US 9,812,782 B2
Coupling frames for RFID devices
David Finn, Tourmakeady (IE); Mustafa Lotya, Celbridge (IE); and Darren Molloy, Galway (IE)
Assigned to Féinics AmaTech Teoranta, Lower Churchfield, Tourmakeady, County Mayo (IE)
Filed by David Finn, Tourmakeady (IE); Mustafa Lotya, Celbridge (IE); and Darren Molloy, Galway (IE)
Filed on Jun. 30, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/197,795.
Application 15/197,795 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/551,376, filed on Nov. 24, 2014, granted, now 9,390,364.
Application 14/551,376 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/523,993, filed on Oct. 27, 2014, abandoned.
Application 14/523,993 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/492,113, filed on Sep. 22, 2014.
Application 14/492,113 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/465,815, filed on Aug. 21, 2014, granted, now 9,475,086.
Application 14/465,815 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/281,876, filed on May 19, 2014, granted, now 9,272,370.
Application 14/281,876 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/225,570, filed on Mar. 26, 2014, granted, now 9,251,458.
Application 14/225,570 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/078,527, filed on Nov. 13, 2013, granted, now 9,112,272.
Application 14/078,527 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/020,884, filed on Sep. 8, 2013, granted, now 9,033,250.
Application 14/020,884 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/600,140, filed on Aug. 30, 2012, granted, now 8,991,712.
Application 13/600,140 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/259,187, filed on Apr. 23, 2014, granted, now 9,239,982.
Application 14/259,187 is a continuation of application No. 13/931,828, filed on Jun. 29, 2013, granted, now 8,708,240.
Application 13/931,828 is a continuation of application No. 13/205,600, filed on Aug. 8, 2011, granted, now 8,474,726.
Application 14/551,376 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/730,811, filed on Dec. 28, 2012, granted, now 9,165,240.
Application 13/730,811 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/310,718, filed on Dec. 3, 2011, granted, now 8,366,009.
Application 13/730,811 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/197,795, filed on Jun. 30, 2016.
Application 15/197,795 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/072,356, filed on Mar. 17, 2016.
Application 15/072,356 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/862,119, filed on Sep. 22, 2015, granted, now 9,697,459.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/080,332, filed on Nov. 16, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/069,544, filed on Oct. 28, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/061,689, filed on Oct. 8, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/048,373, filed on Sep. 10, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/044,394, filed on Sep. 1, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/039,562, filed on Aug. 20, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/136,644, filed on Mar. 23, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/150,307, filed on Apr. 21, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/163,962, filed on May 19, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/175,308, filed on Jun. 14, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/201,578, filed on Aug. 6, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/204,466, filed on Aug. 13, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0365644 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. G06K 19/07 (2006.01); H01Q 7/00 (2006.01); B23K 26/40 (2014.01); H01Q 1/22 (2006.01); H01Q 1/38 (2006.01); B23K 26/361 (2014.01); G06K 19/077 (2006.01); B23K 101/40 (2006.01); B23K 103/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01Q 7/00 (2013.01) [B23K 26/361 (2015.10); B23K 26/40 (2013.01); G06K 19/07747 (2013.01); G06K 19/07794 (2013.01); H01Q 1/2225 (2013.01); H01Q 1/38 (2013.01); B23K 2201/40 (2013.01); B23K 2203/50 (2015.10); G06K 19/07722 (2013.01); H01L 2224/05554 (2013.01); H01L 2224/48091 (2013.01); H01L 2224/48227 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An RFID device comprising:
a transponder chip module (TCM) comprising an RFID chip (IC) and a module antenna (MA); and
a coupling frame (CF) comprising a conductive surface and having an electrical discontinuity comprising a slit (S) or non-conductive stripe (NCS) extending through the surface from an outer edge thereof to an inner position thereof, wherein the coupling frame is disposed so that the slit (S) or non-conductive stripe (NCS) overlaps at least a portion of the module antenna (MA).