06615074 is referenced by 410 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 conversion means 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. In other embodiments which are suited for use in miniaturized electronic chip systems, power enhancement and increased effective antenna size are provided. An electronic article containing a microchip having at least one antenna structured to communicate with an antenna remotely disposed with respect to the microchip formed therein and an associated method are provided.

Title
Apparatus for energizing a remote station and related method
Application Number
9/951032
Publication Number
6615074 (B2)
Application Date
September 10, 2001
Publication Date
September 2, 2003
Inventor
Chad Emahizer
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Carl Taylor
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Minhong Mi
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Lorenz Neureuter
Lancaster
PA, US
Leonid Mats
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Dimitry Gorodetsky
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Marlin 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 5/0402
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