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Method, apparatus, and terminal device for near field communication radio frequency communication

Huawei Device

Method, apparatus, and terminal device for near field communication radio frequency communication

Electronic devices and method for near field communication between two electronic devices

Mediatek

Electronic devices and method for near field communication between two electronic devices

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
04/16/15
20150106863
 Method and system for implementing interactive televisions through near field communication technologies patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for implementing interactive televisions through near field communication technologies
Interactive data, audio data, and video data are respectively encoded and packaged, and then an interactive television program is produced by multiplexing them. A receiving terminal receives the interactive television program and performs unpacking and decoding.
Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150106118
 Cloud-based storage and retrieval of medical information using near field communication devices patent thumbnailnew patent Cloud-based storage and retrieval of medical information using near field communication devices
Systems and methods for using near field communication in a cloud computing environment to store and retrieve medical information are provided.. .
04/16/15
20150106113
 Near field communication (nfc) based counterfeit product identification system patent thumbnailnew patent Near field communication (nfc) based counterfeit product identification system
A counterfeit pharmaceutical product identification system and method for determining authenticity of pharmaceutical products using nfc (near field communication) enabled mobile device is disclosed. A unique secure code, invisible to human eyes, is embedded inside the packaging of the pharmaceutical products.
Tresbu Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
04/16/15
20150105021
 Transferring a descriptive web interface language code between two nearfield communication devices patent thumbnailnew patent Transferring a descriptive web interface language code between two nearfield communication devices
It is described a method for a wireless near field communication (nfc) between a nfc enabled device (110) and a nfc capable mobile telecommunication end device (120). The provided method comprises transferring data from the nfc enabled device (110) to the nfc capable mobile telecommunication end device (120).
Nxp B.v.
04/16/15
20150105015
 Method, apparatus, and terminal device for near field communication radio frequency communication patent thumbnailnew patent Method, apparatus, and terminal device for near field communication radio frequency communication
A method for near field communication (nfc) radio frequency communication includes acquiring, second configuration information of established radio frequency communication, where the established radio frequency communication is radio frequency communication that a second nfc host performs with a remote nfc endpoint using a near field communication controller (nfcc); and if the second configuration information matches first configuration information of radio frequency communication to be initiated by the first nfc host, sending, to the nfcc, an activate request command used to activate a radio frequency interface corresponding to the first configuration information, so that the nfcc activates the radio frequency interface and the first nfc host performs the radio frequency communication with the remote nfc endpoint through the radio frequency interface. The embodiments of the present invention provide a radio frequency communication mechanism for an nfc device under a multi-host architecture..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103376
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including: a near field communication unit configured to make a short-range wireless communication with a portable information processing device including a display unit; a recognition unit configured to recognize a portable information processing device that is within a communicable range through communication via the near field communication unit; a job setting unit configured to transmit data for displaying a job setting screen on the display unit of the recognized portable information processing device, via the near field communication unit; and a job control unit configured to execute a job in response to a start instruction of the job, wherein the job setting unit receives a job setting, which is made by using the job setting screen, via the near field communication unit after the recognition to receive the job setting from the portable information processing device, and the job control unit receives a start instruction for the job whose job setting is received.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
04/16/15
20150103374
 Method for initial setup of image forming apparatus using near field communication and image forming  performing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Method for initial setup of image forming apparatus using near field communication and image forming performing the same
An initial setup method of an image forming apparatus using near field communication (nfc) according to an embodiment includes determining whether initial setup of the image forming apparatus is needed; displaying an initial setup menu on a display unit of the image forming apparatus when it is determined that the initial setup is needed; receiving initial setup data stored in the mobile terminal through nfc by the image forming apparatus when the mobile terminal is nfc tagged with the image forming apparatus; and performing initial setup of the image forming apparatus in accordance with the received initial setup data.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103016
 Electronic devices and  near field communication between two electronic devices patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic devices and near field communication between two electronic devices
An electronic device includes a touch screen, a proximity sensor and a processor. The touch screen includes transmitting electrodes and receiving electrodes configured for sensing touch events on the touch screen.
Mediatek, Inc.
04/16/15
20150102914
 Near field communication system, and  operating same patent thumbnailnew patent Near field communication system, and operating same
The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a system comprising a portable sensor device including a housing having a physical size/shape that is adapted to couple to a user's body, an identification tag including identification data which is associated with the sensor device and an identification tag transmitter to responsively and wirelessly transmit the identification data according to a first communication protocol. The system further includes a portable electronic device including an identification tag receiver to wirelessly receive the identification data of the identification tag according to the first communication protocol, transceiver circuitry to wirelessly and responsively communicate with the sensor device according to a second communication protocol, and processing circuitry to instruct the transceiver circuitry, after receiving the identification data, to wirelessly request, from the sensor device the sensor data and/or data which is representative of the sensor data..
Fitbit, Inc.
04/09/15
20150099502
 Method and device for customizing configuration of printing application patent thumbnailMethod and device for customizing configuration of printing application
A method of customizing a configuration of a printing application of a mobile terminal, a mobile terminal, and a system are provided. The method includes establishing a wireless connection with an image forming device by using tag information written on a near field communication (nfc) tag of the image forming device, receiving usage authority information representing a function allowed for a user of the mobile terminal among functions of the image forming device, and selectively installing at least one plug-in corresponding to the usage authority information among a plurality of plug-ins that the printing application supports..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/09/15
20150099464

Switching device and a controlling the same


A switching device and a method of controlling a switching device are provided, the switching device comprising a switching module configured to perform switching for an electric circuit; a processor module configured to control the switching module; and a communication module coupled to the processor module, the communication module configured to effect communication between the processor module and an external device, wherein the communication module is configured to communicate with the external device using a near field communication signal.. .
Schneider Electric Industries Sas
04/09/15
20150097030

Nfc tag, communication method and system


A near field communication tag (101), comprises a first tag interface (107) for wireless near field communication with a first device (105), a second tag interface (113) for wired communication with a second device (103), a field detection section (119) for detecting a near field (109) for the wireless near field communication, a pin (121) connectable to the second device (103), wherein an output signal (127) is determined based on a result of the detecting of a near field (109) and the output signal (127) is provided to the pin (121), and an electronic storage (125) storing pin configuration information specifying the output signal.. .
Nxp B.v.
04/02/15
20150094006

Receiver of nfc device and nfc device including the same


A receiver of a near field communication device includes a local oscillator, a first channel, and a second channel. The local oscillator may be configured to generate a first local oscillating signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
04/02/15
20150091502

Shared antenna solution for wireless charging and near field communication


A method of coupling a first port of a single antenna to a first coupling circuit and a second port of the single antenna to a second coupling circuit. The method includes coupling a wireless charging unit to the first coupling unit and coupling an nfc transceiver block to the second coupling circuit.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
04/02/15
20150091437

Sticker-shape light-emitting device using near field communication


The sticker-shape light-emitting device using a near field communication system includes: a main body having a panel shape; an induction coil that is disposed on a front surface of the main body as a coil shape and converts an electromagnetic wave to electricity by an electromagnetic induction phenomenon, wherein the electromagnetic wave is emitted from a terminal that can have non-contact communication; a light-emitting diode that emits light by electrical energy generated from the induction coil; and an adhesion unit that is disposed on a rear surface of the main body and on which an adhesive is coated so that the main body is attached to a specific surface of an object.. .
04/02/15
20150091385

Power harvest architecture for near field communication devices


A method of charging a power harvested supply in an electronic communication device, which can be an nfc (near field communication) device. The power harvested supply in the electronic communication device is charged without causing dv/v violation and avoids false wake up.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
03/26/15
20150089586

Systems and methods for nfc access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture


This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to near field communication (nfc) access control in a secure element centric nfc architecture. A secure element may receive a request for information and process the received request to identify a first access level associated with the request and a second access level associated with an originator of the request.
03/26/15
20150089221

Secure near field communication server information handling system support


Secure nfc interactions with a server information handling system management controller, such as a baseboard management controller, are supported with an nfc application running on a mobile information handling system. A private key is applied by the mobile application to create an application hash that a baseboard management controller verifies to authorize access by the nfc application.
Dell Products L.p.
03/26/15
20150087235

Communication nfc device and nfc device


A communication method and apparatus for a near field communication (nfc) device and the nfc device, where the method includes determining a radio frequency (rf) protocol supported by at least one discovered target nfc device; and selecting, according to an rf protocol level or an rf protocol priority, an rf protocol for performing nfc from the rf protocol supported by the at least one target nfc device so as to perform communication with a target nfc device corresponding to the rf protocol determined by selection. The communication method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention solve a problem that a probability of finding a target nfc device matched with an nfc controller (nfcc) chip function on a local nfc device is low and a problem that device host (dh) resource consumption and power consumption incurred thereof are high..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150086017

Secure near field communication server information handling system lock


Secure nfc interactions with a server information handling system management controller, such as a baseboard management controller, are supported with an nfc application running on a mobile information handling system. A private key is applied by the mobile application to create an application hash that a baseboard management controller verifies to authorize access by the nfc application.
Dell Products L.p.
03/26/15
20150085344

Electrophoretic display device having integrated nfc antenna


The present invention relates to near field communication technology. Specifically, disclosed is an electrophoretic display device having integrated an nfc antenna.
Truly Semiconductors Ltd.
03/26/15
20150083796

Nfc or rfid based sensor measurement device and measuring method using the same


Disclosed herein is a near field communication (nfc) or radio frequency identification (rfid) based sensor measurement device including: a sensor connecting part from or to which a sensor is detachable or attachable; and a sensor measuring part electrically connected to the sensor, wirelessly receiving power from an external electronic device, and measuring a sensed value to be measured using the sensor and then wirelessly transmitting the sensed value to the external electronic device. The sensor is detachable or attachable, such that only the sensor is replaced and the sensor measurement device may be continuously used without the replacement when the sensor used is disposable..
Center For Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation
03/19/15
20150082403

User terminal for password-based authentication, and password-based trading terminal, system, and method


A user terminal, a password-based trading terminal, a system and a method for password-based authentication are provided. Wherein, the user terminal comprises a password generation module and a first near field communication module.
Zte Corporation
03/19/15
20150081103

Home appliance, home appliance system, and control method thereof


A home appliance, a home appliance system, and a control method thereof are disclosed. Transmission and reception of data are performed between the terminal and the home appliance using near field communication (nfc), thereby easily checking information of the home appliance.
Lg Electronics Inc.
03/19/15
20150079903

Near field communication device, electronic system having the same and controlling power in near field communication device


A near field communication (nfc) device includes a resonance unit and an nfc chip. The resonance unit emits an electromagnetic wave to communicate data with an external nfc card in a reader mode.
03/19/15
20150079900

Audio delivery system for headsets


Methods and systems for delivering audio content to a headset are disclosed. A user taps a close proximity data exchange headset onto an device to download audio content.
Plantronics, Inc.
03/19/15
20150077310

Image display apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information processing system


There is provided an image display apparatus, including: a display unit capable of displaying an image; a plurality of adjacent portions arranged on the display unit at a predetermined positional relation; senders capable of sending data via near field communication, the senders being arranged on at least two of the plurality of adjacent portions, respectively; and a receiver capable of receiving data via the near field communication from a sender of another image display apparatus, the receiver being arranged on at least one of the plurality of adjacent portions.. .
Sony Corporation
03/19/15
20150077293

Short-range antenna structure and methods


Antenna apparatus and methods of use and tuning. In one exemplary embodiment, the solution of the present disclosure is particularly adapted for small form-factor, metal-encased applications such as smartphones or tablets (and “phablets”) utilizing near field communication (nfc) interfaces.
Pulse Finland Oy
03/19/15
20150077232

Near field communication devices for merchandise security


Embodiments of the invention are directed to merchandise security devices, systems, and methods for protecting an item of merchandise from theft. For example, a merchandise security device may include an electronic lock configured for securing the merchandise security device to a merchandise fixture.
Invue Security Products Inc.
03/12/15
20150074010

Nfc enabled charitable volunteering and giving


A method of using near field communication to facilitate charitable giving and volunteering. The method includes the steps of: determining, by a computing device, information about a person and information about a charitable organization based at least in part on reading a near field communication element; determining, by the computing device, whether the person desires to give to the charitable organization or to volunteer to help the charitable organization; sending, by the computing device, the information about the person to the charitable organization in an event that the person desires to volunteer to help the charitable organization; and sending, by the computing device, a donation to the charitable organization in an event that the person desires to give to the charitable organization.
03/12/15
20150073886

Near field communication enabled purchasing mechanisms


A method of placing an order performed by a mobile computing device. The method includes the steps of reading a near field communication element on or in a product, determining characteristics of the product based on the step of reading the near field communication element, and accessing or acquiring information about a user of the mobile computing device.
03/12/15
20150073879

Near field communications based referendum system


A near field communications (nfc) voting system comprising a pair of nfc tags, each of the pair of tags is configured to emit a signal corresponding to an answer, an nfc reader configured to receive a signal from the pair of nfc tags, a display, a server adapted to store a plurality of referendums and their corresponding statistics and an application configured for retrieving a referendum from the server, displaying the referendum on the display, wherein the application is configured to associate a signal received from the pair of nfc tags to the referendum and update the statistics of the referendum in the server.. .
03/12/15
20150072616

Method for distributing virtual user identification data, acquiring virtual user identification data, and device


A distribution method is disclosed. A distribution device receives based on a near field communication protocol, a virtual user identification data acquiring request sent by a terminal device.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150070132

Secure remote control for operating closures such as garage doors


Actuation of an access closure such as a garage door may be initiated by a remote control (rc) if a correct authentication code is received by the rc and/or if a designated authorization device such as a mobile phone is within near field communication transceiver range of the rc.. .
Sony Corporation
03/05/15
20150066758

Payment card systems and methods


According to some embodiments, a payment device having a first and a second account number may be provided. The first account number may be associated with a near field communication (“nfc”) feature of the payment device and the second account number may be associated with a magnetic stripe and/or a memory of the payment device.
03/05/15
20150066353

Use of the occupancy rate of areas or buildings to simulate the flow of persons


Method and apparatus are described for calculating a route for at least one object inside a predefined area or building. A suitable sensor system is used to determine the current position data relating to the object.


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