US Patent No. 11,030,508

PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH CODE-BASED DETECTION OF PRODUCT FALSIFICATION


Patent No. 11,030,508
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Packaging System With Code-based Detection Of Product Falsification
Inventorship Rohinton S. Dehmubed, San Francisco, CA (US)
Peter Gompper, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assignee eTEP Inc., San Francisco, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,030,508

1. A packaging system for at least one article, comprising:a multilayer laminate structure having a conductive layer that is configured to define a set of elongate sections; and
a first NFC/RFID integrated circuit electrically coupled to an antenna, wherein the first NFC/RFID integrated circuit has a plurality of input terminals electrically coupled to a plurality of electrical circuits that provide for electrical connection or electrical disconnection between sections in the set of elongate sections in accordance with a predefined codeword, wherein the plurality of electrical circuits includes conductive material that provides for electrical connection between adjacent sections in the set of elongate sections;
wherein the first NFC/RFID integrated circuit is configured to sense voltage signals produced by the plurality of electrical circuits and supplied to the first NFC/RFID integrated circuit via the plurality of input terminals, determine a sensed codeword based on the sensed voltage signals, compare the sense codeword to the predefined codeword, and output a signal based on such comparison.