06289237 is referenced by 224 patents and cites 23 patents.

Apparatus for remote interaction with an object of interest includes a remote station for obtaining information from the object of interest, a base station for transmitting energy in space to and communicating with the remote station and the remote station having a conversion device for energizing the remote station responsive to receipt of the transmitted energy. The energy may be of any suitable type including RF power, light, acoustic, magnetic energy or other form of space transmitted or “radiant” energy. The remote station does not have to contain a source of stored energy or a wired connection to a source of energy. The remote station receives the energy transmission and data transmission from the base station and transmits data to the base station. Microprocessor controllers may be provided for the base station and the remote station. The remote station may receive information from sensors and through one or more transponders sequentially communicate information to the base station. An associated method is provided.

Title
Apparatus for energizing a remote station and related method
Application Number
9/218322
Publication Number
6289237 (B1)
Application Date
December 22, 1998
Publication Date
September 11, 2001
Inventor
Ronald G Hoelzeman
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Kevin W Wells
Harmony
PA, US
Marlin H Mickle
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Agent
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
US
Agent
Arnold B Silverman
US
Assignee
University of Pittsburgh of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
PA, US
IPC
A61B 5/402
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