|| List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
|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..
|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.
|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..
|Device, system, and method for logging near field communications tag interactions|
An apparatus, method and system for categorizing, parsing, grouping and displaying near field communication (nfc) tags for presentation on a user device, including storing in a computer readable medium of a log of ones of the tags read by or written by the user device, assessing at least one category for each of the logged tags, and displaying, in conjunction with at least one indicator indicative of the respective at least one category, of each of the logged tags on the user device.. .
|Method and apparatus for operating near field communication function in a portable terminal|
A method of operating a near field communication (nfc) function in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes detecting an nfc tag during execution of a particular mode, comparing the nfc tag with preset lists, omitting a reading operation of the nfc tag if the nfc tag is an nfc tag which is included in a blocking list, and reading the nfc tag if the nfc tag is an nfc tag which is included in an application mapping list..
|Calories tracking when making mobile payment through near field communications|
A system, a method, and a computer program product for tracking of attributes, such as calories, vitamins, minerals, fat, and the like, of a food item when purchasing the food item from a point of sale location are disclosed. Information representative of a plurality of food items purchased from at least one point of sale location is received by the user's equipment from a terminal at a point of sale location via a near field communications medium.
|Medical pump with operator-authorization awareness|
A medical pump for delivering medicament through an iv line to a patient may provide for awareness of the operator and operator authority limiting access by any individual to particular tasks of procedure review, pump programming, pump loading, patient set up, pump operation, and the like associated with the treatment provided by the medical pump. Identifying the operator allows the assignment of particular authority levels to the operators to ensure proper operation of the medical pump, and/or proper operators have made the necessary review to perform the necessary set up of the medical pump facilitating collaborative healthcare delivery.
|Tagging a location by pairing devices|
A method of tagging a location using a mobile device entails obtaining position data for a current location of the mobile device, detecting a proximity of another device using a short-range wireless interface, and automatically storing the position data for the current location of the mobile device in response to the detecting of the proximity of the other device. The proximity detector may comprise a near field communication (nfc) interface, a bluetooth® transceiver or another short-range wireless technology that may be employed to detect the proximity of another device.
|Apparatus and method for providing a near field communication function in a portable terminal|
An apparatus and a method of providing a near field communication (nfc) function in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes recognizing a tag and reading an nfc message from the tag, storing second data in the memory when the nfc message includes first data of a predetermined record type, the second data corresponding to other data except for the first data among all data included in the nfc message, determining whether a particular application corresponding to the first data has been installed, and when the particular application has been installed, executing the particular application and providing the second data to the particular application so as to enable the particular application to execute a particular function by using the second data..
|Near field communication apparatus|
A system for use in a near field communications (nfc) reader, for detecting the presence of an nfc tag, is disclosed. The nfc reader has an antenna tuned to a resonant frequency.
|Receiver and method for near field communication|
In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that includes a first circuit configured and arranged to provide a modulated carrier signal in response to a signal provided from the antenna. The modulated carrier signal conveys data using peaks or amplitudes of the carrier signal.
|Near field communication enabled permanent rfid luggage tag|
An integral, one-piece, resiliently flexible, planar, reusable, programmable radio frequency identification (rfid) luggage tag has a planar flexible sheet core of microporous polymer material permanently and completely surrounding a first rfid transponder assembly. The first transponder assembly includes a programmable memory portion with space to store information externally programmed into the portion.
|Home automation using near field communication|
A system includes a network device that is disposed at a site and configured to communicate with a wireless network. A controller is disposed at the site and is in communication with the wireless network, and a passive device is disposed at the site and includes a unique identifier disposed thereon.
|Method and apparatus for establishing user group network sessions using location parameters in an augmented reality display|
An approach is provided for causing a formation of at least one user group network session by a first device. Then, the network management platform causes a determination of a request from at least one second device for an access to the at least one user group network session.
|Method and system for executing a nfc transaction supporting multiple applications and multiples instances of a same application|
A method for executing a contactless transaction of near field type, including: establishing a near field communication between a near field transaction terminal and a processor, transmitting a command associated with an application identifier of the terminal to the processor. The operating system of the processor searches in a table for an instance identifier corresponding to the application identifier appearing in the command, and associated with a state indicator specifying that an application instance having the instance identifier is in an activable state, and activates the application instance having the instance identifier found in the table, by transmitting the command thereto, the application instance once activated executing a near field transaction with the transaction terminal..
|Prescription smart label system|
The embodiments disclose a prescription smart label system for tracking patient use of prescription medications to assist in medication treatment to monitor their progress toward recovery or health maintenance including a prescription smart label including a text section with prescription information, a smart label programmable memory device, one or more rechargeable battery systems, other digital devices and wi-fi direct near field communication transmitter used to transmit patient prescription use, a prescription smart label cap including one or more systems to remind patients of prescription use times and dosages, a prescription smart label bottle including one or more systems used to monitor the physical use of the patient prescription medication and monitor the contents of the prescription smart label bottle and a prescription smart label mobile application used to gather, record, store and transmit patient patient prescription use data.. .
|Portable electronic device capable of expanding transmission distance for near field communication functions|
A portable electronic device capable of expanding transmission distance of nfc is provided. The portable electronic device includes a watch-strap portion, a power module, an nfc module, and a relay coil group arranged in the watch-strap portion.
|Hearing device with power management and associated method|
A hearing device includes: a housing; a first antenna; a first wireless communication unit coupled to the first antenna and configured to receive and/or send first data via the first antenna; a near field communication tag comprising a second antenna and configured to receive and/or send second data via the second antenna; and a processing unit coupled to the first wireless communication unit and the near field communication tag; wherein the hearing device is configured to detect a first activation of the near field communication tag and activate the first wireless communication unit upon the detection of the first activation.. .
|Near field communication devices and methods|
Methods and devices are disclosed, including a method of communicating, the method comprising transmitting, in a first time period, a signal for powering a communications device, and communicating, in a second time period, with the communications device using one of phase shift keying (psk), frequency shift keying (fsk) and quadrature amplitude modulation (qam).. .
|Near field communication method and apparatus using sensor context|
A sensor input into a first near field communication (nfc) device, such as an accelerometer input resulting from a rapid motion of the first nfc device to the right, is associated with a function of a second nfc device, such as a zoom function. The first nfc device is brought into proximity to a second nfc device and an nfc operation is launched.
|Method and system of generating nfc-transaction remotely|
A method of performing a transaction between a plurality of devices, the method comprises establishing a communication session between an end device and a first near field communication (nfc)-enabled device. The method further includes receiving instructions from the end device instructing the first nfc-enabled device to move in nfc range of a second nfc device; establishing a nfc session between the first nfc-enabled device and second nfc-enabled device; and sending the transaction data received from the end device to the second nfc device over the nfc session..
|Image forming apparatus supporting near field communication (nfc) function and method of setting an image job using nfc device|
An image forming apparatus supporting a near field communication (nfc) function and a method of performing setting an image job by using an nfc device. The method includes tagging an nfc device to receive setting information stored in the nfc device and performing an image job based on the received setting information..
|Method of receiving connection information from mobile communication device, computer-readable storage medium having recorded thereon the method, and digital image-capturing apparatus|
A method of receiving, by a digital image-capturing apparatus, connection information from a mobile communication terminal is described. Connection information is received from a mobile communication terminal that is connected with the digital image-capturing apparatus via near field communication (nfc).
|Coin with embedded micro-chip|
A digital information transferring coin is a disc-shaped apparatus that is capable of transferring digital information to another electronic device through radio communication. The apparatus includes a metal planar body, a near field communication (nfc) chip, a vinyl sticker, and an insulative pad.
|Two factor authentication using near field communications|
There is provided a method and apparatus for communications using short range communications such as near field communications (nfc). A mobile device comprising an nfc subsystem provides a dynamic credential for use to login to a network requiring two factor authentication.
|Sharing of selected content for data collection|
Private information can be collected from a receiving computing device user via a requesting computing device sharing selected content presented on a requesting device display with the receiving device. Communication between the devices can be secure, peer-to-peer and can be established using near field communication technologies.
|Tap-to-wake and tap-to-login near field communication (nfc) device|
Described herein are techniques related to a tap-to-wake and tap-to-login system. This abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims.
|Method and system for improving client server transmission over fading channel with wireless location and authentication technology via electromagnetic radiation|
Wireless personal area network (zigbee, bluetooth, uwb) and wireless identification technologies (near field communication (nfc), radio frequency identification (rfid)) are implemented in particular client server functions and communications. Connected with an authentication server, a wireless hub authenticates user identification and provides the user with access to secure data communication with a wireless terminal such as a cellular phone or a pda.
|System providing wireless network access responsive to completed transaction payment and related methods|
A system may include a payment terminal and a mobile communications device capable of completing at least one electronic payment transaction with the payment terminal via near field communication (nfc). The payment terminal may be capable of transferring password data to the mobile communications device for accessing a wireless network responsive to completion of the at least one electronic payment transaction..
|System and method for wireless ultrasound probe pairing|
A system for pairing a wireless ultrasound probe and an ultrasound scanner is provided. The ultrasound system comprises an ultrasound scanner comprising a near field communication reader capable of generating a near field communication activation field and a wireless ultrasound probe comprising a near field communication device, wherein the probe is adapted to transmit pairing information to the scanner via a near field communication protocol..
|Ultrasound servicing system and method|
An ultrasound servicing system is disclosed. The ultrasound servicing system comprises a near field communication enabled ultrasound scanner, and a near field communication enabled mobile device, wherein when the device is brought within a near field communication range of the scanner, a near field communication link is established for servicing the ultrasound scanner..
|Watch and nfc antenna thereof|
A near field communication (nfc) antenna for mounting on a watch. The watch includes a display screen.
|Portable electronic device having near field communication application function|
A portable electronic device having nfc application function is provided. The electronic device includes a body, a watch-strap portion and a nfc module.
|Watch having nfc antenna|
A watch having a near field communication (nfc) antenna includes a display screen, and a printed circuit board (pcb). The display screen has a first surface and an opposite second surface.
|Image forming method and apparatus using near field communication|
An image forming apparatus having at least one of print, scan, copy, fax, and web browsing functions, the image forming apparatus including a near field communication (nfc) module to detect a mobile terminal through nfc, a touch panel to display an interactive screen on which at least one object appears and to receive an input of a gesture with respect to the object from a user, and a control unit to interpret a gesture from the user based on a relative position relationship between the nfc module and the touch panel and to transmit the object to the mobile terminal according to a result of the interpretation of the gesture.. .
|Portable electronic device having near field communication antenna|
A portable electronic device includes a touch screen and a first pcb. The touch screen includes an effective touch area and an ineffective touch area surrounding the effective touch area.
|Portable electronic device having near field communication antenna|
A portable electronic device includes a touch screen, a first printed circuit board and an nfc antenna. The touch screen includes an effective touch area and an ineffective touch area surrounding the effective touch area.
|Near-field-communication (nfc) enabled mobile device and operation method thereof|
A method for near field communication (nfc) communications and an nfc-enabled device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an induced current in a near field communication (nfc) antenna; and switching a switch on and off to start and stop the flow of the induced current in the nfc antenna..