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RECONFIGURATION OF A RADIO FREQUENCY READER

United States Patent Application

20110199191
A1
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A radio frequency (RF) reader, comprising a memory; and a processor in communication with the memory, the memory including computer code executable with the processor. The computer code is configured to: determine a first communication characteristic for a first device coupled with the RF reader, the first device being operable to communicate with the RF tag using the first communication characteristic; determine a first reader configuration that is operable to communicate using the first communication characteristic; determine a second communication characteristic for a second device coupled with the RF reader, the second device being operable to communicate with the RF tag using the second communication characteristic; determine a second reader configuration that is operable to communicate using the second communication characteristic; and switch a RF reader configuration between the first reader configuration and the second reader configuration, such that the RF reader is operable to communicate with the first device and the second device.
Buckner, Mark Alan (Oak Ridge, TN)
12/ 705,119
February 12, 2010
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.