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20090140842RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A radio communication device transmits interrogation radio wave to unspecified radio tags. When specifying a radio tag which returns a response radio wave for the interrogation radio wave, the device transmits a processing radio wave to the specified radio tag. In this case, transmission power of the processing radio wave is always set larger than transmission power of the interrogation radio wave.06-04-2009
20110187511METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CONTENT, CONFIGURATION AND CREDENTIAL INFORMATION AMONG DEVICES - An approach is presented for efficiently managing content, configuration and credentials among devices. A determination of information and related metadata associated with one or more devices available in an information space is made, wherein the information includes content, configuration, credentials, or a combination thereof of the one or more devices. The determined information and related metadata are aggregated and stored in a memory tag.08-04-2011
20100013606METHOD FOR STORING DATA AS WELL AS A TRANSPONDER, A READ/WRITE-DEVICE, A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM INCLUDING A PROGRAM ELEMENT AND SUCH A PROGRAM ELEMENT ADAPTED TO PERFORM THIS METHOD - A method for storing or reading data in a memory array of a transponder and a corresponding transponder, read/write device and program element is described. Therein, a data structure for storing data within the memory array is defined by a predetermined protocol. The data structure comprises: a header data block including predefined header data; an application data block for storing application data; a memory control data block including a reservation indicator for indicating a reserved partial memory area of the memory array where, in accordance with the predetermined protocol, application data cannot be read or written by a protocol compliant reader device. The method for storing data comprises storing additional application data in the reserved partial memory area. Thereby, memory areas which, according to the predetermined protocol, are not used can be used for new applications, data can be hidden in these areas such that they can not be read by protocol compliant reader devices and the data structure read or written by the method of the invention is compatible with the former predetermined protocol.01-21-2010
20090243813WIRELESS PROGRAMMING OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY WITH NEAR-FIELD UHF COUPLING - Near-Field UHF wireless coupling may be used to write data into a non-volatile memory in a device, thus allowing for changes to be made to the device after that product has been manufactured. Energy from the received wireless signal may be used to power sufficient circuitry in the device so that the programming does not require an on-board power source such as a battery. In many cases, the device may be programmed after it has been packaged for shipment/sale, without removing the device from the package. In some embodiments, a multi-segment antenna may be used to program multiple such devices at the same time by the same Near-Field UHF signal.10-01-2009
20090251295Method and Apparatus for Tracking and Monitoring Containers - A tag responds to receipt of a short-range wireless signal by altering the operation of a transmitter that transmits long-range wireless signals containing a unique tag identification, and conforming to a satellite or cellular network communication protocol. According to a different aspect, a tag responds to receipt of a short-range wireless signal by altering operation of a receiver that receives long-range wireless signals containing positioning information, the tag determining location information from the positioning information. According to another aspect, a tag responds to receipt of a short-range wireless signal by altering operation of a sensor section having a sensor responsive to a condition.10-08-2009
20090066483PASSIVE CONTACTLESS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT COMPRISING A FLAG FOR MONITORING AN ERASE/PROGRAMMING VOLTAGE - A passive contactless integrated circuit includes an electrically programmable non-volatile data memory (MEM), a charge accumulation booster circuit for supplying a high voltage necessary for writing data in the memory. The integrated circuit includes a volatile memory point for memorizing an indicator flag, and circuitry for modifying the value of the indicator flag when the high voltage reaches a critical threshold for the first time after activating the booster circuit.03-12-2009
20100079260METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CONNECTION BETWEEN AN AUTOMATION COMPONENT AND A MOBILE OPERATING TERMINAL - A method for establishing a wireless communication connection between an automation component and a mobile operating terminal is provided. The automation component reads out a first request from a tag, wherein the operating terminal has stored the first request on the tag using a read/write device, the operating terminal requesting information from the automation component by the first request via wireless communication connections provided by the automation component. The automation component stores the information via the wireless communication connection on the tag and then reads out a second request from the tag, wherein the operating terminal has stored the second request on the tag, the establishment of a first communication connection being requested in the second request. Further, a first communication module of the automation component intended for the first communication connection is activated, the operating terminal then establishing the first communication connection to the automation component.04-01-2010
20100073147CONTROLLING DATA ACCESS TO AND FROM AN RFID DEVICE - It is described a method for controlling data access to and from an RFID device (03-25-2010
20130043983Printed Label-to-RFID Tag Data Translation Apparatus and Method - An apparatus and a method for translating, transcribing, and/or converting a printed label on a surface of an RFID tag into electronic data, which are writable to a non-volatile storage inside the RFID tag, are disclosed. In one example, the apparatus comprises an image reader for scanning a printed label on the surface of an RFID tag, a UHF antenna module, a UHF tag access module for reading from or writing into the RFID tag, and a computer interface to display various parameters and control the apparatus. A tag-holding plate containing batches of RFID tags can be brought to an access range of the image reader using a conveyor belt or another moving mechanism. Once positioned within the access range, the apparatus can read and translate a printed label on a RFID tag and write the converted electronic data into a non-volatile storage inside the RFID tag.02-21-2013
20100045445READER CONTROL SYSTEM - An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.02-25-2010
20120206243METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF A MULTIPLE RADIO FREQUENCY NETWORK NODE RFID TAG - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a Radio Frequency ID (RFID) tag that contains multiple Radio Frequency (RF) network nodes that may include memory storage for the RFID tag, the memory storage may include one time programmable (OTP) memory and many time programmable (MTP) memory and the storage of the information may be within the OTP and MTP memory.08-16-2012
20100102935RFID-BASED DATA REDUCTION SYSTEM AND TECHNIQUES - A method for tracking events using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag may include reserving a bit window in a memory on a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, the bit window having multiple bits, randomly marking one of the bits in the bit window each time a RFID event occurs, counting a number of marked bits in the bit window, and determining a number of the RFID events using the counted number of the marked bits and a size of the bit window.04-29-2010
20100109852EXPIRATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - An expiration management method and system. The method includes transmitting by an RFID tag reader within an enclosure, a plurality of continuous timing signals. The enclosure comprises a container comprising a product and an RFID tag. The RFID tag comprises data indicating a first state for the RFID tag and a first time period. The RFID tag reader receives the data and generates a first time stamp. The RFID tag reader transmits a first message commanding the RFID tag to enter a second state. The RFID tag reader transmits the first time stamp and generates a second time stamp. The RFID tag reader transmits the second time stamp. The RFID tag reader receives results from a comparing process performed by the RFID tag. The RFID tag reader performs a function indicating the results.05-06-2010
20120182132SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY GATHERING BATTERY INFORMATION - A method and apparatus is provided in which a radio frequency identification (RIFD) tag is associated with the storage battery and is used in conjunction with a battery test, battery charger, or other battery maintenance. A cable configured to be affixed to the storage battery. The cable is configured to store information and wirelessly communicate the information to a battery tester. A battery maintenance device configured to couple to the battery and to perform battery maintenance on the battery through the cable. The battery maintenance device includes wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate with a memory of the cable.07-19-2012
20100328049AIMD EXTERNAL PROGRAMMER INCORPORATING A MULTIFUNCTION RFID READER HAVING A LIMITED TRANSMIT TIME AND A TIME-OUT PERIOD - A system is provided for identifying implanted medical devices, leads and systems, as well as objects in close proximity to a patient having an implanted medical device (IMD), using a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag having retrievable information relating to the IMD, lead system and/or patient. An RFID tag communicator includes a circuit for limiting the total continuous transmit time of an interrogation signal, and a time-out circuit for delaying a second and any subsequent interrogation of the RFID tag. An external IMD programmer incorporating a multi-functional RFID reader is capable of identifying and communicating with various types of implanted medical devices, even if such devices are made by different manufacturers.12-30-2010
20130088336MULTI-FREQUENCY BULK RFID TAG COMMISSIONING - A system and method for the rapid bulk commissioning of RFID tags includes exploiting simultaneous writing of plural tags via isolated communications bands, avoiding write acknowledgement, collision/retransmission, and other delays.04-11-2013
20130088335MOBILE DEVICE STAGING WITH RFID TAGS - A system for staging a mobile device is described. The mobile device includes a processor that executes a software application. A memory stores a unique identifier for the mobile device. The unique hardware identifier is readable by the software application and unreadable by any system that is external to the mobile device. The mobile device also includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag associated with the mobile device. The RFID tag stores a unique serial number that is readable by a staging system external to the mobile device and by the software application. The staging system encrypts a staging profile using both the unique serial number and the unique hardware identifier to create a device-specific key. The staging system writes the encrypted staging profile to the RFID tag.04-11-2013
20130057394Method and Apparatus for Providing Context Sensing and Fusion - A method for providing context sensing and fusion may include receiving physical sensor data extracted from one or more physical sensors, receiving virtual sensor data extracted from one or more virtual sensors, and performing context fusion of the physical sensor data and the virtual sensor data at an operating system level. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.03-07-2013
20130057393WRITING DEVICE AND METHOD - A writing device comprises a carrying section configured to carry a plurality of tags written with information by way of wireless communication, a writing section configured to write the information into the tags which are carried to a set writing position by the carrying section by way of wireless communication, an accepting section configured to accept the input of the writing position where the writing section writes the information into the tags, when the information is written into the tags which are carried by the carrying section and a correcting section configured to correct the set writing position according to the writing position where the accepting section accepts the input.03-07-2013
20090267747Security and Data Collision Systems and Related Techniques for Use With Radio Frequency Identification Systems - In accordance with the present invention, a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag for use with an RFID system which includes one or more RFID tag readers, includes a tag communication device adapted to communicate with each of the one or more tag readers, a one-way hash function stored on the RFID tag, and a memory having stored therein a metaID. The tags may be locked and unlocked. The system includes a reader and a database. The system communicates with the tags via a forward channel and a backward channel. The present invention can singulate one tag from several responding tags and acquire the ID for the singulated tag.10-29-2009
20090237223RFID TAG COMMUNICATION TRIGGERED BY SENSED ENERGY - An RFID tag is equipped with an energy sensor for receiving an appropriate energy signal or registering an appropriate temperature/environmental level. The RFID tag only responds to a query from an RFID reader if the sensor receives the appropriate stimulation.09-24-2009
20090237222Electronic data distribution system - An apparatus has a communications device associated therewith. In another aspect of the present invention, a pallet is made from thermoformed polymeric sheets with an attached communications device. A further aspect of the present invention provides a radio frequency identification device attached to an apparatus. In still another aspect of the present invention, a communications device is incorporated into one or more sheets of a pallet or other container prior to forming. Methods of making and using a thermoformed pallet and container, having a communications device, are also provided.09-24-2009
20090237221Label programmer, system, and method of initializing RF-enabled labels - A label programming system configured to initialize a radiofrequency (RF)-enabled label for attachment to a data storage device includes a platform, an RF read/write assembly disposed on a first side of the platform, and an optical reader assembly in electrical communication with the RF read/write assembly. The optical reader assembly is disposed on a second side of the platform opposite the first side. The optical reader assembly is configured to optically read information from the RF-enabled label and communicate the information to the RF read/write assembly that is configured to write the information to a chip of the RF-enabled label.09-24-2009
20090009298Field Device Management - A system for facility management is disclosed, comprising a plurality of system devices each provided with an identity tag uniquely identifying the system device; a system layout database comprising facility layout data including intentional positions of the system devices; a system device database comprising data and identity for each system device; and an operator tool enabled to communicate with the system layout database and system device database, the operator tool being provided with a tag reader enabled to read an identity from the tags of the system devices when being in the vicinity of the system devices, wherein the operator tool is arranged to access data from the system device database about the system device and include said identity in an item of the system layout database. An operator tool and methods for managing the facility management system is also disclosed.01-08-2009
20100085165RFID CHIP MEMORY UTILITY - Disclosed is a computer-enabled method for writing data to the extended user memory of a Class 1 Generation 2 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The disclosed method can also be used to format extracted maintenance data from the tag and compare it to the master database for validity.04-08-2010
20120235799RFID READER/WRITER, RFID SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - An RFID reader/writer includes a transmitter that transmits a transmitted signal to an RFID tag and a receiver that receives a received signal from the RFID tag based on the transmitted signal. The transmitter transmits a carrier wave. The RFID reader/writer includes a detector that detects a noise of the received signal received by the receiver, and a controller that controls the transmitter and the detector such that the detector detects the noise included in the received signal, when the detector outputs the carrier wave transmitted from the transmitter prior to the communication with the RFID tag.09-20-2012
20130207787Method of Implementing and Operating and a Read/Write Unit for a System with Multiple Contactlessly Readable Transponders - A method for implementing and operating, and a read/write unit for use in, a system that includes multiple contactlessly readable transponders each in having a unique identification number. The read/write unit is connected to an industrial control device of the system and, in a recognition phase, a first of the transponders is detected by the read/write unit. At the start of a holding phase, the identification number of the detected first transponder is stored in a holding register of the read/write unit. Then, during the holding phase, other detected transponders are ignored by the read/write unit. The identification number of the first of the detected transponders is thereafter deleted from the holding register to terminate the holding phase so that it is possible to communicate reliably with a unique transponder even over a relatively long time period without process disturbances arising from the presence of other transponders in the area of the read/write unit.08-15-2013
20110032082TRANSCEIVER, MODULATION INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND RFID READER/WRITER - In a transceiver that selectively transmits a modulated wave and a non-modulated wave to the outside, and receives a response signal from the outside, an S/N ratio during reception is improved. A transceiver, which selectively transmits a modulated wave and a non-modulated wave to the outside, and receives a response signal from the outside, includes an oscillator generating a predetermined carrier wave; a modulator modulating the carrier wave generated by the oscillator with a transmitted baseband signal to generate the modulated wave; a power amplifier amplifying the modulated wave being modulated by the modulator, or the non-modulated wave being not modulated by the modulator; and a circulator for sending output of the power amplifier to an antenna. When the non-modulated wave is transmitted from the antenna, switches are switched to a bypass circuit side such that the oscillator is directly connected to the power amplifier.02-10-2011
20110140866WIRELESS AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE LOG - A method of aircraft maintenance involves storing part information relating to an aircraft part on the aircraft part. The part information is wirelessly transmitting from the aircraft part to a receiver. A note of a change relating to the aircraft part is made. The part information with the note of the change relating to the aircraft part is electronically stored at a location remote from the aircraft part.06-16-2011
20110279247DATA READING WRITING APPARATUS FOR ACTIVE TAG DEVICE, ACTIVE TAG DEVICE AND SYSTEM THEREOF - An active tag device includes a controller to cause the wireless communication unit to carry out data transmission at intervals of a first period, and to cause to start measurement of a second period set for determining a timing for causing a wireless communication unit to carry out carrier sense to detect data output by a reading writing apparatus, synchronously with the data transmission, and to cause the wireless communication unit to carry out the carrier sense after the second period elapsed. The reading writing apparatus includes a controller to cause to start measurement of the first period set for synchronizing with carrier sense of the active tag device after a wireless communication unit detected reception of data from the active tag device, and to cause the wireless communication unit to carry out data transmission to the active tag device during the second period after the first period elapsed.11-17-2011
20080238631COLOR CODED RFID TAGS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS - Color coding tape having one or more RFID tags are attached to surgical instruments or other medical devices. Information relating to the medical devices can be written to and/or read from the RFID tags. The medical devices can be usually identified by the color coding tape.10-02-2008
20100045446RFID SYSTEM USING HUMAN BODY COMMUNICATION - An a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system using human body communication includes a first electrode pad receiving a signal of a reader transmitted through a human body, or outputting an output signal to the human body, a rectifier rectifying the signal of the reader to generate a direct current (DC) voltage, a power manager changing the DC voltage into an operation voltage, a modulator/demodulator demodulating the signal of the reader, or modulating the output signal of the tag to transfer the modulated signal to the first electrode pad, a digital controller performing a read or write operation in response to the signal of the reader demodulated by the modulator/demodulator, and a memory storing identification information of the tag and information according to an operation result of the digital controller.02-25-2010
20090256685DATA STORAGE METHOD AND QUERY PROCESSING METHOD FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT USING RFID, AND SUPPLY CHAIN DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING RFID - Provided are a method which stores data using a path encoding scheme and a region numbering scheme for supply chain management using RFID, a method which processes queries about data stored by the data storage method, and a data management system which manages data for the management of the supply chain using RFID by the data storage method and the query processing method. A massive amount of RFID data generated in supply chain management using the RFID can effectively be stored, and information of the movement path of any product can be obtained from the stored data easily and quickly.10-15-2009
20090207002INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - In an information processing apparatus in which a sheet having an RFID tag is transported, the transport speed is changed or the sheet is stopped to enable data to be communicated to or from the RFID tag without the need for setting a fixed speed in advance. Common communication standards are identified between the RFID tag and an RFID reader/writer, and common communication speeds are identified. Among the common communication speeds, the maximum common communication speed is identified. Based on the size of the data that needs to be communicated and the maximum common communication speed, a read/write required time is calculated. Based on the access range of the RFID reader/writer and the read/write required time, the maximum transport speed is calculated. When the maximum transport speed is lower than the minimum transport speed at which the sheet can be transported stably, the sheet is stopped.08-20-2009
20110298593ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An electronic device includes a reader-writer unit configured to read from and write to an RFID tag and a control unit. The control unit is configured to control the reader-writer unit to read a tag ID or a tag data of the RFID tag and configured to prevent or warn against a multiple-writing if it is determined that the tag data of the RFID tag has been previously subjected to writing based on the tag ID or the tag data of the RFID tag read by the reader-writer unit.12-08-2011
20110298592RFID APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF SAME - A radio frequency identification (RFID) apparatus includes a radio communication unit, a scanning unit, an analyzing unit, and a setting unit. The radio communication unit is configured to transmit and receive radio waves. The scanning unit is configured to control the radio communication unit to scan radio waves by receiving a received radio wave outputted from an external radio communication unit. The analyzing unit is configured to analyze the received radio wave to determine an in-use frequency band of the received radio wave of the external radio communication unit. The setting unit is configured to set a frequency band of a radio wave for use in the RFID apparatus to the in-use frequency band of the received radio wave of the external radio communication unit.12-08-2011
20110291816SEMICONDUCTOR 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.12-01-2011
20120098648DATA PROCESSING AND CHARGING APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS IC TAGS - The present invention provides a data processing and charging apparatus for wireless IC tags, which can align wireless IC tags in a given direction to supply/feed them to a data writing/reading unit, can eliminate information writing errors and reading errors, can be placed to a desired place being distant from the mixing/kneading tank for receiving the object to be charged with wireless IC tags, and can securely charge wireless IC tags to the object to be charged without causing blockade at the charging inlet.04-26-2012
20120013447SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING DATA FROM AN UNREADABLE TAG - A system includes a population of items each including a tag, each tag including a plurality of identification bits and a plurality of redundancy bits, and a tag reader configured to read tags and determine the identification bits of at least one unreadable tag in the population based on the identification bits and the redundancy bits of at least one readable tag in the population.01-19-2012
20080224833IC MEMORY, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An information management system comprises information processing unit 09-18-2008
20100090810METHOD FOR STORING DATA AS WELL AS A TRANSPONDER, A READ/WRITE-DEVICE, A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM INCLUDING A PROGRAM ELEMENT AND SUCH A PROGRAM ELEMENT ADAPTED TO PERFORM THIS METHOD - A method for storing or reading data in a memory array of a transponder and a corresponding transponder, read/write device and program element is described. Therein, a data structure for storing data within the memory array is defined by a predetermined protocol. The data structure comprises: a header data block including predefined header data; an application data block for storing application data; and a terminator data block for indicating that, in accordance with the predetermined protocol, no data are stored within the memory array behind the terminator data block. The method for storing data comprises storing additional application data within the memory array behind the terminator data block. Thereby, memory areas which, according to the predetermined protocol, are not used can be used for new applications, data can be hidden in these areas such that they can not be read by protocol compliant reader devices and the data structure read or written by the method of the invention is compatible with the former predetermined protocol.04-15-2010
20090278667Method and Computer Program Product for Loading and Executing Program Code at Micro-processor - A method and apparatus for loading and executing program code at a micro-processor are disclosed. In this method, a monitoring procedure is performed to monitor whether the micro-processor receives a loading request corresponding to a target program code. If the loading request is received, the target program code is loaded from an external memory into an internal memory of the micro-processor. The micro-processor is then rebooted to enter a first mode in which the target program code in the internal memory is to be executed.11-12-2009
20100033310POWER NEGOTATION FOR SMALL RFID CARD - 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.02-11-2010
20090322493Method to personalize, promote, and distribute multimedia content using radio frequency identification - The present invention provides a method to advertise real estate, events, and consumer items. It utilizes radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, computers, PDAs, and cell phones to link, record, and retrieve positional, personal, and historical data. The personalization and association of an object to a unique event by the consumer will lead to enhanced value of a product. Information that is stored on cell phones, PDAs, computers, and external databases are transferred as multimedia messages. The information is cataloged and organized using the unique RFID number. The subject line of the multimedia message is the RFID tag number. The system can be used to advertise real estate, recreational events, and commercial items such as skis, coats, hats, shoes, shirts, pants, gloves, sun glasses, surfboards, bicycles, wetsuits, cell phones, computers, trading cards, golf clubs, golf balls, fishing poles, and lures.12-31-2009
20090153308APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING USER MEMORY OF RFID TAG - The present invention relates to a device and method for managing a memory of an RFID tag. The present invention provides an apparatus for managing a user memory of an RFID tag. The apparatus includes a memory usage information storing unit, a memory registration-management unit, and a memory referring unit. The memory usage information storing unit stores memory usage information. The memory registration-management unit searches information regarding an empty region of the user memory by the memory usage information storing unit, provides the searched information to the specific application system, receives memory usage information regarding the specific data that is to be stored in the user memory from the specific application system, and stores and manages the memory usage information regarding the specific data in the memory usage information storing unit, if the specific application system requests the user memory to store specific data. The memory referring unit provides memory usage information regarding the specific data, which is stored in the memory usage information storing unit, to the application system that requests to refer to the specific data if referring to the specific data is requested. According to the present invention, it is possible to systematically and efficiently manage data that is stored in the user memory region of the RFID tag by a plurality of users, and to prevent the storage positions of a plurality of data that are stored in the user memory region of the RFID tag from overlapping. As a result, it is possible to prevent a loss of data to be stored in the user memory region of the RFID tag.06-18-2009
20090153310APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING RFID TAG AND RFID TAG EDITING APPARATUS - A tag label printer has a device antenna that can transmit/receive information to/from a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information and a tag antenna that transmits/receive information and performs issuance processing of a RFID label using a tag tape provided with the RFID circuit element in which a storage location URL of RSS data relating to a predetermined news site and a news ticker widget program for performing predetermined display processing relating to the site information provided at the news site are written.06-18-2009
20090153309SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD BETWEEN READER AND TAG - Disclosed is a synchronization method between a reader and tag according to an example embodiment, the method including: transmitting, by the reader, a first write command message to the tag at a first time; detecting, by the tag, the first write command message from the reader at a second time and transmitting a first response message to the reader in response to the first write message; transmitting, by the reader, a second write command message including first time information of the first time to the tag; and correcting, by the tag, a clock offset using a difference between the first time and the second time.06-18-2009
20090146796COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - A communication apparatus is provided that performs short-range wireless communication in a contactless manner. The communication apparatus includes: a large antenna; a first wireless processing section configured to perform data communication via electromagnetic induction-type using the large antenna; a small antenna placed inside the large antenna; and a second wireless processing section configured to perform data communication using the small antenna.06-11-2009
20090066484RF tag R/W (reader/writer) control method and control apparatus - A failure of execution of an R/W control command with respect to plural RF tags that are attached to a moving thing occurs. There are disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling an R/W (reader/writer) that performs a read/write operation on RF tags attached to a moving body. In this case, the RF tags that are attached to the moving body are detected using the R/W. A schedule that determines execution timing of a control command of the R/W that performs a data read/write operation on the RF tags in accordance with the detected RF tags is created. The R/W control command is executed with respect to the RF tags using the R/W in accordance with timing that is determined in the created schedule.03-12-2009
20100085166METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A TEXTILE LABEL HAVING AN RFID TRANSPONDER CHIP AND INTERLACED INFORMATION CARRIER, AND SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD - In order to configure a textile label having an RFID transponder comprising information, particularly comprising individual pieces of information that may differ from label to label, so that it is more operationally safe, the invention provides that the label has interlaced information. For this purpose, the information present in the RFID transponder can be calculated by means of a fixed algorithm from the interlaced information. The label is first produced with the interlaced information, the interlaced information is then read, and the RFID transponder is then programmed with information, and the information from the two sources is advantageously compared again in a subsequent step.04-08-2010
20110199193RF TAG READER AND WRITER - An RF tag reader and writer is provided which includes: a communication unit that communicates with one or more RF tags as an information acquisition target using an anti-collision method of avoiding a collision between signals and that performs an acquisition process of acquiring tag information which is information stored in the one or more RF tags; and a communication success rate calculator that calculates a communication success rate of the communication unit with the one or more RF tags on the basis of the number of times by which the communication unit successfully acquires the tag information from the one or more RF tags within a predetermined period and the number of times by which the communication unit performs a communication process with the one or more RF tags in a state where the collision between signals is avoided within the predetermined period.08-18-2011
20090002135Control System - The invention relates to a control system, in particular to a safety control system, comprising at least one sensor, at least one control module for the reading out of the at least one sensor and for the generation of a control signal, wherein the at least one control module has at least one connection for a cable which can be connected to the control module. The control system in accordance with the invention furthermore has a data memory module which is mechanically connected to the cable to be connected to the connection and a data memory unit for the storage of configuration data of the control. A communications path is provided for the transfer of configuration data between the at east one control module and the at least one data memory module, wherein the cable is not provided, or is not only provided, for the data transfer between the data memory unit of the at least one data memory module and the at least one control module. The invention additionally relates to a method for the storage of configuration data of a control module, in particular of a safety control system.01-01-2009
20110199192RECONFIGURATION OF A RADIO FREQUENCY TAG - A method for configuring a radio frequency (RF) tag is provided. The method comprises determining communication characteristics for a first RF device coupled with the RF tag, and configuring the RF tag as a function of the communication characteristics for the first RF device. The first RF device uses the communication characteristics to communicate with the RF tag. The communication characteristics define a first operating frequency and a first protocol. The RF tag is configured as a function of the communication characteristics for the first RF device, such that the RF tag is operable to communicate with the first RF device at the first operating frequency and using the first protocol.08-18-2011
20110199191RECONFIGURATION OF A RADIO FREQUENCY READER - A radio frequency (RF) reader, comprising a memory; and a processor in communication with the memory, the memory including computer code executable with the processor. The computer code is configured to: determine a first communication characteristic for a first device coupled with the RF reader, the first device being operable to communicate with the RF tag using the first communication characteristic; determine a first reader configuration that is operable to communicate using the first communication characteristic; determine a second communication characteristic for a second device coupled with the RF reader, the second device being operable to communicate with the RF tag using the second communication characteristic; determine a second reader configuration that is operable to communicate using the second communication characteristic; and switch a RF reader configuration between the first reader configuration and the second reader configuration, such that the RF reader is operable to communicate with the first device and the second device.08-18-2011
20080211638ELECTRONIC TAG AND ELECTRONIC TAG SYSTEM - An electronic tag comprises a unit for storing transmission-use data and a unit for both comparing between the stored data and comparison data sent from an R/W and for determining whether or not the identifier of the tag per se is to be transmitted to the R/W in order to participate in an anti-collision process carried out between the electronic tag and the R/W as a necessary process prior to transmitting data to the R/W for the purpose of speeding up the recognition of electronic tags retaining data satisfying a condition by making the electronic tags retaining data satisfying the condition, from among a large number of electronic tags, participate in the anti-collision process.09-04-2008
20090289777Arrangement for Increasing the Reading and Writing Integrity of RFID Labels - An arrangement is provided for increasing the reading and writing integrity of RFID labels which are fastened, in particular, to piece goods of the type which lie on a flat support by way of at least one preferably flat supporting side which forms a possible fastening plane for the RFID labels, such as a parallelepiped-shaped piece good or the like. In order to ensure inexpensively and simply the predominantly automatic reading and writing of the RFID label irrespective of the position and orientation of the piece good on its support, it is proposed that the RFID label is arranged in at least two adjacent planes of the piece good which differ from one another, to which end the label is bent out of a first fastening plane about at least one edge of the piece good, which edge delimits the possible supporting side, into at least one second fastening plane.11-26-2009
20090273454COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ANTENNA CHARACTERISTICS - There is provided a communication apparatus including a voltage detection unit for detecting an antenna end voltage of a reader or a non-contact type IC card when non-contact communicating using a load modulation of the non-contact type IC card with respect to a magnetic field signal from the reader/writer; and a characteristics control unit for changing characteristics of the antenna of the reader/writer or the non-contact type IC card when The antenna end voltage detected by the voltage detection unit reaches a predetermined first threshold value.11-05-2009
20090295549DISPLAY TAG, DISPLAY TAG SYSTEM HAVING DISPLAY TAG, AND METHOD FOR WRITING DISPLAY TAG INFORMATION - A display tag is provided. A display tag includes a sensing unit which captures an image displayed on a screen of an external tag writer, if a sensing unit is disposed opposite the screen; and a display unit which displays a captured image. Therefore, a user can visually recognize content related to tag information, and thus user convenience is enhanced.12-03-2009
20090295548Contactless Programming and Testing of Memory Elements - The present invention provides a method for contactless programming of a memory element of an electronic device having a wireless short range communications interface. The method comprises performing an interrogation for detecting the presence of said wireless short range communications interface, receiving, responsive to said interrogation, data from said wireless interface, said data indicating a hardware configuration of said electronic device, selecting programming data for programming said memory element based on said hardware configuration, and transmitting said selected programming data to be received by said wireless short range communications interface. The method further comprises detecting an interrogation, transmitting, responsive to said interrogation, data via said wireless interface, said data indicating a hardware configuration of said electronic device, receiving programming data at said wireless short range communications interface, and programming said memory element according to said programming data. The invention also provides devices for performing the inventive method.12-03-2009
20090102614Wireless Communication Tag and Wireless Communication System - A wireless communication tag according to the present invention includes a first antenna 04-23-2009
20090261956RFID NETWORK SYSTEM - A RFID network system which allows the use of simple and low cost, reduced functionality RFID readers/writers thanks to the use of a plurality of concentrators which allow to distribute the processing work related to the reading, writing and verification of each reader, thus optimizing the use of each system component and achieving high processing velocities.10-22-2009
20130099901Systems and Methods for Secure Supply Chain Management and Inventory Control - Systems for encoding and reading RFID tags on a collection of items are shown. One embodiment of the invention includes a plurality of items, where each item possesses an item identifier string, and a plurality of RFID tags, where an RFID tag is affixed to each of the items and each RFID tag is encoded with a code word element generated using at least all of the item identifier strings. In many embodiments, the collection is a plurality of goods contained within a case, pallet, container or storage area.04-25-2013
20110199194PROGRAMMABLE DEVICE AND PROGRAMMING METHOD - The present invention discloses a programmable device (08-18-2011
20110205033WIRELESS INFORMATION AND SAFETY SYSTEM FOR MINES - The wireless information and safety system for mines of the present invention enables continuously tracking and monitoring underground miners and moveable equipment in underground mines using ZigBee-enabled active RFID devices forming a wireless network among them and other static and mobile ZigBee devices placed at strategic locations. The present invention provides a wireless information and safety system for mines comprises in combination of ZigBee-compliant devices (programmable to operate as end devices, routers and coordinators by hardware specific embedded software) and wireless sensor network (WSN) software having various application modules both for underground and opencast mines. Use of the system of the present invention would help in identifying the miners entering in underground mine to keep the track of the miners and maintain computerized attendance. This would help in monitoring equipment locations and their operation to improve productivity and reduce fatal collision accident. This would help in locating and tracking the miners in case of disaster for speedy rescue operation. This would help in monitoring miners' unsafe practice and providing warning to the respective miner. This would further help in real time monitoring environmental parameters in underground mine. This would also help in sending coded message to the concerned person in underground mine. This would further help in monitoring movement of dumpers in opencast mine, which will ultimately help in optimum shovel-dumper performance and improving productivity.08-25-2011
20100060434ACTIVE-TYPE CONTACTLESS INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE FOR STORING SENSOR DETECTED VALUES - An active-type information storage device includes a memory, a battery, a timer, a receiver unit, a transmitter unit, and a control unit, a sensor unit, a remaining power detector unit, and a power management unit. The power management unit determines an operation mode in accordance with a remaining power of the battery. In accordance with the operation mode, the control unit causes the receiver unit or the sensor unit to operate at a particular timing. In an intermittent sleep time period, the control unit causes the transmitter unit, the receiver unit, and the sensor unit to be in an inactive state. In a period after the sleep time period, the control unit causes the sensor unit to operate in the operation mode, and causes the memory to store the detected data from the sensor unit that is determined in accordance with the operation mode.03-11-2010
20080246590Information Apparatus with Rfid Tag and Control Method Thereof - An information apparatus having an RFID tag and a control method thereof. The information apparatus includes the RFID tag part which comprises an RF receiver receiving an external RF signal, an RF transmitter transmitting an RF signal to outside, a logic part performing controlling and comparison, and a tag memory storing data; and a controller which stores a digital content provided from outside by directly accessing to the tag memory without passing through the RF receiver and the RF transmitter. Accordingly, the digital content stored to or reproduced at the information apparatus is easily transferred and stored to the personal device having the RFID reader and then used. Thus, the utilization of the digital content can be drastically enhanced.10-09-2008
20080238633Computer System with ID Tag - A computer system (10-02-2008
20080284572DATA CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL SERVER, DATA CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a data control system that includes a control server and an information processing terminal equipped with a non-contact type IC chip. The information processing terminal includes an internal memory in the IC chip and an update request portion. The internal memory includes at least one service area that can store a service data item and a control information item and includes an index area that stores a link information item for accessing the service area The update request portion transmits an update request that specifies the link information item and service area to be updated, as well as a type of update processing. The control server includes a data update portion that responds to the update request, performing the specified type of update processing on the specified link information item and service area and causing the specified link information item and service area to be updated.11-20-2008
20080303639System and Method Including Partial Pre-Programming of Rfid Data - A system and method for partially pre-programming RFID labels. Common data associated with items to which RFID labels are to be applied is pre-programmed into the labels. Item specific data is programmed by a RFID label programmer in the application process.12-11-2008
20080303641RFID DEVICE HAVING NONVOLATILE FERROELECTRIC MEMORY DEVICE - A RFID device has a nonvolatile ferroelectric memory including a memory cell array area supplied only with a high voltage and a peripheral area supplied with a low voltage, thereby reducing power consumption. The RFID device includes an antenna adapted and configured to transceive a radio frequency signal from an external communication apparatus, an analog block adapted and configured to generate a power voltage in response to the radio frequency signal received from the antenna, a digital block adapted and configured to receive the power voltage from the analog block, transmit a response signal to the analog block and output a memory control signal, and a memory adapted and configured to generate a high voltage with the power voltage and access data in response to the memory control signal.12-11-2008
20100127838IMAGE-FORMING SYSTEM - An image-forming system includes a data-reading unit, a data-writing unit, and a restricting unit. The data-reading unit reads additional data from a first storing member of an original document. The data-writing unit writes the read additional data to a second storing member of a recording medium. The restricting unit gives a restriction to the additional data stored in the first storing member after the additional data is read, in order to prevent the additional data stored in the first storing member from being read subsequently.05-27-2010
20100141404RFID SENSOR TAG AND SENSOR DATA STORING METHOD - A method of storing sensor data in a sensor tag is provided. The method comprises receiving new sensor data output from a sensor, comparing the received new sensor data with immediately previous sensor data to determine whether the comparison result satisfies a predetermined criterion, and storing the new sensor data in a tag memory when it is determined that the criterion is satisfied. Accordingly, efficient use of the tag memory is possible.06-10-2010
20080238632SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE - In an IC tag, when a semiconductor integrated circuit device is activated, an operation control unit sets existence/nonexistence of a communication distance limitation for reducing a communication distance to a state management unit. If the communication distance limitation is not set, a switch unit is turned ON and a demodulated command is inputted from a command demodulation circuit to a command decode unit. If the communication distance limitation is set, a power intensity monitor unit judges whether the power of a rectification circuit is a predetermined arbitrary field intensity or more. If the power is smaller than the predetermined arbitrary field intensity, the switch unit is turned OFF and various commands demodulated by the command demodulation circuit are not inputted to the command decode unit. As a result, the semiconductor integrated circuit device does not operate.10-02-2008
20090051501METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF USING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGS - Method and system of using radio frequency identification tags. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising receiving an item for purchase, reading RFID tag on the item to identify the item at checkout, and writing data to the RFID tag indicative of parameters associated with the purchaser.02-26-2009
20130120122METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE SECURE DETECTION OF AN RFID ELECTRONIC TAG - The invention relates to a method and a system for the secure detection of an RFID electronic tag (ET05-16-2013
20110205032DISPLAY DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display unit and a mounting stand. The display unit has a housing, a display panel housed at least partially within the housing, an engaging member joined to the housing at a first predetermined location and a processing unit configured to control the display panel to display a position indicator at a second predetermined location substantially corresponding in height to the first predetermined location. The mounting stand has a plurality of engaging parts disposed at different heights for engagement with the engaging member and a plurality of position marks disposed at third predetermined locations, the third predetermined locations being respectively at the different heights and visible when the display unit is mounted on the mounting stand.08-25-2011
20090160625COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, NON-CONTACT TYPE IC CARD, SIGNAL SELECTION METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - A communication apparatus receiving a signal via a non-contact communication is provided. The communication apparatus includes a plurality of demodulation mechanisms demodulating in parallel multiple modulated signals obtained by splitting a received signal, a characteristics comparison mechanism comparing with each other, in a detection phase of synchronous codes of output signals output from the plurality of the demodulation mechanisms, the characteristics of the output signals, and a signal selection mechanism selecting, in accordance with the comparison result by the characteristics comparison mechanism, the output signal having comparatively good characteristics.06-25-2009
20090179744RADIO-FREQUENCY-DEVICE PERSONALIZATION - Radio-frequency devices that have internal radio-frequency chips are personalized. A radio-frequency device is inserted into a package. An identifier is read electromagnetically from the radio-frequency chip with a radio-frequency transceiver while the radio-frequency device is within the package. Personalization information is written electromagnetically onto the radio-frequency chip while the radio-frequency device is within the package. An association between the personalization information and the identifier is recorded on a storage device.07-16-2009
20090184805Apparatus, Method, and Computer-Readable Recording Medium for Communication Apparatus - A communication apparatus includes a first communicating part that reads data stored in a storage device of an outside apparatus and writes data in the storage device of the outside apparatus, a second communicating part that transmits and receives data with respect to the outside apparatus, and an operation controlling part that operates either the first communicating part or the second communicating part. The operation controlling part is configured to operate the first communicating part when power is supplied to the communication apparatus and operate the second communicating part when power is not supplied to the communication apparatus.07-23-2009
20110205034IDENTIFICATION DEVICE FOR A PNEUMATIC SPRING - An identification device (08-25-2011
20090140843METHOD FOR PROVIDING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION APPLICATION INTERFACE AND SYSTEM THEREOF - The present invention relates to an RFID application interface method and a system thereof. In the present invention, an RFID middleware system changes a control request input from a user or an RFID application system according to a communication protocol of an RFID device to be controlled, and sends it to the RFID device. Also, when the user or the RFID application system inputs a data process policy that is common to various RFID devices of a logical RFID device group, the RFID middleware system generates data process rules that are suitable for communication capability and data processing capability of each RFID device based on the data process policy and provides an interface that allows processing of data by a corresponding RFID device. In addition, the RFID middle system defines a procedural flow of at least one of services and at least one of tasks that constitute an RFID business process and provides an interface to support interconnection and cooperation of services that are included in the RFID business process.06-04-2009
20090040028SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DATA VIA A WIRELESS HIGH SPEED LINK BETWEEN MOBILE COMPUTERS AND ARCHIVAL STORAGE DEVICES - Desktop and portable computers to backup their data can backup their storage device over a wireless link where the storage device and the computer are always communicating whenever the link is established. Unlike existing technologies that provide wireless access between computers and storage devices the present invention does not require the storage device to be aware of operating systems or file system. All intelligence for file system access and how the data is archived resides with the desktop or portable computer.02-12-2009
20090002134Systems, Methods, and Devices for Commissioning Wireless Sensors - In one preferred embodiment the present invention is an encoder for commissioning RFID transponders and includes a housing encasing a motor assembly, a motion and displacement sensor, wireless communication means for transferring instructions and data from and to a remote host, on-board memory, a processor, and an antenna with corresponding mechanism to encode and verify a programmable RFID transponder within a protective enclosure. The present invention further includes novel methods for commissioning RFID transponders, as well as methods for recycling and reusing the protective enclosure.01-01-2009
20090251296Methods and Systems for Managing and Reporting Micro-Production of Consumable Energy - Methods and systems of capturing and reporting information related to the micro-generation of consumable electricity are disclosed. Some methods and systems include the following: attaching an electricity generation unit to a human-powered piece of exercise equipment, the electricity generation unit being adapted to generate consumable energy and capture information related to the consumable electricity generated; attaching a radio frequency identification writer to the electricity generation unit for capturing and conveying information related to the consumable electricity generated by the electricity generation unit; providing a radio frequency identification tag; conveying the information from the electricity generation unit to the radio frequency identification tag via the radio frequency identification writer; conveying the information directly from the electricity generation unit to a database; and transferring the information stored on the radio frequency identification tag to the database.10-08-2009
20090251294ARTICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND ARTICLE MANAGEMENT METHOD - As an assembly 10-08-2009
20090015386RFID TAG HAVING AN IMPROVED OPERATIONAL SPEED AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SAME - A RFID tag and a method of operating it are disclosed which are capable of storing flag data for a period of time and comprises nonvolatile memory. The RFID tag includes an analog block for transmitting/receiving a command and a response by radio frequency and for providing a power-on reset signal and an operational voltage in accordance with the radio transmitting/receiving state. A digital block initiated by the power-on reset signal and supplied with the operational voltage provides a response corresponding to a command referring to storing data in the nonvolatile memory and generates the flag data representing the current data processing state and value. Finally, a short-term memory block supplied with the operational voltage and interfaced with the digital block stores and outputs the flag data via internal nonvolatile capacitors.01-15-2009
20090015385METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INCREASED RFID TRANSMISSION SECURITY - A method and system for secure RFID system communication is provided. The RFID system comprises an RFID reader (01-15-2009
20090051502SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND RETRIEVING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE DATA - An inspection and maintenance data storage and retrieval system features one or more memory buttons mounted in association with an equipment item. Each memory button incorporates a uniquely identified read/write memory chip, and may comprise a contact memory button, an RFID chip, or other type of read-write memory. Technical information useful for inspection and maintenance of the equipment item, plus historical inspection and maintenance information, is stored in a central database computer remote from the equipment item. A memory button probe, used in conjunction with a portable computer, enables storage on the memory buttons of information relating to inspection and maintenance carried out on the equipment item, as well as related technical information. The portable computer is connected to the central database computer, preferably through a wireless Internet connection, thus enabling downloading of technical information from the central database to the portable computer at the point of inspection or maintenance. Information relating to each inspection and maintenance task may be downloaded to the central database computer via the portable computer. The central database computer may be a network server providing authorized users with access to current maintenance and operational status information for the equipment items supported by the system.02-26-2009
20090167505Operation processing apparatus - An operation processing apparatus that can utilize a RFID tag in an operation to an operation target with high convenience is provided. A search device has an antenna configured to carry out information transmission/receiving to a RFID circuit element provided with an IC circuit part storing information and an antenna connected to it and a communication control part, through which preference information of a user stored in the IC circuit part, respectively, or information corresponding to that is acquired, and on the basis of an acquired plurality of pieces of preference information of user, a desired logical expression for search is created, and a search signal for execution of a search using the logical expression for search is outputted.07-02-2009
20110227710RFID TAG, RFID TAG SET AND RFID SYSTEM - Provided is an RFID tag by which the communication distance is not shortened even when wireless communication is performed with a metal object and broadband and high gain are achieved. An RFID tag set and an RFID system are also provided. In an RFID tag (09-22-2011
20110140865WASTE STORAGE AND METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WASTE IN WASTE STORAGE - The present invention provides a waste storage comprising a storage container, and an identification element. The storage container is utilized for storing a waste and the identification element disposed on the storage container has an identification information with respect to the waste. In addition, the present invention further provides a managing method and system which measure the characteristics of the waste stored in the storage container and then write the identification information associated with the waste in the storage container into an identification element disposed on the storage container, or generate an identification element having the identification information and then attach the identification element onto the storage container.06-16-2011
20090231111METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENTERTAINMENT COMPRISING RFID TAGS - The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus primarily for entertainment, which method or apparatus comprises an electronic control system, comprising at least one processor, which processor controls and stores at least some operational parameters during operation of the apparatus. The scope of the invention is to achieve access to data stored in an entertainment system or apparatus in periods of non-operation. This can be achieved if the apparatus comprises a RFID tag, which RFID tag can be communicating with the processor during operation, which RFID tag comprises at least one memory, which memory can contain copy of data segment representing at least one operational parameter for the apparatus, which RFID tag can be accessible from outside the apparatus in an operational or non-operational period, where an external device can read or write in the data segment in the memory in the RFID tag. It is hereby achieved that data could be transmitted in and out of the RFID tag during operation of an apparatus. Data transmitted out from the RFID tag could be information about addresses for normal communication with the apparatus using the DMX protocol as an example. These addresses could then be exchanged from the outside if the address for a specific apparatus has to be changed. After operation of an entertainment apparatus, for example when it is ready for transportation for a performance, an RFID scanner could be used to control failures or critical parameters in the apparatus so that apparatuses that show any critical parameters are sent for repair while operators showing normal activity will be transported for the next show.09-17-2009
20090195366HIGH PERFORMANCE RFID TRANSPONDER WITH FAST DOWNLINK - A RFID transponder having a high quality factor antenna (LR), and a resonance capacitor (CR) coupled to the high quality factor antenna (LR) for providing a resonant circuit (LR, CR), wherein the RFID transponder is adapted to vary the quality factor of the resonant circuit (LR, CR) such that the quality factor is low during downlink data transmission when the RFID transponder receives data through the antenna (LR), and the quality factor is high during uplink data transmission, when the RFID transponder transmits data.08-06-2009
20120105215PORTABLE READER - The invention generally pertains to a portable gaming currency reader for reading RFID-enabled gaming currency. By way of example, one portable gaming currency reader has a portable reader housing having a currency reading surface, a shielded antenna located adjacent to the currency reading surface for reading and communicating with the memory of each RFID tag embedded within RFID-enabled gaming currency located on the currency reading surface, and an RFID reader coupled to the shielded antenna for communicating with the shielded antenna to identify, read from and write to each RFID tag associated with RFID-enabled gaming currency located on the currency reading surface. The reader is also provided with a display configured for indicating information about the RFID-enabled gaming currency located on the currency reading surface, such as number and value.05-03-2012
20100156615DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ISSUING RFID HOLDING MEDIUM AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - A conveyance unit conveys an RFID holding medium along a guide path for guiding RFID holding media and an RFID reader-writer conducts radio communication to an RFID chip placed in a predetermined communication position in the guide path. A control unit stops an RFID holding medium in the communication position and controls the RFID reader-writer to try first communication to the RFID chip. If first communication fails, the control unit conveys the RFID holding medium to the downstream side or upstream side of the guide path and controls the RFID reader-writer again to try communication to the RFID chip.06-24-2010
20120194323Method for Wireless Data Transmission Between a Base Station and a Passive Transponder, as Well as a Passive Transponder - A method for wireless data transmission, in, for example, RFID systems, between a base station and a passive transponder, as well as a passive transponder is provided by inductive coupling, as well as a passive transponder. It is possible to transmit data from the base station to the transponder by a first data transmission protocol type and by at least one second data transmission protocol type, whereby the first or the at least second data transmission protocol type is selected by writing a configuration register in the transponder.08-02-2012
20100182133READER/WRITER AND ARTICLE SORTING SYSTEM - A system that reads and writes information from and onto a non-contact information recording medium using an electric wave includes a reader/writer and a measuring unit. The reader/writer includes an antenna configured to transmit an electric wave onto the non-contact information recording medium, a demodulator configured to demodulate a reflected wave obtained by the non-contact information recording medium modulating a part of the electric wave, and a calculator configured to obtain a delay time of the reflected wave. The measuring unit measures a difference in delay times calculated by the calculator, and obtains a change in a distance between the antenna mediating transmission/reception of the electric wave and the non-contact information recording medium.07-22-2010
20100001848Secure Modular Applicators to Commission Wireless Sensors - The present invention improves systems and devices for commissioning wireless tags, RFID tags, and wireless sensors. The present invention benefits wireless sensors that are not directly part of a demand printed label. In one embodiment RFID tags are pre-loaded into cartridges prior to consumption. This improvement adds significant convenience of loading RFID tags and enhances overall reliability of handling and applying the RFID tags. Accordingly, the present invention includes methods and devices that enable application and distribution of RFID tags in pre-loaded cartridges that are ready-to-use.01-07-2010
20100127839METHOD OF OPERATING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE AND RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - The present invention relates to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. The RFID system includes one or more RFID tags and an RFID device for accessing the RFID tags. The RFID device compares a size of data to be stored in the RFID tags with a storage capacity of the RFID tags and divides the data based on compared results to write in one or more RFID tags.05-27-2010
20090072952WIRELESS TAG PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROCESSING SYSTEM AND WIRLESS TAG PROCESSING METHOD - The wireless tag processing apparatus is provided with: a transportation unit that transports a medium holding plural wireless tags; and a plurality of at least selected ones from writing units and reading units arranged so as to perform at least any one of an operation to write information with respect to each of the plural wireless tags in the medium transported by the transportation unit, and an operation to read information from each of the plural wireless tags.03-19-2009
20080303640HYBRID SYSTEM OPTION KEY - Embodiments herein place a product and a programmable device within a shipping package, seal the shipping package, and program the programmable device by transmitting wireless signals to the programmable device, without opening the shipping package. Then, after the device is programmed, the shipping package can be shipped to the end user (consumer). The programmable device is adapted to be connected to the product after the product and the programmable device are removed from the shipping package by the end user to enable different features of the product, depending upon the wireless signals that were transmitted to the programmable device.12-11-2008
20080231428Continuous Data a Provision by Radio Frequency Identification (rfid) Transponders - The present invention relates to the field of short-rage communication systems. In particular, the present invention relates to radio frequency identification transponders with fixed physical memory capacity having however a flexible virtual memory capacity allowing for providing amounts of data by the radio frequency identification transponders extending the fixed physical memory capacity. Accordingly, a method and a radio frequency identification transponder for continuos data provision by a radio frequency identification transponder is provided. A stream of data is received via a data interface for the transponder and the received data is stored in a transponder memory. Then the stored data is read out form the transponder memory and supplied to a radio frequency interface for being communicated therewith. Next, the memory, which is currently used for storing data, which has been read out previously, is provided afterwards for storing data being received subsequently via the data interface.09-25-2008
20100302013RADIO FREQUENCY IC DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A radio frequency IC device achieves impedance matching between a radio IC chip and a radiation plate in a wide frequency band, and achieves desired radiation characteristics over a wide range of frequencies. A radio frequency IC device and a radio communication system allow both long-distance and short-distance communication and, in particular, allow short-distance communication using a small amount of energy. The radio frequency IC device includes an electromagnetic coupling module including a radio IC chip and a feed circuit board, and a radiation plate. An annular electrode is arranged to be coupled to both a feed circuit of the electromagnetic coupling module and the radiation plate. The radiation plate defines an electric-field radiation plate for long-distance communication, while the annular electrode defines a magnetic-field radiation plate for short-distance communication. The feed circuit board may be removed, so that the radio IC chip is coupled to the annular electrode directly or with an interposer disposed therebetween.12-02-2010
20110001611MEDICAL SYSTEM - The invention relates to a medical system (01-06-2011
20110109443WIRELESS IC TAG, MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING SAME - A wireless IC tag to and from which data can be written and read between a writing/reading apparatus by way of wireless communication, wherein a ferroelectric memory using a ferroelectric having a power source unit for receiving a radio wave from outside and for generating an electric current by resonating with the radio wave and an antenna unit for carrying out wireless communication in a predetermined frequency bandwidth, and a UHF band communication antenna chip for receiving a radio wave of a UHF bandwidth are connected to be mounted on a substrate so that communication in a frequency band longer than the UHF band is carried out by the antenna unit of the ferroelectric memory and data is saved in the ferroelectric memory, and at the same time communication in the UHF band is carried out by the UHF band communication antenna chip and the data is saved in the ferroelectric memory.05-12-2011
20110025474RFID NETWORK AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE RFID NETWORK - An RFID network, comprising a plurality of RFID read/write devices, which are connected to a central controller via a communication network, has problems as the network size increases. The mutual interference potential on the air interfaces increases, high demands are placed on the communication network with respect to availability, and the efficiency of the controller per RFID write/read device decreases. If part of the resources and the intelligence of the controller are distributed to, or forwarded to, an RFID system unit comprising the RFID read/write device, some of the load is removed from the controller. The RFID system units are notified of the operating sequences to be performed via a mission and said sequences are performed largely synchronously so that the interference potential decreases. Due to the distributed intelligence, the demand with respect to the availability of the communication network likewise decreases and the central controller can provide more resources for processing applications. The RFID network is therefore easier scalable in size and more reliable in operation.02-03-2011
20110115613WIRELESS IC TAG, CONCRETE STRUCTURAL OBJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING SAME - A wireless IC tag 05-19-2011
20110241846Technique For Effective Communications With Mobile Sensors In A Sensor System - In a sensor system, an edge element receives data from at least one mobile sensor, and sends the data which may be preprocessed by the edge element to a server for further processing. The edge element may communicate to the mobile sensor to change a value of a run-time parameter in the mobile sensor to affect its operation. The edge element may also cause the mobile sensor to upgrade its firmware. When the mobile sensor is about to leave communication coverage of the edge element, the latter may initiate a peer-to-peer handover of the control and administration of the mobile sensor to another edge element in the sensor system.10-06-2011
20100219942METHODS, SYSTEMS AND/OR APPARATUS RELATING TO TURBINE BLADE MONITORING - A method of monitoring a rotor blade of a turbine engine that includes a plurality of blades mounted to a rotor shaft, comprising: a) securing a RFID tag that includes an antenna to at least one of the rotor blades; b) securing a RFID reader on a stationary surface on the turbine engine in operational proximity to the RFID tag; and c) during operation of the turbine engine, monitoring the RFID tag with the RFID reader.09-02-2010
20110210831SIMPLIFIED DEVICE PAIRING EMPLOYING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TAGS - A system and method for simply and securely pairing two Bluetooth devices. A Near Field Communication (NFC) read-only tag is placed in a first Bluetooth device such that a user of a second Bluetooth device can pass the second device near the tag, which then transfers encryption key data for the first Bluetooth device to the second Bluetooth device. An algorithm is employed for initiating the pairing process with the first Bluetooth device, which can ordinarily remain in a silent mode for security reasons. Once the pairing process has been initiated, and the second Bluetooth device has been passed near the NFC tag, the pairing process is completed with no further action required by the users.09-01-2011
20100013605DATA CARRIER AND DATA CARRIER SYSTEM - Command control is performed by the same command control unit even in the communication in which either an RF analog section or a contact communication terminal section is used, and thereby, both of RF communication and contact-type serial communication can be performed by using a predetermined communication protocol stored in a storage unit in common, and both of the RF communication and the contact-type serial communication can be performed by using the single communication protocol, resulting that a circuit configuration of a data carrier capable of performing the RF communication and the contact-type serial communication can be simplified, and memory capacity necessary for storing the communication protocol can be reduced.01-21-2010
20100295666Computer System Having RFID Reading/Writing Function - A computer system having an RFID reading/writing function is provided. The computer system includes a computer device, and a modulized RFID reader. The modulized RFID reader is an RFID reader module integrated with functions and the circuit of the conventional RFID reader. The RFID reader module can be integrated inside the computer device. Therefore, the computer system of the present invention is multifunctional and has at least an RFID reading/writing function. As such, the modulized RFID reader is adapted for mass production, and is convenient for testing and assembling. Therefore, the modulized RFID reader can be provided to the customers with a much cheaper price.11-25-2010
20090009299Information Synchronizing System - An information synchronizing system includes a wireless communication terminal including a first information storage device having a first wireless communication range and a second information storage device having a second wireless communication range, the second wireless communication range being larger than the first wireless communication range; a read/write device that reads information from and writes information to the first information storage device; a wireless communication base station capable of performing wireless communication with the wireless communication terminal; and a synchronization controlling device that writes information stored in the first information storage device, the information being read using the read/write device, to the second information storage device via the wireless communication base station and the wireless communication terminal.01-08-2009
20100052868Apparatus for Providing Mail Message and Electronic Multimedia Content, Electronic Apparatus for Accessing Electronic Multimedia Content and Method Thereof - An electronic apparatus for accessing an electronic multimedia content is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader and a transmitting circuit. The RFID reader is used for accessing network link information stored in an RFID tag attached to an object. The transmitting circuit is coupled to the RFID reader and downloads the electronic multimedia content via the Internet according to the network link information.03-04-2010
20120200396GENEDRIVE RFID - The present invention provides a method of operating a thermal cycler using readable tags (for example, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)) to simplify the operation and to reduce user interaction requirements. The RFID tag is used to program the thermal cycler unit. This automates process flow and allows single button operation. In general terms, the invention uses RFID tags provided on reaction vessels to identify a particular vessel; while a readable program card contains data associating reaction vessel identities with specific operations (eg, thermal cycling program, detection steps) to be performed on that vessel. The thermal cycler detects the reaction vessel RFID tag, and selects an appropriate operation to perform.08-09-2012
20080309465Radio Ic Tag Communication System - A communication system includes a wireless IC tag and a reader/writer that performs reading and writing on the wireless IC tag via wireless communication. The reader/writer includes an error control encoder and an error control decoder. On writing data into the wireless IC tag, the reader/writer encodes the data by the error control encoder and writes real data separately from error-control-decodable data. On reading out data from the wireless IC tag, the reader/writer selects whether to read out only the real data or to read out data including error-control-decodable information to decode the data by the error control decoder based on error control information indicating whether to perform error control or not.12-18-2008
20090058618CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF RFID DEVICE VERSIONS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that creates, manages, or maintains multiple device versions in a network of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices. The system can include components that detect whether a device has joined the network and based at least in part on such indication creates a device profile the first time that the device is detected, establishes a version trail containing configuration settings specific to the detected device, and thereafter builds and maintains the version trail when the device joins and/or leaves the network.03-05-2009
20110210832RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Upon receiving a command for writing data to a transponder, a reading unit performs radio communication with the transponder to which data should be written, thereby reading, in non-contact fashion, a data item stored in the transponder. A collating unit collates the data read by the reading unit with a data item to be written to the transponder. A control unit performs radio communication with the transponder, thereby writing the data item to the transponder, when the data items are not identical, and skips the writing of the data item when the data items are identical.09-01-2011
20100321167INDIVIDUAL-ITEM INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD - In an assembled product, a decrease in reading efficiency is avoided from being deteriorated by reading the electronic tags of the parts and the assembled product, registering their configuration information, and by placing read restriction on the electronic tags of the parts. For this purpose, manufacturing instruction information, used for assembling parts into an assembled product, is used. When replaced, the electronic tags of the assembled product are read, read restriction is removed from the assembled product, the electronic tag is read, the electronic tag of a new part to be installed is read, read restriction is placed on the electronic tag, and the configuration information is updated. An invalid part replacement is detected by comparing the configuration information.12-23-2010
20100328050SERVER COMPONENT FOR MONITORING MODULES OF PRINTING MACHINES UTILIZING RFID TAGS - A server component includes a network interface and an analysis component. The server component is at least partially implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by at least one processor. The network interface is in operative communication with a network and is configured to communicate with at least two nodes of different node types. The network interface is also in operative communication with a local RFID tag attached to a corresponding module. A node of the at least two nodes is a printer-based node associated with a printing machine. The analysis component is configured to utilize the network interface to communicate with the node associated with the printing machine such that the analysis component is in operative communication with the local RFID tag attached to the corresponding module. The node associated with the printing machine interrogates the local RFID tag to retrieve information relating to the corresponding module and communicates the information to the server component.12-30-2010
20110080271ANTENNA, TAG COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND READER-WRITER SYSTEM - A first antenna section included in an antenna has a first conductor, supplies electric power to a plurality of tags, and transmits electromagnetic waves to and receives electromagnetic waves from the plurality of tags. One end of the first conductor is a feeding point and an other end of the first conductor is an open end. The first conductor is connected to a reader-writer device for communicating with the plurality of tags. The first conductor can output electromagnetic waves. A second antenna section included in the antenna has a second conductor one end of which is a feeding point, an other end of which is an open end, and which is opposite to the first conductor of the first antenna section with the plurality of tags therebetween.04-07-2011
20100214080RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION HARDTAG ENCODE AND FEED SYSTEM - A system and method for programming a hard tag, the hard tag including a programmable RFID element, the system comprising a platform defining at least one hard tag locating area; a feeder for feeding the hard tag into one of the at least one hard tag locating areas; an antenna positioned at a hard tag programming area, each of the at least one hard tag locating areas being positionable within the hard tag programming area; and a RFID processor causing the hard tag to be programmed by the antenna when the hard tag is positioned within the hard tag programming area.08-26-2010
20100079261COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A communication device includes: a first communication processing unit performing contactless communication operations in a first communication rate in which waveform distortion hardly become a problem; a second communication processing unit performing contactless communication operations in a second communication rate in which waveform shaping by adaptive equalization is necessary; and a control unit controlling communication processing by the first and second communication processing units, wherein the first communication processing unit stores the contents of a packet received in the first communication rate, and the second communication processing unit, when receiving the packet of the same contents in the second communication rate, performs adaptive equalization processing by using the stored contents of the packet.04-01-2010
20100066511Multi-Frequency RFID Image Forming Techniques - Techniques that enable printing of multi-frequency RFID label schemes are provided. This may include a device for enabling printing of multi-frequency RFID label schemes, a method for printing multi-frequency RFID label schemes, as well as an article having one or more storage mediums having instructions that when executed by one or more processors result in a process for printing a multi-frequency RFID label scheme.03-18-2010
20100194545SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH READ/WRITABLE TAGS - A method and system for tracking an item associated with a read/writable tag programmed with a current identifier. The system comprises a plurality of tag readers and a control entity configured to send to at least one of the tag readers a next identifier associated with the tag. Upon receipt of the next identifier, the at least one of the tag readers is configured to reprogram the tag with the next identifier when a presence of the tag is detected. The control entity may be further configured to identify each of the at least one of the tag readers as being a tag reader that the item has a potential to encounter.08-05-2010
20100026468METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRESERVING PRIVACY IN AN RFID SYSTEM - A card comprises an antenna configured to generate and receive radio frequency signals, a chip coupled with the antenna, the chip configured to store sensitive information and communicate the information to an authorized reader via the antenna, and a switching mechanism configured to tune and detune the antenna relative to the chip to enable and disable respectively, the chips ability to communicate the sensitive information via the antenna.02-04-2010
20100026469INFORMATION ACCESS SYSTEM, INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE AND READER/WRITER DEVICE - An information access system includes a reader/writer device and an information storage device. In the information storage device, a receiver unit senses a carrier of an RF signal at a first frequency for detection, in a first time period occurring at time intervals, and receives an information request signal in response to detection of a carrier of an RF signal at the first frequency, and senses a carrier of an RF signal at a second frequency in response to reception of the information request signal. In the storage device, a control causes the receiver unit to sense a carrier of an RF signal at the first frequency for detection, in a second time period after a sleep time period which is shorter than the time interval, in response to non-detection by the receiver unit of a carrier of an RF signal at the first frequency in the first time period.02-04-2010
20100321166Radio Frequency Identification Reader/Writer and a Method for Implementing Antenna Switching - An RFID reader/writer including a reader/writer body, antennas and an antenna switching unit is provided. The reader/writer body distributes to each of its own ports a length of sustained time for transmitting a signal. One end of the antenna switching unit is connected to one port of the reader/writer body, while the other end is connected to two antennas. The antenna switching unit acquires a length of sustained time for the signal transmission distributed to the port by the reader/writer body, configures the time-length for the signal transmission and the sequence thereof of the two antennas according to the length of sustained time for the signal transmission, obtains a configuration result for signal transmission, and performs a switching control on the signal transmission of the two antennas according to the signal transmission configuration result. Further, an implementation method for the antenna switching of the RFID reader/writer is described.12-23-2010
20120044060Electronic Device And Data Management System - Efficiently processing information related to the warranty of an electronic device is enabled. A receipt printer 02-23-2012
20120007723INTERRUPT GENERATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR RFID - A memory circuit includes a memory, a memory access control circuit coupled to the memory, an RFID interface coupled to the memory access control circuit, a secondary interface coupled to the memory access control circuit, and an interrupt manager coupled to the memory access control circuit, the RFID interface, and the secondary interface.01-12-2012
20120007721FAST BLOCK WRITE USING AN INDIRECT MEMORY POINTER - A fast block write command includes providing an RFID tag having a memory, and using a stored address pointer to point to a known address in the memory, wherein the stored address pointer points to a starting address at a known safe block in the memory. The method is performed without an intermediate buffer. The received data is written to the known safe block and a cyclic redundancy check is computed on the received data. If the cyclic redundancy check matches, the received data is retained and the stored address pointer is updated. If the cyclic redundancy check does not match, the stored address pointer is kept for a future write operation. Further block writes can be disallowed after an initial successful block write.01-12-2012
20120007720LOW POWER, LOW PIN COUNT INTERFACE FOR AN RFID TRANSPONDER - A serial interface includes a select node, a clock node, a first bidirectional data port, a second bidirectional data port, and shift register circuitry coupled to both data ports such that a leading edge and a falling edge of a clock signal associated with the clock node are used to shift or transfer data.01-12-2012
20120007722RFID ACCESS METHOD USING AN INDIRECT MEMORY POINTER - A method of operating a memory in an RFID application includes locating a memory pointer at a fixed read/writeable memory location in the memory, determining a range of a pedigree buffer, initializing the memory pointer to a lowest value in the range, providing a second memory location that serves as a trigger address for an indirect write, and writing to a next location in the pedigree buffer by directing write data to the trigger address, which is then automatically written at a location pointed to by the memory pointer.01-12-2012
20120056725ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR THE AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF A VEHICLE - A system for the automatic identification of a vehicle according to the present invention comprises electronic identification means associated with a vehicle and electronic means for reading and/or writing the electronic identification means associated with the vehicle. The electronic identification means and the electronic reading and/or writing means comprising radio frequency transmission and receiving devices, preferably a HF and/or UHF radio frequency transmission device.03-08-2012
20110063091RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A radio frequency identification (RFID) system allocates an identification (ID) code to a driving device using an RFID device such that each driving device can be wirelessly controlled at a remote site. The RFID system includes an RFID device which reads and writes data in response to a radio frequency (RF) signal received through an antenna unit. The RFID device includes a connection unit configured to be coupled to an external driving device, and a driving unit configured to output a driving signal for controlling the driving device to the connection unit in response to control signals generated by the RF signal.03-17-2011
20110063092RF TAG READER AND WRITER - The present invention relates to an RF tag reader and writer including: a communication unit which communicates with an RF tag as a target from which information is obtained and obtains the information held in the RF tag; and a communication stability determination unit which determines that stable communication with a specific RF tag is being established when the same information is obtained over a predetermined plural number of times from the RF tag communicating with the communication unit.03-17-2011
20120056724METHOD OF CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION - In a communication system including a RFID tag, which has a function to record information and a function to carry out wireless communication with an external device and is capable of transmission with using both FM modulation and AM modulation, and a reader/writer for writing and reading information onto and from the RFID tag via wireless communication, a transmission to transmit information from the RFID tag to the reader/writer is carried out with using one of the FM modulation and the AM modulation at the RFID tag. If the reader/writer fails to decode a signal transmitted with using the one of the FM modulation and the AM modulation, transmission with respect to the information is carried out with using the other of the FM modulation and the AM modulation at the RFID tag. In this manner, reading error of data sent from the RFID tag is prevented.03-08-2012
20090134979RADIO FREQUENCY INDENTIFICATION TAG - The disclosed ID tag has a stable internal supply voltage and extends the range of communication with the reader/writer during back scattering communication. An ASK-modulated signal pre-boost circuit to which antenna terminals are coupled is coupled in parallel with a rectifying circuit. In the ASK-modulated signal pre-boost circuit, a switch for back scattering, working as a modulator element, is provided. During back scattering communication, when a back scattering signal “1” is transmitted, only the current flowing in the signal receiving path of the modulation/demodulation unit is wasted by turning the switch for back scattering on. Additional current loss other than the loss for impedance matching can be prevented.05-28-2009
20110090066AUTOMATIC ANALYZER - An automatic analyzer restartable within a short time includes at least one of quality control information and calibration information stored into an analyzer processing unit. A reagent management unit reads out information from a reagent vessel ID tag affixed to a reagent vessel inside a reagent accommodation unit containing the reagent, and writes information onto the reagent vessel ID tag. The analyzer processing unit uses the reagent management unit to write the quality control information or the calibration information onto the reagent vessel ID tag.04-21-2011
20120154127Method for duplicating electronic vehicle keys with mutual authentication - A method for duplicating electronic keys with mutual authentication includes: applying temporarily, to an original electronic key, an inductive reader for signals exchanged between the key transponder and the vehicle immobilizer control unit; activating the vehicle instrument panel at least twice with the original key to cause the inductive reader to acquire the RDN06-21-2012
20120154126BIDIRECTIONAL SECURITY SENSOR COMMUNICATION FOR A PREMISES SECURITY SYSTEM - A security system architecture including bidirectional communication between a sensor control device and one or more sensor devices coupled to the controller is provided. Such functionality is provided by virtue of a bidirectional wireless transceiver and processor in each sensor device. Embodiments of the present invention further provide this functionality by virtue of a coordinating transceiver coupled to the security system controller for communication with the sensor devices.06-21-2012
20100207742Wireless Communication Device for Providing at Least One Near Field Communication Service - A wireless communication device (08-19-2010
20120133492ARTICLE CONVEYING SYSTEM AND SAMPLE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An object of the present invention is to provide a sample processing system, wherein writing to each RFID is equalized to eliminate unevenness in the use of sample containers.05-31-2012
20120133491ACTIVE CONTACTLESS INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE, METHOD, AND INFORMATION ACCESS SYSTEM - An active contactless information storage device includes: an operation controller that determines whether mode information of the active contactless information storage device indicates a mode in which the device communicates with a reader/writer device; a carrier-sense controller that determines whether a first frequency in a first period and determines whether a second frequency in a second period, when the mode information of the active contactless information storage device indicates the mode in which the device communicates with the reader/writer device; and a command processor that performs communication with the reader/writer device when the carrier sense controller determines that the first frequency is sensed; wherein, when the mode information of the active contactless information storage device does not indicate the mode in which the active contactless information storage device communicates with the reader/writer device, the carrier-sense controller waits for a predetermined amount of time.05-31-2012
20090058619WIRELESS TAG READER/WRITER APPARATUS - A wireless tag reader/writer apparatus according to this invention includes a receiving/transmitting antenna configured to transmit an interrogation signal to wireless tags, each having a storage unit with at least a reserved area and an EPC area for storing a group ID unique to the wireless tag, and configured to receive response signals from the wireless tags; a tag-data storing unit configured to store interrogation data and response data, the interrogation data being contained in the interrogation signal to be transmitted to the wireless tags, and the response data being contained in the response signals transmitted from the wireless tags; and a main control unit configured to detect the group ID stored in the reserve area of each wireless tag, from the response data stored in the tag-data storing unit, and configured to determine that at least one of the wireless tags has dropped out, from the number of group IDs stored in the reserved area of each wireless tag.03-05-2009
20120256733RFID POWER CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM - A system for monitoring parameters associated with a device, such as current, voltage, power, temperature, energy consumed, moisture, fluid levels and flow, wind speed, identification parameters, and repair history. The system includes the use of hybrid RFID sensor tags including a combination of active, semi-passive, and passive RFID circuits. Hybrid tags are attached to electrical system components. Standalone electrical components and generators and those connected to the electrical grid may be monitored. Data collected and stored in the hybrid tags may be accessed via a wireless communication link between hybrid tags and either active scanners or a passive interrogators. The data collected and processed from the hybrid tags may be provided to a user via the Internet or another wired or wireless communication network.10-11-2012
20120169480METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION STORING - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for detecting a write-enabled device via a short-range communications interface, selecting an operation mode for writing data to a memory associated with the write-enabled device and writing data to the memory associated with the write-enabled device according to the selected operation mode.07-05-2012
20120299708SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMING AND LIGHTING ELECTRONIC DETONATORS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A system for programming and lighting electronic detonators (11-29-2012
20120075081PLD PACKAGE WITH COORDINATED RFID TAG - A RFID tag programmed with a distinct binary code is embedded in an IC and is electrically integrated with the IC so as to establish a communication path between the RFID tag and the IC. An electronic ID for the IC is defined and coordinated to match with the binary code of the tag. The electronic ID is an active ID that is used to communicate the unique identification information of the IC to other wired electronic components.03-29-2012
20120075080READER/WRITER CONTROL APPARATUS - A reader/writer control apparatus includes a behavior correspondence table having recorded a plurality of pieces of control information including respectively a control item and a control content for the control item in association with a unique tag ID corresponding to each piece of the control information; a search portion for searching from the behavior correspondence table, the control information recorded in association with a tag ID read by a tag read/write processing portion from a special control tag configured by a special wireless IC tag for controlling the operation of a reader/writer including the tag read/write processing portion for reading and writing data from and to the wireless IC tag having recorded the unique tag ID corresponding to the control information; and a main processing portion for controlling the operation of the reader/writer according to the control information searched by the search portion.03-29-2012
20120075079Tool Management Method of Die Bonder and Die Bonder - RFID tags are attached to tools of a preform head, a bonding head, and a push-up unit, and information related to each tool such as a dimension of a processing-target die is stored into the RFID tags. When a tool is mounted, an operator inputs manufacturing conditions related to the tool. On the other hand, when the information related to the tool read from the RFID tag by an RFID reader/writer and the manufacturing conditions related to the tool do not match each other, a message about wrong mounting of the tool is displayed on a monitor.03-29-2012
20120182133UHF TIMING SYSTEM FOR PARTICIPATORY ATHLETIC EVENTS - A participatory athletic event timing system based on backscattering modulation in the UHF band and including wirelessly encoding writable data tags with participant's bib numbers or a calculated derivative thereof for timing participants in a participative athletic event, and attaching the data tags to the participant's bibs for distribution of the bibs and data tags to participants so as to eliminate the need for matching data tags with bibs and maintaining the sequenced order of the matched data tags and bibs. In a preferred embodiment, when participants register for the event, they are assigned an ID number and a bib printed with that number and having attached to the bib one or more data tag encoded in the tags memory the ID number or a calculated derivative thereof. Before the start of the event, the athlete pulls the data tag from the bib and attaches it to their shoe. Antennas suitably designed and adapted for use with the data tags in participative athletic events are used to communicate with the data tags.07-19-2012
20120188062RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - A radio frequency identification system, and method of operation thereof, provides: a sensor for sensing the absence or presence of a radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; a supply system connected to the sensor for supplying the radio frequency identification transponder to the radio frequency identification system in the absence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system; and a programmer connected to the sensor for writing transponder content to the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system in the presence of the radio frequency identification transponder at the radio frequency identification system.07-26-2012
20120229262METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SURVEYING USING RFID DEVICES - A method of surveying includes detecting an RFID tag associated with a position of interest and decoding information stored in the RFID tag to extract data associated with the position of interest. The method also includes presenting the data associated with the position of interest to an operator of a surveying tool.09-13-2012
20110037575Method and Apparatus for Providing Energy to Passive Tags in a Radio-frequency Identification System - A method and an apparatus for providing energy to passive tags in a radio-frequency identification system in which a radio-frequency identification system uses the passive tags, a reader/writer sends commands and continuous waves alternately during a communication process, and the tags can obtain energy from these signals sent by the reader/writer, wherein at least one period is selected from those periods for transmitting the continuous waves, and for the continuous wave transmitting signals during this period, an enhanced transmitting power is used, or a extended transmitting time is used, or during this period continuous waves are sent additionally to the passive tags by an independent energy supplying apparatus provided separately, so that the passive tags can obtain from the continuous waves during the selected period more energy for reading and/or writing, thereby improving the reliability of the reading and/or writing operations, and increasing the rewritable range of the radio-frequency identification system.02-17-2011
20110037574PROGRAMMING A UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL VIA A POINT-OF-SALE SYSTEM - A method and system for programming a universal remote control (URC) to operate with a remote-controlled device is disclosed. In response to an indication of a purchase transaction for a remote-controlled device, a network identity and a device identifier may be sent to client-premises equipment (CPE). The CPE may then program the URC to control the remote-controlled device.02-17-2011
20120092138DATA WRITING APPARATUS WRITING DATA TO WIRELESS IC TAGS - The present invention is aimed at providing an apparatus to firmly write data to wireless IC tags and to charge wireless IC tags having been written with data to the object to be charged. The data writing apparatus 1 includes a radio communication means 04-19-2012
20120092137NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION - Near field communication (NFC) device including a processor and a front end unit (FEU) to communicate with an external reader/writer device. The FEU stores, by first memory, a first number of sets of application parameters, each set including first and second identifiers. The processor stores, by second memory, the application and a second number of the sets. The FEU receives a communication request from the external device, including a certain first identifier. The FEU checks, when the request is received, whether the certain first identifier is stored in the first memory. If yes, a response is sent to the external device, including a respective second identifier, which is in the same set of parameters as the certain first identifier. The FEU sends, each time a request is received, a response to the processor. The processor controls which sets of parameters are stored in the first memory based on the response.04-19-2012
20130015960WIRELESS IC TAGS, READER/WRITER FOR WIRELESS IC TAGS, AND WIRELESS IC TAG COMMUNICATION SYSTEM EMPLOYING WIRELESS IC TAG AND READER/WRITER FOR WIRELESS IC TAGAANM Kaga; KikuoAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Kaga; Kikuo Tokyo JPAANM Ashizawa; ShigeoAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Ashizawa; Shigeo Tokyo JP - An apparatus and a wireless IC tag communication system capable of securely writing and reading data to/from a wireless IC tag through relatively long distance communication are provided.01-17-2013
20130015959RFID TAG ISSUING APPARATUS AND RFID TAG MISALIGNMENT DETECTING METHODAANM Sano; KouichiAACI Shizuoka-kenAACO JPAAGP Sano; Kouichi Shizuoka-ken JP - According to one embodiment, an RFID tag issuing apparatus includes a communication instructing unit, a search unit, and a misalignment amount detecting unit. The communication instructing unit instructs a reader-writer unit to communicate with the RFID tag at a reference position that is reached when the label is carried by a predetermined amount in a predetermined direction after the specific position on the label is detected by a label position detecting unit. The search unit repeats a carrying of the label and a communication instruction to the reader-writer unit when communication cannot be established with the RFID tag, and thus searches for a communication-available range with the RFID tag. The misalignment amount detecting unit detects an amount of carrying of the label to reach the communication-available range from the reference position, as a misalignment amount of the RFID tag.01-17-2013
20130021142RFID TAG AND RFID SYSTEM - Two antennas and an IC chip that independently operates the antennas are provided in a package of an RFID tag. Communication ranges A and B expanding in different directions when viewed from a front surface of the package are set by adjusting a directive characteristic of radio wave from each of the antennas. A reader/writer communicating with the tag selects one of the communication ranges A and B, and transmits a command including the identification information on the selected communication range. A control circuit in the IC chip executes the command on the condition that identification information included in the received command is matched with the antenna receiving the command, and returns response information through an antenna unit that receives the command.01-24-2013
20080246591Test Head Device - There is disclosed a test head device for testing the functionality of a large number of RFID chips arranged in smart labels (10-09-2008
20080224832Electronic tag data writing method and electronic tag read/write apparatus - In an electronic tag data read/write apparatus, an electronic tag receives a response request from a reader/writer, generates a random number in a random number generator, stores the random number in a memory, and transmits the generated random number to the reader/writer. The reader/writer conducts masking processing on write data on the basis of the random number every size of the received random number, repeats the masking processing until all of the write data are subjected to masking processing, and then transmits the masked write data to the electronic tag collectively. The electronic tag conducts deciphering processing on the received masked write data every size of the random number stored in the memory, repeats the deciphering processing until all of the masked write data are deciphered, and writes the write data into the memory.09-18-2008
20080224831Product Management System - When a product attached with an ID tag is placed inside a package body, there is a risk that communication with an ID tag using a reader/writer is blocked. Then, it is difficult to manage products in a distribution process of products, which leads to lose convenience of ID tags. One feature of the present invention is a product management system that includes a package body for packing a product attached with an ID tag, and a reader/writer. The ID tag includes a thin film integrated circuit portion and an antenna, the package body includes a resonance circuit portion having an antenna coil and a capacitor, and the resonance circuit portion can communicate with the reader/writer and the ID tag. Accordingly, the stability of communication between an ID tag attached to a product and an R/W can be secured, and management of products can be conducted simply and efficiently, even if a product is packed by a package body.09-18-2008
20130176115RFID DRIVE MANAGEMENT FACILITY - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for managing RFID tags, where an RFID tag and associated RFID tag data are presented to a computing device through an RFID drive management facility as a seamless extension of a logical file system within the computing device such that the RFID tag and associated RFID tag data can be managed in a manner that is consistent with other items within the file system.07-11-2013
20130093574COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMNUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A communication device for managing a key necessary for secure near field communication includes an IC card function executing unit, a reader/writer function executing unit, a receiving unit, a determining unit, and a function execution controlling unit. The IC card function executing unit executes a function of an IC card. The reader/writer function executing unit executes a function of a reader/writer. The receiving unit receives a command. The determining unit determines whether the receiving command is intended for the IC card function or the reader/writer function. The function execution controlling unit controls the IC card function executing unit to execute the IC card function or the reader/writer function executing unit to execute the reader/writer function according to a result determined by the determining unit.04-18-2013
20130127601RFID Reader Using Single System on a Chip - The invention is the method and timing sequence for a Reader and\or Writing of RFID Tags (Radio Frequency Identification device), utilizing the various functional components of a single System on a Chip (SoC) as a hardware platform. Extended functions are possible from this baseline function that can cover the full function of an RFID Reader/Writer.05-23-2013
20130127602DATA ACCESS DURING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - An apparatus, a computer program product and a method is provided for data accessing during wireless communication. The example embodiment comprises receiving, through a transceiver at an apparatus, a first wireless signal comprising payload data and one or more indications instructing write operation for the payload data (05-23-2013
20130141224EPC PROVISIONING SYSTEM - An EPC provisioning system comprising an EPC server can dynamically provide EPC code blocks for one product to multiple client sites. The EPC server can use business rules to determine the EPC codes for the multiple client sites.06-06-2013
20130141222System and Method for Bulk RFID Tag Encoding - A method for bulk encoding of RFID tags. The method may include printing a plurality of unencoded RFID labels, coupling each of the plurality of unencoded RFID labels to each of a plurality of products, packaging like products from the plurality of products coupled with the unencoded RFID labels together in a container, scanning the container holding the products with an RFID antenna, and encoding each of the unencoded RFID labels coupled to each of the plurality of like products in a container simultaneously with identical information for each container.06-06-2013
20130141223LOCALIZATION METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT AND LOCALIZATION DEVICE - According to an aspect of the invention a localization method for localizing a host device (06-06-2013
20100277289Device and Method for Suppressing a Transmitted Signal in a Receiver of an RFID Writing/Reading Device - A device for operating an RFID writing/reading device with transmitted signal suppression includes the RFID writing/reading device and a reflection modulator. The RFID writing/reading device includes a transmitter, a receiver with a signal processor, a directional coupler with a first, a second, a third and a fourth port, and an antenna. The reflection modulator is connected to the fourth port of the directional coupler. The reflection modulator includes a first setting element and a second setting element. The reflection modulator is configured to reflect a copy of a transmitted signal from the RFID writing/reading device, the amplitude and phase of which copy have been weighted, to the directional coupler. The directional coupler is configured to add the weighted copy of the transmitted signal to a received signal from the antenna in the directional coupler.11-04-2010
20110215912RFID TAG READER/WRITER - According to one embodiment, an RFID tag reader/writer includes a handle section, an operation input section arranged on the upper part of the handle section to receive an operation input and an antenna section rotatably supported by the handle section such that the antenna section is foldable and unfoldable against the handle section.09-08-2011
20110210830SIMPLIFIED VEHICLE BLUETOOTH PAIRING EMPLOYING NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION TAGS - A system and method for simply and securely pairing Bluetooth devices in a vehicle. A Near Field Communication (NFC) read-only tag is placed in the vehicle such that a user can pass an NFC-enabled Bluetooth device near the tag, which then transfers encryption key data for the vehicle's Bluetooth device to the user's Bluetooth device. Various embodiments are disclosed for initiating the pairing process with the vehicle's Bluetooth device, which ordinarily remains in a silent mode for security reasons. Once the pairing process has been initiated, and the user's Bluetooth device has been passed near the NFC tag, the pairing process is completed with no further action required by the user.09-01-2011
20120274454METHOD OF WRITING AND REPRODUCING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE BY USING TAG AND APPARATUS THEREFOR - Provided are method and apparatus for writing and reproducing a multimedia service using a tag in order to provide an intuitive interface for a user using a multimedia service. The method includes selecting a multimedia service to be written; generating tag information identifying the selected multimedia service; and writing the generated tag information to a tag. Accordingly, multimedia service information and content information can be stored in a tag by being written to tag information using a common format, and thus the user can later execute a service operation by easily writing information of a desired service operation to a tag and then simply connecting the tag to a tag reading device.11-01-2012
20120274453UPRIGHT TYPE APPARATUS FOR CHARGING WIRELESS IC TAGS - An upright type apparatus for charging wireless IC tags, which requires a less grounding area, may be set at a free position away from a mixing vessel used for mixing/kneading wireless IC tags with the object to be charged, and can charge a number of wireless IC tags to the mixing vessel securely and within a short time is provided.11-01-2012
20100315205ASSOCIATED SET OF RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTFICATION ("RFID") TAGGED CONTAINERS FOR SPECIMENS FROM A PATIENT - Techniques are described for using radio-frequency identification (FID) tags and containers for specimens.12-16-2010
20100315204METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A COMPONENT WITHIN A VEHICLE FOR MAINTENANCE - Embodiments of the present invention provide method and system for determining whether to effect maintenance of a vehicle component. In one embodiment, the method includes transmitting an RFID read signal to an RFID device associated with at least one component of a vehicle and receiving at least one RFID response signal from the RFID device. The at least one RFID response signal includes an identifier associated with the at least one component and a sensed value of a parameter associated with the at least one component. Then, by processing the sensed value, it can be determined whether to effect maintenance of the at least one component. In some embodiments, the sensed value is generated by a sensor coupled to the RFID device. In other embodiments, the sensor is located adjacent to an expected location of the at least one component. In yet other embodiments, a location indication is utilized to determine whether to effect maintenance of the at least one component.12-16-2010
20120280800MAN/MACHINE DIALOGUE SYSTEM - A man/machine dialogue system including: an RFID read/write station including a data processor; an antenna that is magnetically connected or coupled with the read/write station; and a man/machine dialogue member including a man/machine dialogue interface and an electronic tag. The electronic tag includes an internal memory and a processor and is positioned so as to be supplied with power, via magnetic coupling, by the read/write station and so as to be in contactless communication, via magnetic coupling, with the read/write station.11-08-2012
20120280799RULE-BASED TRACKING OF PRODUCTS BASED ON INTELLIGENT IDENTIFIERS - A method comprising receiving radio frequency tracker identifiers stored by tags associated with items; evaluating the radio frequency tracker identifiers based on radio frequency tracker identifiers previously received or concurrently received; identifying one or more radio frequency tracker identifiers based on the evaluating; selecting a rule from a set of rules when it is determined that an event occurred with respect to the identified one or more radio frequency tracker identifiers, wherein the set of rules correlates with information included in the radio frequency tracker identifiers and the selected rule pertains to an occurrence of the event; selecting a responsive action based on the selected rule; and generating a notification defined by the selected responsive action.11-08-2012
20130187765SIMULTANEOUS PROGRAMMING OF SELECTED TAGS - An apparatus and method for simultaneous programming of data to individually addressed Tags. Tags contain a being addressed indicator that allows for processing of simultaneous programming commands. Specified Tags are individually pre-addressed to receive simultaneous programming. Tag data is programmed simultaneously for all Tags in a specified group of Tags. Data is individually verified for each specified Tag in the group of Tags.07-25-2013
20130194080Tamper Evident Point of Containment, Inventory and Accountability System and Method - The system in at least one embodiment provides a tamper evident specimen sample lock that in a further embodiment includes an embedded storage medium. They system and method in at least one embodiment allows for efficiently and securely creating, maintaining, identifying, tracking, and controlling inventories (either prospective or retrospective) of biological and chemical sample containers and their contents, while eliminating potential loss and degradation associated with handling the samples. The system in at least one embodiment provides a sample container tray or cryogenic box having one or more integrated RFID readers within an associated smart lid that sense RFIDs associated with the individual samples thereby eliminating the need to remove, visually inspect, and/or handle the samples.08-01-2013
20130207786Secure Data Card with Passive RFID Chip and Biometric Sensor - Biometric authorization is provided for a passive secure data card. An additional layer of security may be provided in the form of a biometric password. Session timing may be enforced to limit opportunities of third parties to snoop transmitted information while providing ample time to complete the card transaction. Biometric retries may be enforced to limit opportunities of third parties to hack the biometric security.08-15-2013

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