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Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
06/16/16
20160174017 
 Enhancing data rate or range of near field communication using differential coil topology patent thumbnailEnhancing data rate or range of near field communication using differential coil topology
Described herein are architectures, platforms and methods for enhancing range and increasing data rates during near field communication (nfc) related functions or transactions.. .

06/16/16
20160173609 
 Method and system for triggering an online interaction in connection with a physical product patent thumbnailMethod and system for triggering an online interaction in connection with a physical product
A computer-readable medium is attached to a physical product and triggers an online interaction when communicatively coupled with a computing device having a display to establishes an online connection whereby services or information pertaining to the physical product can be provided to a user of the product. The computer readable medium can be coupled to the computing device alternatively through a universal standard bus (usb), near field communication (nfc), or matrix barcode (e.g., qr code) coupling techniques, for example.

06/16/16
20160172893 
 Wireless charging control method, and wireless power transmission apparatus and wireless power receiving apparatus using the same patent thumbnailWireless charging control method, and wireless power transmission apparatus and wireless power receiving apparatus using the same
A wireless power transmission apparatus includes: a resonance circuit configured to be magnetically coupled to a wireless power receiving apparatus; a wireless communicator configured to form a near field communications channel with the wireless power receiving apparatus; and a cross controller configured to determine whether the wireless power receiving apparatus is cross-connected to the wireless power transmission apparatus based on first identification information received from the wireless power receiving apparatus through the resonance circuit and second identification information received from the wireless power receiving apparatus through the wireless communicator.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165702 
 Programmable lighting device and  programming lighting device patent thumbnailProgrammable lighting device and programming lighting device
A programmable lighting device includes a power stage, a controller, a nonvolatile memory and a near field communication device. The power stage is configured to receive power from an external supply and supplying power to at least one light source.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/09/16
20160165452 
 Mobile wireless communications device performing device unlock based upon near field communication (nfc) and related methods patent thumbnailMobile wireless communications device performing device unlock based upon near field communication (nfc) and related methods
A mobile wireless communications device may include a near field communication (nfc) transceiver, a geo-position determining device, and a controller coupled with the nfc transceiver and the geo-position determining device. The controller may be configured to receive a tag geo-position from an nfc tag when in close proximity thereto via the nfc transceiver, determine the geo-position of the mobile wireless communications device using the geo-position determining device, and perform at least one device unlock operation when the tag geo-position is within a threshold distance from the mobile wireless communications device geo-position..
Blackberry Limited


06/09/16
20160165444 
 Terminal cover and wireless communication device including wireless authentication module patent thumbnailTerminal cover and wireless communication device including wireless authentication module
A wireless communication device includes a terminal body including a near field communication (nfc) function and accessories which are attached to the terminal body, and includes a wireless authentication module for an authentication operation through wireless communication with the terminal body. The authentication operation is performed using inductive coupling between an nfc coil of the terminal body and an authentication coil of the wireless authentication module, and in the case that the accessories are attached to the terminal body, the wireless authentication module is disposed so that at least a part of the authentication coil is located outside the nfc coil..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165385 
 Information processing apparatus,  controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium
If an information processing apparatus obtains a plurality of pieces of connection from a near field communication tag, the information processing apparatus displays a selection screen via which a piece of connection information is selected from among the plurality of pieces of connection information. If a piece of connection information is selected, the information processing apparatus establishes wireless communication based on the selected connection information..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/09/16
20160165382 
 Electronic entity for a mobile terminal patent thumbnailElectronic entity for a mobile terminal
A wired interface (120) intended to connect the mobile terminal to the subscriber identity card at a first data interface (i/o1) and the near field communication device to the subscriber identity card by means of a protocol link (swp), characterised in that the wired interface is arranged to connect the mobile terminal to the near-field communication device at a second data interface (i/o2).. .

06/09/16
20160164867 
 Nfc package for storing biometric information and electronic device patent thumbnailNfc package for storing biometric information and electronic device
An electronic device includes a biometric sensor configured to generate biometric data by sensing a biometric characteristic and to encrypt the biometric a near field communication (nfc) controller configured to perform a near field communication, and a secure storage device coupled to the nfc controller, and configured to receive the encrypted biometric data from the biometric sensor through an internal communications channel, which may include an application processor and the nfc controller, and to store the biometric data by decrypting the encrypted biometric data.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160162879 
 Electronic payment system and remote or near-field payment method patent thumbnailElectronic payment system and remote or near-field payment method
The electronic payment system and an electronic payment method based on remote communication or near field communication (nfc) includes a remote payment subsystem and an nfc payment subsystem, each of which includes a payment card, a payment terminal, a payment receiving card, and a payment receiving terminal. In the remote payment method, a bound remote payment account, a payment terminal, a payment card, and a payment password are used to execute remote payment.

06/09/16
20160162229 

Spindle supported near field communication device


Systems, devices, and related methods for shaping near field interrogation signals are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a spindle supported near field communication (nfc) device including a spindle configured to mount to a mounting surface, and a beam shaping nfc device.
Zih Corp.


06/09/16
20160162228 

Beam shaping near field communication device


Systems, devices, and related methods for shaping near field interrogation signals are discussed herein. Some embodiments may provide for a printer that includes a housing and a beam shaping near field communication (nfc) device secured with the interior surface.
Zih Corp.


06/09/16
20160158108 

Automated medication dispensing and related applications thereof


Automated medication dispensing devices, kits, systems, methods, and related applications thereof, such as using computer readable (e.g., nfc [near field communication], or qr) standards for monitoring and verifying patient and caregiver activities and health related data-information. The medication dispensing device includes: a housing having a sliding mechanism configured to receive, hold, and release a removably slidable medication holder containing a plurality of individual medication holding compartments.
Vaica Medical Ltd


06/02/16
20160157096 

Connection enhancing information security


A connection method for enhancing information security of an electronic system is disclosed. The electronic system comprises a plurality of communication devices.
Inventec Corporation


06/02/16
20160157051 

Docking system and method using near field communication


A method and system for configuring a mobile computing device to a docking station using near field communication is disclosed. A mobile computing device may scan an nfc tag integrated with the docking station to gather docking-station information.
Hand Held Products, Inc. D/b/a Honeywell Scanning & Mobility


06/02/16
20160156603 

Low power secure user identity authentication ring


A wearable device (4) for secure execution of near field communications identity-based data transactions with an enclosure (8) that contains a secure nfc integrated circuit (40), a secure bluetooth low energy integrated circuit (48), a microcontroller (48) with a firmware program (104), a battery (44), and a passive sensor (16) that activates the microcontroller (48) when the device is removed or donned by the user. If the nfc integrated circuit (40) is in the enabled state when the microcontroller (48) is activated by the sensor (16), the firmware program (104) disables the nfc integrated circuit (40) function.

06/02/16
20160156386 

Data access in a mobile device with nfc


The disclosure concerns an nfc (near field communications) device having an nfc router. The nfc router includes a memory adapted to store data to be shared with an external device and an nfc antenna circuit.
Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas


06/02/16
20160155210 

Interactive display based on near field communications


Systems and methods for providing interaction between a user device and an interactive display system using near field communications are provided. The interactive display system includes a display panel configured to present visual content and near field communication (nfc) devices behind or within the display panel.
Ebay Inc.


06/02/16
20160155114 

Smart communication device secured electronic payment system


Systems, apparatuses, and methods enabling secure payment transactions, and methods for sharing secure documents, via a mobile device, for example a mobile telephone, smartphone, cellular telephone, other wireless device, a near field communications (nfc) device, or the like. Actual user account information is substituted with temporary account information such that the temporary account information may be manipulated in a manner similar to actual user account information, with the result that actual account information is masked thereby greatly reducing the likelihood of misuse..

06/02/16
20160155084 

Cargo tracking device


A tracking device including an rfid module to receive data using near field communication, a positioning sensor, a wireless connection module, a processor arranged to deactivate the positioning sensor and the wireless connection manager, measure the current time, receive using the rfid module or the wireless connection manager itinerary data for the tracking device. The itinerary data includes one or more checkpoint times when the rfid module is expected to receive a data transmission.
Orange


05/26/16
20160150354 

Method and automatic wireless data transfer


An apparatus, a computer program and a method in an apparatus for causing obtaining from a wireless charging detector an indication of the presence of a wireless charging field; causing obtaining from a near field communication circuitry an indication of proximity of a near field communication device; and responsively to obtaining the indications, causing negotiating with the near field communication device.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy


05/26/16
20160149918 

Secure information interaction electronic resources transfer


The invention proposes a security information interaction method. In the method, a first security information interaction terminal executes a security information interaction procedure based on a direct data communication with a second security information interaction terminal in the form of near field communication so as to realize the transfer of electronic resources.
China Unionpay Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160149305 

Antenna device and near field communication device including the same


An antenna device may include a substrate, a first coil formed on the substrate, a second coil formed on the substrate and formed outside of the first coil, and a magnetic sheet interposed between the substrate and the first coil. Whereby, the second coil formed around the first coil removes electromotive force formed by a magnetic field passing through the outside of the first coil such that a communication distance and communication strength may be improved..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148752 

Nfc antenna and electronic device with the same


A near field communication (nfc) antenna includes a first loop for receiving an electrical signal from the outside and a plurality of closed loops disposed in an inner area of the first loop. The plurality of closed loops do not overlap each other..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160148193 

Secure credit card with near field communications


A near field communication device included in a secure transaction card provides an addition and/or transitional communication link for communicating secure transaction information. The near field communication device may be selectively engaged or disengaged and, when engaged, either active or passive modes of operation of the near field communication device can be selected.
Ebay Inc.


05/26/16
20160144284 

Recording medium, information processing system, information processing device and information processing method


An example system includes: a data acquisition unit for performing near field communication with a data storage medium having a near field communication function and acquiring character data stored in the data storage medium; an information processing unit for performing information processing to control a character corresponding to the character data, which has been acquired by the data acquisition unit, as a non player character; and a data changing unit for changing the character data depending on a processing result of the information processing unit.. .
Nintendo Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142866 

Near field communication chip embedded in a wearable electronic device and wearable electronic device


A wearable electronic device according to example embodiments includes a display panel configured to display an image, a main board including a processor configured to control an operation of the wearable electronic device, a metal frame defining a perimeter of the wearable electronic device, the metal frame including a metal material, the metal frame having first and second terminals, the first terminal being adjacent to the second terminal with a slit therebetween, a loop antenna between the display panel and the main board, the loop antenna configured to connect to the first and second terminals of the metal frame, and a near field communication (nfc) chip configured to connect to the metal frame and the loop antenna, the nfc chip configured to perform a near field communication by transmitting or receiving an nfc signal using the metal frame and the loop antenna.. .

05/19/16
20160142210 

Signatures for near field communications


A data-carrying device and methods of authenticating the same are disclosed. The data-carrying device is described as being capable of communicating via the near field communications (nfc) protocol and may have one or more nfc data exchange format (ndef) records stored in its memory.
Assa Abloy Ab


05/19/16
20160142111 

Enabling use of stay quiet requests in a near field communication device


Techniques for enabling a use of one or more signals in a near field communication (nfc) device for nfc communication are described. In an aspect, the methods and apparatus include receiving, at a nfc controller, a stay quiet command from a device host, wherein the stay quiet command includes one or more unique identifiers (uids) corresponding to one or more remote nfc endpoints.
Qualcomm Lncorporated


05/19/16
20160142107 

System and near field communications antenna for mobile devices


A system for an antenna for near field communications (nfc), said antenna comprising a primary loop with a primary current to produce a magnetic field; one or more secondary loops with one or more secondary currents; wherein by adjusting one or more variables associated with said one or more secondary loops, said magnetic field is modified to ensure antenna operation within a defined operating range.. .
Bbpos Limited


05/19/16
20160141890 

Wireless power transfer - near field communication enabled communication device


Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices are disclosed. Various integrated circuits that form these communication devices can be fabricated onto one or more semiconductor substrates, chips, and/or dies using a high voltage semiconductor process, a low voltage semiconductor process, or any combination thereof.
Broadcom Corporation


05/19/16
20160138821 

Nfc configuration of hvac equipment


A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“hvac”) controller has near field communication (“nfc”) capability and allows communications with an nfc-enabled pc, tablet or smartphone device, allowing initial configuration to be performed with or without building power being supplied to the controller. The nfc transmitted information is a subset of all the configuration settings, arranged in a particular order from most commonly changed to least commonly changed.
Kmc Controls, Inc.


05/12/16
20160135081 

Interference mitigating method


Embodiments of the invention concern a method for mitigating interference between near field communication and an audio stream in a mobile user equipment, wherein the method includes a step of replacing at least part of the interfered audio stream by a sound representative of an interfering near field communication transaction.. .
St-ericsson Sa


05/12/16
20160134999 

Apparatus and playing music


Provided is an apparatus and method for playing music, which can play music by simply sharing the music with an external device. An apparatus for playing music includes a first portable terminal and a second portable terminal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134730 

Housing of a mobile device, near field communication transceiver and mobile device


A housing of a mobile device including a frame defining a perimeter of the mobile device, the frame including a first metal material and configured to operate as a first antenna for a first wireless communication, and a cover configured to cover one surface of the mobile device, the cover including a second metal material, and the cover and at least a portion of the frame configured to operate as a second antenna for a second wireless communication may be provided.. .

05/12/16
20160134333 

Demodulators for near field communication, near field communication devices, and electronic devices having the same


A demodulator for near field communication may include: a scale down circuit configured to receive first and second modulated signals from first and second power electrodes, and configured to provide a scale down signal to a first node by scaling down magnitudes of the first and second modulated signals; a current source coupled between the first node and a ground voltage, and configured to generate a constant current flowing from the first node to the ground voltage; a charge store circuit coupled between the first node and ground voltage, and configured to perform charge and discharge operations alternately, based on the scale down signal and constant current, to output an envelope signal, which corresponds to an envelope of the scale down signal; and/or an edge detector configured to generate input data, which correspond to the first and second modulated signals, based on a transition of the envelope signal.. .

05/12/16
20160132865 

Electronic device including a plurality of payment modules


An electronic device comprising: a near field communication (nfc) module; a magnetic stripe data transmission (mst) module; and at least one processor functionally coupled to the nfc module and the mst module, wherein the processor is configured to: select at least one of the nfc module or the mst module; and transmit payment information to an external device by using the selected module.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132862 

Enhanced near field communications attachment


A secure fob that enables a user to pay for an item or items without needing to present a mobile device. A secure fob may include a proximity capability to ensure that a mobile device is within a particular range, thereby eliminating the risk of fraudulent charges on a stolen fob.
Capital One Financial Corporation


05/05/16
20160128015 

Wireless local area network hotspot registration using near field communications


A first device that includes a processor configured to transmit/receive a trigger message to/from a second device based on wireless short-range communication. The trigger message initiates a registration process within a wireless local area network (wlan)..
Blackberry Limited


05/05/16
20160127859 

Mobile device, facilitating a transaction, computer program, article of manufacture


There is disclosed a mobile device comprising: a near field communication unit, a further communication unit being connected to the near field communication unit and being arranged to communicate with an external input device, a secure element being connected to the near field communication unit and being arranged to execute at least one application, the near field communication unit further being arranged to request, via the further communication unit, user input data for said application from the external input device, to receive said user input data from the external input device via the further communication unit, and to forward said user input data to the secure element. Furthermore, a corresponding method for facilitating a transaction, a corresponding computer program, and a corresponding article of manufacture are disclosed..
Nxp B.v.


05/05/16
20160127013 

Near field rf communicator and timing apparatus


A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that detects an envelope of a radio frequency (rf) signal. The nfc device includes a peak detector that determines the envelope of the rf signal.
Broadcom Corporation


05/05/16
20160126002 

Wireless charging and near field communication dual coils pcb structure


A wireless charging (wlc) (a4wp) and near field communication (nfc) dual coils pcb structure comprising at least one wlc (a4wp) coil wire having spiral shape and disposed on a printed circuit board (pcb), and a nfc coil wire having spiral shape and disposed on the pcb. At least a portion of the coil wire of the spiral wlc (a4wp) coil is located on a region between two adjacent coil wires of the spiral nfc coil.
Tdk Taiwan Corporation


05/05/16
20160125396 

Confirming physical possession of plastic nfc cards with a mobile digital wallet application


In an example embodiment, an issuer system receives payment card information from a payment processing system, wherein the payment card information is received from a payment card via a user computing device using near field communication. The issuer system generates an unpredictable number for the payment card and communicates the unpredictable number to the payment card via the payment processing system and the user computing device.
Google Inc.


05/05/16
20160125180 

Near field communication authentication mechanism


A computing device is described. The computing device includes input/output (i/o) circuitry to receive sensory data and a trusted execution environment to monitor the i/o circuitry to detect one or more context characteristics of the computing device and to authenticate user identity based on context characteristics..
Intel Corporation


04/28/16
20160119036 

Interleaved coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling


Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling (e.g., wireless power transfers (wpf) and near field communications (nfc)) operations among others. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.

04/28/16
20160119032 

Mobile device and performing function based on short-range communication


A mobile device and method for performing a function using a short-range communication tag are provided. In the method, the mobile device inputs function-related information into a short-range communication tag, and recognizes proximity to or contact with the short-range communication tag.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119031 

Managing contactless communications


Communicating via near field communication (nfc) between a reader and an application on an nfc-enabled device. A point of sale (pos) device and a consumer's mobile communication device establish an nfc session in accordance with each of the protocol layers of both international organization for standardization (iso)/international electrotechnical commission (iec) 14443 and iso/iec 7816 standards.
Google Inc.






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