Patent Number: 8,717,176

Title: Reusable 3D glasses embedded with RFID and RF-EAS tags for use at 3D movie theatres

Abstract: Reusable 3D glasses are provided, comprising temples embedded with RFID chips, a detachable lens portion, and a curved bridge portion. The RFID chips are to be used with a tracking system that performs a plurality of functions of: monitoring available inventory levels; counting the number of 3D glasses used by patrons; preventing unauthorized use of 3D glasses; preventing theft of 3D glasses; and counting the number of re-uses per pair of glasses. The tracking system further comprises a plurality of boxes for storing reusable 3D glasses; each box may comprise one or more RFID chips affixed along a cutting line on the box and one or more RFID chips inside the boxes. The curved bridge portion is configured for a user to comfortably wear 3D glasses over prescription glasses. The detachable lens frame is configured for salvaging a usable part in case of partial damage of the reusable 3D glasses.

Inventors: Yoo; Gene (Irvine, CA), Yoo; Kiwon (Los Angeles, CA)


International Classification: G08B 13/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018