Wireless pet barrier using RFID

Patent No. 8,917,172

Issued: December 23, 2014
Filed: February 4, 2013
Term Extension: 26 days

Inventor: Charych; Harold (Poquott, NY)
Assignee: EPC4ROI Limited Partnership Poquott NY

A method of using radio frequency identification (RFID), in particular ultra high frequency (UHF) RFID, is described, which keeps pets from accessing forbidden areas. The pet wears a device which is preferably powered by the animal's own activity, converted to electrical power by a motion harvesting system to recharge a battery. The device uses an RFID reader to detect and identify RFID tags placed at boundaries of areas to which the pet is forbidden to enter, and sets off an alarm to warn the pet if it is approaching such an area. Because the RFID tags are individually identifiable, the forbidden area alarm can be configured to the pet, allowing use in a multiple-pet household.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/633,629, filed Feb. 15, 2012, entitled "RFID Wireless Pet Barrier". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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