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Communication method and apparatus for nfc device and nfc device

Huawei Device

Communication method and apparatus for nfc device and nfc device

Secure near field communication server information handling system lock

Dell Products L.p.

Secure near field communication server information handling system lock

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
03/26/15
20150089586
 Systems and methods for nfc access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for nfc access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to near field communication (nfc) access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture. A secure element may receive a request for information and process the received request to identify a first access level associated with the request and a second access level associated with an originator of the request.
03/26/15
20150089221
 Secure near field communication server information handling system support patent thumbnailnew patent Secure near field communication server information handling system support
Secure nfc interactions with a server information handling system management controller, such as a baseboard management controller, are supported with an nfc application running on a mobile information handling system. A private key is applied by the mobile application to create an application hash that a baseboard management controller verifies to authorize access by the nfc application.
Dell Products L.p.
03/26/15
20150087235
 Communication  nfc device and nfc device patent thumbnailnew patent Communication nfc device and nfc device
A communication method and apparatus for a near field communication (nfc) device and the nfc device, where the method includes determining a radio frequency (rf) protocol supported by at least one discovered target nfc device; and selecting, according to an rf protocol level or an rf protocol priority, an rf protocol for performing nfc from the rf protocol supported by the at least one target nfc device so as to perform communication with a target nfc device corresponding to the rf protocol determined by selection. The communication method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention solve a problem that a probability of finding a target nfc device matched with an nfc controller (nfcc) chip function on a local nfc device is low and a problem that device host (dh) resource consumption and power consumption incurred thereof are high..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086017
 Secure near field communication server information handling system lock patent thumbnailnew patent Secure near field communication server information handling system lock
Secure nfc interactions with a server information handling system management controller, such as a baseboard management controller, are supported with an nfc application running on a mobile information handling system. A private key is applied by the mobile application to create an application hash that a baseboard management controller verifies to authorize access by the nfc application.
Dell Products L.p.
03/26/15
20150085344
 Electrophoretic display device having integrated nfc antenna patent thumbnailnew patent Electrophoretic display device having integrated nfc antenna
The present invention relates to near field communication technology. Specifically, disclosed is an electrophoretic display device having integrated an nfc antenna.
Truly Semiconductors Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083796
 Nfc or rfid based sensor measurement device and measuring method using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Nfc or rfid based sensor measurement device and measuring method using the same
Disclosed herein is a near field communication (nfc) or radio frequency identification (rfid) based sensor measurement device including: a sensor connecting part from or to which a sensor is detachable or attachable; and a sensor measuring part electrically connected to the sensor, wirelessly receiving power from an external electronic device, and measuring a sensed value to be measured using the sensor and then wirelessly transmitting the sensed value to the external electronic device. The sensor is detachable or attachable, such that only the sensor is replaced and the sensor measurement device may be continuously used without the replacement when the sensor used is disposable..
Center For Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation
03/19/15
20150082403
 User terminal for password-based authentication, and password-based trading terminal, system, and method patent thumbnailUser terminal for password-based authentication, and password-based trading terminal, system, and method
A user terminal, a password-based trading terminal, a system and a method for password-based authentication are provided. Wherein, the user terminal comprises a password generation module and a first near field communication module.
Zte Corporation
03/19/15
20150081103
 Home appliance, home appliance system, and control method thereof patent thumbnailHome appliance, home appliance system, and control method thereof
A home appliance, a home appliance system, and a control method thereof are disclosed. Transmission and reception of data are performed between the terminal and the home appliance using near field communication (nfc), thereby easily checking information of the home appliance.
Lg Electronics Inc.
03/19/15
20150079903
 Near field communication device, electronic system having the same and  controlling power in near field communication device patent thumbnailNear field communication device, electronic system having the same and controlling power in near field communication device
A near field communication (nfc) device includes a resonance unit and an nfc chip. The resonance unit emits an electromagnetic wave to communicate data with an external nfc card in a reader mode.
03/19/15
20150079900
 Audio delivery system for headsets patent thumbnailAudio delivery system for headsets
Methods and systems for delivering audio content to a headset are disclosed. A user taps a close proximity data exchange headset onto an device to download audio content.
Plantronics, Inc.
03/19/15
20150077310

Image display apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system


There is provided an image display apparatus, including: a display unit capable of displaying an image; a plurality of adjacent portions arranged on the display unit at a predetermined positional relation; senders capable of sending data via near field communication, the senders being arranged on at least two of the plurality of adjacent portions, respectively; and a receiver capable of receiving data via the near field communication from a sender of another image display apparatus, the receiver being arranged on at least one of the plurality of adjacent portions.. .
Sony Corporation
03/19/15
20150077293

Short-range antenna structure and methods


Antenna apparatus and methods of use and tuning. In one exemplary embodiment, the solution of the present disclosure is particularly adapted for small form-factor, metal-encased applications such as smartphones or tablets (and “phablets”) utilizing near field communication (nfc) interfaces.
Pulse Finland Oy
03/19/15
20150077232

Near field communication devices for merchandise security


Embodiments of the invention are directed to merchandise security devices, systems, and methods for protecting an item of merchandise from theft. For example, a merchandise security device may include an electronic lock configured for securing the merchandise security device to a merchandise fixture.
Invue Security Products Inc.
03/12/15
20150074010

Nfc enabled charitable volunteering and giving


A method of using near field communication to facilitate charitable giving and volunteering. The method includes the steps of: determining, by a computing device, information about a person and information about a charitable organization based at least in part on reading a near field communication element; determining, by the computing device, whether the person desires to give to the charitable organization or to volunteer to help the charitable organization; sending, by the computing device, the information about the person to the charitable organization in an event that the person desires to volunteer to help the charitable organization; and sending, by the computing device, a donation to the charitable organization in an event that the person desires to give to the charitable organization.
03/12/15
20150073886

Near field communication enabled purchasing mechanisms


A method of placing an order performed by a mobile computing device. The method includes the steps of reading a near field communication element on or in a product, determining characteristics of the product based on the step of reading the near field communication element, and accessing or acquiring information about a user of the mobile computing device.
03/12/15
20150073879

Near field communications based referendum system


A near field communications (nfc) voting system comprising a pair of nfc tags, each of the pair of tags is configured to emit a signal corresponding to an answer, an nfc reader configured to receive a signal from the pair of nfc tags, a display, a server adapted to store a plurality of referendums and their corresponding statistics and an application configured for retrieving a referendum from the server, displaying the referendum on the display, wherein the application is configured to associate a signal received from the pair of nfc tags to the referendum and update the statistics of the referendum in the server.. .
03/12/15
20150072616

Method for distributing virtual user identification data, acquiring virtual user identification data, and device


A distribution method is disclosed. A distribution device receives based on a near field communication protocol, a virtual user identification data acquiring request sent by a terminal device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150070132

Secure remote control for operating closures such as garage doors


Actuation of an access closure such as a garage door may be initiated by a remote control (rc) if a correct authentication code is received by the rc and/or if a designated authorization device such as a mobile phone is within near field communication transceiver range of the rc.. .
Sony Corporation
03/05/15
20150066758

Payment card systems and methods


According to some embodiments, a payment device having a first and a second account number may be provided. The first account number may be associated with a near field communication (“nfc”) feature of the payment device and the second account number may be associated with a magnetic stripe and/or a memory of the payment device.
03/05/15
20150066353

Use of the occupancy rate of areas or buildings to simulate the flow of persons


Method and apparatus are described for calculating a route for at least one object inside a predefined area or building. A suitable sensor system is used to determine the current position data relating to the object.
03/05/15
20150065114

Near field communication (nfc) method, apparatus, and system employing a cellular-communications capable computing device


Cellular-capable computing device and a related system and methodology are disclosed. The computing device includes a touch screen display, one or more processors, a memory device, and a first near field communication (nfc) module and first nfc antenna configured to be communicatively coupled to a second nfc module and second nfc antenna of an electronic device.
03/05/15
20150065044

Near field communication (nfc) method, apparatus, and system employing a wireless-communications capable computing device


Cellular-capable computing device and a related system and methodology are disclosed. The computing device includes a touch screen display, one or more processors, a memory device, and a first near field communication (nfc) module and first nfc antenna configured to be communicatively coupled to a second nfc module and second nfc antenna of an electronic device.
03/05/15
20150065041

Portable device using a common antenna for both near field communication and wireless charging


Provided is a portable device using a common antenna for both near field communication and wireless charging. The portable device includes: a common antenna part transmitting and receiving near field communication and wireless charging signals; an nfc signal judgment module connected to the common antenna part and sensing a signal applied from the common antenna part or a tx signal generated from an nfc performing part to thereby judge whether or not the signal applied from the common antenna part or the tx signal is the near field communication signal; an nfc performing part connected to the nfc signal judgment module and performing near field communication according to a control signal transferred from the nfc signal judgment module; and a battery part connected to the nfc signal judgment module and being wirelessly charged according to the control signal transferred from the nfc signal judgment module..
Maxwave Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150065040

Method for controlling flows of logical link layer in near field communication software stack


A method for controlling flows of a logical link layer in a near field communication (nfc) software stack includes steps of: arranging a send window and a receive window in the logical link layer for controlling flows of transmitted data frames; adjusting the size of the send window and the size of the receive window according to a transfer rate determined based on upper-layer application, communication delay time determined based on channel quality, and the size of a data frame; and controlling flows of the output terminal according to the size of the send window, and controlling flows of the input terminal according to the size of the receive window.. .
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co. Ltd.
03/05/15
20150065037

Device, efficiently powering a near field communication device


A device, method and system for efficiently powering a near field communication device are provided. The devices comprises: a module configured to: exchange data with a near field communication (nfc) device; and transmit energy to the nfc device; and, a processor configured to: receive, using the module, energy data from the nfc device, the energy data comprising data for determining a difference between a current energy level of an energy storage apparatus at the nfc device and a given amount of energy for performing a given function at the nfc device; determine the difference from the energy data; and, transmit, using the module, an amount of energy corresponding to the difference, to the nfc device..
Blackberry Limited
03/05/15
20150065036

Near field communications for traffic and hazard mapping


Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for reporting hazards and other events. In one aspect there is provided a method.
Nokia Corporation
03/05/15
20150062632

Information processing apparatus, storage medium, and control method


An information processing apparatus transmits print data to an image forming apparatus by using near field communication or to an image forming apparatus on a network, and at this time, gives preference as a print destination to the image forming apparatus using the near field communication over the image forming apparatus capable of communicating with the information processing apparatus using the network.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
03/05/15
20150061839

Device and determining redundancies in near field communication tag detection


A device and method for determining redundancies in near field communication tag detection are provided. A device comprising: a sensor configured to receive nfc tag identifiers from at least one near field communication (nfc) tag; and, a processor configured to: compare a first nfc tag identifier to a second nfc tag identifier, both the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier having been received by the sensor within a given time period; when the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are the same, infer that the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are associated with a single nfc tag; and when the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are not the same, infer that the first nfc tag identifier and the second nfc tag identifier are associated with two different nfc tags..
Blackberry Limited
03/05/15
20150061587

Method and device for communication with a personal electronic device in an aircraft


A communication module includes a communication module, having an inductive energy transfer unit, a transfer driver coupled to the inductive energy transfer unit and configured to generate driver signals for operating the inductive energy transfer unit, a charging processor coupled to the transfer driver and configured to control the inductive energy transfer unit to operate in an inductive power charging operation mode, and a communication processor coupled to the transfer driver and configured to control the inductive energy transfer unit to operate in a near field communication (nfc), operation mode.. .
Airbus Operations Gmbh
03/05/15
20150061541

Lighting system including near field communication controller


An environmental control system such as an illumination system includes one or more led lighting devices or other environmental factor control devices and a control device for controlling one or a combination of the led lighting devices or other environmental factor control devices. A remote controller for remotely setting control content, control parameters and the like can be communicatively coupled (e.g., wirelessly) to the control device.
02/26/15
20150058473

Network address mapping to nearby location identification


In one implementation, software workload or device addresses (e.g., ipv4 or ipv6 addresses) are mapped to a nearby physical location identification. The physical location of a dematerialized workload or a device is determined by associating the network address of the dematerialized workload or device to the address of a physical tag.
Cisco Technology, Inc.
02/19/15
20150052185

File information system management system and method


A method and system is provided for editing a file information system of a host device by using a client device connected to the host device via a near field communication (nfc) channel while maintaining the foreground-running application execution screen of the host device. A method for managing a file information system of a host device by using a client device according to the present invention includes establishing a near field communication channel between the client device and the host device; copying the file information system from the host device to the client device; editing, at the client device, the file information system by means of an application selected in the file information system; and updating the file information system stored in the host device with the edited file information system which is transmitted from the client device to the host device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150049795

Receiving data compensation method to improve data receiving rate and receiving modem circuit thereof


Included in the present general inventive concept are a receiving data compensating method to improve a data receiving rate and a receiving modem circuit thereof. The receiving data compensating method may include measuring a receiving characteristic offset based on characteristics of a receiver according to first and second state data.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150049360

Cloud printing system and method using near field communication


Provided is a cloud printing method using near field communication (nfc), the method comprising: selecting content for printing in a mobile terminal; requesting a print by the mobile terminal being nfc tagged to an image forming apparatus; transmitting the selected content to the cloud server via the mobile terminal; parallel rendering the content in the mobile terminal and the cloud server; generating print data by merging sets of content respectively rendered in the mobile terminal and the cloud server; and printing the print data in the image forming apparatus.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150049359

Cloud printing system and method using image forming apparatus


Provided is a cloud printing method using a image forming apparatus, the method including: selecting content for printing in a mobile terminal; connecting a location storage server and receiving location information of image forming apparatuses via the mobile terminal; displaying locations of the image forming apparatuses on a screen of the mobile terminal, based on the received location information; transmitting the content to a cloud server via the mobile terminal; near field communication (nfc) tagging the mobile terminal to one of the image forming apparatuses; and receiving the content from the cloud server and printing the content, via the one of the image forming apparatuses to which the nfc tagging is performed.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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