(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2002/0105424 Al
Alicot et al. (43) Pub. Date: Aug. 8,2002
(54) RFID READER WITH INTEGRATED
DISPLAY FOR USE IN A PRODUCT TAG
(76) Inventors: Jorge Alicot, Davie, FL (US); Terry L.
Glatt, Pompano Beach, FL (US)
6600 CONGRESS AVENUE
BOCA RATON, FL 33487 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 09/778,415
(22) Filed: Feb. 7, 2001
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G08B 13 14
A product tag system comprises: an RFID tag adapted for attachment to a product; a data store in the tag for bar code information relating to the product; a tag detacher for removing the tag from the product at a point of sale; an RFID tag reader for retrieving the bar code information from the tag when the tag is placed in the tag detacher; and, an display for presenting the bar code information in a form which can be scanned by a conventional bar code scanner, and/or in human readable form. A method for monitoring products comprise the steps of: attaching an RFID tag to a product; writing bar code information onto the tag; retrieving the bar code information from the tag at a point of sale; displaying the bar code information in a form which can be scanned by a conventional bar code scanner, and/or in human readable form; and, detaching the tag from the product.