shaped and configured to fit within recesses so that the top surfaces of the RFID tags match the outer surfaces of the objects or containers. The embedded RFID tags can also be painted or otherwise disguised so that they are more difficult to identify thereby reducing the likelihood that attempts to remove them will occur. In addition, the RFID tags are preferably tamper resistant so that removal of an RFID tag, after it is attached, will destroy and/or render inoperable the RFID transponder within the RFID tag. The RFID tags can also use PSK (phase shift key) modulation to improve communication with readers where metal protection rings are used to protect valves. The embedded RFID tags described herein are particularly useful for tracking of liquid propane gas (LPG) containers and/or other types of containers or objects for holding hazardous materials.07-26-2012
20110114734INTEGRAL TRACKING TAG FOR CONSUMER GOODS - The present invention relates to an integral garment tag used for tracking and inventory control purposes. The tag includes a flexible fabric substrate which is wrapped around an RFID inlay to conceal the RFID inlay within the tag. The tag may then be attached to a garment or other consumer good along a single edge with instructions on the care and removal of the tag to satisfy privacy concerns. Removal of the tag will not interfere with the wearing of the garment.05-19-2011
20100012734INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TAG - The present invention relates to integrated circuit (IC) tags. The IC tag (01-21-2010
20110031321Webs and Methods of Making Same - There are disclosed methods of making RFID transponder webs and intermediate webs such as RFID strap webs and antenna webs, as well as such webs per se.02-10-2011
20090212117Networked Loyalty Cards - A networked card for identifying and tracking animate and inanimate objects and personnel, the card including: a radio frequency modem operable at a low radio frequency not exceeding one megahertz, the modem including a full duplex transmitter and receiver; a loop antenna operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem, the antenna operable within a range of hundreds of feet; a programmable microprocessor operatively coupled with the radio frequency modem and fully programmable within a network; a memory operatively coupled with the programmable microprocessor, the memory holding identification data; and a battery for providing power to the microprocessor.08-27-2009
20110278363SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE-BASED SYSTEM FOR AN RFID DEVICE, RFID DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE-BASED SYSTEM - A semiconductor substrate-based system for an RFID device, in particular an RFID transponder, having a semiconductor substrate and an electronic circuit system which is mounted on the semiconductor substrate is provided. The semiconductor substrate-based system also has a thin-layer battery, likewise mounted on the semiconductor substrate, for supplying power to the RFID device. Moreover, an RFID device having a corresponding semiconductor substrate-based system, and a method for manufacturing a corresponding semiconductor substrate-based system are provided.11-17-2011
20110278362WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a dielectric body, a metal pattern that is provided on a surface of the dielectric body and that defines a radiator, and a wireless IC element coupled to feeding portions of the metal pattern. A plurality of slits are provided on at least one surface of the dielectric body so as to provide flexibility for the dielectric body.11-17-2011
20100032487CHIP MODULE FOR AN RFID SYSTEM - The invention relates to a chip module for an RFID system, in particular for an RFID-label, a coupling label for use in an RFID-label, an RFID-Inlay for an RFID-label, and an RFID label produced using an RFID inlay on a strip-shaped backing material (02-11-2010
20100032486TUBULAR CONTAINER ENABLING INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFICATION - A tubular container enabling individual identification, suitable to store semen of a domestic animal or a small amount of an organism individual sample and to manage history information, excellent in reliability, workability, and communication characteristics, and incorporating an IC tag. The tubular container is composed of a resin tubular container, a sealing cap, an IC tag embedded in the sealing cap and composed of an IC chip and a first transmitting/receiving antenna, and a second transmitting/receiving antenna fixed to the tubular container.02-11-2010
20110062240DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH A UNIQUE INDENTIFICATION - A device and method for providing an integrated circuit with a unique identification. The device is usable on an integrated circuit (IC) for generating an identification (ID) identifying the IC and includes a plurality of identification cells each utilizing one of a four wire resistor, thin film resistors, and an inverter pair. A measurement circuit measures a parameter of each cell and is utilized in generating the ID in response thereto.03-17-2011
20110006119WIRELESS IC TAG AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRELESS IC TAG - A wireless IC tag which has an electrically insulative substrate, an antenna circuit provided on the surface of the substrate and an IC chip connected to the antenna circuit, wherein the antenna circuit is formed of solder and the IC chip is connected to the antenna circuit via the solder, and01-13-2011
20090020613THIN FLEXIBLE SMART CARD AND PACKAGING METHOD THEREOF - A method for packaging a smart card is provided. The method includes steps of providing a first thermoforming plastic piece; providing a first piece on the first thermoforming plastic piece and having an aperture; disposing an electrical element on the first thermoforming plastic piece and in the aperture; providing a second thermoforming plastic piece covering the first piece and the electrical element; and heating the first and the second thermoforming plastic pieces.01-22-2009
20120286050MOLDED CHIP CARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - The invention relates to a chip card comprising, a molded card body made by means of injection molding and, an integrated circuit chip, as well as to a method for manufacturing such a card. The invention is characterized in that the card body includes polyacrylic acid. The invention applies to SIM cards in particular.11-15-2012
20100170953ELECTRONIC MODULE AND PROCEDURE FOR AT LEAST THE PARTIAL SCRAPPING OF THE ELECTRONIC MODULE - The electronic module (BG) incorporates a specified separation edge (SAK, SAK07-08-2010
20120000985LIGHT ENABLED RFID CARD - A radio frequency identification (RFID) card having an antenna configured to transmit data wirelessly to a remote receiver and an integrated circuit configured to transmit the data through the antenna to the remote receiver. The integrated circuit includes a transmitter section and a memory section. The memory section is configured to store the data. A power generating device is configured to supply power to the integrated circuit and a light-sensitive switch is interposed between one or more portions of the RFID card. The light-sensitive switch is configured to provide electrical coupling between the one or more portions of the RFID card when light is incident on the switch.01-05-2012
20110284643RFID Tag And Manufacturing Method Thereof - An RFID tag having a tag antenna and an LSI chip, comprising: a power-supply pattern on which the LSI chip is mounted; a patch antenna that functions as the tag antenna; and a high-frequency connection section that makes a high-frequency connection between the power-supply pattern and the patch antenna. The high-frequency connection section is formed, for example, by forming a slot in the patch antenna, layering one end of a small dipole antenna that functions as the power-supply pattern over the slot so that it crosses over the slot, and supplying power from the smalI dipole antenna to the patch antenna.11-24-2011
20110284642Electromagnetic Enhancement and Decoupling - Apparatus and methods for providing a substantially surface independent tagging system are disclosed. A resonant dielectric cavity is defined between upper and lower conducting layers, and closed at one end by a conducting base portion. Incident radiation couples into the cavity and is resonantly enhanced. An electronic device or tag paced at the edge of the cavity experiences a high electric field strength on account of this enhancement and is driven into operation.11-24-2011
20110284641Antenna Structure of a Radio Frequency Identification System Transponder - The present invention is an antenna structure of a radio frequency identification system transponder, especially an antenna structure wherein an insulation layer and a foldback circuit, an opening of which faces toward a coupling part, are provided at corresponding positions of an antenna body which is provided with the coupling part. The foldback circuit is provided with a radio frequency integrated circuit, such that radio signals can be transmitted by induction by the foldback circuit and the coupling part. By this foldback circuit, an issue of directivity of the radio signals can be reduced, an effective read range of the radio signals can be increased, as well as a near field induction function and a far field induction function can be provided at a same time. Therefore, when manufacturing an RFID transponder, a production speed can be increased and production cost can be reduced.11-24-2011
20110297750METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FINISHING LAYER CONTAINING A WINDOW FOR A PORTABLE DATA STORAGE MEDIUM AND SAID FINISHING LAYER - A method for producing a finishing layer containing a window (12-08-2011
20100090011RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSPONDER - A transponder including a transponder circuit, wherein a first surface of the transponder has an adhesive backing that allows the transponder to be attached to an article. A second surface of the transponder may include a material having a high coefficient of friction such that, when the transponder is attached to the article, the material impedes the article from slipping on an external surface. The transponder may also include a substrate layer, wherein a first surface of the substrate layer is the first surface of the transponder, and a second layer that includes the transponder circuit, the second layer being disposed on the substrate layer.04-15-2010
20100090013Tire Built in RFID Tag - Disclosed herein is a built-in RFID tire tag. The built-in RFID tire tag includes an antenna and a circuit unit. The antenna is mounted in a tire, and is configured to be operated by resonating with radio waves, which are transmitted from an RFID reader and to have a repetitive corrugated shape. The circuit unit is configured to be operated by being supplied with power using the radio waves. The antenna includes a pair of tag radiators. Each of the tag radiators is divided into a first region and a second region. The corrugation density of the second regions, which are close to the circuit unit, is greater than that of the first regions, which are not close to the circuit unit. The first regions, which depend on rotational motion of the tire, adapt flexibly to bending and torsion of the tire by the difference between the corrugation densities.04-15-2010
20090039168Noncontact Information Storage Medium and Method for Manufacturing Same - A non-contact information storage medium has IC chip having at least a function of storing information, and resin substrate having antenna pattern for communicating a signal to an external device. Antenna terminal disposed at one end of antenna pattern on resin substrate and electrode terminal of IC chip are mounted so that the antenna terminal faces the electrode terminal. Insulating layer for gap regulation of at least 5 μm is disposed between antenna pattern and circuit forming surface of IC chip.02-12-2009
20080283617CONTACTLESS CARD AND A CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a contactless card in smart card field and a control method thereof. The contactless card comprises a card chip, an antenna resonant circuit, and a confirmation unit. The confirmation unit, being separated from the antenna resonant circuit and connected to the I/O interface of the card chip, is used for confirming a card operation command by a cardholder so as to send a confirmation message to the card chip. The control method can be realized according to the following steps: putting a contactless card into a valid range for its reader; determining by the contactless card whether a command transmitted from the reader needs to be confirmed by the cardholder, if not, responding to the command by the contactless card, otherwise waiting for confirmation message by the contactless card; and receiving the confirmation message from the cardholder and responding to the command by the contactless card. The present method provides the cardholder with the light on the control of command execution and prevents the information stored in the card from being stolen or mis-operation to the card, which improves the usability of the contactless card and eliminates the impedance and enhances the continuity of the antenna resonant circuit and brings the convenience to the cardholder.11-20-2008
20090277965SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY CARD - A semiconductor memory card is provided with a transmitting and receiving circuit of a plurality of transmission systems such as a single-end signaling transmitting and receiving unit and a differential signaling transmitting and receiving unit. When power is turned on, each transmitting and receiving unit is turned on. When a command is provided from a host device, a command processing unit judges the transmission system provided in the host device, based on reception results of each circuit. Then, only a transmitting and receiving unit of the system identical to the transmission system used for transmission is turned on, and the subsequent data transmission is performed. Thus, the semiconductor memory card provided with a plurality of transmission systems performs transmission by simply identifying the transmission system provided in the host device.11-12-2009
20120024966SELECTIVELY CONCEALABLE INDICATOR SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLIES - Selectively concealable indicator systems including an indicator assembly configured to mount behind a wall plate, which provides an interface to interior wiring and is operatively mounted to a wall with a mounting fastener. The indicator assembly includes an elongate member including a first end and a second end, a mounting pad proximate the second end, an elongate slot proximate the first end and configured to receive the mounting fastener. The elongate member is configured to move relative to and selectively behind the wall plate by sliding over the mounting fastener disposed within the elongate slot. The indicator assembly further includes a spacer disposed between the elongate member and the wall plate and is configured to receive the mounting fastener.02-02-2012
20120024965SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND IC LABEL, IC TAG, AND IC CARD PROVIDED WITH THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A charge accumulation circuit having a structure in which a capacitor is divided into a plurality of pieces and the divided capacitors are connected in parallel through switches is provided. The charge accumulation circuit controls the switch provided between the capacitors and thus can dynamically vary electrostatic capacitance of the charge accumulation circuit which applies a voltage to a constant voltage circuit.02-02-2012
20120024964SMART CARD SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF INTERFACES AND INTERFACE METHOD THEREOF - A smart card that may include a first interface circuit to perform a first type interface with the outside using first and second pads; a second interface circuit to perform a second type interface with the outside using the first and second pads; and a mode selector to enable one of the first and second interface circuits according to whether a power supply voltage is supplied through a third pad.02-02-2012
20120024963SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An object of this invention is to provide a semiconductor device (an RFID) with reduced loss of voltage/current corresponding to a threshold value of a transistor, and having a voltage/current rectification property. Another object of this invention is to simplify a fabrication process and a circuit configuration. A rectifier circuit is provided in an element included in a semiconductor device (RFID) capable of communicating data wirelessly. As compared to the case where only a diode is provided, coils are provided between gate terminals and drain terminals of transistors constituting the diode in a rectifier circuit, so that the coils overlap an antenna which receives a radio wave, whereby a voltage output by the rectifier circuit is increased using electromagnetic coupling between the antenna which receives a radio wave and the coils, so that the rectification efficiency is improved.02-02-2012
20120024962Tag For Bottle Neck Having Integral Locking Ring - A tag having an integral locking ring for attachment to a bottle neck with a perimetrical undercut thereabout. The tag includes a housing having upper and lower portions, a retaining device and a cable tie. The housing is formed by an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion that defines an interior. The housing portions have corresponding openings therethrough and corresponding notches that form a passage into the interior. The retaining device is located inside the housing and has an aperture that is adjusted by tightening the cable tie. After the neck of the bottle is inserted through the openings in the housing and the adjustable aperture of the retaining device, the cable tie is tightened to seat the retaining device in the undercut of the neck and secure the tag to the bottle. The housing can also provide support for an electronic security and/or identification device.02-02-2012
20120024961ON CARD DISPLAY OF DATA FROM SECURED CHIP - A retrofitted credit card including a certified smart card chip, a display and retrofitted emulation circuitry operative to enable the certified smart card chip to communicate information to the display notwithstanding that the certified smart card chip is configured for communication only with an external read/write device.02-02-2012
20100258638BANK CARD WITH A USER ACTUATABLE SWITCH - The invention concerns an electronic card including means for transmitting a signal to a user of said electronic card, an electronic unit, an electric energy source, a switch that can be actuated by a user of the electronic card and an application introduced into said electronic unit. The card further includes means for detecting actuation of said switch, arranged so as to determine whether said actuation ends within a first time interval from the start of actuation (t10-14-2010
20090145973STRUCTURE FOR IMPLEMENTING SECURE MULTICHIP MODULES FOR ENCRYPTION APPLICATIONS - A tamper resistant, integrated circuit (IC) module includes a ceramic-based chip carrier; one or more integrated circuit chips attached to a top surface of the chip carrier; a ceramic-based cap structure attached to the top surface of the chip carrier, and covering the one or more integrated circuit chips; and a conductive grid structure embedded within the chip carrier and the cap structure, the conductive grid structure having a plurality of meandering lines disposed in an x-direction, a y-direction, and a z-direction; wherein the conductive grid structure is configured so as to detect an attempt to penetrate the IC module.06-11-2009
20090145970Method of Making a Plurality of Protected Devices in Communication with a Background Device - This invention includes a device to attach an identifying device to the item of interest. The identify device attached to the item of interest may be referred to as a protected device that can be kept in communication with a background device. A protected device is formed when a an item of interest such as a credit card, drivers license, or medical card has an identifying device attached to the item of interest that converts the item of interest to the protected device (which protects an existing object of interest).06-11-2009
20090152362COUPLING DEVICE FOR TRANSPONDER AND SMART CARD WITH SUCH DEVICE - A coupling device is formed by a continuous conductive path having a central section and two extremity sections, the central section forming at least a small spiral for inductive coupling with the transponder device, the extremities sections forming each one large spiral for inductive coupling with the reader device, wherein the small spiral shows a larger pitch than the ones of the large spirals, and wherein the two extremities of the continuous path are loose such that the coupling device forms an open circuit. The pitches of the large spirals are chosen such as that the interturn stray capacitances is important and that the large spirals have mainly a capacitive behaviour. And the pitch of the small spiral is chosen such as that the interturn stray capacitances are negligible, and that the small spiral has mainly an inductive behaviour.06-18-2009
20090152364RFID CARD WITH PIEZOELECTRIC ELEMENT - A radio-frequency identification (RFID) card includes an RFID element that is adapted to store RFID data information, an antenna, electrically connected at each of two ends to the RFID element, and a piezoelectric element, electrically connected to at least one of the two ends of the antenna, whereby mechanical actuation of the piezoelectric element enables the antenna to be energized by a transmission from an RFID reader terminal, thereby powering the transmission of RFID data information from the RFID element to the RFID reader terminal. An RFID system includes such a card, and an RFID reader terminal. A method of controlling the transmission of RFID data information from an RFID card includes positioning an RFID card, having a piezoelectric element electrically connected to an antenna that is electrically connected at each of two ends to an RFID element, in the vicinity of an RFID reader terminal; mechanically actuating the piezoelectric element; as a function of the mechanically actuating step, enabling the antenna to be energized by a transmission from an RFID reader terminal; and using the energy from the transmission from the RFID reader terminal, powering the transmission of RFID data information from the RFID element to the RFID reader terminal.06-18-2009
20090152363SMART CARD AND ANTI-SKIMMING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - A smart card includes a first integrated circuit (IC) chip and a second IC chip. The first IC chip receives a read signal from an external read device, and is responsive to the read signal to output a data signal to the external read device based on information data stored in a memory. The second IC chip receives the read signal from the external read device, and is responsive to the read signal to output an anti-skimming signal. The anti-skimming signal interferes with the data signal when both the first and second IC chips are in a read zone of the read device.06-18-2009
20090152361Memory card based contactless devices - A memory card compatible token includes a memory card slot compatible interface, radio circuits to transmit signals and a controller to determine if the memory card access commands are for contactless devices attached to the memory card slot or general memory. User payment account information is stored in the contactless chip as part of the contactless devices. The radio circuits can be activated and deactivated by the user for signal transmission using the controller through a mobile computing device.06-18-2009
20110168781HYBRID CARD - A hybrid card is described. The hybrid card includes an organic substrate, a first layer of a substantially organic backer that is securely affixed to a first side of the substrate, a second layer of a substantially organic backer that is securely affixed to an opposite side of the substrate, a first layer of thin-film overlay that is attached to the first layer of backer, a second layer of thin-film overlay that is attached to the second layer of backer. Manufacturing methods for the various embodiments of the hybrid card are also described.07-14-2011
20090121028System and Method for Updating Read-Only Memory in Smart Card Memory Modules - A storage device contains a smart-card device and a memory device, both connected to a controller. The storage device may be used in the same manner as a conventional smart-card device, or it may be used to store a relatively large amount of data in various partitions. One of these partitions may be a read-only partition that is normally accessible only for read accesses. However, it may sometimes be necessary to update or supplement the data stored in the read-only partition. This is accomplished by a host issuing an appropriate command to the storage device, which may be accompanied by an identifier for an appropriate level of authorization. The controller then changes the attribute of the read-only partition from “read-only” to “read/write” to allow data to be written to the partition. Upon completion, the controller changes the attribute of the partition back to read-only.05-14-2009
20090145971PRINTED WIRELESS RF IDENTIFICATION LABEL STRUCTURE - A printed wireless RF identification label structure, comprises a card body, at least one sensing layer, a chip module, and a jump circuit. The card body is formed by a plurality of stacked. An antenna coil is printed upon the sensing layer and the sensing layer sandwiched between the plurality of stacked layers of the card body, which an antenna coil including two chip pads, a loop inner joint and a loop outer joint. Then the chip module is adhered to the two chip pads of the antenna coil. The jump circuit is disposed between the loop inner joint and the loop outer joint of the antenna coil to form receiving an antenna coil that transmits a data of the chip module, thereby forming a wireless receiving and transmitting structure.06-11-2009
20090014534Remotely-alterable flexible electronic display device employing an electronic-ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture - A remotely-alterable flexible electronic-ink based display device employing a flexible addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes a flexible integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and a flexible antenna structure. A flexible signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the flexible antenna structure to a remote activator module. A flexible signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. A flexible on-board battery power layer, operably connected to the flexible integrated circuit layer, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote activator module by the antenna layer and the signal receiving layer. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The flexible antenna layer, flexible integrated circuit layer, flexible signal transmitting layer, flexible signal receiving layer, and flexible on-board battery power layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the flexible addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a flexible stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20090014542Card-sized electronic data storage device employing an electronic-ink layer for displaying graphical indicia - A card-sized electronic data storage device including an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The card-sized electronic data storage device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with the storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from an activation module, using the antenna structure. The card-sized electronic data storage device displays the determined graphical indicia on the addressable display assembly. The graphical indicia can represent information relating to many possible objects, including, for example, a financial account, a points-based account, a monetary account, a membership, a promotion service, a travel-related service account, a charge account, a credit account, a debit account, a bonus account, or an identification card.01-15-2009
20080265038Antenna in Package with Reduced Electromagnetic Interaction with on Chip Elements - A IC package for a wireless device includes an antenna that is attached to the chip. The electrically conductive elements of the antenna are spaced away from the antenna and particularly the endpoint of the antenna to prevent interference with the antenna. An element on the IC package may be shielded antenna. The antenna may have the shape of a space-filling curve, including a Hilbert, box-counting or grid dimension curve.10-30-2008
20080265039Protected Contactless Card - A protected contactless presentation instrument is disclosed. In one embodiment, the protected contactless presentation instrument includes an RFID chip that can be manually exposed and shielded by a user. The protected contactless presentation instrument may include a moveable tab that includes the RFID chip. The protected contactless presentation instrument may also include a moveable shield. Another embodiment of the invention provides for a contactless presentation instrument that includes an electroluminescence material.10-30-2008
20080237358Antenna Module - An antenna module in which an antenna coil formed of a metal foil and a condenser are formed on an insulating substrate, the antenna module includes: a control circuit configured to control communications done by the antenna coil, the control circuit disposed on the insulating substrate; and a pattern formed of a metal foil, wherein the pattern is formed on the insulating substrate on the opposite side of the control circuit through the insulating substrate, and the control circuit has: a detecting means for detecting a temperature of the control circuit, and a control means for terminating the communications when a temperature of the control circuit is equal to or above a predetermined temperature.10-02-2008
20120080527TRANSFERRING AN ANTENNA TO AN RFID INLAY SUBSTRATE - Forming antenna structures having several conductor turns (wire, foil, conductive material) on a an antenna substrate (carrier layer or film or web), removing the antenna structures individually from the antenna substrate using pick & place gantry or by means of die punching, laser cutting or laminating, and transferring the antenna structure with it's end portions (termination ends) in a fixed position for mounting onto or into selected transponder sites on an inlay substrate, and connecting the aligned termination ends of the antenna structure to an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip or chip module disposed on or in the inlay substrate. A contact transfer process is capable of transferring several antenna structures simultaneously to several transponder sites.04-05-2012
20110079649SENSOR - A sensor comprising a silicon substrate having a first and a second surface, integrated circuitry provided on the first surface of the silicon substrate, and a sensor structure provided on the second surface of the silicon substrate. The sensor structure and the integrated circuitry are electrically coupled to each other.04-07-2011
20090121030WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a cutout portion having no aluminum-deposited film that is provided at an end of an article package made of an aluminum-deposited laminated film, and an electromagnetic coupling module is provided at the cutout portion. The electromagnetic coupling module and the aluminum-deposited film of the package define a wireless IC device. A loop electrode, which is a magnetic field transmission auxiliary radiator of the electromagnetic coupling module, is coupled to the aluminum-deposited film of the package. Thus, the article package functions as a radiator of an antenna.05-14-2009
20090121029INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SMART CARD MEMORY MODULES - A storage device contains a smart-card device and a memory device, both of which are accessed though a controller. The storage device may be used in the same manner as a conventional smart-card device, or it may be used to store a relatively large amount of data in various partitions corresponding to the protection level of the data stored therein. The smart-card device stores critical security parameters that are provided to the controller to protect access to some or all of the partitions of the memory device. A host connected to the controller issues commands, and the controller analyzes the commands and responds to them in various ways depending upon the nature of the command. In particular, depending upon the nature of the command, the controller may either pass the command to the smart-card device, or ignore the command either indefinitely or until a predetermined event has occurred.05-14-2009
20100123010ASSEMBLING STRUCTURE OF RADIO IC TAG - In an assembling structure of a radio IC tag, the radio IC tag includes an IC chip for recording information therein and a first antenna connected to the IC chip for wirelessly transmitting or receiving information. The first antenna has a first gap for performing impedance matching. A conductive second antenna having a second gap is arranged over the IC chip, the first gap, and the first antenna.05-20-2010
20080237356STEP CARD AND METHOD FOR MAKING A STEP CARD - An electronic card and a method for manufacturing the same wherein the electronic card is composed of a printed circuit board, having a top surface and a bottom surface, a plurality of circuit components attached to the top surface of the printed circuit board, wherein the circuit components positioned in a first portion of the electronic card are greater in height than the circuit components positioned in a second portion of the electronic card, a bottom overlay attached to the bottom surface of the printed circuit board, a top overlay positioned above the top surface of the printed circuit board and a core layer positioned between the top surface of the printed circuit board and the top overlay, wherein the first portion of the electronic card has a greater thickness than the second portion of the electronic card.10-02-2008
20100084474DOCUMENT FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DOCUMENT FOR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION - A document for personal identification, having a chip module including the following components: a chip and a leadframe, wherein the chip is connected to the leadframe, an outer cover, wherein the outer cover is connected to a transponder substrate. A first component of the chip module is connected to the outer cover and a second component of the chip module is connected to the transponder substrate in such a way that, in the case of separation of outer cover and transponder substrate, the first component of the chip module is separated from the second component of the chip module.04-08-2010
20090230198METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RFID DEVICES - A method of making RFID devices includes feeding in an interposer web or sheet at a variable (non-constant) speed, cutting single interposers from the interposer web or sheet, and using a rotary transport device to transport the singulated (cut) interposers to an antenna web. The interposers are transferred from the rotary transport device and are attached to the antenna web, being operatively coupled to antennas on the antenna web. The interposers each include an RFID transponder chip and conductive leads. A feeder is used to advance the interposer web or sheet into a cutting zone between the rotary cutter and the rotary transport device. The rotary cutting device may be capable of singulating multiple interposers at one time, and the system may be capable of thus being able to remove interposers that are not to be joined to the antenna web.09-17-2009
20100181385METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ANTENNA ON A SUBSTRATE - A simple and universal technique for fabricating different antenna structures, in particular a multilayer antenna structure, on a substrate is disclosed. Before the antenna is actually fabricated or placed on the substrate, connecting surfaces for connecting an antenna conductor and/or a chip or a chip module as well as through-platings extending through the antenna substrate are prepared between the connecting surfaces.07-22-2010
20110198403VACUUM HANDLING DEVICE - The invention relates to a vacuum handling device (08-18-2011
20110198401Wireless antenna for RFID for tires - An RFID device for tires utilizes a wireless antenna. The antenna is formed of conductive rubber having a slot formed therein. The conductive rubber antenna is encapsulated between a pair of non-conductive sheets. A third non-conductive member encircles the conductive rubber antenna and is itself sealed between the first and second sheets of non-conductive material. A microchip is positioned in the slot and conductively attached to the antenna on opposite sides of the slot.08-18-2011
20110147462Transponder-Thread and Application Thereof - According to the invention, the fitting of a transponder (06-23-2011
20100084476MULTIPLE FUNCTION PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Portable electronic devices include a unitary package including first and second opposing faces. A first flat panel display is provided on the first face. A user input device also is provided on the unitary package. A processor is provided in the unitary package that is configured to control the first and second flat panel displays, in response to the user input device.04-08-2010
20090039169Electronic-ink based display tagging system employing a plurality of electronic-ink display tags having a stacked architecture and being powered and programmed by a portable tag activation module - An electronic-ink based display tagging system including a plurality of programmable electronic-ink display tags, and a portable tag activation module for programming display indicia to be displayed on each electronic-ink display tag. Each electronic-ink display tag includes an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. Each electronic-ink display tag includes an antenna structure for receiving radio-frequency (RF) power signals transmitted by the portable tag activation module, and (ii) sending and/or receiving electromagnetic signals carrying information corresponding to one of instructions, programs, data or graphical indicia to be displayed by the addressable display assembly. Each electronic-ink display tag also includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure, to the portable tag activation module, whereas a signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the portable tag activation module, using the antenna structure. A power converter converts received RF-power signals into electrical power signals and stores electrical charge for powering the integrated circuit structure, including the programmed processor, to process instructions and data to (i) determine the graphical indicia to be displayed by the addressable display assembly and (ii) activate the addressable display assembly to display determined graphical indicia.02-12-2009
20100078487RFID TAG MANUFACTURING METHOD AND RFID TAG - A method of manufacturing RFID tags. A base sheet member is formed by fixedly attaching unit base substrates to a belt-like first sheet member at predetermined space intervals. Each unit base substrate is formed with an antenna pattern and has a non-contact communication-type IC chip mounted thereon. An upper-layer sheet member is formed by arranging reinforcing members between elastic, belt-like second and third sheet members, and is laminated on a surface of the first sheet member toward the unit base substrates such that each IC chip and each reinforcing member overlap each other in plan view. Regions each containing one unit base substrate are sequentially cut out from a laminate of the upper-layer sheet member and the base sheet member, thereby making RFID units.04-01-2010
20100078488Reset Signal Generation Circuit and Semiconductor Device - An object is to provide a reset signal generation circuit which has a simple circuit configuration without hysteresis characteristics so as not to occupy a larger area, and is resistant to noise and can surely generate a power-on reset signal; and to provide a semiconductor device including the reset signal generation circuit. The reset signal generation circuit includes a first buffer circuit, a low pass filter, a resistor, and a second buffer circuit. An output terminal of the first buffer circuit is electrically connected to an input terminal of the low pass filter. An output terminal of the low pass filter is electrically connected to one terminal of the resistor and an input terminal of the second buffer circuit. A constant potential is supplied to the other terminal of the resistor.04-01-2010
20100078486Antenna and reader/writer device - An antenna includes a substrate made of a dielectric substance, and a conductor pattern formed on the substrate and including a feeding point, an open end, an extension part extending from the feeding point, and a spiral part extending spirally from an opposite end of the extension part to the open end. The spiral part includes a part juxtaposed with the extension part. A distance along length directions of the conductor pattern, from a zero point at which a current is zero in the part upon feeding power to the feeding point, to a point at which a line perpendicular to the part and passing through the zero point intersects the extension part, is set to a second distance at which an electric field strength generated as a combination of electric fields generated at these points upon the feeding of power enables communications with the wireless tag.04-01-2010
20110266354Electronic Card and Methods for Making Same - An electronic card includes a digital processor, an electrochemical battery and a communications port. The processor and battery are essentially coplanar, and are sandwiched between and enclosed by two flexible covers, preferably made from an insulating plastic material, and preferably fitted to the components that they enclose. The communications port can include, for example, a Smart Card contact port, a stripe emulator, an RF port, and IR port, etc. The battery may comprise a rechargeable battery. In an exemplary embodiment, at least the processor is carried by a flexible printed circuit (PC) board. In other exemplary embodiments, switches and/or indicators are also carried by the PC.board. A method for manufacturing an electronic card having at least two components is also disclosed.11-03-2011
20100090016SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device used as an ID chip is provided, of which operation is terminated when its role is finished or expires. According to the invention, an antenna circuit, a voltage detecting circuit, a current amplifier circuit, a signal processing circuit, and a fuse are provided over an insulating substrate. When large power is applied to the antenna circuit, a voltage is detected by voltage detecting circuit and a corresponding current is amplified by the current amplifier circuit, thereby the fuse is melted down. Also, when an anti-fuse is used, the anti-fuse can short an insulating film by applying an excessive voltage. In this manner, the semiconductor device has a function for making it invalid by stopping operation of the signal processing circuit when the role of the device is finished or expires.04-15-2010
20100090012RFID TAG ASSEMBLY - An RFID tag assembly for tagging an asset comprises a housing including an inner cavity and a through bore. In addition, the assembly comprises an RFID tag disposed in the inner cavity. Further, the assembly comprises a mounting member coaxially disposed in the bore. The mounting member includes a threaded portion that extends from the lower surface of the housing and is adapted to threadingly coupled the housing to the asset.04-15-2010
20090166434ANTENNA DEVICE AND RADIO FREQUENCY IC DEVICE - An antenna device is arranged to transmit or receive a radio frequency communication signal to or from an external device such as a reader/writer, and is arranged such that an antenna resonance circuit including an antenna coil and a capacitor is connected to an additional resonance circuit including an inductor and a capacitor. A radio frequency IC device preferably includes the antenna device and a radio frequency IC. The antenna device is constructed such that a change in characteristics thereof caused by a change in the distance between a radio frequency IC device and a reader/writer is minimized, and the radio frequency IC device performs communication with high reliability.07-02-2009
20090090784RFID Thread and Sheet-Shaped Material Using It - The present invention provides a sheet-shaped material containing an RFID thread. The RFID thread comprises a strip-shaped film onto one side of which a semiconductor chip containing plural bits of memory and provided with an antenna wire is bonded. The strip-shaped film has plural openings formed therethrough except where the semiconductor chip is bonded. Since intertwining occurs between paper fibers via the openings, the RFID thread is strongly fixed in the paper.04-09-2009
20100123011RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes: a plate-shaped sealing piece made of an elastic material. An inlet is enclosed within the sealing piece. The inlet includes an electronic component and an antenna connected to the electronic component. A pair of reinforcing pieces are located respectively on the front and back surfaces of the sealing piece so as to sandwich the electronic component. The reinforcing pieces are made of a first material harder than the elastic material. A joint piece configured to couple the reinforcing pieces to each other. The joint piece is made of a second material harder than the elastic material.05-20-2010
20090283602Integrated Circuit Transponder, Method of Producing an Integrated Circuit and Method of Producing a Transponder - In a method of producing an integrated circuit (11-19-2009
20110168788RFID TAG AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, IMPEDANCE-ADJUSTING METHOD AND RESIN SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - An RFID tag has an antenna element including an antenna substrate equipped with an IC chip and a conductor pattern, an artificial medium, and a first insulation layer sandwiched between the antenna element and the artificial medium. The artificial medium has a single first conductive element placed on an upper surface of a dielectric layer and a single second conductive element placed on a lower surface of the dielectric layer.07-14-2011
20090230197METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A CONTACTLESS SMARTCARD INCORPORATING A MECHANICAL SWITCH - An apparatus and method for providing a radio frequency identification (RFID) card, the card including a card inlay; an antenna positioned on the card inlay; a RFID integrated circuit (IC) located on the card inlay; an electrode structure; a switch located on or in the card inlay and, when actuated, coupled to the antenna and the RFID IC via the electrode structure. The switch further includes a conductive layer aligned with but positioned spaced apart from the electrode structure; and a compressible material to hold the conductive layer in the spaced apart position and to compress under pressure when the switch is actuated to permit the conductive layer to contact the electrode structure.09-17-2009
20110168789RFID tag manufacturing method with strap and substrate - In a manufacturing method of a thin and small RFID tag, an antenna metal pattern is formed on a substrate, going once around a dielectric plate, and a recess is formed on the substrate to house an IC chip. A strap on which the IC chip is mounted is connected and fastened to the substrate in the position and orientation in which the IC chip is housed in the recess.07-14-2011
20090272813SECURITY ELEMENT WITH IC CARD - Proposed is a security element (11-05-2009
20130099005CREDITCARD SHIELD - A card shielding kit having a first shield and second shield adapted for surroundingly protecting information on a personal card carried in a cardholder. The first and second shields creating a shielded area to sandwich shield the personal card to prevent unauthorized access or erasure of such information. The kit may be used as an aftermarket product for adapting to a user's existing or new cardholder to protect the information from unauthorized access and may be moved to a different cardholder for reuse.04-25-2013
20130099006ANTENNA-PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PACKAGE - An antenna-printed circuit board (PCB) package is provided. The antenna-PCB package includes a PCB; an antenna portion formed on an upper surface of the PCB and inside the PCB; and a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) chip bonded to a lower surface of the PCB.04-25-2013
20090272814Passive Transponder and an Item with a Passive Transponder - A passive transponder includes an antenna having two electrically conductive parts; a diode connected to the antenna; and a transmission line connected to the antenna and to the diode. The transmission line is adapted to match the impedance of the diode to an impedance of the antenna. The passive transponder, when hit by radio frequency (RF) power of a first frequency f11-05-2009
20090272815PROXIMITY PAYMENT CARD WITH PRINTED INDICATION OF SWITCH LOCATION - An identification token includes a body and an RFID IC embedded in the body. An antenna is also embedded in the body and is coupled to the RFID IC. A switch is embedded in the body and coupled to at least one of the RFID IC and the antenna. The switch is located at a switch location in the body. The switch is actuatable by being pressed by a user's finger. The identification token also includes a printed indication on the body for indicating the switch location to the user of the identification token.11-05-2009
20090277966WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a transmission/received signal, a matching inductance element and a planar electrode which are provided on the surface of a feeder circuit board formed by a flexible dielectric, and a loop-shaped radiation plate provided on the undersurface of the feeder circuit board. Both ends of the radiation plate are coupled to a resonance circuit including an inductance element by electromagnetic field coupling. The wireless IC chip is operated using a signal received by the radiation plate. A response signal transmitted from the wireless IC chip is externally transmitted from the radiation plate.11-12-2009
20090289123Collectable gift cards - A collectable gift card having a primary monetary value acceptable as legal tender for economic transactions and a secondary value providing a non-cash economic benefit to a consumer enhances the overall value of the card to both merchant and consumer. The primary value of the collectable gift card may be implemented through a standard gift card architecture or through other cash equivalent instruments such as credit cards, debit cards, cash cards or the like. The secondary value of the collectable gift card may be embodied as a gaming card for board games or other games of chance, or one card of a collectable set of cards, or as a puzzle piece forming a valuable image or game board. The collectable gift card may be a tangible object or a virtual card existing and tradeable in electronic form in devices such as cell phones, mp3 players, or on the Internet.11-26-2009
20110198402Wireless antenna for RFID tires - An RFID device for tires utilizes a wireless antenna. The antenna is formed of a pair of spaced apart electrically conductive rubber units. The conductive rubber antenna is encapsulated between a pair of non-conductive sheets. A third non-conductive member encircles the conductive rubber antenna and is itself sealed between the first and second sheets of non-conductive material. A microchip is positioned in the slot defined by the space between the units and conductively attached to each of the units.08-18-2011
20090289122Method for initializing and/or personalizng a portable data carrier - The invention relates to a method for initializing and/or personalizing a portable data carrier (11-26-2009
20110168785System and Method To Embed A Wireless Communication Device Into Semiconductor Packages - A wireless tag includes a wireless transceiver, a memory and an antenna all formed on a flexible thin film substrate. The wireless tag is inserted into the packaging of a microelectronic device to implement tracking and authentication functions. In some embodiments, the wireless communication device stores identity or other identification information for the microelectronic device, and/or the derivative system product incorporating the microelectronic device. In one embodiment, the wireless tag is affixed to a top surface of an integrated circuit chip before encapsulation or lid sealing operation of the packaging process. In this manner, the wireless communication device is embedded in the packaging of the microelectronic device and can be used to track and authenticate the microelectronic device as well as the derivative system products incorporating the microelectronic device.07-14-2011
20110168784Wireless Communication Device for Remote Authenticity Verification of Semiconductor Chips, Multi-Chip Modules and Derivative Products - A wireless tag includes a wireless transceiver, a memory and an antenna all formed on a flexible thin film substrate. The wireless tag is inserted into the packaging material of a microelectronic device to implement tracking and authentication functions. In some embodiments, the wireless communication device stores identity or other identification information for the microelectronic device, and/or the derivative system product incorporating the microelectronic device. The wireless tag may be embedded in the packaging of the microelectronic device. In one embodiment, the wireless tag is embedded in the packaging of a multi-chip package module housing one or more integrated circuits. In this manner, the wireless communication device can be used to track and authenticate the integrated circuits as well as the derivative system products incorporating the integrated circuits.07-14-2011
20090294542Transponder and Method of Producing a Transponder - In a method of producing a transponder (12-03-2009
20090294543METAL-CONTAINING TRANSACTION CARD AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A method of creating a single transaction card is disclosed and comprises embossing the single transaction card within a pocket to form embossed characters on a first surface of the single transaction card, filling the pocket with a fill panel to provide a substantially flush surface on a second surface of the single transaction card, wherein a third surface of the fill panel is in uniform, direct contact with an interior of the pocket. Another method is disclosed for machining a face pocket within a single transaction card and disposing a microchip therein. In various embodiments, a single transaction card is comprised of a continuous metal layer, such as, for example, titanium.12-03-2009
20110168786System and Method To Embed A Wireless Communication Device Into Semiconductor Packages, including Chip-Scale Packages and 3D Semiconductor Packages - A wireless tag includes a wireless transceiver, a memory and an antenna all formed on a thin film substrate. The wireless tag is inserted into the packaging material of a microelectronic device to implement tracking and authentication functions. In some embodiments, the wireless communication device stores identity or other identification information for the microelectronic device, and/or the derivative system product incorporating the microelectronic device. The wireless tag may be affixed to a package lid of the microelectronic device. The wireless tag may further be affixed to a chip scale package or a three dimensional semiconductor package. In this manner, the wireless communication device can be used to track and authenticate the microelectronic device as well as the derivative system products incorporating the microelectronic device.07-14-2011
20110168782CAPACITANCE UNDER A FRINGE CAPACITOR OF A RADIO FRQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A capacitance system for a radio frequency (RF) charge pump of an RF integrated circuit (IC) includes a fringe capacitor, a second capacitor, and a silicon substrate region. The fringe capacitor is made of backend masks. The second capacitor is located underneath the fringe capacitor. The silicon substrate region is located underneath the second capacitor.07-14-2011
20120292398ELECTRONIC PRODUCT WITH SMART CARD - The present invention relates to a communication technology and discloses an electronic product with a smart card, which is designed for better preventing the deformation of the smart card due to overheating. The electronic product with a smart card includes a housing, a circuit board in the housing, a tray on the circuit board, a slot in the tray, a smart card in the slot, and an anti-deformation part on the housing for limiting the smart card or an anti-deformation part on the tray for fully limiting the smart card, thereby preventing the deformation of the smart card due to overheating. The present invention may be used for preventing the deformation of the smart card due to overheating.11-22-2012
20120292399RFID TAG, A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN RFID TAG, AND A PACKAGE - An RFID tag including a body part and a fixing part for attaching the body part to an object to be identified. The RFID tag includes at least one transponder. The body part and the fixing part include a single integrated piece. The fixing part is formed of a part with a ring-like or loop-like shape that can be fitted around at least a part of the object to be identified. A method for manufacturing an RFID tag and a package including several products separate from each other, including RFID tags for identifying the products separately from each other.11-22-2012
20120292397WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a power supply circuit board upon which the wireless IC chip is mounted, and in which a power supply circuit is provided, the power supply circuit includes a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency, and a radiation pattern, which is adhered to the underside of the power supply circuit board, for radiating a transmission signal supplied from the power supply circuit, and for receiving a reception signal to supply this to the power supply circuit. The resonant circuit is an LC resonant circuit including an inductance device and capacitance devices. The power supply circuit board is a multilayer rigid board or a single-layer rigid board, and between the wireless IC chip and the radiation pattern is connected by DC connection, magnetic coupling, or capacitive coupling.11-22-2012
20120292396WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a power supply circuit board upon which the wireless IC chip is mounted, and in which a power supply circuit is provided, the power supply circuit includes a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency, and a radiation pattern, which is adhered to the underside of the power supply circuit board, for radiating a transmission signal supplied from the power supply circuit, and for receiving a reception signal to supply this to the power supply circuit. The resonant circuit is an LC resonant circuit including an inductance device and capacitance devices. The power supply circuit board is a multilayer rigid board or a single-layer rigid board, and between the wireless IC chip and the radiation pattern is connected by DC connection, magnetic coupling, or capacitive coupling.11-22-2012
20080245880Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing the same - It is an object of the present invention to suppress poor connection or increase in contact resistance even in the case where an antenna is formed over an integrated circuit portion. An integrated circuit portion having a first conductive film is formed over a substrate, an insulating film is formed over the integrated circuit portion, a second conductive film serving as an antenna is formed over the insulating film, an opening is formed in the insulating film and the second conductive film to expose the first conductive film, and a third conductive film is formed in the opening and over a top surface of the second conductive film by a plating process to electrically connect the first conductive film and the second conductive film.10-09-2008
20090277964Portable data carrier and method for the operation of a portable data carrier - The invention relates to a portable data carrier (11-12-2009
20100102133Data Storage Devices - Data storage devices include storage circuitry configured to store data; a first substantially planar card portion comprising the storage circuitry; an electrical interface electrically connected to the storage circuitry and located on one side of the first card portion; and one or more additional substantially planar card portions positioned below the other side of the first card portion and positioned parallel to one another and parallel to the first card portion. The combined thickness of the first card portion and the one or more additional card portions is sufficient to make contact with both an electrical interface of an electrical communications receptacle and a shell portion of the receptacle when the first card portion and the one or more additional card portions are inserted into the communications receptacle.04-29-2010
20100102132CARD WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY - The invention relates to a card (04-29-2010
20100102131Systems and Methods for Disabling a Contactless Transaction Device - Certain embodiments of the invention can provide systems and methods for disabling a contactless transaction device. In one example embodiment, a contactless transaction device operable to facilitate an electronic transaction is provided. The device may include a body, a microchip integrated with the body, and an antenna integrated with the body and in communication with the microchip. The body may include destruction indicia to indicate at least one position on the body to receive a force to disable use of the contactless transaction device for facilitating an electronic transaction.04-29-2010
20080251588PORTABLE DATA STORAGE MODULE - A portable data storage module comprises a control module, a wireless communication module, a rewriteable memory and a data transfer button. When the data transfer button is actuated, the portable data storage module wakes from a sleep mode and the control module initiates a data transfer via the wireless communication module with a device. After the data transfer, the portable data storage module reenters the sleep mode. The portable data storage module may be configured to transfer data, such as a trip plan, between a network host and an in-cab driver communication module. The portable data storage module may also store and maintain additional data, such as a driver log.10-16-2008
20090166432TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH INFLATABLE ARTICLE - A transaction product includes a housing, an article and an account identifier. The article is selectively maintained within the housing. Following removal of the article from the housing, the article is configured to self-inflate upon activation of the article by a bearer of the transaction product. The account identifier is associated with the housing and links the transaction product to an account or record having a value configured to be used toward one or more of a purchase and a use of goods or services. Other products, cards, assemblies and associated methods are also disclosed.07-02-2009
20090166431ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The invention relates to an RFID medium 07-02-2009
20120168522System and Method of Tagging an Ordnance - A method and system for attaching a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to an ordnance is provided. By tailoring the packaged tag and electronics to accommodate existing ordnance body cavities the integrity of the bomb casing is maintained. Likewise, fin assemblies also remain intact and are mounted in a conventional manner to the tagged ordnance. Numerous ordnance types, to include the mark (MK) 07-05-2012
20120168518Manual RFID Antenna Tuning System and Method - A system, in certain embodiments, includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna configured to communicate with an RFID tag. The system also includes an antenna tuner electrically coupled to the RFID antenna, and configured to manually tune the RFID antenna to match an inductance of the RFID tag.07-05-2012
20090166433TRANSACTION CARD WITH ENCLOSED CHAMBER - A transaction card includes a chambered member, a cover substrate and an account identifier. The chambered member defines a rear surface, a front surface and a chamber extending from the front surface toward the rear surface. The front surface and the rear surface are sized similarly to each other. The cover substrate defines a first surface, which is securely coupled to the front surface to enclose the chamber, and a window aligned with the chamber. The window is one of translucent and transparent such that at least a portion of the chamber is viewable through the window. The account identifier is connected to the chambered member and links the transaction card to at least one of an account and a record. Other embodiments, stored-value cards and associated methods are also disclosed.07-02-2009
20080277484Smart Card Producing Method and a Smart Card in Particular Provided with a Magnetic Antenna - A smart card comprises a magnetic antenna consisting of first (11-13-2008
20080277483Contactless IC card system with partible antenna - An antenna apparatus for a contactless IC card system with an IC card is disclosed. The antenna apparatus includes a connecting unit having a first connecting wire disposed on one surface thereof and a second connecting wire disposed on the other surface thereof, both of which are connected to the IC card and covered by an isolating layer and have portions exposed to form a first attaching part and a second attaching part respectively on an attaching end of the connecting unit; and an antenna having an opening, a first conductive pad disposed on a first surface around the opening, and a second conductive pad disposed on a second surface, opposite to the first surface, around the opening. The attaching end of the connecting unit nestles the antenna and passes through the opening of the antenna to cause the first attaching part and the second attaching part to contact with the first conductive pad and the second conductive pad respectively, thereby adjusting a length of conductive circuits between the antenna and the IC card.11-13-2008
20080277482Managing Power and Timing in a Smart Card Device - In some implementations, a mobile device includes a first interface configured to communicably couple to a removable integrated circuit card; a second interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a contactless reader that is external to the mobile device; a communication interface that couples the first interface and the second interface and that is configured to obtain information from an integrated circuit card that is coupled to the first interface in response to receipt by the second interface of an information request from the contactless reader; and a programmable timer that is configured to be started in response to the second interface receiving an information request from the contactless reader, and that is further configured to, upon reaching a programmed value, cause the second interface to transmit the obtained information to the contactless reader.11-13-2008
20080283618Contactless Transmission System and Method for Producing the Same - A contactless transmission system comprises a carrier substrate, an antenna on the carrier substrate, a semiconductor chip and a connecting means on the carrier substrate. In this case, the antenna and the semiconductor chip are fitted to the connecting means such that an electric current flow can take place between the antenna and the semiconductor chip.11-20-2008
20080290176METHODS AND DEVICES WITH A CIRCUIT FOR CARRYING INFORMATION ON A HOST - A band, label or tagging device for carrying identifying information about a person or object. The device includes a circuit host and antenna disposed on different substrates such that the substrates must be bonded together during the manufacturing stage in order to form a workable identification circuit. The bonding medium between the first and second substrates is such that upon an attempt to tamper with or remove the device, the first and second substrates will separate thus separating the circuit host from the antenna and disabling the communication circuit. The communication circuit may also comprise a circuit host with transponder and an antenna placed within the communication range of the transponder. Alternatively, the circuit may comprise two circuit hosts and two transponders placed within communication range of each other thus forming an enhanced ranged communication circuit.11-27-2008
20080302875Communication terminal with contactless IC card system - A communication terminal with a contactless IC card is disclosed. The portable communication apparatus for a contactless transmission, includes a main device having a casing and a socket disposed therein for holding a contactless IC card; a pad set disposed on the casing of the main device; a connecting circuit for electrically connecting the socket to the pad set; and an antenna disposed on the casing, having a contact terminal set covering the pad set for coupling to the contactless IC card via the connecting circuit and transmitting data wirelessly while the contactless IC card is inserted into the socket.12-11-2008
20080302877IC CARD COMPRISING A MAIN DEVICE AND AN ADDITIONAL DEVICE - The IC Card includes a main device having a microprocessor and a memory unit, and an I/O contact pad for a connection between the main device and a read write device, also referred to as a main interconnection. The IC card also includes additional device connectable to the main device via a secondary interconnection including the I/O contact pad, and a switch control for selectively switching between the main interconnection, for a transmission of data between the read write device and the main device, and the secondary interconnection, for a transmission of data between the main device and the additional device.12-11-2008
20080308641SMART CARD WITH SWITCHABLE MATCHING ANTENNA - A smart card having a multi-layer substrate; a transponder module disposed in a first layer of the multi-layer substrate; a first antenna disposed in the first layer of the multi-layer substrate; and a second antenna disposed in a second layer of the multi-layer substrate. A switch and a capacitor in series with the second antenna. The first antenna may be tuned to a different frequency than the second antenna. An RFID chip and antenna in a mold mass disposed in a recess in the first layer of a substrate, behind a hologram disposed on the first layer of the substrate. The switch for the second antenna disposed under the RFID chip. A layer of ferrite material disposed between the hologram and the RFID chip. LEDs disposed behind the hologram.12-18-2008
20080203174Portable terminal - According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a portable terminal which non-contact communicates with an external reader/writer at a specified relative position to the reader/writer, including: a second antenna configured to carry out non-contact communication with a loop shaped first antenna whose arrangement position and size are defined in the external reader/writer; and a magnetic sheet having no magnetic body in a part of a region where the magnetic sheet at least partly overlaps with the first antenna when the portable terminal is at the specified relative position to the external reader/writer.08-28-2008
20080283619IC CARD - An IC card is prevented from falling off readily an electronic device while maintaining the mechanical strength of the IC card. A recess for preventing a memory card from falling off an electronic device is provided at the side of one side of a principal surface of a cap of the memory card which is configured by fitting a memory body in a recess formed on a parts mounting surface of the cap. The bottom of the recess is terminated in the middle of the thickness of the cap. This construction makes it possible to prevent the memory card from falling off readily an electronic device while maintaining the mechanical strength of the memory card.11-20-2008
20080245878IC CARD - Disclosed is a semiconductor device including built-in interface circuits whose operations are selected in response to initialization operation from a host apparatus coupled thereto. In the semiconductor device, a first synchronous interface circuit and a second asynchronous interface circuit using differential signals, share the external terminals of the differential signals (the external differential signal terminals). For example, the semiconductor device adopts an MMC interface circuit as the first interface circuit and a USB interface circuit as the second interface circuit, while keeping the IC card interface function. The semiconductor device selects operations of the adopted interface circuits exclusively. One selection method is to enable an interface operation of the first interface circuit, upon detection of a plurality of edge changes in a clock input from an external clock terminal, which is for initializing the first interface circuit when power supply to the semiconductor device is started.10-09-2008
20080272197MEMORY CARD AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An antenna connection function for a noncontact interface is provided by suppressing a modification in a pin arrangement and a pin shape of a memory card that does not correspond to the noncontact interface. Two antenna connecting pins having the memory card are divided into two areas in which a size of one potential supply pin is the largest and used as a split pin arranged at intervals. Because a size of the two antenna connecting pins is at maximum as large as the size of the potential supply pin, the two antenna connecting pins are provided and the memory card that corresponds to the noncontact interface is obtained by devoting a pin area having the size of the one potential supply pin to the memory card that does not correspond to the noncontact interface. Accordingly, the pin area of the memory card that corresponds to the noncontact interface can be formed without departing from the pin area of the memory card that does not correspond to the noncontact interface.11-06-2008
20080283616Memory Device and Semiconductor Device - It is an object of the present invention to provide an involatile memory device, in which additional writing of data is possible other than in manufacturing steps and forgery and the like due to rewriting can be prevented, and a semiconductor device having the memory device. It is also an object of the present invention to provide an inexpensive involatile memory device and a semiconductor device having high reliability. According to the present invention, a memory device includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and an insulating layer interposed between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, where the first conductive layer has a convex portion.11-20-2008
20080203173RFID TAG AND RFID TAG MANUFACTURING METHOD - A first pad has first and second sub-pads that are connected to each other by a connection section extending in a manner overlapping with a mounted circuit chip and that are connected to two terminals formed at two positions on a diagonal of a lower surface of the circuit chip, respectively. The second pad has third and fourth sub-pads that are connected to each other via a route bypassing the mounted circuit chip and that are connected to two terminals formed at two positions on the other diagonal of the lower surface of the circuit chip, respectively.08-28-2008
20130119142MODULAR VISUAL AND ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION TAG - A modular animal ear tag with both visual identification and RFID identification components, with the visual and RFID identification components being easily mated and subsequently separated to facilitate re-use of either or both such components.05-16-2013
20130119144NON-CONTACT IC TAG - A non-contact IC tag of the present invention includes a first member including an IC chip and a first antenna connected to the IC chip; a second member including a second antenna; and a movement restriction unit that, when the first member is moved to a predetermined position in the second member, restricts a movement of the first member from the predetermined position. The predetermined position is a position where the first antenna and the second antenna are electromagnetically coupled to each other or a position where the first antenna and the second antenna are electrically conducted to each other.05-16-2013
20130119145EAS Tag With Benefit Denial Features - An EAS tag includes a cap component with a tack shaft. The cap component is contoured to engage with a body component. The body component has a clutch for receiving and retaining the tack shaft. The shape of the body component and the cap component, along with the position of the tack shaft, provide an initial resistance to twisting the cap with respect to the body. Both the cap and body components may have additional features which interact or interlock to prevent the cap from being twisted. Additionally, the EAS tag may incorporate a staining agent-based benefit denial system. The EAS tag is further adapted to be reusable after actuation of the benefit denial system, and includes a visual indication of a compartment containing a staining agent to serve as a visual deterrent to shoplifters.05-16-2013
20130119146CARD KEY HAVING FUNCTION OF PERFORMING RADIO COMMUNICATION WITH ON-VEHICLE DEVICE - A card key includes a circuit board and a plate-shaped key body. The circuit board is mounted with electronic parts that configure an electronic circuit for performing radio communication with an on-vehicle device. The key body is mounted with the circuit board which is covered with a resin material. The key body has a principal front surface on the side of which the electronic parts are mounted, and has a main body recess sunk to a predetermined depth level from the principal front surface and a key component accommodating recess further sunk to a level deeper than the main body recess and opened in a bottom surface of the main body recess. The key body forms an outline of the card key together with a sheet body fitted to the main body recess. The key component accommodating portion is formed between the sheet body and the key component accommodating recess.05-16-2013
20130119147METAL-CONTAINING TRANSACTION CARD AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A method of creating a single transaction card is disclosed and comprises embossing the single transaction card within a pocket to form embossed characters on a first surface of the single transaction card, filling the pocket with a fill panel to provide a substantially flush surface on a second surface of the single transaction card, wherein a third surface of the fill panel is in uniform, direct contact with an interior of the pocket. Another method is disclosed for machining a face pocket within a single transaction card and disposing a microchip therein. In various embodiments, a single transaction card is comprised of a continuous metal layer, such as, for example, titanium.05-16-2013
20110266353HIGH TEMPERATURE HIGH PRESSURE TAG - A tag, such as an RFID tag, and system including an RFID tag configured for installation into an object are provided. The tag is configured for use in high temperature and/or high pressure environments such as downhole and subsea applications. The tag includes an electronics module contained within a bead, which is housed in a cavity of a carrier. The bead is surrounded by a protective fluid-like fill material to provide protection to the electronics module and bead and provide fluid-like properties to the electronics module to reduce or eliminate point stresses on the electronics module. The geometry of the tag is such that the entire outline of the tag is contained within the geometry of the object to provide structural protection of the tag.11-03-2011
20100270382PACKAGED RFID IC WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA - A precursor for a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag includes a conductive lead frame with at least three segments, an RFID Integrated Circuit (IC) with at least two antenna terminals, and at least two jumpers. The RFID IC is mounted on at least one of the segments. The antenna terminals are electrically coupled to at least two of the segments, and the jumpers electrically couple the segments such that the coupled segments form a two-turn coil between the antenna terminals of the RFID IC.10-28-2010
20110006120RFID TAG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RFID TAG - An RFID tag includes: a tag main body having a communication antenna, a circuit chip electrically connected to the antenna to perform wireless communication via the antenna, and a tabular sealing member in which the antenna and the circuit chip are enclosed; a print layer formed on a first surface of the tag main body by printing; and a protective film that covers the print layer. The print layer is formed only in a central area of the first surface surrounded by a marginal area of the first surface extending along the outer edge of the first surface. The protective film includes a covering portion that covers the print layer and an adhering portion that lies off the print layer while surrounding the outer edge of the print layer and adheres to the first surface.01-13-2011
20100270383Round cotton module with machine readable tag - In one embodiment, a system for removing a plastic wrap from a cylindrical module includes a conveyor transporting the cylindrical module toward a disperser with the cylindrical axis of the module parallel to the direction of conveyor movement. In another embodiment, the disperser is a travelling head disperser thereby providing relative movement between the modules and the disperser. The direction of the wrap around the module is determined and the cover is removed during rotation of the module, either by unwrapping the plastic or by slitting the plastic and then rotating the module. The equipment used to handle a cylindrical module is moved out of the path of movement of a conventional rectangular module so an installation can handle both rectangular and wrapped cylindrical modules.10-28-2010
20110204148DEVICE HAVING DATA STORAGE - The present invention relates to the field of devices which store data for a period of time. In one form, the invention relates to devices which store data in which the data store is subject to periodic and/or relatively short power outages. In one example, the invention relates to a radio frequency identification (“RFID”) transponder, and more particularly to a RFID transponder that is used in orientation independent applications. Other applications of the present invention are to devices used where supply power is intermittent. In a first aspect of embodiments described herein there is provided a.method of and/or device comprising a memory adapted to store data, a supply of power adapted to provide supply power to the memory, a path of leakage, the leakage path serving, over time, to diminish the integrity of data stored in the memory, and a leakage attenuator adapted to selectively attenuate the rate of leakage.08-25-2011
20110204147SMARTCARD INTERCONNECT - A smart card inlay and method for assembling the same are provided. The method includes attaching a first trace to a substrate, attaching a second trace to the substrate, attaching an antenna wire to the substrate, coupling a first end of the antenna wire to a first area of the first trace, and coupling a second end of the antenna wire to a first area of the second trace. A second area of the first trace and a second area of the second trace are configured to be coupled to an integrated circuit (IC) or IC module, and the first area of the first trace is located away from the second area of the first trace and the first area of the second trace is located away from the second area of the second trace.08-25-2011
20090101721Emergency contact information and identification card - A card utilized as an established method for contacting a decision-making individual or individuals (04-23-2009
20090277967WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a radiating plate, a wireless IC chip, and a feeder circuit board, on which the wireless IC chip is mounted. The feeder circuit board includes a resonant circuit with an inductance element, and the resonant circuit is electromagnetically coupled with the radiating plate. The wireless IC chip is interposed between the radiating plate and the feeder circuit board.11-12-2009
20120267438WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a cutout portion having no aluminum-deposited film that is provided at an end of an article package made of an aluminum-deposited laminated film, and an electromagnetic coupling module is provided at the cutout portion. The electromagnetic coupling module and the aluminum-deposited film of the package define a wireless IC device. A loop electrode, which is a magnetic field transmission auxiliary radiator of the electromagnetic coupling module, is coupled to the aluminum-deposited film of the package. Thus, the article package functions as a radiator of an antenna.10-25-2012
20090184166THIN SMART CARD MODULE HAVING STRAP ON CARRIER - A Smart Card module with flip-assembled chip (07-23-2009
20090140054PERSONALISATION OF PORTABLE DATA SUPPORTS - For personalizing a portable data carrier (06-04-2009
20090014541User-operable actuation device employing an updateable electronic-ink display label - A user-operable actuation device for use in a system. The user-operable actuation device includes a user-operable component supported within a support structure, and operated by the user, and also has an electronic-ink display label. An activation module is provided for transmitting electromagnetic data signals to the electronic-ink display label so as to provide instructions for use in the determinating of graphic indicia to be displayed on the electronic-ink display label. Each electronic-ink display label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink display label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink display label displays graphical indicia representing information representative of one or more symbols associated with the operation of the user-operable component within the system.01-15-2009
20110220725SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device which may be used as an ID chip and data may be rewritten only one time. In addition, a semiconductor device may be used as an ID chip and data may be written except when manufacturing the chip. The invention has a modulating circuit, a demodulating circuit, a logic circuit, a memory circuit, and an antenna circuit over an insulating substrate. The modulating circuit and the demodulating circuit are electrically connected to an antenna circuit, the demodulating circuit is connected to the logic circuit, the memory circuit stores an output signal of the logic circuit, and the memory circuit is a fuse memory circuit using a fuse element.09-15-2011
20110220727RFID Tag Antenna and RFID Tag - The present invention relates to a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna and an RFID tag, in which a connection part where a radiator dipole and a T-junction are connected has a branch structure, so that an electric current can be induced in the T-junction and the radiator dipole by the branch structure, and the amount of the electric current induced in the radiator dipole can be adjusted to thereby control impedance of the RFID tag antenna in detail. The RFID tag antenna includes: a substrate; a radiator dipole symmetrically printed on the substrate in a form of meanders; and a T-junction formed between the symmetrical radiator dipoles, formed integrally with each end part of the symmetrical radiator dipoles and performing impedance matching between the radiator dipole and an RFID tag chip, wherein a connection part where the symmetrical radiator dipole and the T-junction are connected has a branch structure.09-15-2011
20090014543INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SYSTEM WITH ANTENNA - A system for manufacturing an integrated circuit system having a substrate with a integrated circuit device. A first pad is formed on the substrate and connected to the integrated circuit device. A first dielectric layer is formed over the substrate and the first pad, with the first dielectric layer having an opening provided therein exposing the first pad. An upper redistribution layer is formed over the first dielectric layer. A portion of the upper redistribution layer is formed into an antenna with the antenna connected to the first pad. A second dielectric layer is formed over the first dielectric layer and over the antenna.01-15-2009
20120067964APPARATUS FOR SECURE FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.03-22-2012
20120067963Apparatus and Process Including Radio Frequency Identification Devices - Disclosed are RFID tags and methods of the manufacture thereof. RFID tags may generally include a backing substrate, a covering substrate, a RFID device positioned therebetween and indelible identification indicia defined on the backing substrate and/or the cover substrate. Methods of manufacture may include molding the substrate(s) with indelible identification indicia, positioning the RFID device between two substrates, orienting the indicia the indicia outwardly away from the RFID device and adhering the substrates so as to secure the RFID device therebetween.03-22-2012
20120067962FOLDED SHEET ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A folded sheet article comprising a sheet material having a first set of folds defining segments of the sheet material and an electrically conductive pattern on a segment of the sheet material that does not extend across a fold in an unfolded state.03-22-2012
20120067961SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION CIRCUITRY INTO FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS - Systems and methods for integrating RFID circuitry into flexible circuits are provided. An RFID integrated circuit can be embedded within a dielectric layer of a flexible circuit or between a dielectric layer and a conductive layer of the flexible circuit. Additionally or alternatively, an RFID antenna may be integrated into a conductive layer of the flexible circuit. Alternatively, both the integrated circuit and antenna of RFID circuitry may be provided off of the flexible circuit but an RFID connector coupling the integrated circuit and antenna may be integrated into the flexible circuit.03-22-2012
20090014539Electronic-ink based information organizing device employing an activator module mounted beneath the surface of an electronic-ink display structure - An electronic-ink based information organizing device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, data, including information and graphical input data provided by a user by way of an activator module. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with the storage element. The activator module is mounted beneath the surface of the addressable display assembly to (i) determine graphical indicia to be selected and/or displayed on the addressable display assembly, (ii) allow graphical indicia being displayed on the addressable display assembly, to be modified in real-time by a user of the device, and (iii) allow graphical indicia to be displayed on the addressable display assembly while graphical input data is being provided to the programmed processor by said activator module, so that the user is enabled to write and/or draw on the surface of the addressable display assembly while graphical indicia is being displayed thereon.01-15-2009
20090014531Remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device employing an electronic-ink layer integrated within a stacked architecture - A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power structure, operably connected to the integrated circuit structure, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit structure, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote activator module by the antenna structure and the signal receiving structure. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The antenna structure, integrated circuit structure, signal transmitting structure, signal receiving structure, on-board battery power structure are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked construction.01-15-2009
20090014530Electronic-ink based display device employing an electronic-ink layer integrated within a stacked architecture - An electronic-ink based display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to a remote transceiver module. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power structure, operably connected to the integrated circuit structure, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit structure, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote transceiver module by the antenna structure and the signal receiving structure. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The antenna structure, integrated circuit structure, signal transmitting structure, signal receiving structure, on-board battery power structure are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked construction.01-15-2009
20090014528Remotely-alterable radio-frequency (RF) powered electronic display label employing an electronic ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture - A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display label employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The display label includes an integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and a data antenna layer. A signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the data antenna layer to a remote activator module. A signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the data antenna layer. A power antenna layer, operably connected to a power converter, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, for converting received RF-power signals into electrical power signals and storing electrical charge for solely powering the programmed processor to process instructions and data to determine the graphical indicia to be displayed by the addressable display assembly and activate the addressable display assembly to display the determined graphical indicia. The data antenna layer, power antenna layer, integrated circuit layer, signal transmitting layer, and signal receiving layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display label having a stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20090050702PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An IC card stores history information indicating information relating to a command executed for each logical channel in a storage portion and determines the validity of the command based on history information of a logical channel specified by the command stored in the storage portion when the command is supplied from an external device, performs a process corresponding to the command when the validity of the command is determined, and stores information relating to the executed command in the storage portion as history information of the logical channel.02-26-2009
20090206165CONTACTLESS CHIP MODULE, CONTACTLESS DEVICE, CONTACTLESS SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION - A contactless chip module including a power supply, adapted to supply the contactless chip module with power obtained from an electromagnetic field; a first receiver adapted to receive an actively modulated signal; and a second receiver adapted to receive a passively modulated signal contained in the electromagnetic field.08-20-2009
20090206163Game Card without Semiconductor Chip - Trading cards (08-20-2009
20090200383ACTIVELY REGULATED MODULATION INDEX FOR CONTACTLESS IC DEVICES - A contactless IC device including a detection circuit configured to detect a carrier wave that has been amplitude shift-keying (ASK) modulated with digital data and a shunt circuit configured to regulate the carrier wave to a predetermined voltage level.08-13-2009
20090321531RFID Tag - In order to improve an RFID tag, the same is provided with a textile layer that is subdivided into two sections along a folding line. The first section is embodied as a design tag while the second section is folded over the first section, is configured as a transponder tag, and comprises an incorporated or applied antenna that is connected to a chip.12-31-2009
20110220722RFID TAG ANTENNA AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - An exemplary radio frequency identification tag antenna includes a substrate and a patterned carbon nanotube layer. The patterned carbon nanotube layer is formed on the substrate. The carbon nanotube layer consists of a number of carbon nanotube segments. The carbon nanotube segments are connected end-to-end and well aligned. Each carbon nanotube segment includes a number of carbon nanotubes substantially parallel to each other.09-15-2011
20110220723RFID DEVICE HAVING LOW-LOSS BARIUM-BASED CERAMIC OXIDE - An RFID chip is embedded in a device having a body that includes a low-dielectric loss material including at least one of barium stannate, barium cerate, barium tungstate and barium molybdate.09-15-2011
20090057414Method of Producing a Contactless Microelectronic Device, Such as for an Electronic Passport - A method of manufacturing a microelectronic device with contactless operation, mainly for electronic passports. An antenna is made on a thin, flexible substrate. A perforated sheet that is thin and calibrated, and that has at least one cavity in its thickness, is placed on the substrate. A microelectronic chip is placed in each cavity of the perforated sheet and the output contacts of the microelectronic chip are connected to corresponding terminals of the antenna. The microelectronic chip is protected by sealing off the cavity that contains the chip. The method is particularly adapted for manufacturing electronic radiofrequency identification devices, in particular for electronic passports.03-05-2009
20110220724RFID TAG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An RFID tag prevents reduction of communication characteristics due to mutual interference of RFID tags and enables to collectively read plural densely arranged RFID tags by a reader apparatus even when the plural RFID tags are in a densely arranged state. The RFID tag of the present invention is an RFID tag having an IC chip and a first antenna connected to the IC chip, provided with an impedance matching circuit for performing impedance matching between the IC chip and the first antenna, and arranged by stacking a conductor to cover the impedance matching circuit via an insulator base material.09-15-2011
20090057417IC CARD - The present invention realizes a card on which a secure IC chip (a first semiconductor chip) that operates on both of a high power source voltage and a low power source voltage, and a nonvolatile semiconductor storage chip that operates on the lower power source voltage are mounted. Means for operating the card without exerting an adverse influence of the nonvolatile semiconductor storage chip when the high power source voltage is supplied is realized. A card has a voltage supply interrupting unit which is coupled to a power source terminal to which a first power source voltage and a second power source voltage higher than the first power source voltage are supplied, and a grounding terminal to which a grounding voltage is supplied. The voltage supply interrupting unit, when the first power source voltage is supplied, supplies voltage to a nonvolatile semiconductor storage chip and, when the second power source voltage is supplied, stops supplying the voltage to the nonvolatile semiconductor storage chip.03-05-2009
20090057418Semiconductor device - A semiconductor device is provided, which includes an antenna, a first circuit (a boosting circuit), a second circuit (a reference voltage supply circuit), and a third circuit (a voltage comparison circuit). The first circuit is electrically connected to the antenna, and includes at least a first charge pump, a second charge pump, and a first switch disposed between the first charge pump and the second charge pump. The second circuit is configured to generate a reference voltage in accordance with a first output voltage supplied from the first charge pump. The third circuit is configured to compare the reference voltage, the first output voltage, and a second output voltage supplied from the second charge pump.03-05-2009
20090057416Semiconductor device - An object of the present invention is to achieve a wireless chip with high reliability, a small chip area, and low power consumption, where voltage that is generated inside is prevented from excessively increasing also in a strong magnetic field such as in the case of approaching an antenna. A resonant circuit including a MOS capacitor element that has a predetermined threshold voltage is used to achieve a wireless chip. This allows a parameter of the resonant circuit to be prevented from changing in the case where the voltage amplitude exceeds a predetermined value in a strong magnetic field so that the wireless chip can be kept far away from the resonant condition. Accordingly, generation of excessive voltage is allowed to be prevented without the use of a limiter circuit or a constant voltage generation circuit.03-05-2009
20090057415Method for Making Objects which can be Read Electromagnetically - The invention relates to a marking electromagnetically readable from a substrate, a method for producing such a marking, and a memory medium. The marking comprises first areas on a substrate at a distance to each, which comprise at least one electrically conductive material and the electrical conductivity of which is greater than a defined threshold value, and second areas arranged between the first areas, the electrical conductivity of which second areas is less than or equal to the said threshold value. According to the invention, at least two first areas differ substantially from each other in electrical conductivity. With the aid of the invention it is possible to create a marking, the amount of information contained in which is many times that contained in previous electrical markings.03-05-2009
20100200663METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In the present application, is disclosed a method of manufacturing a flexible semiconductor device having an excellent reliability and tolerance to the loading of external pressure. The method includes the steps of: forming a separation layer over a substrate having an insulating surface; forming an element layer including a semiconductor element comprising a non-single crystal semiconductor layer, over the separation layer; forming an organic resin layer over the element layer; providing a fibrous body formed of an organic compound or an inorganic compound on the organic resin layer; heating the organic resin layer; and separating the element layer from the separation layer. This method allows the formation of a flexible semiconductor device having a sealing layer in which the fibrous body is impregnated with the organic resin.08-12-2010
20100200661ELECTRONIC INTERFACE APPARATUS AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A method for manufacture of an electronic interface card (08-12-2010
20090084858Method For Making A Secure Personal Card And Its Working Process - Method for producing a secure personal card and its working process using an electronic card or intelligent card or smart card or microchip card or microprocessor card, of the type in the form of a card with electric contacts (04-02-2009
20110139881APPARATUSES AND METHODS RELATING TO RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAGS - An apparatus comprising: an assembly of components; a battery that is not part of the assembly of components and is configured for assembly by a user of the apparatus with the assembly of components; and a radio frequency identification tag arranged to have operational characteristics automatically dependent upon whether the battery is assembled with the assembly of components, wherein the apparatus has a first configuration in which the battery is not assembled with the assembly of components and the radio frequency identification tag is fully operational and the apparatus has a second configuration in which the battery is assembled with the assembly of components and the radio frequency identification tag is not fully operational.06-16-2011
20110139879Electronic Component Suitable for Detecting Attacks by Delivering Energy - The electronic component comprises: reference-obtaining means for obtaining a physical magnitude referred to as a reference magnitude, which magnitude is dynamically adjustable and representative of the expected activity of said component; comparator means suitable for comparing said reference magnitude with a magnitude of the same type representative of the real activity of said component; and detector means suitable for detecting an attack as a function of the result of said comparison.06-16-2011
20110139877Radio Frequency Identification Tag for Use on Metal Objects - An RFID tag comprises a magnetic core, a wire wrapped around the core, and an integrated circuit electrically connected to the wire. A metal sleeve has an open first end and an open second end opposing the first end. The sleeve further has at least one impediment to the flow of eddy currents, such as a slit, formed between the first and the second ends. An encapsulating/potting material is used to fix the wire wrapped core and the circuit within the sleeve. A method of making such an RFID tag is also disclosed.06-16-2011
20090101722CONTACTLESS IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - A contactless identification device includes a flat conducting structure as an electromagnetic sensor or transducer. An electromagnetic sensor architecture is suitable for all applications where contactless or hybrid cards are of advantage: high volume paying and toll applications (public transportation, public sport events, person and good identification, access to controlled areas, control of shipment of goods, handling of luggage, product control in chain production environments), etc. The contact-less identification device has had its performance enhanced by the use of space-filling techniques in the design of its electromagnetic sensor and by the use of a planar capacitor in conjunction with said flat conducting structure.04-23-2009
20090014540Electronic-ink based writing/drawing and display device employing and activator module mounted beneath the surface of an electronic-ink display structure - An electronic-ink based writing/drawing and display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, including graphical input data provided by an activator module. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with the storage element. The activator module is mounted beneath the surface of the addressable display assembly to (i) determine graphical indicia to be selected and/or displayed on the addressable display assembly, (ii) allow graphical indicia being displayed on the addressable display assembly, to be modified in real-time by a user of the device, and (iii) allow graphical indicia to be displayed on the addressable display assembly while graphical input data is being provided to the programmed processor by said activator module, so that the user is enabled to write and/or draw on the surface of the addressable display assembly while graphical indicia is being displayed thereon.01-15-2009
20090014533Remotely-alterable electronic display device employing an electronic-ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture - A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power layer, operably connected to the integrated circuit layer, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote activator module by the antenna layer and the signal receiving layer. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The antenna layer, integrated circuit layer, signal transmitting layer, signal receiving layer, on-board battery power layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20110139880WIRELESS CHIP - The invention provides a wireless chip which can secure the safety of consumers while being small in size, favorable in communication property, and inexpensive, and the invention also provides an application thereof. Further, the invention provides a wireless chip which can be recycled after being used for managing the manufacture, circulation, and retail. A wireless chip includes a layer including a semiconductor element, and an antenna. The antenna includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a dielectric layer sandwiched between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, and has a spherical shape, an ovoid shape, an oval spherical shape like a go stone, an oval spherical shape like a rugby ball, or a disc shape, or has a cylindrical shape or a polygonal prism shape in which an outer edge portion thereof has a curved surface.06-16-2011
20110139878CONTACTLESS OBJECT WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONNECTED TO CIRCUIT TERMINALS BY CAPACITIVE COUPLIING - The invention relates to integrated circuits (06-16-2011
20090014527ASK-026 - The invention concerns a method for connecting an electronic chip (01-15-2009
20090014532Electronic-ink based display system employing a plurality of RF-based activator modules in wireless communication with a plurality of remotely-updateable electronic display devices, each employing an electronic ink layer integrated within a stacked architecture - An electronic-ink based display system for displaying graphical indicia within the space of a physical environment. The system includes a plurality of RF-based activator modules installed within the space of the physical environment, and a plurality of remotely-updateable electronic display devices installed within the space of the physical environment. Each RF-based activator module sends and transmits electromagnetic signals within the space of the physical environment. Each remotely-updated electronic display device employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power structure, operably connected to the integrated circuit structure, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit structure. The antenna structure, integrated circuit structure, signal transmitting structure, signal receiving structure, on-board battery power structure are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked construction.01-15-2009
20090014529Remotely-alterable wireless electronic dislay device employing an electronic ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture, including an activation grid matrix layer and transmitting and receiving antenna layers - A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power layer, operably connected to the integrated circuit layer, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote activator module by the antenna layer and the signal receiving layer. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The antenna layer, integrated circuit layer, signal transmitting layer, signal receiving layer, on-board battery power layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20090200382Combi-Card and Method for Making the Same - The present invention relates to a combi-card which can be used in a contact-type or noncontact-type fashion and a method for manufacturing the same. More particularly, this invention relates to a combi-card and a method for making the same, in which an inlay layer on which an antenna terminal made of a coil or conductive fiber is formed and a COB (chip on board) on which ACF (anisotropic conductor film) is applied, are pre-treated by a heating head and the like, the COB is attached to an antenna coil insertion layer, and an upper printing sheet with a protection film, and a lower printing sheet with a protection film, which are cut out to be suitable for the COB shape, are stacked to construct a combi-card.08-13-2009
20090230196RFID TAG AND METHOD OF FABRICATING AN RFID TAG - An RFID tag (09-17-2009
20090242646Personal identification card comprising a two-dimensional image of the user - The invention relates to a personal identification card of the type that is used to identify the holder in order for same to gain access to digital signature services, banking services, mobile telephone services, buildings, public transport, shops or similar or in the future Spanish electronic ID card (DNI Electrónico). More specifically, the invention relates to a personal identification card, preferably a smart card or simply a card comprising a magnetic strip or a built-in chip, which is equipped with at least two different visible images of the person associated with the card, said images being disposed essentially in the same area of at least one of the faces of the card. The invention can be visually inspected in order to verify whether or not the card belongs to the holder.10-01-2009
20090101720MANUFACTURING SYSTEM TO PRODUCE CONTACTLESS DEVICES WITH SWITCHES - A contactless device comprises circuitry storing information, a switch having a first position and a second position, and a fusible link. When the fusible link is intact, wireless reading and writing of the information is enabled regardless of the position of the switch. When the fusible link has been parted, wireless reading of the information is enabled when the switch is in the first position, and wireless reading of the information is disabled when the switch is in the second position. The contactless device may be placed in a non-responsive state, and transformed to a responsive state by parting a second fusible link, or by transmitting an authenticating code to the device. The contactless device may be a card, or some other kind of device.04-23-2009
20090095818Wireless Devices Including Printed Integrated Circuitry and Methods for Manufacturing and Using the Same - Printed integrated circuitry and attached antenna and/or inductor for sensors, electronic article surveillance (EAS), radio frequency (RF) and/or RF identification (RFID) tags and devices, and methods for its manufacture. The tag generally includes printed integrated circuitry on one carrier and an antenna and/or inductor on another carrier, the integrated circuitry being electrically coupled to the antenna and/or inductor. The method of manufacture generally includes of printing an integrated circuit having a plurality of first pads on a carrier, forming an antenna and/or inductor having a plurality of second pads on a substrate, and attaching at least two of the first pads of the printed integrated circuit to corresponding second pads of the antenna and/or inductor. The present invention advantageously provides a low cost RFID tag capable of operating at MHz frequencies that can be manufactured in a shorter time period than conventional RFID tags that manufacture all active electrical devices on a conventional wafer.04-16-2009
20090250522Method and Material for Manufacturing Electrically Conductive Patterns, Including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Antennas - A method of making an electrically conductive patterned film (10-08-2009
20100038432Transponder Inlay for a Document for Personal Identification and a Method for Producing a Transponder Inlay - A transponder inlay for a document for personal identification having a transponder substrate, for arrangement of a transponder unit comprising a chip and an antenna, a covering layer, an adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer is arranged between the transponder substrate and the covering layer, wherein the transponder substrate has a cutout and the adhesive layer extends at least partly into the cutout.02-18-2010
20090242647RFID CARD USING KOREA PAPER AND THE MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides an RFID card using Korean paper and a method of manufacturing the same. The RFID card has a base sheet provided with a chip accommodation portion in which an RFID chip is accommodated, protective sheets stacked on top and bottom surfaces of the base sheet, and transparent film sheets stacked on outside surfaces of the protective sheets and provided with advertisements. The base sheet is made of strawboard that is manufactured by breaking the bark of a paper mulberry tree and straw into pieces and mixing them together. The protective sheet is made of oiled floor paper that is manufactured by coating Korean paper with perilla oil. The transparent film sheets are made of Chinese drawing paper that is manufactured using paper mulberry as raw material. The loop antenna is printed on the strawboard in conductive ink, and is connected to the RFID chip.10-01-2009
20090242648APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INITIALIZING AN IC CARD - An apparatus for storing initialization data in an IC Card, including a non-volatile memory, whereto the initialization data is addressed, and a plurality of pins including pins for connecting the apparatus and at least one I/O pin for receiving the initialization data, the apparatus includes an initialization card. The initialization Card includes a respective non-volatile memory unit, wherein the initialization data is stored, and the plurality of pins including the I/O pin and the pins for connecting the apparatus. The I/O pin of the initialization Card is connected to a respective I/O pin of the apparatus for receiving an initialization signal. A connection from at least a predetermined pin of the initialization Card to the at least one pin of the IC Card is provided for transmitting the initialization data from the initialization Card to the IC Card, upon reception of the initialization signal.10-01-2009
20090255995Semiconductor device and wireless communication system - Among transistors used in an analog circuit portion of the semiconductor device, particularly in a high frequency circuit, a power supply circuit, and a data demodulation circuit, and transistors used in a digital circuit portion (logic circuit portion), a gate length of a transistor in the analog circuit portion is not less than a gate length of a transistor in the digital circuit portion. As a result, when an excess voltage is supplied, voltage in the analog circuit with a long gate length is suppressed to prevent the damage of elements such as transistors in the digital circuit portion to which a signal is inputted from the analog circuit.10-15-2009
20090261173SECURITIES, CHIP MOUNTING PRODUCT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The invention provides an ID chip with reduced cost, increased impact resistance and attractive design, as well as products and the like mounting the ID chip and a manufacturing method thereof. In view of the foregoing, an integrated circuit having a semiconductor film with a thickness of 0.2 μm or less is mounted on securities including bills, belongings, containers of food and drink, and the like (hereinafter referred to as products and the like). The ID chip of the invention can be reduced in cost and increased in impact resistance as compared with a chip formed over a silicon wafer while maintaining an attractive design.10-22-2009
20120193433ELECTROMAGNETIC IDENTIFICATION (EMID) SECURITY TAG - A method of manufacturing a surveillance article has the step of providing a first security element comprising an electromagnetic strip. The first security element provides a first functionality of the surveillance article. The method then connects a second security element to the electromagnetic strip and the second security element provides a second functionality that is different than the first functionality. The second security element comprises a radiofrequency identification device to provide the surveillance article.08-02-2012
20120193436DUAL-INTERFACE SMART CARD - A dual-interface smart card comprises an integrated circuit (IC) module coupled to a plastic card body. The IC module includes multiple downwardly facing, externally exposed contact pads that are electrically coupled to corresponding externally exposed sections of a radio frequency (RF) antenna incorporated into the card body. Each contact pad is electrically connected to the RF antenna by a pair of opposing, stapled-shaped, conductive elements, with one conductive element being permanently welded to the contact pad and the other permanently welded to the antenna. Each conductive element includes a pair of resilient spring arms that maintain electrical connection between the contact pad and the antenna even upon movement of the IC module relative to the card body. To provide further redundancy of connection between each contact pad and the antenna, the resilient spring arms of the opposing conductive elements are encapsulated with a supply of conductive filler material.08-02-2012
20120104104CIRCUIT BOARD WITH INTEGRATED RFID MICROCHIP - The present disclosure relates to a circuit board including a supporting material and having conductive tracks on a top surface, wherein the circuit board has a recess in the supporting material, which opens into a lateral surface adjoining the top surface and into which an RFID microchip is inserted.05-03-2012
20120104103INTEGRATED PCB UHF RFID MATCHING NETWORK/ANTENNA - A matching network is integrated into a multilayer printed circuit board containing an RFID integrated circuit to provide both an antenna and a matching network for the RFID integrated circuit in the ultra high frequency regime.05-03-2012
20100147959RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFIER TAG AND METHOD OF FABRICATION - Disclosed is a radio frequency identifier tag having a microchip with first and second contact nodes, an antenna formed by a conductive line connected between the first and second contact nodes, and first and second conductive line segments connected in parallel and to the first and second contact nodes to form a tail capacitance modifying the antenna capacitance.06-17-2010
20100147958METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DEVICE COMPRISING A TRANSPONDER ANTENNA CONNECTED TO CONTACT PADS AND DEVICE OBTAINED - A method for producing a device having a transponder antenna connected to contact pads. An antenna with terminal connections is provided in contact with a substrate. The contact pads are placed on the substrate and connected to the terminal sections of the antenna. The connection is produced by means of a soldering by introducing energy between the pads and the terminal sections. The pads are placed such as to provide a surface facing an antenna terminal connection section. The section is arranged on the substrate and the soldering energy is directly applied to the pads. The invention also relates to the device obtained.06-17-2010
20080314993RFID tag, RFID-tag antenna, RFID-tag antenna sheet, and method of manufacturing RFID tag - A radio-frequency-identification tag antenna includes a film base, a plurality of antenna patterns for transmission and reception, which is formed in parallel on the film base, and a cut line that is formed on the film base between adjacent antenna patterns along the antenna patterns from an inside to an outer edge of the film base. A part of the film base on which the antenna patterns are formed is folded or bent in a predetermined direction using the cut line.12-25-2008
20080314989Document Having an Integrated Contactless Resonator Electronic Device - A support (12-25-2008
20100258639REMOVABLE CARD FOR A CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION, ITS UTILIZATION AND THE METHOD OF PRODUCTION. - Removable card for a contactless communication contains an antenna (10-14-2010
20100012733Identification band using a conductive fastening for enhanced security and functionality - An identification device formed from a band of material and a non-reusable tamper-resistant fastening arranged to join opposite end regions of the band. A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponder is disposed in the band. The transponder includes and RFID circuit, such as may be formed on an integrated circuit (IC) chip, and an antenna. In the present invention, the tamper-resistant fastening serves additional functions beyond securing the opposite end regions of the band together. Namely, the fastening can be made of a conductive material and designed to create electrical continuity between multiple conductors to enable or disable certain circuit functionality. In one variation, this continuity allows the excess tail portion of the wristband to be cut without disrupting circuit functionality. In another variation, the fastening mechanism is designed to crimp conductors together. In yet another embodiment, the RFID circuit itself is wholly or partially formed within the fastening mechanism to better protect and support the circuit, as well as to make it more difficult to defeat the tamper-resistant functionality of the device.01-21-2010
20100187317SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - The present invention is to provide a semiconductor device that achieves high mechanical strength without reducing the circuit scale and that can prevent the data from being forged and altered illegally while suppressing the cost. The present invention discloses a semiconductor device typified by an ID chip that is formed from a semiconductor thin film including a first region with high crystallinity and a second region with the crystallinity inferior to the first region. Specifically, a TFT (thin film transistor) of a circuit requiring high-speed operation is formed by using the first region and a memory element for an identifying ROM is formed by using the second region.07-29-2010
20100176203METHOD FOR GENERATING A PROFILE FOR THE PERSONALISATION OF AN ELECTRONIC ENTITY AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM - A method for generating a profile for the personalization of an electronic entity, includes the following steps: selection (E07-15-2010
20100258637BANK CARD WITH A USER ACTUATABLE SWITCH - The electronic card (10-14-2010
20120241521RFID TAG ANTENNA - Disclosed are a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and an RFID tag antenna thereof. The RFID tag antenna includes an antenna pattern which includes: a chip matching pattern which is disposed at a middle portion of the tag antenna, forms a closed loop, and is electrically connected to a chip; a first ejector pattern which is connected to a first side of the chip matching pattern; and a second ejector pattern which is connected to a second side of the chip matching pattern, wherein the first and second ejector patterns are symmetric with respect to the chip matching pattern, and the chip matching pattern includes a gap in the closed loop.09-27-2012
20090314841IC CARD AND AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING METHOD IN IC CARD - An IC card has a CPU which performs various operation processing, a data memory which stores internal data, and a working memory which stores the results of the processing. The CPU performs first operation processing on the internal data stored in the data memory and predetermined data for conversion, stores data for collation obtained by the first operation processing on the internal data and the data for conversion in a working memory, performs second operation processing corresponding to the first operation processing on external data received from the external device and the data for collation stored in the working memory, and collates data obtained by the second operation processing with the data for conversion.12-24-2009
20090314840Real-time card credit limit on card plastic - A system, method and credit card configured to display a current card balance on the credit card. The credit card receives a balance request from a button on the card. After retrieving the current card balance encoded on the credit card, the card displays the current card balance. Remote terminals may be configured to support the real-time display of a balance on a credit card by writing the current balance to the card after a payment transaction has occurred.12-24-2009
20100012732INSTALLING A PATCH IN A SMART CARD MODULE - In a method for installing a patch in a smart card module, a loading routine is used to load a pseudo application containing the patch into the smart card module. An installation routine contained in the pseudo application is called, with the installation routine notifying a patch routine contained in the system programs of the smart card module of the patch to install the patch in a location outside the pseudo application. The technique can be used to install the patch in the field and requires only little effort and only few modifications to existing components and structures.01-21-2010
20080210762Semiconductor device and power receiving device - An object is to provide a semiconductor device that is capable of wireless communication, such as an RFID tag, which can transmit and receive individual information without checking remaining capacity of a battery or changing batteries due to deterioration with time in the battery for a drive power supply voltage, and maintain a favorable a transmission/reception state even when electric power of an electromagnetic wave from a reader/writer is not sufficient. The semiconductor device includes a signal processing circuit, a first antenna circuit connected to the signal processing circuit, an antenna circuit group, a rectifier circuit group and a battery connected to the signal processing circuit. The first antenna circuit transmits and receives a signal for transmitting data stored in the signal processing circuit and drives a power supply circuit, and each antenna circuit of the antenna circuit group receives a signal for charging the battery and includes an antenna which has a different corresponding frequency.09-04-2008
20100176207SIM CARD IC MODULE AND SIM CARD - The invention provides a SIM card IC module and a SIM card having a small antenna gain change. A SIM card 07-15-2010
20100176205CHIP CARD WITH DUAL COMMUNICATION INTERFACE - The invention relates to a chip card with a dual contact and contactless communication interface, including a microelectronic module (07-15-2010
20100176204IC CHIP - An IC chip comprises a carrier, a memory unit and a contact unit. The carrier has two opposite ends. The memory unit is mounted on one end of the carrier and has multiple parallel memory terminals. The contact unit is mounted on the other end of the carrier and has multiple contact terminals The contact terminal connects to a contact IC smart card.07-15-2010
20100155492BADGE WITH RFID DEVICE - An identification or security badge has a radio frequency identification (RFID) device that is on a flexible substrate of the badge. A first part of the flexible substrate, including a first part of an antenna of the RFID device, overlaps a second part of the substrate that contains a second part of the antenna, with the parts physically separated from one another. A holder of the badge may be mechanically coupled to the flexible substrate to provide the separation between the substrate parts. The holder may hold ends of the flexible substrate with clips, so that at least one part of the substrate has a curved or bowed (arcuate) shape that separates it from another part of the substrate. The separation of different antenna parts from each other means that at least part of the antenna is spaced away from a wearer of the badge.06-24-2010
20100213264METHOD FOR RFID TAGGING - An RFID tag to be attached to an item, and a method. The tag comprises an antenna and an integrated circuit. The RFID tag further comprises a substrate on which the antenna is attached. The substrate is construed to form a stand-off relation between the item and the antenna when buried inside of the material of the item.08-26-2010
20100276499TRANSACTION PRODUCT WITH REMOVABLE ARTICLES - A transaction product includes a housing, a tray, one or more articles and an account identifier. The tray is selectively maintained within and readily removable from the housing. The one or more articles are selectively maintained by the tray, and each of the one more articles are readily removable from the tray. The account identifier is associated with the housing and links the transaction product to an account or record having a value configured to be used toward one or more of a purchase and a use of goods or services. Other products, cards, assemblies and associated methods are also disclosed.11-04-2010
20100276498RFID SYSTEM WITH RF BUS - A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes an RFID reader, an RFID tag, and a network connection module. The RFID reader includes a reader radio frequency (RF) bus transceiver. The network connection module includes a network connection RF bus transceiver, wherein the reader RF bus transceiver exchanges at least one of inbound RFID data and outbound RFID data with the network RF bus transceiver via an RF bus.11-04-2010
20100213265CONTACTLESS DEVICE WITH MINIATURIZED ANTENNA - A contactless device includes a miniaturized antenna. The antenna includes an inductive coupling element that presents a field coupling surface area to couple to a magnetic field. The inductive element may be made of layers where conductive loops are formed parallel to the layers or perpendicular to the layers. When conductive loops are formed perpendicular to the layers, the effective field coupling surface area is increased. The inductive element is positioned on an outside edge of a memory card compatible device with the field coupling surface area perpendicular to the card.08-26-2010
20100237152WIRELESS IC DEVICE - An article package formed from, for example, an aluminum-evaporated laminated film includes a cut-out section, which has no aluminum-evaporated layer, in an edge. An electromagnetic-coupling module is disposed in the cut-out section. A wireless IC device is constituted by the electromagnetic-coupling module and an aluminum-evaporated layer of the package. A magnetic-field antenna of the electromagnetic-coupling module is coupled to the aluminum-evaporated layer of the package. The whole of the article package acts as a radiator of the antenna.09-23-2010
20100243744Semiconductor Device - An object is to provide a semiconductor device which operates stably even when the communication distance between a reader/writer and a non-contact data carrier is largely changed. A protection circuit is provided in the non-contact data carrier, and an operating state and a non-operating state of the protection circuit are switched depending on the communication distance between the reader/writer and the non-contact data carrier. The operating point at which the operating state and the non-operating state of the protection circuit are switched is different between the case where input voltage of the protection circuit is low in an initial state and then gradually raised and the case where input voltage of the protection circuit is high in an initial state and then gradually lowered.09-30-2010
20120193435SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to prevent electrical characteristics of circuit elements from being adversely affected by copper diffusion in a semiconductor device having an integrated circuit and an antenna formed over one substrate, which uses copper plating for the antenna. Another object is to prevent a defect of a semiconductor device due to poor connection between an antenna and an integrated circuit in a semiconductor device having the integrated circuit and the antenna formed over one substrate. In a semiconductor device having an integrated circuit 08-02-2012
20120193434MOBILE WALLET WITH MANAGED ACTIVE AND PASSIVE PAYMENT TECHNOLOGY - Embodiments of the invention are directed to apparatus, methods, and computer program products for allowing a user to make a payment at a payment terminal via a mobile device regardless of whether a power source in a mobile device is present or active. An active module of a mobile device enables a user to make a contactless payment via a mobile device when a power source in a mobile device is present and active. A passive module of a mobile device enables a user to make a contactless payment via a mobile device when a power source in a mobile device is either not present or not active. The passive module is configured to receive power from an electromagnetic field generated by a payment terminal. The mobile device is configured to manage the active and passive payment technologies by automatically activating the passive payment technology when a power source in the mobile device is not present or active.08-02-2012
20120241524ACTIVATION AND INDICATION OF AN RF FIELD ON A DEVICE INCLUDING A CHIP - A device includes a main antenna suitable for capturing and transmitting an RF signal, at least one chip containing information and configured to transmit the information via the main antenna in response to an excitation of an external RF signal, and a mechanism for activating and deactivating the main antenna. The device further includes a detection circuit for detecting the presence of the external RF signal, and an indicator circuit, which is connected to the detection circuit so as to indicate the presence.09-27-2012
20120241522EAS TAG WITH TWIST PREVENTION FEATURES - An EAS tag includes a cap with a tack shaft and a body with a clutch for receiving and retaining the tack shaft. An aperture in the body gives access to the clutch. The cap is concave and shaped to fit over the body, and the tack shaft extends into the concavity of the cap. The shape of the body and cap and the position of the tack shaft provide an initial resistance to twisting the cap with respect to the body. Both the cap and body may have additional features with interact or interlock to prevent the cap from being twisted. Additional, the cap may have areas of reduced thickness to induce breaking away of parts of the cap when excessive stress is induced in the cap.09-27-2012
20100001081ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS MOUNTED WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ARTICLE EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device includes: a base; a conductor pattern formed on the base; a circuit chip electrically connected to the conductor pattern; and a reinforcing member which is disposed on the base to surround the circuit chip, whose outer shape is like a ring, and which has such an internal structure that a plurality of columns extending in the thickness direction of the base are dispersed in a predetermined substrate. The electronic device further includes a sealing member which fills an inside of the reinforcing member while covering the top of the circuit chip, thereby sealing the circuit chip on the base.01-07-2010
20100001080TAG ANTENNA STRUCTURE FOR WIRELESS IDENTIFICATION AND WIRELESS IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM USING THE TAG ANTENNA STRUCTURE - Provided are a tag antenna for wireless identification and a wireless identification system including the tag antenna. The tag antenna includes: a substrate formed of a first dielectric; a conductive ground layer formed underneath the substrate; an AMC layer formed on the substrate; and a wireless identification chip adhered onto the AMC layer.01-07-2010
20100252639DISPLAY MODULE AND DATA STORAGE MEDIUM WITH AN INSERTED DISPLAY MODULE - The invention relates to a module (10-07-2010
20130126619METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CERTIFYING CONTACT INFORMATION - A method and system for certifying contact information is described. The method includes embedding the contact information in a format and encoding the format into a matrix barcode. The encoded matrix barcode is digitally signed to certify the contact information. Further, the format includes a vCard format and the matrix barcode includes a quick response code.05-23-2013
20130126620MODULAR CHEMISTRY ANALYZER - Disclosed in one general aspect is a modular chemistry analysis test unit for a chemistry analyzer that includes one or more vessels for one or more reagents. A machine-readable test specification is coupled with the vessels and identifies a series of test operations that employ the reagents for the vessels. The specification includes one or more reagent quantity specifications that specify a quantity of the reagents to mix with a test sample, and one or more reaction duration specifications that specify a reaction time for the reagents and test sample.05-23-2013
20130126621SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A RFID ENABLED METAL LICENSE PLATE - In the embodiments described herein, a RFID enabled license plate is constructed by using the license plate, or a retro-reflective layer formed thereon as part of the resonator configured to transmit signals generated by and RFID chip integrated with the license plate. Such an RFID enabled license plate can include a metal license plate with a slot formed in the metal license plate, and a RFID tag module positioned in the slot. The RFID tag module can include a chip and a loop, and the loop can be coupled with the metal license plate, e.g., via inductive or conductive coupling. In this manner, the metal license plate can be configured to act as a resonator providing increased performance.05-23-2013
20080210763Foldable Data Support with a Contactless Chip Such as a Passport - The invention relates to a flexible data support, comprising a support with at least first and second sheets (09-04-2008
20100127083Auto-sequencing financial payment display card - A payment card comprises a store of issuer-defined pre-generated cryptograms that are loaded only once into the Card by a perso-bureau or issuer. An on-board and autonomous electronic display of the personal account number (PAN), card verification value (CVV), or expiration date (EXP) is auto-sequenced through the stored cryptograms. Each value displayed to the user is unique, and useful in a financial transaction only once. The Card thus requires no changes in behavior on the part of the User, because the existing merchant infrastructure is already equipped to collect PAN+CVV+EXP data for user verification and transaction authorization.05-27-2010
20100127085WIRELESS FREQUENCY TAG AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRELESS FREQUENCY TAG - A wireless frequency tag includes a loop-shaped antenna pattern that is electrically connected to a chip connecting section, and a conducting member that electrically couples a part of the antenna pattern.05-27-2010
20100001078TRASPONDER UNIT - The invention relates to a transponder unit (01-07-2010
20110057043RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) ANTENNA WITH TUNING STUBS FOR MOUNT ON METAL RFID TAG - A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device can comprise a dielectric separator and a RFID antenna with a RFID chip region. The antenna can have a main section and at least two tuning stubs that fold back from areas on the main section of the RFID antenna which are away from the RFID chip connection region back towards the RFID chip antenna region. The tuning stubs can be spaced away from the main section.03-10-2011
20110057041METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A NOTEBOOK STORED VALUE TOKEN - A method and system provides a stored value token that comprises a notebook with a plurality of sheets fastened together by a binding device. The sheets may have one or more parallel lines for guiding handwritten text. The lines may be formed from ink. The notebook may further comprise a cover and a back. The cover may have human-readable media that identifies the token as a gift card and that may illustrate the type of consumer goods which may be purchased by with the notebook stored value token. The human-readable media can be formed from ink which is placed on a sheet that is attached to the cover by an adhesive. The back of the notebook stored value token can comprise a machine-readable code can that can be applied to a sheet which is attached to the back of the notebook stored value token by an adhesive.03-10-2011
20090261172SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONTACTLESS APPLICATIONS USING DIFFERENT SECURITY KEYS - Systems, methods, and computer program products for supporting multiple contactless applications using different security keys on a wireless smart device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for supporting multiple contactless applications using different security keys on a wireless smart device. The method includes, at a wireless smart device configured to communicate with a wireless smart device reader, the wireless device including a plurality of contactless applications and a contactless application memory for use by the plurality of contactless applications, initializing a portion of the memory such that access to the portion of memory requires the use of a shared secret key known to the plurality of contactless applications. The method includes reserving the portion of memory for use by one of the plurality of contactless applications by using the shared secret key to set access privileges for the portion of memory such that access to the portion of memory requires the use of a application-specific secret key associated with the one application and not known to the other applications.10-22-2009
20090140053SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device in which damages to an element such as a transistor are reduced even when external force such as bending is applied and stress is generated in the semiconductor device. The semiconductor device includes a first island-like reinforcement film over a substrate having flexibility; a semiconductor film including a channel formation region and an impurity region over the first island-like reinforcement film; a first conductive film over the channel formation region with a gate insulating film interposed therebetween; a second island-like reinforcement film covering the first conductive film and the gate insulating film.06-04-2009
20100219253RFID PRINTER - An RFID printer includes a housing, a conveyance mechanism to convey an RFID tag along a guide path in the housing, an antenna which is disposed at one surface side of the guide path and a front surface of which is opposite to the guide path, a reader-writer to read and write data on the RFID tag positioned at a front surface side of the antenna by non-contact communication, and an electric wave shielding member which is made of metal, is disposed at a back surface side of the antenna, and has an opposite surface opposite to the back surface of the antenna and having a plurality of irregularities provided by hair-line processing.09-02-2010
20080245879Double Interface Communication Electronic Module, In Particular For a Chip Card - The invention concerns an electronic module (10-09-2008
20080230613Assembly Consisting of a Micro-Module and a Reproducing Device Which is Equipped with Contact-Free Near-Communication Means - A portable communication device for at least mono-directional communication with a terminal is disclosed. The portable communication device includes a micro-module including a chip that has an antenna allowing the micro-module to communicate with the terminal when the antenna is placed in the immediate vicinity of the terminal. The portable device further includes a reader receiving the removable micro-module, and the antenna is held by the reader such that the micro-module is removable relative to the antenna.09-25-2008
20080230612Contactless Card - The present invention aims at providing a contactless card that enables a reader/writer to identify which card such reader/writer is communicating with in a set of card identification processes and that improves the possibility of protecting the cardholder's privacy. Contactless card (09-25-2008
20100294843CHIP CARD WITH CONTACT AND CONTACTLESS MODES AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME - Provided are a chip card and a method for operating the same, in which the chip card operates in a contact mode for processing contact-type data or a contactless mode for processing contactless-type data, according to priority information for contact-type data and contactless-type data, when data to be processed in a second mode is received while the chip card is operating in a first mode. Accordingly, when the chip card is operating in a first mode for processing first data, the chip card may ignore second data, to be processed in a second mode, that is received when a priority of the first data is higher than a priority of the second data. Alternatively, if the priority of the second data is higher than the priority of the first data, the chip card may switch operating modes.11-25-2010
20120228388ANTI-COUNTERFEITING BOTTLE - An anti-counterfeiting bottle includes a metal cap, a bottle body and a RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tag. The RFID tag includes a grounded surface, a monopole antenna and a RFID chip. The grounded surface is attached to the bottle body. The monopole antenna is attached to the bottle and is electrically connected to the grounded surface. The RFID chip is attached to the bottle and is electrically connected to the monopole antenna and the grounded surface respectively, wherein the RFID chip, the monopole antenna and the grounded surface form a loop structure. When the RFID tag is torn up, the loop structure is destroyed as well, such that the RFID tag cannot be read anymore, thus achieving the anti-counterfeiting function.09-13-2012
20130134228ELECTROMAGNETIC-COUPLING-MODULE-ATTACHED ARTICLE - An electromagnetic-coupling module including a radio IC chip and a feeder circuit board on which the radio IC chip is mounted and a feeder circuit including a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency is attached to an article. The article has a radiation element that radiates a transmission signal supplied from the feeder circuit of the electromagnetic-coupling module via electromagnetic coupling and that supplies a received reception signal to the feeder circuit via the electromagnetic coupling.05-30-2013
20100301122NON-VOLATILE MEMORY CHARGE PUMP FOR RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) SYSTEM - A charge pump is incorporated into circuitry of an RFID tag. The charge pump takes advantage of an antenna voltage phase to eliminate the need for a charge pump clock generator. Placement of the charge pump in the RFID circuitry reduces the number of pump stages and eliminates drivers used in each pump stage. In some implementations, an RFID tag comprises antenna circuitry, including a tuned antenna, for receiving an RF signal. Voltage conversion circuitry in the RFID tag is coupled to the antenna circuitry and operable for converting a varying magnetic field produced in the antenna to a voltage source. A charge pump is coupled to output voltage signals of the antenna circuitry which provide the charge pump with a high starting reference voltage and a two phase pump clock.12-02-2010
20110127338RECTIFIER CIRCUIT, POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - It is an object of the present invention to provide a rectifier circuit that can suppress deterioration or dielectric breakdown of a semiconductor element due to excessive current. A rectifier circuit of the present invention includes at least a first capacitor, a second capacitor, and a diode which are sequentially connected in series in a path which connects an input terminal and one of two output terminals, and a transistor. The second capacitor is connected between one of a source region and a drain region and a gate electrode of the transistor. Further, the other one of the source region and the drain region and the other one of two output terminals are connected each other.06-02-2011
20110127337WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A wireless IC device that is miniaturized, allows simple and low-cost mounting of a wireless IC, and eliminates the possibility of damage occurring to the wireless IC due to static electricity, and an electronic apparatus equipped with the wireless IC device, includes a wireless IC chip that processes transmission and reception signals, and a feeder circuit substrate that includes a resonant circuit having an inductance element. Feeder electrodes are provided on a surface of the feeder circuit substrate and are electromagnetically coupled to the resonant circuit. The feeder electrodes and are electromagnetically coupled to radiation plates and provided for a printed wiring board. The wireless IC chip is activated by a signal received by the radiation plates and a response signal from the wireless IC chip is radiated outward from the radiation plates.06-02-2011
20110127336WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A wireless IC device which functions as a non-contact RFID system even when the wireless IC device is attached to an article containing metal, water, salt or the like, without hindering reduction in size and thickness, and a method for manufacturing the same are obtained. The wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a predetermined wireless signal, a feed circuit board on which the wireless IC chip is mounted, a loop-shaped electrode that is coupled to the wireless IC chip via the feed circuit board, and a first electrode plate and a second electrode plate that are coupled to the loop-shaped electrode. The loop-shaped electrode is sandwiched between the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate and is arranged such that the loop surface thereof is perpendicular to or tilted with respect to the first and the second electrode plates. At least the first electrode plate out of the first electrode plate and the second electrode plate is used for transmission and reception of the wireless signal.06-02-2011
20110000971HANDLING SYSTEM FOR EXCEPTION RFID LABELS - A device for nullifying an exception RFID tag associated with a product or package includes a label with a replacement RFID tag configured thereon. The label is configured for placement on a package or product adjacent to the exception RFID tag. An electromagnetic shield is configured on the label and has a size and configuration so as to extend over the exception RFID tag when the label is placed adjacent thereto so as to disable subsequent reading of the exception RFID tag.01-06-2011
20110024510WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device prevents deviations of the resonant frequency from the desired value. An antenna coil has an end portion positioned in a connector provided on the negative-most side in the z-axis direction and an end portion positioned in a connector provided on the positive-most side in the z-axis direction. A wireless IC is electrically connected to the end portions. A via hole conductor is provided between the end portion and the wireless IC and penetrates through a plurality of insulator layers. A via hole conductor is provided in the antenna coil such that the length of a current path thereto from the end portion is the shortest among a plurality of via hole conductors. The distance between the via hole conductor and the via hole conductor is larger than the distances between the penetrating via hole conductor and the via hole conductors.02-03-2011
20110024512NON-CONTACT IC TAG - A non-contact IC tag includes an insulating substrate, an IC tag having an IC chip and a matching-circuit equipped dipole antenna connected with the IC chip, and a first and second parasitic antenna both provided at the other side of the insulating substrate. The matching-circuit equipped dipole antenna has two antenna sections, a connecting terminal section and a matching circuit section. Projection images of the first and second parasitic antennae onto the one side of the insulating substrate respectively overlap at least portions of the two antenna sections of the matching-circuit equipped dipole antenna. The first and second parasitic antennae are made electrically conductive by a connected portion, and the projection images of the first and second parasitic antennae, and the connected portion onto the one side of the insulating substrate do not overlap the IC chip and the connecting terminal section of the matching-circuit equipped dipole antenna.02-03-2011
20110240747RFID-TAGGED SEAL - O-ring or other fluid seal member (10-06-2011
20110017835ELECTRONIC TAG HOUSING HAVING SHRINK WRAP SUPPORT - The present invention provides for an electronic tag housing used to support electronic tags to an article with a shrink wrap tube. The present invention provides an electronic tag assembly, including a housing, having a base and a cover attachable to the base. The housing includes a cavity for supporting an electronic tag. A heat shrinkable tube is supported by the housing between the cover and attachable base.01-27-2011
20110017836IDENTIFICATION TOKEN AND METHOD OF MAKING IDENTIFICATION TOKEN - In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes enabling operation of an RFID integrated circuit of a first card in an identification token using a first switch; and enabling operation of an RFID integrated circuit of a second card in an identification token using a second switch. In accordance with some embodiments, an identification token includes: a first card including an RFID integrated circuit; a second card including an RFID integrated circuit; a first switch to enable operation of the RFID integrated circuit of the first card; and a second switch to enable operation of the RFID integrated circuit of the second card.01-27-2011
20100133348ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL FOR USE IN SMART CARDS - An electrochemical cell for a smart is compressible under a pressure not exceeding 4.5 MegaPascal to reduce reversibly its thickness by at least 5% and has at least two external surfaces (06-03-2010
20110024511LAYERED COMPOSITE FOR A CARD BODY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE LAYERED COMPOSITE - The present invention relates to a layered composite (02-03-2011
20110031320WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip arranged to process a radio signal, a power-supply circuit board that is connected to the wireless IC chip and that includes a power supply circuit including at least one coil pattern, and a radiation plate arranged to radiate a transmission signal supplied from the power-supply circuit board and/or receiving a reception signal to supply the reception signal to the power-supply circuit board. The radiation plate includes an opening provided in a portion thereof and a slit connected to the opening. When viewed in plan from the direction of the winding axis of the coil pattern, the opening in the radiation plate overlaps with an inner area of the coil pattern and the area of the inner area is approximately the same as that of opening.02-10-2011
20090065592Smart card chip arrangement - A smart-card chip arrangement comprises: a smart-card chip (03-12-2009
20090065594WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND WIRELESS IC DEVICE COMPOSITE COMPONENT - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a feed circuit board having the wireless IC chip mounted thereon and including a feed circuit including inductance elements, and a radiation plate electromagnetically coupled to the inductance elements in the feed circuit. A high-permeability magnetic body made of a high-permeability magnetic material is provided in the feed circuit board and a portion of the inductance elements is provided in the high-permeability magnetic body.03-12-2009
20090065591Smart-card chip arrangement - A smart-card chip arrangement includes a smart-card chip, an organic conductive layer disposed on a surface of the chip, and signal-deriving means for deriving a signal dependent on one or more properties of the organic conductive layer. The organic conductive layer and the signal-deriving means are configured such as to detect an invasive attack on the chip. By this means the unauthorized detection of a cryptographic key, which is employed by the chip, can be prevented.03-12-2009
20090065590SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A separation layer and a semiconductor element layer including a thin film transistor are formed. A conductive resin electrically connected to the semiconductor element layer is formed. A first sealing layer including a fiber and an organic resin layer is formed over the semiconductor element layer and the conductive resin. A groove is formed in the first sealing layer, the semiconductor element layer, and the separation layer. A liquid is dropped into the groove to separate the separation layer and the semiconductor element layer. The first sealing layer over the conductive resin is removed to form an opening. A set of the first sealing layer and the semiconductor element layer is divided into a chip. The chip is bonded to an antenna formed over a base material. A second sealing layer including a fiber and an organic resin layer is formed so as to cover the antenna and the chip.03-12-2009
20090065588Semiconductor Device, Manufacturing Method Thereof, and Manufacturing Method of Antenna - An element group having a transistor is formed over a substrate and a conductive film to be a dummy pattern is formed over the element group by pushing out a paste including conductive particles from a first opening portion, and then a conductive film functioning as an antenna is formed continuously thereafter so as to electrically connect with the transistor, by pushing out a paste including conductive particles from a second opening portion. Therefore, an element group having a transistor, provided over a substrate; a first conductive film functioning as an antenna provided over the element group and is electrically connected to the transistor; a second conductive film to be a dummy pattern provided to be adjacent to the first conductive film and is not electrically connected to the transistor; are included.03-12-2009
20090065589SMARTCARD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SMARTCARDS - The invention relates to a smartcard (03-12-2009
20110031319RF Proximity Financial Transaction Card Having Metallic Foil Layer(s) - A contactless financial transaction card includes a plastic inlay having first and second substantially planar surfaces bounded by a continuous peripheral edge. An integrated circuit carried by the inlay stores card-specific data. An antenna carried by the inlay is operatively connected to the integrated circuit. The foil layer provides the financial transaction card with a decorative metallic reflective appearance and is constructed to permit the antenna to inductively couple with the card reader within the maximum coupling distance. Printed graphics or text may be disposed on or above the metallic foil layer. The card is constructed to inductively couple with a card reader that is spaced from the card in order to support limited-range wireless communication between the card and the card reader up to a maximum coupling distance, beyond which it will not couple.02-10-2011
20100155493APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DATA TRANSMISSION - An interface for controlling the transmission of data between integrated circuit (IC) chips. The interface comprises a data bus for transmitting data from a first integrated circuit chip to a second integrated circuit chip, and a control bus for transmitting control signals between the first and second integrated circuits. The first IC has a memory for receiving data for transmission to the second IC, and the second IC has a scheduler and a data output port, the scheduler being arranged to control the transfer of data from the memory of the first IC to the data output port of the second IC via the data bus. The interface is capable of stopping and reinitiating data transmission on detection of errors in transmitted data, and the interface may include a code transfer bus for transferring error detection code separately from associated data.06-24-2010
20110121082WRISTBAND WITH ELASTIC PORTION AND INELASTIC PORTION CONTAINING A RFID INLAY - A radio frequency identification (RFID) device includes: a first substantially inelastic portion (05-26-2011
20110084149POWERING FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TOKEN WITH ONBOARD AND EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE - A card or token used in financial transactions has an onboard energy storage device that enables onboard electronics to operate when the card is not in the proximity of a merchant Point-Of-Service (POS) terminal In one implementation, the onboard energy storage device includes a capacitor such as a thin-film capacitor that stores sufficient energy to power onboard electronics without the need for an onboard battery. The card or token may be incorporated within various conventional apparatus such as a see-through and/or protective substrate, an item of clothing, an item of jewelry, a cell phone, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a credit card, an identification card, a money holder, a wallet, a personal organizer, a keychain payment tag, and like personality.04-14-2011
20090321530UNIVERSAL NON-VOLATILE MEMORY CARD USED WITH VARIOUS DIFFERENT STANDARD CARDS CONTAINING A MEMORY CONTROLLER - A mother/daughter card non-volatile memory system includes a daughter card containing the memory and a mother card containing the memory controller and host interface circuits. The daughter memory card contains as little more than the memory cell array as is practical, in order to minimize its cost, and has an interface for connecting with a variety of mother controller cards having physical attributes and host interfaces according to a number of different published or proprietary memory card standards. Different types of memory cards may be used when the operating parameters of the memory are stored within it in a protected location, the mother card controller then reading these parameters and adapting its operation accordingly. A radio frequency antenna may be included on a surface of the card along with its electrical contacts, in order to provide a radio frequency identification function.12-31-2009
20090321529RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION FUNCTIONALITY COUPLED TO ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SIGNAGE - The present disclosure relates to multiple embodiments of a signage having radio-frequency responsive features, methods of making and using the signage, and the performance characteristics of the signage. These embodiments include a cutout, aperture, or opening in an electrically conductive element into which or adjacent to which is placed an RFID tag or chip.12-31-2009
20100163630ANTENNA BUILT-IN MODULE, CARD TYPE INFORMATION DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THEM - An antenna built-in module which incorporates an antenna, is thin and excellent in antenna characteristics, a card type information device and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A wiring board (07-01-2010
20110084148PLASTIC CARDS MADE FROM POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC - A plastic card, such as a credit card or gift card, manufactured from recycled polyethylene or recycled polypropylene, and methods of manufacturing the same. The plastic card is made from an unfilled or filled recycled polymeric material, such as a blend of virgin and recycled polyethylene or polypropylene, that can be readily printed, embossed, thermally imaged, surface printed with a variety of inks and printing methodologies, laminated, and/or polished, such that the card will perform acceptably in a retail point of sale machine readable activation system. The plastic card performs similarly to a traditional PVC card in retail point of sale systems or environments.04-14-2011
20110240748System, Method and Apparatus for Enabling Transactions Using a Biometrically Enabled Programmable Magnetic Stripe - The present invention provides a system, method and apparatus that includes a magnetic field generator that is normally inactive and includes a magnetic stripe either mounted on the substrate or disposed within a substrate, one or more induction coils disposed within the substrate underneath a length of the magnetic stripe and a control circuit disposed within the substrate that is connected to the one or more induction coils. The control circuit generates a time-varying magnetic signal by pulsing the one or more induction coils underneath the magnetic stripe when activated by a processor. The time-varying magnetic signal is transmitted to a magnetic stripe reader and emulates a data stream generated by swiping a static magnetic stripe card through the magnetic stripe reader but is not created by swiping the magnetic stripe of the apparatus through the magnetic stripe reader or using an adapter to interface with the magnetic stripe reader.10-06-2011
20110240746RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG USING A RELAXOR FERROELECTRIC SUBSTRATE HAVING A MICRO POLAR REGION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention improves characteristics of a tag antenna for RFID with a ceramic material exhibiting characteristics of a relaxor ferroelectric substance. More specifically, the present invention relates to an RFID tag that is formed of a relaxor ferroelectric substance having a dielectric constant of 3,000 or more and comprising a non-lead based oxide to have an expanded usage, and to exhibit improved orientation by forming the non-lead based relaxor ferroelectric substance in a planar disc or other shapes by a general dry-forming method or by forming the non-lead based relaxor ferroelectric substance in various shapes by powder injection molding.10-06-2011
20110240745MAGNETIC EMISSIVE USE OF PRELOADED SECRET-KEY ENCRYPTED USE-ONCE PAYMENT CARD ACCOUNT NUMBERS - A thin-client access card has a card body with partial or fully emissive magnetic data tracks. An emissive element is disposed in the card body under the location of the legacy magnetic data tracks. An electronic signal conditioner converts audio signals from a mobile device into magnetic data applied to the emissive element. A swipe sensor detects when the thin-client access card is being swiped by a legacy card reader, and triggers an output of magnetic data from the emissive element while proximal to the POS reader head. A cable attaches the thin-client access card as a peripheral to the mobile device with an audio output jack.10-06-2011
20090090783DUAL USE PAYMENT DEVICE - A mobile device includes an antenna and at least one control device coupled to the antenna. The at least one control device is selectively operable in a first mode and in a second mode. In the first mode, the at least one control device transmits a payment card account number via the antenna to a point of sale terminal. In the second mode, the at least one control device transmits a message to the point of sale terminal via the antenna to request that the point of sale terminal download transaction information to the mobile device.04-09-2009
20110084145METHOD FOR REALIZING A DUAL INTERFACE IC CARD - A method for realizing a dual interface IC card includes arranging a plastic support having a hole or a recess for housing a micro module, and housing in the IC card an antenna having at least one first and one second terminal or pad for connection to the micro module arranged in the recess. The method also includes distributing a soldering paste on the at least one first and one second pad, so as to form a first and a second contact conductive bump with electric connection contacts of the micro module, and distributing, along the whole perimeter of the micro module or of the recess, a layer of non conductive glue. The method further includes positioning the micro module in the recess with the contacts axially aligned to the terminal of the antenna, and executing a reflow of the soldering paste to form the first and second conductive bump.04-14-2011
20110084147Systems and methods for passive identification circuitry - A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to enable an individual to complete a financial transaction by swiping a magnetic stripe card through a card reader connected to a mobile device. The size of the card reader is miniaturized to be portable for connection with the mobile device. The card reader is configured to reliably read data encoded in a magnetic strip of the card with minimum error in a single swipe and provide a signal that corresponds to the data read to the mobile device, which then decodes the incoming signal from the card reader and acts as a point-of-sale device to complete the financial transaction. Such an approach enables a person to become either a micro-merchant (payee) or a buyer/customer (payer) without having to purchase expensive card reader devices or software.04-14-2011
20110210177SMART CARD COMPRISING AN ELECTRONIC MODULE SUPPORTED ON A CARD BODY PROVIDED WITH A MEANS FOR AUTHENTICATING THE PEERING OF THE MODULE WITH THE BODY - A smart card has an electronic module and a card body carrying the module. The smart card includes a card body provided with a cavity and an electronic module having at least one portion presenting thickness that is less than the thickness of the card body. The electronic module is housed in the cavity and is secured to the card body. At least one through hole passes in succession through the portion of the module that presents a thickness that is less than the thickness of the card body, and through the card body.09-01-2011
20110084146IC CARD - A contactless IC card which ensures the reliability of an IC chip mounted therein. Even if the distance between the contactless IC card and a reader/writer is too short, the card prevents an excessive voltage from being applied to the IC chip so that breakdown or reliability deterioration of the circuitry of the IC chip does not occur. The body of the contactless IC card has two interconnection substrates stacked between two external sheets. A first antenna coil formed on one interconnection substrate and a second antenna coil formed on the other interconnection substrate are opposite in winding direction. The number of turns of the second antenna coil is larger than that of the first antenna coil. Therefore, when the IC card comes close to the reader/writer, the voltage between two terminals of the IC chip is always smaller than the voltage induced in the second antenna coil.04-14-2011
20090218407INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH MILLIMETER WAVE AND INDUCTIVE COUPLING AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A circuit includes a plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding circuits, the plurality of integrated circuits or dies include a first plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding millimeter wave interfaces and a second plurality of integrated circuits or dies having corresponding inductive interfaces. The first plurality of integrated circuits or dies communicate first signals therebetween via the corresponding millimeter wave interfaces and the second plurality of integrated circuits or dies communicate second signals therebetween via the corresponding inductive interfaces.09-03-2009
20100038433WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An electromagnetic coupling module includes a feed circuit substrate having external coupling electrodes on both main surfaces thereof and a wireless IC chip. Radiation electrodes are disposed on a packaging body. The electromagnetic coupling module is disposed on a joint of the packaging body so that the external coupling electrodes on both the main surfaces of the electromagnetic coupling module are coupled to the radiation electrodes, respectively. Thus, the wireless IC device is resistant to shock, stress, forces or the like, easy to manufacture, obtains stable characteristics and allows for easy reuse or replacement of an IC chip.02-18-2010
20100038437WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device has a structure such that the size of a radiation plate and a radiation characteristic may be determined irrespective of an impedance of a wireless IC chip. The wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip that is arranged to process transmission and reception signals, a spiral matching inductance element and a plane electrode that are located on a surface of a feeder circuit substrate, and a coil-shaped radiation plate located on a radiation substrate. Plane electrodes connected to both ends of the radiation plate are electromagnetically coupled respectively to the inductance element and the plane electrode. The wireless IC chip is operated by a signal received by the radiation plate, and a response signal from the wireless IC chip is radiated outside from the radiation plate.02-18-2010
20090032603IC CARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME - An IC card formed by sandwiching a circuit board formed with an antenna pattern and an IC chip mounted on the circuit board with a plurality of card constituent sheets. Ferrite beads to absorb and remove noises (unnecessary radiation energy) input to and output from the IC chip are mounted on wiring sections interconnecting the antenna pattern and IC chip.02-05-2009
20100065648Printed Sheet Products With Integral, Removable, Radio Frequency Identification Elements - Each printed sheet product includes a core of flexible, microvoided polymer sheet material and a planar RFID assembly encoded with a unique electro/magnetic code permanently and integrally joined together with the core. The microvoided sheet material collapses around the core so the sheet product remains planar. Scoring defines one or more individual identification elements removable from a remainder of the sheet product that include at least a first element with RFID assembly but only part of the core. A separate magnetic strip storing its own unique data magnetically can be provided on the first removable element even at least partially overlying the RFID assembly for independent identification operation.03-18-2010
20100059596MANUFACTURE OF LABELS WITH RFID TRANSPONDERS - A device for manufacturing a label for a container, particularly for a bottle, which comprises a RFID production device, which is designed to form at least a part of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponder during the manufacture of the label. Also, procedure for manufacturing a label for a container, particularly for a bottle, where at least apart of the RFID transponder is formed during the manufacture of the label.03-11-2010
20100059597Multifunctional Paper Identification Label - A multifunctional identification label comprises a paper substrate formed from a cellulose furnish including 1 to 2.5 percent of a wet strength resin and a rosin size. A front side of the substrate is machine glazed, coated with a print receptive coating, and printed with a bar code. The back side of the substrate has a coating comprising one or more pigments selected from the group of clay, magadite and mixtures thereof, a binder, and 1 to 2.5 parts by dry weight of pigment of a salt. A conductive ink antenna is printed on the back side coating. A RFID chip is secured to the back side of the coated substrate and electrically connected to the antenna. Embodiments of the invention include a pressure sensitive adhesive label including RFID and bar code identification, a ticket adapted for printing on both sides incorporating RFID identification, and an RFID insert.03-11-2010
20100065647 RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - The present invention relates to a radio frequency identification tag which is adapted to work at a frequency between 850 MHz and 950 MHz. The tag may comprise a planar inverted F antenna, a loop antenna, or a dual patch antenna.03-18-2010
20110079652RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) SYSTEM FOR MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION AND RETAILING OF KEYS - A key assembly having an identification member secured to the key. In one embodiment, the identification member includes a programmable device that contains information indicative of one or more characteristics of the key that can be used to identify at least one of a) the type of key, b) the type of key blank, c) an origination address, d) a destination address, e) a manufacturer, f) a manufacturing date, and g) a lot number. Another embodiment may include a key, and an identification member secured to the key, wherein the identification member includes a programmable device that contains information indicative of a) the key type, b) the type of key blank, and c) cutting instructions for a key cutter to determine cut characteristics. Additional embodiments may include an automobile key and an identification member secured to the automobile key, where in the identification member includes memory for use as mobile data storage.04-07-2011
20100065646METHOD FOR POST-MANUFACTURING DATA TRANSFER TO AND FROM A SEALED DEVICE - The present invention is directed towards authentication tokens that are completely embedded in a non-conductive enclosure. The invention is based on the insight that it would be advantageous to separate the electronic data personalization of such tokens from the visual device personalization. The present application concerns an authentication token that allows communication with an external unit after the production of the nonconductive enclosure, in order to transmit or receive device identification data. As this communication need only take place during the manufacturing process, a low-power close-range transmission technique such as inductive coupling, capacitive coupling, or RFID communication suffices for this purpose. Accordingly, the present application discloses a method for manufacturing authentication tokens, and a token manufactured according to said method.03-18-2010
20110073661METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING A RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - A method, system and apparatus for manufacturing radio frequency identification (RFID) devices. An RFID device can be formed with a substrate, a conductor and a laminate or coating. The RFID device can be such that an antenna can be formed on the conductor and the laminate can be applied to insulate or protect the antenna.03-31-2011
20110079648PORTABLE PRESCRIPTION TRANSACTION PAYMENT DEVICE - A portable prescription sample transaction payment device has a substrate with a surface rendering corresponding to a prescription medical supply sample. Memory, in contact with the substrate, stores an identifier for the prescription medical supply sample, a quantity for the prescription medical supply sample, a dosage for the prescription medical supply sample, and an identifier for a patient. The memory also stores a pharmaceutical company account for a dispensing pharmacist to charge the cost of the prescription medical supply sample for payment to a dispensing pharmacist account to reimburse the dispensing pharmacist for the prescription medical supply sample. An image corresponding to the prescription medical supply sample is stored in the memory, as is an identifier for a prescribing medical practitioner prescribing the prescription medical supply sample to the patient.04-07-2011
20110079650SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FUNCTION - A semiconductor device includes a memory portion, a logic portion, and a plurality of signal lines for electrically connecting the memory portion and the logic portion. In the case where a transfer rate between the semiconductor device and a communication device is α [bps], a first clock frequency generated in the logic portion is Kα [Hz] (K is an integer of 1 or more), the number of reading signal lines of the plurality of signal lines is n (n is an integer of 2 or more), and a second clock frequency generated in the logic portion is Lα/n [Hz] (L is any integer satisfying L/n04-07-2011
20110101108CHIP CARD COMPRISING A DISPLAY - A chip card (05-05-2011
20110068179METHOD FOR BIASING AN EEPROM NON-VOLATILE MEMORY ARRAY AND CORRESPONDING EEPROM NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE - Described herein is a method for biasing an EEPROM array formed by memory cells arranged in rows and columns, each operatively coupled to a first switch and to a second switch and having a first current-conduction terminal selectively connectable to a bitline through the first switch and a control terminal selectively connectable to a gate-control line through the second switch, wherein associated to each row are a first wordline and a second wordline, connected to the control terminals of the first switches and, respectively, of the second switches operatively coupled to the memory cells of the same row. The method envisages selecting at least one memory cell for a given memory operation, biasing the first wordline and the second wordline of the row associated thereto, and in particular biasing the first and second wordlines with voltages different from one another and having values that are higher than an internal supply voltage and are a function of the given memory operation.03-24-2011
20110101110SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a memory chip and a controller chip. A circuit board includes a first surface on which an array of external connection terminals are provided and an second surface on which the memory and controller chips are provided. An array of connection pads is provided on the second surface and outside the memory chip at an external connection terminal side. An array of resistor devices is provided on the second surface and along the array of connection pads at the opposite side of the memory chip. Plugs outside near-memory-chip ends of the external connection terminals penetrate the first and surfaces. A first wiring passes outside the array of resistor devices and the array of connection pads on the second surface, and connects one resistor device and one plug. A second wiring on the first surface connects one plug and one external connection terminal.05-05-2011
20110101112METHOD, APPARATUS, ASSEMBLY AND KIT FOR IDENTIFICATION TOKEN - In some embodiments, an identification token assembly includes: a card-shaped plastic body having a first edge and a second edge, said plastic body having a scored line formed therein, the plastic body including a subcard body extending from the first edge of the plastic body to the second edge of the plastic body, the scored line adapted to allow the subcard body to be manually snapped off from the plastic body; a radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuit (IC) supported by the subcard body; and an antenna supported by the subcard body and coupled to the RFID IC to transmit a signal generated by the RFID IC. In some embodiments, a kit includes: a first assembly including an identification token assembly; and a second assembly including: a body; a holder releasably attached to the body, the holder including a seat adapted to receive the subcard body after the subcard body is snapped off from the plastic body. In some embodiments, an assembly includes: a generally flat body; a carrier attached to the generally flat body, the carrier defining a seat; and a holder releasably received in the seat of the carrier, the holder defining a seat to receive an identification token. In some embodiments, a method includes: providing a card-shaped plastic body having a first edge and a second edge; scoring said plastic body from the first edge of the plastic body to the second edge of the plastic body to define a subcard body extending from the first edge of the plastic body to the second edge of the plastic body, the scored line adapted to allow the subcard body to be manually snapped off from the plastic body; supporting a radio frequency identification (RFID) integrated circuit (IC) and an antenna with the subcard body; and coupling the antenna to the RFID IC.05-05-2011
20110101114Memory System and Data Reading Method Thereof - A memory system includes a memory and a memory controller operating to control the memory. The memory includes a random accessible memory including a memory cell array operable in a random access mode, a NAND flash memory, and a selection circuit making the memory controller operate either one of the random accessible memory or the NAND flash memory.05-05-2011
20110101111CUSTOMIZABLE TRANSACTION CARD - A financial transaction device is disclosed. The device includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface comprises a writable field enabling a writing instrument and/or a printing device to write on the first writable field. The writable field allows transaction device purchasers to include a custom note, picture, design, logo, pattern and/or any other indicia on the device. The writable field creates an added element of thoughtfulness to make the gift exchange more special.05-05-2011
20110101109CARD WITH ILLUMINATED CODES FOR USE IN SECURE TRANSACTIONS - A card for use in secure transactions includes a card body having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface having a combination of a plurality of symbols disposed thereon. The card body has a plurality of LEDs disposed in connection with the plurality of preprinted symbols, individual ones of LEDs being disposed to identify respective individual ones of the plurality of symbols when illuminated. An LED controller is coupled to the plurality of LEDs and operable upon actuation to selectively illuminate individual ones of the plurality of LEDs to identify a sub-combination of the plurality of symbols, thereby providing an illuminated one-time code for use in a secure transaction.05-05-2011
20110073665ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD POWERED BY MOBILE DEVICE - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof03-31-2011
20110073664WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A wireless IC device includes a radiation plate, a wireless IC chip, and a substrate provided with a feed circuit that includes a resonant circuit and/or the matching circuit including an inductance element and that is electromagnetically coupled to the radiation plate. The substrate is made of a resin material. A recess is provided in a first main surface of the substrate. The substrate is provided with a wiring electrode arranged along a bottom surface and an inner circumferential surface of the recess and the first main surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the feed circuit, and a wedge member made of a different material from the resin material and extending between the bottom surface of the recess and a second main surface of the substrate spaced apart from the wiring electrode. The wireless IC chip is mounted in the recess and coupled to the wiring electrode.03-31-2011
20110073663MEMORY CARD COMPATIBLE FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.03-31-2011
20110062241 FLEXIBLE WIRELESS PATCH FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided herein is an integrated wireless patch comprising a contact layer, an electronics layer, and a battery layer. The contact layer is a substrate having gel cutouts. The electronics layer can be folded into contact with the contact layer. The battery layer can be folded into contact with the electronic layer. Further provided herein is a method of manufacturing a wireless integrated patch comprising folding a substrate comprising at least one cutout, at least one contact disk in communication with a surface of a patient through the cutout, and battery terminals, wherein the at least one cutout, the at least on contact, and the battery terminals are adaptable to be located in different layers after the substrate is folded.03-17-2011
20120061476Microcircuit Card Including a Luminous Means - The microcircuit card (03-15-2012
20120061474MEMORY CARD PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - A memory card package structure includes a substrate having an antenna module; a first and second magnetic waveguiding layers respectively disposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the substrate; a chip disposed on the first magnetic waveguiding layer and electrically connected with the substrate; and an encapsulation body encapsulating the chip, the first magnetic waveguiding layer and the upper surface of the substrate. A method for fabricating the memory card package structure is also provided. By directly disposing magnetic waveguiding material in the package structure, the thickness of the package structure is retained and yet the signal of an antenna module in the memory card package structure can be directed out along a horizontal direction, thereby extending the signal transmission distance.03-15-2012
20120061473Method of Manufacturing a Radio Frequency Identification Device - The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an antenna for a radio frequency (RFID) tag. A web of material is provided to at least one cutting station in which a first pattern is generated in the web of material. A further cutting may occur to create additional modifications in order to provide a microchip attachment location and to selectively tune an antenna for a particular end use application. The cutting may be performed by a laser, die cutting, stamping or combinations thereof.03-15-2012
20110068180WIRELESS CHIP - The size of a wireless chip is often determined according to an antenna circuit thereof. Power source voltage or power supplied to the wireless chip can be more easily received with a larger antenna. On the other hand, there has been an increasing demand for a compact wireless chip, and it is thus necessary to downsize an antenna. In view of this, the invention provides a wireless chip capable of data communication with a small antenna, namely a compact wireless chip having an improved communicable distance. A power source circuit of an ID chip of the invention generates a higher power source voltage than a power source voltage generated in a conventional ID chip, by using a boosting power source circuit having a boosting circuit and a rectifier circuit.03-24-2011
20110068177Composite Label with History Feature - A code that stores a history of what has been done to it and where it has been. The history can be stored in a local memory. The code can be changed based on that history.03-24-2011
20110068178SURFACE-TOLERANT RFID TRANSPONDER DEVICE - A carrier assembly for receiving an RFID transponder chip has an attachment side for being attached to a consumer device and an operation side for receiving an RF signal in operational use of the RFID transponder chip.03-24-2011
20110068181Multi-modal Security Deterrents And Methods For Generating The Same - Various multi-modal security deterrents (03-24-2011
20110062244COMPONENT OF WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A component of a wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip and a feeding circuit substrate including a plurality of laminated resin layers. The wireless IC chip is included inside the feeding circuit substrate, and an annular electrode is arranged inside the feeding circuit substrate. The component of a wireless IC device and the radiation plate define the wireless IC device.03-17-2011
20110062243Data carrier configuration - A data carrier configuration method and apparatus are disclosed. The data carrier configuration including an electronic data carrier and a transport carrier. The transport carrier has a top surface and forms a recess, the area of the recess having an opening of a length and width sized to accommodate passage of the electronic data carrier. The recess has a depth that is substantially similar to the thickness of the electronic data carrier. The transport carrier serves as a base upon which the electronic data carrier will releasably attach.03-17-2011
20110062239ELECTRONIC PAYMENT CARD MANUFACTURING PROCESS - A payment card manufacturing process for a magnetic device (QChip) with a bit coil array to individually write several dynamic magnetic data bits into the magnetic material. The magnetic device fits inside the payment card's magnetic strip and contributes to the data recorded statically in the magnetic stripe. The magnetic device edges physically nearest the leading and trailing dynamic magnetic data bits are trimmed very closely and precisely by scoring the tops with deep reactive ion etching to produce deep trenches, and then back-grinding up from underneath to the trench bottoms. The magnetic device is inserted into a high precision die or laser cut opening in the magnetic stripe in each payment card. The locations of the static magnetic bits in the magnetic stripe are precisely recorded maintaining continuous signal integrity and integration during card personalization after electronically sensing the X,Y locations of the magnetic device's dynamic magnetic data bits.03-17-2011
20110042467SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY CARD - A semiconductor memory card includes a wiring board which has a first pad region along a first long side and a second pad region along a second long side. First memory chips which configure a first chip group are stacked in a step-like shape on the wiring board. Second memory chips which configure a second chip group are stacked in a step-like shape on the first chip group with the direction reversed. The electrode pads of the first memory chips are electrically connected to the connection pads arranged on the first pad region, and the electrode pads of the second memory chips are electrically connected to the connection pads arranged on the second pad region.02-24-2011
20110042466RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - There is provided a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. The RFID tag includes a base formed of an insulating material, a circuit chip adhered to one surface of the base and including a pad for an electrical connection, and an antenna formed by jetting a conductive material onto the one surface of the base and electrically connected to the pad.02-24-2011
20110042465METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIMULATING A PROXIMITY-BASED TRANSACTION DEVICE - Reference equipment including a reference card and a reference reader is provided for testing electronic payment devices such as cards and card readers. The reference equipment includes reference cards and reference readers that respectively can be used to verify compliance of product cards and product readers with product specifications The product specifications may, for example, be the ISO 14443 Standard specifications which are commonly accepted in the electronic payment industry The reference equipment is designed to enhance interoperability of product payment devices whose functional behaviors may vary because of vendor customization of device specifications or due to manufacturing tolerances In some embodiments, the reference equipment includes a reference card for testing card readers The exemplary reference card can comprise a current mirror to permit an electronically adjustable variable load using an external controller The reference card electronic circuit can exhibit variable load conditions02-24-2011
20110042464MULTI-APPLICATION CONTACTLESS SMART CARD - A multi-application contactless smart card system and method. The user may select application using selection mechanism located on the smart card or at the contactless reader. The selection means may be connected to the contact I/O pin of the processor of the smart card. In some embodiments, the processor of the smart card may read the user selection through the contact I/O pin during a simulated contact transaction, evoke the desired application and perform the contactless transaction. During the simulated contact transaction power up sequence is preserved by extracting power signals to the contact VDD pin from the RF signal. Alternatively, the state of the selection mechanism may be sampled continuously or at convenient time intervals, enabling further switching between applications during a single contactless session.02-24-2011
20110017833RFID tag and method of manufacturing the same - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag and method of manufacturing the same. In a preferred embodiment, the RFID tag includes a radio frequency (RF) inlay, the RF inlay including a carrier sheet, an antenna printed on the carrier sheet and a wireless communication device bonded to the antenna. The RFID tag also includes a plastic extrudate, the RF inlay being disposed within the extrudate so that the antenna and the wireless communication device are encapsulated on all sides within the extrudate. Optional metallic reflector and mounting adhesive layers may be laminated onto the underside of the extrudate. The present invention is also directed to an automated method for manufacturing the above RFID tag, such a method involving, in one embodiment, feeding a continuous supply of RF inlays into a cross-head extruder to yield a continuously extruded block and then cutting the block between successive antennae to yield a plurality of individual RFID tags.01-27-2011
20110248089PAPER MONEY, COIN, VALUABLE INSTRUMENT, CERTIFICATES, TAG, LABEL, CARD, PACKING CONTAINERS, DOCUMENTS, RESPECTIVELY INSTALLED WITH INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - Although a product having such the IC chip has been diffused, information on the product may be capable of being perceived, abstracted, falsified, or the like by a third person with his external device during distribution of the product or after purchase of the product. Further, privacy may be seriously infringed. Paper money, various products, and the like are disclosed according to the present invention with an integrated circuit device having a switching memory for controlling reading and writing of information (lock/unlock of information) in order to protect the information recorded and stored in the integrated circuit such as an IC chip installed to the product or the like.10-13-2011
20100258640RFID TAG AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An RFID tag includes an inlet on which an antenna pattern serving as an antenna for communication and an IC chip electrically connected to the antenna pattern are mounted. The RFID tag also includes an exterior body that encloses the inlet from outside and a hollow space that is formed by the inlet and the exterior body and that is filled with gas or a gel material.10-14-2010
20110147469Non Volatile Memory Circuit With Tailored Reliability - A non-volatile memory (NVM) circuit is provided, that includes at least a first and second NVM sub-array. The first sub-array is built from first memory cells. The second NVM sub-array is built from second memory cells that are constructed differently from the first memory cells. The NVM sub-arrays share a support circuit. In some embodiments the sub-arrays can be constructed, so that they exhibit different characteristics tailored to their intended use. For example one sub-array might be tailored for data retention, while the next sub-array for programming endurance, still another for write disturb immunity.06-23-2011
20100090015RADIO FREQUENCY IC TAG - A micro-strip antenna includes two conductors. One of the conductors is a radiation electrode including a first radiation electrode including an IC chip and a slit and a U-shaped second radiation electrode. The antenna further includes an opening and a cutout formed by the first and second radiation electrodes and a radiation electrode.04-15-2010
20100038436PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALTERNATE DATA CONVEYANCE OPERATIONS RESPONSIVE TO AN INVARIABLE ACTIVATION COMMAND - The portable electronic device includes an electronic circuit, a control device operatively linked to the electronic circuit, first and second data transceivers operatively linked to the electronic circuit, a cue receiver operatively linked to the electronic circuit, a data conveyance switching element operatively linked to the electronic circuit and capable of being in either one of a first and a second state, and power means for providing power to the portable electronic device. The method of data conveyance includes awaiting for an activation cue to be received at the cue receiver; if an activation cue is received at the cue receiver, assigning its first state to the switching element, while if no activation cue is received at the cue receiver, assigning its second state to the switching element; and selectively triggering the control device to issue an invariable activation command. Upon the control device being triggered, if the switching element is in its first state, first data will be forwarded to the first data transceiver for initiating a data exchange operation with a first external data exchange device; while if the switching element is in its second state, second data will be forwarded to the second data transceiver for initiating a data exchange operation with a second external data exchange device.02-18-2010
20110147465RFID DEVICE - An RFID device includes an amplification unit, a demodulator, and a modulator. The amplification unit is configured to amplify a level of a radio signal applied through an antenna, and output an amplification signal. The demodulator is configured to generate an operating voltage by rectifying and amplifying the amplification signal, demodulate the operating voltage, and generate a command signal. The modulator is configured to output a response signal, which corresponds to the command signal, to the antenna.06-23-2011
20110253794METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPONENT BY ETCHING - A method for manufacturing a component by etching, the component including a substrate and an electrically conductive line configuration supported by the substrate, the electrically conductive line configuration being formed by etching away locally an electrically conductive coating supported by the substrate. An etching mask is used to control locally removal and maintenance of the electrically conductive coating by using an etchant and it includes barrier material on at least one main area corresponding to the electrically conductive line configuration to be maintained during etching The etching mask further includes at least one sub-area comprising barrier material, the sub-area being arranged at a distance from the edge of the main area. Etchant is applied on the component until areas of electrically conductive coating not protected by the main area of the etching mask and until the area of the electrically conductive coating protected by the sub-area of the etching mask has been substantially removed by the etchant.10-20-2011
20090001176Method And Device For Forming A Chip-Containing Label - A method for forming a label and a label formed thereby comprising a chip affixed to a sheet, the chip being provided on a support, where the label is formed by applying the support to a surface of the sheet and by printing first information which individualizes the label, characterized in that the support and the surface thus form a part of the label where the first printed information is readable.01-01-2009
20110210176SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A LOW AND NARROW-PROFILE RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAG - Methods and systems for wireless devices are disclosed. According to one system, a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes an RFID circuit packaged within a chip carrier package. The chip carrier package bonds out a first antenna connection for the RFID circuit. An antenna including a conductive lead is interfaced with the first antenna connection. The chip carrier package and the first conductive lead are coupled to a first side of a first spacer. A second spacer having a second dielectric constant greater than the first dielectric constant is coupled to a second side of the first spacer. The second spacer isolates the RFID circuit from a metal surface.09-01-2011
20090014535Remotely-alterable electronic display label employing an electronic ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture employing an antenna layer and an integrated circuit layer supporting an on-board battery power component, and a programmed processor for determining graphical indicia to be displayed by said electronic ink layer in response to electromagnetic signals received from said antenna - A remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and an antenna structure. A signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator module. A signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power layer, operably connected to the integrated circuit layer, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, which is responsive to electromagnetic signals received from the remote activator module by the antenna layer and the signal receiving layer. The addressable display assembly is responsive to output signals generated by the programmed processor, to display the determined graphical indicia. The antenna layer, integrated circuit layer, signal transmitting layer, signal receiving layer, on-board battery power layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display device having a stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20090127345SMART CARD, TELEPHONE COMPRISING SUCH A CARD AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING A COMMAND IN SUCH A CARD - The present invention relates to a smart card (05-21-2009
20080314992Digital information recording media system including a digital information recording media device with an electronic-ink display label for displaying information related to said digital information recording media device and/or digital information recorded thereon - A digital information recording media system including a digital information recording media device, and a digital information reading and writing drive unit for writing digital information to, and reading digital information from the digital information recording media device. An electronic-ink display label is provided to the digital information recording media device for displaying graphical indicia on the electronic-ink display label representative of information relating to the digital information recording media device and/or digital information recorded thereon. An activation module is arranged in communication with the digital information reading and writing drive unit, for providing instructions employed in the determination of determined graphic indicia to be displayed on the electronic-ink display label. The electronic-ink display label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink display label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink display label displays graphical indicia representing information relating to digital information recorded on the digital information recording media device.12-25-2008
20080314990Chip Card and Method For the Production of a Chip Card - The invention pertains to a chip card and to a method for producing a chip card with a chip module that is contacted with an external contact arrangement arranged in the contact surface of a card body, as well as with an antenna device arranged in a card inlay, wherein the card inlay is initially produced in a first production device and the card inlay is subsequently provided with at least one respective external layer on both sides in a second production device, namely in such a way that the external contact arrangement arranged on the external contact side of the chip carrier is introduced into a recess of the assigned external layer, and wherein a connection between the card inlay and the external layers is subsequently produced in a laminating process.12-25-2008
20080308640Contactless stand-alone assembly - The invention presents a contactless stand-alone assembly for insertion of an integrated circuit module, including an antenna for transmitting data between the integrated circuit module and a remote card reader; and a module holder for holding the integrated circuit module, electrically connected to the antenna for performing contactless transaction with the remote card reader.12-18-2008
20120273578Federated ID Secure Virtual Terminal Emulation Smartcard - A smartcard using a combination of secure virtual terminal emulation implemented by the smartcard and Federated ID information stored on the smartcard (and optionally on a transaction processor server) to provide secure verification of the personal identity of the cardholder. The Federated ID information provides a high level personal identity verification for the cardholder while secure virtual terminal emulation by the smartcard prevents the Federated ID information from being exposed to the microprocessor and memory resources of a host computer station when the smartcard is used with the host computer station to engage in transactions. The Federated ID smartcard provides a flexible, dynamically adjustable, highly efficient and secure system for personal identity verification for online commerce and a wide range of other application involving personal identity verification.11-01-2012
20090020615METHOD OF MAKING SMART CARDS WITH AN EXCAPSULANT - A method of making smart cards with an encapsulant (01-22-2009
20110000968PAYMENT DEVICE HAVING APPEAL FOR STATUS CONSUMERS - An identification token includes a plastic body and an RFID IC embedded or contained in the body. An antenna is also embedded or contained in the body and is coupled to the RFID IC. A metallic coating is formed on the plastic body and is sufficiently thin so as permit wireless RF communication between the RFID IC and a proximity reader via the antenna. A clear protective coating is formed on the metallic coating so as to allow the metallic coating to be visible to a holder of the identification token.01-06-2011
20080203171System And Method Enabling Fourth Line Embossing On Contactless Cards - Antenna designs are provided for contactless payment cards. The antennas have reduced size compared to the size of traditional rectangular antennas deployed in ISO-format contactless payment cards. The reduced size antennas are geometrical disposed in areas removed from card areas designated for embossing or trimming.08-28-2008
20080203170FRAUD PREVENTION FOR TRANSIT FARE COLLECTION - Processing an access transaction involves receiving application data from a portable consumer device at an agency reader for use in connection with a transaction, the application data having a predetermined data field configuration for processing the transaction by an issuer of the portable consumer device, and accessing at least one data file of the portable consumer device at the agency reader, wherein the configuration of the data file is determined by the issuer and stores agency data associated with use of the portable consumer device for the transaction.08-28-2008
20080203172CLEAR CONTACTLESS CARD - The present invention relates to a process for producing an transparent or translucent transaction card having multiple features, such as a holographic foil, integrated circuit chip, RFID circuitry, silver magnetic stripe with text on the magnetic stripe, opacity gradient, an invisible optically recognizable compound, a translucent signature field such that the RFID circuitry and signature on back of the card is visible from the front of the card and an active thru date on the front of the card. The invisible optically recognizable compound is an infrared ink and/or film, which can be detected by a sensor found in an ATM or card assembly line.08-28-2008
20110163168IDENTIFICATION CARD FOR IDENTIFYING A USER AND COMMUNICATION ARRANGEMENT - An identification card for identifying a user comprises a thin film carrier, an accommodation recess formed in the thin film carrier and adapted for detachably accommodating a memory card, and a communication interface adapted for being communicatively coupled to a reader and/or writer device.07-07-2011
20120031981VISUAL IDENTIFICATION TAG DEACTIVATION - A device for deactivating an RFID portion on an identification tag and indicating that the RFID portion is deactivated. The present invention addresses current privacy concerns regarding potential use of RFID technology after the point of sale. The device for deactivating the RFID portion of an identification tag provides visual indication that the RFID portion is deactivated. The visual indication occurs without the use of additional equipment or electronics. The visual indication component of the present invention is easy to interpret, so that a viewer will be able to quickly determine whether the RFID portion of the identification tag has been deactivated.02-09-2012
20120031980Privacy Protection Packet for Holding Security Devices - The present invention relates to a flexible packaging arrangement for use with security devices. The flexible packaging may include an packet or sleeve in which a plurality of overlapping perforations or cuts may be used to break or render the security device inoperable after repeated bends or application of force to the flexible package to thereby protect the privacy of the consumer and to prevent inadvertent triggering of an alarm system after a legitimate purchase of the device.02-09-2012
20120031979RFID TAG - An RFID tag includes an RFID chip, at least one sensor chip stacked on the RFID chip and interfaced with the RFID chip through a bump interface, and a filter layer stacked on the sensor chip to filter a sensing source introduced into the sensor chip.02-09-2012
20100320275STRUCTURE FOR RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION AND ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD - A improved structure RFID includes: a substrate with an entire side of a metal conductive material; a slot antenna disposed on the metal side of the substrate; and an identification chip disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the slot antenna. The RFID is manufactured using a simpler and cheaper method, so manufacturing costs are significantly reduced while providing low energy consumption, pollution-free, recyclability, and the RFID has high antenna gain, strong reflectivity, and high conductivity. Shield effects provided by the whole metal side of the substrate can also reduce effects to the electrical properties of the RFID caused by the target object and the environment, so the RFID is more suitable for metal objects and conductors with moisture.12-23-2010
20100320274Electronic Payment, Information, or ID Card with a Deformation Sensing Means - A portable card, such as a credit card, having therein electronics, such as a processor, and a deformable switching element or sensor, where the deformation or bending of the sensor/switch is determined and used for controlling the electronics. In one aspect, bending of a piezo element provides power for bringing a processor out of a sleep mode.12-23-2010
20120145799SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device with improved reliability, in which increase in power consumption can be reduced. The semiconductor device includes an antenna for transmitting and receiving a wireless signal to/from a communication device and at least first and second functional circuits electrically connected to the antenna. The first functional circuit includes a power supply control circuit for controlling power supply voltage output from a power supply circuit in the second functional circuit. A power supply control circuit in the second functional circuit includes a transistor of which first terminal is electrically connected to an output terminal of the power supply circuit and second terminal is electrically connected to a ground line. A gate terminal of the transistor is electrically connected to the power supply control circuit included in one functional circuit.06-14-2012
20110259966IDENTIFICATION OF INSTALLABLE CARD - In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes providing an integrated circuit (IC) card having a first size and carried as part of a surrounding card having a second size larger than the first size, the IC card including an IC, the IC card having a perimeter defining the IC card within the surrounding card; and printing a payment card account number within the perimeter. In accordance with some embodiments, an identification token includes a carrier having a body; a card including an RFID integrated circuit and information printed within a perimeter of the card; a bridge joining the card to the carrier; an antenna; and an electrically conductive connection running along the bridge, the electrically conductive connection coupling the RFID IC to the antenna. In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes providing a carrier having a body; providing a card including an RFID integrated circuit and a perimeter; providing a bridge joining the card to the carrier; providing an antenna and an electrically conductive connection running along the bridge, the electrically conductive connection coupling the RFID IC to the antenna; and printing information within the perimeter. In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes providing an integrated circuit (IC) card attached to a surrounding card, the IC card including an IC, the IC card having a perimeter defining the IC card within the surrounding card; and printing information within the perimeter.10-27-2011
20110017832RFID TAG - The present invention relates to an RFID tag comprising a heat-resistant substrate (01-27-2011
20100282855Cover incorporating a radiofrequency identification device - The invention relates to a multilayer structure such as a cover paper for a booklet, in particular a passport. The structure includes a radiofrequency identification device having a chip which is received in the thickness of the multilayer structure without generating extra thickness, the materials constituting the various layers of the multilayer structure are selected, as are the thicknesses of said layers, in such a manner that the cover withstands mechanical and thermal shocks, and in particular is capable of being subjected to graining treatment, and/or to decoration treatment by depositing a film by hot transfer under pressure, and/or to lamination treatment while depositing security films.11-11-2010
20110114738AUTOMATED CARD CUSTOMIZATION MACHINE - A memory card includes a non-volatile memory, a connector configured to enable the memory card to be operatively coupled to a host computer, and a housing enclosing the non-volatile memory. The housing has a customized physical contour that is determined according to a user-selected value.05-19-2011
20110114736INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH EMBEDDED RFID - An integrated circuit (IC) die includes a high capacitance solid state circuit region configured to perform predetermined operations and an RFID block configured for wireless communication with an external source. The RFID block is configured to record results from a plurality of stages of a manufacturing process. The RFID block is further configured to generate an internal BIST command in response to an external command wirelessly received by the RFID. The integrated circuit die also includes a built-in self-test (BIST) block coupled to carry out testing of the high capacitance solid state circuit region in response to the internal BIST command. The RFID block is configured to be capable of storing store information relating to the testing. The RFID block is further configured to enable wireless retrieval of the test results from the testing of the high capacitance solid state circuit region.05-19-2011
20110114735RFID Tag - An antenna for an RFID transponder device having a substrate and an RF integrated circuit. The antenna comprises two opposing conductive elements arranged on one side of the substrate and electrically connected to the integrated circuit; and a conductive patch arranged between the elements on the same side of the substrate and not electrically connected to them.05-19-2011
20110114737CARD AND HOST DEVICE - A host device is configured to read and write information from and into a card and to supply a supply voltage that belongs to a first voltage range or a second voltage range which is lower than the first voltage range, and issues a voltage identification command to the card. The voltage identification command includes a voltage range identification section, an error detection section, and a check pattern section. The voltage range identification section includes information indicating which one of the first voltage range and the second voltage range the supply voltage belongs. The error detection section has a pattern configured to enable the card which has received the voltage identification command to detect errors in the voltage identification command. The check pattern section has a preset pattern.05-19-2011
20110132987MACHINE-TO-MACHINE DEVICE AND SMARTCARD FOR USE IN THE DEVICE - There is provided a method device for facilitating remote access capability. An exemplary device comprises a connection module for connecting the device to a remote location. The exemplary device also comprises a smartcard comprising a secure identification and/or authentication component. The exemplary device additionally comprises a control module, at least part of which is comprised in the smartcard, interfacing with the connection module and with a component of the device, the control module being adapted to access the component in conjunction with a communication between the control module and the remote location via the connection module.06-09-2011
20110253792FLEXIBLE RFID LABEL - An RFID tag includes a base having at least one fold formed therein. An integrated circuit is formed on the base. At least one antenna segment extends from the integrated circuit and crosses the fold. When the fold is creased, a portion of the antenna segment on one side of the fold is aligned to be orthogonal to a portion of the antenna segment on the other side of the fold.10-20-2011
20100181384Semiconductor Device - A semiconductor device which stores data, and in which refresh operation is not needed, is described. The semiconductor device comprises at least a transistor and a capacitor. A first electrode of the capacitor is connected to a reference voltage terminal and a second electrode of the capacitor is connected to one of a source and a drain of the transistor. The semiconductor device is configured to put, when necessary, the other of the source and the drain of the transistor to the same potential as the one of the source and the drain, so that charge accumulated in the capacitor, which is connected to the one of the source and the drain of the transistor, does not leak through the transistor.07-22-2010
20100181382RFID TRANSPONDER CHIP MODULE WITH CONNECTING MEANS FOR AN ANTENNA, TEXTILE TAG WITH AN RFID TRANSPONDER CHIP - To be able to connect an RFID transponder chip module, which has not only a transponder chip but also conductive, preferably metal or metallized connection feet, as easily as possible and particularly without the risk of soiling to the antenna wires of a tag strip, which are fitted in or on a textile material, it is proposed that the metallized connection feet of the transponder chip module be designed with an activatable connecting means for electrical and mechanical connection to the antenna wires. The connecting feet are in the form of strip-like extension elements on both sides of the RFID transponder chip, wherein the connection feet are respectively arranged at that end of the extension elements which is remote from the RFID transponder chip. The metallized connection feet are formed with an activatable connecting means for the purpose of electrical and mechanical connection to the electrical conductors.07-22-2010
20090206164Card-shaped data carrier - The invention relates to a card-shaped data carrier (08-20-2009
20110253793RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS AND METHODS EMPLOYING CERAMIC COMPONENTS, WHICH MAY BE SUITABLE FOR USE IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS - RFID tags capable of operating in harsh environments include an RFID chip and antenna positioned on a ceramic substrate are disclosed. Alternatively, in other embodiments an RFID chip may be positioned inside a metal shell and then secured to a work piece in the hazardous environment.10-20-2011
20110168783NOVEL RFID TAG FOR USE IN DOSIMETRY - Described is a dosimeter sled comprising: one or more optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) sensors mounted in the dosimeter sled and an RFID tag comprising an antenna for communicating with an RFID tag reader and a non-volatile memory for storing data therein.07-14-2011
20100116893RFID TAG - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag including a substrate, an RFID chip, a chip contact part, a folding circuit and a radiation part is provided. The chip contact part is formed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the RFID chip. The folding circuit is formed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the chip contact part. The folding circuit has a winding part, which forms a hollow region, for compensating the antenna electric length. The radiation part is formed on the substrate and electrically coupled to the folding circuit, wherein one terminal of the winding part of the folding circuit is open, and the other terminal is electrically coupled to the radiation part. At least one of the folding circuit and the radiation part is asymmetric to the chip contact part.05-13-2010
20120145800STORED-VALUE CARD WITH AUDIO CAPABILITIES - A stored-value card includes a housing, an audio circuit storing an audio file, and a speaker coupled to the audio circuit. The housing includes a first panel, a second panel spaced from and positioned opposite the first panel, and a side wall extending between the first panel and the second panel. The side wall extends substantially perpendicular to each of the first panel and the second panel such that an open cavity is formed between the first panel and the second panel. The housing further includes an account identifier signifying a financial account or record linked to the stored-value card. The audio circuit and the speaker are substantially enclosed within the open cavity of the housing. Stored-value card assemblies and methods of using a stored-value card are also disclosed.06-14-2012
20120145798METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING RFID IN BIOLOGICAL FIELD - Biological reagent carrier devices and methods are disclosed, which employ RFID techniques to associate information with biological reagents.06-14-2012
20120145796DATA STORAGE DEVICE, STACKING METHOD THEREOF, AND DATA STORAGE DEVICE ASSEMBLY - A data storage device, a stacking method thereof, and a data storage device assembly are provided. The data storage device assembly includes a first data storage device and a second data storage device respectively having a body, a magnetic element, and a storage device. Each body has a first containing space and a second containing space. Each magnetic element is disposed in the corresponding first containing space. At least one of the magnetic elements of the first and the second data storage device is a magnet. Each storage device is disposed in the corresponding second containing space and includes an electrical connector terminal, a memory chip, and a memory controller with no crystal oscillator. The magnetic elements of the first and the second data storage device attract each other so that the body of the first data storage device is stacked on the body of the second data storage device.06-14-2012
20110095090Radio Frequency Indentification Device Molded into a Product Part - A method and system for molding a radio frequency identification RFID device to a product part. In one embodiment, a method comprising affixing an RFID device to a label, feeding the label into a molding cavity of a molding device, positioning the label within the molding cavity; injecting molten resin into the molding cavity, fusing the molten resin and label into a product part, and ejecting the product part from the molding cavity. In another embodiment, a method comprising affixing an RFID device to a transfer film, rolling the transfer film into a molding cavity of a molding device, positioning the transfer film within the molding cavity, injecting molten resin into the molding cavity, and transferring the RFID device from the transfer film to a product part.04-28-2011
20110095089ELECTRONIC TAG HOUSING HAVING CABLE TIE SUPPORT - The present invention provides for an electronic tag housing used to support electronic tags to an article with a pair of cable ties. The present invention provides an electronic tag assembly, including a housing having a base and a cover attachable to the base. The housing includes a cavity for supporting an electronic tag. At least one cable tie is supported by the housing.04-28-2011
20100176202NONCONTACT DATA CARRIER - When performing radio communication with a reader/writer (07-15-2010
20100078485SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARD - A subscriber identity module (SIM) card in accordance with the present invention expands memory, communicates wirelessly, is inserted and removed easily, adds a second cell phone number and comprises a carrier, a SIM, an expansion module. The carrier is a plastic card and comprises an expansion module recess. The plastic card has a top surface, two side edges, a front end, a rear end and two notches. The expansion module recess is formed in the top surface of the plastic card between the side edges near the front end. The SIM is mounted on the top surface of the plastic card near the rear end between the notches. The expansion module is mounted in the expansion module recess, is connected to the SIM and has a top surface, a bottom surface and four edges.04-01-2010
20090308938WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND COMPONENT FOR WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a power supply circuit board upon which the wireless IC chip is mounted, and in which a power supply circuit is provided, the power supply circuit includes a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency, and a radiation pattern, which is adhered to the underside of the power supply circuit board, for radiating a transmission signal supplied from the power supply circuit, and for receiving a reception signal to supply this to the power supply circuit. The resonant circuit is an LC resonant circuit including an inductance device and capacitance devices. The power supply circuit board is a multilayer rigid board or a single-layer rigid board, and between the wireless IC chip and the radiation pattern is connected by DC connection, magnetic coupling, or capacitive coupling.12-17-2009
20090308937NONCONTACT DATA COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - An IC card includes: a rectifying circuit; a register section in which a plurality of setpoints related to the output voltage of the rectifying circuit are set; a voltage level detecting circuit configured to detect the output voltage level of the rectifying circuit on the basis of the setpoints set in the register section; a plurality of transistors for load modulation to be made valid or invalid according to the output voltage level detected by the voltage level detecting circuit; and a control section configured to generate transmission data according to reception data received by a receiving section and supply the transmission data to the plurality of transistors for load modulation.12-17-2009
20090308934SENSOR TAG MULTIPLANE IMAGING SYSTEM - When a conventional sensor or tag is sandwiched by a plurality of metal planes, the condition is deteriorated and the sensitivity is lowered. Provided is multiplane imaging system using MISEMAS (Multi-Image Effect and Separation Method for Magnetic Sensor and Tag) in which the sensitivity is not lowered, but rather enhanced, and it is possible to separate and select each of the tags without causing interference with adjacent sensor coils SC12-17-2009
20090308933Wireless power receiving device - To provide a wireless power receiving device and an electronic device having the wireless power receiving device whose production costs do not increase even when frequency of electromagnetic waves received for power supply varies. Further, to provide a wireless power receiving device capable of power transmission without disconnection or poor connection when a load supplied with electricity and a battery connected to an antenna are manufactured in different steps. A power transmitter and receiver portion having first and second antenna circuits and a battery portion and a load portion having a third antenna circuit are provided to charge a battery of the battery portion with a first radio signal received at the first antenna circuit and transmit electricity stored in the battery portion as a second radio signal from the second antenna circuit to the third antenna circuit so that the third antenna circuit supplies electricity to the load.12-17-2009
20080217413METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A CONTACTLESS SMARTCARD INCORPORATING A MECHANICAL SWITCH - An apparatus and method for providing a radio frequency identification (RFID) card, the card including a card inlay; an antenna positioned on the card inlay, a RFID integrated circuit (IC) on the card inlay, a pressure-sensitive switch including an electrode structure located on or in the card inlay and coupled to the antenna and the RFID IC via the electrode structure, the pressure-sensitive switch having an electrical resistance that varies with a pressure applied to the switch, and a dam of material in a vicinity around of the pressure-sensitive switch to provide a barrier against a lateral pressure being applied to the switch.09-11-2008
20080217414Flexible display member and article having the same - A flexible display member includes a base member having flexibility and a thin film LED (Light Emitting Diode) mounted on the base member. Accordingly, when the flexible display member is deformed, it is difficult to damage the flexible display member, thereby obtaining the flexible display member with high reliability.09-11-2008
20080217412SEGMENTED MICROENCAPSULATED DISPLAY SYSTEM - A segmented microencapsulated display system that includes a substrate upon which an image is produced in a layer of microencapsulated electrophoric elements and a unit remote from the substrate that includes electronics circuitry that creates the image produced in the layer of microencapsulated electrophoric elements.09-11-2008
20110186641RADIO IC DEVICE - A radio IC device that is highly efficient in transmitting signals from a radio IC to a radiation pattern includes a radio IC chip arranged to processes radio signals, an auxiliary electrode pattern that is connected to the radio IC chip and includes a loop-shaped electrode, and a radiation electrode pattern that includes a magnetic-field radiation electrode having a resonant frequency and an electric-field radiation electrode having a resonant frequency. The loop-shaped electrode of the auxiliary electrode pattern is coupled to a maximum-voltage section of the magnetic-field radiation electrode through a capacitor.08-04-2011
20110132988NON-CONTACT ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A non-contact electronic device wherein variation in resonance frequency due to mutual interference between coils provided in individual IC cards can be suppressed and the housing thereof can be easily reduced in thickness is provided. The non-contact electronic device include: a substrate; a first coil for antenna arranged in the substrate; a semiconductor integrated circuit device that is arranged in the substrate and carries out non-contact interface between it and an external source utilizing the first coil; and a second coil comprising a resonance circuit together with the first coil and shielded from electromagnetic waves. Even when multiple non-contact electronic devices are simultaneously used, it is possible to suppress variation in resonance frequency due to mutual interference between the coils provided in individual non-contact electronic devices. Thus stable data communication can be achieved without significant degradation in communication distance regardless of the number of non-contact electronic devices.06-09-2011
20110147466LED PACKAGE AND RFID SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - The LED package comprising a substrate and a display device, stacked on the substrate, including a light emitting diode (LED), and so on. A light emitting diode (LED) package comprises a LED device configured to emit light, an electrostatic discharge (ESD) device including an ESD circuit formed under the LED device, a printed circuit board (PCB), including a power supply line, formed under the ESD device, and a heat sink substrate, formed under the PCB, configured to release a heat delivered from the LED device through the ESD device and PCB.06-23-2011
20110147467ENHANCED PERFORMANCE AND SECURITY RFID DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a selectively accessible enhanced radio-frequency identification (RFID) device, that is enhanced performance and security by selectively responsive to predetermined electromagnetic interrogation thereof, that comprises an enhanced component for enabling a user to adjust readable distances and selectively enable or disable interrogatory access to the enhanced RFID device, to protect from unauthorized interrogation thereof. The inventive enhanced RFID device comprises an antenna, a microchip and at least one enhanced component. The enhanced component may use “Electromagnetic Induction” to the antenna to increase performance and “Electromagnetic Shield”, to cover the antenna. In one embodiment thereof, the enhanced RFID device may be advantageously utilizing retention component to keep closed it in an Always-OFF mode, such that the enhanced RFID device is only accessible to electromagnetic interrogation thereof, when the enhanced RFID device is open to an Always-ON mode. Therefore, the enhanced RFID device of the present invention provides an inventively user controllable, two functions in one of enhanced component, for enhanced performance and greater level of data security advantageously balanced with convenience—it is freely accessible prior to acquisition thereof by a user, and is thereafter easily made secure by the user, who is provided with the capability of readily and selectively enabling access to the data stored therein.06-23-2011
20110147464RFID DEVICE - An RFID device may ensure a stable sensing margin by employing a ReRAM. In an embodiment the RFID includes: a radio signal transceiver configured to transmit/receive a radio signal to/from an external reader; a digital unit configured to detect a command signal from an output of the radio signal transceiver and output a control signal corresponding to the command signal; and a memory unit configured to perform a read or write operation in response to the control signal, the memory unit including a resistive switch device (RSD) having memristor characteristics.06-23-2011
20110147463DATA STORAGE MEDIUM WHICH IS IN THE FORM OF A CARD AND HAS A RAISED AREA - The invention relates to a method for producing a portable card-shaped data carrier (06-23-2011
20100025481METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OR FOR PRODUCING A PRELAMINATE FOR SUCH AN APPARATUS - In a method for producing an apparatus for wireless communication, particularly a contactless card, a E-passport, a Smart label or the like, or for producing a prelaminate for such an apparatus, an antenna is produced by applying an antenna structure to a substrate using an additive method, such as metal deposition. The substrate can be made of a PVC or polycarbonate material. A transponder is then produced by connecting a bare chip to the antenna using a direct assembly process, such as a flip-chip process. In a next step, the apparatus or the prelaminate for the apparatus is produced by connecting the transponder to further layers using a laminating method, wherein at least one of the further layers in directly adjoining relationship to the substrate is made of a same material as the substrate.02-04-2010
20100025479Doped Implant Monitoring for Microchip Tamper Detection - A method and apparatus include conductive material doped within a microchip that accumulates a detectable charge in the presence of ions. Such ions may result from a focused ion beam or other unwelcome technology exploitation effort. Circuitry sensing the charge buildup in the embedded, doped material may initiate a defensive action intended to defeat the tampering operation.02-04-2010
20110215156SECURITY SYSTEM TAG HAVING COMBINED CLAMP AND ANTENNA - A security tag incorporating a hybrid clamp that combines an attachment clamp with an RFID component. The attachment clamp is used to secure an item, such as an article of clothing, to the tag. The RFID component, e.g., an RFID antenna, transmits data signals to an RFID reader where the data signals are encoded with information stored about the security tag. By combining the attachment features and RFID features of the security tag in one hybrid clamp, more tag space can be freed up for other components and manufacturing cost savings can be realized.09-08-2011
20110215160BEVERAGE CONTAINER AUTHENTICITY AND PROVENANCE DEVICES AND METHODS - An RFID label comprising an RFID circuit and an RFID antenna, and optional secondary security label ensures the authenticity of a beverage contained in a beverage container. The RFID label cannot be removed without destroying the RFID label or rendering it inoperable. A secondary security label may be placed over the closure of the beverage container to provide a secondary measure against tampering as well as a visual indicator of authenticity. It is placed on a portion of the bottle, a portion of the beverage container's closure, and the RFID label. An attempt to remove the secondary security label will also render the RFID label unusable.09-08-2011
20110215157SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURITY TAG DEPLOYMENT USING REVERSIBLE ADHESIVES - A method and system for security tag attachment using a reversible adhesive in which a security tag has an outer surface and an inner volume. The tag includes at least one of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) element and a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) element disposed within the inner volume. The system also includes a reversible adhesive disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface.09-08-2011
20100019046ELECTRONIC TAG - Provided is an electronic tag which has both an antitheft function and a merchandise control function, can reduce trouble of attaching the tag on a body whereupon the tag is to be attached, and furthermore, is thin and low-cost. The electronic tag includes a noncontact IC tag (01-28-2010
20100019045SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SECURE DIGITAL TRANSACTIONS - A device storing at least a portion of a reducing currency denomination composite code, according to one embodiment, comprises a processor. In addition, the device comprises a memory coupled to the processor. Further, the memory is for storing a portion of a reducing currency denomination composite code corresponding to a predetermined amount of currency. Further still, the complete reducing currency denomination composite code includes a security code. Additionally, the device comprises an output device coupled to the processor, where the output device is for outputting at least the portion of the reducing currency denomination composite code.01-28-2010
20120061477Systems and Methods to Selectively Connect Antennas to Receive and Backscatter Radio Frequency Signals - Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes and current sources. In one embodiment, a system includes: an RFID reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one RFID tag. The RFID tag includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the RFID reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.03-15-2012
20120145797Electronic Storage Devices, Programming Methods, and Device Manufacturing Methods - Electronic storage devices include one or more substrates, storage circuitry configured to store electronic data and communication circuitry configured to receive the electronic data from a programming device and provide the electronic data to the storage circuitry. The storage circuitry and communication circuitry are embedded in and are in direct physical contact with the one or more substrates. Programming methods include providing an electronic storage device comprising storage circuitry configured to store electronic data and communication circuitry configured to receive the electronic data and provide the electronic data to the storage circuitry, the storage circuitry and communication circuitry being embedded in two or more substrates. The methods also include communicating the electronic data to the communication circuitry and storing the electronic data in the storage circuitry.06-14-2012
20110079651Method for labeling fabrics and heat-transfer label well-suited for use in said method - A method for labeling fabrics, such as fabric garments, and a heat-transfer label well-suited for use in the method. In one embodiment, the heat-transfer label includes (a) a support portion; and (b) a transfer portion, the transfer portion being positioned over the support portion for transfer of the transfer portion from the support portion to an article of fabric under conditions of heat and pressure, the transfer portion including (i) an ink design layer; (ii) a heat-activatable adhesive layer; and (iii) an RFID device.04-07-2011
20090184168RECYCLABLE PLASTIC CARDS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - A recyclable plastic card and method of manufacturing the same. The plastic card is made from an unfilled or filled polymeric material, such as polypropylene or polyethylene material, that can be readily printed, embossed, thermally imaged, surface printed with a variety of inks and printing methodologies, laminated, and/or polished, such that the card will perform acceptably in a retail point of sale machine readable activation system. The plastic card performs similarly to a PVC card in retail point of sale systems or environments, and meets ISO requirements for thickness and dimensional stability regarding heat and humidity exposure.07-23-2009
20120168516RFID TRANSPONDER ENCAPSULATION FOR MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE COVERS - An RFID transponder encapsulated in a dielectric substrate can be integrated, connected, or attached to and used in conjunction with a mobile electronic device cover. The RFID transponder and dielectric substrate can then be encased between the mobile electronic device cover and the mobile electronic device.07-05-2012
20120168520RF IDENTIFICATION DEVICE WITH NEAR-FIELD-COUPLED ANTENNA - An embodiment of a RF identification device is formed by a tag and by a reader. The tag is formed by a processing circuit and a first antenna, which has the function both of transmitting and of receiving data. The reader is formed by a control circuit and by a second antenna, which has the function both of transmitting and of receiving data. The processing circuit is formed by a resonance capacitor, a modulator, a rectifier circuit, a charge-pump circuit and a detection circuit. The antenna of the tag and the processing circuit are integrated in a single structure in completely monolithic form. The first antenna has terminals connected to the input of the rectifier circuit, the output of which is connected to the charge-pump circuit. The charge-pump circuit has an output connected to the detection circuit.07-05-2012
20120168517SIM CARD ASSEMBLY, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - There are provided a subscriber identification module (SIM) card assembly, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device including the same. The SIM card assembly includes: a SIM card on which personal identification information is stored; and a SIM card holder to which the SIM card is detachably mounted and including a covering part protecting the SIM card, the covering part being formed integrally with an antenna for local radio communications.07-05-2012
20120205450Method for Broadcasting a Magnetic Stripe Data Packet from an Electronic Smart Card - Method for broadcasting a magnetic stripe data packet from an electronic card by measuring a swipe speed of the electronic card past a magnetic reader head during a swipe of the electronic card past the magnetic reader head and then adjusting a broadcast signal containing the magnetic stripe data packet according to the measured swipe speed so that the magnetic stripe data packet in the broadcast signal is read by the magnetic reader head during said swipe. The swipe speed is measured by a speed sensor. The electronic card can contain a false swipe detection means so that the capacitive sensor changes from a sleep mode to an active mode after a wake up sensor is activated during the swipe and the swipe speed is measured by the capacitive sensor while it is in the active mode before the broadcast signal is broadcast during the swipe.08-16-2012
20110006121INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD - The invention relates to an integrated circuit card (01-13-2011
20090173793IC MODULE, IC INLET, AND IC MOUNTED BODY - An IC module including: an insulating substrate; antenna connection terminals provided on one surface of the insulating substrate; and a laminated body in which an IC chip and a mica capacitor are laminated, wherein the laminated body and the antenna connection terminals are mounted on the same surface side of the insulating substrate, and the IC chip and the mica capacitor are electrically connected with the antenna connection terminals via a wire, the IC module capable of producing an IC mounted body that has highly accurate resonance frequency and is highly reliable in non-contact communications, and also capable of producing an IC mounted body having a small area since the mounting thereof on a small area is possible, and which can be produced by a general purpose apparatus for producing IC modules, as well as an IC inlet and an IC mounted body using the IC module are provided.07-09-2009
20090173794ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR A RESPONDER WHICH IS NOT INITIALISED WHEN THE SUPPLY VOLTAGE IS SWITCHED ON - The electronic circuit is intended to form with an antenna a responder that operates without resetting to zero when the power supply of the electronic circuit is switched on (without POR). To increase efficiency and reduce the costs of testing a plurality of such integrated circuits in a wafer, means are provided that allow the logic circuit (07-09-2009
20110000969Tire antenna for RFID - An RFID device for tires includes first and second sheets non-conducting insulation material having positioned therebetween a semi-conductor chip and a wireless antenna formed of electrically conducting ink printed on one of said sheets.01-06-2011
20110073662METHOD FOR PRE-PERSONALIZING AN IC CARD - A method for pre-programming an IC card may include transmitting a memory image of a gold version sample IC card to the IC card and storing the memory image in a memory of the IC card. The method may further include dividing the memory image into memory blocks of set size to be transmitted separately to the IC card and by the fact that the storing may include writing at least one memory block in the memory while one or more memory blocks are transmitted.03-31-2011
20100206953DURABLE WASHABLE LABEL HAVING A VISIBLE DIFFRACTION GRATING PATTERN - This invention provides an improved and novel thin and pliable holographic fabric label that possesses durability, high intensity of holographic diffraction, laundering resistance, minimal alteration and degradation to the fabric and the label through extended use, and the ability to be cost-effectively mass produced is described. High bond is formed at multiple inter polymer interfaces and reflective diffractive layer is protected within the construction, superior durability to repetitious laundering, dry clean cycle and mechanical wear with long lasting diffracting effect and visual authentication property is realized.08-19-2010
20090184167FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TOKEN - There is provided a card or token for use in financial transactions. The financial transaction token or card has an onboard energy storage device that enables onboard electronics to operate when the card is not in the proximity of a merchant Point-Of-Service (POS) terminal. In one implementation, the onboard energy storage device includes a capacitor such as a thin-film capacitor that stores sufficient energy to power onboard electronics without the need for an onboard battery. The card may be incorporated within various conventional apparatus such as a see-through and/or protective substrate, an item of clothing, an item of jewelry, a cell phone, a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), a credit card, an identification card, a money holder, a wallet, a personal organizer, a keychain payment tag, and like personality.07-23-2009
20100072285Semiconductor Device and Wireless Tag Using the Same - In a wireless tag with which a wireless communication system whose electric power of a carrier wave from a R/W is high, an overvoltage protection circuit is provided to prevent from generating excessive electric power in the wireless tag when the wireless tag receives excessive electric power. However, as noise is generated by operation of the overvoltage protection circuit, an error of reception occurs in receiving a signal whose modulation factor is small. To solve the problem, the maximum value of generated voltage in the wireless tag is held in a memory circuit after the overvoltage protection circuit operates, then the overvoltage protection circuit is controlled in accordance with the maximum value of generated voltage. The voltages at which the overvoltage protection circuit starts and stops operating are different from each other, and hysteresis occurs between the timing when the overvoltage protection circuit starts and stops operating.03-25-2010
20100264226PAYMENT CARD HAVING ACCEPTANCE ATTRIBUTES ON A SINGLE SIDE - A payment card has a generally planar body having a first side and a second side, and a plurality of acceptance attributes on the second side. The first side is formed without any acceptance attributes thereon. The first side may include artwork of an issuer of the payment card. The acceptance attributes may include, for example, a signature panel, a cardholder name, a card expiration date, at least one of a bar code and a magnetic stripe, and a card security code. A method of using such a card includes physically presenting the card to a merchant, and viewing, by the merchant, of at least needed ones of the acceptance attributes without the merchant being required to turn the card over. Another method of using such a card includes supplying (without necessarily physically presenting the card), from a card user to a merchant, acceptance attribute information of a payment card of the kind described, as well as viewing, by the card user, of the acceptance attribute information without the card user being required to turn the card over.10-21-2010
20120037710Microcircuit Device including a Near-Field Communication Antenna Circuit - This circuit (02-16-2012
20120037711SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DIGITAL VALUE USING PROCESS VARIATION - Provided is a semiconductor chip to generate an identification key. The semiconductor chip may include a first inverter having a first logic threshold, a second inverter having a second logic threshold, and a first switch. The first switch may include a first terminal and a second terminal, and may short or open a connection between the first terminal and the second terminal according to an first input voltage value. An input terminal of the first inverter, an output terminal, and the first terminal of the first switch may be connected to a first node. An output terminal of the first inverter, an input terminal of the second inverter, and the second terminal of the first switch may be connected to a second node.02-16-2012
20120305653CONTACTLESS CARD THAT RECEIVES POWER FROM HOST DEVICE - A memory card compatible RFID card includes a smartcard controller that receives power from a host device. The RFID card also includes a small inductive device capable of inductive coupling with an RFID reader. The small inductive device is small enough to fit in the form factor of a memory card. Commands may be sent to the RFID card to keep the RFID card powered.12-06-2012
20120305659RADIO FREQUENCY INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND IC MODULE OF THE SAME - A highly convenient radio frequency integrated circuit that can be used at a plurality of different frequency bands, and which can perform communications at the different frequency bands so that data at different frequency bands can be read and a restriction can be imposed on the reading and writing of information. An IC module in a radio frequency integrated circuit includes a plurality of memories; a read-write unit for performing a process of reading data from, and writing data into, the memories; and a selector for receiving an electric signal outputted from an antenna that has received a radio signal.12-06-2012
20120305656Electromagnetic Enhancement and Decoupling - Apparatus and methods for providing a substantially surface independent tagging system are disclosed. A resonant dielectric cavity is defined between upper and lower conducting layers, and closed at one end by a conducting base portion. Incident radiation couples into the cavity and is resonantly enhanced. An electronic device or tag paced at the edge of the cavity experiences a high electric field strength on account of this enhancement and is driven into operation.12-06-2012
20120305658CUSTOMIZABLE TRANSACTION CARD - A financial transaction device is disclosed. The device includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface comprises a writable field enabling a writing instrument and/or a printing device to write on the first writable field. The writable field allows transaction device purchasers to include a custom note, picture, design, logo, pattern and/or any other indicia on the device. The writable field creates an added element of thoughtfulness to make the gift exchange more special.12-06-2012
20120305654SMARTCARD WITH REGENERATED ELECTRIC POWER - The present invention relates to a smartcard, comprising: an energy converting device for converting energy into electric power; a power storage component for storing the electric power supplied by the energy converting device and outputting a voltage; and a voltage stabilizing unit for adjusting the voltage outputted by the power storage component to a working voltage of a load of the smartcard and outputting the adjusted working voltage to the load. The smartcard of the present invention can convert the energy outside the smartcard into electric power and store the converted electric power so as to continuously or temporarily provide power supply to the loads of the smartcard. Therefore, the cycle life of the smartcard can be extended greatly.12-06-2012
20120305652RFID TAG SYSTEM - An RFID tag system includes a housing that includes an enclosed sidewall and forms a recess with a housing base surface, where the housing is configured and arranged to be mounted to a mounting surface. An RFID tag is located within the housing, and the RFID tag comprises an integrated circuit, an antenna and a metal backplane, where the housing base surface separates the antenna and the metal backplane. A metal surface is secured to a top surface of the sidewall to cover the recess, where the metal surface and a transmission path from the integrated circuit to the antenna are electromagnetically coupled and tuned to operate across a wide band frequency range. The metal surface may include a name plate of a data plate for a gas turbine engine, or a component thereof.12-06-2012
20120305655Memory Button Mount - A mounting spring coil is made to grip and releasably hold a cylindrical periphery of a memory button while transmitting an ID effectively. A memory button held in a coil of the mounting spring can support objects such as tags and keys that are identified by the memory button to account for removal and replacement of the objects being secured.12-06-2012
20120305651ELECTROCHEMICAL CAPACITOR BATTERY HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE CAPABLE OF SELF-RECHARGING - An electrochemical device includes an anode, a cathode, and an electrically conductive material between the anode and the cathode coated with a nanoporous oxide coating. Gaps or spaces are filled with an electrolyte. The electrochemical device may be used to power an electronic card.12-06-2012
20080277485MEMORY CARD HAVING MULTIPLE APPLICATION-BASED FUNCTIONS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME AND DIGITAL DEVICE APPLYING THE SAME - A memory card includes a printed circuit board (PCB) defining an interior space. A control chip is in the interior space. A memory chip is electrically coupled to the control chip. A contact pad is on the PCB outside the interior space. A converting member is located outside the interior space. The converting member is configured to provide an indication to the control chip to change an application function of the control chip and an interface function of the contact pad based on an external input to the memory card. A multi-interface member is located completely inside the interior space of the PCB and electrically coupled to the control chip and the converting member to change the application function of the control chip and the interface function of the contact pad based on operations of the converting member.11-13-2008
20110315779SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARD - A SIM card is presented. The SIM card includes a support carrier having a first and a second major surface. The support carrier includes a cavity which extends partially into the carrier from the first major surface. The SIM card further includes a chip package disposed within the cavity. The support carrier is sufficiently flexible to bend when the SIM card is being inserted into or removed from a SIM card holder.12-29-2011
20110315780SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Initialization of a semiconductor device can be efficiently performed, which transmits and receives data through wireless communication. The semiconductor device includes an antenna, a power source circuit, a circuit which uses a DC voltage generated by the power source circuit as a power source voltage, and a resistor. The antenna includes a pair of terminals and receives a wireless signal (a modulated carrier wave). The power source circuit includes a first terminal and a second terminal and generates a DC voltage between the first terminal and the second terminal by using a received wireless signal (the modulated carrier wave). The resistor is connected between the first terminal and the second terminal. In this manner, the semiconductor device and the wireless communication system can transmit and receive data accurately.12-29-2011
20110315777TRANSPONDER, TRANSPONDER KIT, METHOD OF APPLYING THE TRANSPONDER AND PRODUCT COMPRISING THE TRANSPONDER - The invention concerns a transponder (12-29-2011
20110315776Radio tag and method for manufacturing radio tag - A radio tag is disclosed that includes an inlet having a base member, an antenna pattern, and a circuit chip for performing radio communications, the antenna pattern and the circuit chip being provided in the base member and includes a spacer on which the inlet is provided. The spacer has a length in a longitudinal direction thereof twice or more as great as a length of the inlet in the longitudinal direction. The spacer has a flection part at which the spacer is foldable in such a manner as to form an attached surface to be attached to an attached subject of the radio tag.12-29-2011
20120043388SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to provide a semiconductor device which can obtain the high potential necessary for writing data to a memory, using a small circuit area. In the present invention, by using as input voltage of a booster circuit not the conventionally used output VDD of a regulator circuit 02-23-2012
20120043387IDENTIFICATION TAG - An identification tag (02-23-2012
20120043386ANTENNA SHEET, DATA CARRIER WITH NON-CONTACT IC, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANTENNA SHEET - A method for manufacturing an antenna sheet, includes: a pressing step in which an overlapped portion of an antenna coil and/or a connection pattern formed from a metal material and provided on one surface of a substrate formed from a thermoplastic resin, and a conductive member formed from a metal material and provided on the other surface of the substrate is pressed using a pressing unit at least from the surface of one side of the substrate; and a welding steps in which the overlapped portion of the antenna coil and/or the connection pattern and the conductive member is welded.02-23-2012
20110101113COMPOSITE MAGNETIC ANTENNA AND RF TAG, AND METAL PART AND METAL TOOL ON WHICH THE COMPOSITE MAGNETIC ANTENNA OR RF TAG IS INSTALLED - The present invention relates to a composite magnetic antenna for information communication utilizing a magnetic field component as well as a composite RF tag using the composite magnetic antenna, which can be embedded in metals while maintaining a sufficient communication sensitivity unlike conventional RF tags which were unusable in the metal embedding applications. The composite RF tag for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method according to the present invention, comprises a magnetic antenna on which an IC is mounted, and an insulating material and a metal material or a conductive material which are formed around the magnetic antenna, wherein the magnetic antenna comprises a central core formed of a magnetic material, and an electrode material formed into a coil around the central core; the insulating material is formed around the magnetic antenna except for one longitudinal end of the coil of the magnetic antenna; and the metal material or the conductive material is formed on an outside of the insulating material.05-05-2011
20110155814WIRELESS TAG - The present invention provides a wireless tag to be attached onto a disc-shaped recording medium including first and second regions. The first region, made of a nonconductive member, is disposed on the inner radial part of the recording medium, whereas the second region, including a conductive member, is disposed on the outer radial part of the recording medium. The wireless tag includes: a feed section connected to a wireless IC chip; a conductive plate including a slot therein; and a slot antenna for receiving power from the feed section. The conductive plate is formed for at least partially overlapping with the second region when the wireless tag is attached onto the inner radial part of the recording medium. The slot has a length set for obtaining an inductance enough to cause a resonance between the slot antenna and the wireless IC chip at a predetermined wireless frequency.06-30-2011
20110155812HIGH CONDUCTIVE WATER-BASED SILVER INK - Disclosed is a conductive composition which can be used to form an aqueous conductive ink with increased conductivity. A film of the dry ink having a thickness of 5 microns or less has a surface roughness of less than 1.5 times the surface roughness of a cellulosic-based substrate which it coats. The aqueous conductive composition contains conductive particles, preferably silver, an anionic wetting agent and a styrene-acrylic copolymer. The composition is highly conductive and requires reduced drying energy. In addition, it may be applied to low cost substrates by high speed printing processes.06-30-2011
20110155813RFID STRAP AND CUTTING DEVICE - The present invention describes an RFID tag and a method of making an RFID tag. The RFID tag can include a first substrate with a conductive layer disposed thereon. Further, the RFID tag can be formed with a second substrate that can have any number of components, for example a strap, a processor, a blade and a coupling mechanism mounted thereon. Also, the second substrate can be coupled to the first substrate with a coupling mechanism.06-30-2011
20100176206Memory Card - Provided is a memory card that reinforces rigidity of a product, and increases the value of the product by improving the appearance of the product. The memory card includes a semiconductor chip; a case installed to surround the semiconductor chip; and a reinforcement member attached to one surface of the case so that rigidity of the case is increased. The surface of the case can be textured or marked by a variety of surface finishing techniques.07-15-2010
20090308935SECURITY ELEMENTS FOR ANTENNAS - The present invention relates to a portable data carrier (12-17-2009
20120205452RFID INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA STRUCTURE - An integrated circuit for use in an RFID tag includes an integrated circuit die having a circuit, a radio frequency identification (RFID) interface for providing communication between the circuit and a remote RFID reader via RF signaling between the RFID interface and the remote RFID reader. An antenna section facilitates the RF signaling between the RFID and the remote RFID reader. A substrate is coupled to support the first integrated circuit die and at least a portion of the antenna section.08-16-2012
20120205451Electronic Financial Transaction Cards and Methods - An electronic card has a card body with a power source electrically coupled to a general processor which is electrically coupled to a secure processor and a broadcaster. At least one sensor sends a signal to the general broadcaster when a physical act of swiping the card body through a legacy magnetic stripe reader having a magnetic read head commences. The card is usable as a legacy mode Smart card, the broadcaster is operable to broadcast a transaction specific data packet so that it is read by the magnetic stripe reader, and the secure processor is an ISO 7816 compliant processor.08-16-2012
20120006905SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE AND IC CARD MOUNTING SAME - In an IC card, even in the case where an undershoot or an overshoot which occurs at the time of an amplitude change by communication data is large, the amplitude change is accurately detected.01-12-2012
20120006904WIRELESS IC DEVICE COMPONENT AND WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a coupling electrode, and a radiation plate. The coupling electrode includes coupling portions arranged to be coupled to the wireless IC chip and a pair of opposing ends. The pair of opposing ends are capacitively coupled to each other and oppose the radiation plate to be coupled to the radiation plate. The wireless IC chip uses the radiation plate as an antenna to transmit and receive signals having certain frequencies to and from an RFID system.01-12-2012
20120006903RFID TAG - An RFID tag includes a grounding cover, an electric field coupling cover and an RFID module. The grounding cover and the electric field coupling cover are conductive and the electric field coupling cover is installed opposite to the grounding cover. The RFID module is installed between the grounding cover and the electric field coupling cover. The RFID module includes an RFID chip and an electric field coupling unit. The electric field coupling unit is electrically connected to the RFID chip for receiving the driving signal and sending the identification signal, wherein an enhanced electric field is generated between the electric field coupling cover and the grounding cover once the electric field coupling cover receives at least one signal selected from the group of the driving signal and the identification signal so that the signal selected from the group of the driving signal and the identification signal is enhanced.01-12-2012
20120056002RFID TRANSPONDER AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - The present application provides a radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder and a method for fabricating the same. The RFID transponder, comprising: a microchip which is arranged to communicating with a reader; a battery which is arranged to provide an electrical power for operating the transponder, and is attached to the microchip by means of a conductive path; an antenna which is arranged to receive and backscatter radio frequency interrogation radiation; and a substrate, on which the microchip, the battery and the antenna are arranged.03-08-2012
20120056001OPTICAL DISC - An optical disc includes an electromagnetic coupling module mounted therein. The electromagnetic coupling module includes a wireless IC chip and a feeder circuit substrate in which a feeder circuit including a resonant circuit having a predetermined resonant frequency is disposed. The electromagnetic coupling module is electromagnetically coupled to a reflective film defining a metal thin film of the optical disc, and the reflective film defines an antenna or radiation pattern of the electromagnetic coupling module.03-08-2012
20120056000MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A medication management system that is easy to use, scalable, highly versatile, and promotes the safe administration of medication. Furthermore, the medication management system is portable and adapted for either standalone or networked operation.03-08-2012
20120055999Luminous Module for Microcircuit Device - The electronic module (03-08-2012
20120055997IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR OBJECTS OR PRODUCTS ON A DISPLAY - There is disclosed an identification system which comprises electromagnetic identification means to be connected to objects, such as products, files, keys, file documents, suspension files and the like, and communication means provided with antennas for communication with the identification means. The system further comprises display means for the objects, which form the antennas, via which regular communication with the identification means takes place. Advantageously, the antennas perform a dual function as transmitters of electromagnetic radiation and as support or suspension elements for the objects, without this being realised at the expense of the advantages of the known identification systems.03-08-2012
20120153029ANTENNA, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ANTENNA, AND WIRELESS IC DEVICE - An antenna includes first and second radiation portions including one lead wire that is folded back into a loop shape to define a folded-back portion and that includes a first power feed portion at a first end and a second power feed portion at a second end. The lead wire portion extending toward the folded-back portion and the lead wire portion extending through the folded-back portion are close enough to each other near each of the first and second power feed portions in the first and second radiation portions, respectively, to be electromagnetically coupled to each other. The power feed portions of the antenna are coupled to a wireless IC chip. The power feed portions may be coupled to a feed circuit in a feed circuit board coupled to a wireless IC.06-21-2012
20100276497METHOD OF PRODUCING A DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO DISTINCT COMPONENTS THAT ARE INTERCONNECTED BY INTERCONNECTING WIRES AND A DEVICE THEREBY OBTAINED - Method of producing a device comprising at least two distinct components that are interconnected by interconnecting wires, and device thereby obtained. The invention relates to a method of producing a device having at least two distinct components which are interconnected on a substrate by at least one interconnecting wire. The method includes the following steps: creating the interconnecting wire by depositing individual wires on the substrate in a predefined interconnecting pattern, the wire comprising at least one terminal connection portion which is exposed on the substrate, bringing at least one contact of a component to face the terminal portion and connecting the contact to this terminal portion. The invention also relates to the device thereby obtained and to a multi-component product comprising same.11-04-2010
20120012660Payment Card Dynamically Receiving Power from External Source - A payment card with a display and/or dynamic magnetic stripe that operates using power received from an electro-magnetic/RF signal, without the need for incorporating a battery within the payment card. In one example, a payment card includes a receiver for receiving an external electro-magnetic signal and converting it to an electrical signal for powering the payment card; a CPU coupled with the electrical signal of the receiver; a display (i.e., a persistent display) for displaying data, wherein the display receives power based on the electrical signal from the receiver; and a dynamic magnetic stripe storing magnetically readable data, wherein the dynamic magnetic stripe receives power based on the electrical signal from the receiver. Responsive to the electro-magnetic signal received by the payment card, the data displayed on the display and stored in the dynamic magnetic stripe is changed. Methods relating to a payment card are also disclosed.01-19-2012
20120012659Card key having function of performing radio communication with on-vehicle device - A card key includes a circuit board and a plate-shaped key body. The circuit board is mounted with electronic parts that configure an electronic circuit for performing radio communication with an on-vehicle device. The key body is mounted with the circuit board which is covered with a resin material. The key body has a principal front surface on the side of which the electronic parts are mounted, and has a main body recess sunk to a predetermined depth level from the principal front surface and a key component accommodating recess further sunk to a level deeper than the main body recess and opened in a bottom surface of the main body recess. The key body forms an outline of the card key together with a sheet body fitted to the main body recess. The key component accommodating portion is formed between the sheet body and the key component accommodating recess.01-19-2012
20090065586ELECTRONIC DEVICE - Disclosed is an electronic device comprising an IC element 03-12-2009
20120111952Field Assisted Switching of a Magnetic Memory Element - Method and apparatus for writing data to a magnetic memory element, such as a spin-torque transfer random access memory (STRAM) memory cell. In accordance with various embodiments, a write current is applied through a magnetic memory element to initiate magnetic precession of the element to a desired magnetic state. A flow of a field assist current is subsequently initiated adjacent the magnetic memory element during continued application of the write current to induce a magnetic field upon the element. The field assist current persists after the write current is terminated to provide field assisted precession to the desired magnetic state.05-10-2012
20100181383RFID label, method for producing the RFID label, device for producing the RFID label, sheet member (tag sheet) used for the RFID label, and cartridge attached to the device for producing the RFID label - A method for producing a RFID label comprises conveying a first label base material which is transparent from a first holding portion holding the first label base material, forming an image on a surface of the first label base material, conveying a second label base material including at least one of a RFID antenna conductor and an IC chip from a second holding portion holding the second label base material and joining the second label base material and the first label base material on which an image has been formed together, wherein, when an image is formed on the first label base material, the image is formed on a surface of the first label base material, the surface being joined to the second label base material.07-22-2010
20090026274Electronic product price display system for installation in a retail environment and employing a plurality of electronic-ink display labels associated with a plurality of consumer products, for displaying price and/or promotional information remotely programmed using one or more activator modules installed within said retail environment - An electronic product price display system for installation in a retail environment. The system includes a plurality of electronic-ink display labels, associated with a plurality of consumer products stored in the retail environment. One or more activation modules are provided within the retail environment, for providing instructions employed in the determination of graphic indicia to be displayed on the electronic-ink display labels. Each electronic-ink display label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink display label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink display label displays graphical indicia representing information relating to the price and/or promotional information for the associated consumer products.01-29-2009
20120061475Method for Providing Inductively Coupled Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Transponder, and RFID Transponder - A radio frequency identification (RFID) transponder for use in an RFID arrangement with inductive coupling, where interaction of a transmitting and receiving coil with a ferrite component is provided for guiding the magnetic flux. Here, the ferrite component for guiding the magnetic flux includes a composite material comprising a plastic and ferrite powder, where the plastic is furnished in a laser-patternable manner, such that the transmitting and receiving coil is formed by at least one conductor track and then precontoured by laser processing metalized in or on a surface of the component. Such an RFID transponder is robust, easy and simple to produce.03-15-2012
20120153027CONVERSION SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL KEYS - A system is disclosed and includes an adapter, an activation apparatus and a sensor apparatus. The adapter is for use with a mechanical key. The adapter comprises a body which includes an RFID assembly and which, in use, is securely coupled to the head of said key. The activation apparatus is for use with a key to which a body is securely coupled and comprises an RFID writer operable to encode said RFID assembly to form an RFID-tagged mechanical key. The sensor apparatus is for use with an RFID-tagged mechanical key and comprises an RFID reader adapted to output data in standard Wiegand format in the presence of said RFID-tagged mechanical key. Methods for use with the system are also disclosed.06-21-2012
20120153028Transaction Card with dynamic CVV - The transaction card of the invention comprises a Card Verification Value (CVV) generator unit that generates a new CVV code each time the card user is invited to enter his CVV code, typically in a remote transaction. The CVV code is displayed on a screen on the transaction card. The screen can be a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen or any similar or newer display technology.06-21-2012
20130008966INTELLIGENT TRAY AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - An intelligent tray for chips includes a main body having a readable and writable memory unit thereon. The readable and writable memory unit has parameters related to the intelligent tray written therein. The parameters written in the readable and writable memory unit can be read out automatically by a machine, and no need to be manually checked one by one. This helps to automate production, improve production efficiency and shorten production cycle.01-10-2013
20120234927Conducting a Transaction with an Electronic Card - An apparatus and process for conducting a transaction with an electronic card that dynamically generates transaction specific data determines whether the transaction is being conducted with a smart card reader or with a magnetic stripe reader. A smart card reader mode is activated if the transaction is being conducted with a smart card reader; a magnetic stripe reader mode is activated if the transaction is being conducted with a magnetic stripe reader. The electronic card is activated from a reduced power mode to a full power mode after either the smart card reader mode or the magnetic stripe reader mode is activated and the dynamic field of data is not generated until the full power mode is activated.09-20-2012
20110062242PROCESSOR CARD ARRANGEMENT - Disclosed is a processor card arrangement comprising a first portion and a second portion capable of being moved relative to one another between a first configuration and a second configuration resulting in the processor card switching between a first state and a second state, wherein when in said first state, the processor card arrangement is operable to perform at least one function and, when in said second state, the processor card arrangement it is not operable to perform said at least one function. According to some embodiments of the invention the dimensions of said processor card arrangement are substantially the same when in the first configuration and when in the second configuration.03-17-2011
20080245877Electronic Data Storage Medium - The invention concerns an electronic data storage medium including a body (10-09-2008
20110049249WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A wireless IC device includes a plurality of insulating sheets that are stacked on top of one another. Coil electrodes are arranged so as to sandwich the insulating sheets therebetween and define an antenna coil by being connected to one another. The coil electrodes are superposed with one another and thereby define a single ring when viewed in plan from a z-axis direction.03-03-2011
20110049248Electronic Device Comprising a Microcircuit Card03-03-2011
20110049247ATTACHMENT ARRANGEMENT - The present invention relates to an attachment arrangement that comprises a body, an attachment component and a fastener. One of the body (03-03-2011
20110049246E-NOTE - A data communication device for attachment to an object is provided having a flexible substrate, a transmitter adapted to transmit data in the form of electromagnetic radiation and a programmable memory. The device has a controller for controlling the transmission of the data and a programming means for programming the device. A power source for the device comprises a power storage device and a power extraction means capable of extracting power from the environment in which the data communication device is located when in use. A data communication system is also disclosed comprising the device and a reader for receiving electromagnetic radiation from the device. The reader includes a perceptive filter adapted to distinguish radiation received from the device from radiation received from other sources.03-03-2011
20110168787RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - An RFID tag is disclosed, wherein the RFID tag includes a radiation pattern printing on an upper surface of a first dielectric substrate, a cross (+) type slot formed towards an upper part, a lower part, a left-side and a right-side on the basis of a center of the radiation pattern to divide a left-side radiation pattern and a right-side radiation pattern, a plurality of first connection patterns formed inside the upper part of the cross (+) type slot, connecting the left-side radiation pattern with the right-side radiation pattern, a tag chip settled inside the lower part of the cross (+) type slot, a feeding loop pattern electrically connecting the tag chip and the left-side radiation pattern, and the right-side radiation pattern, and a plurality of second connection patterns connecting the left-side radiation pattern and the right-side radiation pattern at an end part of the feeding loop pattern.07-14-2011
20110068176CONTACTLESS SMART STICKER - A method for manufacture of a contactless smart card device including mounting at least one antenna and at least one smart card module onto a substrate layer, placing paramagnetic material over at least part of the at least one antenna, and laminating the substrate layer and the paramagnetic material to provide a laminate.03-24-2011
20090145972Biometric authorization transaction - Devices and methods for biometric authentication of a user during financial transactions are provided. In one aspect, a payment processor device comprising a biometric input sensor configured to receive user biometric information; a biometric verification processor configured to authenticate the input user biometric information; and a communication element configured to activate when the biometric information entered into the biometric verification system is authenticated and maintain an inactive status for the communication element on the payment processor device when the biometric information entered into the biometric verification system is not authenticated, is provided.06-11-2009
20110089248Surgical cutting accessory with encapsulated RFID chip - A cutting accessory for use with a powered surgical tool. The accessory includes a drive shaft to which an outer hub is attached. Internal to the outer hub is a self-contained transponder formed from an RFID chip and a coil of electrical conductor embedded within a solid substrate or encapsulated within a plastic enclosure. The transponder wirelessly communicates one or more pieces of information concerning the identity and operation of the accessory to the surgical tool when the accessory is attached to the surgical tool.04-21-2011
20110089247Interface IC and memory card including the same - An exemplary aspect of the present invention is a memory card that includes: a memory that stores data; a driver that modulates the data stored in the memory; a transmitter that transmits the data modulated by the driver to a receiver provided in an external main unit; and an IC chip having the driver and the transmitter formed therein.04-21-2011
20110089246METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A TAG - A tag and a method of manufacturing a tag having an electronic device, which may be a transponder embedded in binding material, the method including applying a pre-coat of binding material to the transponder, at least partially curing the pre-coat of binding material, locating the resulting pre-coated transponder in further binding material and curing the further binding material. The method may further include applying a vacuum to the binding material and binding material, heating the binding materials and vibrating the binding materials. Apparatus for producing tags is also described and claimed. The tag has a construction which facilitates subcutaneous introduction into a target subject, such as an animal, and helps provide retention of the tag in the inserted position in the target subject.04-21-2011
20090134229MANUFACTURING METHOD OF PRDUCTS ATTACHED WITH RFID LABEL IN A MOLD - A manufacturing method of products attached with a RFID label in a mold includes a first step of forming a thin substratum by injecting molding, pushing molding, vacuum molding, blowing molding or sword molding in a first mold, a second step of making a substratum label composed of the substratum and an RFID label adhered with the substratum, and a third step of placing the substratum label in a second mold, in which a plastic product is to be formed and also to be attached with the substratum label inside the product during molding process. Thus, protected by the substratum and the plastic product. The RFID cannot be broken or damaged to always maintain its capacity to be identified, with the plastic product enhanced in its value.05-28-2009
20090134228MEMORY CARDS HAVING TWO STANDARD SETS OF CONTACTS AND A HINGED CONTACT COVERING MECHANISM - Enclosed re-programmable non-volatile memory cards include at least two sets of electrical contacts to which the internal memory is connected. The two sets of contacts have different patterns, preferably in accordance with two different contact standards such as a memory card standard and that of the Universal Serial Bus (USB). One memory card standard that can be followed is that of the Secure Digital (SD) card. The cards can thus be used with different hosts that are compatible with one set of contacts but not the other. A cover that is hinged to the card to normally cover one set of contacts can be manually rotated out of the way when that set of contacts is being used.05-28-2009
20120118980DOSIMETER WITH RFID TAG - Described is device comprising dosimeter for measuring one or more doses of radiation; and an RFID tag comprising an antenna for communicating with an RFID tag reader and non-volatile memory for storing data therein.05-17-2012
20090250523SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING BIOMETRIC AND NON-BIOMETRIC SMART CARD DEVICES - A system of detecting biometric and non-biometric, standard smart card devices includes a smart card host and smart card device reader, which is operable for receiving an Answer to Reset signal and determining whether the smart card device comprises a biometric or non-biometric, standard smart card device. If a biometric smart card device is detected, the smart card reader is operable for applying power used for standard smart card device operation to a first contact and applying power used by a biometric circuit to a second contact, and if a non-biometric, standard smart card device is detected, applying power only to the first contact.10-08-2009
20080230614Credit card security enhancement - The credit card security enhancement is a combination credit and security card that has the same size dimensions as a credit card and can be used in conventional credit card swiping terminals, ATMs, and so on. It contains an enhanced, digital, liquid crystal display (LCD) screen that displays a distinct identification number, generated randomly every 60 seconds by an embedded microprocessor, which is used as a security pin or password. A powerful identification authenticator generates a new identification code every minute by combining the use of a distinct symmetric key and powerful algorithm. The continually changing identification code allows a merchant to authorize one distinct transaction or event. An enhanced, lithium polymer battery powers the dynamic, digital authentication code.09-25-2008
20120138691METHOD OF RECEIVING A MODULE IN A SMART CARD BODY - The smart card comprises a module having a microcircuit and a body including a cavity for receiving the module, wherein the cavity defines at least one surface area for fastening the module in the cavity, the body being formed by a stack of at least first and second layers respectively presenting weak adhesion and strong adhesion with the module. The area extends in the weak adhesion layer and includes at least one hole leading to the strong adhesion layer so as to form an anchor point for the module directly with said layer.06-07-2012
20120138690METHOD OF FABRICATING A MICROCIRCUIT DEVICE - A fabrication method for a device having a body having a cavity of dimensions suitable for receiving a module having a microcircuit, the cavity having a bottom and a peripheral wall surrounding the bottom, the method including a step of putting the module into place in the cavity. More precisely, the method comprises, prior to the step of putting the module into place, a step of depositing an adhesive strip at least on a surface of the module that is designed to face the bottom of the cavity, the adhesive strip being suitable for enabling the module to adhere at least to the bottom of the cavity and for limiting a deformation stroke of the module that could occur under the effect of a mechanical compression force urging the module against the bottom of the cavity.06-07-2012
20120118981STORAGE CARD - Among other things, a portable memory card that conforms to a size, shape, and connection interface of an industry-standard memory card is smaller than and held by a support that conforms to a shape and size of an industry-standard credit card. The support is insertable into a receptacle with the connection interface of the memory card mated with a corresponding connection interface of the receptacle.05-17-2012
20120118979SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - In an RF tag, a mask ROM or a flash memory is used for storing data such as an ID number. Although the mask ROM can be realized at a low price, rewriting is not possible. In addition, in the flash memory, although electric rewriting is possible, production cost increases. Accordingly, it is difficult to provide an RF tag by which data rewriting is possible at a low price. An RF tag is provided with a power supply circuit having a function to generate a power supply voltage from a weak radio signal and a memory which can hold data stored in a data holding portion by the power supply voltage. With the above structure, a high-performance RF tag capable of rewriting data such as an ID number after production can be provided at a low price.05-17-2012
20120118978IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF - Device for identifying articles such as animals, comprising a male part and a female part, which male part comprises an arrow-shaped element and which female part is provided with a passage with a front end and a rear end, wherein the arrow-shaped element can be inserted into the passage along the front end, wherein the passage is provided close to the front end with at least one protruding element, and wherein the passage is partly closed close to the rear end by a closing part, wherein the partly closed passage, including the protruding element, are manufactured integrally from a hard material; method for manufacturing such a device.05-17-2012
20120118977RESONANT CIRCUIT STRUCTURE AND RF TAG HAVING SAME - A RF tag includes a resonant circuit structure and a RF device. The resonant circuit structure includes a first conducting layer; a second conducting layer spaced apart from the first conducting layer; and two conducting base portions respectively connecting two ends of the first conducting layers and two ends of the second conducting layers. A slit is formed on the first conducting layer and the RF device is electrically coupled to the first conducting layer and disposed over the slit.05-17-2012
20120118976Personal Universal Receipt Storage Electronic (P.U.R.S.E. for short) - P.U.R.S.E. is the idea of a keychain attachable, small device that electronically stores and wirelessly transmits sales/returns receipts, coupons, and membership card number information. The wireless transmission of data occurs between P.U.R.S.E. and a merchant's computer receiver. The device is also capable of being plugged into a computer for the purpose of viewing/managing of contents by the owner.05-17-2012
20120118975RFID Devices and Methods for Manufacturing - A RFID device includes a substrate, a conductive element, and a RFID chip. The conductive element is coupled to the substrate and defines at least one pathway. The RFID chip includes an integrated circuit, a terminal, and an electrical lead connecting the integrated circuit and the terminal. The terminal is in electrical communication with the conductive element. The RFID chip is positioned so that a first portion of the RFID chip is positioned above the conductive element and a second portion of the RFID chip is positioned above the at least one pathway. Methods are also provided.05-17-2012
20100288843RFID Adapter and RFID Enabled Cargo Pallet - A radio frequency identification (“RFID”) apparatus includes a housing configured to mate with a channel of an extruded metal mounting system and a flange extending radially outwardly from the housing. The flange is configured to bear upon a lower portion of a channel lip to retain the housing within the channel. In addition, a seat is disposed within the housing to retain an RFID tag and a lock secures the housing at a particular location along the channel.11-18-2010
20120126016PLANAR ANTENNA HAVING RFID ELECTRIC TAGS - A planar antenna having RFID electric tags comprises: a substrate (05-24-2012
20120160922Configuration Method for an Electronic Entity - A method implemented by an electronic entity including a nonvolatile rewritable memory and a read-only memory, the method comprising: reception of at least one write command for writing to the nonvolatile memory, and en response to the command, writing configuration data to the nonvolatile memory, wherein the configuration data are obtained based on so-called prerecorded data read in the read-only memory.06-28-2012
20120160921PROXIMITY PAYMENT DEVICE WITH ACTIVE SWITCH - An identification token includes a body and an RFID IC embedded in the body. An antenna is also embedded in the body and is coupled to the RFID IC. A control integrated circuit (CIC) is embedded in the body and coupled to the antenna. A sensor is embedded in the body and is coupled to the CIC. The sensor is actuatable by a user of the identification token.06-28-2012
20090078777Real-time card balance on card plastic - A system, method and prepaid payment card configured to display a current card balance on the prepaid payment card. The prepaid payment card receives a balance request from a button on the card. After retrieving the current card balance encoded on the prepaid payment card, the card displays the current card balance. Remote terminals may be configured to support the real-time display of a balance on a prepaid payment card by writing the current balance to the card after a payment transaction has occurred.03-26-2009
20120132719SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A semiconductor device is provided with a power supply circuit having a function to generate a power supply voltage from a wireless signal and an A/D converter circuit having a function to detect the strength of the wireless signal by an A/D conversion of a voltage generated from the wireless signal. This enables to provide a semiconductor device which does not require replacement of batteries, has few limitations on its physical shape and mass, and has a function to detect a physical position. By formation of the semiconductor device with use of a thin film transistor formed over a plastic substrate, a lightweight semiconductor device, which has flexibility in physical shape and a function to detect a physical location, can be provided at low cost.05-31-2012
20120132720PERSONALIZATION OF CARD-SHAPED DATA CARRIERS - In a method and an apparatus for personalizing card-shaped data carriers (05-31-2012
20120132717TAMPER-PROOF IDENTIFICATION DEVICE PARTICULARLY USEFUL AS A BRACELET TO BE APPLIED TO THE WRIST OR ANKLE OF A PATIENT - A tamper-proof identification device, includes: a flexible, and non-stretchable band configured, dimensioned and fastenable at regions of its opposing ends to enclose and fit a body part of a wearer to identify the wearer; a flexible, electrically-conductive pathway carried by the band to define, when regions at the opposing ends of the band are fastened together to enclose and fit the body part, an electrically-conductive loop having first and second gaps therein; an electronic identification device carried by the band and electrically connected to the loop across the first gap; and a pair of electrical terminals carried by the band and spaced by the second gap, the pair of electrical terminals being electrically connected to the loop at the second gap for connection to a data processor, such that electrical communication may be established between the electronic identification chip and the data processor via the electrically-conductive loop when the data processor is connected to the pair of electrical terminals, but severing the band will interrupt the electrically-conductive loop and thereby prevent establishing electrical communication between the electronic identification chip and the data processor.05-31-2012
20120132718TRANSPONDER TAGGED OBJECT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSPONDER TAGGED OBJECT - It is described a transponder tagged object, comprising: a conductive structure (05-31-2012
20110180609WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IMPROVING SHEET BODY, IC TAG FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME INFORMATION TRANSMITTING MEDIUM AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A first spacer has an arrangement surface on which a wireless IC tag is arranged, and an auxiliary antenna that resonates with electromagnetic wave used for wireless communication is provided on a surface opposite to the arrangement surface of the first spacer. A second spacer is provided opposite to the first spacer with the auxiliary antenna interposed therebetween. The first spacer and the auxiliary antenna are provided with a groove (opening) as an adjuster for resonance frequency so that the second spacer forms a bottom of the groove. Application to a plurality of communication frequencies is made possible by changing an arrangement position of the wireless IC tag with respect to the adjuster.07-28-2011
20110180608PAYMENT DEVICE PHOTO ALBUM - Payment devices and methods for forming payment devices are provided. A payment device may include a front cover, a back cover, and at least one insert, and at least one payment mechanism. The at least one insert may be disposed or situated between the front cover and the back cover, and the front cover, back cover, and the at least one insert may be hinged together along a respective common edge. The at least one payment mechanism may be integrated into one or more of the front cover, the back cover, or the at least one insert.07-28-2011
20120248201DUAL-INTERFACE SMART CARD - A dual-interface smart card comprises an integrated circuit (IC) module coupled to a plastic card body. The IC module includes multiple contact pads that are electrically coupled to corresponding sections of a radio frequency (RF) antenna incorporated into the card body. Each contact pad is electrically connected to the RF antenna by a pair of opposing conductive elements, with one conductive element being permanently welded to the contact pad and the other permanently welded to the antenna. Each conductive element is in the form of a multi-stranded braided wire that is frayed at each end, the frayed ends of opposing conductive elements entangling each other upon assembly to establish redundant, resilient electrical connection between the contact pad and the antenna. To further increase the reliability of the connection between each contact pad and the antenna, the entangled frayed ends of opposing conductive elements are encapsulated within a conductive filler material.10-04-2012
20120312881DYNAMIC POWER CLAMP FOR RFID POWER CONTROL - A clamp circuit for an RFID tag includes a power supply node, a dynamic clamp coupled between the power supply node and ground, and an active clamp coupled between the power supply and ground, having a shunt combined effect for providing a clamped power supply node VDDR voltage. The dynamic clamp includes a capacitor divider circuit, a resistor coupled to the capacitor divider circuit, and an N-channel transistor coupled to the capacitor divider circuit. The active clamp includes a differential amplifier having a first input coupled to a resistor divider, a second input for receiving a reference voltage, and an output coupled to a P-channel transistor for the clamped VDDR voltage.12-13-2012
20120211568MULTI-POLE SWITCH STRUCTURE, METHOD OF MAKING SAME, AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME - A multi-pole switch comprising a conducting substrate; at least three field electrodes mounted above, and electrically isolated from, each other and from said conducting substrate; a conductive cantilever element having a first end portion secured to said conducting substrate, an opposite second free end portion positioned in spaced relation to said field electrodes and operable in response to an electrostatic or electrodynamic charge established between said cantilever element and said field electrodes to deflect in a direction towards said field electrodes; and a plurality of contact electrode poles mounted above, and electrically isolated from, said conducting substrate below the top of said cantilever element second free end portion and above said field electrodes and positioned to contact said cantilever element as said cantilever element is deflected in a direction defined by the net field applied by said field electrodes.08-23-2012
20120168519Actuator - A system, in certain embodiments, includes a riser segment including a flange disposed on a longitudinal end of the riser segment. The system also includes a recess disposed within an outer circumferential surface of the flange. The recess extends along an axial direction from a mating surface of the flange. The system further includes a transmitter disposed within the recess.07-05-2012
20120168521RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) IN COMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS, INCLUDING FIBER OPTIC COMPONENTS - Radio frequency identification (RFID)-equipped communication components are disclosed. The communication components can include fiber optic components, such as fiber optic connectors and fiber optic adapters as examples. An RFID-equipped circuit is provided in the communication components to communicate information. In order that the electrical circuit be provided in the communication component without altering the communication component connection type, the circuit may be disposed in at least one recessed area of the communication component housing. In this manner, the communication component maintains its connection type such that it is compatible with a complementary communication component connection type for backwards compatibility while also being RFID-equipped. The circuit may also be provided in a substrate containing one or more electrical contacts coupled to the circuit such that a wired coupling is established with one or more electrical contacts provided in another communication component when connected.07-05-2012
20120223147RFID TAG AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH RFID TAG - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is commonly used in wired communication and wireless communication. Wiring of an antenna for the wireless communication is also used for wiring in the wired communication, and the wiring of the antenna is isolated in the wired communication.09-06-2012
20100051703RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A radio frequency identification tag includes a substrate, and an antenna pattern disposed on an outer peripheral side surface of the substrate. An electronic device is electrically connected to the antenna pattern, and is mounted on the outer peripheral side surface of the substrate.03-04-2010
20100051702PERSONAL DOCUMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IT - The invention relates to a personal document comprising an integrated chip which can be read contactlessly and which comprises a laminate composed of a chip film, a substrate covering the chip film on the structure side of the chip and a covering layer covering the chip film on the rear side, wherein the chip film comprises a chip with integrated circuit, said chip being thinned to a thickness d≦50 μm, preferably d≦30 μm, particularly preferably d≦20 μm, and a polymeric carrier film, which, apart from contact connections, is applied both on the structure side and on the rear side of the chip. The chip is connected to the carrier film on both sides by in each case a coupling reagent whose molecules have a first chemically functional group, which preferably reacts with the semiconductor material of the chip surface and forms a covalent bond there, and have a second functional group, which preferably reacts with the polymer matrix of the carrier film, wherein the carrier film, the substrate and the covering layer each have compatible polymers which are miscible with one another, in particular soluble in one another, and the chip is connected to an antenna provided on the substrate03-04-2010
20100051701NONCONTACT IC TAG LABEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - This invention provides a thin type of noncontact IC tag label that allows materials costs to be reduced without using an antenna-supporting base film. The noncontact IC tag label includes an electroconductive layer 03-04-2010
20100051700RADIO APPARATUS, ANTENNA DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION - A radio apparatus configured to perform contactless communication with an external device having a first antenna, upon being arranged opposite the external device, is provided. The radio apparatus includes a case, a second antenna and a conductive element. The case has an outer face arranged opposite the external device upon the radio apparatus being arranged opposite the external device. The second antenna is provided in the case, and at least partially arranged parallel to the outer face. The conductive element is arranged close to and electrically coupled with the first antenna, upon the case being positioned opposite the external device so that the contactless communication may be performed.03-04-2010
20100051699RFID TEXTILE LABEL - The invention relates to an RFID textile label, having an open antenna disposed on a carrier, wherein the antenna is connected to an RFID chip at the center region. In order to make the RFID textile label suitable both for long range and close range, the antenna comprises a loop in the center region, the RFID chip being connected either directly or indirectly to the shoulders of this loop, wherein the antenna loop equipped with the RFID chip serves as an H field antenna, and the antenna sections disposed outside of the antenna loop serve as an E field antenna.03-04-2010
20120175424SHEET ASSEMBLY AND PATIENT IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS - A sheet assembly including a face sheet. The face sheet can have a top surface, and the top surface of the face sheet can have a finish suitable for substantially permanent reception of printed indicia thereon. Also, the face sheet can include at least one cut formed therein that defines at least one identification item. The at least one identification item can be at least one identification band, at least one identification card, or at least one identification label.07-12-2012
20100038435INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - An information storage medium is formed of a card main body having a module embedded therein, and the module includes communicating unit for receiving a command from an external device, storing unit for storing a data processing routine including a plurality of check points, and data processing unit for executing processing corresponding to the command in accordance with the data processing routine, storing a plurality of check flags having the same value that varies in accordance with use of the plurality of check points included in the data processing routine, and confirming validity of data processing based on the plurality of stored check flags.02-18-2010
20120312883COMMUNICATIONS METHODS, METHODS OF FORMING A READER, WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS READERS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - Communications methods, methods of forming a reader, wireless communications readers, and wireless communications systems are described in some embodiments. In one embodiment, a communications method includes associating a plurality of remote communications devices with a plurality of objects located within a wireless communications range of a reader having a first configuration, providing one of the remote communications device within a wireless communications range of a reader having a second configuration, wherein the wireless communications range of the reader having the second configuration is less than the wireless communications range of the reader having the first configuration, and during the presence of the one of the remote communications devices within the wireless communications range of the reader having the second configuration, implementing communications between the reader having the second configuration and only the one of the remote communications devices.12-13-2012
20120312879PCB Design and Card Assembly for an Active RFID Tag in Credit Card Form Factor - An Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponder is used in conjunction with a customer relationship system to provide a variety of customer relationship management services within a retail establishment. The transponder includes a battery-powered integrated circuit and low-frequency antenna that detect a low-frequency activation signal from an activator when a customer enters a retail establishment. The transponder also includes a high frequency antenna and oscillating crystal for transmitting an identifier signal when activated. The battery, integrated circuit, high-frequency antenna, low-frequency antenna, and crystal are embodied in a card assembly substantially conforming to a form factor of a credit card or smaller that can be carried in, for example, a wallet, purse, or pocket of a customer.12-13-2012
20100270381RFID TAG - An RFID tag includes an inlet, an inlet attachment portion, and a ring-shaped mount portion. The inlet includes a substrate, an antenna formed on the substrate, and a circuit chip connected to the antenna. The inlet is attached to the inlet attachment portion. The ring-shaped mount portion is connected to the inlet attachment portion and is mounted on an object. The inlet is off-centered with respect to the inlet attachment portion so as to locate an upper edge of the inlet above an upper end of the ring-shaped mount portion.10-28-2010
20120248199METHOD FOR INJECTION MOULDING AN EXTERNAL HOUSING OF AN OBJECT, OBJECT AND APPARATUS FOR INJECTION MOULDING - A method for injection moulding an external housing of an object including an electronic assembly, includes interposing the assembly between a first half-mould and a second half-mould of an open injection mould and closing the first half-mould and the second half-mould to define an injection cavity containing the assembly. Plastic is injected in the cavity to mould said external housing. The step of interposing includes positioning, before the injection of plastics, the assembly on movable support means associated with the mould, the support means being arranged on an extended position, and disengaging the support means from the assembly before the plastic is cured such as to manufacture the external housing in an only one shot manufacturing process. This way, plastic of the external housing is integrally moulded and devoid of discontinuity points.10-04-2012
20100025480IC CARD AND IC CARD SOCKET - A technique for an IC capable of achieving the large expandability of the memory capacity, a memory capacity and cost burden in accordance with the requirements of users is provided. The IC card of the present invention is a flash memory card 02-04-2010
20120248202AUTOMATIC REMOTE ACQUISITION SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE CONFIGURATION OF AN INSTALLATION - There is described an automatic remote acquisition system for determining the configuration of an installation having a number of devices, which are divided into standard devices grouped by cabinets, and into non-standard devices, and are each defined by a respective number of elementary units. The remote acquisition system has a number of passive transponders, each associated with a respective elementary unit to memorize respective identification data of the elementary unit; a number of active transponders, each associated with a respective non-standard device to memorize at least the identification data of the respective number of elementary units; and, for the passive transponders, a number of control units, each mounted in a respective cabinet to acquire the identification data, memorized in the respective passive transponders, of the elementary units of the standard devices in the cabinet.10-04-2012
20120217312WIRELESS IC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A wireless IC device that is miniaturized, allows simple and low-cost mounting of a wireless IC, and eliminates the possibility of damage occurring to the wireless IC due to static electricity, and an electronic apparatus equipped with the wireless IC device, includes a wireless IC chip that processes transmission and reception signals, and a feeder circuit substrate that includes a resonant circuit having an inductance element. Feeder electrodes are provided on a surface of the feeder circuit substrate and are electromagnetically coupled to the resonant circuit. The feeder electrodes and are electromagnetically coupled to radiation plates and provided for a printed wiring board. The wireless IC chip is activated by a signal received by the radiation plates and a response signal from the wireless IC chip is radiated outward from the radiation plates.08-30-2012
20120074233COUPLING IN AND TO RFID SMART CARDS - A dual interface (DI) smart card (03-29-2012
20120074232PORTABLE E-WALLET AND UNIVERSAL CARD - Universal cards are used in place of all the other traditional cards which a person may want to carry. The universal card can include a short range communications transceiver to communicate with a mobile device. The mobile device can include a user interface and an e-wallet application so that the user can interface with the e-wallet application for programming the universal card via the short range communication link. Once programmed, the universal card emulates a function of a traditional card.03-29-2012
20120074231Switching Between Internal and External Antennas - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for switching between internal and external antennas. In some implementations, a system includes an antenna, a connector, and a housing. The antenna is configured to communicate wirelessly transactions with transaction terminals. The connector is connected to the antenna and configured to connect a transaction card to the antenna in response to at least insertion in the housing. The housing enclosing at least a portion of the antenna and at least a portion of the connector and including one or more elements that form an opening for receiving the transaction card. In addition, the housing is substantially rectangular and includes a first portion with a first thickness and a second portion with a second thickness different from the first thickness and at least the thickness of the transaction card.03-29-2012
20120074230Placement insensitive antenna for RFID, sensing, and/or communication systems - An antenna includes a ground plane having a slot. The slot may be miniaturized using a meandered slot structure or other appropriate reactive loading method as an end load to one or both ends of the slot. An edge treatment may be included on one or more edges of the ground plane or a closely spaced reflecting plane. The antenna is structured to transmit or receive a signal independently or in response to electromagnetic radiation.03-29-2012
20120312880POWER-ON SEQUENCING FOR AN RFID TAG - Sequencing circuitry for a ferroelectric RFID circuit includes an input node for receiving an external voltage, a bandgap circuit coupled to the input node, a bandgap ready circuit coupled to the bandgap circuit, a slew filter having an input coupled to the input node and to the bandgap ready circuit, a filter capacitor coupled to an output of the slew filter, and an LDO regulator having an input coupled to the output of the slew filter having a plurality of regulated voltages for use in a memory portion, a digital circuit portion, and for generating a reset signal. The sequencing circuitry further includes delay circuits for introducing a controlled delay between operational modes, POR cells for monitoring power supply voltages, and a digital state machine for monitoring internal nodes to control a shut-down pulse generator.12-13-2012
20120312882COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM PRODUCT LABEL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A user-computer-readable medium provides all or part of a product labeling system for engaging purchasers. Executables, data, or both are recorded in the medium embodied in a tag or other product labeling structure, in order to deliver to a consumer or purchaser engaging presentations of products, information, or registration templates. Purchasers may receive launchers, browsers, viewers, e-mail systems, facsimile centers, players, or the like. Entertainment, games, skill tests, and the like, recorded in the medium as a tag or label may execute to engage a purchaser and provide purchaser profiling information, product purchasing information, and the like to a vendor, while providing additional product information, warranty registrations, applications, entertainment, or the like, to a purchaser.12-13-2012
20090014538Electronic monetary instrument employing an electronic-ink layer for visually displaying the monetary value thereof in a particular currency - An electronic monetary instrument including an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic monetary instrument includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing a unique encrypted serial number uniquely identifying the electronic monetary instrument and other information representing its monetary value in a particular currency, as well as for storing instructions, programs and data. The integrated circuit structure also includes a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from an activation module, using the antenna structure. The monetary instrument displays graphical indicia representing at least the monetary value of the electronic monetary instrument in a particular currency.01-15-2009
20120223149ANTENNA AND RFID DEVICE - In an antenna for an RFID device, a feed coil is coupled to a first booster coil and a second booster coil through an electromagnetic field. In the feed coil, a first region and a second region are disposed so as to overlap with the first booster coil and the second booster coil, respectively. The first region of the feed coil is coupled to the first booster coil through an electromagnetic field, and the second region of the feed coil is coupled to the second booster coil through an electromagnetic field. Accordingly, the antenna has a high degree of coupling between the feed coil and a booster antenna and superior transmission efficiency of an RF signal, and prevents the occurrence of a null point.09-06-2012
20120223148WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless-IC-device main component is disposed on a surface opposite to a surface for receiving signals from a reader/writer. The wireless-IC-device main component includes an insulating substrate, which is provided with a loop electrode and an electromagnetically coupled module coupled to the loop electrode. A signal from the reader/writer causes an eddy current to flow across a conductor principal plane of a metal article. The eddy current causes a magnetic field to be generated in a direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the conductor principal plane of the metal article. Then, the loop electrode is coupled to the magnetic field. Thus, the wireless-IC-device main component functions as an RFID tag even for signals from the principal plane opposite to the wireless-IC-device main component. Thus, it is possible to reduce the cost of manufacturing a metal article, and to provide a wireless IC device using the metal article as a radiator.09-06-2012
20120256005CONNECTION CABLE FOR THE ELECTRICAL OR OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTION OF TWO SYSTEM DEVICES - The invention relates to a connection cable for the electrical or optical fiber connection of two system devices (10-11-2012
20120187198WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METAL ARTICLE - A wireless communication device includes a wireless IC device, a dielectric substrate, and a metal plate. A radiation conductor coupled to the wireless IC device is provided on the front surface of the dielectric substrate, and a ground conductor connected to the radiation conductor through an interlayer connection conductor is provided on a back surface. The dielectric substrate is fixed to the metal plate via an insulating adhesive, and is crimped by a conductive member. The front and back surfaces of the metal plate are electrically connected to each other by the conductive member, and when a high-frequency signal is supplied from the wireless IC device, a high-frequency signal current on the front surface side of the metal plate is conducted to the back surface side of the metal plate through a surface boundary portion between the conductive member and the metal plate, and radiated as a high-frequency signal.07-26-2012
20120187199Method for Broadcasting a Magnetic Stripe Data Packet from an Electronic Smart Card - Method for broadcasting a magnetic stripe data packet from an electronic card by measuring a swipe speed of the electronic card past a magnetic reader head during a swipe of the electronic card past the magnetic reader head and then adjusting a broadcast signal containing the magnetic stripe data packet according to the measured swipe speed so that the magnetic stripe data packet in the broadcast signal is read by the magnetic reader head during said swipe.07-26-2012
20120256004SELECTIVELY ENABLED RFID TAG - A RFID tag including an antenna positioned on a first substrate and a chip positioned on a second substrate. The tag is manually shiftable from a first state to a second state, wherein one of the first or second states is a state in which the chip and the antenna are electrically coupled, and wherein the other one of the first or second states is a state in which the chip and the antenna are electrically uncoupled.10-11-2012
20120261477SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BREAKAWAY RFID TAGS - A breakaway RFID tag is configured such that it comprises part of a Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCB). Thus, the breakaway RFID tag can be used to track the PCB as it migrates through a manufacturing process. In one embodiment, the RFID tag can be assembled first and then used to track the PCB as it is populated with components and installed into larger assemblies and ultimately into the end device. Once the PCB is installed into a larger assembly or the end device, the breakaway RFID tag is configured such that it can be broken off and attached to the outside of the larger assembly or end device.10-18-2012
20120261476WIRELESSLY DETECTABLE TAMPER EVIDENT SEAL - A wirelessly detectable tamper-evident seal (10-18-2012
20120228389COLLECTABLE GIFT CARDS - A collectable gift card having a primary monetary value acceptable as legal tender for economic transactions and a secondary value providing a non-cash economic benefit to a consumer enhances the overall value of the card to both merchant and consumer. The primary value of the collectable gift card may be implemented through a standard gift card architecture or through other cash equivalent instruments such as credit cards, debit cards, cash cards or the like. The secondary value of the collectable gift card may be embodied as a gaming card for board games or other games of chance, or one card of a collectable set of cards, or as a puzzle piece forming a valuable image or game board. The collectable gift card may be a tangible object or a virtual card existing and tradable in electronic form in devices such as cell phones, mp3 players, or on the Internet.09-13-2012
20120228391Chip Card with Simultaneous Contact and Contact-less Operations - A chip card receives and processes what-ever combination of contact data and contact-less data is available to allow multiple functionalities for the chip card. A micro-computer of the chip card is adapted to simultaneously receive and process contact data from a contact interface and contact-less data from a contact-less interface. In addition, the chip card includes a power voltage selector for selecting a contact bias to supply power to the micro-computer when-ever the contact bias voltage is available since the contact bias voltage is more stable than a contact-less bias voltage.09-13-2012
20120228390MULTI-APPLICATION CONTACTLESS SMART CARD - A multi-application contactless smart card system and method. The user may select application using selection mechanism located on the smart card or at the contactless reader. The selection means may be connected to the contact I/O pin of the processor of the smart card. In some embodiments, the processor of the smart card may read the user selection through the contact I/O pin during a simulated contact transaction, evoke the desired application and perform the contactless transaction. During the simulated contact transaction power up sequence is preserved by extracting power signals to the contact V09-13-2012
20130200162RFID CHIP PACKAGE AND RFID TAG - An RFID chip package includes an RFID chip including a voltage booster circuit and processing an RF signal in a UHF band and a power supply circuit connected to the RFID chip and including at least one inductance element. A reactance component of an input/output impedance at an antenna-connecting input/output terminal of the power supply circuit is substantially 0Ω.08-08-2013
20130200163WIRELESS IC DEVICE COMPONENT AND WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device includes a wireless IC chip, a coupling electrode, and a radiation plate. The coupling electrode includes coupling portions arranged to be coupled to the wireless IC chip and a pair of opposing ends. The pair of opposing ends are capacitively coupled to each other and oppose the radiation plate to be coupled to the radiation plate. The wireless IC chip uses the radiation plate as an antenna to transmit and receive signals having certain frequencies to and from an RFID system.08-08-2013
20130200164TRANSPONDER - A transponder comprising a substrate that has an IC module and an antenna in order to form a circuit and comprising another antenna that is operatively connected to the antenna of the substrate. The other antenna is designed as a tubular body, and the antenna of the substrate is disposed within the other antenna.08-08-2013
20090014537Electronic shipping container labeling system for labeling a plurality of shipping containers transported through a shipping system, using electronic-ink shipping labels displaying information regarding said shipping containers, and remotely updated by one or more activator modules - An electronic shipping container labeling system for labeling a plurality of shipping containers transported through a shipping system. The system includes a plurality of electronic-ink shipping labels affixed to a plurality of shipping containers. Each electronic-ink shipping label displays graphical indicia representative of information relating to the status of the shipping container within the shipping system. One or more activation modules are provided throughout the shipping system for transmitting electromagnetic data signals to electronic-ink shipping labels and providing instructions to updateable electronic-ink shipping labels employed in the determination of graphic indicia to be displayed on electronic-ink shipping labels. Each electronic-ink shipping label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The electronic-ink shipping label includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the activation module, using the antenna structure. The electronic-ink shipping label displays graphical indicia representing information relating to the shipping container and/or its contents.01-15-2009
20090014536Consumer product package bearing a remotely-alterable Radio-Frequency (RF) powered eletronic display label employing an electronic ink layer integrated within a stacked-layer architecture - A consumer product package bearing a remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display label employing an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The display label includes an integrated circuit layer having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in electrical communication with the addressable display assembly and a data antenna layer. A signal transmitting layer transmits signals from the data antenna layer to a remote activator module. A signal receiving layer receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator module, using the data antenna layer. A power antenna layer, operably connected to a power converter, supplies electrical power the integrated circuit layer, for converting received RF-power signals into electrical power signals and storing electrical charge for powering the programmed processor to process instructions and data to determine the graphical indicia to be displayed by the addressable display assembly and activate the addressable display assembly to display the determined graphical indicia. The data antenna layer, power antenna layer, integrated circuit layer, signal transmitting layer, and signal receiving layer are arranged and stacked together behind and within the spatial extent of the addressable display assembly so as to form the remotely-alterable electronic-ink based display label having a stacked-layer construction.01-15-2009
20080314991Electronic product identification and price display system employing electronic-ink display labels having a stacked architecture for visually displaying the price and/or promotional information for said consumer product, remotely updated by one or more remote activator modules installed within the retail environment - An electronic product identification price display system for installation in a retail environment storing a plurality of consumer products on shelves. The system includes a plurality of remote activator modules installed within the retail environment, and a plurality of remotely-updateable electronic-ink labels applied to consumer products stored in the retail environment. Each remote activator module sends and transmits electromagnetic signals within the space of the retail environment. Each electronic-ink label employs an addressable display assembly including a layer of electronic ink including a bi-stable non-volatile imaging material. The device includes an integrated circuit structure having a storage element for storing instructions, programs and data, and a programmed processor in communication with storage element. A signal transmitting structure transmits signals from the antenna structure to the remote activator modules. A signal receiving structure receives electromagnetic signals from the remote activator modules, using the antenna structure. An on-board battery power structure, operably connected to the integrated circuit structure, supplies electrical power to the integrated circuit structure. The electronic-ink label applied to each consumer product displays graphical indicia representing the price and/or promotional information for the consumer product, that is remotely updated by one or more remote activator modules installed within the retail environment.12-25-2008
20080302876DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD - A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a dynamic credit card number. This dynamic number may be displayed to a user via a display (e.g., so that online purchases can be made) or written onto a magnetic stripe such that the number may be processed by traditional credit card merchants (e.g., swiped). At a remote facility, the dynamic number may be decoded based on time (and/or a counter/key number/equation) or the facility may have the secure number and perform the same function as the dynamic credit card (e.g., encode using time data as a parameter to the encoding equation) and compare the resultant dynamic number to the dynamic number received. Thus, a dynamic credit card number may change continually or periodically (e.g., every sixty seconds) such that credit card numbers may not be copied by thieves and used at later times. A dynamic verification code may be utilized in addition to, or in lieu of, a dynamic credit card number.12-11-2008
20110121085ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT AND IC TAG - The present invention provides an electronic circuit which comprises a circuit line and a terminal portion connected to the circuit line, wherein the terminal portion has a folding endurance structure at a junction where the terminal portion is connected to the circuit line and the folding endurance structure of the terminal portion has a plane width gradually-increasing portion, in which the width of the terminal portion in plane view increases continuously or intermittently as the folding endurance structure of the terminal portion becomes away from the junction where the terminal portion is connected to the circuit line. The electronic circuit and an IC tag incorporating the electronic circuit of the present invention are excellent in folding endurance property, and can have an electronic circuit which is hard to break even if the electronic circuit is folded.05-26-2011
20110121084Microcircuit Card Body Forming a Medium for Two Electronic Labels - First and second electronic labels, the labels having respective first and second near-field electronic communications means suitable for being activated by applying a magnetic field. The first and second labels further comprise respective first and second magnetic shielding means placed respectively between a first face of the body and the first communications means and between a second face of the body and the second communications means in such a manner that applying the magnetic field to one of the faces of the body activates only one of the first and second communications means.05-26-2011
20110121083DEVICE HAVING AN RFID TRANSPONDER IN AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE OBJECT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID DEVICE - The invention concerns an RFID transponder device with at least one substrate and at least one RFID chip, with at least one electrically conductive first surface element, which is at a distance from the substrate and connected electrically to the substrate and/or the RFID chip by means of at least one electrically conductive first connecting element.05-26-2011
20110121081FINANCIAL CARD HAVING INTEGRATED BALANCE CALCULATION - An electronically operated card such as a debit or credit card, having internal data handling capabilities. The card may include in addition to a conventional magnetic strip, a data processor, a display, an on-off switch which may be a biometric switch, a power supply which may comprise a capacitor with or without a photovoltaic cell, and data busses enabling communication with external devices. The card may be used in combination with an external docking station which may be communicably connected to personal computers and to communications devices such as cellular telephones. The data processor may have programming enabling the card to perform functions which may be conventionally performed at card swiping terminals, automatic teller machines, and the like, such as balance reporting, funds transfers, purchase authorizations, displaying notices from such terminals and machines, and the like.05-26-2011
20100327068COMPACT MILLIMETER WAVE PACKAGES WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNAS - A radio-frequency integrated circuit chip package has at least one integrated antenna. The package includes at least one generally planar ground plane formed with at least one slot therein. A first substrate structure has an outer surface and an inner surface. The at least one generally planar ground plane is formed on the outer surface of the first substrate structure. At least one feed line is spaced inwardly from the ground plane and parallel thereto. The at least one feed line has an inner surface and an outer surface and is a transmission line formed on the inner surface of the first substrate structure with the outer surface of the at least one feed line adjacent the inner surface of the first substrate structure. At least one radio frequency chip is coupled to the feed line and the ground plane. A second substrate structure, spaced inwardly from the feed line, defines a chip-receiving cavity. The chip is located in the chip-receiving cavity. The inner surface of the at least one feed line borders the chip-receiving cavity. An antenna patch may be provided. Planar phased array embodiments, assemblies with motherboards and heat sinks, and fabrication techniques are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20120261478RFID TAG - An RFID tag is characterized by including a loop feeding element formed on a base material; an IC chip that is electrically connected to the loop feeding element and that is laid on the base material; and an artificial medium that includes a dielectric layer having a first surface and a second surface, a first conductive layer laid over the first surface, and a second conductive layer laid over the second surface and on which the base material is stacked, wherein the first surface is placed closer to the loop feeding element than the second surface; and, when viewed from a stack direction in which the loop feeding element is stacked on the artificial medium, the loop feeding element is placed so as to enclose a part of an edge portion of the first conductive layer of the artificial medium.10-18-2012
20120261479METHOD FOR MEMORY MAPPING IN A COMPOSITE RFID TAG FACILITY - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method of memory mapping disparate memories on a composite radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, where the RFID tag includes a plurality of individual RFID devices each having a memory store with a physical memory address range and mounted to a common substrate, where at least one of the individual RFID devices comprises memory configuration information, and where a memory addressing facility maps the physical memory address ranges of each of the individual RFID devices to a single logical addressing space and presents the address space as a single memory, where the memory addressing facility is included on a computing facility separate from the composite RFID tag.10-18-2012
20120318877ENCAPSULATED RFID TAGS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - Encapsulated radio frequency identification (RFID) articles having enhanced break strength and/or temperature resistance and methods of making these articles. The RFID articles include an RFID tag embedded within a thermoplastic substrate to form the RFID article. In one embodiment, the RFID article includes an over-molded barrier material that enables the RFID article to have enhanced temperature resistance such that the articles are able top sustain repeated exposure to high temperatures and/or sterilization procedures, thereby enabling the RFID articles to be utilized in applications heretofore unavailable. In other embodiments, the RFID articles are made using an injection molding process that provides very thin encapsulated RFID tags that also exhibit an increased level of temperature resistance.12-20-2012
20110036914ANTENNA CIRCUIT CONSTITUENT BODY FOR IC CARD/TAG AND IC CARD - Provided are an antenna circuit constituent body for an IC card/tag, which is capable of enhancing a Q value by reducing a permittivity of a resin film of which a base material is made; and an IC card. The antenna circuit constituent body (02-17-2011
20110036913ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR - An electrochemical sensor device including a sensor chip having an integrated electrochemical sensor element; and a substrate having a first surface on which the sensor chip is mounted, the substrate comprising a reference electrode structure for the integrated electrochemical sensor element, the reference electrode structure connected to the sensor chip via an electrical connection on the first surface of the substrate.02-17-2011
20110036912 On-Chip Antenna and a Method of Fabricating the Same - An on-chip antenna fabricated on a chip for wireless communication is disclosed. The on-chip antenna includes a first dielectric layer arranged on a surface of the chip of the radio frequency identification tag, a grounded shielding layer arranged on the first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer arranged on the grounded shielding layer, and a planar antenna arranged on the second dielectric layer above the grounded shielding layer. A radio frequency identification tag with an on-chip antenna and a method of fabricating an on-chip antenna on a chip for wireless communication are also disclosed.02-17-2011
20120318876Smartcard Connector With RFID Module - The present invention relates to a smartcard connector with RFID module, wherein the smartcard connector is integrated with a RFID module for providing the functions of radio frequency identification and smartcard reading simultaneously. The smartcard connector with RFID module comprises a base having a card slot for receiving a smartcard, and the four corners on upper surface of the base have four support portions; a wave absorption material positioned on top of the upper surface of the base; a RFID module positioned on top of the four support portions of the base and spaced from the wave absorption material with a predetermined interval; a first transmission element connected to one side of the base; and a second transmission element connected to one side of the RFID module.12-20-2012
20120298760CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A contactless communication device comprises a contactless front chip, a security chip concentrator and a security chipset. Wherein, said security chipset contains more than two security chips for storing and processing the contactless application data; said contactless front chip is used for implementing the interaction between said security chip and the external contactless field; said security chip concentrator, which is connected with the contactless front chip and with the security chip of the security chipset, is used for selecting a security chip based on the contactless application and implementing the connection between the selected security chip and the contactless front chip. The contactless communication device of the present invention is based on the application mode of multi-card for multi-use so that different providers can independently issue security chips separated from the contactless communication device, then the problems of data security, user management and so on caused by single-card for multi-use are avoided.11-29-2012
20120298759STORAGE CARD ABLE TO RECEIVE CHIP CARD - A storage card includes a lower cover, nine pins mounted on a bottom of the lower cover, a memory card mounted on the lower cover, a chip card connector mounted on the lower cover, and an upper cover engaged on the lower cover. The memory card is electrically connected to the nine pins. The chip card connector is electrically connected to six of the nine pins. The upper cover receives a chip card which comprises six contacts on its bottom. The upper cover defines an opening. The chip card connector is to pass through the opening to contact the six contacts of the chip card.11-29-2012
20120298758METHOD OF IMPLANTING ELECTRONICS IN OBJECTS - Systems and methods including implanting RFID tags into metal-containing objects. The RFID tags are coated in a heat resistant coating. The surface of the metal-containing object could be heated and the coated RFID tag could be injected into the metal-containing object by allowing less heat to be transferred to the RFID electronics than an amount of heat to destroy the RFID electronics. The metal-containing objects can be monitored and tracked. Apparatus with implanted metal-containing objects can be remotely monitored and controlled.11-29-2012
20120267436EAS TAG WITH SHACKLE - An EAS tag has a housing and a shackle. The shackle has a first segment with a first end and a second segment with a second end. The first segment of the shackle is slidably mounted in the housing while the second segment moves in and out of the housing in accord with the first segment. When the second segment is out of the housing, the shackle can be placed through an aperture in an object to be protected or around a portion of an object to be protected. The shackle is then slid into the housing so that the second segment inserts into the housing. A clutch within the housing prevents the shackle from being shifted until the clutch is released. The housing carries at least a passive EAS element. More advanced EAS electronic elements may also be carried in the housing.10-25-2012
20120267437Amplifying Radio Frequency Signals - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for amplifying Radio Frequency (RF) signals. In some implementations, a system includes a first interface, a second interface, secure memory, a user-interface module, a processing module, and am amplification module. The first interface connects to a microSD slot of a mobile host device. The second interface includes an internal antenna for wirelessly communicating with retail terminals. The secure memory stores user credentials and a payment application used to execute financial transactions with the retail terminals. The processing module executes the payment application using the user credentials in response to at least a transaction request received by the RF module and transmits at least one transaction response to the retail terminal based, at least in part, on the executed payment application. The amplification module connected to a lead of the antenna and is configured to amplify at least received RF signals.10-25-2012
20120267435SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION IN A MULTISTATION ENVIRONMENT - A smart card personalization system provides an interface to smart card personalization stations and to external computing or data resources which normally are not available directly to personalization station. A card issuer management systems prepares card objects and assigns a unique card object identifier. A smart card personalization server receives the card objects from the card issuer management system. A smart card personalization controller receives the unique card object identifiers and routes the card object identifiers to waiting personalization stations. The personalization stations use the card object identifier to request data and services from the smart card personalization server in order to personalize the smart card. The services provided by the smart card personalization server include data services, security services and support services. The smart card personalization server supports multiple active personalization station sessions.10-25-2012
20120318875INTERNAL VOLTAGE GENERATING CIRCUIT AND SMART CARD - An internal voltage generating circuit includes a first voltage application unit, a second voltage application unit, a first regulator, a second regulator, and a controller. The first and second voltage application units respectively provide a first voltage and a second voltage. The controller generates a bulk voltage, a first control signal, and a second control signal from the first and second voltages. The first regulator is enabled or disabled according to the first control signal and generates and outputs the first internal voltage based on the bulk voltage, the first voltage, and a first reference voltage. The second regulator is enabled or disabled according to the second control signal and generates and outputs the second internal voltage based on the bulk voltage, the second voltage, and a second reference voltage.12-20-2012
20120318873Book With Concealed Signal Responsive Tag - A book product having a sheet defining spaced-apart front and back covers and a spine portion therebetween having a laydown area that receives a signal responsive tag, and a book block of pages with an adhesive layer on a spine side that cooperatively attaches the pages together and attaches the book block to the spine portion concealing the signal responsive tag within a first thickness of the adhesive in the laydown area and the adhesive having a second thickness of adhesive in the non-laydown area of the spine, with the concealed signal responsive tag being responsive to a signal for inventory or security purposes.12-20-2012
20120318874TRANSPONDER LABEL AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR A TRANSPONDER LABEL - A transponder label for a metallic substrate, which is relatively thin and flexible, and a cost-advantageous roll-to-roll production method for such transponder labels. A transponder inlay having a chip and an antenna is applied to the foam material element in such a manner that a first part of the antenna is situated on the top of the foam material element and a second part of the antenna is situated on the underside of the foam material element.12-20-2012
20110215159EXECUTING TRANSACTIONS SECURED USER CREDENTIALS - In some implementations, a method includes interfacing a mobile device including a GUI. User credentials used to execute transactions with contactless devices are securely stored and associated with one or more enterprises. The secure memory includes master credentials and a master security framework that enables enterprises to store or update user credentials and associated security frameworks. Displays associated with the user credentials are dynamically generated and presented through the GUI of the mobile device. Wireless transactions are executed with contactless devices using the selectable user credentials.09-08-2011
20110215158Passive RFID Transponder and RFID Reader - A passive RFID transponder includes a coder and a modulator. The coder generates a digital coded data stream based on a digital data stream to be transmitted. The digital coded data stream includes an initialization bit sequence having a maximum data frequency of the digital coded data stream. Furthermore, the digital coded data stream changes its value at the latest after a predefined number of bits. The modulator modulates an amplitude of a carrier signal with the digital coded data stream to provide an amplitude-modulated coded signal.09-08-2011
20110220728PROTECTIVE FILM FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF - Disclosed is a protective film for an electronic component comprising a base material containing a heat resistant resin and an adhesive layer formed on the base material containing an ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer or a metal salt thereof, wherein the ethylene-unsaturated carboxylic acid copolymer or the metal salt thereof contains 3 to 30% by weight of the structural unit derived from an unsaturated carboxylic acid.09-15-2011
20110226861Printed Planar RFID Element Wristbands and Like Personal Identification Devices - Each personal identification device includes a planar identification element with at least a core of flexible, porous and preferably microvoided polymer sheet material and a planar RFID assembly encoded with a unique electro/magnetic code permanently and integrally joined together with the core. The sheet material is sufficiently porous to collapse around the core so the sheet product remains planar yet flexible. A separate carrier can be provided or devices can be made in batches with scoring define one or more individual RFID devices removable from a remainder of a sheet product.09-22-2011
20110226860PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH ANTENNA FOR RFID CHIP AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A printed circuit board with an antenna for an RFID chip and a method for manufacturing the printed circuit board are provided. The method includes steps of providing a printed circuit board whereon a metal foil layer is disposed; patterning the metal foil layer to form an antenna comprising a first antenna branch and a second antenna branch, wherein the first antenna branch has at least two right-angle turns; and mounting an RFID chip on the metal foil layer so as to be electrically connected to the first antenna branch and the second antenna branch, wherein a via hole is formed between the right-angle turns of the first antenna branch, so that the first antenna branch is electrically connected to a metal conductor inside or on the back of the printed circuit board through the via hole.09-22-2011
20110226859SMART CARD - A smart card suitable for receiving data and electric power from a far-end reader/writer wirelessly is provided. The smart card includes a main body, an e-paper, an e-paper driver, a RFID tag chip and a receiving unit. The e-paper is disposed at the main body. The e-paper driver is disposed at the main body and electrically connected to the e-paper. The RFID tag chip is disposed at the main body and electrically connected to the e-paper driver. The receiving unit is disposed at the main body and electrically connected to the e-paper driver and the RFID tag chip. The receiving unit receives the data and the electric power wirelessly for transferring the electric power to the e-paper driver and transferring the data to the e-paper driver through the RFID tag chip. The e-paper driver drives the e-paper to display information by the data and the electric power.09-22-2011
20100252638CHIP CARD COMPRISING A DISPLAY - A chip card (10-07-2010
20090314842RADIOFREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID DEVICE - “The radio-frequency identification device includes embedded in an envelope a substrate on one face of which an antenna is produced and a chip connected to the antenna is positioned, a potting locally covering the substrate face level with the chip, an intermediate layer made of a magnetic superconductor material placed against the substrate on the antenna side, the intermediate layer having dimensions greater than those of the antenna so as to be able to cover the antenna and having a cavity arranged so that the potting and the chip can be approximately completely housed therein.”12-24-2009
20120080528Dendritic electronic circuits for RFID - A nanoscale RFID arrangement comprised of a foraminous substrate having a signal sensing nanoscale antenna extending therefrom, which RFID arrangement is incorporated into an RFID utilizing product.04-05-2012
20100230501COIL ANTENNA AND NON-CONTACT INFORMATION MEDIUM - Without using a component such as a chip coil, a winding pattern is formed with a wire with which a main wiring pattern is formed. This enables to deal with the flexibility by realizing a thin product using a coil antenna. Further, the wiring pattern is designed such that the winding pattern is provided and distributed to the main wiring pattern forming a loop, and is formed with the wire so as to have a wound shape small enough compared with the main wiring pattern. In this way, the ratio of the self-inductance to the mutual inductance is appropriately made further large, so that the mutual inductance is made comparatively small.09-16-2010
20100230500UNIVERSAL RFID TAGS AND MANUFACTURING METHODS - Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices, and methods of manufacture are described herein. In one implementation, a RFID device comprises: a near field only RFID tag that does not function as a far field RFID tag and is pre-manufactured; and a conductive element independent from the near field only RFID tag and adapted to function as a far field antenna. The near field only RFID tag is coupled to a first portion of an item; and the conductive element is coupled to a second portion of the item, the first portion and the second portion located such that the near field only RFID tag is coupled in proximity to the conductive element such that the RFID device functions in both a near field and a far field.09-16-2010
20100230499RFID TAG FOR METALLIC MATERIALS - The present disclosure relates to an RFID (Radio frequency identification) tag for metallic materials, including a dielectric substrate, a tag chip arrayed on the dielectric substrate for storing an object data, a feeding loop connected across the tag chip for forming an inner space, and a metallic radiator connected across the feeding loop for receiving an electromagnetic signal from outside.09-16-2010
20100230498RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG WITH PRIVACY AND SECURITY CAPABILITIES - An RFID tag that is foldable about a generally transverse fold line. The line divides the tag into two regions. One region has an RFID integrated circuit and areas of electrically conductive material. The other region has conductive areas that provide an efficient RFID antenna. In a folded configuration the areas are operatively associated with the integrated circuit while in the open configuration the areas are not functionally associated with the integrated circuit. Accordingly in the open configuration the tag is disabled or its RFID performance substantially degraded. The tag can be reversibly altered between the open and folded configurations.09-16-2010
20120325915RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A radio communication device includes a radio frequency IC chip configured to process a radio signal, a feeding circuit board that is coupled to the radio frequency IC chip and includes a loop electrode including coil patterns having a predetermined winding width, and an antenna pattern that is magnetically coupled to the loop electrode. The feeding circuit board is arranged so that, in plan view, a first region of the loop electrode in which the coil patterns extend in a first direction overlaps the antenna pattern and a second region of the loop electrode in which the coil patterns extend in a second direction opposite to the first direction do not overlap the antenna pattern. The first direction and a line length direction of the antenna pattern are the same or substantially the same.12-27-2012
20120280044RFID SWITCH TAG - Various embodiments of RFID switch devices are disclosed herein. Such RFID switch devices advantageously enable manual activation/deactivation of the RF module. The RFID switch device may include a RF module with an integrated circuit adapted to ohmically connect to a substantially coplanar conductive trace pattern, as well as booster antenna for extending the operational range of the RFID device. The operational range of the RFID switch device may be extended when a region of the booster antenna overlaps a region of the conductive trace pattern on the RF module via inductive or capacitive coupling. The RFID switch device may further include a visual indicator displaying a first color if the RFID switch device is in an active state and/or a second color if the RFID switch device is in an inactive state.11-08-2012
20120280046Embedded RFID device for tracking a reusable material handling device - A method of embedding RF equipment in a reusable material handing apparatus for the purposes of managing the apparatus with the device is described. In one embodiment, the RF equipment includes a low cost RFID tag, label, placard or like, which is incorporated into the apparatus. Each RFID device responds to a management radio frequency signal with a unique reply to wirelessly identify the individual apparatus. RFID tags, labels, placards and the like typically comprise a first substrate layer to support the components of the RFID device and a second laminate layer to cover the RFID device and provide a printable surface for a serial number, trade name, bar code, manufacture date, country of origin and the like. The methods involve embedding RFID devices into the apparatus during the original manufacture or assembly and disassembly of the apparatus.11-08-2012
20120280047Method, System and Apparatus for Making Short Run Radio Frequency Identification Tags and Labels - The present invention is a method and apparatus for producing ready to use RFID devices in a convenient and economical manner. The apparatus of the present invention may be collocated with a manufacturer of consumer goods.11-08-2012
20120280045RFID SWITCH TAG - Various embodiments of RFID switch devices are disclosed herein. Such RFID switch devices advantageously enable manual activation/deactivation of the RF module. The RFID switch device may include a RF module with an integrated circuit adapted to ohmically connect to a substantially coplanar conductive trace pattern, as well as booster antenna for extending the operational range of the RFID device. The operational range of the RFID switch device may be extended when a region of the booster antenna overlaps a region of the conductive trace pattern on the RF module via inductive or capacitive coupling. The RFID switch device may further include a visual indicator displaying a first color if the RFID switch device is in an active state and/or a second color if the RFID switch device is in an inactive state.11-08-2012
20120325916RFID MODULE AND RFID DEVICE - An RFID module includes an RFIC element, a filter circuit, a matching circuit, and a radiating element. The filter circuit and the matching circuit define an RFID device. The filter circuit includes a first inductance element, a second inductance element, and a capacitor. The first inductance element and the second inductance element are of equal inductance, and are strongly magnetically coupled to each other so as to strengthen magnetic fluxes to each other. With this configuration, an RFID module and an RFID device that include a filter circuit to remove harmonic components of the RFIC element but are not large as a whole are constructed.12-27-2012
20120091211SEALED SEMICONDUCTOR RECORDING MEDIUM AND SEALED SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY - The invention relates to a sealed semiconductor recording medium and a sealed semiconductor memory and provides at low cost a sealed semiconductor memory with high reliability that can allow wireless data communication to be carried out at high speed without interference. At least one semiconductor substrate is provided with a number of read only memory blocks having such a size that the maximum side is 20 mm or less in such a state that the read only memory blocks do not share a power source wire, wherein each of the above-described read only memory blocks has a coil for power reception and a coil for data communication, and data different from each other are written in the above-described read only memory blocks.04-19-2012
20120091210COMPOSITE RF TAG, AND TOOL MOUNTED WITH THE COMPOSITE RF TAG - The present invention relates to a composite RF tag for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method, comprising a magnetic antenna mounted with an IC, and a resin layer formed around the magnetic antenna, wherein the magnetic antenna comprises a central core formed of a magnetic material and a coil-shaped electrode material disposed around the core. The RF tag according to the present invention comprises the magnetic antenna surrounded by the resin, and therefore can provide a composite magnetic RF tag which can minimize adverse influence by surrounding water or metals in view of maintenance of tools or parts to which the composite RF tag is mounted, and is free from occurrence of any failure or cracking.04-19-2012
20120286049SCALABLE HIGH-BANDWIDTH CONNECTIVITY - A scalable, high-bandwidth connectivity architecture for portable storage devices and memory modules may utilize EHF communication link chip packages mounted in various two-dimensional and three-dimensional configurations on planar surfaces such as printed circuit boards. Multiple electromagnetic communication links between devices distributed on major faces of card-like devices may be provided with respectively aligned pairs of communication units on each device. Adjacent communication units on a printed circuit board may transmit or receive electromagnetic radiation having different polarization, such as linear or elliptical polarization. Power and communication between communication devices may both be provided wirelessly.11-15-2012
20100200662METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DEVICE COMPRISING A RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSPONDER ANTENNA WITH TWO TERMINAL SECTIONS PROVIDED ON A SUPPORT AND DEVICE THUS OBTAINED - The invention relates to a method for producing a device comprising a radio frequency transponder antenna, said method comprising a step of producing the antenna with two terminal sections (08-12-2010
20130008969IC TAG AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - There is provided an IC tag, including a substrate made of a dielectric material, an antenna pattern disposed on a surface of the substrate, a communication circuit chip connected to one end and other end of the antenna pattern on the substrate surface, which performs transmission processing and/or reception processing of a radio signal, and external circuit connection parts connected to the antenna pattern in a vicinity of the one end and the other end thereof on the surface or a rear surface of the substrate, in which a conductive part having a predetermined area opposes to other conductive part having a predetermined area on an opposed surface at an opposite side of the substrate, and the conductive part on the opposed surface at the opposite side is formed as a pad to be connected to an external circuit.01-10-2013
20130008967FLEXIBLE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION CARD WITH DISPLAY FUNCTION - A flexible public transportation card with display function is disclosed. The flexible public transportation card with display function comprises a first card body, a second card body and a flexible electronic system. The flexible electronic system is disposed between the first card body and the second card body. The flexible electronic system comprises a flexible display, a display circuit, a communication interface, a power generator and a capacitor. The display circuit is electrically connected to the flexible display. The communication interface receives a wireless signal. The power generator is electrically connected to the display circuit and the communication interface, and generates electricity according to the wireless signal. The capacitor stores the electricity generated by the power generator for providing the display circuit with the stored electricity, such that the flexible display displays a frame. The capacitance of the capacitor ranges between 0.1 and 20 microfarads.01-10-2013
20130008968DATA CARRIER HAVING A CONTACT PLATE WITH PRINTING THEREON - A data carrier (01-10-2013
20130008970Methods, Systems And Computer Program Products For Electronic Identification Card Creation And Transfer During Real Time Communications - A method for creating an electronic identification card during a real time communications session including: presenting a user with an option to enter personal information; receiving a command from the user to send the electronic identification card including the personal information during the real time communications session; recording the personal information for the electronic identification card with a data entry method; and sending the electronic identification card to a device involved in the real time communications session.01-10-2013
20130015249MOBILE DEVICE AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD - A mobile device and related power management method are disclosed. The power management method includes detecting a level of residual battery power, and selectively enabling the provision of power to the smart card and the RF chip in accordance with the detected level of residual battery power.01-17-2013
20130015248CHIPLESS PASSIVE RFID TAGAANM Perret; EtienneAACI Grenoble Cedex 1AACO FRAAGP Perret; Etienne Grenoble Cedex 1 FRAANM Tedjini; SmailAACI Genoble Cedex 1AACO FRAAGP Tedjini; Smail Genoble Cedex 1 FRAANM Vasudevan Nair; DeepaAACI Grenoble Cedex 1AACO FRAAGP Vasudevan Nair; Deepa Grenoble Cedex 1 FRAANM Garet; FredericAACI Saint-BaldophAACO FRAAGP Garet; Frederic Saint-Baldoph FRAANM Duvillaret; LionelAACI ChamberyAACO FRAAGP Duvillaret; Lionel Chambery FRAANM Vena; Arnaud MauriceAACI Guilherand-GrangesAACO FRAAGP Vena; Arnaud Maurice Guilherand-Granges FR - A chipless RFID tag comprises a plurality of disjoint parallel conducting bands formed on a dielectric support, in which conducting bridges interlink neighboring conducting bands, the conducting bridges delimiting, between the conducting bands, portions of dielectric bands of distinct lengths, each portion of dielectric brand determining a resonant frequency of the tag, the set of resonant frequencies of the tag defining an identification code.01-17-2013
20130015247RFID Chip Employing An Air Gap Buffer - An RFID tag incorporating an arched buffer such that the RFID inlay containing the RFID transponder is held away from the mounting surface. This has the advantage of reducing RF signal degradation caused by the electromagnetic properties of the material.01-17-2013
20110147468RFID TAG - Provided is a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag whose data can be stably read at a long distance on the basis of a passive RFID tag. The RFID tag includes a rechargeable unit charged to a predetermined voltage, and a power source including a direct current (DC) power source including a rectifier for converting an RF signal into DC power and a regulator for supplying a predetermined DC voltage, an interceptor disposed between the rechargeable unit and the DC power source to connecting or disconnecting the power to the rechargeable unit, and an overvoltage preventor connected to an output terminal of the DC power source in parallel.06-23-2011
20130020395SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - According to embodiments, a semiconductor memory device capable of transmission and reception of information by wireless communication is provided. The semiconductor memory device includes a radio antenna for performing the wireless communication, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory element that stores information to be transmitted and received via the radio antenna, a substrate on which the nonvolatile semiconductor memory element is mounted and a wiring pattern to be connected to the nonvolatile semiconductor memory element is formed, and a switching unit that switches between a state where the wireless communication is permitted and a state where the wireless communication is rejected.01-24-2013
20130020394MAGNETIC ANTENNA, AND RF TAG AND BOARD MOUNTED WITH THE RF TAG - The present invention relates to an RF tag comprising a magnetic antenna for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method, and an IC mounted to the magnetic antenna, wherein the magnetic antenna comprises a magnetic core and a plurality of coils formed on the magnetic core; the coils each have an inductance L01-24-2013
20130168453WEARABLE DEVICE TRANSACTION SYSTEM - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.07-04-2013
20120241523Electronic Card - An electronic card that, once activated, can drive a set of user data from a first secure microprocessor through a signal line to a second processor, process the set of user data in the second processor to generate a series of digital transaction signals, drive the series of digital transaction signals into a RC specialty circuit, convert the series of digital transaction signals into two distinct analog waveform signals, and drive the two distinct analog waveform signals along at least two tracks such that the first analog signal and the second analog signal cancel each other magnetically so that the resulting magnetic flux at a target broadcast area replicates the magnetic field created in a magnetic stripe.09-27-2012
20080251587Method of Manufacturing a Substrate for a Mini-Uicc Smart Card with an Associated Plug-In Uicc Adapter, and a Resulting Substrate - A method of producing a smart card having a reduced format in relation to a second standard format and an adapter with the second format, which is associated with the smart card. A card body has a zone for the extraction of the smart card and a zone for the extraction of the adapter. At least the smart card is extracted from the support. The smart card is extracted from a zone located outside the peripheral outline of the adapter extraction zone. The invention also relates to the support thus obtained.10-16-2008
20100038431SECURITY HANG TAG WITH SWIVEL HEAD - Disclosed herein is a security hang tag that includes a body, a head and a strap. The body includes a head-receiving compartment defining a circumferentially-extending flange. The head includes a circumferentially-extending lip to engage the flange, capturing the lip within the compartment such that the head is rotatably secured to the body. The head has a first strap-receiving channel including a first locking shoulder and a second strap-receiving channel including a second locking shoulder. The strap has first and second ends and includes a first cavity at the first end and a second cavity at the second end. The first end is configured for insertion within the first strap-receiving channel until the first cavity engages the first locking shoulder and the second end is configured for insertion within the second strap-receiving channel until the second cavity engages the second locking shoulder.02-18-2010
20080237357MICROPROCESSOR CARD - The microprocessor card includes a first microprocessor and a second microprocessor, the first microprocessor including elements for commanding the second microprocessor. In embodiments, the card includes electrical contacts adapted to carry command signals, these electrical contacts being connected exclusively to the first microprocessor. In embodiments, the first microprocessor includes elements for commanding the second microprocessor via commands conforming to the ISO 7816 standard. The first microprocessor uses a lower level of security than the second microprocessor.10-02-2008
20080237355MOBILE DEVICE AND POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD - A mobile device and related power management method are disclosed. The power management method includes detecting a level of residual battery power, and selectively enabling the provision of power to the smart card and the RF chip in accordance with the detected level of residual battery power.10-02-2008
20080237354Semiconductor integrated circuit device - There are provided an operational amplifier (A10-02-2008
20100090014SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND RFID TAG CHIP - The present invention provides a reference power supply circuit which does not require trimming and prevents occurrence of deadlock of a band gap reference circuit. An RFID tag chip related to the present invention has a reference power supply including a switch for switching between a band gap reference circuit and a Vth difference reference circuit. A reference potential in band gap reference of the band gap reference circuit and an output of the Vth difference reference circuit are compared by a comparator, and a transistor operating as a switch is controlled, thereby making the reference potential in band gap reference rise, hastening startup of the band gap reference circuit, and preventing occurrence of deadlock in the band gap reference circuit.04-15-2010
20080230615Near-field communication card for communication of contact information - User contact information may be stored in a memory of a near-field communication integrated circuit (IC) card. Upon detecting electromagnetic energy emitted by a reader/writer device, the IC card may power on and automatically transmit the stored contact information. In one embodiment, this transmission may be preceded by an authentication operation, and the contact information may be digitally signed so that the accuracy of the contact information may be verified by its recipient. In another embodiment, the contact information may be stored in one or more of a plurality of memory sections of the IC card. Upon the IC card being activated, the contact information may be transmitted from one such memory section based on a user memory section selection.09-25-2008
20130168454METAL PAYMENT CARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a metal payment card and a method of manufacturing the same. The metal payment card of the present disclosure has a main body made from at least one of a liquid metal alloy, aluminum alloy and copper alloy. The main body has a tangible pattern region.07-04-2013
20130168455SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SELECTIVELY CONNECT ANTENNAS TO RECEIVE AND BACKSCATTER RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS - Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes and current sources. In one embodiment, a system includes: an RFID reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one RFID tag. The RFID tag includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the RFID reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.07-04-2013
20110253795WIRELESS IC DEVICE, WIRELESS IC MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRELESS IC MODULE - A wireless IC module that can function as a component of an RFID system even when mounted on a metal article includes a loop-shaped electrode that is constructed such that a plane of a loop of the loop-shaped electrode is substantially perpendicular to the mounting surface of a wireless IC module. The loop-shaped electrode functions as a magnetic field antenna and is electromagnetically coupled with a metal article so that the surface of the metal article functions as a radiator antenna.10-20-2011
20080223937SMART APPARATUS FOR MAKING SECURE TRANSACTIONS - The disclosed invention relates to an apparatus and method for making secured transactions. Such an apparatus may include a smart card device configured with a display for display a static or dynamic number for making a secured transaction. The display is configured to display a valid card number after the user's identify has been verified using a biometric verification process. The device may further comprise a programmable magnetic strip that is programmed with user data after the user's identify has been verified. The apparatus may further include a cloning process to allow a second device to perform secure transactions. One such second device is a smart module associated with a vehicle.09-18-2008
20080223936SECURITY FOR BLISTER PACKS - Various RFID based blister pack embodiments are provided for improving the ability to detect and prevent tampering and counterfeiting of blister packs and/or facilitating the chain of custody tracking of blister packs during manufacture. Some embodiments employ an RFID chip network on the blister pack and some embodiments employ an RFID strap network on the blister pack, wherein the integrity of the network (or lack thereof) is used to indicate the possibility of tampering. Other embodiments determine the possibility of tampering based on the frequency of an RF signal that is received from a chip provided on the blister pack, which will vary depending on whether the associated antenna has been detuned as a result of some type of tampering.09-18-2008
20110259965HIGH PERFORMANCE GLASS TRANSPONDER - A magnetic antenna core for use in an implantable passive radio-frequency identification tag. The magnetic antenna core can be ferrite or similar material and can be rectangular, planar, circular, or semi-circular along the length of the core. The magnetic antenna core does not have any constraints to mount an antenna coil in a particular orientation and electronics can be mounted on either side of either end of the antenna core, or on the end face parallel to the extreme sides of the antenna core.10-27-2011
20130181056DECOUPLED CONTACTLESS BI-DIRECTIONAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A contactless bi-directional device including first and second generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas which are arranged in at least partially mutually overlapping orientation, first and second contactless communication chips, each of the first and second communications chips being connected to a corresponding one of the generally mutually electromagnetically decoupled contactless loop antennas, thereby providing bi-directional communication.07-18-2013
20130140367EXTENDABLE IDENTIFICATION TAG - An identification system comprising an extendable identification tag. An identification tag, such as an RFID tag having an electronics module configured to transmit information is provided. The identification tag includes a body portion and a sleeve portion. The sleeve portion is arranged about the body portion such that the sleeve portion can traverse a length of the body portion, thereby extending the overall length of the identification tag. The identification tag may be adjusted to match the thickness of an object, such as a flange, such that the identification tag may be disposed in a tag pocket formed through the object and adjusted to approximately match the thickness of the object so as to be readable from opposing sides of the objects.06-06-2013
20130140368RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - A radio frequency identification tag includes a housing shaped as a stripe defining a longitudinal side and an inlay disposed within the housing. The inlay includes a carrier board supporting a packaged chip and a wiring antenna in connection with the packaged chip. The wiring antenna is formed with an electrical joint directly and electrically connecting the packaged chip and an extension portion directly extending out of the electrical joint. The extension direction of the extension portion is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal side.06-06-2013
20130175346SIM CARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - A SIM card in plug-in format with an integrated SIM card in mini format is disclosed which has electrical contacts for an electrical connection to contacts on a mobile device. The SIM card comprises punched cutouts adjacent to the integrated mini SIM card, with the integrated mini SIM card being connected to the rest of the plug-in SIM card only by some connecting points. This means that the mini SIM card is affixed detachably. In this regard, the punched cutouts and the connecting points are arranged such that the integrated mini SIM card can be detached from the rest of the plug-in card. The punched cutouts may be cut out at edges around the integrated mini SIM card at the points at which the electrical contacts of the mobile device can slide over when the SIM card is inserted into the mobile device.07-11-2013
20130175347DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING AN ANIMAL AND CORRESPONDING MANUFACTURING DEVICE - The invention relates to a device for identifying an animal bearing at least one identifier of said animal. According to the invention, such a device comprises at least one planar UHF antenna (07-11-2013
20120248200UNIFIED IC CARD - A unified IC card includes: a selection part allowing a user to select at least one of a card applet of various card companies, a financial card applet of various financial companies, a stock card applet of various stock companies, a point card applet of various point issuing entities, and an associated card applet of various affiliated companies; an IC chip part electrically connected with the selection part, the IC chip part storing and sharing card information of the card applet, the financial card applet, stock card applet, point card applet, and associated card applet and providing the card information selected by the user to the outside; and a locking part electrically connected with the selection part to control the operation of the selection part.10-04-2012
20090308936Method And Circuit For Providing RF Isolation Of A Power Source From An Antenna And An RFID Device Employing Such A Circuit - An RFID device including: 12-17-2009
20130134225RFID ANTENNA MODULE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an RFID antenna module includes an insulating substrate, a loop coil antenna and a magnetic part. The antenna is provided on the insulating substrate. The magnetic part is provided on the insulating substrate to be positioned behind the antenna. The insulating substrate is bent such that the antenna is directed in a plurality of directions.05-30-2013
20130099004RFID TAG INTEGRATED INTO AN ENCLOSURE SURFACE DOOR - An RFID tag assembly for attachment to an enclosure surface including a door, an RFID tag attached to one face of the door or wrapped around the door, and an attachment device for connecting the door to the enclosure surface to allow the door to move to a position that shows both sides of the door. The RFID tag can include a ground plane, the tag wrapped around the door such that the ground plane is on the back of the door and the RFID tag antenna is on the front of the door. A ground plane can be provided on the enclosure inner or outer surface in alignment with the RFID tag antenna, with the antenna directly or inductively coupled to the ground plane when the door is in a closed position.04-25-2013
20130112757SMART CARD CAPABLE OF INDEPENDENTLY DISPLAYING INFORMATION - A smart card capable of independently displaying information is wirelessly connectable to an external interface. The smart card includes a main body, an antenna module, an electronic paper, a drive member and a radio frequency identification chip isolated from the drive member. The antenna module includes a first antenna for receiving first electromagnetic wave and a second antenna for receiving/transmitting second electromagnetic wave. The first and second antennas are respectively connected to the drive member and the radio frequency identification chip. The information can be independently displayed on the smart card to ensure confidence of the data. Moreover, the smart card can be more conveniently used.05-09-2013
20130112755PROGRAMMABLE PRINTED ELECTRIC CODE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND A PROGRAMMING DEVICE - The present publication discloses an electronic code, comprising a substrate (05-09-2013
20130126623ANTENNA CONFIGURATION METHOD AND APPARATUS - The present invention relates to the field of data transmission. In one form, the invention relates to the transmission and/or reception of data modulated signals between various devices, including loads and/or antennas. In another form, the invention relates to the field of transponders (tags), such as Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID), interrogator devices/systems and the transmission of data between a tag and an interrogator. The present invention utilises antenna design to alleviate tag coupling.05-23-2013
20130126622OFFSETTING SHIELDING AND ENHANCING COUPLING IN METALLIZED SMART CARDS - A dual-interface smart card having a booster antenna with coupler coil in its card body, and a metallized face plate having a window opening for the antenna module. Performance may be improved by one or more of making the window opening substantially larger than the antenna module, providing perforations through the face plate, disposing ferrite material between the face plate and the booster antenna. Additionally, by one or more of modifying contact pads on the antenna module, disposing a compensating loop under the booster antenna, offsetting the antenna module with respect to the coupler coil, arranging the booster antenna as a quasi-dipole, providing the module antenna with capacitive stubs, and disposing a ferrite element in the antenna module between the module antenna and the contact pads.05-23-2013
20130134227Multi-Layered Flexible Printed Circuit and Method of Manufacture - A flexible printed circuit includes 2 insulating flexible layers, and 3 conductive layers each including electrical tracks, the conductive and the insulating layers are provided stacked in alternated fashion. Electrical tracks of 3 conductive layers are electrically connected together through respective layers of insulating substrate to form an RFID antenna.05-30-2013
20130134226RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION LIBRARY SLANTED CAVITY DEVICE - A radio frequency identification apparatus for a book management operation is disclosed, which is an RFID library slanted cavity device configured with a non-metallic slanted cavity for users to place and pick items or books conveniently. The RFID library slanted cavity device is configured with RFID readers for accessing information from books or audio/video multimedia items that are operated by users, by that not only the efficiency of the RFID readers to access the RFID tags attached to the books or multimedia items can be enhanced, but also the output power of the RFID readers can be lower for reducing electromagnetic wave leakage to ambient environment, while still working with satisfactory access efficiency. With the aforesaid device, the accuracy of a self-service operation can be enhanced by its ergonomics design, and also a book management operation can be performed efficiently since the RFID tag attached to books can be accessed effectively.05-30-2013
20130140369WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device that improves radiation gain without increasing substrate size and easily adjusts impedance, includes a multilayer substrate including laminated base layers. On a side of an upper or first main surface of the multilayer substrate, a wireless IC element is arranged to process a high-frequency signal. On a side of a lower or second main surface of the multilayer substrate, a first radiator is provided and is coupled to the wireless IC element via a feeding circuit including first interlayer conductors. On the side of the first main surface, a second radiator is provided and is coupled to the first radiator via second interlayer conductors.06-06-2013
20130140371NON-CONTACT IC LABEL AND NAMEPLATE - A non-contact IC label includes a magnetic sheet, an IC chip arranged on the magnetic sheet, a first antenna portion including a first connection portion connected to the IC chip and arranged on the magnetic sheet to extend in a first direction from the first connection portion, and a second antenna portion including a second connection portion connected to the IC chip and arranged on the magnetic sheet to extend in a second direction from the second connection portion, wherein each of the first direction and the second direction is along one side of the magnetic sheet, the first direction and the second direction differ from each other, and each of a length of the first antenna portion in a direction perpendicular to the first direction and a length of the second antenna portion in a direction perpendicular to the second direction ranges from 2 mm to 15 mm.06-06-2013
20130140370RFID ANTENNA MODULES AND METHODS - An RFID chip (CM) is flip-chip mounted and connected to a surface of a substrate (MT), such as for a 6-pad ISO smart card antenna module (AM). A winding core (WC) for an antenna (MA) stiffens, stabilizes and planarizes substrate (MT) to enhance reliability of the connections. The flip-chip antenna module (FCAM) interfaces with a contactless reader. Contact pads (CP) on the opposite side of the substrate (MT) provide a contact interface. Also disclosed is first forming an antenna (MA) on an antenna substrate (AS), then joining it to the module substrate (MT). Such an antenna may be an embedded wire, or an etched metal layer.06-06-2013
20100276496CHIP CARD COMPRISING A DISPLAY - A chip card (11-04-2010
20130146671BOOSTER ANTENNA STRUCTURE FOR A CHIP CARD - In various embodiments, a booster antenna structure for a chip card is provided, wherein the booster antenna structure may include a booster antenna; and an additional electrically conductive structure connected to the booster antenna.06-13-2013
20130146668RADIO FREQUENCY ID TAG HAVING STRUCTURE FOR INLAY SPACING - A radio frequency identification, RFID, security system tag is provided. The tag includes an RFID element and a first housing portion. The first housing portion defines an interior and an opening. The interior of the first housing portion includes an inner periphery and a shelf disposed about at least a portion of the inner periphery. The interior of the first housing portion also includes a plurality of protrusions in which the plurality of protrusions extend outwardly from the shelf toward the opening. The RFID element is disposed at least in part on the plurality of protrusions.06-13-2013
20130146669TRANSPONDER, RFID SYSTEM AND METHODS OF OPERATION - A transponder for a radio frequency identification system, the transponder comprising a UHF antenna, an LF antenna, an HF antenna, a charge storing device and an electronic circuit comprising UHF, LF and HF antenna ports; a UHF RFID protocol engine; a DF RFID protocol engine; shared memory for the two protocol engines; a UHF receiver, rectifier and data extractor; an LF receiver, rectifier and data extractor; a UHF modulator; an HF modulator; a decision circuit for selecting either the UHF energy source or the LF energy source; and a digital controller capable of selecting either the UHF protocol engine or the DF protocol engine or both, depending on which energy source is present and the strength of that energy source.06-13-2013
20130146670CHIP CARD CONTACT ARRAY ARRANGEMENT - In various embodiments, a chip card contact array arrangement is provided, having a carrier, a plurality of contact arrays which are arranged on a first side of the carrier, an electrically conductive structure which is arranged on a second side of the carrier, which is arranged opposite the first side of the carrier, a first plated-through hole and a second plated-through hole, wherein the first plated-through hole is coupled to the electrically conductive structure, a connecting structure which is arranged on the first side of the carrier, wherein the connecting structure connects the first plated-through hole to the second plated-through hole, the connecting structure having a longitudinal extent which runs parallel to a direction in which a contact-connection device on a reading device is moved relative to the plurality of contacts.06-13-2013
20080197202STORED-VALUE CARD WITH AUDIO CAPABILITIES - A stored-value card includes a housing, an audio circuit storing an audio file, and a speaker coupled to the audio circuit. The housing includes a first panel, a second panel spaced from and positioned opposite the first panel, and a side wall extending between the first panel and the second panel. The side wall extends substantially perpendicular to each of the first panel and the second panel such that an open cavity is formed between the first panel and the second panel. The housing further includes an account identifier signifying a financial account or record linked to the stored-value card. The audio circuit and the speaker are substantially enclosed within the open cavity of the housing. Stored-value card assemblies and methods of using a stored-value card are also disclosed.08-21-2008
20080197201DYNAMIC PAYMENT DEVICE CHARACTERISTICS - A payment device is disclosed. It includes a memory including payment data; and a display coupled to the memory. A processor is configured to execute one or more instructions for displaying the payment data on the display. The payment device is in the form of a card08-21-2008
20110220726ADD-ON CARD WITH SMARTCARD CIRCUITRY POWERED BY A MOBILE DEVICE - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.09-15-2011
20100308118WIRELESS IC DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING RESONANT FREQUENCY OF WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device and an electronic apparatus are obtained, which can achieve miniaturization and improve the gain of a radiator plate (electrode) without providing a dedicated antenna. A wireless IC device is provided, in which a loop electrode is provided in a ground electrode provided on a printed wiring circuit board, and in which a wireless IC chip that processes a transmission/reception signal or an electromagnetic coupling module is coupled to the loop electrode. The ground electrode is coupled to the wireless IC chip or the electromagnetic coupling module via the loop electrode, and transmits or receives a high-frequency signal. The ground electrode is formed with a slit for adjusting a resonant frequency thereof.12-09-2010
20130153667METHOD FOR MAKING A DEVICE COMPRISING A TRANSPONDER ANTENNA ON A THIN WEB AND RESULTING DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for making a device comprising a transponder antenna, wherein the method comprises the steps of: making an assembly including a thin substrate carrying at least one antenna, the antenna having connection end portions bearing on the substrate at substrates locations. The substrate forms or includes a sheet- or strip-like adhesive body in contact with the antenna. The invention also relates to the resulting device.06-20-2013
20130153668RESIN OVERCAP PROVIDED WITH IC TAG - A resin overcap with an IC tag used as an overcap being on a metal cap and having an IC tag so that the transmission and reception of signals will not be disturbed by the metal cap, comprising a top panel and a cylindrical side wall hanging down from the circumferential edge of the top panel and in which the metal cap is fitted, wherein a step or a protrusion is formed on an upper portion on the inner surface of the cylindrical side wall to prevent the upward motion of the metal cap fitted in the cylindrical side wall, and an IC tag provided with an IC chip is mounted on the top panel to maintain a predetermined distance D to a top plate of the metal cap fitted into the cylindrical side wall.06-20-2013
20130153669SPRING ORIENTED RFID BOARD - Disclosed is an apparatus for providing an RFID device for integration into a tire. A printed circuit board (PCB) is provided with a pair of asymmetric arms forming notches in opposed ends of the PCB. Helically wound antenna elements are positioned in the notches such that the ends of the asymmetric arms are positioned adjacent the nearest approach of the individual helically wound antenna elements.06-20-2013
20110233283HARSH OPERATING ENVIRONMENT RFID TAG ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag assembly and method of manufacturing the assembly including an RFID semiconductor chip having an antenna interface mounted on a mounting substrate and having a predetermined operating frequency, a conductor coupled to the antenna interface and formed on the mounting substrate, an antenna electrically coupled to the conductor having a first radiating element lying in a first plane and a second radiating element lying in a second plane that is at an angle relative to the first plane, and an enclosure having a body with a cavity dimensioned for receiving the mounting substrate and RFID semiconductor chip, the conductor, and the first and second radiating elements, the mounting substrate being positioned proximate to the closed end of the cavity and a seal for closing the opening and sealing the cavity.09-29-2011
20110233282RACE BIB TIMING DEVICE - A disposable race bib timing device is provided including a thin, flexible planar sheet member having a front surface for displaying information, and a rear surface. A pair of RFID timing tags are provided on the rear surface of the flexible planar bib. The RFID timing tags are spaced a distance apart from one another and positioned in parallel in relation to one another. A thermal and moisture resistant layer of material is provided over the exposed outer surface of each RFID tag to prevent moisture and heat from the athlete from coming into contact with the RFID tag and interfering with the ability of the tag to communicate with the antenna of a corresponding timing system.09-29-2011
20100314456WIRELESS ASSOCIATION - A system for determining compatibility between various items is disclosed. A wireless communication device is used to scan a machine-readable tag which includes a plurality of information fields. The information fields include at least identification information of the primary object to which the tag is affixed, list of compatible items, characteristic information of the primary object or other objects, etc. The scanned information from the tag is compared to information in other tags. If the at least some of the information in the tag affixed to the primary object matches the information in one or more other tags, a notification event is triggered to inform the user of the match.12-16-2010
20100314455WIRELESS IC DEVICE - A wireless IC device improves radiation characteristics or directivity of signals and reliably communicates with a reader/writer. The wireless IC device includes an electromagnetically coupled module includes a wireless IC device and a feed circuit substrate, a protective layer, a first radiation plate, and a second radiation plate. The feed circuit substrate includes a feed circuit including inductance elements. The feed circuit is electrically connected to the wireless IC chip and coupled to the radiation plates. Signals received by the radiation plates are provided to the wireless IC chip via the feed circuit. Signals from the wireless IC chip are provided to the radiation plates via the feed circuit and then radiated to the outside.12-16-2010
20100314454CONFIGURABLE EXTERNAL RFID TAG - RFID tags are disclosed having uniform electronics assemblies, but which fit into a variety of housings. This manufacturing technique allows for high volume production of tag electronics while keeping the mounting means adaptable to a variety of support structures. This ability to host a variety of support structures is important at least in the field of RFID tags for motorcycles, because motorcycles have varying configurations and no one tag would fit all motorcycles.12-16-2010
20100314453TAG ANTENNA USING MICROSTRIP LINE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - Disclosed is a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag antenna. The tag antenna includes a lower dielectric substrate and an upper dielectric substrate. The lower dielectric substrate is provided at a lower surface thereof with a ground plane and at an upper surface thereof with two microstrip lines. The microstrip lines each have an open-end, the open ends spaced apart from each other from a middle of the lower dielectric substrate while facing each other to form a radiating slot from which radiation of electromagnetic waves occurs. The upper dielectric substrate is provided at an upper surface thereof with at least one electric capacitive device and is stacked on the lower dielectric substrate. The RFID tag antenna enhances radiation efficiency while achieving miniaturization.12-16-2010
20100314452APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GENERATING WAKE-UP SIGNAL IN BATTERY-POWERED PASSIVE TAG - An apparatus and method of generating a wake-up signal from a passive tag with a battery is provided. According to the present invention, since a wake-up signal is generated by a signal received from a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader, battery life can be extended. That is, a wake-up signal can be generated for the battery to be operated according to a signal from the RFID reader so that the battery included in the tag can be controlled from the RFID reader, thereby controlling the amount of battery power consumed. Therefore, the battery life and the life of the tag including the battery can be increased.12-16-2010
20100314451Electronic device and associated method - Electronic device (12-16-2010
20110272483CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC EMULATORS WITH ZONING CONTROL AND ADVANCED INTERIORS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to act as a magnetic stripe read-head detector and a data transmitter. A multiple layer flexible PCB may be fabricated to include multiple magnetic emulators. An emulator may include a coil that includes magnetic, ferromagnetic, or ferromagnetic, material in the coil's interior. Coils may be associated with zones. As a read-head is detected to move from zone-to-zone, coils may be activated to transmit information in those zones.11-10-2011
20110272482CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).11-10-2011
20110272481CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS - A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example, one or more buttons may be included on the card. Buttons may be includes, for example, to provide a control interface to navigate through various options of the card. Additionally, coding schemes may be selected via buttons. Furthermore, a card may be locked until a private number is entered into a card or a number may only be generated (e.g., displayed and/or emulated) once a particular private number is entered into a card.11-10-2011
20110272480CARDS WITH SERIAL MAGNETIC EMULATORS - A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information serially in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example, a serial encoder may send any amount of information through a single emulation segment. Such a magnetic emulator may be provided on a credit card. A dynamic credit card number may be provided by, for example, coding a number with a different coding scheme for different periods of time. The magnetic emulator may be utilized to transmit a particular coded number for a particular period of time. In this manner, a dynamic credit card number may be provided such that to help secure, and progress, a payment transaction.11-10-2011
20110272479ADVANCED DYNAMIC CREDIT CARDS - A credit card is provided that may include a credit card number, where at least a portion of the credit card number changes periodically. A magnetic emulator and/or magnetic stripe encoder may be provided to communicate at least a portion of the information needed to complete a credit card transaction to a credit card reader. For example, a magnetic emulator may be provided about a magnetic stripe so that the magnetic emulator communicates the information that changes and the magnetic stripe communicates the information that does not change. In doing so, the amount of power used by a credit card may be reduced with respect to a credit card that communicates, for example, all of the information with a magnetic emulator.11-10-2011
20110272478DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD - A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a dynamic credit card number. This dynamic number may be displayed to a user via a display (e.g., so that online purchases can be made) or written onto a magnetic stripe such that the number may be processed by traditional credit card merchants (e.g., swiped). At a remote facility, the dynamic number may be decoded based on time (and/or a counter/key number/equation) or the facility may have the secure number and perform the same function as the dynamic credit card (e.g., encode using time data as a parameter to the encoding equation) and compare the resultant dynamic number to the dynamic number received. Thus, a dynamic credit card number may change continually or periodically (e.g., every sixty seconds) such that credit card numbers may not be copied by thieves and used at later times. A dynamic verification code may be utilized in addition to, or in lieu of, a dynamic credit card number.11-10-2011
20110272477PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGENTIC DECODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other card or device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. User interfaces are provided in a number of different configurations in order to achieve a number of different functionalities.11-10-2011
20110272476CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC EMULATORS WITH ZONING CONTROL AND ADVANCED INTERIORS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to act as a magnetic stripe read-head detector and a data transmitter. A multiple layer flexible PCB may be fabricated to include multiple magnetic emulators. An emulator may include a coil that includes magnetic, ferromagnetic, or ferromagnetic, material in the coil's interior. Coils may be associated with zones. As a read-head is detected to move from zone-to-zone, coils may be activated to transmit information in those zones.11-10-2011
20110272475CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial transaction is encrypted based on time such that a validating server requires receipt of the appropriate encrypted information for a period of time to validate a transaction for that period of time. Such dynamic information may be communicated using such an emulator such that a card may be swiped through a magnetic stripe reader—yet communicate different information based on time. An emulator may receive information as well as communicate information to a variety of receivers (e.g., an RFID receiver).11-10-2011
20110272474CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS - A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example, one or more buttons may be included on the card. Buttons may be includes, for example, to provide a control interface to navigate through various options of the card. Additionally, coding schemes may be selected via buttons. Furthermore, a card may be locked until a private number is entered into a card or a number may only be generated (e.g., displayed and/or emulated) once a particular private number is entered into a card.11-10-2011
20110272473CARDS WITH SERIAL MAGNETIC EMULATORS - A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information serially in order to reduce the amount of circuitry needed to emulate a particular block of information. Additionally, for example, a serial encoder may send any amount of information through a single emulation segment. Such a magnetic emulator may be provided on a credit card. A dynamic credit card number may be provided by, for example, coding a number with a different coding scheme for different periods of time. The magnetic emulator may be utilized to transmit a particular coded number for a particular period of time. In this manner, a dynamic credit card number may be provided such that to help secure, and progress, a payment transaction.11-10-2011
20110272484PAYMENT CARDS AND DEVICES WITH DISPLAYS, CHIPS, RFIDS, MAGNETIC EMULATORS, MAGENTIC DECODERS, AND OTHER COMPONENTS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) or other card or device (e.g., mobile telephone) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to communicate data to a magnetic stripe read-head. User interfaces are provided in a number of different configurations in order to achieve a number of different functionalities.11-10-2011
20110272472ADVANCED DYNAMIC CREDIT CARDS - A credit card is provided that may include a credit card number, where at least a portion of the credit card number changes periodically. A magnetic emulator and/or magnetic stripe encoder may be provided to communicate at least a portion of the information needed to complete a credit card transaction to a credit card reader. For example, a magnetic emulator may be provided about a magnetic stripe so that the magnetic emulator communicates the information that changes and the magnetic stripe communicates the information that does not change. In doing so, the amount of power used by a credit card may be reduced with respect to a credit card that communicates, for example, all of the information with a magnetic emulator.11-10-2011
20110272471DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD - A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a dynamic credit card number. This dynamic number may be displayed to a user via a display (e.g., so that online purchases can be made) or written onto a magnetic stripe such that the number may be processed by traditional credit card merchants (e.g., swiped). At a remote facility, the dynamic number may be decoded based on time (and/or a counter/key number/equation) or the facility may have the secure number and perform the same function as the dynamic credit card (e.g., encode using time data as a parameter to the encoding equation) and compare the resultant dynamic number to the dynamic number received. Thus, a dynamic credit card number may change continually or periodically (e.g., every sixty seconds) such that credit card numbers may not be copied by thieves and used at later times. A dynamic verification code may be utilized in addition to, or in lieu of, a dynamic credit card number.11-10-2011
20110272470RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAG - A radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag includes: a plate-shaped sealing piece made of an elastic material. An inlet is enclosed within the sealing piece. The inlet includes an electronic component and an antenna connected to the electronic component. A pair of reinforcing pieces are located respectively on the front and back surfaces of the sealing piece so as to sandwich the electronic component. The reinforcing pieces are made of a first material harder than the elastic material. A joint piece configured to couple the reinforcing pieces to each other. The joint piece is made of a second material harder than the elastic material.11-10-2011
20110272469ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CARD WITH CONTACTLESS INTERFACE - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.11-10-2011
20110272468MEMORY CARD ADAPTER - An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or without network connectivity. The electronic transaction card may have magnetic field producing circuitry compatible with magnetic card readers, smartcard circuitry, other point-of-sale interfaces, or any combination thereof.11-10-2011
20110278364CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND MAGNETIC READER READ-HEAD DETECTORS - A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to act as a magnetic stripe read-head detector and a data transmitter. A multiple layer flexible PCB may be fabricated to include multiple magnetic emulators. Layers of the flexible PCB may include magnetic shielding in order to reduce interference from the magnetic emulators to particular read-heads on a magnetic stripe reader.11-17-2011
20130119143RFID TAG ANTENNA - The present disclosure relates to a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna. The RFID tag antenna includes: a substrate having a first surface and a second surface, a feeding structure mounting on the first surface and a rotation structure mounting on the second surface. Specifically, the feeding structure corresponds to the rotation structure for forming a resonant circuit.05-16-2013
20110303753XML PRINTER SYSTEM - An XML processing system for use in a barcode printer apparatus includes a computer system operatively coupled to the barcode printer apparatus. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. The XML processor validates the XML data stream based upon the schema obtained. Also included is an XSLT processor configured to obtain a stylesheet identified in the XML data stream from a stylesheet repository. The XSLT processor transforms data in the XML input data stream into transformed XML data based upon the stylesheet obtained. Also, an XSLFO processor formats the transformed XML data into formatted XML data based upon XSLFO instructions contained in the stylesheet. A barcode rendering subsystem then receives the formatted XML data and generates a bit map representative of the bar code label. Alternatively, the system includes a SAX processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, a ZPL processor configured to receive and process a format template, a variable data integrator configured to develop an association between the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and a barcode rendering engine configured to receive the associated and formatted XML data and generate a bit map representative of the bar code label.12-15-2011
20110303752XML PRINTER SYSTEM WITH RFID CAPABILITY - An XML system is configured to print bar code labels, tags, tickets, cards, or other media, and/or encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The XML system includes a computer system operatively coupled to a network. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive, parse, and process an XML input data stream and obtain schema identified in the XML data stream from a schema repository. The XML processor validates the XML data stream based upon the schema obtained. Also included is an XSLT processor configured to obtain a stylesheet identified in the XML data stream from a stylesheet repository. The XSLT processor transforms data in the XML input data stream into transformed XML data based upon the stylesheet obtained. Also, an XSLFO processor formats the transformed XML data into formatted XML data based upon XSLFO instructions contained in the stylesheet. A barcode rendering subsystem then receives the formatted XML data and generates a bit map representative of the bar code label. Alternatively, the system includes an XML processor configured to receive and process the XML input data stream, a ZPL processor configured to receive and process a format template, a variable data integrator configured to develop an association between the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and a barcode rendering engine configured to generate a printable representation of the bar code label, tag, ticket, card, other media, and/or generate encoding information for an RFID device.12-15-2011
20110303751Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tag - A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is disclosed as including an integrated circuit and at least one antenna connected with the integrated circuit, wherein the antenna is formed of an at least partly metalized thread.12-15-2011
20110309154PAYMENT DEVICE WITH AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL CAPABILITY AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A payment device includes a memory, a processor coupled to the memory, a communications module coupled to the processor and configured to interact with a payment terminal, a sound-producing element coupled to the processor, and an associated body portion. The memory is configured to store at least one representation of at least one sound and the processor is configured to cause the sound-producing element to produce a sound corresponding to the at least one representation of the at least one sound when such representation is stored in the memory, responsive to the communications module interacting with the payment terminal, substantially without usage of a battery on the device. Visual stimuli can be employed in addition to or in lieu of sounds. Sounds can be downloaded to devices with or without batteries, as part of a service offering.12-22-2011
20110309153NON-DIRECTIONAL RFID SMART CARD - A non-directional RFID smart card includes triangular, pentagonal or hexagonal pyramid base, a 3D coil consisting of multiple circular planar coils or tubular antenna coils that are respectively installed in each of the multiple faces of the pyramid base and connected in series and/or parallel, and an IC chip embedded in the pyramid base. Thus, the 3D coil of the coils can cut the magnetic lines of force created by an RFID reader at about 90° angles in any direction to induce an electric current for waking up the IC chip.12-22-2011
20110309152PLASTIC CARD PACKAGE AND PLASTIC CARD PACKAGE MANUFACTURING METHOD - A plastic card package and a method of manufacturing the plastic card package are provided. The plastic card package includes: a socket insertion area that is formed to expose an I/O terminal corresponding to a contact terminal of a socket electrically connected to a printed circuit board of an electronic apparatus; and a socket non-insertion area that horizontally extends from the socket insertion area and has a thickness greater than that of the socket insertion area. Accordingly, it is possible to cause the plastic card to have different thicknesses by areas so as to stably built a semiconductor chip therein and to stably mount stacked semiconductor chips thereon.12-22-2011
20130186960SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a semiconductor storage device is provided with a memory chip including a storage circuit, a controller chip that controls a memory chip, and a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposing one another, on the first surface of which the controller chip is mounted. Further, the semiconductor storage device is provided with an external connection terminal formed on the second surface of the substrate, and resin that encapsulates the memory chip, the controller chip, and the substrate, includes a third surface and a fourth surface opposing one another, and has a predetermined mark directly printed only on the fourth surface that is adjacent to the second surface of the substrate.07-25-2013
20130186961WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device includes a wireless IC chip that processes a high-frequency signal and a feeding substrate including a coil conductor, a plane conductor, and a matching circuit that is connected to the wireless IC chip and that has a predetermined resonant frequency. The coil conductor and the plane conductor are connected to the matching circuit. The wireless communication device, when used by itself, operates as a monopole antenna in which the plane conductor functions as a ground and the coil conductor functions as a radiation element. When a conductive object is in a vicinity of the plane conductor, the plane conductor is coupled to the conductive object, and the wireless communication device operates as a dipole antenna in which the plane conductor and the conductive object function as a first radiation element and the coil conductor functions as a second radiation element.07-25-2013
20130186959PERSISTENT NODES FOR RFID - An RFID transponder in one embodiment comprises a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, processing logic coupled to the RF transceiver, a switch coupled to the processing logic, a tunneling device coupled to the switch and a differential sensing circuit having a first input coupled to the tunneling device and a second input coupled to a predetermined reference voltage. In one embodiment, the tunneling device can discharge to a voltage below the predetermined reference voltage.07-25-2013
20110315781METAL-CONTAINING TRANSACTION CARD AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A method of creating a single transaction card is disclosed and comprises embossing the single transaction card within a pocket to form embossed characters on a first surface of the single transaction card, filling the pocket with a fill panel to provide a substantially flush surface on a second surface of the single transaction card, wherein a third surface of the fill panel is in uniform, direct contact with an interior of the pocket. Another method is disclosed for machining a face pocket within a single transaction card and disposing a microchip therein. In various embodiments, a single transaction card is comprised of a continuous metal layer, such as, for example, titanium.12-29-2011
20110315778CASING ELEMENTS AND DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ALLOCATING IDENTIFIERS TO CASING ELEMENTS - A casing element includes a casing frame and a casing shell spanning at least one opening in the casing frame. An RFID tag is arranged at or within a portion of the casing shell spanning the opening of the casing frame.12-29-2011
20130112756Method for Conducting a Transaction Between a Magnetic Stripe Reader and an Electronic Card - An electronic transaction device with a microprocessor generates digital signals that are converted into at least two tracks of analog signal wave form and two waveform signals are driven on two analog tracks such that the two waveform signals cancel each other out and a simulated magnetic field is generated along a target area located on the transaction device that can contain a transaction specific data packet readable by a magnetic stripe read head.05-09-2013
20120018524METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKAGING SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE TRANSPONDER FOR DOWN-HOLE APPLICATIONS - A method and apparatus for packaging a surface acoustic wave transponder for use in harsh environments is provided. An exemplary transponder comprises a surface acoustic wave piezoelectric device, wire bonds, an antenna element, an antenna substrate, a dome structure, and casing. The exemplary surface acoustic wave piezoelectric device is attached directly onto the antenna substrate and wire bonded to an antenna element. The surface acoustic wave piezoelectric device is protected under the dome structure, which is sealed and attached to the antenna substrate. The components are encased and sealed within a transponder casing. The transponder may be part of or incorporated into substantially any shape or form factor.01-26-2012
20120018523Contactless Electronic Tag - The contactless electronic device (01-26-2012
20120018522Microcircuit Device including Means for Amplifying the Gain of an Antenna - The electronic device (01-26-2012
20120018521OBJECT CARRIER HAVING A DATA MEMORY - The invention relates to object carriers (01-26-2012
20130193215PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATABLE SECURITY TAG - A permanently deactivatable security tag and method to create a permanently deactivatable security tag to eliminate tag pollution caused by reactivated tags reentering a store premises and setting off false alarms. The security tag includes a frangible conductive portion that fractures due to stress applied on the frangible conductive portion from a hardened substrate located on the tag. The hardened substrate induces stress to the frangible conductive portion located adjacent to the edge of the hardened substrate as the tag is flexed and bent. The fracture of the frangible conductive portion of the tag results in a shifting and/or disabling of the predetermined frequency of the security tag.08-01-2013
20120292395INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FILM FOR SMART CARD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - An integrated circuit film for a smart card, such as a Micro SIM card or a Mini UICC card, is provided. The integrated circuit film includes a flexible print circuit board (FPC) and an integrated circuit chip, and the integrated circuit chip has an ATR (Answer to Reset) signal generating device. When a terminal issues a Reset signal, this Reset signal is sent to the smart card and the ATR signal generating device, respectively via circuits of the FPC, whereby the ATR signal generating device generates ATR signal and send back to the terminal.11-22-2012
20120055998RFID Label With Shielding Element - Described are RFID structures and methods for forming RFID structures. An RFID structure includes a loop antenna assembly, an antenna substrate supporting the loop antenna assembly, and a shielding layer parallel with a plane defined by the antenna substrate. The loop antenna assembly has a stand-alone resonant frequency of ƒ03-08-2012
20130200160Tamper Sensitive RFID Tag - A tamper sensitive RFID tag includes a housing defining a channel that is configured to receive a portion of an object associated with the RFID tag. Included with the tamper sensitive RFID tag is a tamper sensitive RFID label that is adhesively secured to a first portion of the housing, and a second securement means for securing the RFID label to a second portion of the housing in a position between the first and second portions.08-08-2013
20130200159Hand Tool Having An Electronic Identification Device - Disclosed are various embodiments equipping a hand tool with an electronic identification device. The hand tool includes a handle having a cavity. A plug at least partially encapsulates the electronic device and inserts into the cavity in the handle. The plug may include one or more seals to prevent fluids or other debris from contacting the electronic identification device.08-08-2013
20130200161ELECTRONIC TAG CAPABLE OF COUPLING TO METAL - An electronic tag capable of coupling to metal can be attached to the metallic surface of a product, and includes a substrate, a radiation body arranged on a surface of the substrate, a grounding body and a reference line. The grounding body is also arranged on the aforementioned surface and electrically connects to the radiation body. The reference line is arranged on the aforementioned surface and in the grounding body. While such electronic tag is attached to the metallic surface of a product, a portion of the grounding body, which is opposite to the radiation body, contacts with such metallic surface, so that the signal reading distance of such electronic tag can be broadened and extended in virtue of coupling such grounding body with such metallic surface to cause the grounding area to be enlarged. The extent of such contact shall not extend beyond such reference line.08-08-2013
20130200165EXCESS RADIO-FREQUENCY (RF) POWER STORAGE IN RF IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAGS, AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Excess radio-frequency (RF) power storage in RF identification (RFID) tags, and related systems and methods are disclosed. The RFID tag is configured to operate with RF power received in wireless RF signals from a RFID tag antenna if received RF power meets or exceeds an operational threshold power for the RFID tag. The RFID tag is also configured to store excess energy derived from excess received RF power in an energy storage device if the received RF power exceeds the operational threshold power for the RFID tag. Thus, when RF power received by the RFID tag is not sufficient for operation, the RFID tag can operate from power provided by previously stored excess energy in the energy storage device.08-08-2013
20080210761Token Coin and Manufacturing Method Thereof - A token coin and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The token coin with an RF label embedded therein may be used as a disposable coin or a fixed amount coin. Although the token coin is manufactured through insert-injection molding with the RF label embedded therein, the RF label is not damaged by the high temperature of the molding process. The token coin includes a coin body (09-04-2008
20120080529SMART CARD - The invention proposes a smart card which comprises a digital signal processing receiver that can automatically identify the type of a smart card reader based on the error vector magnitude of signals received from the reader. The digital signal processing receiver is able to reconfigure itself at runtime in order to optimally minimize its power consumption in dependence on the type of reader it is communicating with. Furthermore, the invention proposes a new preamble structure that comprises a basic part and an optional additional part.04-05-2012
20120085827MULTI-TOOL PROTECTION DEVICE - An apparatus and method for protecting merchandise items is presented. In the preferred embodiment, a merchandise protection device includes first and second portions. An EAS tag is contained in the first or second portion. The first and second portions are connected together to form a head at a first end of the merchandise protection device and a base at the other end of the merchandise protection device. An opening is formed between the head and the base. The head is placed in a first recess of a merchandise item to be protected and the base is placed in a second recess of the merchandise item to be protected. The opening is configured to receive a portion of the merchandise item between the first recess and second recess.04-12-2012
20120085826Data Storage Card - A data storage card having magnetic recording material and printed bar-codes spaced apart on its surface and optional embedded Integrated Circuit and or RFID device imbedded in body of the card. The card is wallet-size and preferably the strips run parallel to the lengthwise dimension of the card and the barcodes printed on the free space not occupied by the magnetic recording material. The back side of the data storage card includes means to attach or imbed additional data storage means including magnetic recording strips, attachable printed bar-code, Integrated Circuits, electronic memory and RFID devices.04-12-2012
20130206844PROTECTIVE COVER OF MOBILE ELECTRONIC PRODUCT - A protective cover of a mobile electronic product capable of adding a backup battery to the exterior of the mobile electronic product, and the mobile electronic product is connected to the backup battery. In the protective cover of the mobile electronic product, a RFID module is installed for applying the mobile electronic product in a non-contact access identification device or a secured transaction device. The backup battery can supply electric power to the mobile electronic product to overcome the difficulty of accessing backup power.08-15-2013
20130206845RF TAG, MAGNETIC ANTENNA, BOARD MOUNTED WITH THE RF TAG, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a magnetic antenna for information communication using a magnetic field component which is a magnetic antenna or an RF tag capable of satisfying both reduction in size and improvement in communication sensitivity. More specifically, the present invention relates to an RF tag comprising a magnetic antenna for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method, and an IC mounted to the magnetic antenna, said magnetic antenna comprising a magnetic core and a plurality of coils formed on the magnetic core in which the coils each have an inductance L08-15-2013
20130206846UNIVERSAL RFID TAGS AND METHODS - Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices, and methods of manufacture are described herein. In one implementation, an RFID device comprises a near field only RFID tag that does not function as a far field RFID tag and is pre-manufactured; and a conductive element independent from the near field only RFID tag and configured to function as a far field antenna, wherein the conductive element extends a length and includes a central region and includes at least one distal region defining a voltage end of the conductive element. The near field only RFID tag and a distal region of the conductive element are coupled in proximity to each other such that the RFID device functions in both a near field and a far field.08-15-2013
20130206847COMPOSITE MAGNETIC ANTENNA AND RF TAG, AND METAL PART AND METAL TOOL ON WHICH THE COMPOSITE MAGNETIC ANTENNA OR RF TAG IS INSTALLED - The present invention relates to a composite magnetic antenna for information communication utilizing a magnetic field component as well as a composite RF tag using the composite magnetic antenna, which can be embedded in metals while maintaining a sufficient communication sensitivity unlike conventional RF tags which were unusable in the metal embedding applications. The composite RF tag for transmitting and receiving information using an electromagnetic induction method according to the present invention, comprises a magnetic antenna on which an IC is mounted, and an insulating material and a metal material or a conductive material which are formed around the magnetic antenna, wherein the magnetic antenna comprises a central core formed of a magnetic material, and an electrode material formed into a coil around the central core; the insulating material is formed around the magnetic antenna except for one longitudinal end of the coil of the magnetic antenna; and the metal material or the conductive material is formed on an outside of the insulating material.08-15-2013
20130206843INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE - An integrated circuit package that includes a first die with a memory positioned physically at a predetermined memory location in the first die; a second die positioned in covering relationship with at least the predetermined memory location in the first die; penetration detection circuitry, positioned at least partially in said second die, that generates a penetration detection signal in response to physical penetration of the second die; and memory circuitry operatively associated with the memory in the first die and the penetration detection circuitry, which is adapted to perform an operation on the memory, such as data erasure, in response to the penetration detection signal.08-15-2013