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US20160342880 CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME  
A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial...
US20110272468 MEMORY CARD ADAPTER  
An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile...
US20110073663 MEMORY CARD COMPATIBLE FINANCIAL TRANSACTION CARD  
An electronic transaction card communicates with an add-on slot of an intelligent electronic device. The add-on slot may be a memory card slot. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile...
US20070034700 Electronic cards and methods for making same  
An electronic card includes a digital processor, an electrochemical battery and a communications port. The processor and battery are essentially coplanar, and are sandwiched between and enclosed...
US20140217175 Radio Frequency Identification Tagging  
A RFID tag or label comprises a RFID tag module (comprising an electronic identification circuit and a coupling means) and an antenna structure coupled to the coupling means. The RFID tag module...
US20110166999 SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION  
A smart card personalization system maintains a database containing card issuer data format templates, card applications, card operating system commands, and personalization equipment...
US20100001064 SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION IN A MULTISTATION ENVIRONMENT  
A smart card personalization system provides an interface to smart card personalization stations and to external computing or data resources which normally are not available directly to...
US20160342876 CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME  
A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial...
US20140191044 Dual Use RFID/EAS Device  
A radio frequency identification (RFID) device has multiple modes of operation. One of the modes of operation is an electronic article surveillance (EAS) mode, which is used to allow use of the...
US20130162404 Apparatus and Method for Providing Product Information  
A sensor system comprising a tag. The tag comprises at least one radio-frequency chip, a first antenna disposed in electrical communication with the chip and a non-conductive coating disposed upon...
US20120267435 SMART CARD PERSONALIZATION IN A MULTISTATION ENVIRONMENT  
A smart card personalization system provides an interface to smart card personalization stations and to external computing or data resources which normally are not available directly to...
US20110272482 CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MULTIFUNCTION MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND METHODS FOR USING SAME  
A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable of communicating information to a magnetic stripe reader. Information used in validating a financial...
US20110272478 DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD  
A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a...
US20110272471 DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD  
A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a...
US20100090805 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MANAGEMENT OF COMPETING CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION OF SUCH A DEVICE AND A HOST EQUIPMENT  
An electronic device provided with RFID or NFC type short range contactless communication element, and a method of managing such element. The electronic device includes in particular a processing...
US20090039158 MICROWAVE READABLE DIELECTRIC BARCODE  
Presented is a system and method for reading a microwave readable barcode formed from a pattern of dielectric material. The dielectric pattern creates a strong microwave contrast with the...
US20060187063 Selective metal removal process for metallized retro-reflective and holographic films and radio frequency devices made therewith  
A method for selectively removing metal from a metallized substrate (e.g., a metallized polymer film) and the formation of devices thereby are provided. The method involves selectively exposing...
US20170076193 PROGRAMMATIC CONTROL OF RFID TAGS  
Techniques that enable a device to advertise its mode of operation using an RFID tag attached to the device. Techniques are provided for programmatically controlling an RFID tag. An RFID tag...
US20130161380 Apparatus and Method for Providing Product Information  
A sensor system comprises a tag. The tag comprises at least one sensor, an analog to digital converter, a passive radio-frequency chip, and a first antenna. The sensor is adapted to provide an...
US20120031981 VISUAL IDENTIFICATION TAG DEACTIVATION  
A device for deactivating an RFID portion on an identification tag and indicating that the RFID portion is deactivated. The present invention addresses current privacy concerns regarding potential...
US20110278364 CARDS AND DEVICES WITH MAGNETIC EMULATORS AND MAGNETIC READER READ-HEAD DETECTORS  
A payment card (e.g., credit and/or debit card) is provided with a magnetic emulator operable to act as a magnetic stripe read-head detector and a data transmitter. A multiple layer flexible PCB...
US20110272481 CREDIT, SECURITY, DEBIT CARDS AND THE LIKE WITH BUTTONS  
A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information in order to...
US20110272480 CARDS WITH SERIAL MAGNETIC EMULATORS  
A card is provided, such as a credit card or security card, that may transmit information to a magnetic stripe reader via a magnetic emulator. The emulator may transmit the information serially in...
US20100231362 Multi-Mode Tags and Methods of Making and Using the Same  
Multi-mode (e.g., EAS and RFID) tags and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The tag generally includes an antenna, an electronic article surveillance (EAS) function block coupled...
US20100096455 EDGE MOUNTED RFID TAG  
An RFID system including an RFID tag configured for installation into the edge of an object is provided. The RFID tag is configured to be installed into a tag pocket formed in the object, such...
US20080302869 DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD  
A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a...
US20070108280 MEMORY CARD AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT INCORPORATING THE SAME  
Embodiments of the invention provide a memory card with RFID function, which includes a memory unit and a memory card interface for exchanging data stored in the memory unit with external...
US20070040030 Contactless proximity communications apparatus and method  
Techniques for reducing or eliminating the likelihood of fraud in a contactless proximity communications apparatus are provided. The apparatus can include a body portion with a body, a...
US20060086809 Method, system, and apparatus for a radio frequency identification (RFID) waveguide for reading items in a stack  
A method, system, and apparatus for reading RFID tags in a stack of objects is described. For example, a pallet may hold a stack of objects, with one or more of the objects coupled to a RFID tag....
US20160157957 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ACCOUNT FOR TRANSPONDER TAGGED OBJECTS USED DURING MEDICAL PROCEDURES  
Medical procedure related objects (e.g., instruments, supplies) tagged with transponders may be accounted for in a medical procedure environment via a medical object accounting system using a...
US20160098627 SWITCHING BETWEEN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ANTENNAS  
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for switching between internal and external antennas. In some implementations, a system includes an antenna, a connector, and a housing....
US20150248604 RFID INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND TAGS WITH ANTENNA CONTACTS ON MULTIPLE SURFACES  
Embodiments are directed to a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) integrated circuit (IC) having a first circuit block electrically coupled to first and second antenna contacts. The first...
US20130293354 DISCONTINUOUS LOOP ANTENNAS SUITABLE FOR RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAGS, AND RELATED COMPONENTS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Discontinuous loop antennas and related components, radio-frequency identification (RFID), tags, systems, and methods are disclosed. A discontinuous loop antenna is an antenna loop structure that...
US20110272472 ADVANCED DYNAMIC CREDIT CARDS  
A credit card is provided that may include a credit card number, where at least a portion of the credit card number changes periodically. A magnetic emulator and/or magnetic stripe encoder may be...
US20100156614 BEVERAGE CONTAINER AUTHENTICITY AND PROVENANCE DEVICES AND METHODS  
An RFID label and optional secondary security label ensures the authenticity of a beverage contained in a beverage container. The RFID label cannot be removed without destroying the RFID label or...
US20080302876 DYNAMIC CREDIT CARD WITH MAGNETIC STRIPE AND EMBEDDED ENCODER AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME TO PROVIDE A COPY-PROOF CREDIT CARD  
A dynamic credit card is provided in which a secure credit card number (e.g., a secret/hidden credit card number) is encoded based on a timing signal (e.g., an internal counter) to provide a...
US20080191033 Memory Cards Having Two Standard Sets Of Contacts  
Enclosed re-programmable non-volatile memory cards include at least two sets of electrical contacts to which the internal memory is connected. The two sets of contacts have different patterns,...
US20080093467 Folding electronic transaction card  
A sleeve provides communications between an electronic transaction card and an intelligent electronic device. The intelligent electronic device may be a mobile phone or other device with or...
US20080006704 Smart card including a plurality of different interfaces  
A smart card includes contact pins and an IC chip electrically connected to the contact pins and having first interface units different from each other. The contact pins are selectively connected...
US20070108300 Removable memory cards including USB and other controllers, connectors, and methods of operating same  
A removable memory card can include a plurality of connector contacts including a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller module power contact and a separate controller module power contact...
US20070108298 Smart Card Body, Smart Card and Manufacturing Process for the Same  
The present invention relates to a smart card body, a smart card, and a manufacturing process for the same, and in particular to smart cards used for subscriber identity modules (SIM) cards. To...
US20060118639 Punchout contactless transaction card  
A transaction card assembly that includes a transaction card having a contactless integrated circuit that communicates with a card reader, and a sheet surrounding a transaction card and...
US20150324683 Smart Card Module  
A smart card module has an elongated circuit substrate; a card-reader contact element on one side of the substrate for connection to a smart card reader; an integrated circuit connection element...
US20150206045 USER WEARABLE WIRELESS ENABLED ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
User-wearable electronic apparatus configured to enable wireless communications. In one embodiment, the apparatus takes the form of a wrist-worn apparatus (such as wristwatch) which includes a...
US20150178615 OFFSETTING SHIELDING AND ENHANCING COUPLING IN METALLIZED SMART CARDS  
A dual-interface smart card having a booster antenna with coupler coil in its card body, and a metallized face plate having a window opening for the antenna module. Performance may be improved by...
US20140191042 Electromagnetic Enhancement and Decoupling  
Apparatus and methods for providing a substantially surface independent tagging system are disclosed. A resonant dielectric cavity is defined between upper and lower conducting layers, and closed...
US20130126620 MODULAR CHEMISTRY ANALYZER  
Disclosed in one general aspect is a modular chemistry analysis test unit for a chemistry analyzer that includes one or more vessels for one or more reagents. A machine-readable test specification...
US20130092741 WIRELESS SMART CARD AND INTEGRATED PERSONAL AREA NETWORK, NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION AND CONTACTLESS PAYMENT SYSTEM  
A wireless smart card having a personal area network transceiver, such as a Bluetooth transceiver, to couple the wireless smart card with a mobile communication device, and a near field...
US20130075480 SHEET FOR CARD, AND CARD  
The invention is to provide a sheet for cards which is excellent in terms of all of heat resistance, weatherability, rigidity, punchability, and embossability and which employs a plant-derived...
US20120312882 COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM PRODUCT LABEL APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A user-computer-readable medium provides all or part of a product labeling system for engaging purchasers. Executables, data, or both are recorded in the medium embodied in a tag or other product...