Patent Number: 7,042,336

Title: Methods for field programming radio frequency identification devices that control remote control devices

Abstract: A remote control device that is combined with a modified RFID circuit that allows an individual to enter information into different types of equipment. When an individual touches graphite contacts on the modified RFID circuit with his/her finger, the circuit will activate a RFID reader causing an action on another device.

Inventors: Pierce; Jeffrey D. (Sandy Hook, CT), Romansky; Brian M. (Monroe, CT), Foth; Thomas J. (Trumbull, CT), Chhatpar; Anand V. (Madison, WI)

Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 5/22 (20060101); G06K 7/10 (20060101); G08B 13/14 (20060101); H03M 11/00 (20060101); H04Q 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018