Resources Contact Us Home
Apparatus for electronically determining whether a tax for a product has been paid

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #7364089.

An apparatus for electronically determining whether a tax or duty has been paid for the contents of that container. A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag is placed on the container which includes information indicative of whether the tax has been paid. The RFID tag includes a substrate, a radio frequency transceiver circuit mounted upon the substrate and connected to an antenna having a fixed length that is also mounted upon the substrate, and, preferably, a protrusion affixed to or a slot in the substrate. Preferably, the RFID tag is placed within the container's cap, such that, when mounted on the container, the cap mates with a ratchet wheel connected to the container that engages the protrusion or slot such that removing the cap from the container will cause the substrate to fracture and thereby cause the RFID tag to become permanently disabled.

  Recently Added Patents
Method and system for triggering message waiting indicator delivery
Calibration of quadrature imbalances using wideband signals
Method and system for remapping processing elements in a pipeline of a graphics processing unit
Vehicle battery with cell balancing current paths and method of charging the same
Owner-brokered knowledge sharing machine
Positive electrode active material for nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery
Methods and systems for automated backups and recovery on multi-os platforms using controller-based snapshots
  Randomly Featured Patents
Semiconductor device having bar type active pattern
System and method for precision compensation for the nonlinear offset and sensitivity variation of a sensor with temperature
Process for preparing polyester shaped articles
Cardiac ablation devices and methods
Delay insensitive base station-to-handset interface for radio telephone systems
System and method for the electronic storage and transmission of financial transactions
Track-laying device
Managed resource simulator for storage area networks
Bypass/flushing valve for closed hydraulic circuit
Platinum complexes as antitumor agents