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Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
04/07/16
20160099759 
 Communicating via near field communications patent thumbnailCommunicating via near field communications
Communicating via near field communication (nfc) between a reader and an application on an nfc-enabled device. The device receives, from a reader, a selection of an application identifier (aid) proxy of the device.
Google Inc.


04/07/16
20160099753 
 System and  delivery of information using nfc patent thumbnailSystem and delivery of information using nfc
A system with a portable device having an information tag such as a bar code, qr (quick response) code, an rfid (radio frequency identification) tag and/or an nfc (near field communication) tag attached thereto is provided. The system also includes a portable electronic device (ped), a communication network and a management platform.
Pouch Pac Innovations, Llc


04/07/16
20160099752 
 Communication  near field communication patent thumbnailCommunication near field communication
Nfc signal and executing a process corresponding to the signal by the security module; and transmitting a responsive signal to the nfc reader.. .

03/31/16
20160093156 
 Methods and systems for conducting lottery games with portable devices enabled for near field communication (nfc) patent thumbnailMethods and systems for conducting lottery games with portable devices enabled for near field communication (nfc)
In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a computer system that includes a processor executing the code to: receive an indication indicating that a player desires to participate in a lottery game based on a near field communication (nfc) between a mobile device of the player and a first game piece associated with the lottery game conducted by a game conducting authority; conduct a drawing in accordance with rules of the lottery game; receive an indication identifying an action performed by the player in accordance with the rules of the lottery game where the action is based on: i) a result of the drawing and ii) nfc communication between the mobile device of the player and a second game piece associated with the lottery game; and distribute a prize to player in accordance with the rules of the lottery game.. .
Intralot S.a. - Integrated Lottery Systems And Services


03/31/16
20160092851 
 Beverage composition system patent thumbnailBeverage composition system
A beverage service system is described herein, and may include a payment facility adapted to receive a payment from a user and load the payment electronically, as a credit for cup units of a beverage, against a user profile created by the user, the user having a near field communication (nfc)-enabled device linked to their user profile, and a beverage dispenser connected to a computer processor. The system may further include a credit receipt circuit in operative communication with the processor and having at least one reader provided in an immediate vicinity of the beverage dispenser, wherein the system is configured to dispense a cup unit of a beverage into each of a plurality of cups respectively having an electronically detectable, unique identification tag on transmission to the at least one credit receipt reader of a request to redeem a cup credit..

03/24/16
20160087693 
 Information processing system, information processing apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information processing program, and information processing method patent thumbnailInformation processing system, information processing apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information processing program, and information processing method
An information processing system includes an information storage medium and an information processing apparatus for performing near field communication with the information storage medium. The information processing apparatus includes: at least one antenna coil; and a computer processor configured to: perform near field communication with the information storage medium via the antenna coil, thereby reading information from the information storage medium in proximity to the antenna coil; detect an orientation of the information storage medium that can perform the near field communication; and perform predetermined processing using the information read from the information storage medium and the orientation of the information storage medium..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087692 
 Information reading system, information reading apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information reading program, and information reading method patent thumbnailInformation reading system, information reading apparatus, storage medium having stored therein information reading program, and information reading method
An information reading system performs near field communication with an information storage medium. The information reading system includes: an antenna structure including a plurality of antenna coils, each arranged across at least one of the others and each having a reading area; and a computer processor configured to perform near field communication with the information storage medium in each reading area, thereby reading information from the information storage medium in proximity to the reading area..
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160087682 
 Device for authenticating wanted nfc interactions patent thumbnailDevice for authenticating wanted nfc interactions
An electronic device that includes a sensor module, a measuring module and a near field communication (nfc) device. The sensor module receives an input signal.
Broadcom Corporation


03/24/16
20160087680 
 Broadcast automatic communication method and system thereof patent thumbnailBroadcast automatic communication method and system thereof
A broadcast automatic communication method and a system thereof are provided. The system applies near field communication assemblies to establish a first far field communication path between far field communication assemblies of first and second electronic devices.
Fluiditech Ip Limited


03/24/16
20160087430 
 Overvoltage protection for nfc devices patent thumbnailOvervoltage protection for nfc devices
The present application relates to a near field communication (nfc) device which has an antenna for receiving nfc signals. The nfc device includes a protection system for protecting a transmit/receive system, and other systems, of the nfc device from potentially damaging voltages that may develop at an output of the antenna if the device enters a strong magnetic field.
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.


03/24/16
20160086198 

Distribution of media with tracking and analysis of media usage for royalty, loyalty and collection of metadata


An apparatus, device and method for the distribution of media with tracking and analysis of media usage for royalty, loyalty and collection of media metadata using wireless communication such as near field communication comprised in a portable platform. Each device comprises a wireless communication arrangement capable of conducting wireless communication between wirelessly capable devices enclosed in a solid case which projects the content of the data in an illustrative depiction.
Crystal Innovations, Inc.


03/24/16
20160086170 

Car wallet application


Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for processing electronic payments for retail services and goods delivered by a retail establishment. In embodiments, a mobile wallet application is installed in the automobile.
First Data Corporation


03/24/16
20160086164 

Near field communication activation and authorization


A method of activation and authorization of a near field communication (nfc) enabled device comprising: receiving login information from an nfc enabled device; sending packet data via a network in response to receiving the login information from the nfc enabled device; and receiving corresponding data from the nfc enabled device in response to the sending of the packet data, the sending of the packet data and the receiving of the corresponding code facilitates the activation and authorization of the nfc enabled device, and the subsequent activation of the nfc device via a nfc link without further authorization of the nfc enabled device, is described herein.. .
Paypal, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085934 

Improved making radiographs with direct radiographic panels


A method for performing a job list of radiographic recordings indicated in a radiographic information systems includes communicating the job list to a mobile apparatus, e.g. A smartphone, whereby, in a first step, a peer-to-peer communication is set up between the radiographic information system and the mobile apparatus by a near field communication technique, whereupon the job list is transmitted to the mobile apparatus via a wifi peer-to-peer communication.
Agfa Healthcare


03/17/16
20160080390 

Method and network controlled ticket access


The system provides a method and apparatus for providing controlled access to events, premises, transportation, and the like. In one embodiment, the system provides a ticket that is tied to a user and/or a device.
Storycloud, Inc.


03/17/16
20160080039 

Nfc device and connection system of nfc devices


The present device aggregates all kinds of contactless services such as credit card, loyalty card, micro-payment, discount card, transport card, access control, e-ticket, parking, etc. An nfc (near field communication) device comprises a host cpu, a memory, a gprs modem controlled by the cpu to access internet, a sim holder, an antenna and a battery.
Famoco


03/17/16
20160080038 

Electrical device, electrical device system


The disclosure relates to an electrical device having a control unit. A near field communication device connected to the control unit is provided..
Robert Bosch Gmbh


03/17/16
20160078699 

Method and network controlled access to physical spaces


The system provides a method and apparatus for providing controlled access to premises. The system in one embodiment uses a reader/scanner associated with a controlled entrance that can receive credentials manually or via scanning or some other form of electronic communication.
Storycloud, Inc.


03/17/16
20160078223 

Hardware isolated secure processing system within a secure element


Systems and methods are provided that allow a secure processing system (sps) to be implemented as a hard macro, thereby isolating the sps from a peripheral processing system (pps). The sps and the pps, combination, may form a secure element that can be used in conjunction with a host device and a connectivity device to allow the host device to engage in secure transactions, such as mobile payment over a near field communications (nfc) connection.
Broadcom Corporation


03/10/16
20160073276 

Information handling system physical component maintenance through near field communication device interaction


Information handling system maintenance is aided by sending maintenance codes with a management processer of the information handling system to a mobile telephone with a nfc communication. The maintenance code and an identifier of the information handling system are provided to an administrative station to confirm that the proper maintenance is taking place at the proper system before the maintenance is authorized..
Dell Products L.p.


03/10/16
20160073222 

Mobile 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


03/10/16
20160073221 

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


03/10/16
20160073217 

Methods and systems for secure activation of software licenses and features


Methods and systems for a near field communication (nfc) token is provided. The nfc token includes an antenna, and a memory device configured to store a license key.
General Electric Company


03/10/16
20160072558 

Magnetic induction antenna for use in a wearable device


A wearable device includes a housing, a first short range transceiver for far field communication disposed within the housing, a second short range transceiver for near field communication disposed within the housing, wherein the second short range transceiver for near field communications comprises a core and a plurality of coil turns wrapped around the core. The wearable device further includes a generally planar printed circuit board disposed within the housing and having a plurality of components mounted thereto.
Bragi Gmbh


03/10/16
20160072556 

Feedback-based adaptive load modulation (alm) for a near field communication (nfc) device


A first near field communication (nfc) device or a first nfc-enabled device utilizes a feedback based approach to allow for dynamic adjusting of one or more operating characteristics. The feedback based approach can be a direct feedback based approach or an indirect feedback based approach.
Broadcom Corporation


03/10/16
20160071259 

Wearable device assembly inspection devices and methods


Automated optical inspection of a wearable device and/or sub-assemblies of the wearable device in-situ in an ambient environment where temperature and ambient lighting are need not be controlled are described. A key gold unit for the wearable device or a subassembly of the wearable device may be mounted to an automated optical inspections system that captures images of the key gold unit, converts the image from a color space it was captured in to a hue, saturation and value/brightness color space.
Aliphcom


03/10/16
20160071052 

Stock monitoring


A stock monitoring system, for monitoring items of stock in one or more storerooms for stock items. The system includes a portable device (e.g.
Inventor-e Limited


03/10/16
20160070385 

Capacitive touch screen terminal and near field communication method and system thereof


A capacitive touch screen terminal and a near field communication method and system thereof are provided. In the method and the system, the near field communication is realized through multiplexing driving electrodes and sensing electrodes of a touch sensor in a capacitive touch screen by a transmitting terminal and a receiving terminal, and a frequency sequence is used as a carrier for data transmission.
Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160066131 

Near field communications (nfc) device having adjustable gain


A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that is capable of optimizing a gain for received signals. Measurements are made of signals received from an nfc environment and are compared to one or more threshold hold values.
Broadcom Corporation


03/03/16
20160066128 

Near field communications (nfc) coil with embedded wireless antenna


Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling and wlan dual-band operations. For example, a wlan dual-band utilizes the same coil antenna that is utilized for near field communications (nfc) functions.
Intel Corporation


03/03/16
20160065546 

Sharing content with permission control using near field communication


A sending device receives a user input indicating that the user wishes to share and open item of content with a receiving device. A near field communication link is opened between the sending device and the receiving device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


03/03/16
20160064990 

Near field communication and wireless charging device


A near field communication and wireless charging device includes a main body, a electronic circuit, a nfc module, a wireless charging module coupled to the electronic circuit. The nfc module and the wireless charging module are arranged independently.
Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160057790 

Bluetooth pairing system and method


A bluetooth pairing method is provided which includes connecting a mobile terminal and an infotainment system of a vehicle by a wired connection. The method also includes executing a dedicated app (application) for a bluetooth pairing disposed in the mobile terminal by a controller disposed in the infotainment system.
Hyundai Motor Company


02/25/16
20160057622 

Communication system, relay apparatus, and communication method


Provided are a communication system, a relay apparatus, and a communication method capable of achieving high security in a case of controlling devices such as electric power meters and acquiring data from the devices by connecting an autonomous distributed near field communication network such as a smart utility network to a public radio communication network. A relay apparatus 100 establishes a radio bearer with security ensured with a radio base station 40 by using a secret key associated with the relay apparatus 100 in the public radio communication network.
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


02/25/16
20160057566 

Communication system, relay apparatus, and communication method


A relay apparatus 100a holds an address management table tb1 in which an identifier of a terminal device 200a and an address of the terminal device 200a in a near field communication network are associated with each other, generates a terminal device-destined frame based on the identifier of the terminal device 200a in a received downlink packet, the terminal device-destined frame containing a command destined to the address of the terminal device 200a associated with the identifier of the terminal device 200a in the address management table tb1, and transmits the generated terminal device-destined frame to the near field communication network 60a.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


02/25/16
20160056862 

Near field communication device and actuating method thereof


A near field communication device communicating with a smart terminal is presented, the near field communication device includes a controller, a near field communication (nfc) module, and a sensor. The sensor detects different operating motions of the near field communication device related to the smart terminal.
Fih (hong Kong) Limited


02/25/16
20160056788 

Apparatus and operating at least two antennas for a motor vehicle, and near-field communication network


An apparatus for operating at least two antennas for a motor vehicle. The apparatus has a switching device to be coupled to the at least two antennas and to perform at least one switching process for changing a respective input capacitance of one antenna of the at least two antennas.
Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh


02/25/16
20160055480 

Host-formatted select proximity payment system environment response


Informing near field communication (nfc) payment readers of nfc target device payment application availability. A payment application executing under a host operating system of an nfc target device formats a select proximity payment system environment (ppse) response as one or more nfc application protocol data units (apdus).
Google Inc.


02/25/16
20160054962 

Method of setting wireless connection via near field communication function and image forming performing the method


A method of configuring a wireless connection of an image forming apparatus via near field communication (nfc) is provided. The method includes receiving, by the image forming apparatus, wireless configuration information and internet protocol (ip) address configuration information from a mobile device when the mobile device is tagged by the image forming apparatus, performing, user authentication of the mobile device with respect to the image forming apparatus, establishing communication between the image forming apparatus and an access point (ap) based on the wireless configuration information, and assigning an ip address to the image forming apparatus based on the ip address configuration information..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160053427 

Clothes dryer wireless moisture data transfer systems and energy-efficient methods of operation


Clothes dryer wireless moisture data transfer systems and energy-efficient methods of operation thereof are provided. One example method of operating a near field communication (nfc) tag includes determining whether a rotatable drum of a clothes dryer appliance is currently rotating.
General Electric Company


02/18/16
20160049056 

Near field communication security devices


Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security devices, articles of merchandise, and methods for securing an article of merchandise. For example, a security device includes at least one near field communication (nfc) tag coupled to the article of merchandise, wherein the nfc tag is configured to detect at least one security event in response to tampering with the article of merchandise..
Invue Security Products Inc.


02/11/16
20160043777 

Near field communication system in a local network


A system for a local network, the system being configured to extend a near field communication (nfc) between an nfc device and an nfc mobile device beyond the range defined by the nfc standards.. .
Nagravision S.a.


02/11/16
20160043775 

Near field communication mode adjustment based on a screen state


The present aspects relate to adjusting an nfc mode based on a screen state indication, comprising receiving, at an nfc controller, an nfc controller interface (nci) indication from a device host, wherein the nci indication specifies a screen state of the device host, and adjusting one or more nfc modes at the nfc controller based on the nci indication.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/11/16
20160042863 

Electronic device for reducing interference between a charging coil and an antenna


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a battery; a non-contact near field communication antenna; a wireless charging coil; and a case covering the battery, wherein the wireless charging coil is positioned between the battery and the case, and wherein one of the non-contact near field communication antenna and the wireless charging coil is positioned to surround the other one of the non-contact near field communication antenna and the wireless charging coil..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041606 

Low power mode


Examples of the disclosure are directed to a method of, after hitting a uvlo threshold, rebooting an electronic device in a low power mode having a lower uvlo threshold, such that the device can continue to be used past the first uvlo threshold. For example, in a high power mode, the device may be capable of a number of functionalities of a modern portable electronic device, such as network access, the ability to run applications, bluetooth connections, etc.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037413 

Connection 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


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


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


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


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


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






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