|| List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
| Computer and control method thereof|
A computer and a control method thereof are provided. The computer includes a power button, a flash read-only memory (rom), a processor, a near field communication (nfc) module, a chipset, and a coprocessor.
| Provisioning user attributes for use with mobile computing device|
A mobile computing device hosts an operating system and mobile applications. A provisioning application communicates with a secure element and near field communication (nfc) subsystem.
| Methods and apparatus for improving re-activation of a nfc-f based remote nfc device|
Techniques for improving re-activation of an nfc-f based remote near field communication (nfc) device are described. A polling nfc device may be configured to determine that an nfc-f based remote nfc device was previously deactivated, and transmit a sense request message to enable the remote nfc device to receive an attribute request message as part of a device activation procedure.
| Nfc communications with multiple nfc antennas|
Various configurations and arrangements of various communication devices and antenna solutions are disclosed. Antenna solutions disclosed herein include a near field communication (nfc) controller, and at least one antenna interface circuit, which together may control and effectuate nfc communications via at least two nfc antennas.
| Near field communication apparatus|
An apparatus comprising: a transducer suitable for generating an acoustic sound pressure wave being configured to: magnetically couple the apparatus to a further apparatus transducer for transferring data.. .
| Flexible pouch with near field communication|
A flexible pouch having a printed wireless information tag thereon. The flexible pouch has a panel with at least one side seam, at least one inseam and a wireless information tag printed on the panel.
|Security token for mobile near field communication transactions|
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed which relate to an nfc-enabled security token that is removably coupled to a mobile device. The security token may be provisioned with the information by the mobile device, then decoupled from the mobile device and used to authenticate the user or perform a transaction at a pos terminal equipped with an nfc reader.
|System and method of conducting an authentication transaction|
A system and method of conducting an authentication transaction; and a near field communication (nfc) enabled mobile device for conducting the authentication transaction. The method includes the steps of: storing data associated with one or more authentication certificates in a secure element of the nfc enabled mobile device; sending the data associated with the one or more authentication certificates from the nfc enabled mobile device to a server via a nfc enabled transceiver; verifying the authenticity of the one or more authentication certificates at the server; and upon successful authentication, sending transaction data from the server to the nfc enabled mobile device via the nfc enabled transceiver..
|Apparatus, system and method of establishing communication between an application operation on an electronic device and a near field communication (nfc) reader|
A wireless media player and a related system and methodology are disclosed. One aspect of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices.
|Mobile 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..
|Method and apparatus for location based loudspeaker system configuration|
In accordance with an example embodiment of the invention, a method is disclosed. Near field communication is detected between at least two devices.
|Device for detecting a carrying case|
A device for detecting a carrying case, and methods there for, are provided. The device includes: an orientation sensor; a near field communication (nfc) reader; and, a processor configured to place the device in a carrying case mode when an orientation of the device is within a given angular range as determined using the orientation sensor, and the nfc reader detects an nfc tag..
|Mobile wireless communications device providing near field communication (nfc) unlock and tag data change features and related methods|
A mobile wireless communications device may include a near field communication (nfc) transceiver and a controller coupled with the nfc transceiver. The controller may be configured to receive tag data from at least one nfc tag when in close proximity thereto via the nfc transceiver, verify the tag data, and when the tag data is successfully verified, perform at least one device unlock operation.
|Power on with near field communication|
A system for powering up a computer having a central processing unit (cpu), which cpu includes an operating system (os), when the cpu is in an sx state in which the (os) is not powered up. There is a near field communication (nfc) detector for detecting an nfc signal, and an embedded controller physically separate from said cpu, the embedded controller responsive to the nfc signal and adapted to power up the cpu out of said sx state..
|Memory arbitrator for electronics communications devices|
Embodiments of the invention include electronic communications devices having a memory in near field communication device, a memory arbitrator and a host processor. The near field communication (nfc) devices are configured to receive data and drive power from the communication signal.
|Detection of change in generated magnetic field due to tag-loading|
The invention concerns a near field communication method comprising a step (1) of generating, by an antenna of a transmitter, a magnetic field (h), a step (2) of receiving, by an antenna of a tag, power from said generated magnetic field (h), then causing a drop in said generated magnetic field (h), wherein said method further comprises a step (3) of estimating said drop by sensing a voltage swing across said transmitter antenna.. .
|Devices and methods for identification, authentication and signing purposes|
It is presented a method, performed in a one time password, otp, generating device. The otp device comprises an nfc/rfid, near field communication/radio frequency identification, interface.
|Method and image forming apparatus using near field communication|
A method of forming an image using a mobile terminal supporting near field communication (nfc) includes launching a mobile application corresponding to an application identifier of tag information of an nfc tag obtained through first nfc tagging, generating data of a job to be performed by an image forming apparatus through the mobile application when the nfc tag is detected again through second nfc tagging, the job being determined according to a state of the mobile application during the second nfc tagging, and transmitting the generated data to the image forming apparatus.. .
|Method and apparatus to write tag using near field communication|
A method of writing a near field communication (nfc) tag using a mobile terminal includes establishing a wireless connection between the mobile terminal and an image forming apparatus, extracting a predetermined field value corresponding to a data structure of the nfc tag from information collected while establishing the wireless connection, generating tag information including the predetermined field value by arranging the predetermined field value according to the data structure, and writing the tag information to the nfc tag through nfc tagging.. .
|System and method of mobile printing using near field communication|
A method of mobile printing using near field communication (nfc) includes executing a mobile printing application installed in a mobile device; setting a wireless connection for data transmission between the mobile device and an image forming apparatus by performing nfc tagging on the image forming apparatus with the mobile device; and automatically performing a function corresponding to a status of the mobile printing application when nfc tagging is performed.. .
|System and method to provide mobile printing using near field communication|
A method of mobile printing using near field communication (nfc) includes checking a version of firmware installed in an image forming apparatus; determining whether the checked version of the firmware supports wi-fi direct connection via automatic transmission of a personal identification number (pin); updating the firmware installed in the image forming apparatus when the checked version of the firmware does not support wi-fi direct connection via automatic transmission of a pin; encrypting and storing a pin in an nfc tag attached to the image forming apparatus; setting a wi-fi direct connection by receiving the stored pin and automatically transmitting the pin to the image forming apparatus by the mobile device when the mobile device is nfc-tagged to the image forming apparatus; and performing mobile printing via the wi-fi direct connection.. .
|Automated information handling system component compatibility|
An application running on portable information handling system automatically inventories the portable information handling system to identify one or more components that perform one or more functions based upon information embedded in a barcode. For example, a barcode affixed to an information handling system identifies the information handling system as having a near field communication (nfc) device.
|Multi-payer payment system|
A method for providing multi-payer, location-based payments includes detecting at least one mobile device using a near field communication device. At least one of a plurality of secondary payers that is associated with a social network of a primary payer is determined to also be associated with the at least one detected mobile device.
|Mobile wireless communications device to authenticate a removable power source via nfc communications and associated methods|
A mobile wireless communications device includes a housing carrying a wireless transceiver and a removable power source. The removable power source includes a first near field communications (nfc) circuit.
|Built-in self-testing method of a near field communication device|
The invention proposes a built-in self-testing method of a near field communication device including several functions, comprising testing a first internal communication link between a first function and a second function, by sending, on said first internal communication link, a first command from said first function used as a transmitter to said second function used as a receiver, and by checking said first command has been correctly executed by said second function.. .
|Near field communication activation and authorization|
A method of activation and authorization of a near field communication (nfc) enabled device comprising: receiving login information from an nfc enabled device; sending packet data via a network in response to receiving the login information from the nfc enabled device; and receiving corresponding data from the nfc enabled device in response to the sending of the packet data, the sending of the packet data and the receiving of the corresponding code facilitates the activation and authorization of the nfc enabled device, and the subsequent activation of the nfc device via a nfc link without further authorization of the nfc enabled device, is described herein.. .
|Device with an eeprom having both a near field communication interface and a second interface|
A peripheral device and a method for programming the read/writeable memory of the rfid circuitry by communications between either rf antenna or bus communications port controller interface or both. In the peripheral device, an eeprom , bus communications controller interface, nfc interface, antenna, and logic controller operate to receive and transmit configuration and calibration data between a wireless personal area network circuit and an external wireless personal area network enabled device.
|Integrated inductive power receiver and near field communicator|
A combined inductive power receiving system and method for selectively providing at least one of power and communication reception. The combined inductive power receiving system comprises at least one inductive power receiver module configured to couple with at least one near field communication (nfc) module possibly using a combined communication antenna.
|Door handle system for vehicle|
A door handle system for a door of a vehicle includes a door handle assembly, a locking mechanism, a control and a near field communication device. The door handle assembly is configured to mount at a handle region of a vehicle door of the vehicle.
|Supporting proximity based security code transfer from mobile/tablet application to access device|
Techniques are disclosed for authenticating users to a computing application. A mobile or tablet device is used to generate a security code.
|Mobile device and method for 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.
|Visual interface system|
A visual interface system includes an operation apparatus and a passive matrix display apparatus. The passive matrix display apparatus includes a first substrate, a display surface and a second substrate.
|Touch scanning and wireless scanning in a portable computing device|
In an example implementation, a portable computing device may alternate between scanning for tactile input, such as a user's finger on a trackpad, and scanning for wireless input, such as a near field communication (nfc) signal. If tactile input is received, the portable computing device may stop scanning for wireless input while the portable computing device continues to receive the tactile input.
|Integrated hinge touch sensor|
A system and method for providing a button-less touch sensor that uses a flexible material or pcb that is either integral to the touch sensor or is added after manufacture, the flexible material functioning as an integral hinge mechanism of the touch sensor that does not interfere with near field communications of an nfc antenna.. .
|System and method for multifactor authentication and login through smart wrist watch using near field communication|
A system and method for multifactor authentication and login using a smart wrist watch with at least one nfc (near field communication) technology tag, with a computing device such as mobile, pda, tablets, laptop, desktop, or any similar system comprising user authentication nfc login support and multifactor login support system or website wherein at least one nfc tag id arrayed in smart wrist watch is used for said device system or said website already registered at the time of sign up or setting user name and password is treated as second authentication factor.. .
|Mobile device and combo coil module|
An apparatus may include a near field communication (nfc) antenna coil and a wireless power receiving coil. The nfc antenna coil and the receiving coil may be arranged on a magnetic sheet.