Patent Number: 8,502,684

Title: Sensors and systems for detecting environmental conditions or changes

Abstract: Sensors and systems for detecting predetermined environmental conditions or changes may include a device capable of providing information. The device may include either a shield or reconfigurable antenna. For example, in a first condition, a shield is configured to prevent communications with the device and, in a second condition, the shield is configured to enable communications with the device. Alternately, in a first condition, a reconfigurable antenna is configured to enable communications with the device and in a second condition the reconfigurable antenna is configured to prevent communications with the device. The shield or reconfigurable antenna may be configured to transition from first conditions to second conditions upon exposure to a predetermined environmental condition or change.

Inventors: Bunza; Geoffrey J. (Beaverton, OR), Hudnut; Steven W. (Beaverton, OR)

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International Classification: G08B 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-06 0:00:00