Patents by Inventor Bruce Roesner

Bruce Roesner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10679108
    Abstract: A transponder with a disrupting signal source to shut down the transponder. The transponder may use an RFID chip. The disrupting signal source can be an electrical signal source electrically coupled to the RFID chip, for example capacitively coupled. The disruptive signal source can also be a radiation source, for example an infrared source. The disrupting signal source can be connected to a receiver to allow the transponder to be shut down remotely. Multiple transponders as described can be combined to form a multi-transponder device in which transponders can be shut down selectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Roesner, Brian Heath
  • Publication number: 20180365546
    Abstract: An RFID tag and a method of its use are disclosed. One such RFID tag includes first, second, and third RFID inlays included on a tag housing, the first, second, and third RFID inlays each corresponding to a different rate identifier. The tag also includes a panel engaged with the housing and movable among first, second and third positions. The panel includes RFID shorting structures each positioned to electrically contact one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays such that, in any of the first, second, and third positions, only one of the first, second, and third RFID inlays remains active.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20180060714
    Abstract: A transponder with a disrupting signal source to shut down the transponder. The transponder may use an RFID chip. The disrupting signal source can be an electrical signal source electrically coupled to the RFID chip, for example capacitively coupled. The disruptive signal source can also be a radiation source, for example an infrared source. The disrupting signal source can be connected to a receiver to allow the transponder to be shut down remotely. Multiple transponders as described can be combined to form a multi-transponder device in which transponders can be shut down selectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce Roesner, Brian Heath
  • Patent number: 9842233
    Abstract: A switchable radio-frequency identification tag device. The device includes a first RFID module positioned on a first plane, at least one un-tuned antenna section positioned on a second plane, a shorting bar positioned on the second plane; and a sliding mechanism configured to move between a first position and a second position. The first plane is positioned parallel to the second plane. The first RFID module is coupled to the at least one un-tuned antenna section to form a tuned RFID tag in the first position. The first RFID module is coupled to the shorting bar in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: STAR Systems International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20170098106
    Abstract: A switchable radio-frequency identification tag device. The device includes a first RFID module positioned on a first plane, at least one un-tuned antenna section positioned on a second plane, a shorting bar positioned on the second plane; and a sliding mechanism configured to move between a first position and a second position. The first plane is positioned parallel to the second plane. The first RFID module is coupled to the at least one un-tuned antenna section to form a tuned RFID tag in the first position. The first RFID module is coupled to the shorting bar in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: BRUCE ROESNER
  • Publication number: 20070101809
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to fluid level detection. In general, in some implementations, a fluid level detector includes a radio frequency transmitter, and a plurality of radio frequency detectors arranged to receive radio frequency signals from the radio frequency transmitter when above a fluid level. The radio frequency transmitter and one or more multiple transmitting antennas can be configured to transmit ultra high frequency (UHF) RF signals. The radio frequency detectors can be radio frequency antennas, and the fluid level detector can include circuitry configured to receive signals from the radio frequency antennas. For example, the circuitry can include a decode array (e.g., a two dimensional diode array) coupled with the antennas, and a decoder (e.g., digital logic) coupled with the decode array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20060289641
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to provide radio frequency identification tags including a non-responsive state, which is independent of supplied power, initiated in conjunction with a tag communications reset. In general, in one implementation, a passive radio frequency identification tag includes an antenna, a radio frequency interface coupled with the antenna, and control logic that initiates a deep sleep state in response an event, the deep sleep state including a non-responsive state that is independent of supplied power, and the control logic providing a following state entered upon conclusion of the non-responsive state, where communications initiate from the following state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: ID Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Patent number: 6982190
    Abstract: A design and method for attaching an RFID chip to a conductive pattern is disclosed. According to the invention, multiple die are aligned with respective multiple conductive modules for structural and electrical attachment. As disclosed, the multiple die can be attached near simultaneously and without the need for intermediate handling. Therefore, substantial cost benefits are realized. Also disclosed is a method of making electrical connections employing the use of a laser. A photosensitive adhesive material is used to structurally secure the attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: ID Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20050185460
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to RFID tags including current source control in RFID memory. According to an aspect, a radio frequency identification tag includes an antenna, a radio frequency interface coupled with the antenna, and a non-volatile memory including multiple memory cells, at least one of the memory cells including a floating gate, a control gate, and a dielectric there between. The non-volatile memory includes a controlled current source operable to modify the at least one memory cell. Additionally, the non-volatile memory can include a voltage supply line regulator that limits voltage supply based on a sensed operational current that results from the controlled current source in the non-volatile memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventors: Bruce Roesner, Peter Nanawa
  • Publication number: 20050068179
    Abstract: An RFID sensor system and method is disclosed. An RFID sensor system includes a conducting path having first and second conductors, and one or more RFID sensing transceivers spatially-distributed along the conducting path and capactively-coupled to the first and second conductors. The system further includes a controller that provides an AC signal on the conducting path, and receives signals from the one or more RFID sensing transceivers. The conducting path and RFID sensing transceivers can formed in a flexible substrate and mated together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: March 31, 2005
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20050057341
    Abstract: Systems and techniques to provide radio frequency identification tags including a non-responsive state, which is independent of supplied power, initiated in conjunction with a tag communications reset. In general, in one implementation, a passive radio frequency identification tag includes an antenna, a radio frequency interface coupled with the antenna, and control logic that initiates a deep sleep state in response an event, the deep sleep state including a non-responsive state that is independent of supplied power, and the control logic providing a following state entered upon conclusion of the non-responsive state, where communications initiate from the following state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Publication number: 20040192011
    Abstract: A design and method for attaching an RFID chip to a conductive pattern is disclosed. According to the invention, multiple die are aligned with respective multiple conductive modules for structural and electrical attachment. As disclosed, the multiple die can be attached near simultaneously and without the need for intermediate handling. Therefore, substantial cost benefits are realized. Also disclosed is a method of making electrical connections employing the use of a laser. A photosensitive adhesive material is used to structurally secure the attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Patent number: 4783238
    Abstract: A process for fabricating semiconductor integrated circuits which include active regions having well defined mesa structures which maintain their size during processing. Mesa structures are formed in the top portion of a semiconductor substrate, and an insulating layer is formed on the top portion of the semiconductor. Active regions are defined in the semiconductor substrate which include the mesa regions where active devices are to be formed, the remaining regions of the semiconductor substrate being non-active regions. Photoresist is selectively applied on the insulating layer over the non-active regions to maintain exposed insulating layer portions over the mesa structures. The photoresist and the exposed insulating layer portions are etched to thin or remove the exposed insulating layer portions while maintaining the thickness of the covered insulating portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1988
    Assignee: Hughes Aircraft Company
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner
  • Patent number: 4358891
    Abstract: A metal silicon field effect transistor and the method of producing such a transistor whereby all of the elements of the transistor are defined by a single masking step. These elements include the channel of the first effect transistor as well as the source and drain regions therefor and also the gate which completes the transistor. The transistor is formed by depositing a doped polysilicon layer on the surface of the semiconductor substrate, depositing an oxide layer thereover and opening a via in the insulating layer and the doped polysilicon layer to expose the silicon substrate. The channel is formed by ion implant through the via thus opened. The doped polysilicon layer serves as a diffusant source for the formation of the source and drain regions of the transistor which regions are defined by the via. The via then serves to define the area where the gate is to be formed in contact with the substrate region containing the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1982
    Assignee: Burroughs Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Roesner