Precise RFID and Secure Wireless Network Innovations for Sale by ICAP Patent Brokerage

Jul 08, 2013, 06:00 ET from ICAP Patent Brokerage

CHICAGO, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale an IP package of RFID and wireless network advancements from Seknion, Inc. This IP package will be included in the upcoming sealed bid event taking place on September 26, 2013. Bids for this lot will be accepted starting September 24 through September 26.     


"This portfolio provides a number of unique advantages, particularly better security and accuracy, in the established RFID and wireless industries. Therefore, the IP is highly relevant to firms engaged in the production of RFID equipment, wireless networking equipment, or mobile phones," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

Key Characteristics & Benefits
This patent portfolio broadly covers secure wireless communications and object tracking across RFID and wireless networks, including enhancements for secure, efficient, and accurate communication, along with better location-based services.

Wireless networks are ubiquitous in the modern age and data security is of paramount importance when using such networks. The portfolio for sale improves upon typical security measures such as authentication and encryption by offering a physical layer of security for wireless networks. When the technology is implemented, unauthorized users can be prevented from eavesdropping by ensuring that the wireless transmission is intelligible only to receivers in a specific, defined direction. Physical security is achieved through the use of "self-jamming" wireless signals that become incoherent outside a narrow range of directions. This physical layer of protection is embodied directly within the wireless transmission method, and is independent of the content of the data packet, which can itself be encrypted for further security.

Additionally, RFID technology is now prevalent in inventory management and logistics as it allows firms to automatically identify and track individual items. The IP package includes precise RFID technology that utilizes scramble signals to broadcast instructions that only certain RFID tags will respond to with intelligible data, thus creating clearly defined interrogation zones. This function provides enhanced precision over current RFID methods.  

Location-based services are increasingly being offered at the consumer level, and the portfolio includes several object and mobile-phone tracking improvements. One embodiment provides enhanced logistics features through a two-antenna RFID reader array that creates one-sided interrogation zones and allows efficient tracking of the direction of movement of tagged items. Another embodiment describes a simple two-antenna RFID reader embedded in a mobile phone to achieve centimeter-level location services. This service can be used to located specific tagged items on a shelf or to determine the exact location of the phone when the location of stationary tags are known.

See the technical description for this IP sales offering of RFID and wireless network innovations.

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