05861809 is referenced by 139 patents and cites 11 patents.

A resonant tag used with an electronic article surveillance system for detecting the presence of the tag within a surveilled area utilizing electromagnetic energy at a frequency within a predetermined detection frequency range includes a resonant circuit capable of resonating at a frequency within the predetermined detection frequency range. The resonant circuit includes an inductor formed at least in part on a surface of a dielectric substrate of the tag. The inductor is formed with a discontinuity or gap, causing an electrical open circuit. The open circuit is closed with a fuse secured proximate to the gap and wirebonded to the portions of the inductor proximate to the gap. The fuse is melted by a current greater than a predetermined level flowing therethrough. Such a high current may be induced in the inductor by an external electromagnetic field. Melting of the fuse causes an open circuit condition, which alters the frequency at which the tag resonates.

Title
Deactivateable resonant circuit
Application Number
8/934979
Publication Number
5861809
Application Date
September 22, 1997
Publication Date
January 19, 1999
Inventor
Gary Thomas Mazoki
Sewell
NJ, US
Lawrence Appalucci
Villanova
PA, US
Eric Alan Eckstein
Merion Station
PA, US
Agent
Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel P C
Assignee
Checkpoint Systems
NJ, US
IPC
H05K 3/32
G08B 13/187
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