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Piezoelectric Powered (Batteryless) Radio Frequency Identification Tag for Tires

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118057D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cato, RT [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a means for using a piezoelectric transducer to power a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and some tire status sensors. It would then be possible to track a tire's temperature history, pressure history, and tire Identification (ID) number. Other parameters could also be tracked: the tire's mileage, the history of how heavily the tire had been loaded, and how fast the tire has been driven during its life. The RFID tag would store the tire data and transmit it to a reader when queried.