07458517 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 50 patents.

The device includes a fiber optic cable, a transponder, a panel, an antenna, and a transceiver. The transponder is attached to a fiber optic connector of the fiber optic cable. The antenna is positioned adjacent to the panel. The transceiver is electrically connected to the antenna, the transceiver is able to activate the transponder thus enabling the transceiver to read the information deposited with the transponder. Information deposited with the transponder can include information related to the length of the fiber optic cable, information related to the industrial standard to which the fiber optic connector conforms, information related to the predetermined optical fiber grade of the optical fiber of the fiber optic cable, information related to the specific purchase date of the fiber optic cable, or information related to the warranty of the fiber optic cable.

Title
Radio frequency identification of a connector by a patch panel or other similar structure
Application Number
11/78532
Publication Number
7458517 (B2)
Application Date
March 13, 2005
Publication Date
December 2, 2008
Inventor
Maurice Fitzgibbon
Glen Cove
NY, US
Richard C E Durrant
Suffolk
GB
Agent
Karl D Kovach
Assignee
Stratos International
IL, US
IPC
G06K 19/06
G08B 13/14
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