US Patent No: 8,164,423

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MOS electronic article surveillance, RF and/or RF identification tag/device, and methods for making and using the same

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A RF MOS- or nonlinear device-based surveillance and/or identification tag, and methods for its manufacture and use. The tag generally includes (a) an inductor, (b) a first capacitor plate coupled to the inductor, (c) a dielectric film on the first capacitor plate, (d) a semiconductor component on the dielectric film, and (e) a conductor that provides electrical communication between the semiconductor component and the inductor. The method of manufacture generally includes (1) depositing a semiconductor material (or precursor) on a dielectric film; (2) forming a semiconductor component from the semiconductor material/precursor; (3) forming a conductive structure at least partly on the semiconductor component; and (4) etching the electrically functional substrate to form (i) an inductor and/or (ii) a second capacitor plate. The method of use generally includes (i) causing/inducing a current in the present tag sufficient for it to generate detectable electromagnetic radiation; (ii) detecting the radiation; and optionally, (iii) selectively deactivating the tag. The present invention advantageously provides a low cost EAS/RFID tag capable of operating at MHz frequencies and in frequency division and/or frequency multiplication modes.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASAOSLO93

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cleeves, James Montague Redwood City, CA 61 231
Davis, Max San Francisco, CA 5 29
Good, Dan San Francisco, CA 4 29
Gudeman, Christopher Los Gatos, CA 27 470
MacKenzie, J Devin San Mateo, CA 20 141
Pavate, Vik San Mateo, CA 4 29
Rockenberger, Joerg Redwood City, CA 83 708
Zurcher, Fabio Brisbane, CA 35 493

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TAGSYS SAS (1)
* 2012/0217,307 RFID TAG ASSEMBLY AND METHOD 9 2010
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