Patents by Inventor Sean Loving

Sean Loving 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: 20070207792
    Abstract: A framework structure for controlling an RFID device including a platform comprising an RFID radio. The structure comprises a layered framework including a first layer, with at least one functional module comprising a device driver, communicatively coupled with the platform; and a second layer, with at least one functional module comprising an API, communicatively coupled with the first layer and with an application for controlling the RFID device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventor: Sean Loving
  • Publication number: 20070182558
    Abstract: A phase shifting diode detector system for an RFID reader. Quarter-wave delay circuitry is coupled between a forward transmitted signal of the RFID reader applied at a first end of the delay circuitry, and a reflected signal returning from an RFID tag applied at a second end of the delay circuitry. The system includes a pair of diode detector bridges, each comprising a series-coupled diode pair configured such that diode polarities in each bridge are reversed relative to the output thereof, to produce opposite rectified signal output polarities. An input to each of the bridges is capacitively coupled, from the junction between each said diode pair, to a respective opposite end of the delay circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Sean Loving, Sayan Chakraborty, Tim Enwall, Christopher Chan, Lee Snook, Rohit Majhi
  • Publication number: 20070046431
    Abstract: A system and method generate an extended memory RFID tag by reading data from a memory of a plurality of RFID tags, each including tag identification information stored thereon. The data is combined, in accordance with the tag identification information stored on at least one of the RFID tags, to generate the extended memory RFID tag. Sequencing indicia may be stored in memory in each of a plurality of RFID tags to allow the data to be combined, in accordance with the sequencing indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Sayan Chakraborty, Sean Loving
  • Publication number: 20060253415
    Abstract: A system and method for defining one or more operating characteristics of a communication device with data is disclosed. In one embodiment, the communication device includes an input port configured to receive a data file that includes information that defines at least one communication protocol for the communication device, and the communication device includes a data file interpreter configured to alter operation of a radio in the communication device in accordance with the at least one communication protocol. In variations, the communication device includes an RFID tag reader coupled to the radio portion, and the tag reader segment is configured to read tag-data received via the radio. In these variations, the data file interpreter is configured to alter operation of the RFID tag reader in accordance with information in the data file, which defines, at least in part, a syntax for RFID reader commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2006
    Publication date: November 9, 2006
    Inventors: Sayan Chakraborty, Sean Loving
  • Publication number: 20060238305
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a RFID tag reader based upon one or more aspects of an environment of the RFID tag reader are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tag reader is deployed into an environment that includes readable RFID tags capable of storing dynamic data, and a characteristic of the environment of the tag reader is identified. Based upon the identified characteristic, the configuration of the tag reader is adjusted. In variations, the tag reader is configurable based upon information received from RFID tags. In another embodiment, a configurable RFID tag reader includes a processing portion that sends a first signal to each of a plurality of RFID tags. The processing portion receives information from at least one of the plurality of RFID tags, and adjusts a configuration of the RFID tag reader based upon at least a portion of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Sean Loving, Christopher Chan, Rohit Majhi, Tim Enwall
  • Publication number: 20060238304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring an RFID tag reader based upon one or more aspects of an environment of the RFID tag reader are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tag reader is deployed into an environment that includes at least one readable RFID tags capable of storing dynamic data, and a characteristic of the environment of the tag reader is identified. Based upon the identified characteristic, the configuration of the tag reader is adjusted. In variations, the tag reader is configurable based upon information received from at least one RFID tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventor: Sean Loving
  • Publication number: 20060238302
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring an RFID tag reader based upon one or more aspects of an environment of the RFID tag reader are disclosed. In one embodiment, a tag reader is deployed into an environment that includes readable RFID tags capable of storing dynamic data, and a characteristic of the environment of the tag reader is identified. Based upon the identified characteristic, the configuration of the tag reader is adjusted. In variations, the tag reader is configurable based upon information received from RFID tags. A method for enhancing RFID tag reading performance for example includes sending a first signal to each of a plurality of RFID tags. Information is received from at least one of the plurality of tags, at an RFID tag reader, and a configuration of the tag reader is adjusted based upon at least a portion of the received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Sean Loving, Christopher Chan, Rohit Majhi, Tim Enwall
  • Publication number: 20060238306
    Abstract: An RFID reader for communicating with an RFID tag and with a remote RF transceiver. A single transceiver is employed for communicating with RFID tags and with a remote RF transceiver. A single antenna is coupled to the transceiver. In a first mode, the transceiver communicates with the RFID tags via the antenna, on a first frequency. In a second mode, the transceiver communicates with the remote RF transceiver via the same antenna, on the first frequency or a second frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventor: Sean Loving
  • Publication number: 20060238303
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for configuring an RFID tag reader based upon one or more aspects of an environment of the RFID tag reader. In one embodiment, a tag reader is deployed into an environment that includes readable RFID tags capable of storing dynamic data, and a characteristic of the environment of the tag reader is identified. Based upon the identified characteristic, the configuration of the tag reader is adjusted. In variations, the tag reader is configurable based upon information received from RFID tag. An adaptable RFID tag reader includes a processing portion configured to send a signal to an RFID tag, to receive information from the RFID tag, to identify a characteristic of an environment of the RFID tag reader, and to adjust a configuration of the RFID tag reader, based upon the characteristic of the environment of the RFID tag reader.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventor: Sean Loving
  • Patent number: 6580369
    Abstract: An electronic tag assembly (100) includes a substrate (102) having an antenna pattern (104, 106) disposed thereon, an integrated circuit die (108) having electrical interface terminals (204, 206) that directly contact or interface with the antenna pattern (104, 106), and electrically non-conductive adhesive (202) interposed between the substrate and the integrated circuit die (108) that secures both together, and that maintains the integrity of the electrical interface. Preferably, a clamping force is exerted on the integrated circuit die (108) to maintain contact between the electrical terminals (204, 206) and the antenna pattern (104, 106) while the non-conductive adhesive (202) is being introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel H. Eberhardt, Sean Loving