I’ve just received notice that my sixth U.S. Patent has just been issued. It is U.S. Patent Number 8,099,187 and is entitled “Securely processing and tracking consumable supplies and consumable material”.
This patent is based on some work I did back at HID Global, a company that specializes in credential management. Part of the work I did there revolved around the printing and encoding of plastic ID cards that included embedded RFID tags. One of the problems encountered by the users of these types of systems is the secure management of the credential during the process of printing and encoding. The team I was part of designed a software / hardware management system that provides complete security of the process by identifying the state of the credential being processed, the user executing the process, and the disposition of the final credential.
In addition to the technological innovation resulting in this patent, the system we designed solved a real-world problem for HID’s customers.