November 20, 2019

Infratab issued patent on radio sensor temp control technology

Infratab, a leader in condition-intelligent radio frequency (RF) sensor solutions, has announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent Office of its RF sensor patent, US 10,467,444 “Apparatus and Method for Monitoring, Communicating Data Associated with a Product/Item.”

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Dated Nov. 5, 2019, this issued patent brings Infratab’s RF-sensor patent portfolio to a total of 48 issued and active patents, one expired patent and five pending patents spanning 27 countries.

The innovations in US Patent 10,467,44 and Infratab’s RF sensor patent portfolio provide systems and methods for radio frequency temperature and other environmental sensing and condition monitoring. The patent portfolio covers two categories of features: basic sensing and condition intelligence.

The condition-intelligence features add shelf life and condition metrics to basic sensing.

The Infratab patented system comprises digital sensors, edge computing and cloud services. The system’s digital sensor architecture, consisting of one or more RF transponders, sensors, an optional control processor or microcontroller and communication interface to and from RF reader, RF transponder and sensor, is widely used in the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The newly issued patent adds audiovisual associations and private-public access of sensor data to the patent portfolio,” said Stanton Kaye, president, Infratab. “We at Infratab marvel at how comprehensive our early vision was. Features we patented and implemented years ago are finally gaining public acceptance and triggering ‘Of course!’ comments for features that took years for acceptance.”

Added Therese Myers, Infratab CEO, “In the perishable cold chain, the digital sensor’s multiple RAIN and NFC RF support, coupled with its audiovisual association of pictures and sensor data, enables high-volume reading of RF sensor tags at receiving dock doors and low volume, personal QA inspections using phones.”

For more information on Infratab, visit the company’s website.