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Printing system, control method thereof, and storage medium

Reconfigurable coil techniques

Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
08/21/14
20140236697
 Managing digital coupons patent thumbnailManaging digital coupons
Described embodiments provide a device for storing and managing a coupon in a smart card. Such a device may include a receiver, a sensor, a writer, and a reader.
08/21/14
20140233058
 Printing system, control method thereof, and storage medium patent thumbnailPrinting system, control method thereof, and storage medium
Provided is a printing system in which a mobile terminal that instructs the print service device to print without specifying an image forming device that executes printing in response to a selection of document data, and the print service device transmits a command for causing the terminal device to write, in the near field communication unit of the terminal device, storage information related to a storage location on the network of the print job generated upon receiving the instruction, and the image processing device activates the near field communication unit of the image processing device, and acquires the print job based on the storage information acquired by the acquisition unit and print the print job. .
08/21/14
20140232334
 Reconfigurable coil techniques patent thumbnailReconfigurable coil techniques
Techniques are disclosed involving reconfigurable coils. Such coils may be used in applications, including (but not limited to) wireless charging and near field communications (nfc).
08/21/14
20140231506
 Systems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest patent thumbnailSystems and methods for scanning a user environment and evaluating data of interest
According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag.
08/14/14
20140230026
 Biometric-based access control system comprising a near field communication link patent thumbnailBiometric-based access control system comprising a near field communication link
The subject invention is directed to a class of biometric-based authentication methods and devices that can be utilized to control access to any electronic device or electronically-controlled device. Certain embodiments include a touch sensitive device including a transparent input device (e.g., a touchscreen) or opaque input device (e.g., a touchpad).
08/14/14
20140229377
 Nfc card verification patent thumbnailNfc card verification
Methods and systems are provided for verifying the possession of a card, such as a credit card or a debit card, by a card user. Possession of the card can be verified, for example, when a purchase transaction, such as a telephone purchase transaction or an online purchase transaction, is attempted with the card and the purchase transaction is denied due to suspected account take over.
08/14/14
20140227969
 Indium tin oxide loop antenna for near field communication patent thumbnailIndium tin oxide loop antenna for near field communication
An apparatus includes a display and a transceiver. The display has a lateral surface.
08/07/14
20140223154
 Computer system patent thumbnailComputer system
A computer system is disclosed. The computer system comprises a near field communication (nfc) tag and a computer.
08/07/14
20140220891
 Apparatus and method for controlling functions of a mobile phone via nfc communication with an external rf reader patent thumbnailApparatus and method for controlling functions of a mobile phone via nfc communication with an external rf reader
Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling the ringtone, camera, and communication functions of a mobile terminal using a near field communication (nfc) chip module and an external radio frequency (rf) reader. The apparatus includes an nfc chip module, a base band chip, and a usim card.
08/07/14
20140220890
 System for near field communication data conversion with an event-field patent thumbnailSystem for near field communication data conversion with an event-field
In one embodiment, a communication apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a near field communication circuit designed to update at least one event field, associated with a number of occurrences of at least one event, which converted from a first data coding format to a second data coding format and provided in an external communication message that is communicated automatically or in response to receiving an access command.
08/07/14
20140220888
Secure near field communication (nfc) handshake
Technologies are presented for securing nfc exchange through movement of at least one of the communicating devices. In some examples, a first device, utilizing a communication module and a processor, may transmit an initial nfc handshake signal as the first device is being moved relative to a second device.
08/07/14
20140220887
Near field communications (nfc) and proximity sensor for portable devices
Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling and proximity sensing operations. For example, a proximity sensor uses a coil antenna that is utilized for near field communications (nfc) functions.
08/07/14
20140220886
Connection and synchronization with a device in a non-active state based on near field communication
Technologies for one-tap connection and synchronization with a device in a non-active state are disclosed. When a user brings a first device enabled for near field communication (nfc) to close proximity of a second nfc-enabled device when the second device is in a non-active state, the second device may be awakened, or placed in an active state, for a period of time to perform one or more operations before returning to the non-active state.
08/07/14
20140220885
Method for establishing wireless connection between electronic device and computer host and computer system using such method
A method for establishing a wireless connection between an electronic device and a computer host is provided. Firstly, a near field communication between a nfc reader of the computer host and a nfc tag of the electronic device is performed.
08/07/14
20140219262
Wireless network area limiting method and system based on near field communication
Disclosed are a wireless network area limiting method and a wireless network area limiting system based on nfc. The wireless network area limiting method includes a step of adopting a plurality of first nfc hot spot sensors to seamlessly define a limited area having any shape; a step of periodically generating and transmitting an area secret key by a first central control part respectively connected to the plurality of first nfc hot spot sensors; and a step of conducting handshake with the first central control part by a wlan user equipment, which has a nfc function and is located in the limited area, based on the area secret key received by the wlan user equipment, so that the first central control part establishes area-limited network communications in the limited area..
08/07/14
20140218080
Method and system for fast synchronized dynamic switching of a reconfigurable phase locked loop (pll) for near field communications (nfc) peer to peer (p2p) active communications
A reconfigurable circuit is disclosed. The reconfigurable circuit comprises a pause detector mechanism, a clock extractor, and a multiplexer.
08/07/14
20140217183
Antenna device and communication apparatus
An antenna device is configured as a jacket of a communication terminal, such as a mobile terminal, and a communication apparatus includes the antenna device attached to the communication terminal. The antenna device uses an hf-band high frequency signal as a carrier frequency, and is configured as a reader/writer antenna device for a near field communication system.
07/31/14
20140215030
Information handling system physical component inventory to aid operational management through near field communication device interaction
Nfc communications from a mobile phone to an information handling system initiates an inventory by a management controller of the information handling system. The inventory is provided to the mobile telephone with a second nfc communication so that an end user can see a visual depiction of the interior of the information handling system before opening the chassis of the system..
07/31/14
20140215029
Information handling system operational management through near field communication device interaction
Configuration information to configure an information handling system is obtained by sending an identifier for the information handling system to a portable information handling system, such as a mobile telephone, with a first nfc communication. The mobile telephone retrieves the configuration information, such as through a network interface, and sends the configuration information to the information handling system with a second nfc communication.
07/31/14
20140213292
Information processing devices
Information processing device (100) communicates with mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2). Mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2) perform near field communication with each other.
07/31/14
20140213185
Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for performing wireless innercopy of data between devices
An apparatus facilitating a direct memory copy among devices may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including exchanging content with a device via a near field communication responsive to entering a proximity of the device. The computer program code causes the apparatus to detect an item(s) of data of a block(s) of local memory for remote access and negotiate, via communications across a first interface, with the device to determine whether the device desires receipt of the item(s).
07/31/14
20140213183
Method and system of communicating personal health data in a near field communication environment
A method and a system for communicating personal health data in a near field communication (nfc) environment are provided. An nfc manager sets control information in an nfc data exchange format (ndef) for providing synchronized communication of personal health data between the nfc manager and an nfc agent.
07/31/14
20140213182
Method and system of communicating personal health data in a near field communication environment
A method and a system for communicating personal health data in a near field communication (nfc) environment are provided. An nfc manager sets control information in an nfc data exchange format (ndef) for providing synchronized communication of personal health data between the nfc manager and an nfc agent.
07/31/14
20140213177
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 processor 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..
07/24/14
20140208121
Near field communication (nfc) device and method for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message
A method and apparatus for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message in a near field communication (nfc) device are provided. The method includes generating a place marker signature record by setting a uri_present field to ‘0’ and setting a signature_type field to a predefined value, wherein a combination of the uri_present field set to ‘0’ and the signature_type field set to the predefined value indicates that a signature record type definition (rtd) is a place marker signature record; and placing the place marker signature record in the ndef message, wherein a set of records following the place marker signature record are secured..
07/24/14
20140208103
File encryption, decryption and accessvia near field communication
Methods and devices for nfc-tap file encryption, decryption and access via near field communication (nfc) are disclosed. A user can select an unencrypted file stored in a computing device for encryption.
07/24/14
20140207696
Sharing purchasing information
The disclosure is related to sharing purchasing information among consumer using near field communication feature of user equipment. First user equipment may transfer purchasing information to second user equipment and the second user equipment may conveniently and instantly repurchase the same good or service, which the first user equipment purchases, based on the purchasing information..
07/24/14
20140206426
Methods 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.. .
07/24/14
20140206419
Common antenna for near field communication and frequency modulation
Disclosed is a common antenna for near field communication (nfc) and frequency modulation (fm). The common antenna comprises an antenna coil.
07/24/14
20140206284
Method and system for communication in near field communication network
A method and an electronic device for establishing, at a first electronic device, a communication link between the first electronic device and at least one other electronic device in a near field communication (nfc) network are provided. The method includes sending, to the at least one other electronic device, after setting up an underlying media access control (mac) link between the first electronic device and the at least one other electronic device, a parameter exchange (pax) command for exchanging parameters concerning a logical link control protocol (llcp) link to be established with the at least one other electronic device; receiving, a response pax command for exchanging parameters concerning the llcp link; and establishing the llcp link with the at least one other electronic device based on the response pax command, wherein the pax command comprises a parameter list of one or more services registered in the first electronic device..
07/24/14
20140206283
Mobile terminal and information reading preventing method
A mobile terminal capable of determining whether a near field communication source is a mobile terminal or not, and capable of appropriately restricting information reading in near field communication. The mobile terminal includes an antenna for near field communication and an rf part.
07/24/14
20140204211
Method and device for vehicle access control
A method and apparatus for controlling access to a motor vehicle using heartbeat rhythm patterns. An electronic camera installed in or on the vehicle images a skin surface of a person seeking access to the vehicle.
07/24/14
20140203988
Integrated antennas for near field coupling integration
Described herein are techniques related to near field coupling and wireless power transfers. In an implementation, a portable device may include full metallic chassis devices.
07/17/14
20140201534
Near field communication (nfc) device and method for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message
A method and apparatus for selectively securing records in a near field communication data exchange format (ndef) message in a near field communication (nfc) device are provided. The method includes generating a place marker signature record by setting a uri_present field to ‘0’ and setting a signature_type field to a predefined value, wherein a combination of the uri_present field set to ‘0’ and the signature_type field set to the predefined value indicates that a signature record type definition (rtd) is a place marker signature record; and placing the place marker signature record in the ndef message, wherein a set of records following the place marker signature record are secured..
07/17/14
20140199972
Cellular phone paired with wireless communication device via near field communication
A cellular phone is shared by a plurality of users with a wireless communication device including a sim card storing user identification dedicated to each user. Each user simply makes touch access to the cellular phone with the wireless communication device, and therefore the wireless communication device transmits user identification to the cellular phone via a near field communication.
07/17/14
20140199943
Method and apparatus for transferring content between portable electronic devices
A method and device for transferring content between electronic devices are provided. The method of transferring a content file in a communication device includes receiving information related to the content file from a portable electronic device through near field communication, receiving the content file from the portable electronic device through a second communication channel, and transferring the received information related to the content file and the content file to another communication device through a first communication channel..


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