Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Anti-theft method for detecting the unauthorized opening of containers and baggage










Image Number 5 for United States Patent #RE42777.

A simple trip-wire or magnetic circuit associated with a shipping container provides continuity, which is detected electrically. Simply, if continuity is disabled by a forced entry of the container, electrical detection means, such as a radio-frequency-identification (RFID) tag, will alert the owner or monitoring station. The trip-wire concept would require the replacing of a broken trip wire (resulting from forced entry), while the magnetic circuit concept can be reused repetitively. In a second embodiment a magnetic circuit and the detection device (RFID tag) are embedded into the shipping article during manufacturing. The preferred detection device, an RFID tag, could also be a battery backed transceiver type on which a replaceable or rechargeable battery could be mounted on the inside of the shipping container during manufacturing. The RFID tag would communicate with an interrogator unit, which could be connected to a host computer. The interrogator and/or the host computer and/or other alarm devices would then monitor the shipping container's status (opened or closed).








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Launch cable case
Vehicle having power supply apparatus
Dynamic trunk distribution on egress
Verifiable service policy implementation for intermediate networking devices
Debris tray
Charged particle cancer therapy beam path control method and apparatus
Image playback device and method and electronic camera with image playback function
  Randomly Featured Patents
1,4-dihydropyridine derivatives, a process for their preparation and their use for influencing the blood flow
Method and system for cell equalization with isolated charging sources
Method and apparatus for measuring the quantities which characterize the optical properties of substances
Implant for attaching a substitute tooth or the like to a jaw
Methods, systems, and computer program product for parallelizing tasks in processing an electronic circuit design
Mixture of fungicidal agents
Thermal sensing system
Methods for enabling functionality in multi-modal data storage systems
Hydraulic dynamic pressure bearing motor
Carrier/package blank