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02/04/16
20160037413 
 Connection handover method based on near field communication, and corresponding apparatus patent thumbnailConnection handover method based on near field communication, and corresponding apparatus
The present invention discloses a connection handover method for near field communication, and further disclose a connection handover apparatus. The method includes: acquiring, by a zeroth terminal, idle connection resource information of the zeroth terminal; receiving a request message that is sent by a first terminal and is used for initiating a connection handover process or used for notifying the zeroth terminal that a connection handover process needs to be performed; and determining, according to the request message, that the following determining needs to be performed: determining, according to the idle connection resource information of the zeroth terminal, whether the zeroth terminal has an idle connection resource, if yes, sending a response message to the first terminal, so as to feed back connection configuration information of the zeroth terminal to the first terminal, and if not, skipping feeding back connection configuration information of the zeroth terminal to the first terminal..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037289 
 Mobile phone and  near field communication patent thumbnailMobile phone and near field communication
Disclosed herein is a mobile phone with the near field communication (nfc) technology and method of operating the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a display; a baseband chip; a near field communication (nfc) module comprising an rf antenna, an nfc tag circuit and an nfc main chip; and the rf antenna configured to receive incoming rf signals in 13.56 mhz..
Aq Corporation


02/04/16
20160036537 
 Electronic device testing system patent thumbnailElectronic device testing system
A detecting device is utilized for communicating a data processing client to an electronic device with a near field communication module. The detecting device includes a detecting module, a first processing module and a first near field communication module.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036494 
 System and  near field communications having local security patent thumbnailSystem and near field communications having local security
A system for near field communications is provided. The system can include a near field generator configured to generate a near field detectable signal comprising information.

02/04/16
20160034887 
 Wearable device and  controlling the same patent thumbnailWearable device and controlling the same
A wearable device including a touchscreen; a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with an external terminal including an electronic wallet (se, secure element), the external terminal wirelessly linked with the wearable device; and a controller configured to receive a preset user gesture, receive information relating to an account of the electronic wallet (se) from the external terminal in response to the preset user gesture, display the received information on the touchscreen, and process an nfc (near field communication) payment using the information displayed on the touchscreen.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160034877 
 System and  providing contactless  payment with a near field communications attachment patent thumbnailSystem and providing contactless payment with a near field communications attachment
A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include an attachment with a near field communication antenna, a secure element, a plug capable of connecting the attachment to an audio jack on a mobile device. Further, a system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving a payment initiation instruction from a customer, using a near field communication antenna, sending payment information to a point of sale device, using one or more computer processors, encoding data related to the payment as audio data, and transmitting the data related to the payment through an audio jack..
Capital One Financial Corporation


01/28/16
20160028446 
 Data transceiver device and receiving  near field communication patent thumbnailData transceiver device and receiving near field communication
A data transceiver device for near field communication is provided which includes a matching and filtering circuit connected between an antenna and a transceiver and configured to conduct filtering and impedance matching for a reception signal and a transmission signal. The matching and filtering circuit includes a variable attenuator of which the impedance varies with a frequency so that an attenuation ratio of the reception data is smaller than that of the reception carrier signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028445 
 Mitigating over-coupling in close proximity nfc devices patent thumbnailMitigating over-coupling in close proximity nfc devices
Aspects disclosed herein relate to mitigating an antenna over-coupling condition in near field communication (nfc) devices. A transmission signal for a transmitted carrier is generated at a transmit circuit of an initiator nfc device, and a received carrier is received at a receive circuit of the initiator nfc device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160028159 
 Near field communication antenna patent thumbnailNear field communication antenna
An antenna of a near field wireless communication device is provided. The antenna may include: a source coil pattern formed on one surface of a flexible printed circuit board (fpcb) and formed with a first conductive line between a first antenna port and a second antenna port; a resonance coil pattern formed with a second conductive line, which electrically separates from the source coil pattern; and a capacitor pattern electrically connected to the second conductive line, wherein one terminal of the capacitor pattern is connected to a first terminal of the second conductive line and the other terminal of the capacitor pattern is connected to a second terminal of the second conductive line through a third conductive line formed on the other surface of the fpcb..

01/28/16
20160028158 
 Polygon near field communication antenna patent thumbnailPolygon near field communication antenna
A polygon near field communication (nfc) antenna comprises: a first radiation part, a second radiation part, a third radiation part, and at least an antenna feed point. The first radiation part is arranged to have a single turn trace with single layer or multi-layer, a single turn wire routing with single layer or multi-layer, a multi-turns trace with single layer or multi-layer, or a multi-turns wire routing with single layer or multi-layer, and formed to have a first pattern.
Mediatek Inc.


01/28/16
20160027244 

Near field communications in wagering game environments


A near field communication (nfc) is established between a wagering game machine and a mobile device. The mobile device receives a credit amount from an account server that is communicably coupled to the mobile device via a network other than the near field communication.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026276 

Display device and driving the same


A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a touch driving module, configured to cause the display device to perform a touch sensing function, a communication driving module, configured to cause the display device to perform a near field communication (nfc) function, and a coil circuit.
Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160023043 

Method and system for identification of concurrently moving bodies and objects


Herein provided is a method and system for wearable data collection in sports strength training and fitness exercise. The system includes an admin sensor set including sensors that couple to fitness equipment and a fitness sensor set which includes a wrist band sensor.

01/21/16
20160021489 

Master ims terminal for sharing ims-based service, slave ims terminal for sharing ims-based service, system for sharing ims-based service, and sharing method


An ip multimedia subsystem (ims)-based service sharing system includes an ims, a master ims terminal registered in the ims, and a slave ims terminal not registered in the ims, wherein the master ims terminal transmits ims registration information to the slave ims terminal by using near field communication (nfc), and the slave ims terminal is registered in the ims on the basis of the transmitted ims registration information.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/21/16
20160021487 

Near field communication


Disclosed is a near field communication method, the method comprising: after a receiver receives an information transmission request message sent by a sender, determining when the sender identification carried by the information transmission request message matches the receiver identification, the two parties establishing a link, and according to the information reception condition set by the receiver, determining whether to receive information; at the same time, also disclosed is a near field communication device. Using the technical solution of the invention, information automation transmission can be implemented between mobile phones, thus reducing user operation steps, and enabling a user to conveniently use..
Zte Corporation


01/21/16
20160020833 

Ring setting type near field communication ring device


The present invention uses hard material to form a ring setting type ring, and a slightly cambered surface is formed in the ring setting surface. A nfc (near field communication) circuit board component is firmly fixed inside a groove of the ring setting surface, and then encapsulated using a room temperature-solidifiable and waterproof resin adhesive, thereby improving the frequently seen shortcoming of failure in the nfc circuit board component failure because of the high temperatures during encapsulation.

01/21/16
20160020832 

Narrow and secure near field communication ring device


The present invention winds an antenna wire of a nfc (near field communication) chip and antenna component round inside a hard concave ring, which is then encapsulated in a room temperature-solidifiable resin adhesive. If metal material is used, then a repeater material is disposed between the metal and the nfc chip and antenna component to prevent interference thereto.

01/21/16
20160019011 

Image forming apparatus performing short-range wireless communication


An image forming apparatus including a near field communication unit configured to make a short-range wireless communication with a portable information processing device including a display unit and a control unit, the control unit including: a recognition unit configured to recognize a portable information processing device that is within a communicable range through communication via the near field communication unit; a job setting unit configured to transmit data for displaying and activating a job setting screen on the display unit of the recognized portable information processing device, via the near field communication unit; and a job control unit configured to execute a job in response to a start instruction of the job, wherein the job setting unit receives a job setting, which is made by using the job setting screen, via the near field communication unit after the recognition to receive the job setting from the portable information processing device, and the job control unit receives a start instruction for the job whose job setting is received.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160018829 

Mass flow controller with near field communication and/or usb interface


The disclosed embodiments include several embodiments of a mass flow controller and methods for configuring a mass flow controller. For example, in one embodiment, the method includes automatically displaying a current configuration parameter, such as, but not limited to, a macid and/or baud rate, in response to receiving power, from an external device, at a communication interface, such as, but not limited to, a near-field communication interface and/or a universal serial bus communication interface of the mass flow controller.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


01/14/16
20160014820 

Set-top box setup via near field communication


A device may be configured to receive network information for connecting to a wireless network that is provided by a network device. The device may store the network information.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


01/14/16
20160014244 

Thin chassis near field communication (nfc) antenna integration


Described herein are techniques related one or more systems, apparatuses, methods, etc. For integrating a near field communications (nfc) coil antenna in a portable device.
Intel Corporation


01/14/16
20160014112 

Wireless communication of a user identifier and encrypted time-sensitive data


Examples disclosed herein relate to wireless communication of a user identifier and encrypted time-sensitive data. Examples further include wireless communication of an authentication token including a user identifier and encrypted time-sensitive data.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


01/14/16
20160012470 

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for secure near field communication of a non-secure memory element payload


According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for secure near field communication (nfc) of a non-secure memory element payload. The method includes receiving, at an nfc enabled mobile device and from a content provider, a payload.
Mastercard International Incorporated


01/07/16
20160007398 

Method for transmission of ipv6 packets over near field communication (nfc) and device operating the same


Provided are a method of transmitting an internet packet version 6 (ipv6) packet over near field communication (nfc) and a device for performing the method. The method of transmitting an ipv6 packet over nfc includes receiving the ipv6 packet through a logical link control protocol (llcp), and transmitting the ipv6 packet to an information field in protocol data unit (i pdu) of the llcp, and transmitting the ipv6 packet through an adaptation layer for ipv6 over nfc, wherein the maximum number of octets in the i pdu is determined based on a maximum transfer unit (mtu)..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/07/16
20160007281 

Open-loop frequency lock methods for fast boot-up time


A method for a near field communication circuit includes entering a low power mode and subsequently determining to exit the low power mode. The method further includes generating an open loop clock signal and providing the open loop clock signal to circuits of the near field communication circuit during a low power mode exit duration.
Broadcom Corporation


01/07/16
20160007142 

Selection of a credential for a target device to perform next state


Examples disclose a method, executed by a computing device, to obtain an identifier and system state of a target device for establishing a near field communication link. Additionally, the examples disclose the method processes the system state of the target device according to a rules engine to determine a next action for the target device.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


01/07/16
20160006486 

Information processing system, information processing device, storage medium storing information processing program, and storage device


An example of information processing system includes a storage device; and an information processing device for performing near field communication with the storage device. The storage device includes a storage unit storing application data usable in a predetermined application program and shared data usable in an application program regardless of whether the application program is the predetermined application program.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006290 

Near field communication and wireless charging device and switching method using the same


A near field communication and wireless charging device includes a coil, a tuning module, a near field communication module, a wireless charging module, and a power storage device. The coil is configured to receive electromagnetic waves.
Htc Corporation


01/07/16
20160006280 

Power tool charging device and power tool charging system


A power tool charging device includes a charging unit that charges a rechargeable battery of a power tool, a condition detection unit that detects condition information of the rechargeable battery, and an information processing unit that receives the condition information of the rechargeable battery from the condition detection unit and outputs the received condition information of the rechargeable battery to a communication unit capable of performing near field communication with another device.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004891 

Information updating electronic label, and system thereof


An information updating method of an electronic label that is capable of updating information on products displayed on store shelves, and a system thereof. According to an exemplary embodiment, an electronic label system includes: an electronic label configured to comprise a display, an near field communication (nfc) tag, a memory, and a processor that interfaces with the nfc tag; and a terminal device configured to acquire identification information of the electronic label through the nfc tag, to check, based on the acquired identification information of the electronic label, whether there is product information required to be updated regarding the electronic label, and, in response to a check result showing that there is product information required to be updated, to transmit the product information required to be updated to the electronic label through the nfc tag..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160001102 

Structure and recognizing information on a filter installed in an air purifier of a respirator


Provided is a method of recognizing information on a filter unit mounted on an air purifier of a respirator wherein the air purifier and the filter unit of the respirator which filters polluted external air and supplies purified air to a worker are wirelessly interconnected such that a control unit of the air purifier may provide the worker with information on the filter unit such as a type, a load rate depending on a blockage degree of the filter unit, a final operation time, a residual operation time, and a replacement time of the filter unit through information data transmitted from the filter unit. It is possible to precisely recognize the filter unit appropriate for a workplace and a work environment, thereby preventing an error, failure, and malfunction of the filter unit and simultaneously with continuously working.
Otos Wing Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150381793 

Bracelet with buttons remotely connected to a smart phone information accessing system


A smart phone remotely communicated with a bracelet that has a plurality of buttons and is worn by a user. When the user presses one of the buttons, this action by the user is communicated to a smart phone 'app, which executes user defined functions for each of the buttons.

12/31/15
20150381238 

Apparatus, system and detecting an activity of a wireless communication device


Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of detecting an activity of a wireless communication device. For example, a near field communication (nfc) device may include a transmitter to transmit information to a polling device by modulating a carrier signal emitted by the polling device; a sensor to sense a plurality of sensed modulation levels of the carrier signal; and a controller to detect an activity of an other nfc device based on the sensed modulation levels..

12/31/15
20150377574 

Magazine based, firearm safety modifying existing firearms employing a digital, close proximity communications system and a low power electro-permanent magnet interlock system


A magazine-based firearm interlock that can be added to a commercial firearm, with a release/locking device on the firing mechanisms enabled by an electro-permanent magnet, control electronics in the removable magazine, and authorized through a wearable authorization device. Modifications are applied to the trigger bar or sear mechanism which enables it to be changed to an unlocked state, which allows a shot to be fired, and to a locked state, which prevents a shot from being fired.
Anfcs, Llc


12/24/15
20150372868 

Information handling system operational management through near field communication device interaction


Configuration information to configure an information handling system is obtained by sending an identifier for the information handling system to a portable information handling system, such as a mobile telephone, with a first nfc communication. The mobile telephone retrieves the configuration information, such as through a network interface, and sends the configuration information to the information handling system with a second nfc communication.
Dell Products L.p.


12/24/15
20150372720 

Secure near field communication (nfc) handshake


Technologies are presented for securing nfc exchange through movement of at least one of the communicating devices. In some examples, a first device, utilizing a communication module and a processor, may transmit an initial nfc handshake signal as the first device is being moved relative to a second device.
Empire Technology Development Llc


12/24/15
20150372719 

Business contact information exchanging apparatus and method


A plaque including an embedded near field communication (nfc) chip is provided. The plaque may be formed to rest on a user's desk.

12/24/15
20150371453 

Near field communication system


The nfc device sending the request to a computer; the nfc device submitting user authentication data to the computer; and the computer executing an operation on verification of the counter value and the authentication data.. .

12/24/15
20150368853 

Clothes dryer with improved moisture sensing and wireless data transfer


A clothes dryer with improved moisture sensing and wireless data transfer is provided. An example drying appliance includes a plurality of sensors positioned inside a drum of the drying appliance.
General Electric Company


12/17/15
20150365781 

Server systems


Disclosed herein are several server systems, each of which comprises a storage unit, a near field communication (nfc) module, and a central processing module. One embodiment further comprises a management module configured to manage the server system and to generate or modify a system datum.
Inventec Corporation


12/17/15
20150365139 

Transceivers for near field communication, near field communication devices, and electronic systems having the same


A transceiver for near field communication may include: a resonance circuit coupled between a first node and a second node, the resonance circuit having a resonance frequency and being configured to emit an electromagnetic wave to communicate data with an external device; a first capacitor coupled between the first node and a third node; a second capacitor coupled between the second node and a fourth node; and/or a filter coupled among a first transmission electrode, a second transmission electrode, the third node, and the fourth node in an asymmetrical structure to provide a first frequency response and a second frequency response to the first transmission electrode and the second transmission electrode, respectively, the first frequency response being different from the second frequency response, the filter being configured to receive the data through the first transmission electrode and the second transmission electrode.. .

12/17/15
20150365134 

Method and expanding field of near field communication


A method, apparatus and computer program are disclosed, which receive information from near field communication for a near field communication application or service, using a protocol stack containing an snep layer, snep referring to a simple near field communication data exchange format exchange protocol. A short message is received from a mobile telecommunication network.

12/17/15
20150365133 

Touch and talk auto-configuring of video conferences using near field communication (nfc)


An nfc reader in a communication device reads a first nfc tag on a first conference device when the communication device is brought within proximity of the first nfc tag. The communication device communicates information read from the first nfc tag and information acquired by the communication device to a conference server.
Google Inc.


12/17/15
20150363766 

Transaction management


A method for performing a transaction initiated with near field communication, nfc, interaction between a user terminal including a subscriber identity module residing in the user terminal and a nfc reader. In the method a request including an amount of the transaction and an identifier obtained from a secure element of the subscriber identity module residing in the user terminal is delivered and a payment card number corresponding to the identifier is obtained.
Teliasonera Ab


12/17/15
20150362926 

Information exchange using near field communications in hvac system


A method of exchanging parametric data between at least one hvac component including a first near field communication interface and a second device including a second near field communication interface is provided. The method includes supplying power to the first near field communication interface, and initiating a pairing event between the first near field communication interface and the second near field communication interface.
Carrier Corporation


12/17/15
20150362206 

System and method to manage energy consumption in an hvac system


A system and method to manage energy consumption in an hvac system including a main system controller, including a near field communication interface, and at least one hvac component in operable communication with the main system controller; wherein the main system controller is configured to compile energy consumption data from the at least one hvac component, and transfer said energy consumption data to an auxiliary device via the near field communication interface.. .
Carrier Corporation


12/10/15
20150358822 

Utilizations and applications of near field communications in mobile device management and security


Systems and methods for using near field communications1 (nfc) m\d other short-range wireless communications technologies in mobile device management and security. Uses of nfc devices of both passive and active types are presented herein, as “policy control points” (pcps) within a policy-based system for mobile handset management, in situations where granular control of handset capabilities is required.
Sequitur Labs, Inc.


12/10/15
20150358770 

Electronic device and computer-readable computer program product


An electronic device includes: a communication unit that communicates with a first device through intra-body communication via a body of a user or near field communication; a position obtaining unit that obtains position information of the user; and a storage unit that stores information on use of the first device on a basis of a communication history between the first device and the communication unit, and the position information of the user, and can easily record play information.. .
Nikon Corporation


12/10/15
20150358762 

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.


12/10/15
20150356882 

Learning system using nfc chart


The present invention provides a learning wall chart using nfc which is used as a learning tool, including: a content display unit in which a plurality of learning content for learning is arranged on a front surface; and a tag array unit in which a plurality of first near field communication (nfc) tags arranged on a rear surface of the content display unit is provided so as to correspond to the learning contents and which stores information corresponding to the learning contents corresponding to the first nfc tag, in which when a terminal having an nfc communication unit, which performs nfc with the first nfc tag, approaches a learning content and a first nfc tag corresponding to the approached learning content is read, information of the first nfc tag is output through an output unit of the terminal, and a learning system using the same.. .

12/10/15
20150355875 

Communication apparatus, control method, and program


A communication apparatus capable of performing near field communication acquires communication information of a target apparatus through the near field communication, determines whether or not the target apparatus is connected to an access point to which the communication apparatus is connected, on the basis of the communication information, and accepts the target apparatus as a target to which the communication apparatus is to be connected by using a peer-to-peer communication system, when it is determined that the target apparatus is not connected to the access point to which the communication apparatus is connected.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/10/15
20150355631 

Field device management system


A field device management system include a plurality of field devices equipped in a plant, one or more host devices equipped at a place distant from the plant and configured to connect to the field devices via a first network, and a terminal apparatus configured to connect to the field devices via a second network and to connect to the host devices via a third network. The terminal apparatus includes a first communication interface module configured to perform field communication with the field devices via the second network, a second communication interface module configured to perform near field communication with the host devices via the third network, and a controller that, when updating data of any one of the field devices, performs communication with the host devices through the second communication interface module, and receives update permission information from the host device through the second communication interface module..
Yokogawa Electric Corporation






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