Patents by Inventor Joe Mullis

Joe Mullis 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).

  • Publication number: 20120280044
    Abstract: Various embodiments of RFID switch devices are disclosed herein. Such RFID switch devices advantageously enable manual activation/deactivation of the RF module. The RFID switch device may include a RF module with an integrated circuit adapted to ohmically connect to a substantially coplanar conductive trace pattern, as well as booster antenna for extending the operational range of the RFID device. The operational range of the RFID switch device may be extended when a region of the booster antenna overlaps a region of the conductive trace pattern on the RF module via inductive or capacitive coupling. The RFID switch device may further include a visual indicator displaying a first color if the RFID switch device is in an active state and/or a second color if the RFID switch device is in an inactive state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Sheshi Nyalamadugu
  • Publication number: 20100090833
    Abstract: A Non-transferable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) assembly for attachment to an article comprises a RFID module; and a antenna module coupled with the RFID module, the antenna module comprising a conductive layer, a substrate, and an adhesive modification layer between the conductive layer and the substrate, the adhesive modification layer configured such that when the assembly is attached to the article and attempt to remove the assembly will cause the substrate to release and leave the conductive layer intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, Steve Gonzalez, Emily Olanoff
  • Publication number: 20090021379
    Abstract: In the embodiments described herein, a RFID enabled license plate is constructed by using the license plate, or a retro-reflective layer formed thereon as part of the resonator configured to transmit signals generated by and RFID chip integrated with the license plate. Such an RFID enabled license plate can include a metal license plate with a slot formed in the metal license plate, and a RFID tag module positioned in the slot. The RFID tag module can include a chip and a loop, and the loop can be coupled with the metal license plate, e.g., via inductive or conductive coupling. In this manner, the metal license plate can be configured to act as a resonator providing increased performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Zhu, Chih-chuan Yen, Jun Liu, Joe Mullis
  • Patent number: D603383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Neology Inc.
    Inventors: Sheshidher Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis, Rodolfo Monsalvo de la Sancha