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Electronic devices, near field communication methods and near field communication systems

Mediatek

Electronic devices, near field communication methods and near field communication systems

Near field communication based bootstrapping

Cisco Technology

Near field communication based bootstrapping

Near field communication based bootstrapping

Mophie

Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device


Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
07/30/15
20150215435 
 Systems and methods for an inductive communication interface patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for an inductive communication interface
A method is described. The method includes enabling and configuring poll mode for a near field communication (nfc) data exchange format (ndef) radio frequency (rf) interface configuration.
Qualcomm Incorporated


07/30/15
20150215161 
 Near field communication based bootstrapping patent thumbnailnew patent Near field communication based bootstrapping
Embodiments described herein permit a mobile device to transfer a configuration package to a network device which automatically configures (i.e., without user intervention) the network device using a bootstrapping process. Specifically, the mobile device may use near field communication (nfc) to transfer the configuration package to the network device.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150215003 
 Portable electronic device and operation  establishing a near field communication link patent thumbnailnew patent Portable electronic device and operation establishing a near field communication link
A portable electronic device (110) with a nfc (near field communication) unit (114) is switchable between an active mode and a passive mode. A motion sensor unit (112) records a motion of the portable electronic device (110), and outputs a motion signal descriptive for the recorded motion.
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150214993 
 Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless communication accessory for a mobile device
A mobile device peripheral that incorporates a repeater antenna inside of a protective case for a mobile device to extend the range of short-range communications while minimizing interference caused by the thickness or materials of the protective case. The repeater antenna can be capable of receiving a wireless signal from an antenna in the mobile device and transmitting the same signal or an amplified version of the same signal.
Mophie, Inc.


07/30/15
20150213436 
 Charge-for-service near field communication transactions patent thumbnailnew patent Charge-for-service near field communication transactions
A method for purchasing a value item using near field communication (nfc) includes placing a nfc enabled data communication device of a buyer of the item in close proximity to a nfc enabled data communication device of a seller of the item, the devices being interoperable to establish a nfc communication link between the devices when placed in close proximity to each other, transferring a request for payment for the item from the seller's device to the buyer's device via the nfc link, and transmitting the payment request, together a buyer's authorization therefor, to a third party service provider via a network. In response to receipt of the transmission, the service provider transfers money in an amount equal to the purchase price of the item from a funding account of the buyer to a receiving account of the seller, and optionally, can send the parties a message confirming the transfer..
Ebay Inc.


07/30/15
20150212636 
 Electronic devices, near field communication methods and near field communication systems patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic devices, near field communication methods and near field communication systems
A first electronic device includes a display unit, a first conductive unit and a processing circuit. The first conductive unit is configured for transmitting a first signal to a second conductive unit of a second electronic device when the first conductive unit is in proximity with the second conductive unit.
Mediatek Inc.


07/23/15
20150208245 
 Method, apparatus, and system for providing and using a trusted tag patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus, and system for providing and using a trusted tag
A trusted authority, validation system and method are provided. The system and method may employ near field communication (nfc) technologies to prepare and write signed validation signatures to tags as well as read and analyze validation signatures from tags.
Assa Abloy Ab


07/23/15
20150207942 
 Systems and methods for implementing print job redirection using hotspots tags and mobile devices for printing in image forming devices patent thumbnailSystems and methods for implementing print job redirection using hotspots tags and mobile devices for printing in image forming devices
A system and method are provided for implementing a streamlined scheme for transferring print jobs directly from the print queue of one image forming device to the print queue of another image forming device using mobile devices and tags, such as near field communication (nfc) tags, affixed to image forming devices. A user manipulated mobile device is employed to read a readable tag affixed to or nearby a particular image forming device as a source device in which a print job is stuck, the mobile device running a print job transfer application.
Xerox Corporation


07/23/15
20150207861 
 Information processing device, server device, and information processing system patent thumbnailInformation processing device, server device, and information processing system
According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided an information processing device including an activation control unit configured to transmit first information that includes information read through near field communication to a server device, to acquire second information transmitted from the server device according to the first information, and to control activation of an application of the information processing device itself based on the acquired second information.. .
Felica Networks, Inc.


07/23/15
20150207544 
 Near field communication device patent thumbnailNear field communication device
A near field communication device is disclosed herein. An example of such a device includes a user interface and an application that displays information on the user interface.
Hewlett-packard Deveolment Company, L.p.


07/23/15
20150207205 

Interface and communication device


An antenna of a communication terminal is disposed on a side on which a bottom surface of a reflective plate, which is included in a display, is present. When the reflective plate is irradiated by an led light source, the antenna cannot be seen from the side on which a display screen of the display is disposed.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150206365 

Door lock management control system


A door lock management control system includes a door controller, a main controller, and a near field communication device. The main controller includes one or both of a key tag and a near field communication controllable device.
Microprogram Information Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150205990 

System and near field communication


Systems, methods, and devices are provided for a near-field communication (nfc) system for use with mobile computing device. In an embodiment, an rfid reader device is configured for operation with a smart phone using the audio (headphone) port, and which is entirely powered and controlled by the mobile computing device through the audio port.
Hallmark Cards, Incorporated


07/23/15
20150205550 

Image forming apparatus supporting function of near field communication and setting nfc operation mode thereof


A near field communication (nfc) operating mode of an image forming apparatus may be set by determining a type of a job to be performed in the image forming apparatus via nfc tagging of a mobile device, determining a first nfc operating mode corresponding to the determined type of the job from among a plurality of nfc operating modes supported by an nfc module, setting the determined first nfc operating mode as an operating state of the nfc module, and performing the job by tagging the mobile device via nfc by using the set first nfc operating mode.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198447 

Method and indoor position tagging


A system and method for position tagging within an environment includes at least one mobile electronic device adapted to be moved within the environment and a pedestrian dead reckoning module. The at least one mobile electronic device includes an inertial measurement unit and at least one of a near field communication chip, barcode scanner, global positioning system, bluetooth receiver or wifi receiver.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


07/16/15
20150196229 

System and methods for triggering a radiofrequency transceiver in the human body


Systems and methods described herein use near field communications to locate a radiating transponder, such as a pill swallowed by a patient. The system can be triggered to turn on and transmit a waveform to a set of antennas attached to, coupled with, or near the patient.
Rock West Solutions, Inc.


07/09/15
20150193184 

Communication device communicating target data with external device according to near field communication


A communication device may communicate a first establishing command with an external device via a nfc interface so as to establish a first communication link, receive first target data from the external device via the nfc interface by using the first communication link, process a specific command included in the first target data so as to create second target data, select one type of disconnection method according to information included in the first target data from among plural types of disconnection methods for disconnecting the first communication link, and disconnect the first communication link by using the selected one type of disconnection method. The communication device may communicate a second establishing command with the external device via the nfc interface so as to establish a second communication link, and send the second target data to the external device via the nfc interface by using the second communication link..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150189760 

Flexible printed circuit board and manufacturing same


A flexible printed circuit board (pcb) used for near field communication and a method for manufacturing the flexible pcb are provided. The flexible pcb includes an insulating layer; a first conductive circuit layer adhered on a surface of the insulating layer, the first conductive circuit layer includes at least one first conductive circuit arranged as spiral-shaped and defines a plurality of first spaces; a first resin layer is adhered on a surface of the insulating layer and fills the first spaces; and a first cover layer adhered on a surface of the first resin layer and a surface of the first conductive circuit layer away from the insulating layer..
Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150189463 

Switching between multiple coupling modes


A device for transmitting in multiple coupling modes has a transmission module (11), at least one periphery module (18), and an antenna (16, 17) for each of the multiple coupling modes. Further, in a method of switching between multiple coupling modes, switching is conducted between at least polling and listening phases of first and second coupling modes.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/02/15
20150189461 

Methods, systems and apparatus to affect rf transmission from a non-linked wireless client


Embodiments of the present application relate generally to wireless electronics, wireless portable electronics, wireless media presentation devices, audio/video systems, and more specifically to passive or active rf proximity detection of wireless client devices in an environment that may or may not include wireless access points. A wireless client device may be forced, triggered, or configured to broadcast a wireless scan (e.g., an active wifi scan) that includes data (e.g., packets) that may be discovered by a wireless media device (e.g., received by rf circuitry in the media device) and information from the wireless scan may be used by the wireless media device to detect presence of the wireless client device and/or its user, to establish a wireless data communications link with the wireless client device, to determine proximity of the wireless client device to the wireless media device, and for near field communication (nfc) with the wireless client device..
Aliphcom


07/02/15
20150189361 

Use near field communication (nfc) to transfer dvr timers


A mobile device running a mobile application accesses a remote content receiver to request the remote content receiver to retrieve a particular recording timer, and upon receiving the recording timer from the remote content receiver, establishes a radio communication link with a second mobile device and transfers the recording timer to the second mobile device over the established radio communication link. The radio communication link is preferably the near field communication (nfc) link..
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


07/02/15
20150189125 

Image forming apparatus and image forming system


In an operation panel of an image forming apparatus, a display section that displays an operation status and a near field communication section that obtains an operation instruction from a registered terminal by near field communication are arranged. In the image forming system, the registered terminal functions as an operation section of the image forming apparatus..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/02/15
20150188612 

Nfc terminal and communication device including the same


A near field communication (nfc) terminal includes a first signal generator configured to generate a first received signal using a radio frequency (rf) signal received through an antenna, and generate a reduced first received signal by reducing a size of the first received signal when the size of the first received signal is equal to or greater than a predetermined rf value. The nfc terminal further includes a second signal generator configured to generate a second received signal using the rf signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150188610 

Antenna solution for wireless power transfer-near field communication enabled communication device


Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices and antenna solutions are disclosed. Antenna solutions disclosed herein include a single inductive coupling element configured to resonate at a variety of resonant frequencies suitable for wpt and/or nfc communications.
Broadcom Corporation


07/02/15
20150188227 

Antenna for near field communication, antenna arrangement, transponder with antenna, flat panel and methods of manufacturing


Described herein are an antenna for a transponder, in particular a near field communication (nfc) or radio frequency identification (rfid) device transponder, a transponder comprising the antenna and a flat panel or poster comprising the transponder, and methods of manufacturing the antenna, the transponder and/or the flat panel or poster.. .
Identive Group, Inc.


07/02/15
20150187151 

Systems and methods for controlling in-room safes with nfc-enabled devices


Methods, systems and devices for employing the near field communications (nfc) protocol are described. Specifically, a safe or similar in-room security device is configured to exchange communications with one or more nfc-enabled devices in accordance with the nfc protocol.
Assa Abloy Ab


07/02/15
20150186871 

Nfc mobile wallet processing systems and methods


Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, processes, computer program code, and means for employing the wireless or near field communication (“nfc”) functionality of mobile devices and payment terminals for use in payment, loyalty, and offer and coupon transactions.. .

07/02/15
20150182415 

Eyelid care appliance


Disclosed herein is an improved eyelid care appliance and method of using such appliance for preventing and treating blepharitis and mammalian meibomian gland dysfunction caused by gland obstruction. The method and apparatus of the invention enable restoration and maintenance of eyelid hygiene and the natural flow of secretions from the meibomian glands.

06/25/15
20150181621 

Multiple nfc card applications in multiple execution environments


A contactless system is described in which multiple execution environments may be coupled to a near field communication (nfc) controller, wherein each execution environment is configured to communicate with remote readers via the nfc controller using an assigned one of a plurality of communication protocols. During a polling session from a proximate reader, responding to a request command using a requested communication protocol and activating one of the plurality of execution environments assigned to the requested communication protocol to use the nfc controller.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


06/25/15
20150181435 

Systems and methods for securing near field communications


Systems and methods to secure near field communications (nfc) are disclosed. An nfc polling device may detect a change in voltage when attempting to communicate with another nfc device and based at least in part on the magnitude of the change in voltage if there is an attempted hacking and/or snooping event.

06/25/15
20150180552 

Antenna configuration for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields


Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for dynamic re-distribution of magnetic fields in a device during near field communication (nfc) related functions or transactions and/or wireless charging.. .

06/25/15
20150180551 

Communication partner appliance with automatic send mode activation


A communication partner appliance is implemented within a near field communication system. The communication partner appliance includes a receiver, a detector, and a processor.
Nxp B.v.


06/25/15
20150180549 

Information processing device, communication method, and communication system


An information processing device includes: an information acquisition unit which acquires information; and a communication unit which communicates with an external device via near field communication. The communication unit divides data of the information into a plurality of blocks, each including a plurality of packets, transmits the plurality of blocks with a first characteristic provided with a property of read with no acknowledge, and receives a receiving result of the blocks in the external device, with a second characteristic provided with the property of write with acknowledge..
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/25/15
20150180548 

Nfc antenna module and nfc module including the same


A resonance frequency of a near field communication (nfc) antenna module may be set to be equal to a first frequency by a resonance unit included in the nfc antenna module. The nfc module may include a matching circuit connected to the nfc antenna module.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150180547 

Data exchange initiated by tapping devices


A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” when a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (nfc) with the other tapping device.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


06/25/15
20150180546 

Detection of load-modulated signals in nfc


It is provided an electronic device (70) comprising a communication module (72) adapted to receive signals sent by an nfc reader (90) and adapted to send signals addressed to the nfc reader. The device also comprises a detector (74) coupled to the communication module and adapted to detect load-modulated signals among received signals.
St-ericsson Sa


06/25/15
20150180543 

Nfc sensor with power sleep mode


This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to near field communication (nfc) sensors with power sleep mode. In some embodiments, one or more motions of a user device may be detected.

06/25/15
20150180542 

Smart nfc antenna matching network system having multiple antennas and user device including the same


At least one example embodiment provides a near field communication (nfc) antenna matching network system connected to an nfc transceiver. The nfc antenna matching network system includes a matching circuit connected to first and second antenna terminals and to the nfc transceiver.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150180270 

Electronic device, computer-readable storage medium, and portable terminal


An electronic device of the present invention has a secondary battery as a power source, and has a first interface arranged in one surface of the electronic device that includes a first communicating section which performs data communication with a first external device by near field communication and a power receiving section which is capable of receiving electric power from the first external device without being in direct contact and charging the secondary battery, and a second interface arranged in another surface of the electronic device that includes a second communicating section which performs data communication with a second external device by near field communication and a power transmitting section which is capable of transmitting electric power received from the secondary battery to the second external device without being in direct contact, and a control section which controls the operations of the first interface and the second interface.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178643 

Electronic shelf label system and communications method thereof


An electronic shelf label system may include: a near field communications (nfc) card apparatus including an nfc chip having an identification (id) and performing purchasing reservation through nfc communications; a plurality of electronic tags each including an nfc chip and wirelessly transmitting purchasing reservation information including the identification (id) of the nfc card apparatus and product information when the purchasing reservation from the nfc card apparatus through the nfc communications is present; and a management apparatus providing the product information to each of the plurality of electronic tags, receiving the purchasing reservation information from the electronic tag, and managing the purchasing reservation information for each identification (id) included in the purchasing reservation information.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178526 

Near field communication with matching circuitry


A matching circuit of a near field communication (nfc) device includes a resonance unit connected between a first terminal and a second terminal of an antenna. The antenna is responsive to an electromagnetic wave.

06/25/15
20150178067 

Vehicle information update method and apparatus


A vehicle information update method in a mobile device having near field communication (nfc) functionality includes: receiving software version information from an in-vehicle device through nfc tagging, transmitting a predetermined control message including the software version information to an update server using a first wireless access means, receiving latest software corresponding to the software version information from the update server using a second wireless access means, and transmitting the received latest software to the in-vehicle device using a third wireless access means in a vehicle.. .
Hyundai Motor Company




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