US Patent No: 8,231,053

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Radio frequency identification method and system of distributing products

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A method and system for vending products from a defined area, such as a micro-warehouse with a door. The method includes fitting each product with a radio frequency identification tag, positioning the plurality of products in a micro-warehouse, sensing opening and closing of the micro-warehouse door, scanning the plurality of products in the micro-warehouse upon sensing closing of the door to determine the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, generating a message based on the number and type of products in the micro-warehouse, transmitting the message to a remote processor or server, and maintaining an inventory in the remote processor based on the message. The system is designed to be accessed by authorized individuals possessing some type of code or identifying mechanism. The micro-warehouses may be cabinets, refrigerators, secured rooms, or similar storage units or areas.

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Patent Owner(s)

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PROMEGA CORPORATIONMADISON, WI174

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dearing, Michael P Spring Green, US 10 205
Krueger, Julia E Deerfield, US 20 331
Linton, John Madison, US 41 854
Linton, William A Madison, US 15 271

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Vensafe ASA (1)
5,902,984 Merchandise dispensing by exchange of subsequently validated card symbols for article 27 1997
 
NORTH SOUTH HOLDINGS INC. (1)
6,987,392 Electromagnetic protection test and surveillance system 22 2004
 
RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,011,243 Holding cabinet and method and apparatus for controlling a holding cabinet 49 1997
 
Single Chip Holdings, Inc. (1)
5,583,819 Apparatus and method of use of radiofrequency identification tags 163 1995
 
KEY-TRAK, INC. (1)
2002/0145,520 Object tracking system with non-contact object detection and identification 61 2002
 
Single Chip Systems Corporation (3)
5,963,144 Cloaking circuit for use in a radiofrequency identification and method of cloaking RFID tags to increase interrogation reliability 102 1997
6,147,655 Flat loop antenna in a single plane for use in radio frequency identification tags 104 1998
6,265,976 Method and apparatus for providing receiver dual channel coupling in a reader for RFID tags 45 2000
 
MCKESSON AUTOMATION INC. (1)
5,564,803 Portable nursing center 121 1994
 
CHECKPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
6,025,780 RFID tags which are virtually activated and/or deactivated and apparatus and methods of using same in an electronic security system 328 1997
6,693,539 Inventory system using articles with RFID tags 151 2000
 
ANDREWS, GEORGE F. (1)
5,099,226 Intelligent security system 153 1991
 
R.A. PHILLIPS INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
2004/0069,850 Truck cargo management rfid tags and interrogators 67 2003
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (2)
5,886,634 Item removal system and method 220 1997
6,009,274 Method and apparatus for automatically updating software components on end systems over a network 646 1997
 
Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG (1)
6,639,514 Method for selecting and writing into RFID-transponders 26 2002
 
INFOLINK SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,528,232 Method and apparatus for locating items 154 1994
5,686,902 Communication system for communicating with tags 398 1996
 
Leighton Technologies LLC (1)
6,036,099 Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card and product resulting therefrom 242 1997
 
MOBILE LOGISTICS, LLC (1)
5,999,091 Trailer communications system 136 1997
 
InstyMeds Corporation (1)
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Rowse Hydraulic Rakes Co., Inc. (1)
6,892,520 Foldable hay rake 19 2003
 
BRIDGEPOINT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,223,984 Distinct smart card reader having wiegand, magnetic strip and bar code types emulation output 185 1997
 
DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L. (4)
5,621,199 RFID reader 102 1995
6,069,564 Multi-directional RFID antenna 144 1998
6,445,297 Modular RFID antenna system 102 2001
6,563,425 RFID passive repeater system and apparatus 112 2001
 
DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD. (1)
6,892,545 Automatic refrigerator system, refrigerator, automatic cooking system, and microwave oven 29 2001
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (4)
5,446,447 RF tagging system including RF tags with variable frequency resonant circuits 299 1994
6,040,773 Radio frequency identification tag arranged for magnetically storing tag state information 106 1998
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6,392,544 Method and apparatus for selectively activating radio frequency identification tags that are in close proximity 129 2000
 
STANDARD REGISTER, INC. (1)
6,836,215 Printable identification band with top strip for RFID chip attachment 114 2002
 
Biovend Limited (1)
6,393,339 Computerized stock control system 60 1999
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
6,462,661 RF ID tag attachment to a disc drive 20 2001
 
AVID IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,214,409 Multi-memory electronic identification tag 217 1991
 
KEY CONTROL HOLDING, INC. (9)
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6,427,913 Object control and tracking system with zonal transition detection 140 1999
6,392,543 Mobile object tracking system 45 2001
6,407,665 Object tracking system with non-contact object detection and identification 94 2001
6,424,260 Mobile object tracking system 101 2001
6,707,381 Object tracking method and system with object identification and verification 171 2002
7,250,865 Object tracking system with non-contact object detection and identification 40 2005
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
5,974,454 Method and system for installing and updating program module components 318 1997
 
BREWER, ANDREW E. (1)
5,431,299 Medication dispensing and storing system with dispensing modules 183 1994
 
MCNUTT, ANNE E.M. (1)
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ADDISON TECHNOLOGIES, A TEXAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
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DINER-MITE CORPORATION (1)
5,573,082 Manual food service system 31 1995
 
PSC SCANNING, INC. (2)
5,703,347 Multiple-interface selection system for computer peripherals 70 1996
6,517,000 Dual ended cable for connecting electronic article surveillance antenna with RFID equipment 84 1999
 
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7,268,742 Antenna arrangement 16 2006
2006/0244,599 Identification apparatus 16 2006
2006/0289,650 Networked monitoring system 23 2006
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WSU Research Foundation (1)
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AUTOMATIC MINIBAR SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
5,930,766 Computerized system for maintaining bar articles stored on shelves 37 1996
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
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ESSELTE CORPORATION (1)
5,287,414 Coded file locator system 121 1991
 
AMTECH SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
5,030,807 System for reading and writing data from and into remote tags 262 1990
 
FASTCORP, LLC (3)
5,240,139 Package vending machine 73 1992
2002/0038,167 Method and apparatus for vending goods 31 2001
7,389,916 Method and apparatus for controlling rented or leased or loaned equipment 38 2005
 
DRESSER, INC. (1)
5,906,228 Gasoline dispensing system and method with radio frequency customer identification antenna 38 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (1)
2002/0005,774 RFID Tag For Authentication And Identification 113 2001
 
DEERE & COMPANY (1)
6,687,609 Mobile-trailer tracking system and method 99 2002
 
E-Tag Systems, Inc. (2)
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6,127,928 Method and apparatus for locating and tracking documents and other objects 273 1999
 
BHL PATENT HOLDINGS LLC (1)
2002/0143,320 Tracking medical products with integrated circuits 24 2002
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (1)
6,761,637 Method of game play using RFID tracking device 172 2001
 
Allen-Bradley Company, LLC (1)
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5,809,230 System and method for controlling access to personal computer system resources 137 1996
 
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6,532,399 Dispensing method using indirect coupling 69 2001
 
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VTQ IP HOLDING CORPORATION (1)
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M & E MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. (1)
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PAR GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION (3)
5,774,876 Managing assets with active electronic tags 526 1996
5,892,441 Sensing with active electronic tags 349 1996
5,959,568 Measuring distance 351 1996
 
FLAT CONNECTIONS, INC. (1)
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SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CORPORATION (1)
6,839,604 Compliance tracking method 47 2002
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (1)
2006/0006,999 Monitoring people, objects, and information using radio frequency identification 67 2005
 
DUMBA, CONSTANTIN (1)
4,961,533 Inventory control system 171 1989
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