05960085 is referenced by 250 patents and cites 23 patents.

A system utilizing a personal identification badge to collect data and to provide access to a computer terminal. The personal identification badge includes circuitry and transceiver components for transmitting identification information and exchanging other digital information with a computer terminal and other compatible devices. The personal identification badge establishes a wireless communication link with a computer terminal to allow a user to logon to the terminal. When a user leaves the computer terminal, the communication link is terminated, causing the computer terminal to lock the keyboard, blank the monitor, and/or logoff the user if the communication link is not restored within a sufficient time period. The personal identification badge includes means for encrypting and signing digital information. Adapted for use within a hospital, the system provides further means for establishing an affiliation between a personal identification badge and a patient, for collecting digital information from electronic devices that record or gather data regarding the status of a patient, for digitizing and recording dictation spoken into the personal identification badge, and for modifying the digital information so collected to conform to standards, such as those of a Java applet or the hypertext markup language, for interactive display on a universal display browser.

Security badge for automated access control and secure data gathering
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
April 14, 1997
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Carlos de la Huerga
9190 N. Upper River Rd., River Hills, 53217
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L
H04L 9/30
H04L 9/00
H04L 9/32
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