US 9,809,362 B2
Fastener with embedded identifier circuit
Henri Verhoeven, Someren (NL)
Assigned to NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed by NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Filed on Aug. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/839,809.
Claims priority of application No. 14182902 (EP), filed on Aug. 29, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0060009 A1, Mar. 3, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 19/06 (2006.01); B65D 63/10 (2006.01); G06K 19/077 (2006.01); G09F 3/03 (2006.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01)
CPC B65D 63/1027 (2013.01) [G06K 19/0775 (2013.01); G06K 19/07758 (2013.01); G06K 19/07762 (2013.01); G06K 19/07783 (2013.01); G06K 19/07798 (2013.01); G09F 3/037 (2013.01); G09F 3/0335 (2013.01); H01Q 1/2225 (2013.01); B65D 2563/108 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fastener, the fastener comprising:
a head element having an attachment structure;
a strip element including a portion coupled to the head element and an end configured to fasten to the head element via the attachment structure; and
an identification device including circuitry and molded into the fastener, the identification device comprising:
an identifier integrated circuit (IC) within an IC package; and
an antenna coupled to the identifier IC, the antenna having a portion internal to the IC package and a portion external to the IC package that extends into the portion of the strip element, wherein a bend radius of the portion of the antenna external to the IC package is equal to or less than a bend radius of the portion of the strip element in which the portion of the antenna is molded.