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 Waveguide with ports for near field communication patent thumbnailWaveguide with ports for near field communication
A computing device comprises a head that can be docked to a base. The base includes a base transceiver to transmit (or receive) a signal via a first port of a waveguide.
Dell Products L. P.


 Nfc antenna architecture for mobile communication device with single-piece metal housing patent thumbnailNfc antenna architecture for mobile communication device with single-piece metal housing
Systems and methods for providing nfc (near field communications) in a portable communications device utilize antenna arms formed from openings in a metal unibody construction. Two of the antenna arms are driven by wifi and cellular drives respectively, while an nfc antenna drive sharing the same mechanical connections provides a differential drive across the antenna ends, forming a primary nfc coil.
Motorola Mobility Llc


 Device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle patent thumbnailDevice for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle
A device for coupling a mobile communications unit with a motor vehicle may be placed between a driver seat and a passenger seat of the motor vehicle and includes a surface on which the mobile communications unit may be placed. An antenna is adapted to emit and/or receive a radio signal for the near field communication with the mobile communications unit..
Volkswagen Ag


 Re-programmable secure device patent thumbnailRe-programmable secure device
A re-programmable wireless device can store data securely and use near field communication (nfc) to exchange functionality data and/or program code from a central server system through a mobile device. A user requests a new re-programmable wireless device or a new re-programmable wireless device function via an application on the mobile device.
Google Inc.


 Updating gas detector configuration using near field communication tags patent thumbnailUpdating gas detector configuration using near field communication tags
Embodiments relate generally to methods and systems for configuring a gas detector using near-field communication (nfc). A gas detector may be equipped with an nfc reader that will allow the gas detector to scan and read nfc tags.
Honeywell International Inc.


 Authenticity control system patent thumbnailAuthenticity control system
The invention relates to a system integrated to product labels in order to allow checking authenticity of products. The system of the present application comprises a near field communication (nfc) chip and a near field communication (nfc) chip antenna.

 Systems and methods for activating account card functions based on physical device interactions patent thumbnailSystems and methods for activating account card functions based on physical device interactions
Systems and methods are provided for activating a function of an account card based on physical devices interactions such as a motion pattern detected by the account card. In some embodiments, the account card may include one or more sensors and processing capabilities sufficient to store a motion pattern, detect a motion pattern representing movement of the account card, compare the detected motion pattern to the stored motion pattern, and activate one or more functions of the account card based on the comparison.
Capital One Services, Llc.


 Aggregating photos captured at an event patent thumbnailAggregating photos captured at an event
Methods and systems for aggregating digital content captured at an event. In one aspect, a connection is established from a computing device to a near field communication (nfc) enabled event check-in point located at the event.
Google Inc.


 Communication system, communication method, and data processing apparatus patent thumbnailCommunication system, communication method, and data processing apparatus
A communication system and communication method enable various types of near field communication. Nfc communication apparatuses have two features in that each can perform communication in two communication modes and that each can perform data transmission at a plurality of transfer rates.
Sony Corporation


 Virtual point of sale patent thumbnailVirtual point of sale
A virtual point of sale (pos) can include logic, firmware and executable instructions to create a secure session between the virtual pos device and a host pos. The virtual pos can receive payment credentials according to a near field communication (nfc) compliant protocol and generate an encrypted pin block.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp


Vehicle authorization based on near field communication

In an approach for automated vehicle authorization. A processor receives a first set of credentials from at least a first near field communication device, wherein the first set of credentials indicates information about a person.
International Business Machines Corporation

Temperature tracking device and method using same

A device for monitoring conditions within an environment in which an item is disposed includes a environment monitoring tag operably disposed adjacent an article to sense environment surrounding said article and store environmental data sensed, wherein said tag is equipped with software and hardware to communicate said data using near field communication protocol and a hand held communication device equipped with software and hardware to communicate using near field communication protocol to receive environmental data sensed by said tag and analyze said data.. .

Automatic speaker setup

In one embodiment, a computer-program product embodied in a non-transitory computer readable medium that is programmed for performing an automatic speaker setup is provided. The computer-program product includes instructions for wirelessly receiving, via near field communication (nfc), speaker information for at least one speaker in a speaker system.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated

Application information sharing method and apparatus

Embodiments provide an application information sharing method and apparatus. The application information sharing method of embodiments includes receiving, by a second terminal by using near field communication, application information sent by a first terminal, where the application information includes identification information of an application and status information of the application and parsing the application information to obtain the identification information of the application and the status information of the application.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Operation unit and image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a panel portion connected with a control portion of an apparatus body and being capable of executing at least one of functions of displaying information obtained from the control portion and of inputting information to the control portion, and an antenna capable of transmitting/receiving radio waves to/from a mobile terminal brought close to the antenna. The nfc substrate can make communication between the mobile terminal brought close to the antenna and the control portion by a near field communication system.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method of operating near field communication (nfc) device and nfc device

A method of operating a near field communication (nfc) device includes receiving, by the nfc device, a first signal from an nfc reader, transmitting, by the nfc device, a response to the first signal to the nfc reader and changing selectively, by the nfc device, a radio frequency (rf) configuration parameter associated with signal transmission operation during a signal transmission interval, based on determining whether the nfc reader recognizes the response.. .

Method of performing operation related to other device via near field communication and apparatus therefor

A method of performing an operation related to a second device, performed by a first device, via near field wireless communication, and an apparatus therefore. When a signal for wireless communication is received from the second device, the method includes calibrating the strength of the received signal; comparing the strength of the calibrated signal with operation signal information that is a result of calibrating a range of strengths of signals which are for the wireless communication and which are received from the second device moving between a plurality of points set to be within a predetermined distance from the first device; and as a result of the comparison, selectively performing the operation related to the second device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and providing wireless power transfer functionality to an electrical device

A retrofittable wireless power receiver is disclosed for providing inductive power reception functionality to at least one host device. The retrofittable wireless power receiver comprises a support platform, a secondary inductor operable to couple inductively with a primary inductor associated with a wireless power transmitter; a power reception circuit operable to control inductive power transfer from the primary inductor to the host device, a synchrorectifier, and a near field communication antenna.
Powermat Technologies Ltd.

Input device

An input device includes an input interface, a near field communication unit and a controlling unit. The near field communication unit receives a device setting information from a portable electronic device.
Primax Electronics Ltd.

Hand held electronic device with near field communication element and associated sensor

The present invention provides a hand held electronic device, which includes a near field communication element located proximate a top of the device, that is adapted for being selectively enabled. The hand held electronic device further includes a user identification sensor, which in at least some instances is a further near field communication element, and is adapted for confirming the identity of an authorized user of the device.
Motorola Mobility Llc

Demodulator for near field communication, near field communication device, and electronic device having the same

A demodulator for a near field communication (nfc) includes a first rectifier, a shifting rectifier, a field monitor and an edge detector. The first rectifier receives an antenna voltage through a first power terminal and a second power terminal, rectifies the antenna voltage and provides a first rectified signal to a first node.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Self-service crossing aid for pedestrians

A tool for a crossing aid on a mobile device. The tool determines a unique id associated with a crossing signal, wherein determining the unique id associated with the crossing signal includes scanning a machine-readable tag of the crossing signal via near field communication.
International Business Machines Corporation

Nfc-enabled digital apparatus and nfc-based information transmission

An nfc-enabled digital apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a touch screen display and a near field communication (nfc) module comprising an nfc antenna and an nfc controller.
Aq Corporation

System and mobile printing using near field communication

A method of mobile printing using near field communication (nfc) includes executing a mobile printing application installed in a mobile device; setting a wireless connection for data transmission between the mobile device and an image forming apparatus by performing nfc tagging on the image forming apparatus with the mobile device; and automatically performing a function corresponding to a status of the mobile printing application when nfc tagging is performed.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Pedicle screw engaging control instrument with a guidewire capturing system

A mobile device includes a near field communications (nfc) radio and at least one sensor. A radio frequency (rf) signal emission status is modified in response to a change in state of the mobile device as determined by sensor data.
Depuy Snthers Products, Inc.

Electronic devices and near field communication between two electronic devices

An electronic device includes a touch screen, a proximity sensor and a processor. The touch screen includes transmitting electrodes and receiving electrodes configured for sensing touch events on the touch screen.
Mediatek Inc.

Relay device

According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a relay device for use in near field communication (nfc) transactions is provided, said relay device comprising a communication unit, wherein said communication unit comprises an nfc controller and a wireless communication controller which are operatively connected to each other through a physical interface, said nfc controller being arranged to establish communication with an nfc-enabled device that is external to the relay device, and said wireless communication controller being arranged to establish communication with a wireless device that is external to the relay device, wherein the communication unit is arranged to relay transaction data between the nfc-enabled device and the wireless device. According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding method for facilitating near field communication (nfc) transactions is conceived.
Nxp B.v.





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