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Infusion pump system and method

Asante Solutions

Infusion pump system and method

Method and electronic equipment for near field communication

Lenovo (singapore) Pte

Method and electronic equipment for near field communication

Method and electronic equipment for near field communication

Stmicroelectronics International N.v.

Active passive near field communication anti-collision method, initiator and tag

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
01/22/15
20150025986
 Electronic receipt system with social media link and related servers and methods patent thumbnailElectronic receipt system with social media link and related servers and methods
An electronic receipt system may include a point-of-sale (pos) terminal having a near field communication (nfc) device for communicating with a mobile wireless communications device during a transaction for purchasing at least one item, and a server. The server may be for receiving a user identifier transmitted from the mobile communication device via the nfc device, verifying an enrollment status of the user identifier, based upon results of the verifying, generating an electronic receipt associated with the transaction, and generating a social media network link feature in the electronic receipt and associated with the item, the social media network link feature for sharing the purchase of the item on a corresponding social media network..
Flexreceipts Inc.
01/22/15
20150025498
 Infusion pump system and method patent thumbnailInfusion pump system and method
Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to wirelessly communicate with other devices using near field communication (nfc). In particular embodiments, by incorporating near field communication capabilities into the infusion pump system, user communications with the infusion pump system can be enhanced and simplified..
Asante Solutions, Inc.
01/22/15
20150024684
 Method and electronic equipment for near field communication patent thumbnailMethod and electronic equipment for near field communication
A method is provided that establishes a communication link of a common wireless communication function between a first electronic equipment and a second electronic equipment, the first electronic equipment having a common wireless communication function to access a near field communication (nfc) tag using the second electronic equipment, the second electronic equipment having the common wireless communication function and an nfc function. The method further includes acquiring, by the second electronic equipment, data stored in the nfc tag through a close approach operation, and transmitting the data from the second electronic equipment to the first electronic equipment by using the common wireless communication function..
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150024682
 Active passive near field communication anti-collision method, initiator and tag patent thumbnailActive passive near field communication anti-collision method, initiator and tag
In near field communication between an active initiator and a plurality of passive listening devices, the initiator device obtains a unique identity code from each listening device using an initialization process. The initiator transmits a poll request signal including a sequence of coupled data including an identification vector and an allocation vector.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.
01/22/15
20150021207
 Near-field-communication or rfid based electrochemical biosensor and  an ingredient measurement using thereof patent thumbnailNear-field-communication or rfid based electrochemical biosensor and an ingredient measurement using thereof
Disclosed herein are a near-field-communication or a radio-frequency identification (rfid) based electrochemical biosensor capable of measuring an ingredient by being inter-worked with a wireless communication device such as a smartphone and a method for an ingredient measurement using thereof. The near field communication or radio-frequency identification based electrochemical biosensor, includes: a casing having a specimen introduction channel formed therein; an ingredient measurement electrode disposed in the casing and measuring a specific ingredient of a specimen; a reaction reagent portion disposed in the casing and reacting with the specimen; a specimen recognition electrode disposed in the casing and recognizing the introduction of the specimen; an antenna transmitting and receiving signals and power to and from a smart device or a tester; and a control integrated circuit (ic) chip controlling the ingredient measurement electrode, the specimen recognition electrode, and the antenna..
Center For Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation
01/15/15
20150017914
 Method, system, and apparatus having near field communication (nfc) chip with configurable memory that is updatable via a host processor patent thumbnailMethod, system, and apparatus having near field communication (nfc) chip with configurable memory that is updatable via a host processor
A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices.
01/15/15
20150017911
 Monitoring system and monitoring method patent thumbnailMonitoring system and monitoring method
Monitoring system includes a monitoring device and an electronic device. The monitoring device includes a display and a near field communication (nfc) receiving module.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150017910
 Apparatus and methods for near-field communication based device configuration and managment patent thumbnailApparatus and methods for near-field communication based device configuration and managment
Methods and apparatus for activating a mobile device for use with a service provider. In one embodiment, a powered-off mobile device having an inserted subscriber identity module (sim) may be programmed with configuration data while “in box” (e.g., at a point of sale (pos), in a warehouse, etc.) using a near field communication (nfc) data interface.
Apple Inc.
01/15/15
20150015552
 Data transmission system patent thumbnailData transmission system
A data transmission system comprises an operation apparatus and a matrix display apparatus. The matrix display apparatus includes a display panel and a control unit.
01/08/15
20150012440
 Secure credit card with near field communications patent thumbnailSecure credit card with near field communications
A near field communication device included in a secure transaction card provides an addition and/or transitional communication link for communicating secure transaction information. The near field communication device may be selectively engaged or disengaged and, when engaged, either active or passive modes of operation of the near field communication device can be selected.
Ebay Inc.
01/08/15
20150012437

Authentication system and method using mobile terminal


Provided are an authentication system and method using a mobile terminal. The authentication method includes: includes: receiving a mobile terminal identifier and a card identifier from a user's mobile terminal, wherein the card identifier is obtained from a user's card by the user's mobile terminal via near field communication (nfc); searching for a member identifier of the authentication system corresponding to the mobile terminal identifier; checking whether the card identifier received from the user's mobile terminal is included in a card identifier list registered with the authentication system along with the member identifier; and generating the result of user authentication based on the result of checking of whether the card identifier is included in the card identifier list..
Brandom
01/08/15
20150011162

Secure communications via nfc device


A system, method, and apparatus for negotiating a communication link between first and second near field communication (nfc) devices is disclosed. A third nfc device is placed in close proximity with a first host device operatively containing the first nfc device to determine communication information including at least one of a communication mechanism and a data transfer protocol usable by the first host device.
Broadcom Corporation
01/08/15
20150011161

Near field communication enabled device with improved electromagnetic compatibility and a load modulating in near field communication


A near field communication (nfc) initiator communicates with a target device. The carrier is modulated to transmit a digital signal.
Stmicroelectronics International N.v.
01/08/15
20150009862

Wireless network connection establishment method and terminal device


A wireless network connection establishment method and a terminal device are provided. In the embodiments of the present invention, a first terminal device obtains wireless network information that is used to join a wireless network on which the first terminal device is located, and sends the wireless network information to a second terminal device in a near field communication (nfc) manner, so that the first terminal device can receive a first request message that is sent by the second terminal device according to the wireless network information, and establish a wireless network connection to the second terminal device according to the first request message.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
01/08/15
20150009020

User terminal apparatus, display device and control method thereof


The control method of a user terminal apparatus includes receiving control information from a remote controller which is capable of performing a near field communication (nfc) to remotely control a plurality of electronic devices by using the nfc; determining whether the remote controller is a remote controller meeting predetermined conditions; connecting the remote controller to at least one of the electronic devices and a display device based on the received control information if it is determined that the remote controller is the remote controller meeting the predetermined conditions; receiving a control command from a user for the at least one of the electronic devices and the display device; and transmitting the received control command to the at least one of the electronic devices and the display device. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150007300

Method, apparatus, and system for using ic card as authentication medium


Provided are management and use of an authentication medium, and specifically, to an apparatus and method for registering and using an ic card as an authentication medium in a user terminal. An apparatus for using the ic card as the authentication medium includes an id extracting module configured to extract identification information from the ic card that performs near field communication with a user terminal; an id checking module configured to determine whether the extracted identification information matches identification information of the ic card that is previously registered as an authentication medium; and a security service module configured to provide a security service interface for a security service provided by the determined ic card..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
01/01/15
20150007109

Image forming apparatus supporting near field communication (nfc) function and providing user interface (ui) screen customized to nfc device


An image forming apparatus supporting a near field communication (nfc) function identifies, if a user device having an nfc function is nfc-tagged, the user device by receiving identification information of the user device, and displays, when the user device is identified, a user interface (ui) corresponding to the identified user device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
01/01/15
20150004937

Fingerprinting a mobile device through near field communication


Some embodiments include a method of operating an identity receiver of a security system to process an authentication request. The method can include detecting an energy signal from a mobile device at the identity receiver using a first communication protocol; generating a handover message at the identity receiver to request a unique characteristic of the mobile device using the first communication protocol, the unique characteristic associated with a second communication protocol; receiving the unique characteristic from the mobile device at the identity receiver; and authorizing access through the security system by matching the unique characteristic to an authorized identity stored in the identity receiver..
Nexkey, Inc.
01/01/15
20150004905

Mobile device using information acquired via near field communication


There is provided a mobile device including: a first communication unit configured to perform contactless communication; a second communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with an external device; a designation control unit configured to make a user designate an own device or the external device as an entity using specific information that is received from outside via contactless communication by the first communication unit; a first specific process unit configured to execute a specific process to use the specific information when the user designates the own device as the entity using the specific information; and a transmitting control unit configured to make the second communication unit transmit the specific information received by the first communication unit to the external device, when the user designates the external device as the entity using the specific information.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
01/01/15
20150004903

Chipless near field-communication for mobile devices


Techniques for chipless near field communication for mobile devices are described. According to various embodiments, it may be determined that a particular object has physically contacted a wireless access point device or is currently located within a predetermined distance of the wireless access point device.
01/01/15
20150002875

Image scanner and computer-readable medium therefor


An image scanner including a near field communication unit configured to perform near field communication with a device located within a communicable distance from the near field communication unit, an image sensor, and a controller connected with the image sensor via a cable, the controller being configured to perform an image data generating operation of controlling the image sensor to scan an image and generate image data, detect a start of the near field communication between the near field communication unit and the device, based on a signal output from the near field communication unit, and when detecting the start of the near field communication, halt the image data generating operation until the near field communication unit completes data communication with the device.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
01/01/15
20150002480

Inductive touch pen structure


An inductive touch pen structure applied in an electronic product with a screen includes a main body having an upper casing and a lower casing coupled with each other, a touch head selectively installed at an end of the upper casing or the lower casing of the main body and at least one near field communication (nfc) module being a thin plate installed on the main body. With the structure, the main body with the nfc module can use a high-frequency wireless communication technology to open a built-in application program by a non-contact method..
01/01/15
20150002446

Wireless communication enabling capacitive imaging sensor assembly


Embodiments of the invention generally provide a touch sensing device that is integrated with one or more components that are configured to use a wireless communication technique, such as a near field communication (nfc) technique, to communicate with another wireless communication enabled device. Some embodiments of the invention include configurations in which the touch sensing components and one or more nfc enabling components are configured so that the close proximate positioning of these components will minimally affect each other's performance during normal operation.
Synaptics Incorporated
01/01/15
20150002296

Connector identification through proximity sensing


A computing device is disclosed herein. The computing device includes a connector port and a near field communication (nfc) transceiver/receiver to identify a connector approaching the connector port.
01/01/15
20150001289

Information provision


A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing information to a customer of a self-service terminal (sst) such as an automated teller machine (atm). The method includes the steps of updating storage data of a near field communication (nfc) device at an sst and reading data associated with the storage data from the nfc device via a mobile terminal of a customer at the sst..
Ncr Corporation
12/25/14
20140380044

Accessing local applications when roaming using a nfc mobile device


A method of accessing local applications when roaming on a nfc mobile device may include creating a first partition and a second partition on a secure element (se) of a subscriber identification module (sim) of a near field communication (nfc) enabled device. The home tsm separates the first partition and the second partition by public key encryption.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/25/14
20140379575

Controlling transactions using near field communications device


Systems, methods, devices, and non-transitory media for controlling transactions using near field communications devices are described. A method includes accessing, in secure memory or a mobile communication device, data representing at least one transaction restriction associated with an authorized user of the mobile communication device; using the at least one accessed transaction restriction, determining whether a transaction data set representing terms of a proposed transaction is authorized; and if the transaction is authorized, transmitting to a networked payment processing resource data representing terms associated with the transaction data set and a payment request..
Blackberry Limited
12/25/14
20140378062

Provisioning user attributes for use with mobile computing device


A mobile computing device hosts an operating system and mobile applications. A provisioning application communicates with a secure element and near field communication (nfc) subsystem.
Lexmark International, Inc.
12/25/14
20140378053

Shaped load modulation in near field communications (nfc) device


A method and apparatus is disclosed to compensate for overshoot and/or undershoot in a transmission sequence by shaping the transmission sequence according to a shaping envelope to lengthen its rise time and/or fall time to provide a modified transmission sequence. The shaping envelope may represent a trigonometric function, a polynomial function, a piecewise function or any other function that lengthens the rise time and/or the fall time of the transmission sequence.
Broadcom Corporation
12/25/14
20140376722

Accessing local applications when roaming using a nfc mobile device


A method of accessing local applications when roaming on a nfc mobile device may include creating a first partition and a second partition on a secure element (se) of a subscriber identification module (sim) of a near field communication (nfc) enabled device. The home tsm separates the first partition and the second partition by public key encryption.
International Business Machines Corporation
12/25/14
20140376721

Wireless configuration using passive near field communication


A system comprises an access point and a client device. The access point receives, using near field communication (nfc) technology, a public key associated with the client device and sends, using nfc technology, a public key associated with the access point.
Qualcomm Incorporated
12/25/14
20140376051

Device registration system and method


A device registration system includes a network, an image forming apparatus, a mobile terminal communicatively connected to the network via an access point, and a server. The image forming apparatus comprises an image forming apparatus near field communication (nfc) unit configured to perform wireless communication with the mobile terminal.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
12/25/14
20140375433

Electronic apparatus and control method thereof


A control method of an electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a processing unit, a memory unit and a near field communication (nfc) device.
Getac Technology Corporation
12/25/14
20140375428

Near field communication system, and operating same


The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter to responsively and wirelessly transmit the identification data according to a first communication protocol. The system further includes a portable electronic device including an identification tag receiver to wirelessly receive the identification data of the identification tag according to the first communication protocol, transceiver circuitry to wirelessly and responsively communicate with the sensor device according to a second communication protocol, and processing circuitry to instruct the transceiver circuitry, after receiving the identification data, to wirelessly request, from the sensor device the sensor data and/or data which is representative of the sensor data..
Fitbit, Inc.
12/25/14
20140375421

Systems and methods for enabling access control via mobile devices


Described herein are systems and methods for enabling access control via mobile devices. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for allowing a user to gain access to a controlled functionality (for example the unlocking of a door) using a smartphone or the like.
Honeywell International Inc.
12/18/14
20140373183

Computer and control method thereof


A computer and a control method thereof are provided. The computer includes a power button, a flash read-only memory (rom), a processor, a near field communication (nfc) module, a chipset, and a coprocessor.
Quanta Computer Inc.


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