U.S. Patent Office Issues 48th RF Sensor Patent to Infratab, Inc.

"This product predicts, records, and reports used and remaining shelf-life"

Infratab, Inc. announced the issuance by the U.S. Patent Office of its RF sensor patent, US 10,467,444 “Apparatus and Method for Monitoring, Communicating Data Associated with a Product/Item.”  Dated November 5, 2019, this issued patent brings Infratab’s RF-sensor patent portfolio to a total of 48 issued and active patents, 1 expired patent and 5 pending patents spanning 27 countries.

The innovations in US Patent 10,467,44 and Infratab’s RF sensor patent portfolio provide systems and methods for radio frequency temperature and other environmental sensing and condition monitoring. The patent portfolio covers two categories of features: basic sensing and condition intelligence. The condition-intelligence features add shelf-life and condition metrics to basic sensing.

The Infratab patented system comprises digital sensors, edge computing and cloud services. The system’s digital sensor architecture, consisting of one or more RF transponders, sensors, an optional control processor or microcontroller and communication interface to and from RF reader, RF transponder and sensor, is widely used in the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The newly-issued patent adds audiovisual associations and private-public access of sensor data to the patent portfolio,” Stanton Kaye, Infratab, Inc. President says, “We at Infratab marvel at how comprehensive our early vision was. Features we patented and implemented years ago are finally gaining public acceptance and triggering ‘Of course!’ comments for features that took years for acceptance.”

Therese Myers, Infratab CEO, added: “In the perishable cold chain, the digital sensor’s multiple RAIN and NFC RF support, coupled with its audiovisual association of pictures and sensor data, enables high volume reading of RF sensor tags at receiving dock doors and low volume, personal QA inspections using phones.” 

Infratab Freshtime™ predicts, records, and reports how much shelf-life has been used and how much remains in real-time. It helps brand owners and their supply chain partners deliver products to market in the condition consistent with the brand owner’s quality standards. Because the tags can quantify freshness, freshness can be monitored at each step in the supply chain and handlers can take action to ensure the case or pallet of produce with the least shelf-life remaining is sold first. This reduces loss, shrink, and disappointed retail customers and consumers.

Freshtime doesn’t require that all supply chain partners purchase expensive hardware or pay outrageous fees to access the data: real-time shelf-life can be accessed via a simple app on authorized users’ smartphones, anytime, anywhere.

For more information: 
Hillary Femal
Email: hillary@freshwater-marketing.com

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