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Communications techniques for a secure near field communication architecture

Communications techniques for a secure near field communication architecture

Coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling

Coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling

Coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling

Huawei Device

Method and terminal for establishing a communication connection


Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
08/20/15
20150237207 
 Call center customer service kiosk patent thumbnailCall center customer service kiosk
A customer uses an in store kiosk to establish a communication session, such as a video communication session between the kiosk and an agent in a contact center. The customer can transfer the communication session to the customer's personal mobile communication device by selecting to transfer the communication session at the kiosk.
Avaya Inc.


08/20/15
20150236756 
 Communications techniques for a secure near field communication architecture patent thumbnailCommunications techniques for a secure near field communication architecture
Communication techniques for a secure near field communication (nfc) architecture are described. In one embodiment, for example, a wireless communications device may comprise a processor circuit, an application processor (ap) for execution on the processor circuit to generate a near field communication controller interface (nci) packet, a secure element (se) to wrap the nci packet in a host controller protocol (hcp) packet, and an nfc controller to receive the hcp packet, the nfc controller comprising a tunneling module to obtain the nci packet by unwrapping the hcp packet.

08/20/15
20150236550 
 Coil and ferrite configuration to facilitate near field coupling patent thumbnailCoil 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..

08/13/15
20150230283 
 Method and terminal for establishing a communication connection patent thumbnailMethod and terminal for establishing a communication connection
A method and a terminal for establishing a communication connection. In an embodiment, the method for establishing a communication connection includes: exchanging, by a first terminal, wi-fi direct configuration information with a second terminal through a near field communication connection between the first terminal and the second terminal, where the exchanged wi-fi direct configuration information includes group information of the first terminal or second terminal; and establishing a wi-fi direct connection between the first terminal and the second terminal according to the exchanged wi-fi direct configuration information.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150230046 
 Apparatus and  playing music patent thumbnailApparatus 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.


08/13/15
20150228136 
 Method for securely delivering indoor positioning data and applications patent thumbnailMethod for securely delivering indoor positioning data and applications
Methods and devices are described for providing localized secure navigation in conjunction with near field communication access control systems. In one potential embodiment, a mobile device such as a cell phone may communicate with a door access control point using near field communication to receive location access system information.
Qualcomm Incorporated


08/13/15
20150227907 
 Reading apparatus patent thumbnailReading apparatus
In accordance with one embodiment, a reading apparatus, arranged at a position between an operator and a customer who stand in a face to face manner, comprises a main body having an opening on a surface thereof facing the operator, an image capturing section for operator, housed in the main body, configured to photograph a commodity through the opening of the main body to capture an image of the commodity, and a reading section for customer, arranged on the main body, configured to communicate with an object, which is held by the customer and is capable of realizing near field communication, to read specified additional information stored in the object.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150227478 
 Off-network content sharing for near field communication devices patent thumbnailOff-network content sharing for near field communication devices
An exemplary system and method enables direct transfers of content between devices to be evaluated by service providers in support of marketing services and the like to those devices (and their users). The system and method utilizes cards and records during the direct transfers to capture user activity information and then provides those cards and records to the service providers.
Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless)


08/06/15
20150223067 
 System and  remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone patent thumbnailSystem and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone
The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


08/06/15
20150223066 
 System and  remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone patent thumbnailSystem and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone
The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


08/06/15
20150223014 

Regulation and load modulation in a near field communication device


A near field communications (nfc) device is disclosed that load modulates and regulates a radio frequency (rf) signal. The nfc device includes a rectifier that rectifies the rf signal to provide a direct current voltage.
Broadcom Corporation


08/06/15
20150223012 

Near field communication (nfc) vehicle identification system and process


An automotive near field communication (nfc) application that includes a process which is implemented as a mobile software application and uses near field communication tags to store and retrieve automotive vehicle information is disclosed. The process does not need a user to access the vin and then manually enter or scan the vin.
Halcyon Consulting, Llc


08/06/15
20150222783 

Security document, image forming apparatus-based security document management system, and security document creation, management, and certification methods


A security document with a high level of security fabricated at low cost by using an image forming apparatus-based security document management system is provided. The management system may include a near field communication (nfc) tag reader/writer, a method of managing a security document, a method of creating a security document, a method of certifying a security document, an image forming apparatus, and an image forming apparatus-based security document management system.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150222623 

System and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone


The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


08/06/15
20150222622 

System and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone


The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


08/06/15
20150222613 

System and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone


The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


08/06/15
20150222329 

One touch product information on mobile communication device using near field communication


A one-touch application is launched by a user of a mobile communication device (mcd) selecting a single selector element on the mcd, and in response the mcd automatically and without further user interaction establishes near field communication (nfc) with an electronic product, receives identifying data from the electronic product over nfc, and uploads the identifying data wirelessly to a cloud server associated with a manufacturer of the electronic product. The server sends back to the mcd and/or to the electronic product information about the electronic product..
Sony Corporation


08/06/15
20150221146 

Door lock control system


A door lock control system according to an embodiment includes, as one example, a receiving unit and a determination unit. The receiving unit is provided in a side edge portion extending between an upper edge portion and a lower edge portion of a window of a vehicle door, and receives a signal by near field communication.
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha


08/06/15
20150220913 

Multi-use card and system


A multi-use card is presented. The multi-use card can be selectively configured to operate and/or function as any one of a plurality of associated cards (including credit cards, identity cards, access cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, and the like).
Microsoft Corporation


08/06/15
20150220711 

System and remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone


The present invention is generally directed toward a mobile device that can be used in a secure access system. More specifically, the mobile device can have credential data loaded thereon remotely updated, enabled, disabled, revoked, or otherwise altered with a message sent from, for example, a control panel and/or controller in the system..
Assa Abloy Ab


07/30/15
20150215435 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.




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