US 9,811,955 B2
Wearable RFID devices with manually activated RFID tags
Ryan Scott Russell, Bellevue, WA (US); and Wesley Scott Lauka, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc., Seattle, WA (US)
Filed by Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NV (US)
Filed on Jun. 25, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/314,553.
Prior Publication US 2015/0379791 A1, Dec. 31, 2015
Int. Cl. G06K 7/00 (2006.01); G07C 9/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/08 (2012.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01); G06Q 50/04 (2012.01); G06Q 50/28 (2012.01); G06Q 90/00 (2006.01); G06K 19/077 (2006.01); G06K 19/07 (2006.01)
CPC G07C 9/00031 (2013.01) [G06K 7/10396 (2013.01); G06K 19/0716 (2013.01); G06K 19/07762 (2013.01); G06Q 10/08 (2013.01); G06Q 50/04 (2013.01); G06Q 50/28 (2013.01); G06Q 90/00 (2013.01); Y02P 90/30 (2015.11)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer system comprising:
an RFID reader;
a wearable RFID device comprising an article of clothing, a manually activated RFID tag disposed on an outer surface of the article of clothing and a protective layer provided over the manually activated RFID tag, wherein the manually activated RFID tag comprises a circuit having open elements that may be closed by bioelectricity upon contact with the protective layer; and
a computing device in communication with at least the RFID reader,
wherein the computing device is configured to at least:
identify a wearer of the wearable RFID device;
identify an item in a vicinity of the wearable RFID device;
generate an instruction for performing a task, wherein the task comprises a placement of the item in a storage facility;
transmit the instruction for performing the task to at least one networked component;
receive, at the RFID reader, a first RFID signal from the manually activated RFID tag, wherein the first RFID signal is transmitted upon contact with the protective layer provided over the manually activated RFID tag by the wearer at a first time; and
store, after receiving the first RFID signal from the manually activated RFID tag, information regarding at least the wearer, the item and the task in at least one data store, wherein the information comprises an acknowledgment of the placement of the item in the storage facility by the wearer.