06097301 is referenced by 150 patents and cites 7 patents.

A method of adjusting the 2-way communication range of an RFID system to assist a human operator to individually handle and interrogate a plurality of tagged objects, such as suitcases, that each include an RFID tag transceiver. An RFID interrogator transceiver is mounted on the human operator. The 2-way communication range between the interrogator transceiver and the tag transceivers is adjusted to only slightly exceed the closest distance between the interrogator and the tag while the operator is handling the tagged object. Preferably, the 2-way communication range is short enough that other tagged objects will remain outside the communication range and will not respond to messages from the interrogator. Another aspect of the invention is a method of verifying whether an object to be transported has reached its intended destination. In this aspect, an interrogator transceiver at a first destination interrogates an RFID tag transceiver on the object, and in response the tag transmits its intended destination.

Title
RF identification system with restricted range
Application Number
8/628125
Publication Number
6097301
Application Date
April 4, 1996
Publication Date
August 1, 2000
Inventor
John R Tuttle
Boise
ID, US
Agent
Robert J Stern
Assignee
Micron Communications
ID, US
IPC
H04Q 1/00
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