US Patent No: 6,768,419

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Applications for radio frequency identification systems

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The present invention relates to RFID devices, including handheld RFID devices, and applications for such devices. The devices and applications may be used in connection with items that are associated with an RFID tag, and optionally a magnetic security element. The devices and applications are described with particular reference to library materials such as books, periodicals, and magnetic and optical media.

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3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANYST PAUL, MN8361

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Garber, Sharon R Crystal, MN 21 1447
Gonzalez, Bernard A St. Paul, MN 49 2054
Grunes, Mitchell B Minneapolis, MN 49 2208
Jackson, Richard H Inver Grove Heights, MN 17 1223
Karel, Gerald L Maplewood, MN 26 1501
Kruse, John M Minneapolis, MN 41 2670
Lindahl, Richard W Oakdale, MN 17 1191
Nash, James E Bloomington, MN 60 1505
Piotrowski, Chester White Bear Lake, MN 30 2228
Yorkovich, John D Maplewood, MN 20 1200

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (9)
4,598,276 Distributed capacitance LC resonant circuit 91 1984
4,745,401 RF reactivatable marker for electronic article surveillance system 120 1985
4,746,908 Dual-status, magnetically imagable article surveillance marker 42 1986
4,881,061 Article removal control system 101 1988
4,967,185 Multi-directionally responsive, dual-status, magnetic article surveillance marker having continuous keeper 81 1989
5,083,112 Multi-layer thin-film EAS marker 47 1990
5,260,690 Article removal control system 75 1992
5,331,313 Marker assembly for use with an electronic article surveillance system 39 1992
5,777,884 Article inventory tracking and control system 109 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (12)
4,476,469 Means for assisting in locating an object 127 1982
4,580,041 Electronic proximity identification system with simplified low power identifier 79 1983
4,636,950 Inventory management system using transponders associated with specific products 288 1985
4,688,026 Method of collecting and using data associated with tagged objects 364 1986
5,019,815 Radio frequency controlled interrogator-responder system with passive code generator 107 1987
4,837,568 Remote access personnel identification and tracking system 221 1987
5,008,661 Electronic remote chemical identification system 134 1989
5,448,220 Apparatus for transmitting contents information 93 1993
5,450,070 Electronic missing file locator system 99 1994
5,469,363 Electronic tag with source certification capability 128 1994
5,528,251 Double tuned dipole antenna 23 1995
5,635,906 Retail store security apparatus 78 1996
 
STOBBE, ANATOLI (1)
5,218,343 Portable field-programmable detection microchip 186 1991
 
DEMODULATION, INCORPORATED (1)
6,137,411 Article surveillance system 45 1998
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
5,694,139 Short-distance communication antenna and methods of manufacturing and using the short-distance communication antenna 27 1995
 
Kingsley Library Equipment Company (1)
5,288,980 Library check out/check in system 185 1992
 
N.V. NEDERLANDSCHE APPARATENFABRIEK NEDAP (4)
5,103,222 Electronic identification system 92 1988
5,036,308 Identification system 55 1989
5,072,222 Electromagnetic identification and location system 41 1990
5,124,699 Electromagnetic identification system for identifying a plurality of coded responders simultaneously present in an interrogation field 106 1990
 
Soundcraft, Inc. (1)
* 6,150,948 Low-power radio frequency identification reader 94 1999
 
STEELCASE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,751,221 Electronic system, components and method for tracking files 88 1995
5,739,765 File folders for use in an electronic file locating and tracking system 82 1996
 
ECODE, L.L.C. (1)
6,104,311 Information storage and identification tag 262 1996
 
HID CORPORATION (2)
5,604,486 RF tagging system with multiple decoding modalities 222 1993
5,378,880 Housing structure for an access control RFID reader 68 1993
 
Clothestrak, Inc. (1)
5,785,181 Permanent RFID garment tracking system 106 1995
 
TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
5,218,344 Method and system for monitoring personnel 261 1991
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
2001/0001,008 Transmitter/receiver for GMSK and Offset-QAM 20 2000
 
DAINIPPON INK AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
5,602,527 Magnetic marker for use in identification systems and an indentification system using such magnetic marker 35 1995
 
CROSSING AUTOMATION, INC. (1)
5,339,074 Very low frequency tracking system 66 1991
 
SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
4,413,254 Combined radio and magnetic energy responsive surveillance marker and system 76 1981
4,471,345 Randomized tag to portal communication system 142 1982
5,625,341 Multi-bit EAS marker powered by interrogation signal in the eight MHz band 68 1995
 
BROADCOM CORPORATION (1)
6,244,512 Hand-held data capture system with interchangeable modules 186 1998
 
C.W. OVER SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
5,444,223 Radio frequency identification tag and method 159 1994
 
TAGSYS SA (1)
5,793,305 Article sorting system 76 1995
 
DEN-CON TOOL COMPANY (1)
5,360,967 Oilfield equipment identification apparatus 76 1993
 
SCAN-EM CORP (1)
5,640,002 Portable RF ID tag and barcode reader 769 1995
 
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,565,858 Electronic inventory system for stacked containers 384 1994
 
Recovery Management Corporation (1)
6,182,053 Method and apparatus for managing inventory 147 1996
 
KHYBER TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,616,906 Grip held and grip operable data entry device 47 1995
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
4,656,592 Very large scale integrated circuit subdivided into isochronous regions, method for the machine-aided design of such a circuit, and method for the machine-aided testing of such a circuit 109 1984
 
COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES MATIERES NUCLEAIRES (1)
5,610,596 System for monitoring an industrial installation 52 1994
 
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,668,803 Protocol for packet data communication system 326 1994
 
ID Systems Inc. (1)
5,682,142 Electronic control system/network 234 1994
 
CSIR, SCIENTIAE, PRETORIA, (1)
5,214,410 Location of objects 125 1990
 
INTEGRATED SILICON DESIGN PTY. LTD. (1)
5,689,239 Identification and telemetry system 99 1994
 
Design Vision Inc. (1)
5,920,261 Methods and apparatus for tracking and displaying objects 138 1996
 
Texas Instruments Incorporated (7)
5,347,280 Frequency diversity transponder arrangement 145 1993
5,448,242 Modulation field detection, method and structure 107 1994
5,500,651 System and method for reading multiple RF-ID transponders 147 1994
5,602,538 Apparatus and method for identifying multiple transponders 172 1994
5,629,981 Information management and security system 845 1994
5,490,079 System for automated toll collection assisted by GPS technology 143 1994
5,929,801 Method for repeating interrogations until failing to receive unintelligible responses to identify plurality of transponders by an interrogator 128 1997
 
INTERMEC IP CORP. (11)
5,280,159 Magnetic radio frequency tag reader for use with a hand-held terminal 98 1992
5,528,222 Radio frequency circuit and memory in thin flexible package 769 1994
5,673,037 System and method for radio frequency tag group select 152 1994
5,682,143 Radio frequency identification tag 334 1994
5,550,547 Multiple item radio frequency tag identification protocol 298 1994
5,554,974 Encodable tag with radio frequency readout 74 1994
5,635,693 System and method for tracking vehicles in vehicle lots 157 1995
5,521,601 Power-efficient technique for multiple tag discrimination 140 1995
6,032,127 Intelligent shopping cart 142 1997
6,056,199 Method and apparatus for storing and reading data 93 1998
6,318,636 Method and apparatus to read different types of data carriers, such RFID tags and machine-readable symbols, and a user interface for the same 225 1999
 
TAGLOCK TECHNOLOGIES LLC C/O ED JOHNSEN (1)
5,151,684 Electronic inventory label and security apparatus 330 1991
 
Butternut Electronics Co. (1)
4,785,308 Antenna 27 1986
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
5,541,604 Transponders, Interrogators, systems and methods for elimination of interrogator synchronization requirement 294 1993
 
PREMDOR INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
5,541,585 Security system for controlling building access 208 1994
 
Intellitech Corporation (2)
4,656,463 LIMIS systems, devices and methods 442 1983
4,827,395 Manufacturing monitoring and control systems 337 1987
 
Telsor Corporation (1)
5,347,263 Electronic identifier apparatus and method utilizing a single chip microcontroller and an antenna coil 196 1993
 
VIISAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,432,864 Identification card verification system 269 1992
 
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
5,751,257 Programmable shelf tag and method for changing and updating shelf tag information 131 1995
5,821,513 Shopping cart mounted portable data collection device with tethered dataform reader 214 1996
6,084,528 Intranet scanning terminal system 246 1996
 
STRYKER COMBO, L.L.C. (1)
* 5,923,001 Automatic surgical sponge counter and blood loss determination system 160 1997
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (7)
6,142,375 Apparatus and method for the optical detection of multiple items on a platform 35 1998
6,154,137 Identification tag with enhanced security 115 1998
6,232,870 Applications for radio frequency identification systems 282 1999
6,335,686 Application for a radio frequency identification system 254 1999
D435557 Handheld interrogator 57 2000
* 6,424,262 Applications for radio frequency identification systems 114 2001
* 6,448,886 Application for radio frequency identification systems 98 2001
 
Comtec Industries, Ltd. (1)
5,231,273 Inventory management system 157 1991
 
TRUST & SHARE INVEST (1)
4,578,654 Distributed capacitance lc resonant circuit 51 1983
 
ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
4,805,232 Ferrite-core antenna 45 1987
 
PAC/SCAN, Inc. (1)
5,589,820 Retail theft prevention and information device 42 1995
 
UNIVERSAL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,334,822 Method and system for inventoring a distributed plurality of items on a supply 87 1990
 
Identec Limited (1)
5,339,073 Access control equipment and method for using the same 126 1991
 
AGINFOLINK HOLDINGS, INC. A BVI CORPORATION (1)
* 6,342,839 Method and apparatus for a livestock data collection and management system 144 1998
 
Instant Circuit Corporation (2)
4,796,074 Method of fabricating a high density masked programmable read-only memory 115 1987
5,095,362 Method for reducing resistance for programmed antifuse 104 1990
 
MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION (2)
5,745,036 Electronic article security system for store which uses intelligent security tags and transaction data 258 1996
5,963,134 Inventory system using articles with RFID tags 465 1997
 
XALOTROFF FUND V, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (2)
5,786,764 Voice activated electronic locating systems 72 1997
6,057,756 Electronic locating systems 162 1998
 
RF TECHNOLOGIES (1)
6,150,921 Article tracking system 305 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL POST CORPORATION SC (1)
5,450,492 Transponder system with variable frequency transmission 111 1992
 
Pitney Bowes Inc. (1)
5,153,842 Integrated circuit package label and/or manifest system 154 1990
 
Kabushiki Kaisha Asahi Denshi Kenkyujyo (1)
5,063,380 Discrete object searching apparatus for search of discrete files and the like 72 1990
 
TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH (3)
5,517,195 Dual frequency EAS tag with deactivation coil 49 1994
5,708,423 Zone-Based asset tracking and control system 142 1995
5,859,587 Data communication and electronic article surveillance tag 114 1996
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 69 2009
 
INTERMEC IP INC. (1)
5,939,984 Combination radio frequency transponder (RF Tag) and magnetic electronic article surveillance (EAS) material 115 1998
 
MINE SAFETY APPLIANCES COMPANY (1)
4,312,003 Ferrite antenna 24 1980
 
ZIH CORP. (3)
5,537,105 Electronic identification system 201 1992
5,519,381 Detection of multiple articles 305 1993
5,995,017 Electronic identification system confirming valid code 48 1997
 
ISG TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,705,818 Method and apparatus for detecting radioactive contamination in steel scrap 33 1996
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,831,533 Entering/leaving control system 45 1996
 
GEMPLUS (1)
6,172,608 Enhanced range transponder system 231 1998
 
NEWCHECK CORPORATION 10475 FORTUNE PARKWAY (2)
4,676,343 Self-service distribution system 256 1984
4,964,053 Self-checkout of produce items 105 1989
 
SMART TAG SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
4,746,830 Electronic surveillance and identification 211 1986
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
5,539,394 Time division multiplexed batch mode item identification system 165 1995
5,822,714 Data processing system and method for accessing a plurality of radio frequency identification tags 121 1997
 
Indala Corporation (4)
5,099,227 Proximity detecting apparatus 141 1989
* 5,382,784 Hand-held dual technology identification tag reading head 250 1993
5,420,757 Method of producing a radio frequency transponder with a molded environmentally sealed package 144 1993
5,565,846 Reader system for waste bin pickup vehicles 113 1994
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (1)
5,477,215 Arrangement for simultaneously interrogating a plurality of portable radio frequency communication devices 102 1993
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,689,238 Object locator system and methods therefor 206 1996
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,574,372 Diagnostic magnetic resonance apparatus having a radio frequency shield between the radio frequency antenna and the gradient coil system 34 1995
 
KOBE PROPERTIES LIMITED (1)
5,392,028 Anti-theft protection systems responsive to bath resonance and magnetization 62 1993
 
ClinCom Incorporated (1)
4,835,372 Patient care system 630 1987
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
5,471,203 Admission managing system 59 1995
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (2)
5,218,466 Communication device with optical communication interface 23 1991
5,430,441 Transponding tag and method 287 1993
 
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
5,204,526 Magnetic marker and reading and identifying apparatus therefor 44 1992
 
ROUND ROCK RESEARCH, LLC (10)
5,317,309 Dual mode electronic identification system 268 1992
5,539,775 Modulated spread spectrum in RF identification systems method 177 1993
5,448,110 Enclosed transceiver 361 1993
5,406,263 Anti-theft method for detecting the unauthorized opening of containers and baggage 165 1993
5,497,140 Electrically powered postage stamp or mailing or shipping label operative with radio frequency (RF) communication 249 1993
5,646,592 Anti-theft method for detecting the unauthorized opening of containers and baggage 129 1995
* 5,613,228 Gain adjustment method in two-way communication systems 67 1995
* 6,097,301 RF identification system with restricted range 145 1996
5,842,118 Communication system including diversity antenna queuing 200 1996
6,037,879 Wireless identification device, RFID device, and method of manufacturing wireless identification device 179 1997
 
BI INCORPORATED (1)
4,857,893 Single chip transponder device 379 1988
 
CHECKPOINT MANUFACTURING JAPAN CO., LTD. (1)
5,119,070 Resonant tag 89 1991
 
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
4,831,363 Article security system 32 1987
5,059,951 Method and apparatus for integrated data capture and electronic article surveillance 120 1988
5,353,011 Electronic article security system with digital signal processing and increased detection range 121 1993
 
MCKESSON INFORMATION SOLUTIONS INC. (1)
4,850,009 Portable handheld terminal including optical bar code reader and electromagnetic transceiver means for interactive wireless communication with a base communications station 415 1988
 
ANDREWS, GEORGE F. (1)
5,099,226 Intelligent security system 154 1991
 
KNOGO NORTH AMERICA INC. (1)
5,401,584 Surveillance marker and method of making same 29 1993
 
BIBLIOTHECA RFID LIBRARY SYSTEMS AG (1)
6,369,709 Terminal for libraries and the like 15 1998
 
TDK CORPORATION (1)
4,407,000 Combined dipole and ferrite antenna 29 1981
 
Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (1)
4,924,210 Method of controlling communication in an ID system 100 1988
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,446,447 RF tagging system including RF tags with variable frequency resonant circuits 312 1994
6,218,942 Radio frequency identification tag exciter/reader 76 1998
 
JBM OF VIRGINIA, INC., A CORP. OF VA (1)
4,583,083 Checkout station to reduce retail theft 45 1984
 
AVID IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,214,409 Multi-memory electronic identification tag 219 1991
5,499,017 Multi-memory electronic identification tag 90 1994
 
KEY CONTROL HOLDING, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (1)
6,075,441 Inventoriable-object control and tracking system 85 1998
 
AMTECH SYSTEMS CORPORATION (2)
5,850,187 Integrated electronic tag reader and wireless communication link 376 1996
6,078,251 Integrated multi-meter and wireless communication link 248 1997
 
The General Hospital Corporation (1)
5,434,775 Managing an inventory of devices 254 1993
 
Kemp Meek Manufacturing, Inc. (1)
5,808,558 Remote universal send/receive utility usage data gathering system 92 1996
 
E-Tag Systems, Inc. (2)
5,936,527 Method and apparatus for locating and tracking documents and other objects 322 1998
6,127,928 Method and apparatus for locating and tracking documents and other objects 279 1999
 
REVLON CONSUMER PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
4,862,160 Item identification tag for rapid inventory data acquisition system 262 1987
 
Par Government Systems Corporation (2)
5,804,810 Communicating with electronic tags 243 1996
5,959,568 Measuring distance 356 1996
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (3)
4,442,507 Electrically programmable read-only memory stacked above a semiconductor substrate 215 1981
5,296,722 Electrically alterable resistive component stacked above a semiconductor substrate 51 1993
5,407,851 Method of fabricating an electrically alterable resistive component on an insulating layer above a semiconductor substrate 50 1993
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (5)
* 2003/0214,387 Inventory & location system 22 2002
* 2005/0061,875 Method and apparatus for a secure RFID system 13 2004
* 2007/0229,264 Software method and system for encapsulation of RFID data into a standardized globally routable format 9 2006
* 2007/0115,130 Multi-dimensional, broadband track and trace sensor radio frequency identification device 4 2006
* 2007/0262,866 Multi-Dimensional Broadband Track and Trace Sensor Radio Frequency Identification Device 5 2007
 
ONTARIO DIE INTERNATIONAL INC. (3)
8,193,937 Systems or method for tracking die use or yield 0 2007
* 2009/0322,534 SYSTEMS OR METHOD FOR TRACKING DIE USE OR YIELD 0 2007
* 2011/0011,224 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING OF DIE USE OR YIELD 1 2009
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
* 8,296,188 Image display system, server apparatus, and terminal apparatus 0 2009
 
OMRON CORPORATION (1)
* 7,176,802 Radio IC tag reader, radio IC tag read apparatus and radio IC tag read system 4 2003
 
ENOCEAN GMBH (1)
7,777,623 Wireless sensor system 5 2007
 
LINKEDIN CORPORATION (2)
* 7,772,980 Method and systems for localizing objects using capacitively coupled RFIDs 2 2007
* 2007/0241,907 METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR LOCALIZING OBJECTS USING CAPACITIVELY COUPLED RFIDs 2 2007
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (4)
* 8,686,834 Terminal having radio frequency function and method of processing information of the terminal 0 2008
* 2009/0128,296 TERMINAL HAVING RADIO FREQUENCY FUNCTION AND METHOD OF PROCESSING INFORMATION OF THE TERMINAL 3 2008
* 9,007,183 Terminal having radio frequency function and method of processing information of the terminal 0 2014
* 2014/0167,926 TERMINAL HAVING RADIO FREQUENCY FUNCTION AND METHOD OF PROCESSING INFORMATION OF THE TERMINAL 1 2014
 
GMI HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
8,866,583 Garage door system and method 0 2012
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
* 7,774,243 Method and system for predestination item transfer among agents within a materials handling facility 14 2005
* 7,853,480 System and method for providing export services to merchants 13 2007
 
SERVICENOW, INC. (2)
8,159,350 Method and system for localizing objects using passive RFID tags which identifies the RFID with an LED 2 2007
* 2009/0121,843 METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR LOCALIZING OBJECTS USING PASSIVE RFID TAGs 5 2007
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
* 6,897,763 Retail signage management system 30 2003
* 2005/0030,158 Retail signage management system 0 2003
 
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. (1)
* 2007/0108,280 MEMORY CARD AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT INCORPORATING THE SAME 25 2006
 
GTJ VENTURES, LLC (2)
* 7,970,646 Apparatus and method for providing and/or for fulfilling subscription services 0 2007
* 2007/0276,737 Apparatus and method for providing and/or for fulfilling subscription services 1 2007
 
CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. (2)
* 7,221,900 Jamming device against RFID smart tag systems 21 2002
* 2004/0100,359 Jamming device against RFID smart tag systems 8 2002
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
7,612,786 Variable orientation input mode 9 2006
* 2007/0188,518 Variable orientation input mode 19 2006
8,930,834 Variable orientation user interface 0 2006
* 2007/0220,444 Variable orientation user interface 77 2006
8,139,059 Object illumination in a virtual environment 4 2006
* 2007/0236,485 Object Illumination in a Virtual Environment 45 2006
* 2007/0284,429 COMPUTER COMPONENT RECOGNITION AND SETUP 17 2006
7,552,402 Interface orientation using shadows 16 2006
* 2007/0300,182 INTERFACE ORIENTATION USING SHADOWS 28 2006
8,001,613 Security using physical objects 4 2006
* 2007/0300,307 Security Using Physical Objects 8 2006
* 2008/0040,692 GESTURE INPUT 163 2006
 
WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC. (1)
* 2007/0239,289 System and software for processing containers having tools with associated transmitters 21 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (11)
* 7,783,534 Optimal method, system, and storage medium for resolving demand and supply imbalances 7 2003
* 2005/0060,242 Optimal method, system, and storage medium for resolving demand and supply imbalances 11 2003
8,972,380 System and method for monitoring events against continual range queries 0 2003
* 7,835,953 Method and structure for monitoring moving objects 1 2003
* 2005/0071,083 Method and structure for monitoring moving objects 1 2003
* 2005/0071,321 System and method for monitoring events against continual range queries 1 2003
* 2007/0257,799 METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR LOCALIZING OBJECTS USING DAISY CHAINED RFID TAGS 3 2007
8,199,433 Using an RFID reader to write messages to a tape cartridge memory 0 2008
* 2009/0190,259 MAGNETIC TAPE SECURITY 0 2008
* 8,275,677 Resolving demand and supply imbalances 1 2009
* 8,214,268 Resolving demand and supply imbalances 0 2009
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (6)
7,295,120 Device for verifying a location of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag on an item 11 2004
* 2006/0139,172 Device for verifying a location of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag on an item 10 2004
7,413,124 RFID reader supporting one-touch search functionality 22 2005
* 2007/0017,983 RFID reader supporting one-touch search functionality 57 2005
* 2009/0167,502 Device for verifying a location and functionality of a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag on an item 16 2007
8,502,673 Applications for radio frequency identification systems 1 2010
 
HANMI IT CO., LTD. (1)
* D723564 RFID reader 1 2014
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (7)
* 7,617,137 Surgical suite radio frequency identification methods and systems 7 2006
* 7,774,244 Methods, systems, and products for tracking surgical items 6 2009
* 2010/0017,224 Methods, Systems, and Products for Tracking Surgical Items 0 2009
* 7,996,286 Methods, systems, and products for tracking surgical items 9 2010
* 2010/0262,433 Methods, Systems, and Products for Tracking Surgical Items 1 2010
* 8,781,920 Methods, systems, and products for tracking surgical items 0 2011
* 9,070,270 Methods, systems, and products for tracking surgical items 0 2014
 
GOLIATH SOLUTIONS, LLC (8)
* 2006/0109,125 System for RF detection and location determination of merchandising materials in retail environments 11 2005
7,233,241 Low stock alert system 24 2005
* 2006/0164,247 Low stock alert system 7 2005
7,614,556 Distributed RFID antenna array utilizing circular polarized helical antennas 1 2006
7,535,337 Systems and methods for monitoring open stock merchandising 11 2006
* 2007/0071,131 Switched phase receiver for a long range RFID system 1 2006
8,070,065 Distributed antenna array with centralized data hub for determining presence and location of RF tags 0 2008
* 2008/0258,876 Distributed Antenna Array With Centralized Data Hub For Determining Presence And Location Of RF Tags 16 2008
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (3)
* 7,561,053 Sequenced antenna array for determining where gaming chips with embedded RFID tags are located on a blackjack, poker or other gaming table and for myriad other RFID applications 7 2006
* 2007/0035,399 Sequenced Antenna Array For Determining Where Gaming Chips With Embedded RFID Tags Are Located On A Blackjack, Poker Or Other Gaming Table & For Myriad Other RFID Applications 19 2006
* 7,852,223 Sequenced antenna array for determining where gaming chips with embedded RFID tags are located on a blackjack, poker or other gaming table and for myriad other RFID applications 10 2009
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (3)
8,681,368 Method for delivering radio frequency identification device control and data signals 1 2005
* 2006/0227,365 Method for delivering radio frequency identification device control and data signals 9 2005
* 2006/0227,366 Method and apparatus for controlling radio frequency identification device apparatus in a printer 7 2005
 
Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 2010/0033,341 OPERATION SYSTEM AND OPERATION INSTRUCTION METHOD IN OPERATION SYSTEM 0 2006
 
DIGIPOS STORE SOLUTIONS GROUP LIMITED (2)
* 7,827,063 Point of sale systems and methods 1 2004
* 2005/0261,981 Point of sale systems and methods 0 2004
 
AC Technologies S.A. (1)
* 2008/0120,167 Personal Inventory and Marketing Electronic System and Method 2 2007
 
TARGET BRANDS, INC. (5)
* 7,801,764 Financial transaction approval system and method 2 2009
* 2009/0182,641 FINANCIAL TRANSACTION APPROVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2009
* 8,260,671 Financial transaction approval system and method 0 2010
* 2011/0004,527 FINANCIAL TRANSACTION APPROVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD 3 2010
* 8,781,907 Financial transaction approval system and method 0 2012
 
RESURGENT HEALTH & MEDICAL, LLC (24)
7,682,464 Automated washing system with compliance verification 13 2006
7,659,824 Sanitizer dispensers with compliance verification 16 2006
7,698,770 Automated appendage cleaning apparatus with brush 13 2007
7,757,700 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 8 2007
7,641,740 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 9 2007
7,617,830 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 9 2007
* 2008/0099,050 WASH CHAMBER FOR AUTOMATED APPENDAGE-WASHING APPARATUS 14 2007
7,818,083 Automated washing system with compliance verification and automated compliance monitoring reporting 26 2007
8,110,047 Automated washing system with compliance verification 1 2008
7,993,471 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 0 2008
7,883,585 Wash chamber for appendage-washing method 1 2008
7,754,022 Wash chamber for appendage-washing method 14 2008
* 2009/0094,814 WASH CHAMBER FOR AUTOMATED APPENDAGE-WASHING APPARATUS 13 2008
7,901,513 Wash chamber for appendage-washing method 0 2008
7,789,095 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 8 2008
7,758,701 Wash chamber for automated appendage-washing apparatus 8 2008
* 2009/0090,390 WASH CHAMBER FOR AUTOMATED APPENDAGE-WASHING APPARATUS 15 2008
7,754,021 Wash chamber for appendage-washing apparatus 8 2008
* 2009/0107,528 WASH CHAMBER FOR APPENDAGE-WASHING APPARATUS 15 2008
8,400,309 Hygiene compliance 6 2009
8,377,229 Ingress/egress system for hygiene compliance 1 2009
8,294,585 Complete hand care 7 2009
8,146,613 Wash chamber for surgical environment 0 2009
8,085,155 Sanitizer dispensers with compliance verification 4 2009
 
SANMINA-SCI CORPORATION (3)
7,893,833 Inline system for collecting stage-by-stage manufacturing metrics 7 2006
* 2007/0173,970 Inline system for collecting stage-by-stage manufacturing metrics 8 2006
8,188,866 Circuit board with radio frequency identification for collecting stage-by-stage manufacturing metrics 0 2011
 
Single Chip Systems Corporation (1)
* 6,967,579 Radio frequency identification for advanced security screening and sortation of baggage 41 2004
 
TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2007/0046,473 Device for recognizing articles having radio frequency tag attached to the articles 1 2006
 
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,138,919 Identification marking and method for applying the identification marking to an item 11 2004
* 8,477,013 Method and system for performing mobile RFID asset detection and tracking 5 2007
9,224,021 Point of entry deactivation 0 2012
 
PROMEGA CORPORATION (19)
7,258,276 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 57 2001
7,165,720 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 0 2001
* 2003/0034,390 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 20 2001
7,293,705 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 25 2004
7,942,321 Radio frequency identification method and system of disturbing products 5 2004
7,735,732 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 5 2004
* 2005/0127,177 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 16 2004
* 2005/0040,952 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 16 2004
7,661,591 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 9 2004
7,591,421 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 14 2005
7,784,689 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 6 2006
7,791,479 RFID point of sale and delivery method and system 8 2006
7,710,275 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 6 2007
8,025,228 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 9 2007
7,967,199 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 2 2009
8,031,072 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 1 2010
8,113,425 RF point of sale and delivery method and system using communication with remote computer and having features to read a large number of RF tags 1 2011
8,231,053 Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products 1 2011
8,258,961 RFID reader enclosure and man-o-war RFID reader system 9 2011
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