Patents Represented by Law Firm Patterson, Belknap, Web & Tyler LLP
  • Patent number: 5910776
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying, locating, and monitoring equipment or other objects is described wherein a radio frequency identification transponder (RFID) is housed on, around, or within a connector, such as an electrical plug used for powering electrical or electronic equipment. The transponder can then be automatically read by a RFID reader housed at a connector receptacle, such as within an electrical outlet, whenever the connector is attached same. The present invention allows an equipment tracking system to automatically identify, locate, and/or monitor equipment or other objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1999
    Assignee: ID Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Black