Method and apparatus for tracking one or more plants and/or plant based products and/or tracking the sale of products derived from the same, utilizing RFID technology

  • US 9,959,438 B2
  • Filed: 06/12/2015
  • Issued: 05/01/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/12/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An RFID tag assembly, comprising:

  • a strap,wherein the strap comprises;

    a strap body having a strap body proximal end and a strap body distal end;

    a first strap connecting portion attached to the strap body proximate to the strap body distal end; and

    a second strap connecting portion attached to the strap body proximate to the strap body proximal end,wherein the first strap connecting portion and the second strap connecting portion are configured such that when the first strap connecting portion is connected to the second strap connecting portion in a locked position, the first strap connecting portion and second strap connecting portion are in locked connection such that the strap body distal end is in locked connection with the strap body proximal end; and

    an RFID label,wherein the RFID label comprises;

    an RFID label body having an RFID label body proximal end and an RFID label body distal end;

    an RFID circuit,wherein the RFID circuit is attached to the RFID label body;

    an RFID antenna,wherein the RFID antenna is connected to the RFID circuit,wherein the RFID antenna is attached to the RFID label body, andwherein the RFID label and the strap are configured to;

    (i) interconnect in a first configuration, such that when the first strap connecting portion and the second strap connecting portion are in locked connection, the RFID label does not separate from the strap and an orientation of the RFID label is dependent on an orientation of the strap, and(ii) interconnect in a second configuration, such that when the first strap connecting portion and the second strap connecting portion are in locked connection the RFID label does not separate from the strap and the orientation of the RFID label is adjustable independently from the orientation of the strap,wherein the RFID label body has a first opening and a second opening,wherein the first opening and the second opening allow the strap body distal end to pass through,wherein, when the RFID label and the strap are interconnected in the first configuration, the strap body distal end extends through the first opening and through the second opening, such that the RFID label does not rotate about an axis perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the strap body,wherein, when the RFID label and the strap are interconnected in the second configuration, the strap body distal end extends through the first opening and does not extend through the second opening,wherein the strap body has a rigidness or stiffness, such that when the RFID label and the strap are interconnected in the first configuration or the second configuration, and the strap body distal end is inserted into soil, the tag assembly can stand so as to prevent the label body from touching the soil.

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