Patent Number: 7,088,249

Title: Housing structure for RFID tag, installation structure for RFID tag, and communication using such RFID tag

Abstract: A first object of the present invention resides in providing a novel installation structure for an RFID tag, which effectively protects the RFID tag from external stress or impact during the storage, transportation and usage, and allows communication with the external. A second object of the present invention resides in that providing a novel installation structure for an RFID tag, which enables communication with the external even if the RFID tag is installed on a conductive member such as a metal member, and the surface thereof is covered with a protective member typically made of a metal which has an excellent strength and durability. A third object of the present invention is to provide a communication method using an RFID tag as being surrounded by a conductive member typically made of a metal. Even if an RFID tag 1a is housed in a container A typically made of a conductive material such as a metal having a large mechanical strength, the RFID tag 1a can communicate with an external read/write terminal 9 as mediated by leakage magnetic flux if only a flux leakage path 12 composed for example of a gap is formed in such container A.

Inventors: Senba; Fujio (Tokyo, JP), Hyodo; Nakamaro (Tokyo, JP), Fujii; Jun (Tokyo, JP), Uchiyama; Tomoki (Tokyo, JP), Kida; Shigeru (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Hanex Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G08B 13/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018