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Method, mobile terminal and pos machine for implementing selection of secure element in near field communication

Huawei Device

Method, mobile terminal and pos machine for implementing selection of secure element in near field communication

Method, mobile terminal and pos machine for implementing selection of secure element in near field communication

Huawei Device

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

Date/App# patent app List of recent Near Field Communication-related patents
05/21/15
20150143508
 Systems and methods for authenticating access to an operating system by a user before the operating system is booted using a wireless communication token patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for authenticating access to an operating system by a user before the operating system is booted using a wireless communication token
Certain embodiments herein relate to authenticating access to an operating system by a user before the operating system is booted. Such authentication may be performed by processing information received from a wireless communication token via near field communication (nfc), in one embodiment.
05/21/15
20150142654
 Facilitating payment transaction via trusted devices patent thumbnailnew patent Facilitating payment transaction via trusted devices
When a mobile communication device attempts to conduct an electronic payment transaction in a remote area where wireless signals for internet connection are not available, the mobile communication device may relay the request for payment transaction via one or more trusted devices using near field communication to reach a trusted device that has access to the internet. In particular, the request for payment transaction may be relayed, e.g., daisy-chained, through one or more trusted devices until the request for payment transaction reaches a trusted device that has access to the internet.
05/21/15
20150142589
 Method, mobile terminal and pos machine for implementing selection of secure element in near field communication patent thumbnailnew patent Method, mobile terminal and pos machine for implementing selection of secure element in near field communication
A method, a mobile terminal, and a point of sale (pos) machine for implementing selection of a secure element in near field communication are provided. The method includes receiving, by a near field communication controller on a local end, a first configuration instruction sent by a device host on the local end, where the first configuration instruction includes an environment characteristic used for selecting the secure element; configuring, by the near field communication controller, the environment characteristic in the near field communication controller according to the first configuration instruction; receiving, by the near field communication controller, a second configuration instruction sent by the device host; and configuring, by the near field communication controller according to the second configuration instruction, the environment characteristic in an attribute response instruction for communicating and interacting with a peer end..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150140929
 Recovering data in a near field communication apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Recovering data in a near field communication apparatus
A communication device is disclosed that includes an antenna circuit with coupling connections that are used interchangeably as a receive coupling connection and a transmit coupling connection for an rf signal. A driver maintains a constant voltage or a constant current on a first coupling connection of the antenna circuit based on a drive signal that includes an output voltage and an output current.
Broadcom Europe Limited
05/21/15
20150140928
 Method, apparatus, and terminal device for controlling near field communication radio frequency discovery patent thumbnailnew patent Method, apparatus, and terminal device for controlling near field communication radio frequency discovery
A method for controlling near field communication radio frequency discovery. The method includes: acquiring, by a first nfc host, state information used to indicate a state of a near field communication controller nfcc; and skipping, by the first nfc host, sending a first radio frequency discovery command to the nfcc if the state of the nfcc is non-idle; or if the state of the nfcc is non-idle, and a priority of the first nfc host is higher than a priority of a third nfc host, sending, by the first nfc host, a state resetting command to the nfcc, so that the nfcc terminates a current radio frequency communication process.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150138025
 Antenna and portable electronic instrument for use in near field communication patent thumbnailnew patent Antenna and portable electronic instrument for use in near field communication
Disclosed is an nfc antenna that facilitates a touch operation of a portable electronic instrument. An nfc antenna includes insulating substrates and an antenna coil having a front surface pattern and a back surface pattern formed on antenna surfaces that are present on the same planes.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.
05/14/15
20150134970
 Method and  near field communication patent thumbnailMethod and near field communication
A method of updating firmware of a near field communication (nfc) device includes copying metadata, which is included in a firmware image file, from an application processor to the nfc device. One of a certification success signal and a certification fail signal is provided from the nfc device to the application processor after the nfc device verifies an integrity of the metadata.
05/14/15
20150134561
 Executing electronic contract on nfc enabled mobile devices patent thumbnailExecuting electronic contract on nfc enabled mobile devices
A method, system and/or nfc (near field communication) enabled mobile device is provided for executing an electronic contract on nfc enabled mobile devices. A first contracting party is provided to apply an electronic signature thereof in an electronic contract provided on a first nfc enabled mobile device used by the first contracting party, the electronic signature is applied through a secure element of the first nfc enabled mobile device.
05/14/15
20150134540
 Systems and methods for facilitating a transaction using a virtual card on a mobile device patent thumbnailSystems and methods for facilitating a transaction using a virtual card on a mobile device
Systems and methods are provided for facilitating contactless payment using cloud-based wallet containing payment credentials (e.g. Visa, mastercard, american express) using a near field communication (nfc)-capable device and payment gateway servers.
05/14/15
20150133050
 Methods and  improving nfc activation and data exchange reporting mechanisms patent thumbnailMethods and improving nfc activation and data exchange reporting mechanisms
Aspects relate to improving reporting nfc rf technology usage in activation and data exchange for nfc devices. For example, with a near field communication (nfc) device, a nfcc may be configured to obtain a first radio frequency (rf) technology and mode value, a second rf technology and mode value, and one or more rf specific parameters associated with a nfc device during an activation phase of a communication link using a first nfc rf technology.
05/14/15
20150131797

Executing electronic contract on nfc enabled mobile devices


A method, system and/or nfc (near field communication) enabled mobile device is provided for executing an electronic contract on nfc enabled mobile devices. A first contracting party is provided to apply an electronic signature thereof in an electronic contract provided on a first nfc enabled mobile device used by the first contracting party, the electronic signature is applied through a secure element of the first nfc enabled mobile device.
05/14/15
20150130765

Cancelling induced currents in a touch sensing device having an embedded near field communication antenna


A method and system for enabling a near field communication antenna to be disposed adjacent to electrodes of a touch sensing device, the near field communication antenna being operated, and the magnetic field inductance and electric field coupling between the electrodes and the near field communication antenna being minimized in order to substantially reduce or eliminate induced currents on the electrodes.. .
05/14/15
20150130613

Selectively available information storage and communications system


Embodiments of the present application relate generally to electronic hardware, computer software, wireless communications, network communications, wearable, hand held, and portable computing devices for facilitating communication of information. A wearable personal emergency event transponder includes a processor, data storage, a sensor system, and a communications interface.
05/07/15
20150127463

System for providing advertisement information


A system for providing advertisement information is disclosed. The system includes a display device, at least one near field communication (nfc) antenna and a control for controlling the display device for displaying advertisement contents and nfc antenna for providing data related to the advertisement contents displayed on the display device.
Aq Corporation
05/07/15
20150126171

Apparatus and detecting a personal communication device in a vehicle


An apparatus for detecting a personal communication device (pcd) in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes one or more near field communication (nfc) devices positioned about a driver zone of the vehicle for being wirelessly coupled to the pcd.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
05/07/15
20150126120

Electronic system having shared antenna structure for receiving signals corresponding to various frequency bands


An electronic system includes a shared antenna, a diplexer and a processing circuit. The shared antenna corresponds to a first frequency band and a second frequency band, wherein the first frequency band meets a wireless radio frequency identification (rfid) standard, and the second frequency band meets a near field communication (nfc) standard.
Iei Integration Corp.
05/07/15
20150126115

Method of registering use of mobile terminal to image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus using the method, requesting registration of use of the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal using the method


A method of registering use of a mobile terminal that supports a near field communication (nfc) function, to an image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus using the method, a method of requesting registration of the use of the mobile terminal supporting the nfc function, and the mobile terminal using the method, which enable registration of use of the mobile terminal to the image forming apparatus without a manager when the mobile terminal performs initial nfc with the image forming apparatus by nfc tagging.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150126114

Apparatus and controlling functions of a mobile phone using near field communication (nfc) technology


Disclosed herein is an apparatus for controlling certain functions of a mobile terminal using near field communication (nfc) technology. The apparatus includes an nfc chip module, a base band chip, and a usim card.
Aq Corporation
05/07/15
20150126113

Near field communication transceiver system


A transceiver system to detect and transfer information from a capacitive based communication system to a personal electronic device having near field communication capabilities includes a transceiver. The transceiver includes a first near field communication device and a signal detection and decoding circuit coupled to the first near field communication device.
Tk Holdings Inc.
05/07/15
20150126112

Complex device and electronic device having the same


Provided are a complex device including a piezoelectric device, a wire patch cell (wpc) antenna disposed on one surface of the piezoelectric device, the wpc antenna being connected to two antenna patterns that are vertically spaced apart from each other, and a near field communication (nfc) antenna disposed outside the wpc antenna and an electronic device having the same.. .
Innochips Technology Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150126110

Managing distribution of software updates in near field communication (nfc) mobile devices


A method, system and a computer program product for managing distribution of software updates in near field communication (nfc) mobile devices includes retrieving information of one or more softwares in one or more nfc mobile devices by a nfc reader in communication range with the one or more nfc mobile devices, transmitting the retrieved information from the nfc reader to a distribution server which determines if the one or more softwares requires an update based on the retrieved information, in response to said determination, receiving an available updated software or update components of the one or more softwares from the distribution server to the nfc reader and transmitting thereof from the nfc reader to a secure element of the one or more nfc mobile devices whose one or more softwares require an updation.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
05/07/15
20150126109

Nfc negotiated pairing


A mobile device includes a transceiver for performing wireless communication, a microprocessor for operating said mobile device, a near field communications (nfc) system for performing wireless communication independent of the transceiver and at a lower amount of power than said transceiver, a contactless front end included in the nfc system for receiving or transmitting signals with an nfc capable device, and a pairing system implemented in the microprocessor for pairing one nfc capable device with another nfc capable device. The pairing system configures the mobile device to receive a tag or a device driver from one of the nfc capable devices that are to be paired with each other; and transfers the tag or a device driver obtained from the tag to the other of the nfc capable devices in order to enable interoperation between the two nfc capable devices..
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless
05/07/15
20150126108

Managing distribution of software updates in near field communication (nfc) mobile devices


A method, system and a computer program product for managing distribution of software updates in near field communication (nfc) mobile devices includes retrieving information of one or more softwares in one or more nfc mobile devices by a nfc reader in communication range with the one or more nfc mobile devices, transmitting the retrieved information from the nfc reader to a distribution server which determines if the one or more softwares requires an update based on the retrieved information, in response to said determination, receiving an available updated software or update components of the one or more softwares from the distribution server to the nfc reader and transmitting thereof from the nfc reader to a secure element of the one or more nfc mobile devices whose one or more softwares require an updation.. .
International Business Machines Corporation
04/30/15
20150120511

Method and terminal for submitting order


A method for submitting an order for use in a terminal, includes: scanning a pre-generated near field communication (nfc) tag to obtain tag data, the tag data including an identification code of a service provider and transaction information; generating an order according to the identification code, the transaction information, and user information; and sending the order to the service provider corresponding to the identification code.. .
Xiaomi Inc.
04/30/15
20150120510

Method, terminal, and server for submitting and processing order


A method for submitting an order for use in a terminal, includes: scanning a pre-generated near field communication (nfc) tag to obtain tag data, wherein the tag data includes at least an identification code of a third-party service provider and transaction information; generating an order according to the identification code, the transaction information, and user information; and sending the order for a server to process to obtain the identification code, the transaction information, and the user information, and to further send the transaction information and the user information to the third-party service provider corresponding to the identification code.. .
Xiaomi Inc.
04/30/15
20150120182

Near field communication mobile device and navigation device communication system


A mobile device and navigation device communication system utilizing near field communication to easily capture and transfer address data and simplify programming of the navigation device is disclosed. When a mobile device receives a text message a mobile navigation communication application determines if there is an address included in the text message and if found extracts the address and encodes the address.
04/30/15
20150120063

System and configuring hvac components in an hvac system


A system and method of configuring hvac components in an hvac system including a main system controller in operable communication with at least one auxiliary controller, wherein the main system controller and each of the at least one auxiliary controllers include a near field communication interface. The hvac system components are configured by placing each of the at least one auxiliary controllers in close proximity to the main system controller, and operating the main system controller to initiate a pairing event..
Carrier Corporation
04/30/15
20150118965

Near field communications (nfc) device power harvesting and power supply selection


A near field rf communicator has an antenna circuit to couple with the h field of an rf magnetic field and a power supply deriver to derive a rectified auxiliary power supply from the received magnetic field. Rectification may be performed using an actively switched rectifier having a passive mode of operation.
Broadcom Europe Limited
04/30/15
20150118964

Methods and improving nfc connection through device positioning


Aspects disclosed herein relate to improving near field communication (nfc) device positioning for performing a nfc action based on one or more sensory cues. In one example, a nfc device may be equipped to detect that a device is attempting to perform a nfc action to communicate with a remote nfc device and may provide a first sensory cue to indicate a first location on a first surface of the device corresponding to an antenna location on a second surface of the device in response to the determination that the device is attempting to perform the nfc action.
Qualcomm Incorporated
04/30/15
20150118963

Transmitters for near field communication (nfc) devices and chips, and electronic devices including such nfc chips


A transmitter of a nfc device includes a current detector which detects a first current flowing in an output node of a regulator and outputs a current detection signal related to a result of the detection, and a control block which compares the current detection signal with a reference current and generates a control signal for controlling a voltage of the output node according to a result of the comparison.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150118957

Near field communication system and method thereof


A near field communication (nfc) system includes a plurality of coils for coupling to an antenna of a portable device, wherein each two adjacent coils are partly overlapped with one another; a multiplexer selectively enabling at least one of the coils to build a communication with the antenna, wherein the coils enabled by the multiplexer are selected to have a best coupling effect with the antenna and are combined into an effective antenna; and at least one adaptation network for adapting an input/output of the effective antenna.. .
Lite-on It Corporation
04/30/15
20150116753

Mobile terminal, printing apparatus and computer-readable recording medium storing program therefor


A mobile terminal establishes a long distance wireless communication with a printing device in accordance with identification information communicated between the mobile terminal and the printing device using the near field communication. The mobile terminal transmits a print command to the printing device using one of the near field communication unit and the long distance communication unit.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150116093

Chemical and physical sensing with a reader and rfid tags


A method of detecting a stimulus can include detecting an output from a radio frequency identification tag including a sensor. A smartphone-based sensing strategy can use chemiresponsive nanomaterials integrated into the circuitry of commercial near field communication tags to achieve non-line-of-sight, portable, and inexpensive detection and discrimination of gas phase chemicals (e.g., ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, cyclohexanone, and water) at part-per-thousand and part-per-million concentrations..
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
04/23/15
20150113598

Personnel access system with verification features utilizing near field communication (nfc) and related methods


A personnel access system may include a mobile device(s) comprising a first near field communication (nfc) device, a wireless device, and a first controller configured to generate an access request. An access control device may be associated with a personnel access position and include a second nfc device configured to receive the access request, and a second controller configured to generate a verification request for the mobile device(s) based upon the received access request.
Blackberry Limited
04/23/15
20150113271

Re-programmable secure cryptographic device


A re-programmable wireless cryptographic device can store data securely and use near field communication (nfc) to exchange functionality data and/or program code from a central server system through a mobile device. A user requests a new cryptographic device or a new device function via an application on the mobile device.
Google Inc.
04/23/15
20150112189

Nearly isotropic dipole antenna system


Systems and methods described herein can use near field communications to locate a radiating transmitter, such as a pill transmitter swallowed by a patient. In some embodiments, the pill transmitter can include multiple transmitting elements configured to transmit signals in an axis orthogonal with respect to each other.
Rock West Solutions, Inc.


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