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Identification coding schemes for modulated reflectance systems

United States Patent

August 22, 2006
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An identifying coding apparatus employing modulated reflectance technology involving a base station emitting a RF signal, with a tag, located remotely from the base station, and containing at least one antenna and predetermined other passive circuit components, receiving the RF signal and reflecting back to the base station a modulated signal indicative of characteristics related to the tag.
Coates; Don M. (Santa Fe, NM), Briles; Scott D. (Los Alamos, NM), Neagley; Daniel L. (Albuquerque, NM), Platts; David (Santa Fe, NM), Clark; David D. (Santa Fe, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 723,073
November 25, 2003
The present invention generally relates to electronic identification apparatus, and, more specifically, to identification coding in modulated reflectance systems. This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.